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jojowest
02-22-2012, 07:30 PM
Any recent splits of US Ice dancers?

Sylvia
02-22-2012, 07:49 PM
If any current U.S. teams are receiving envelope funding this season, they would be unlikely to announce anything officially until after their final check has been received.

For those teams that competed nationally this season with at least one partner listed on Icepartnersearch.com:
Lauren Leonesio and Devin Perini (11th in Novice Dance at 2012 Nationals)
Karen Tong (12th in Novice Dance at 2012 Nationals)
Julia Biechler (2011 Juvenile champ and 2012 Intermediate silver medalist)
Caleb Wein (7th in Intermediate Dance at 2012 Jr. Nationals)
(will check for more teams later)

Ageless
02-22-2012, 11:18 PM
Tory Patsis is listed on Icepartnersearch.com She skated Novice with Garrett Kling at Mids this year, placing 6th.

mineko
02-23-2012, 11:11 PM
If any current U.S. teams are receiving envelope funding this season, they would be unlikely to announce anything officially until after their final check has been received.

For those teams that competed nationally this season with at least one partner listed on Icepartnersearch.com:
Lauren Leonesio and Devin Perini (11th in Novice Dance at 2012 Nationals)
Karen Tong (12th in Novice Dance at 2012 Nationals)
Julia Biechler (2011 Juvenile champ and 2012 Intermediate silver medalist)
Caleb Wein (7th in Intermediate Dance at 2012 Jr. Nationals)
(will check for more teams later)

The couple I am curious is Lichtman/Copely. Though they had a very strong record in 2012-2011 season (Jr. national chamption, bronze medalits at jr. world), their transition to the Sr circuit has been rocky (10th place finish at nationals 2012). :(

Though they are both fine skaters, unfortunately Lichtman (5' 6") now is too tall for Copely (5'7"). I understand that they might not announce (if ever) right away due to funding considerations as you stated above. However, if they choose to split, I just wish that they continue skating with suitable partners.

P.S.: Do you think the USFSA refused to release Keiffer Hubbell, so that he can be paired up with a fine US ice dancing lady like, say, Lichtman? ;)

CoralReef
02-23-2012, 11:44 PM
P.S.: Do you think the USFSA refused to release Keiffer Hubbell, so that he can be paired up with a fine US ice dancing lady like, say, Lichtman? ;)He probably accepted funding from USFS over the years, so they can hold him according to their rules. I guess sort of like a non-compete clause, but it's not forever. I think it ranges from 1-2 years, depending on how much funding the skater got, so it's possible he could have skated for Canada next year or the following year.

It's been years since USFS has hosted any kind of team tryouts, so I doubt they really care who ends up skating with who.

mineko
02-24-2012, 12:56 AM
Well, I for one, would like to see Keiffer and Charotte pair up, though I still feel really sorry that Keiffer and Vanessa Crone decided to split.

It means we have to think about a suitable lady for Dean Copely, too...

victoriaheidi
02-24-2012, 01:10 AM
He probably accepted funding from USFS over the years, so they can hold him according to their rules. I guess sort of like a non-compete clause, but it's not forever. I think it ranges from 1-2 years, depending on how much funding the skater got, so it's possible he could have skated for Canada next year or the following year.

It's been years since USFS has hosted any kind of team tryouts, so I doubt they really care who ends up skating with who.

Maybe they don't care to make the pairings, but on some level, they care who's skating. They have a financial interest, at the very least.

CoralReef
02-24-2012, 03:03 AM
Maybe they don't care to make the pairings, but on some level, they care who's skating. They have a financial interest, at the very least.Well sure, hence the reason why they don't simply release skaters they've given support to over the years. I don't think they make any attempt to pair them with a fellow US skater though (as you might see in another country), just make them fulfill whatever waiting period they've attached to them.

johndockley92
02-24-2012, 05:35 AM
I have heard that Lichtman/ Copely will split from a few people.

skylarcat
02-24-2012, 05:26 PM
And when does that final check distributed ?

victoriaheidi
02-24-2012, 05:38 PM
Well sure, hence the reason why they don't simply release skaters they've given support to over the years. I don't think they make any attempt to pair them with a fellow US skater though (as you might see in another country), just make them fulfill whatever waiting period they've attached to them.

True. But I kind of wish they did sometimes. Especially when you get situations like Emily Samuelson and (in pairs) Caitlin Y.

Tammi
02-24-2012, 08:58 PM
And when does that final check distributed ?End of April.


True. But I kind of wish they did sometimes. Especially when you get situations like Emily Samuelson and (in pairs) Caitlin Y.These were the names that popped into my head too.

jojowest
03-07-2012, 08:50 PM
Also on Icepartner Search are female Novice Dancers:
Hannah Pfeifer skated with Grant Lorello
Madison George skated with Brad Klefman
Tory Patsis skated with Garrett Kling

Sylvia
03-18-2012, 12:53 AM
Sam Kaplun (previously competed for Ukraine) is listed on IPS - he placed 7th in Junior Dance at Nationals with Amanda Bertsch. He is 21 and so has aged out of ISU Junior events.

ETA:
Kristin Lench, age 15, coached by Ben Agosto, is newly listed on IPS and she includes a video of an "Ave Maria" show program skated with Jean-Luc Baker in her IPS profile: http://icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=3973
(The video is from the Lakewood Winter Club's "Reflections on Ice" show in February 2012 in Tacoma, Washington.)

reese
03-18-2012, 01:59 AM
[QUOTE=Sylvia;3512382]Sam Kaplun (previously competed for Ukraine) is listed on IPS - he placed 7th in Junior Dance at Nationals with Amanda Bertsch. He is 21 and so has aged out of ISU Junior events.

I'm surprised. I thought they had tons of potential. Didn't they beat Hawayek and partner at Mids? I do remember thinking they were rather icy towards eachother in the Kiss and Cry tho.