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Samantha Cesario

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Samantha Cesario is a former U.S. figure skater.

She was born on 21 August 1993 in Rockville Centre, New Yor.

She won three bronze medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and placed 4th at the 2013 World Junior Championships. On the senior level, she won bronze at the 2013 U.S. Classic and silver at the 2014 Finlandia Trophy.

She retired from competitive skating in May 2015. Currently, she is a figure skating coach.

Her coach was Mary Lynn Geldermann.

Last updated on 14 February 2019 by Mohacz​

ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00011962.htm

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Cesario

Social Media
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sammicesario/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/sammicesario

Personal Best Scores
SP: 58.96 (ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2014)
FS: 116.15 (ISU GP Trophee Bompard 2013)
TS: 174.58 (ISU GP Hilton HHonors Skate America 2014)

Programs and Videos
2014/2015
SP: "Danza Mora" by Dr. Samy Farag
FS: "Carmen Suite" by Giuseppe Grazioli & Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi

2015 Four Continents Championships2015 U.S. Nationals2014 GP Trophee Eric Bompard2014 GP Skate America2014 CS Finlandia Trophy
2013/2014
SP: "Fever"
FS: "Carmen Suite" by Georges Bizet, Rodion Shchedrin

2014 Four Continents Championships
SP: no video found
FS: no video found​
2014 U.S. Nationals2013 Bompard2013 Skate America2013 U.S. Classic
2012/2013
SP: "Carmen Fantasie" by David Garrett
FS: "Black Swan" by Clint Mansell

2013 World Junior Championships2013 U.S. Nationals
SP: no video found
FS:no video found​
2012 JGP Austria
2011/2012
SP: "Carmen Fantasie" by David Garrett
FS1: "Man of La Mancha" including "The Impossible Dream" by Mitch Leigh performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra
FS2: "Black Swan" by Clint Mansell

2011 JGP Tallin Cup, Estonia2011 JGP Baltic Cup Poland
2010/2011
SP: "Nocturne" from "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
FS: "Dark Eyes" by Lionel Hampton

2010 JGP Brasov Cup Romania
2009/2010
SP: "Tango de los Exilados" by Vanessa-Mae
FS: "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini

2010 Gardena Spring Trophy
SP: no video found
FS: no video found​
2010 U.S. Nationals
SP: no video found
FS: no video found​

Results

CompetitionSPFSTS
2014/2015
2015 Four Continents Championships9 (54.95)7 (111.81)8 (166.76)
2015 U.S. Nationals11 (59.21)5 (123.61)5 (182.82)
2014 GP Trophee Eric Bompard7 (55.19)6 (106.51)7 (161.70)
2014 GP Skate America4 (58.96)4 (115.62)4 (174.58)
2014 CS Finlandia Trophy5 (50.79)2 (108.61)2 (159.40)
2013/2014
2014 Four Continents Championships6 (57.40)8 (107.47)8 (164.87)
2014 U.S. Nationals11 (54.88)4 (119.09)5 (173.97)
2013 Trophee Eric Bompard5 (56.55)4 (116.15)4 (172.70)
2013 Skate America8 (53.51)5 (114.47)5 (167.98)
2013 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic5 (47.91)2 (109.38)3 (157.29)
2012/2013
2013 World Junior Championships1 (54.69)4 (99.86)4 (154.55)
2013 U.S. Nationals7 (55.74)6 (114.41)8 (170.15)
2012 JGP Polka der Blauen Schwarter Dresden, GermanyWDWDWD
2012 JGP Austria4 (54.38)2 (103.34)3 (157.72)
2011/2012
2012 U.S. NationalsWDWDWD
2011 JGP Tallin Cup, Estonia3 (54.74)3 (91.22)3 (145.96)
2011 JGP Baltic Cup, Poland3 (52.22)3 (101.62)3 (153.84)
2010/2011
2011 U.S. NationalsWDWDWD
2010 JGP Brasov Cup, Romania7 (43.01)5 (79.38)4 (122.39)
2009/2010
2010 Gardena Spring Trophy (now Egna Spring Trophy) - junior

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2010 U.S. Nationals

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2008/2009
2009 U.S. Junior Nationals

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Articles and Media
11 January 2015 - "Get to Know Samantha Cesario" by U.S. Figure Skating - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwaX3Cn4r98
19 November 2014 - "USA's Cesario aims for top three at nationals" by Paula Slater - https://goldenskate.com/2014/11/samantha-cesario/

Original Post
U.S. figure skater Samantha Cesario was born on August 21, 1993, in Rockville Centre, New York. She announced her retirement in May 2015 from competitive skating. She won three bronze medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and placed 4th at the 2013 World Junior Championships. On the senior level, she won bronze at the 2013 U.S. Classic and silver at the 2014 Finlandia Trophy.
 
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Icey

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Nov 28, 2012
She was an amazing Carmen imo, so I can understand her using that program again and I look forward to seeing her perform it again.
 

Candy clouds

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Mar 21, 2013
I personally loved her Carmen. It was so fierce and *BAM* right in your face. She wasn't pretending to be something she's not, so that's why I love her program(s). :)
 

skateluvr

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Oct 23, 2011
J'adore her! Best Carmen ever! And she is truly a polished skater with fire and attack! She deserves to be up there with Ashley, Polina and Gracie!

