Chris Reed (figure skater)

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Chris Reed
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Reed with Muramoto at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Personal information
Country representedJapan
Born (1989-07-07) July 7, 1989 (age 29)
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Home townWarren Township, New Jersey
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Former partnerKana Muramoto, Cathy Reed
CoachMarina Zueva, Oleg Eipstein, Massimo Scali, Johnny Johns
Former coachGalit Chait Moracci, Alexei Gorshkov, Tyler Myles, John Kerr, Inese Bucevica, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Nikolai Morozov, Valter Rizzo, Andrew Stroukoff, Susan Kelley
ChoreographerMarina Zueva, Massimo Scali
Former choreographerIgor Shpilband, Patti Wilcox, Galit Chait, Inese Bucevica, Nikolai Morozov
Skating clubArctic Edge FSC
Kinoshita Club Tokyo
Former skating clubKawagoe Figure Skating Club
Training locationsCanton, Michigan
Former training locationsHackensack, New Jersey
Began skating1994
ISU personal best scores
Combined total164.38
2018 Worlds
Short dance65.65
2018 Worlds
Free dance98.73
2018 Worlds
Japanese name
Kanaクリス・リード

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.

Personal life[edit]

Chris Reed was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[1] His mother is Japanese and his father is American.[2] 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.[2] The siblings grew up in Warren Township, New Jersey.[3]

Career[edit]

Partnership with Cathy Reed[edit]

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.[4] 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.[2]

The Reeds were named in the Japanese team to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

After the 2014–15 figure skating season, his sister retired from competitive figure skating.

2015–2016 season: Beginning of partnership with Muramoto[edit]

On June 17, 2015, Reed and Kana Muramoto announced that they would compete together, coached by Marina Zueva, Oleg Epstein, and Massimo Scali in Canton, Michigan.[5][6]

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.

2016–2017 season[edit]

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.

2017–2018 season[edit]

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[7] 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.[8] 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.

2018–2019 season[edit]

Muramoto/Reed were assigned to the 2018 NHK Trophy and 2018 Rostelecom Cup. However, on August 9, 2018, Japanese news media reported that they had ended their partnership.[9]

Programs[edit]

With Kana Muramoto[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2017–2018
[1]
Ryuichi Sakamoto medley[10]
2016–2017
[11]
Ray Charles medley Poeta medley
  • Poeta en el Puerto
  • Amor Dulce Muerte
  • Nada Puede Dormir
  • Poeta en el Viento
    by Vicente Amigo
2015–2016
[12]
Robert Stolz medley
  • Waltz: Wiener Café
  • March: Olympiamarsch
  • March: UNO-Marsch
    by Robert Stolz

With Cathy Reed[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
2014–2015
[13]
  • Flamenco: El Cid: Farruca
    by Thomas Hickstein, Elva La Guardia
  • Paso Doble: Gato Montes
    by Hugo Montenegro
2013–2014
[14]
  • Ona Hei
    (from Total War: Shogun 2)
    by Jeff van Dyck
  • Bitter Sweet Water
    (from Hell Girl Mitsuganae)
    by Hiromi Mizutani
  • Good Death
    (from Total War: Shogun 2)
    by Jeff van Dyck
  • Ona Hei
    (from Total War: Shogun 2)
    by Jeff van Dyck

2012–2013
[15]
  • The Prayer
    by Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli
2011–2012
[16]
  • La Llama
    by Chris Ice
  • Whatever Happens
    by Michael Jackson
  • Drums
    by Basic J
  • Chale Chalo
    (from Lagaan)
    by A. R. Rahman
  • Mon Amour
    by David Visan
  • Chale Chalo
    (from Lagaan)
    by A. R. Rahman
2010–2011
[17]
Original dance
2009–2010
[18]
Japanese:
  • Sakura
  • Kodo
2008–2009
[19]
  • Charleston: Money, Money
    (from Cabaret soundtrack)
2007–2008
[20]
  • Prayer in the Night
    (modern arrangement of
    Handel's Suite No. 4)
2006–2007
[21]
  • Prayer in the Night
2005–2006
[22]
2003–2005
[23]
2001–2002
[23]

Competitive highlights[edit]

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

With Kana Muramoto for Japan[edit]

International[24]
Event 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Olympics 15th
Worlds 15th 23rd 11th
Four Continents 7th 9th 3rd
GP Rostelecom WD
GP NHK Trophy 7th WD 9th WD
GP Skate America 8th 7th
CS Nebelhorn 2nd
CS U.S. Classic 2nd 3rd
Asian Games 2nd
MNNT Cup 2nd 3rd
National[25]
Japanese Champ. 1st 1st 1st
Team events
Olympics 5th
World Team
Trophy
1st T
5th P
WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result.
Medals awarded for team result only.

With Cathy Reed for Japan[edit]

International[26]
Event 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15
Olympics 17th 21st
Worlds 16th 16th 15th 13th 24th 20th 18th 22nd
Four Continents 7th 7th WD 7th
GP NHK Trophy 8th 8th 7th 7th 7th 5th 6th 6th
GP Skate America 9th 7th 5th
Golden Spin 4th 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 4th
NRW Trophy 2nd
MNNT Cup 2nd
Asian Games 2nd
National[26][27]
Japanese Champ. 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st WD 1st 1st 1st
Team events
Olympics 5T
World Team
Trophy
3rd T
4th P
3rd T
6th P
WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result. Medals awarded for team result only.

With Cathy Reed for the United States[edit]

National
Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
U.S. Championships 1st N
Eastern Sectionals 10th N 5th N 1st N
North Atlantic Regionals 1st N
N = Novice level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kana MURAMOTO / Chris REED: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 29, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c 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.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Mittan, Barry (December 27, 2006). "U.S. Novice Champs to Compete for Japan". SkateToday.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Muramoto, Kana (June 17, 2015). "I can finally and officially announce my new partnership with the awesome fun kind hearted Chris Reed ;))" (Instagram).
  7. ^ "Nebelhorn-Trophy 2017 Ice Dance Results". International Skating Union. September 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Athlete Profile - Chris REED". pyeongchang2018.com. Archived from the original on April 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ a b "木下グループ presents スターズ・オン・アイス 2018 (Special)". TBS 2. 21 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Kana MURAMOTO / Chris REED: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "Kana MURAMOTO / Chris REED: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.
  13. ^ "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.
  14. ^ "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 5, 2014.
  15. ^ "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2013.
  16. ^ "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 12, 2012.
  17. ^ "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 16, 2011.
  18. ^ "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 2, 2010.
  19. ^ "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 1, 2009.
  20. ^ "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008.
  21. ^ "Cathy REED / Chris REED: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 1, 2007.
  22. ^ "2006 U.S. Championships: Cathy Reed / Chris Reed" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011.
  23. ^ a b "Programs". Official website of Cathy and Chris Reed at ice-dance.com. Archived from the original on March 10, 2016.
  24. ^ "Competition Results: Kana MURAMOTO / Chris REED". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 9, 2018.
  25. ^ "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.
  26. ^ a b "Competition Results: Cathy REED / Chris REED". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
  27. ^ "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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Chris Reed at Wikimedia Commons