Caydee Denney

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Caydee Denney
2011 Skate America Caydee DENNEY John COUGHLIN 3.jpg
Denney and Coughlin in 2011
Personal information
Full name Caydee Christine Denney
Country represented United States
Born (1993-06-22) June 22, 1993 (age 21)
Ocala, Florida
Height 1.54 m (5 ft 12 in)
Partner John Coughlin
Former partner Jeremy Barrett
Coach Dalilah Sappenfield
Former coach Jim Peterson, Alison Smith, Lyndon Johnston, John Zimmerman, Sylvia Fontana
Choreographer Julie Marcotte, Christopher Dean
Former choreographer David Wilson, Jim Peterson
Skating club Broadmoor SC
Former skating club Southwest Florida FSC
Training locations Colorado Springs, Colorado
Began skating 2001
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 185.42
2012 Four Continents
Short program 63.52
2013 Trophée Eric Bompard
Free skate 122.07
2012 Four Continents

Caydee Christine Denney[1] (born June 22, 1993) is an American pair skater. With John Coughlin, she is the 2012 Four Continents silver medalist and 2012 U.S. national champion. With former partner Jeremy Barrett, Denney is the 2010 U.S. national champion.

Personal life[edit]

Caydee Denney was born in Ocala, Florida. She is the elder sister of American pair skater Haven Denney.[2] Their parents both competed in artistic roller skating.

Career[edit]

Denney also competed as a single skater until 2009.

Partnership with Barrett[edit]

Denney and Barrett first began skating together in 2006, but the partnership did not last. They teamed up again in 2008 and began competing in the 2008-09 season.[3] Based on their good performance during the summer non-qualifying competitions, Denney and Barrett were assigned to the 2008 Nebelhorn Trophy, where they placed 4th. They won the 2009 Eastern Sectionals to qualify for the national championships.

Denney/Barrett won the silver medal at the 2009 U.S. Nationals. They placed sixth at the 2009 Four Continents. The following season they won the U.S. national title and the right to compete at the Olympics, where they finished 13th. They placed 7th at the 2010 World Championships.

At the 2011 U.S. Nationals, they won the bronze medal and were assigned to compete at Four Continents, however they were forced to withdraw; Denney accidentally sliced Barrett's calf on his right leg while practicing side-by-side jumps.[4]

Denney and Barrett ended their partnership in February 2011.[5]

Partnership with Coughlin[edit]

2011–2012 season[edit]

On May 17, 2011, Denney announced that she had teamed up with John Coughlin.[6][7] They train under coach Dalilah Sappenfield at the Broadmoor Skating Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Denney having relocated from Wesley Chapel, Florida after splitting from her previous partner.[6] Denney and Coughlin have a height difference of 14 inches (36 cm).[8] They made their competitive debut at the Liberty Summer competition in July 2011, winning the short program.[9] At the Nebelhorn Trophy they won the bronze medal. They were assigned to the 2011 Skate America and 2011 NHK Trophy, where they placed fourth and fifth respectively.

Denney/Coughlin went on to win the 2012 US Championships and were assigned to Four Continents and Worlds. They won the silver medal at the 2012 Four Continents[10] and then placed eighth at 2012 Worlds.[11]

2012–2013 season[edit]

Denney/Coughlin made their season debut at the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy, winning the silver medal.[12] They won bronze medals at both of their Grand Prix assignments, the 2012 Skate America[13] and the 2012 Rostelecom Cup. On December 4, 2012, Coughlin underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip.[14][15] As a result, the pair missed the 2013 U.S. Championships but they submitted a petition to be considered for the U.S. team to the 2013 World Championships.[16] They were named in the U.S. team to the event but decided not to compete.[17][18] Coughlin was off the ice for about nine weeks.[19]

2013–2014 season[edit]

Denney/Coughlin won silver at the 2013 U.S. Classic, placed fourth at the 2013 Skate America, and won bronze at the 2013 Trophée Eric Bompard. They took the bronze medal at the 2014 U.S. Championships, finishing behind champions Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir and silver medalists Felicia Zhang / Nathan Bartholomay, whose total score was greater by 0.29 of a point. Denney/Coughlin did not receive one of the two American spots in the pairs' event at the 2014 Winter Olympics but were assigned to the 2014 World Championships.[20] They withdrew due to Denney's right ankle injury, sustained in practice on March 19.[21] Denney was expected to return to training after eight to twelve weeks.[21] In June 2014, the pair stated they would not compete in the 2014–15 season.[22]

Programs[edit]

With Coughlin[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2013–2014
[2]
2012–2013
[23][24]
  • Phantom of the Opera
    by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Summertime Fantasy
    (from American Idol)
2011–2012
[25][24]

With Barrett[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2010–2011
[26]
2009–2010
[27][28]
2008–2009
[29][28]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Pairs career with Coughlin[edit]

Results[30]
International
Event 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Worlds 8th WD WD
Four Continents 2nd
GP Bompard 3rd
GP NHK Trophy 5th
GP Rostelecom 3rd
GP Skate America 4th 3rd 4th
Nebelhorn Trophy 3rd 2nd
U.S. Classic 2nd
National
U.S. Championships 1st WD 3rd
Team events
World Team Trophy 2T / 4P
GP = Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result;
Medals awarded for team result only.

