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    Camden Pulkinen

    Camden Pulkinen is a men's skater who represents the United States. He was born on 25 March 2000 in Scottsdale, AZ, and trains in Colorado Springs, CO, with Tom Zakrajsek and Becky Calvin. Drew Meekins is an assistant coach on his team and Karen Gesell is his former coach. He is currently choreographed by Tom Dickson and Drew Meekins. He started skating in 2005 because he thought it looked like fun. He currently represents the Broadmoor Skating Club. When he is not skating, he enjoys playing soccer, reading, hiking, and biking, among other activities. He studies at the Chandler Online Academy and is a member of the Spanish Honors Society. His older sister, Elena, is also a figure skater, competing in ladies at the national level.

    Pulkinen is the 2017-18 Junior Grand Prix Final silver medallist, and the 2018 US Junior Men's champion.

    Camden-Pulkinen.jpg


    Biographical Information

    ISU bio:
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00035344.htm

    IceNetwork bio: https://web.archive.org/web/20180630...amden_pulkinen

    Tracings.net profile:
    http://www.tracings.net/pulk-camd.html

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

    TeamUSA Bio:
    https://www.teamusa.org/us-figure-sk...amden-Pulkinen


    Social Media

    Personal Website: http://camdenpulkinen.com

    Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/camden.pulkinen

    Instagram: @campulk

    Twitter: @CamdenPulk


    ISU Personal Bests



    Type Score Event Event Category Discipline
    Total 217.10 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2017/18 Junior Men Singles
    SP 70.90 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2017/18 Junior Men Singles
    SP Technical 36.23 ISU JGP Baltic Cup 2017 Junior Men Singles
    SP Component 35.33 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2017/18 Junior Men Singles
    FS 146.20 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2017/18 Junior Men Singles
    FS Technical 75.48 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2017/18 Junior Men Singles
    FS Component 70.72 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final 2017/18 Junior Men Singles



    Programs


    2018-19
    SP: "Oblivion" by Astor Piazzolla
    FS: West Side Story (soundtrack) by Leonard Bernstein

    2018 Broadmoor Open SP - Camden won
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC-WsFyU03E
    2018 Broadmoor Open FS - Camden won
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83L0Yjo6ehk

    2018 Peggy Fleming Trophy (music: " "Oblivion ")- Camden finished second.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5NA1kSxMwE

    2018 Aerial Challenge-
    Camden won the $500 biggest jump bonus. He was in the air for 0.72 seconds, and finished second in the event.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_1taABb9vc

    2017-18
    SP: "Fix You" by Coldplay
    FS: "12 Etudes, Opus 10, Number 1" by Chopin

    2018 Junior Worlds SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11xD9sTT1aA
    2018 Junior Worlds FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-kO6z8oh2w

    2018 US Nationals, Junior SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN1QdEgKcvY
    2018 US Nationals, Junior FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJqdB-eg_bU

    2017-18 JGPF SP
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11xD9sTT1aA
    2017-18 JGPF FS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifmPKYpwf-Q
    Interview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HiCFvN36PU&t=%22

    2017 JGP Poland SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLU-7BrISY
    2017 JGP Poland FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Alog0X99w

    2017 JGP Austria SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmx39W71tIw
    2017 JGP Austria FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJXxsFA5mTE
    Winner’s Interview:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXdQI5woo1k

    2016-17
    SP: "Piano Concerto No. 2" by Sergei Rachmaninoff
    FS: "Sarabande Suite" by Globus

    2016 JGP Tallinn SP:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sro5FGCVp4I
    2016 JGP Tallinn FS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_330r3qjNM

    2015-16
    SP: "Paganini Rhapsody" by David Garrett
    FS: "The Lone Ranger" by Hans Zimmer

    Competitive History


    Competition SP LP Final
    Season 2017-2018
    2018 World Junior Championships 17 4 6 (207.88)
    2018 U.S. Championships, Junior 1 1 1 (219.29)
    2018 Junior Grand Prix Final 5 2 2 (217.10)
    2017 JGP Baltic Cup 4 2 2 (209.35)
    2017 JGP Cup of Austria 1 1 1 (203.80)
    2017 Philadelphia Summer International (Senior) 11 11 11 (169.59)
    Season 2016-2017
    2017 U.S. Championships, Junior
    1 2 2 (197.65)
    2017 Midwestern Sectional, Junior 1 1 1 (161.93)
    2016 JGP Tallinn Cup 9 9 9 (171.69)
    Season 2015-2016
    2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games
    7 8 7 (166.59)
    2016 U.S. Championships, Junior
    11 10 11 (145.39)
    2016 U.S. Pacific Coast Junior Sectionals 6 4 4 (156.42)
    2016 U.S. Southwest Pacific Junior Regionals 5 4 4 (154.95)
    Season 2014-2015
    2015 U.S. Pacific Coast Novice Sectionals 7 8 6 (99.97)
    2015 U.S. Southwest Pacific Novice Regionals 2 2 2 (127.94)

    He has also competed several times at the Aerial Challenge. His stellar results there pushed USFS to encourage him to move up to junior earlier than he had planned.


