Nam Nguyen

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Nam Nguyen is a Canadian figure skater. He was born on 20 May 1998, in Ottawa, Ontario. He is the the 2014 World Junior Champion, the 2014 GP Skate America bronze medalist and 2015 and 2019 Canadian Champion. Nam also participated in the World Championships, and his highest position was the 5th place at the 2015 Worlds.

Nguyen won three consecutive national titles, being the youngest athlete so far in each category: He won the Juvenile title in 2007 at age 8, the Pre-Novice title in 2008 and the Novice title in 2009. He became also the youngest Junior Men's Champion when taking the title in 2011 at age 12 and youngest National Champion (senior level) in 2015, at age 16.

He is coached by Robert Burke and Danielle Rose.

ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00012641.htm

Skate Canada Bio
https://skatecanada.ca/nam-nguyen/

Wikipedia
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam_Nguyen

Tracings.net entry
http://tracings.net/nguy-nam.html

Rinkresults entry
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=765

Social Media
Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/namnamnoodle

Instagram - https://instagram.com/namnamnoodle/


Last updated on 29/May 2019 by dorispulaski
Previously updated on 20 January 2019 by Mohacz​




TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score262.77ISU GP Skate Canada International 2019
Personal Best Score Short Program87.57ISU World Team Trophy 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skating178.69ISU GP Skate Canada International 2019



TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score245.21ISU CS Autumn Classic International 2017
Personal Best Score Short Program88.40ISU CS Autumn Classic International 2017
Personal Best Score Free Skating164.86ISU World Championships 2015


Programs and Videos

2019/2020
SP: "Blues for Klook" by Eddy Louiss; choreo by Mary A. Larmer, Danielle Rose, Kurt Browning
FS: "Come Together" by John Lennon, Paul McCartney performed by The Beatles; "Let It Be" by John Lennon, Paul McCartney performed by The Beatles; "Get Back" by John Lennon, Paul McCartney performed by The Beatles; choreo by Mary A. Larmer, Danielle Rose, Kurt Browning

2020 Four Continents
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42U4EXHq474
FS: no video found
2020 Four Continents- All Events may be watched here, even in US
https://yadi.sk/d/qKB44JvYb_HHMA
2020 Canadian Championships2019 Rostelecom Cup2019 Skate Canada2019 Nebelhorn Trophy2019 North York Summerskate
2018/2019
SP: "That's Life" performed by Frank Sinatra
FS: "La La Land" (soundtrack) by Justin Hurwitz
Ex: Runaway Baby by Bruno Mars

2019 Canadian National Skating Championships2018 GP Skate Canada2018 GTSA Summer Skate
2017/2018
SP: "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Joseph William Morgan
FS: "An American in Paris" by George Gershwin; choreo. by David Wilson / La Strada by Nino Rota; choreo. by David Wilson
Ex: "L-O-V-E"

2018 Four Continents Championships2018 Canadian National Skating Championships
2016/2017
SP: "Love Me or Leave Me" by Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn covered by Sammy Davis Jr.; choreo. by David Wilson
FS: "An American in Paris" by George Gershwin; choreo. by David Wilson
Ex: "Writings on the Wall" (from "James Bond - Spectre") by Sam Smith

2016 GP NHK2016 GP Skate America
2015/2016
SP1: Pran's Theme (from "Killing Fields" soundtrack) by Mike Oldfield, Pran's Departure (from "Killing Fields" soundtrack) by Mike Oldfield, The Trek - The Boy's Burial (from "Killing Fields" soundtrack) by Mike Oldfield, Pran Sees the Red Cross (from "Killing Fields" soundtrack) by Mike Oldfield; choreographed by David Wilson
SP2: Sinnerman; choreographed by David Wilson
FS: Johann Sebastian Bach's "Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor; choreographed by David Wilson

2016 Team Challenge Cup2016 World Championships2016 Canadian Nationals2015 GP Rostelecom Cup2015 GP Skate Canada2015 CS Autumn Classic2015 Thornhill Summer Skate
2014/2015
SP: "Sinnerman" by Nina Simone
FS: La Strada soundtrack by Nino Rota

2015 World Team Trophy2015 World Championships2015 Four Continents2015 Canadian Championships2014 Autumn Classic2014 Sectionals2014 Cup of China2014 Skate America
2013/2014
SP: "Unsquare Dance" from Walking on Eggshell by Dave Brubek, performed by Patty Milner
FS: "Air" (on the G string) and "Fantasia and Fugue in C minor" by J. S. Bach

