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senior ice dancing - US Figure Skating
s e n i o r ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
tanith belbin & Ben agosto
TANITH
Born: July 11, 1984 – Kingston, Ont., Can.
Height: 5’6”
Home Club: Arctic FSC
Hometown: Northland, Mich.
BEN
Born: Jan. 15, 1982 – Chicago, Ill.
Height: 5’10”
Home Club: Arctic FSC
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
COMPETITIVE
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007 State Farm U.S. Championships. . . . . . 1st
2006 State Farm U.S. Championships. . . . . . 1st
2005 State Farm U.S. Championships. . . . . . 1st
2004 State Farm U.S. Championships. . . . . . 1st
2003 State Farm U.S. Championships. . . . . 2nd
2002 State Farm U.S. Championships. . . . . 2nd
2001 State Farm U.S. Championships. . . . . 2nd
2000 State Farm U.S. Championships-Junior.1st
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS & OLYMPICS
2007 World Championships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd
2006 World Championships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd
2006 Olympic Winter Games. . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
2005 World Championships. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
2004 World Championships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th
2003 World Championships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th
2002 World Championships. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13th
2002 World Junior Championships. . . . . . . . 1st
2001 World Championships. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17th
2001 World Junior Championships. . . . . . . 2nd
2000 World Junior Championships. . . . . . . . 3rd
2007 Four Continents Championships . . . . 2nd
2006 Cup of Russia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
2006 Cup of China. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
2006 Campbell’s Cup (Team USA pairs/
dance). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
2006 Four Continents Championships . . . . . 1st
2005 Smart Ones Skate America . . . . . . . . . 1st
2005 Nebelhorn Trophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
2005 Four Continents Championships . . . . . 1st
2004 Grand Prix Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
2004 Cup of China. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
2004 Skate America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
2004 Four Continents Championships . . . . . 1st
JUDGING SYSTEM PERSONAL BESTS
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
PROGRAM U.S. SCORE
CD
EVENT
41.48
2006 U.S. Championships
OD
66.32
2006 U.S. Championships
FD
107.49
2006 U.S. Championships
Final Score
215.29
2006 U.S. Championships
SKATING NOTES
Goal for the 2007-08 season is to win World Championships .... Belbin
began to skate at age 2 because her mother, Michele, is a figure skating coach and costume designer ... Was previously coached by Paul
Wirtz in Canada (1995-1998) ... Had five dance partners before teaming with Agosto ... Agosto was formerly coached by two-time U.S. ice
dancing champion and current ABC broadcaster Susie Wynne ... Their
second-place finish at the 2005 World Championships made the duo
the highest-placing U.S. ice dance team in 30 years and the first U.S.
dance team to medal at the competition in 20 years ... They were
awarded perfect 6.0s for presentation in the free dance at the 2005
U.S. Championships ... Overall at the event they were awarded fourteen 6.0s, placing them third in the record books for 6.0s at the event
... With their silver at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, they became
the highest-placing U.S. dance team in history and first Olympic medalists in 30 years.
PERSONAL NOTES
Training Town: Canton, Mich.
Coaches: Igor Shpilband & Marina Zoueva
Choreographer: Igor Shpilband
Original Dance Music: “Concierto Para Quinteto”
by Astor Piazzolla,
played by Gidon Kremer
Free Dance Music: Overture from “Amelie”
soundtrack
Belbin and Agosto headlined the spring 2006 Marshalls SkateFest in
Detroit ... Were featured in a two-page spread for Marshalls in the
March 10, 2006 issue of “US Weekly” magazine ... Star in an Acuvue
Oasys commercial for contact lenses ... Team was singled out in a
speech made by President Bush on May 17, 2006, during the Olympians White House visit ... Belbin, originally from Canada, moved to the
U.S. from Kirkland, Quebec, in 1998 ... Applied for a visa for “Aliens of
2003
2003
2003
2003
2003
2002
2002
2002
2001
2001
2001
2000
2000
2000
1999
1999
1999
Grand Prix Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd
Cup of China. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
Trophée Lalique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th
Smart Ones Skate America . . . . . . . . . 1st
Four Continents Championships . . . . 2nd
Trophée Lalique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd
Smart Ones Skate America . . . . . . . . . 3rd
Four Continents Championships . . . . 2nd
Trophée Lalique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th
Smart Ones Skate America . . . . . . . . . 5th
Goodwill Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th
Junior Grand Prix Final. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
Junior Grand Prix (Germany). . . . . . . . 1st
Junior Grand Prix (Mexico). . . . . . . . . . 1st
Junior Grand Prix Final. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th
Junior Grand Prix (Montreal) . . . . . . . . 1st
Junior Grand Prix (Nagano). . . . . . . . 2nd
Extraordinary Ability” (EB-1) in 2000 after creating an impressive profile
of figure skating results with Agosto ... Got her Green Card two years
later ... In 2002 Congress changed the rules to allow EB-1s to apply
for their visas and Green Cards at the same time, shortening the time
frame one waits for U.S. citizenship ... Because Belbin began her process before 2002, the new rules did not apply to her ... Senator Carl
Levin (D-Mich.) introduced an amendment to an appropriations bill
in the fall of 2005 to aid individuals in Belbin’s position who applied
for EB-1s before 2002 ... The amendment passed through Congress on
Dec. 22, 2005 ... Belbin received her U.S. citizenship on Dec. 31, 2005
... In February 2005, Belbin and Agosto organized and skated in Skate
Aid for Tsunami Relief, an ice skating show to benefit the tsunami relief
fund for Southeast Asia, and raised $40,000.
One of Belbin’s hobbies is auto-crossing (car racing) ... Values her family above all ... Most prized possession is her American passport ... Is
signed with Ford NY Modeling Agency ... Biggest life-defining moment
was the passing of her grandfather ... Works as a correspondent for
FOX news ... Wants to pursue a career in broadcast journalism after
her skating career, with hopes of hosting a sports/fashion/entertainment show ... What sets her apart from others is her sense of humor,
and she says most people don’t know she’s “just one of the guys”
... Has two dogs named Zigen and Maggie, and two cats named
Spanky and Sierra ... Loves to perform ... Favorite movie is Pulp Fiction
... Is a car enthusiast ... Favorite country to travel to is Australia ... Loves
breakfast food and chocolate milk ... Has one older brother, Lucas ...
Mother designs her skating dresses ... Describes herself as ambitious,
compassionate and stubborn ... Would like to meet Anderson Cooper
to ask him tips on journalism.
