Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, May 13, 2010.
Official press release published today: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=44619&type=media
Not a surprise, but
Best wishes to them in all their future endeavours.
And (((numbers123))) as we all know how gaga she is over Brooke's hair.
I really like them, their 07 LP is really good.
well, i wish the best for them now
http://figureskatersonline.com/news...ile-and-benjamin-okolski-retire-from-skating/ << Additional information on how they paired up, etc. but no new news on their retirement
Best wishes to them in their coaching careers and other goals. I always enjoyed their performances.
So sad. Their Claire de Lune LP was one of the most gorgeous pairs programs of the entire 2009/2010 season.
I am going to miss them. Especially that gorgeous Claire de Lune LP, it's one of my favorite pair programs ever.
That's a bummer. Perhaps my favorite US pairs team.
I realize that 4 more years wasn't in the cards, but I was hoping that they'd stick around for another year or two to hopefully go to worlds again. I think they had a lot to offer and were still improving, although hampered by injuries.
I wish them well. They will be missed.
I'm definately going to miss them.
Good luck in future to both of them!
It is sad for me to see them leave competition without ever having reached their potential. They could've been the top US team from '07 - '10 IMO.
Anyway, I will miss them
I'll miss them.
They have been my favorite US pair since Babilonia and Gardner.
I hope they have great success in the next phase of their lives.
I was so excited for them when they won US Nats - unforunately injuries kept them from achieving their full potenial. Ben Okolski is IMO the best male partner the US has seen in years...I will miss them.
Such a shame... as good as their skating looks on TV, they look even better live.... glad I got to see them win their National Title in Spokane. Best wishes to both of them.
I loved them, too bad the injuries got in their way I thought they would be at the top after their Nationals win.
Not unexpected, but still sorry to hear it. Best of luck to them in the future.
Noooooooo! I'd been expecting this ever since they passed on going to 4CC, but I was still hoping that maybe.
They are definitely my favorite US pair ever. I fell in love with them the first time I saw them skate, which was something that hadn't happened in quite sometime. It's truly a shame that they had so many injury problems that held them back from really reaching their true potential.
*cries heartbroken, inconsolable tears of grief*
Aww, I've always enjoyed their skating. They will be missed and I wish them all the best with whatever comes next for each of them.
They were so good. I think their Requiem for a Dream was the best of all.
NONONONONONONONONONONOOOOOO! I'm just going to pretend I didn't hear that. They had an exquisite style and connection with each other; it just sucks that there were injuries and illinesses that held them back from collecting more medals. I, too, was hoping they'd stick around for another year or two. . . :
They are by far my favorite American pairs team. I wish them the best as they go forward to the next chapter of their lives.
I think they were the only ones to use the music from the actual soundtrack, not a remix.
ITA. I so wish that Brooke and Ben hadn't had so many interruptions in their training. Even though they didn't have the most difficult technical program at Nationals their freeskate was my favorite.
Like Navboms, this announcement was expected but it makes me sad all the same. C&O never had the chance to really reach their potential due to all the lost time caused by the injuries and illnesses. I wish them both all the best in whatever they do in the future.
Many of my favorite skaters/teams won't be around next season.
ugh another retirement that I was hoping against. I really enjoyed them as a team and hoped for them to have an injury free season.
I wish them the best of luck in everything they do
Not surprising but still . I agree with what's been said here re potential and injuries. If only....
I'm glad I had the chance to see them live in Cleveland (although it wasn't their best competition) and at Kimmie's charity show a few summers ago. I would love to see them skate again in a show, somewhere....(Disson?). Best of luck to them as they move on to the next phase of their lives.
Aw, rats. I liked their skating, too.
I loved their musicality, their speed, and their positions. Sad they couldn't get past the injuries. That Claire de Lune was amazing. Good luck to them in the future.