Trennt Michaud

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Trennt Michaud
2018 Skate Canada - Evelyn Walsh & Trennt Michaud - 18.jpg
Evelyn Walsh and Trennt Michaud on the 2018 Skate Canada
Personal information
Country representedCanada
Born (1996-08-22) August 22, 1996 (age 23)
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
PartnerEvelyn Walsh
Former partnerHope McLean, Judith Murtha-Anderson
CoachAlison Purkiss
Former coachScott Rachuk
ChoreographerAlison Purkiss
Skating clubLondon Competitive Skating Centre
Training locationsBrantford, Ontario
Began skating2004
ISU personal best scores
Combined total174.40
2019 World
Short program62.76
2019 Rostelecom Cup
Free skate114.56
2019 World

Trennt Michaud (born August 22, 1996) is a Canadian pair skater. With his skating partner, Evelyn Walsh, he is the 2019 Canadian national silver medalist and 2017 Canadian national junior champion. Walsh and Michaud competed at two World Junior Championships, their highest placement being fifth in 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Michaud was born on August 22, 1996, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.[1]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Michaud started learning to skate in 2004.[1] He competed on the novice level at the 2013 Canadian Championships, placing eighth in men's singles and second in pairs with Judith Murtha-Anderson where they were coached by Lisa Conley and represented the Prince Edward County Skating Club.

His partnership with Hope McLean began by 2014. They won the junior pairs' title at the 2016 Canadian Championships and were sent to the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. They withdrew from Junior Worlds after placing thirteenth in the short program. They were coached by Alison Purkiss and Scott Rachuk in London and Komoka, Ontario.[2][3]

Partnership with Walsh[edit]

2016–17 season[edit]

In 2016, Michaud teamed up with Evelyn Walsh. The two are coached by Alison Purkiss and Margaret Purdy in London, Ontario.[1] Making their international debut, they placed eleventh at a Junior Grand Prix (JGP) competition held in late September in Tallinn, Estonia, and fifth the following month at a JGP event in Dresden, Germany. In January 2017, they won the junior pairs' title at the Canadian Championships and were named in Canada's team to the 2017 World Junior Championships in Taipei. Competing in Taiwan, they placed sixth in the short program, fifth in the free skate, and fifth overall.

2017–18 season[edit]

In the 2017-2018 season Walsh and Michaud participated in two events on the Junior Grand Prix circuit, winning the bronze medal at JGP Riga Cup and placing fourth at JGP Croatia Cup.

Competing as a senior pair at the 2018 Canadian Championships they placed fifth overall. At the 2018 World Junior Championships the pair placed fifth in the short program, sixth the free skate, and sixth overall.

2018–19 season[edit]

Competing as seniors internationally in the 2018-19 season, Walsh/Michaud made their debut on the Challenger series at the Nebelhorn Trophy, where they placed seventh. For the Grand Prix series, Walsh and Michaud were initially assigned to 2018 Skate Canada International, and subsequently added to the 2018 Skate America event following the withdrawal of the Chinese team of Li Xiangning / Xie Zhong. They placed eighth at Skate America, following rough programs where Walsh fell five times, but fared better at Skate Canada International, finishing in fifth place.[4][5]

At the 2019 Canadian Championships, Walsh/Michaud placed second in both programs, winning the silver medal behind Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro. Walsh, commenting on their struggles at their first two competitions that season, said "we do truly believe everything happens for a reason." Michaud remarked that their expectations had changed considerably from the previous season, when they were happy to finish fifth.[6] They were assigned, alongside Moore-Towers/Marinaro, to compete at the Four Continents and World Championships.

Competing at Four Continents, they were in sixth place after the short program, but fell to seventh overall after finishing eighth in the free skate with a performance that included an aborted lift.[7] At the World Championships they placed twelfth.

2019–20 season[edit]

For their free program, Walsh/Michaud worked with retired Canadian pairs champion Eric Radford as choreographer.[8] Walsh/Michaud made their debut at the 2019 CS Finlandia Trophy, where they placed sixth.[9] At the 2019 Skate Canada International, their first Grand Prix assignment, they were eighth.[10] At the 2019 Rostelecom Cup, they were fifth in the short program with a new personal best.[11] Seventh in the free skate, they were sixth overall.[12]

Following the conclusion of the Grand Prix series, Walsh and Michaud consulted with 2014 Olympic pairs champion Maxim Trankov to improve pair elements, in particular their triple twist lift. Skating at the 2020 Canadian Championships, they placed third in the short program, less than a point behind second-place Ilyushechkina/Bilodeau.[13] Second in the free skate despite some underrotations on their jumps, they won their second consecutive national silver medal. Walsh called it"the peak, I think, of our season so far and this is exactly where we wanted to be at this point."[14]

