Tyler Pierce | Golden Skate

Tyler Pierce

sabinfire

Doing the needful
Record Breaker
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Nov 30, 2014
Tyler Pierce was born October 12 1998 in Whittier, California, and is an American figure skater. She has won two medals on the ISU Challenger Series – bronze at the 2015 Ice Challenge and 2015 Tallinn Trophy. She is the 2014 U.S. national junior silver medalist.

Seems this lady doesn't have a Fan Fest yet, so here's a start....

Tyler Pierce recently finished in third place after the short program at U.S. Nationals 2016, and fifth overall.

How Tyler Pierce says her name:
https://youtu.be/Nb6lC7NjyrI?t=4


Biographical Information​



Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Pierce_(figure_skater)

IceNetwork
http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/tyler_pierce

ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054439.htm

Tracings.net entry
http://tracings.net/pier-tyle.html

Tyler's website
http://tylerpiercepress.com/


Update March 2016


ISU Personal Best Total Score171.722015 Tallinn Trophy
ISU Personal Best Score Short Program62.572015 Tallinn Trophy
ISU Personal Best Score Free Skate110.632016 Junior World Championships


Social Media​


Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/tyler.pierce.92560

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

Twitter
https://twitter.com/TylerPierce13


Competitive History


CompetitionSPLPFinal
Season 2015-2016​
2016 Junior World Championships7 (56.56)6 (110.63)6 (167.19)
2016 Bavarian Open Jr II1 (52.89)1 (111.73)1 (164.62)
2016 U.S. Nationals3 (62.45)5 (126.05)5 (188.50)
2015 Tallinn Trophy2 (62.57)4 (109.15)3 (171.72)
2015 Autumn Classic5 (55.31)4 (102.96)4 (158.27)
2015 Ice Challenge1 (58.47)3 (104.22)3 (162.69)
Season 2014-2015​
2015 Jr World Championships19 (46.77)22 (71.44)19 (118.21)
2015 U.S. Championships9 (60.28)7 (114.62)7 (174.90)
Season 2013-2014​
2014 Jr World Championships10 (51.84)14 (86.74)14 (138.58)
2014 U.S. Jr. Championships2 (63.99)2 (122.52)2 (186.51)
2013 JGP Estonia10 (46.84)3 (97.07)6 (143.91)


Programs​


2015-2016
SP Music: Voices from the Forest by Paul Spaeth
FS Music: Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens

Junior Worlds
SP:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz3fw-ynDhU

FS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faFWR-SpzY4

U.S. Nationals
SP:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qoSDtz9VaM

FS:
https://youtu.be/_E0Z6V37fOA


2014-2015
SP Music: "Voices from the Forest" by Gianandrea Noseda
FS Music: "Dance of the Hours" by Paul Spaeth
Costumes designed by Jan Longmire

U.S. Nationals
FS:
https://youtu.be/Zf1PvWOMBmY


2013-2014
SP Music: "Voices of the Forest" by Mramia
FS Music: "Danse Macabre" by Camille Saint-Saens
Costumes designed by Shelly Dornbush


2012-2013
SP Music: Music from Puss in Boots by Henry Jackman
FS Music: "Korobushka" by Bond


Interviews & Other Articles​


IceNetwork interview after 2016 Nationals SP:
http://web.icenetwork.com/video/v539857483

USFS Chillin' With Team USA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb6lC7NjyrI

Return to Gambill helps Pierce regain confidence (IceNetwork)
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2016/03/14/166491654
 
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Seren

Wakabond Forever
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Dec 21, 2014
I really enjoyed watching her skate. She was a joy to watch. It will be interesting to see how she does in the long.
 

sabinfire

Doing the needful
Record Breaker
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Nov 30, 2014
Yeah, I've always enjoyed her skating over the past few years... the few opportunities there are. Hope she can hang on for a top 5 finish at Nats tomorrow!

Thank you sabinfire! :cheer: I kind of regret going to bed right before she skated...

I actually thought about starting this Fan Fest a couple weeks ago... couldn't believe she didn't have one. :thumbsup:
 

sabinfire

Doing the needful
Record Breaker
Joined
Nov 30, 2014
Top 5 finish overall & 3rd highest TES in the free skate!

Tyler was also named to the Junior Worlds team, and the second alternate for the Worlds team! :dance:
 

musicfan80

Medalist
Joined
May 20, 2015
I really hope Tyler does well at Junior Worlds and uses it for a great learning experience. I think next season could be the big breakout for her.

Tyler just needs to work on her PCS, the "polish" of each of her skills, and her footwork. It looks like she only got a Level 2 on for FS at Nationals.
 

kalee

On the Ice
Joined
Nov 13, 2014
Looks like Tyler did it!! I.e. beating the 35 pts min TES at Bavarian Open juniors & thus qualifying for JW. Am confident that this outing to JW should be much better than the previous ones!
 

jacque

Rinkside
Joined
Nov 17, 2015
tyler is doing really good she has the optional too be a great skater. ive always liked her ever since she was at 7k in monument with kori and her team.
 

gma247

Spectator
Joined
Feb 11, 2014
interesting article. it sounds like things didn't end especially well at 7K?

