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    Post tryout: Brubaker will sit out season

    Phillip Hersh is reporting on twitter

    Figure skating scoop: Rockne Brubaker is trying out Amanda Evora as a new partner this week. Both have made worlds with previous partners

    "It's going really well," Rockne Brubaker said in a text of the tryout with Evora, which will last until Saturday.


    I haven't seen this posted anywhere so I thought that I would share it.

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    what?!

    ETA - ok I see it now. if this is true I think it's kind of a raw deal for Mark. I mean, yes he found a new partner but the reason for their breakup on the ice was she was done with competing... what gives?!

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    I saw the same tweet.

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    WOW. I thought Amanda retired, I guess not. She would be perfect for Rockne tho.

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    Is "Retirement" a gentle way of leaving your partner these days?

    (Reminds me of Paul Simon's 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.)

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    I like Amanda Evora very much, but her inconsistent jumping skills kept Evora / Ladwig from winning the US Championship. I think she might fit well with Brubaker sizewise, but he can't help her land those sbs jumps.

    But I'd rather see Rockne skate with Amanda than not see Rockne skate at all.

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    Wow, I take a couple of hours off, and everything turns topsy-turvy. This is one of those events that makes me realize that I understand nothing. It would be great to see Amanda skate again, but the beauty of her lifts with Ladwig might not be reproduced, and as has been mentioned, she's not the best jumper. Well, onward! Yet another aspect of a fascinating upcoming season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    Is "Retirement" a gentle way of leaving your partner these days?

    (Reminds me of Paul Simon's 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.)

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    I read about this over on FSU! Honestly, I was pretty surprised, I thought Amanda wanted to be done with competitive skating. I can't help but feel a bit bad for Mark, although this isn't a totally rude blindside like the Denney/Coughlin situation.

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    True, and this *is* JUST a tryout...

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    I don't think we should assume the Evora/Ladwig breakup was a unilateral decision from Amanda. Let's face it, she and Mark had kind of reached, and probably passed, their peak as a team. Last season was not a good one for them, and the previous season was disappointing too. I would imagine they were probably both a bit frustrated with each other. Remember that Mark made mistakes in their skating too, it wasn't just Amanda. Add to that Amanda's probable desire to leave Florida after her personal breakup with Barrett, and I think that explains the end of the partnership.

    I'm glad to hear she's trying out with Rockne; I agree her jumping skills are highly suspect, but who knows, maybe a new partner/training situation could help. Personally I thought she and Mark were stuck in a rut with Peterson in Florida; a change of scene/coach/choreographer might make a difference. And she has the international experience and pairs skills that Mary Beth didn't have. It's probably worth a try; if Rockne has any hope of making Sochi, there's no time to gently break in and train another inexperienced partner. He needs someone ready to go. Same for Amanda, really.

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    Her tweet was "Amanda Evora ‏@Amanda_Evora
    Spent my Olympic excitement with a lil "Me and Ice" time yesterday. Can't wait for Opening Ceremonies! #nevergiveup #London2012"

    Wouldn't be surprised if she decided she did want to gun for Sochi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyria View Post
    Add to that Amanda's probable desire to leave Florida after her personal breakup with Barrett, and I think that explains the end of the partnership.
    not sure why that'd be, Jeremy moved away from FL this past... May(?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    not sure why that'd be, Jeremy moved away from FL this past... May(?)
    E/L announced their breakup in April. Who knows, though--maybe her personal situation was involved in the decision, maybe it wasn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    not sure why that'd be, Jeremy moved away from FL this past... May(?)
    true; Jeremy moved to Idaho.

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