Kimberly Navarro

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Kimberly Navarro
Kimberly Navarro & Brent Bommentre Podium 2008 4CC.jpg
Navarro and Bommentre in 2008.
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1981-04-26) April 26, 1981 (age 35)
Santa Rosa, California
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Partner Brent Bommentre
Former partner Robert Shmalo
Nick Hart
Matthew Tinney
Coach Robbie Kaine
Cheryl Demkowski Snyder
Choreographer Renee Roca
Jeannine Osayande
Natalia Linichuk
Skating club Santa Rosa FSC
Training locations Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Began skating 1984
Retired May 2010
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 180.65
2008 Four Continents
Comp. dance 34.36
2008 Four Continents
Original dance 56.67
2008 Four Continents
Free dance 89.62
2008 Four Continents

Kimberly Navarro (born April 26, 1981) is an American former competitive ice dancer. With partner Brent Bommentre, she is the 2008 Four Continents bronze medalist and a two-time (2008 & 2009) U.S. national bronze medalist.

Personal life[edit]

Navarro was born on April 26, 1981 in Santa Rosa, California.[1] In May 2004, she graduated cum laude from Columbia University.[2] In May 2016, she married Mark Freeman in Ketchum, Idaho.[3]

Career[edit]

Navarro competed with Robert Shmalo early in her career.

Navarro teamed up with Brent Bommentre after a tryout in April 2005.[4] They won the bronze medal at the 2008 U.S. Championships, and were chosen to represent the United States at the 2008 Four Continents, where they finished in 3rd, and the 2008 World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden, where they were 12th.[5] At the 2009 Nationals, Navarro/Bommentre again finished 3rd, but were left off the Worlds team in favor of Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto, who had missed U.S. Nationals due to injury.[6] They did compete at the 2009 Four Continents, where they finished in sixth place.

In the Olympic season, Navarro/Bommentre finished 4th at U.S. Nationals, and were not named to the Olympic team. When Belbin/Agosto ended their competitive career following the Olympics, they were selected to compete at the 2010 World Championships. They were 14th in their second Worlds appearance.[7] Navarro/Bommentre announced their retirement from competition on May 11, 2010.[8]

In 2011, Navarro joined the cast of Battle of the Blades for the show's third season,[9] and was originally paired with the late Wade Belak.[10] In the season-opening episode, Russ Courtnall was named as her partner.[11]

Navarro/Bommentre perform with the Ice Theatre of New York and, in November 2012, they taped an appearance in an episode of Glee.[12]

Programs[edit]

With Bommentre[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
2009–10
[1][2]
  • Quero Voltar Pra Angola
    by Alex Shaw
2008–09
[13][2]
  • Hey Pachuco!
    by Royal Crown Review
  • Why Don't You Do Right?
    by Sinéad O'Connor
  • Weapon of Choice
  • The Rockafeller Skank
  • Soul Surfing
    by Fatboy Slim
2007–08
[14][2]
  • Ijuba 2: First Movement
  • Ijuba 2: Second Movement
  • Ijuba
    by Soweto Percussion Ensemble
  • Since I've Been Loving You
    by Corinne Bailey Rae
2006–07
[15][2]
The Beatles medley:
  • Golden Slumbers
  • Carry that Weight
  • The End
2005–06
[2][4]
  • Dance With Me
    by Debelah Morgan
  • Represent, Cuba
    (from "Havana Nights" soundtrack)
    by Heather Hedley

With Shmalo[edit]

Season Original dance Free dance
2002–03
[16]
  • March
  • Waltz
  • Tumba
    by Angelique Kidijo
  • Summertime
    by Angelique Kidijo
  • Adouma
    by Angelique Kidijo

Results[edit]

GP: Grand Prix

With Bommentre[edit]

International[17]
Event 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10
World Champ. 12th 14th
Four Continents Champ. 5th 3rd 6th
GP Bompard 6th
GP NHK Trophy 6th 6th
GP Skate America 6th 6th 5th
GP Skate Canada 6th 5th
Schäfer Memorial 5th 3rd
National[2]
U.S. Championships 5th 4th 3rd 3rd 4th

With Shmalo[edit]

International[16]
Event 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04
GP NHK Trophy 8th
Finlandia Trophy 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 9th
Golden Spin of Zagreb 13th
National[16]
U.S. Championships 10th 6th 6th 7th

With Tinney and Hart[edit]

Event 1995–96
(with
Tinney)
1997–98
(with
Hart)
U.S. Championships 10th N. 10th J.
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Kimberly Navarro / Brent Bommentre". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (May 31, 2016). "The Inside Edge: Cain, LeDuc reenter pairs fray". IceNetwork.com. 
  4. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (September 4, 2005). "Navarro and Bommentre In It for the Long Haul". Skate Today. 
  5. ^ Branch, Eric (March 16, 2008). "Kim Navarro continues to surprise, even herself". The Press Democrat. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ Mittan, Barry (March 1, 2009). "Navarro and Bommentre Maintain Their Individuality". Golden Skate. 
  7. ^ "Navarro, Bommentre call it a career". Associated Press. ESPN. May 11, 2010. Retrieved March 22, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Navarro and Bommentre Announce Retirement from Competitive Figure Skating". U.S. Figure Skating. May 11, 2010. Archived from the original on March 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ Belbin, Navarro to join 'Battle of the Blades' cast
  10. ^ Show must go on for Battle of the Blades
  11. ^ Kim Navarro - Battle of the Blades Bio
  12. ^ Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (November 21, 2012). "The Inside Edge: ITNY skaters filled with 'Glee'". IceNetwork.com. 
  13. ^ "Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 19, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 11, 2007. 
  16. ^ a b c "Kimberley NAVARRO / Robert SHMALO: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 25, 2004. 
  17. ^ "Competition Results: Kimberly NAVARRO / Brent BOMMENTRE". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 13, 2012. 

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