Mari Vartmann

Mari-Doris Vartmann (born 25 December 1988) is a German pair skater. With Ruben Blommaert, she won four ISU Challenger Series medals. With Aaron Van Cleave, she is the 2015 German national champion, the 2011 NRW Trophy champion, and 2010 Warsaw Cup champion.

Mari Vartmann
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Mari Vartmann with Aaron Van Cleave during the exhibitions at the 2011 German Championships
Personal information
Country representedGermany
Born (1988-12-25) 25 December 1988 (age 31)
Neuss, West Germany
Height1.53 m (5 ft 0 in)
PartnerMatti Landgraf
Former partnerRuben Blommaert, Aaron Van Cleave, Florian Just
CoachMaylin Wende, Daniel Wende
Former coachKnut Schubert, Julia Gnilozubova
ChoreographerMark Pillay
Former choreographerPaul Boll
Skating clubDüsseldorfer EG
Training locationsOberstdorf
Former training locationsBerlin, Dortmund
Began skating1995
ISU personal best scores
Combined total177.04
2015 Tallinn Trophy
Short program63.45
2015 Cup of China
Free skate115.78
2015 Tallinn Trophy

Personal lifeEdit

Vartmann was born on 25 December 1988 in Neuss, West Germany.[1] She is of German and Japanese descent.[2]

CareerEdit

Early careerEdit

Vartmann started skating at the age of five in her home town of Neuss. Four years later she moved to the Düsseldorfer club. In January 2004, she turned to pair skating and was partnered with Florian Just.[3] The pair was coached by Knut Schubert mainly in Dortmund.[4][2]

Vartmann/Just became three-time German national medalists and appeared at four ISU Championships, finishing 18th at the 2006 Worlds in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; 7th at the 2007 Europeans in Warsaw, Poland; 18th at the 2007 Worlds in Tokyo, Japan; and 7th at the 2008 Europeans in Zagreb, Croatia. They parted ways just after the 2009 NRW Trophy.

Partnership with Van CleaveEdit

In 2010, Vartmann teamed up with Canadian-American skater Aaron Van Cleave to compete for Germany.[5] The pair made their international debut at the 2010 Warsaw Cup where they won the gold medal. Their first major international event was the 2012 European Championships. On 26 January, during the morning practice before the long programs, Vartmann collided with Daniel Wende while they were attempting to avoid a French couple.[6] Vartmann and Van Cleave finished 5th at the event. They were coached by Knut Schubert in Berlin.[5]

Vartmann and Van Cleave withdrew from the 2012 Nebelhorn Trophy following the short program – Vartmann picked into her right foot when she fell on a throw triple loop during the short and was unable to put on her skate the next day due to swelling.[7] They withdrew from the 2012 Coupe de Nice and their first assigned Grand Prix event, the 2012 Cup of Russia, after Van Cleave sustained a broken cheekbone while catching Vartmann on a triple twist.[8] They later withdrew from their second GP, the 2012 NHK Trophy.[9]

The pair was coached by Knut Schubert and Stefan Lindemann in Berlin in the first half of the 2014–15 season.[10] In December 2014, they joined Maylin Wende and Daniel Wende in Oberstdorf.[11] They won the pairs title at the 2015 German Championships.

Partnership with BlommaertEdit

In the 2015–16 season, Vartmann started skating with Ruben Blommaert.[12] They won the 2015 Cup of Nice. At the 2016 Europeans they placed 4th in the short program, 8th in the free program and 8th overall.

Vartmann and Blommaert started the 2016–17 season on the Challenger Series, winning bronze at both Nebelhorn Trophy and Finlandia Trophy. On 10 January 2017, the Deutsche Eislauf-Union announced that their partnership had come to an end.[13]

Partnership with LandgrafEdit

On 22 February 2017, German media announced that Vartmann would compete with Matti Landgraf, a German skater whose cruise ship contract ran until the end of March 2017. Daniel Wende would coach the pair in Oberstdorf.[14]

ProgramsEdit

With BlommaertEdit

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2016–17
[1]
2015–16
[12][15]

With Van CleaveEdit

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2014–15
[11]
  • Waltz from Petersburg Secrets
    (Петербургские тайны)
    by Andrey Petrov
2013–14
[16]
  • Where the light gets in
    by Sennen
2012–13
[17]
2011–12
[5]

With JustEdit

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
2007–08
[2]
2006–07
[18]
2005–06
[3][4]
  • You're the One That I Want

