Shepherd Clark

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Shepherd Clark
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1971-03-01) March 1, 1971 (age 46)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Coach Slavka Button, Diane Agle
Choreographer Iris Beven
Skating club SC of Boston
Began skating 1974

Shepherd Walton Clark (born March 1, 1971)[1] is an American competitive figure skater. He is the 1989 World Junior silver medalist,[2] 1989 Nebelhorn Trophy champion, and 1996 Finlandia Trophy champion.[1] He was the first American to win the Finlandia Trophy. He is also the 1998 U.S. national pewter medalist and won seven sectional titles. He was coached by Slavka Button and Diane Agle in Boston.[1]

In August 2015, and December of 2016, he won the silver medal in men's figures at the World Figure Championship & Figure Festival in Lake Placid, New York. He is the only man in the world with two World Figure Championships medals, and he was inducted into the World Figure Hall of Fame.[3] He is an artist of jewel design and of jeweled art objects, a jewel historian, as well as an entrepreneur in various industries, and known for working with charities and ministries.[4]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
1998–99
[1]
  • Death and Transfiguration
  • Rosenkavalier
    by Richard Strauss

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

International[1]
Event 87–88 88–89 89–90 90–91 91–92 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 01–02 02–03
Four Continents 6th
GP NHK Trophy 6th
GP Skate America 9th
GP Sparkassen 11th
Finlandia Trophy 1st
Nations Cup 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st 2nd 10th
Piruetten 2nd WD
Schäfer Memorial 2nd
St. Gervais 2nd
International: Junior[1]
Junior Worlds 4th 2nd
National[1]
U.S. Champ. 4th J 1st J 7th 7th 9th 5th 6th 6th 10th 4th 5th WD 11th WD
Eastern Sect. 1st 4th 1st 1st 1st 4th 3rd
Midwestern Sect. 2nd 1st 1st 1st
J: Junior level; WD: Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Shepherd CLARK". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Men" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ Sausa, Christie (September 1, 2015). "Figures revival". Lake Placid News. 
  4. ^ Stevens, Ryan (March 16, 2013). "Interview With Shepherd Clark". Skate Guard. 

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