Bianca Butler

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Bianca Butler
Bianca Butler & Joseph Jacobsen 2007 JGP USA.jpg
Butler & Jacobsen in 2007
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1989-09-02) September 2, 1989 (age 27)
Height 163 cm (5.35 ft)
Former partner Joseph Jacobsen
Coach Angela Nikodinov
Former coach Todd Sand, Jenni Meno, Alexander Zaitsev
Choreographer Renne Rocca
Skating club All Year FSC
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 123.14
2006 JGPF
Short program 46.47
2006 JGP Norway
Free skate 78.84
2005 JGP Andorra

Bianca Butler (born September 2, 1989 in Laguna Beach, California) is an American pair skater.

She teamed up with Joseph Jacobsen in 2000.[1] They were the 2007 US National junior silver medalists. They qualified for the 2005 Junior Grand Prix Final in their first year on the circuit, and placed sixth.

Although they placed seventh on the day, they were later moved up a spot to a sixth-place finish at the 2007–2008 Junior Grand Prix Final following the retroactive disqualification of first-place-finishers Vera Bazarova & Yuri Larionov due to a positive doping sample from Larionov.

Their partnership ended in February 2009.[2]

Programs[edit]

(with Jacobsen)

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2008–2009[2] The Nutcracker
by Tchaikovsky
  • El Sombrero de Tres Picos
    by Manuel de Falla
  • Concierto de Aranjuez
    by Joaquin Rodrigo
2007–2008[2][3] Love Story
by Francis Lai
  • El Sombrero de Tres Picos
    by Manuel de Falla
  • Concierto de Aranjuez
    by Joaquin Rodrigo

  • Fandango
    by Manuel de Falla
  • Adagio
    by Joaquin Rodrigo
  • Alborada del Gracioso
    by Maurice Ravel
2006–2007[2] Pas de Deux
from "The Nutcracker"
by Tchaikovsky
Allegro Scherzando
Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor Op. 18
by Rachmaninoff
2005–2006[1] The Nutcracker
by Tchaikovsky
Warsaw Concerto It's a Wonderful Night
by Fat Boy Slim

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Jacobsen)

Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
World Junior Championships 11th
U.S. Championships 7th N. 7th N. 2nd N. 5th J. 2nd J. 9th 13th
Junior Grand Prix Final 6th 6th[4]
Junior Grand Prix, Germany 5th
Junior Grand Prix, USA 4th
Junior Grand Prix, Japan 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, Andorra 1st
Triglav Trophy 2nd J.
Pacific Coast Sectionals 2nd N. 1st N. 1st N. 1st J. 3rd
Southwest Pacific Regionals 1st N. 2nd N.
N. = Novice level; J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (December 26, 2005). "First Junior Season No Problem for Butler and Jacobsen". Skate Today. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bianca Butler / Joseph Jacobsen". Ice Network. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bianca BUTLER / Joseph JACOBSEN: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ Entry/Resultlist

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