October 2005

First international competition for Brian this year, and first medal at the Skate America in Atlantic City. Well, Brian sure had hope to keep the title he won last year, but several mistakes kept him from the first place. Some stumbles on the quad and on the triple Axel, with also an problem in the step sequence, Brian was tense during his short program. He redeemed himself in the free where, despite the fall on the opening quad and a hand down the loop, he complete the whole set of triple, and finish second. Brian finished third overall, 3.5 points from the silver medal of Evan Lysacek, with the japanese skater Daisuke Takahashi winning the gold medal. The other french skater Yannick Ponsero did well for his debut on the international senior scence, with a 5th place.
Next competition for Brian, the Trophée Eric Bompard in Paris, on novembre 17-20.

Brian won the very first competition of the season, the french Masters, that took place on the last days of September in Reims. Fist after the short program, he was really far ahead his main oponents during the free program and claimed the victory. Follow this link for detailed results.

September 2005, 20th
Brian turns 21 today, Happy Birthday !

Summer 2005
These last days a meeting of the best french skaters took place in Courchevel, in the French Alps. The end of a busy summer for Brian, who worked for two months in Courchevel with his new coach Andreï Berezintsev. Spins, footwork, jumps, Brian worked hard and polished the new programs Nikolaï Morozov choregrpahed for him last May. These new programs, including a new long program to the music of 'Lord of the Dance', will be presented for the first time at the French Masters, that will take place this year in Reims, from the 29th of September to the 2nd of October.
Then, Brian will take part to two Grand Prix events : Skate America in Atlantic City in October and the Trophée Eric Bompard in Paris in November. Next xill be the French Championhsips in Besançon in December, the European Championships in Lyon in January, and of course the Olympic Games in Turino in February. The new season is about to start !

May - June

Brian-Véronique it's over ! When Brian and Laurent Depouilly stopped their cooperation in december, Brian went back to Véronique Guyon-Desgardins, the coach who discovered him. Now they decided to split... Brian's new coach will be Russian. Andreï Berezintsev, it's his name, is known for having coached Fleur Maxwell, the skater from Luxembourg, who made a strong impression for her first European Championships in Turino.
For now Brian his enjoying some vacations, before resuming training in July in Courchevel. Andreï Berezintsev will join him there, before settling in Poitiers for the next season.

After communication problems with the french federation, Brian was blamed by the ISU for not providing his training schedule on time. The president of the french federation apologied, let's bet that this kind of problem won't happen again.

Brian spent 15 days in the US to build his two new programs with Alexei Morozov, who choregraphed the now famous ''Matrix' LP. First presentation of the new programs at the French MAsters...

March 2005

Worlds Championships in Moscow

Less than one year before the Olympic Games in Turino, these Worlds Championships in Moscow is the last time the best skaters in the world will face each other (Worlds will be after the Olys next year). Then, it’s time to climb up on the hierarchy…

Long program

What can we say....After the withdrawal of Evgueny Plushenko, it seems the battle for the world title was essentially between Brian and Stéphane Lambiel... but it turned out it was between Brian and... Brian.
For there are been only a few very good programs tonight... Emmanuel Sandhu made it rather satisfactorily, with a quadruple toe but again a single Axel, Frédéric Dambier with some mistakes here and there but with a good program with quad Sal and triple Axel, the belgian skater Van der Perren who is doing triple Axels again, the american champion Weir who delivered a good program despite his injury, the chinese skater Li with a very good start with two different quads and triple triple combo wih the Axel before losing stamina...
Several decent programs, but the overall competition would have been not really interesting. Brian was overwhelmed by his nerves : the opening quad turned in triple showed he was not yet very confident. He tried it again later but fell... He couldn't not relax during his program, making mistakes on the loop and on the combos, but even more unsual mistakes on pick jumps like Lutz and flip. 13th in the free, 6th overall, the last time Brian was so tense was probably at French Nationals in Briançon ! However Brian will most probably learn from this experience and come back even stronger as he did in the past. Better do that at Worlds that at the Olys ! And with only two french skaters next year, the battle will be interesting on the national level...
The world title is then for Stéphane Lambiel, first title ever for a swiss skater ! However his program tonight was miles away from the one he presented in the QR : two good quads, but apart from that only two other triples... Probably a lot of tension with the occasion to win the title ! Second is Jeffrey Buttle and third Evan Lysacek, who are rewarded for their regularity more than for risks they took on the technical side : both made mistakes on the triple Axel, and have no quad yet. But a medal for their first participation is not bad at all !

