First- too bad about the split, but I totally understand where Reagan is coming from, wanting a partner 100% dedicated to pairs skating. Cain seems to be doing pretty well in singles, winning the US jr silver medal so not too concerned about her. I think she'll be fine.
As for forum posters ALREADY wanting to pair Reagan up with Yankowskas...really, if it wasn't all so ridiculous I'd laugh.
I AM SO SAD. i was already a fan and was so looking forward to them improving in the future! they had such a nice quality about their skating and were very mature for their first season as seniors. such a bummer i wish them both the best of luck. ashley has me already a fan as a singles skater so i'm glad i'll still be seeing that. she's such a pretty skater.
Isn't Ashley a bit tall for a Ladies Pairs skater?
Not surprised. When I saw them at JGPF a couple of years ago, I thought she was relatively tall then, and told my fellow competition-watcher that if she grew much at all, the size difference was going to shrink to the point where it would be a problem. She's got to be at least 5'-5" maybe 5'-6".
I think ivy means Josh and Caitlin.
I hear Cain was shocked by Josh's decision and never even knew it was coming! She was committed to skating with him their entire career.
I believe Ashley is only 16 years old.
She's 17. The 6 mos older was with regard to Caitlin
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Thanks this is my first time to post anything. I just looked on Ashley Cain's Team USA bio. She is 16, so she is quite young. She still has time to find a taller partner with better skating skills.
Sorry to hear this, especially seeing how obvious it was at this year's Nationals how good they were, both technically & artistically, but especially the former. I honestly felt worried for my fav pair Donlan & Speroff because I could see Cain & Reagan overtaking them in the future with the consistency they have on their technical goods, though D&S are better artistically. But as jumps are harder to learn & maintain they, C&R, obviously had the greater advantage. Jmho.
That said, I think Reagan may end up kicking himself in the future (or even going back to Cain) because she's a better jumper than Caitlin imho.
And remember it's not necessarily a huge "height" difference that makes a better pair, rather the strength of the male pair partner (aka Han & Coughlin). Jmho.
Good Luck to them BOTH! (:^)