Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Feb 1, 2013.
Dang. Could Mark be retiring?
Or could Amanda be coming out of retirement?
Why? I guess they didn't get on? Because skating wise, I thought they were definitely on the right track.
Haha that would be great!
Alexander Martin (7th in Novice Dance at 2013 U.S. Nationals with Sierra Chadwick) is listed on IPS. They have skated together since the 2008-09 season and won U.S. bronze at the Intermediate and Juvenile levels: http://eventcoverage.ice-dance.com/...rs/novice/17-sierra-chadwick-alexander-martin
Christina Penkov, 15th in Junior Dance with Simon Proulx-Sénécal (QC) at 2013 Canadians, is listed on IPS.
I'm very curious about the Davis/Ladwig split. They really came so far over the course of the season and by Nationals they were quite good and on the right track. Plus, she can jump.
Doesn't he have a wife and child? I always wondered how he can afford to compete. Even if she is supporting the family training costs a lot and he is not at a level where he gets big appearance fees.
I wonder what happened, too. Wasn't Sochi the goal? I got that impression, at least from Mark Ladwig's side. It's interesting how they've split with only a year to go. *shrug* But
Lindsay Davis looked really grouchy when they talked to Davis and Ladwig at the US Nats gala.. I wonder if both of them wanted to split, or one, or what.
Wasn't Davis sick? I thought I read that somewhere.
Well, she often looks grouchy, but that's beside the point. I do wonder why Lyndon was so grouchy on this board about carriemarie "spilling the beans" a few days early. Mind you, carriemarie has offended people I care about on this board, but that's the nature of the board. Maybe he was just disappointed in himself for not controlling the spin this time??
Regardless, I hope the two of them both find whatever they are looking for in the upcoming season. Seems they are tossing out a good option with a year to go - and while D might be short, she is certainly a much different build than Rockne's prior partners. Lots of work there too, if they go that route, and not a lot of time to get it together. Here's to US Pairs!
Caelen Dalmer and Shane Firus are both on IPS so I guess that split is confirmed now (Tantallongirl mentioned the rumored/likely split in a Trash Can thread a couple of weeks ago).
Lyndon Johnson is her coach in Florida.
Both Shalena Rau and Phelan Simpson are listed on IPS. Unknown why they split but possibly he wants someone who can jump triples based on his profile of 2A and 3S ability.
Rau completes the axel and sal with greater consistency than Simpson in practice
The competition is what really counts though. Isn't he more consistent then?
You mean Lyndon Johnston and not the 36th President of the United States.
Phelan Simpson lists himself as 5'6"/167 cm. in his IPS bio.
Good luck finding suitably sized partners then.
They were too close in height, a real shame.
Not from what I saw at Canadians and Challenge, where he was the one with jump difficulties. I remember also thinking while watching them that the throw errors they made were because of poor technique on his part.
this thread makes me nervous everytime someone posts.
LOL I know, everytime I see it updated Im afraid another team has split. and probably im provoking the same for another poster right now
After all the partner splits does anyone know about new partnerships? I am sure coaches are working on developing new partnerships for the new skating season.
Caitlin Fields, age 17 (7th in Junior Pairs at 2013 U.S. Nationals and 2012 U.S. Novice Pairs silver medalist with Jason Pacini) is now listed on IPS. She lists herself as 4'11".
I wonder how good a Middleton/Johnson pairing would be. Both medaled the same year in intermediate and both had potential for JGP's with their old partners.
Is relocation listed as an option for either? (Of course, relocation sometimes becomes a option unexpectedly for the right partner at the right time).
They're on completely different coasts and Elise Middleton is still a bit young to relocate w/o a parent - by some standards. Her sister has a partner in Intermediate Dance (7th at Nationals with an All Year FSC partner)... so relocating outside of the SoCal area may realistically not be an option for the family until she's older.
Another thing to consider is that the new ISU Junior maximum age rule for male pair/dance partners of 19 will come into effect for the 2014-15 season. For example, Johnson will be 19 and ISU Junior age-eligible for 2013-14 but then will age out before the 2014-15 season.
ETA list of 2013 U.S. Nationals skaters currently listed on IPS:
Caitlin Fields (7th in Junior Pairs with Jason Pacini)
Caitlin Belt & Michael Johnson (9th in Junior Pairs)
Brenna Doherty (12th in Junior Pairs with Craig Norris)
Elise Middleton (3rd in Novice Pairs with Robert Hennings)
Lianna Thomas & David Botero (10th in Novice Pairs)
Juliette Erickson (11th in Novice Pairs with Connor Fleming)
Yura Min & Igor Ogay (11th in Junior Dance) - he has RUS citizenship & she lists herself as USA
Alexander Martin (7th in Novice Dance with Sierra Chadwick)
Cassidy Klopstock & Logan Leonesio (6th in Intermediate Dance)
I remember seeing that Michael Johnson posted a status about needed a backpack big enough for his tryouts-means that he may relocate for a potential partnership