Short program
These championships are full of surprise ! If some skaters were already out of the podium after the QR, some buried themselves after the short program… Like Stefan Lindemann who was second of his QR, but his only 18th, due to his 23rd place in the short program. Unfortunately, Samuel Contesti also completely blew up his short, with a 29th place. He his 26th overall, so he will not take part to the free program. Frédéric Dambier is on the right way with an overall 11th place.
The other enormous surprise is the 5th place of Evgueny Plushenko ! His recent groin injury probably took him too far from the rinks to practice enough. However, his first place on the QR makes him third overall.
Brian is in the second place in the short program and overall. With a good short program, he is now in advance compared to Evgueny.
Who is in first then ? Stéphane Lambiel of course !
So in the long program, Brian will have in one hand not to forget Evgueny, who is just behind him (Jeffrey Buttle is not that far either) : for sure the reigning world champion, skating at home, will try to redeem himself… On the other hand, Brian will have to deliver a great free program to win with more than 5.5 points over the swiss skater if he wants to capture the gold… ‘impossible n’est pas francais!’

First surprise : the two favorite skaters, Brian and Evgueny Plushenko (respectively second and first last year), are both first to skate in their qualification group. Evgueny ends first of his group with more than 150 points, ahead of Stefan Lindeman, bronze medallist at last Worlds and Europeans (130 points), and of Johnny Weir, the American champion, who is truggling with a tendonitis. But Evgueny was quite far from his usual level : coming back from a groin injury, he did not tried any quads.
In the other group, the first skaters had approximately the same points, but the first of the group was Stéphane Lambiel, with a total greater than Plushenko’s ! As last year he performed a very good program, with two quads and two combination. Despite the early hour in the morning, Brian delivered a good program, despite a little struggling between the opening quad and its combination, and a fall on the final triple Lutz. With 132 points, he ends second, ahead of Evan Lysacek, the winner of the 4 Continents Championships this year, and of Jeffrey Buttle, the reigning Canadian champion.
Good qualifications for the French skaters, as is Frédéric Dambier was a little off (11th of the group), Samuel Contesti skate really well for his first worlds and finished 5th. All three skaters are qualified for the short program.
Let’s point out that unfortunately Takeshi Honda had to withdraw after reinjuring his ankle, and that other talented skaters did not skater very well (like Emmanuel Sandhu 7th), or even disappointingly (Timohty Goebbels, 9th).

January 2005

European Championships in Turino :

Long program :
Brian delivered a very good long program, with the second quad replaced by the triple flip-triple toe combo. However Evgueny Plushenko was stronger : he wins the long program as well as the title, but his program was not completely perfect and Brian is just 3 points behind...

Short program : Brian in first !

Maybe a bit of tension, but the short programs were not all perfect. Brian delivered a very strong program though, to finish first ahead of Plushenko and Lambiel. The quad and the triple Axel were maybe not completely smooth, but Evgueny stepped out of the quad and fought with the triple Axel, and Stéphane singled his Axel. Hard work for Brian tonight in defending his title, as Evgueny will surely want to improve his program. However Brian will benefit from skating first in the last group tonight.

Brian and Laurent Depouilly will no longer work together, Brian will now receive the advices of his former coach, Véronique Guyin-Desgardins. In Turin Brian will defend his title at the European Championships. The music of his long program '1492' has been revised by Maxime Rodriguez. Stay tune this week !

Happy New Year !

December 2004

Season's Greeting !

Grand Prix Final in Pekin
After a somewhat average short program, with several mistakes on the jumps, Brian was in 4th place. The beginning of the long program was impressing : quad toe, the long time no see triple Axel-triple toe combo, and the triple flip. However the triple-triple combo with the flip was short of rotation on the second jump. Good triple loop, but a surprising fall on the triple Salchow and Lutz turned in double marred the end of the program. Brian finished 4th in the long, and 5th overall, while Plushenko wins the GPF.
Brian will now have some well deserved rest after a very busy month.

