Andrew Torgashev

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Andrew Torgashev is a men’s singles skater who represents the United States of America. He was born on May 29, 2001 in Coral Springs, Florida, USA.

Andrew was the US National Junior Champion in 2015. Andrew skated as a junior in the JGP in the 2018-19 season, and won gold at JGP Kaunas. He qualified for the JGP final but had to withdraw due to injury.

Andrew skated as a senior at 2019 US Nationals, where he finished seventh. He also skated as a senior at the Egna Spring Trophy in 2019 and won silver. Andrew's short programs were particularly good in 2020. He placed third in the Short Program at both US Nationals and at Junior Worlds. Andrew choreographed both of the programs he skated in 2029-20 season.

Andrew is the son of two skaters who competed for Russia: ice dancer Ilona Melnichenko and pairs skater Artem Torgashev. He was previously coached by his parents, but for in the 2018-19 season moved to train with Christy Krall in Colorado Springs.

Profiles

ISU Bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014939.htm

Rinkresults Profile: http://www.rinkresults.com/skaterskater_id=3857

USFSA Fan Zone: https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/sports/figure-skating/roster/andrew-torgashev/164

Ice Network Bio (archived June 30, 2018): https://web.archive.org/web/2018063...enetwork.com/skaters/profile/andrew_torgashev

Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Torgashev

Social Media
Instagram: @andrewtorg29 https://www.instagram.com/andrewtorg29/

Twitter: @andrewtorg29 https://twitter.com/andrewtorg29


Updated 21 May 2020


Personal Bests:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00014939.htm

TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score217.54ISU CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2019
Personal Best Score Short Program81.50SU World Junior Championships 2020
Personal Best Score Free Skating144.63ISU CS Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy 2019


Programs and Selected Videos

2019-20
SP- "Bloodstream" by Tokio Myers
FP- "E lucevan le stelle" from Tosca, Giacomo Puccini, performed by Luciano Pavarotti

2020 Junior World Championships
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edasqdr8I-Q
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H7_-AKaTk0

2020 US Nationals
No videos are available at this time.

2019 JGP Latvia (Fourth place)
Short program
Long Program

Programs from Andrew's gold medal performance at the Philadelphia International Summer Competition (212.61 score)
Short Program ("Bloodstream")
Long Program (E lucevan le stelle)

2018-19
SP: "Open Arms” by Journey
FS: "El Tango de Roxanne" from Moulin Rouge! by various artists

Programs from Andrew's silver medal winning performance at Egna Spring Trophy.
Short program
Long Program


Andrew's performances at 2019 U.S. Nationals
No video found

Programs from Andrew's Gold medal winning performance in JGP Kaunas, September 2018
SP, Open Arms
LP; Tango de Roxanne

2017-18
SP: "Moonlight Sonata", Beethoven
FS: "El Tango de Roxanne", Moulin Rouge soundtrack

2018 US Senior Men Nationals
Long Program, "El Tango de Roxanne"

JGP Minsk, September 2017
SP: http:////www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6vr3Mx7aKk
LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PA-F09R0kPA

2016-17
SP: "Le Temps des Cathedrales" by Bruno Pelletier from Notre Dame de Paris, choreo by Scott Brown, Ilona Melnichenko
FS: "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen; choreo by Scott Brown, Ilona Melnichenko

Andrew won the bronze at Tallinn!
2016 Tallinn Trophy SP
2016 Tallinn Trophy LP

2016 JGP Dresden SP
2016 JGP Dresden LP

Andrew won silver!
2016 JGP Saransk SP
2016 JGP Saransk LP

2015-16
SP: "Le Temps des Cathedrales" by Bruno Pelletier from Notre Dame de Paris, choreo by Scott Brown, Ilona Melnichenko
FS: "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen; choreo by Scott Brown, Ilona Melnich

Andrew broke his ankle, and so did not compete this season.

2014-15
SP: "Parisian Walkways" by Gary Moore
FS: "Concierto de Aranjuez" by Joaquín Rodrigo; performed by Edvin Marton

