Ron Shaver

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Ron Shaver
Personal information
Full name Ronald Shaver
Country represented Canada
Born (1951-06-16) June 16, 1951 (age 66)
Galt, Ontario, Canada
Skating club Hamilton SC
Hamilton-Stoney Creek

Ronald "Ron" Shaver (born June 16, 1951 in Galt, Ontario)[1] is a Canadian former competitive figure skater. He is a two-time Skate Canada International champion and the 1977 Canadian national champion.

Career[edit]

Shaver won the novice title at the 1966 Canadian Championships, the first year that level was contested at the national championships. After winning the senior silver medal at the 1973 Canadian Nationals, he was sent to Bratislava, Czechoslovakia to compete at his first World Championships; he finished eighth overall after placing 12th in figures, sixth in the short program, and fourth in the free skate.

Shaver's best World result came at the 1974 World Championships in Munich, West Germany. He ranked seventh in figures, second in the short, third in the free, and fifth overall. He pulled a groin muscle in the 1974–75 season.[2] He finished eighth at the 1975 World Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Shaver represented Canada at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. He withdrew after placing sixth in figures and third in the short.[1] In 1977, he became the Canadian national champion. Making his final amateur appearance, he placed sixth at the 1977 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan.

Competitive highlights[edit]

International[3]
Event 65–66 68–69 69–70 70–71 71–72 72–73 73–74 74–75 75–76 76–77
Olympics WD
Worlds 8th 5th 8th 6th
North American 5th
Skate Canada 2nd 1st 2nd 1st
Moscow News 2nd
St. Gervais 2nd
National[3]
Canadian Champ. 1st N 3rd J 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st
WD: Withdrew; Levels – N: Novice; J: Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ron Shaver". Sports Reference. 
  2. ^ "World skaters in final practices". Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph. March 3, 1975. p. 9. 
  3. ^ a b "Skate Canada Results" (PDF). Skate Canada.