French Nationals in Rennes
After a very good long program, Brian won another French title ! While Frédéric did a quadruple Salchow, a triple flip-triple toe combination but struggled with the triple Axels, Brian was very clean. Quadruple toe, triple flip-triple toe combo (because Fred did it), and the other triples, the only little mistake was step out of the triple Lutz. Congratulations !
Brian is currently second after the short program, behind Frédéric Dambier and ahead of Stanick Jeannette.

Brian had to withdraw of the Cup of Russia, but flew to Auburn Hills, Michigan, early december for the 'Marshalls World Cup of Figure Skating'. Only one free program to skate, the old 6.0 system... Brian had some problems with his jumps, especially the opening quad and the two triple Axels. His marks were between 5.2 and 5.3 in technique and 5.5 and 5.7 for presentation. Brian ends third behind Evgueny Plushenko and Evan Lysacek, but ahead of Johnny Weir who defeated him at the Trophée Eric Bompard.

November 2004
Lalique is dead, long live the Trophée Eric Bompard ! This is how is now called the French Grand Prix event, which will take place as usual at the Bercy rink in Paris, on the 19-21 of October. Information about this event is available on the [FFSG site].

After a very good practice early in the morning, Brian delivered a very good long program to win this part of the competition, although finishing second overall. Very good quadruple toe to start, followed by all the different triples and the step sequecences Brian is known for. The only little mistakes were a little wobble on the triple Lutz, and the second quad turned into triple. Johnny Weir won the competition, entering his free program very strongly, but finishing a bit short with only doubles. Thrid is Emmanuel Sandhu who had several problems on major elements, but benefited from his advance after the short program.
First at Skate america, second at Trophée Eric Bompard, Brian is qualified for the Grand Prix Final.

Second to step on the ice, Brian looked a bit stiff. The opening quad went well, but he only could combine it with a 'half loop double toe' that does not count as a combination. Major problem with the triple Axel but perfect triple flip, this program with good and bad elements puts Brian in fourth, behind Johnny Weir, Emmanuel Sandhu, and Daisuke Takahashi (Timothy Goebel withdraw). First to skate in the second group in the free program, Brian has a big chance to step on the podium.

The 'Andrea Bocelli Tribute on Ice' takes place on the 12th of november in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Among the prestigious guest skaters, like Brian Boitano, Brian Orser, Todd Eldredge, Paul Wylie, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Nicole Bobek, Caryn Kadavy, Sylvia Fontana, Renee Roca and Gorsha Sur, there is Brian of course !

Brian took part to the gala of the Coupe de Nice onthe 7th of November. Two french skaters, Samuel Contesti et Stanick Jeanette, medalled. Some pics can be found [here].

Summer 2004 / Begining of the 2004-2005 season
Brian trained this summer in Simbsbury under the direction of Alexeï Yagudin (some pics available [here]).

Then, Brian first compete during the Masters de patinage which took place this year in Châlon en Champagne, on the 18th and 19th of September. For a overview of the competition, just follow [the link -some pics and videos included-].

Back in Amerca, Brian could improve his free program during the [Campbell Classic] that took place in St. Paul, Minnesota, on the 1st of October. Despite some mistakes, Brian finished second behind Timothy Goebbel, with a 3/2 split.

First big competition of the season, first victory ! Brian wins the Skate America for the second year in a row, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the end of October. Even though Ryan Jahnke won the free program, where no skater was clean, Brian wins the competition with a second place in the free and a first place in the short. Michael Weiss ends third.

April 2004 :
Les Etoiles de la Glace' tour, co-organised by the FFSG and Battants Organisation will stop in several cities in May and this summer (dates are available in the section 'To come...'). Brian will tour with Surya Bonaly, Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder, Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon, Angelica Krylova and Oleg Ovsiannikov, Lucinda Ruh, Frédéric Dambier, among other. More information on .

Brian will now take part to the french tour, more details in the section 'To come...'

Brian took part to the Marshall's Challenge in Pittsburg, where he finished second behind derrière Evgueny Plushenko. His free program was probably the most difficult he's done this season, with the quadruple-triple combinaison, the second quadruple, the triple Axel-triple toe combinaison, a step out out of the triple Lutz, and the triple flip, boucle et Salchow. He beat Plushenko on the first mark !

