Yankowskas and Reagan team up
The article is up on IceNetwork today.
They will train in Canton, Michigan with Johnny Johns and Marina Zoueva with David Kirby assisting from Dallas.
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
They did it! Well, good for them. Look forward to seeing their vids this summer! Big congratulations to both of them!
They will be working in Canton mainly with Johnny John but also with Marina Zoueva who will do their choreo (yay!). There was an interesting line from Zoueva:
"I am absolutely happy. Pairs is my favorite event. I like the choreography: more speed, more athletic, more in the air. For me, it's special."
Hmmm. Maybe Canton aims to rebuild US pairs as well as dance.
Last edited by Spun Silver; 03-22-2012 at 10:14 AM.
Off the ice
I guess we all knew this was coming... I hope this will work out for them!
This is good news! Wishing them well in the future.
Well, a tryout is only a tryout and nothing else, but I'm not surprised they actually chose to pair up.
Originally Posted by Buttercup
The article makes it sound like the instant he split with Cain, the tryout with Yankowskas was arranged, and thus the pairing. How "convenient".
All I can say is, YAY!! I am SO happy Caitlin will be competing again. I found the quote about her at last year's Worlds interesting: "All the talk backstage [in Moscow] was about the beautiful, new American girl, with people saying she was '[program] component rich.' " That was my thought exactly about Y/C at Worlds. They made quite a splash, I think, and hopefully Caitlin and Josh will be able to build on the international reputation she was starting to develop. Maybe it will give them a little boost. I think Denney/Coughlin's previous international experience definitely helped them immediately get the judges' attention.
I'm excited that Zoueva is part of the coaching team. That seems really promising. Interesting, too, her comments about pairs. Maybe this will give her a fun & inspiring break from all the ice dance choreography. If she can bring even a little of the magic she made with Gordeeva & Grinkov, we'll be in for a treat.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Y&C finished high enough to be seeded on the GP. Does that give Y&R any chance at a GP spot next fall provided they do a senior b to get a qualifying score?