I thought they were very promising.
Is this a record off season for splits?
Is Themi looking for a new partner? (and, has Caitlyn Y found one?)
Oh No! Not yet another US pairs split! I hope they both find the right partners. I remember Themi from the 2006 US nationals, skating with NNN.
^Yes, it's a strange feeling to be positive about a split of a top team. Normally, that's sad news
So, I'll go there [if just for a moment of fantasy] - would Themi be a good partner for Caitlin? ETA - WE don't know why they split up. Do we? It could be she wanted to concentrate on singles, but he is 29 yrs. old, though. I wonder how much fire he has to start over for like the 4th time, and maybe he just wants to retire, too.
Last edited by olympic; 09-12-2011 at 01:05 PM.
I would LOVE it if he and yankowskas joined. They would be a force to reckon with internationally
Didn`t Caitlin have a try-out in California 2months ago in the same rink where Themi practices?
Someone needs to get Caitlyn & Themi together
What has been Themi's highest finish at Nationals? I've seen him in person and he is a very strong partner.
"awwww....shades of Janet Lynn" - Dick Button on anyone who makes more than one mistake in their program.
THAOMI bronzed in 07 iirc
I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!
We'll probably never know the reasons for the split... or how they split... but to break up less than two weeks after the U.S. Figure Skating Qualifying Deadline? Really?
Not that it would have been much better to break up 1-2 weeks before the Sept. 1 deadline to then encourage one/both to potentially rush into a partnership with someone who was available and not necessarily an ideal match. But still. I suppose it's better than drawing it out, collecting the envelope money, spending the money to train a few months longer, and ultimately wasting time with one another when they can be searching for partners (or new coaches) and sharpening up their solo skating skills.
Sigh. They were looking really overall at Indy Challenge. Best of luck to them both. I for one will miss them this season at Nationals. I wonder if one of the "straws" was they felt they weren't being supported by U.S. Figure Skating with the lack of international assignments, etc.
Is there any indication that Lindsay may have entered Regionals ladies this year?
You all know how much I loved this team.
What a lovely start to my early class day.
Oh well. I hope Lindsay picks up singles again!
Even without this split, USFS should probably rethink the whole "first groups of pairs skate in a separate session at Nationals" thing. We don't have enough pairs for that to make any real sense. I know it's for TV purposes, but it seems silly to have 3 or fewer pairs skating separately.
Last edited by stjeaskategym; 09-14-2011 at 06:30 AM.
Yeah, maybe they were waiting to see if they got the last Skate America host pick and when they didn't it was the last straw.
Hopefully when they planned out the schedule, they were doing so under the impression of their being 14-16 pairs or so. Now we're down to likely 11 teams, and odds are at least someone else will get injured or split before Nationals. So that's probably 10 senior pairs teams that take the ice at Nationals.
8 pairs will compete in the final 2 flights on Sunday, so it's just degrading at this point to schedule the remaining 2 teams on Saturday night, as indicated now at http://www.skatesanjose2012.com/. Not to mention it's a complete inconvenience at this point for all of the officials serving on the Senior Pairs FS event to be spread over a second evening -- just for 2 additional teams. Adding the two teams to Sunday's schedule would only take up about... 20 minutes total (warm-up, free skates, IJS scoring pause, etc.), plus potentially one additional ice resurface depending on the Chief Referee's preference.
The individual "Session"/event tickets aren't on sale yet, are they? Hopefully the schedule will be updated before they are, to allow for all of the Senior Pairs to compete together on Sunday without having the excuse that they can't disappoint the ticket holders who have session tickets for Championship Ladies Free Skate & What-was-to-be-Championship-Pairs-Warm-Up-Groups-1&2..