Miner in 2009.
|Full name||Ross Miner|
|Country represented||United States|
January 24, 1991 |
|Home town||Watertown, Massachusetts|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Former coach||Edmund Nesti|
|Skating club||Skating Club of Boston|
|World standing||8 (As of 3 May 2013[update])|
|Season's bests||13 (2012–2013)
|ISU personal best scores|
2012 NHK Trophy
2012 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
2012 NHK Trophy
Ross Miner (born January 24, 1991) is an American figure skater. He is the 2012 Four Continents bronze medalist, 2009 JGP Final bronze medalist, 2013 U.S. national silver medalist and 2009 U.S. junior champion.
Miner was born in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to figure skating, he also played hockey until the age of 12. Miner moved from Williston, Vermont, to Watertown, Massachusetts, when he was 12. He takes on-line courses from the University of Missouri.
Miner began skating at the age of three. When he was 12, he began training at the Skating Club of Boston. He had to relearn much from scratch as his jump technique was poor at the beginning – underrotating even single axels; nevertheless, Mark Mitchell and Peter Johansson agreed to coach him.
In the 2004–2005 season, Miner competed on the Intermediate level. He won the bronze medal at his regional championship to qualify for the U.S. Junior Championships, where he placed 8th. He remained on the intermediate level during the following season. He won the silver medal at his regional championship to qualify for the U.S. Junior Championships, where he won the gold medal.
In the 2006–2007 season, Miner moved up to the Novice level. He won his regional championship and then placed 5th at his sectional championship, missing qualifying for the 2007 U.S. Championships by one position.
In the 2007–2008 season, Miner remained on the Novice level. He won his sectional championship to qualify for the 2008 U.S. Championships, where he won the silver medal. Following the U.S. Championships, Miner was assigned to the 2008 Gardena Spring Trophy, where he won the silver medal on the Junior level.
In the 2008–2009 season, Miner moved up to the Junior level nationally. He won his sectional championships to qualify for the 2009 U.S. Championships. At Nationals, Miner won the short program and placed second in the free skate to win the gold medal overall.
Miner won the bronze medal at the 2009–2010 Junior Grand Prix Final. He had qualified to compete at the senior level at the 2010 U.S. Nationals but suffered a high ankle sprain while practicing a triple axel. He was forced to withdraw from the event and also missed Junior Worlds.
During the 2010–11 season, Miner finished 9th at 2010 NHK Trophy and 7th at 2010 Cup of China. He made his senior national debut at the 2011 U.S. Championships where he won the bronze medal. He was selected to compete at the 2011 World Championships, where he finished 11th. During the off-season, he worked on a quad salchow and shortening the lead time into his jumps.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP Cup of China||7th|
|GP NHK Trophy||9th||3rd||3rd|
|GP Skate Canada||6th||5th||9th|
|Gardena Spring||2nd J.|
|U.S. Champ.||2nd N.||1st J.||WD||3rd||3rd||2nd||7th|
|Eastern Sect.||1st N.||1st J.|
|GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
|U.S. Jr. Champ.||8th I.||1st I.|
|NACS, Pittsburgh||3rd N.|
|Eastern Sect.||5th N.|
|New England Reg.||4th Jv.||7th Jv.||3rd Jv.||2nd I.||3rd I.||2nd I.||1st N.|
|North Atlantic Reg.||7th Jv.|
|Levels: Jv. = Juvenile; I. = Intermediate; N. = Novice|
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