Brendan Kerry grew up in Sydney and was coached by his mother Monica MacDonald - who competed at the 1988 Calgary Olympics in ice dancing.
He moved to Riverside, California at the end of the 2011/12 season to train under Tammy Gambill.
In December 2016, Brendan won his fifth Australian senior title. In 2015 Kerry broke into the ISU Grand Prix series, placing an impressive 8th in Skate America.
In 2016 Kerry was invited to two Grand Prix events. Skate America placing 10th and Trophee de France also placing 10th.
Brendan qualified for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games by finishing 12th at the Nebelhorn Trophy/Olympic Qualifying Event in Oberstdorf, Germany in September 2013. Brendan defied the odds and a broken wrist to finish fourth out of the athletes seeking qualification. With the top six going to Sochi, this was enough to see the teenager qualify Australia the quota place.
Competing at his first Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Brendan placed 29th in the short program, giving a spirited performance, but was disappointed not to make the final.
Question & Answer:
Childhood Ambition: To one day become a three time Winter Olympian.
I began this sport ... When I was 9-years-old and switched from hockey to figure skates because I told my mum figure skating was easy. Moments later I fell flat on my face.
Proudest moment: After my scores came up at the Olympic Qualifying event and my Coach turned and said "Congratulations, you're going to the Olympics".
Favourite Food: A toss up between Red Rooster and home made lasagne.
Favourite overseas competition: Four Continents, I always end up seeing a number of my best friends in the sport there!
Sports Hero: Shaun White
When I am not training/competing I am: Usually out with friends trying to learn something new.
Highest level of education achieved: HSC
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