Tiffany Vise

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Tiffany Vise
2011 Skate America Tiffany VISE Don BALDWIN.jpg
Vise / Baldwin in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Tiffany Vise
Country represented United States
Born (1986-02-02) February 2, 1986 (age 31)
Aurora, Colorado
Home town Colorado Springs, Colorado
Height 5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
Partner Don Baldwin
Former partner Derek Trent
Ryan Bradley
Laureno Ibarra
Former coach Doug Ladret
Irina Vorobieva
Former choreographer Doug Ladret
Catarina Lindgren
Julie Patterson
Skating club Broadmoor SC
Retired April 2013

Tiffany Vise (born February 2, 1986) is an American pair skater. Between 2003 and 2009, she competed with partner Derek Trent. On November 17, 2007, Vise and Trent landed the first clean throw quadruple salchow jump in international competition.[1] They officially became the first team to perform that element in international competition.[2]

Their partnership ended in the spring of 2009 when Trent retired from competitive skating.[3] Vise teamed up with Don Baldwin and began competing with him in the 2009–2010 season.

Unlike most pair teams, Vise is a clockwise spinner while her partners have been counter-clockwise spinners. They are therefore mirror pair teams.

Personal life[edit]

Vise was born in Aurora, Colorado. She works part-time as a skating coach. Her younger sister Brittany Vise is also a pair skater.

Vise is right-handed, but spins "lefty" (clockwise).[4]


Vise began skating at age four. She competed with Ryan Bradley from 1997–1998. Following that partnership, she teamed up with Laureano Ibarra. She competed with Ibarra at the World Junior Championships, placing 6th, and on the Junior Grand Prix.

When that partnership broke up, Vise was left without a partner. She teamed up with Derek Trent in the summer of 2003.[5] They had skated at the same rink for years. He was partnerless at the same time and so they began to practice together, despite the fact that they rotate in opposite directions, which is usually a partnership-killer. Very few teams at the highest level rotate in opposite directions because it makes elements like pair spins and twists much more difficult because one partner will have to "force" him- or herself to rotate in the "wrong" direction in order to complete the element (Vise spun his way on twist lifts). They represented the Broadmoor Skating Club.

Vise / Trent won the bronze medal at their first major event together, the 2003 Golden Spin of Zagreb. Beginning in the 2006–2007 season, Vise and Trent began attempting the throw quadruple salchow in competition. They were credited for the element at the 2006 Skate Canada International, but not with landing it, because it was fully rotated but not landed successfully.[6]

Vise / Trent began the 2007–2008 season at the 2007 Skate Canada, where they placed 5th. They went on to the 2007 Trophée Eric Bompard, where they successfully landed a throw quadruple salchow jump in their free skate, becoming the first pair team to ever perform that element in international competition.[2] They won the pewter medal at the 2008 U.S. Championships and were sent to the 2008 Four Continents, where they placed 8th.

In the 2008–2009 season, Vise / Trent placed 5th at the 2008 Skate Canada International and the 2008 Trophée Eric Bompard. They placed 8th at the 2009 U.S. Championships. Trent retired from competitive skating following that season.[3]

Vise began the 2009–2010 season with Don Baldwin at the 2010 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships, where they won the senior pairs event.[7] They won silver at the 2010 Ice Challenge in Graz.[8] Vise / Baldwin announced their retirement from competition in April 2013 and said they would coach together at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, Arizona.[9]


With Baldwin[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
  • Open Arms
  • Legends of the Fall
    by James Horner
  • Time to Say Goodbye
    by Francesco Sartori
    performed by Erich Kunzel
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
    by Klaus Badelt

With Trent[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
  • Heroes
    by William Joseph
  • Return with Honor
    by William Joseph
  • Les Misérables

With Ibarra[edit]

Season Short program Free skating

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Baldwin[edit]

Event 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
GP Skate America 6th
GP Skate Canada 6th
GP Rostelecom 6th
Nebelhorn Trophy 7th
Ice Challenge 2nd
U.S. Classic 3rd
U.S. Champ. 8th 6th 9th 10th
Pacific Coast Sect. 1st
GP = Grand Prix

With Trent[edit]

Event 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
Four Continents 8th
GP Bompard 4th 5th
GP Skate America 6th
GP Skate Canada 5th 5th 5th
Nebelhorn Trophy 5th
Karl Schafer 3rd
Golden Spin 3rd
U.S. Champ. 13th 9th 6th 5th 4th 8th
Midwestern Sect. 2nd 1st 1st
GP = Grand Prix

With Ibarra[edit]

Event 2001–2002 2002–2003
Junior Worlds 6th
JGP Slovakia 3rd
JGP China 2nd
U.S. Champ. 3rd J. 11th
Midwestern Sect. 1st J. 1st
J. = Junior level; JGP = Junior Grand Prix

With Bradley[edit]

Event 1997–1998 1998–1999
U.S. Championships 6th N. 7th N.
N. = Novice level

Ladies' singles[edit]

Event 2000
U.S. Championships 6th N.
N. = Novice level


  1. ^ "2007 Trophee Eric Bompard Pairs Free Skating Protocol" (PDF).  (72.4 KB)
  2. ^ a b "International Skating Union Media Advisory". 
  3. ^ a b "Vise, Trent End Competitive Partnership". Icenetwork. April 30, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Tiffany Vise & Derek Trent". U.S. Figure Skating. 
  5. ^ Mittan, Barry (December 12, 2005). "Vise and Trent Start Strong in 2006". SkateToday. 
  6. ^ "2006 Skate Canada Protocol" (PDF).  (77.0 KB)
  7. ^ "2010 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 11/17/2009 – 11/22/2009 Senior Pairs Final Results". U.S. Figure Skating. Nov 20, 2009. Retrieved Nov 20, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Results, Ice Challenge 2010". 
  9. ^ Brannen, Sarah S.; Meekins, Drew (April 4, 2013). "The Inside Edge: New beginnings, grateful ends". IceNetwork. 
  10. ^ "Tiffany VISE / Don BALDWIN: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Tiffany VISE / Don BALDWIN: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 25, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Tiffany VISE / Derek TRENT: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 9, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Tiffany VISE / Derek TRENT: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 4, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Tiffany VISE / Derek TRENT: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 29, 2007. 
  15. ^ a b "Tiffany VISE / Laureano IBARRA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 25, 2003. 
  16. ^ "Competition Results: Tiffany VISE / Don BALDWIN". International Skating Union. 
  17. ^ "Competition Results: Tiffany VISE / Derek TRENT". International Skating Union. 

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