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Candice Clifford

World Team 2015: part of the first team to compete in World Class Quartet

Athlete Bio


Morgan Hill, CA


Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy Gavilan College (Associates Degree); Westmont College (BA in English in progress)

  • 19 National Medals in the span of 12 years
  • Chosen to compete in Dance at the 2014 Pan American Festival in Puebla, Mexico.

Began Skating: Age of 3. My first Regional and National Championships were in 2005.

Sponsor: Skates US

Occupation: Sales Associate

Employer: Lucky Brand

High School: Dr. T. J. Owens Gilroy Early College Academy

High School Graduation: 2015

High School Location: Gilroy, California

Other High School Activities: Community Theater

College: Gavilan College; Westmont College

College Graduation: 2015; Fall 2017

Major: AA Liberal Arts; BA English (in progress)

Other College Activities: Technical Assistant for Westmont's Theater Department (on scholarship)

International Experience: 5th in Dance and Freedance at the 2014 Pan American Festival

USARS Scholarship Recipient 2015 ,

Awards Outside Of Skating: Provost Scholarship at Westmont College

Life Goals: Become involved in youth ministry and help inspire kids and teens.

Career Goals: Use my English degree to become a writer. Specifically, I would like to become a screenwriter.

Skating Goals: Qualify for the World Championships in World Class Dance and World Class Figures and to place at the World Championships.

Favorite Sports Figure: Gustavo Casado, Daniel Morandin, Nicole Leonard

Favorite Food Before Competition: Rice cake(s) smothered in peanut butter

Favorite Movie: "Inception" and "Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)"

Favorite Place To Shop: Nike

Favorite Competition Music: Really intense film soundtracks or Dillon Francis

Favorite Posession: Light Sabers

Hobbies: Weight lifting, sleeping, finding over priced, hipster coffee shops to go to

One Word To Describe You: Ambitious

What Makes You Unique: I am a very passionate person in all aspects of my life from skating to school to theater and my obsession with films/books/musicals/etc.

Who Do You Admire Greatest Influence: Eduardo Gravina, my coach and best friend, inspired me to skate because I love it and not for the medals or prestige. He helped me to have confidence in not only my skating but myself. I would not be the person I am today without him.

Father: Scott Clifford

Mother: Lori Clifford

Sisters: Ashley Clifford

Family Members In Sports: Mom and Dad both competed in Figure Roller Skating and actually skated team for a period of time. My sister, Ashley, has been skating just as long as I have and has been on the World Team 5 times now in Junior World Class Freeskating.

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