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Status of US Pairs This Season

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by olympic, May 12, 2011.

  1. nylynnr

    nylynnr Well-Known Member

    ^^Although slim and capable, Ashley is exceptionally tall for a pair girl, which might make the twist, and perhaps other elements, more difficult. Considering the relative scarcity of six foot plus U.S. pair men who can jump triples and do expert pair moves, finding another partner might be a challenge. Or do you have one in mind?
  2. euterpe

    euterpe Well-Known Member

    My main complaint about Josh Regan is that he has one facial expression throughout every program: concentration on whatever he's doing at the moment. He is never "in" the performance himself, he just leaves all that to Ashley, who fortunately is a marvelous performer. But it takes two to deliver a complete performance, and only one of this pair is committed to that.

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

    Then he should take acting lessons. It did wonders for Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje. In fact, if he's in college, he probably can even get college credit for doing so.

    Not a reason for getting rid of a guy who can both jump and lift. Frankly, there aren't that many of them out there.
  4. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

    :( They'd been together for a number of years and were engaged. . . how sad. Hope both are OK.
  5. newbatgirl

    newbatgirl Well-Known Member

    Totally bummed about this. They were a cute couple. I met Amanda's family at SA a few years ago and they are sweet, sweet people.
  6. johndockley92

    johndockley92 New Member

    Can't think of anyone off the top of my head. I think if AJ Reiss could improve his jumps, he could be a good fit for her. He did a 3lztw with Brynn Carmen, I don't see why he wouldn't be able to do one with Ashley Cain. His lifts are really great for a junior as well.
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

  8. chachacha

    chachacha Member

    I actually think AJ is with the right girl, Jessica Pfund. They are going to be a long term team and with the short time they have been together have made alot of progress. I'm looking forward to watching them continue the progression next season. AJ is a great lifter and he and Jessica will have a nice triple twist, they just need more time.
  9. olympic

    olympic Well-Known Member

  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    2 Novice pair skaters from 2012 Nationals currently are listed on icepartnersearch - Chad Phillips (7th with Hannah Klopstock) and Lianna Thomas (12th with Gene Fu; she actually was listed before Nationals).

    Considering that Nationals was only Jessica Pfund/AJ Reiss' second competition together (and her second pairs comp. ever!), they did VERY well! I'm looking forward to seeing them develop as a team.
  11. 2sk8

    2sk8 Active Member

    Lianna has had her profile on IcePartnerSearch since before she teamed up with Gene; she did update it though after Nationals.
  12. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

    I'm not surprised especially with Thomas/Fu. Oh the flashbacks to the end of that SP. :yikes:
  13. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Alexa Scimeca is the first Senior pair skater from 2012 Nationals to be listed on icepartnersearch.com -- she placed 10th with Ivan Dimitrov and they skated a good SP (8th place) landing sbs 3S and a big throw 3F.
  14. reese

    reese Well-Known Member

    That was one rough LP they had though. Yikes.
  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Congratulations to Denney/Coughlin (silver) and Marley/Brubaker (bronze) at Four Continents! This should move them both into the ISU World Standings top 20 (they were in the 30s before).

    ETA ISU World Standings rankings update:
    Marley/Brubaker 818 points (#31 before 4CC) + 680 (3rd at 4CC) = 1,498 (#20)
    Denney/Coughlin 757 points (#34 before 4CC) + 756 (2nd at 4CC) = 1,513 (#19)
    Evora/Ladwig are still the top US pair with 2,162 points (#14).

