Mallory and Rand at the 2010 European Championships
June 2, 1987 |
|Home town||Berkeley, California|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Partner||Kristjan Rand (EST), Brent Holdburg (USA)|
|Coach||Igor Shpilband, Marina Zoueva, Lea Rand, Sergei Ponomarenko, Marina Klimova|
|Choreographer||Igor Shpilband, Marina Zoueva, Lea Rand|
|Skating club||Jääkild FSC|
|ISU personal best scores|
2009 Skate America
Caitlin Mallory (born June 2, 1987) is an American former ice dancer. She is the 2005 Golden Spin of Zagreb silver medalist with Brent Holdburg. In 2008, she began appearing internationally for Estonia with Kristjan Rand. They competed in the final segment at four ISU Championships.
Early in her career, Mallory competed as a single skater on the sectional level in the United States. By 2003, she was competing in ice dancing with Brent Holdburg for the United States. They won the silver medal at the 2005 Golden Spin of Zagreb. After their partnership ended in 2007, Mallory skated briefly with Maxim Zavozin.
Partnership with Rand
Coaches Igor Shpilband and Marina Zueva suggested that Mallory try out with Estonian ice dancer Kristjan Rand. She began competing with Rand for Estonia in the 2008–2009 season. They qualified to the free dance at both of their ISU Championships assignments, finishing 14th at the 2009 European Championships in Helsinki, Finland, and 20th at the 2009 World Championships in Los Angeles, California.
Early the following season, Mallory/Rand placed 9th at the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, giving Estonia a spot in the ice dancing event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. They placed 8th at their sole Grand Prix assignment, the 2009 Skate America. They did not compete in Canada because the Olympics, unlike other competitions, required both partners to be citizens of the country they were representing and Estonia did not allow dual nationality, meaning that Mallory would have to renounce her U.S. citizenship. She said, "we just realized it was too much of a sacrifice for one competition." Estonia's spot at the Olympics was used by Rand's brother and his partner. Mallory/Rand placed 13th at the 2010 European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia, and 17th at the 2010 World Championships in Turin, Italy.
The two missed the 2010–2011 season due to Rand's compulsory one-year military service and both skaters' plans to finish college. They did not return to competition.
|Season||Original dance||Free dance|
|Estonian folk dance:
With Rand for Estonia
|GP Skate America||8th|
With Holdburg for the United States
|JGP United States||9th|
|U.S. Championships||11th J||2nd J||11th||7th|
|Pacific Coast Sect.||3rd J||1st J||2nd||2nd|
|J = Junior level|
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- 2005 Golden Spin of Zagreb results
- "Ice Skaters Mallory, Rand Skip Season for Military Service". Eesti Rahvusringhääling. September 7, 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011.
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- "Competition Results: Caitlin MALLORY / Brent HOLDBURG". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 7, 2017.
Media related to Caitlin Mallory at Wikimedia Commons