Sean Rabbitt | Golden Skate

Sean Rabbitt

tulosai

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Sean Rabbitt, born April 8, 1990 in Orange, California, USA, is a figure skater who has competed for the United States internationally, and is a fan favorite at US Nationals. He had his best showing at 2019 Nationals, finishing 8th. He won the bronze medal at his first international competition, Skate Canada Autumn Classic International, in fall of 2015.

Sean says his name.

Biographical Information

ISU Bio

USFSA Fan Zone Bio

Wikipedia

Ice Network Profile (archived 30 June 2018

Sean's rinkresults entry

Sean's tracings.net entry

Sean's Webpage

Social Media

Sean's Twitter

Sean's Instagram

Sean's Youtube Channel

Updated 28 March 2020 by dorispulaski

Personal Best (historic results)


TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score209.66ISU CS US Internat. FS Classic 2016
Personal Best Score Short Program72.45ISU CS US Internat. FS Classic 2016
Personal Best Score Free Skating137.21ISU CS US Internat. FS Classic 2016



Personal Best (new scoring system)


TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score195.83ISU CS 26th Ondrej Nepela Trophy 2018
Personal Best Score Short Program70.98ISU CS 26th Ondrej Nepela Trophy 2018
Personal Best Score Free Skating124.85ISU CS 26th Ondrej Nepela Trophy 2018


Programs and Videos

2019-2020
SP2: "East of Eden" by Lee Holdredge; choreo. by Sean Rabbitt
SP1: "Nessun Dorma" by Giacomo Puccini; choreo. by Sean Rabbitt
FS: "España cañí" by Pascual Marquina Narro, perfirmed by by 101 Strings Orchestra; choreo. by Sean Rabbitt

2020 Pacific Coast Sectionals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r2coKudKVE
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1H3wqW2EFU

2018-2019
SP: "East of Eden" by Lee Holdridge; choreo. by Sean Rabbitt
FS: "West Side Story" by Leonard Bernstein; choreo. by Sean Rabbitt

2019 Pacific Coast Sectionals
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru3SeZuJmqs

2017-2018
SP: “Somewhere in Time” by John Barry; choreo. by Sean Rabbitt
FS: “Mambo Medley” by Perez Prado

2018 Pacific Coast Sectionals
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYo4Aae81ZU

2016-2017
SP: “East of Eden” by Lee Holdridge; choreo by Sean Rabbitt
FS: “Mambo Medley” by Perez Prado

2016 Interclub Invitational
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N5YfGG0ho8
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yUOJmDl7ZM

2015-2016
SP: "Danse Bacchanale" (from Samson and Delilah) by Camille Saint-Saens; choreo. by Justin Dillon
FS: "Concerto in F" by George Gershwin

Skate Canada Autumn Classic
SP: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x39oz11_sean-rabbit-usa-short-program_sport
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pozXM84cWrc

2014-2015
SP: Danse Bacchanale (from Samson and Delilah) by Camille Saint-Saens; choreo. by Justin Dillon
FP: Sing Sing Sing, Part 2 (from Fosse); choreo by Cindy Stuart

US Nationals SP 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smuj2rQMUPA

2013-2014
SP: "Who Wants To Live Forever;" choreo. by Justin Dillon
FP: "Sing Sing Sing, Part 2" (from Fosse); choreo by Cindy Stuart

2013 Interclub Invitational
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QZqV2On9DQ
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1Sa_lBraCg

2012-2013
SP: "Down With Love;" choreo by Cindy Stuart
FP: "Daphnis et Chloe;" choreo. by Karen Kwan-Oppegard

2013 Southwest Pacific
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG7IMGjeTFo

2011-2012
SP: "Crazy In Alabama - One Mint Julep" by Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra
FS: "To Know My Enemy" from The Last Samurai soundtrack; "Confluence" and "Becoming a Geisha" from Memoirs of a Geisha soundtrack by John Williams, performed by Itzhak Peflman and Yo-Yo Ma

2012 Southwest Pacifics
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt6nUW6wgZk
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brYheMwC5Ss

2010-2011
SP: "Beat It" and "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
FS: "Lady Caliph: Dinner" performed by Yo-Yo Ma

2011 US Nationals
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmyE3KF4uPU
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04EJYUCT93A

Articles and Interviews

Rabbitt Hops to Japan (April 2016)

A Chat With Sean Before Golden Spin (December 2015)

All You Need to Know About Sean in 15 Seconds

Sean's Skate Canada Autumn Classic 2015 Blog

May 2013 Interview


COMPETITIVE HISTORY


EVENTLEVELSPFSTOTALPLACE
2019–20 season
U.S. Championships 2020Senior8 (77.71)9 (135.75)213.469
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 2020Senior4 (66.67)4 (130.88)197.554
2018–19 season
U.S. Championships 2019Senior7 (79.66)9 (138.18)217.848
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 2019Senior1 (75.56)1 (139.84)215.401
26th Ondrej Nepela Trophy 2018Senior6 (70.98)7 (124.85)195.837
2017–18 season
U.S. Championships 2018Senior13 (73.22)12 (141.24)214.4614
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 2018Senior1 (65.15)1 (138.14)203.291
U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 2017Senior9 (68.60)7 (135.86)204.468
Philadelphia Summer International 2017Senior8 (62.66)5 (134.99)197.658
2016–17 season
U.S. Championships 2017Senior11 (73.41)7 (154.61)228.028
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 2017Senior1 (75.15)2 (138.35)213.501
U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 2016Senior7 (72.45)7 (137.21)209.667
2015-16 season
U.S. Championships 2016Senior9 (66.71)10 (125.92)192.639
48th Golden Spin 2016Senior15 (54.34)12 (119.75)174.0915
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 2016Senior2 (66.83)1 (134.55)201.381
Skate Canada Autumn Classic 2015Senior4 (64.75)3 (136.95)201.703
2014–15 season
U.S. Championships 2015Senior11 (71.39)12 (139.85)211.2412
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 2015Senior2 (65.60)3 (136.66)202.262
2013–14 season
U.S. Championships 2014Senior15 (60.58)14 (122.76)183.3414
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 2014Senior3 (58.01)1 (126.04)184.052
2012–13 season
U.S. Championships 2013Senior15 (62.87)18 (118.79)181.6619
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 2013Senior5 (58.23)4 (112.36)170.594
Southwest Pacific Regional Championships 2013Senior1 (63.64)2 (104.28)167.922
2011–12 season
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 2012Senior5 (60.94)6 (110.22)171.165
Southwest Pacific Regional Championships 2012Senior2 (56.14)3 (105.90)162.042
2010–11 season
U.S. Championships 2011Senior21 (51.42)19 (104.29)155.7120
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 2011Senior5 (54.66)4 (116.04)170.704
Southwest Pacific Regional Championships 2011Senior3 (59.69)2 (116.60)176.292
2009–10 season
U.S. Championships 2010Junior10 (50.94)10 (97.61)148.5511
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 2010Junior3 (50.31)2 (99.53)149.842
Southwest Pacific Regional Championships 2010Junior3 (51.82)2 (91.29)143.112
2008–09 season
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 2009Junior4 (48.53)8 (78.99)127.527
Southwest Pacific Regional Championships 2009Junior2 (54.02)3 (92.26)146.282
2007–08 season
Southwest Pacific Regional Championships 2008Junior8 (34.60)8 (75.44)110.048
2006–07 season
Pacific Coast Sectional Championships 2007Novice10 (28.37)8 (56.51)84.889
Southwest Pacific Regional Championships 2007Novice7 (30.49)4 (58.74)89.234


Sean's Earlier Competitive History


2006 U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate – 10th
2006 Southwest Pacific Regional, Intermediate – 3rd
2005 Southwest Pacific Regional, intermediate – 6th
2004 Southwest Pacific Regional, Intermediate – 12th
2003 Southwest Pacific Regional, Juvenile – 5th​






Exhibitions

2019 Toyota Center Christmas Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlbXxnRff1c

2019 An Evening With Champions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3w21_ZiCFg


OP from 16 October 2016 by tulosai

Congrats to Sean on a bronze medal at his first International assignment this week! I thought he deserved his own thread here to talk about how awesome he is :cheer:
 
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Sean got loud cheers :yay: from the crowd as he took his bows at the Autumn Classic medal ceremony.

