|Country represented||United States|
July 29, 1983 |
|Former coach||Burt Lancon, Nedda Soltani, Ken Congemi, Debi Leeming, Robin DeFazio|
|Former choreographer||Heather McGlaughlin, Eric Stretch|
|Skating club||All Year FSC|
|ISU personal best scores|
Nicholas LaRoche (born July 29, 1983) is an American figure skater. He is the 2003 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist, 2007 Ondrej Nepela Memorial silver medalist, and placed tenth at the 2002 World Junior Championships.
LaRoche debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 1999. He won the junior title at the 2002 U.S. Championships. He was assigned to the 2002 World Junior Championships where he placed tenth. Later that year, he won a bronze medal on the JGP series, in Germany.
From 2003, LaRoche competed on the senior level at the U.S. Championships. He won the bronze medal at the 2003 Nebelhorn Trophy and silver at the 2007 Ondrej Nepela Memorial. His last competition was the 2009 nationals. On April 13, 2009, he announced his retirement on his official site.
LaRoche coaches at the Toyota Training Center in El Segundo, California. He also runs the US Athletic Foundation, which he started with his sister Tricia, to assist athletes in all sports obtain funding.
LaRoche's private life has been marred by tragedy. In 2003, his older brother, David, died at the age of 23. On July 1, 2008, his father, William LaRoche, apparently bludgeoned to death Nicholas' mother, Bernadette, before killing himself.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|U.S. Champ.||4th N.||2nd N.||7th J.||7th J.||1st J.||8th||12th||8th||11th||11th||WD|
|Pacific Coast Sect.||1st J.||1st||1st||2nd||4th||5th||4th|
|Eastern Sect.||4th J.|
|SW Pacific Reg.||2nd J.||1st|
|New England Reg.||1st N.||1st J.|
|JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew; Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior|
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