Agosto is originally from Chicago, Ill. ... Moved to Detroit in June
1998 to skate with Belbin ... Graduated with honors from Groves High
School in June 2000 ... Hobbies include playing the guitar (including
blues and Flamenco), scuba diving, horseback riding, rock climbing
and mountain biking ... Also loves to go salsa dancing ... First concert
ever was the Chicago Symphony Orchestra ... Best Halloween costume was as The X-Men’s Wolverine ... Would like to meet Bill Clinton to
tell him he misses him ... Recently got his first voice gig, recording the
voice of a villain in an upcoming video game; has always wanted to
be the goofy voice of some cartoon character ... Loves apple cider
and Super Mario Brothers.
s e n i o r ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
Meryl Davis & Charlie white
MERYL
Born: Jan. 1, 1987 – Royal Oak, Mich.
Height: 5’2”
Home Club: Arctic FSC
Hometown: West Bloomfield, Mich.
School: University of Michigan
CHARLIE
Born: Oct. 24, 1987 – Royal Oak, Mich.
Height: 5’9”
Home Club: Detroit SC
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
School: University of Michigan
Training Town: Canton, Mich.
Coaches: Igor Shpilband & Marina Zoueva
Choreographers: Igor Shpilband & Marina
Zoueva
Original Dance Music: “Kalinka”
Free Dance Music: “Eleanor’s Dream/Eleanor
Rigby” by The Beatles
COMPETITIVE
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007 State Farm U.S. Championships. . . . . . . . . . 3rd
2006 State Farm U.S. Championships-Junior. . . . . 1st
2004 State Farm U.S. Championships-Junior. . . . 2nd
2003 State Farm U.S. Championships-Junior. . . . 7th
2002 State Farm U.S. Championships-Novice. . . 2nd
2001 State Farm U.S. Championships-Novice. .
6th
2000 State Farm U.S. Championships-Novice. .
6th
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007 World Championships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th
2006 World Junior Championships. . . . . . . . 3rd
2004 World Junior Championships. . . . . . . 13th
2007
2006
2006
2005
2005
2005
2004
2004
2004
2003
2003
2002
2002
2002
Four Continents Championships . . . . . 4th
NHK Trophy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th
Skate Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th
Junior Grand Prix Final. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
Junior Grand Prix (Bulgaria) . . . . . . . . . 1st
Junior Grand Prix (Andorra). . . . . . . . 2nd
Junior Grand Prix (Romania) . . . . . . . . 3rd
Junior Grand Prix (Belgrade) . . . . . . . . 3rd
Midwestern Sectional-Junior. . . . . . . . . 1st
Junior Grand Prix (Japan). . . . . . . . . . . 4th
Junior Grand Prix (Czech Republic) . . 4th
Junior Grand Prix (Germany). . . . . . . . 8th
Junior Grand Prix (Yugoslavia). . . . . . . 6th
Hellmut Cup Memorial-Novice. . . . . . . 1st
2001 Midwestern Sectional-Novice . . . . . . . 1st
2000 Midwestern Sectional-Novice . . . . . . 2nd
2000 Eastern Great Lakes Regional-Novice. 1st
1999 Midwestern Sectional-Novice . . . . . . . 3rd
1999 Eastern Great Lakes Regional-Novice.3rd
1999 Junior Olympics-Intermediate.. . . . . . . 1st
1998 Midwestern Sectional-Intermediate.. . 1st
1998 Eastern Great Lakes Regional Intermediate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
1998 Junior Olympics-Juvenile . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
1997 Eastern Great Lakes Regional-Juvenile.1st
JUDGING SYSTEM PERSONAL BESTS
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
PROGRAM U.S. SCORE
EVENT
CD
36.18
2007 U.S. Championships
OD
54.72
2007 U.S. Championships
FD
93.21
2007 U.S. Championships
Final Score
184.11
2007 U.S. Championships
SKATING NOTES
Goal is to perform well at the U.S. Championships ... Team was formerly coached by Seth Chafetz (1997-2005) ... Are now entering
their ninth season as a team ... Davis started skating at age 5 on a
lake near her house ... White started skating at age 3 with his family ... Both participated in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program.
White has had success as a singles skater as well, qualifying for the U.S.
Championships as a junior in 2006
PERSONAL NOTES
Davis graduated from Wylie E. Groves High School on June 5, 2005 ...
Attends University of Michigan and is studying cultural anthropology ...
Hobbies include cooking, reading, hanging out with friends and family on
the lake and boat, and playing with her dog ... After her skating career
would like to attend graduate school and get a job, maybe working for
National Geographic ... Has a passion for traveling and learning foreign
languages ... On her iPod she has a little bit of everything: opera, new
age, pop, hip-hop.
White likes to hang out with friends, going to the movies, playing the
violin, playing video games and reading ... Volunteers at Macomb
Humane Society because he likes animals ... Supports the Special
Olympics and enjoys helping the children at events ... Attends the
University of Michigan ... After his skating career, would like to become a
lawyer ... Has a passion for all kinds of sports, especially hockey - broke his
ankle playing hockey and missed the 2005 U.S. Championships ... Played
on a state championship hockey team ... Played in a string quartet in high
school ... Listens to all kinds of music (except country) ... Something not
many people know about him is he collects books.
s e n i o r ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
clARE FARRELL & CHARLES FISHPAW
CLARE
Born: Dec. 19, 1986
Height: 5’6”
Home Club: St. Louis SC
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
CHARLES
Born: Aug. 9, 1986
Height: 6’1”
Home Club: Univ. of Delaware FSC
Hometown: Minot, N.D.
COMPETITIVE
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007 State Farm U.S. Championships, Junior Dance . . . . . . . . . 10th
2008 Eastern Sectional, Senior Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
2007 Midwestern Sectioanl, Junior Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th
JUDGING SYSTEM PERSONAL BESTS
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
PROGRAM U.S. SCORE
EVENT
CD
24.51
2008 Eastern Sectional
OD
44.26
2008 Eastern Sectional
FD
68.09
2008 Eastern Sectional
Final Score
136.86
2008 Eastern Sectional
SKATING NOTES
Farrell began skating at age 6 because she watched Kristi Yamaguchi
win the Olympic gold medal in 1992
PERSONAL NOTES
Farrell’s favorite TV shows are Seinfeld and Friends...Supports the
Special Olympics...Loves mashed potatoes...Hobbies include spending time with friends, shopping, Pilates and dancing...Would like to
meet Oprah Winfrey
Training Town: Aston, Pa. and Newark, Del.
Coaches: Robbie Kaine, Cheryl Snyder
Choreographers: Natalia Linichuk, Cheryl
Demkowski-Snyder
Original Dance Music: “Celtic Folk” by River
Dance
Free Dance Music: “Notre Dame de Paris” by
Bruno Peltier
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8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
MAURI GUSTAFSON & JOEL DEAR
MAURI
Born: March 23, 1988
Height: 5’1”
Home Club: All Year FSC
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
JOEL
Born: Sept. 24, 1981
Height: 5’6”
Home Club: Stars FSC of Texas
Hometown: Traverse City, Mich.