    In the ISU Season Best scores list, Denney/Coughlin (185.42 at 4CC) have moved up to #6 and Marley/Brubaker (178.89 at 4CC) to #8. Evora/Ladwig are #13 (170.63 at Cup of China).
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    ISU 2011-12 Season's World Ranking updated after 4 Continents (13 teams have competed internationally):
    5 1513 Caydee DENNEY / John COUGHLIN (4CC, 2 GP, 1 Sr B) *Worlds to come
    10 1096 Mary Beth MARLEY / Rockne BRUBAKER (4CC, 1 GP, 1 Sr B) *Worlds
    11 1080 Amanda EVORA / Mark LADWIG (4CC, 2 GP)
    27 534 Britney SIMPSON / Matthew BLACKMER (2 JGP, JGPF) *Jr Worlds to come
    30 418 Ashley CAIN / Joshua REAGAN (1 Sr B, 1 GP)
    32 395 Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR (1 Sr B, 1 GP)
    34 385 Jessica CALALANG / Zack SIDHU (2 JGP, withdrew from JGPF)
    47 256 Kylie DUARTE / Colin GRAFTON (2 JGP) *Jr Worlds
    48 253 Haven DENNEY / Brandon FRAZIER (2 JGP) *Jr Worlds
    49 250 Andrea POAPST / Chris KNIERIM (1 Sr B)
    52 236 Tiffany VISE / Don BALDWIN (1 Sr B, 1 GP)
    61 164 Madeline AARON / Max SETTLAGE (1 JGP)
    64 133 Olivia OLTMANNS / Joshua SANTILLAN (2 JGP)
  17. ~tapdancer~

    ~tapdancer~ Well-Known Member

    Seeing D/C and M/B live at 4CC there is no doubt in my mind that M/B will be taking the top spot in US pairs before long. They look fantastic already and the potential is all there. Wishing them all the best!
  18. winterone

    winterone Banned Member

    Does anyone know why she is not on IPS any more?
  19. johndockley92

    johndockley92 New Member

    because there's a bunch of teams better than they were....
  20. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    IPS = Icepartnersearch.com
    ISP = International Selection Pool (still too early for 2012-13)

    Glad to see Jessica Pfund/AJ Reiss (5th in Junior Pairs at Nationals) listed on USFS' International Assignments page for Challenge Cup in The Hague, Netherlands (March 8-11) - it will be their international debut as a team and good experience ahead of the JGP next season.
  21. kirkbiggestfan

    kirkbiggestfan Well-Known Member

    It is probably discussed somewhere, but Lindsay Davis is on IPS...Themi is not.
    Anyone knows what's going on?
    He is 29 now and has had his share of partners. (Does Caitlin have his phone number?)
  22. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    There was a discussion about this in GSD in September 2011 when Davis/Leftheris' split became official: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=80135

    I haven't heard whether or not Leftheris is still interested in competing, but not everyone lists themselves on icepartnersearch.

    Posted earlier in this thread (post #285) and worth reposting:
    BTW, Bianca Butler is looking to switch from pairs (she competed for 9+ years with Joseph Jacobsen) to dance - I saw her profile on icepartnersearch.com today.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012
  23. chachacha

    chachacha Member

    Happy to hear PFUND/REISS will be heading to the Challenge Cup! They are going to continue to develop and should be a very strong Junior Team next season. I was very impressed with them for the short time they have been together. I hope they also send Aaron and Settlage, because for first year Junior they did well and although they did not have a great skate, they just were off that day at Nationals. Nice to see some young teams that can develop for the long term. Mozer and Oshea should hopefully stay injury free and be a strong Junior Team this next season too :)
    PeterG and (deleted member) like this.
  24. Jayar

    Jayar Well-Known Member

    Themi turned 'pro' recently-- he's skating on a cruise ship.
  25. Stephanie

    Stephanie Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately they'll be to old to compete as juniors (internationally) next year. He just turned 21 this month.
  26. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Thanks for the info.

    Speaking of 'pro' pair skaters, here's a recent article on Joe Jacobsen and Kendra Moyle who are touring with Disney on Ice's "Dare to Dream" show: http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/...atest-ice-show-is-a-dream-for-young-star.html
    ETA link for a November 2011 Disney on Ice publicity article that focuses on Kendra Moyle: http://www.thetimesnews.com/articles/greensboro-50008-ice-latest.html
    And that's all for this edition of "Where Are They Now: Pair Skaters." ;)
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012
  27. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    Danielle Viola has listed herself on icepartnersearch.com - she was 6th in Novice Pairs at 2012 Nationals with Alex Johnson.
  28. johndockley92

    johndockley92 New Member

    ^^ interesting. I wonder what Alex's plans are.
  29. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

    That's a shame, I thought they were promising.
  30. johndockley92

    johndockley92 New Member

    I heard that alex is back to doing just singles.