Tomoki Hiwatashi

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Tomoki Hiwatashi (born January 20, 2000 in Englewood, NJ) is an American figure skater. He is the 2019 World Junior champion, the 2016 World Junior bronze medalist, and the 2016 U.S. national junior champion. He qualified fourth for the 2018-19 Junior Grand Prix Final. Tomoki is the current US Senior bronze medalist.

Biographical Information​

ISU Bio:
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014495.htm

USFS FAN Zone bio
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=88

Icenetwork Bio archive:
https://web.archive.org/web/2018063...enetwork.com/skaters/profile/tomoki_hiwatashi

Tracings.net Entry
http://tracings.net/hiwa-tomo.html

Wikipedia Entry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoki_Hiwatashi

Rinkresults entry:
http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=7558

Social Media​

Facebook:
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006518703115

Tomoki's Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/tomostar0120/

Perdita told us about Tomoki's father's blog about Tomoki's skating life until he won the juvenile Nationals in 2010.
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/tomokipapachicago/e/18e0cedd9e715ed1883dfa7162af3574

It's all in Japanese but you can see a lot of cute photos of young Tomoki and the dedication of his family to his skating career is very heart-warming.
I came to know this blog 2 or 3 years ago after it had stopped, but it's really thrilling to think how far he has come.

February 2020 Update
Personal Bests (Current Season)
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs_pb_00014495.htm

TypeScoreEventLevel
Total240.78ISU Four Continents Championships 2020Senior
SP88.09ISU Four Continents Championships 2020Senior
SP Technical49.77ISU Four Continents Championships 2020Senior
SP Component38.56ISU GP Internationaux de France 2019Senior
FS159.84ISU Four Continents Championships 2019Senior
FS Technical85.17ISU GP Internationaux de France 2019Senior
FS Component78.48ISU Four Continents Championships 2019Senior

Personal Bests (Historical)

TypeScoreEventLevel
Total222.52ISU World Junior Championships 2016Juniors
SP74.97ISU World Junior Championships 2016Juniors
SP Technical41.75ISU World Junior Championships 2016Juniors
SP Component33.22ISU World Junior Championships 2016Juniors
FS147.55ISU World Junior Championships 2016Juniors
FS Technical75.27ISU World Junior Championships 2016Juniors
FS Component72.28ISU World Junior Championships 2016Juniors

PROGRAMS​


2019-2020
SP: "Love Runs Out" by One Republic; choreo by Mark Pillay, Tom Dickson
FS: "Petrushka" by Igor Stravinsky; choreo by Mark Pillay, Tom Dickson

2020 Four Continents
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45uYHJ_4Gzo
FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE4a2yGAzmk

2020 US Nationals
SP: Tomoki Hiwatashi & Jimmy Ma
You have to skip the commercials between skates, sorry but that's how the video was uploaded)
https://ok.ru/video/1402128370305
Whole Event: https://ok.ru/video/1910421719732

2019 NHK Trophy SP: (geoblocked in USA)
https://youtu.be/_9bFJ2rUIRk
2019 NHK Trophy FS: (geoblocked in USA)
https://youtu.be/_GcJ87sbHLA

2019 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic SP: (geoblocked in USA)
https://youtu.be/VLEFILSosmo
2019 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic FS: (geoblocked in USA)
https://youtu.be/ywOHYeHEasw


2018-2019
SP: “Cry Me a River” by Arthur Hamilton, performed by Michael Bublé
FS: "Fate of the Gods" by Steven Reineke

2019 World Jr. Championships SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBe8_gLq4BY
2019 World Jr. Championships FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLyP-5BCgCM

2019 US Nationals FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfEExw07ngo

2018-19 JGPF SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojvUpiXtzBA&app=desktop
2018-19 JGPF FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1bFui5h9g8

2018 CS Alpen Trophy Victory Ceremony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGp7QD9ve5U

2018 JGP Ljubljana SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGwSq1xXKwQ
2018 JGP Ljubljana FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH8mgrQotWY
Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUY5N07aqBw

2018 JGP Canada SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UGCP92-y1I
2018 JGP Canada FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqMgJPmVk8c

2018 Aerial Challenge Jumps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_1taABb9vc

2017-2018
SP: "Emerald Tiger" by Vanessa Mae
FS: Last of the Mohican soundtrack

2018 Junior World Championships SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NaPlMkPHEM
2018 Junior World Championships FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWKB9QrkZns

2017-18 Midwesterns FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2fzpAA-x9g

2017 JGP Riga SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GudRj4ghAq0
2017 JGP Riga FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lssqzi68LU

2017 JPG Egna-Neumarkt SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvNhp4ojpsY
2017 JPG Egna-Neumarkt FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGF0TLKH464

2017 DuPage Open SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XguJ2phvTR0
2017 DuPage Open FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5irQBQlFUMg

2016-2017
SP “Big & Bad” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
LP La Strada film soundtrack by Nino Rota

2017 US Championships SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0net_yN7zY

2016 Warsaw Cup SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeED6tI-QEg
2016 Warsaw Cup FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqQ2ubiuGXY

