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crzesk8dad
08-21-2010, 03:03 AM
"By icenetwork.com staff writers
(08/20/2010) - Rena Inoue and John Baldwin have withdrawn from their sole ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series event -- the NHK Trophy.

Inoue and Baldwin are the 2004 and 2006 U.S. pairs champions. Famously, Baldwin proposed to Inoue on the ice at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

They are the first team to land a throw triple Axel in history, at the 2006 State Farm U.S. Championships. They are also the first team to land the throw triple Axel at the Olympic Winter Games (2006) and World Championships (2006).

They missed making the 2010 U.S. Olympic team after a third-place at the 2010 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships."

Question for those who may know: Who would be next to replace them?

Sylvia
08-21-2010, 03:12 AM
Question for those who may know: Who would be next to replace them?
See HisWeirness' :kickass: post earlier today in the Grand Prix thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2848749&postcount=448

Angela-Fan
08-21-2010, 03:40 AM
I thought they retired :shuffle:

crzesk8dad
08-21-2010, 04:10 AM
I thought they retired :shuffle:

I guess they didn't.

julieann
08-21-2010, 04:42 AM
I wonder why they withdrew?

Jenna
08-21-2010, 08:05 AM
:rofl:

What a flattering picture.

HisWeirness
08-21-2010, 05:33 PM
Question for those who may know: Who would be next to replace them?
It's not too certain, esp. since the JSF picks the replacement and not USFSA.

Potential replacements with 1 GP so far are:
Brodeur/Mattatall CAN
Dong/Wu CHN (skate the next weekend in Canada)
Castelli/Shnapir USA (skate the next weekend in Canada)
Kemp/King GBR
Yankowskas/Coughlin USA
Novik/Kuznetsov RUS
Martiusheva/Rogonov RUS (skate the next weekend in Canada)
Moore-Towers/Moscovitch CAN
Simpson/Miller USA
Hole/Johnson CAN
Sulej/Chruscinski POL
Lawrence/Swiegers CAN (skate the next weekend in Canada)
Zhang/Toth USA (do not have a GP yet)

Sparks
08-21-2010, 09:49 PM
I thought John and Caitlin were going to China and SA (?)

Sylvia
08-21-2010, 09:51 PM
AFAIK, Yankowskas/Coughlin's rumored 2nd assignment to Skate America has not been made official yet (i.e., it's not published on either the USFS or ISU site).

blue_idealist
08-22-2010, 03:21 AM
I wonder if that means John and Rena are retiring

moebius
08-22-2010, 04:09 AM
I wonder if that means John and Rena are retiring

please let it true, please let it be true, please let it be true....

stjeaskategym
08-22-2010, 04:55 AM
Can they keep receiving their Team Envelope funding if they withdraw from NHK just because they want to, but still compete at Nationals? Not quite sure how it works and at what point you relinquish your funding. Or maybe they are withdrawing from NHK for a specific reason and we don't know about it.

Sylvia
08-22-2010, 04:57 AM
Can they keep receiving their Team Envelope funding if they withdraw from NHK just because they want to, but still compete at Nationals?
Yes, AFAIK.

IF I/B retire or elect not to compete this season by not registering for the qualifying season by Sept. 1st, then I believe they would relinquish their Team B envelope funding.

nekkidgator
08-22-2010, 05:12 AM
It's not too certain, esp. since the JSF picks the replacement and not USFSA.

Potential replacements with 1 GP so far are:
Brodeur/Mattatall CAN
Dong/Wu CHN (skate the next weekend in Canada)
Castelli/Shnapir USA (skate the next weekend in Canada)
Kemp/King GBR
Yankowskas/Coughlin USA
Novik/Kuznetsov RUS
Martiusheva/Rogonov RUS (skate the next weekend in Canada)
Moore-Towers/Moscovitch CAN
Simpson/Miller USA
Hole/Johnson CAN
Sulej/Chruscinski POL
Lawrence/Swiegers CAN (skate the next weekend in Canada)
Zhang/Toth USA (do not have a GP yet)

Um, is there really a pair team named Hole and Johnson???? LOL they are my new favorites for their name alone! Sounds like a Jay Leno headlines bit where dirty wedding names are sent in :-)

haribobo
08-22-2010, 06:55 AM
I/B have represented the US well over the years (his interviews aside), but if their withdrawal means more chances for Castelli/Shnapir, Zhang/Toth, and Donlan/Speroff, I'm all for it! Go new awesome teams!!! :cheer2: