Sean Wirtz

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Sean Wirtz
Putnam wirtz.jpg
Putnam / Wirtz in 2004.
Personal information
Full name Sean Wirtz
Alternative names Sean Kelly-Wirtz
Sean Kelly
Country represented Canada
Born (1979-10-31) October 31, 1979 (age 37)
Marathon, Ontario
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Former partner Elizabeth Putnam
Jennifer Dubois
Former coach Peter Tchernyshev
Paul Wirtz
Skating club Kerrisdale FSC
Began skating 1992
Retired August 28, 2007
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 160.46
2003 Skate Canada
Short program 56.04
2003 Skate Canada
Free skate 107.22
2005 Skate America

Sean Wirtz (also Sean Kelly and Sean Kelly-Wirtz; born October 31, 1979 in Marathon, Ontario) is a Canadian figure skater who competed in pair skating and single skating. He teamed up with Elizabeth Putnam in the summer of 2002.[1] They are the 2006 Four Continents bronze medalists and two-time (2003, 2004) Canadian national bronze medalists. Wirtz announced his retirement from competitive skating on August 28, 2007.[2]

Wirtz is the nephew of coach Paul Wirtz and former Olympic pair skater Kris Wirtz.[1]

Programs[edit]

(with Putnam)

Season Short program Free skating
2006–2007
[1]
  • Sing, Sing, Sing
2005–2006
[3]
  • Piano Concerto No. 1
    by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
2004–2005
[4]
2003–2004
[5]
2002–2003
[6]
  • Violin Fantasie on Puccini's Turandot
    performed by Vanessa-Mae
    and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Nessun Dorma
    (from Turandot)
    by Giacomo Puccini
    performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra

Results[edit]

Pairs skating with Putnam[edit]

International[1][3][4][5][6]
Event 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07
Four Continents 9th 9th 4th 3rd
GP Bompard 4th
GP Cup of Russia 5th
GP Skate America 6th 5th 4th
GP Skate Canada 5th 4th
Bofrost Cup 3rd
National[7]
Canadians 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
GP = Grand Prix

Pair skating with Dubois[edit]

Event 1998–1999 1999–2000
Canadian Championships 1st N. 2nd J.
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

Singles career[edit]

International
Event 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02
Golden Spin of Zagreb 8th
Nebelhorn Trophy 12th
JS Bulgaria 12th
National
Canadians 5th J. 3rd J. 4th
JS = Junior Series; J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Elizabeth PUTNAM / Sean WIRTZ: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 15, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Putnam and Wirtz announce end of partnership". Skate Canada. August 28, 2007. Archived from the original on October 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Elizabeth PUTNAM / Sean WIRTZ: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 7, 2006. 
  4. ^ a b "Elizabeth PUTNAM / Sean WIRTZ: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 7, 2005. 
  5. ^ a b "Elizabeth PUTNAM / Sean WIRTZ: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2004. 
  6. ^ a b "Elizabeth PUTNAM / Sean WIRTZ: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 18, 2003. 
  7. ^ "Athletes: Elizabeth Putnam / Sean Wirtz". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. 

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