2016 JGP St. Gervais SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0qbeKwmj_s
2016 JGP St. Gervais FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B_ETSobTa0

2016 Broadmoor Open FS
https://twitter.com/shintora_sports/status/746729557525299201

2015-2016
SP I Feel Good by James Brown; choreo by Olga Ganicheva
FS Two Little Ballet Shoes by Charlie Chaplin, The Real Chaplin - A Symphonic Adventure by Carl Davis; choreo by Olga Ganicheva

2016 Jr. Worlds FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O1EPUMipFU

2015 Junior Grand Prix (Zagreb, Croatia) SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV62S038ZxA
2015 Junior Grand Prix (Zagreb, Croatia) FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt70nvxCxCQ

2015 - Junior Grand Prix (Colorado Springs, USA) SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBPV6jepea0
2015 - Junior Grand Prix (Colorado Springs USA) FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuWLlR-stRY

2014-2015
SP Take Five by Dave Brubeck, Unsquare Dance by Dave Brubeck
FS Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini

2013-2014
SP Take Five by Dave Brubeck, Unsquare Dance by Dave Brubeck
FS Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini

Tomoki was injured at 2013 JGP Mexico and did not compete for the rest of the season.

2012-2013

SP "Orange Blossom Special" by Ervin T. Rouse
FS "Die Fledermaus" by Strauss

SP photo
http://www.iceskatingintnl.com/images/2013 Nationals/2013 US Nationals Hiwatashi NMSP1647.jpg

FS photo is included in this article
http://www.goldenskate.com/2013/01/hiwatashi-wins-novice-mens-title-2013-us-nationals/


COMPETITIVE HISTORY

CompetitionSPFSFinal
Season 2019-2020​
2020 Four Continents8 (88.09)9 (152.69)9 (240.78)
2020 US Sr. Nationals5 (94.21)3 (183.87)3 (278.08)
2019 NHK Trophy11 (64.54)9 (142.76)1 (207.30)
2019 Internationaux de France10 (68.70)4 (158.73)5 (227.43)
U.S. International Figure Skating Classic 2019 4 (76.96)5 (137.86)5 (214.82)
Season 2018-2019​
2019 World Junior Championships2 (81.50)2 (148.82)1 (230.32)
2019 Four Continents Championships
9 (76.95)7 (159.84))8 (236.79)
2019 U.S. Nationals4 (84.05)4 (169.23)4 (253.28)
2018-19 JGPF6 (62.48)5 (128.32)6 (190.80)
2018 ISU CS Inge Solar Memorial / Alpen Trophy 3 (77.22)7 (121.99)3 (199.21)
2018 JGP Ljubljana Cup3 (74.66)3 (140.99)2 (215.16)
2018 JGP Canada1 (76.82)2 (136.43)2 (213.24)
Season 2017-2018​
2018 World Junior Championships11 (67.85)7 (138.83)7 (206.68)
2018 U.S. Championships
15 (63.48)7 (154.05)12 (217.53)
2018 Midwestern Sectionals
3 (66.05)1 (152.86)2 (218.91)
2017 JGP Egna/Neumarkt3 (73.28)4 (133.00)3 (206.28)
2017 JGP Riga Cup5 (61.35)3 (128.54)3 (189.89)
Season 2016-2017​
2017 US Championships
13 (71.79)18 (124.30)15 (196.09)
2016 Warsaw Cup
8 (63.54)8 (118.58)9 (182.12)
2016 JGP St. Gervais6 (57.90)4 (123.04)6 (180.94)
2016 Broadmoor Open (Juniors)2 (69.95)2 (132.18)2 (202.13)
2016 Broadmoor Aerial ChallengeR1 3 (23.14)R2 4 (11.94)(21.70)FNR bonus 4 (56.78)
Season 2015-2016​
2016 Junior World Championships6 (74.97)3 ( 147.55)3 (222.52)
2016 U.S. Championships, Junior1 (65.90)1 (136.83)1 (202.73)
2016 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals, Junior2 (68.632 (104.51)2 (173.14)
2015 JGP Croatia 4 ( 66.02)3 ( 131.60)3 (197.62)
2015 JGP Colorado Springs 6 (59.84)5 (125.82)5 (185.66)
Season 2014-2015​
2015 Challenge Cup, Junior1 (62.89)1 (110.46)1 (173.35)
2015 U.S. Championships, Junior5 (60.20)5 (125.67)5 (186.87)
2015 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals, Junior3 ( 55.29)3 (112.36)3 (167.65)
Season 2013-2014​
2013 JGP Mexico WD WDWD
Season 2012-2013​
2013 U.S. Novice National Championships1 (52.05)2 (103.24)1 (155.29)
2013 U.S. Midwestern Novice Sectionals1 (50.05)1 (99.57)1 (149.62)
2013 U.S. Upper Great Lakes Novice Regionals1 (46.19)1 (100.62)1 (146.81)
Season 2011-2012​
2012 U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate1 (35.78)1 (66.56)1 (102.54)
2012 U.S. Upper Great Lakes Intermediate Regionals1 (36.13)1 (66.51)1 (102.64)
Season 2010-2011​
2011 U.S. Junior Championships, JuvenileQRB 1(57.98)NA1 (56.22)
2011 U.S. Upper Great Lakes Juvenile RegionalsNANA1 (56.65)
Season 2009-2010​
2010 U.S. Junior Championships, JuvenileQRB 1(53.59)NA6 (42.96)
2010 U.S. Upper Great Lakes Juvenile RegionalsNANA3 (38.44)
Season 2008-2009​
2009 U.S. Upper Great Lakes Juvenile Regionals pdf p. 80NANA4 (35.50)

