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FSWer
06-04-2012, 01:32 AM
Madeleine Rutledge was a singles skater (ETA: she qualified for Junior Nationals last season but did not advance to the Intermediate Ladies final round) and is new to dance - I think she's around 14 years old. Will Rutledge/Brooks be training in Colorado Springs?

I don't think I know who those two are. Are there any pics of them?

Iceymom
06-04-2012, 11:50 AM
Tyler Brooks skated Novice and Junior with Jessica Mancini. They did well in Novice, not so well in Junior. There were on TEAM USA. His new partner apparently is new to competitive ice dance. Difficult to jump into Junior. The transition from freestyle to dance is not an easy one to make. Many freestyle skaters are under the misimpression that ice dance is easy.

Rochelle
06-04-2012, 06:32 PM
Tyler Brooks skated Novice and Junior with Jessica Mancini. They did well in Novice, not so well in Junior. There were on TEAM USA. His new partner apparently is new to competitive ice dance. Difficult to jump into Junior. The transition from freestyle to dance is not an easy one to make. Many freestyle skaters are under the misimpression that ice dance is easy.

For Madeleine, she's not starting completely from scratch as some singles skaters do when they switch to dance. She's steadily worked on her pattern dance tests (standard track) along side her freestyle and MIF tests, starting in 2004 and as of January passed her Pre-Gold dance test. I think I saw she has Senior MIF passed within the past few years as well.

So for testing she only has to focus on her free dance tests this summer. Her presentation, musicality, and projection has been among the strongest in her level in Eastern Great Lakes in the past few years (at least, I remember her for that), so she may be a very capable ice dancer. Hopefully she gets at least 2 seasons in with this partner to really develop.

jojowest
06-04-2012, 09:38 PM
For Madeleine, she's not starting completely from scratch as some singles skaters do when they switch to dance. She's steadily worked on her pattern dance tests (standard track) along side her freestyle and MIF tests, starting in 2004 and as of January passed her Pre-Gold dance test. I think I saw she has Senior MIF passed within the past few years as well.

So for testing she only has to focus on her free dance tests this summer. Her presentation, musicality, and projection has been among the strongest in her level in Eastern Great Lakes in the past few years (at least, I remember her for that), so she may be a very capable ice dancer. Hopefully she gets at least 2 seasons in with this partner to really develop.

I remember the same of her presentation and musicality. She is a very strong and consistent competitor. I beleive she qualifed for Jr. Nationals three or four times. Has always had amazing footwork and skating skills. I know she was also a very accomplished competitive ballet dancer. She was coached by Seth Chafetz for years. She has gorgeous lines and is stunning on the ice. I'm not surprised at all she wasn't on icepartner search very long. I wonder if she will continue her singles skating?? Has anyone confirmed if Tyler and Madeleine are in Detroit

Sylvia
06-04-2012, 09:42 PM
I have since learned that Madeleine Rutledge/Tyler Brooks are training in Colorado Springs.

Iceymom
06-04-2012, 10:29 PM
There is a huge difference between testing with a coach and testing and competing with a partner. Freestyle and ice dance are two different sports and the transition is not easy to make. I wish them good luck but whoever said it will take two seasons to develop is correct in that statement. You can not translate testing to skating with a partner.

B.Cooper
06-06-2012, 08:53 PM
E. Samuelson/ T. Gilles removed from US Figure Skating ISP list. :-(
http://www.usfigureskating.org/Athletes.asp?id=447

LilJen
06-06-2012, 08:58 PM
Yes, but WHAT is going on with them? Injured? Split? Retired? I'm puzzled. Selfishly, I want to see them skate this season and was looking forward to seeing their continued improvement.

Jenna
06-06-2012, 09:00 PM
If they were injured they wouldn't have been removed from the International Selection Pool, methinks. I think this is a split. :(

Vash01
06-06-2012, 10:41 PM
If they were injured they wouldn't have been removed from the International Selection Pool, methinks. I think this is a split. :(

NOOO!!! Not again!

Penniless Rostrum
06-24-2012, 08:13 PM
Samuelson & Gilles performed at Skate for Hope I believe it is called, so are they still skating, or was this just a prior commitment? I hope they continue but with their names off the ISPool it doesn't seem likely.

Sylvia
06-24-2012, 08:42 PM
The following was posted in the 2012 Skate for Hope thread in GSD (I've copied my response below):

Unfortunately, Emily and Todd have chosen not to continue their partnership.
:( That's the assumption that was made in the US Ice Dance splits thread when it was noticed their names had been removed from the U.S. team envelope and ISP at the beginning of June. There's been no public statement by either Samuelson or Gilles so far, which is why people have been wondering. I think it's great they both honored their commitment to participate in Skate for Hope and wish them both well in whatever comes next for them.

ETA that I'm in the process of compiling a list of entries for the 2012 Lake Placid IDC and some of the new U.S. teams that are planning to compete are:

SENIOR
Isabella Cannuscio/Michael Bramante
Anastasia Olson/Keiffer Hubbell
Lauri Bonacorsi/Ian Lorello
Alissandra Aronow/Collin Brubaker
Gabriela Morrell Zucker/Andrejs Sitiks (he's Latvian, believe they're competing in US)

JUNIOR
Kaitlin Hayawek/Jean-Luc Baker
Madeleine Rutledge/Tyler Brooks
Julia Biechler/Damian Dodge
Jessica Mancini/Brad Kleffman

NOVICE
Katherine Gourianova/Alexander Petrov
Lauren Leonesio/Quinn Chambers
Ashlyn Gaughan Joseph Johnson Tori Patsis Cody Lithco (not sure who is skating with whom)

hlp728
06-24-2012, 11:43 PM
Is there a reason that Emily and Todd haven't made an announcement about their split? I understand not saying anything before the Skate for Hope show, so maybe we will hear something soon.

Super sad about their partnership ending. I hope Emily is not retiring from skating (my own selfish desire is to see her skate at least until 2018 Olympics). If she were getting a new partner, which guys are available?

blue_idealist
06-25-2012, 02:51 AM
Ugh, I wish Emily and Evan had just stayed together, he's doing worse with Madison! :(

eurodance2001
06-25-2012, 03:07 AM
Ugh, I wish Emily and Evan had just stayed together, he's doing worse with Madison! :(

I'm sure he would disagree.. Is he not dating and with Madison? Getting to share a bed with her is not doing worse at all.. ;p