March 2004 :
Brian takes part to the World Championships in Dortmund, in Germany, where he has to confirm his european title by placing among the top skaters ! Besides european skaters, Brian will also face north american skaters like Emmanuel Sandhu as well as skaters from Asia.

Long program :
Silver medal ! At 19 Brian becomes world silver medallist, with a great long program including all the triple jumps and two quads. The triple toe of the quad-triple combinaison was a little overrotated, but the combinaison was at 2mn of the program. The rest of the jumps was brilliant, with also very good step sequences in a program skated with determination and maturity. Except a 5.6, all the marks were between 5.7 and 5.9 in technique as well as in presentation. Plushenko won his third world title, with an excellent program despite a fall on the triple loop.
That would have been a truly great season for Brian after the european title !

Short program : Brian skates a clean short program with a quadruple-triple combinaison, a triple Axel and a triple flip. He finishes second of the short program behind Evgueny Plushenko and second overall ! Third is Stefan Lindemann who skates at home. Ilia Klimkin and Emmanuel Sandhu bombed in the short program and are lower in the ranks, with no real hopes of medal. On the other hand Brian will fight in the long program on tuesday to bring a medal home !

Qualifications : Brian finishes 2nd of his group, behind Emmanuel Sandhu, and in front of Stéphane Lambiel and Frédéric Dambier. In the other group Evgueny Plushenko placed first and Ilia Klimkin second.

February 2004 :
European Championships, Budapest (all the results in detail on the competition website).
Long program :
That's done ! Forty years after Alain Calmat Brian is the EUROPEAN CHAMPION ! His long program was completely under control from beginning to end, with an opening quadruple toe, a very high triple flip, the triple Axel, the quadruple-triple combinaison, followed by the triple loop, Lutz (very high again) and Salchow. His marks were excellent, between 5.7 and 5.9 in technique and 5.5 and 5.8 for presentation, with a vast majority of 5.8 on both marks. The pressure was then on Evgueny Plushenko... who missed a great part of his program. Despite a great quadruple-triple-double combinaison at the beginning of the program, he made several unusual mistakes, like falling on a pop axel, popping the Axel a second time, falling on the triple flip, doubling the triple Salchow, and having a little lack of balance in the final spin. After having threatened Evgueny in the short program, Brian logically finishes first in the long program and wins his first European title !
The podium could have very well include another french skater as Frédéric Dambier skated a great free program, with the whole set of triple jumps, a quadruple and a lots of passion. The judges preferred Ilia Klimkin who started very well with a quadruple-triple and a triple Axel-triple toe combinaisons, but then fell on the second quad, stepped out of the triple flip twice, forgot the triple Lutz, in a program that lacked sparkles.One judge even placed him first, ahead of Brian (!). Damien Djordjevic, the third french skater, ends at the19th place.
Anyway, the french team can be proud of its members, with Brian and Frédéric skating almost flawlessly throughout the competition. With consistent skaters and a gold medal, the french team will have to face the hesitating russians who will seek for revenge at the Worlds Championships, with also the skaters from Asia and North America.

Short program :

The first french skater to step on the ice, Damien Djordjevic, skated a clean short program that announced a promising evening. Frédéric Dambier, first to skate in the last group, probably did his best short program ever, with a quadruple Salchow-double toe loop combinaison, a splendid triple Axel and a triple flip. Ilia Klimkin then also skated brilliantly, with a triple Axel-triple toe combinaison and a quadruple toe. Evgueny Plushenko seemed somewhat less secure, with notably a difficult landing on the quad toe, with only a double toe in combinaison. However, his step sequence were very well skated.
Last to skated, Brian stepped on the ice with a smile, and seemed really confident. 2 minutes and a half later, he had also realised his best short program, with perfect jumps including a quadruple-triple combinaison, a triple Axel and a triple flip. 'Time' was very secure, with ease and maturity. Brian ends second of the short program, but with 4 first place ordinals. A great battle is expected for the free program between Brian and Evgueny, with Ilia Klimkin close behin and why not Frédéric Dambier...

