Oona Brown & Gage Brown

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Oona and Gage finished second to the Greens at Eastern. Their performances can be seen on NBC Sport's Gold.

In the Rd, Gage had a bobble in the twizzles. They got 7 of 8 key points. The 8th was a timing error. Level 3 on the midline step.

In the FD, they blew their first lift.

In December, they performed their RD for Ice Theater of NY
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JAbcgZ-VReY
 
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I hope they are still being coached by someone now and that this doesn't affect their training and preparation. That's quite disturbing...
 

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It is a good thing that he is barred from coaching, but it must be a difficult situation for the Browns. I hope they have someone to put them on the ice at Nationals, at the least. Perhaps Galit Chait Moracci? She coaches in Hackensack, NJ
AFAIR.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galit_Chait
 
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That is very disturbing indeed. I hope it doesn't throw off their preparations, although I don't see how it couldn't two weeks out from nationals. If they can get through this it may be possible for them to find a better coach long-term, which would be good. They've been struggling on the technical aspects and it's such a shame.

I can't even imagine how they're feeling right now. :(
 

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Fortunately, they are very young. I hope all will go well for them.
 

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They are 3rd after the RD at Junior Nationals! They had the 2nd highest TES but were a bit lower in PCS. If they maintain this position, then we'll probably get to see them at junior worlds! :love:
 

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oh I’m so happy this team has a fan fest thread! I love this team to pieces. Glad too see them do well in RD. Hoping for a great FD.

Also, did anyone recognize who was at the boards with them?
 

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... Also, did anyone recognize who was at the boards with them?

A new poster said it was Inese Bucevica. She is part of Galit Chait's group at Hackensack

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasili_Rogov

She was one of the coaches of Allison Reed & Vasili Rogov.

:agree:

Before seeing Doris' post, I had asked Shpilband (he happened to be near me when the Browns skated). He said a name, but I did not catch it. He added that she had been his own coach. :cool:

The identical woman who is with the Browns here at Detroit Nats also was part of the team with Rena Ikenishi at the Senior Ladies SP. Rena's choreographer is listed as Inese Bucevica.


In hindsight, that name fits the pronunciation that I heard from Shpilband.


ETA (on May 22):

And … just happened to notice that Inese Bucevica is listed as the coach for the Browns on the 2019 Honor Roll of Coaches, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, in the Mar/Apr issue of PSA magazine:

https://issuu.com/professionalskatersassociation/docs/marchapril19 (p. 22)​
 

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I don't think they're going to JWC :sad21:
they did so well though! and still on the podium, with the pewter medal :)
 

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In a new interview, confirmation that Inese Bucevica continues to coach the Browns:


And the whole interview is a good read. :)

The penultimate Q & A is my very favorite part.
But enjoyable to learn more about the Browns from all the answers.


ETA:

Just noticed that the OP does not yet have their Insta pages:

https://www.instagram.com/gagebrown_/

https://www.instagram.com/thebrownsofficial_/ (new page for the team)​
 

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Thank you for the article!

From the article:

We also play in two Irish marching bands I [Gage] play the bagpipes and Oona plays the snare drum.

Two marching bands? Quite a commitment!
 

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Oona & Gage will be starting their season at the Chesapeake Open, competing head to head with Nguyen & Kolesnik...good times!

Gardens Ice House
13800 Gun Powder Road
Laurel, MD United


RD - Thu, Jun 20, 2019 11:20 AM Patrick Rink

FD - Fri, Jun 21, 2019 3:00 PM Patrick Rink
 

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They were also second in the FD. From the vid, it looks like they are not yet in shape.
 

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There is a not very good vid of part of their RD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKIgj7e7w6A

Like you, I am grateful for any fancam from a club competition that is not streamed. :yay:

Thanks to YukiNieve :bow: :thank: for all the Cheseapeake Open videos and tweets, including the partial video of the FD from the Browns, which I really enjoyed:

The description: "A partial and low-quality video just for ice-dance lovers to enjoy and cheer for the skaters." [That's all of us in this thread. :)]

https://youtu.be/haVkPaYoNkg (2:09, posted Jun 22)​
 

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The FD looks like it is going to be very, very good. I love the pair spin :love:
 

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The FD looks like it is going to be very, very good. I love the pair spin :love:

That was the element that stood out to me too! I think the FD will end up being very good, it just looks very June right now - but thats ok and the fact that they have this already when they've had issues coaching the last few months speaks volumes about their talent, imo
 

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I just stumbled upon the seemingly dormant "Gage and Oona" Facebook page. From 2014 to 2016, they had posted some very nice content.



I wonder whether the Browns are interested in Youth Olympic Games??
(My understanding is that the scheduling is not ideal.)

Of those eligible, they are the top couple from 2019 Nats who would be in contention to represent the U.S.


ETA (on Jul 15):

Don't mind me :hopelessness: :laugh: while I think about YOG a little more. The U.S. has one slot for ice dance, and USFS selection is based on NQS.
Age criteria: "Pairs/Ice Dance: To be eligible to participate in the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, all male athletes must be born between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2004 and all female athletes must be born between 1 January 2003 and 31 December 2005."

So far, Wolfkostin (born Oct. 9, 2004)/Chen (Jul 21, 2002) would be the leading contenders, followed by Oona (Sep 10, 2004)/Gage (Oct 20, 2002).

[Avonley (Nov 22, 2002) is slightly too old, and Vadym does not have citizenship.
Elizabeth Tkachenko (Feb 21, 2006)/Alexei Kiliakov (April 11, 2005) are slightly too young.]​
 

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Two coaches now listed on the updated USFS fanzone page for the Browns, which also has some new bits added to their bio.

Coach(es): Inese Bucevica, Joel Dear

Choreographer(s): Inese Bucevica, Joel Dear


https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=114

Among the many non-skating activities for both Browns, Gage is a soccer referee.

Fun to see all the names of their five siblings.


Good luck to Oona and Gage at the Lake Placid International this week. :yay:


ETA (on Aug 2):

New URL for their 2019-20 USFS fanzone bio:


Seems to be part of a general pattern that URLs for existing 2018-19 fanzone bios are being changed for 2019-20. Not just happening with the Browns.​
 

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Their instagram says they will be competing at the US Ice Dance Final at Hyannis MA this weekend.
 
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