Brendan is a 27-year-old international figure skater from Sydney, Australia. He has won numerous State and National titles since 2005. He has won the senior National Championships eight times.
At thirteen, he competed in his first Junior International event. He became the first Australian man to place third in the Short Program at both his Junior Grand Prix events in 2013.
Currently the highest ranked Australian male skater in the World, he is one of the few men on the International circuit to have performed different quadruple jumps in competition.
In 2015 & 2016 Brendan competed in two prestigious Senior Grand Prix events. The first time an Australian man has been invited in over 10 years. At Skate America he earnt a new Personal Best score, landing quadruple toe jumps in both programs and earning World Ranking Points.
In early 2016 a focussed and determined Brendan won bronze at The Nordics as a warmup event before the 2016 Boston, USA World Championships, where he again lifted his game and result, placing 17th and then went on to win gold at Gardena Spring trophy in Italy in April.
At the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki Brendan delivered in a pressure-packed situation and recorded a personal best score in both his short and long program. He finished in 15th place and in doing so earned Australia it’s first and only figure skating spot to date for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.
Competing in his second Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, Brendan finished his short program in 16th place. In the free skating he overcame a slight hesitation on his opening jump to cement his place in the top tier of international figure skaters, finishing the event 20th overall with a total score of 233.81.
The 2020 World Championships in Montreal, Canada, had to be cancelled due to COVID.
The 2020-2021 international season was again a frustrating experience for Brendan, with the COVID pandemic forcing a number of ISU Grand Prix events to be cancelled. The 2021 World Championships did take place in Stockholm, Sweden, but unfortunately Brendan was injured.
Brendan secured a quota spot for Australia at the 2021 Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany, with a fantastic performance to finish in seventh place under the pressure of this event being his last chance to secure a place at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The result came on the back of Brendan scoring a personal best 85.89 points in the short program.
At the Four Continents event in Tallinn, Estonia, Brendan recorded his best- ever result at the competition, with a sixth-place finish.
After the Four Continents Brandan was selected to compete for Australia in Beijing at his third Olympic Winter Games.
Brendan was also part of a five- man team to perform simultaneous back flips to gain a new “Guinness World Record”.
Throughout the last decade, Brendan has been a warhorse for Australia participating in competitions all over the world.
- 3 Junior World Championships
- 8 Junior Grand Prix Competitions
- 7 World Championships
- 11 Four Continents Championships
- 10 Grand Prix Competitions
- 9 Challenger Circuit Competitions
- 12 International Competitions (placing 1st in five of them)
- 3 Winter Olympics