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2014 Wall Street Journal Article

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2nd Place - Silver Men IV
2014 US Adult Nationals

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1st Place - Silver Pairs
Sara and Rob 
2014 US Adult Nationals

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1st Place - Silver Men IV
2013 US Adult Nationals

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1st Place - Silver Pairs
Sara and Rob 
2013 US Adult Nationals

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2012 Skating Magazine article

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1st Place - Silver Pairs
Sara and Rob 
2011 US Adult Nationals

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1st Place - Silver Men III
2010 ISU Adult

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1st Place - Silver Men III
2010 US Adult Nationals

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3rd Place - Silver Pairs
Sara and Rob

2010 US Adult Nationals

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2nd Place - Silver Pairs
Sara and Rob

2008 US Adult Nationals

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1st Place! Silver IV-V FS

2007 Vana Tallinn Trophy

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Phyllis & Rob

2006 US Adult Nationals

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Jenny & Rob in a Death Spiral

2005 Halloween Classic
Silver Pairs

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Jenny & Rob in a Stag Lift

2005 Halloween Classic
Silver Pairs

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Camel Spin

2005 Halloween Classic
Silver Spins III & IV

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Rob, Jenny, & Becca
"Southern Comfort"

2005 Halloween Classic
Silver/Gold Maneuver Team

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Larry & Lauren, Les & Ellen,
Jenny & Rob, Marna & Stephen

2005 Peach Classic
Gold and Silver Pairs

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Mario Manns, Christophe Lamon,
Rob and Greg Garvin

2004 Mountain Cup
Silver Men II Freeskate

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Goodies from my fans!

2004 US Adult Nationals

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Jade Kohser and Rob helping 
Michelle Kwan 
2004 US Figure Skating Championships

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Rob, Mario Manns, Thomas Eriksson,
Bradley Erickson

2002 Mountain Cup
Bronze Men II Freeskate

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Rob, Dennis Palaganas, Bill Papineau

Peach Classic 2001
Silver Men Freeskate
(Forced to skate up a level, and skated Bronze program)


Rob Lichtefeld, Georgia FSC - Silver IV Freestyle (again) and Silver Pairs

Rob maintains this website and is the "President for Life" of the Geriatric Figure Skating Crew.  

He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Figure Skating Club and is currently its Competition Chair, Sanction Chair and Web Editor. He has also been the President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Chair at different times.

Singles:
Rob has been skating since January 1997 when he started with an ISI Pre-Alpha group class. Currently, he is no longer working on his first Axel, but hasn't given up on a flying camel spin.

His current singles coach is Elizabeth Wright-Johnson.  His coach for the years of 2006-2014 was Davin Grindstaff.  His coach for the years 1999-2006 was Helen Ross.

His current singles program music is mix of instrumental classics - "Pick up the Pieces", "Green Onions", and the "Theme from SWAT".  Previously he has skated to  "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams, "Jessica" by the Allman Brothers, music from the movie: Last of the Mohicans and a mix of the Dragnet and Peter Gunn TV themes. 

Rob first medalled in freestyle at Adult Nationals in 2009 with a bronze.  In 2010,  he finally earned a Gold medal (after 12 years, lots of early mornings and several thousands of dollars).

Pairs:
Rob is considered a "pairs wh*re/sl*t" in adult figure skating.  That is a pairs guy that has or will skate with several different partners.

He  started skating pairs with Sara Panzer, in October of 2004.  They were doing pretty well (when they weren't banging into each other), but she came up pregnant!  She had her baby (Josephine Becca) on Nov 2, 2005!

He then started skating with Jenny Baker in June of 2005.  They attended an Adult Pairs Clinic in July taught by Oleg Vassiliev, Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin (all world champion pairs skaters).  Jenny and Rob even got their photo on the US Figure Skating website. 

Jenny and Rob competed at the 2005 Peach Classic in the Silver Pairs event where they placed first.  Their program music was Walk on the Wild Side by Jimmy Smith.  They also competed at the Halloween Classic in Aston, PA, where they placed second (of 2).  At that time Jenny decided that she had to give up skating due to several personal reasons.

Rob was contacted by Phyllis Friello in December of 2005 to see if he would be interested in skating with her at the 2006 Adult Nationals.  They had met at the Pairs Clinic and at the Halloween Classic.  Rob traveled to Baltimore to skate with her in January to see how the partnership would work.  And, they decided to give it a try.  They flew to each other's city, about every other weekend to train until the event.  Her coach was Jeff Nolt, and he choreographed their program to music from the soundtrack of Henry V. They came in 7th of 9 at US Adult Nationals in Gold Pairs, and then competed at the 2006 Mountain Cup where they won the Gold Pairs event!

