Russ Witherby

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Russel S. "Russ" Witherby (born February 3, 1962 in Cincinnati, Ohio)[1] is an American coach and former competitive figure skater. He competed in ice dance with several partners. He and April Sargent Thomas competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics.[1] His other partners included Lois Luciani and Susie Wynne.

He is currently coaching at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California.


With Luciani[edit]

Event 1985 1986
U.S. Championships 4th 3rd

With Sargent[edit]

Event 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92
Olympics 11th
Worlds 13th WD 8th 9th 9th
Skate America 2nd
Skate Canada 2nd
Trophée de France 2nd 4th
NHK Trophy 3rd
Nations Cup 2nd 3rd
U.S. Champ. 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st
WD = Withdrew

With Wynne[edit]

Event 1992–1993 1993–1994
World Championships 15th
Trophée de France 4th
Piruetten 4th
U.S. Championships 2nd 2nd

Personal life[edit]

Witherby began dating fashion designer Michael Kuluva in December 2012 and they got engaged in December 2013. They married on December 13, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton in Rancho Mirage, CA.[2]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Russ Witherby". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. 
  2. ^ "Desert Sun Outlook Magazine February Issue | | Desert Sun |". February 6, 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-07.