Craig Buntin

Craig Buntin
Meagan DUHAMEL Craig BUNTIN TEB 2008.jpg
Duhamel and Buntin in 2008
Personal information
Country representedCanada
Born(1980-05-27) May 27, 1980 (age 37)
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
PartnerMeagan Duhamel, Valerie Marcoux, Elizabeth Putnam, Virginia Toombs, Marie Laurier, Chantal Poirier, Angela Kang, Chantal Chailler, Sarah Robinson
CoachRichard Gauthier, Manon Perron, Bruno Marcotte, Sylvie Fullum, Paul Wirtz, Jamie McGrigor, Shannon Allison, Karen Bond
ChoreographerJulie Marcotte
Skating clubCPA St. Leonard
Training locationsSt-Leonard, Quebec
RetiredJuly 2010
ISU personal best scores
Combined total169.61
2008 Worlds
Short program62.08
2009 Four Continents
Free skate109.60
2008 Worlds


Craig Buntin (given birth to Might 27, 1980) is a Canadian previous set skater. With previous partner Meagan Duhamel, he’s this year’s 2009 Canadian sterling silver medalist, the 2008 & 2010 Canadian bronze medalist, as well as the 2010 Four Continents bronze medalist. With Valérie Marcoux, he symbolized Canada on the 2006 Wintertime Olympics, where they positioned 11th.

Personal life

Buntin was created on, may 27, 1980 in North Vancouver, Uk Columbia. He analyzed for his MBA level at McGill University or college. He wedded in August 2011.


Early partnerships

Buntin won the 2000 Canadian junior country wide name with Chantal Poirier. He teamed up with Valérie Marcoux in 2002. The set won yellow metal at three consecutive Canadian Championships, from 2004 to 2006. Their collaboration finished in early 2007 when Valérie Marcoux made a decision to retire from competition.

Partnership with Duhamel

In June 2007, Buntin teamed up with Meagan Duhamel. At their 1st competition collectively, the 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy, they received the metallic medal. In January 2008, the set received the bronze medal in the Canadian Nationals but through the exhibition Buntin hurt his make, with which he previously previous problems, due to a timing concern. They skipped the Four Continents but competed on the 2008 Globe Championships in Sweden on March 19, 2008, regardless of the make still being truly a issue, and completed 6th. Nevertheless, their involvement aggravated Buntin's damage, tearing the rotator cuff, the labrum and three tendons; he previously surgery in Apr as well as the recovery got seven to eight a few months. They cannot practice lifts until fourteen days before 2008 Skate America so they done adding variations with their elements, like a pass on eagle entrance right into a lift and a loss of life spiral with the contrary hands. In November 2008, through the lengthy program on the Trophée Eric Bompard, Duhamel unintentionally sliced Buntin's hands a minute in to the program on the move immediately after their side-by-side bottom loop jumps and bloodstream dripped for the glaciers; the pair ceased to obtain his hands bandaged and resumed this program to earn the bronze medal. Duhamel and Buntin had been the first set to successfully property a toss triple lutz in competition.In July 2010, Buntin declared his retirement from competitive figure skating.


With Duhamel

Season Short system Free of charge skating Exhibition 2009–2010 Resort California by Eagles Collection of music by Pierre Porte 2008–2009 4 Lamentations Tosca by Giacomo Puccini THE STORYPLOT by Brandi Carlile 2007–2008 Best Latin Tango by Rodrigo Buertillo Tosca by Giacomo Puccini Bolero from Moulin Rouge!

With Marcoux

Season Short plan Free of charge skating Exhibition 2006–2007 Cherry Green and Apple Blossom Light L'Amour by Osvaldo Montes 2005–2006 Big Spender (from Special Charity) Our Melody by Paul Kunigis 2004–2005 Fever Leap, Jive and Wail Moscow Evenings Meadowlands Korobushka by Connection All Shook Up sung by Billy Joel 2003–2004 Caravan by Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington Rockin' Gypsies by Willie and Lobo Cancion Triste by Jesse Cook

Competitive highlights

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix

With Duhamel

International Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 World Championships 6th 8th 4 Continents Champ. 4th 3rd GP Trophée Bompard 3rd GP Glass of China 4th GP Skate America 4th WD GP Skate Canada 6th Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd Country wide Canadian Championships 3rd 2nd 3rd WD = Withdrew

With Marcoux

International Event 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 Winter season Olympics 11th World Champ. 9th 9th 5th 6th Four Continents Champ. 3rd 4th GP Last 5th GP Glass of China 3rd 4th GP Glass of Russia 7th 4th GP NHK Trophy 3rd GP Skate Canada 6th 7th 5th 3rd 3rd GP Trophée Bompard 3rd Bofrost Glass on Snow 1st 2nd Nebelhorn Trophy 1st Country wide Canadian Champ. 4th 1st 1st 1st 2nd

Early career

Partner Chailler Kang Poirier Laurier International Event 96–97 97–98 98–99 99–00 00–01 Globe Junior Champ. 8th JGP Last 6th JGP Canada 1st JGP Japan 2nd Country wide Canadian Champ. 14th N 8th N 11th N 1st J 6th J N = Beginner level, J = Junior level