Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by babbyrabbit, May 4, 2011.
Only I didn't say fudge...
They were the first US pair I liked in AGES!
I wish we'd get an update on Bryce. It'd be nice to know if it's actually possible for him to come back to skating on a high level.
But she is relatively short with 5 feet 2, so that would work well. (I thought she was a lot taller, she skates really tall!)
My mother does not get Universal Sports. This conversation occurred regarding worlds:
Me: Y/C got sixth place.
Mom: That is amazing for one of our pair teams! Wow!
Me: Isn't it? Maybe they can move up from there.
Mom: If they actually stay together. They probably won't. U.S. pair teams don't.
She called it.
That was my first thought too, right after
If this is true, it is the only possible scenario that makes any sense at all. (or if she wanted to retire). After all, if you don't want to train and compete anymore, then you don't, no matter how great a season you've had or how promising you are.
If they were just splitting and both continuing to skate pairs, this would be very difficult to believe. Unless they simply have "unreconcilable differences" as a pair.
Too bad, though. Their future looked very bright.
That would be awesome if he could continue his skating (with somone like her)
Both her and Dube are 5'2"
No! Just crazy.
I'm Utterly at a loss for words!
introducing...and saying goodbye to
well, they were lovely.
i hope they move on to great things.
First it was Castile/Okolski. Then McLaughlin/Brubaker. Now Yankowskas/Coughlin? I'm done getting emotionally invested in US pairs teams. It doesn't ever go well for me.
I wish them well in their futures...but what a great big 'what if' for their future together on the ice. I think we could've seen some true greatness from them.
Wth?!! No way!! I remember someone saying they might retire on here a few weeks ago (must have had some sort of insider info) and I didn't believe it.. how sad!! They didn't look unhappy at worlds. I hope he's actually retiring and not looking for another partner. I don't think he's going to have as much success right now with someone else.
I swear, being the top pair in the US is like being the drummer for Spinal Tap.
Wow, I am super surprised. I am speculating this has to have been mainly a financial decision, which makes it understandable but still sad. However, I am glad John and Caitlyn got to make it to Worlds and skate so well in such a packed field.
Wow, that's a total shock. So sad to see them split, just after finally winning a US championship and being 6th & the top North American team at worlds.
Is John really done with competing!?!? That would be the only thing that would make this split make sense as maybe he's ready to move on to the next chapter in his life.
What in the world?! They showed so much promise together! Wow...
That would be really sad
First US pair I've liked since I/Z. That LP at worlds was gorgeous!
Just adding my shock & sadness to the mix. I haven't cared for pairs skating (at all, not just US) in a number of years - But I tuned in to watch them skate. They really had something special.
This makes NO sense. No wonder we can't get a Worlds-podium team out of the U.S. program.
*SNORT* You owe me a laptop-keyboard cleaning.
THIS is why I don't follow US pairs. There's not point in getting attached anymore. What gives?
I'm in shock too. I really liked them immensely.
Hope she gets a new partner very soon.
I don't know about that, you had like a decade to get attached to Inoue&Baldwin.
Might be for the best in the long run for Caitlin. She has star quality and i'm not sure John will ever be the partner she needs to get where she wants to go.
I'd put my money on money being the major factor. Maybe John figured a US championship and a trip to Worlds was the high note of his career and better to end now. It's soooooooo expensive to be a pairs skater in the US. I wish him well.
I wonder if Smirnov would like to move to the US? Caitlin has that classic Russian look.
She really does. She looks like Obertas. I hope she finds a partner, because she deserves one.
Caitlin is so , she needs to find another high-level partner. She's just stunning on the ice.
It would be a real shame if this was all about . They've finally had the results that will bring them some good funding.
Wow that's just awful news. I was only saying in the Worlds pbp thread for pairs LP how much I enjoyed them and jokingly hoped they would stay together, thinking there's no way a pair who debuts top 6 at Worlds in THAT field would split.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : : :
I'm totally perplexed as to why he would end the parntership! I loved their skating so much and was really looking forward to seeing them grow. Caitlin is an absolute rockstar, and I hope she can find someone equally as brilliant.
I suppose part of the reason for all of these break ups is the expense? But then why don't U.S. ice dancers have as many break ups? I'm so sad to see this pair part ways, but they have to do what's best for themselves and I hope it all works out.