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- Jul 3, 2018
2019 US Junior Pairs Champion Keenan Prochnow has retired, according to his partner Laiken's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMEGClihjUr/?igshid=pzkabhf40ir1
Laiken posted a lovely message remembering their partnership, and says that, with Keenan's support, she will now seek a new partner.
Best of luck to Laiken in finding a partner, and best of luck to Keenan in pursuing his dreams outside of skating.
Apologies for my choice of wording, I took 'step away from competitive skating' to mean 'retire' but you are quite right that they are not the same thing.In Keenan Prochnow's own Instagram post last night, he specifically mentioned that returning to competitive skating down the road is within the realm of possibility for him.
(Not a verbatim quote, but his meaning was unmistakable.)
Keenan's message did not use the word "retire."
When referring to Keenan, Laiken had not used the word "retire" either.
Keenan had very fond words for their partnership, and he wished Laiken nothing but the best.
Thanks! I have to look for the thread too, it's always buried somewhere. I wish all of new programs, retirements/splits, *and* coaching changes, were in Sticky threads, so that people know where to post info. I'm going to edit Boyang's coaches into the OP now.Not sure where the coaching changes thread is anymore, but more of an addendum. An update to Jin's coaching team:
I'm sorry about that. Granted, they weren't at their best at Worlds (and they're not a top pair) but I always liked to watch them. A pity.
That's so sad, she's such a lovely skater Still can't forgive the Chinese Skating Fed. for splitting Yu/Jin up, I think it was really short-sighted of them (for the record, I really like Peng, I just felt like the Yu/Jin pairing was better overall). And it is sad that she is leaving the sport with some regrets. But, like Yu said, there are no "what-ifs" in real life, so no point in dwelling on it. I wish Yu all the best in the future, whatever she may choose to do.