He was seen wiping his eyes on the podium ... I think he had gotten teary with emotion. [And he has made me cry with happiness for him this week.]

Those are a couple of the Sean highlights from the @michlmint fancam Instagram video snippets of the medal ceremony that I just posted in the ACI videos thread:

tulosai, thanks for starting this thread for Sean.
 
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mikaboo

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Congratulations on the bronze medal today :clap:
This was my first time to actually watch him skate. I should pay more attention to US Nationals instead of just watching the top guys. I liked both the American men competing here. The depth is incredible!
 

Plumededragon

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I like his spirit and how happy he was to be at SC Classic. To get the bronze medal for his first International competition was just the cherry on top.:biggrin: I wish him well in his career!
 

iluvtodd

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I :love: Sean! The first time we got to see him was @ the Liberty Summer Competition (Ice Works in Aston, PA) 7/2010, and were immediately taken by his sense of humor, entertaining persona, and musicality. We've been cheering for him ever since! One of my favorite memories of last season's US Nationals was seeing Sean skate so well and making the US broadcast for the free skate!

Thank you for starting this thread about Sean, and many congrats to him for his bronze medal in his first international event! :cheer:
 

cathlen

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A red head on a podium :love: Congrats Sean on getting a 3rd place :cheer: I'm really happy for him, especially since his programs weren't without mistakes, so if he improves things (like 3A) it will be even better! Wish him best luck :yay:
 

Princessroja

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Congratulations to Sean! It was great to see him so happy. And what a good ending too--to medal at your international debut and share the podium with Nam and Yuzuru. He must be completely over the moon, and I can't blame him. I did a couple of calculations and his score would have placed him 18th at World's... so I really hope the fed gives him more opportunities, because he's obviously earned them! Go Sean!:cheer:

ETA: Besides, he's a redhead, and I've got to support my fellow redheads! :biggrin:
 

iluvtodd

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^ ... and what a handsome redhead! So thrilled to see the fan support for Sean! :cheer2:
 

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Some bits and pieces re our beloved Sean :):

(1) He does have an ISU bio :cool:, which I hope will be updated promptly:

And Sean's name is due to be added to the ISU World Standings and Season's World Ranking lists:

[ISU bios do include non-Challenger internationals (although they don't count for SBs). And skaters at non-Challenger internationals do earn ISU points for WS and SWR (although not as many points as for Challenger comps).]​

(2) More photos from the Autumn Classic:

Candid shot of his dad taking a good look at the medal around Sean's neck:

Sean's joyful spread eagle in his FS:

Cute smiles from Sean, Nam, Yuzuru:
Handsome smiles from the three:

(3) Photos of recent artifacts from his fans:

Customized blue ribbon in honor of Sean:

Autographs from Sean, rabbit ears ;) and all:
 
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apgold

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How cool was it that Jeff Buttle presented the medals?

Anyway, I found this last night - seems pretty recent from US Figure Skating's channel.

I didn't know Sean was Jewish, another NJB (nice Jewish boy) skater (along with Jason, Max and Daniel S.) to follow (yes, I'm Jewish).
 

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... Anyway, I found this last night - seems pretty recent from US Figure Skating's channel.

I didn't know Sean was Jewish, another NJB (nice Jewish boy) skater (along with Jason, Max and Daniel S.) to follow (yes, I'm Jewish).

Thx for the posting the USFS vid, apgold. I meant to include it in my post above, but forgot.

