Hilary Gibbons and Justin Pekarek performing with Act I of Boston
|Country represented||United States|
August 26, 1981 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Former partner||Jamie Silverstein
|Former coach||Igor Shpilband
Justin Pekarek (born August 26, 1981 in Valencia, California) is an American former competitive ice dancer. With Jamie Silverstein, he is the 2000 Four Continents bronze medalist and 1999 World Junior champion.
The next season, Silverstein and Pekarek moved up to the senior level. They won gold at the 1999 Nebelhorn Trophy, silver at the 2000 U.S. Championships, and bronze at the 2000 Four Continents. They announced their split on January 10, 2001.
Pekarek teamed up with Hilary Gibbons for several years. They won bronze at the 2003 Karl Schäfer Memorial.
Pekarek coached and competed with the Theatre on Ice team Act I of Boston at the Skating Club of Boston. He and Gibbons coached competitive ice dance teams to national titles at the juvenile, intermediate, and novice level. Pekarek retired from coaching in 2008 after Graduating with his BSME from Umass Lowell.
Gibbons and Pekarek were married in January 2008. Their son, Cooper Joseph, was born on September 1, 2011.
|Karl Schäfer Memorial||3rd|
|U.S. Championships||1st N.||3rd J.||2nd J.||1st J.||2nd|
|Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
JGP = Junior Grand Prix (Junior Series)
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