Kaitlyn Weaver

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Kaitlyn Weaver
Kaitlyn Weaver Andrew Poje 2009 Skate Canada.jpg
Weaver/Poje in 2009.
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Former country(ies) represented United States
Born (1989-04-12) April 12, 1989 (age 26)
Houston, Texas
Residence Toronto, Ontario
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Partner Andrew Poje
Former partner Charles Clavey (USA)
Coach Pasquale Camerlengo, Angelika Krylova, Shae-Lynn Bourne
Former coach Paul McIntosh
Choreographer Shae-Lynn Bourne, Pasquale Camerlengo
Former choreographer Antonio Najarro, Geoffrey Tyler
Skating club Sault FSC
Training locations Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Toronto, Ontario
Former training locations Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
Began skating 1995
World standing 1 (As of 13 December 2014)[1]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 182.93
2015 World Team Trophy
Short dance 73.14
2015 World Team Trophy
Free dance 109.80
2014–15 Grand Prix Final

Kaitlyn Elizabeth Weaver (born April 12, 1989) is an American-Canadian ice dancer. With partner Andrew Poje, she is the 2014 World silver medalist, a two-time Four Continents champion (2010, 2015), the 2014–15 Grand Prix Final champion, and 2015 Canadian national champion.

Personal life[edit]

Kaitlyn Weaver was born in Houston, Texas on April 12, 1989.[2] She is of Norwegian, Irish, Welsh, and German descent.[3] Weaver lived in Connecticut during part of her adolescence. She moved to Waterloo, Ontario in August 2006 and then to Toronto in January 2008.[4][5] She became a Canadian citizen on June 22, 2009.[6][7]


Early career[edit]

Weaver began skating at six and took up ice dancing at eleven.[8] Her first partner was Charles Clavey, with whom she competed for the United States.[8] Together, they were the 2006 US national pewter medalists on the junior level. They parted ways after that competition.


Weaver teamed up with Canada's Andrew Poje in August 2006.[8] She relocated from Texas to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada to skate with him.[9] They were coached by Paul McIntosh.

Due to a rule change requiring ice dancers to sit out only one season between country hopping, Weaver/Poje were able to compete on the 2006–07 ISU Junior Grand Prix, winning two bronze medals. They went to the 2007 Canadian Championships and won the bronze medal in their first season together. They were placed on the team to the 2007 Junior Worlds. Weaver dislocated her left shoulder in the warm-up before the original dance but was able to compete and the couple won the bronze medal.[10][11] They placed 20th at the 2007 World Championships.

In the 2007–08 season, Weaver/Poje competed on the senior Grand Prix series at the 2008 Skate Canada International, where they placed 6th, and at the 2007 Trophée Eric Bompard, where they placed 7th. They won the silver medal at the 2008 Canadian Championships, placed 5th at the 2008 Four Continents, and 17th at the 2008 World Championships. In January 2008, they moved to Toronto to train with new coach Shae-Lynn Bourne.[5][12][13]

In the 2008–09 season, Weaver/Poje competed on the Grand Prix series at the 2008 Cup of China, where they placed 6th, and at the 2008 NHK Trophy, where they placed 7th. They won the bronze medal at the 2009 Canadian Championships and placed 5th at the 2009 Four Continents. Weaver received Canadian citizenship on June 22, 2009 in Kitchener, Ontario, after a special grant of citizenship issued by the federal cabinet.[6] Advised by Bourne that they needed a more competitive atmosphere, they switched training bases in 2009 to the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where they are coached by Pasquale Camerlengo and Anjelika Krylova.[14] They also continue to work with Bourne.[14][15] Massimo Scali, Natalia Annenko, and Elizabeth Punsalan are also members of the coaching team in Michigan.[14]

During the 2009–10 season, Weaver/Poje won their first Grand Prix medal, bronze at 2009 Skate Canada International. They also won bronze at the 2010 Canadian Championships. They were sent to the 2010 Four Continents where they won the gold medal. They did not qualify for the Olympic or World team.


During the 2010–11 season, Weaver/Poje won silver medals at the 2010 NHK Trophy and the 2011 Canadian Championships. They qualified for their first Grand Prix Final, where they finished 5th. They were fourth at the 2011 Four Continents. They were sent to the 2011 World Championships and placed 5th, a significant improvement over their previous best result of 17th at the event.[16]

In the 2011–12 season, Weaver/Poje chose their free dance music on the suggestion of an anonymous fan.[17] Karl Hugo composed additional music to add greater variation to the program.[17] Weaver/Poje competed at three Grand Prix events and won three silver medals. They took the bronze medal at 2012 Four Continents before ending their season at the 2012 World Championships, where they placed fourth.[18]

For the 2012–13 season, Weaver/Poje decided to go in a new direction and asked a contemporary dancer, Allison Holker, to work with them on their free dance.[19][20] They began their season by winning gold at the 2012 Ondrej Nepela Memorial.[21] Weaver/Poje's Grand Prix assignments were the 2012 Skate America and 2012 Cup of China. At both events, they were second in the short and third in the free dance and won the bronze medal overall behind Russians Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev.

