Brown in 2011
|Country represented||United States|
December 15, 1994 |
|Home town||Highland Park, Illinois|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|Skating club||Skokie Valley Skating Club|
|Training locations||Lake Arrowhead, California
|ISU personal best scores|
Jason Brown (born December 15, 1994) is an American figure skater. He is a two-time World Junior medalist (2013 silver, 2012 bronze), the 2011 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and the 2010 U.S. national junior champion.
Brown began skating at age three-and-half, his mother having signed up his sister and him to Learn to Skate classes. He has been coached by Kori Ade since the age of five, and trained in various rinks in the Chicago area until April 2013. Most of his programs have been choreographed by Rohene Ward. Brown also skated pairs with Thea Milburn for three years.
During the 2010–11 season, Brown began competing internationally at the junior level. He won the silver medal at the Junior Grand Prix in France and placed 6th in his second JGP event in Japan. He finished 9th in his senior national debut at the 2011 U.S. Championships with an impressive performance despite not attempting a triple axel, which he had decided to put off due to a growth spurt. He was assigned to compete at the World Junior Championships where he finished 7th. Brown worked on the triple axel for the following season, while adapting to another growth spurt. He stopped wearing hinge boots.
Brown began the 2011–12 season by winning his first Junior Grand Prix event in Brisbane, Australia. He then won silver in Milan, Italy, to qualify for the final. In a December 2011 interview, Brown said he needed the triple axel to be competitive on the senior level and continued to work on it. He occasionally uses Dartfish, a computer imaging system, and a harness. At the Junior Grand Prix Final, Brown was second in both segments and won the gold medal overall. Brown then went to compete at the 2012 World Junior Championships and won the bronze medal.
Brown won the silver medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships, winning the free program after landing two triple axels for the first time in his career, with teammates Joshua Farris and Shotaro Omori taking the gold and bronze medals respectively.
In November 2013 Brown represented the US at a second Grand Prix event, Trophee Eric Bompard in Paris. He finished third, with an impressive performance. He also attracted much attention by the skating public and the French in particular, becoming a crowd favorite.
Jason Brown's mother is a television producer and his father works for a lighting company. He has an older sister, Jordan, and a younger brother, Dylan. He had a Bar Mitzvah. He attends Highland Park High School (Highland Park, Illinois) and received the Ralph Potter Memorial award for Exceptional Ability and Achievement and the President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence. He has taken many years of piano lessons.
|Season||Short program||Free skating||Exhibition|
|GP Skate America||5th|
|U.S. Champs.||1st J.||9th||9th||8th|
|Midwest. Sect.||1st J.||1st|
|UGL Region.||1st J.|
|GP = Grand Prix; JGP = Junior Grand Prix
J. = Junior level; UGL = Upper Great Lakes Regionals
|U.S. Champs.||3rd N.|
|U.S. Jr. Champs.||7th Ju. QR||1st Ju.||2nd I.|
|Midwest. Sect.||2nd N.|
|UGL Region.||3rd Ju.||1st Ju.||1st I.||2nd N.|
|Levels: Ju. = Juvenile; I. = Intermediate; N. = Novice
QR = Qualifying round; UGL = Upper Great Lakes Regionals
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- "Competition Results: Jason BROWN". International Skating Union.
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