Competitive highlightsEdit

GP: Grand Prix; CS: Challenger Series

Pairs with BlommaertEdit

International[19]
Event 2015–16 2016–17
European Champ. 8th WD
GP Cup of China 6th 7th
GP NHK Trophy 5th
CS Finlandia Trophy 3rd
CS Ice Challenge 2nd
CS Nebelhorn Trophy 4th 3rd
CS Tallinn Trophy 2nd
Cup of Nice 1st
International[19]
German Champ. 2nd 1st
TBD = Assigned; WD = Withdrew

Pairs with Van CleaveEdit

International[20]
Event 10–11 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15
Worlds 14th 16th 15th
Europeans 5th 8th 9th 7th
GP Cup of Russia WD
GP NHK Trophy WD 5th
GP Skate Canada 7th 8th
Bavarian Open 3rd 3rd
Challenge Cup 3rd
Cup of Nice 6th WD 3rd
Golden Spin 5th
Ice Challenge 2nd
Lombardia Trophy 6th
Nebelhorn Trophy 8th WD 3rd
NRW Trophy 4th 1st 5th
Warsaw Cup 1st
National[20]
German Champ. 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st
WD = Withdrew

Pairs with JustEdit

International[21]
Event 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08 08–09 09–10
Worlds 18th 18th
Europeans 7th 7th
GP Cup of China WD
GP NHK Trophy 8th
Cup of Nice 3rd 4th
Finlandia Trophy 3rd
Nebelhorn Trophy 6th WD
NRW Trophy 2nd 3rd
National[21]
German Champ. 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 3rd
WD = Withdrew

Ladies' singlesEdit

Event 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
German Champ. 3rd J 1st J 12th 8th
J = Junior level

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mari VARTMANN / Ruben BLOMMAERT: 2016/2017". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Mari VARTMANN / Florian JUST: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 12 June 2008.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. ^ a b Mittan, Barry (21 November 2005). "Vartmann and Just Could Reach Europeans in 2006". Skate Today.
  4. ^ a b "Mari VARTMANN / Florian JUST: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 5 May 2006.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  5. ^ a b c "Mari VARTMANN / Aaron VAN CLEAVE: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  6. ^ "Weiterer Schlag für deutsches Team" [Another blow for the German team] (in German). Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk. 26 January 2012. Archived from the original on 26 January 2012.
  7. ^ Flade, Tatjana (30 September 2012). "2012 Nebelhorn Trophy". Golden Skate.
  8. ^ "Deutsches Duo sagt Grand-Prix-Start ab" [German pair withdraws from Grand Prix event] (in German). Die Zeit. Sport-Informations-Dienst. 18 October 2012. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Savchenko/Szolkowy sagen Start in Paris ab" [Savchenko/Szolkowy withdraw from Paris event]. Deutsche Presse-Agentur (in German). Stern. 14 November 2012. Archived from the original on 15 November 2012.
  10. ^ "Mari VARTMANN / Aaron VAN CLEAVE: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 13 November 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  11. ^ a b "Mari VARTMANN / Aaron VAN CLEAVE: 2014/2015". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015.
  12. ^ a b Flade, Tatjana (1 September 2015). "Germany's Vartmann and Blommaert hope for strong start". Golden Skate.
  13. ^ "Vartmann/Blommaert gehen getrennte Wege" [Vartmann and Blommaert part ways]. Sport-Informations-Dienst (in German). rp-online.de. 10 January 2017. Archived from the original on 10 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Deutsche Meister Vartmann/Blommaert mit neuen Partnern" [German champions Vartmann/Blommaert with new partners]. Deutsche Presse-Agentur (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. 22 February 2017. Archived from the original on 22 February 2017.
  15. ^ "Mari VARTMANN / Ruben BLOMMAERT: 2015/2016". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  16. ^ "Mari VARTMANN / Aaron VAN CLEAVE: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  17. ^ "Mari VARTMANN / Aaron VAN CLEAVE: 2012/2013". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 February 2013.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  18. ^ "Mari VARTMANN / Florian JUST: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 7 July 2007.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  19. ^ a b "Competition Results: Mari VARTMANN / Ruben BLOMMAERT". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 9 February 2017.
  20. ^ a b "Competition Results: Mari VARTMANN / Aaron VAN CLEAVE". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  21. ^ a b "Competition Results: Mari VARTMANN / Florian JUST". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.

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