Jill Trenary

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJill Ann•Trenary (-Dean)
Used nameJill•Trenary
Born1 August 1968 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Measurements162 cm / 52 kg
AffiliationsBroadmoor Skating Club, Colorado Springs (USA)
NOC United States


Jill Trenary was a singles skater who won three US titles in the 1980s. Trenary won the 1987 US Championships, upsetting Debi Thomas, and then placed seventh at the World Championships. After her fourth-place at the 1988 Winter Olympics, with the retirement of Thomas and Katarina Witt, Trenary was poised to move to the top of the figure skating world. She was US Champion again in 1989 and placed third at the Worlds, but in 1990 she won both the US and World Championships. But then two things derailed her career. In early 1991 Trenary sustained a severe ankle injury from which she difficulty recovering. And with compulsory figures set to be eliminated from competition for the 1992 Winter Olympics, which were her strong point, she knew was in trouble, because her ankle made it difficult for her to execute the many triple jumps that the competition was then demanding. So she retired in December 1991 and toured with Tom Collins Tour of Champions and Stars on Ice for several years. She retired from professional skating in December 1997 after problems with blood clots in her shoulder. Trenary married British ice dancer Christopher Dean, and they settled in Colorado Springs, where she has raised their children.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) USA Jill Trenary
Singles, Women (Olympic) 4

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