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Andrew Torgashev

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Andrew Torgashev
Torgashev at the 2017–18 JGP Final
Personal information
Country representedUnited States United States
Born (2001-05-29) May 29, 2001 (age 18)
Coral Springs, Florida, United States
Home townColorado Springs
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
CoachChristy Krall, Erik Schultz, Joshua Farris
Former coachArtem Torgashev, Curtis Chornopyski
ChoreographerIlona Melnichenko, Scott Brown
Skating clubBroadmoor SC
Former skating clubPanthers FSC Coral Springs
Training locationsColorado Springs
Began skating2006
World standing34 (2018–19)
48 (2017–18)
62 (2016–17)
97 (2015–16)
90 (2014–15)
ISU personal best scores
Combined total212.71
2017 JGP Belarus
Short program74.34
2017 JGP Belarus
Free skate139.44
2016 JGP Russia

Andrew Torgashev (born May 29, 2001) is an American figure skater. He is the 2016 CS Tallinn Trophy bronze medalist, 2018 JGP Lithuania champion, and silver at the 2019 Egna Spring Trophy, and the 2017–18 and 2018-19 Philadelphia Summer International champion, and 2015 U.S. national junior champion.

Personal life

Andrew Torgashev was born May 29, 2001, in Coral Springs, Florida.[1] He is the son of Ilona Melnichenko and Artem Torgashev, who competed for the Soviet Union in ice dancing and pair skating respectively. He attended North Broward Middle School in Coconut Creek, Florida.[2]

Career

Early career

Torgashev began learning to skate in 2006.[1] He was awarded the juvenile bronze medal at the U.S. Junior Championships in December 2010.[3] He won the U.S. national juvenile title in the 2011–2012 season and the U.S. intermediate title the following season.[4]

He placed fourth in the novice men's category at the 2014 U.S. Championships.

2014–2015 season

Torgashev became age-eligible for international junior events in the 2014–2015 season. Competing on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series, he placed fourth in Ostrava, Czech Republic, and fifth in Tallinn, Estonia.

After taking the junior gold medal at the Eastern Sectionals, he won the junior title at the U.S. Championships, setting U.S. junior men's records in the free skate and total score.[5] He was assigned to the 2015 World Junior Championships and finished tenth at the event, which was held in March in Tallinn.

2015–2016 season

Torgashev fractured his right ankle in June 2015 while practicing a quad toe loop.[6] He underwent an operation in June to insert three screws, which were removed from his ankle in January 2016.[7] As a result, he missed the entire skating season. He worked on his edges, stroking and speed after returning to the ice.[8]

2016–2017 season

Torgashev returned to competition in July 2016.[6] Competing in the 2016 Junior Grand Prix series, he won silver in Russia and placed Fourth in Germany.

Making his senior international debut, he took the bronze medal at the 2016 CS Tallinn Trophy in November. In January, he finished eleventh in the senior ranks at the 2017 U.S. Championships.

At the 2017 World Junior Championships, he placed twenty-fifth in the short program and did not qualify to the free skate.

2017–2018 season

Torgashev placed sixth at the Philadelphia Summer International in early August 2017. During the 2017 Junior Grand Prix series, he won silver in Belarus with a personal best total score, 212.71 points, and then placed fourth in Italy. He qualified to the JGP Final in Nagoya, Japan, where he placed sixth. Torgashev also finished sixth at the 2017 CS Warsaw Cup. In January, at the 2018 U.S. Championships, he ranked ninth in the short program, fourteenth in the free skate, and thirteenth overall.

In June, he announced that he had relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado to work full-time with Christy Krall.[9] Erik Schultz and Joshua Farris also became members of his coaching team.[1]

2018–2019 season

In August 2018, Torgashev won the senior men's title at the 2018 Philadelphia Summer International. At the 2018 Junior Grand Prix in Bratislava, Slovakia, he placed fifth in the short program, third in the free skate, and fourth overall. In September, he won gold at JGP Lithuania in Kaunas, after placing second in the short program and first in the free skate. These results qualified him for the 2018–19 Junior Grand Prix Final in Vancouver, Canada.[10] Due to a fractured right toe, he withdrew from the competition and was off the ice for eight weeks, until around mid-November.[11] In January, he finished seventh in the senior ranks at the 2019 U.S. Championships. In March 2019, he won silver at the Egna Spring Trophy.

