Birth date
Birth place
Height / weight
1m79, 74 kg
CSG Poitiers
Practice rink
Andreï Berezintsev
Former coach :
Véronique Guyon-Desgardins, Laurent Depouilly
Started to skate at
4 years

Brian with his coach, Andreï Berezintsev

Brian stepped on the ice for the first time at 4 at the rink of Poitiers, following the steps of his elder sisters. He liked the contact with the ice immediately, and even though he started with hockey he later switched to figure skating (still, he sometimes put the pick-less skates after a practice session). He rapidly took part in competitions, a few in ice-dance with his sister. He has been detected as a promising skater at a young age, and at 6-7 Véronique Guyon-Desgardins noticed him; he was maybe not the most successfull skater among the other kids, but he already had a fighting spirit and didn't really spend his time close to the board... Véronique is his coach ever since.
Had he not persevere in figure skating, Brian would have none-the-less practiced a sport, maybe as a fencer.

Regarding studies, Brian is actually following a normal year, with major in science. He concentrated more on skating during the 2001-2002 season as he skated at Europeans (bronze medal !) and World Championships, and at the Olympic Games. In the long term specter, Brian thinks about getting his diploma to become a coach, and why not later becoming the manager of the French Teams.

His main goal is clear : to become European, World and Olympic champion !
His best souvenir so far : the parade of the Oympic Game opening ceremony.
His best element in skating : jumps ! with four rotation if possible... The loop is his least-favored jump, even though he has already landed it in combination after a triple flip. Besides the jumps, another element he like is simply forward crossovers, because 'when you do them right you don't feel the ice anymore'.