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Caroline Green
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
Born (2003-10-03) October 3, 2003 (age 16)
Washington, D.C., United States
Home townRockville, Maryland
Height1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
PartnerMichael Parsons
Former partnerGordon Green
CoachAlexei Kiliakov, Elena Novak, Dmitri Ilin
ChoreographerElena Novak, Alexei Kiliakov
Skating clubPavilion SC Cleveland Heights
Training locationsRockville, Maryland
Began skating2009
ISU personal best scores
Combined total173.82
2019 Skate Canada
Short dance69.00
2019 Skate Canada
Free dance105.42
2019 Lombardia Trophy

Caroline Green (born October 3, 2003) is an American ice dancer, who currently competes with Michael Parsons.

With her brother and former skating partner Gordon Green, she placed in the top six at the 2018 World Junior Championships and won the 2019 U.S. national junior title.

Early life

Caroline Green was born on October 3, 2003, in Washington, D.C.[1] Her mother, Mary, is a forensic scientist and her father, Richard, is a periodontist.[2] She is the younger sister of Gordon Green. She attended Julius West Middle School before enrolling at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland.[2]

Career

Early years

Green began learning to skate when she was five years old.[3] She teamed up with her brother in August 2009[2] and joined the Wheaton Ice Skating Academy in September.[4] The siblings took gold in the juvenile category at the 2013 U.S. Championships and won the intermediate title at the 2014 edition.

At the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Championships, the Greens took gold in the novice category. They then moved up to the junior level domestically and placed fifth at the 2017 U.S. Championships.

2017–18 season: International junior debut

Having become age-eligible for junior international events, the Greens made their ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) debut, winning bronze in Riga, Latvia, and Gdańsk, Poland. They finished as third alternates for the JGP Final.

In January, they took silver at the 2018 U.S. Championships, scoring 12.46 points less than champions Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko, and were assigned to the 2018 World Junior Championships in Sofia. In Bulgaria, the siblings ranked fifth in the short dance, seventh in the free dance, and sixth overall.

2018–19 season: National junior championship

The Greens withdrew from their JGP assignments due to Caroline's illness.[5] She subsequently commented that having been off the ice for two months and having to readjust to skating was a significant challenge, as neither sibling had had to deal with major injury before. Returning to competition, they won junior gold medals at the 2018 Golden Spin of Zagreb in December and at the Mentor Toruń Cup in early January. At the 2019 U.S. Championships, they outscored Avonley Nguyen / Vadym Kolesnik by 1.48 points to become national junior champions.[6]

The Greens concluded the season at the 2019 World Junior Championships. In the rhythm dance, Caroline stumbled during the tango pattern dance segment, leading to an eighth-place finish. They improved in the free dance, moving up to seventh place.[7]

Following the end of the competitive season, Gordon decided to retire from competitive ice dance in order to focus on academics, while Caroline opted to continue skating. On June 20, it was announced that she teamed up with Michael Parsons, the 2016 World Junior champion.[6][8]

2019–20 season: Debut of Green/Parsons

Moving to the senior level, Green/Parsons placed fifth at Lake Placid Ice Dance International and the 2019 CS Lombardia Trophy. Making their senior Grand Prix debut as a team, they placed seventh at 2019 Skate America. Green remarked that the transition to the senior level had "definitely been mainly adapting to longer programs and more demanding elements. I think that it is a challenge that I am ready for."[9] Competing the following week at the 2019 Skate Canada International, Green/Parsons again placed seventh.[10]

Programs

With Michael Parsons

Season Rhythm dance Free dance
2019–2020
[11]

With Gordon Green

Season Rhythm dance Free dance
2018–2019
[2]
Short dance
2017–2018
[12]
  • Cha Cha: Chilled Mambo
    by Mambo Molly & The Five Alarms
  • Rhumba: Donde esta tu amor
    by Alejandro Jaen
    performed by Son by Four
  • Samba: Samba Latina (soundtrack)
2016–2017
[2]
2015–2016
[2]
2014–2015
[13]
2013–2014
[14]

Competitive highlights

CS: Challenger Series; JGP: Junior Grand Prix; GP: Grand Prix

With Michael Parsons

International
Event 2019–20
GP Skate America 7th
GP Skate Canada 7th
CS Lombardia Trophy 5th
Lake Placid IDI 5th
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

With Gordon Green

International: Junior[15]
Event 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19
Junior Worlds 6th 7th
JGP Latvia 3rd
JGP Poland 3rd
Golden Spin 1st
Lake Placid IDI 2nd
MNNT Cup 1st
International: Advanced novice[2]
Bavarian Open 1st
NRW Trophy 1st
National[2]
U.S. Championships 1st V 1st I 1st N 1st N 5th J 2nd J 1st J
U.S. Junior Champ. 7th V
Eastern Sectionals 4th V 1st V 1st I 1st N 1st N 1st J 1st J 1st J
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice; J = Junior

References

  1. ^ "Caroline GREEN / Gordon GREEN: 2018/2019". International Skating Union.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Caroline Green and Gordon Green". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on January 26, 2019.
    "Earlier versions". Archived from the original on July 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Tousignant, Marylou (January 16, 2015). "Wheaton ice dance program is producing homegrown champions". Washington Post.
  4. ^ "Caroline Green". Wheaton Ice Skating Academy. Archived from the original on January 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Dean, Taylor (January 25, 2019). "Green Siblings Win U.S. Junior Dance Title Friday Afternoon". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on January 26, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Stigall, Kama (August–September 2019). ""I'll be cheering for them": Greens set different courses for the future". Skating Magazine.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  7. ^ Slater, Paula (March 7, 2019). "Lajoie and Lagha first after Rhythm Dance in Zagreb". Golden Skate.
  8. ^ "GREEN & PARSONS: A NEW JOURNEY BEGINS". Ice-dance.com. September 10, 2019.
  9. ^ Slater, Paula (October 20, 2019). "Hubbell and Donohue win second consecutive Skate America gold". Golden Skate.
  10. ^ Slater, Paula (October 27, 2019). "Canada's Gilles and Poirier snag Skate Canada title". Golden Skate.
  11. ^ "Caroline GREEN / Michael PARSONS: 2019/2020". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "Caroline GREEN / Gordon GREEN: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 29, 2018.
  13. ^ "2015 U.S. National Championships" (PDF). ice-dance.com. p. 8. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 26, 2019.
  14. ^ "2014 U.S. National Championships" (PDF). ice-dance.com. p. 7. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "Competition Results: Caroline GREEN / Gordon GREEN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 26, 2019.
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