Rooting for underdogs!
I had posted (on August 10) Simon Shnapir's update on the new pair of Collier/Mitrofanov as follows:
According to Ganicheva/Letov's Instagram, Collier & Mitrofanov are training again and it sure looks like Hazel enjoys throw jumps, specifically the 3Lo! https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ch-FMSSgBUB/In addition to his work with the dance teams, Shnapir is still coaching pairs and working with the single skaters at the Skating Club of Boston. His singles skater, Hazel Collier, who competed at the junior level at the 2020 and 2022 U.S. Championships, is now pursuing pairs with Misha Mitrofanov. Mitrofanov was the 2022 Four Continents Champion with his former partner, Audrey Lu.
“They (Hazel and Misha) are working through a couple little injuries right now, but they’ve made a lot of enormous progress in a short amount of time,” Shnapir described of the new partnership. “Credit to Misha for his experience, but a lot of credit goes to Hazel for her fierceness and just her willingness to learn and want to be thrown and want to be lifted, and want to compete and be successful in this discipline.”