Denney and Coughlin ready to challenge for 2014 Sochi gold
What little offseason there is in figure skating is long finished for 2012 U.S. national pairs champions John Coughlin and Caydee Denney.
"The time off for the injury was our offseason," Coughlin said recently. "We have been working full-time now to be ready for the coming season and getting ready for (the 2014) nationals."
The pair skipped the 2013 U.S. national championships after it was determined Coughlin required surgery to repair a torn hip labrum....
Last edited by dorispulaski; 05-27-2013 at 06:14 AM.
Wicked Yankee Girl
You left the link out of your first post:
I think this is the article you meant (from the Gazette on May 20, 2013)?
It reports they are using Anastasia for the short and Casablanca for the LP.
Last edited by dorispulaski; 05-27-2013 at 06:16 AM.
But... they didn't talk at all about the Olympic gold in that article! Was it the journalist that chose that title without knowing how the real situation in Pairs is at the moment? We all know that V/T will win or, if V/T WD because of injury or fall a zillion times, S/S... D/C should be extremely satisfied with a top5 finish, considering the Canadians, P/T and the other Russians!
However, I wish them all the best, because I really like them as a pair and I hope they'll improve their PCS!
D/C might have a fight on their hands just winning Nationals with S/K if they continue to improve. Right now they don't do the big tricks D/C do but they have other things that they are already better at including better positions in lifts and a togetherness that can't be taught.
Wicked Yankee Girl
They might even have a problem with Castelli & Shnapir, not to mention the 7th incarnation of Brubaker & partner and Jr. World champions Denney & Frazier.
The trick is which 2 teams of that group will make it to Olympics & Worlds.
If Coughlin wanted a medal, he should probably have stayed with Caitlin Yankowskas.
As much as I am not their fan I guarantee you Denney & Coughlin will be one of those two teams. The USFSA and judges like them alot, and they arent the type to implode under pressure. the other spot will probably go to S/K, and S/k could even dethrone them as U.S Champs, but S/K could also be challenged for the 2nd spot by Castelli & Shnapir, Brubaker and whoever, and a couple other teams.
Amen! Caitlin's beautiful line, style, skating, etc., almost hid John's heavy "look" on the ice (just couldn't think of a nice way of expressing how I feel about JC's skating). I wish she could find a good partner and get back in competition.
Originally Posted by dorispulaski