Announced the end of their partnership following the 2011-12 season.
Mancini and Brooks are the 2011 U.S. novice silver medalists ... Started skating together in March 2010 ... Visit their Facebook fan page here
Mancini started skating when she was 2 ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program from 2000-03 ... Father, Salvatore, is a professional musician/teacher and mother, Sharon is a registered nurse ... Has two dogs (German Shepherd mix, Bichon), two cats and a goldfish ... Carries a 4.0 GPA at the Classical Academy in Colorado Springs ... Volunteers at her club and at a hospital (neonatal intensive care) ... Previously skated with Michael Hopkins ... Former coaches include Jennifer Goolsbee, Stefano Stangalini, Dawn Ristow, Larisa Gendernalik and Penny MacKenzie ... Competed at the 2007 and 2008 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships with La Furia.
Brooks started skating when he was 10 1/2 ... Has a younger brother (Clayton, 13) ... Mother, Chris, is a nurse in the ICU and father, Tony, works in business communication ... ... Previously competed with Kira Nash ... Would want to be a competitive dancer or swimmer if he weren't a skater ... Skaters he most admires are Meryl Davis and Charlie White ... Favorite quote: "The ice is cold and it's hard, but what you do on it can change your life forever." ... Likes writing, dancing, hiking, traveling, working out and listening to music ... Defining life moments are being introduced to ice dancing and finishing second at his first U.S. Championships ... Wants to stay involved in skating and go to college and travel after he's done competing.
2012 Season NotesSD Music: "Haitian Lady" by Poncho Sanchez
FD Music: "Seduces Me" and "Fever" by Celine Dion
Costumes designed by Tiffany Dombeck; Susi, The Costume Lady
2011 Season NotesFD Music: "La Vie en Rose/La Mer" by Louis Armstrong
Won the novice silver medal at the U.S. Championships