Florida article on Denney/Barrett & Evora/Ladwig

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  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Bring on the JGP & Sr B comps!

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  2. allyx82

    allyx82 New Member

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    Do you think both teams will stay together that long ?..anyone else want to see Amanda Evora and Jeremy barrett skate together?
     
  3. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha, that would be interesting, but I doubt they plan to do so. Jeremy and Amanda each have such a great rapport with their respective on-ice partners. Why spoil a good thing? Meno and Sand did famously leave their partners for each other when they found love and a strong mutual bond for what they wanted to achieve in skating. It turned out to be a good move for them, perhaps because they discovered they were more in sync with each other than they were with their former skating partners.
     
  4. orbitz

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    Um...no. Remember the ice-dancer Lydia, who left a very promising dance career with what-his-name to skate with Brian Forsyth, the love-of-her-life-at-the-moment? Ehhhhhh. Her career tanked, and they broke up. Bad move.
     
  5. MacMadame

    MacMadame Internet Beyotch

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    It was Brandon Forsyth, actually. And whats-his-name was Ryan O'Meara.
     
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    MacMadame Internet Beyotch

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  7. stjeaskategym

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    I agree, and that's typical of newspaper writers who don't really follow skating and believe it's a "Once Every 4 Years" sport. But for Evora & Ladwig, even just getting to Worlds again next year would probably be very special to them.

    As for why Evora & Barrett never paired up, maybe they like being able to date each other without having to really work together, too. We've of course seen pairs that like dating and skating at the same time, but it can't be for everyone. Also, Evora has been with Ladwig for quite a long time and seems to enjoy skating with him, so maybe she saw no real reason to leave that partnership even for her boyfriend who at one point couldn't find a partner.
     
  8. MacMadame

    MacMadame Internet Beyotch

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    You don't leave a pairing that works IMO. It's too risky. If the pairing doesn't work, that's a different story.
     
  9. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    FYI: Amanda has been skating with Mark longer than she's been dating Jeremy. :p

    Thanks for posting the article Sylvia. It never hurts to take things one year at a time and see what happens. Amanda & Mark were late bloomers so who knows what could come next for them. I wouldn't count them out! ;)
     
  10. shan

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    Does Mark's family live in FL?
     
  11. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Thanks for the article, Sylvia. It's nice to see pairs teams in the US get some recognition for all their hard work.

    Caydee and Jeremy are promising and I'm looking forward to seeing them develop as a team, and Amanda and Mark's trip to the Olympics was one of the highlights of Vancouver to me. Their absolute joy at each step of the way was just charming to see.
     
  12. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    So happy for both teams! :encore:
     
  13. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    Mark's family mainly lives up in Minnesota.
     
  14. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    That's what I thought.
     
  15. allyx82

    allyx82 New Member

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    It's just a fantasy pick... I think it would just be interesting

    I think their is something missing or not there with both pairs ... I like Evora and Barrett...


     
  16. manleywoman

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    Ahhh, Lydia. I skated with her for a while at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel, MD. Such a truly nice girl.