COMPETITIVE
2008 Midwestern Sectional, Senior Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
JUDGING SYSTEM PERSONAL BESTS
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
PROGRAM U.S. SCORE
EVENT
CD
25.38
2008 Midwestern Sectional
OD
42.49
2008 Midwestern Sectional
FD
67.36
2008 Midwestern Sectional
Final Score
135.23
2008 Midwestern Sectional
SKATING NOTES
Gustafson began skating at age 3 because her mother was and
continues to be an ice dancing coach..she wanted to be just like
her so she told her, “Mommy skate, Mauri skate.”
Dear began skating at age 12 when the playground at his elementary school flooded and then froze... He started skating at recess
and before school until his mom found a skating club in his hometown...
PERSONAL NOTES
Gustafson wants to open her own restaurant called “Mars Bar”... Her
brother, Drew Gustafson, plays ping pong on a national level...enoys
off-ice dancing, singing, acting, attending musicals, cooking for herself
and friends, drawing, listening to music, shopping, watching movies and
laying out by the pool
Gustafson’s hobbies include photography and beach volleyball...
would like to become a counselor for adolesent burn victims
Training Town: Saint Louis, Mo.
Coach: Pierre Panayi
Choreographers: Pierre Panayi, Margarita
Drobiazko, Povilas Vanagas, Joel Dear, Mauri
Gustafson
Original Dance Music:“Kinder Yorn” by Boris
Savchuk
Free Dance Music: “Shake” by Ying Yang Twins
s e n i o r ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
STACY KIM & JOHATHAN HARRIS
STACY
Born: Feb. 14, 1991 – xxx
Height: x’x”
Home Club: Stars FSC of Texas
Hometown: Plano, Texas
JOHATHAN
Born: Feb. 20, 1985 – xxx
Height: x’x”
Home Club: Stars FSC of Texa
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
COMPETITIVE
2008 Midwestern Sectional, Senior Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd
JUDGING SYSTEM PERSONAL BESTS
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
PROGRAM U.S. SCORE
EVENT
20.09
31.36
2008 Midwestern Sectional
FD
51.86
2008 Midwestern Sectional
Final Score
103.31
2008 Midwestern Sectional
CD
OD
2008 Midwestern Sectional
Training Town: XXX
Coach: Pierre Panayi
Choreographers:Tom Dickson, Pierre Panayi
Original Dance Music: Korean folk
Free Dance Music: “Red Planet” soundtrack
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8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
lynn kriengkrairut & logan giulietti-schmitt
LYNN
Born: Oct. 4, 1988 – Perth Amboy, NJ.
Height: 5’4”
Home Club: Bismark FSC, Inc.
Hometown: Bismarck, ND.
School: University of Michigan
LOGAN
Born: Aug. 16, 1985 – Chicago, Ill.
Height: 5’10
Home Club: Stars FSC of Texas
Hometown: Oak Park, Ill.
School: Eastern Michigan University
Training Town: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Coaches: Yasa Netchaeva & Iouri Tchesnitchenko
Choreographers: Yasa Netchaeva & Iouri Tchesnitchenko
Original Dance Music: “Heyka” by Oleg Ponomarev
and “Nane Tsokha” by Valentina Ponomareva
Free Dance Music: “Verano Porteno” by Astor
Piazolla
COMPETITIVE
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007 State Farm U.S. Championships, Junior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007 World Junior Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11th
2007 Pacific Coast Sectional- Junior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
JUDGING SYSTEM PERSONAL BESTS
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
PROGRAM U.S. SCORE
EVENT
CD
14.26
2007 U.S. Championships-Jun.
OD
FD
46.91
67.56
2007 U.S. Championships-Jun.
2007 U.S. Championships-Jun.
Final Score
142.92
2007 U.S. Championships-Jun.
SKATING NOTES
Goals are to skate strongly and consistently throughout the season
and to develop strong presentation and skating skills to improve their
program component score ... Kriengkrairut started skating at 6 1/2 ...
Participated in the Basic Skills Program (1995-98) ... Formerly skated
with Jon Lauten (2005-06) ... Previously coached by Gary Irving (200304) and Dawn Franklin (2002-05) ... Giulietti-Schmitt started skating
at age 3 because he saw his older sister, Allegra, skating ... Formerly
skated with Caitlin Morocco (1999-2000) and Mauri Gustafson (200406) ... Previously coached by Tom Hickey (1994-2003), Jimmie Santee
and Oleg Vasilliev (2001-03), Karina Kappel and Debbie Stoery (200304), Jeremy Lieb (1998-2002, 2004), Oleg Epstein (2004) and Pierre
Panayi (2004-06).
PERSONAL NOTES
Kriengkrairut has an older brother, Whitney, who is 23 ... Both of her
parents are physicians ... Attends the University of Michigan, studying
physics and pre-med ... Earned the Summa Cum Laude National Latin
Exam Award (2006), AP Scholar award (2006), Century High School
Knowledge Masters team - North Dakota State Champs (2003-04) ...
Received 11 consecutive superior ratings in piano from the National
Federation of Music ... Hobbies include dancing, golf, playing or listening to music, tennis, cooking and reading ... Favorite foreign city to
travel to is Oberstdorf, Germany ... Says she won a golf tournament
with an IV tube in her arm the day before she was diagnosed with a
pulmonary sequestration ... Underwent major surgery to remove the
lower lobe of her right lung ... Biggest life-defining moment was moving to Ann Arbor to skate with her partner, Giulietti-Schmitt.
Giulietti-Schmitt is studying geology at Eastern Michigan University ...
Is a member of the Sierra Club, which is an organization devoted to
protecting the environment ... Coaches skating part time ... Hobbies
include listening to music, reading, drawing, dancing, many other
sports, stamp and coin collecting and spending time with friends ...
Favorite foreign city to travel to is Okaya City, Japan ... Has a passion
for the environment, geology, volcanology, hydrology, astronomy and
philosophy ... Not many people know that he star gazes ... Biggest lifedefining moment was qualifying for the World Junior Championships
... After his skating career, he would like to pursue a career in geology
and possibly work for the Environmental Protection Agency.
