Chris Reed (figure skater)
Reed with Muramoto at the 2018 Winter Olympics
|Born||July 7, 1989|
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
|Home town||Warren Township, New Jersey|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Former partner||Kana Muramoto, Cathy Reed|
|Coach||Marina Zueva, Oleg Eipstein, Massimo Scali, Johnny Johns|
|Former coach||Galit Chait Moracci, Alexei Gorshkov, Tyler Myles, John Kerr, Inese Bucevica, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Nikolai Morozov, Valter Rizzo, Andrew Stroukoff, Susan Kelley|
|Choreographer||Marina Zueva, Massimo Scali|
|Former choreographer||Igor Shpilband, Patti Wilcox, Galit Chait, Inese Bucevica, Nikolai Morozov|
|Skating club||Arctic Edge FSC |
Kinoshita Club Tokyo
|Former skating club||Kawagoe Figure Skating Club|
|Training locations||Canton, Michigan|
|Former training locations||Hackensack, New Jersey|
|ISU personal best scores|
Chris Reed (born July 7, 1989) is a Japanese ice dancer. With his sister Cathy Reed, he became a seven-time Japanese national champion (2008–2011, 2013–2015) and the 2011 Asian Winter Games silver medalist. They competed at two Winter Olympics (2010, 2014) and reached the final segment at nine ISU Championships.
With Kana Muramoto, Reed is the 2018 Four Continents bronze medalist, the 2017 Asian Winter Games silver medalist, and a three-time Japanese national champion (2016–2018). They competed in the final segment at five ISU Championships and the 2018 Winter Olympics.
- 1 Personal life
- 2 Career
- 3 Programs
- 4 Competitive highlights
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Chris Reed was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His mother is Japanese and his father is American. Reed has two skating siblings – his elder sister, Cathy, with whom he competed in ice dancing, and his younger sister Allison Reed, who is also an ice dancer. The siblings grew up in Warren Township, New Jersey.
Partnership with Cathy Reed
The Reeds won the novice ice dancing title at the 2006 U.S. Championships. They decided to represent Japan beginning in the 2006–07 season. While novice national champions are usually given a chance to compete on the Junior Grand Prix, Cathy Reed was too old at the time of their win to compete as a junior internationally. The Reeds accepted an offer to compete for Japan, advancing immediately to the senior level.
After advancing to the senior level, they placed fourth at the Golden Spin of Zagreb and second at the 2007 Japan Championships. At the 2007 Four Continents, they placed ahead of several teams who had been competing a seniors much longer.
Making their Grand Prix debut, the Reeds placed 9th at the 2007 Skate America and 8th at the 2007 NHK Trophy. They won the Japanese national championships. They repeated their 7th-place finish at the Four Continents, and then placed 16th at the 2008 Worlds. They represented Japan at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
After the 2014–15 figure skating season, his sister retired from competitive figure skating.
2015–2016 season: Beginning of partnership with Muramoto
Making their international debut, Muramoto/Reed placed 7th at the 2015 NHK Trophy in November. The following month, they won the Japanese national title. In January 2016, the duo took silver at the MNNT Cup in Poland. They placed 7th at the 2016 Four Continents Championships in February in Taipei, Taiwan. In March, they placed 16th in the short dance, 14th in the free dance, and 15th overall at the 2016 World Championships in Boston, Massachusetts.
Muramoto/Reed won silver at the 2016 CS U.S. Classic in September, and placed 8th at the 2016 Skate America in October. They withdrew from their November Grand Prix event, the 2018 NHK Trophy. After winning their second national title, the duo took bronze at the 2017 MNNT Cup.
In February, Muramoto/Reed placed 9th at the 2017 Four Continents Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, and won silver at the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. In March, they placed 23rd in the short dance at the 2017 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. As a result, they did not advance to the final segment and missed qualifying for the Olympics.
Muramoto/Reed began their season in September, taking bronze at the 2017 CS U.S. Classic. At the end of the month, they competed at the 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy, the final qualifying opportunity for the Olympics. The two won the silver medal and secured an Olympic spot for Japan. In November, they appeared at a pair of Grand Prix events, finishing 9th at the 2018 NHK Trophy and 7th at the 2017 Skate America. They then won their third national title, outscoring the silver medalists by nearly 17 points.
