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
Pekarek was born on August 26, 1981, in Valencia, California, the son of a General Motors executive. He and ice dancer Hilary Gibbons were married in January 2008, but had divorced by November 2016. Their son, Cooper Joseph, was born on September 1, 2011.
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.
|Season||Original dance||Free dance|
|Four Continents Champ.||3rd|
|GP Skate America||5th|
|GP Sparkassen Cup||4th|
|World Junior Champ.||10th||1st|
|U.S. Championships||1st N||3rd J||2nd J||1st J||2nd|
|Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior|
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