As of November 2007, Sara and Rob are back skating together.  

Their coach is Tami Mickle. Their first competition was Silver Pairs at Adult Nationals in Lake Placid in April 2008. They won the Silver Pairs event at Adult Nationals for 4 years (2011-2014).

They are currently skating to Go Daddy Go (again)..  Previously they've skated to a mix of music from Copacabana, and a mix of "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" with "Time Warp" from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Rob attended the 2005 Oleg Vasiliev Adult Pairs Clinic with Jenny Baker, the 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 clinics with Sara and the 2009 clinic with Donna Farver.  The Adult Pair Clinics were put on annually by Les Ascher in the Chicago area with Oleg as the primary instructor.  He was usually assisted by his current elite pairs team.

Other Skating Related Activities:
Rob has been either the chair or co-chair of the Peach Classic since 2003.  This is an all-adult skating competition held at his home rink in Duluth, GA.  It is held on or near Labor Day weekend.  It is one of the oldest all-adult competitions, and at one time was the largest (other than US Adult Nationals).

He also served as Venue Manager for the 2004 US Figure Skating Championships in Atlanta. His duties were to make sure all the rooms were setup and all the behind the scenes operations worked well. He also had security duty in the Skater Entrance/Kiss & Cry area of the competition. Because of this, he was also on TV, in the background, in the shots of the skater's entrance. You can see one photo of Rob and Michelle Kwan by clicking here. And, another photo of Rob and Melissa Gregory here.

Rob has been the focus of, or been quoted in, several newspaper articles:

Rob passed the Adult Silver Freestyle Test on August 4, 2002. It was not due to his ability to skate on that particular day, but by the grace of some very patient and generous judging!

You can see his competition results below and videos of his competitions on the Videos Page

Results:

Summary:
Competition Event 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
US Adult Figure Skating Championships Pairs              7.G    2.S  5.S  3.S  1.S  1.S  1.S  1.S  3.S   ??
Singles      7.B    13.S        5.S  3.S  1.S  2.S  3.S  1.S  2.S      ??
US Adult Sectional Championships Pairs                      1.S      1.S  1.S  2.S    
Singles                      1.S      2.S  3.S  1.S    
ISU Adult (Germany) Singles                      1.S              
Mountain Cup (France) Pairs              1.G            2.S          
Singles      2.B    3.S    3.S            2.S          
Vana Tallin Trophy (Estonia) Singles          3.G      1.S                    
Peach Classic Pairs            1.S      1.B  2.B  2.S      2.G        
Singles  2.B  2.S  1.B

1.S

 3.S      1.S    1.S      1.S    1.S      
Buckeye Pairs                             1.S      
Singles                          1.S   2.S      
Halloween Classic  Pairs            2.S                         
New Years Invitational Singles      1.B                              
Blades in Bama Singles    1.B                                
Florida Open Singles    1.B                                

Level: B=Bronze, S=Silver, G=Gold

Details:

2015 US Adult Figure Skating Championships
Salt Lake City, UT
April 14-18, 2015

3rd /7 - Silver Adult Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
2015 Adult Sectional Championships
Pittsburgh, PA
March 12-14, 2015
1st/2 - Silver Men III/IV Freeskate
2nd/4 - Silver Pairs (with Sara Panzer)

2014 US Adult Figure Skating Championships
Hyannis, MA
April 9-12, 2014

1st /3 - Silver Adult Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
2nd
/7 - Silver Men Freeskate IV
2014 Adult Sectional Championships
Wayne, NJ
March 7-9, 2014
1st /3 - Silver Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
3rd
/6 - Silver Men Freeskate

2013 US Adult Figure Skating Championships
Scottsdale, AZ
April 10-13, 2013

1st /5 - Silver Adult Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
1st
/5 - Silver Men Freeskate IV
2013 Adult Sectional Championships
Ellenton, FL
March 8-10, 2013
1st /3 - Silver Pairs
2nd
/2 - Silver Men Freeskate
2012 US Adult Figure Skating Championships
Bensenville (Chicago), IL
April 10-14, 2012
1st/5 - Silver Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
3rd/6 - Silver Men IV&V Freeskate

