Nathan Bartholomay

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Nathan Bartholomay
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1989-05-18) May 18, 1989 (age 28)
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Residence Ellenton, Florida
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Partner Deanna Stellato
Former partner Gretchen Donlan, Felicia Zhang, Erica Choi Smith, Meg Byrne
Coach Jim Peterson, Lyndon Johnston, Amanda Evora
Choreographer Jim Peterson
Skating club Southwest Florida FSC Ellenton
Former skating club University of Delaware FSC
Training locations Ellenton, Florida
Began skating 1997
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 178.38
2018 Four Continents
Short program 60.93
2018 Four Continents
Free skate 117.45
2018 Four Continents

Nathan Bartholomay (born May 18, 1989) is an American pair skater. With former partner Felicia Zhang, he is a two-time U.S. national medalist (silver in 2014, bronze in 2013) and competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Personal life[edit]

Bartholomay was born May 18, 1989 in Newtown, Pennsylvania.[1] In 2010, he graduated from Laurel Springs High School.[2]


Bartholomay began skating in 1997.[1] Early in his career, he skated with Erica Choi Smith and Meg Byrne.

Partnership with Zhang[edit]

Bartholomay teamed up with Felicia Zhang by May 2011.[3] They were coached by Jim Peterson and Lyndon Johnston at the Ice and Sports Complex in Ellenton, Florida.[4] In their first season, they placed eighth at the U.S. Championships.

Zhang/Bartholomay won bronze at the 2013 U.S. Championships and were assigned to the 2013 Four Continents Championships where they placed fourth.

In the 2013–14 season, Zhang/Bartholomay received two Grand Prix assignments; they finished seventh at the 2013 Skate America and sixth at the 2013 Cup of China. After winning the silver medal at the 2014 U.S. Championships, ahead of Caydee Denney / John Coughlin, they were named to the U.S. team for the Olympics and listed as first alternates for the World Championships. Zhang/Bartholomay finished 12th at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.[5] They were called up to replace the injured Denney/Coughlin at the 2014 World Championships, where they finished 14th.[6] They announced the end of their partnership on July 16, 2014.[7]

Partnership with Donlan[edit]

In July 2014, Bartholomay teamed up with Gretchen Donlan.[8] In late October, he underwent surgery to repair a disc and remove bone spurs in his ankle, causing the pair to withdraw from their first assignment, the 2014 CS Ice Challenge.[9] They placed seventh at the 2015 U.S. Championships and concluded their first season with gold at the International Challenge Cup.

In the 2015–16 season, Donlan/Bartholomay appeared at two Challenger Series events, placing fifth at the 2015 U.S. Classic and sixth at the Ondrej Nepela Trophy. They withdrew from their Grand Prix assignment, the 2015 Skate America, after Donlan fell ill with a severe flu.[10] She developed labyrinthitis in her right ear, resulting in vertigo that kept her off the ice for three months and forced the pair to withdraw from the 2016 U.S. Championships.[10] The pair announced the end of their partnership in March 2016.[10] They were coached by Jim Peterson in Ellenton, Florida.[1]

Partnership with Stellato[edit]

U.S. Figure Skating's high performance director, Mitch Moyer, suggested a tryout with Deanna Stellato, a former single skater who was visiting the rink at which Bartholomay was working.[11] In July 2016, Stellato and Bartholomay announced that they had formed a partnership and were based at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex.[12] Coached by Jim Peterson, they train on ice three hours a day, five days a week.[13]

Making their international debut together, the pair placed 6th at the 2016 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb. After taking the gold medal at the Eastern Sectional Championships, they qualified for the 2017 U.S. Championships.


With Stellato[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
  • Hallelujah
    by The Canadian Tenors
  • Where the Streets Have No Name
    by U2
  • One
    by U2

With Donlan[edit]

Season Short program Free skating

With Zhang[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • One Hand, One Heart
    (from West Side Story)
    by Leonard Bernstein

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series

With Stellato[edit]

Event 2016–17 2017–18
Four Continents 5th
GP Skate America 8th
CS Finlandia Trophy 6th
CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 6th
CS U.S. Classic 6th
U.S. Championships 4th 3rd
Eastern Sectionals 1st

With Donlan[edit]

Event 2014–15 2015–16
GP Skate America WD
CS Ice Challenge WD
CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 6th
CS U.S. International Classic 5th
International Challenge Cup 1st
U.S. Championships 7th WD
WD: Withdrew

With Zhang[edit]

Event 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Winter Olympics 12th
World Champ. 14th
Four Continents Champ. 4th
GP Cup of China 6th
GP Skate America 7th
U.S. Classic 4th 7th
U.S. Championships 8th 3rd 2nd


  1. ^ a b c d "Gretchen DONLAN / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Gretchen Donlan and Nate Bartholomay". Archived from the original on May 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (July 15, 2011). "Denney, Coughlin fly high in Liberty debut". icenetwork. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (March 23, 2012). "Toth 'super excited' about teaming up with Baga; Pairs news from Florida". 
  5. ^ "Nathan BARTHOLOMAY". Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Ankle injury knocks Denney, Coughlin out of worlds". U.S. Figure Skating. IceNetwork. March 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay End Partnership". U.S. Figure Skating. July 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (August 7, 2014). "With final lift, Bartholomay turns page to Donlan". U.S. Figure Skating. 
  9. ^ a b Thayer, Jacquelyn (March 8, 2015). "Donlan and Bartholomay Begin Again". Two for the Ice. 
  10. ^ a b c Brannen, Sarah S. (March 10, 2016). "The Inside Edge: Donlan, Bartholomay call it quits". 
  11. ^ Hersh, Philip (January 19, 2017). "Cain, LeDuc grab lead in U.S. championships debut". 
  12. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (July 14, 2016). "Blast from the past: Stellato restarts career". 
  13. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (January 19, 2017). "Kansas City strips: New pairs shake up status quo". 
  14. ^ "Deanna STELLATO / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 9, 2018. 
  15. ^ a b "Deanna Stellato and Nate Bartholomay". Archived from the original on January 9, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Felicia ZHANG / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 21, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Felicia ZHANG / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 25, 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "Felicia Zhang & Nathan Bartholomay". Archived from the original on July 16, 2014. 
    • "Earlier versions". Archived from the original on October 17, 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  19. ^ "Competition Results: Gretchen DONLAN / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 4, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Competition Results: Felicia ZHANG / Nathan BARTHOLOMAY". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 19, 2014. 

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