Petkevich, John Misha

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Petkevich, John Misha Gender: M
born on 3 March 1949 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Minneapolis, Minnesota, 44n59, 93w16
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 12°43' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 23°18 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 10°50'


American former figure skater. He is the 1971 U.S. national champion and North American champion. He placed 6th at the 1968 Winter Olympics and 5th at the 1972 Winter Olympics.

His best finish at the World Championships was 4th in 1972; he placed 5th in 1969, 1970, and 1971. In 1972, he won the gold medal at the World University Games.

Following his competitive career, Petkevich attended University of Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, earning a Ph.D. in cell biology in 1978. He subsequently studied music privately, was a Fellow in the Music Department at Harvard, and was composer-in-residence at Eliot House, Harvard.

Petkevich is the author of "Figure Skating: Championship Techniques," one of the standard reference works on figure skating technique. He has also served as a figure skating analyst for NBC, CBS, and ESPN.

Petkevich has also composed a Clarinet Quintet, a Piano Trio, A Sonata for Piano and a number of songs in different genre. Most have the compositions have been played in small concerts.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Mary Lee Lewis quotes his dad


  • Vocation : Sports : Skating (Champion)