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    Tomoki Hiwatashi

    Tomoki Hiwatashi (born January 20, 2000 in Englewood, NJ) is an American figure skater. He is the 2016 World Junior bronze medalist and the 2016 U.S. national junior champion.



    Biographical Information



    ISU Bio:
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014495.htm

    Icenetwork Bio:
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/pr...moki_hiwatashi

    Tracings.net Entry
    http://tracings.net/hiwa-tomo.html

    Wikipedia Entry:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoki_Hiwatashi

    Social Media


    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/public/Tomoki-Hiwatashi

    Tomoki's Instagram account:
    https://www.instagram.com/tomostar0120/


    Perdita told us about Tomoki's father's blog about Tomoki's skating life until he won the juvenile Nationals in 2010.
    http://blog.goo.ne.jp/tomokipapachic...3dfa7162af3574

    It's all in Japanese but you can see a lot of cute photos of young Tomoki and the dedication of his family to his skating career is very heart-warming.
    I came to know this blog 2 or 3 years ago after it had stopped, but it's really thrilling to think how far he has come
    June 2016 Update

    Personal Best Total Score 222.52 ISU World Junior Championships 2016
    Personal Best Score Short Program 74.97 ISU World Junior Championships 2016
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 147.55 ISU World Junior Championships 2016


    PROGRAMS


    2016-2017
    SP “Big & Bad” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    LP La Strada film soundtrack by Nino Rota

    2016 Broadmoor Open FS
    https://twitter.com/shintora_sports/...29557525299201


    2015-2016
    SP I Feel Good by James Brown; choreo by Olga Ganicheva
    FS Two Little Ballet Shoes by Charlie Chaplin, The Real Chaplin - A Symphonic Adventure by Carl Davis; choreo by Olga Ganicheva

    2016 Jr. Worlds SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnx8ADj_9kM
    2016 Jr. Worlds FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW3PzRraDUg
    Medal ceremony
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yi7Q3ug5ZQ

    2016 US Nationals FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOSfR_oi4z0
    TSL interview with Tomoki & Coach Ouriashev
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Ok9OAdGfU

    2015 Junior Grand Prix (Zagreb, Croatia) SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV62S038ZxA
    2015 Junior Grand Prix (Zagreb, Croatia) FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt70nvxCxCQ
    Medal Ceremony
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdAVhQjqHtg

    2015 - Junior Grand Prix (USA) SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFy1eOuSKIU
    2015 - Junior Grand Prix (USA) FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuWLlR-stRY


    2014-2015
    SP Take Five by Dave Brubeck, Unsquare Dance by Dave Brubeck
    FS Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini

    2015 US Junior Championships FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgKNplhSTqQ

    2013-2014
    SP Take Five by Dave Brubeck, Unsquare Dance by Dave Brubeck
    FS Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini

    Tomoki was injured at 2013 JGP Mexico and did not compete for the rest of the season.



    2012-2013

    SP "Orange Blossom Special" by Ervin T. Rouse
    FS "Die Fledermaus" by Strauss

    SP photo
    http://www.iceskatingintnl.com/image...20NMSP1647.jpg

    FS photo is included in this article
    http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/01/h...-us-nationals/


    COMPETITIVE HISTORY

    Competition SP LP Final
    Season 2016-2017
    2016 Broadmoor Open (Juniors) 2 (69.95) 2 (132.18) 2 (202.13)
    2016 Broadmoor Aerial Challenge R1 3 (23.14) R2 4 (11.94)(21.70) FNR bonus 4 (56.78)
    Season 2015-2016
    2016 Junior World Championships 6 (74.97) 3 ( 147.55) 3 (222.52)
    2016 U.S. Championships, Junior 1 (65.90) 1 (136.83) 1 (202.73)
    2016 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals, Junior 2 (68.63 2 (104.51) 2 (173.14)
    2015 JGP Croatia 4 ( 66.02) 3 ( 131.60) 3 (197.62)
    2015 JGP Colorado Springs 6 (59.84) 5 (125.82) 5 (185.66)
    Season 2014-2015
    2015 Challenge Cup, Junior 1 (62.89) 1 (110.46) 1 (173.35)
    2015 U.S. Championships, Junior 5 (60.20) 5 (125.67) 5 (186.87)
    2015 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals, Junior 3 ( 55.29) 3 (112.36) 3 (167.65)
    Season 2013-2014
    2013 JGP Mexico WD WD WD
    Season 2012-2013
    2013 U.S. Novice National Championships 1 (52.05) 2 (103.24) 1 (155.29)
    2013 U.S. Midwestern Novice Sectionals 1 (50.05) 1 (99.57) 1 (149.62)
    2013 U.S. Upper Great Lakes Novice Regionals 1 (46.19) 1 (100.62) 1 (146.81)
    Season 2011-2012
    2012 U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate 1 (35.78) 1 (66.56) 1 (102.54)
    2012 U.S. Upper Great Lakes Intermediate Regionals 1 (36.13) 1 (66.51) 1 (102.64)
    Season 2010-2011
    2011 U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile QRB 1(57.98) NA 1 (56.22)
    2011 U.S. Upper Great Lakes Juvenile Regionals NA NA 1 (56.65)
    Season 2009-2010
    2010 U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile QRB 1(53.59) NA 6 (42.96)
    2010 U.S. Upper Great Lakes Juvenile Regionals NA NA 3 (38.44)
    Season 2008-2009
    2009 U.S. Upper Great Lakes Juvenile Regionals pdf p. 80 NA NA 4 (35.50)




