After seeing a photo of Jeremy's injury, I'm not surprised. It looked pretty bad. Anyway, best wishes to both of them. :-)
Unfortunate that Caydee and Jeremy did not get to skate their final competition at 4CC as planned. I hope that both of them are happy with what they've accomplished in their career. They have a pretty impressive record for a team that only skated three years together.
Wow. Sorry to sound like an echo, but I TOTALLY did not see that coming.
I do hope Caydee can find a partner and keep going.
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Glad that Evora/Ladwig aren't planning to retire anytime soon. They are having the best successes of their careers, so I don't know why people would assume they would retire.
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I'm shocked & saddened by this news, but I wish BOTH of them all the best in their futures.
As far as John and Caitlyn continuing, during practice sessions in Greensboro, I noticed their coach carrying around a binder to track their jump/element progress. On the cover was a graphic of the Olympic logo and "2014"....methinks they have their eyes on a prize.
I just don't see how you reached your conclusion given that Jeremy is the one that wants to retire? Caydee's not dumping Jeremy, and I'm not saying Jeremy dumped Caydee either.
So now, who is the U.S. World team?
The same as it was before - Yankowkas & Coughlin and Evora & Ladwig.
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I didn't think they would last to Sochi, myself.
Of course, they're not going to announce an impending split/retirement while they're still competing. If they did that, there's no way they would have made the World team (well, unless everyone else splatted and they blew everyone away) - the USFSA is not going to invest in a team (i.e. send to Worlds) that is on its way out. Of course, they would keep their future plans to themselves until their season was completely finished.
Yes, I know there is still the WTT, but since only 1 pair gets to go and they were 3rd in line, it's pretty unlikely they would be the U.S. rep.
Now that we have had time to wrap our minds around his retirement.....who does D pair Caydee with in CO???? Can't think of who she has that is "available"--maybe she moves Knierim up to SR and tries that combo? Or does a David Leenen who is on IPS look to move to CO?? D has lots of teams right now.
When I spoke to Chris and Dalilah at Nationals, they were very excited about Andrea, and Dalilah said that Chris had finally found his match. So... I doubt that there would be a split there.
I'm wondering if Caydee would court someone like AJ Reiss, take a step back and compete on the JGP next season? It would give her time to develop with a new partner, and she could really make an impact at that level.