Junhwan Cha

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Cha Jun-hwan (Hangul:차준환) (born October 21, 2001) is a South Korean figure skater. He is a two-time (2015, 2016) South Korean national senior bronze medalist, and a two-time (2012, 2013) South Korean national junior champion. Jun-hwan won both his 2016 JGP events and qualified for the 2016-17 JGP Final.



He says his name here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxj9VM0uJeU


Biographical Information


ISU Results: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054719.htm

Icenetwork: https://web.archive.org/web/20180630073735/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/jun_hwan_cha (from archive)

Rinkresults: http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=4165

Tracings: http://tracings.net/cha-joon.html

Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha_Jun-hwan

Social Media:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jun_july_august/

Fan Network:

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5dS3AobPKOlYr0Wd0TOcUQ/videos

Tumblr: http://c-junhwan.tumblr.com/



Updated 15 October 2020 by dorispulaski





Personal Best Score

new ISU Scoring System



http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00054719.htm

TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score265.43ISU Four Continents Championships 2020
Personal Best Score Short Program97.33ISU Four Continents Championships 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skating175.06ISU Four Continents Championships 2020



Personal Best Score

Historic Records achieved before 2018/2019 season


TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score248.59XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018
Personal Best Score Short Program83.43XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018
Personal Best Score Free Skating165.16XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018


Competitive Programs
SeasonSPLPEX
2019-
2020
Michelangelo 70 by Astor Piazzolla; La Muerte del Angel by Astor Piazzolla; choreo by David WilsonThe Fire Within by Jennifer Thomas, Kimberly StarKey; choreo by Shae-Lynn Borne
2018 - 2019The Prince (from Cinderella); Waltz-Koda-Attaca" (from "Cinderella") by Sergei Prokofiev; "Midnight" (from "Cinderella") by Sergei Prokofiev; choreo by D.WilsonRomeo & Juliet soundtrack by Craig Armstrong: by Nellee Hooper, Craig Armstrong, Marius de Vries
O Verona; Young Hearts Run Free (Ballroom Version) by Dave Crawford feat. Kym Mazelle; "Kissing You" (instrumental) by Des'ree, Timothy Atack; "Mantua," "Escape from Mantua" ; choreo by Shae-Lynn Bourne
"There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" by Shawn Mendes

"What a Wonderful World" performed by OneRepublic; choreo. by David Wilson
2017 - 2018Gypsy Dance by Ludwig Minkus; choreo by D. Wilson

"What a Wonderful World, " performed by One Republic; choreo by David Wilson
Morning (Love Sonnet XXVII) from "Il Postino" (The Postman) soundtrack, Theme from "Il Postino" (The Postman) soundtrack, Mi Mancherai from "Il Postino" (The Postman) soundtrack (Lucini)

The Planets by Gustav Holst; choreo by David Wilson
"Peanut Butter Jelly" by Galantis

Il Postino soundtrack, gala version
2016 - 2017"Overture to A Chorus Line" (from A Chorus Line soundtrack), "I Hope I Get It" (from A Chorus Line soundtrack), "I Can Do That" (from A Chorus Line soundtrack); choreo by D. WilsonMorning (Love Sonnet XXVII) from "Il Postino" (The Postman) soundtrack, Theme from "Il Postino" (The Postman) soundtrack, Mi Mancherai from "Il Postino" (The Postman) soundtrack (Lucini); choreo by D. Wilson"Peanut Butter Jelly" by Galantis
2015 - 2016Por Una Cabeza by Gardel; choreo by Kenji Miyamoto

Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens; choreo by Cindy Stuart
Swan Lake by Petr Tchaikovsky; choreo by Kenji Miyamoto"One Day I'll Fly Away" (Nicole Kidman); choreo.by Cindy Stuart
2014 - 2015Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens; choreo by Cindy StuartPiano Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninoff; choreo by Cindy Stuart"One Day I'll Fly Away" by Nicole Kidman; choreo by Cindy Stuart
2013 - 2014Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven; choreo by Shin Yea-jiToccata and Fugue in D Minor by Bach; choreo. by Kenji MiyamotoN/A
2012 - 2013Fantasie Impromptu by Chopin (ver. Robert Wells); choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto

Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninoff; choreo by Kenji Miyamoto
The Mummy soundtrack and The Mummy Returns soundtrack; choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto

Strictly Ballroom by David Hirschfelder; choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
"Gopher Mambo "by Yma Sumac; choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
2011 - 2012Fantasie Impromptu by Chopin (ver. Robert Wells); choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
St. Louis Blues Mambo by Pérez Prado; choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
N/A
2010 - 2011Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninoff; choreo. by Kenji MiyamotoStrictly Ballroom by David Hirschfelder; choreo. by Kenji MiyamotoLa Cumparsita by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez; choreo. by Kenji Miyamoto
2009 - 2010-"Hero" from Kung Fu Panda SoundtrackN/A


Competitive History
Videos are linked under the SP and FS Scores, and Galas under Rank, when available



2019 - 2020



2018 - 2019



2017 - 2018

2016 - 2017

2015 - 2016
CompetitionSPLPFinalRank
LP 2016 Junior Worlds7 (74.38)6 (132.73)7 (207.11)7th
2016 Youth Olympic Games4 (68.76)5 (130.14)5 (198.90)5th
2016 Youth Olympics - team event-3 (139.97)6 Team-
2016 South Korean Nationals (Senior)4 (58.60)3 (131.38)3 (189.98)3rd
2015 Skate Canada Autumn Classics Int'l (Junior)1 (65.48)1 (132.96)





1 (198.44)
1st

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014
CompetitionSPLPFinalRank
2014 South Korean Nationals (Senior)5 (60.44)3 (123.94)5 (184.38)5th

2012 - 2013
CompetitionSPLPFinalRank
2013 South Korean Championships (Junior)1 (50.67)1 (100.07)1 (150.74)1st
2012 Asian Trophy (Adv. Nov.)2 (36.15)1 (79.01)1 (115.16)1st

2011 - 2012
CompetitionSPLPFinalRank
2012 South Korean Championships (Junior)1 (46.26)1 (86.95)1 (133.21)1st


2010 - 2011
CompetitionSPLPFinalRank
2011 South Korean Championships (Junior)3 (37.14 (70.65)4 (107.81)4th

Baby Pictures

A whole playlist of Junhwan as a very young skater!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPVvFTcQ8IY&list=PLX_HMFvb9u038VNcMxn7okWyBZUajh2Zy


Exhibitions and Galas


2019 Ice Fantasie Act. 1 - Romeo & Juliet soundtrack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5WcjgHAlOs

2019 SOI - "What a Wonderful World"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mioxrh0Z70U

2018 JGPF Gala - "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" by Shawn Mendes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO9XV3iWCoI

2017 World Junior Championships Gala - "Peanut Butter Jelly" by Galantis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doKVgUZl7T0

2016 JGPF Gala - "One Day I'll Fly Away"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lW9UOfiLnQ



Golden Skate Articles and Threads

September 2016- "Jun-Hwan Cha off to strong start" by Wei Xiong
http://www.goldenskate.com/2016/09/jun-hwan-cha/

April 2016 Thread - " Jun Hwan Cha - Your Opinion"
http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/showthread.php?59330-Jun-Hwan-CHA-your-opinion-!#post1424626


Other articles and media


Jan. 2019 Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJAJHO03vFg

2018 GP Helsinki Press Conference
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1ka6ZZh0V0

October 2016 JGP Dresden winner's interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxj9VM0uJeU

September 2016 JGP Yokohama winner's interview, with coach Brian Orser
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-zUgu8QulA

2016-17 Korean JGP Qualification interviews
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5aWh5ER4ag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehOkrY89KFw
 
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Ahh, CJH! Definitely one of my favorie Korean skaters currently. Wish him the best for the future; still think it was incredibly stupid on KSU's part to not give him a JGP assignment but I hope he continues to develop regardless. He's very promising, I can see him in Pyeongchang if he continues to improve.
 

