Courtney Hicks (born December 15, 1995) is an American figure skater. She has won two medals on the Grand Prix series—silver at the 2015 NHK Trophy and bronze at the 2016 Rostelecom Cup—and two medals on the ISU Challenger Series. She took gold at two other senior internationals, the 2013 Ice Challenge and U.S. Classic.
|Full name||Courtney N. Hicks|
|Country represented||United States|
|Born||December 15, 1995|
|Home town||Chino Hills, California|
|Height||1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|Former coach||Jere Michael, Alex Chang, Ken Congemi, John Nicks, Todd Sand, John Nicks|
|Choreographer||Rohene Ward, Jonathan Cassar|
|Former choreographer||Alex Chang, Phillip Mills|
|Skating club||All Year Figure Skating Club|
|Training locations||Paramount, California|
|Former training locations||El Segundo, California; Aliso Viejo, California|
|World standing||29 (As of 10 March 2018[update])|
|ISU personal best scores|
2015 NHK Trophy
2015 NHK Trophy
2016 Rostelecom Cup
2010–11 to 2012–13Edit
In the 2011–12 season, Hicks debuted on the Junior Grand Prix series, winning a gold medal at her first event in Brisbane, Australia. She sustained a season-ending injury while competing at her second JGP event, on October 8, 2011 in Milan, Italy. On the opening jump in the long program, a piece of bone detached from the tibia in her right leg. She underwent surgery on October 12. Hicks returned to the ice in December 2011 and resumed jumping in February 2012. She was coached mainly by John Nicks in Aliso Viejo, California until April 2012 when her primary coach became Ken Congemi at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California.
2013–14 season to presentEdit
Hicks made her senior international debut in the 2013–14 season, winning gold at the 2013 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic ahead of Gracie Gold. Replacing 2010 Olympic champion Kim Yuna, she placed 6th at her first senior Grand Prix (GP) event, the 2013 Skate Canada International. Hicks won the 2013 Ice Challenge ahead of Miki Ando. After finishing 6th at the 2014 U.S. Championships, she was sent to the 2014 Four Continents, where she placed 5th.
In 2014–15, Hicks won silver at the U.S. Classic, a part of the newly-inaugurated ISU Challenger Series (CS). She finished fourth at both of her GP assignments, the 2014 Skate Canada International and 2014 Trophee Eric Bompard, and 8th at the 2015 U.S. Championships.
In 2015–16, Hicks started her season with a bronze medal at the CS Nebelhorn Trophy. Competing on the GP series, she placed 6th at the 2015 Cup of China before winning her first GP medal, silver, at the 2015 NHK Trophy. She finished 9th at the 2016 U.S. Championships. Having decided to change coaches in March 2016, she spent several months working with the 87-year-old John Nicks, from whom she had previously taken lessons, before joining Todd Sand in early August.
In 2018-19, Hicks added a triple flip-triple loop combination to her short program and free skate. She finished 7th at the 2018 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic and finished 8th at the 2018 NHK Trophy. At the 2019 U.S. Championships, Hicks placed fifteenth.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP Cup of China||6th||9th|
|GP NHK Trophy||2nd||8th|
|GP Rostelecom Cup||3rd|
|GP Skate Canada||6th||4th||4th|
|CS Autumn Classic||4th|
|CS U.S. Classic||2nd||7th|
|CS Warsaw Cup||3rd|
|U.S. Champ.||5th N||1st J||4th||6th||8th||9th||12th||9th||16th|
|U.S. Jr. Champ.||6th V||2nd I|
|Pacific Coast||2nd N||1st J||2nd|
|Southwest Pacific||1st V||2nd I||3rd N||1st J|
| TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew |
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice; J = Junior
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- "Courtney Hicks". U.S. Figure Skating.
"Earlier versions: 2014–2018". IceNetwork.com. Archived from the original on July 1, 2018.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
"Earlier versions: 2011–2013". Archived from the original on October 21, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- Walker, Elvin (September 4, 2011). "Hicks aims for the top". GoldenSkate. Retrieved September 4, 2011.
- "Courtney HICKS: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 30, 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
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- "Courtney HICKS: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on January 21, 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- Hersh, Philip (October 12, 2011). "Injury knocks top young U.S. skater out for season". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
- Rosewater, Amy (October 12, 2011). "Hicks to miss rest of season with leg injury". Icenetwork. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
- Rosewater, Amy (April 12, 2012). "Healed Hicks gets fresh start with new coach". Ice Network.
- "Courtney Hicks announces coaching change". U.S. Figure Skating. April 12, 2012.
- Brannen, Sarah S. (August 10, 2016). "The Inside Edge: Aaron, Settlage announce split". IceNetwork.com.
- "Courtney HICKS: 2018/2019". International Skating Union.
- Hicks, Courtney (July 14, 2017). "😍😍😍 So excited about the dress by @xcostumedesigns for my short program to "Nocturne" by Yo Yo Ma!" (Instagram).
- Hicks, Courtney (May 18, 2017). "Short program ✔️ I loveeeeeee this program and I can't wait to perform it! Thank you @roheneward for such a great short!" (Instagram).
- Hicks, Courtney (June 11, 2017). "Working hard on perfecting choreography with @jjcassar!" (Instagram).
- "Courtney HICKS: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 29, 2018.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Courtney HICKS: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- Klaus-Reinhold Kany (August 3, 2015). "Gold debuts stunning 'Firebird' free at Glacier Falls; Hicks attempts first triple axel in competition; Le impresses in junior event". IceNetwork.com.
- Slater, Paula (August 11, 2015). "USA's Hicks works to up her game". GoldenSkate.
- "Courtney HICKS: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 22, 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Courtney HICKS: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 28, 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Courtney HICKS: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on September 25, 2013.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Courtney HICKS: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
- "Competition Results: Courtney HICKS". International Skating Union.