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    Ashley Cain-Gribble & Timothy LeDuc

    Ashley Elizabeth Cain was born on July 22, 1995 in Carrollton, Texas. Timothy LeDuc was born on May 4, 1990 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They are the 2019 US Pairs champions, winners of the 2018 US International FS Classic and 2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy, 2018 Four Continents silver medalists and 2017 U.S. national bronze medalists. Earlier in her career Ashley also competed in single skating, becoming the 2013 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist and 2012 U.S. Junior silver medalist.

    After switching to pairs, she skated with Sergei Sidorov and Joshua Reagan. Ashley is the daughter of Peter Cain, an Australian former pair skater who competed at the 1980 Olympics, and Darlene, a Canadian former ice dancer. She is also the niece of Elizabeth Cain and the cousin of Sean Carlow who competed for Australia in pair skating and men's singles, respectively. Timothy's former partners include Lauren Gifford, Cassie Andrews and Dee Dee Leng. After finishing his partnership with Dee Dee in 2014, LeDuc skated with his sister for two years in Willy Bietak ice shows on Royal Caribbean cruise ships. After completing his contract in March 2016, he decided to return to competition. Following a suggestion from U.S. Figure Skating's Mitch Moyer, LeDuc tried out with Ashley Cain in May 2016. On May 23, 2016, they confirmed their intention to compete together. The pair is coached by Ashley's father, Peter Cain, in Euless, Texas.

    Last updated on 20 August 2019 by Mohacz
    3 May 2019 by dorispulaski
    12 April 2019 by Mohacz

    ISU bio
    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00101521.htm

    Social Media
    Ashley
    https://www.instagram.com/icegirlash/
    https://www.facebook.com/ashley.cain.961
    https://twitter.com/icegirlash

    Personal Best Score starting from 2018-2019
    SP: 67.49 (ISU Four Continents Championships 2019)
    FS: 129.33 (ISU Four Continents Championships 2019)
    TS: 196.82 (ISU Four Continents Championships 2019)

    Personal Best Score pre 2018-2019
    SP: 66.76 (ISU Four Continents Championships 2018)
    FS: 123.85 (ISU Four Continents Championships 2018)
    TS: 190.61 (ISU Four Continents Championships 2018)

    Programs and Videos
    2019/2020
    SP: “A Storm is Coming” by Tommee Profitt; choreo by Misha Ge
    FS: "Experience" by Ludovico Einaudi and music from the "Moonlight" soundtrack; choreo by Pasquale Camerlengo
    Ex:

    2019 CS U.S. International FS Classic
    SP:
    FS:
    2019 Skate Detroit
    2018-2019
    SP: "Bella Belle” by the Electric Swing Circus; choreo by Pasquale Camerlengo
    LP: "W.E." soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski, choreo by P. Camarlengo
    Ex: "Get Up" by Leah LeDuc

    2019 World Team Trophy2019 World Championships2019 Four Continents Championships2019 US Nationals2018 CS Golden Spin of ZagrebGP Skate AmericaCS Ondrej Nepela Trophy2017-2018
    SP: "I'll Take Care of You" by Joe Bonamassa
    LP: "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack ("Bang Bang", "Young and Beautiful", "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody"

    ISU Four Continents ChampionshipsGP Cup of China2018 U.S. ChampionshipsCS Lombardia TrophyCS Nebelhorn2016-2017
    SP: "I Put a Spell on You" by Jay Hawkins performed by Annie Lennox
    LP: "The Prayer" performed by Andrea Boccellli and Celine Dion

    ISU World Team Trophy2017 U.S. Championships
    2016 Golden Spin
    CS Nebelhorn Trophy2016 MidAtlantics2016 Cranberry Open
    Results

    Competition SP FS FR (TS)
    2019/2020
    2019 GP Internationaux de France

    TBD
    2019 GP Skate America

    TBD
    2019 U.S. International FS Classic

    TBD
    2019 Skate Detroit 2 (63.28) WD WD
    2018/2019
    2019 World Team Trophy (individual / team result) 5 (66.91) 5 (125.24) 1 (192.15)
    2019 World Championships 9 (66.93) 9 (126.88) 9 (193.81)
    2019 Four Continents Championships 4 (67.49) 4 (129.33) 4 (196.82)
    2019 U.S. National Championships 2 (70.47) 1 (141.89) 1 (212.36)
    2018 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 2 (64.34) 5 (105.33) 5 (169.67)
    2018 GP Rostelecom Cup 7 (58.79) 6 (111.50) 6 (170.29)
    2018 GP Skate America 4 (57.72) 2 (117.34) 2 (175.06)
    2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy 1 (65.68) 1 (115.88) 1 (181.56
    2018 CS US International FS Classic 1 (59.10) 1 (113.95) 1 (173.05)
    2017/2018
    2018 Four Continents Championships 1 (66.76) 2 (123.85) 2 (190.61)
    2018 U.S. National Championships 8 (60.03) 4 (127.11) 4 (187.14)
    2017 GP Cup of China 7 (53.15) 6 (101.21) 6 (154.36)
    2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 10 (55.47) 5 (120.88) 7 (176.35)
    2017 CS Lombardia Trophy 4 (60.56) 5 (105.76) 4 (166.32)
    2016/2017
    2017 World Team Trophy 5 (59.57) 5 (104.23) 3 (97)
    2017 Four Continents Championships 9 (62.58) 10 (106.29) 9 (168.87)
    2017 U.S. National Championships 1 (69.33) 3 (115.08) 3 (184.41)
    2016 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 4 (56.60) 2 (115.58) 3 (172.18)
    2016 CS Finlandia Trophy 6 (54.26) 4 (104.37) 4 (158.63)
    2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy 5 (52.40) 4 (98.00) 4 (150.40)