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Yay! About the JGPs- I think it worked out for the better not going. It seemed like he was still injured for some time after that- he was wearing a wrap for a while. Anyways, I saw a post on a Korean skating fan cafe on Jun Hwan's choreography. It looks like Cindy Stuart and Kenji Miyamoto have done most of his programs(only 1 or 2 were done by a Korean choreographer). I always wondered how a novice skater always had such quality programs. Anyways, on that note, he's just so well packaged. His costumes as well as the programs are so well done(love his lp this season)- I particularly like the shirt he wore for Moonlight Sonata.
Also- a few Koreans(emphasis on few) are a bit... jittered? that he's being coached by Orser, but I find this really :rolleye: and shortsighted of them. Yuna would never be that petty and what happened is between her and Orser- has nothing to do with his other pupils. As messy as that split was(sorry, will go slightly off tangent- feel free to delete mods), it's undeniable that he makes champions out of big talents like Yuna and Yuzuru, and it's quite hilarious that some netizens(but we should take netizens with a grain of salt anyway) can't even bring themselves to acknowledge his abilities as a coach. But quite honestly, I doubt the general public in Korea will care much about that as long as Junhwan wins major international competitions.
Sorry for the rant. I clearly have too many feelings. :p
 

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I am glad he has his own fan fest. :hap10:
Thank you for making it happen, @sunny-stars!!:clapper:

I like him since I saw him in Asian Trophy in 2012. He was amazingly talented in such a young age. I am so happy the talent has been carefully nurtured and starts to be realized. His programs two years in a row are all very tasteful. I guess he has a great team taking care of him.

He is one of my favorite junior skaters. Wish my best for his future and injury-free training. :2thumbs:
 

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Also- a few Koreans(emphasis on few) are a bit... jittered? that he's being coached by Orser

really? wow :palmf: thats very ignorant of them, they are not the ones putting up with all those hours of training, injuries, tiredness and hardships, just sit on their bottom and criticize him, he is the one putting all the effort to reach his goal so he will work with anyone he wants. btw i LOVE Yuna and i approve CJH working with Orser :peace:
ohh and how dare he worked with Japanese choreographer :biggrin:

to lighten the mood here is video from 2011, poor baby stood there 2 mins before they could finally play his music :laugh:
 

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really? wow :palmf: thats very ignorant of them, they are not the ones putting up with all those hours of training, injuries, tiredness and hardships, just sit on their bottom and criticize him, he is the one putting all the effort to reach his goal so he will work with anyone he wants. btw i LOVE Yuna and i approve CJH working with Orser :peace:
ohh and how dare he worked with Japanese choreographer :biggrin:

to lighten the mood here is video from 2011, poor baby stood there 2 mins before they could finally play his music :laugh:

He is also a Takahashi fan :biggrin:
But yeah, he really loves skating, and it was just refreshing to see a young Korean skater say his favorite skater was someone other than Yuna, haha.
 

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He is also a Takahashi fan :biggrin:
But yeah, he really loves skating, and it was just refreshing to see a young Korean skater say his favorite skater was someone other than Yuna, haha.

i agree!! reminded me of the time Yuzu saying Yuna's name (as well as Mao) when he was asked about his favourite skaters, there is nothing wrong with it, its the opposite, this kind of behaviour only gains more respect from me :2thumbs:
 

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i agree!! reminded me of the time Yuzu saying Yuna's name (as well as Mao) when he was asked about his favourite skaters, there is nothing wrong with it, its the opposite, this kind of behaviour only gains more respect from me :2thumbs:

True! Doesn't matter what country they're from, great skating is great skating.
 

