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Competing Pairs and Dance simultaneously?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by haribobo, May 21, 2010.

  1. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

    In another thread, someone joked that Fedor might try to do pairs and dance with 2 different partners at the same time (just a joke, don't get excited). Has anyone ever done this at the junior or senior level? Or the same pair competing both pairs and dance? Is it even allowed? Just curious. :)
  2. carriecmu0503

    carriecmu0503 Active Member

    If they qualified for both events, why wouldn't it be allowed? It would be no different than, for a recent example, Amanda Dobbs competing in both singles and pairs.
  3. miffy

    miffy Well-Known Member

    A team competed in both at the British Championships around 8 or 10 years ago I think - IIRC it was at Primary level, which is now Novice. I guess it is more common at a younger age, to see which direction they may want to take.

    I think it was me who suggested that about Fedor. ;) I wonder why he isn't trying out pairs rather than dance?!
  4. mocha-ice

    mocha-ice Active Member

  5. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch New Member

    Didn't Dawn and Troy Goldstein compete in both Sr pairs and dance at US Nationals in the early 90's? I'm almost certain that one year at US Nationals Troy Goldstein competed in singles, pairs, and dance.
  6. acraven

    acraven Well-Known Member

    Hal Marron (now an international-level judge) skated pairs with one sister and dance with another, but I'm not certain that he competed at Nationals in both events during the same year(s).
  7. madm

    madm Well-Known Member

    At 2005 US Nationals, Nathan Miller competed in Novice Pairs with Claire Davis and in Novice Dance with Stacy Kim. He won 1st in Novice Pairs but came in last (12th) in Novice Dance. He gave up dance after that to concentrate on pairs.
  8. dr.frog

    dr.frog Well-Known Member

    Johnny Johns, back in the early 1970s!! All the time he was competing in dance with Mary Karen Campbell, he was also competing in pairs with other partners -- IIRC he won a bronze medal in pairs the same year he and Campbell were national dance champions (1973). Then after that he dropped dance and formed a new pair team with Melissa Militano, and they were national pair champions the next two seasons.

    Going back somewhat farther, Ron Ludington was also competing in dance with a different partner at the same time he was a national pair champion. And, going in the other direction, I remember seeing Jerod Swallow competing in both junior pairs and junior dance (again with different partners) at 1984 Nationals.
  9. dr.frog

    dr.frog Well-Known Member

    Yes, I remember that too. I think it was 1993, and actually, it was even more impressive than that: Troy competed in *four* events as he was also entered in the compulsory figures competition as well as singles, pairs, and dance.
  10. acraven

    acraven Well-Known Member

    Given the opportunity, he also competed in interpretive events. He did so at Skate Canada at least once in the early 1990s.
  11. Twizzler

    Twizzler Well-Known Member

    Way, way back, the Carruthers actually competed in dance and pairs. I believe that Jerod Swallow also did dance and pairs prior to teaming up with Liz.

    Somewhat more recently, Christie Moxley qualified for Nationals in both, but I think it was different years.
  12. sk8muse

    sk8muse New Member

    Didn't Jeremy Abbott skate pairs, dance, and singles all at the same time many years ago???
  13. Ozzisk8tr

    Ozzisk8tr Well-Known Member

    On roller about a decade ago the (American) Jnr World Dance champions also placed third in pairs at Worlds in the same year.
  14. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    + Hockey and diving ? :p
    Sorry, I'm just kidding. I've heard he did dance, but never heard anything about Pairs. Maybe a try ?
  15. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    Hal comes on this forum from time to time too :D.
  16. crzesk8dad

    crzesk8dad Well-Known Member

    I believe Mr. Marron also skated as a single at that time as well.

    And yes, he monitors things here...so be nice!! :D
  17. sk8muse

    sk8muse New Member

    This was driving me nuts about Jeremy Abbott, so I finally looked it up. He did skate all 3 disciplines, but apparently not at the same time as I had thought.
    Ice Dance: 1995-96 with Amanda Cunningham, 1997-1998 with Katie Hoffmaster
    Pairs: 1998-99 with Brittany Vise, 2001-2002 with Krystal Sorenson
    Of course, we know about the singles.

    Didn't find anything about diving or hockey, though. Perhaps he and Brittany dove into pairs on hockey skates... :lol:
  18. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    Jeremy is my Hero ! :swoon:
  19. googooeyes

    googooeyes Active Member

    Vanessa Crone and Paul Poirier of Canada did that as well as skating singles.
    They just recently focused only on dance.