Hendryk Schamberger

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Hendryk Schamberger
Goolsbee/Schamberger at the 1992 German Championships in Berlin
Personal information
Country represented Germany
Born (1968-05-11) 11 May 1968 (age 49)
Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Former partner Jennifer Goolsbee, Andrea Weppelmann
Former coach Martin Skotnicky
Skating club RSC Essen
Former training locations Oberstdorf
Retired 1995

Hendryk Schamberger (born 11 May 1968) is a German former competitive ice dancer. With Jennifer Goolsbee, he is a four-time German national champion and placed ninth at the 1994 Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Hendryk Schamberger was born to the German former ice dancers Martha and Hans-Jürgen Schamberger. He studied medicine at university during and after the end of his figure skating career. His main profession is orthopedic physician.


Hendryk Schamberger started skating in 1978 and represented the RSC Essen club. He skated with Andrea Weppelmann from 1985 until 1990, winning the German national title in 1989. They placed as high as tenth at the European Championships (1989) and 14th at the World Championships (1989). Weppelmann/Schamberger parted ways after placing third at the 1990 German Championships. The duo had also competed in artistic roller skating — they were bronze medalists in the dance event at the 1989 World Games.

In 1990, Schamberger teamed up with American ice dancer Jennifer Goolsbee. They were coached by Martin Skotnicky in Oberstdorf. They won the German national title four times and competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics, placing ninth.[1] Goolsbee/Schamberger finished as high as seventh at the World Championships (1994) and eighth at the European Championships (1995). They parted ways in 1995 but teamed up again in 1997 to skate in shows.[2]

Schamberger has a German A-coach-licence and coaches ice dancing at the Berliner TSC club. His former students include Tanja Kolbe / Sascha Rabe. He also works as a TV commentator for figure skating for Eurosport. In October 2006, Schamberger participated in RTL's German version of Dancing on Ice, partnered with Liz Baffoe.

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Weppelmann[edit]

Event 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90
Worlds 17th 18th 18th 14th
Europeans 15th 15th 14th 10th
Nations Cup 3rd
NHK Trophy 6th
German Champ. 6th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd

With Goolsbee[edit]

Event 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95
Olympics 9th
Worlds 17th 11th 12th 7th 11th
Europeans 11th 10th 10th 9th 8th
Nations Cup 3rd
Skate Canada 7th
German Champ. 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ "Hendryk Schamberger". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2014-02-19. 
  2. ^ "Jennifer Goolsbee & Hendryk Schamberger". Figure Skating Corner. Archived from the original on 2014-02-20. 
  • Program Figure Skating World Championships Munich 1991 page 30
  • Eurosport: Figur Skating events
  • Deutsche Eislauf Union and German Figure Skating Championships