Erika Smith & AJ Reiss | Golden Skate

Erika Smith & AJ Reiss

tulosai

Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 21, 2011
Erika Smith and AJ Reiss are American pair skaters.

Erika was born on 26 July 1989 in Busan (South Korea).

AJ was born on 3 February 1992 in New Brunswick, NJ .

They teamed up in 2015 and so far have participated in three US Nationals (their best results is the 6th place in 2016) and in two ISU CS events (Nebelhorn Trophy 2016 and Ondrej Nepela Trophy 2017).

Erika's former partner was Nathan Bartholomay. AJ previously skated with Brynn Carman, Jessica Pfund and Jaclyn Famiglietti.

Erika and AJ are coached by Larry Ibarra.

Last updated on 30 January 2019 by Mohacz​


ISU Bio
http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00055081.htm

Social Media
Erika's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/itsme.erikachoismith/ (private account)
Erika's Twitter - https://twitter.com/search?q=@ErikaChoiSmith&src=typd
AJ's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ajreiss92/
AJ's Twitter - https://twitter.com/ajreiss92
AJ's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/areiss1

Personal Best Results starting from 2018/2019 season
SP: TBD
FS: TBD
TS: TBD

Personal Best Results pre 2018/2019 season
SP: 56.20 (ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2016)
FS: 92.64 (ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2016)
TS: 148.84 (ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2016)

Programs and Videos
2018/2019
SP: "Love is a *****" by Two Feet
FS: Selections from "Beauty and the Beast" by Alan Menken

2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
2017/2018
SP: "Something" by The Beatles
FS: Main Title: Prologue ("Beauty and the Beast" OST) by Alan Menken; Evermore ("Beauty and the Beast" OST) by Alan Menken; Ouverture ("Beauty and the Beast" OST) by Alan Menken

2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
SP: no video found
FS: no video found​
2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy, Bratislava
SP: no video found
FS: no video found​

2016/2017
SP: "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John
FS: Music from "Maleficent" by James Newton Howard / "Once Upon a Dream" by Lana Del Rey

2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, Oberstdorf
2015/2016
SP: no information found
FS: no information found

2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
SP: no video found
FS: no video found​

Results:
2018/2019
2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships - 9 (162.52)
SP: 10 (56.25)
FS: 8 (106.27)​

2017/2018
2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships - 10 (159.03)
SP: 11 (50.95)
FS: 8 (108.08)​
2017 CS Ondrej Nepela Trophy, Bratislava - 6 (134.25)
SP: 6 (45.86)
FS: 6 (88.39)​

2016/2017
2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships - 7 (159.59)
SP: 6 (59.30)
FS: 7 (100.29)​
2016 CS Nebelhorn Trophy, Oberstdorf - 5 (148.84)
SP: 4 (56.20)
FS: 5 (92.64)​

2015/2016
2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships - 6 (152.18)
SP: 6 (51.09)
FS: 5 (101.09)​

Miscellanea
Original Post
I watched these two at Nebelhorn and actually think they looked really good for having been together only about a year. I found out they did compete at Nationals last year but I don't have any memory of seeing them there at the time.

This is their current Free Skate to Malificent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHKR8leSS-8
And their Short to 'Tiny Dancer': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFOjR5Ja_kU

Some of the elements do still need work but they have some neat lifts and a really nice energy and dynamic on the ice.
 
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Crossover

All Hail the Queen
Record Breaker
Joined
Oct 31, 2014
Thanks for the creation. They were interesting to watch at Nebelhorn Trophy. I have no idea about their previous partnership or career except their 6th placement at Nationals 2016, but their skate drew me to want to know about them and to cheer for them. :)
 

tulosai

Record Breaker
Joined
Dec 21, 2011
I really enjoyed their SP at Nationals! Hopefully they'll stick together and give us some more lovely programs next year!
 
Joined
Jan 24, 2006
Country
Poland
I've updated their OP. Unfortunately, there's little information about them in the Internet. They have neither Wikipedia nor USFS Fan Zone entries. Last season they participated in US Nationals and one ISU CS event, but the videos were eliminated by YT. Anyway, I hope the data I've found will help you get familiar with this couple.

Good luck at the Nationals!
 
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