Eldredge in 2010.
|Country represented||United States|
August 28, 1971 |
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Former coach||Richard Callaghan|
|Skating club||Los Angeles FSC|
Todd James Eldredge (born August 28, 1971) is an American former competitive figure skater. He is the 1996 World champion and a six-time U.S. national champion (1990, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002). He competed at three Winter Olympics.
Eldredge began skating when he was five years old and moved from Chatham, Massachusetts to Philadelphia at age ten to train with Richard Callaghan. He later trained at the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and at the Onyx in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He won silver at the 1987 World Junior Championships and then gold in 1988. He took bronze at the 1988 Skate America.
In the 1989–90 season, Eldredge won his first senior national title and was sent to the 1990 World Championships, where he finished fifth. The following season, he repeated as the national champion and then took the bronze medal at the 1991 World Championships. Although Eldredge missed the 1992 U.S. Championships, he was nominated to represent the U.S. at the 1992 Winter Olympics. He placed tenth in Lillehammer and then seventh at the 1992 World Championships.
Eldredge struggled during the next two seasons, placing sixth at the 1993 U.S. Championships and fourth in 1994, and was not selected for the 1994 Olympics. He regained momentum in the 1994–95 season, taking silver at the 1994 Goodwill Games and gold at the 1994 Skate America and 1994 NHK Trophy. He then won his third national title and silver at the 1995 World Championships. In 1996, he came away with silver at the U.S. Championships but won gold at the 1996 World Championships.
In 1997 and 1998, Eldredge added two World silver medals and two national titles to his collection. He finished fourth at his second Olympics, in Nagano. In 2000, he landed his first quadruple jump in competition at the Masters of Figure Skating. Eldredge withdrew from the 2001 Four Continents Championships due to an ankle injury. In 2002, he won his sixth U.S. title and placed sixth in his third Olympic appearance. After retiring from competition, he toured with Stars on Ice.
Eldredge was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame during the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. On January 31, 2011, the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame announced Eldredge as a nominee for an outstanding competitor in the men's category.
Eldredge formerly coached at the Germain Arena in Estero, Florida. In April 2012, he underwent left hip replacement surgery. As of 2014, he coaches at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in McKinney, Texas.
Eldredge was born in Chatham, Massachusetts. He married Megan McCrea on September 3, 2005, in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2008, he moved to Florida. In March 2009, he said he was divorced. Eldredge married Sabrina Corbaci on September 28, 2012, in San Diego, California. Corbaci is a graphic designer and two-time (1991, 1992) U.S. novice pairs medalist with Eddy Zeidler. They have two sons — Ayrton, born May 26, 2012, and Rhyder, born in 2004.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|Grand Prix Final||5th||2nd||3rd||WD||4th|
|GP Int. Paris/Lalique||1st||1st||4th||2nd|
|GP Nations Cup||3rd|
|GP NHK Trophy||1st|
|GP Skate America||4th||1st||1st||1st||1st||3rd|
|GP Skate Canada||4th||2nd||3rd|
|GP = Became part of Champions Series in 1995–96, Grand Prix from 1998–99
WD = Withdrew
Eldredge did not compete in 1998–99 season.
|U.S. Champ.||7th N.||2nd N.||1st N.||5th J.||1st J.||8th||5th||1st||1st||6th|
|Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior|
- "Todd ELDREDGE: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 9, 2001.
- Fillo, MaryEllen (March 1, 2009). "Spilling the Beans with Todd Eldredge". Hartford Courant. Archived from the original on March 6, 2009.
- Barnas, Jo-Ann (April 26, 2012). "Former figure skating champ Todd Eldredge getting new hip". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012.
- "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Men" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 24, 2013.
- , 2011 World Figure Skating Hall of Fame Nominees
- Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (May 8, 2012). "The Inside Edge: New hips and safe travels". IceNetwork.
- Elfman, Lois (July 31, 2014). "Lone star: Eldredge takes teaching talents to Texas". IceNetwork.
- "Todd ELDREDGE: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 10, 2002.
- Walden, Tammy (December 15, 2005). "Alliance native marries in magical destination wedding". the-review.com. Archived from the original on April 27, 2012.
- Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (June 8, 2012). "The Inside Edge: Young Artists Showcase". IceNetwork.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Todd Eldredge.|
- Todd Eldredge's Champions of America website
- Todd Eldredge's Coaching Bio
- Todd Eldredge at the International Skating Union
- Stars on Ice: Todd Eldredge
- Todd Eldredge's U.S. Olympic Team bio
- Todd Eldredge at the Internet Movie Database