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8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
CHARLOTTE MAXWELL & NICK TRAXLER
CHARLOTTE
Born: Nov. 2, 1989
Height: 5’4”
Home Club: All Year FSC
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
NICK
Born: May 12, 1981
Height: 6’1”
Home Club: Stars FSC of Texas
Hometown: Grapvine, Texas
COMPETITIVE
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007 State Farm U.S. Championships, Senior Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8th
2006 State Farm U.S. Championships, Senior Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . 12th
2007 Golden Spin of Zagreb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8th
2007 Pacific Sectional, Senior Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd
2006 Midwestern Sectional, Senior Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
JUDGING SYSTEM PERSONAL BESTS
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
PROGRAM U.S. SCORE
EVENT
CD
27.59
2007 Pacific Coast Sectional
OD
45.20
2007 U.S. Championships
FD
75.82
2007 U.S. Championships
Final Score
147.03
2007 U.S. Championships
SKATING NOTES
Traxler started skating at age 10 after watching the 1992 Olympics
PERSONAL NOTES
Traxler’s favorite TV shows are Will and Grace, American Idol and
Brothers and Sisters...Favorite movies are The Sweetest Thing and The
Holiday...Has a passion for interior design...Once had a pet duck...
Would like one day to own his own interior design store...listens to
Madonna and Josh Grobin on his iPod
Training Town: Plano, Texas
Coach: Pierre Panayi
Choreographers: Pierre Panayi, Natalia Linichuk,
Ericka Dove
Original Dance Music: Native American Indian
folk dance
Free Dance Music: “Time to Say Goodbye” Sarah
Brightman and Andrea Bocelli
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8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
kim navarro & brent bommentre
KIM
Born: April 26, 1981 – Santa Rosa, Calif.
Height: 5’3”
Training Town: Ardmore, Pa. & Newark, Del.
Coaches: Robbie Kaine & Cheryl Demkowski
Snyder
Choreographer: Natalia Linichuk
Original Dance Music: John Powell’s “Assassin’s
Tango” & Tom Waits’ “Little Drop of Poison”
Free Dance Music: Beatles medley
Home Club: Santa Rosa FSC
Hometown: Santa Rosa, Calif.
BRENT
Born: May 10, 1984 – Chestnut Hill, Pa.
Height: 5’8”
Home Club: Philadelphia SC + HS
Hometown: Horsham, Pa.
School: Villanova University
COMPETITIVE
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007 State Farm U.S. Championships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th
2006 State Farm U.S. Championships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th
2007 Four Continents Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th
2006
2006
2006
2006
2005
Skate Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th
Skate America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th
Karl Schaefer Memorial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd
Eastern Sectional. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
Karl Schafer Memorial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th
JUDGING SYSTEM PERSONAL BESTS
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
PROGRAM U.S. SCORE
EVENT
CD
32.43
2007 U.S. Championships
OD
55.05
2007 U.S. Championships
FD
90.63
2006 U.S. Championships
Final Score
175.68
2007 U.S. Championships
SKATING NOTES
Goals for the 2007-2008 season are to continue to improve and enjoy
their second season together ... Navarro began skating at the age
of 3 because her mom teaches skating, so she grew up at the rink
... Skated with Robert Shmalo from 1999-2003 ... Bommentre started
skating at age 6 because his doctor recommended it for his asthma
... Skated with Kirsten Frisch from 1999-2003 ... Was the 2004 U.S. fourthplace finisher with former partner Kendra Goodwin, with whom he
skated from 2004-2005.
PERSONAL NOTES
Navarro graduated cum laude from Columbia University in 2004 with
a major in English and a minor in dance ... Hobbies are dancing,
running, Pilates and “riding my ultra-cool pink bicycle” ... Works as a
figure skating coach and part time in promotions ... Has four siblings,
including a 16-year-old brother hoping to become a professional
baseball player ... Loves extreme sports such as inline skating and
skateboarding; once competed in an inline skating competition on a
vert half-pipe and made it to the final round ... Mother, Lisa, competed nationally as a pairs skater, then toured in shows, skating with her
partner for a total of 27 years ... Father, John, is a karate guru who has
his eighth-degree black belt ... Uncle directed the 1999 movie Happy,
Texas with William H. Macy, and all of her family members were extras
in it ... Says the most difficult time in her life was between graduation
and skating with Bommentre, living in New York.
Bommentre’s hobbies include rock climbing, reading, biking and eating ... Most prized possession is a painting from a friend ... Loves art ...
Is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan ... Favorite holiday is Thanksgiving
because “it’s easily the best eating holiday” ... When he was a kid he
wanted to grow up to become a hammerhead shark ... Has a huge
passion for food ... Biggest life-defining moment was when he stopped
skating for others and started skating for himself ... Great grandfather
narrowly missed qualifying for the Olympics in weight lifting by just one
spot ... Would like to meet Lance Armstrong, who he considers the
best athlete in the world ... Favorite TV show is “The Colbert Report” on
Comedy Central ... Likes all music except country ... Favorite book is The
Catcher in the Rye.
s e n i o r ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
emily samuelson & evan bates
EMILY
Born: May 14, 1990 – Southfield, Mich.
Height: 5’3”
Home Club: Ann Arbor FSC
Hometown: Novi, Mich.
School: Novi High School
EVAN
Born: Feb. 23, 1989 – Ann Arbor, Mich.
Height: 6’2”
Home Club: Ann Arbor FSC
Hometown: Ann Arbor, Mich.
School: Huron High School
Training Town: Ann Arbor, Mich.
Coaches: Iouri Tchesnitchenko & Iaroslava
Netchaeva
Choreographers: Iouri Tchesnitchenko & Iaroslava
Netchaeva
Original Dance Music: “Kalinka” and “Russikie
Napievi” by Balalaika
Free Dance Music: “Luna” by Alessandro Safina
COMPETITIVE
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007 State Farm U.S. Championships-Junior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
2006 State Farm U.S. Championships-Junior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
2005 State Farm U.S. Championships-Novice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007 World Junior Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WD
2006 World Junior Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10th
2006
2006
2006
2006
2005
Junior Grand Prix FInal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
Junior Grand Prix (Taipei) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
Junior Grand Prix (Mexico) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
Midwestern Sectional-Junior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1st
Junior Grand Prix (Bulgaria) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5th
2005 Junior Grand Prix (Slovakia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8th
2005 Midwestern Sectional-Novice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
2004 North American Challenge-Novice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
2005 Eastern Great Lakes Regional-Novice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
2004 Estonia Int’l. Dance Comp.-Novice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
2004 State Farm U.S. Championships-Novice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd
2004 Midwestern Sectional-Novice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
2004 Eastern Great Lakes Regional-Novice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
2003 Midwestern Sectional-Novice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th
2003 Eastern Great Lakes Regional-Novice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th
2002 U.S. Junior Championships-Intermediate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
2002 Eastern Great Lakes Regional-Intermediate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
2001 U.S. Junior Championships-Juvenile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd
2001 Eastern Great Lakes Regional-Juvenile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th
JUDGING SYSTEM PERSONAL BESTS
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
PROGRAM U.S. SCORE
EVENT
CD
17.98
2007 U.S. Championships
OD
51.62
2006 Midwestern Sectionals
FD
81.27
2007 U.S. Championships
Final Score
167.48
2007 U.S. Championships
SKATING NOTES
Goals are to qualify for the JGP Final and World Junior Championships ...
