By: Junior Krizia Koenig
Concordia Freshman Andy Deng was just five years old when he found his connection to figure skating.
“I went to a public skate session and I really liked it. After that I decided I wanted to get into competitive skating,” commented Deng.
But it wasn’t until only three years ago that he became fully dedicated and passionate for skating. He worked hard, which paid off when he made it through regionals and sectionals his first year competing. Deng skated in both singles and pairs at an intermediate level. After making it through regionals and sectionals, he competed at nationals.
God has truly blessed Deng with the incredible opportunity to keep competing and growing in his figure skating skills. On the weekend of January 19, at the Midwest sectionals, Deng excitingly placed second place in the intermediate men’s, and first place in the juvenile pairs category.
Some competitions that Deng has competed in include Skate Detroit, Skate Milwaukee, Battle of the Blades in Fort Wayne, and if he qualifies he will compete at regionals, sectionals, and nationals.
Deng’s goal is to one day be an official member of the USA Figure Skating Team of the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Andy!