Lorraine McNamara & Quinn Carpenter

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Ice dancers Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter represent the U.S. McNamara was born on February 18, 1999, in Washington, D.C., while Carpenter was born on February 24, 1996, in Bethesda, Maryland. They are the 2016 Junior World and Junior U.S. Champions.

Last updated: January 28, 2020 by dorispulaski

Their ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013356.htm
USFSA Fanzone bio: https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...bsp-lorraine-mcnamara-and-quinn-carpenter/152
Their archived icenetwork bio: https://web.archive.org/web/20180610000712/http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/team/mcnamara_carpenter
Lorraine's Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorraine_McNamara
Quinn's Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinn_Carpenter
Their tracings.net entry: http://www.tracings.net/mcna-carp.html

GoFundMe Link
https://www.gofundme.com/lorraineandquinn


SOCIAL MEDIA​


Official Web Site: http://mcnamara-carpenter.ice-dance.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/@mcnamaracarpent
Lorraine's Instagram:http://instagram.com/lorrainekmac
Facebook page for the team: https://www.facebook.com/lorraineandquinn


TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score183.47ISU CS 27th Nepela Memorial 2019
Personal Best Score Rhythm Dance78.39ISU CS Golden Spin of Zagreb 2019
Personal Best Score Free Dance109.87ISU CS 27th Nepela Memorial 2019


Historical personal bests (before 18-19 season)

TypeScoreCompetition
Personal Best Total Score163.65ISU World Junior Championships 2016
Personal Best Score Short Dance66.60ISU JGP Czech Skate 2016
Personal Best Score Free Dance97.98ISU CS Warsaw Cup 2017


PROGRAMS
Most videos are linked in the data table


2019-20
RD: Quickstep: "It Was a Good Time" by Mack David, Maurice Jarre, Mike Curb performed by Liza Minelli; Slow Foxtrot: "Maybe This Time" (from "Cabaret") by John Kander, Fred Ebb performed by Liza Minelli; choreo by A. Kiliakov, E. Novak, K. Garcia, C. Kinney
FD2: "Anime Contro Vento" by Medialuna Tango Project
FD1: "Rescue" by Lauren Daigle; "No Boundaries" by Adam Lambert; choreo by A. Kiliakov, E. Novak, K. Garcia, C. Kinney



2018-19
RD: Waltz: Desde el Alma by Orquestra Color Tango de Roberto Alvarez, Tango: Quejumbroso by Orquestra Color Tango de Roberto Alvarez
FD: Porz Goret by Yann Tiersen, Modern Piano by Piano, Penn Ar Roc'h by Yann Tiersen

2019 US Nationals RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvij6KT0TLA
2019 US Nationals FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX-s8NfCQi8

2018 GP Helsinki RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORdUTZH6zrY
2018 GP Helsinki FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm9Q_GeEbFI

2018 LPIDI FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUbgGVwaShg


2017-18
SD: Rhumba: Mambo Italiano by Bob Merrill, Slow Rhumba: El Perdedor by Enrique Iglesias feat. Marco Antonio Solís, Samba: Big Bagz by Alex Romano
FD: Anime Contro Vendo by Medialuna Tango Project

2018 Four Continents FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZxcDmPdN1Y

2016-17
SD "Vanguardian" by Steed Lord, "The Power" by District 78 Feat. Cheesa and "Gaia" by Claude Challe & Jean-Marc Challe; choreo by A. Kiliakov, E. Novak
FD "Thunderstruck," "Nothing Else Matters" and "Rock Prelude" by David Garrett; choreo by A. Kiliakov, E. Novak


2015-16
SD Anitra's Dance (from "Peer Gynt") by Edvard Grieg, In the Hall of the Mountain King (from "Peer Gynt") by Edvard Grieg; Choreo by Elena Novak and Alexei Kiliakov
FD Changing of the Guard from "Carmen" by Georges Bizet, Dance from "Carmen" by Georges Bizet, Second Intermezzo from "Carmen" by Georges Bizet, Scene from "Carmen" by Georges Bizet". Choreo by Elena Novak and Alexei Kiliakov


