Vise and Trent paired up in July 2003 but skated at the same rink since they were young... They both skated internationally for the U.S. Team with other partners.
Tiffany is the older sister of Brittany Vise, who is also a pairs skater and a former member of the U.S. National Team ... Vise began skating at age 4 because her parents took her skating and she couldn't get enough ... Participated in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program ... Previously competed with Ryan Bradley in pairs from 1997-98 ... Also skated with Larry Ibarra from 2001-03, claiming the bronze medal in junior pairs at the 2002 State Farm U.S. Championships ... Previously coached by Irina Vorobieva ... Studying kinesiology at Scottsdale Community College ... Has a 5-year-old dog named Bailey ... Works part-time as a waitress and coach ... Has a passion for making other people smile ... Favorite countries to travel to are China and Norway ... Would like to be on "Deal or No Deal" because the contestants look like they are having so much fun ... Biggest life-defining moment was landing a throw quad Salchow for the first time ... Skates the left-handed way even though she's right handed ... Listens to country music ... Not many people know she has a scar in her eye from when she had a pillow fight with her brother; he hit the light shade and glass got in her eye ... Loves being busy ... Has worked hard to have a life outside of skating ... Both parents work at the Colorado Springs World Arena ... Father is also a high school assistant principal and owns an embroidery business ... Most prized possession is her cell phone; without it she feels lost ... Was on the track team in high school; competed in the 800 meters and pole vault ... Was also involved in student government, Future Business Leaders of America, link crew, French club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... After skating would like to coach and possibly go into occupational therapy.
Favorite TV show: Gossip Girl, American Idol
Favorite movie: Cool Runnings
Favorite celebrity: Matthew McConaughey
Favorite books: Harry Potter series
Favorite web site: www.mapquest.com
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite drink: Peach green tea
Derek began skating at age 8 because he watched too much TV and needed exercise ... Previously skated with Brandilyn Sandoval, winning the bronze medal in junior pairs at the 2001 U.S. Championships ... He also skated with Stacey Pensgen at the 2003 U.S. Championships, placing 14th... Earned his MBA from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in May of 2008 ... Graduated from the university in 2002 with an undergraduate degree in business and a minor in Spanish ... Was named the Outstanding Business Student of the Year in 2002 ... Works as a real estate agent part time, as well as a skating coach ... Has two sisters who both used to skate -- one was his former dance partner, Kelli, 24, while Laura, 18, plays Division I soccer for Wofford College in South Carolina ... Is a member of the Young Democrats of America ... Hobbies include traveling and watching movies ... Has a passion for Broadway, San Diego and dessert ... Biggest life-defining moment was landing their first quad throw ... Would like to be on "Dancing with the Stars" ... Wants to pursue a career in international business or politics ... Speaks Spanish fluently.
Favorite TV shows: CSI, Brothers & Sisters
Favorite movies: Horror movies, Pixar productions
Favorite celebrities: Hillary Clinton
Favorite books: Anything by James Patterson
Favorite web site: www.cnn.com
Favorite food: Anything sweet
Favorite drink: Margaritas
2008 Season NotesSP Music: "Sweet Remembrance of You" by William Joseph
FS Music: "Heroes" and "Return with Honor" by William Joseph
2007 Season NotesSP Music: "Harem" by Sarah Brightman
FS Music: "Les Miserables"
Costume designer is Randall Designs.
Goals are to land a throw quad in competition and place in the top two at the State Farm U.S. Championships ... they accomplished the former feat (a throw quadruple Salchow) in the free skate at Trophee Eric Bompard, becoming the first pairs team in history to land a throw quad in an international competition.
2006 Season NotesSP Music: "Perfidia" from "Shall We Dance?" soundtrack and "Jazz Machine" from the "Dance with Me" soundtrack
FS Music: "Les Miserables"
Catarina Lindgren choreographed their short program and Doug Ladret choreographed their free skate.
Goals for the 2006-2007 season are to place in the top two at the 2007 U.S. Championships.
2005 Season NotesSP Music: From the movie "Shall We Dance"
2004 Season NotesSP Music: Selections from the movie "The Italian Job"
FS Music: "Quidam" from Cirque du Soleil
2003 Season NotesSP Music: Music from the soundtrack to "The Italian Job"
FS Music: "Nights in White Satin" by the Moody Blues.