A picture of Flatt & Speroff.
"...some people are moulded by their admiration, others by their hostilities.”
― Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart
Johnny Weir competed in pair skating with Jodi Rudden on the juvenile and intermediate levels.
Yuka Sato had a very successful amateur singles career, then skated pairs professionally with her husband Jason Dungjen, and now tours in shows as a singles skater.
Michael Chau skated with Tracy Tanovich until two years ago, and now competes in singles. He is quite short and she outgrew him.
Thanks for the history on Andrew Speroff, madm, but he is competing in Pairs only now, just to be clear for FSWer.
The earliest pairs competition online result I could find for Flatt/Speroff was the Juvenile Pairs event at Regionals in October 2002, when she was 10 years old. So she likely started pairs when she was around 9.how old was Rachael when she started Pairs?
Speroff and Flatt, who trained in Colorado with Tom Zakrajsek and Erik Schulz, were silver medalists in Juv pairs in 2003 (based on their USFS bios, Flatt would have been 10 yrs old at JNs in Dec 2002, and Speroff 14) , Int pair champions in 2004 and IIRC, won the Nov pair events at Liberty and Indy as Nov team before Speroff took time off for an injury to heal the remainder of the 04/05 season...and then paired up with serveral other partners prior Gretchen. They had been assigned to a NAC in Aug of 2004(competitions that no longer exist) which they w/d from due to Speroff's recovery from the injury. The team broke up later that autumn, and Flatt went on to win Nov ladies title in Jan 2005 at age 12. There might be video footage from 2004 Indy Challenge around somewhere...their last major competition as a pair team. Or even Liberty....those tapes lurk around in bookcases and drawers forever, LOL!
Jeremy Abbott skated pairs (as well as dance) for a number of years at the lower levels as well (Juv and Int IIRC).
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