    Miscellanea
    January 2019 GS article - "Cain and LeDuc capture Pair's U.S. title"
    5 June 2018 FSO interview - http://figureskatersonline.com/news/...-their-groove/
    20 January 2017 GS article - https://goldenskate.com/2017/01/us-nats-pairs-sp/
    Icenetwork article: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2016/...ter-pairs-fray
    Meet Ashley Cain & Timothy LeDuc: Rewriting Their Story (video interview) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_NF9ZL1xWo

    Interviews
    2018 USFS Interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_NF9ZL1xWo
    2019 USFS Interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YfQMmV9DvY
    2018 December Skatetalk Interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBzeG0nbGDQ
    Last edited by Mohacz; 08-20-2019 at 01:32 PM. Reason: 2019 U.S. International FS Classic update

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    I thought she gave up on her pair career after her previous partnership didn't work out and only pursuits singles, but I get wrong. I haven't watched the clip listed yet. She is quite tall for pair female skater like almost 170 cm, so LeDuc must be tall and statuesque as well.

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    Ouch, rough skate (that second throw fall!) but lots of potential. Looking forward to watching them this year for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossover View Post
    I thought she gave up on her pair career after her previous partnership didn't work out and only pursuits singles, but I get wrong. I haven't watched the clip listed yet. She is quite tall for pair female skater like almost 170 cm, so LeDuc must be tall and statuesque as well.
    Yes honestly I always liked her better as a pairs skater but had no hope of her finding a partner again because of her height. I do think they seem to be managing her height okay so far though if they can manage to work out the throws- the lifts look fine and so did the twist.

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    THese two did their short at Nebelhorn today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6bNP-o2o_0

    Unfortunately they do still seem to be having a rough time with the throws but I think they look just fantastic for having just gotten together- they have such nice long lines!

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    Congrats to these two on placing FIRST at US Nationals in the short program!!!! I hope they can skate just as well in the free! They really have gelled amazingly!

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    Congratulations for winning the SP segment. I hope to see another good skate in the Free!

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    GREAT SP!!!!! Hopefully they will at least stay in the top 2 and go to Worlds! But an almost 4 point cushion is nice going into the LP!

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    Congrats on winning the SP! Keep fighting in the long and surely that Worlds berth is theirs!

    They have some of the highest scoring potential of any American pair besides S/K, and it is really refreshing to see a pair that finally gets its SBS right. Now if they manage to improve their triple twist then we could even see them at the Olympics! Excited for their future!

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    This was by far their best outing, and their best twist, too. Still time to work on it, but it's all coming together.
    And now, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b5Z6sTmM0k this is the kind of mindset I want to see from a top team.

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    So - is Ashley's height or their height difference the reason why the twist has problems, or is it an element that should still improve? Their lifts seemed to go fairly well.

    I am always excited anytime I see a pair that can do good SBS jumps - I feel like that is a weakness in a lot of U.S. pairs.

    Best of luck to them in the LP tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicfan80 View Post
    So - is Ashley's height or their height difference the reason why the twist has problems, or is it an element that should still improve? Their lifts seemed to go fairly well.

    I am always excited anytime I see a pair that can do good SBS jumps - I feel like that is a weakness in a lot of U.S. pairs.

    Best of luck to them in the LP tomorrow!
    Yes and yes. The height difference is a reason for a lot of the issues the team is still having, but regardless they can improve the twist (and also throws) through practice and focusing on the timing and getting that as good as possible to help them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicfan80 View Post
    So - is Ashley's height or their height difference the reason why the twist has problems, or is it an element that should still improve? Their lifts seemed to go fairly well.

    I am always excited anytime I see a pair that can do good SBS jumps - I feel like that is a weakness in a lot of U.S. pairs.

    Best of luck to them in the LP tomorrow!
    Well, they did get together only seven months ago, and their twist is evolving a lot each time they compete. Maybe the height plays a part in it? But Tim is fairly strong, and they seemd to match well. I think they can achieve a good twist in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicfan80 View Post
    So - is Ashley's height or their height difference the reason why the twist has problems, or is it an element that should still improve? Their lifts seemed to go fairly well.

    I am always excited anytime I see a pair that can do good SBS jumps - I feel like that is a weakness in a lot of U.S. pairs.

    Best of luck to them in the LP tomorrow!
    The other reason the twist has been harder is that Ashley had never done it before, in an interview she mentioned that she had only ever done a double with her earlier partner.

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    Congrats to Ashley and Tim on their 1st Nationals! I'm assuming that they will probably get selected to 4CCs - it will be an excellent experience for them.

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    While I wish they'd been able to get an extra 2 points and go into second, a third place finish at their first Nationals just 7 months after teaming up is an excellent result!!! I hope they'll be encouraged by this They should be very proud of how they skated!

    I also hope they will be able to go to 4CCs!

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    They are going to 4CCs and are first alternates for WC, so that's probably the best they could hope for!!

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    I thought they were a bright spot in an otherwise ho-hum pairs event. I tuned in only to watch them.

    Sure, there will need to be improvement, but can anyone doubt that will come? What they've done in a very short time is amazing.

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    I'm so pleased for them! Definitely the best that could be hoped for!

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukx5jWHNLRs

    Here's their free at Nats. It's a pity they had so many moments of indecision. You can see they had the triple loops in the short, the same with the throw lutz. The twist has good height already, only the catch is too crashy. And certainly skating as first place after the short seemed to put them in a hard spot. But it's good because they need the experience.

    Hoping for a better showing at 4CCs.

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