Team USA Years: 2013
Hometown: Waterford, MI
Current residence: Waterford, MI - above the roller rink!
Personal website/journal/web log (blog) address: facebook.com/jaymeemason
Education: Bachelor's Degree, Secondary Education Certification
High school attended: Waterford Mott High School
Year of graduation: 2005
Location of high school: Waterford, MI
Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years): Precision, Figure, and Freestyle Roller Skating - 4 years
Other high school activities: Marching Band, Yearbook Editor, NHS
College attended: Michigan State University (MSU)
Year of graduation: 2010
Degree/major: English and German
Sports you competed in while in college (include number of years): Creative Solo, Team Dance and Solo Dance Roller Skating (4 years)
Other college activities: Mortar Board Honor Society, German for Kids
Occupation, current employer: coach at the Rolladium Skating Club, English and ESL teacher at Madison High School (MHS)
Career goals: to get my doctorate in Education and become an Elite coach for USARS
Current skating club: Rolladium Skating Club
Coach's name: Mary Margaret Campbell
When did you begin skating: when I was 2 years old in the tiny tots at Rolladium!
Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: to represent my country by skating my personal best in Taipei.
Awards, honors and statistics received in roller sports: 2008 Creative Solo National Champion, 2010 Creative Solo National Silver Medalist, 2010 Freshman/Sophomore Solo Dance National Silver Medalist, 2011 Open Free DANCE national Champion, 2011 Freshman/Sophomore Team Dance Champion, 2012 World Class Dance Bronze Medalist, 2013 World Class Dance Bronze Medalist; 2008, 2010, 2012 Michigan USARS Skater of the Year.
Other awards and/or honors received outside of roller sports: MSU Valedictorian Scholarship, MSU Urban Education Scholarship, MHS "Worst Car" Mock Award
Other sports you currently participate in: Racquetball Thursdays!
Who is your favorite sports figure: Tara Lipinski,RG3, Justin Verlander
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My Coach, Mary Margaret, because she's put up with me for a VERY long time and my mom because she has taught me to be persevering and independent.
List your hobbies: Reading, writing, working out
What music do you listen to during training or competition? I always have to listen to whatever I'll be performing to that day. Once I've done that, I put on Fort Minor and Barenaked Ladies.
What makes you a unique and special person: I always feel that being a roller skater makes me unique. Living above a roller rink is special, too!
Favorite food before a competition: Oatmeal with peanut butter, milk and a banana
Favorite movie: Moulin Rouge
Favorite place to shop: Target and the Gap
Most prized possession: My roller skates!!!
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Driven.
Anything else you would like us to know about you: I have the best skating partner in the World - Joshua Meloy.
Father’s name: Stephen Mason
Father’s occupation: Drain Commission
Mother’s name: Kimmberly Buchmann
Mother’s occupation: Oakland County Treasurer Department
Brother: Noah Babala
Sisters: Erynn Mason, KayLee Mason
Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: My dad was an awesome baseball player, KayLee plays some mean t-ball, and Erynn and Noah are both artistic roller skaters, and of course, my future children will be, too!