Galas and Exhibitions

2019 IdF - Jailhouse Rock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2TXJ_kJM04

2019 The Ice - Jailhouse Rock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QriB___LtcY

2016 Jr. Worlds Gala performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne-dQ7X3mZY

Golden Skate Articles​



Icenetwork Articles



OTHER ARTICLES AND MEDIA


 
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Tomoki is a fearless competitor. I will not forget the first time I saw him skate, at 2013 US Nationals in Novices. He was just charming as a tiny train engineer, skating to "Orange Blossom Special." His step sequence was particularly great, quick-footed and joyous.
 
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Tomoki's Instagram account:
https://www.instagram.com/tomostar0120/


TSL Interviews Tomoki Hiwatashi and Coach Alex Ouriashev following Hiwatashi's win at the 2016 U.S. National Championships
Published on Jan 21, 2016
https://youtu.be/19Ok9OAdGfU (4:47)


The article below previously was posted in the U.S. men thread. Included discussion of Tomoki's goals for Junior Worlds:

16-year-old figure skater, Olympic hopeful trains in Vernon Hills
Published: Monday, March 7, 2016 2:17 p.m. CST
By Stephanie Kohl-McCord
http://www.lakecountyjournal.com/20...opeful-trains-in-vernon-hills/an6yp7y/?page=1

Excerpts:

... Hiwatashi has some big goals he is working toward for this upcoming competition.

“My goal would probably be to get the highest score possible and get on the podium this year,” Hiwatashi said.

He is also hopeful he can include two triple axels in his long program and one triple axel in his short program. Hiwatashi also wants to try some quad jumps while practicing in Hungary.

.... In the next year, Hiwatashi hopes to compete at the senior level ...


Congratulations to Tomoki for meeting his goal of making the podium at Junior Worlds :yay:.

And thanks to Doris for the thread.
 

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I'm pretty sure the first time i saw him skate was 2015 Nats, where he got 5th. He didn't make it to the podium but he is the one skater I clearly remember from that event. I saw so much potential in him and I was really hoping he would have success in the future. So I'm completely thrilled to see him get the bronze at Jr. Worlds. A well deserved medal for a very promising young talent! :clap:
 

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goldenicecoverage411, thanks for the info!. I have added it to the OP.
 

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Sorry if it's mentioned already, but his father used to run a blog about Tomoki's skating life until he won the juvenile Nationals in 2010.
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/tomokipapachicago/e/18e0cedd9e715ed1883dfa7162af3574

It's all in Japanese but you can see a lot of cute photos of young Tomoki and the dedication of his family to his skating career is very heart-warming.
I came to know this blog 2 or 3 years ago after it had stopped, but it's really thrilling to think how far he has come!
 

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congratulations to Tomoki!! he was great :cheer: and only 2A away from silver medal :palmf: improvement he made since start of the season is amazing, cant wait to see more of him!
 

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Sure would love to see Tomoki skate at the Skate America gala in Oct. at the Sears Center!
 

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Awww - very happy for Tomoki but sorry he will leave Coach Ouriashev. I thought he seemed to be progressing so well. Maybe he now needs a challenging environment with top skaters. Best of luck to Tomoki. Very proud of you. Please skate at the SA gala!
 

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^^^Still cheering for my local guy, Tomoki! So happy to see he won the bronze!
 

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Very happy to see this thread revived.

Glad to see Tomoki bringing the spins, the Rohene choreo -- and the Toller-Jason level Russian splits:drama: --
to the JGP.

Congrats, Tomoki:hap10:
 

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^^^Tomoki is so talented! So sorry he left the Chicago area, but he seems to be thriving in his new training environment. I think he has a bright future. :biggrin:
 

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Tomoki did a lovely 4T-3T in his FS at Midwestern Sectionals and scored a whopping 16.35 points for it! He won the FS!

He had problems in the SP, which is why he lost overall.

It's worth checking out on IN if you have a subscription.
 

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I was thrilled to see how well Tomoki did in the long (although I will admit, as a program, I like the short better).

Hopefully someday it will be freed from IN for a wider audience.:biggrin:
 

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Congratulations to Tomoki on his Nats performances. He got off to a tough start in the short, but he came back in the FS and really won the crowd over! Under rotation on his opening 4T- 3T, popped the 3A. After that, awesome skate with a cheering crowd behind him. He may be small, but he's a little firecracker! Can't wait to see how he develops in the future.

https://pic.twitter.com/9pYoWsaURb
 
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