    2013-2014:
    2014 Southwest Pacific Regional, Intermediate - 1st

    2012-2013:
    2013 U.S. Championships, Juvenile - 5th
    2013 Pacific Coast Sectional, Juvenile - 1st
    2013 Southwest Pacific Regional, Juvenile - 1st

    2011-2012:
    2012 U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile - 16th
    2012 Southwest Pacific Regional, Juvenile - 1st

    2010-2011:
    2011 Southwest Pacific Regional, Juvenile - 7th

    Galas and Exhibitions


    July 2018 Skate It Forward - "Sweet Creature" by Harry Styles
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvbCzqcTgAs

    2018 Junior Worlds Gala - "Sweet Creature" by Harry Styles
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9xMhuM07Jk

    2018 US Nationals Gala - "Sweet Creature" by Harry Styles
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCYSL_thnE0

    Golden Skate Articles and Threads

    October 2018 - "A season of “rebranding” for USA’s Camden Pulkinen" by Paula Slater
    https://goldenskate.com/2018/10/camden-pulkinen/

    Other Articles, Interviews and Media

    July 2018 - "Joining the ‘Z Squad’ Paying Off for Pulkinen"
    http://www.usfigureskatingfanzone.co...-for-pulkinen/

    July 2018 Alysa Liu's Triple Axel Side by Side with Camden Pulkinen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VQKZdBrAm0

    Jan. 2018 - Meticulous Pulkinen captures junior men's title
    https://web.archive.org/web/20180630...ior-mens-title

    Jan. 2018 - Pulkinen starving for gold medal after winning short
    https://web.archive.org/web/20180630...-winning-short

    Dec.2017 - American men finish 1-2 at Junior Grand Prix Final
    https://web.archive.org/web/20180630...and-prix-final

    Oct. 2017 - Russians set bar high on Day 1 at JGP Poland
    https://web.archive.org/web/20180630...-at-jgp-poland

    Oct. 2017 - Steady Erokhov wins men's gold at JGP Poland
    https://web.archive.org/web/20180630...-at-jgp-poland

    Sep.2017 - Pulkinen soars to Junior Grand Prix title in Salzburg
    https://web.archive.org/web/20180630...le-in-salzburg

    Jan. 2017 - Krasnozhon overcomes falls, wins junior men's title
    https://web.archive.org/web/20180630...ior-mens-title

    Jan. 2017 - Pulkinen leads junior men after 'best short ever'
    https://web.archive.org/web/20180630...est-short-ever

    July 2017 #JacksonFamily Interview ft. Camden Pulkinen (Jackson Skates)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-hVzYhB9Jk





    Updated July 30, 2018
    Last edited by dorispulaski; 10-16-2018 at 09:34 PM.

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    Thanks for making a Camden thread! I was wondering if he had one or not. I found a few links for some of his programs:

    This season
    Short music: Fix You by Coldplay
    Free music: 12 Etudes, Op. 10-No.1 by Chopin

    2017 JGP Poland SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLU-7BrISY
    2017 JGP Poland FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7Alog0X99w

    2017 JGP Austria SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmx39W71tIw
    2017 JGP Austria FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJXxsFA5mTE
    Winner’s Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXdQI5woo1k

    Last Season
    Short music: Piano Concerto No. 1 & 2 by Rachmaninoff
    Free music: Sarabande Suite by Globus

    2016 JGP Tallinn SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sro5FGCVp4I
    2016 JGP Tallinn FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_330r3qjNM

    That was what I could find on youtube. Best of luck to him at the JGPF!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirals for Miles View Post
    Camden Pulkinen is a men's skater who represents the United States. He was born on 25 March 2000 in Scottsdale, AZ, and trains in Colorado Springs, CO, with Tom Zakrajsek. His former coaches are Becky Calvin, Drew Meekins, and Karen Gesell and is currently choreographed by Tom Dickson and Drew Meekins. ....
    Thanks for making a thread for Camden.
    Good luck at the JGPF.

    Although Tom Z is head coach, are you sure that Becky Calvin is "former" coach???

    Some skaters (Max Aaron and Paige Rydberg, for example) work with both Tom (as head coach) and Becky.
    Both Tom and Becky were with Camden at the Philadelphia International.

    [I think it is possible that Camden still gets some coaching from Drew Meekins too??? Although I don't know whether Drew is considered (in terms of Camden specifically) as playing a coaching role equal to Tom's and/or Becky's.]



    IIRC, Camden has competed in all three years of the Aerial Challenge.

    I mention it b/c IIRC, his good results at the first year of Aerial Challenge are what led USFS to encourage Camden to move up from Novice to Junior earlier than he had planned.