Samuelson and Bates both participated in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic
Skills Program ... Samuelson began skating at age 5 because she saw a girl
skating while she was on vacation in Switzerland and wanted to try it, too
... Bates began skating at age 4 because his mom “lost him” every time
she brought him to watch his sister skate ... So she put him out on the ice
where she could see him.
PERSONAL NOTES
Samuelson has two younger sisters ... Favorite city to which she’s traveled
for skating is Mexico City, Mexico, because “the competition was very well
set up and was the most fun I have been to so far;” however, the favorite
city she’s ever visited is Venice, Italy ... Samuelson’s most prized possession
is a crystal skate her grandma gave her ... Hobbies include reading, golfing, swimming, skiing and hanging out with friends ... State finalist for Miss
Teen Michigan ... Volunteers at her church (Faith Community Presbyterian)
... Loves to travel ... She supports the Novi Rotary Club through her school’s
Interact Club and the American Cancer Society through the Relay for Life
... Fell at the 2003 Midwest Sectional and broke her two front teeth ... Fell
at the 2007 World Junior Championships and was stepped on by partner
Bates, severing the tendon in her middle finger and forcing the team to
withdraw from the competition (“However, I am back to skating and better than ever!”).
Bates has an older brother and older sister ... Participated in the U.S.
Figure Skating Basic Skills Program ... Achieved a 3.85 GPA in school ... Is
left handed ... Volunteers on church mission trips to Chicago … Sister runs
marathons and brother is a champion dodgeball player … Hobbies are
golfing and playing the guitar ... After skating would like to play in the NBA
... His father was the captain of Princeton’s cross country team ... Would
like to meet Ben Wallace of the Chicago Bulls to compare afros.
s e n i o r ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
Marsha snyder & peter fischl
MARSHA
Born: April 21, 1981
Height: 5’5”
Home Club: Pittsburgh FSC
Hometown: Kittanning, Pa.
PETER
Born: Sept. 22, 1986
Height: x’x”
Home Club: Pittsburgh FSC
Hometown: Sewickley, Pa.
COMPETITIVE
2008 Eastern Sectional, Senior Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
JUDGING SYSTEM PERSONAL BESTS
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
PROGRAM U.S. SCORE
EVENT
CD
OD
FD
Final Score
20.83
34.86
53.70
109.39
2008
2008
2008
2008
Eastern
Eastern
Eastern
Eastern
Sectional
Sectional
Sectional
Sectional
SKATING NOTES
Snyder began skating at age 5 because “my brother played hockey, my
sister skated and the rink was three minutes from our house”
PERSONAL NOTES
Snyder’s favorite TV shows are Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs...Supports the
Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation...Loves meatballs and iced
tea...Favorite book is East of Eden...Hobbies include snow skiing, golf,
softball, yoga and shoppoing...Biggest life-defining moment was getting
accepted to pharmacy school...listens to “anything country” on her iPod
Training Town: Detroit, Mich. and Pittsburgh, Pa.
Coaches: Brandon Forsyth, Rachel McCarthy
Choreographer: Brandon Forsyth
Original Dance Music: “Steppin’ in the Boiler
Room” by Mark Schatz
Free Dance Music: “Malaguena”
s e n i o r ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
jane summersett & todd gilles
JANE
Born: Dec. 24, 1987
Height: 5’2”
Home Club: Broadmoor SC
Hometown: L’Anse, Mich.
TODD
Born: April 14, 1986
Height: 6’0”
Home Club: Broadmoor SC
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
COMPETITIVE
2007 Golden Spin of Zagreb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th
JUDGING SYSTEM PERSONAL BESTS
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
PROGRAM U.S. SCORE
EVENT
CD
N/A
N/A
OD
FD
Final Score
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
SKATING NOTES
Gilles began skating at age 4, because he Mom was “letting him try a lot
of sports”
PERSONAL NOTES
Summerset enjoys hiking, camping, collecting coins and antiques, traveling and searching for the best filet mignon
Gilles’ hobbies include music, electric guitar, spending time with his friends
and off-roading in his Defender 90 Land Rover
Training Town: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach: Patti Gottwein
Choreographer: Igor Shpilband
Original Dance Music: “O Brother, Where Art
Thou” soundtrack
Free Dance Music: “La Valtz” by Maurice Ravel
s e n i o r ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
jennifer wester & daniil baranstev
JENNIFER
Born: Feb. 27, 1985 – Dallas, Texas
Height: 5’5”
Home Club: Dallas FSC
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
DANIIL
Born: March 10, 1982 – Ekaterinburg, Russia
Height: 5’11”
Home Club: Dallas FSC
Hometown: Ekaterinburg, Russia
Training Town: Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Coaches: Pasquale Camerlengo & Angelika
Krylova
Choreographers: Pasquale Camerlengo &
Angelika Krylova
Original Dance Music: Fiddle music & Country
Waltz
Free Dance Music: TBD
COMPETITIVE
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007 State Farm U.S. Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6th
2006 State Farm U.S. Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7th
2006 Midwestern Sectional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
JUDGING SYSTEM PERSONAL BESTS
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
PROGRAM U.S. SCORE
EVENT
CD
29.60
2006 Midwestern Sectional
OD
50.80
2006 U.S. Championships
FD
89.20
2006 Midwestern Sectional
Final Score
167.23
2006 Midwestern Sectional
SKATING NOTES
Goals are to always perform at the top of their game and hopefully make it the U.S. Championships podium, Four Continents
Championships and World Team ... Wester began skating at age
11 because her father read that it was excellent cross-training for
shooting sports, her previous sports endeavor; she went to a rink with
her mother and was signed up for lessons the next night ... Barantsev
started skating at age 4 because his mother was a skater ... He formerly skated with Natalia Romaniuta from 1995-2002, with whom he
was a two-time World Junior ice dancing champion.
PERSONAL NOTES
Wester and Barantsev began skating together in early 2003 ... They
married May 6, 2006, in Burnet, Texas ... Currently cannot compete
internationally due to restrictions from the Russian Skating Federation
based on ISU rules.
