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Ross Miner

Ross Miner
Miner in 2009.
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1991-01-24) January 24, 1991
Burlington, Vermont
Home town Watertown, Massachusetts
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Coach Mark Mitchell
Peter Johansson
Bobby Martin
Former coach Edmund Nesti
Choreographer Jamie Isley
Mark Mitchell
Skating club Skating Club of Boston
Began skating 1995
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 235.37
2012 NHK Trophy
Short program 76.89
2012 Four Continents
Free skate 161.96
2012 NHK Trophy

Ross Miner (born January 24, 1991) is an American figure skater. He is the 2012 Four Continents bronze medalist, 2009 JGP Final bronze medalist, 2013 U.S. national silver medalist and 2009 U.S. junior champion.

Personal life

Ross Miner was born in Burlington, Vermont. In addition to figure skating, he also played hockey until the age of 12.[1] Miner moved from Williston, Vermont, to Watertown, Massachusetts, when he was 12.[2] He takes on-line courses from the University of Missouri.[3]


Miner began skating at the age of three.[1] When he was 12, he began training at the Skating Club of Boston.[3] He had to relearn much from scratch as his jump technique was poor at the beginning – underrotating even single axels; nevertheless, Mark Mitchell and Peter Johansson agreed to coach him.[3]

In the 2004–05 season, Miner competed on the Intermediate level. He won the bronze medal at his regional championship to qualify for the U.S. Junior Championships, where he placed 8th. He remained on the intermediate level during the following season. He won the silver medal at his regional championship to qualify for the U.S. Junior Championships, where he won the gold medal.

In the 2006–07 season, Miner moved up to the Novice level. He won his regional championship and then placed 5th at his sectional championship, missing qualifying for the 2007 U.S. Championships by one position.

In the 2007–08 season, Miner remained on the Novice level. He won his sectional championship to qualify for the 2008 U.S. Championships, where he won the silver medal. Following the U.S. Championships, Miner was assigned to the 2008 Gardena Spring Trophy, where he won the silver medal on the Junior level.

In the 2008–09 season, Miner moved up to the Junior level nationally. He won his sectional championships to qualify for the 2009 U.S. Championships. At Nationals, Miner won the short program[4] and placed second in the free skate to win the gold medal overall.[5][6]

Following the event, Miner was named to the team to the 2009 World Junior Championships,[7] where he placed 10th.

Miner won the bronze medal at the 2009–10 Junior Grand Prix Final. He had qualified to compete at the senior level at the 2010 U.S. Nationals but suffered a high ankle sprain while practicing a triple axel.[3][8] He was forced to withdraw from the event and also missed Junior Worlds.

During the 2010–11 season, Miner finished 9th at 2010 NHK Trophy and 7th at 2010 Cup of China. He made his senior national debut at the 2011 U.S. Championships where he won the bronze medal.[9] He was selected to compete at the 2011 World Championships, where he finished 11th. During the off-season, he worked on a quad salchow and shortening the lead time into his jumps.[10]

Miner finished 5th at the 2012 Skate Canada International. At the 2012 NHK Trophy, he landed his first quad salchow in competition and took the bronze medal.[11]

At the 2013 U.S. Championships, Miner finished second, behind champion Max Aaron.[12][13]

Miner was 9th at the 2013 Skate Canada International. He withdrew from his other GP event, the 2013 Trophee Eric Bompard, due to a right ankle sprain.[14]


Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
  • The Way We Were
    by Marvin Hamlisch
  • Glory
    by Michael W. Smith
  • Para Ti
    by Jorge Sanchez
  • Salsa Mix (Para Ti)
    by Jorge Gomez

Competitive highlights


GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series (began in the 2014–15 season); JGP: Junior Grand Prix

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Worlds 11th 14th
Four Continents 3rd 9th
GP Bompard WD
GP Cup of China 7th
GP NHK Trophy 9th 3rd 3rd 7th
GP Skate Canada 6th 5th 9th
CS SC Classic 1st
CS U.S. Classic 3rd 2nd
Gardena 2nd J. 2nd
Nepela Trophy 4th
International: Junior and novice[24]
Junior Worlds 10th WD
JGP Final 3rd
JGP Croatia 2nd
JGP United States 1st
NACS, Pittsburgh 3rd N.
U.S. Champ. 2nd N. 1st J. WD 3rd 3rd 2nd 7th
Eastern Sect. 5th N. 1st N. 1st J.
New England Reg. 1st N.
WD = Withdrew; Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

Juvenile to intermediate levels

Event 1999–00 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06
U.S. Junior Champ. 8th I. 1st I.
New England Regionals 4th Jv. 7th Jv. 3rd Jv. 2nd I. 3rd I. 2nd I.
North Atlantic Regionals 7th Jv.
Levels: Jv. = Juvenile; I. = Intermediate


  1. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (August 2, 2009). "Ross Miner: Mining For Gold". Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Powers, John (March 12, 2013). "For figure skater Ross Miner, there’s a world outside the rink". Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ a b c d Powers, John (February 13, 2011). "Skater makes a leap".  
  4. ^ Staed, Becca (January 21, 2009). "Newcomer Miner wins junior men's short program". Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ Staed, Becca (January 23, 2009). "Miner holds lead to win junior men's title". Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (February 9, 2009). "Miner surprises himself with U.S. junior title". Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Figure Skating Announces World, Four Continents and World Junior Teams". 
  8. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (January 13, 2010). "Miner withdraws from 2010 U.S. Championships". Retrieved January 13, 2010. 
  9. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (February 3, 2011). "Miner takes major step with bronze medal". Retrieved February 4, 2011. 
  10. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (August 26, 2011). "Top U.S. men talk quads at Champs Camp". Icenetwork. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  11. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (January 22, 2013). "Road to Omaha: Miner banks on quad, transitions".  
  12. ^ Armour, Nancy (January 28, 2013). "Max Aaron wins first US Figure Skating Championships title". The Boston Globe. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Scottsdale's Max Aaron wins U.S. Figure Skating senior men’s championship". January 28, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Miner Withdraws from 2013 Trophee Eric Bompard".  
  15. ^ "Ross MINER: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 13, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Ross MINER: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Ross MINER: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 30, 2013. 
  18. ^ Brannen, Sarah S. (June 5, 2012). "New program to star Ross Miner as Errol Flynn". Icenetwork. 
  19. ^ "Ross MINER: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on February 13, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Ross MINER: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Ross MINER: 2009/2010". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 10, 2009. 
  22. ^ "Ross MINER: 2008/2009". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 1, 2009. 
  23. ^ a b c d "Ross Miner".  ; Earlier versions:
  24. ^ a b "Competition Results: Ross MINER". International Skating Union. 

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