Curran Oi

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Curran Oi
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1990-10-19) October 19, 1990 (age 25)
Boston, Massachusetts
Home town Wellesley, Massachusetts
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Coach Matthew Savoie
Former coach Mark Mitchell, Peter Johansson
Former choreographer Jamie Isley, Mark Mitchell
Skating club Yale FSC
Began skating 1996
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 182.89
2009 World Juniors
Short program 69.40
2009 World Juniors
Free skate 113.49
2009 World Juniors

Curran Oi (born October 19, 1990) is an American figure skater. He won two ISU Junior Grand Prix silver medals and placed fifth at the 2009 World Junior Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Curran Oi was born on October 19, 1990 in Boston, Massachusetts.[1] He is the brother of Bryna Oi, the 2011 Japanese national ice dancing champion with Taiyo Mizutani.[2] His brother, Aidan Oi, competed in swimming and attended Boston University Academy.[citation needed]

Curran Oi began attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009,[3] graduating in 2013 with a degree in nuclear engineering and physics.[4] He then enrolled as a PhD student in biophysics at Yale University.[4]

Career[edit]

Oi began skating at age six after seeing the sport on television.[5] He trained at the Skating Club of Boston under Mark Mitchell and Peter Johansson.[6] He won a silver medal on the Junior Grand Prix circuit in his first year on it and placed 5th at the 2006 Junior Grand Prix Final.[7]

Oi was selected for the 2008 and 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Scholastics Honors Team.[8][9]

Oi announced that he would not compete in the 2009–10 season in order to focus on his studies.[3] In 2014, he started skating again, and has been coached by Matthew Savoie once a week.[4][10]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2008–09
[1]
2007–08
[11]
  • The Phantom of the Opera
    by Andrew Lloyd Webber
2006–07
[12]
  • Freedom
    by Michael W. Smith

Competitive highlights[edit]

JGP: ISU Junior Grand Prix

International[13]
Event 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 10–11 14–15 15–16
Junior Worlds 5th
JGP Final 5th
JGP Belarus 5th
JGP Estonia 6th
JGP France 2nd
JGP Italy 2nd
JGP Norway 4th
Gardena 1st J
National[14]
U.S. Champ. 3rd N 4th J 6th J 6th 18th
U.S. Collegiate Ch. 2nd[4]
U.S. Jr. Champ. 6th Jv 7th I
Eastern Sect. 5th N 1st N 1st J 2nd 7th 4th
New England Reg. 1st Jv 1st I 2nd N 1st N 1st J 1st
Levels – Jv: Juvenile; I: Intermediate; N: Novice; J: Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Curran OI: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Japan Figure Skating Championships 2011". Japan Skating Federation Official Results & Data Site. December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Rutherford, Lynn (May 2, 2009). "Oi won't compete in upcoming season". Ice Network. 
  4. ^ a b c d Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (November 25, 2014). "The Inside Edge: Ge enjoying surprising success; Oi gets back in the rink; Russian ladies taking costumes to new levels". Ice Network. 
  5. ^ Mittan, Barry (January 31, 2007). "Oi Snags Junior Men's Pewter Medal". Skate Today. 
  6. ^ Griswold, Alison (February 5, 2009). "Wellesley High's Curran Oi skates his way into record books". GateHouse News Service. Wicked Local. 
  7. ^ Mittan, Barry (May 25, 2009). "Oi Boy". Golden Skate. 
  8. ^ U.S. Figure Skating to Honor 10 Exceptional Scholar Athletes at 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  9. ^ U.S. Figure Skating Honors 10 Exceptional Scholar Athletes at 2009 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  10. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (November 4, 2015). "The Inside Edge: Dolensky delivers in the moment; Castelli's dress gets passed around; Oi off to Easterns; Pairs go rowing". Ice Network. 
  11. ^ "Curran OI: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 7, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Curran OI: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 20, 2007. 
  13. ^ "Competition Results: Curran OI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 24, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Curran Oi". IceNetwork. 

External links[edit]

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