Brendan Kerry in 2012
|Born||18 November 1994|
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Former coach||Tammy Gambill, Galina Pachin, Monica MacDonald, Kylie Fennell|
|Former choreographer||Justin Dillon, Cindy Stuart, Monica MacDonald|
|Skating club||Macquarie Ice Skating Club|
|Training locations||Moscow, Russia|
|Former training locations||Riverside, United States |
|ISU personal best scores|
Brendan Kerry (born 18 November 1994) is an Australian figure skater. He is a six-time Australian national champion. He has competed in the final segment at twelve ISU Championships – three World, two World Junior, and seven Four Continents Championships. Kerry has competed at two Olympic games, placing 29th in Sochi 2014 and 20th in PyeongChang 2018.
Brendan Kerry was born 18 November 1994 in Sydney. His mother, Monica MacDonald, competed in ice dancing at the 1988 Winter Olympics, and his sister, Chantelle Kerry, a former ladies' singles competitor, now also competes in ice dance.
Kerry started skating in 2004. He debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series in 2008. He won the Australian national junior title in the 2009–2010 season. In 2011, Kerry made his senior international debut at the Four Continents Championships. He also competed at his first World Junior Championships.
In the 2011–2012 season, Kerry won the Australian national title on the senior level and was assigned to his first World Championships. He was cut after finishing 15th in the preliminary round at the event in Nice, France.
In September 2013, Kerry was sent to the Nebelhorn Trophy, the final qualifying competition for the 2014 Winter Olympics. As a result of his 8th place finish, Australia received one of the six remaining spots for countries which had not previously qualified a men's entry. He placed 5th in both of his JGP events. In January, he reached the free skate at the 2014 Four Continents Championships in Taipei and went on to finish 20th overall. In February, Kerry placed 29th in the short program at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, scoring 47.12 points. With only the top 24 advancing, it was not enough to progress to the final segment. He ended his season at the 2014 World Junior Championships, held in March in Sofia, Bulgaria. He placed 19th in the short, 20th in the free, and 21st overall.
Kerry competed at two events of the newly inaugurated ISU Challenger Series, placing 9th at the 2014 CS Lombardia Trophy and 11th at the 2014 CS Skate Canada Autumn Classic. He finished 17th at the 2015 Four Continents Championships in Seoul, South Korea. At his second World Championships, he qualified to the free skate for the first time by placing 17th in the short program. He finished 20th overall in Shanghai, China.
Kerry was invited to his first-ever Grand Prix event, the 2015 Skate America. He placed 11th in the short program, 7th in the free skate, and 8th overall. On 23 November, he was added to the 2015 NHK Trophy. He finished 12th in Japan and 19th at the 2016 Four Continents in Taipei, Taiwan. In March, he placed 17th at the 2016 World Championships in Boston after ranking 17th in both segments. Soon after, Kerry placed second in the short and first in the free to win the gold medal at Gardena Spring Trophy 2016, in Egna, Italy, setting two ISU personal bests (short program and total combined score.)
Kerry was invited to two Grand Prix events, the 2016 Skate America and 2016 Trophée de France, and finished tenth at both. In December, he won his fifth national title. In February 2017, he finished 11th at the 2017 Four Continents Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, and fifth at the Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan.
In March, Kerry placed 13th in the short, 15th in the free, and 15th overall at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Due to his result, Australia qualified a spot in the men's event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Kerry opened his season in mid-September, winning a bronze medal at the 2017 CS Lombardia Trophy and becoming the first Australian men's skater to finish on a Challenger Series podium. A week later, he received the bronze medal at the 2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy.
Kerry was named to the Australian team for the 2018 Winter Olympics in November 2017, and won his fifth consecutive senior national title at the 2017 Australian National Championships in Brisbane in December.
|Season||Short program||Free skating|
|GP NHK Trophy||12th|
|GP Skate America||8th||10th|
|GP Skate Canada||11th||11th|
|CS Autumn Classic||11th||WD|
|CS Golden Spin||5th|
|CS Ondrej Nepela||3rd|
|CS U.S. Classic||4th|
|Egna Spring Trophy||1st|
|Skate Down Under||1st|
|NZ Winter Games||3rd J|
|Australian Champ.||2nd J||1st J||1st J||1st||2nd||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st||1st|
|J = Junior level; P = Preliminary round|
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