Although no one anticipated it, Amanda Evora, 25, made the 2010 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team with her partner Mark Ladwig, 29, after winning Silver at the 2010 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Spokane, Wash. last Saturday.
Evora and Ladwig are training partners of 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Champions Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett, who will also be competing in Vancouver next month.
After five years of competing together Evora and Ladwig finally reaped the fruits of their hard labor by not only earning Silver at the U.S. Championships but even more importantly by being nominated for the Olympic Team instead of the defending U.S. champions, Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker, who only placed fifth this year but had better overall rankings at previous competitions. Apparently consistency does pay off since Evora and Ladwig always finished out of the top three while McLaughlin and Brubaker seemed to be on a roller coaster ride with their performances.
Evora and Ladwig will also will represent the United States at the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships March 22-28 in Torino, Italy alongside Denney and Bartlett.
For more info on Evora and Ladwig:
- check out their team website
- visit Evora’s Olympic profile
- check out the pair’s figure skating profile
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Watch the video of Evora and Ladwig at the U.S. Championships last week below: