Maciej Cieplucha

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Maciej Cieplucha
European 2011 Maciej CIEPLUCHA.jpg
Cieplucha in 2011
Personal information
Country represented Poland
Born (1988-08-03) 3 August 1988 (age 26)
Łódź, Poland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Coach Scott Davis, Jeff Langdon
Former coach Włodzimierz Brajczewski, Mirosława Brajczewska
Choreographer Mark Pillay, Tom Dickson
Former choreographer Sergei Petukhov, Alexei Gorshkov, Jurek Gesikowski
Skating club LTF Łódź
Training locations Calgary
Former training locations Łódź
Began skating 1993
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 179.24
2013 Nebelhorn Trophy
Short program 65.84
2014 Europeans
Free skate 126.50
2012 Worlds

Maciej Cieplucha (Polish pronunciation: [ˈmat͡ɕɛj t͡ɕɛˈpluxa]; born 3 August 1988) is a Polish figure skater. He is the 2011 Finlandia Trophy bronze medalist, a two-time Warsaw Cup bronze medalist, and a three-time Polish national champion (2010, 2012, 2014). He has qualified three times for the free skate at the European Championships—in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Career[edit]

Cieplucha began competing on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2003. He won the Polish national junior title in the 2004–05 season. In 2006–07, Cieplucha made his international senior debut at the 2006 Karl Schäfer Memorial and also appeared as a senior at the Polish Championships, but competed mostly on the junior level internationally until the end of the 2007–08 season. He competed twice at the World Junior Championships, finishing 20th in 2007 and 24th in 2008.

In the 2009–10 season, Cieplucha won the Polish national senior title for the first time and was given his European Championship debut. He missed qualifying for the free skate by one spot. He was also assigned to his first senior World Championships and finished 35th.

Cieplucha trained in Łódź, Poland with coaches Włodzimierz Brajczewski and Mirosława Brajczewska until July 2010 when he moved to Calgary, Alberta to be coached by Scott Davis and Jeff Langdon.[1][2] Since then, he trains at the Calalta Figure Skating Club.

Cieplucha qualified for the free skate at the 2012 European Championships and again at the 2013 European Championships but was one spot away from reaching the free skate at both the 2013 World Championships and 2014 World Championships.

In the 2013–14 season, Cieplucha placed 11th at the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy, an Olympic qualifier, and became the first alternate for the men's event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. At the 2014 European Championships in Budapest, he achieved a personal best short program score, 65.84 points, and qualified for the free skate.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2013–2014
[3]
  • Ragtime (soundtrack)
    choreo. by Tom Dickson
2012–2013
[4]
  • Blues
2011–2012
[5]
Brazil (1985 film)
by Michael Kamen:
  • The Morning After
  • Truck Drive
  • Central Services
  • Escape No Escape
2010–2011
[2]
2009–2010
[1]
2006–2008
[6][7]

Competitive highlights[edit]

International[8]
Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Worlds 35th 25th 25th 22nd
Europeans 21st 25th 19th 19th 19th
Challenge Cup 6th
Finlandia 10th 9th 3rd 7th
Golden Spin 6th 6th
Karl Schäfer 16th
Nebelhorn 19th 10th 10th 17th 11th
Ondrej Nepela 4th 10th
Warsaw Cup 7th J. 1st J. 3rd 3rd
International: Junior[8]
Junior Worlds 20th 24th
JGP Andorra 9th
JGP Austria 16th
JGP Croatia 15th
JGP Czech Rep. 23rd
JGP Germany 11th
JGP Netherlands 14th
JGP Poland 20th
JGP Romania 12th
Copenhagen 1st J.
EYOF 9th J.
National[8]
Polish Champ. 1st J. 2nd J. 4th 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 1st
J. = Junior level; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maciej CIEPLUCHA: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Maciej CIEPLUCHA: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Maciej CIEPLUCHA: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Maciej CIEPLUCHA: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Maciej CIEPLUCHA: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 30 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Maciej CIEPLUCHA: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "Maciej CIEPLUCHA: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 May 2007. 
  8. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Maciej CIEPLUCHA". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 April 2014. 

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