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Pairs/Dance splits 2012 season

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by fan, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. fan

    fan Well-Known Member

    US intermediate dance silver medalists Julia Biechler and Alexander Petrov split, he is on ice partner search
  2. winterone

    winterone Banned Member

    That merry go round starts after nationals.
  3. julianaqtpi

    julianaqtpi New Member

    Can I have him? :lol: I wish I could find a partner for dance or pairs :( Sad that Julia and Alexander split, they were a good team and skated well together.
  4. UDelpairs2012

    UDelpairs2012 New Member

    His edges are to die for!
  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

  6. Civic

    Civic New Member

    Is he a skating import or an American citizen of Russian origins?
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012
  8. taz'smum

    taz'smum Well-Known Member

    Various rumours have been circulating since Worlds at Nice, that Zahorski and Miart have split. :confused:

    I would like to confirm that there is absolutely no truth in any of these rumours. Zahorski and Miart are still very much together and are very busy preparing for the new season. :)
  9. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Maybe you should cross-post this info here: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=79480
  10. taz'smum

    taz'smum Well-Known Member

  11. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    You're welcome - good luck to them next season!

    Since this thread has been bumped up, I'll take the opportunity to post the known splits of the senior/junior international pair and dance teams listed in the current ISU World Standings ranking lists (updated April 30, 2012):

    12 Amanda Evora/Mark Ladwig USA
    17 Lubov Iliushechkina/Nodari Maisuradze RUS
    22 Klara Kadlecova/Petr Bidar CZE
    25 Ashley Cain/Joshua Reagan USA
    29 Katherine Bobak/Ian Beharry CAN
    33 Katharina Gierok/Florian Just GER (eta: mentioned by oubik below)
    36 Natasha Purich/Raymond Schultz CAN
    39 Brittany Jones/Kurtis Gaskell CAN
    44 Carolina Gillespie/Luca Dematté ITA
    63 Andrea Poapst/Chris Knierim USA
    65 Cassie Andrews/Timothy LeDuc USA
    [Split after 2010-11 season but still listed:
    68 Brynn Carman/AJ Reiss USA
    75 Molly Aaron/Daniyel Cohen USA
    78 Lindsay Davis/Themistocles Leftheris USA
    78 Erika Smith/Nathan Bartholomay USA
    82 Morgan Agster/Adam Civiello USA

    Note: Alexandra Rodriguez/Aritz Maestu ESP are not ranked but have split (he is listed on IPS) - they were the first pair team to represent Spain in international competition (JGP and Jr. Worlds this season).

    Posted in the Trash Can forum because it's still a rumor: Unconfirmed: Zhang and Zhang may split? (they're ranked #26).

    24 Lauri Bonacorsi/Travis Mager USA
    36 Tanja Kolbe/Stefano Caruso GER
    37 Anastasia Galyeta/Alexei Shumski UKR
    38 Charlotte Lichtman/Dean Copely USA
    55 Isabella Cannuscio/Ian Lorello USA
    74 Kaitlin Hawayek/Michael Bramante USA
    86 Anastasia Olson/Jordan Cowan USA
    ... any other teams that competed internationally in 2011-12?
    Unranked: Sophie Jones/Richard Sharpe GBR
    Last edited: May 2, 2012
  12. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

    That's good to hear. I very much enjoyed them at Euros (shame about the mistakes in the prelims :( ). :)
  13. oubik

    oubik Well-Known Member


    Katharina Gierok / Florian Just (GER, senior Bs, he is quitting)
    Linda Wenzig / Matti Landgraf (GER - jun, JW Preliminaries)

    Michelle & Richard Lundberg (SWE - jun, JGP, but WD from EC and JWC) - but it´s hearsay info I have, can anyone from Sweden confirm?

