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Brian Pockar
Personal information
Full name Brian James Pockar
Country represented Canada
Born (1959-10-27)October 27, 1959
Calgary, Alberta
Died April 28, 1992(1992-04-28) (aged 32)
Calgary
Skating club Calgary WC
Retired 1982

Brian James Pockar (October 27, 1959 – April 28, 1992) was a Canadian figure skater. He was the 1982 World bronze medalist, a three-time Canadian national champion (1978–80), and competed at the 1980 Winter Olympics.[1] He was born and died in Calgary.

After turning pro, Pockar toured with Stars on Ice and worked as a choreographer. He died of AIDS in 1992.[2] Scott Hamilton outed Pockar as gay in Hamilton's autobiography, Landing It.[3]

Competitive highlights[edit]

International
Event 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76 1976–77 1977–78 1978–79 1979–80 1980–81 1981–82
Olympics 12th
Worlds 14th 10th 13th 9th 8th 3rd
Skate Canada 11th 5th 3rd 2nd
Nebelhorn 4th
St. Gervais 2nd
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 3rd
National
Canadians 3rd J. 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd
J. = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brian Pockar". sports-reference.com. 
  2. ^ Bondy, Filip (November 17, 1992). "FIGURE SKATING; AIDS Deaths Tear at Figure-Skating World". The New York Times. Retrieved March 15, 2008. 
  3. ^ Hamilton, Scott; Benet, Lorenzo (1999). Landing It: My Life on and Off the Ice. Kensington Publishing. ISBN 1-57566-466-6. 



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4 news items

Toronto Sun

Toronto Sun
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:34:54 -0800

“When I came (to the nationals) in 1981, Brian Pockar was the three-time Canadian champion and I was having a great season and everybody started talking about maybe I could win ... and it's great thing. But at the same time it can play havoc a little ...

Calgary Herald

Calgary Herald
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:49:17 -0700

There are stories of business leaders such as Tom Forzani, of politicians like MLA Dave Rodney and of athletes like Canadian figure skater Brian Pockar whose successes on the ice, and his well-publicized death, are preserved within Mitchell's boxes.

National Post (blog)

National Post (blog)
Mon, 26 Dec 2011 07:02:05 -0800

(a) Toller Cranston, Brian Pockar, Kurt Browning and Elvis Stojko (b) Toller Cranston, Brian Orser, Kurt Browning and Elvis Stojko (c) Brian Orser, Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko and Jeff Skinner (d) Brian Orser, Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko and Jeffrey ...

加拿大都市网

加拿大都市网
Fri, 07 Jan 2011 06:14:27 -0800

1972年Brian Pockar在13岁获得加拿大花样滑冰高级别赛冠军,成为该组别最年轻的男选手。 1978年加拿大在渥太华主办世界花样滑冰锦标赛。Vern Taylor是加拿大首个完成前三周转的动作。 1984年加拿大在渥太华主办世界 ...
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