Keegan Messing is a Canadian figure skater who has represented both Canada and the United States in several international events and world championships, including the Olympics, over the years. The Canadian champions are currently representing their country at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Keegan Messing was born on January 23, 192 in Girdwood, Anchorage, Alaska, USA to his parents Ally Messing and Bob Messing. He grew up with his brothers Paxon and Tanner and holds dual Canadian and US citizenship. His brother Paxon died in a motorcycle accident at the age of 26. Keegan is of Japanese descent as his great-great-grandfather was the first Japanese to ever immigrate to Canada. Keegan has not disclosed any information about his school or college education, but it is believed he graduated from a local high school in his hometown in Canada. Since he started his skating career early, he is said not to have attended college.
Keegan Messing’s career
Keegan started skating at the age of 3 after being inspired by the 1994 Winter Olympics. He began coaching in 1995 and began pursuing the sport seriously as his career. In 2009 he competed at the US Championships where he won a silver medal and later at the 2011 US Nationals he made his senior debut.
The following year he managed to win a bronze medal at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy. Later in 2014 he began representing Canada and finished 5th at the 2015 Canadian Championships and CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy.
Over the years he has secured several positions at national and international events. In 2017 he placed 3rd at CS Autumn Classic International after Javier Fernandez and Yuzuru Hanyu and in 2018 he represented Canada at the Winter Olympics where he again placed 3rd in short and free skate programs.
In the 2019 season, he placed 3rd in Skate America and 5th in the Cup of China. Most recently in 2020 he was the only Canadian skater in Grand Prix following the Covid-19 pandemic and placed 3rd in the short program.
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
He was also the only representation from Canada at the 2021 World Championships where he placed 6th and also qualified for the 2022 Beijing Olympics. He is currently attending the Beijing 2022 Olympics, where his first event – a short program – was scheduled for February 7. Keegan placed 9th with a score of 93.24 on the song “Never Tear Us Apart”. The next event for free skating is scheduled for February 10 and is expected to stay in shape to bring home a medal.
Keegan Messing Social media
Keegan is only known for being active on Instagram and has no accounts on other social media platforms like Twitter, Snapchat or Facebook etc. He currently has 29.6k followers on his Instagram account.
Biography of Keegan Brass
|Real name||Keegan brass|
|date of birth||January 23, 1992|
|Age (as of 2022)||30 years|
|place of birth||Girdwood, Anchorage, Alaska, United States|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 5” – in centimeters – 165 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 60kg – in pounds – 132 pounds|
|shoe size||8 (USA)|
|Hair color||dark brown|
|Brothers||Paxon brass, Tanner brass|
|Who is his wife?||Lane Hodson|
Keegan is currently married to his wife Lane Hodson and is also a father. He married in 2019 and the couple now have a 5-month-old son, Wyatt, whose pictures he keeps sharing on his social media accounts. Also known as a dog person, he has two lap dogs named Eela and Lane. Aside from that, he seems to enjoy skiing and snow and loves spending time with his family and nephews.
Keegan Brass Net Worth
Keegan Messing has been a successful figure skater for a number of years and has won a number of titles and awards. He has derived most of his income from his figure skating career and his net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $4 million.
Facts About Keegan Messing
- Keegan is currently coached by Ralph Burghart.
- In 2019 he paid tribute to his brother Paxon in Skate America.
- Unable to fly to China as he was unable to obtain negative PCR results, Keegan arrived at the Olympic Village a day before his event.
- He once helped his opponent Yuzuru Hanyu hold his flag after his victory and became an example of sportsmanship.