Adam Rippon
Figure skater
Adam Rippon
Adam Rippon is an American figure skater. He is the 2010 Four Continents champion, the 2012 U.S. silver medalist, the 2008 and 2009 World Junior champion, the 2008 U.S. junior national champion, and the 2007–2008 Junior Grand Prix Final champion.
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Men's champ Rippon, Olympian Edmunds withdraw from nationals
Fox News - about 2 months
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Adam Rippon broke his left foot late last week while preparing to defend his U.S. figure skating title, an injury that could keep him off the ice for up to three months.
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Japanese teen wins Skate America men's crown
Yahoo News - 4 months
Japanese teenager Shoma Uno landed three quadruple jumps to capture the Skate America men's title by winning Sunday's free-skate event at the ISU Grand Prix season opener. The 18-year-old from Nagoya captured his second career Grand Prix title after last year in France with 279.34 points to defeat 2015 American champion Jason Brown by 10.96 with reigning US champion Adam Rippon third on 261.43. Uno, the youngest Skate America champion since France's Brian Joubert in 2002, became the fourth Japanese men's winner in the past five Skate Americas.
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Murakami leads Chan, Hanyu struggles
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Japan's Daisuke Murakami grabbed a narrow lead in the men's competition at Skate Canada to upstage the Olympic rematch of Yuzuru Hanyu and Patrick Chan at the ISU Grand Prix event in Lethbridge, Alberta. Murakami earned 80.88 points for his opening short programme, with Canada's Chan well within striking distance on 80.81 in his return to competition for the first time since he took silver at the 2014 Sochi Olympics behind Hanyu. American Adam Rippon completed a tightly bunched top trio on 80.36 points with Hanyu shockingly in sixth on 73.25 points.
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Japanese Wins Skate America Short Program
NYTimes - over 3 years
Tatsuki Machida of Japan won the Skate America men’s short program in Detroit, outpacing two Americans, Jason Brown and Adam Rippon.
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Sydney Technology Solutions Attending Annual ICT Event in Australia
MMD Newswire - almost 5 years
Each year, STS participates in one of Australia's top technology conferences. This year, members of Sydney Technology Solutions will "stay ahead of the game" at the upcoming CeBIT Australia event held in Sydney from May 22 to May 24. Sydney, Australia (MMD Newswire) May 7, 2012 -- Each year, tens of thousands of ICT professionals journey to Sydney for the annual CeBIT Australia ICT conference. Attracting technology professionals from all walks of life and from around the country, CeBIT is where Australia's ICT industry comes to "stay ahead of the game". CeBIT Australia Business event will be held on 22 - 24th May in Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. The technology world is constantly changing. STS understands the importance of staying on top of their game through active involvement across the Australian ICT industry. Touted as Australia's largest ICT Business Event with over 600 exhibitors and 30,000 business visitors. CeBIT Australia brings out the best technolo ...