Webster’s hobbies include sewing, scrapbooking, beading costumes
and redesigning old clothing ... Has a passion for everything creative
... Can speak Italian, German, Russian and English ... Not many people
know she would love to speak Japanese one day ... Supports the
Scottish Rite Hospital of Dallas, Texas, which gives children and their
families medical assistance at no charge ... After skating, she would
like to stay in the choreographic and design areas of the sport and
explore the world to find her passion ... Has numerous national records
and eight national titles in silhouette rifle marksmanship ... Father was
her rifle coach ... Would like to meet Angelina Jolie because “she is an
example of acceptance and caring for all human beings, and mixing
cultures in her own home makes her very special.”
Barantsev has a passion for studying world history ... Hobbies include
reading, watching historical documentaries and talking with friends
... Favorite holiday is New Year’s, because it is one of the most celebrated holidays in Russia ... Started skating in Russia, where he had to
ride the city bus alone as a 7-year-old to get to practice ... Left home
at age 13 to train in Bulgaria for months at a time, living in a twobedroom apartment with seven others ... Says he realizes now that the
sacrifices he made as a youngster built his character ... He graduated
from the sports university in Russia ... Would like to someday own his
own restaurant, specializing in gourmet desserts and special liqueurs.
s e n i o r ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
mimi whetstone & chris obzansky
MIMI
Born: Feb. 9, 1987
Height: 5’4”
Home Club: Oklahoma City FSC
Hometown: Piedmont, Okla.
CHRIS
Born: Dec. 13, 1983
Height: 5’10”
Home Club: Salt Lake FS
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
COMPETITIVE
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007 State Farm U.S. Championships, Senior Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . 10th
2007 Pacific Coast Sectional, Senior Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st
JUDGING SYSTEM PERSONAL BESTS
U.S. QUALIFYING COMPETITION
PROGRAM U.S. SCORE
EVENT
CD
28.04
2007 Pacific Coast Sectional
OD
45.80
2007 Pacific Coast Sectional
FD
74.46
2007 Pacific Coast Sectional
Final Score
148.30
2007 Pacific Coast Sectional
SKATING NOTES
Whetstone began skating at age 6 because she saw Kristi Yamaguchi
win the Olympics on TV
Obzansky started skating at age 2...His grandfather really enjoyed ice
skating and he wanted all his grandchildren to learn how to skate, so
he taught Obzansky and his two sisters basic skating skills at his lakehouse..At I9 his parents signed them all up for learn to skate classes...
He “became hooked immediately”
PERSONAL NOTES
Whetstone’s favorite thing to watch on TV is college football...
Supports Feed The Children...Loves chocolate milk...Listens to Elvis,
Tom jones and Carrie Underwood on her iPod
Obzansky enjoys snowboarding and planning friday night actives for
his church...His long-term goals are to “finish my master degree in
Accounting, find a beautiful wife, and raise a happy family”
Training Town: Canton, Mich.
Coaches: Igor Shpilband, Marina Zoueva
Choreographers: Igor Shpilband, Marina Zoueva
Original Dance Music: “Czardas” by Leahy
Free Dance Music: “Flashback to the Fifties” by
Ruth Brown and Jackie Wilson
ju n i o r ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
Sara Bailey & Kyle Herring
DOB | 6/9/90; 4/6/89
Hometown | Norwich, Conn.; Centreville, Va.
Club | Charter Oak FSC; Univ. of Delaware FSC
Coaches | Christie Moxley, Alexandr Kirsanov
Choreographers | Alexandr Kirsanov, Irina Romanova, Christie Moxley
OD Music | “Zorba The Greek” and “Greek Syrtaki”
by Mikis Theodorakis
FD Music | Music from the movie “300” by Tyler
Bates
Recent Competitions: 2008 Eastern Sectional, Junior Dance, 1st; 2007 Junior
Grand Prix (Lake Placid), 7th; 2007 State Farm U.S. Championships, Novice
Dance, 2nd; 2007 Eastern Sectional, Novice Dance, 1st; 2007 South Atlantic
Regional, Novice Dance, 1st; 2006 North American Challenge Skate, Novice
Dance, 3rd
Pilar Bosley & John Corona
DOB | 9/4/88; 11/25/88
Hometown | Bel Air, Md.; Glen Mills, Pa.
Club | Peninsula SC; Philadelphia SC & HS
Coaches | Robbie Kaine, April Sargent-Silverstein,
Natalia Linichuk
Choreographers | Pasquale Camerlengo, Natalia
Linichuk
OD Music | “Sanima Inanma” by Sezen Aksu
FD Music | “Still Loving You” by Rudolf Schenker
Recent Competitions: 2008 Eastern Sectional, Junior Dance, 2nd; 2007 Junior
Grand Prix (Germany), 5th; 2007 Junior Grand Prix (Lake Placid), 3rd; 2007
State Farm U.S. Championships, Junior Dance, 6th; 2007 Eastern Sectional,
Junior Dance, 1st; 2006 Junior Grand Prix (Norway), 8th; 2006 Junior Grand Prix
(France), 5th
Anastasia Cannuscio & Dean Copely
DOB | 7/1/92; 8/28/89
Hometown | Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.; Newark, Del.
Club | Univ. of Delaware FSC; SC of New York
Coaches | Karen Ludington, Alexander Kirsanov,
Brian Helgenberg
Choreographers | Elena Garanina
OD Music | “Kalinka” by Ivan Petrovich Larionov
FD Music | Music from the movie “Kill Bill” by
Isaac Hayes
Recent Competitions: 2008 Eastern Sectional, Junior Dance, 3rd; 2007 Junior
Grand Prix (Great Britain), 8th; 2007 Junior Grand Prix (Croatia), 7th; 2007 State
Farm U.S. Championships, Novice Dance, 3rd; 2007 Eastern Sectional, Novice
Dance, 3rd
Isabella Cannuscio & Ian Lorello
DOB | 12/29/90; 5/7/90
Hometown | Egg Harbor Twp., N.J.; Gambrills, Md.
Club | University of Delaware FSC; University of
Delaware FSC
Coaches | Karen Ludington, Sasha Kirsanov, Brian
Helgenberg
Choreographers | Sasha Kirsanov, Natalia Linichuk
OD Music | African folk and Zulu chants
FD Music | “Jive” from Edward Scissorhands
soundtrack
Recent Competitions: 2008 Eastern Sectional, Junior Dance, 4th; 2007 Junior
Grand Prix (Bulgaria), 8th; 2007 Junior Grand Prix (Romania), 4th; 2007 State
Farm U.S. Championships, Novice Dance, 4th; 2007 Eastern Sectional, Novice
Dance, 2nd; 2007 South Atlantic Regional, Novice Dance, 2nd
ju n i o r ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
Madison Chock & Greg Zuerlein
DOB | 7/2/92; 10/26/88
Hometown | Novi, Mich.; Northville, Mich.
