Bradie Tennell

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Bradie Tennell
Bradie Tennell at 2017 Junior Worlds.jpg
Tennell at the 2017 Junior Worlds
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1998-01-31) January 31, 1998 (age 20)
Winfield, Illinois, United States
Residence Carpentersville, Illinois
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Coach Denise Myers, Jeremy Allen
Former coach Yevgeny Martynov
Choreographer Scott Brown, Benoit Richaud
Former choreographer Shanetta Folle, Cindy Stuart
Skating club Skokie Valley FSC
Former skating club Wagon Wheel FSC
Training locations Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Began skating 2000
World standing 16 (As of 2 May 2018)[1]
26 (2017–18)
80 (2016–17)
139 (2015–16)
210 (2014–15)
Season's bests 14 (2017–18)
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 204.10
2017 Skate America
Short program 68.94
2018 Winter Olympics (Team)
Free skate 137.09
2017 Skate America

Bradie Tennell (born January 31, 1998) is an American competitive figure skater. She is the 2017 Skate America bronze medalist, 2016 CS Tallinn Trophy bronze medalist, and 2018 U.S national champion. She was named to the U.S. Olympic team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. As part of the United States' team, Tennell won a bronze medal in the Team Event at the 2018 Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Tennell was born on January 31, 1998 in Winfield, Illinois.[2] Her mother, Jean, is a registered nurse and a single mother.[3][4] She has two younger brothers, Austin and Shane, both of whom are ice hockey players.[3] Tennell takes classes at a local community college.[5]

Tennell trains at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.[6]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Tennell began learning to skate as a two-year-old after begging her mother to let her try the sport.[7] Denise Myers became her coach around 2007.[8]

Tennell won the novice bronze medal at the 2013 U.S Championships. The next year, she moved up to the junior ranks and placed fourth on that level at the 2014 U.S Championships.

2014–2015 season[edit]

In September 2014, Tennell debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series, placing 8th in Nagoya, Japan. At the 2015 U.S Championships, she won the junior gold medal by over 16 points. In May 2015, she was diagnosed with a stress fracture in both wings of a lumbar vertebrae.[9][8] She wore a back brace the entire summer.[8]

2015–2016 season[edit]

Tennell began her season by placing 11th at her JGP event in Linz, Austria. She finished 6th on the senior level at the 2016 U.S. Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota, on January 23, 2016, and was assigned to the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen. Ranked 4th in the short program and 14th in the free skate, she finished 11th overall in Hungary. In June 2016, a stress fracture was found in a different lumbar vertebra.[8] She was again in a back brace and off the ice for three months while undergoing intense physical therapy before returning to the ice in early September 2016.[8]

2016–2017 season[edit]

Making her senior international debut, Tennell won the bronze medal at the 2016 CS Tallinn Trophy in late November. In January, she finished 9th on the senior level at the 2017 U.S. Championships. In March, she placed 7th at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Taipei, Taiwan.[10]

2017–2018 season[edit]

In November 2017, Tennell won the bronze medal at her sole Grand Prix assignment, Skate America, after placing fourth in the short program and third in the free skate.[11] Tennell finished the competition with a score of 204.10 .[11] At the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Tennell placed first in the short program,[12] and she won the competition with a combined score of 219.51.[13] She was then one of three named to the U.S. women's Olympic figure skating team to represent the United States in Pyeongchang, along with 2017 national champion Karen Chen and Vancouver Olympian Mirai Nagasu.[14]

Tennell made her Olympic debut in the women's short program of the Team Event where she earned her best score of the season with 68.94.[15] She placed fifth in the event, 0.01 points behind fourth place.[15] The United States team, including Tennell, won bronze in the team event.[16] However, she fell in both of her programs in the individual event, leading off the worst ever performance for the US women in figure skating, finishing 9th in front of Nagasu in 10th and Karen Chen in 11th. She rebounded weeks later at the World Championships in Milan, completing two clean programs to finish 6th.

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
  • TBD
2017–2018
[17][18]
  • Taegukgi
    by Lee Dong-jun
    choreo. by Scott Brown



2016–2017
[23]
2015–2016
[2]
  • Tango in Ebony
    performed by Maksim Mrvica
    choreo. by Cindy Stuart
2014–2015
[3][24]
  • Infinity
    by Balázs Havasi
2013–2014
[3]
  • Sozo
    by Kitarō

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[10]
Event 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18-19
Olympics 9th
Worlds 6th
GP Skate America 3rd TBD
GP Intern. de France TBD
CS Lombardia 4th
CS Tallinn Trophy 3rd
Philadelphia 1st
International: Junior[10]
Junior Worlds 11th 7th
JGP Austria 11th
JGP Japan 8th
Gardena 3rd J
National[3]
U.S. Champ. 10th V 15th I 10th N 3rd N 4th J 1st J 6th 9th 1st
Midwestern Sect. 3rd N 2nd N 2nd J 2nd J 1st
UGL Regionals 1stV 3rd I 3rd N 3rd N 1st N
Team events
Olympics 3rd T
5th P
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice; J = Junior
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

Detailed results[edit]

