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Promising Pair: Pflumm and Pottenger
Kaela Pflumm, 16, and Christopher Pottenger, 20, placed fourth at the 2006 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in their first year together after winning the Eastern Sectionals. [More]
Just curious, why were they not send to Junior Worlds?
The U.S. sent 2 age-eligible senior pairs from 2007 Nationals, Namiotka/Coughlin (4th at 2006 & 2007 Jr. Worlds) and Moyle/Seitz (2nd at '06 Jr. Worlds, 5th in '07), along with the 2007 U.S. junior champs, McLaughlin/Brubaker (won JGP Final and '07 Jr Worlds). These 3 teams had qualfiied for the JGP Final in December 2006, along with Paetsch/Nuss (3rd in junior at '07 Nationals and in the JGPF) and Pflumm/Pottenger (4th in junior at '07 Nationals). Paetsch/Nuss, Pflumm/Pottenger and Butler/Jacobsen (2nd in junior at '07 Nationals) all will be back on the JGP this fall.
ETA: I noticed that the article's photo caption has been revised to clarify that they are at the junior level (the article's first paragraph doesn't specify their level): "Figure skaters Kaela Pflumm, 16, and Christopher Pottenger, 20, placed fourth in junior pairs in their first year together at the 2006 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships."
Last edited by Sylvia; 06-12-2007 at 03:39 PM.
I'm confused (not unusual). I did see them at Nats last year and was impressed. Side by side, I think they are the height I like to see in Pairs. Now for my confusion. What do they skate this season? Juniors or Seniors?
An answer is given in the article. Even though we won't know for sure until the new season gets underway.
Originally Posted by Joesitz
Well it is unfortunate they did not reach their goal of getting to Junior Worlds then.
Well then, maybe, hopefully they can reach this goal in 2007-08 in their final year of ISU junior age eligibility (and ditto for Butler/Jacobsen and Paetsch/Nuss).
Originally Posted by slutskayafan21
Last edited by Sylvia; 06-13-2007 at 11:36 AM.
Yeah lets hope they make it this season.
Originally Posted by Sylvia