Club | All Year FSC; Arctic FSC
Coaches | Igor Shpilband, Marina Zoueva
Choreographer | Igor Shpilband
OD Music | “Dark Eyes” by Russian Gypsy
FD Music | “West Side Story” by Leonard Bernstein
Recent Competitions: 2007 Junior Grand Prix Final, 5th; 2008 Junior Grand
Prix (Germany), 3rd; 2007 Junior Grand Prix (Estonia), 1st; 2007 State Farm U.S.
Championships, Novice Dance, 5th; 2007 Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice Dance,
1st
Piper Gilles & Timothy McKernan
DOB | 1/16/92; 7/29/89
Hometown | Colorado Springs, Colo.; Colorado
Springs, Colo.
Club | Broadmoor SC; Broadmoor SC
Coach | Patti Gottwein
Choreographers | Christopher Dean, Tom Dickson
OD Music | “Lousiana Blues”
FD Music | Music from the movie “Cinderella”
Recent Competitions: 2008 Midwestern Sectional, Junior Dance, 2nd; 2007
Junior Grand Prix (Great Britain), 4th; 2007 Junior Grand Prix (Austria), 5th; 2007
State Farm U.S. Championships, Junior Dance, 4th; 2007 Midwestern Sectional,
Junior Dance, 2nd
Madison Hubbell & Keiffer Hubbell
DOB | 2/24/91; 1/15/89
Hometown | Sylvania, Ohio; Sylvania, Ohio
Club | Ann Arbor FSC; Ann Arbor FSC
Coaches | Yaroslava Netchaeva, Iouri Tchesnitchenko
Choreographers | Yaroslava Netchaeva, Iouri
Tchesnitchenko
OD Music | German folk polka
FD Music | “Heat” by Apocalyptica
Recent Competitions: 2008 Midwestern Sectional, Junior Dance, 1st; 2007
World Junior Championships, 6th; 2007 State Farm U.S. Championships,
Junior Dance, 2nd; 2006 Junior Grand Prix Final, 1st; 2006 Junior Grand Prix
(Netherlands), 1st; 2006 Junior Grand Prix (France), 2nd; 2006 State Farm U.S.
Championships, Novice Dance, 2nd
Kaylyn Patitucci & Karl Edelmann
DOB | 7/2/90; 7/26/88
Hometown | Danville, Calif.; Ann Arbor, Mich.
Club | St. Moritz ISC; Ann Arbor FSC
Coaches | Yaoroslava Netchaeva, Iouri Tchesnitchenko
Choreographers | Yaroslava Netchaeva, Iouri
Tchesnitchenko
OD Music | “Derroche” by Ana Belen
FD Music | “Hoi-Hoi-Hoi” and “Gemutlichkeit” by
Martin Gross and the Sonnenshein Express
Recent Competitions: 2008 Pacific Coast Sectional, Junior Dance, 3rd
ju n i o r ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
Michelle Pennington & Andrew Skillington
DOB | 8/6/89; 11/12/86
Hometown | Plano, Texas; Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club | All Year FSC; Broadmoor SC
Coach | Tiffany Hayden-Dombeck, Ryan Jahnke, Becky Bradley
Choreographers | Tom Dickson, Ruslan Goncharov
OD Music | “Pyykkipolkat” by Tallari and “Finnish Waltz” by NoCrows
FD Music | “A Tribute To Charlie Chaplin” by Carl Davis and the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Recent Competitions: 2008
Pacific Coast Sectional, Junior
Dance, 4th
Rachael Richardson & Brad Coulter
DOB | 12/8/91; 1/2/89
Hometown | Berkley, Mich.; Clear Lake, Texas
Club | Detroit SC; Spokane FSC
Coaches | Iouri Tchesnitchenko, Yaroslava Netchaeva
Choreographers | Iouri Tchesnitchenko, Yaroslava Netchaeva
OD Music | “Llamor (San Juanito)” by Alpamayo and “Mirame” by Pasillo
FD Music | “Inmigrante” by Ganghetto, “Otra Luna” by Carlos LiPedinsky and “Alexanderplatz
Tango” by Tanghetto
Recent Competitions: 2008
Pacific Coast Sectional, Junior
Dance, 2nd; 2007 Pacific Coast
Sectional, Junior Dance, 5th
Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani
DOB | 7/20/94; 4/25/91
Hometown | Greenwich, Conn.; Greenwich, Conn.
Club | SC of New York; Broadmoor SC
Coaches | Igor Shpilband, Marina Zoueva, Johnny
Johns, Adrienne Lenda, Kathy Johnson
Choreographer | Tom Dickson
OD Music | Selections from French cinema scores
FD Music | Sakura variations and taiko drums:
“Heartbeat”
Recent Competitions: 2008 Midwestern Sectional, Junior Dance, 3rd; 2007
State Farm U.S. Championships, Novice Dance, 1st; 2007 Midwestern Sectional,
Novice Dance, 1st; 2006 North American Challenge Skate, Novice Dance, 2nd;
2006 U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate Dance, 1st; 2006 Southwestern
Regional, Intermediate Dance, 1st
Rachel Tibbetts & Collin Brubaker
DOB | 1/23/91; 7/23/85
Hometown | Colorado Springs, Colo.; Huntington
Beach, Calif.
Club | Broadmoor SC; All Year FSC
Coach | Tiffany Hayden-Dombeck
Choreographers | Tom Dickson, Rusian Goncharov
OD Music | “Korabushka”
FD Music | “Tosca” by Puccini
Recent Competitions: 2008 Pacific Coast Sectional, Junior Dance, 1st; 2007
Junior Grand Prix (Croatia), 5th; 2007 Junior Grand Prix (Romania), 5th
Shannon Wingle & Ryan Devereaux
DOB | 2/19/90; 4/17/89
Hometown | Kalamazoo, Mich.; Pittsburgh, Pa.
Club | Arctic FSC; Coyotes FSC of Arizona
Coaches | Igor Shpilband, Marina Zoueva, Adrienne
Lenda
Choreographer | Igor Shpilband
OD Music | “Hava Nagila”
FD Music | “Concierto de Aranjuez”
Recent Competitions: 2008 Midwestern Sectional, Junior Dance, 4th; 2007
Junior Grand Prix (Bulgaria), 2nd; 2007 Junior Grand Prix (Estonia), 5th; 2007
State Farm U.S. Championships, 5th; 2007 Pacific Coast Sectional, Junior Dance,
2nd; 2006 Junior Grand Prix (Norway), 7th
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Liza Branella & Ben Nykiel
DOB | 1/23/93; 9/12/90
Hometown | Margate, N.J.; Glen Burnie, Md.
