Lynn Kriengkrairut

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Lynn Kriengkrairut
Lynn Kriengkrairut & Logan Giulietti-Schmitt 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy.jpg
Kriengkrairut and Giulietti-Schmitt in 2007.
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1988-10-04) October 4, 1988 (age 28)
Staten Island, New York
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Partner Logan Giulietti-Schmitt
Former partner Jon Lauten
Former coach Igor Shpilband, Adrienne Lenda, Alexei Gorshkov, Yaroslava Nechaeva, Yuri Chesnichenko
Former choreographer Igor Shpilband, Yaroslava Nechaeva, Yuri Chesnichenko
Skating club All Year FSC
Former training locations Novi, Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Began skating 1995
Retired April 2014
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 141.41
2012 Skate America
Short dance 53.89
2012 Skate America
Free dance 87.52
2012 Skate America

Lynn Kriengkrairut (Thai: ลินน์ เกรียงไกรรัตน์; rtgsLin Kriangkrairat; born October 4, 1988) is an American ice dancer. With partner Logan Giulietti-Schmitt, she is a two-time (2011–2012) Ice Challenge champion and the 2012 U.S. national pewter medalist.


Kriengkrairut began skating at the age of six and a half.[1] She competed in single skating and solo dance before teaming up with Jon Lauten, with whom she skated for one year.[1]

Logan Giulietti-Schmitt contacted Kriengkrairut after seeing her on IcePartnerSearch.[2] They began skating together in July 2006,[1] agreeing to form a partnership on the second day of a planned three-day tryout.[3] The two were coached by Yuri Chesnichenko and Yaroslava Nechaeva from the start of their partnership.[2] They won the junior bronze medal at the 2007 U.S. Championships in their first season together.

Kriengkrairut/Giulietti-Schmitt received a host invitation to compete at 2010 Skate America where they finished 6th. At the 2011 U.S. Championships, they were in fourth after the short dance but dropped to fifth overall after a fall at the end of their free dance.[2]

At the 2012 U.S. Championships, Kriengkrairut/Giulietti-Schmitt placed fourth in both segments and won the pewter medal. The following season, they were fifth at the 2013 U.S. Championships. They changed coaches in February 2013, joining Igor Shpilband in Novi, Michigan.[4] Kriengkrairut sustained a concussion in late June 2013.[5] The two decided to retire from competition in April 2014.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Kriengkrairut is of Thai descent.[3] Her mother is a pediatric neurologist and her father a pulmonologist.[2] She was raised in Bismarck, North Dakota and attended Century High School. In 2004, she underwent surgery after being diagnosed with pulmonary sequestration.[2]

Kriengkrairut studied at the University of Michigan with a focus on brain, behavior, and cognitive sciences.[2] As of April 2014, she intended to apply to medical school.[6]


(with Giulietti-Schmitt)

Season Short dance Free dance Exhibition
  • Quickstep: That Man
    by Caro Emerald
  • Charleston: Jolie Coquine
    by Caravan Palace
  • I Belong To You
    by Muse
Original dance
  • Mexican folk: Selections
    by Alejandro Fernandez
Slumdog Millionaire
by A.R. Rahman:
  • Dreams on Fire
  • Mausam and Escape
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • I Want To Linger
    by the Andrews Sisters
  • Jingi
  • Kill The Target
    by Tomoyasu Hotei
Russian Gypsy dance:
  • Heyka
    by Oleg Ponomarev
  • Nane Tsokha
    by Valentina Ponomareva
  • Verano Porteno
    by Astor Piazolla
  • Primavera Portena
    by Astor Piazzolla

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Giulietti-Schmitt)

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Four Continents 6th
GP Cup of Russia 10th
GP NHK Trophy 6th
GP Skate America 6th 4th
Ice Challenge 2nd 1st 1st
Karl Schäfer Mem. 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 8th 6th
U.S. Classic 3rd 4th
International: Junior[17]
Junior Worlds 11th
U.S. Championships 3rd J. 9th 8th 8th 5th 4th 5th 6th
Pacific Coast Sect. 1st J. 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix; J. = Junior level


  1. ^ a b c d Mittan, J. Barry (June 20, 2007). "Success Comes Quickly for Junior Dancers". Skate Today. Archived from the original on July 2, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Walker, Elvin (June 19, 2011). "Kriengkrairut and Giulietti-Schmitt are ready for the spotlight". GoldenSkate. Retrieved June 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Frank, Karen (August 2007). "Lynn Kriengkrairut & Logan Giulietti-Schmitt". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Kriengkrairut and Giulietti-Schmitt Announce Coaching Change". U.S. Figure Skating. February 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Hoyt, Melanie (September 14, 2013). "Kriengkrairut & Giulietti-Schmitt Establish New Training Base in Novi". 
  6. ^ a b Brannen, Sarah S. (April 24, 2014). "Kriengkrairut, Giulietti-Schmitt announce retirement". IceNetwork. 
  7. ^ "Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT / Logan GIULIETTI-SCHMITT: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "On the Ice". Official site of Lynn Kriengkrairut & Logan Giulietti-Schmitt. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT / Logan GIULIETTI-SCHMITT: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ Hoyt, Melanie (August 14, 2012). "Kriengkrairut & Giulietti-Schmitt: Standing Tall and Standing Out". 
  11. ^ Meighan, Cate (November 30, 2012). "Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt: Pushing for A Coveted Spot on the U.S. World Team". Absolute Skating. 
  12. ^ "Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT / Logan GIULIETTI-SCHMITT: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT / Logan GIULIETTI-SCHMITT: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 27, 2010. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "Lynn Kriengkrairut / Logan Giulietti-Schmitt". Ice Network. 
  15. ^ "Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT / Logan GIULIETTI-SCHMITT: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 26, 2008. 
  16. ^ "Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT / Logan GIULIETTI-SCHMITT: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 3, 2007. 
  17. ^ a b "Competition Results: Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT / Logan GIULIETTI-SCHMITT". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 24, 2014. 

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