Katrina Hacker

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Not to be confused with German figure skater Katharina Häcker.
Katrina Hacker
Katrina Hacker 2008.jpg
Hacker in 2008.
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1990-05-31) May 31, 1990 (age 26)
New York, New York
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Former coach Mark Mitchell, Peter Johansson, Tracy Doyle-Lunde, Teresa Aiello-Lash, Thomas Litz
Former choreographer Mark Mitchell
Skating club SC of Boston
Began skating 1998
Retired 2009
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 153.86
2008 Four Continents
Short program 53.80
2008 NHK Trophy
Free skate 104.00
2008 Four Continents

Katrina Hacker (born May 31, 1990) is an American figure skater. She placed sixth at the 2008 Four Continents and fifth at the 2009 World Junior Championships.

Career[edit]

Hacker won the novice-level bronze medal at the 2005 U.S. Championships and was then sent to the 2005 Triglav Trophy where she won the junior gold medal.

In the 2006–07 season, Hacker placed fifth at a Junior Grand Prix competition in Romania, her only JGP event. After not qualifying for the 2007 U.S. Championships, she decided to move to Boston in order to train with coaches Mark Mitchell and Peter Johansson at the Skating Club of Boston.[1] She had a hip injury in summer 2007.[2]

She subsequently won the 2008 New England Regionals and 2008 Eastern Sectionals.[3][4] At the 2008 U.S. Championships, she placed 6th and was the third-highest-placing age-eligible skater for the senior World Championships. Hacker was not selected for Worlds—former World champion Kimmie Meissner received the third spot[5]—but was selected for the 2008 Four Continents Championships, where she made her senior international debut. She was the top finisher among the American ladies at Four Continents.[6]

In the 2008–09 season, Hacker received two senior Grand Prix assignments, the 2008 Cup of China and the 2008 NHK Trophy.[7][8][9] She placed eighth in China and sixth in Japan. Hacker was assigned to the 2009 World Junior Championships[10] and placed fifth. In May 2009, she said she would not compete in the 2009–10 season, and would instead focus on her studies.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2008, Hacker was selected for the U.S. Figure Skating Scholastics Honors Team.[12] She graduated from high school in spring 2008.[2] She deferred her admission into Princeton University for a year to focus on her skating career.[13]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2008–09
[14]

2007–08
[15][16]
2005–06
[17]
  • Illumination
    by Secret Garden

Results[edit]

Results[17][18]
International
Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
Four Continents 6th
GP NHK Trophy 6th
GP Cup of China 8th
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 5th
JGP Romania 5th
Triglav Trophy 1st J.
National
U.S. Champ. 6th N. 3rd N. 7th J. 6th 6th
Eastern Sect. 2nd N. 3rd N. 3rd J. 6th 1st
New England Reg. 1st
North Atlantic Reg. 1st N. 1st N. 1st J. 1st
GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix; Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

Detailed results[edit]

2008–2009 season[edit]

2008–2009 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
Feb. 23 – March 1, 2009 2009 World Junior Championships Junior 5
51.06
4
88.62
5
139.68
January 18–25, 2009 2009 U.S. Championships Senior 5
54.79
6
101.49
6
156.28
November 27–30, 2008 2008 ISU Grand Prix NHK Trophy Senior 6
53.80
6
85.66
6
139.46
November 6–9, 2008 2008 ISU Grand Prix Cup of China Senior 5
50.80
8
84.15
8
134.95
2007–2008 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
February 11–27, 2008 2008 ISU Four Continents Championships Senior 10
49.86
7
104.00
6
153.86
January 20–27, 2008 2008 U.S. Championships Senior 5
56.87
6
101.41
6
158.28
November 14–17, 2007 2008 Eastern Sectional Championships Senior 1
53.08
1
103.78
1
156.86
October 2–6, 2007 2008 New England Regional Championships Senior 1
51.11
1
102.02
1
153.13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leamy, Liz; Rutherford, Lynn (July 24, 2007). "Talent - and Togetherness - Abound at 2007 Liberty Summer Competition". U.S. Figure Skating. 
  2. ^ a b "Kids' Questions with Katrina Hacker". U.S. Figure Skating. April 2008. 
  3. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (November 17, 2007). "Hacker reigns supreme at Easterns". IceNetwork. 
  4. ^ "Hacker heads stellar senior ladies' field". IceNetwork. November 17, 2007. 
  5. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (January 27, 2008). "Nagasu hangs on for ladies national title". IceNetwork. 
  6. ^ Flade, Tatjana (February 16, 2008). "Mao Asada bests field for top spot". IceNetwork. 
  7. ^ "2008–2009 Grand Prix: Ladies Entries". International Skating Union. 
  8. ^ "Hacker wraps-up the Cup of China". IceNetwork. November 5, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Katrina Hacker's NHK Trophy diary". IceNetwork. December 5, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Katrina Hacker's 2009 World Juniors diary". IceNetwork. February 27, 2009. 
  11. ^ Przygodski, Linda (May 1, 2009). "Rizo, Hacker to sit out 2009-10 season". IceNetwork. 
  12. ^ "U.S. Figure Skating to Honor 10 Exceptional Scholar Athletes at 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships". IceNetwork. January 26, 2008. 
  13. ^ Mittan, Barry (June 22, 2008). "Hacker Can Hack It". Golden Skate. 
  14. ^ "Katrina HACKER: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 6, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Katrina HACKER: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 13, 2008. 
  16. ^ "2008 Nationals competitors" (PDF). Xcel Energy Center. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 17, 2012. 
  17. ^ a b "Katrina Hacker". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on May 24, 2006. 
  18. ^ "Competition Results: Katrina HACKER". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. 

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