As the self-appointed US pairs spokeswoman, I thought I would do my civic duty
I got a thought the other day after browsing so many message boards where people were consistantly putting down the US pairs teams.
Anywho, my idea was to write to IFS and Blades on Ice trying to get them to do a cover story (or any story) for that matter on the top US pairs teams. Everyone is too caught up in the fact that so many of the US pairs want instant gratification and they don't achieve great results in their 1st season, they split.
Rena and John, Katie and Garrett, Tiff and Phil, and Jenny and John have been working their butts off and will only continue to improve. I really think it would be interesting to hear from the top US teams on how to stay together and be patient and share some of their stories. I just think this would be a really great read and give everyone some insight into the top US teams who don't get much publicity anyways because of the current state of US pairs program not being at the best.
If you would like to see the US pairs featured in a story please contact the following people...
Blades on Ice: firstname.lastname@example.org