Garrett Lucash

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Garrett Lucash
Orscher lucash.jpg
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1978-09-21) September 21, 1978 (age 36)
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Residence Granby, Connecticut
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Former partner Katie Orscher
Jaisa MacAdam
Jessica Waldstein
Former coach Vadim Naumov
Evgenia Shishkova
Former choreographer Igor Shpilband
Elena Petrenko
Skating club Charter Oak FSC
Retired April 5, 2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 153.05
2005 Four Continents
Short program 56.15
2005 Four Continents
Free skate 98.23
2005 Worlds

Garrett Lucash (born September 21, 1978 in Attleboro, Massachusetts) is an American pair skater. With partner Katie Orscher, he is the 2005 U.S. national champion and 2005 Four Continents bronze medalist.

Career[edit]

Lucash was searching for a new partner when he remembered Orscher and gave her a call. Unlike most skaters, they both rotate clockwise. They trained in Simsbury, Connecticut.[1]

In 2005, Orscher and Lucash won the gold medal at the U.S. Championships. They went on to win the bronze medal at the 2005 Four Continents Championships. At the 2005 Worlds, their placement combined with that of Rena Inoue / John Baldwin earned the United States two entries to the 2006 Winter Olympics.

In the summer of 2005, Orscher broke her foot, causing them to lose training time before the 2005-06 season. In January 2006 at the U.S Championships in St. Louis, Missouri, they were in first after the short program but dropped to third after the long program and missed the Olympic team by .66 points.

Orscher and Lucash announced their retirement from competitive skating in April 2006.[2] Lucash is the co-creator and director of the National Figure Skating Academy in Boston, along with Dmitri Palamarchuk.

Personal life[edit]

Lucash is a Boston Red Sox fan. On August 1, 2007, he was featured on the first episode of the Red Sox themed dating show Sox Appeal, in which he went on three blind dates at Fenway Park during a Red Sox game against the San Francisco Giants.

Programs[edit]

(with Orscher)

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2005–2006
[3]
  • Egyptian Disco
    by DJ Disse
2004–2005
[4][5]
  • Samson and Delilah
    by Camille Saint-Saëns
2003–2004
[6][5]
  • Still Got the Blues
    by Gary Moore
2002–2003
[7][1]
  • Spartacus
    by Aram Khachaturian
2001–2002
[8]
  • Unchained Melody
    Mythos N DS Cosmo
  • The Black Stallion Returns
    by Georges Delerve

Competitive highlights[edit]

With MacAdam[edit]

Event 1998 1999
U.S. Championships 2nd J. 2nd J.
J. = Junior level

With Waldstein[edit]

Event 2000
U.S. Championships 3rd J.
J. = Junior level

With Orscher[edit]

Results[3][4][6][7][8]
International
Event 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Worlds 16th 13th 12th
Four Continents 10th 6th 7th 3rd 5th
GP Cup of China 6th
GP Trophée Eric Bompard 5th
GP Skate America 7th 8th 6th
GP Skate Canada 7th 9th
Nebelhorn 3rd
National
U.S. Champ. 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd
GP = Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (October 16, 2002). "Orscher and Lucash Take Third at Nebelhorn Trophy". Golden Skate. 
  2. ^ "Pairs skaters Katie Orscher and Garrett Lucash announce retirement". U.S. Figure Skating. April 5, 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Katie ORSCHER / Garrett LUCASH: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 13, 2006. 
  4. ^ a b "Katie ORSCHER / Garrett LUCASH: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 4, 2005. 
  5. ^ a b "Katie Orscher & Garrett Lucash". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on February 22, 2006. 
  6. ^ a b "Katie ORSCHER / Garrett LUCASH: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2004. 
  7. ^ a b "Katie ORSCHER / Garrett LUCASH: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 22, 2003. 
  8. ^ a b "Katie ORSCHER / Garrett LUCASH: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 30, 2002. 

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