Announced the end of their partnership in June 2010.
McLaughlin and Brubaker are the two-time defending U.S. champions ... They won every event in which they skated in their first season together (2006-07), including the Junior Grand Prix Final and the World Junior Championships ... Have medaled at five of their six Grand Prix assignments (three silvers, two bronzes) ... Took the silver at the 2010 Four Continents Championships ... Left Colorado Springs and their coach of three years, Dalilah Sappenfield, in the spring of 2009 to train with John Nicks in Aliso Viejo, Calif.
McLaughlin started skating at age 4 when she accompanied her mother on the "Disney on Ice" skating tour ... Has a younger sister, Mya ... Mother is a clothing manufacturer and father is a documentary film producer ... Previously skated with Ethan Burgess and coached by Jordan Bell (2003-04) ... Attends the American School of Correspondence ... Supports Midnight Mission, a homeless shelter in Los Angeles, by organizing a skating show, the proceeds of which benefit the shelter ... Hobbies include sketching skating clothes, roller blading, hiking, dancing and listening to music ... Favorite country to which she's traveled for skating is Japan because it was "very energetic, the people were very respectful, and I got to see some of my family that are from Japan" ... Biggest life-defining moment was getting her first medal at the U.S. Championships ... Most prized possessions are the five medals she has won at the U.S. Championships and U.S. Junior Championships ... Has a passion for designing skating clothes ... Would like to have her own line of skating apparel and branch out to workout clothes when her skating career is over ... Would want to be a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" because "I love dancing and competing - put them together, and it's golden." ... If she weren't a skater, she'd be a dancer ... Once received 21 stitches for her left eyebrow after a fall on the ice ... Would like to meet Lance Armstrong because "he's an amazingly strong and determined athlete and person" ... Listens to any type of music with good lyrics.
Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite city: Los Angeles
Favorite season: Summer
Favorite authors: Stephanie Meyer, Mitch Albom
Favorite gadget: iPod
Favorite vacation I've taken: Cabo San Lucas
Favorite reality show: Dancing with the Stars
Favorite drinks: Grape Powerade, Cherry Coke
Favorite vacation spot: Hawai'i
Favorite quote: "You have to believe deep within yourself that you're destined to do great things."
KEAUNA'S 'THREE THINGS'
Three things people would be surprised to find out about me: I love hiking, I really wish I could sing, and I love ATVing
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum and Hayden Christensen
Three things I hate doing: Curling my hair, packing and getting shots
Three things I love doing" Laughing until I cry, driving in my car and dancing
Three favorite movies: Juno, The Notebook and Twilight
Three things I must have when I leave the house: Phone, cherry lip balm and my moon necklace
Three people I'd like to meet: Zac Efron, Oprah and Hayaden Christensen
Three favorite TV shows: Friends, What I Like About You and Friday Night Lights
Three favorite books: Twilight series, The Five People You meet in Heaven and For One More Day
Three favorite web sites: Facebook.com, YouTube.com and Nike.com
Three favorite foods: Papa John's cheese pizza, Cold Stone Creamery ice cream and sushi
Three favorite drinks: Grape Powerade, Cherry Coke and Diet Coke
Brubaker started to skate at age 5 because his mom couldn't get a refund from the learn-to-skate program after he changed his mind about wanting to skate ... Formerly coached by Oleg Vasiliev ... Has three siblings ... Younger brother, Collin, 19, is an ice dancer ... Also has an older sister, Shauna, and a younger sister, Maria ... Studying business administration and sports marketing at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs ... Is part of the Big Brother/Big Sister program ... Hobbies include playing the guitar and piano, and playing sports and video games ... Favorite country to which he's traveled is Italy ... He and former partner Mariel Miller were the 2005 U.S. junior pairs champions ... Has a passion for music; has almost 7,000 songs on his iPod ... If he could be on any reality show, it would be "Dancing with the Stars" ... Father was an All-American football player ... Skated with two bulging discs during the 2005-06 season.
Favorite sports figure: Tiger Woods
Favorite sports teams: Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears
Favorite city: Chicago
Favorite season: Summer
Favorite author: Gary Mack
Favorite magazine: ESPN The Magazine
Favorite vacation I've taken: Going home to Illinois to see family
Favorite performer: Eric Clapton
Favorite reality show: Cops
Favorite drinks: Coca-Cola, Powerade
Favorite vacation spot: Playa del Carmen
ROCKNE'S 'THREE THINGS'
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: Tim Krumrie (former pro football player), Eric Clapton and my mom
Three things I love doing: Training, playing guitar and spending time with my family
Three celebrity crushes: Paz Vega, Penelope Cruz and Eva Mendes
Three favorite movies: Scarface, Seven Pounds and Rudy
Three favorite musical artists: Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews Band and Led Zeppelin
Three people I'd like to meet: Eric Clapton, Tim Krumrie and Tiger Woods
Three best concerts I've been to: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Metallica and Dave Matthews Band
Three favorite TV shows: SportsCenter, The Blitz, Pardon the Interruption
Three favorite books: Mind Gym, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Why We Suck
Three favorite web sites: ChicagoCubs.com, ChicagoBears.com and ESPN.com
Three favorite foods: Salami, grilled cheese and pasta
Three favorite drinks: Water, Coca-Cola and Powerade
2010 Season NotesSP Music: "Unchained Melody" by Alex North and Hy Zaret
FS Music: Selections from the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack by A.R. Rahman
Goals for 2009-10: Qualify for the Grand Prix Final, win the U.S. championship and make the Olympic team
Earned the bronze at the 2009 Rostelecom Cup.
2009 Season NotesSP Music: "Malaguena" by Ernesto Lecuona
FS Music: Selections from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
Costumes designed by Joey Santos
Won their second consecutive U.S. title and medaled at both of their Grand Prix assignments (silver - Skate America, bronze - Skate Canada).
2008 Season NotesSP Music: "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven
FS Music: Music from Romeo & Juliet by Prokofiev and Nino Rota
Costumes designed by Kay Evans
Captured the 2008 U.S. title and won the silver at both of their Grand Prix Series events (Cup of China, NHK Trophy).
2007 Season NotesSP Music: Music from the "Somewhere in Time" soundtrack by John Barry
FS Music: Music from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev and Nino Rota
Finished first at every event they entered, including the 2007 World Junior Championships.