Vincent Zhou’s Profile
Name: Vincent Zhou
Date of Birth: October 25, 2000
Hometown: Palo Alto, California
Training Town: Riverside, California
Skating Club: All Year Figure Skating Club
Coach: Tammy Gambill
Choreographer: Justin Dillon
School: Connections Academy
2013 Gardena Spring Trophy Italy Novice Boys Gold Medalist
2013 U.S. National Junior Men Champion
2013 Pacific Coast Sectional Junior Men 1st Place
2013 Southwest Pacific Regional Junior Men 1st Place
2012 U.S. National Novice Men Champion
2012 Pacific Coast Sectional Novice Men 1st Place
2012 Central Pacific Regional Novice Men 1st Place
2011 U.S. Junior National Intermediate Men Champion
2011 Central Pacific Regional Intermediate Men 1st Place
2010 U.S. Junior National Juvenile Boys 5th Place
2010 Central Pacific Regional Juvenile Boys 1st Place
Personal Best: 210.06 (Senior Men)
- 3 national titles for 3 different levels in 3 consecutive years
- Youngest Junior Men national champion (205.26) at 12 years 3 months old.
- Novice Men national champion (164.96) at 11 years 3 months old.
- Youngest Intermediate Men national champion (104.12) at 10 years 1 month old.
- Major skating awards
- 2013 USFS Memorial Fund CSAP Award
- 2012 USFS Cecilia Colledge Memorial Fund Award
- 2012 USFS Alumni Athlete Ambassador Award overall winner
- 2012 – 2013 and 2013 – 2014 Team USA grant
- 2012 LA Open The John Van Valkenburg Most Outstanding Performance Award
- 2012 SCICA Invitational Series Final Most Outstanding Performance Kennard Taylor Award
- Youngest member in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Team USA
- Youngest competitor and youngest champion at 2012 Nationals
- Landed Double Axel, Triple Salchow and Triple Toe Loop clean in competitions at the age of 9. Landed all non-Axel triple jumps clean in competitions at age 10.
- Learned Double Axel and all non-Axel triple jumps within 1 ½ years despite many competitions and 3 months off the ice due to an injury.
- Over 800 miles weekly commute between hometown and training town
Coach and Support Team
Tammy Gambill (Main Coach)
Jon Nichols (Footwork and Stroking)
Diane Kovacic (Off-Ice Conditioning)
Galina Barinova (Ballet)
Peter Kongkasem (Ice Dance)
David Evans (Strength Training)
Justin Dillon (Choreography)
Costumes designed by Shelley Dornbush
Injury care & prevention provided by Dr. David Evans and Google Healthcare
- Skipped grades. Math Pre-Calculus Honors class and all other subjects 9th grade GATE program for the 2013-2014 school year.
- High Honor Roll Student
- Connections Academy Most Outstanding Middle School Science Award
- A member of Math & Science Academy (Speciality Academy at Connections Academy)
- Winner of the Presidential Award for Educational Excellence
Icenetwork, Golden Skate, USFSA Skating Magazine, ISU Skating Magazine, Palo Alto Daily News, San Jose Mercury News, The Press-Enterprise, The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Daily Herald, Omaha World Herald, ABC, NBC, Singtao USA (Chinese), World Journal (Chinese), KTSF(Chinese), etc.
Twitter ID: @govincentzhou