Ashley Cain-Gribble & Timothy LeDuc

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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 2019 and 2018 US International FS Classic and the 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 13 July 2020 by dorispulaski (fix links)
20 August 2019 by Mohacz
3 May 2019 by dorispulaski
12 April 2019 by Mohacz

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

Wikipedia
Ashley - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Cain-Gribble
Timothy - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_LeDuc

Rinkresults
Ashley - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=1306
Timothy - http://www.rinkresults.com/skater?skater_id=17249

tracings.net
http://tracings.net/cain-ledu.html

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

Timothy -
https://www.instagram.com/ty_leduc/



TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score205.58ISU CS U.S. Int'l Figure Skating Classic 2019
Personal Best Score Short Program76.23ISU CS U.S. Int'l Figure Skating Classic 2019
Personal Best Score Free Skating129.66ISU GP Internationaux de France 2019



TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score190.61ISU Four Continents Championships 2018
Personal Best Score Short Program66.76ISU Four Continents Championships 2018
Personal Best Score Free Skating123.85ISU 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

2020 US Nationals
2019 Golden Spin
2019 Skate America
2019 CS U.S. International FS Classic
no video found

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 Trophy
no video found​

2019 World Championships
2019 Four Continents Championships
2019 US Nationals
2018 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb
GP Skate America
CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy

2017-2018
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 Championships
GP Cup of China
2018 U.S. Championships
CS Lombardia Trophy
CS Nebelhorn
2016-2017

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 Trophy
2017 U.S. Championships
2016 Golden Spin
CS Nebelhorn Trophy
2016 MidAtlantics
2016 Cranberry Open
Competitive History

CompetitionSPFSTotal
2019/2020
2020 US Nationals3 (68.86)4 (128.26)4 (197.12)
2019 Golden Spin of Zagreb2 (64.34)5 (105.33)5 (169.57)
2019 GP Internationaux de France4 (66.12)4 (129.66)4 (195.78)
2019 GP Skate America3 (68.20))5 (109.34)5 (177.54)
2019 U.S. International FS Classic1 (76.23)1 (129.35)1 (205.58)
2019 Skate Detroit2 (63.28)WDWD
2018/2019
2019 World Team Trophy (individual / team result)5 (66.91)5 (125.24)1 (192.15)
2019 World Championships9 (66.93)9 (126.88)9 (193.81)
2019 Four Continents Championships4 (67.49)4 (129.33)4 (196.82)
2019 U.S. National Championships2 (70.47)1 (141.89)1 (212.36)
2018 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb2 (64.34)5 (105.33)5 (169.67)
2018 GP Rostelecom Cup7 (58.79)6 (111.50)6 (170.29)
2018 GP Skate America4 (57.72)2 (117.34)2 (175.06)
2018 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy1 (65.68)1 (115.88)1 (181.56
2018 CS US International FS Classic1 (59.10)1 (113.95)1 (173.05)
2017/2018
2018 Four Continents Championships1 (66.76)2 (123.85)2 (190.61)
2018 U.S. National Championships8 (60.03)4 (127.11)4 (187.14)
2017 GP Cup of China7 (53.15)6 (101.21)6 (154.36)
2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy10 (55.47)5 (120.88)7 (176.35)
2017 CS Lombardia Trophy4 (60.56)5 (105.76)4 (166.32)
2016/2017
2017 World Team Trophy5 (59.57)5 (104.23)3 (97)
2017 Four Continents Championships9 (62.58)10 (106.29)9 (168.87)
2017 U.S. National Championships1 (69.33)3 (115.08)3 (184.41)
2016 CS Golden Spin of Zagreb4 (56.60)2 (115.58)3 (172.18)
2016 CS Finlandia Trophy6 (54.26)4 (104.37)4 (158.63)
2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy5 (52.40)4 (98.00)4 (150.40)

Articles​


January 2019 GS article -
"Cain and LeDuc capture Pair's U.S. title"

5 June 2018 FSO interview -
http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2018/06/05/ashley-cain-and-timothy-leduc-find-their-groove/

20 January 2017 GS article -
https://goldenskate.com/2017/01/us-nats-pairs-sp/

Icenetwork article:
https://web.archive.org/web/2018062...the-inside-edge-cain-leduc-reenter-pairs-fray


Video Interviews

2018 USFS Interview - Meet Ashley Cain & Timothy LeDuc: Rewriting Their Story
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
 
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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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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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:hap57: 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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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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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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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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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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:cheer: 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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Congrats to these two on being assigned to World Team Trophy! Can't wait to see them again! :cheer:
 

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Congrats to these two on being assigned to World Team Trophy! Can't wait to see them again! :cheer:

What a great opportunity for them! :biggrin: I wonder what happened to Alexa and Chris. Maybe they want to take the time to rest and healing Alexa still needs to do.
 

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I LOVE this team! They get some bonus love for training in in my home state of Texas. Has anyone listened to their interview on Ice Talk with Jackie Wong? After listening to the interview, I adore this team even more. If I remember correctly, they hinted that that their LP would be upbeat. Since Serge is their choreographer, I wonder if they would do something in the Latin Ballroom style (e.g. cha-cha, samba, jive, etc.). He did a great job choreographing for Ashley and Timothy this season.

Ashley and Timothy have a great connection on the ice and seem to have a great working relationship and friendship too. They were very open and honest in the interview from people criticizing Ashley for being too tall for pairs skating (starting when she was 13) to the ridiculously rude and ignorant comments try-out partners and their parents made regarding Timothy being gay.
What they have accomplished in less than a year is remarkable! At the WTT, they showed great consistency in both programs with their jumps. It was very impressive how they recuperated after that super scary fall and proceeded with their LP. That fall could be the new video ad for the USFSA’s “Get Up” campaign:laugh: I can’t wait to see how they progress as a team.

Side note: Ashley and Timothy were fabulous cheerleaders at the WTT with the patriotic onesie and glitter beard.:hap10:
 

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I'm so excited that they got to go. I really feel the fed is really optimistic from how much they've managed to accomplish in a years time. It's almost mind boggling. They are on their way up.
 

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I really fell in love with this team at Nationals. I think they really show a lot of promise considering the short time they have been together...At Worlds, they were sitting in the row in front of me (at the opposite end), along with Ashley's father. They were taking in the action and enjoying themselves. I guess they were there just in case Alexa and Chris couldn't skate? Anyway, I look forward to seeing them next year.

Their cheerleading skills also show a lot of promise! :luv17:
 

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I just rewatched the WTT LP, and it was actually smoother than I remembered, since I was shocked by the fall. What an amazing recovery. They continued to do difficult elements safely, and got back into the program. It's a bizarre situation that we ended up with the one Olympic spot, which most likely belongs to Alexa and Chris. I hope Ashley and Tim will go to 2022. They have such nice matching lines already. Imagine what time will do for them. We could see true two-as-one skating.
 

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I'd say that the spot isn't just for Alexa and Chris. I think it will depend on the advances that Ashley and Tim make over the comping year, specifically if they make the Grand Prix and if they do well. They have an upward momentum that Chris and Alexa don't have. So time will tell, but if they continue to improve, they certainly have a solid chance.
 
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