2015 JGP Colorado Springs SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84-mG9vg3TA

2016 Junior Worlds SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCnBkmTg2pc
2016 Junior Worlds FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sPGreN4XKE

2014-15
SD : "Heart of Africa" by Nature Lounge Club
FD : "Phantom of the Opera" and "Music of the Night" by Andrew Lloyd Webber

2013-14
SD : "Bublitchki" and "Chiribim Chiribom" by The Barry Sisters
FD : "Discombobulate" by Hans Zimmer, "The Godfather Waltz"by Nino Rota

2012-13
SD : "Ramalama" by Róisín Murphy and "Zombie Blues" by Flipron
FD : "Le Balcon" and "Le Rois Du Monde" by Gérard Presgurvic

2011-12
SD: "Kaboom" by Ursula 1000, "Gabriel's Oboe" by Ennio Morricone
FD : "The Four Seasons" by Vivaldi performed by TechnoClassica

2012 JGP Courchevel SD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82qtei69fLg
2012 JGP Courchevel FD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjnPOdN340Y

COMPETITIVE HISTORY​

Video links in results​


CompetitionCD1CD2SDFDFinal
Season 2019-2020​
U.S. Championships 2020

666 (173.67)
2019 52st Golden Spin

354 (183.47)
NHK Trophy 2019

899 (170.21)
2019 27th Ondrej Nepela Trophy

333 (183.47)
2019 Lake Placid Ice Dance International

143 (175.75)
Season 2018-2019​
2019 US Nationals544 (191.10)
2018 CS Inge Solar Memorial / Alpen Trophy 232 (174.35)
2018 Grand Prix Helsinki343 (176.66)
2018 Skate America434 (180.57)
2018 Ondrej Nepela Trophy222 (178.64)
2018 Lake Placid IDI111 (185.12)
Season 2017-2018​
2018 Four Continents444 (160.12)
2018 US Nationals656 (175.19)
2017 CS Warsaw Cup222 (160.51)
2017 GP Cup of China555 (157.61)
2017 CS Finlandia Trophy698 (141.78)
2017 CS Autumn Classic International465 (154.50)
2017 Lake Placid IDI111
Season 2016-2017​
2017 Junior World Championships767 (148.11)
2017 US Junior Nationals233 (163.63)
2016 Junior Grand Prix Final333 (153.47)
2016 JGP Ljubljana131 (148.62)
2016 JGP Czech Skate111 (159.30)
Season 2015-2016​
2016 Junior World Championships211 (163.65)
2016 US Junior Championships
111 (170.04)
2015-16 JGP Final111 (158.26)
2015 JGP Copernicus Stars111 (162.63)
2015 JGP Colorado Springs111 (159.31)
Season 2014-2015​
2015 World Junior Championships332 (146.90)
2015 US Junior Championships111 (155.39)
2015 Mentor Nestle Nesquik Cup111 (144.70)
2014 Eastern Junior Sectionals211 (152.06)
2014 JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter222 (139.35)
2014 JGP Czech Skate323 (130.79)
Season 2013-2014​
2014 World Junior Championships354 (138.53)
2014 U.S. Junior National Championships232 (147.50)
2014 Junior Grand Prix Final333 (135.89)
2013 JGP Minsk111 (137.97)
2013 JGP Riga Cup222 (127.43)
Season 2012-2013​
2013 World Junior Championships8119 (121.27)
2013 U.S. Junior National Championships233 (149.25)
2013 U.S. Eastern Junior Sectionals121 (136.37)
2012 JGP Bosphorus554 (128.16)
2012 JGP Courchevel766 (108.33)
Season 2011-2012​
2012 U.S. Junior National Championships433 (126.10)
2012 U.S. Eastern Junior Sectionals333 (110.82)
2011 U.S. Junior National Championships999 (102.99)
2011 U.S. Pacific Coast Junior Sectionals322 (106.13)
Season 2009-2010​
2010 U.S. Novice National Championships5596 (99.81)
2010 U.S. Eastern Novice Sectionals3434 (101.16)
Season 2008-2009​
2009 U.S. Junior Nationals Championships, Intermediate5 10 34 (87.40
2009 Eastern Sectionals, Intermediate4424 (88.02)
Season 2007-2008​
2008 U.S. Junior Nationals Championships, Juvenile3364 (74.85)
2007-08 South Atlantic Regionals, Juvenile8566 (25.00)


