Michigan sweeps US Ice Dancing Championship - 5 more Wolverines punch ticket to Sochi Olympics
Congrats to them......Leaders and Best.
Congratulations to them and on this opportunity to represent both school and their respective nations well in the Winter Olympics.
I will say, we always seem to be well-represented in the Olympics as a university - I think we sent almost two dozen representing several nations to London as well. Another small but not insignificant tribute to the quality of the students that come to Ann Arbor from all over the world.
and teams achieve positive results like this. All the best to them in Sochi.
On top of that Evan, Alex, and Maia are all Ann Arbor Huron grads.
Way to represent!
Moar Polar vortexes!! Congrats to them!
Alex didn't grow up in Michigan, but "chose to move to Michigan to train because he was planning for his future."
The decision to move was initially triggered by Alex's need to begin considering his college options. His desire to continue training as an ice dancer at a leading training center, while also being able to pursue the strongest possible undergraduate education, made moving to Michigan a natural decision.
Their coach was at Compuware arena in Plymouth I believe. Now they train in Northville or Novi or something like that.
Poster TJYoung is the 4th roommate and knows of what he speaks.
I can't believe it's been almost four years since I made an inappropriate joke about these guys and took a trip to Bolivia.
I don't remember your Bolivian trip—what was the joke? Let's go down memory lane.
Let's just say it was an immature and inappropriate joke playing off of the stereotypes of male figure skaters.
I remember it. You were the first "celebrity" poster I remember getting their points total caved. I think I was basically just in lurker mode back then but it certainly served as an effective warning to this inmate that's for sure.
just for ole time sake?!?!? :-P
Glad to see you have made it back.
on their achievement. Good luck in Sochi!
Hopefully all three teams make it onto the podium in Sochi.
There are a few more wolverines representing other countries!
We here this fantastic news of our Wolverine Olympians. Go Blue!!
Having orientation with Charlie and Meryl is my only claim to fame.
Good luck everyone and Go Blue!!
Congrats to them - great representatives.
But I'm not seeing any mention of the U of M connection at the link? Seems this woulld be a nice feature.
Go Blue for Gold!
For those who don't follow ice dancing, Meryl and Charlie are defending World Champions hoping to add gold medals to the silvers they won four years ago. And Madison and Evan are serious contenders to be standing with them on the podium.
Watch their footwork, if the tv cameras aren't stupidly focused somewhere else. Ice dancers may not do the jumps and throws of pair skating, and the rules limit their lifts and spins. It's the close, intricate footwork, always perfectly together with partner and music, and dance moves, which aren't anywhere near as easy as they Iook, that make ice dancing an Olympic sport.