In 1999, my coach told me her son was looking for an ice dance partner and suggested I try skating with him.I tried it for a few months, but we didn't quite click as partners on the ice. Luckily in 2000, another coach of mine introduced me to a boy, Evan Bates, in Ann Arbor who needed a new partner.
I don't know what exactly made me stick with it above other sports that I played such as gymnastic, dance, and tennis.
" She said that was fine, but that perhaps I should only take off the summer and then reconsider once school began again.
It turns out that she knew me better than I knew myself!
So few people ever get the opportunity to participate in the highest level of athletic competition on the planet.
It is hard to imagine that a young, talented student from Novi, Michigan, would have the opportunity to compete in the Olympics as well as attend one of the most prestigious universities in the nation.
Todd used to compete with Evan and I, as well as with Meryl and Charlie, while we were all growing up, so I knew him well.