Exhibitions​



2016 Junior Worlds Gala to Backstreet Boys
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3...nter-2016-world-junior-championships-ex_sport

2015 Junior Worlds foursome with the Parsons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bqNxyYYEAM

2015 Mentor Nesquik Torun Cup Ex with Parsons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IIUsD8oMas

2015 Mentor Nesquik Torun Cup EX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj4T3DLTbvA

2013 JGP Minsk Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw-rNIu28qI

2012 JGP Bosphorus EX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZy4Q_eraZ8


Golden Skate Articles and Threads​

 
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Thank you. I remember when she was teeny tiny and now she looks closer to his height.
 

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Interesting US junior ice dance couple who certainly are off to a good start with a 65 in their SD at the JGP in Colorado Springs. I like the unique nature of the dance and music. But I am having trouble understanding or feeling comfortable with the strange expressions that Lorraine has during the SD. I'm not sure if they are suppose to be some sort of mythical creatures but the grimaces are over the top to me and distracting. Apparently the judges were in to it because both set of scores were strong junior-level. As one spectator though, I hope she drops the extreme expressions.
 

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Interesting US junior ice dance couple who certainly are off to a good start with a 65 in their SD at the JGP in Colorado Springs. I like the unique nature of the dance and music. But I am having trouble understanding or feeling comfortable with the strange expressions that Lorraine has during the SD. I'm not sure if they are suppose to be some sort of mythical creatures but the grimaces are over the top to me and distracting. Apparently the judges were in to it because both set of scores were strong junior-level. As one spectator though, I hope she drops the extreme expressions.
Lorraine and Quinn already have a fan thread, on page four of the Fan Fest (copy and paste is not something I do well on my iPad). If you are :cheer: for them you may want to post there and bump it up.
 

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Interesting US junior ice dance couple who certainly are off to a good start with a 65 in their SD at the JGP in Colorado Springs. I like the unique nature of the dance and music. But I am having trouble understanding or feeling comfortable with the strange expressions that Lorraine has during the SD. I'm not sure if they are suppose to be some sort of mythical creatures but the grimaces are over the top to me and distracting. Apparently the judges were in to it because both set of scores were strong junior-level. As one spectator though, I hope she drops the extreme expressions.

She's always had ott facial expressions to be honest...
 

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I think she's playing the role of a witch. B/S took on similar music for their FD maybe three years ago and were much less successful with it IMHO.
 

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She [Lorraine McNamara]'s always had ott facial expressions to be honest...

Very true. In that one particular aspect, she reminds me of Anjelika Krylova. Now, if Lorraine can straighten up a little bit through the shoulders and keep those shoulders from moving up by her ears, she will be a force to be reckoned with.
 

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^Ikr? I wonder who can help her with that...
And I totally agree that she is like a mini Krylova!
 

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But I am having trouble understanding or feeling comfortable with the strange expressions that Lorraine has during the SD. I'm not sure if they are suppose to be some sort of mythical creatures but the grimaces are over the top to me and distracting. Apparently the judges were in to it because both set of scores were strong junior-level. As one spectator though, I hope she drops the extreme expressions.

I think she's playing the role of a witch. B/S took on similar music for their FD maybe three years ago and were much less successful with it IMHO.
The music of M/C's SD is Edvard Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King composed for Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt (to be more exact, for a scene with trolls in it) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Hall_of_the_Mountain_King. Skaters have portrayed trolls in all on-ice programs to this music that I have seen. Lorraine and Quinn are also supposed to be trolls, of course.

