Although not mentioned on television, members of our club should be proud of what we have contributed to the figure skating. Three individuals – Jenni Meno, Tina Lundgren, and Sharon Rogers played important roles in this prestigious event.
Jenni Meno appeared in the “Kiss and Cry” area as the coach for the Gold and Silver medalists in the Championship Pairs event. Jenni started skating with CFSC at the OSU rink and was a Juvenile Lady when her family moved to Cleveland to work with coach Carol Heiss Jenkins, a Gold Medal Olympian. Eventually she started training for pair skating. Her career included many important events with Todd Sand – the 1994 and 1998 Olympics, six World Competitions with two 3rd places and two 2nd places, and five Nationals with two 2nd places and three 1st places.
Tina Lundgren, who judged Championship Mens and Ladies events, was also a former CFSC member for her entire skating career and passed her 8th Figure test and Senior Free Skate test at about age 12 and was one of the youngest in the USA to do so. While in graduate school at OSU, she started to trial judge tests and then competitions, becoming a National Judge. After moving to New York she became an International and World Judge. Her parents worked actively for years for the club as board members. Her mother served as the Hospitality Chair and also Test Chair.
Sharon Rogers, who judged Championship Dance, was an adult member of CFSC. She served on the Board and started trial judging while working for a Ph.D. at OSU. After completing her degree and locating in other areas, she became a National Dance Judge and also a World Dance and International Dance Judge. She judged Ice Dance in the last Olympics.
Few current members know these three individuals. It is important to acknowledge CFSC’s long and significant history in the sport of figure skating. And not surprisingly, Bob Ouellette played an instrumental role in the skating foundation for each of these ladies.
Article details provided by Dr. Robert Ouellette.
Bob is a current club member. As a past president & chair of nearly every operational detail for the club, his contributions are innumerable.