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Champs Camp brings news of new quads for men, triple-triples for ladies - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
But looking to up the ante will be former US silver medalist Brandon Mroz, who is working on both the quad loop and the quad flip, and 2010 Four Continents champion Adam Rippon, who has been training quad lutzes. Rippon is hoping to put the jump in
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Champs Camp Quadmania - Required Elements
Google News - over 5 years
This article from Universal Sports talks about how Brandon Mroz is hoping to land a quad flip in competitions (Twitter reports also have him attempting a quad loop), and how Adam Rippon is hoping to land the quad lutz. The video of Rippon's quad lutz
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Intrigue abounds after Mao sits out JSF training camp - The Japan Times
Google News - over 5 years
Daisuke Takahashi, the 2010 world champion, will battle reigning world champion Patrick Chan and Americans Adam Rippon and Ross Miner at Skate Canada. Nobunari Oda and Yuzuru Hanyu will represent Japan at the Cup of China, where two-time US champion
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Olympics: Three classes not enough for women's boxing - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
... headline Wednesday's relief show in Aomori, Japan, for 1400 guests from some of the hardest-hit areas. US ladies champion Alissa Czisny and former men's world junior champion Adam Rippon -- who train at the Detroit Skating Club -- also will perform
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Metro & state: World junior champ Adam Rippon to train in Detroit - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Adam Rippon, a two-time world junior champion and the 2010 gold medalist at the International Skating Union Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, is moving his training base to Detroit. He will train under Jason Dungjen at the Detroit Skating
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Sydney Technology Solutions Becomes Dell PartnerDirect Registered Partner - dBusinessNews Seattle (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Seattle - In an effort to be the best at providing Dell's PartnerDirect program, said Adam Rippon, Owner of STS. Being a Dell Registered Partner means that we will gain valuable technology we need in order to offer cost savings and technology resources
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Unique simulation helps skaters fine-tune their jumps - University of Delaware
Google News - almost 6 years
So far, just one skater, Adam Rippon, has gone through the entire process of being recorded, getting feedback for improvement, and implementing the changes, but the results were striking. “He completed his first quad after his second visit here,”
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Bet on Gachinski, young Russian figure skater, for 2014 Olympic gold - Chicago Tribune (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
(Some will say the US should have chosen a world team based on past performance rather simply than results at the US Championships, which would have given spots to Jeremy Abbott and Adam Rippon. That is nonsense. It would diminish the importance of
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Q. AND A. WITH EVAN LYSACEK; Undecided On Olympics
NYTimes - about 6 years
A year ago, Evan Lysacek won the gold medal in the men's figure skating competition at the Vancouver Olympics. He was the first American to win the event since Brian Boitano in 1988. These days, besides headlining the Stars on Ice tour, he is a member of the board of Figure Skating in Harlem, which teaches girls academic and life skills through ice
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Men's Title For Takahashi Is Japan's First
NYTimes - almost 7 years
TURIN, Italy (AP) -- The Olympic bronze medalist Daisuke Takahashi won the gold medal at the world figure skating championships on Thursday, giving Japan its first men's title. Canada's Patrick Chan won silver while France's Brian Joubert took bronze as both skaters made up for disappointing results at the Vancouver Games. Takahashi, skating last,
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RINGS; LIGETY THIRD IN SLALOM
NYTimes - about 7 years
Marcel Hirscher of Austria won a World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, and Ted Ligety of the United States was third. Hirscher earned his second win of the season with a flawless second run to finish in a combined time of 2 minutes 31.30 seconds. ''It's unbelievable, just awesome,'' Hirscher said. ''I think this was maybe the best
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Shaking Off the Jitters, Abbott Finds His Footing
NYTimes - about 7 years
Lacing up his skates before competing in the U.S championships on Friday, Jeremy Abbott could not stop trembling. His hands were shaking and his legs had the jitters. His mind was racing as he thought about a thousand things but his short program, which was just minutes away. ''There was so much buzzing in my head, I just couldn't focus,'' Abbott
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Tricky at Every Turn, the Quad Can Make or Break a Routine
NYTimes - about 7 years
The single hardest move in single's figure skating, the quadruple jump, is like an onside kick in football: highly risky, but highly rewarding -- if it unfolds as planned. This week at the United States figure skating national championships, where a berth on the Olympic team is at stake, a few bold skaters will take that chance. At least one, Ryan
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SPORTS BRIEFING | FIGURE SKATING; World Champion Wins Trophée Bompard In Paris
NYTimes - over 7 years
The world champion Kim Yu-na of South Korea captured the Trophée Bompard in Paris, winning the free skate with a flawless performance to finish ahead of the Japanese skaters Mao Asada and Yukari Nakano. Nobunari Oda of Japan won the men's event, and the American teenager Adam Rippon placed third to bolster his bid to make the United States team
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SPORTS BRIEFING | FIGURE SKATING; American Wins Second Straight Men's Junior Title
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Adam Rippon won his second straight men's title at the world junior figure skating championships. Rippon, 19, from Clarks Summit, Pa., dominated the event in Sofia, Bulgaria, finishing ahead of Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic, and Artem Grigoriev of Russia. Rippon scored a personal best 147.70 points in the free skate and a total of 222.00.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Adam Rippon
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 26
    He placed sixth at the 2016 World Championships in Boston with a lively program to a medley of Beatles tunes.
