Scott Davis (figure skater)

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Scott Davis
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1972-01-29) January 29, 1972 (age 42)
Great Falls, Montana
Home town Calgary, Alberta
Height 5'9" (175 cm)
Former coach Kathy Casey, Galina Zmievskaya
Former skating club Broadmoor SC
Former training locations Colorado Springs
Simsbury, Connecticut
Retired 1998

Scott Davis (born January 29, 1972) is an American former competitive figure skater. He is a two-time (1993–94) U.S. national champion and represented the United States at the 1994 Winter Olympics, where he placed 8th.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Davis won the U.S. junior national title in the 1989–90 season and began competing on the senior level nationally the following season.

In the 1992–93 season, Davis won 1992 Skate America and 1992 Skate Canada International. He went on to win his first senior national title at the 1993 U.S. Championships and was assigned to his first senior World Championships where he placed sixth.

In 1993–94, Davis won silver at the 1993 Nations Cup and bronze at Piruetten. At the 1994 U.S. Championships, he repeated as national champion by defeating the 1988 Olympic gold medalist, Brian Boitano. Davis was sent to the 1994 Winter Olympics, where he finished eighth, and to the 1994 World Championships, where he placed seventh.

Davis won silver at the 1995 U.S. Championships and placed seventh again at the World Championships. In the following years, he suffered from vertigo and had problems with his jump consistency. Davis never again qualified for a World or Olympic team and retired from amateur competition in 1998. Known for his spinning ability, he was coached by Kathy Casey in Colorado Springs and Galina Zmievskaya in Simsbury, Connecticut.

After turning professional, Davis appeared in an ice show production of the musical Grease. He later became a coach in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His students have included Vaughn Chipeur. Davis is also an ISU Technical Specialist.[3][4] He was a technical specialist for the men's event at the 2006 World Championships.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Davis is married to Stephanie LaRiviere, with whom he has a daughter, Maggie.[4]

Results[edit]

International
Event 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98
Olympics 8th
Worlds 6th 7th 7th
GP Nations Cup 2nd 4th
GP NHK Trophy 4th 4th 2nd
GP Skate America 2nd 7th 4th
GP Skate Canada 2nd 4th 3rd
Piruetten 2nd 3rd
National
U.S. Champ. 1st J. 8th 4th 1st 1st 2nd 4th 4th 3rd
GP = Became part of Champions Series in 1995–96 season (later renamed Grand Prix)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past U.S. Champions - Senior" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. Xcel Energy Center. Archived from the original on February 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Scott Davis". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Communication No. 1409". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Elfman, Lois (January 20, 2012). "Davis finds joy, value in being technical specialist". IceNetwork. 
  5. ^ "ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2006".