As I mentioned in another thread, my favorite part of the vid is Sean saying his own name in Japanese as he takes a brief detour into a couple of sentences of fluent Japanese.

And I previously mentioned my disappointment that USFS messed up the spelling of his name on the graphic within the video as well as on the YT page. :bang:

But I do appreciate that USFS showcased Sean in this one-minute video. Thx again for posting the link.

USFS published both Sean's video and Alex Johnson's within the last few days to coincide with the Autumn Classic.
My hunch is that the videos were recorded at ISP camp in June, and purposely held for an opportune occasion.

[Re Buttle presenting the medals: I believe the venue was Jeff's home rink? Agree :agree: that it was another cool thing for Sean to receive his medal from a World Champion.]
 
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TheGrandSophy

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So great to see him win a medal! I love it when the 'underdogs' come good and do well. That is often when sport is most magical! He really did so well. Well done, Sean!
 

musicfan80

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Really happy for Sean for getting a medal at his first senior international for the USA! :party:

Does he have a bye to Nationals or was he required to go through Sectionals/Regionals?
 

tulosai

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Really happy for Sean for getting a medal at his first senior international for the USA! :party:

Does he have a bye to Nationals or was he required to go through Sectionals/Regionals?

I don't think he has a bye to Nationals but he might have one to Sectionals due to the Skate Canada Autumn Classic?
 

iluvtodd

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How cool was it that Jeff Buttle presented the medals?

Anyway, I found this last night - seems pretty recent from US Figure Skating's channel.

I didn't know Sean was Jewish, another NJB (nice Jewish boy) skater (along with Jason, Max and Daniel S.) to follow (yes, I'm Jewish).

Yes, Sean is Jewish (an "MOT" - member of the "tribe"). He wears his Star of David proudly @ most of the competitions we have attended. I believe his mom is the daughter of Holocaust survivors. I love that Sean & his dad organized a benefit show for the Japanese people a few years ago, following the devastating tsunami that occurred the year that Japan was supposed to host Worlds.
 
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Follow-ups re the ISU site:

Sean now is tied for #50 on the ISU Season's World Ranking list :cool:.

And tied for #133 in the ISU World Standings.

Sean's ISU bio has been updated to show his 3rd place at the Autumn Classic. (And thx to Doris for adding the link to the OP.)​

More content from the Autumn Classic:

Touching excerpt from Bev Smith's Oct 16 article (in which Hanyu is the emphasis):

Sean Rabbitt, a 25-year-old competing at his first international competition, took the bronze medal and was in tears at the thought of his mother, Helene, in a wheelchair, making the trip to see him. In his first practice, he was in the same group as Hanyu.

I hadn't known about his mother.​

Photo of Sean, Marissa, and Mervin (from Sean's Snapchat) was in CBC's article re social media and the Autumn Classic:

The original image as posted on Marissa's Instagram:

Six-second video from @JoeJohnsonIce:
Aerials after breakfast by @SeanRabbitt ��⚡️
6:38 AM - 15 Oct 2015
https://twitter.com/JoeJohnsonIce/status/654652691637899265

The same footage plus other shots of Sean are in Karina Manta's long behind-the-scenes video of Team USA fun:


The full Senior Men's medal ceremony now is available in the Autumn Classics videos thread.
All of it is very enjoyable, including some cute moments of Sean making sure to accommodate the requests of the photog(s).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HH2NVh3hlo
Full Medal Ceremony thanks to uploader! ...


I don't think he has a bye to Nationals but he might have one to Sectionals due to the Skate Canada Autumn Classic?

Not sure, but I think most (if not all???) Senior Men get byes to Sectionals anyway b/c of the low number of entries at Regionals???


ETA:
... Does he have a bye to Nationals or was he required to go through Sectionals/Regionals?

I see now that Pacific Coast Sectionals are indeed Sean's next comp, according to the schedule/results page on his own website (which has been updated with his bronze from the Autumn Classic).
 
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