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Scott Cramer - World Professional Figure Skating Champion

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Scott Cramer

Scott Cramer

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Scott Cramer - World Professional Figure Skating Champion:

Scott Cramer dazzled figure skating audiences in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He won the World Professional Figure Skating title and competed in the World Championships for the United States more than once.

Back Flips:

Scott writes:

    "I was the third skater in history to do back flips, after Skippy Baxter and Terry Kubicka.....I did 10,032 of them, but who's counting? I also did my flips starting Nov 4, 1978, six and a half years before Scott Hamilton thought about doing his."

Date and Place of Birth:

Scott Cramer was born on August 18, 1958 in Rochester, New York.

Childhood:

Scott's sister, Terry, is six years older than him, so he was raised almost as an only child.

How Scott Began Ice Skating:

Scott was at the ice rink a lot because his older sister skated.

Scott writes:

    "My parents put me on the ice to keep me out of trouble."

He skated recreationally at first. At age six, he became serious about figure skating.

Talented Young Scott Cramer:

At age seven, it became apparent that Scott was very talented at ice skating. He was talented from the beginning and was considered a natural figure skater.

First Ice Skating Competition:

Scott's first figure skating competition was the Philadelphia Area Championship. He won.

Scott writes,

    "It was scary."

Obstacles Scott Faced:

There was not enough good training available in Philadelphia. Scott's family moved to a figure skating training center eventually.

Gold Dance Test Record Holder:

Scott Cramer is the youngest male skater in history to achieve a gold medal in ice dancing. He was twelve years, one week, and five days old when he passed the Gold Dance Test.

Scott writes:

    "I was fortunate to have great partners like Judy Sladky, Debbi Ganson, and Kathy West to take me through my dances, and great training by David Owen."

Eastern Champion Year After Year:

Scott Cramer won every Eastern Sectional Championship at the Intermediate, Novice, Junior, and Senior levels. He also went on to win the Senior event at the Midwestern Sectional Championship.

Coaches:

Scott first began training under Marlon Thompson and then Albert Edmonds. Later, he took lessons from Hans Gerschweiler, Jack Raffloer, Ellen Burka, Pieter Kollen, and Rubin Huron.

Supportive Family:

Behind every successful figure skater, there are usually very supportive and loving parents. Scott's parents are an example of the best parents a figure skater can have.

The Cramers sacrificed much for their son's figure skating. His family was very supportive both financially and motivationally. His mother moved to Colorado Springs with Scott when he came to the Broadmoor Skating Club in 1975. His father did not join her until he moved his medical practice to Colorado Springs in 1978.

Figure Skating Memberships:

Scott Cramer is a member of U.S. Figure Skating and the Professional Skaters Association. He also holds the honor of being a lifetime member of both the Broadmoor Skating Club and the Wissahickon Skating Club.

Children:

Scott has five children: Katelyn, Corson, Ali, Storrie, and Hayden. None of his children became figure skaters.

Hobbies:

Scott enjoys tennis, watching his daughter, Katelyn, coach her club and high school volleyball teams, watching Storrie swim competitively, watching Hayden play tennis, and taking long walks.

Professional Ice Show Experiences:

Scott starred in the Knotts Berry Farm Ice Show in the 1980s.

Education:

At seventeen, Scott graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia. He is a member of the Chestnut Hill Academy Athletic Hall of Fame.

Higher Education:

  • Colorado College
  • University of Southern California--Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science 1983 Cum Laude; Los Angeles, California
  • Los Angeles College of Chiropractic-- Doctor of Chiropractic, 1987 Magna Cum Laude; Whittier, California

Competition Record and Highlights:

  • United States Professional Champion- Philadelphia, 1981
  • World Professional Champion- Spain, 1980
  • Norton Skate Pre-Olympic Championship- 2nd, Lake Placid, 1979
  • United States Championship- 2nd, Cincinnati, 1979
  • World Championship- 5th, Vienna, 1979
  • U.S. Olympic Festival Champion- Colorado Springs, 1978 li]Ennia Challenge Cup Champion- Netherlands, 1978
  • United States Championship- 2nd, Hartford, 1977
  • World Championship- 9th, Tokyo, 1977
  • Skate Canada- 3rd, Moncton, 1977
  • Prague Skate Champion- Czechoslovakia, 1976
  • United States Championship- 3rd, Colorado Springs, 1976

Favorite Skaters:

Scott's favorite skaters include Kurt Browning, Paul Wylie, Ilia Kulik and Yvgeny Pluschenko.

Accomplishments Outside of Figure Skating:

Scott is a man of many talents. He trained his son, Corson Cramer, who is the Texas Tornado Hockey Goaltender. He also produced and skated in three inline skating dance videos.

Dr. Scott Cramer:

  • Orthopedic Resident-- September 1988 - December 1990
  • Acupuncture Fellowship Training-- September 1995 - December 1995
  • Diplomate, National Board of Chiropractic Examiners # 32727 1987
  • Fellow, American Back Society, November, 1992
  • Fellow, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, November, 1995
  • Fellow, Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists, April, 2001
  • Certified, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists # 2171 (D.A.B.C.O.) November, 1991
  • Diplomate, International Academy of Medical Acupuncture [Dipl. Ac. (I.A.M.A.)] December, 2001
  • Colorado State Board Acupuncture Certification-- January, 1996
  • Cramer Health Center, Colorado Springs, CO 1994-Present
  • Chiro-Med of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO 1989-1994
  • Collinson Chiropractic Clinic, Colorado Springs, CO 1988-1989
  • National Chiropractic Honor Society 1987
  • National Dean's List 1984-1987
  • Outstanding Senior Recognition 1983-1984
  • President, Student Health Advisory Committee, USC 1982-1983

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