Kevin Reynolds (figure skater)

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Kevin Reynolds
Kevin Reynolds at 2009 Cup of China.jpg
Reynolds at the 2009 Cup of China.
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1990-07-23) July 23, 1990 (age 24)
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Home town Coquitlam, British Columbia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Coach Joanne McLeod
Former coach Bruno Marcotte
Choreographer Shae-Lynn Bourne, Lori Nichol
Former choreographer Kenji Miyamoto, Tatiana Tarasova, Megan Wing, Aaron Lowe
Skating club Vancouver SC
Training locations Burnaby
Began skating 1994
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 250.55
2013 Four Continents
Short program 85.16
2013 Worlds
Free skate 172.21
2013 Four Continents

Kevin Reynolds (born July 23, 1990) is a Canadian figure skater. He is the 2013 Four Continents champion, 2010 Four Continents bronze medalist, and a four-time Canadian national medalist (2012–14 silver, 2010 bronze). Reynolds is currently the only skater to have landed two quadruple jumps in a short program. He is the first and currently the only skater to have landed five quadruple jumps in one competition — at the 2013 Four Continents, he landed two quads in the short program and three in the free skate.

Personal life[edit]

Reynolds was born July 23, 1990 in North Vancouver, British Columbia.[1][2] Raised in Coquitlam, he was home schooled along with his brother Ryan.[3]

Career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Reynolds began skating at age five and began training with coach Joanne McLeod when he was nine.[3][4] He won the Canadian Nationals at the Juvenile level in 2001 and the novice level in 2003 at age 12. The next year, he was fourth at the junior level, giving him a spot on the junior national team. This earned him a spot to the Junior Grand Prix (JGP), where he placed 5th at his first event. At Nationals, he moved up to second place at the junior level.

The following season, Reynolds improved on his Junior Grand Prix showing, then made his senior national debut at the 2007 Canadian Championships. He placed 9th, earning himself a trip to the 2007 World Junior Championships. He placed 7th there after landing a quadruple salchow in the free skate. In the 2006–07 season, he won a JGP event in Mexico and placed second in Taiwan. At the JGP Final, despite suffering from food poisoning,[citation needed] he won the bronze medal after landing his first quadruple toe loop in competition.

2008–2010[edit]

At the 2008 Canadian Championships, Reynolds landed a quad-triple-triple combination in his free program, the first Canadian to accomplish this. He is the second skater of three in the world, under Code of Points, to land the combination in international competition, after Evgeni Plushenko and before Kevin van der Perren.

In 2008–09, Reynolds finished fourth in both Grand Prix appearances and at the national championships. He was assigned at the last moment to compete at the Junior World Championships, where he came in 9th.[5]

Although Reynolds was not selected for the Canadian Olympic team, Skate Canada assigned him to the 2010 Four Continents Championships and the World Championships. At Four Continents, Reynolds led after the short program, and although he faltered in the free skate, the combined score was enough to earn him the bronze medal.[6] At his first World Championships, Reynolds popped a jump in the short program, but earned the second highest technical score in the free skate portion of the event, finishing in 11th place overall.[7]

2010–present[edit]

At the 2010 Skate Canada International, Reynolds became the first skater to ever land two quadruple jumps in a short program. Taking advantage of an off-season rule change allowing skaters to do both a solo quadruple jump and one in combination, Reynolds opened his program with a quadruple salchow-triple toe loop combo and later landed a solo quadruple toe-loop.[8] The two elements netted him 26.32 points of his 80.09 total. He was fourth at the Canadian Championships and was named to the Canadian team for Four Continents and as an alternate for the World Championships. Reynolds finished 11th at the 2011 Four Continents in February. In the short program he aggravated a hip injury from December and took time off following the competition but began training again when he was added to the Canadian team for the 2011 World Championships, replacing Shawn Sawyer who had dropped out.[9][10] He finished 20th at the event.

The following season, Reynolds was selected to compete at two Grand Prix events. He was seventh in his first event, the 2011 Cup of China, and withdrew from his second event, the 2011 Trophée Éric Bompard. He took the silver medal at the 2012 Canadian Championships and was selected to represent Canada at the 2012 Four Continents and 2012 Worlds. He finished eighth at Four Continents and 12th at Worlds.

During the 2012–13 season, Reynolds finished fifth and sixth, respectively, at his two Grand Prix events, the 2012 Cup of China and the 2012 NHK Trophy. He took the silver medal at the Canadian Championships for the second time. Reynolds was selected to represent Canada at the 2013 Four Continents and 2013 Worlds. He won gold at the Four Continents Championships. Following the event, a cyst ruptured in the back of his left knee.[11] He finished 5th at the World Championships in London, Ontario, Canada.

In the 2013–14 season, he withdrew from his two Grand Prix events due to skate boot problems.[12][13] He took the silver medal at the 2014 Canadian Championships and was selected to represent Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. At the Olympics, he helped Team Canada win the silver medal in the team event[2] and finished 15th in the men's singles event. He finished the season with an 11th place finish at the 2014 World Championships.

