Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Apr 29, 2013.
They might be the same height but Bereswill has a really tiny frame.
Is Becky's frame that much tinier or lighter than Ashley Cain's?
In any case, their looks and skating styles seem very similar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT-D1yemRJI Bereswill 2012 Skate Detroit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9-IzIVU9WQ Josh and Ashley 2012 U.S. Nationals FS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRyfUy0YF4A Ashley C 2012 Skyscraper
Becky and Ashley are both very slight, but at 5'6", it doesn't really matter if they only weigh 110 lbs or so, just the length of their limbs and such will make certain things more challenging (like a 3 twist). Weight matters but in pairs when a girl is that tall, even if she only weighs as much as the girls who are 3-4 inches shorter, the dynamics of everything will still be different. Plus a shorter girl with a sturdier build might have more strength and be able to "help" more in a lot of the moves and can afford to be more muscular/sturdier because their weight will still likely be low. You see the same issue a lot in gymnastics, the taller gymnasts tend to be slighter in build, but oftentimes they are less consistent and not as stable, and once you reach a certain height threshold, it becomes very hard to be successful at all. For singles Becky and Ashley are still in a normal height range, towards the taller end for sure but not above the threshold of maybe 5'7" or 5'8", but for pairs, unless they get a partner like Simon Shnapir and even then, I'm skeptical how well they will faire long term, my thoughts being injuries are probably likely to occur.
Becky Bereswill tweeted this photo today of the 7 pairs currently training at Detroit SC:
"Kicking off summer training @dscclub! #pairsparty" http://pic.twitter.com/RmnLBsWpCE
L to R: Madeleine Gallagher/Jonathon Horton (US novice), Narumi Takahashi/Ryuichi Kihara (JPN), Aya Takai/Brian Johnson (US junior), Stefania Berton/Ondrej Hotarek (ITA), Becky Bereswill/Joshua Reagan (US senior), Sumire Suto/Konstantin Chizhikov (new JPN/US team), Kaitlin Budd/Nikita Cheban (US junior).
Dube/Davison won bronze with a double twist in 2008.
You know, I didn't quite think the sport had progressed that much, but checking out Worlds 2013, you'd have to go out of the top ten to find a team without a triple twist. I didn't realize that (back in 2008, four of the top ten went without triple twists in the LP).
Just to play devil's advocate here, S/S won Skate America with only a 2twist in 2011 (they were working on a new entrance to the twist that season, IIRC). Granted, they already have plenty of other qualities to their skating and a score of 124 is actually on the low side for them.
Plus Skate America is early in the season and the GP is set up so that the major competitors don't skate head-to-head as much as possible.
To be fair it wasn't the most difficult field for them to win.
I actually think it's a pretty strong field
Every time I see this thread I read it as "Joshua Reagan growing a pair."
LOL! I'm glad to see he's found a partner, again.
Bereswill has been doing some modeling off the ice (scroll down): http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130612&content_id=50410764&vkey=ice_news
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