team in the last 12 years was Kyoko Ina and John Zimmerman's bronze in 2002 -- against a watered-down, post-Olympic field.
The two have been training at full strength since the start of this year, and in mid-February they moved to Boston to work with Bobby Martin and Carrie Wall.
It was a homecoming for Yankowskas, who is from New Hampshire and trained in the Boston area through the novice level.
title with Jeremy Barrett, but that partnership ended in February."We're excited to start this new chapter in our careers. "While we are grateful for the success we have enjoyed in the past, we look forward to the opportunity that lies ahead."Denney has moved from Florida to Colorado Springs, where they will train with Dalilah Sappenfield, who coached Coughlin and Yankowskas. Yankowskas and Coughlin's sixth-place finish at worlds was the best by a U.
No Americans have been on the Olympic podium since Jill Watson and Peter Oppegard won bronze in 1988."We realize we have a lot of work ahead of us, but we will lean on our experience as pairs skaters," Coughlin said.
I have never met someone who could make me laugh as much as he can.
His accent is also pretty cool -- I never get tired of listening to it!
" "I respect Caitlin's work ethic above everything; she is an amazingly gifted and accomplished skater," Gaman said.
"Caitlin is such a supportive person to me and to the people around her; it has really helped us develop our rapport together." World junior champions Ice dancers Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker took home the gold medal from the world junior championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, last month, after finishing seventh the year before. "There were a lot of things against us going into this competition," Baker said.
She and Hamish Gaman teamed up in May 2013 as representatives of Great Britain.