Don Baldwin

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Don Baldwin
2011 Skate America Tiffany VISE Don BALDWIN.jpg
Personal information
Full name Don Baldwin
Country represented USA
Born (1977-11-15) November 15, 1977 (age 37)
Evanston, Illinois
Home town Peoria, Arizona
Partner Tiffany Vise
Former partner Jennifer Brunn
Former coach Lara Ladret
Doug Ladret
Jill Watson
Former choreographer Doug Ladret
Grant Rorvick
Skating club Los Angeles FSC
Training locations Scottsdale, Arizona
Began skating 1979
Retired April 2013
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 2011 Skate America
155.42
Short program 2011 Skate America
51.55
Free skate 2011 Skate America
103.87

Don Baldwin (born November 15, 1977) is an American pair skater. He competes with Tiffany Vise since 2009. They are a mirror pair team – Baldwin spins counter-clockwise while Vise spins clockwise.

Personal life[edit]

Baldwin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is the brother of John Baldwin, also a competitive pair skater, and the son of John Baldwin, Sr..[1]

Career[edit]

Early in his career, Baldwin competed with Jennnifer Brunn. He teamed up with Vise in 2009. They began the 2009-10 season at the 2010 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships, where they won the senior pairs event.[2] They won silver at the 2010 Ice Challenge in Graz.[3] Vise / Baldwin announced their retirement from competition in April 2013 and said they would coach together at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, Arizona.[1]

Programs[edit]

(with Vise)

Season Short program Free skating
2012–2013
[4]
  • Open Arms
2011–2012
[5]
  • Legends of the Fall
    by James Horner
  • Time to Say Goodbye
    by Francesco Sartori
    performed by Erich Kunzel
2010–2011
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
    by Klaus Badelt

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Vise)

Results[6]
International
Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
GP Skate America 6th
GP Skate Canada 6th
GP Rostelecom 6th
Nebelhorn Trophy 7th
Ice Challenge 2nd
U.S. Classic 3rd
National
U.S. Champ. 8th 6th 9th 10th
Pacific Coast Sect. 1st
GP = Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (April 4, 2013). "The Inside Edge: New beginnings, grateful ends". IceNetwork. 
  2. ^ "2010 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 11/17/2009 - 11/22/2009 Senior Pairs Final Results". U.S. Figure Skating. Nov 20, 2009. Retrieved Nov 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Results, Ice Challenge 2010". 
  4. ^ "Tiffany VISE / Don BALDWIN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tiffany VISE / Don BALDWIN: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Competition Results: Tiffany VISE / Don BALDWIN". International Skating Union. 

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