Britney Simpson

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Britney Simpson
Cup of Russia 2010 - Britney Simpson (2).jpg
Simpson in 2010
Personal information
Full name Britney Simpson
Country represented  United States
Born (1996-05-05) May 5, 1996 (age 18)
Denver, Colorado
Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Partner Matthew Blackmer
Former partner Nathan Miller
Coach Dalilah Sappenfield
Laureano Ibarra
Choreographer Dalilah Sappenfield
Former choreographer Zuzanna Szwed
Skating club Broadmoor SC
Began skating 2001
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 144.80
2009 JGP Germany
Short program 53.01
2009 JGP Germany
Free skate 92.53
2011 JGP Poland

Britney Simpson (born May 5, 1996 in Denver, Colorado) is an American pair skater. With current partner Matthew Blackmer, she is the 2011 Junior Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2012 U.S. Junior silver medalist and the 2013 U.S. Junior Champion. With former partner Nathan Miller, she is the 2010 U.S. junior silver medalist.

Career[edit]

Simpson teamed up with Nathan Miller in April 2008.[1] Their partnership ended in 2011.

Simpson teamed up with Blackmer in February 2011 after Miller's retirement.[2] They train in Colorado Springs under coach Dalilah Sappenfield.[3]

In the 2011–2012 season, Simpson and Blackmer won gold at their first Junior Grand Prix event, 2011 JGP Poland,[4] and silver at their second event, 2011 JGP Estonia. They won the bronze medal at the 2011–2012 Junior Grand Prix Final. They competed at the 2012 World Junior Championships and finished 10th.

Programs[edit]

With Blackmer[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2012–2013
[5]
The Mask of Zorro
by James Horner
Henry V
by Patrick Doyle
2011–2012
[6]
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
by Tan Dun
Titanic
by James Horner

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Blackmer[edit]

Results[7]
International
Event 2011–2012 2012–2013
Junior Worlds 10th 10th
JGP Final 3rd
JGP Austria 5th
JGP Estonia 2nd
JGP Poland 1st
JGP Germany 5th
National
U.S. Championships 2nd J. 1st J.
J. = Junior level; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

With Miller[edit]

Results[8]
International
Event 2008–2009 2009–2010 2010–2011
GP Skate Canada 6th
GP Cup of Russia 7th
International: Junior
JGP Final 6th
JGP Germany 3rd
JGP United States 4th
National
U.S. Championships 4th J. 2nd J.
Midwestern Sectionals 4th J.
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mittan, Barry (January 3, 2010). "U.S. Pewter Medalists Aim for Top". Skate Today. 
  2. ^ Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (November 2, 2011). "The Inside Edge: JGP Final qualifiers". Icenetwork. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ Walker, Elvin (March 21, 2012). "Simpson and Blackmer encouraged by early success". Golden Skate. 
  4. ^ Felton, Renee; Zinsmeister, Kristin (September 17, 2011). "Team USA brings home two golds from Poland". icenetwork.com. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Britney SIMPSON / Matthew BLACKMER: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Britney SIMPSON / Matthew BLACKMER: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Competition Results: Britney SIMPSON / Matthew BLACKMER". International Skating Union. 
  8. ^ "Competition Results: Britney SIMPSON / Nathan MILLER". International Skating Union. 

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