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triple_toe
02-05-2012, 09:20 PM
As an on-ice couple as well? Have they been assigned to anything beyond Nationals? ETA: That was in reference to reese's post about Evora and Barrett.

Sylvia
02-05-2012, 09:24 PM
Denney/Coughlin, Marley/Brubaker and Evora/Ladwig are all scheduled to compete at Four Continents next week.

The 3 U.S. pairs going to Junior Worlds are Denney/Frazier, Simpson/Blackmer, and Duarte/Grafton (top 3 finishers).

Debbie S
02-05-2012, 10:08 PM
As an on-ice couple as well? Have they been assigned to anything beyond Nationals? :confused: Evora and Barrett never skated together, AFAIK. So no worries about any skating pair break-ups at the moment. Jeremy actually retired from competitive skating last year and is now coaching.

triple_toe
02-05-2012, 10:20 PM
OMG I'm an idiot. This is what happens when I don't get enough sleep...

Sit_spin
02-06-2012, 06:17 PM
Yes, Evora and Barrett are now broken up.

Did that happen recently?

DORISPULASKI
02-06-2012, 06:20 PM
That's sad.

skatemommy
02-06-2012, 06:36 PM
I believe the breakup to be recent as a few weeks ago Jeremy talked about dates, boating and stuff. Don't know if the stress of Nationals had anything to do with it....purely conjecture on my part.

stjeaskategym
02-06-2012, 08:50 PM
That's a shame. I was impressed how Amanda and Jeremy stuck together during those years of competing against each other, and fighting for the same spots on the World/Olympic teams. That couldn't have been easy, and they seemed to handle it well. After Jeremy retired, did he continue to live several hours away from Amanda? That can really put a strain on things, especially if it becomes a long-term arrangement. Did they end up getting engaged? My mind is drawing a blank.



I don't know what it is about Rockne and Mary Beth that causes people to decide that a problem they've had once is a reoccurring problem. When Mary Beth had problems at SA, everyone was going on about how she and Rockne should split up because she obviously wasn't good enough for him and had huge problems landing her SBS jumps. Now that Rockne messed up at Nationals and she was perfect, suddenly everyone thinks she should ditch him because he has problems with his SBS jumps. Someone having a bad day isn't a pattern. Let's see how they do at 4CC and Worlds.

Message boards do this with many skaters. You are only are good as your last performance. Every time someone like Mirai, Alissa, etc, misses a jump, there are often pages of discussion wondering about their technique, their mental state, their ability to compete, etc. Ironically, SBS jumping is probably the main strength in the Marley/Brubaker pairing at this point in time. There is more iffiness in their throws, twist, lifts, transitions, and some of the other aspects of pair skating. The jumps, though, are something with which they are quite comfortable, especially now that they've scaled back and are doing 2As. Yet the next time she botches a jump, it will be, "what's wrong with her", "can she handle this mentally", etc. It is only natural for message boards to discuss these skaters' mistakes at length, but sometimes it seems to get a little out of hand.

Sit_spin
02-06-2012, 09:05 PM
Did they end up getting engaged?

Yes, according to this article:

http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101228&content_id=16370762&vkey=ice_news

ChibiChibi
02-06-2012, 09:28 PM
There was a Jullia Bautista/Hayden Matheus at US juvenile nationals this year. Is Jullia her sister? She is from the same area, if so that may be another pair.



Unfortunately Jullia and Hayden are no longer skating together.

johndockley92
02-07-2012, 01:51 AM
I know we're talking about break-ups and how they're bad and all, but does anybody else think that Ashley Cain would be better suited with a different partner? Only thing Josh is really good at is jumps in my opinion

shan
02-07-2012, 03:45 AM
Here's a behind the scenes video focusing on pairs from San Jose.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNeEMxa3WqQ&feature=g-u-u&context=G212b4a0FUAAAAAAADAA

DORISPULASKI
02-07-2012, 03:48 AM
Just saying, but US pair boys who can do the jumps are just not that thick on the ground. Is there any reason to think Josh can't learn the pair skills?

johndockley92
02-07-2012, 05:06 PM
Just saying, but US pair boys who can do the jumps are just not that thick on the ground. Is there any reason to think Josh can't learn the pair skills?

He hasn't improved at all, and their twist is worse than it was in novice.

winterone
02-07-2012, 05:31 PM
He hasn't improved at all, and their twist is worse than it was in novice.

I totally agree.