Pairs career with Barrett[edit]

Denney and Barrett in 2009
Results[31][28]
International
Event 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Winter Olympics 13th
World Championships 9th 7th
Four Continents 6th
GP NHK Trophy 4th 5th
GP Skate America 4th
GP Skate Canada 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 4th
National
U.S. Championships 2nd 1st 3rd
Eastern Sectionals 1st
GP = Grand Prix

Singles career[edit]

Event 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
Eastern Sectionals 6th J.
Midwestern Sectionals 6th N.
South Atlantic Regionals 2nd
Southwestern Regionals 16th N. 11th N. 7th N. 1st N.
N. = Novice level; J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Test results". U.S. Figure Skating. August 2006. 
  2. ^ a b "Caydee DENNEY / John COUGHLIN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (November 22, 2008). "Denney and Barrett give it another try". IceNetwork.com. Retrieved February 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (February 12, 2011). "Denney, Barrett out of Four Continents". IceNetwork.com. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Denney, Barrett announce end of partnership". U.S. Figure Skating (IceNetwork.com). February 24, 2011. Retrieved February 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Caydee Denney and John Coughlin Announce Partnership". U.S. Figure Skating. May 17, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ Walker, Elvin (August 21, 2011). "Denney and Coughlin plan impressive debut season". GoldenSkate. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  8. ^ Penny, Brandon (June 15, 2011). "Powerful Denney & Coughlin taking risks". TeamUSA.org. Retrieved June 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (July 15, 2011). "Denney, Coughlin fly high in Liberty debut". icenetwork. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Pairs and Dance Conclude Four Continents". Four Continents. February 20, 2012. 
  11. ^ Hersh, Phillip (March 30, 2012). "A Japanese medal for a skating world citizen". Chicago Tribune. 
  12. ^ "2012 Nebelhorn Trophy: Nobunari Oda, Kaetlyn Osmond, Volosozhar and Trankov win gold". LifeSkate. September 29, 2012. 
  13. ^ "(10/20/12) Denney & Coughlin Earn Bronze while Wagner and Davis & White Lead". Noodls. October 20, 2012. 
  14. ^ "John Coughlin Undergoes Successful Hip Surgery". U.S. Figure Skating. December 5, 2012. 
  15. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (December 5, 2012). "Coughlin leaves surgery in incredibly high spirits". IceNetwork. 
  16. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (January 17, 2013). "Road to Omaha: Scimeca, Knierim taking it slow". IceNetwork. 
  17. ^ "Scimeca and Knierim to Represent Team USA at 2013 World Championships". U.S. Figure Skating. February 18, 2013. 
  18. ^ Rosewater, Amy (February 18, 2013). "Sochi remains destination for Denney, Coughlin". IceNetwork. 
  19. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (April 15, 2013). "Denney, Coughlin back on road to Sochi Olympics". IceNetwork. 
  20. ^ Voisine, Jamie (January 16, 2014). "Caydee Denney: 'We fought as hard as we could'". Ocala.com. 
  21. ^ a b "Ankle injury knocks Denney, Coughlin out of worlds". U.S. Figure Skating (IceNetwork). March 20, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Denney and Coughlin to Sit Out 2014-15 Season". U.S. Figure Skating. June 24, 2014. 
  23. ^ "Caydee DENNEY / John COUGHLIN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 21, 2013. 
  24. ^ a b "Caydee Denney / John Coughlin". Ice Network. 
  25. ^ "Caydee DENNEY / John COUGHLIN: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. 
  26. ^ "Caydee DENNEY / Jeremy BARRETT: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Caydee DENNEY / Jeremy BARRETT: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. 
  28. ^ a b c "Caydee Denney / Jeremy Barrett". Ice Network. Archived from the original on May 9, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Caydee DENNEY / Jeremy BARRETT: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 15, 2009. 
  30. ^ "Competition Results: Caydee DENNEY / John COUGHLIN". International Skating Union. 
  31. ^ "Competition Results: Caydee DENNEY / Jeremy BARRETT". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. 

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