Alexa Scimeca Knierim & Brandon Frazier

Arriba627

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Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Brandon Frazier are pair skaters representing the U.S.A. On March 31, 2020 they made the announcement that they would be forming their new partnership.

Alexa was born on June 10, 1991 in Addision, Illinois, U.S.A. With her former partner and husband (Chris Knierim, whom she married in 2016), Alexa was a 2018 Olympic bronze medalist in the team event, a two-time medalist at Four Continents (2014, 2016), and a three-time U.S. national champion (2015, 2018, 2020). From 2012 to the end of the 2017/2018 season, Alexa and Chris trained with Dalilah Sappenfield. After a short time with Aljona Savchenko, she and Chris changed training environments and were coached by Jenni Meno and Todd Sand. Chris retired at the end of the 2019/2020 season.

Brandon was born on November 19, 1992 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. Brandon and his former partner, Haven Denney, originally teamed up as roller skaters but switched to ice in 2004. They skated together from 2005-2008 and teamed up again in 2011 until the end of the 2019/2020 season, missing the 2015/2016 season because of a knee injury sustained by Haven. Together they were three-time Skate America medalists (2014, 2016, 2019), 2017 U.S. national champions, and the 2013 World Junior champions. They were most recently coached by John Zimmerman and Silvia Fontana. Previous coaches include Ingo Steuer, Dalilah Sappenfield, and Jim Peterson.

Alexa and Brandon are being coached by Jenni Meno and Todd Sand, and their training base is Great Park Ice & Sport Complex in Irvine, CA.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

ISU Biography

Wikipedia
Alexa -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexa_Scimeca_Knierim
Brandon -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Frazier

USFSA FanZone
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...r/-nbsp-alexa-knierim-and-brandon-frazier/344

Rinkresults
Alexa -- http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=17066
Brandon-- http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=32376

SOCIAL MEDIA
Alexa's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/alexa_knierim/
Alexa's Twitter - https://twitter.com/alexa_knierim
https://lexxskatedesigns.com
Brandon's Twitter - https://twitter.com/brandon_f1992
Brandon's Instagram - https://instagram.com/brandon_f1992


PROGRAMS AND VIDEOS

2020/2021
SP: "In the End" by Tommee Profitt; "Too Far Gone" by Hidden Citizens; choreo by Renee Roca
FS: "Fall on Me: by Andrea Bocelli; "Immersive Light of Love" by Karl Hugo; choreo by Renee Roca

2020 Skate America FS

2020 ISP Points Challenge SP Opportunity 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOIYfg4t-qc
2020 ISP Points Challenge Opportunity 2 FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0ieAApKBAA

2020 ISP Points Challenge Opportunity 1 SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsVAN3BDIi8
2020 ISP Points Challenge Opportunity 1 FS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvLE5T_ckxg



MISCELLANEOUS VIDEO CLIPS

29 August 2020 - USFS Game “Just How Well Do They Know Each Other”.
https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/1311012034968862720?s=20

30 August 2020 https://www.instagram.com/p/CEg0GFpJfP9/

5 August 2020 - https://www.instagram.com/p/CDgvs1oJCfW/

3 August 2020 - https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/1290303016751394816?s=20


Competitive History


CompetitionSPFSTotal
2020/2021
2020 Skate America1 (74.19)1 (140.58)1 (214.77)
2020 ISP Challenge #22 (71.15)2 (129.60)2 (200.75)
2020 ISP Challenge #12 (69.59)2 (129.72)2 (199.31)

ARTICLES
Alexa and Brandon provide the details of how they made the decision to form their new partnership.
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...and-brandon-frazier-announce-partnership.aspx
https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2020/04/01/alexa-knierim-brandon-frazier-new-figure-skating-pair/
 
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el henry

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Thank you for starting this, @Arriba627!:rock:

Let's see what Alexa and Brandon can do with the new partnership; looking good so far for such a new pair(y)
 

Arriba627

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Thank you for starting this, @Arriba627!:rock:

Let's see what Alexa and Brandon can do with the new partnership; looking good so far for such a new pair(y)
You're welcome. They deserve it! I just rewatched their ISP programs again and said "Dang, they are lookin' good", considering how long they've been working together. True confessions -- I've been thinking for a while that I wanted to see Brandon or Danny O'Shea with Alexa. Of course, their loyalty is well known, so I figured it would never, ever happen! See, never say never! :hap10:
 

sunn1ly

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Huge congratulations on Alexa and Brandon and their nerves of steel, performing so good on their first event. I have alway thought that she is the best US pair girl and about Brandon I have always this calm feeling that he will do his elements, he is not a performer but he is so reliable always on point. I love Chris, I like so many of their programs and elements. I am glad he took the right decision to take care of his health and life after competitive career and now as a coach I think he can give Alexa the support the advices and the understanding and the calmn she is needing. Basically Alexa has now too partners , one on the ice and one around the rink that send her energy and can always work with her on some crazy lift ideas and give her the right words and support. I guess the thought of pairing Brandon and Alexa has crossed the mind of many people and here we are, we were right, hope they continue to prove us so. Good luck and hope we see many more 🤞 successful competitions.
 

cptnhastings

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I really loved them both in their old partnerships. I'm kinda sad for Haven, but I really think Haven and Chris were the weak spots for the two pairs in the individual jumps, so I'm thinking things might work out so much better with this twosome. And so far so good. Pairs is my #1 discipline so I'm hoping they can try to work hard and make a podium at the Olympics or Worlds.
 
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