2015 Junior World Championships SP
2015 Junior World Championships LP


Competitive History

2019–20 season
DateEventLevelSPFSTotal
3-6 March 20202020 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior3 (81.50)11 (127.45)8 (208.95)
Jan. 20–26, 20202020 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior3 (97.87)5 (162.77)5 (260.64)
30 October – 3 November 20192019 CS Asian Open TrophySenior2 (72.91)2 (144.63)2 (217.54)
September 25 – 28, 20192019 JGP CroatiaJunior2 (80.53)6 (132.33)4 (212.86)
September 4–7, 20192019 JGP LatviaJunior6 (65.07)4 (131.16)4 (196.23)
July 31 – August 3, 20192019 Philadelphia Summer InternationalSenior1 (78.52)1 (134.09)1 (212.61)
2018–19 season
March 28–31, 20192019 Gardena Spring TrophySenior4 (66.97)1 (151.46)2 (218.43)
Jan. 19 - 27, 20192019 U.S. ChampionshipsJunior9 (76.95)6 (149.02)7 (225.97)
September 5–8, 20182018 JGP LithuaniaJunior2 (69.39)1 (132.24)1 (201.63)
August 22–25, 20182018 JGP SlovakiaJunior5 (65.37)3 (129.38)4 (194.75
July 30 – Aug. 5, 20182018 Philadelphia Summer InternationalSenior3 (67.67)1 (138.74)1 (206.41)
2017–18 season
Dec. 29 – Jan. 8, 20182018 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior9 (81.32)14 (135.69)13 (217.01)
December 7–10, 20172017−18 JGP FinalJunior6 (64.73)6 (95.76)6 (160.49)
November 16–19, 20172017 CS Warsaw CupSenior6 (61.52)6 (121.26)6 (182.78)
October 1–14, 20172017 JGP ItalyJunior4 (69.03)2 (136.53)4 (205.56)
September 20–24, 20172017 JGP MinskJunior3 (74.34)2 (138.37)2 (212.71)
August 3–5, 20172017 Philadelphia Summer InternationalSenior10 (61.49)3 (141.46)6 (202.95)
2016–17 season
March 15–19, 20172017 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior25 (55.42)FNR25
January 14–22, 20172017 U.S. ChampionshipsSenior7 (77.82)11 (147.53)11 (225.35)
November 20–27, 20162016 CS Tallinn Trophy (Jr.)Senior4 (68.12)4 (133.33)3 (201.45)
October 5–9, 20162016 JGP GermanyJunior2 (73.48)6 (118.32)4 (191.80)
September 14–17, 20162016 JGP RussiaJunior3 (65.47)2 (139.44)2 (204.91)
2015-16 season
Andrew did not compete.
2014–15 season
March 2–8, 20152015 World Junior ChampionshipsJunior10 (67.78)6 (133.96)10 (201.74)
January 18–25, 20152015 U.S. ChampionshipsJunior1 (75.61)1 (149.63)1 (225.24)
24–27 September 20142014 JGP EstoniaJunior4 (64.70)6 (112.95)5 (177.65)
3–7 September 20142014 JGP Czech RepublicJunior4 (57.94)2 (124.63)4 (182.57)
2013–14 season
Jan. 5–12, 20142014 U.S. ChampionshipsNovice10 (34.26)2 (97.78)4 (132.04)


Articles and Interviews

May 14, 2020 - "Andrew Torgashev: ‘I’ve grown a lot over the years’" by Tatjana Flade
https://www.goldenskate.com/2020/05/andrew-torgashev-ive-grown-a-lot-over-the-years/

June 27, 2018 - "Some big changes!" by Andrew Torgashev at figureskatersonline.com
https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...sonline.com/andrewtorgashev/some-big-changes/

January 23, 2015 - "Torgashev sets new U.S. standard for junior men" by Lynn Rutherford
https://web.archive.org/web/2018070...torgashev-sets-new-us-standard-for-junior-men

December 18, 2010 - "Coral Springs' Torgashev gets bronze medal in first trip to Figure Skating Junior Nationals; Chiera, Feigenbaum also post top-five finishes" by Craig Davis in the Florida Sun Sentinel
https://web.archive.org/web/2016060...irst-trip-to-figure-skating-junior-nationals/

Let’s go Andrew:yahoo:
 
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Clearly this OP will be “expanded upon” as time goes on, but I could not believe we did not have a place to gush about Andrew, particularly as JGPF approaches.

Here’s hoping he skates that spellbinding FS clean in the upcoming comp!:hap10:
 

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When Andrew is Olympic champion in 2022, you'll be famous for recognizing the budding genius and starting a Fan Fest thread for him.
 

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Glad you made the page, el henry!

Go Andrew! :hap10:
 

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Hoping Andrew makes the most of this competition. That lp desreves to be skated clean in an international competition!
 

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We've seen him several times @ the summer competition in Aston, PA (formerly known as "Liberty"). He's incredibly talented. Hope he has a great comp this week!

IIRC, he won US juniors in 2015. His grandfather, whose English was/is (?) limited was beaming with joy for him, and passed out post cards of his grandson to fans! :luv17:
 

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We've seen him several times @ the summer competition in Aston, PA (formerly known as "Liberty"). He's incredibly talented. Hope he has a great comp this week!

