Pairs/Dance splits 2012 season

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by fan, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Since they are not an international team, I've quoted your post and replied to you in the U.S. Ice Dance splits thread in the Trash Can: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=3572911#post3572911

    Thanks for the heads up. feraina did some checking on this, as well as another rumored Chinese pair split, and has replied in this thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=3569689#post3569689

    It is my understanding that Jean-Luc Baker's primary coach and choreographer in Seattle was his mother Sharon Jones Baker (the 1985-1988 British ice dance champion with Paul Askham), with coaching assistance from his father, Steve Baker.
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  2. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    :duh: Right--I meant his mom *and* dad. Well, let's hope they don't get too Detroitified!
  3. Yazmeen

    Yazmeen Well-Known Member

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    Damian has confirmed he is now skating with Julia Biechler.
  4. Twizzler

    Twizzler Well-Known Member

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    Wow. That's an awfully big jump from Intermediate to Junior for her. Good luck to them!
  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Re-posting from the US Ice Dance splits thread in the Trash Can:
    Link: http://www.ice-dance.com/
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    Fascinating... that's a team that I just never imagined....
    Michael and Colin ( McManus)have been friends here in Boston for years. Love them both,so my fingers are crossed that this works. It's a great mix of supportive , easy going parents and focused ,talented,personable skaters.
    So happy for all of them. Looking forward to Lake Placid!
  7. kppt

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    Yes, that is now confirmed. Too bad, as I thought he and Katie Bobak were terrific together.
  8. stjeaskategym

    stjeaskategym Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I am out of it... Do we know what happened to his last partner?
  9. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker have teamed up - it was posted earlier in this thread (also cross-posted in the US Ice Dance splits thread in the Trash Can).
  10. laceup

    laceup New Member

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    It is too bad ... never have been a fan of Jones.
  11. kppt

    kppt New Member

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    Me neither:( IMO he has taken a very big step downward.
  12. blademate

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    :rolleyes: Oh please, it's not exactly as if Bobak was the second coming of Gordeeva...

    Bobak had slightly better posture and flexibility, Jones has better jumps and throws, I think it's a fairly even swap. It is a shame that they chose the Wirtzes over Barkell though, as the progress Barkell was able to make with Jones' second mark will likely be undone.
  13. shutterbug

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    ITA. Jones is still very much a work in progress, and was doing well under Barkell. It's unlikely she'll get what she needs in the Wirtz camp. Unfortunate for her, and for Ian too.
  14. laceup

    laceup New Member

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    I wasn't a fan of Bobak either and completely agree with your comparison of Bobak/Jones. I wish he'd found a way to work things out with Sequin. I don't think Bobak or Jones have a great future in skating. Sequin on the other hand, just might.
  15. blademate

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    I think Seguin is going to focus on making the jump to Senior in singles. She has all her triples now, and god knows we need better ladies. Maybe one day she will return to pairs. I don't know if aesthetically she would have been a good match for Ian, but they likely would have been technically solid. I actually think Ian and KMT could be an exciting, athletic pairing if Dylan retires after 2014 and KMT wishes to continue.
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    Heard that Lauri Bonacorsi might have teamed up with Ian Lorello in Detroit? Any verification? Would love to see these two back on the ice!
  17. penybrec

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    Heard a rumour that Richard Sharpe has gone Stateside and teamed up with American Carter Jones after splitting with long time partner Sophie. Wonder what happened there?
  18. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    I believe these are the new Senior teams that have registered for the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships, July 25-28 - link to the newly created LPIDC competition thread in the 2012-13 Kiss and Cry forum: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=84178
    Alissandra Aronow / Collin Brubaker (USA)
    Lauri Bonacorsi / Ian Lorello (USA)
    Isabella Cannuscio / Michael Bramante (USA)
    Audrey Dupont / Alexandre Laliberté (CAN)
    Carter Jones (USA) / Richard Sharpe (GBR)
    Rachel Kirkland (CAN) / Matthew Kleffman (USA)
    Gabriela Morrell Zucker (USA) / Andrejs Sitiks (LAT)
    Anastasia Olson / Keiffer Hubbell (USA)
    Kseniya Ponomaryova (UKR) / Oleg Altukhov
    Brittany Schmucker (USA) / Nikolai Babin (RUS)

