Emily Benenson

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Emily Benenson (born 1957) is an American figure skater.[1] She competed in pairs with partner Johnny Johns, and the duo won a bronze medal at the 1973 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. After their partnership ended, she paired with Jack Courtney.

Competitive Highlights[edit]

(with Courtney)

Event 1975 1976
U.S. Championships 3rd 3rd

(with Johns)

Event 1973
U.S. Championships 3rd

(with Johns)[edit]


  • U.S. Championships - 3rd[2]

(with Courtney)[edit]


  • U.S. Championships - 3rd


  • U.S. Championships - 3rd[3]


  1. ^ Amdur, Neil (20 May 1979). Skater Finds Sport Is More Than Medals, The New York Times ("Emily Benenson can look at figure skating from a different perspective now than when she was the 5-year-old phenom of Short Hills... She was a national ranked pairs skater with Jack Courtney, her partner; finished third in the 1976 United States Olympic trials....")
  2. ^ Stonger, Karol (6 February 1974). Johnny Johns Jilts Two Janes But Won The Gold, Lewiston Evening Journal
  3. ^ Associated Press (10 January 1976). Tickner Leads in Skating, The New York Times ("Emily Benenson and Jack Courtney of Colorado Springs, who won the bronze medal, will be the alternates on the Olympic team.")