In January, Muramoto/Reed won the bronze medal at the 2018 Four Continents Championships in Taipei, Taiwan. In February, they competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. They placed 15th in the short dance, 13th in the free dance, and 15th overall. The following month, they finished 11th at the 2018 World Championships in Milan, Italy.
With Kana Muramoto
|Season||Short dance||Free dance||Exhibition|
|Ryuichi Sakamoto medley
|Ray Charles medley||Poeta medley
|Robert Stolz medley
With Cathy Reed
|Season||Short dance||Free dance||Exhibition|
With Kana Muramoto for Japan
|GP NHK Trophy||7th||WD||9th||WD|
|GP Skate America||8th||7th|
|CS U.S. Classic||2nd||3rd|
|WD = Withdrew |
T = Team result; P = Personal result.
Medals awarded for team result only.
With Cathy Reed for Japan
|GP NHK Trophy||8th||8th||7th||7th||7th||5th||6th||6th|
|GP Skate America||9th||7th||5th|
|3rd T |
| WD = Withdrew |
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.
With Cathy Reed for the United States
|U.S. Championships||1st N|
|Eastern Sectionals||10th N||5th N||1st N|
|North Atlantic Regionals||1st N|
|N = Novice level|
- "Kana MURAMOTO / Chris REED: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 29, 2018.
- D'Alessandro, Dave (February 23, 2010). "Zaretsky, Reed siblings make Jersey proud in Olympic ice dancing". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on April 30, 2012.
- Nemcek, Brenda A. (February 6, 2014). "Raising Olympians: Warren's Three Reed Siblings Competing In Sochi Olympics". TAP into Warren.
Cathy Reed (born June 5, 1987) and Chris Reed (born July 7, 1989) are the 5-time Japanese national champions (2008 - 2011, 2013). Younger sister Allison Reed (born June 8, 1994) attended Warren Middle School and Watchung Hills Regional High School.... All three of the siblings are from Warren Township and now train in Hackensack.
- Mittan, Barry (December 27, 2006). "U.S. Novice Champs to Compete for Japan". SkateToday.
- "木原龍一は須崎海羽、クリス・リードは村元哉中とペア". Sponichi (in Japanese). Sponichi. June 18, 2015. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
- Muramoto, Kana (June 17, 2015). "I can finally and officially announce my new partnership with the awesome fun kind hearted Chris Reed ;))" (Instagram).
- "Nebelhorn-Trophy 2017 Ice Dance Results". International Skating Union. September 30, 2017.
- "Athlete Profile - Chris REED". pyeongchang2018.com. Archived from the original on April 20, 2018.
- "アイスダンス平昌五輪代表 村元哉中とクリス・リードがペア解消「方向性の違い」". sponichi.co.jp (in Japanese). August 9, 2018. Archived from the original on August 9, 2018.
- "木下グループ presents スターズ・オン・アイス 2018 (Special)". TBS 2. 21 April 2018.
- "Kana MURAMOTO / Chris REED: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 30, 2017.
- "Kana MURAMOTO / Chris REED: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.
- "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.
- "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 5, 2014.
- "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2013.
- "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 12, 2012.
- "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011.
- "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 2, 2010.
- "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 1, 2009.
- "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008.
- "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 1, 2007.
- "2006 U.S. Championships: Cathy Reed / Chris Reed" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011.
- "Programs". Official website of Cathy and Chris Reed at ice-dance.com. Archived from the original on March 10, 2016.
- "Competition Results: Kana MURAMOTO / Chris REED". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 9, 2018.
- "村元 哉中 クリス リード" [MURAMOTO Kana / Chris REED] (in Japanese). Japan Skating Federation. Archived from the original on August 9, 2018.
- "Competition Results: Cathy REED / Chris REED". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
- "キャシー リード / Cathy REED and クリス リード / Chris REED". Japan Skating Federation. Archived from the original on March 19, 2015.
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