    2016 Jr. Worlds Gala performance:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne-dQ7X3mZY






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    Tomoki is a fearless competitor. I will not forget the first time I saw him skate, at 2013 US Nationals in Novices. He was just charming as a tiny train engineer, skating to "Orange Blossom Special." His step sequence was particularly great, quick-footed and joyous.
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    Tomoki's Instagram account:
    https://www.instagram.com/tomostar0120/



    TSL Interviews Tomoki Hiwatashi and Coach Alex Ouriashev following Hiwatashi's win at the 2016 U.S. National Championships
    Published on Jan 21, 2016
    https://youtu.be/19Ok9OAdGfU (4:47)



    The article below previously was posted in the U.S. men thread. Included discussion of Tomoki's goals for Junior Worlds:

    16-year-old figure skater, Olympic hopeful trains in Vernon Hills
    Published: Monday, March 7, 2016 2:17 p.m. CST
    By Stephanie Kohl-McCord
    http://www.lakecountyjournal.com/201...n6yp7y/?page=1

    Excerpts:

    ... Hiwatashi has some big goals he is working toward for this upcoming competition.

    “My goal would probably be to get the highest score possible and get on the podium this year,” Hiwatashi said.

    He is also hopeful he can include two triple axels in his long program and one triple axel in his short program. Hiwatashi also wants to try some quad jumps while practicing in Hungary.

    .... In the next year, Hiwatashi hopes to compete at the senior level ...



    Congratulations to Tomoki for meeting his goal of making the podium at Junior Worlds .

    And thanks to Doris for the thread.

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    I'm pretty sure the first time i saw him skate was 2015 Nats, where he got 5th. He didn't make it to the podium but he is the one skater I clearly remember from that event. I saw so much potential in him and I was really hoping he would have success in the future. So I'm completely thrilled to see him get the bronze at Jr. Worlds. A well deserved medal for a very promising young talent!

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    goldenicecoverage411, thanks for the info!. I have added it to the OP.

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    Sorry if it's mentioned already, but his father used to run a blog about Tomoki's skating life until he won the juvenile Nationals in 2010.
    http://blog.goo.ne.jp/tomokipapachic...3dfa7162af3574

    It's all in Japanese but you can see a lot of cute photos of young Tomoki and the dedication of his family to his skating career is very heart-warming.
    I came to know this blog 2 or 3 years ago after it had stopped, but it's really thrilling to think how far he has come!

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    congratulations to Tomoki!! he was great and only 2A away from silver medal improvement he made since start of the season is amazing, cant wait to see more of him!

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    Tomoki's training mates back in Chicago gathered around a laptop to cheer for him , as seen in this sweet photo posted by USFS:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BDG9IozG34X/ (Mar 18)

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    Jr. Worlds Gala performance:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne-dQ7X3mZY

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    Sure would love to see Tomoki skate at the Skate America gala in Oct. at the Sears Center!

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    Tomoki came in second in junior men at the 2016 Broadmoor Open where he debuted his new programs.

    2016-2017
    SP “Big & Bad” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    LP La Strada film soundtrack by Nino Rota

    2016 Broadmoor Open FS
    https://twitter.com/shintora_sports/...29557525299201

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tavi... View Post
    I guess it's official: Tomoki has joined Team KoRo!

    https://twitter.com/satoshihiwatash/...89761904427008

    Tomoki is training at 7k with Kori Ade and Rohene Ward. Marina Zueva is doing his choreo though.

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    Awww - very happy for Tomoki but sorry he will leave Coach Ouriashev. I thought he seemed to be progressing so well. Maybe he now needs a challenging environment with top skaters. Best of luck to Tomoki. Very proud of you. Please skate at the SA gala!

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