Kristy Sargeant

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Kristy Sargeant
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1974-01-24) January 24, 1974 (age 40)
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)
Former partner Kris Wirtz
Colin Epp
Former skating club CPA Pierrefonds
Retired 2003

Kristy Sargeant-Wirtz (born on January 24, 1974) is a Canadian former pair skater. With Kris Wirtz, she is the 1999 Four Continents silver medalist, the 1994 Skate Canada International champion, and a two-time Canadian national champion. The pair competed at two Winter Olympics.

Career[edit]

Sargeant competed with Colin Epp early in her career. In 1992, she teamed up with Kris Wirtz.

Sargeant/Wirtz made their debut at the 1993 Canadian Championships and finished fifth. The following season, they won the national silver medal and were assigned to the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, where they placed tenth. They then finished 11th at the 1994 World Championships.

In the 1994–95 season, Sergeant/Wirtz won gold at the 1994 Skate Canada International, having placed seventh a year earlier, but dipped to fifth at the Canadian Championships. The next season, they reached the national podium again and finished seventh at their second Worlds. The pair would appear at a total of seven World Championships during their career, placing as high as sixth (1997, 1999).

In 1998, Sargeant/Wirtz won their first national title and were sent to the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. They placed 12th in their second Olympic appearance. The pair became national champions for the second time in 1999.

Sargeant/Wirtz retired from competition in around 2003. They work as coaches at the Kitchener-Waterloo Skating Club [1], based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Personal life[edit]

Sargeant gave birth to her and Jason Turner's daughter, Triston, in 1992. She married Kris Wirtz in 1999 and their daughter, Briana, was born in May 2002. Sargeant-Wirtz is the sister of Lisa Sargeant, the 1990 Canadian ladies champion.

Results[edit]

(with Kris Wirtz)

International
Event 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03
Olympics 10th 12th
Worlds 11th 7th 6th 7th 6th 10th 8th
Four Continents 2nd 4th 7th
GP Cup of Russia 5th
GP Nations Cup/
Sparkassen
4th 4th 4th WD
GP Skate America 6th 2nd
GP Skate Canada 7th 1st 4th 5th 4th 3rd
GP Trophée de
France/Lalique
6th 4th 5th
National
Canadians 5th 2nd 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd
GP = Became part of Champions Series in 1995–96 season, renamed Grand Prix in 1998–99 season
WD = Withdrew

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