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Sydne Vogel


Sydne Vogel 2001 SVO Sydne Vogel

20 June 1979 (age 44) (

Former coach
Vladimir Kaprov, Traci Coleman

Country represented
United States of America

Sydne vogel 1996 u s figure skating championships ladies long program

Sydne Vogel (born June 20, 1979) is an American former competitive figure skater. She is the 1996 Skate America bronze medalist and 1997 World Junior champion.


Sydne vogel 1996 u s figure skating championships ladies short program

Personal life

Sydne Vogel was born to Joy and Dennis Vogel. She graduated with her B.S. in Biology from CUNY Brooklyn College in 2009. She is recently graduated from medical school and will start an emergency medicine residency in Augusta, GA in July 2015. Vogel married Laird J. McKechnie on November 14, 2010.

Skating career

Vogel began skating as a hockey player and switched to figure skating two years later. She was coached by Traci Coleman from 1987 to 1995 and then by Vladimir Kaprov. She placed fifth on the novice level at the 1994 U.S. Championships in Detroit. The result spurred her to work harder to learn all of the triple jumps. At the 1995 U.S. Championships in Rhode Island, she defeated the favorite, Tara Lipinski, for the gold medal in Junior Ladies.

In early November 1996, Vogel won bronze at Skate America and gold at the 1997 World Junior Championships, held at the end of the same month. She then developed shin splints in her right leg and a back injury, forcing her to withdraw from the 1997 U.S. Championships. Vogel appeared in competitions and shows sporadically until 2006. She performed for Royal Caribbean International in 2006 on the MS Adventure of the Seas and the MS Navigator of the Seas.


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