    New Junior teams registered for LPIDC:
    Courtney Baay / Nick Toth (CAN)
    Marina Barova (UKR) / Allan Stoll (CAN)
    Julia Biechler / Damian Dodge (USA)
    Anna Bolshem (USA) / Ronald Zilberberg (ISR)
    Rachel Brozina / Nicholas Taylor (USA)
    Audrey Croteau-Villeneuve / Dominic Barthe (CAN)
    Bianka Gadosy / Benjamin Smyth (CAN)
    Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker (USA)
    Jessica Jiang / Nikolas Wamsteeker (CAN - may have split as she is on IPS now)
    Tatiana Kozmava (GEO) / Alexander Zolotarev (RUS)
    Jessica Mancini / Brad Kleffman (USA)
    Yura Min (KOR) / Sam Kaplun (UKR)
    Nikolina Pakhomova (RUS) / Brett Mueller (USA)
    Mackenzie Reid / Christian Erwin (USA - recently re-teamed?)
    Madeleine Rutledge / Tyler Brooks (USA)
    Isabel Sneider / Alexander Strupinski (POL?)
    Carolane Soucisse / Simon Tanguay (CAN)
    Amy Wang (USA) / Malcolm Jones (CAN)

    ETA: Two other new Canadian dance teams (at least one member is Canadian) that have registered for the Québec Summer Championships: Laurence Fournier Beaudry (CAN) / Nikolaj Sorensen (DEN) in Senior and Christina Penkov / Simon Proulx-Sénécal in Junior.
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  19. adibok

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    mutual decision i believe. from what i have heard they felt they had reached their maximum potential from the set-up they had. Richard has paired up with Carter Jones, Sophie has paired up with Jordan Brown
  20. Ziggy

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    Sylvia, Alexander Strupinski is Polish American I believe and he placed 6th at 2012 Polish Junior Nationals (in singles) so yes it's likely he might intend to represent Poland with his new partner.
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  22. SamuraiK

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    Damn, she's very unlucky.. All her partners keep retiring..
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    Can anyone either confirm or deny whether Dong/Wu and Zhang/Wang have split?
  24. SamuraiK

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    Dong/Wu weren't entered for the Grand Prix although they had 1 guaranteed event so I guess that's 99% confirmed.
  25. TAHbKA

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    Rogov skates with Alison Reed, which would mean Burgov/Rogov split. Hope Reed/Rogov won't skate for Israel....
  26. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Of course they will.

    Alison Reed can now become a quadruple (US, Japanese, Georgian and Israeli) citizen! :D
  27. Zemgirl

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    I imagine the Reeds will be able to dig up a Jewish grandmother to expedite matters, if necessary.
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    Truly, a citizen of the world!
  29. SamuraiK

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    USA (too competitive field) and Japan (citizenship out of reach for him) are not an option, so its surely gonna be Israel.
  30. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    And Japaridze is skating with Telegina so being Georgia's No.2 team was probably not very enticing either. :p
  31. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    the Reeds broke up. hmmm :confused:
  32. Jeschke

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    cathy and chris are skating together, alison isthe lonely one :D
  33. pennskater

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    His father Oleg was an ice dancer, and his mother Maria was a freestyle skater. Both are very nice and have a lot of students throughout Pennsylvania.
  34. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Since this old thread was bumped up... I'll note that the new U.S. dance teams of Julia Biechler/Damian Dodge (Junior) and Katherine Gourianova/Alexander Petrov (Novice) have both qualified for 2013 Nationals.

    ETA that ice-dance.com published a short blurb on Nov. 12 about the split between the French ice dance team of Tiffany Zahorski & Alexis Miart - she is now listed on icepartnersearch.com: http://www.ice-dance.com/main/
    http://icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=4185
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