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Craig Buntin

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Full name  Craig Buntin
Name  Craig Buntin
Education  McGill University
Country represented  Canada
Role  Figure skater
Retired  July 2010
Height  1.78 m
Home town  St. Leonard, Quebec
Skating club  CPA St. Leonard
Spouse  Melissa Kakon (m. 2011)

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Born  May 27, 1980 (age 35) (1980-05-27) North Vancouver, British Columbia
Former partner  Meagan DuhamelValerie MarcouxElizabeth PutnamVirginia ToombsMarie LaurierChantal PoirierAngela KangChantal ChaillerSarah Robinson
Former coach  Richard GauthierManon PerronBruno MarcotteSylvie FullumPaul WirtzJamie McGrigorShannon AllisonKaren Bond
People also search for  Valerie Marcoux, Meagan Duhamel, Heidi Duhamel, Danny Duhamel

Former choreographer  Julie Marcotte

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Craig Buntin (born May 27, 1980) is a Canadian former pair skater. With former partner Meagan Duhamel, he is the 2009 Canadian silver medalist, the 2008 & 2010 Canadian bronze medalist, and the 2010 Four Continents bronze medalist. With Valérie Marcoux, he represented Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics, where they placed 11th.


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Personal life

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Buntin was born on May 27, 1980 in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He studied for his MBA degree at McGill University. He married in August 2011.

Early partnerships

Buntin won the 2000 Canadian junior national title with Chantal Poirier. He teamed up with Valérie Marcoux in 2002. The pair won gold at three consecutive Canadian Championships, from 2004 to 2006. Their partnership ended in early 2007 when Valérie Marcoux decided to retire from competition.

Partnership with Duhamel

In June 2007, Buntin teamed up with Meagan Duhamel. At their first competition together, the 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy, they won the silver medal. In January 2008, the pair won the bronze medal at the Canadian Nationals but during the exhibition Buntin injured his shoulder, with which he had previous problems, as a result of a timing issue. They missed the Four Continents but competed at the 2008 World Championships in Sweden on March 19, 2008, despite the shoulder still being a problem, and finished 6th. However, their participation aggravated Buntin's injury, tearing the rotator cuff, the labrum and three tendons; he had surgery in April and the recovery took seven to eight months. They could not practice lifts until two weeks before 2008 Skate America so they worked on adding variations to their elements, such as a spread eagle entrance into a lift and a death spiral with the opposite hand. In November 2008, during the long program at the Trophée Eric Bompard, Duhamel accidentally sliced Buntin's hand a minute into the program on a move right after their side-by-side toe loop jumps and blood dripped on the ice; the pair stopped to get his hand bandaged and resumed the program to win the bronze medal. Duhamel and Buntin were the first pair to successfully land a throw triple lutz in competition.

In July 2010, Buntin announced his retirement from competitive figure skating.

Competitive highlights

GP: Grand Prix; JGP: Junior Grand Prix


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