Scott Smith (figure skater)

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Scott Smith
Scott Smith - 2006 Skate America.jpg
Scott Smith in 2006.
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1981-10-19) October 19, 1981 (age 35)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Former coach Stephanie Grosscup, Mark Mitchell, Peter Johansson, Michael O'Rourke, Pam Gregory, Timothy Murphy
Former choreographer Nikolai Morozov, Jamie Isley, Lori Nichol
Skating club SC of Boston
Began skating 1989
Retired 2009
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 185.25
2006 Four Continents
Short program 63.77
2006 Cup of China
Free skate 125.51
2003 Skate America

Scott Smith (born October 19, 1981) is an American figure skater. He won three senior international medals—silver at the 2003 Nebelhorn Trophy and 2003 Karl Schäfer Memorial, gold at the 2005 Ondrej Nepela Memorial—and placed fifth at the 2005 Four Continents Championships.

Career[edit]

Smith represented the Skating Club of Boston. He is not to be confused with Scott Smith who skated pairs with Erin Goto and Christie Baca in southern California.

At the 2006 U.S. Championships, he was the only competitor to land a clean quadruple jump.[citation needed]

Smith trained, for a time, at the University of Delaware Figure Skating Club in Newark, Delaware, then moved to the Skating Club of Boston, and was coached by Mark Mitchell and Peter Johansson. His programs have been choreographed by Jamie Isley, Lori Nichol and Nikolai Morozov. Before the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, he changed coaches again, this time to work with Stephanie Grosscup in Salt Lake City.[1]

Smith withdrew from the 2009 U.S. Championships due to muscle spasms in his back, just before he was to skate his short program.[2] He hoped to compete at the 2010 U.S. Championships but needed surgery on his left hip in December 2009.[3]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2009–2010
[4]
  • Victory
  • James Bond soundtracks
2008–2009
[4]
2007–2008
[5][4]
  • Night Train
    by Buddy Morrow
2006–2007
[6][4]
  • Night Train
    by Buddy Morrow
2005–2006
[7][4]
  • Freedom
    by Michael W. Smith
2004–2005
[8][4]
  • Freedom
    by Michael W. Smith
  • The Prophet
2003–2004
[9][4]
  • Time
  • Concerto for Saxophone
2002–2003
[10]

Results[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[11]
Event 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09
Four Continents 8th 5th
GP Bompard 9th
GP Cup of China 8th 6th 4th
GP Skate Canada 9th
GP Skate America 5th 6th
Finlandia Trophy 4th
Golden Spin 4th
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd 7th
Nepela Memorial 1st
Schäfer Memorial 6th 2nd
International: Junior[11]
JGP Czech Rep. 6th
JGP Germany 3rd
JGP Japan 5th
JGP Slovakia 4th
National[4]
U.S. Champ. 2nd N 6th N 1st J 14th 18th 9th 4th 9th 9th 5th 5th 6th WD
Pacific Coast Sect. 3rd
Eastern Sectionals 1st N 1st N 1st J 3rd 5th 4th 3rd 1st
New England Reg. 1st
Mid-Atlantic Reg. 1st
South Atlantic Reg. 1st N 1st N 1st J
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior. WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (January 27, 2008). "Lysacek wins national title in a tiebreaker". IceNetwork.com. 
  2. ^ "Journal". Scott Smith Online. February 24, 2009. Archived from the original on July 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Elfman, Lois (October 20, 2010). "Scott Smith returns from the high seas". IceNetwork.com. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "Scott Smith". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on June 15, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Scott SMITH: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 18, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Scott SMITH: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 12, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Scott SMITH: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 25, 2006. 
  8. ^ "Scott SMITH: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 11, 2005. 
  9. ^ "Scott SMITH: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2004. 
  10. ^ "Scott SMITH: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 4, 2003. 
  11. ^ a b "Competition Results: Scott SMITH". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 13, 2012. 

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