Bobrova/Soloviev skated to Walpurgis Night from Charles Gounod's opera Faust, and she was supposed to be a witch indeed.
 
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Thanks for the musical explanation. I'm hoping they (particularly Lorraine) can capture the theme of the music without the extreme expressions. Let the drama of the music and your skating tell the story. She does have a Krylova look!
 

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I love Lorraine and her expression. I often think the most expressive female dancers are the ones who don't coast on "natural beauty;" but become characters every time they step out on the ice. Of course, I also think she and Quinn can and will expand their presentation for different styles of music.

But I also believe they know who they are and they played that to the hilt in this new SD. I mean, seriously, who sits down after hearing that the pattern dance is a waltz and says, "Let's be mountain trolls." LOL!

But they made believers out of me. Very much like Popova & Vlasenko, M&C just skated their wacky program to wacky music with total commitment. In fact, I think Quinn & Lorraine may just "out-Russian the Russians" this season.

M&C are nothing like the other teams on the U.S. dance scene. And that is exactly what it is going to take to stand out in this crazy-deep field.
 

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I love Lorraine and her expression. I often think the most expressive female dancers are the ones who don't coast on "natural beauty;" but become characters every time they step out on the ice. Of course, I also think she and Quinn can and will expand their presentation for different styles of music.

But I also believe they know who they are and they played that to the hilt in this new SD. I mean, seriously, who sits down after hearing that the pattern dance is a waltz and says, "Let's be mountain trolls." LOL!

But they made believers out of me. Very much like Popova & Vlasenko, M&C just skated their wacky program to wacky music with total commitment. In fact, I think Quinn & Lorraine may just "out-Russian the Russians" this season.

M&C are nothing like the other teams on the U.S. dance scene. And that is exactly what it is going to take to stand out in this crazy-deep field.
 

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I love Lorraine and her expression. I often think the most expressive female dancers are the ones who don't coast on "natural beauty;" but become characters every time they step out on the ice. Of course, I also think she and Quinn can and will expand their presentation for different styles of music.

But I also believe they know who they are and they played that to the hilt in this new SD. I mean, seriously, who sits down after hearing that the pattern dance is a waltz and says, "Let's be mountain trolls." LOL!

But they made believers out of me. Very much like Popova & Vlasenko, M&C just skated their wacky program to wacky music with total commitment. In fact, I think Quinn & Lorraine may just "out-Russian the Russians" this season.

M&C are nothing like the other teams on the U.S. dance scene. And that is exactly what it is going to take to stand out in this crazy-deep field.

Style. It's so difficult to develop, but without it, you just get lost in the pack. And the key to developing style is (indeed!) total commitment. So kudos to them.

There is one danger to this particular style: without the foundation of a good story-line or characters, this particular kind of drama can easily tilt into melodrama and camp. It's called "wretched excess" for a reason...
 

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I love Lorraine and her expression. I often think the most expressive female dancers are the ones who don't coast on "natural beauty;" but become characters every time they step out on the ice. Of course, I also think she and Quinn can and will expand their presentation for different styles of music.

But I also believe they know who they are and they played that to the hilt in this new SD. I mean, seriously, who sits down after hearing that the pattern dance is a waltz and says, "Let's be mountain trolls." LOL!

But they made believers out of me. Very much like Popova & Vlasenko, M&C just skated their wacky program to wacky music with total commitment. In fact, I think Quinn & Lorraine may just "out-Russian the Russians" this season.

M&C are nothing like the other teams on the U.S. dance scene. And that is exactly what it is going to take to stand out in this crazy-deep field.

And it's good to be different. Gives something judges and the audience wants to see. It may help them to potential Olympic gold in 2022. Lol. I'm too far ahead of myself.
 

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Lorraine is really well-spoken and articulate, as is Quinn.
 
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