Brendan Kerry

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Brendan Kerry
2012 WFSC 03d 920 Brendan Kerry.JPG
Brendan Kerry in 2012
Personal information
Country representedAustralia
Born (1994-11-18) 18 November 1994 (age 24)
Sydney, Australia
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
CoachNikolai Morozov
Former coachTammy Gambill, Galina Pachin, Monica MacDonald, Kylie Fennell
ChoreographerMark Pillay
Former choreographerJustin Dillon, Cindy Stuart, Monica MacDonald
Skating clubMacquarie Ice Skating Club
Training locationsMoscow, Russia
Former training locationsRiverside, United States
Sydney, Australia
Began skating2004
ISU personal best scores
Combined total236.24
2017 Worlds
Short program83.11
2017 Worlds
Free skate153.13
2017 Worlds

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.

Personal life[edit]

Brendan Kerry was born 18 November 1994 in Sydney.[1] 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.[1]

Kerry attended Epping Boys High School before transferring to Sydney Distance Education High School to focus on skating.[2]


Early career[edit]

Kerry started skating in 2004.[1] 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.

2013–2014 season[edit]

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.[3] 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.

2014–2015 season[edit]

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.

2015–2016 season[edit]

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.[4] 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.)[5]

2016–2017 season[edit]

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.

2017–2018 season[edit]

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.[6] A week later, he received the bronze medal at the 2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy.

After parting ways with long time coach Tammy Gambill, Kerry confirmed his relocation to Moscow to train with Russian coach, Nikolai Morozov in mid-November.

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
  • Blue Drag
    by Allen Toussaint
  • Boilemaker Jazz Band
    by Allen Toussaint
  • Nothing Else Matters
    by Metallica
    performed by David Garrett
  • Third Movement Vivace Presto
    by Jon Lord
  • Dark Angel
    by Edvin Marton
  • Horizon
    by Paul Schwartz
  • Dark Angel
    by Edvin Marton
  • Final Flight
    by Toman Dandy
  • Faster
    by L Jules X
  • Smooth Criminal
    by Michael Jackson
  • Dirty Diana
    by Michael Jackson
  • Thriller
    by Michael Jackson
  • Beat It
    by Michael Jackson

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

Event 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 29th 20th
Worlds 33rd 20th 17th 15th 18th
Four Continents 18th 19th 21st 20th 17th 19th 11th 13th TBD
GP France 10th
GP NHK Trophy 12th
GP Rostelecom 10th
GP Skate America 8th 10th
GP Skate Canada 11th 11th
CS Autumn Classic 11th WD
CS Golden Spin 5th
CS Lombardia 9th 3rd
CS Ondrej Nepela 3rd
CS U.S. Classic 4th
Asian Games 5th
Egna Spring Trophy 1st
Halloween Cup 1st
MNNT Cup 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 8th
Nordics 3rd
Skate Down Under 1st
Winter Universiade TBD
International: Junior[17]
Junior Worlds 33rd 22nd 21st
JGP Australia 14th
JGP Estonia 5th
JGP Germany 21st 20th
JGP Latvia 5th
JGP U.K. 25th 14th
JGP U.S. 15th
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


  1. ^ a b c d "Brendan Kerry: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Brendan Kerry". Australian Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 28 August 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Brendan KERRY". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014.
  4. ^ "ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2015/16: Men" (PDF). International Skating Union. 23 November 2015.
  5. ^ "26° Gardena Spring Trophy 2016". Retrieved 2016-04-18.
  6. ^ "Back to back podiums for Kerry". Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. 24 September 2017. Archived from the original on 25 October 2017.
  7. ^ Cite error: The named reference ISU-1819 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  8. ^ "Brendan Kerry: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 17 October 2017.
  9. ^ Noonan, Belinda (8 September 2017). "Brendan Kerry is all business". Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Brendan Kerry: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Brendan Kerry: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Brendan Kerry: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014.
  13. ^ "Brendan Kerry: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Brendan Kerry: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012.
  15. ^ "Brendan Kerry: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012.
  16. ^ "Brendan Kerry: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 April 2010.
  17. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Brendan KERRY". International Skating Union.

External links[edit]

Media related to Brendan Kerry at Wikimedia Commons