New U.S. Pair: Rockne Brubaker & Lindsay Davis

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Re-posting from the U.S. Pairs thread:
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  2. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Good. I hope that they will work with the 2018 Olys in Korea in mind. America doesn't need another shortsighted and 'disposable' pair just looking for instant-gratification one year before Olys.
     
  3. Sparks

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    Thank you, Sylvia. They are training with Caitlin and Josh?
     
  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    The upcoming summer competition season for pairs should be exciting!
     
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  5. jjane45

    jjane45 New Member

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    Yeah for Rockne!!! It's nice to hear that they clicked immediately on the first day of tryout!!
     
  6. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    That's great news.
    All good fortune to the new pair!
     
  7. DarrellH

    DarrellH New Member

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    YAYYYYYY! I've been waiting for this!
     
  8. leafygreens

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    Could the U.S. get three pairs spots?
     
  9. stjeaskategym

    stjeaskategym Well-Known Member

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    They all say that. :) Realistically, with her dumping Mark and him partnerless and running out of time, they were both desperate for anything they could get. However, it is great that he can skate with a girl who has real Sr pairs experience and is only 6 yrs younger. She's less likely to feel overwhelmed by this situation.

    I thought it was interesting that Rockne mentioned that his finances were an issue for him in continuing to 2018. Stuff like that is always sad to me. I just wish it was easier for these athletes to focus on skating, but it just doesn't seem realistic in today's world.
     
  10. kirkbiggestfan

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    Themi, Ladwig and now Rockne....she is a very lucky girl.
     
  11. ioana

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    Thrilled for both of them! I really hope this works out long-term, since I liked both of them in the past with their prior partners.
     
  12. Tony Wheeler

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    In regards to the 2014 Olympics? Simply put: no chance. However, with the current amount of teams competing at 18 and both US teams likely to make the free skate (top 16), one team would have to finish at least 12th-- which I think is surely possible to maintain two teams for 2014.
     
  13. kittyjake5

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    Great news! Very happy for Rockne and Lindsay.
     
  14. olympic

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    On the plus side - She's the right height, age and comes equipped with a nice amount of experience. She also doesn't seem to be too much of a head case with SBS jumps. Finally, she has decent enough extension.

    I'm glad they got together this early. They have a 5 month jump on the first summer competitions which is yet another advantage.

    Does anyone have any opinions on Johnny Johns as a pairs coach? I got the impression he could be a little 'rough' at times.
     
  15. Tesla

    Tesla Whippet Good

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    There's a slight chance. The Chinese pairs don't sound good, and who knows about Russia's #2 and #3 with injuries. It's doubtful that the U.S. will get 3 pairs, but there is a very teeny tiny chance.
     
  16. peibeck

    peibeck Counting down the days 'til Skate America

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    Nice to know they are thinking long term already. It will be a very interesting battle for the Olympic spots next season. :watch:
     
  17. orbitz

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    Maybe they both should sign a prenup type of contract: you're committed to be my skating partner to x number of years, otherwise you will have to pay x amount of dollars for each year that you broke the contract. :)
     
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  18. ioana

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    Agreed. A lot of it would depend on which Chinese pairs actually go to Worlds and how competition-ready they would be (not that the Chinese federation would ever 'encourage' them to show up if they're not fully recovered ahem :shuffle:). In case both P/T and S/H are out, that would open up the field a bit. Factor in K/S and B/L dealing with injuries, as well and who knows what might happen? Obviously, those 3 spots would depend on much better pairs not showing up to Worlds, not so much anything skating-related. 2 spots is doable, regardless of who competes.
     
  19. madm

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    Wow, what a month for Rockne!!! He got a new pair partner AND a fiance in less than 3 weeks time!
     
  20. overedge

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    Geez, maybe we should let them skate together for a while and get accustomed to each other before we start labeling them as the Saviours of Sochi.
     
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    I think P/T will be expected to out there on crutches to guarantee two spots for Sochi.

    I love this new pairing. They both have an althletic, bold style, and he won't look like he's skating with a doll.
     
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  22. caseyedwards

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    Good luck to them on a lasting partnership
     
  23. LilJen

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    Wishing them all the best and MANY years of injury-free success!!
     
  24. Zemgirl

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    I'm glad Brubaker finally found a partner, and that she's relatively close to him in age. Can't wait for the obligatory fluffs & stories about him competing against his fiancee.

    If they end up beating out D/C for an Olympic spot, I suspect a lot of people here will consider them the Saviors of Sochi, regardless of other results :shuffle:
     
  25. stjeaskategym

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    This board has hyped Yankowskas/Reagan up for a year. Time to hype someone else :)
     
  26. ~tapdancer~

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    With S/K, Z/B, and now Rockne and Lindsey, I'm really getting excited for US pairs again! Congrats to the new team!
     
  27. ioana

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    No Rockne pairing would ever be as good as Gracie/Rockne. So what that she's the same height and has no pairs experience? She's done as a singles skater until the next 7-triple performance, anyway ;)
     
  28. DarrellH

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    Next year's Nationals should be very inreresting. Many well hyped and well placed teams, all competing for 2 (probably) sets of olympic berths.
     
  29. Sasha'sSpins

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    Davis & Brubaker. It has a nice ring to it. :cool: All my best to them for a very successful partnership!
     
  30. PDilemma

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    I want to be excited. But we still have the post-worlds break-up season to get through.