2011 Mountain Cup
Villard-de-Lans, France
June 2-4, 2011

2nd/2 - Adult Silver Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
2nd/3 - Mens Silver III Freeskate
2011 US Adult Figure Skating Championships
Salt Lake City FSC, Salt Lake City, UT
April 13-16, 2011
1st/3 - Silver Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
2nd/9 - Silver Men III Freeskate
2010 Peach Classic
Georgia FSC
Atlanta IceForum, Duluth, GA
September 3-4, 2010
2nd/3 - Silver Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
1st/4 - Gold Team Maneuvers (Team "That's What She Said")
2010 ISU Adult Competition
Oberstdorf, Germany
May 19-22, 2010
1st/3 - Silver Men III Freeskate
2010 US Adult Figure Skating Championships
Bloomington FSC, Bloomington, MN
April 13-17, 2010
1st/5 - Silver Men III Freeskate
3rd/6 - Silver Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
2010 Adult Midwestern Sectionals
Indiana/WSA FSC, Indianapolis, IN
March 13-14, 2010
1st/5 - Silver Men Freeskate
1st/2 - Silver Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
2009 Peach Classic
Georgia FSC
Atlanta IceForum, Duluth, GA
August 28-29, 2009
1st/2 - Silver Men
2nd/2 - Bronze Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
2nd/4 - Gold Team Maneuvers (Team "Couldn't Think of Anything")
2009 US Adult Figure Skating Championships
Greater Grand Rapids FSC, Grand Rapids, MI
April 22-25, 2009
3rd/7 - Silver Men III Freeskate
5th/5 - Silver Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
2008 Peach Classic
Georgia FSC
Atlanta IceForum, Duluth, GA
August 30-31, 2008
1st/2 - Bronze Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
2nd/2 - Gold Team Maneuvers (Team Beijing)
2008 US Adult Figure Skating Championships
Lake Placid FSC, Lake Placid, NY
April 9-12, 2008
2nd/3 - Silver Pairs (with Sara Panzer)
5th/10 - Silver Men IV/V Freeskate
2007 Peach Classic
Georgia FSC
Atlanta IceForum, Duluth, GA
August 29-30, 2007
1st/2 - Silver Men
2007 Vana Tallin Trophy
Tallinn, Estonia
May 19, 2007
1st/4 - Silver IV-V Freeskate

2006 Mountain Cup
Villard-de-Lans, France
May 19-21, 2006

1st/2 - Adult Gold Pairs (with Phyllis Friello)
3rd/6 - Mens Silver III Freeskate
2006 US Adult Figure Skating Championships
Dallas FSC
Grapevine/Polar Ice, Grapevine, TX
March 29-April 1, 2006
7th/9 - Adult Gold Pairs (with Phyllis Friello)
2005 Halloween Classic
IceWorks SC
IceWorks Sports Complex, 
Aston, PA
November 4-5, 2005
1st/6 - Silver Compulsory Moves III & IV
2nd/2 - Silver Pairs (with Jenny Baker)
5th/7 - Silver Compulsory Moves III & IV
6th/7- Silver/Gold Maneuver Team (Southern Comfort)
2005 Peach Classic
Georgia FSC
Atlanta IceForum, Duluth, GA
September 3-4, 2005
1st/2 - Silver Pairs (with Jenny Baker)
3rd/3 - Gold Team Maneuvers (Duluth Guy and Dolls)
2004 Mountain Cup
Villard-de-Lans, France
May 28-30, 2004
3rd/6 - Mens Silver II Freeskate
2004 Vana Tallin Trophy
Tallinn, Estonia
May 22, 2004
3rd/3 - Mens Gold Freeskate
2004 US Adult Nationals
SC of Lake Placid
April 14-18, 2004
13th/13 - Adult Silver Men II
2003 Peach Classic
Georgia FSC
August 30-31, 2003
1st - Silver Mens Spins
1st - Silver Mens Freestyle
2002 Peach Classic
Georgia FSC
August 31-September 1, 2002
1st - Bronze Men FS
1st - Silver Men Spins
2002 Mountain Cup
Villard-de-Lans, France
May 15-17, 2002
2nd - Mens II Freeskate
5th - Mens II Interpretive
2002 US Adult Nationals
Ann Arbor FSC, Ann Arbor, MI
April 3-6,2002
7th - Bronze II
8th - Interpretive II - Group A
New Year's Adult Invitational
Washington FSC
Ashburn Ice House, Sterling, VA
January 26-27, 2002
1st - Mens Silver Spins
1st - Mens Bronze Freeskate II & III
2001 Peach Classic
Georgia FSC
Atlanta IceForum, Duluth, GA
September 1-2, 2001
2nd - Silver Mens Freeskate
3rd - Silver Compulsories
Blades in 'Bama
Birmingham FSC
Pelham, AL
June 22-24, 2001
1st - Bronze Mens Freeskate
1st - Bronze Spins

2nd - Bronze Compulsories
2001 Florida Open
April 25-29, 2001
1st - Bronze Men Freeskate
2000 Peach Classic
Georgia FSC
Atlanta IceForum, Duluth, GA
September 1-2, 2000
2nd - Bronze Men Freeskate

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