Pennington is the only man to claim U.S. titles on each of the juvenile (1995), intermediate (1996), novice (1998) and junior (2001) levels ... Twice qualified for the Junior Grand Prix Final, winning the bronze at the event in 2002.
Began skating at age 3 because he was so active the doctor told his mother to put him into skating and gymnastics ... Participated in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program in 1989 ... Formerly coached by Diana Ronayne (2003-05) and Janet Champion (2006) ... In his second stint skating under Carol Heiss Jenkins (1992-2003, 2008-present) ... Won several academic awards at Lakewood High School ... Teaches skating part-time ... Has directed a benefit skating show the last few years to support muscular dystrophy called "Skate for Life" ... Supports finding a cure for muscular dystrophy because his father was diagnosed with the disease several years ago ... Also supports breast cancer because he is close with several survivors ... Hobbies include tennis, ping pong, movies, shopping, hanging out with friends and cooking ... Most people don't know he would like to learn how to play the guitar and paint ... Favorite city to travel to is Milan, Italy ... If he could be on any reality show it would be "So You Think You Can Dance" ... Would like to coach and choreograph after his competitive career ... Younger brother, Colin, also figure skates and won the 2003 U.S. novice title ... Listens to Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Coldplay, Keane and My Chemical Romance.
Favorite sports figure: LeBron James
Favorite sports team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Favorite city: San Diego
Favorite season: Fall
Favorite author: Dan Brown
Favorite magazine: Maxim
Favorite gadget: iPod touch
Favorite vacation: Sydney, Australia
Favorite performers: Sara Von Gillern, Gev Manoukian
Favorite reality show: So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite drink: Iced caramel macchiato
Favorite vacation spot: Sun Valley, Idaho
Favorite quote: "Hard work pays off."
PARKER'S 'THREE THINGS'
Three things people would be surprised to find out about me: I have a good sense of humor, I am very creative, and I am always late.
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: LeBron James, Mia Michaels, and Tabitha and Napoleon
Three things I hate doing: Homework, laundry and waiting
Three things I love doing: Winning, choreographing and hanging out with friends
Three celebrity crushes: Megan Fox, Lauren Conrad and Heidi Klum
Three favorite movies: Sideways, Crash and Wedding Crashers
Three things I must have when I leave the house: Pants, keys and iPod
Three favorite bands: Coldplay, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Breaking Benjamin
Three people I would like to meet: Nigel Lithgoe, Tiger Woods and Roger Federer
Three best concerts I've been to: Something Corporate, Seether/Three Days Grace/Breaking Benjamin and Creed
Three favorite TV shows: Weeds, Seinfeld and Two and a Half Men
Three favorite books: The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons and Three Blind Mice
Three favorite web sites: icenetwork.com, MDASkateForLife.org and ParkerPenningtonProductions.com
Three favorite foods: Steak, lobster and crab
Three favorite drinks: Mocha, iced caramel macchiato and Starbucks Doubleshot
2011 Season NotesSP Music: Music from the Chocolat soundtrack by Rachel Portman
FS Music: "Freedom" by Michael W. Smith
2010 Season NotesSP Music: "Flamenco a Go-Go" by Steve Stevens
FS Music: TBD
Goals are to grow as a performer, skate with passion throughout the season and master the quad
2009 Season NotesSP Music: Flamenco mix
FS Music: "Violin Concerto" by Tchaikovsky
2008 Season NotesSP Music: "Flamenco a Go Go" by Steve Stevens
FS Music: "Xotica" by Renee Dupere
2007 Season NotesSP Music: "Legends" by The Brave
FS Music: Techno mix - "Plunkett and Macleane," "Chess" and "Art on Ice"
2006 Season NotesSP Music: Music from The Firm soundtrack
FS Music: "Incantations"
2005 Season NotesSP Music: Music from Carmen by Bizet
FS Music: "Violin Concerto"
2004 Season NotesSP Music: Songs from A Secret Garden
FS Music: "Violin Concerto" by Mendelssohn