Tyler Pierce (figure skater)

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Tyler Pierce
Tyler Pierce 2015.jpg
Pierce in 2015
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1998-10-12) October 12, 1998 (age 19)
Whittier, California
Home town Norco, California
Height 1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)
Coach Tammy Gambill
Former coach Kori Ade
Choreographer Cindy Stuart, Rohene Ward
Former choreographer Mark Pillay
Skating club All Year FSC Ontario
Training locations Riverside, California
Former training locations Monument, Colorado
Began skating 2007
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 171.72
2015 CS Tallinn Trophy
Short program 62.57
2015 CS Tallinn Trophy
Free skate 110.63
2016 Junior Worlds

Tyler Pierce (born October 12, 1998) is an American figure skater. She has won two medals on the ISU Challenger Series – bronze at the 2015 Ice Challenge and 2015 Tallinn Trophy. She is the 2014 U.S. national junior silver medalist.

Personal life[edit]

Pierce was born on October 12, 1998 in Whittier, California.[1] The daughter of Sharon and Larry Pierce, she trained in gymnastics until the age of nine and has expressed interest in a career as a chef.[2]

Career[edit]

Pierce won gold on the novice level at the 2013 U.S. Championships.

At the start of the 2013–14 season, Pierce was sent to the ISU Junior Grand Prix in Estonia and finished 6th. After winning the junior silver medal at the 2014 U.S. Championships, she was named in the U.S. team to the 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. She finished 14th overall after placing 10th in the short program and 14th in the free skate.

Pierce placed 7th competing on the senior level at the 2015 U.S. Championships and was selected to compete at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. Ranked 19th in the short and 22nd in the free, she finished 19th overall.

Making her senior international debut, Pierce placed fourth at the 2015 Skate Canada Autumn Classic before winning bronze medals at a pair of ISU Challenger Series (CS) events, the 2015 Ice Challenge and 2015 Tallinn Trophy. After placing fifth in senior ladies' at the 2016 U.S. Championships, she competed at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen, Hungary; she placed 7th in the short, 6th in the free, and 6th overall.

Pierce was invited to a Grand Prix event, the 2016 Trophée de France, but withdrew due to a lumbar sprain.[3]

Programs[edit]

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2015–2016
[1][4]
  • Voices from the Forest
    by Paul Spaeth
    choreo. by Cindy Stuart

2014–2015
[5][2][6]
  • Voices from the Forest
    by Paul Spaeth
    choreo. by Cindy Stuart

2013–2014
[7]
  • Voices from the Forest
    by Paul Spaeth
    choreo. by Cindy Stuart
2012–2013
[2]

Competitive highlights[edit]

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[8]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
GP Trophée de France WD
CS Ice Challenge 3rd
CS Tallinn Trophy 3rd
Autumn Classic 4th
International: Junior[8]
Junior Worlds 14th 19th 6th
JGP Estonia 6th
Bavarian Open 1st J
National[2]
U.S. Champ. 1st N 2nd J 7th 5th
U.S. Jr. Champ. 3rd I
Pacific Coast 3rd N 2nd J
Southwest Pacific 7th V 1st I 1st N
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice; J = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tyler PIERCE: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Tyler Pierce". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on March 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Team USA announces Grand Prix series event withdrawals" (Press release). U.S. Figure Skating. October 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tyler PIERCE: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Tyler PIERCE: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ Slater, Paula (July 14, 2014). "USA's Tyler Pierce makes senior debut in California". GoldenSkate. 
  7. ^ "Tyler PIERCE: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Competition Results: Tyler PIERCE". International Skating Union. 

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