Mechanical Engineering Student, Tessa Lytle, Finds Success in Figure Skating

WPI Mechanical Engineering student, Tessa Lytle, competes as a Team USA synchronized ice skater with the Haydenettes. The Haydenettes are the most decorated synchronized skating team in the United States: 29-time National Champions, 11-time ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships competitors and 5-time bronze medalists!

Tessa Lytle Ice skating

Tessa has started off her season strongly by competing in Espoo, Finland in October where the Haydenettes took third at the Finlandia Trophy, which was the first time in history that an American synchronized skating team competed at this prestigious event. Domestically, Tessa’s team won the California Fall Classic and Boston Classic competitions during November. With these strong performances, her team qualified for two international assignments as part of the Challenger Series. The Haydenettes plan to compete at the Mozart Cup and Leon Lurje Trophy in Austria and Sweden this coming January.


This is Tessa’s third season on the Haydenettes where she has balanced skating with the challenging academics of WPI as a Mechanical Engineering BS/MS student. Tessa will start pursuing her PhD in the Fall of 2023, and we wish her everything the best on her future endeavor!