Joseph Jacobsen

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Joseph Jacobsen
Bianca Butler & Joseph Jacobsen 2007 JGP USA.jpg
Butler & Jacobsen in 2007
Personal information
Full name Joseph Jacobsen
Country represented United States
Born (1987-02-09) February 9, 1987 (age 31)
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Partner Amanda Dobbs
Former partner Bianca Butler
Janey Mayne
Coach Todd Sand
Jenni Meno
Former coach Angela Nikodinov
Alexander Zaitsev
Choreographer Renne Rocca
Skating club All Year FSC

Joseph Jacobsen (born February 9, 1987 in Anaheim, California) is an American pair skater.

Early in his career, he competed with Janey Mayne. He teamed up with Bianca Butler in 2000.[1] Butler & Jacobsen were the 2007 US National junior silver medalists. They qualified for the 2005 Junior Grand Prix Final in their first year on the circuit, and placed sixth.

Although they placed seventh on the day, they were later moved up a spot to a sixth-place finish at the 2007-2008 Junior Grand Prix Final following the retroactive disqualification of first-place-finishers Vera Bazarova & Yuri Larionov due to a positive doping sample from Larionov.

Their partnership ended in February 2009.[2] Jacobsen teamed up with Amanda Dobbs. They won the pewter medal at the 2010 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships to qualify for the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.[3]

Joseph Jacobsen is now a principal skater with Disney On Ice portraying the role of Flynn Rider from the movie Tangled.


(with Butler)

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2008–2009[2] The Nutcracker
by Tchaikovsky
  • El Sombrero de Tres Picos
    by Manuel de Falla
  • Concierto de Aranjuez
    by Joaquin Rodrigo
2007–2008[2][4] Love Story
by Francis Lai
  • El Sombrero de Tres Picos
    by Manuel de Falla
  • Concierto de Aranjuez
    by Joaquin Rodrigo

  • Fandango
    by Manuel de Falla
  • Adagio
    by Joaquin Rodrigo
  • Alborada del Gracioso
    by Maurice Ravel
2006–2007[2] Pas de Deux
from "The Nutcracker"
by Tchaikovsky
Allegro Scherzando
Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor Op. 18
by Rachmaninoff
2005–2006[1] The Nutcracker
by Tchaikovsky
Warsaw Concerto It's a Wonderful Night
by Fat Boy Slim

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Dobbs)

Event 2009–2010
U.S. Championships 7th
Pacific Coast Sectionals 4th

(with Butler)

Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
World Junior Championships 11th
U.S. Championships 7th N. 7th N. 2nd N. 5th J. 2nd J. 9th 13th
Junior Grand Prix Final 6th 6th[5]
Junior Grand Prix, Germany 5th
Junior Grand Prix, USA 4th
Junior Grand Prix, Japan 3rd
Junior Grand Prix, Andorra 1st
Triglav Trophy 2nd J.
Pacific Coast Sectionals 2nd N. 1st N. 1st N. 1st J. 3rd
Southwest Pacific Regionals 1st N. 2nd N.
N. = Novice level; J. = Junior level


  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (December 26, 2005). "First Junior Season No Problem for Butler and Jacobsen". Skate Today. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bianca Butler / Joseph Jacobsen". Ice Network. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2010 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 17 November 2009 - 22 November 2009 Senior Pairs Final Results". U.S. Figure Skating. November 20, 2009. Retrieved Nov 20, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Bianca BUTLER / Joseph JACOBSEN: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ Entry/Resultlist Archived 2008-06-08 at the Wayback Machine.

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