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Ryan Bradley (born , in ) is an . He is the 2007 and three time U.S. Collegiate Champion. Bradley is known for his crowd-pleasing programs and backflips.

BiographyEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Bradley comes from a family of skaters. His parents were skaters, and his sister, , is a skating coach and former competitive skater.

Bradley studies business at the . He is a volunteer at the and a coach at the .

CareerEdit

Ryan Bradley began skating at the age of two in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills program.

From 1996-1998, Bradley competed in with .. They competed twice at the .

At the same time, Bradley was also competing as a single skater. He won the silver medal on the Intermediate level at the Junior Olympics (later renamed Junior Nationals) in the 1994-1995 season.

The 1995-1996 season was Bradley first on the Novice level, and he did not make it out of Sectionals. In the 1996-1997 season, he placed 7th at the novice level at Nationals. In the 1997-1998 season, Bradley won the silver medal on the novice level at Nationals. This win earned him a trip to the , which he won.

The following season, 1998-1999, Bradley debuted on the . He won medals at both his events. At that time, the were held before the U.S. Championships. At the Junior Worlds selection competition, Bradley placed second and was placed on the team for the , where he placed 10th. At the , he won the Junior title. He competed at the following Nationals and won the competition.

In the 1999-2000 season, Bradley remained on the Junior Grand Prix circuit. He won two more medals and qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final, where he finished 8th. He went on to place 7th in his senior debut at the . He went on to place 5th at the .

In the 2000-2001 season, Bradley won both of his Junior Grand Prix events and made his senior international debut at the , which he won. He placed 5th at the Junior Grand Prix Final. He placed 9th at the . He was originally placed on the team for the . However, he was forced to withdraw prior to the event with injury. His vacated spot was given to .

In the 2001-2002 season, did not allow American skaters to compete on the Junior Grand Prix because of security concerns following the . Bradley placed 7th at the . He went on to the and placed 15th.

In the 2002-2003 season, he competed at the Karl Shafer Memorial, placing 4th. He made his Grand Prix debut at the , where he placed 6th. He was 9th at the .

In the 2003-2004 season, he placed 6th at the . He made his senior ISU Championship debut at the , where he placed 11th.

He took most of the 2004-2005 season off. He competed in the 2005-2006 season, hoping to contend for a spot to the . He placed 8th at the .


In the 2006-2007 season, he was given a host invitation to the due to the reitrement of skaters who had placed ahead of him at the 2006 Nationals. Bradley placed 8th.

At the , Bradley won the silver medal, finishing ahead of defending champion . Bradley skated last in the free skate. Upon learning that he had won the silver, Bradley skated back onto the ice and performed a backflip for the crowd.

Bradley went on to the , held at his home rink, where he placed fourth behind training-mate .

In the 2007-2008 season, Bradley competed on the Grand Prix. He placed 5th at the .

He began the 2008-2009 season at the where he won the silver medal.

Commercials and endorsementsEdit

Bradley appeared in a commercial for with , wearing heavy makeup to appear as an old man. He performed a in this commercial. Due to its popularity, Fuji released a second one explaining how it was done.

ProgramsEdit

Season Short Program Free Skating Exhibition
2008-2009 Jailhouse Rock
Heartbreak Hotel
You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog
by
performed by
Mambo en Sax
Historia De Un Amor
El Cumbanchero
by
2007-2008 The Godfather (soundtrack)
by
Charlie Chaplin Medley Money
by
2006-2007 Polka
Happy Birthday Variations
by
Mambo en Sax
Historia De Un Amor
El Cumbanchero
by

2005-2006 Saturday Night Fever
2004-2005 New York, New York The Untouchables
2003-2004 New York, New York

Competitive highlightsEdit

Singles careerEdit

Post-2003Edit

Event 2002-2003 2003-2004 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009
15th
11th 4th
6th 8th 2nd 5th 4th
U.S. Collegiate Championships 1st 1st 1st
5th 7th
6th 2nd
8th 6th
4th
Midwestern Sectionals 2nd 1st 4th 2nd
Southwestern Regionals 1st 1st 1st
  • Bradley did not compete in the 2004-2005 season.

Pre-2003Edit

Event 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002
10th 5th 15th
7th N. 2nd N. 1st J. 7th 9th 7th
1st
8th 5th
1st
1st
3rd
2nd
3rd
2nd
1st
1st
Midwestern Sectionals 7th N. 4th N. 1st N. WD
Southwestern Regionals 3rd N. 3rd N. 1st N. 1st 2nd
  • N = Novice level; J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

Pairs careerEdit

(with Tiffany Vise)

Event 1997-1998 1998-1999
6th N. 7th N.
  • N = Novice level

ReferencesEdit

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