Friday, July 29, 2011

The 2011 Indy Pairs Challenge-- I'm SO There...


I’ve spent the better part of my week wondering if I’d be attending this weekend’s Indy Pairs Challenge as A) a spectator (covering it for the blog), B) a vendor (promoting/selling/signing copies of Skating on Air), or C) neither A nor B. As it turns out, I’ve been cleared for option B… so if you’re in attendance for “the largest pairs-only event in the world,” please seek me out, have a little bite of chocolate (if I remember to bring it!), and take a peek at the book if you like! I’ll be at the table festooned with fliers and posters that look a lot like that book cover over on the left side of this page :-)

I’m hoping to be there most of Saturday, during which the Senior Final and Junior Final will be taking place. The list of Junior entries is rather daunting (26 teams!), so I won’t re-create it… but there’s only a dozen pairs competing in seniors, so here they are… a quite impressive dozen at that…

Margaret Purdy / Michael Marinaro
(9th at 2011 Canadian Nationals)

Lindsay Davis / Leftheris Themistocles
(7th at 2011 U.S. Nationals)

Tiffany Vise / Don Baldwin
(6th at 2011 U.S. Nationals)

Caydee Denney / John Coughlin
(3rd & 1st, respectively, at 2011 U.S. Nationals, making their FS debut as a new team here)

Taylor Steele / Rob Schultz
(4th in Juniors, 2011 Canadian Nationals)

Ashley Cain / Joshua Reagan
(Junior champions, 2011 U.S. Nationals)

Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch
(1st at 2011 Canadian Nationals)

Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers
(3rd at 2011 Canadian Nationals)

Gretchen Donlan / Andrew Speroff
(8th at 2011 U.S. Nationals)

Chloe Katz / Joe Lynch
(9th at 2011 U.S. Nationals)

Cassie Andrews / Tim LeDuc
(Junior bronze medalists, 2011 U.S. Nationals)

Andrea Poapst / Chris Knierim
(Junior silver medalists, 2011 U.S. Nationals)

More info about the Indy Pairs Challenge can be found
here. Good luck to everyone, and I hope to see you there!

2 comments:

Garth Smitman said...

Thank you for being there as an Option "B", even if that did mean sacrificing due to Location.

We at Indy are giving Indy Challenge a gradual make-over. You should see considerable changes in the next couple years.

See you Next Year!
-garth
(I/WSA FSC Treasurer)

Kelli Lawrence said...

Thank you Garth! I was able to connect with Lynn Rutherford at IceNetwork.com while I was there and she left with a copy of the book... much appreciated to have that opportunity!