Mark Militano

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Mark Militano
Personal information
Full name Mark William Militano
Country represented United States
Born (1954-03-28) March 28, 1954 (age 60)
Rockville Centre, New York
Height 167 cm (5.48 ft)
Former partner Melissa Militano
Skating club SC of New York

Mark William Militano (born March 28, 1954 in Rockville Centre, New York) is an American pair skater. With sister Melissa Militano, he is the 1973 U.S. national champion. They represented the United States at the 1972 Winter Olympics where they placed 7th.

Militano began skating seriously by the age of 7. Two years later, he formed a pair with his sister Melissa. They lived on Long Island and were trained by Peter Dunfield at Sky Rink in New York City.[1]

Militano had an early interest in composing music, and he and his sister skated to one of his compositions when they were still in their teens.[1] Later in life, Militano wrote music that was used by Nancy Kerrigan for her short programs at both the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics.[2]

As of 2010, Militano and his wife, former competitor Jana Sjodin, run a coaching, music, and choreography business in the Minneapolis area, Milimar Inc.

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Militano)

Event 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973
Winter Olympic Games 7th
World Championships 8th 8th 6th 9th 8th
North American Championships 4th 2nd
U.S. Championships 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Two-In-One Pair", Skating magazine, Mar 1971
  2. ^ Nancy Kerrigan, Artistry on Ice, ISBN 0-7360-3697-0

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