Thursday, April 30, 2009

Vise, Trent end competitive partnership

After six years together, Tiffany Vise and Derek Trent have decided to end their competitive partnership.

Vise and Trent began skating together when both were partnerless and training at the same rink. The fact that Vise is a clockwise spinner and Trent is a counter-clockwise spinner never seemed to slow them down.

Their most notable achievement together was landing a throw quadruple Salchow in their free skate at the 2007 Trophee Eric Bompard, becoming the first pair to ever land that element in international competition.

Trent has chosen to retire from competition, while Vise has formed a new partnership with Don Baldwin. She will continue to train in Peoria, Ariz., under the tutelage of Jill Watson.

"We are thankful for the time and success we had as a team and will continue to support each other in the future," commented Trent. "We want to thank U.S. Figure Skating, our fans, coaches, families and friends for their wonderful support over the past years."

This season, the team placed eighth at the 2009 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

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