Daniil Sergeevich Barantsev (born March 10, 1982 in Ekaterinburg) is a Russian-American Ice dancer. With partner and wife Jennifer Wester, he is the 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy champion.


Barantsev was born and raised in the Soviet Union and, later, Russia. With former partner Natalia Romaniuta, he won the World Junior Championships in 2000 and 2001. They were considered a promising couple to help continue the Russian dominance in ice dancing. Barantsev ended the partnership in 2002 and moved to Connecticut, USA, to train under Nikolai Morozov. He teamed up with Jennifer Wester in 2003. They were married on May 6th, 2006.

Although Barantsev and Wester had done well on the national level, they were unable to compete internationally until the 2007/2008 season because the Russian federation refused to give Barantsev a release. He finally obtained it in 2007 and began representing the United States internationally later that year.

Competitive highlightsEdit

Results for the United StatesEdit

(with Wester)

Event 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009
Four Continents Championships 4th
U.S. Championships 7th 6th 5th WD
Trophee Eric Bompard 8th
Skate Canada International 7th
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
Midwestern Sectionals 1st 1st
  • WD = Withdrawn

Results for RussiaEdit

(with Romaniuta)

Event 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002
World Championships 16th
European Championships WD
World Junior Championships 7th 3rd 1st 1st
Russian 3rd 3rd
Russian Junior Championships 2nd 1st 1st 1st
Cup of Russia 5th
Sparkassen Cup on Ice 6th 3rd
NHK Trophy 9th
Finlandia Trophy 2nd
Junior Grand Prix Final 5th 3rd 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Sweden 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Sweden 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Slovakia 1st
Junior Grand Prix, Slovakia 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, Ukraine 2nd
Junior Grand Prix, Ukraine 4th

(WD = Withdrew)


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