    Ice Dance:

    Natalia Jancosek / Petr Seknicka (SVK - jun, JGP)
    Lolita Yermak / Oleksander Ljubchenko (UKR - jun, JGP, she teamed up Alexey Khimich who was trying in Great Britain for a season or two)
  14. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

    Didn't know about Kadlecova and Bidar..
  15. meierfan

    meierfan New Member

    It is very likely; they were not at the national pairs/ice dance clinic last weekend. All the other fairly high level pairs and ice dancers were there (all 5 couples... :rolleyes: ).
  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Even though this thread is about international teams now, here's a follow-up to post #1 in this thread: Katherine Gourianova (7th in U.S. Intermediate Dance this past season) and Alexander Petrov (U.S. Intermediate silver medalist) are a new U.S. Novice dance team, coached by his parents - Gourianova/Petrov exhibited pattern dances (Starlight Waltz & Paso Doble) at a local Virginia competition last weekend.

    I believe she put up a profile on IPS several months ago (they withdrew from Nationals in December 2011 and didn't enter 2012 Europeans).
    Last edited: May 4, 2012
  17. Sayana_mnk

    Sayana_mnk Member

    On the subject of Kadlecova and Bidar, here is confirmation (through Google Translate) that Bidar has paired up with former singles skater Martina Bocek.
  18. carriemarie

    carriemarie Active Member

    I know I'm late on the draw with this- but what happened to Canadian Junior Pair Champs Bobak/Beharry? Very surprised they ended it. They seemed to be having a good season similar to US team Denney/Frazier?
  19. johndockley92

    johndockley92 New Member

    I didn't know that either! Very surprised. I wonder if they're each looking for a partner. They seemed really good.
  20. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    I should clarify that the Canadian pairs of Bobak/Beharry and Jones/Gaskell are rumored to have split -- no official announcements or public explanations have been issued by them, their coaches or Skate Canada to date -- and what I have seen posted online so far (in the Canadian Pairs 2012 thread in the Trash Can) has all been hearsay information/speculation. I determined that the hearsay and other information I received reliable enough to include these 2 pairs in my splits list above.

    ETA: To sum up, we really don't know what happened re. Bobak/Beharry.
    Last edited: May 5, 2012
  21. NorthernDancers

    NorthernDancers Well-Known Member

    It was discussed at length in other thread. Both teams have unfortunately split. Jones was seen trying out with Beharry in KW. Bobak was seen by herself in Barrie. There isn't always an official announcement. Jones/Gaskell had a bit of a rough Nationals. It's not entirely surprising. Bobak/Beharry is still a jaw-dropper for me. It still seems so wrong.
  22. Ian74!

    Ian74! Member

    Are they going to represent Czech Republic or Italy (Martina should have dual citizenship and she competed for Italy until Junior).
    I guess the answer is Czech, but who knows.... :rolleyes:
  23. sandra_persch

    sandra_persch Well-Known Member

    Since Martina has been competing for the Czech Republic internationally I would asssume so too.
  24. kppt

    kppt Member

    Jones has moved to Cali to skate with someone there. In other news, Vanessa Crone is skating with a Dane, but they will represent Canada.
  25. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

    Sorry, but who is Dane?
  26. kppt

    kppt Member

    A guy from Denmark. Haven't heard a name yet.
  27. euterpe

    euterpe Well-Known Member

    Nikolaj Sorensen? He last skated (for Denmark) with Canadian Katelyn Good.
  28. SamuraiK

    SamuraiK Well-Known Member


    Probably Nikolaj Sorensen.. He competed until last season internationally for Denmark but hes nowhere near the level of Vanessa..

  29. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

    Assuming this is true, why would they skate for Canada and not Denmark?
  30. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Coach Bin Yao announced to the Chinese press that Zhang/Zhang have split and that the new Chinese pair team of Peng/Zhang has been formed.

    Dan Zhang (she) has retired and Hao Zhang (he) will skate with Cheng Peng, age 17 - link to separate news/discussion thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=83573
    Last edited: May 7, 2012