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    Okay, I'll fix that. His ISU bio did list Calvin as former coach and Tom Z as the sole coach so that's what I went on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirals for Miles View Post
    Okay, I'll fix that. His ISU bio did list Calvin as former coach and Tom Z as the sole coach so that's what I went on.
    Thx for pointing out what the ISU bio says.

    That said, I still don't know what to think??
    Becky (and only Becky) was with Camden at JGP Poland. (See the JGP Poland links in teamgoldengeese's post above.) Tom Z was not in Poland.
    The FS in Poland was on Oct 7.
    The ISU bio was last updated on Oct 19.
    And Camden's IN bio does list both Tom and Becky as coaches.

    But I don't want to hijack this lovely fan thread by dwelling on Becky's status one way or the other.

    Go, Camden .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice coverage View Post
    Thx for pointing out what the ISU bio says.

    That said, I still don't know what to think??
    Becky (and only Becky) was with Camden at JGP Poland. (See the JGP Poland links in teamgoldengeese's post above.) Tom Z was not in Poland.
    The FS in Poland was on Oct 7.
    The ISU bio was last updated on Oct 19.
    And Camden's IN bio does list both Tom and Becky as coaches.

    But I don't want to hijack this lovely fan thread by dwelling on Becky's status one way or the other.

    Go, Camden .
    Becky is co-coach to Tom. As is Drew Meekins to a smaller role.

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    GREAT JOB CAMDEN!!! Silver medal at the JGPF is a huge deal and he earned it!

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    Camden - congratulations !!
    I really loved this skater the first time since I watched him in JGP Salzburg, I was really "hin und weg" as we say in Germany.
    What he said after his Nagoya FS was awesome: He just let his body take over trusting his training. What a mindset ! And he trains quads and wants to show them in world juniors, if he makes the team.
    If there wouldn't have been a thread I would have opened one, so thanks for this thread.
    Why didn't he participate in the exhibition ?
    I want to see Camden at the Olympics 2022 on the podium !

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    Camden is one to watch for sure. In some ways, he reminds me of Josh Farris in that they both have huge 3As and innate musicality.

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    This musicality intrigued me. Ted Barton said after his 2017 Gdansk FS: "He makes it look as if the music is coming from his skating".

    Pulkinen is a Finnish/ Scandinavian name. But Camden looks like he has som Asian roots also in him. Does someone know his roots ? Sorry if I am too curious.

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    Camden's free was really the highlight of the jgpf for me! I definitely agree that he has a Josh Farris quality to his skating. Great flow, expression, and connection to the music. Even his short program top reminds me of one of Josh's, but that's probably reading into it a bit too much.

    Can't wait to see what he puts out at nats. (new junior national champion maybe?)

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    Camden junior national champion !
    Seemed to me like he didn't have this perfect body tension as usual in his FS. Well, I dont mind, not every day is the same, maybe he didn't select Nationals as seasons peak, maybe his quad-training affects his jumps. He mentioned somewhere after GP final Nagoya he would include quads in his programs for Junior worlds, if he will qualify.
    How many spots the US have for Junior worlds ? I hope two ( if Krasnozhon at the moment competing in US senior ranks will start in worlds juniors)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie J View Post
    Camden junior national champion !

    How many spots the US have for Junior worlds ? I hope two ( if Krasnozhon at the moment competing in US senior ranks will start in worlds juniors)?
    US have 3 spots for men, what is a relief as both Krasnozhon and Torgashev are doing well in senior championships and are still eligible for JWC.
    I would like to see Camden in Worlds very much

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    Camden got an assignment for the JWC! Fair enough as he scored behind Alex and ahead of Tomoki. We will see three of them in Sofia

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    JWC closing in. Someone' s got news about Camden ? His planned layout ? Thanks !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie J View Post
    JWC closing in. Someone' s got news about Camden ? His planned layout ? Thanks !!
    According to the JWC check list:

    SP:
    3A
    3F+3T
    CCSp
    3Lz
    CCoSp
    StSq
    FSSp

    FS:
    3Lz+1Lo+3S
    3A+3T
    FSSp
    3F+2T
    FCCoSp
    StSq
    3A
    2A
    3Lo
    3F
    2A
    CCoSp


    Good luck, Camden!

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    Thanks a lot !! No 4 T . That was the point I was interested in. Good luck Camden !

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    Is it going to be on Icenetwork? Geez, I'm still catching up on lost sleep from watching the Olympics. Thanks for the reminder that Camden will be (or is) competing!

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    Does anyone know who choreographed his FS? Was it Tom Dickson?

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    Not sure. Both Drew Meekins and Tom Dickson are listed as his choreographers. Answering my own question: yes, it's all going to be on Ice Network, but the men's events are going to be on live very early in the morning, eastern standard time. So I'll be watching later on in the day. The ladies free skate is starting on Sat. morning around 9am EST, so there's hope I can watch that live. Looking forward to seeing Camden and all the American skaters there!

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