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I saw a post on a Korean skating fan cafe on Jun Hwan's choreography. It looks like Cindy Stuart and Kenji Miyamoto have done most of his programs(only 1 or 2 were done by a Korean choreographer). I always wondered how a novice skater always had such quality programs.

Thank you for the info! Do you happened to know who choreographed his last season's Rachmaninoff FS? That program was what made me totally fall in love with him :luv17:

Oh and hi! This is my first post here. I've been lurking around for a while but couldn't stop saying something when I found this thread. Thank you sunnystars for starting it! :hap10:
 

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Thank you for the info! Do you happened to know who choreographed his last season's Rachmaninoff FS? That program was what made me totally fall in love with him :luv17:

Oh and hi! This is my first post here. I've been lurking around for a while but couldn't stop saying something when I found this thread. Thank you sunnystars for starting it! :hap10:

All his programs last season were done by cindy stuart. It's a great lp isn't it? Not easy for a 12-13 year old(his age last season) to perform Rach. Other than last season, he's used Kenji Miyamoto for all his programs since he was about 8-9(except his moonlight sonata short- that's by shin yeji). Surprising yet impressive choice of choreographer for a very young Korean skater. Personally, I'd like to know who designs his costumes. Loved every single one since the 13-14 season. It would seem to me that his family certainly has the resources to finance him and are smart about it too.
 

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I was really so impressed by Jun interpretation of Danse Macabre last year! Amazing choreography and amazing musicality at such a young age.
 

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i have a question, does TES scores at Autumn Classic counts as minimum for JW?
 

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All his programs last season were done by cindy stuart. It's a great lp isn't it? Not easy for a 12-13 year old(his age last season) to perform Rach. Other than last season, he's used Kenji Miyamoto for all his programs since he was about 8-9(except his moonlight sonata short- that's by shin yeji). Surprising yet impressive choice of choreographer for a very young Korean skater.

Late but thanks for detailing about his choreographers! I'm curious to know whether he chose Miyamoto by himself because he's a Daisuke fan ;)

i have a question, does TES scores at Autumn Classic counts as minimum for JW?

Yes, the announcement of the event says, "6. The 2015 Autumn Classic will observe ISU Rule 121, 1 a, Rule 420, 3 b, Rule 420, 5 b and Rule 420 , 6 so that the event will possibly count for ISU World Standings and will be recognized as an event for the minimum Technical Element Score required for ISU Championships."
 
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Yes, the announcement of the event says, "6. The 2015 Autumn Classic will observe ISU Rule 121, 1 a, Rule 420, 3 b, Rule 420, 5 b and Rule 420 , 6 so that the event will possibly count for ISU World Standings and will be recognized as an event for the minimum Technical Element Score required for ISU Championships."

ohh good, i wouldnt mind seeing him at another competition though
 

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Jun-Hwan's LP run-through : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BFGwKx61bs

Just found from Skate Korea thread. He landed a 3F at the end:thumbsup:. I love this program and hope he goes clean in Korea where he could not get a JGP spot this season.
He emotes while doing some of the elements, which blends smoothly in the entire performance. I so much enjoy this quality in him.
 

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Jun-Hwan's LP run-through : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BFGwKx61bs

Just found from Skate Korea thread. He landed a 3F at the end:thumbsup:. I love this program and hope he goes clean in Korea where he could not get a JGP spot this season.
He emotes while doing some of the elements, which blends smoothly in the entire performance. I so much enjoy this quality in him.

If I'm not mistaken, it looks like some new parts/choreo was added (somewhere in the middle), like the brief catch-foot spiral and the lovely ina bauer. Good luck, Jun hwan!
 

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JunHwan did walley+counter+3turn+3F-lo-3S all transition into jump combo are on one left leg only, crazy!
love the little catch-foot spiral and ina bauer:love: I definitely see Team BO trademark polish in JunHwan's skating here.
 
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