Programs

Season Short program Free skating
2018–2019
[1][9][12]
2017–2018
[13][2]
  • El Tango de Roxanne
    (from Moulin Rouge!)
2015–2017
[14][2][6]
2014–2015
[15]

Competitive highlights

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

International[16]
Event 14–15 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
CS Asian Open Trophy 2nd
CS Tallinn Trophy 3rd
CS Warsaw Cup 6th
Egna Trophy 2nd
Philadelphia 6th 1st 1st
International: Junior[16]
Junior Worlds 10th 25th
JGP Final 6th WD
JGP Belarus 2nd
JGP Croatia 4th
JGP Czech Republic 4th
JGP Estonia 5th
JGP Germany 4th
JGP Italy 4th
JGP Latvia 4th
JGP Lithuania 1st
JGP Russia 2nd
JGP Slovakia 4th
National[2]
U.S. Champ. 1st J 11th 13th 7th
Eastern Sect. 1st J
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
Levels: J = Junior

Juvenile through novice career

National[2]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14
U.S. Champ. 1st I 4th N
U.S. Jr. Champ. 3rd V 1st V
Eastern Sect. 1st I 2nd N
South Atlantic 1st V 1st V 1st I
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice;

Detailed results

Junior level

2019–20 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
30 October – 3 November 2019 2019 CS Asian Open Trophy Senior 2
72.91
2
144.63
2
217.54
September 25 – 28, 2019 2019 JGP Croatia Junior 2
80.53
6
132.33
4
212.86
September 4–7, 2019 2019 JGP Latvia Junior 6
65.07
4
131.16
4
196.23
July 31 – August 3, 2019 2019 Philadelphia Summer International Senior 1
78.52
1
134.09
1
212.61
2018–19 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 28–31, 2019 2019 Gardena Spring Trophy Senior 4
66.97
1
151.46
2
218.43
Jan. 19 - 27, 2019 2019 U.S. Championships Junior 9
76.95
6
149.02
7
225.97
September 5–8, 2018 2018 JGP Lithuania Junior 2
69.39
1
132.24
1
201.63
August 22–25, 2018 2018 JGP Slovakia Junior 5
65.37
3
129.38
4
194.75
July 30 – Aug. 5, 2018 2018 Philadelphia Summer International Senior 3
67.67
1
138.74
1
206.41
2017–18 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
Dec. 29 – Jan. 8, 2018 2018 U.S. Championships Senior 9
81.32
14
135.69
13
217.01
December 7–10, 2017 2017−18 JGP Final Junior 6
64.73
6
95.76
6
160.49
November 16–19, 2017 2017 CS Warsaw Cup Senior 6
61.52
6
121.26
6
182.78
October 1–14, 2017 2017 JGP Italy Junior 4
69.03
2
136.53
4
205.56
September 20–24, 2017 2017 JGP Belarus Junior 3
74.34
2
138.37
2
212.71
August 3–5, 2017 2017 Philadelphia Summer International Senior 10
61.49
3
141.46
6
202.95
2016–17 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 15–19, 2017 2017 World Junior Championships Junior 25
55.42

-
25
January 14–22, 2017 2017 U.S. Championships Senior 7
77.82
11
147.53
11
225.35
November 20–27, 2016 2016 CS Tallinn Trophy Senior 4
68.12
4
133.33
3
201.45
October 5–9, 2016 2016 JGP Germany Junior 2
73.48
6
118.32
4
191.80
September 14–17, 2016 2016 JGP Russia Junior 3
65.47
2
139.44
2
204.91
2014–15 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
March 2–8, 2015 2015 World Junior Championships Junior 10
67.78
6
133.96
10
201.74
January 18–25, 2015 2015 U.S. Championships Junior 1
75.61
1
149.63
1
225.24
November 19–22, 2014 2015 Eastern Sectionals Junior 1
61.22
1
136.01
1
197.23
24–27 September 2014 2014 JGP Estonia Junior 4
64.70
6
112.95
5
177.65
3–7 September 2014 2014 JGP Czech Republic Junior 4
57.94
2
124.63
4
182.57
2013–14 season
Date Event Level SP FS Total
Jan. 5–12, 2014 2014 U.S. Championships Novice 10
34.26
2
97.78
4
132.04
November 19–22, 2013 2014 Eastern Sectionals Novice 1
50.65
3
78.25
2
128.90

References

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  2. ^ a b c d e "Andrew Torgashev". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on January 29, 2019.
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