Mackenzie Bent

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Mackenzie Bent
2014 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final Mackenzie Bent Garrett MacKeen IMG 1879.JPG
Mackenzie Bent in 2014, with Garrett MacKeen
Personal information
Country representedCanada
Born (1997-06-11) June 11, 1997 (age 21)
Port Perry, Ontario
Home townUxbridge, Ontario
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
PartnerDmitre Razgulajevs
Former partnerGarrett MacKeen
CoachCarol Lane, Jon Lane, Juris Razgulajevs
ChoreographerCarol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs
Skating clubUxbridge FSC
Scarborough FSC
Training locationsToronto (Scarborough), Ontario
Began skating2000
ISU personal best scores
Combined total133.27
2015 JGP United States
Short dance55.76
2016 JGP Spain
Free dance78.39
2015 JGP United States

Mackenzie Bent (born June 11, 1997) is a Canadian ice dancer. With partner Dmitre Razgulajevs, she is the 2016 Canadian junior champion. With former partner Garrett MacKeen, she is the 2014 Canadian junior champion and finished 5th at two World Junior Championships.

Personal life[edit]

Mackenzie Bent was born on June 11, 1997 in Port Perry, Ontario, Canada.[1] As of 2016, she is studying international relations at the University of Toronto.[2]

Career[edit]

Partnership with MacKeen[edit]

Bent/MacKeen won the novice bronze medal at the Canadian Championships in January 2011. Making their ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) debut, they took the bronze medal in Braşov, Romania in September of the same year. They placed fifth at their second JGP assignment, in Tallinn, Estonia, and fourth on the junior level at the 2012 Canadian Championships.[3]

Bent/MacKeen returned to the JGP series in 2012–13, winning a bronze medal in Linz, Austria and placing fourth in Zagreb, Croatia. Junior silver medalists at the 2013 Canadian Championships, they were named in Canada's team to the 2013 World Junior Championships in Milan, Italy. Ranked fourth in the short dance and seventh in the free dance, they finished fifth overall in their debut at the competition.

Competing in the 2013–14 JGP series, Bent/MacKeen won gold in Riga, Latvia and finished 6th in Košice, Slovakia. After winning the junior title at the 2014 Canadian Championships, they were assigned to the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria; they placed ninth in the short, 12th in the free, and 12th overall.

During the 2014–15 JGP season, Bent/MacKeen won gold in Ostrava, Czech Republic and silver in Tallinn, Estonia. Their results qualified them for the 2014–15 JGP Final in Barcelona, where they placed fourth. Having already won the junior title, they were required to compete on the senior level at the 2015 Canadian Championships. They finished sixth and were sent again to Tallinn to compete at their third Junior Worlds. They came in fifth after ranking second in the short and eighth in the free. They parted ways at the end of the season.

Partnership with Razgulajevs[edit]

Bent teamed up with Dmitre Razgulajevs in spring 2015.[1] Making their international debut, they won the silver medal at the 2015–16 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They finished 5th at their second JGP assignment, in Logroño, Spain. The two missed the Skate Canada Challenge in December because Razgulajevs experienced vertigo but the following month they won the junior gold medal at the 2016 Canadian Championships.[2] Ranked ninth in both segments, they finished ninth at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.

Having aged out of juniors, Bent/Razgulajevs moved up to the senior level in the 2016–17 season. They placed fourth at the Lake Placid Ice Dance International.

Programs[edit]

With Razgulajevs[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2016-17[4]
  • En Malaga (Verdiales)
    by Roger Scannura
  • Muevete
    by Fermin Spanish Guitar
2015–16
[1]
  • Waltz: Time After Time
  • Foxtrot: La Grande Valse - Happy Ending
    choreo. by Juris Razgulajevs, Carol Lane

With MacKeen[edit]

Season Short dance Free dance
2014–15
[5][6]
  • Rhumba: Vida Loca
    by Francisco Cespedes
  • Samba: Straight to Memphis
    by Club Des Belugas
    choreo. by Carol Lane, Juris Razgulajevs
2013–14
[7]
  • Quickstep: Let's Start Tomorrow Night
    by Marc Shaiman
  • Foxtrot: Movin' the Line
    by Marc Shaiman
  • Quickstep: Let's Be Bad
    by Marc Shaiman
  • Yesterday Once More
    performed by Carpenters
  • Fun Fun Fun
    performed by Carpenters
  • End of the World
    performed by Carpenters
  • Hard Jive
    performed by Sha Na Na
2012–13
[8]
  • Blues: History Is Made At Night
    by Marc Shaiman
  • Swing: I Never Met A Wolf Who Didn't Love
  • Misterio Y Fuego
    performed by Ensemble Vivant

Competitive highlights[edit]

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Razgulajevs[edit]

International[9]
Event 2015–16 2016–17
CS Nepela Memorial 12th
CS U.S. Classic 11th
Lake Placid IDI 4th
International: Junior[9]
World Junior Champ. 9th
JGP Spain 5th
JGP United States 2nd
National[9]
Canadian Champ. 1st J
J: Junior level

With MacKeen[edit]

International[3]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15
Junior Worlds 5th 12th 5th
JGP Final 4th
JGP Austria 3rd
JGP Croatia 4th
JGP Czech Rep. 1st
JGP Estonia 5th 2nd
JGP Latvia 1st
JGP Romania 3rd
JGP Slovakia 6th
National[3]
Canadian Champ. 3rd N 4th J 2nd J 1st J 6th
Levels – N: Novice; J: Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mackenzie BENT / Dmitre RAZGULAJEVS: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.
  2. ^ a b McNair, Brian (February 11, 2016). "Uxbridge's Mackenzie Bent and Ajax's Dmitre Razgulajevs off to junior worlds in Hungary". Uxbridge Times Journal. Durham Region.
  3. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Mackenzie BENT / Garrett MACKEEN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 29, 2015.
  4. ^ . International Skating Union https://web.archive.org/web/20160527071506/http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054626.htm. Archived from the original on 2016-05-27. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Slater, Paula (August 26, 2014). "Double duty for Canada's Bent and MacKeen". Golden Skate.
  6. ^ "Mackenzie BENT / Garrett MACKEEN: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "Mackenzie BENT / Garrett MACKEEN: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014.
  8. ^ "Mackenzie BENT / Garrett MACKEEN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 4, 2013.
  9. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Mackenzie BENT / Dmitre RAZGULAJEVS". International Skating Union.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mackenzie Bent at Wikimedia Commons