Jennifer Nicole Wester (born February 27, 1985 in Dallas) is an American Ice dancer. With partner and husband Daniil Barantsev, she is the 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy champion. Wester teamed up with Barantsev in 2003. They were married on May 6, 2006.


Wester began her career as a shooter and over her career, she has won eight national titles in silhouette rifle marksmanship. She began skating as cross-training for shooting, but eventually changed her focus to skating.

Wester competed on the junior level with Jonathan Harris. After Barantsev moved to the United States, he and Wester were teamed up by their then-coach, Nikolai Morozov.

Although Wester and Barantsev 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 they began representing the United States internationally later that year.

Competitive highlightsEdit

(with Barantsev)

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  • WD = Withdrawn

(with Harris)

Event 2002-2003
U.S. Championships 9th J.
Midwestern Sectionals 3rd J.
  • J = Junior level


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