Students place in top five at U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships
 

 
Makala Arn and Thomas Schwappach
Makala Arn and Thomas Schwappach
 

 
Savannah Waggoner, UCCS Communique
Two UCCS students placed at the 2018 U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships August 2-4 in Adrian, Michigan.

Two UCCS students placed at the 2018 U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships August 2-4 in Adrian, Michigan.

Thomas Schwappach, accounting junior, won second at the junior level and Makala Arn, marketing senior, placed fifth at the senior level.

Makala Arn
Makala Arn

 

The two competed against nearly 50 others ranging from intermediate to senior levels. This is the only figure skating event in the country open solely to high-level, full-time college students, according to U.S. Figure Skating.

Mirai Nagasu, international business student, was previously named the U.S. collegiate champion in 2008.

The UCCS Figure Skating Club was created in fall 2017 by students. Their vision and purpose is “to provide collegiate figure skaters a place to connect and succeed together while continuing to strive for a degree.”

Thomas Schwappach
Thomas Schwappach