Weaver fractured her left fibula on December 14, 2012 when she fell into the boards during training in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and underwent surgery on December 18 in Toronto.[22][23] As a result, the duo withdrew from the 2013 Canadian Championships.[22] Weaver was told to stay off her left foot for six to eight weeks.[23] Hoping to compete at Worlds, Poje continued to train in Michigan, with coach Krylova acting as his partner, while Weaver recovered in Toronto.[23][24] In mid-February, Weaver/Poje were added to Canada's World team.[25] They placed fifth at the 2013 World Championships in London, Ontario.

In 2013–14, Weaver/Poje won two silver medals on the Grand Prix series and placed fifth at the Grand Prix Final. After taking silver at the 2014 Canadian Championships, they were selected to represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where they finished seventh. At the 2014 World Championships in Saitama, Japan, Weaver/Poje placed second in the short dance and third in the free dance. Finishing 0.02 of a point behind Italy's Cappellini/Lanotte and 0.04 ahead of France's Pechalat/Bourzat, they ended the competition as silver medalists.[26]

In 2014–15, Weaver/Poje took gold at both of their Grand Prix assignments, the 2014 Skate Canada International and 2014 NHK Trophy. In December 2014, they won the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona,[27] having ranked first in both segments ahead of the United States' Madison Chock / Evan Bates. They again defeated Chock/Bates at the Four Continents Championships,[28] held in Seoul in February 2015. Weaver/Poje were third in the short dance but first in the free dance, en route to their second Four Continents title. They capped off the season with a bronze medal at the 2015 World Figure Skating Championships.


With Poje[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
The Four Seasons
by Antonio Vivaldi
arranged by Max Richter:

  • Quickstep: 42nd Street – Finale
    by Harry Warren
    choreo. by Geoffrey Tyler
  • A levare
    by Gideon Kramer, Astor Piazzolla
  • Yo soy Maria
    by Gideon Kramer, Astor Piazzolla
  • Milonga de la Anunciacion
    by Gideon Kramer, Astor Piazzolla
    choreo. by Pasquale Camerlengo, Shae-Lynn Bourne

The Sound of Music
by Rodgers & Hammerstein:
  • Waltz: Edelweiss
  • Polka: Do Re Mi
  • Waltz: Favorite Things
  • Polka: Do Re Mi
  • Je Suis Malade
    performed by Lara Fabian
    arranged by Karl Hugo

  • Je Suis Malade
    performed by Lara Fabian
    arranged by Karl Hugo

Moulin Rouge!:
  • Sparkling Diamonds
  • Come What May
  • El Tango de Roxanne
Original dance
  • Spanish Flamenco
    by unknown
  • The Prayer
    by Josh Groban, Charlotte Church
  • Dorogoi Dlinnoyu
    (Those Were The Days)
    by Martin Lass
  • Jeanne y Paul
    by Ástor Piazzolla
  • Verano Porteno
    from The Story of Tango
    by Raul Garello

With Clavey[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
  • Cha Cha: Subway Harry
  • Salsa: Bomba Caramba
  • Malaguena – Dibliasi

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series (began in the 2014–15 season); JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Poje for Canada[edit]

Weaver and Poje during the compulsory dance at the 2008 World Championships
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Olympics 7th
Worlds 20th 17th 5th 4th 5th 2nd 3rd
Four Continents 5th 5th 1st 4th 3rd 1st
GP Final 5th 4th 5th 1st
GP Bompard 7th
GP Cup of China 6th 6th 3rd
GP NHK Trophy 7th 2nd 2nd 1st
GP Rostelecom 2nd 2nd
GP Skate America 4th 3rd
GP Skate Canada 6th 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st
CS Nebelhorn 1st
Nepela Trophy 1st
U.S. Classic 2nd
International: Junior[45]
Junior Worlds 3rd
JGP Czech Rep. 3rd
JGP Taiwan 3rd
Canadian Champ. 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd WD 2nd 1st
Team events
World Team
2nd T
(2nd P)
4th T
(1st P)
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.

With Clavey for the United States[edit]

Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
JGP Andorra 5th
JGP Croatia 5th
U.S. Champ. 7th N. 2nd N. 4th J.
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior


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