In particular "My skating was adversely affected by the coaching change" and then later "When I moved back to Tammy, we reevaluated everything. We had to go back to the basics and correct my jumping technique. When I made the necessary corrections, I started to regain my confidence." Yikes. Pretty strong statements with a bit of shade seemingly thrown in then...?

Anyone have any insight? She gives the requisite "some coaches don't work for some people blah blah" but I'm interested to hear more. I've only heard great things about 7K...
 

Princessroja

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Jun 22, 2015
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United-States
interesting article. it sounds like things didn't end especially well at 7K?

In particular "My skating was adversely affected by the coaching change" and then later "When I moved back to Tammy, we reevaluated everything. We had to go back to the basics and correct my jumping technique. When I made the necessary corrections, I started to regain my confidence." Yikes. Pretty strong statements with a bit of shade seemingly thrown in then...?

Anyone have any insight? She gives the requisite "some coaches don't work for some people blah blah" but I'm interested to hear more. I've only heard great things about 7K...

You weren't the only one who noticed that. It was a great article, and I enjoyed reading it, but I could have done without the Kori shade. I highly doubt Kori wrecked her entire technique in a few months, and that's what it sounds like.
 

Mrs. P

Uno, Dos, twizzle!
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Dec 27, 2009
You weren't the only one who noticed that. It was a great article, and I enjoyed reading it, but I could have done without the Kori shade. I highly doubt Kori wrecked her entire technique in a few months, and that's what it sounds like.

interesting article. it sounds like things didn't end especially well at 7K?

In particular "My skating was adversely affected by the coaching change" and then later "When I moved back to Tammy, we reevaluated everything. We had to go back to the basics and correct my jumping technique. When I made the necessary corrections, I started to regain my confidence." Yikes. Pretty strong statements with a bit of shade seemingly thrown in then...?

Anyone have any insight? She gives the requisite "some coaches don't work for some people blah blah" but I'm interested to hear more. I've only heard great things about 7K...

I'm going to give Tyler the benefit of the doubt: I think she was referring to more about how Kori's coaching style affected her skating rather and she was not holding her responsible for technique issues. I believe those issues existed long before she went to 7k. She wasn't with Kori long enough to resolve them -- nor long enough, as you guys point there, to make it worse.

I also recall that Tyler said sometime previously that she was homesick for S. California as well.

Kori's style is not for everyone. In hindsight, she may had been pushing Tyler too much. I remember in her TSL interview that she was trying to challenge Tyler with more complex choreography. If there were technique issues, that might have been way to much. Maybe Kori thought she could handle it, but maybe that turned out not to be the case.

In any case, best of luck to Tyler this week!
 

StitchMonkey

Record Breaker
Joined
Jul 31, 2014
I think Mrs. P summed up my feeling rather well. She was not there that long, and Kori is not for everyone.

I would like to add that it is not unheard of or unreasonable to take something of a one step back two steps forward approach to a coaching change. It does not seem that strange that skaters might feel a bit behind when they first switch to a new coach. Hanna Miller sounded like she made some comments to this effect earlier this season regarding her switch, but she stuck with it and did very respectably at Nationals. If Kori was looking at a 2 year plan for Tyler, and Tyler bailed after 8 months, it makes sense that Tyler might feel she was set back and that her "skating suffered" as it was just at a point in "the process" where that was normal and expected.

It just seems logical that if you are rebuilding a skaters technique, there is going to be a point where the skater feels they are doing worse.
 

humbaba

Final Flight
Joined
Jan 12, 2004
I thought Tyler was saying that she and Kori just didn't click as skater/coach. It happens. Tyler possibly could have said this more diplomatically, but she's young. I'm giving her a pass.
 

StitchMonkey

Record Breaker
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Jul 31, 2014
I thought Tyler was saying that she and Kori just didn't click as skater/coach. It happens. Tyler possibly could have said this more diplomatically, but she's young. I'm giving her a pass.

I feel much the same, but I also hope someone politely points out to her how unprofessional saying things like "My skating was adversely affected by the coaching change" can be and that you don't say that unless you actually do want to deliberately say something to make them look bad.

She may be young but she is not too young to start learning this stuff. And frankly given her potential, she needs to get a crash course on how to deal with the media. She needs to frankly be shown how stuff like this can come across like she is saying Kori's coaching was bad. And she needs to start understanding what saying stuff like that really means long term .... maybe I am giving her probation rather than a pass.

I also want to add that Kori is not infallible. And in theory if Tyler wants to criticize, well free speech and all - so long as she understands that stuff like that can have consequences. I just would rather her do it directly and bluntly than by throwing shade. I would rather something specific that did not work for her, than the vague lines that you can't tell if they are trying to being kind, or are being kind. Few things in life should be done halfway, including when you want to criticize.
 
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