Timothy Goebel

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Timothy Goebel
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Timothy Goebel competes his long program at the 2001 Grand Prix Final in Kitchener, Ontario.
Personal information
Full nameTimothy Richard Goebel
Country representedUnited States
Born(1980-09-10) September 10, 1980 (age 34)
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Former coachDonna Dickinson
Audrey Weisiger
Frank Carroll
Carol Heiss Jenkins
Glyn Watts
Former choreographerLori Nichol
Tatiana Tarasova
Skating clubWinterhurst FSC
RetiredApril 25, 2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total208.28
2004 NHK Trophy
Short program73.65
2003 NHK Trophy
Free skate137.60
2003 Cup of China
 
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Timothy Goebel
Timothy Goebel.jpg
Timothy Goebel competes his long program at the 2001 Grand Prix Final in Kitchener, Ontario.
Personal information
Full nameTimothy Richard Goebel
Country representedUnited States
Born(1980-09-10) September 10, 1980 (age 34)
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Former coachDonna Dickinson
Audrey Weisiger
Frank Carroll
Carol Heiss Jenkins
Glyn Watts
Former choreographerLori Nichol
Tatiana Tarasova
Skating clubWinterhurst FSC
RetiredApril 25, 2006
ISU personal best scores
Combined total208.28
2004 NHK Trophy
Short program73.65
2003 NHK Trophy
Free skate137.60
2003 Cup of China
Olympic medal record
Men's figure skating
Competitor for  United States
Bronze2002 Salt Lake CitySingles

Timothy Richard Goebel (born September 10, 1980 in Evanston, Illinois) is an American retired figure skater. He is the 2002 Olympic bronze medalist. He was the first person to land a quadruple salchow in competition and the first person to land three quadruple jumps in one program. He landed 76 career quadruple jumps before his retirement in 2006.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Goebel was adopted through Catholic Charities by Ginny and Richard Goebel as an infant. He initially attended Loyola Marymount University. Beginning in the fall of 2006, he studied at Columbia University, graduating in May 2010 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the School of General Studies.

Career[edit]

Early in his career, Goebel was coached by Carol Heiss Jenkins and Glyn Watts near his Illinois home and then moved to California to work with Frank Carroll.[3]

Goebel was sometimes referred to as the "Quad King"[4][5] because of his ability to land quadruple jumps. On March 7, 1998, in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the Junior Grand Prix Final, Goebel became the first skater in the world to land a quadruple Salchow, and the first American skater to land a quadruple jump of any kind in competition.[6]

At the 1999 Skate America in Colorado Springs on October 31, 1999, Goebel became the first skater to land three quadruple jumps in one program. In the long program, he landed a quad salchow, a quad toe loop in combination, and a quad salchow as a solo jump.[7]

Goebel also made history at the 2002 Olympics by becoming the first skater to successfully land a quad salchow jump in combination in Olympic competition. Goebel's repertoire of quadruple jumps made him one of the most competitive skaters in the world during the peak of his career.

Goebel was heavily criticized early in his career for focusing exclusively on jumping to the detriment of choreography and presentation, but in later years he improved in those areas.

However, after 2003, Goebel began increasingly to struggle with his jumps due to injuries. At the 2006 U.S. Championships, in what he had previously announced would be his last competitive season, he was unable to land either a quadruple jump or triple axel cleanly, and dropped to a seventh-place finish which left him far short of qualifying for the 2006 Winter Olympics.[8][9]

Goebel represented the Winterhurst Figure Skating Club. He was coached by Audrey Weisiger in Fairfax, Virginia, after having been previously coached by Carol Heiss Jenkins, Glyn Watts and Frank Carroll.

On April 25, 2006, Goebel announced his retirement from competitive skating. He planned to continue to contribute to the sport as a technical specialist, having received certification for competitions sanctioned by the United States Figure Skating Association. He works as a technical specialist at the Aviator Figure Skating Academy in New York.

Programs[edit]

Goebel performs a hydroblading maneuver, one of his signature moves, in 2003.
SeasonShort programFree skatingExhibition
2005–2006
[10]
2004–2005
[11]
  • The Queen Symphony
    by Tolga Kashif, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
2003–2004
[12]
  • The Queen Symphony
    by Tolga Kashif, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
2002–2003
[13]
  • Rapsodia Espanola, Tango Op. 65 N. 2
    by Espanola

  • Fantasticas
    by J. Turina
2001–2002
[14]

2000–2001
[15]
  • 2001 A Space Odyssey
    (Sprach Zarathustra & Slow Waltz)
    by Strauss
  • Henry V soundtrack
  • Canone Inverso



1999–2000

Competitive highlights[edit]

Results[15][14][13][12][11][10]
International
Event1993–941994–951995–961996–971997–981998–991999–002000–012001–022002–032003–042004–052005–06
Olympics3rd
Worlds12th11th4th2nd2nd10th
Four Continents13th
Grand Prix Final3rd5th3rd
GP Bompard4th
GP Cup of China1st
GP NHK Trophy2nd2nd2nd
GP Skate America2nd1st1st6th
GP Sparkassen Cup2nd2nd
Nebelhorn1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds14th7th2ndWD
JS Final1st
JS France1st
JS Ukraine1st
St. Gervais2nd
Blue Swords4th2nd
National
U.S. Championships1st N.5th J.1st J.6thWD3rd2nd1st2nd2ndWD2nd7th
GP = Grand Prix; JS = Junior Series (later Junior Grand Prix); WD = Withdrew
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goebel made history". canoe.ca. March 31, 1998. 
  2. ^ "Timothy Goebel Announces Retirement from Competitive Skating". US Skating Union. April 25, 2006. 
  3. ^ Mittan, J. Barry (1997, updated 2000). "King of Quads; Goebel Sets U. S. Quad Records". Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ Mihoces, Gary (February 23, 2003). "Quadruple jump can throw you for a loop". USA Today. 
  5. ^ Radnofsky, Louise. "New Heights." Skating Feb. 2007: 10-11.
  6. ^ Rosewater, Amy (September 27, 2011). "Mroz attempting to push boundaries of sport". Icenetwork. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The quad: Skating's evolution is for more revolution". CBS Sports. December 2, 1999. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  8. ^ Macur, Juliet (January 15, 2006). "Weir Captures Third Straight Men's Singles Title". The New York Times. 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ a b "Timothy GOEBEL: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 1, 2006. 
  11. ^ a b "Timothy GOEBEL: 2004/2005". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 5, 2005. 
  12. ^ a b "Timothy GOEBEL: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on June 3, 2004. 
  13. ^ a b "Timothy GOEBEL: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 3, 2003. 
  14. ^ a b "Timothy GOEBEL: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 18, 2001. 
  15. ^ a b "Timothy GOEBEL: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 17, 2001. 

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