Camden Pulkinen

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Camden Pulkinen
Lillehammer 2016 - Figure Skating Men Short Program - Camden Pulkinen 2.jpg
Pulkinen in 2016
Personal information
Country represented United States United States
Born (2000-03-25) March 25, 2000 (age 18)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Home town Colorado Springs, Colorado
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Coach Tom Zakrajsek
Former coach Becky Calvin, Drew Meekins, Karen Gesell
Choreographer Stéphane Lambiel, Tom Dickson
Former choreographer Drew Meekins
Skating club Broadmoor SC
Training locations Colorado Springs, Colorado
Began skating 2005
World standing 64 (2017–18)
186 (2016–17)
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 223.95
2018 JGP Austria
Short program 81.01
2018 JGP Czech Republic
Free skate 147.80
2018 JGP Austria

Camden Pulkinen (born March 25, 2000) is an American figure skater. He is the 2017 Junior Grand Prix Final silver medalist, two-time JGP Austria champion (2017, 2018), and 2018 U.S. national junior champion. He finished within the top six at the 2018 World Junior Championships. He is the current world record holder for the PCS (SP and FS) in junior men.

Personal life[edit]

Pulkinen was born on March 25, 2000, in Scottsdale, Arizona.[1] His elder sister, Elena, has also competed in figure skating.[2] He attended Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona.[3]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Pulkinen began learning to skate in 2005.[1] He competed on the juvenile level beginning in the 2010–2011 season. He moved up to the intermediate level in 2013–2014 and to the novice ranks the following season.

2015–2016 season[edit]

Pulkinen moved up to the junior level in the 2015–2016 season. He was coached by Karen Gesell at the Coyotes Skating Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.[4]

After winning the Golden West Championships, he was nominated to represent the United States at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics in Hamar, Norway.[3] He placed 7th at the competition, held in February 2016.

2016–2017 season[edit]

Pulkinen relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado in June 2016.[5] Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin, and Drew Meekins became his coaches.[6]

His ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) came in October 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia; he finished 9th at the event. In January 2017, he won the junior silver medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships.

2017–2018 season[edit]

Making his senior international debut, Pulkinen placed 11th at the Philadelphia Summer International in early August 2017. He then returned to the junior level, winning gold at a 2017 JGP competition in September in Salzburg, Austria. A month later, he took silver at a JGP event in Gdańsk, Poland, and qualified to the JGP Final in Nagoya, Japan. In Nagoya, Japan, he won the silver medal at the JGP Final. After the final, he won gold at the 2018 U.S. national in Junior men. In march, he competed at the 2018 World Junior Championships and placed 6th.

2018–2019 season[edit]

In early August 2018, Pulkinen placed fourth in the senior ranks at the Philadelphia Summer International.Competing in the 2018–2019 ISU Junior Grand Prix series, he won gold in Linz, Austria, At his 2nd JGP event he won the Silver medal in Ostrava, Czech Republic. he qualified to the 2018–19 Junior Grand Prix Final. in Vancouver,Canada,

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2018–2019
[7][8]
2017–2018
[1]
2016–2017
[6][9]
  • Sarabande Suite (Aeternae)
    by Globus
2015–2016
[10]

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

Junior and senior career[edit]

International[11]
Event 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Philadelphia 11th 4th
International: Junior[11]
Junior Worlds 6th
Youth Olympics 7th
JGP Final 2nd TBD
JGP Austria 1st 1st
JGP Czech Republic 2nd
JGP Estonia 9th
JGP Poland 2nd
National[12]
U.S. Champ. 11th J 2nd J 1st J
Midwestern 1st J
Pacific Coast 4th J
Southwest Pacific 4th J
J = Junior level; TBD = Assigned

Juvenile, intermediate, and novice career[edit]

National[12]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15
U.S. Junior Championships 16th V 5th V
Midwestern Sectionals
Pacific Coast Sectionals 1st V 6th N
Southwest Pacific Regionals 7th V 1st V 1st V 1st I 2nd N
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice

Detailed results[edit]

Current ISU world bests highlighted in bold and italic.

2018–19 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
6–9 December 2018 2018–19 JGP Final Junior
TBD


September 26–29, 2018 2018 JGP Czech Republic Junior 1
81.01
5
131.44
2
212.45
August 29 – September 1, 2018 2018 JGP Austria Junior 2
76.15
1
147.80
1
223.95
August 3–5, 2018 2018 Philadelphia Summer International Senior 5
67.20
4
127.82
4
195.02
2017–18 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 5–11, 2018 2018 World Junior Championships Junior 17
62.31
4
145.57
6
207.88
Dec. 29 – Jan. 8, 2017 2018 U.S. Championships Junior 1
67.88
1
151.41
1
219.29
December 7–10, 2017 2017−18 JGP Final Junior 5
70.90
2
146.20
2
217.10
October 4–7, 2017 2017 JGP Poland Junior 4
68.52
1
140.83
2
209.35
August 23–26, 2017 2017 JGP Austria Junior 1
66.34
1
137.46
1
203.80
August 3–5, 2017 2017 Philadelphia Summer International Senior 11
56.57
11
113.02
11
169.59
2016–17 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
January 14–22, 2017 2017 U.S. Championships Junior 1
73.41
2
124.24
2
197.65
September 28 – October 1, 2016 2016 JGP Estonia Junior 9
60.44
9
111.25
9
171.69
2015–16 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
February 12–21, 2016 2016 Youth Olympics Junior 7
57.91
8
108.68
7
166.59
January 15–24, 2016 2016 U.S. Championships Junior 11
46.80
10
98.59
11
145.39

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Camden PULKINEN: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Metcalfe, Jeff (January 16, 2016). "Gilbert siblings ready for U.S. Figure Skating Championships". azcentral.com.
  3. ^ a b "Arizona's Camden Pulkinen to skate at Lillehammer Youth Olympics". byteclay.com. February 5, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Camden Pulkinen ready to skate with junior men at Nationals". byteclay.com. January 14, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "#JacksonFamily Interviews ft. Camden Pulkinen". medium.com. February 16, 2017. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Camden PULKINEN: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Camden PULKINEN: 2018/2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 31, 2018.
  8. ^ Capellazzi, Gina (August 30, 2018). "Camden Pulkinen: Building his springboard to success". figureskatersonline.com.
  9. ^ Lewis, Amber (January 12, 2017). "Pulkinen aims to jump to the podium in Kansas City". icemusings.com.
  10. ^ "Camden PULKINEN: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "Competition Results: Camden PULKINEN". International Skating Union.
  12. ^ a b "Camden Pulkinen". U.S. Figure Skating.
    "Earlier versions". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on July 2, 2018.

External links[edit]

World Junior Record Holders
Preceded by
Canada Conrad Orzel
Men's Junior Short Program
28 September 2018 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent