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2012 U.S. Nationals Novice Pairs Bios/Program Music

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2012

Here are profiles of all the Novice pair teams listed alphabetically by the female partner’s last name (same info as printed in the 2012 U.S. Nationals program book, with this season’s scores added):

Alexis Donahoe & James Rappold
Ages: 17 & 23; Birthdates: April 18, 1994; May 25, 1988
Hometown: Huntington, W. Va.
Club: Charleston FSC
Coaches: Marcy Harris, Lee Harris
Choreographers: Elena Valova, Marcy Harris, Lee Harris
SP Music: Selections from the Legends of the Fall soundtrack by James Horner
FS Music: “Art on Ice” by Edvin Marton
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Eastern Sectional, Novice, 4th; 2011 Eastern Sectional, Novice, 6th
SP high score in qualifying season: 18.40
FS high score in qualifying season: 42.42
Total high score in qualifying season: 60.82 (E4)

Caitlin Fields & Jason Pacini
Ages: 16 & 21; Birthdates: 9/25/1995; 4/14/1990
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.; Fort Collins, Colo.
Club: Coyotes SC of Arizona; Fort Collins FSC
Coaches: Doug Ladret, Heidi Thibert
Choreographers: Doug Ladret, Christine Sweeney
SP Music: “The Filk Machine” by Randy Newman and The Disney Orchestra
FS Music: “Cutthroat Island” by Erich Kunzel and The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Midwestern Sectional, Novice, 1st; 2011 U.S. Championships, Novice, 4th
SP high score in qualifying season: 35.80
FS high score in qualifying season: 77.12
Total high score in qualifying season: 112.92 (M1)

Hannah Klopstock & Chadwick Phillips
Ages: 15 & 20; Birthdates: 1/22/1997; 1/9/1992
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.; Newhall, Calif.
Club: Orange County FSC; Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno, Carrie Phillips
Choreographer: Christine Fowler-Binder
SP Music: Selections from the The Pink Panther soundtrack by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
FS Music: Selections from Riverdance by Bill Whelan, selections from the Legends of the Fall soundtrack by James Horner
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice, 3rd
SP high score in qualifying season: 23.22
FS high score in qualifying season: 54.57
Total high score in qualifying season: 77.79 (P3)

Chelsea Liu & Devin Perini
Ages: 12 & 18; Birthdates: 12/31/1999; 4/6/1993
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.; Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Club: Broadmoor SC; Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno
Choreographers: Cindy Stuart, Christine Fowler-Binder
SP Music: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by The Andrews Sisters
FS Music: Charlie Chaplin medley
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice, 1st; 2011 U.S. Championships, Novice, 2nd
SP high score in qualifying season: 30.73
FS high score in qualifying season: 67.06
Total high score in qualifying season: 97.79 (P1)

Victoria LoRusso & Timothy Habeeb
Ages: 14 & 19; Birthdates: 6/7/1997; 11/3/1992
Hometown: Lexington, Mass.; Hanover, Mass.
Club: SC of Boston; Colonial FSC
Coaches: Chad Brennan, Sheryl Franks, Suna Murray
Choreographers: Sheryl Franks, Chad Brennan
SP Music: Selections from the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
FS Music: “Born on the Fourth of July” by John Williams with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Eastern Sectional, Novice, 2nd
SP high score in qualifying season: 19.79
FS high score in qualifying season: 47.44
Total high score in qualifying season: 67.23 (E2)

Elise Middleton & Robert Hennings
Ages: 12 & 15; Birthdates: 12/8/1999; 10/9/1996
Hometown: Fullerton, Calif.; Long Beach, Calif.
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Peter Oppegard, Karen Kwan-Oppegard, Themi Leftheris
Choreographer: Peter Oppegard
SP Music: “Minnie the Moocher” by Cab Calloway
FS Music: Selections from The Wizard of Oz by Harold Arlen
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice, 2nd; 2011 U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate, 1st; 2010 U.S Junior Championships, Juvenile, 3rd
SP high score in qualifying season: 18.48
FS high score in qualifying season: 62.08
Total high score in qualifying season: 80.56 (P2)

Alexandria Shaughnessy & James Morgan
Ages: 19 & 20; Birthdates: 9/30/1992; 1/3/1992
Hometown: Duxbury, Mass.; Windham, N.H.
Club: SC of Boston
Coaches: Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall, Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell
Choreographer: Sheryl Franks
SP Music: “Hymne a l’amour” by Pierre Port
FS Music: “Evita” by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Eastern Sectional, Novice, 1st; 2011 U.S. Championships, Novice, 5th
SP high score in qualifying season: 30.60
FS high score in qualifying season: 76.26
Total high score in qualifying season: 106.86 (E1)

Allison Smith & Anthony Evans
Ages: 17 & 19; Birthdates: 5/23/1994; 5/1/1992
Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas; Hurst, Texas
Club: Dallas FSC; Stars FSC of Texas
Coaches: Peter Cain, Holly Kirby
Choreographers: David Kirby, Peter Cain
SP Music: “Music of the Night” by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart
FS Music: “The Planets” by Gustav Holst
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Midwestern Sectional, Novice, 4th
SP high score in qualifying season: 27.50
FS high score in qualifying season: 58.41
Total high score in qualifying season: 85.91 (M4)

Lianna Thomas & Gene Fu
Ages: 17 & 18; Birthdates: 12/28/1994; 7/1/1993
Hometown: Congers, N.Y.; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
Club: SC of New York
Coaches: Jason Briggs, Peter Burrows, Mary Lynn Gelderman, Jana Brazee
Choreographer: Inese Bucevica
SP Music: “Tango de los Exilados” by Vanessa-Mae
FS Music: “Nessun Dorma” by Vanessa-Mae
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Eastern Sectional, Novice, 3rd
SP high score in qualifying season: 19.58
FS high score in qualifying season: 47.60
Total high score in qualifying season: 67.18 (E3)

Danielle Viola & Alexander Johnson
Ages: 20 & 21; Birthdates: 12/13/1991; 5/15/1990
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.; Minnetonka, Minn.
Club: Washington FSC; Broadmoor SC
Coaches: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra
Choreographer: Dalilah Sappenfield
SP Music: “Tango de los Exilados” by Vanessa-Mae
FS Music: “Scheherazade” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Midwestern Sectional, Novice, 2nd
SP high score in qualifying season: 32.32
FS high score in qualifying season: 68.47
Total high score in qualifying season: 100.79 (M2)

Nancy Xu & Robert Przepioski
Ages: 13 & 21; 7/18/1998; 8/25/1990
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
Club: Peninsula SC
Coach: Tracy Prussack
Choreographer: Tracy Prussack
SP Music: “Zorba’s Dance” by Mikis Theodorakis with The London Pops Orchestra
FS Music: “Overture/All That Jazz” by Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Taye Diggs
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice, 4th
SP high score in qualifying season: 20.36
FS high score in qualifying season: 47.80
Total high score in qualifying season: 68.16 (P4)

Christina Zaitsev & Ernie Utah Stevens
Ages: 12 & 18; Birthdates: 4/16/1999; 12/31/1993
Hometown: Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.
Club: Indiana World Skating Academy FSC
Coaches: Serguei Zaitsev, Elena Zaitsev
Choreographer: Serguei Zaitsev
SP Music: “Czardas” by V. Monti
FS Music: “Toccata” by Bach
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Midwestern Sectional, Novice, 3rd; 2011 U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate, 4th
SP high score in qualifying season: 33.04
FS high score in qualifying season: 60.76
Total high score in qualifying season: 93.80 (M4)

NOTE: Visit our 2012 U.S. Nationals event page for a list of “unseen” skater article links arranged by level.

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