Jordan Brauninger

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Jordan Brauninger
Jordan Brauninger.jpg
Brauninger competes in 2005.
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1987-01-19) January 19, 1987 (age 30)
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Former coach Stephanie Miller, Ted Masdea
Former choreographer David Wilson
Skating club Northern Kentucky SC
Began skating 1992
Retired 2005–06
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 178.32
2005 World Juniors
Short program 59.00
2005 World Juniors
Free skate 119.32
2005 World Juniors

Jordan Brauninger (born January 19, 1987) is an American former competitive figure skater. He is the 2004 World Junior bronze medalist.


Brauninger began skating at age five. He played ice hockey for three years and switched to figure skating after meeting Sergei Grinkov. He competed first as a pair skater with Samantha Skavdahl. He landed his first triple toe loop at the age of eleven and his first triple axel when he was 16. He trained in Crescent Springs, Kentucky, coached by Stephanie Miller and Ted Masdea. He represented Northern Kentucky SC.

Brauninger retired from competitive skating during the 2005–06 season. On June 27, 2007, Disney announced that Brauninger would play the role of Troy Bolton in Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Brauninger was born January 19, 1987 in Cincinnati, Ohio,[2] and was home schooled. He lives in Ludlow, Kentucky. He married Lea Nightwalker, a Colorado figure skater,[3] on June 1, 2014 in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Season Short program Free skating
  • In the Garden of Souls
    by David
  • Piano Concerto in D
    by Arthur Bliss
  • Summertime
    by George Gershwin
  • Patton
    by Jerry Goldsmith
    Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Fire
    by J. Hendrix
  • In the South
    by Elgar
    performed by the London Symphony Orchestra

Competitive highlights[edit]

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Event 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
Junior Worlds 3rd 4th
JGP Final 6th 4th
JGP Andorra 7th
JGP France 3rd 5th
JGP Hungary 5th
JGP Japan 4th
JGP Mexico 1st
JGP Slovakia 4th
Triglav Trophy 1st J.
U.S. Champ. 4th N. 5th J. 2nd J. 10th 11th
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior


  1. ^ "Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour Heats Up with Announcement of Principal Cast". June 27, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jordan BRAUNINGER: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 3, 2006. 
  3. ^ Ostergar, Martha (March 4, 2014). "Disney on Ice skater finds happiness on the ice". 
  4. ^ a b "Jordan BRAUNINGER: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 4, 2004. 
  5. ^ a b "Jordan BRAUNINGER: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 2, 2003. 

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