2008 and 2009 U.S. National and 2007 World Junior Pair Skating Champions:
Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker won the U.S. National Junior Pair title and the World Junior Pair Championships in 2007. In 2008 and 2009, they won the U.S. National Pairs title.
Became Partners in 2006:
Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker became partners in 2006. Both had skated pairs with different partners before teaming up. They rose to the top of the pair skating scene very quickly.
Rockne Brubaker Is a Two-Time National Junior Pair Skating Champion:
Rockne Brubaker has won the U.S. National Junior Pairs skating title twice. In 2005, he won the title with Mariel Miller.
From Skating Families:
Keauna McLaughlin's mother, Lei'Ina, was a professional figure skater with Disney On Ice. Keauna began skating when she was four years old.
Rockne Brubaker's brother, Collin, is an ice dancer. Rockne also has a sister who skated.
Until 2009, Keauna Mclaughlin and Rockne Brubaker's primary pair skating coach was Dalilah Sappenfield. Keauna's mother, Lei'Ina McLaughlin, also coached the team. In 2009, the pair announced a coaching change. They now work with John A.W. Nicks.
About Keauna McLaughlin:
Keauna McLaughlin was born on September 25, 1992 in Tarzana, California. She calls the Los Angeles area home.
About Rockne Brubaker:
Rockne Brubaker was born on June 21, 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri. He calls Algonquin, Illinois home.
Training Town and Skating Club:
Until 2009, Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker lived and trained in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Keauna represents the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club and Rockne represents the Broadmoor Skating Club.
Training Schedule:Rockne and Keauna train on the ice for at least four forty-five minute sessions each day. They also spend at least forty-five minutes off the ice practicing lifts. Also, there are days they spend time stretching and working out off the ice.
Keauna McLaughlin is homeschooled and Rockne Brubaker attends college.
Goals and Dreams:
Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker want to win Worlds, and would like to also win the Olympics. Many people say that because the pair team has a winning attitude, all things are possible.
- "To Be a Champion You Must Believe You Can Do it First."
- McLaughlin, Brubaker believe in themselves - From IceNetwork.com