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Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett - 2010 US Pair Skating Champions

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Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett

Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett

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2010 US Pair Skating Champions and 2009 National Pair Skating Silver Medalists:

Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett are the 2010 US Pair Skating Champions and the 2009 US Pair Skating Silver Medalists. They rose to the top of the US Figure Skating pair skating scene very quickly.

About Caydee Denney:

Caydee Denney was born on June 22, 1993 in Ocala, Florida. She began skating when she was seven years old. Before she was an ice skater, she was a competitive artistic roller figure skater. In roller skating, she won the Juvenile National Roller Singles title and Elementary Pairs National title. Her parents are roller skating coaches and her younger sister, Haven, has won national medals in pair skating in both rollers and on the ice.

In addition to competing in pair skating, Caydee had a successful single skating career. She especially enjoys swimming.

About Jeremy Barrett:

Jeremy Barrett was born on April 10, 1984 in Sarasota, Florida. He began skating when he was eight years old and first competed in pair skating with his sister. Later, he won the 2004 US Junior Pairs figure skating title with Shantel Jordan. At that time, the team was not able to compete in Junior Worlds because Jordan was too young.

Barrett worked at Ellenton's Ice and Sports Complex rink. He drove the Zamboni and he worked at the rink's snack bar. He is also a personal trainer, so he also worked at a gym. He stated that he had about four or five jobs to help support his skating.

History of the Pair:

Denney and Barrett skated together in 2006. Then, Caydee's family moved to Colorado so that Caydee could pursue singles. The move didn't work out since Caydee's father had to stay in Florida, so the family moved back to Florida in June of 2008. Jeremy and Caydee teamed up again when the Denney family returned to Florida.  After the 2011 figure skating competition season, the team ended their partnership.  Denny then teamed up with John Coughlin.  With Coughlin, she went on to win the 2012 US national pair skating title.

Coaches:

Caydee and Jeremy were coached by Jim Peterson, Alison Smith, and Lyndon Johnson.

Competitive Highlights:

After getting back together in June of 2008, the Denny-Barrett pair competed at the Liberty Open and 2008 Indy Pairs Challenge. Their performances at those events made them win an assignment to Germany's Nebelhorn Trophy in September 2008. They placed 4th at that event.

They won the senior pairs event at the 2009 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships. They went on to win the short program at the 2009 US National Figure Skating Championships that took place in Cleveland, Ohio, and placed second overall. At the 2010 "Nationals" in Spokane, the team won gold.

2009 World Team Competitors:

The pair's second place win at the 2009 US National Figure Skating Championships won them a spot on the 2009 World Figure Skating Team.

Triple Throws, Twists, and Jumps:

Since both Denney and Barrett are strong at single skating, they included solid side by side triple jumps, twists, and throws in their programs. For example, at the 2009 US Championships, they landed side by side triple flips and also a throw triple flip.

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