Alexander Johnson (figure skater)

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Alexander Johnson
Personal information
Full name Alexander M. Johnson
Country represented United States
Born (1990-05-15) May 15, 1990 (age 24)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Home town Minnetonka, Minnesota
Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado
Coach Tom Dickson, Catarina Lindgren
Former coach Joan Orvis, Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin
Choreographer Tom Dickson
Former choreographer Sebastien Britten
Skating club Broadmoor Skating Club
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 187.81
ISU JGP J. Curry Memorial 2008
Short program 68.07
ISU JGP J. Curry Memorial 2008
Free skate 121.05
ISU JGP Czech Skate 2008

Alexander Johnson (born May 15, 1990) is an American figure skater. He is the 2013 Challenge Cup silver medalist and 2008 JGP Czech Republic champion.

Career[edit]

Johnson debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in autumn 2007. The following season, he won two JGP medals — gold in the Czech Republic and bronze in England — and qualified for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, where he finished sixth.

As a single skater, Johnson began competing on the senior level in the 2009–10 season. In the 2011–12 season, he also competed in novice-level pair skating, partnered with Danielle Viola.

At the 2013 U.S. Championships, Johnson finished a career-best seventh in the men's event after placing 12th in the short program and fifth in the free skate. He then won silver at the 2013 International Challenge Cup in The Hague. Having sustained two torn ligaments in his right ankle in June 2013 and nerve damage, he missed the entire 2013–14 season and resumed full training in April 2014.[1]

Johnson has landed a 3Lz-1Lo-3F in competition.[1]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2014–2015
[1]
Sweeney Todd
by Stephen Sondheim:
  • The Barber and His Wife
  • Johanna
2013–2014
[2]
  • Stairway to Heaven
    by Rodrigo y Gabriela
2012–2013
[2]
2011–2012
[2]
2010–2011
[2]
2009–2010
[3]
  • Take Five
    by Dave Brubeck
2008–2008
[4]
  • Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra
    (from Ladies in Lavender)
    by Joshua Bell
2007–2008
[2]
  • Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor
    by Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op 28
    by Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Meditation
    (from Thais)
    by Jules Massenet
2006–2007
[2]
  • Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor
    by Camille Saint-Saëns
2005–2006
[2]
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Autumn
    (from The Four Seasons)
    by Antonio Vivaldi

Competitive highlights[edit]

Single skating[edit]

International[5]
Event 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Finlandia Trophy 10th
Challenge Cup 2nd
International: Junior or novice[5]
JGP Final 6th
JGP Bulgaria 4th
JGP Czech Rep. 1st
JGP U.K. 3rd
Gardena 3rd J.
NACS Pittsburgh 2nd N.
National[2]
U.S. Champ. 9th N. 2nd N. 7th J. 3rd J. 17th 16th 15th 7th
Midwestern Sect. 3rd N. 2nd N. 1st J. 1st 4th 3rd 2nd
UGL Regionals 2nd N. 2nd N. 1st
Southwest Reg. 2nd 4th
JGP = Junior Grand Prix
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
NACS = North American Challenge Skate; UGL = Upper Great Lakes

Pair skating[edit]

(with Viola)

Event 2011–12
U.S. Championships 6th N.
Midwestern Sectionals 2nd N.
N. = Novice level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tiegs, Jacque (August 12, 2014). "Johnson rebounds from ankle surgery". Golden Skate. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Alexander Johnson". IceNetwork. 
  3. ^ "Alexander JOHNSON: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Alexander JOHNSON: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Competition Results: Alexander JOHNSON". International Skating Union. 

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