    More Details Hide Details The audience gave him a standing ovation. Rippon's signature move is a triple lutz that he executes with both arms on his head, colloquially dubbed the "Rippon Lutz". He is capable of performing the triple lutz-double toe loop-double loop combination with one hand over his head in all three jumps (colloquially the "'Tano Lutz" after Brian Boitano, who invented the move). He is also one of the few men able to do a competent lay-back spin. GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix
    Rippon won gold at the 2016 U.S. Championships.
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  • 2014
    Age 24
    In October 2014, Rippon competed at the 2014 Finlandia Trophy finishing first in the free program and second overall.
    More Details Hide Details At the end of October he competed in Skate Canada finishing seventh in the free-skate and tenth in the standings. In November he improved his season performance with a strong long program at Trophy Bompard finishing third in the segment and fifth overall. It was a season plagued with equipment issues. Rippon adjusted his blade brand and mount, took on a new trainer to work with his team and met with renewed consistency at U.S. Nationals, landing effortless triple axels and once again including a quad lutz in his short and long programs. He went on to win the free-skate portion of the competition and finished second overall with the silver medal. He was assigned to both the Four Continents team and the Worlds team.
  • 2013
    Age 23
    In October 2013, Rippon competed at the 2013 Skate America.
    More Details Hide Details He included a quad lutz in both his short and long programs. He set personal bests in both segments capturing the Silver medal and finishing as the top American over Max Aaron and Jason Brown. In November he competed in NHK Trophy and posted a new ISU personal best in the short program 82.25. He landed a quad toe-loop in both segments and finished fourth overall.
    He was assigned to the 2013 Four Continents but withdrew after sustaining an ankle injury on February 2, 2013.
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    At the 2013 U.S. Championships, he landed three triple Axels and finished 5th.
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  • 2012
    Age 22
    Rippon finished 4th at the event and 8th at the 2012 NHK Trophy.
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    At the 2012 Cup of China, Rippon collided with China's Song Nan – who sustained a concussion and withdrew – a minute into the final warm up before the free skate.
    More Details Hide Details Rippon said, "I kind of turned around to go into a jump and I think when Nan Song and I saw each other we both tried to avoid each other, but we went in the same way and we went head first into each other."
    In September 2012, Rippon announced a coaching change, moving to train with Rafael Arutyunyan in Lake Arrowhead, California.
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    Rippon won the silver medal at the 2012 U.S. Championships.
    More Details Hide Details He finished 4th at Four Continents and 13th at Worlds.
  • 2011
    Age 21
    In the 2011–12 season, Rippon was assigned to 2011 Skate Canada and 2011 Trophée Eric Bompard as his Grand Prix events.
    More Details Hide Details He opened the season with a 4th-place finish at Skate Canada. This competition marked Rippon's first attempt at including a quad jump in his free program. At Trophée Bompard, he was 4th in the short program, 3rd in the long, and finished 4th overall.
    On June 16, 2011, Rippon announced he was leaving Canada and returning to train in the US at the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, home of his DSC-based choreographer Pasquale Camerlengo and began training under the charge of Jason Dungjen
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    At the 2011 U.S. Championships, Rippon finished 5th and was assigned to the 2011 Four Continents Championships, where he had the same result.
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  • 2010
    Age 20
    At the 2010 Skate America, Rippon placed third in the short program, 7th in the free skate, and 4th overall.
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    Rippon began his season at the Japan Open, where he finished ahead of Daisuke Takahashi and Evgeni Plushenko. His assigned Grand Prix events for the 2010–11 ISU Grand Prix season were the 2010 Skate Canada International and the 2010 Skate America.
    More Details Hide Details In Canada, Rippon had a collision with Patrick Chan during the morning practice before the short program but stated, "That was definitely the most exciting collision, maybe not the most dangerous." He won the bronze medal after placing third in the short and second in the free skate.
