Stephen Carriere

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Stephen Carriere
Stephen Carriere Podium 2007 NHK Trophy.jpg
Carriere at the 2007 NHK Trophy.
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1989-06-15) June 15, 1989 (age 25)
Melrose, Massachusetts
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Coach Suna Murray
Former coach Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell, Sue Hamel, Priscilla Hill, Karl Kurtz
Choreographer David Wilson, Tanith Belbin
Former choreographer Scott Brown, Mark Mitchell, Jamie Isley
Skating club Skating Club of Boston
Began skating 1995
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 231.67
2014 Skate Canada
Short program 80.33
2014 Skate Canada
Free skate 151.34
2014 Skate Canada

Stephen Carriere (born June 15, 1989) is an American figure skater. He is the 2007 World Junior champion, 2006 JGP Final champion, and 2008 U.S. national bronze medalist. During his career, he has won two Grand Prix medals, one Challenger Series medal, and four other senior international medals.

Personal life[edit]

Carriere was born in Melrose, Massachusetts. He graduated from Wakefield High School in 2007.[1] In 2007, he began attending Boston College part-time,[2] where he is a corporate business major.[3]

His cousin, Caroline Hallisey, is a short track speed skater and a three-time Olympian.[1][4]

Career[edit]

From 2000 through 2009, Carriere trained at the Skating Club of Boston and was coached by Mark Mitchell and Peter Johansson.[5]

Carriere won the pewter medal at the novice level of the 2004 U.S. Championships. The following season, 2004–2005, he made his junior debut. He placed 5th at his first Junior Grand Prix assignment but was not given a second one. That year, he placed 7th at 2005 U.S. Championships on the junior level.

In the 2005-2006 season, Carriere won a gold and a silver medal on the Junior Grand Prix and then placed 6th at the Final. He moved up at Nationals and won the junior gold medal. This earned him a trip to the World Junior Championships, where he placed just off the podium.

In 2006-2007, he won everything on the Junior level, including both his Junior Grand Prix assignments and the 2006 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. After placing ninth in his senior national debut, Carriere was named to the 2007 Junior Worlds team. At Junior Worlds, after placing sixth in the short program, he won the free skate, pulling up to win the event overall.

Carriere made his senior Grand Prix debut at the 2007 Skate America, where he placed 4th. At his second Grand Prix event, the 2007 NHK Trophy, he won the bronze medal. He also won the bronze medal at nationals and finished 10th in his first appearance at senior Worlds.

In the 2008-2009 Grand Prix season, Carriere competed at the Cup of China and the NHK Trophy, winning the silver medal in China and placing 6th in Japan. In January 2009, he was involved in a car accident but was unharmed.[6] He placed 9th at the 2009 U.S. Championships. Following the 2008-09 season, Carriere changed coaches to Priscilla Hill and Karl Kurtz.[7]

Carriere missed the 2010 and 2011 U.S. Championships due to recurring tendonitis and a right ankle infection.[8]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2014–2015
[9]
  • Clair de Lune
    by Andre Kostelanetz and his Orchestra
  • Turning Page
    by Sleeping At Last
2013–2014
[9]
2012–2013
[9][10]
  • Passionata
    by London Musicians Orchestra
2011–2012
[9]
  • Swan Lake
    by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Clint Mansell
2010–2011
[11]
2009–2010
[12]
2008–2009
[13]
  • The Firebird
    by Igor Stravinsky
2007–2008
[14]
2006–2007
[15]
2005–2006
[16]
2004–2005
[9]
2003–2004
[9]
  • Shaft
    by Isaac Hayes
2002–2003
[9]
  • Zorro
  • Elvis Presley medley
2001–2002
[9]
  • Zorro

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series (began in the 2014–15 season); JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[17]
Event 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15
Worlds 10th
Four Continents 4th
GP Cup of China 2nd 6th
GP NHK Trophy 3rd 6th
GP Rostelecom 9th
GP Skate America 4th 9th
GP Skate Canada 8th 4th
CS Nepela Trophy 1st
Nebelhorn 3rd 4th
Finlandia 3rd
Ice Challenge 1st
U.S. Classic 2nd
International: Junior[17]
Junior Worlds 4th 1st
JGP Final 6th 1st
JGP Bulgaria 1st
JGP Hungary 1st
JGP Netherlands 1st
JGP Slovakia 2nd
JGP Ukraine 5th
Triglav Trophy 4th J.
National[9]
U.S. Champ. 4th N. 7th J. 1st J. 9th 3rd 9th WD 6th 10th 10th WD
Eastern Sect. 1st N. 1st J.
New England 1st N.
WD = Withdrew; Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Powers, John (January 23, 2008). "Attempting the big jump". The Boston Globe. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Carriere Official Website". 
  3. ^ Mittan, Barry (May 10, 2008). "Carriere Carries On". GoldenSkate. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ Mittan, Barry (December 17, 2005). "Kerrigan Influences Carriere’s Career". SkateToday. 
  5. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (July 29, 2008). "Carriere hopes to avoid sophomore jinx". IceNetwork. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (January 20, 2009). "Carriere says he's ready to rumble". IceNetwork. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  7. ^ "2007 World Junior Champion Stephen Carriere Announces Coaching Change". U.S. Figure Skating. August 5, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Stephen Carriere’s comeback trail starts at Nebelhorn". Figure Skaters Online. September 22, 2011. Retrieved September 22, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Stephen Carriere". IceNetwork. ; Earlier versions:
  10. ^ "Stephen CARRIERE: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Stephen CARRIERE: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 12, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Stephen CARRIERE: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 11, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Stephen CARRIERE: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 2, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Stephen CARRIERE: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 29, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Stephen CARRIERE: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 10, 2007. 
  16. ^ "Stephen CARRIERE: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 25, 2006. 
  17. ^ a b "Competition Results: Stephen CARRIERE". International Skating Union. 

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