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Alexa Scimeca & Chris Knierim
I was fairly surprised when I saw that Alexa and Chris did not have a fan fest as they are probably the most famous American pair right now! I've really grown to like them this season (mostly due to the fact that I saw them in person-the first quad twist at nationals!-and met them), and, as honorary members of the world top 10, they need a fan fest, so here it is!
ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00034201.htm
Their tracings.net entry
2014-15/2015-16 SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buycqcJOD9g
2014-15 FS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lB8CgsmIns
2014-15 EX #2 (US nats & worlds only-couldn't find the GP one): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMAxHBfgCRk
What's Up World Team (Josh Farris is also in this): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkDt9GxweRk
Alexa & Chris lip-syncing "You're the One that I Want" from Grease: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMllpiZs8mQ
If anyone finds the exhibition they used on the GP, please post it!
May 2015 Update
Facebook fan page:
SP El Tango de Roxanne from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack by various artists
FS An American in Paris by George Gershwin, orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein
2015 World Team Trophy SP
2015 World Team Trophy FS, youtube by sabinfire. Personal best FS 127.87 and total score 192.09
2015 Worlds SP British Eurosport
2015 Worlds FS British Eurosport
2015 Four Continents SP
2015 Four Continents FS by sabinfire
2015 US Nationals SP
2015 US Nationals FS
2014 TEB SP British Eurosport
2014 TEB FS
2014 Skate America SP
2014 Skate America FS British Eurosport
2014 Nebelhorn Trophy SP
2014 Nebelhorn Trophy FS
2014 Nebelhorn Victory Ceremony
2014 US International Classic SP
2014 US International Classic FS
2014 International Classic Kiss and Cry SP
2014 International Classic Kiss and Cry FS
Some brief shots of.Alexa and Chris in this highlight reel
SP Papa, Can You Hear Me? by Michel Legrand
FS Ever After soundtrack by George Fenton
2014 Four Continents Championships SP Personal best SP 66.04
2014 Four Continents Championships FS
2014 US Nationals SP
2013 Cup of China. SP
2013 Cup of China FS
2013 GP Rostelecom Cup FS Season's FS 114.14 and best total score 173.70
2013 Nepela Trophy FS
SP Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven
FS Life Is Beautiful (soundtrack) by Nicola Piovani
2013 World Championships SP Season's best SP 55.73
2013 World Championships FS Season's best FS 117.78 and total score 173.51
Alexa and Chris withdrew from 2013 Four Continents, citing an injury to Alexa's foot
2013 US Nationals SP
2013 US Nationals FS
2012 NHK. SP British Eurosport
2012 NHK FS
2012 Skate Detroit SP
2015 - World Team Trophy - 1st (team)
2015 World Championships 7 7 7 (185.81)
2015 Four Continents Championships 5 5 5 (187.98)
2015 U.S. Championships 1. 1. 1 (210.49)
2014 Trophée Eric Bompard 4 3 4 (179.32)
2014 Skate America 4 4 4 (168.62)
2014 Nebelhorn Trophy 3 3 3 (166.10)
2014 U.S. International Classic 2 1 1 (163.24)
2014 Four Continents Championships 2 4 3 (170.35)
2014 U.S. National Championships 5 4 4 (189.67)
2013 Rostelecom Cup 5 6 6 (173.70)
2013 Cup of China 4 6 5 (161.72)
2013 Ondrej Nepela Memorial 2 3 3 (153.34)
2013 World Championships 12 9 9 (173.51)
2013 U.S. National Championships 3 1 2 (172.75)
2012 NHK Trophy 5 4 4 (163.10)
2013 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals 1 1 1 (158.63)
2012 Coupe Internationale de Nice 1 2 1 (156.00)
2012 Skate Detroit 2. 3. 3. ( 156.68 )
With Previous Partners
Andrea Poapst & Chris Knierim
2011 Ice Challenge FS
Brynn Carmen & Chris Knierim
2008 Quad Twist
Alexa Scimeca & Ivan Dimitrov
2011 Holiday Dreams on Ice
2015 Frenchie Skate EX You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker
2015 World Team Trophy EX Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper & Macho Man by The Village People
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knblGnNHysc by sabinfire
2015 World Championships EX- You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker
2014 Skate America Gala - Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper & Macho Man by The Village People
2014 TEB Gala -Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper & Macho Man by The Village People
2014 Four Continents EX Grease soundtrack (Hopelessly Devoted to You, You're the One That I Want, Summer Nights)
2013 Cup of China Gala - Grease soundtrack (Hopelessly Devoted to You, You're the One That I Want, Summer Nights)
2012 NHK EX Just a Kiss by Lady Antebellum
Golden Skate Articles and Threads
June 2015: Thread "Moskvina & Knierim"
Interview Jan 2015: " Scimeca and Knierim ‘get it done’" By Paula Slater
Associated Thread :
Jan 2015 thread. America's Scimeca & Knierim to.do Quad Twist in their Free Skate
Apr 2014 Thread: Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim are engaged
Nov 2013 Thread: Anyone know why Chris Knierim is stuck in China?http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...stuck-in-China
Alexa and Chris Earn Silver at 2013 US Championships FS Report
Nov 2012 NHK Alexa and Chris's GP Debut in the SP
Thread Nov. 2012 Scimeca & Knierim get NHK invite when Cain & Reagan withdraw due to injury
January 2011 Proapst and Knierim take silver in Juniors at US Nationals
January 2010 Alba & Knierim finish fourth in junior pairs at US Nationals
January 2009 Carmen & Knierim take silver in Junior Pairs
2007 Brynn Carmen, age 12, and Knierim, age 19, take fourth in Novices
Other articles and Media
#WhatsUpWorldTeam 2015 - USFS
Pre 2015 Worlds Interview: "Scimeca, Knierim ready to make splash in Shanghai"
Post 2015 US Nationals article: "Scimeca, Knierim make history en route to pairs title"
SP article included: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...late-dad-proud
Another SP article: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/...nierim-to-lead
Pre 2015 US Nationals interview
Pre 2014 TEB interview
Scimeca and Knierim finish fourth at Skate America (three articles)
Scimeca & Knierim win 2014 US International Classic
Alexa & Chris lip-syncing "You're the One that I Want" from Grease- USFS
TSL interview with Chris and Alexa
Skating Actable One USFS
Skating Actable November USFS
US Figure Skating - Get to Know Alexa Scimeca
Destination Sochi Family Tree-Alexa on the importance of Family USFS
Last edited by dorispulaski; 06-23-2015 at 03:28 PM.
