Amanda Dobbs

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Amanda Dobbs
Amanda DOBBS Cup of China 2010.jpg
Personal information
Full name Amanda J. Dobbs
Country represented United States
Born (1993-08-10) August 10, 1993 (age 21)
Clovis, California
Home town Mission Viejo, California
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Former partner Joseph Jacobsen, Christopher Trefil
Former coach Todd Sand, Jenni Meno, John Nicks, Christine Binder, Tammy Gambill, Tracy Prussack, Jeff Weiss
Former choreographer Braden Overett, Sergei Ponomarenko, Justin Dillon, Cindy Stuart
Skating club Peninsula Skating Club
Former training locations Aliso Viejo, California
Began skating 1996
Retired 2011
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 158.23
2010 Four Continents
Short program 57.56
2010 Four Continents
Free skate 100.67
2010 Four Continents

Amanda J. Dobbs (born August 10, 1993) is an American figure skater. As a single skater, she placed fourth at the 2010 Four Continents Championships. She also competed in pair skating on the national senior level with Joseph Jacobsen .

Personal life[edit]

Dobbs was born in Clovis, California and lives in Mission Viejo, California. She attends Laurel Springs School. Her uncle played for the Texas Rangers.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Dobbs began competing in 2003 on the Intermediate level. In 2004, she won the silver medal on the intermediate level at the 2005 Central Pacific Regionals. She also competed in pair skating with Christopher Trefil on the intermediate level. They won the pewter medal at the 2005 U.S. Junior Championships.

She moved up to the novice level for the 2005–2006 season and placed 7th at her regional championship. With Trefil in pairs, she also competed on the novice level. They won the silver medal at their sectional championship and qualified for the 2006 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, where they placed 5th.[1]

In the 2006–2007 season, she remained on the novice level. She won her regional championship and advanced to her sectional championship, where she placed 6th.

In the 2007–2008 season, Dobbs moved up to the junior level. She won her regional championship and won the bronze medal at her sectional championship to qualify for the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, where she placed 5th. She was assigned to the 2008 International Challenge Cup, where she won the bronze medal.

2008–2009 season[edit]

In the 2008–2009 season, Dobbs debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit. At the 2008–2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Mexico, she won the gold medal and was assigned to a second event by U.S. Figure Skating. At her second event, in South Africa, she won the bronze medal. She qualified in fifth position to the 2008–2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final.[2] At the Junior Grand Prix Final, she placed 7th.

By qualifying to the Junior Grand Prix Final, she had earned a bye to the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Dobbs competed on the junior level and placed 7th.

Following that season, Dobbs teamed up with Joseph Jacobsen to compete in pair skating while still competing as a single skater.

2009–2010 season[edit]

In the 2009–2010 season, Dobbs competed in single and pair skating. She made her senior international debut[3] at the 2009 Ice Challenge in Graz and won the bronze medal. The timing of this competition gave her a bye through the regional championships to her sectional championships. At the 2010 Pacific Coast Sectional Figure Skating Championships, held in the fall of 2009, Dobbs qualified for the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships by winning the pewter medals in both the singles event and the pairs event.

At the 2010 U.S. Championships, Dobbs placed 6th in the ladies event,[4] and 7th in the pairs event[5] with Jacobsen.

Because the 2010 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships were held so close to the U.S. Championships, U.S. Figure Skating had submitted possible entries in advance. Dobbs was on the alternate list for Four Continents and was assigned to the event following the 2010 U.S. Championships.[6] Dobbs & Jacobsen were not listed as alternates and so could not have been sent; but were the fourth alternates for the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships.[7]

At the Four Continents Championships, she placed second in the short program with 57.56 points, 1.32 behind Akiko Suzuki.[8][9] She finished fourth overall.

2010–2011 season[edit]

Dobbs was assigned to one senior Grand Prix event, the 2010 Cup of China, and finished sixth.

Programs[edit]

Singles[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2010–2011
[10]
2009–2010
[11][12]
  • Concierto de Aranjuez
    by Joaquín Rodrigo
    performed by Ikuko Kawai
2008–2009
[13]
2007–2008
[14][15]

Pairs with Jacobsen[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2009–2010
[12]

Pairs with Trefil[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2005–2006
[16]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Singles career[edit]

Results[17][18]
International
Event 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Four Continents 4th
GP Cup of China 6th
Finlandia Trophy 5th
Ice Challenge 3rd
International: Junior
JGP Final 7th
JGP Mexico 1st
JGP South Africa 3rd
Challenge Cup 3rd J.
National
U.S. Champ. 5th J. 7th J. 6th
Pacific Coast Sect. 6th N. 3rd J. 4th
Central Pacific Reg. 7th N. 1st N. 1st J.
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

Pairs career[edit]

With Jacobsen[edit]

National
Event 2009–2010
U.S. Championships 7th
Pacific Coast Sectionals 4th

With Trefil[edit]

National
Event 2005–2006
U.S. Championships 5th N.
Pacific Coast Sectionals 2nd N.
N. = Novice level

Detailed results[edit]

Small medals for short and long programs awarded only at ISU Championships.

Singles career[edit]

2009–2010 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
January 25–31, 2010 2010 Four Continents Championships Senior 2
57.56
5
100.67
4
158.23
January 14–24, 2010 2010 U.S. Championships Senior 6
56.11
7
94.61
6
150.72
2008–2009 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
January 18–25, 2009 2009 U.S. Championships Junior 7
43.21
8
73.31
7
116.52
December 10–15, 2008 2008–09 Junior Grand Prix Final Junior 5
47.48
7
69.59
7
117.07
October 8–11, 2008 2008–09 Junior Grand Prix, South Africa Junior 12
40.60
1
88.04
3
128.64
September 10–14, 2008 2008–09 Junior Grand Prix, Mexico Junior 1
50.46
1
88.98
1
139.44
2007–2008 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
January 20–27, 2008 2008 U.S. Championships Junior 6 2 5
142.76

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships Novice Pairs Result". U.S. Figure Skating. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2008/2009 Junior Ladies FINAL RESULTS". International Skating Union. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Eleven U.S. Athletes to Compete this Week at Ice Challenge in Graz, Austria". U.S. Figure Skating. October 27, 2009. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "2010 US Figure Skating Championships 01/15/2010 – 01/23/2010 Championship Ladies Final Results". U.S. Figure Skating. January 23, 2010. Archived from the original on January 25, 2010. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "2010 US Figure Skating Championships 01/15/2010 – 01/23/2010 Championship Pairs Final Results". U.S. Figure Skating. January 16. Archived from the original on January 28, 2010. Retrieved January 27, 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "U.S. Figure Skating Announces Ladies, Ice Dancing Teams Nominated to 2010 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team". U.S. Figure Skating. January 23, 2010. Archived from the original on January 27, 2010. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Figure Skating Announces Pairs Teams Nominated to 2010 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team". U.S. Figure Skating. January 16, 2010. Archived from the original on January 20, 2010. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  8. ^ "ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships – Ladies – Short Program Result Details". U.S. Figure Skating. January 27, 2010. Archived from the original on January 29, 2010. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Suzuki, Dobbs excel at Four Continents". Associated Press. January 27, 2010. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Amanda DOBBS: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Amanda DOBBS: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 29, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "2009–2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Biographies" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 2, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Amanda DOBBS: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Amanda DOBBS: 2007/2008". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on April 23, 2008. 
  15. ^ "89th U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Biographies" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 21, 2012. 
  16. ^ "2006 State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Dobbs/Trefil" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 28, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Competition Results: Amanda DOBBS". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 15, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Amanda DOBBS". IceNetwork. 

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