Qualifications :
Brian skated a great free program to win his qualification group, with technical marks between 5.5 and 5.8, and artistic marks between 5.0 and 5.9. Second is Frédéric Dambier who also delivered a very good program. The third french skater, Damien Djordjevic, ends 12th of this group.
In the other qualification group, Evgueny Plushenko finished first, ahead of Ilia Klimkin and Stefan Lindemann.

January 2004 :

Happy New Year !
Brian takes part in team training sessions at the rink of Athys-Paray, in order to prepare the European Championships that will take place next month in Budapest.

December 2003 :

Brian was the clear winner of the French Nationals, where he placed first in the short and in the long program, to earn his second title in a row. In the short program he landed the quadruple-triple combinaison for the first time this season, even though the landing was a bit stiff. His long program was also well skated, with only an insecure landing on the second quadruple that provoked a fall. Both his short and long program were carefully watched by Laurent Depouilly, as well as Alexei Yagudin, who seemed to be really into the skating of his sudent.

Brian is defending his title at the French National Championships in Briançon, on the 20-21 of december. He then participates at the Gala du Centenaire in Courchevel on the 23rd of december.

Timothy Goebel withdraws from the Grand Prix Final, Brian is then qualified for this competition. However, he lets the second alternate, the canadian skater Emmanuel Sandhu, go instead of him.

Brian ends 4th at the NHK Grand Prix, that makes him first alternate for the Grand Prix Final.

November 2003 :
Trophée Lalique : Brian finishes 6th ofthe short program, 2nd of the long program and 4th overall.
The French Skating Federation helds a press conference to announce that Alexei Yagudin, the current olympic champion, will help Brian in his preparation for the Olympic Games in Turin 2006.
All the details of this competition soon online !

4th after the short program with a quadruple toe (stepped out)-double toe combinaison, a triple Axel and a triple flip, Brian finishes second overal behind Timothy Goebel at the Cup of China. In his long program he landed a quadruple toe and 5 other triples (Axel, two Salchow, toe loop and loop), with only a double Lutz in combinaison and a fall on the triple flip at the end of his program.
The Lalique Trophy, second GP event of Brian, starts this week !

Brian will take part this week in his first Grand Prix event, the Cup of China. The official website of the competition can be reached following this link.

A new interview of Brian is available, you can find it in the 'Interview' section or by clicking here.

October 2003 :
Brian changes coach
After having reached together the european vice-champion title and the 5th place at Worlds, Brian and Véronique decided to split. Brian still trains in Poitiers, and is now coached by Laurent Depouilly.

September 2003 :
Brian won the Masters in Colmar in front of Frédéric Dambier and Alban Préaubert. Using 'Time', his short program from last year, Brian won the first part of the competition. He also won the long program where he presented his new program based on the music of 'Matrix'.

Summer 2003:
The mailing that had been discontinued in the last weeks is now available again (all the mails have been sent but with delay). Sorry for the inconvenience. For more flexibility, a new address has been created, the old one being kept for messages to the webmaster only.

March 2003 :
World Championships, Washington D.C.:

Long program: Brian ends at the 6th place in the free program, with technical marks between 5.0 and 5.7, and marks for presentation between 5.3 and 5.7, to finish 6th overall.

Short program: Brian skated much better in the SP, with only a mistake on the landing of the triple Axel. The jump combinaison was a successfull 4T-3T, with marks between 5.0 et 5.4 in technique and 5.4 et 5.7 in presentation. 6th in the short, 8th before the free program, Brian skates last in the one but last group.

Qualification : After being woken-up in the middle of the night by the alarm of the hotel, Brian was tired for the QR. His free program had several mistakes (fall on the quad, fall on triple Axel, no combinaison), with marks between 4.6 and 5.3 in technique and 4.8 and 5.6 in presentation, for a 9th place finish..

All the dates of the French Tour Team are available in 'to come...'

4th after the short program, 4th after the first free program, Brian finished 3rd of the second free program and overall, and wins the bronze medal at the Grand Prix Finale.

February 2003 :
The Grand Prix Final takes place this week-end in Saint-Pétersburg, Russia. Brian will skate his first free program friday 28th. The official site of the competition can be found here; if you want to directly go to the results page, click here.

January 2003 :
Brian will take part in a gala on the 31st of January, in Toulouse (link). He will also skate in Valence on the 1st of February.

