She is a good jumper. She is about the same height as Amanda, but weighs (in my estimation at least seven pounds more). I am thinking they will do sbs sals because Mark can land one. Remember for a few seasons E/L tried it without much success on Amanda's part? They intend to and are eligible to compete this year. It's the plan....I like them both, so best of luck to them. I think one of the most determining factors is that she was willing to relocate to Florida, has a previous relationship with Peterson and co, and is close enough to Amanda's size. Obviously, Mark wasn't going to uproot his family and relocate. It has to be a tough adjustment for Mark to skate with someone new after ten years.
Yes, they are about the same height, both under 5', but Amanda is a "slighter", different body build. I'm sure Mark will adjust quickly- he's a real "pro". It will be interesting to see what they do with the jumps and how consistent they really are now as I've observed some recent inconsistency with Lindsay. I'm sure Lyndon will get them in great shape! It's a great opportunity for both of them-
I've been waiting for an announcement of a new partner for Mark L.!!
I'm very excited for them! Can't wait to see them.
So surviving the season we currently have:
And confirmed new partnerships:
and unconfirmed possibilities. Who did I leave out (I don't even know who's moving from Jr. to Sr.)
Senior teams currently listed in the 2012-13 ISP:
Caydee Denney & John Coughlin S1
Mary Beth Marley & Rockne Brubaker S2
Gretchen Donlan & Andrew Speroff S4
Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir S5
Felicia Zhang & Nathan Bartholomay S8
Tiffany Vise & Don Baldwin S9
Planning to move/test up to Senior in the US:
Haven Denney & Brandon Frazier J1
Kylie Duarte & Colin Grafton J3
Confirmed/Announced (in articles) as new Senior teams:
Caitlin Yankowskas/Joshua Reagan
Kiri Baga/Taylor Toth (she needs to test up)
Tarah Kayne/Danny O'Shea (both are testing up)
To be confirmed/announced:
Lindsay Davis/Mark Ladwig
Alexa Scimeca/Chris Knierim (training in Colorado Springs, I've heard)
Last edited by Sylvia; 04-27-2012 at 01:57 AM.
"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
Thank you Sylvia.
I am still not sure what Mark is thinking with all of this....
Any word on whether Ivan Dimitrov is searching for a partner? He had some talent and a 'wild' quality to his skating which made him somewhat interesting to watch.
also curious to know what andrea poapst is doing.
Lindsay Davis is lucky to go from Themi to Mark. Everybody is trying to be very PC and I am not going to be Urmanov on her but she needs to work on conditionning to say the least. I have not seen her skate in 1 year, so I hope I will be pleasantly surprised.