Tanovich and Chau have won U.S. titles at the novice (2007) and junior (2009) levels ... Also took the silver as juniors in 2008 and the bronze in novice in 2006 ... Tanovich is the youngest skater to ever win a medal at the U.S. Championships, as she was 9 when the team won the novice bronze in 2006 ... Team was previously coached by Kerry Leitch ... Announced the end of their partnership in May 2010 ... Chau also skates singles at the national level ... View his bio here
Tanovich began to skate at age 4 ... Participated in the Basic Skills program ... Volunteers as a runner for club test sessions and competitions, as well as a demonstrator ... Hobbies are reading, shopping anad going to theme parks ... Has a passion for ballet ... Something not many people know her is she's not very organized ... Biggest life-defining moment was placing third at her first U.S. Championships.
Favorite sports figure: Kristi Yamaguchi
Favorite city: Sarasota, Fla.
Favorite season: Spring
Favaorite author: C.S. Lewis
Favorite gadget: Chumby
Favorite vacations I've taken: New York and Washington, D.C.
Favorite performer: Gene Kelly
Favorite drink: Boba iced tea
Favorite quote: "Take pride in how far you have come and fauth in how far you can go."
TRACY'S 'THREE THINGS'
Three things I love doing: Shopping, going to theme parks and going to the beach
Three things I must have when I leave the house: Contacts, hair tie and shoes
Three favorite books: Twilight series, A Wrinkle in Time and The Chronicles of Narnia
Three favorite web sites: USFigureSkating.org, Google.com and icenetwork.com
Three favorite foods: Sushi, watermelon and mangoes
Three favorite drinks: Gatorade, 7-UP and Boba iced tea
Chau began to skate at age 7 after seeing it on TV ... Formerly coached by Page Lipe, Ted Engleking and Ann Eidson ... Has a younger sister, Alexis (13) ... Father is a medical technician and mother is a nurse ... Hobbies are cooking, playing sports, eating and going to the beach ... Has a passion for food, sports, ballet and music ... If he weren't a skater, he would like to be an actor or a chef ... Works part time as a waiter ... Does the weekly lesson schedule for all the coaches at his rink ... Moved away from his parents and home in Minnesota at age 12 to train ... Skates singles as well, having placed ninth in junior men at the 2009 At&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships ... Biggest life-defining moment was skating a clean singles program and then hours later skating a clean pairs program to come back and win the 2009 U.S. title ... Would like to be on "Deal or No Deal" because he thinks he can win a lot of money ... Competed at the 2006 U.S. Championships with a broken ankle and posted a season-best performance to place third in novice ... Would like to meet President Obama to out how he dealt with the racial struggles and differences while moving up in the world of politics.
Favorite sports figures: Adrian Peterson, Rafael Nadal
Favorite sports team: Minnesota Vikings
Favorite city: Madrid, Spain
Favorite seasons: Spring and fall
Favorite author: Dan Brown
Favorite magazines: GQ, Sports Illustrated
Favorite gadget: Computer
Favorite performers: Elton John, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble
Favorite reality show: Don't Forget the Lyrics
Favorite drink: Diet Coke
Favorite vacation spot: Spain
Favorite quote: "Life is not about the amount of breaths you take; it's about the moments that take your breath away."
MICHAEL'S 'THREE THINGS'
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: Ellen DeGeneres, Gordon Ramsey and Will Smith
Three things I hate doing: Organizing, paying bills and cleaning
Three things I love doing: Procrastinating, watching movies and eating
Three television characters I'd hang out with if they were real: Dr. House, the cast from "Law & Order" and Michael Westin from "Burn Notice"
Three celebrity crushes: Megan Fox, Olivia Wilde and Rachel Ray
Three favorite movies: Love Actually, Rocky and Rush Hour
Three things I must have when I leave the house: Phone, wallet and watch
Three favorite bands: Maroon 5, Guns 'N' Roses and AC/DC
Three people I'd like to meet: Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Adrian Peterson
Three best concerts I've been to: Guns 'N' Roses, Maroon 5 and Elton John/Billy Joel
Three favorite TV shows: House, Bones and Burn Notice
Three favorite books: Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code and the Harry Potter series
Three favorite web sites: Facebook.com, NFL.com and icenetwork.com
Three favorite foods: Homemade chips, pasta and ice cream
Three favorite drinks: Coffee, juice and smoothies
2010 Season NotesSP Music: "Carousel Waltz" by Rodgers and Hammerstein
FS Music: "Rose Adagio" from Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky
Costumes designed by Dawn Imperatore
Goal for the 2009-10 season: Place in the top eight at the U.S. Championships
2009 Season NotesSP Music: "Espana Cani" by Pascual Marquina Narro
FS Music: "Le Corsaire" by Riccardo Drigo
Costumes designed by Dawn Imperatore and Kathy Leitch
Won the U.S. junior title.
2008 Season NotesSP Music: Music from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
FS Music: "The Snow Queen Suite" from The Nutcracker
Costumes designed by Kathy Leitch
Won the U.S. junior silver medal.
2007 Season NotesSP Music: "The Race"
FS Music: Music from Don Quixote
Won the U.S. novice title.