Vice European Champion !
After a clean program, with a quadruple toe, two triple Axel and the other triples, Brian finished second of the long program at the European Championships and won the silver medal behind Evgueny Plushenko. Brian's marks :

5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8
5.5 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8

Overall, a very good performance of the french team, with Frédéric Dambier delivering a strong free program and Stanick Jeanette winning the bronze medal. It was ten days since the last time two french skater finisehd on the podium.

Despite a fall on the opening quad toe of his short program at the European Championships, Brian came back strong with a solid triple Axel and a triple flip. It earned him the second place, behind Evgueny Plushenko who also had problems with his combinaison (single toe after the quad). Brian's marks :

5.0 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5
5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.9

Probably his first 5.9 in presentation !

Happy New Year !
Brian takes part in the European Championships in Malmö, Sweden.Follow the link to access the official website of the competition, or the Icecalc results page.

Decembre 2002 :
French champion !
With an almost perfect program, Brian won the free program and the title of the French National Championships ! While Fédéric Dambier popped his two attempts at quad Salchow and Stanick Jeanette fell on the quad toe, Brian successfully landed a quad toe at the very beginning of his long program. The quad was in conbinaison with a triple toe, but he turned out and put his hand on the ice on the second jump. Hoewever, he followed with triple Axel, triple toe, triple loop, triple Axel-double toe, triple Lutz, triple Salchow and triple flip. He received the following marks :

5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8
5.6 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.7 5.8

Congratulations !

Brian is at the moment second after the short program at the French National Championships. His only mistake was a fall on the triple flip, as his combinaison quad toe - triple toe was great and his triple Axel very smooth. The marks he received, following last year system, were the following :

5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.4 5.4 5.5
5.5 5.7 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.7 5.8
Stanick Jeanette took the lead with a perfect, yet less demanding program : triple Axel-double toe, triple Lutz and double Axel. The decision was a 5/4 split. Frédéric Dambier is in 3rd with a turn-out on the triple Axel, a good quad Salchow-double toe and a fall on the triple flip.
The french title will be awarded tomorrow, most probably between these three skaters... Good luck to the Untouchables !

Brian takes part this week-end at the French national Championships. This year they take place in Asnières sur Seine, close to Paris. Men short programs are scheduled saturday 14th at 14h30 and long programs sunday 15th at 13h. All the information concerning this competition are available on the french federation website (french only).
The interview is now online ! Several photos have also been added in the corresponding sections, results have been completed.

Novembre 2002 :
1st at Skate America, 5th at Lalique Trophy, Brian has enough point to reach the Grand Prix Final in Saint Petersburg ! Brian's next competition is French National in Asnières, close to Paris.

Brian finished 5th at the 16th Lalique Trophy in Paris, after having won the short program. Detailed on the programs and on the marks following this link.

After his victory at Skate America, Brian will participate at the Lalique Trophy in Paris, from the 15th to the 17th of november.
The guestbook is now available ! Just follow the link ;-).

October 2002 :
After the withdrawal of Alexei Yagudin, a medal at Skate America was almost certain for Brian. He then won the free skate ahead of Alexander Abt, and won his first international senior competition. Kudos !

With a great short program, including a 4Toe-2Toe combinaison, as well as a 3Axel and a 3Flip, Brian hit the second place of the short program of the Skate America in Spokane, behind Alexei Yagudin and in front of Alexander Abt. Skate America is the first Grand Prix where the new judging system is experienced. Brian received marks between 5.4 and 5.8 in both technique and presentation. His technical marks were the highest of the short program.

Having problem to complete the triple Axel - triple toe combinaison, Brian finished 6th at the second Korloff Top Jump, held in Metz. He had made a amazing breakthrough last year at this competition, finishing second.

September 2002 :
Brian took part in the French Masters in Brest on the 21st and 22nd of September. He unveiled his new programs : 'Time' of Pink Floyd for the short program, and the music from 'The Untouchables' for the long program, which he skated for the time in its entirety. He finished 3rd in the short and in the long, behind Stanick Jeannette et Frédéric Dambier.

Summer 2002 :
The skaters from the french team, as well as international guests will participate in several shows during the summer in the south of France :
- August 4 and 5 in Frejus
- Agust 8 in Bayonne,
- August 9 in Béziers.