Oh, people I just read the article....sam had mono for two months. I had mono at age 19. My boyfriend did not...no one in my townhouse at college did. I chose to stay in college and go home weekends after a rest so I would not lose credits and parents entire semester money. Yes super scrupulous. So Sam has had injuries and now 2 months off with mono. If she reads these forums I know she has many fans here. Please second and third me if you love her skating and wish her well. I personally would love to see her on the podium at Nationals.

I'm not sureif she has a fan fest thred but hope so. Lots of bad luck has gone with obvious talent. She is a fighter. And I love her Carmen, even the dress is pretty. I find no fault in her presentation. And I enjoy her so much it matters not about a wrong edgeor a ur. She is a complete performer imho.

Get well soon sam. I know lots of members here love your skating so I hope you somehow catch this thread. Here's to your first podium finish at nationals!
 

iluvtodd

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I love Sammy, and will be pulling for her this season & beyond. It's been a pleasure watching her skate for the last few summers @ the Liberty Summer Competition. I guess the mono partly explains why she wasn't there this summer.
 

desertskates

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Nov 19, 2013
Glad to see she has that fire in her belly--love her skating. Perhaps the mono had something to do with her sticking with the same program. I had it years ago when it was going around my school, and it really does drag a lot out of you for a long time. Maybe a new program would have just been pushing it too much.
 

Mrs. P

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Dec 27, 2009
This is only the second season for her FS, which is not uncommon. She skated to Carmen in her SP for three seasons.

I like her Carmen and it sounds like they made some changes, including the new combo, so I'm sure it will still be enjoyable.
 

SimplyAFan

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Jan 1, 2014
I hope she has a good season and is scored appropriately for her performances. I give her credit for coming back after injuries and illness and continuing to improve each time. I loved her Carmen program because she sold it and it stood out from all the other Carmens. I'd love to see her on the us podium and perhaps sneak on to a GP podium :)
 

fadeevfan

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Feb 1, 2004
She's lovely, and a skater you can imagine doing really well back in the 6.0 days, when presentation counted for so much. I'm not dazzled by her technical difficulty, of course. And the complaining here (she only got one Grand Prix; Sarah Hughes complaining on her behalf about unfair results) is not a good way to go. She needs to hunker up and get her levels up for her to really be in any serious conversation about even the top 3 in the US -- she's nowhere near Gold, Edmunds, Wagner or even Nagasu if they're in top form.
 

hippomoomin

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Oct 30, 2012
What can I say? She does have the best Carmen I've ever seen. But can she choose other music similar to Carmen? Hope she won't do it again next year.
 

Rami

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Oct 6, 2013
She's lovely, and a skater you can imagine doing really well back in the 6.0 days, when presentation counted for so much. I'm not dazzled by her technical difficulty, of course. And the complaining here (she only got one Grand Prix; Sarah Hughes complaining on her behalf about unfair results) is not a good way to go. She needs to hunker up and get her levels up for her to really be in any serious conversation about even the top 3 in the US -- she's nowhere near Gold, Edmunds, Wagner or even Nagasu if they're in top form.

I agree. Her interviews are always full of complaints whether she is doing it herself or someone else, mother, coach etc., is doing it for her. A change of an attitude could be useful and help her to reach her goals.

I hope this is the last season she is skating to Carmen. If you count in her two Carmen short programs, this is the fourth season she is using the music/theme.
 

NYscorp6

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What can I say? She does have the best Carmen I've ever seen. But can she choose other music similar to Carmen? Hope she won't do it again next year.

I'm perhaps in the minority of enjoying Carmen programs, although when I saw Samantha chose to skate the same program again I wasn't thrilled. After reading the article and realizing she was sick with mono for two months I understood the choice better. I still do not like when skaters re-use previous programs, especially for the free skate (short program repeats do not bother me as much). As a fellow New Yorker I hoping she has a good season!!
 

FSGMT

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Sep 10, 2012
I LOVE Sam and especially her Carmen, I really hope she'll have a great season!!
 

mrrice

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Jul 9, 2014
What can I say? She does have the best Carmen I've ever seen. But can she choose other music similar to Carmen? Hope she won't do it again next year.

Exactly!!! Now that they can use vocals, I'd love to see her skate to Alissa's 2007 exhibition music. " Man of La Mancha " by Linda Eder. It's as powerful and dramatic as Carmen and won't give the audience that " Not Carmen Again " feeling.:bang:
 

gsk8

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USA’s Samantha Cesario recently finished fourth at 2014 Skate America—her first Grand Prix event of the season. She was fifth at the same event last year, when she debuted as a senior on the circuit.

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dorispulaski

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Jul 26, 2003
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Good luck to Samantha in Bordeaux!

Thanks for the nice story about one of my favorite performers!

This quote explains her choice to go for loop combinations. I had really wondered!

Due to the struggle I face with my knees and the direction of my landing edge, adding a triple toe to the end of another jump is extremely difficult for me,” the 2013 U.S. Classic bronze medalist explained. “I have worked very hard on the triple flip-triple loop combo, and hope to have that in the free eventually as well, but the loop-Salchow is a strong three jump combo that I feel very confident in.”
 

noskates

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Jun 11, 2012
What's wrong with her knees? I must have missed that. She's a beautiful young woman and looks great on the ice. Hope she can have a good skate in France!
 

desertskates

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Nov 19, 2013
I wish her lots of luck! I really like her skating style and personality on the ice. And a side note, her dresses are gorgeous.
 
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