2014 Junior Worlds2013 JGP Baltic Cup2013 JGP Mexico Cup2013 Thornhill.Summer Skate
2012/2013
SP: "The Ritz, Roll and Rock" and "Red Blues" by Cole Porter
FS: "Air" (on the G string) and "Fantasia and Fugue in C minor" by J. S. Bach

2013 Junior Worlds2012 JGP Courchevel2012 JGP Istanbul
2011/2012
SP: "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson, performed by David Garrett
FS: "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1" by Ludwig van Beethoven and "Piano Concerto No. 5" ("Emperor") by Ludwig van Beethoven

2012 Junior Worlds2011 Volvo Cup2011 Brasov Cup2010/2011
SP: "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson, performed by David Garrett
FS: "Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major" by Ludwig van Beethoven

2011 Canadian Nationals Junior2010 Challenge Skate


Competitive History

CompetitionSPLPFinal
2019–20 season
2020 Four Continents9 (85.24)6 (166.36)6 (251.60)
2020 Canadian Championships2 (88.04)2 (155.47)2 (243.51)
2020 Skate Canada Challenge1 (82.16)1 (154.52)1 (236.68)
2019 Rostelecom Cup6 (87.01)6 (159.19)5 (246.20)
2019 Skate Canada International3 (84.08)2 (178.69)2 (262.77)
2019 CS Nebelhorn Trophy9 (60.52)2 (149.32)4 (209.84)
Season 2018-2019​
2019 World Team Trophy7 (87.57)7 (164.40)5 Team/7 Single
251.97
2019 World Championships13 (82.51)16 (154.76)16 (237.27
2019 Four Continents Championships8 (79.55)10 (136.94)10 (216.49)
2019 Canadian National Skating Championships3 (85.73)1 (172.28)1 (258.01)
2019 Skate Canada Challenge3 (68.30)1 (155.37)1 (223.67)
2018 GP Skate Canada7 (82.22)5 (178.72)5 (240.94)
2018 GP Skate America9 (69.86)6 (143.13)6 (212.99)
2018 CS US Classic1 (80.28)2 (133.24)1 (213.52)
Season 2017-2018​
2018 World Championships25 (67.79)FNR25 - FNR
2018 Four Continents Championships7 (84.09)10 (153.43)9 (237.52)
2018 Canadian National Skating Championships5 (83.39)2 (174.77)3 (258.16)
2017 GP NHK Trophy11 (65.82)8 (148.69)10 (214.51)
2017 GP Rostelecom Cup7 (80.74)6 (157.71)7 (238.45)
2017 CS Autumn Classic3 (88.40)4 (156.81)5 (245.21)
Season 2016-2017​
Four Continents Championships13 (72.99)7 (164.09)8 (237.08)
2017 Canadian National Skating Championships4 (76.08)4 (164.52)3 (240.60)
2016 GP NHK6 (75.33)8 (137.10)8 (212.43)
2016 GP Skate America4 (79.62)7 (159.64)6 (239.26)
2016 CS US Classic5 (74.08)5 (146.47)5 (220.55)
Season 2015-2016​
2016 Team Challenge Cup7 (64.91)9 (127.10)
2016 World Championships27 (61.61)FNRFNR
2016 Canadian Championships5 (76.04)4 (151.65)4 (227.69)
2015 Rostelecom Cup7 (70.78)6 (160.89)7 (231.67)
2015 Skate Canada International4 (76.10)4 (162.72)5 (238.82)
2015 Skate Canada Autumn Classic2 (86.53)2 (154.57)2 (241.10)
Season 2014-2015​
2015 World Team Trophy6 (77.42)7 (158.63)4 Team/6 Person
236.05
2015 World Championships9 (77.73)4 (164.86)5 (242.59)
2015 Four Continents Championships14 (63.78)8 (145.55)11 (209.33)
2015 Canadian Championships1 (81.78)1 (175.10)1 (256.88)
2015 Skate Canada Challenge1 (78.39)1 (146.73)1 (225.12)
2014 Cup of China6 (72.85)5 (149.00)4 (221.85)
2014 Skate America7 (73.71)2 (158.53)3 (232.24)
2014 Skate Canada Autumn Classic5 (66.08)1 (159.55)2 (225.63)
Season 2013-2014​
2014 World Championships16 (66.75)9 (147.31)12 (214.06)
2014 World Junior Championships1 (72.87)1 (144.19)1 (217.06)
2014 Four Continents Championships10 (68.17)10 (136.52)10 (204.69)
2014 Canadian Championships7 (70.97)4 (147.46)5 (218.43)
2014 Skate Canada Challenge7 (63.21)3 (130.79)3 (194.00)
2013 JGP Baltic Cup (Poland)23 (40.18)12 (98.69)16 (138.87)
2013 JGP Mexico Cup4 (64.38)4 (116.66)4 (181.04)
Season 2012-2013​
2013 World Junior Championships16 (53.43)9 (119.15)12 (172.58)
2013 Canadian Championships6 (67.90)6 (132.79)6 (200.69)
2013 Skate Canada Challenge11 (49.94)4 (123.98)4 (173.92)
2013 Central Ontario Sectionals3 (63.19)1 (122.61)2 (183.80)
2012 JGP Bosphorus (Turkey)3 (59.09)3 (112.47)3 (171.56)
2012 JGP Courchevel (France)11 (46.06)8 (102.39)9 (148.45)
Season 2011-2012​
2012 World Junior Championships18 (51.13)11 (117.07)13 (168.20)
2012 World Junior Championships (Prelim)--1 (116.33)
2012 Canadian Championships8 (57.32)6 (121.96)7 (179.28)
2012 Skate Canada Challenge6 (50.96)3 (112.66)3 (163.62)
2012 BC/Yukon Sectionals3 (52.30)1 (117.61)2 (169.91)
2011 JGP Brasov Cup (Romania)5 (54.82)2 (114.73)3 (169.55)
2011 JGP Volvo Cup (Latvia)12 (47.08)9 (101.87)12 (148.95)
Season 2010-2011​
2011 Canadian Junior National Championships2 (55.22)1 (114.67)1 (169.89)
2011 Skate Canada Junior Challenges3 (44.11)2 (99.03)3 (143.14)
2011 BC/Yukon Junior Sectionals1 (50.48)1 (108.63)1 (159.11)
Season 2009-2010​
2010 Canadian Junior National Championships4 (52.30)3 (96.51)3 (148.81)
2010 Skate Canada Junior Challenges3 (49.71)1 (105.43)1 (155.14)
2010 BC/Yukon Junior Sectionals1 (51.77)1 (110.53)1 (162.30)
Season 2008-2009​
2009 Canadian Novice National Championships2 (40.22)1 (67.70)1 (107.92)
2009 Novice Western Challenge4 (34.73)1 (68.54)1 (103.27)
2009 BC/Yukon Novice Sectionals1 (41.50)1 (76.27)1 (117.77)
2007–2008 season
2008 Canadian Championships (Pre-Novice)4 (29.22)1 (59.09)1 (88.31)
2006–2007 season
2007 Canadian Championships (Juvenile)1 (34.32)[SUP]Jv.[/SUP]