Club | Ice Works SC; Bowie FSC
Coaches | Oleg Fediukov, Robbie Kaine
Choreographer | Ruslan Goncharov
FD Music | “Historia De Un Amor, Mujer Latina” by
Thalia
Recent Competitions: 2008 Eastern Sectional, Novice Dance, 4th
Piper Gilles & Timothy McKernan
DOB | 8/29/90; 11/12/89
Recent Competitions: 2008 Eastern Sectional, Novice Dance, 3rd; 2007 U.S.
Junior Championships, Intermediate Dance, 1st; 2007 New England Regional,
Hometown | Cape Elizabeth, Maine; Saco, Maine
Intermediate Dance, 3rd; 2006 New England Regional, Intermediate Dance, 3rd
Club | The SC of Boston; The SC of Boston
Coaches | Justin Pekarek, Hilary Gibbons
Choreographer | Justin Pekarek
FD Music | “Anytime, Anywhere (Albinoni)” by Sarah
Brightman
Lauren Ely & Travis Mager
DOB | 3/23/90; 9/9/90
Hometown | Fulton, Md.; Fulton, Md.
Club | Palomares FSC; Columbia FSC
Coaches | Gregory Maddalone, Christine FowlerBinder
Choreographer | Genrikh Sretenski
FD Music | Bobby Darin medley
Recent Competitions: 2008 Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice Dance, 1st; 2007
U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate Dance, 4th; 2007 South Atlantic
Regional, Intermediate Dance, 1st; 2006 U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile
Dance, 5th; 2006 South Atlantic Regional, Juvenile Dance, 1st
Megan Evans & Nathan Truesdell
DOB | 3/5/90; 9/9/88
Hometown | Ashburn, Va.; Ypsilanti, Mich.
Club | Washington FSC, Arctic FSC
Coaches | Igor Shpilband, Marina Zoueva, Johnny
Johns
Choreographer | Igor Shpilband
FD Music | Music from “Little Miss Sunshine” by
Devotchka
Recent Competitions: 2008 Midwestern Sectional, Novice Dance, 2nd; 2007
State Farm U.S. Championships, Novice Dance, 6th; 2007 Midwestern Sectional,
Novice Dance, 2nd; 2007 Eastern Great Lakes Regional, Novice Dance, 1st
nov i c e ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
Elyse Matsumoto & Patrick Mays
DOB | 10/30/90; 9/17/89
Hometown | Foster City, Calif.; Northville, Mich.
Club | Peninsula SC; Ann Arbor FSC
Coaches | Yaroslava Natchaeva, Iouri Tchesnitchenko
Choreographers | Yaroslava Netchaeva, Iouri
Tchesnitchenko
FD Music | “Shine” by Magnus Fiennes
Recent Competitions: 2008 Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice Dance, 2nd
Kate McDermott & Colin McManus
DOB | 10/4/89; 3/10/90
Hometown | Hampton Falls, N.H.; Saugus, Mass.
Club | The SC of Boston, Brooklyn FSC of Ohio
Coaches | Justin Pekarek, Hilary Gibbons
Choreographers | Justin Pekarek, Hilary Gibbons,
Samantha Cepican
FD Music | “Cosmic Girl” and “Canned Heat” by
Jamiroqui
Recent Competitions: 2008 Midwestern Sectional, Novice Dance, 3rd; 2007
U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships, Intermediate Dance, 2nd; 2007 New
England Regional, Intermediate Dance, 1st; 2006 U.S. Junior Championships,
Juvenile Dance, 1st; 2006 New England Regional, Juvenile Dance, 1st
Anastasia Olson & Jordan Cowan
DOB | 7/18/92; 6/20/90
Recent Competitions: 2008 Midwestern Sectional, Novice Dance, 1st
Hometown | West Bloomfield, Mich.; Los Angeles,
Calif.
Club | Ann Arbor FSC; All Year FSC
Coaches | Iouri Tchesnitchenko, Yaroslava Netchaeva
Choreographer | Iouri Tchesnitchenko
FD Music | “Gypsy Medley” by V. Ponomareva
Grace Lee Sells & Robert Cuthbertson
DOB | 4/11/90; 5/13/88
Recent Competitions: 2008 Midwestern Sectional, Novice Dance, 4th; 2007
Midwestern Sectional, Novice Dance, 6th
Hometown | Richardson, Texas; Bedford, Texas
Club | Stars FSC of Texas; Stars FSC of Texas
Coaches | Pierre Panayi, Sara Burnside
Choreographers | Pierre Panayi, Grace Sells, Robert
Cuthbertson
FD Music | “West Side Story” original Broadway
soundtrack
nov i c e ice dancing
8 9 th U . S . F i g u r e S k a t i n g C h a m p i o n s h i p s
Hayley SooHoo & Brett Ryan
DOB | 9/15/90; 7/9/90
Hometown | Silverlake, Calif.; La Mesa, Calif.
Club | Los Angeles FSC; San Deigo FSC
Coaches | Darlene Gilbert, James Yorke, Renee
Roca, Enio Cordoba
Choreographer | Renee Roca
FD Music | Selections from “The Corpse Bride” by
Danny Elfman
Recent Competitions: 2008 Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice Dance, 4th
Chloe Wolf & Rhys Ainsworth
DOB | 11/19/89; 8/1/89
Hometown | Falmouth, Maine; Cape Elizabeth,
Maine
Club | Spokane FSC; North Atlantic FSC
Coaches | Ann Hanson, Karen Ludington, Christie
Moxley, Sasha Kirsanov
Choreographer | Sasha Kirsanov
FD Music | Music from “Les Miserables” by Erich
Kunzel
Recent Competitions: 2008 Eastern Sectional, Novice Dance, 1st; 2007 State
Farm U.S. Championships, Novice Dance, 7th; 2007 Pacific Coast Sectional,
Novice Dance, 4th; 2006 North American Challenge Skate, Novice Dance, 8th;
2006 Eastern Sectional, Novice Dance, 5th; 2005 U.S. Junior Championships,
Intermediate Dance, 5th
Katie Wyble & Justin Morrow
DOB | 1/8/90; 8/16/87
Recent Competitions: 2008 Eastern Sectional, Novice Dance, 2nd
Hometown | Murrysville, Pa.; Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Club | Center Ice & Blades of Western Pennsylvania;
The SC of New York
Coaches | Robert Mock, Barb Gahagen, John Dryden
Choreographer | Keith Litchman
FD Music | “Valse Triste” by Sandor Deki Lakatos;
“Road to Vladivostok” and “Two Guitars” by Martin
Lass