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Stephen Carriere (born June 15, 1989, in Melrose, Massachusetts) is an American figure skater. He is the 2008 U.S. bronze medalist and 2007 World Junior Champion. Following the 2007-2008 season, he is ranked 9th in the World.

Personal lifeEdit

Carriere graduated from Wakefield High School in 2007. He now attends Boston College part time, where he is a corporate business major.

His cousin Caroline Hallisey is a short track speed skater who competed at the 1998 Winter Olympics, the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the 2006 Winter Olympics.[1]

CareerEdit

Carriere won the pewter medal at the novice level of the 2004 United States Figure Skating Championships. The following season, 2004-2005, he made his junior debut. He placed 5th at his first Junior Grand Prix assignment, but was not given a second one. That year, he placed 7th at 2005 United States Figure Skating Championships on the junior level.

In the 2005-2006 season, Carriere won a gold and a silver medal on the Junior Grand Prix and then placed 6th at the Final. He moved up at Nationals and won the junior gold medal. This earned him a trip to the World Junior Figure Skating Championships, where he placed just off the podium.

In 2006-2007, he won everything on the Junior level, including both his Junior Grand Prix assignments and the 2006 Junior Grand Prix Final. After placing ninth in his senior national debut, Carriere was named to the 2007 Junior Worlds team. At Junior Worlds, after placing sixth in the short program, he won the free skate, pulling up to win the event overall.

Carriere made his Grand Prix debut at the 2007 Skate America, where he placed 4th. At his second Grand Prix event, the 2007 NHK Trophy, he won the bronze medal. Stephen also won the bronze medal at nationals and finished 10th in his first appearance at Senior Worlds.

In the 2008-2009 Grand Prix Season, Carriere was assigned to the Cup of China and the NHK Trophy. He won the silver medal at the Cup of China.

Carriere trains at the Skating Club of Boston and is coached by Mark Mitchell (American figure skater) and Peter Johansson (figure skater).

ProgramsEdit

Season Short Program Long Program Exhibition
2008 - 2009 Nothing Else Matters
by Metallica
Firebird
by Stravinsky
Billie Jean
by David Cook (singer)
2007 - 2008 Stairway to Heaven
by Led Zeppelin
Hollywood Nocturne
by Brian Setzer
SexyBack
by Justin Timberlake
2006 - 2007 Stray Cat Strut
by Brian Setzer
The Pink Panther
Space Shuttle
by John LaBarbera
God Bless the Child (Billie Holiday song)
by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog
Sway (song)
by Michael Buble
2005 - 2006 Peter Gunn Medley Once Upon a Time in Mexico soundtrack
2004 - 2005 Shaft soundtrack Lawrence of Arabia (film)
and Samson and Delilah (1949 film) soundtracks
2003 - 2004 Shaft soundtrack Elvis Medley
2002 - 2003 Zorro Elvis Medley
2001 - 2002 Zorro

Competitive highlightsEdit

Event 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009
World Championships 10th
Four Continents Championships 4th
World Junior Championships 4th 1st
U.S. Championships 4th N. 7th J. 1st J. 9th 3rd 9th
NHK Trophy 3rd 6th
Cup of China 2nd
Skate America 4th
Junior Grand Prix 6th 1st
Junior Grand Prix, The Hague 1st
Junior Grand Prix, The Hague 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Bulgaria 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Bulgaria 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, Ukraine 5th
Triglav Trophy 4th J.
Eastern Sectionals 1st N. 1st J.
New England Regionals 1st N.
  • N = Novice level; J = Junior level

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

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