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Jacob Simon (born March 13, 1997) is an American pair skater. With former partner Lindsay Weinstein, he won the junior silver medal at the 2016 U.S. Championships and placed 9th at the 2016 World Junior Championships. He competed at the 2018 U.S. Championships in the senior division with current partner Alexandria Yao, after teaming up in May of 2017.

Jacob Simon
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
Born (1997-03-13) March 13, 1997 (age 22)
Evanston, Illinois, USA
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
PartnerAlexandria Yao
Former partnerLindsay Weinstein, Elizabeth Egbers, Francesca Block
CoachDalilah Sappenfield, Drew Meekins
Former coachJeremy Allen, Kristen Mita
ChoreographerDalilah Sappenfield
Former choreographerPhilipp Mills
Skating clubSkokie Valley SC Winnetka
Training locationsColorado Springs, Colorado
Former training locationsBuffalo Grove, Illinois
Began skating2005
ISU personal best scores
Combined total137.58
2016 Junior Worlds
Short program48.75
2016 Junior Worlds
Free skate88.83
2016 Junior Worlds

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Personal lifeEdit

Jacob Simon was born March 13, 1997 in Evanston, Illinois.[1] In 2015, he graduated from Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois, and enrolled at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[2]

CareerEdit

Simon began skating in 2005.[1] He competed with Francesca Block in the 2008–09 season and then with Elizabeth Egbers, from 2009–10 through 2012–13.

Partnership with WeinsteinEdit

Weinstein and Simon began their partnership in April 2013 at Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.[3][4] Competing on the novice level, they won the pewter medal (fourth place) at the 2014 U.S. Championships.[5]

The pair's ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) debut came in the 2014–15 season; they placed 5th in Ostrava, Czech Republic, and 7th in Dresden, Germany. At the 2015 U.S. Championships, they finished fourth on the junior level. They were coached by Jeremy Allen and Kristen Mita in Illinois.[2][6]

In the summer of 2015,[7] Weinstein/Simon moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they are coached by Dalilah Sappenfield and Drew Meekins.[1] They won the junior silver medal at the 2016 U.S. Championships and were named in the U.S. team to the 2016 World Junior Championships in Debrecen.[4] The pair finished 9th overall in Hungary after placing 8th in both segments.

Partnership with YaoEdit

Yao and Simon partnered up in May of 2017 and made their debut at the 2018 U.S. Championships on the senior level. They placed 14th overall, with a combined score of 128.12.

ProgramsEdit

With YaoEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2017–18


With WeinsteinEdit

Season Short program Free skating
2016–17
[8]
2015–16
[1]
  • Eleonore
    by Maxime Rodriguez
    choreo. by Dalilah Sappenfield
2014–15
[6]

Competitive highlightsEdit

JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With WeinsteinEdit

International[9]
Event 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17
Junior Worlds 9th
JGP Austria 9th
JGP Czech Rep. 5th 10th
JGP Germany 7th
JGP Latvia 7th
National[2]
U.S. Champ. 4th N 4th J 2nd J 4th J
Midwestern Sect. 1st N 3rd J 1st J 3rd J
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

With EgbersEdit

National
Event 09–10 10–11 11–12 12–13
U.S. Junior Championships 11th V 10th V 5th I
Midwestern Sectionals 6th V 3rd V 6th N
Levels: V = Juvenile; I = Intermediate; N = Novice

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Lindsay WEINSTEIN / Jacob SIMON: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 27, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Lindsay Weinstein and Jacob Simon". Icenetwork.com. Archived from the original on February 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Mohrman, Cristel (January 20, 2014). "Buffalo Grove Ice Skater, 13, Has Olympic Dream". Patch.com.
  4. ^ a b Kerr, Jon J. (March 16, 2016). "Ice skating partners Lindsay Weinstein, Jacob Simon bring emotion to World Junior Championships". Pioneer Press. Chicago Tribune.
  5. ^ Mohrman, Cristel (January 9, 2014). "Buffalo Grove Ice Skater, Partner Earn National Medal". Patch.com.
  6. ^ a b "Lindsay WEINSTEIN / Jacob SIMON: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on May 20, 2015.
  7. ^ Slater, Paula (July 27, 2015). "Weinstein and Simon thrive in Colorado". Golden Skate.
  8. ^ "Lindsay WEINSTEIN / Jacob SIMON: 2016/2017". International Skating Union.
  9. ^ "Competition Results: Lindsay WEINSTEIN / Jacob SIMON". International Skating Union.

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