Tiffany Vise

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Tiffany Vise
2011 Skate America Tiffany VISE Don BALDWIN.jpg
Vise / Baldwin in 2011.
Personal information
Full nameTiffany Vise
Country representedUnited States
Born (1986-02-02) February 2, 1986 (age 33)
Aurora, Colorado
Home townColorado Springs, Colorado
Height5 ft 0 in (1.52 m)
PartnerDon Baldwin
Former partnerDerek Trent
Ryan Bradley
Laureno Ibarra
Former coachDoug Ladret
Irina Vorobieva
Former choreographerDoug Ladret
Catarina Lindgren
Julie Patterson
Skating clubBroadmoor SC
RetiredApril 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.

Vise is a clockwise spinner while her partners have been counter-clockwise spinners. They were therefore mirror pair teams.

Personal life[edit]

Vise was born in Aurora, Colorado. Her younger sister, Brittany Vise, also competed in pair skating.

Tiffany Vise married Don Baldwin on August 23, 2015, in San Diego, California.[4]


Early years[edit]

Vise began skating at age four. She is right-handed, but spins "lefty" (clockwise).[5] 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 ISU Junior Grand Prix series.

Partnership with Trent[edit]

Vise teamed up with Derek Trent in July 2003.[6][7] They had skated for years at the same rink and his partnership had ended at the same time. Because they were both partnerless, they tried out together, despite the fact that they rotate in opposite directions. Very few teams at the highest level rotate in opposite directions because it makes elements like pair spins and twists much more difficult, due to the fact that 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/Trent began attempting a throw quadruple salchow jump in competition. At the 2006 Skate Canada International, they were credited with fully rotating the element but not with landing it successfully.[8]

Vise/Trent began the 2007–2008 season at the 2007 Skate Canada, where they placed 5th. During the free skate at the 2007 Trophée Eric Bompard, they became the first-ever pair to successfully execute a throw quad salchow in an international competition.[2][9] 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. The pair was coached by Doug Ladret and Jill Watson in Scottsdale, Arizona.[6]

On April 30, 2009, Trent announced his retirement from competitive figure skating.[3]

Partnership with Baldwin[edit]

Vise teamed up with Don Baldwin in March 2009.[10] They won the senior pairs' event at the Pacific Coast Sectional Championships.[11] Internationally, the pair won silver at the 2010 Ice Challenge in Graz, Austria,[12] and bronze at the 2012 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. They received three Grand Prix assignments and finished 6th at all three events. They were coached by Lara Ladret and Doug Ladret in Scottsdale, Arizona.[13]

Vise/Baldwin announced their retirement from competition in April 2013 and said that they would coach together at the Ice Den in Scottsdale, Arizona.[14]


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
  • Mona Lisa Overdrive
    by Juno Reactor
  • Gabriel's Oboe
    by Ennio Morricone
  • Transformers
    by Steve Jablonsky

With Trent[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
  • Heroes
    by William Joseph
  • Return with Honor
    by William Joseph
  • Les Misérables
    choreo. by Doug Ladret
  • Shall We Dance?
  • Dance with Me
    choreo. by Catarina Lindgren
  • Quidam
    (from Cirque du Soleil)
    choreo. by Catarina Lindgren
  • The Italian Job
    choreo. by Catarina Lindgren
  • Nights in White Satin
    by Moody Blues
    choreo. by Catarina Lindgren

With Ibarra[edit]

Season Short program Free skating

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Baldwin[edit]

Event 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13
GP Rostelecom Cup 6th
GP Skate America 6th
GP Skate Canada 6th
Ice Challenge 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 7th
U.S. Classic 3rd
U.S. Champ. 8th 6th 9th 10th
Pacific Coast Sect. 1st

With Trent[edit]

Event 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09
Four Continents 8th
GP Bompard 4th 5th
GP Skate America 6th
GP Skate Canada 5th 5th 5th
Golden Spin 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 5th
Schäfer Memorial 3rd
U.S. Champ. 13th 9th 6th 5th 4th 8th
Midwestern Sect. 2nd 1st 1st

With Ibarra[edit]

Event 2001–02 2002–03
World Junior Champ. 6th
JGP China 2nd
JGP Slovakia 3rd
U.S. Champ. 3rd J 11th
Midwestern Sect. 1st J 1st
J = Junior level

With Bradley[edit]

Event 1997–98 1998–99
U.S. Championships 6th N 7th N
N = Novice level

Ladies' singles[edit]

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


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  8. ^ "2006 Skate Canada Protocol" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 5, 2012. (77.0 KB)
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  12. ^ "Results, Ice Challenge 2010".
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  16. ^ "Tiffany VISE / Derek TRENT: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 4, 2008.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
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  18. ^ "Tiffany VISE / Derek TRENT: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 29, 2007.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  19. ^ a b "Tiffany VISE / Laureano IBARRA: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 25, 2003.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  20. ^ "Competition Results: Tiffany VISE / Don BALDWIN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 18, 2017.
  21. ^ "Competition Results: Tiffany VISE / Derek TRENT". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 21, 2014.

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