  • ^Jv. Juvenile skaters have only one program (free skating)


Galas and Exhibitions

2009 Four Continents Gala- over three minutes into the video, ten year old Nam skates to The Bee Movie soundtrack2009 BC/YT Gala of Champions- Smile and Don't Stop Till You Get Enough by Michael JacksonApril 2013 York Figure Skating Club Show2015 World Championships Gala.- Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? by Chicago2016 Canadian Championship Gala2016 Team Challenge Cup Gala2017 Canadian Nationals Gala2018 Canadian Nationals Gala2019 Canadian Nationals Gala


GS Articles and Threads

February 2020 - "Hanyu bags first Four Continents gold"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2020/02/hanyu-bags-first-four-continents-gold/
January 2020 - "Roman Sadovsky leaps to Canadian National title"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2020/01/roman-sadovsky-leaps-to-canadian-national-title/
January 2020 - "Messing gives heartfelt performance to take the lead in Mississauga"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2020/01...-performance-to-take-the-lead-in-mississauga/
July 2019 - "Canadian champ Nam feeling ‘settled’ for the upcoming season"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2019/07/canadian-champ-nam-feeling-settled-for-the-upcoming-season/
January 2019 - "In ‘game mode,’ Nguyen captures second Canadian title"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2019/01/in-game-mode-nam-captures-second-canadian-title/
January 2019 - "Gogolev edges out Messing for men’s lead in St. John"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2019/01/gogolev-edges-out-messing-for-mens-lead-in-st-john/
January 2018 - "Take Ten: Chan makes history"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2018/01/2018-canadian-nationals-men/
January 2017 - "Ninth title for Patrick Chan"
https://www.goldenskate.com/2017/01/can-nats-men/
April 2016 - Uno ‘wows’ again in Spokane; Brown ponies up by Mai HongApril 2016 - Uno lands historic quad flip at Team Challenge by Mai HongAug 2015- "Nam Nguyen : Everything Will Be Bigger"July 2014 - "No More Cute Factor for Canada's Nam Nguyen"March 2014 Thread on article "Nam Nguyen the Future of Canadian Figure Skating"2011 GS reports on Canadian Nationals "Nam Nguyen Captures Junior Men's Title"Thread on 2012 Globe and mail article, "Nam Nguyen A Small Wonder"2011 GS "Canada's Nguyen Continues to Rise"January 2011- Nam Nguyen Captures Junior Men's Title
Articles and other media

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How to pronounce Nam Nguyen. Video by sabinfire.
 