2017–18 season
Date Event SP FS Total
March 21–23, 2018 2018 World Championships 7
68.76
4
131.13
6
199.89
February 15–23, 2018 2018 Winter Olympics (ladies' singles) 11
64.01
9
128.34
9
192.35
February 9–12, 2018 2018 Winter Olympics (team event) 5
68.94
3
January 1–9, 2018 2018 U.S. Championships 1
73.79
1
145.72
1
219.51
November 24–26, 2017 2017 Skate America 4
67.01
3
137.09
3
204.10
September 14–17, 2017 2017 CS Lombardia Trophy 5
64.34
3
132.36
4
196.70
August 3–6, 2017 2017 Philadelphia Summer International 2
64.92
2
120.06
1
184.98
2016–17 season
Date Event SP FS Total
January 14–22, 2017 2017 U.S. Championships 9
59.77
11
110.21
9
169.98
November 20–27, 2016 2016 CS Tallinn Trophy 8
54.44
3
114.54
3
168.98

Junior level[edit]

2016–17 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 15–19, 2017 2017 World Junior Championships Junior 7
57.47
7
103.89
7
161.36
2015–16 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 14–20, 2016 2016 World Junior Championships Junior 4
58.56
14
88.96
11
147.52
January 15–24, 2016 2016 U.S. Championships Senior 7
58.26
6
123.07
6
181.33
November 17–21, 2015 2016 Midwestern Sectional Senior 1
57.71
1
97.97
1
155.68
September 8–12, 2015 2015 JGP Austria Junior 9
46.35
13
78.19
11
124.54
2014–15 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
January 18–25, 2015 2015 U.S. Championships Junior 1
59.38
1
116.98
1
176.36
November 18–22, 2014 2015 Midwestern Sectional Junior 3
51.27
2
93.17
2
144.44
September 10–14, 2014 2014 JGP Japan Junior 4
54.92
8
89.97
8
144.89
2013–14 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 28–30, 2014 2014 Gardena Spring Trophy Junior 3
49.06
2
91.50
3
140.56
January 5–12, 2014 2014 U.S. Championships Junior 4
55.34
6
86.65
4
141.99
November 19–23, 2013 2014 Midwestern Sectional Novice 1
46.05
4
72.95
2
119.00
2012–13 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
January 19–27, 2013 2013 U.S. Championships Novice 3
43.22
4
73.69
3
116.91
November 9–13, 2012 2013 Midwestern Sectional Novice 6
33.61
3
71.84
3
105.45
2011–12 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
January 22–29, 2012 2012 U.S. Championships Novice 10
32.60
9
68.78
10
101.38
  • ISU Personal bests highlighted in bold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISU World Standings for Single & Pair Skating and Ice Dance - Ladies". International Skating Union. 
  2. ^ a b "Bradie TENNELL: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Bradie Tennell". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on July 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ "United Surprises Local Olympian's Family With Trip to Games". NBC Chicago. February 1, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Who is Bradie Tennell?". NBC Olympics. Retrieved February 2, 2018. 
  6. ^ Daday, Eileen O. (January 17, 2018). "Olympic figure skater Bradie Tennell back in Buffalo Grove getting ready for games". Daily Herald. Retrieved February 12, 2018. 
  7. ^ Adams, Char (January 6, 2018). "Everything You Need to Know About Olympics-Bound Figure Skater Bradie Tennell". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  8. ^ a b c d e Hersh, Philip (December 27, 2017). "Meteoric rise has Tennell dreaming about Olympics2". IceNetwork.com. 
  9. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (November 26, 2017). "Miyahara returns to form with Skate America win". IceNetwork.com. 
  10. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Bradie TENNELL". International Skating Union. 
  11. ^ a b Almond, Elliott (November 26, 2017). "Stunning development for U.S. women at Skate America". The Mercury News. 
  12. ^ Elliott, Helene (January 3, 2018). "Bradie Tennell has what it takes". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. 
  13. ^ Elliott, Helene (January 5, 2018). "Bradie Tennell wins her first U.S. women's figure skating title; Mirai Nagasu is second". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  14. ^ Brennan, Christine (January 6, 2018). "U.S. women's figure skating Olympic team set: Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu, Karen Chen". USA Today. Retrieved January 6, 2018. 
  15. ^ a b Associated Press (February 10, 2018). "Bradie Tennell turns in solid short program to help U.S. in team event". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved February 11, 2018. 
  16. ^ Brady, James (February 11, 2018). "Canada takes gold in team figure skating, USA earns bronze". SB Nation. 
  17. ^ "Bradie TENNELL: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 23, 2017. 
  18. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (August 7, 2018). "Dolensky, Tennell shine bright in Pennsylvania". IceNetwork.com. 
  19. ^ a b "Music - Stars on Ice". Stars on Ice. April 2018. Archived from the original on April 12, 2018. 
  20. ^ AbsoluteSkating [@absoluteskating] (25 March 2018). "#Milano2018 #WorldFigure Exhibition program - music & timing" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  21. ^ 2018 US Figure Skating Championships - Smuckers Skating Spectacular (Television production). NBC. January 14, 2018. 
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  24. ^ "Bradie TENNELL: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 22, 2015. 

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