    Following the event, he was named as a second alternate for the 2010 Winter Olympics and 2010 World Championships, and assigned to the 2010 Four Continents Championships.
    More Details Hide Details At Four Continents, he placed 7th in the short program and first in the free skate, winning the gold medal. He was included in the U.S. team to Worlds after other skaters withdrew; he placed 7th in the short program, 5th in the free skate, and 6th overall.
    At the 2010 U.S. Championships, Rippon finished 5th overall after ranking 4th in both segments.
    More Details Hide Details He had a fall on his step sequence in the short program.
    He is the 2010 Four Continents champion and 2016 U.S. national champion.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2009
    Age 19
    At the 2009 NHK Trophy, he finished 6th after placing 8th in the short and 5th in the free.
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    At the 2009 Trophée Eric Bompard, he placed third in both segments of the competition and was awarded the bronze medal.
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    Rippon sprained his ankle during the summer and missed some training time. For the 2009–10 season, Rippon was assigned to two Grand Prix events.
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    He was named to the team for the 2009 Junior World Championships.
    More Details Hide Details At Junior Worlds, in his two programs, he landed a total of three 3A jumps, one in combination with a 2T. He won the competition, scoring 222.00 points and becoming the first single skater to win two World Junior titles.
    At the 2009 U.S. Championships, his senior level national debut, he placed seventh.
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    Rippon officially announced his coaching change on January 2, 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 18
    In late November 2008, Rippon left Morozov. In December 2008, he moved to Toronto, Canada to begin training with Brian Orser at the Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club.
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    In the Grand Prix season he was assigned to compete at the 2008 Skate America where he placed eighth and the 2008 Cup of Russia where he placed third in the short program and fifth overall.
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    Rippon moved up to the senior level in the 2008–09 season.
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    He earned a trip to the 2008 Junior Worlds, where he won the gold medal after finishing first in both segments.
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    He went on to the 2008 U.S. Championships, where he won the Junior title.
    More Details Hide Details The Professional Skaters Association recognized Rippon as having the best men's free skate at the National Championships and was awarded the EDI Award.
    Earlier in his career, he won the 2008 and 2009 World Junior Championships, the 2007–08 Junior Grand Prix Final, and the 2008 U.S junior national title.
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  • 2007
    Age 17
    In the 2007–08 season, Rippon competed on the 2007–08 ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit.
    More Details Hide Details At his first event, the Harghita Cup in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania, he won the gold medal. He then won the silver medal at the Sofia Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria. These two medals qualified him for the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final. At that event, Rippon won the gold medal, and became the first man to break 200 points at a Junior level competition.
    Following the event, he left Sergeeva and began working with Nikolai Morozov in February 2007 at the Ice House in Hackensack, New Jersey.
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    He placed 6th on the junior level at the 2007 U.S. Championships.
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  • 2006
    Age 16
    In the 2006–07 season, Rippon did not compete on the Junior Grand Prix circuit.
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    At the 2006 U.S. Championships, he finished 11th at the junior level.
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  • 2005
    Age 15
    He competed at the 2005–06 ISU Junior Grand Prix event in Croatia and placed 6th.
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    In 2005–06 season, he debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix circuit.
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    After Nationals he was assigned a spring international assignment, Triglav Trophy in Slovenia 2005 and competed in the Junior division finishing first for the Gold medal.
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  • 2004
    Age 14
    In the 2004–05 season, Rippon won the silver medal on the Novice level at the 2005 U.S. Championships.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 2000
    Age 10
    He was coached by Yelena Sergeeva from 2000 to 2007.
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  • 1989
    Born
    Adam Rippon was born on November 11, 1989 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
    More Details Hide Details The oldest of six children, he was born with severe hearing loss but underwent surgery at Yale University just before his first birthday, allowing him to hear almost perfectly. On October 2, 2015, Rippon publicly came out as gay. Rippon started to skate at age 10 when his mother skated and brought him along to the rink.
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