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Maria Victoria

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Congratulations Nam on winning Canadian Nationals! I hope it will just be the first among many.
 

kresslia

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Sign me up. I've been watching him closely and he continues to impress me every time I see him.
 

peg

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I love how he's improving so quickly! And his consistency!
 

yyyskate

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^^ thanks, his jumps reminds me of young Yuzuru. not much power but very secure, you are not worried at all when he goes into a jump that he will land it.
 

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He impresses me the most with his mentality and consistency I think. He just seemed to be unfazed and not nervous at all. Orser is a proud papa indeed!
 

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congratulations mr spicy!!! :cheer: they should consider changing the name of The Cricket Club to The Champions Club :laugh: 4 national champions as far as i know (1 from ladies of course, miss elizabet turzynbaeva :biggrin: )
 

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He impresses me the most with his mentality and consistency I think. He just seemed to be unfazed and not nervous at all. Orser is a proud papa indeed!
:agree: The men's field needs more skaters like Nam.
 

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So excited for Nam! I was at my little sisters birthday party when I read he won his first title and I literally threw my hands up and yelled 'yes!' and then had to explain to the room of teenagers that figure skating is a very important sport :laugh:
 

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What a great Worlds finish for Nam! He actually edged out Yuzu on TES in the FS!

That was spicy :dance:
 

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What a great Worlds finish for Nam! He actually edged out Yuzu on TES in the FS!

That was spicy :dance:
He has done much better than expected. To see all 3 Cricket brothers in top 5 was just the best thing ever.^^ Before the last group start I was like "Omg, he's actually in position for a medal" but considering who was skating next, it would have required a big disaster for most skaters to happen considering the SP scores. And that's not something you wish to see (though it did happen a lot. I particulary felt bad for Sergei :()
That will give him confidence and motivation for the next year. I'm looking foward to seeing what he'll plan. :biggrin:
 

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He has done much better than expected. To see all 3 Cricket brothers in top 5 was just the best thing ever.^^ Before the last group start I was like "Omg, he's actually in position for a medal" but considering who was skating next, it would have required a big disaster for most skaters to happen considering the SP scores. And that's not something you wish to see (though it did happen a lot. I particulary felt bad for Sergei :()
That will give him confidence and motivation for the next year. I'm looking foward to seeing what he'll plan. :biggrin:

Ugh...devastated for Sergei. I am incredibly impressed with Nam the more I see of him, but I really hope they will move away from the juniorish packaging next season - he's a big boy now, literally. :p No more primary-colored stripes!
 

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He has done much better than expected. To see all 3 Cricket brothers in top 5 was just the best thing ever.^^ Before the last group start I was like "Omg, he's actually in position for a medal" but considering who was skating next, it would have required a big disaster for most skaters to happen considering the SP scores. And that's not something you wish to see (though it did happen a lot. I particulary felt bad for Sergei :()
That will give him confidence and motivation for the next year. I'm looking foward to seeing what he'll plan. :biggrin:

I'm pretty sure he's going to be working on adding that quad in the short. It didn't work out at 4CC and seemed to throw him off his game the rest of the competition and it was a good strategy not to include it at Worlds. But this kid wants to be World and Olympic champion and he works super hard (according to Orser). I'm sure he knows he needs more than one quad across two programs to really be competitive.

Ugh...devastated for Sergei. I am incredibly impressed with Nam the more I see of him, but I really hope they will move away from the juniorish packaging next season - he's a big boy now, literally. :p No more primary-colored stripes!

I'm sad for Sergei too. I really would have liked to see hi in the top 5 or 6.

And yeah, I hope he has more mature programs next year. I think he will. His team is pretty smart
 

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I'm excited to see what Nam will come out with next! He's been giving off a much more mature vibe this season, but he still hasn't cemented his own style of skating imo. Hopefully he'll wow in the upcoming season :dance:
 

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Nam is just impervious to pressure. He has nerves that his older competitors would envy. Hoping he could keep them even as he adds more difficult to his programs.

His speed has really improved over the year. :) Now, I'll say the same thing I said to Javi: Different programs next year please!
 

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Nam might be the most consistent male skater out there right now.

I already can't wait for Nationals next year. Patrick vs. Nam. Obviously Patrick has a huge advantage, but for once a Canadian guy is going to be putting pressure on him.
 
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