Former skater and COMPLETE skating nerd!
I didn't see them posted yet so here they are (in no particular order):
Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker
Rena Inoue and John Baldwin Jr.
Caitlin Yankowskas and John Coughlin
Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett
Brooke Castile and Benjamin Okolski
Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig
Tiffany Vise and Don Baldwin
Melissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir
Laura Lepzinski and Ethan Burgess
Tracy Tanovich and Michael Chau
Andrea Best and Trevor Young
Ameena Sheikh and Aaron VanCleave
Lisa Moore and Justin Gaumond
Kendra Moyle and Steven Pottenger
Amanda Dobbs and Joseph Jacobsen
Molly Aaron and Daniyel Cohen
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
It seems like McLaughlin and Brubaker are really lying low this season compared to last and wonder if that is Mr. Nicks doing or a result of the disasterous skates at Worlds. They had a decent GP and felt like they deserves bronze at (gp china?). I expect them to skate really well this year, as redemption for last year. My prediction for the second spot is Inoue and Baldwin, I think they are our next best bet for a decent finish internationally. Sure they aren't perfect, but they rarely fall apart and have Olympic experience.
did I miss something? what happened to vise and trent?
really hoping Caydee and Jeremy keep it together and make the team... and that Amanada and Mark move up at least a spot... And Brooke and Ben! I want them to rock it outta the arena and make the Olympics
I can't choose! UGH!
Moving up the testing structure
I guess you did, Tonichelle They split last April, and while she was planning on skating with Don Baldwin (John Baldwin's brother), he retired.
Originally Posted by Tonichelle
LOL! guess I should start paying attention.
I think it would be neat if all three medalists came from Florida! Denney & Barrett, Evora & Ladwig, and Tanovich & Chau. It would be very unlikely, but would make interesting news.
I don't think McL/Bru were a disaster. I don't know what you mean by 'laying low'? It's not like they get continuous hype about a marriage proposal.
Originally Posted by Tinymavy15
I do think they are not a part of elite international Pairs, but neither are any US Pair Teams. They just happen to be the best the US has to offer at this time. We'll see if they can hold on to that soon.
Crushing on Hanyu, Abbott, Kozuka, & Farris <3
M/B may be the best the USA has to offer from a PCS standpoint, but from a TES standpoint, I think D/B are the better team . . . they're so consistent and reliable on the side-by-side jumps and throw jumps. Sadly, they seem to be the Rachael Flatt of US pairs skating to M/B's Alissa Czisny as US Nationals showed last season when a very flawed M/B beat a clean D/B. If Caydee and Jeremy could spend more time taking ballet training and focus on extending their lines (their posture needs A LOT of improvement), show more connection between each other and better connection with the music, and add more complex choreography and transitions, they could be the US #1 team.
Originally Posted by Joesitz
Last edited by museksk8r; 01-10-2010 at 08:15 PM.
In looking at the practice groups today I do not see Tanovich/Chau listed. Did I miss some news?
OOPS Didn't see the 5th group. My bad.
Last edited by A.H.Black; 01-10-2010 at 08:33 PM.
I'm really hoping the podium is:
Keauna & Rockne
Caydee & Jeremy
Amanda & Mark or Brooke & Ben