Wednesday, June 23, 2010

All Good Things...

Must come to an end that is...

Keauna McLaughlin and Rockne Brubaker (or McBru as most of us have fondly called them) are splitting up. After two promise filled seasons as seniors, the duo fell from grace last season, failing to make the U.S. Podium or Olympic Team.

"Rockne and I have had an amazing career together, and I can't thank him enough for that," McLaughlin said. "Right now I feel like I need to devote time to school as well as other interests - photography, art, dance - and spend some time away from skating competitively."

Brubaker has begun a search for a new Pairs partner (I have some thoughts on this...another post). "My goal has always been to win World and Olympic medals, I still plan on working toward that goal and look forward to new challenges."

The split seems amicable and all parties okay with the decision.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Not expecting this one at all. Despite any issues, there was loads of potential there and plenty of time for them to continue developing. I would love to see them reunite in the future and try again-- that's how strongly I feel about this pairing. They learned how to win, but you also have to learn how to lose. They saw how much pressure they put on themselves once they reached the top, so what is wrong with 5th one year? They know they are better than that, so come back next year and try again. That's sports.

It's really tough to see Keauna shortchanging herself like this. Perhaps she may have a change of heart after a short break to clear her head.