In the 2014–15 season, he again withdrew from his two Grand Prix assignments due to injury and skate boot issues.[14]

Elements[edit]

His favorite quad is the salchow, which he first landed at 15, and he has also practiced a quad loop.[15]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2014–2015
[16]
2013–2014
[17][18]
2012–2013
[19]
  • Chambermaid Swing
    by Parov Stelar
    choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
  • Concerto No. 4 in E minor
    for Piano and Orchestra
    by Andre Mathieu
    choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
2011–2012
[20]
  • Chambermaid Swing
    by Parov Stelar
    choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
  • Moanin'
  • Drum Thunder Suite
    by Art Blakey
2010–2011
[21]
2009–2010
[22]
  • Moanin'
  • Drum Thunder Suite
    by Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
    choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow
    by Harry Connick Jr.
2008–2009
[23]
  • Walpurgis Night
    (from the opera Faust)
    by Charles Gounod
    choreo. by Tatiana Tarasova
2007–2008
[24]
  • Canaro en Paris
    by Scarpino Caldasella
  • Corteo
    from Cirque du Soleil
    by Philippe Leduc
  • 9 de Julio
    by Cardenas Bayardo
2006–2007
[25]
  • Arlington (JFK soundtrack)
    by John Williams
  • Drummers' Salute (JFK soundtrack)
    by John Williams
  • Let's Dance
    by Stone and Bonin
  • Harlem Nodvie
    by E. Hagin
  • We'll Get It
    by SY Oliver
2005–2006
[26]
  • Varekai
    by Violaine Corradi
  • Ombra
    by Violaine Corradi
  • Snake Food
    by Safri Duo

Competitive highlights[edit]

Reynolds in 2005.
International[27]
Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Olympics 15th
Worlds 11th 20th 12th 5th 11th
Four Continents 3rd 11th 8th 1st
GP Bompard 4th WD
GP Cup of China 8th 7th 5th WD
GP NHK Trophy 4th 6th WD
GP Rostelecom 8th WD
GP Skate America 9th 4th 6th
GP Skate Canada 4th WD
Ondrej Nepela 4th
International: Junior[27]
Junior Worlds 7th 5th 6th 9th
JGP Final 3rd
JGP Andorra 4th
JGP Croatia 8th
JGP Mexico 1st
JGP Taipei 2nd
JGP USA 5th
Triglav Trophy 1st N.
NACS Waterloo 3rd J.
NACS Edmonton 1st N.
National[1]
Canadian Champ. 1st N. 4th J. 2nd J. 9th 11th 6th 4th 3rd 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd
West. Challenge 1st N. 2nd J. 1st J.
BC/YT Sectionals 1st N. 2nd J.
Team events
Olympics 2nd
WTT 3rd T
(8th P)
2nd T
(3rd P)
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
T = Team result; P = Personal result; Medals awarded for team result only.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kevin Reynolds". Skate Canada. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Kevin REYNOLDS". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (February 5, 2004). "Reynolds Gains Crowd Following at Canadians". GoldenSkate. Retrieved April 21, 2011. 
  4. ^ Cole, Cam (February 15, 2013). "Canada's Kevin Reynolds picks up figure skating torch". Vancouver Sun (canada.com). 
  5. ^ "American skater Rippon wins another world junior title". Associated Press (CBC News). February 26, 2009. Retrieved April 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Canada's Reynolds skates away with bronze". The Canadian Press (CBC News). January 30, 2010. Retrieved April 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ Kondakova, Anna (March 25, 2010). "Takahashi becomes first Japanese man to win World title". GoldenSkate. Retrieved April 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Reynolds makes history, Chan stumbles at Skate Canada". The Canadian Press (TSN). October 29, 2010. Retrieved April 21, 2011. 
  9. ^ Kwong, PJ (April 21, 2011). "2 quads not an option for Reynolds at worlds". CBC News. Retrieved April 21, 2011. 
  10. ^ Smith, Beverley (March 29, 2011). "Reynolds gets named to figure skating worlds team". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  11. ^ Pyette, Ryan (March 11, 2013). "Reynolds upbeat despite scare". The London Free Press. 
  12. ^ Rolland, Seb (November 4, 2013). "Clock ticking for figure skater Reynolds as he deals with equipment issues". canada.com. 
  13. ^ Strong, Gregory (January 17, 2014). "Kevin Reynolds struggles with ill-fitting skates heading into Sochi Olympics". The Canadian Press (canada.com). 
  14. ^ "Kevin Reynolds withdraws from Skate Canada International" (Press release). Skate Canada. October 27, 2014. Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. 
  15. ^ Bőd, Titanilla (January 20, 2011). "Kevin Reynolds: "The quads are my most consistent jumps"". AbsoluteSkating.com. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Kevin REYNOLDS: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Kevin REYNOLDS: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 23, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Kevin Reynolds: 2013/2014". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on February 13, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Kevin REYNOLDS: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 20, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Kevin REYNOLDS: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Kevin REYNOLDS: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 13, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Kevin REYNOLDS: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 28, 2009. 
  23. ^ "Kevin REYNOLDS: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 1, 2009. 
  24. ^ "Kevin REYNOLDS: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 29, 2008. 
  25. ^ "Kevin REYNOLDS: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 1, 2007. 
  26. ^ "Kevin REYNOLDS: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 28, 2006. 
  27. ^ a b "Competition Results: Kevin REYNOLDS". International Skating Union. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kevin Reynolds at Wikimedia Commons