Poapst and Knierim are the 2011 U.S. junior silver medalists ... Began skating together in July 2010.
Before pairing up with Knierim, Poapst was a singles skater in Canada ... Finished sixth in junior ladies at the 2010 Canadian Championships ... Started skating when she was 6 after her mother enrolled her in an after-school, learn-to-skate class ... Participated in Skate Canada's CanSkate program from 1998-2002 ... Has a Bichon Frise named Chanel ... Graduated from the Bishop Strachan School in Toronto in 2010 ... Made the honor roll from 2007-10 ... Has assisted at ballet productions with young children ... If she weren't a skater, she'd want to be a full-time college student ... The one skater she most looks up to is Sasha Cohen ... Favorite quote: "And above all, to thine own self be true." ... Hobbies include drawing, ballet, fashion, travel and cooking ... Her defining life moment is competing at the 2011 U.S. Championships and standing on the podium during the victory ceremony ... Wants to pursue an education and a job in the business/financial industry after she's done skating.
Started skating when he was 12 because his mom was a coach ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program from 2004-05 ... Knierim previously competed with Shawnee Smith, Brynn Carman and Carolyn-Ann Alba ... Won the 2008 U.S. novice title and the 2009 U.S. junior silver medal with Carman ... Placed fourth in junior with Alba at the 2010 U.S. Championships ... Is the second of four children ... Father, Jeff, works for Comcast and mother, DeeDee, works at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame ... Has a Boston Terrier named Cooper ... Studying diesel mechanics at Pikes Peak Community College ... Works part time as an auto mechanic ... Likes biking, fishing and off-roading ... If he weren't a skater, he'd want to be a basketball or a football player ... Skater he most admires is one of his coaches, Larry Ibarra ... Didn't start competing until he was 16 ... Defining life moment is performing a quad twist ... After he's done skating, he wants to get into high-performance cars and own his own shop.
2012 Season NotesSP Music: "Once Upon a December" from the Anastasia soundtrack
FS Music: Selections from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, performed by the Orchestra of the Marinsky Theatre
Costumes designed by and Joey Santos
2011 Season NotesSP Music: "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" by Michael Legrand
FS Music: Excerpts from Amelie by Yann Tiersen
Won the junior silver medal at the U.S. Championships