Usually i dont watch pairs , but their sp was GORGEOUS. especially the music and the fact that they feel it sooo much. Plus they have good chemistry. 😍 about the quad , it was in the fs?? Do other pairs perform quads too??
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Yes, other pairs do them, but they were the first American pair to do one. It was in the FS (not allowed in the SP).
still fangirling for Toller...
I do not follow pairs either, but I love Alexa's personality shines through, so I also like watching them. Plus anyone who loves cats as much as Alexa does deserves a fan thread.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Alexa and Chris have to be the skating patron saints of the Le Cafe Cat Avatar thread
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Originally Posted by dorispulaski
Yes. Yes, this must be so.
(LOL, actually probably just Alexa as Chris said in a video he was more of a dog person, but she is enough to cover both! One look at her cat-filled social media pages is enough to confirm that!)
Originally Posted by Layback11
He put a costume on the cat to propose to her with, that means he gets along with the cat well enough to put a costume on the cat. Ever try that? He is more of a cat person than he admits.
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Originally Posted by StitchMonkey
I have indeed not attempted to dress a cat (I actually have never had a cat), so that would explain my lack of knowledge. 😃
still fangirling for Toller...
Nutjob On Ice
No. Alexa and Chris train in Colorado Springs with Dalilah Sappenfield. Sammi trains in New York with Mary Lynn Geldermann. They may know each other, though.
Originally Posted by el henry
They have announced their new music for next season.
The SP is going to be by Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Not sure if it will be with lyrics but I am guessing so, because they mention the lyrics as what is meaningful to them from the song.
Their FS will be from Elizabeth: The Golden Age but with multiple tracks.
More can be found here.
Thank you Thank you Layback11. I love this team and was really sad they did not have a Fanfest either:(. I have found this forum is less supportive of this team for some reason and more supportive of others but I guess that happens. They set several national records this year it is so exciting!! For US pairs hold the highest scores ever earned! They are amazing people, not the typical skater with rich families so I have read. They have only three seasons together that is incredible and with injuries it is amazing what they have accomplished! They work hard both graduated school this year too! In a relationship so staying together engaged. They should have our full support but it often seems they don't get it? Maybe it is me?? I so respect that! Helping to really win WTT so exciting who would have expected!! It is time the US supports them! I was disappointed to see that they were not really highlighted as the other team at World's either even though they scored higher in the US highlight video of World's. They placed higher and again another record for the US with the Quad twist at Worlds and a good one. I find them exciting and really cool people!! I relate I guess as a young person having to work hard and support myself. So much success Doing this on their own basically so I respect that! Can't wait for their year ahead! Thanks again for starting this!!!
It is exciting and they deserve much better!!
I think it is cool they skate to Nothing else Matters. It speaks to their passion for the sport and each other and that haters don't matter! Their love of the sport and their own dreams do and that is all that matters. That is how I take it anyway. GO Alexa and Chris!!
I don't know if it is lack of support so much as they kinda slipped through the cracks.
Originally Posted by skatemouse
For year they were Sappenfield's second team behind Denney/Coughlin, so they got less attention. Their first trip to worlds was when their training mates pulled out for injury, so they did not get the same attention as if they were named to the team at nationals. They were however the USA's highest ranked pair at that worlds.
They also had injuries the Olympic season, so again they kinda were not on the radar.
Come this season and they had to overcome the human interest factor of having two new pairs teams that had siblings of other skaters. In one corner they have Haven Denney, the sister of who they used to play second to, who is a former World Junior Champion. In the other corner, they have their other training mates, who again, is a sister (Maddie) of a current skater (Max Aaron). So they came into this season the highest ranked American's but also battling good stories for attention. Being engaged only does so much to get attention. Both other couples had some exciting potential to them.
So in many ways they just had others that grabbed out attention more so. I don't think it was anything against them, just others got the attention.
The thing that is interesting, is that they seemed to have figured this out, and came into Nationals ready to fight, ready to win, and ready to capture our attention.
I think we will see some more support of them in the future. They are charming and likeable and pretty to look at. They also clearly are willing to do what it takes and take risks to get to the top. They said they were going to do the quad twist, they did. Now that they are not only number one, but the only couple in the USA with any quad, I think they will be given more love.
Floating in Blue
I uploaded a full HD version of S/K's FS from WTT (commentary removed).
I have also annotated my 'old' partial clip of S/K's FS to link to this new complete HD version.
2015 WTT - Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim FS HD (no commentary)
Wicked Yankee Girl