IIRC, he won US juniors in 2015. His grandfather, whose English was/is (?) limited was beaming with joy for him, and passed out post cards of his grandson to fans! :luv17:

What a lovely story about his grandfather; I would be kvelling too, with Andrew as a grandson. And now that I know what fun the Liberty comp is, I hope to see him there again this next summer (along with seeing his fellow fans:) )

But first, Nagoya! Best of luck to our boy:clap:
 

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Well, it's not the JGPF competition that Andrew wanted, or that we would have wanted to see:(

However, he may have been battling an injury according to this tweet
https://twitter.com/ISU_Figure/status/939054360419373056

That would explain the regression in his skating since August, if true. Here's hoping he can recover in time to show what he can truly do at Nationals!:hap10:
 

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Ugh, the nature and timing of his big injury was tough enough, and now another one. :( I hope he doesn't get discouraged, and focus on getting back to his best condition and skating the hell out of his programs.
 

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Ugh, the nature and timing of his big injury was tough enough, and now another one. :( I hope he doesn't get discouraged, and focus on getting back to his best condition and skating the hell out of his programs.

He really can't catch a break, can he?

My hope is, if the difficulties are the result of an injury, that he keeps this LP for another year so that he can perfect it, I :luv17: it so much. Take a page out of almost every senior skater's book:laugh:
 

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Glad to see andrew looking considerably better here compared to earlier this season. Hope he continues to heal and improve.
 

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Andrew selected a great comp to skate his best SP of the year. :hap10:

Now he is back to "wowing" folks with his skating skills and presentation, as we know he can do. Please, please, please skating gods, let him do the same with his LP, which I admit I like so much better.:biggrin:
 

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Yes, the definitive moulin rouge program deserves a clean(or at least, mostly clean) skate! I'm just happy he's added Krall to his team.
 

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I like this guy. Two-three years ago I thought Andrew and Petr Gumennik ( he was my another junior favorite then ) will be the main opponents for each other... I thought they will dominate the juniors.
 

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Clearly Andrew's performance at the senior US men's competition was not what he would have wanted, but that step sequence in El Tango de Roxanne is *still* to die for.

Here's hoping Andrew's jumps can be on a par with his skating skills, or at least not far behind, in the next season, so he can achieve the results he wants.:clapper:
 

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Andrew appears to have permanently moved to Colorado Springs; it is unclear if he has changed coaches, although that would appear to be a primary reason for a move to this locale.

This article in the Colorado Springs Gazette concentrates on Andrew's participation in the COS "March for our Lives", which Andrew said on IG today was the "most important thing he had ever done". Scarily, Andrew was almost there, in the Parkland school, during the shooting.:eek:

"Watching from his home [in Florida] across the street, he [Torgashev] saw police, EMTs and SWAT rush past to the high school while a helicopter circled overhead. It "didn't feel real," he said. "I would've been involved in the shooting if I wasn't ... moving."
Saturday, three weeks after moving to Colorado Springs, Torgashev walked arm-in-arm with his friends, leading more than 2,000 people in the March for Our Lives...."

http://gazette.com/colorado-springs...gh-in-protesting-gun-violence/article/1623268

Props to Andrew for involvement in his community and excited to see what this means for his coaching.:agree:
 

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Today is Andrew’s birthday so very, very happy and lovely birthday to him.:dance:
It seems that he is not so popular as others skaters may be, but I like his skating a lot in spite of all the problems he had with jumps, nerves... The way he skates is beautiful . I wish him a lucky and succesful 2018-19 season. :agree2:

Happy birthday Andrew!
 

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Today is Andrew’s birthday so very, very happy and lovely birthday to him.:dance:
It seems that he is not so popular as others skaters may be, but I like his skating a lot in spite of all the problems he had with jumps, nerves... The way he skates is beautiful . I wish him a lucky and succesful 2018-19 season. :agree2:

Happy birthday Andrew!

Happy Birthday to Torgashev :hb:.
Seems that he had a chance to pre-celebrate ;) with birthday buddy Matthew Rounis :).

Andrew's performance quality is something special :luv17:.
And I hope that with Christy's help, his technical consistency will improve.

My two cents are that I think he is rather popular on GS -- certainly as popular as his peers Camden, Tomoki, and Krasnozhon (all of whom are well-liked here on GS, afaik :ghug:).
(Speaking for myself, when I post something about Torgashev, I usually do so in the U.S. Men thread. So I do not think the number of posts here in his fan thread is a barometer of popularity. YMMV.)
 
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