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Thread: Marissa Castelli and Mervin Tran pair up.

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    Marissa Castelli and Mervin Tran pair up.


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    Interesting. I wonder about their size difference, since I've only seen her next to the very large Shnapir. Too bad Canada won't get to hang on to such a talented pairs skater.

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    I am happy for both Marissa and Mervin. Two very talented skaters! Wishing them much
    success in their new partnership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demarinis5 View Post
    I am happy for both Marissa and Mervin. Two very talented skaters! Wishing them much
    success in their new partnership.
    Totally agree. I really look forward to seeing these two skate as partners.

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    Now, this is a fascinating pairing. I hope it works out spectacularly for both of them.

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    Mervin Tran is 1.75m
    Marissa 1.52m

    For those guessing

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    I really wanted to see Mervin come back and skate, he's too talented to be sitting on the side lines, I'm so happy he's found a partner but sad he isn't skating for Canada.

    Must suck for him to switch around countries all the time, hopefully he can now settle down. Good luck to the two of them!

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    Mervin will have skated for three countries, but he will have been coached by Bruno Marcotte in Montreal for all three pairings! Even with Marissa, he will be part time in Montreal.

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    Super happy that Marissa found a partner, I'm hoping for good things from these two! I think it's a very good sign that she admitted that the logistical problems would have been a good excuse not to pair up but they were working so well together that it would be worth the headache. Really really hoping she is happier and successful with Mervin.

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    Congratulations to both of them. They're too talented to be left in limbo. Maybe I shouldn't say this as a Canadian, but I hope Skate Canada releases Tran so he'll have an opportunity to skate and possibly get good results. If his partnerships here aren't working out for him, it's time to let him go.

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    This is a pairing I could never have imagined before reading the announcement, but fascinating it is. For one thing, it make take them some time to find a style they can call their own. But I am pleased to see they are sticking with Julia Marcotte for their choreography. Lots to look forward to with this pairing...

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    Wishing them all the best!

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    I love Marissa, so I wish her all the best with her new partner.

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    I really wonder whether or not Skate Canda will make this difficult for them. I could see it going either way. On the one hand, Canada has a much more successful pair at the top with D/R than the US and both MT/M 2.0 and Dylan's new partnership are at least promsing on paper. And its not like Mervin didn't try to get a Canadian partner. Plus, his height is somewhat of a limitation. So perhaps, they'll view him as somewhat expendable at this point.

    On the other hand, D/R are not young, the new MT/M teams are unproven (and they'll be dealing with Russia for a release of Lubov) and there's little to no depth down the pairs ranks- actually significantly less than the US where our top 7 teams from Nationals could have all been competitive in Sochi with their #3 L/S (who are also split). So I could see Canada being hesitant to expeditiously gift one of their stronger pairs skaters to America's 2 time National champion/best pairs girl when they're planing to train largely in Montreal.

    She's fabulous though so I am selfishly glad it sounds like she wouldn't bend on the representing the US issue.

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    It'll be interesting to see how this develops. I like them both, just never really thought of them together until now. The height difference is about perfect. Perhaps happiness will even add to Marissa's already wonderful skating. Wishing them the best. And many safe road trips!

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