Francis Boudreau-Audet

Francis Boudreau-Audet (born November 8, 1993) is a Canadian pair skater, currently competing with Nadine Wang for Canada.

Francis Boudreau-Audet
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Sumire Suto and Francis Boudreau-Audet in 2017
Personal information
Alternative namesFrancis Boudreault-Audet
Country representedCanada
Former country(ies) representedJapan
Born (1993-11-08) November 8, 1993 (age 26)
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
PartnerNadine Wang
Former partnerSumire Suto, Ami Koga
CoachRichard Gauthier, Bruno Marcotte
ChoreographerJulie Marcotte
Skating clubCPA Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Training locationsMontreal
Began skating2001
ISU personal best scores
Combined total151.95
2019 U.S. Classic
Short program56.32
2019 U.S. Classic
Free skate95.63
2019 U.S. Classic

He previously competed with Sumire Suto for Japan, and was the 2016 Toruń Cup champion and a two-time Japanese national champion.

Early careerEdit

Boudreau-Audet began learning to skate in 2001.[1]

Partnership with KogaEdit

His partnership with Japan's Ami Koga lasted two seasons. In December 2013, they were awarded the junior silver medal at the Japan Championships, having finished second to Sumire Suto / Konstantin Chizhikov. Making their international debut, they won silver in junior pairs at the Bavarian Open in February 2014.

Koga/Boudreau-Audet competed in the 2014–15 ISU Junior Grand Prix series, placing 4th in Tallinn and 6th in Zagreb. In March 2015, they finished 6th at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Tallinn. They were coached by Richard Gauthier, Bruno Marcotte, Cynthia Lemaire, and Sylvie Fullum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[2]

Partnership with SutoEdit

2015–16 seasonEdit

Boudreau-Audet teamed up with Japan's Sumire Suto in the spring of 2015.[3] They decided to represent Japan in senior pairs, coached by Richard Gauthier and Bruno Marcotte in Montreal, Canada.[4] Their international debut came in December 2015 at the Golden Spin of Zagreb, where they placed 7th. Later that month, they won the Japanese national title, ahead of Marin Ono / Wesley Killing and Miu Suzaki / Ryuichi Kihara.

In January 2016, Suto/Boudreau-Audet were awarded gold at the Toruń Cup. They went on the place 9th at the 2016 Four Continents in Taipei and 22nd at the 2016 World Championships in Boston

2016–17 seasonEdit

Suto/Boudreau-Audet began their season on the Challenger Series, placing fourth at the 2016 U.S. International Classic. They finished 7th at their Grand Prix assignment, the 2016 NHK Trophy. The two repeated as Japanese national champions, outscoring Suzaki/Kihari by 14 points for the title.

ProgramsEdit

With SutoEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2017–18
[5]
2016–17
[1]
  • Sakura (Spring Blossom)
    by Naotarō Moriyama
    performed by André Rieu
    choreo. by Julie Marcotte
2015–16
[4]
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
    by Michel Legrand
    choreo. by Julie Marcotte

With KogaEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2014–15
[2]

Competitive highlightsEdit

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

With WangEdit

International[6]
Event 2019–20
CS U.S. Classic 9th
CS Warsaw 9th
National[6]
Canadian Champ. 8th
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

With SutoEdit

International[7]
Event 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
World Champ. 22nd 17th
Four Continents Champ. 9th 10th
GP NHK Trophy 7th 7th
GP Rostelecom Cup 8th
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 11th
CS U.S. Classic 4th 8th
Toruń Cup 1st 1st
National[8]
Japan Champ. 1st 1st
Team events
World Team
Trophy
1st T
6th P
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew
T = Team result; P = Personal result.
Medals awarded for team result only.

With KogaEdit

International[9]
Event 2013–14 2014–15
World Junior Champ. 6th
JGP Croatia 6th
JGP Estonia 4th
Bavarian Open 2nd J
Challenge Cup 1st J
National[10]
Japan Junior Champ. 2nd 1st
Team events
World Team Trophy 3rd T
6th P
J = Junior level
T = Team result; P = Personal result.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sumire SUTO / Francis BOUDREAU AUDET: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 23, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ a b "Ami KOGA / Francis BOUDREAU AUDET: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Xiong, Wei (July 16, 2016). "Pas à pas for Japan's Suto and Boudreau-Audet". Golden Skate.
  4. ^ a b "Sumire SUTO / Francis BOUDREAU AUDET: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  5. ^ "Sumire SUTO / Francis BOUDREAU AUDET: 2017/2018". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 19, 2017.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  6. ^ a b "Competition Results: Nadine WANG / Francis BOUDREAU AUDET". International Skating Union.
  7. ^ "Competition Results: Sumire SUTO / Francis BOUDREAU AUDET". International Skating Union.
  8. ^ "須藤 澄玲 / フランシス ブードロ・オデ" [SUTO Sumire / Francis BOUDREAU-AUDET] (in Japanese). Japan Skating Federation. Archived from the original on December 23, 2016.
  9. ^ "Competition Results: Ami KOGA / Francis BOUDREAU AUDET". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 24, 2016.
  10. ^ "古賀 亜美 / フランシス ブードロ・オデ" [KOGA Ami / Francis BOUDREAU AUDET] (in Japanese). Japan Skating Federation. Archived from the original on March 19, 2015.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)

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