Friday, January 27, 2012

2012 Nationals - Pairs Short Program

Wow! An unexpected turn in the pairs short program this evening! I think everyone was talking about Amanda Evora/Mark Ladwig and Caydee Denney/John Coughlin battling for gold, but Mary Beth Marley/Rockne Brubaker stole the show and rocketed into first place. Their high-energy "Singin in the Rain" program was a definite crowd-pleaser. They looked like they were having an absolute blast through every step of the performance.

Evora/Ladwig are currently in second after a beautiful and elegant performance to "The Man I Love." Their footwork was the best of the competition, flowing so smoothly down the ice. One mistake hurt their standing. Denney/Coughlin had the same issue.

Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir performed a clean and inspired program to music from Phantom of the Opera. Their throw is one of the most impressive with its height and distance. Right behind them in the standings are their Boston training mates, Gretchen Donlan/Andrew Speroff. They showed off their elegant lines and wonderful posture as they successfully completed all their elements.

With the pairs short program photos linked below, I've included a few photos from dance practice this morning at Sharks Ice. Also included a few shots from around San Jose. Hope you enjoy!

2012 Nationals-Pairs Short Program & Dance Practice

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful pictures. I'm so looking forward to Meryl Davis and Charlie White!!!