After relocating to California in 2012 to become a full-time figure skater, Brendan Kerry made his Olympic debut at the age of 19, competing in the Men’s Individual Figure Skating at the Sochi 2014 Games.
At Sochi, the Sydney-sider gave a spirited performance but was disappointed to make some costly errors early in his piece, ending his short program below his best on 47.12 points.
Kerry qualified for his first Olympics by finishing 8th at the Nebelhorn Trophy/Olympic Qualifying Event in Oberstdorf, Germany five months before the Sochi Games.
In 2015 Kerry broke into the ISU Grand Prix series, placing an impressive 8th in Skate America. The following year Kerry was invited to two Grand Prix events - Skate America placing 10th and Trophee de France also placing 10th. Plus he won his fifth Australian Senior Championship title in 2016.
Kerry is the first and only Australian to have completed two different quadruple jumps. In 2017 he recorded an international career best placing fourth at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic.
Kerry’s first coach was his mother, Monica MacDonald, who competed in Ice Dancing at the 1988 Calgary Olympics with her partner Rodney Clarke.