Brian Pockar

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Brian Pockar
Personal information
Full name Brian James Pockar
Country represented Canada
Born (1959-10-27)October 27, 1959
Calgary, Alberta
Died April 28, 1992(1992-04-28) (aged 32)
Calgary
Skating club Calgary WC
Retired 1982

Brian James Pockar (October 27, 1959 — April 28, 1992) was a Canadian figure skater. He was the 1982 World bronze medalist, a three-time Canadian national champion (1978–80), and competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics.[1] He was born and died in Calgary.

After turning pro, Pockar toured with Stars on Ice and worked as a choreographer. He died of AIDS in 1992.[2] Scott Hamilton outed Pockar as gay in Hamilton's autobiography, Landing It.[3]

Competitive highlights[edit]

International
Event 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76 1976–77 1977–78 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82
Olympics 12th
Worlds 14th 10th 13th 9th 8th 3rd
Skate Canada 11th 5th 3rd 2nd
Nebelhorn 4th
St. Gervais 2nd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 3rd
National
Canadians 3rd J. 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd
J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brian Pockar". sports-reference.com. 
  2. ^ Bondy, Filip (November 17, 1992). "FIGURE SKATING; AIDS Deaths Tear at Figure-Skating World". The New York Times. Retrieved March 15, 2008. 
  3. ^ Hamilton, Scott; Benet, Lorenzo (1999). Landing It: My Life on and Off the Ice. Kensington Publishing. ISBN 1-57566-466-6.