Walsh/Michaud placed sixth at the 2020 Four Continents Championships, again ahead of Ilyushechkina/Bilodeau.[15] Consequently, they were afterward assigned to Canada's second pairs berth at the 2020 World Championships in Montreal.[16]

In media[edit]

Walsh and Michaud worked on the Netflix series Spinning Out, serving as skating doubles for leads Kaya Scodelario and Evan Roderick.[8]

Programs[edit]

With Walsh[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2019–2020
[17][18]

2018—2019
[19]
2017–2018
[20][21]

  • The Light That Never Fails
    by Andra Day
    choreo. by Alison Purkiss
2016–2017
[1]
  • Rise Up
    by Andra Day
    choreo. by Alison Purkiss

With McLean[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2015–2016
[2]
2014–2015
[22]

Competitive highlights[edit]

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Pairs with Walsh[edit]

International[23]
Event 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
Worlds 12th TBD
Four Continents 7th 6th
GP Rostelecom Cup 6th
GP Skate America 8th
GP Skate Canada 5th 8th
CS Finlandia Trophy 6th
CS Nebelhorn 7th
International: Junior[23]
Junior Worlds 5th 6th
JGP Croatia 4th
JGP Estonia 11th
JGP Germany 5th
JGP Latvia 3rd
Bavarian Open 1st
National[23]
Canadian Champ. 1st J 5th 2nd 2nd
J = Junior level

Pairs with McLean[edit]

International[24]
Event 2014–15 2015–16
World Junior Champ. WD
JGP Germany 5th
JGP Poland 6th
National[24]
Canadian Champ. 4th J 1st J
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

Pairs with Murtha-Anderson[edit]

National
Event 2012–13
Canadian Championships 2nd N
N = Novice level

Men's singles[edit]

National
Event 2012–13
Canadian Championships 8th N
N = Novice level

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Evelyn WALSH/ Trennt MICHAUD: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 22, 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ a b "Hope MCLEAN/Trennt MICHAUD: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Pyette, Ryan (January 19, 2016). "New wave of area skaters gets first taste of the big time at nationals". The London Free Press.
  4. ^ "ISU GP 2018 Skate America PAIRS SHORT PROGRAM" (PDF). International Skating Union.
  5. ^ "ISU GP 2018 Skate America PAIRS FREE SKATING" (PDF). International Skating Union.
  6. ^ Curley, Sean (January 19, 2019). "Moore-Towers and Marinaro win Pairs' title in Saint John". Golden Skate.
  7. ^ Slater, Paula (February 9, 2019). "Sui and Han rebound for fifth Four Continents title". Golden Skate.
  8. ^ a b Pyette, Ryan (September 4, 2019). "London figure skater Evelyn Walsh spinning into spotlight this season". London Free Press.
  9. ^ Curley, Sean (October 12, 2019). "New Canadian pairs duo Bilodeau, Ilyushechkina win bronze at Finlandia Trophy". CBC Sports.
  10. ^ Slater, Paula (October 27, 2019). "Boikova and Kozlovskii maintain overnight lead for Skate Canada gold". Golden Skate.
  11. ^ Slater, Paula (November 15, 2019). "Boikova and Kozlovskii lead pairs at 2019 Rostelecom Cup". Golden Skate.
  12. ^ Slater, Paula (November 16, 2019). "Boikova and Kozlovskii dominate pairs in Moscow for second Grand Prix gold". Golden Skate.
  13. ^ Slater, Paula (January 17, 2020). "Moore-Towers and Marinaro captivate at Canadian Nationals". Golden Skate.
  14. ^ Flett, Ted (January 18, 2020). "Moore-Towers and Marinaro defend national title in Mississauga". Golden Skate.
  15. ^ Slater, Paula (February 8, 2020). "Sui and Han bounce back for sixth Four Continents title". Golden Skate.
  16. ^ "Nam Nguyen added to Canada's world championship figure skating team". Vancouver Courier. February 13, 2020.
  17. ^ "Evelyn WALSH / Trennt MICHAUD: 2019 / 2020 (1st)". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 13, 2019.
  18. ^ "Evelyn WALSH / Trennt MICHAUD: 2019 / 2020 (2nd)". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on November 16, 2019.
  19. ^ "Evelyn WALSH / Trennt MICHAUD: 2018 / 2019". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 18, 2019.
  20. ^ "Evelyn WALSH / Trennt MICHAUD: 2017 / 2018 original bio". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 2, 2018.
  21. ^ "Evelyn WALSH / Trennt MICHAUD: 2017 / 2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 8, 2018.
  22. ^ "Hope MCLEAN/Trennt MICHAUD: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  23. ^ a b c "Competition Results: Evelyn WALSH / Trennt MICHAUD". International Skating Union.
  24. ^ a b "Competition Results: Hope MCLEAN/Trennt MICHAUD". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 22, 2017.

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