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2017-18 SEASON NOTES

SD Music: "Right Now" by the Pussycat Dolls and "Fireball" by Pitbull
FD Music: Selections from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack

IJS PERSONAL BESTS

International Competition
SD - 53.60 (2016 U.S. International Classic)
FD - 84.16 (2016 U.S. International Classic)
Final Score - 137.76 (2016 U.S. International Classic)

U.S. Qualifying Competition
SD - 59.83 (2017 Midwestern Sectional)
FD - 89.19 (2017 U.S. Championships)
Final Score - 147.15 (2017 U.S. Championships)

CONNECT WITH US

Twitter: @KarinaMantras and @joejohnsonice
Instagram: karinamanta and joejohnsonice

SKATING NOTES

Announced partnership in April 2014.

Manta began skating at 6 years old after attending a birthday party ... Previously skated with Jonathan Thompson.

Johnson started skating at age 8 because he wanted the toys that are thrown on the ice after a good performance ... Previously skated with Tori Patsis, with whom he is the 2013 U.S. novice silver medal.

PERSONAL NOTES

Manta graduated from Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona in May 2014 ... Is studying english and pre-law at University of Colorado - Colorado Springs ... Has two brothers: Luis and Marques ... Parents are Luis, an IT Technician, and Karin, a first grade teacher ... Has a boxer named Phantom ... Was trained as a ballet dancer before taking up ice dance ... Teaches Zumba and other dance fitness classes ... Enjoys dance, art, drawing, painting, writing, reading and exploring Colorado.

Johnson graduated from Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs in 2012 ... Parents are Raymond, a pilot, and Lori, a special education teacher ... Has one brother, Sam ... Family has two Golden Retrievers, Rosie and Daisy, and a cat named Phoebe ... Is a certified Gyrotonic instructor and works with other skaters and clients to improve their core strength and flexibility.

Season Notes

  • 2016-17 Season Notes

    SD Music: "Dream a Little Dream" and "I Wanna be Like You" by Robbie Williams
    FD Music: "Dream On" by Aerosmith
  • 2015-16 Season Notes

    SD Music: "March from Love for Three Oranges" and "Cinderella Waltz" by Prokofiev
    FD Music: "Maple Leaf Rag," "Bethena," and "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin

Competitive History

  • 2017 - Lake Placid Ice Dance International - 5th
  • 2017 - U.S. Championships - 8th
  • 2017 - Midwestern Sectional - 1st
  • 2016 - U.S. International Classic - 5th
  • 2016 - U.S. Championships - 7th
  • 2016 - Pacific Coast Sectional - 1st
  • 2015 - Autumn Classic International - 3rd
  • 2015 - U.S. Championships, Junior - 10th
  • 2015 - Midwestern Sectional, Junior - 3rd