Another pair gone: Zhang, Bartholomay splitU.S. silver medalists go separate ways following Olympic campaign
Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay announced they have ended their pairs partnership after three years together. Bartholomay has expressed interest in finding a new partner. Zhang is retiring from skating and will attend the University of South Florida full time.
Zhang and Bartholomay, who trained in Ellenton, Florida, under coaches Jim Peterson, Lyndon Johnston and Amanda Evora, began their partnership in 2011. They finished 12th at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and placed 14th at the 2014 World Championships. They are the 2014 U.S. silver medalists and 2013 U.S. bronze medalists.
"The amount of support Felicia and I have received in this past three years has been amazing," Bartholomay said. "My dream has always been to become an Olympic athlete and, with Felicia, I was able to achieve that dream."
Before partnering with Bartholomay, Zhang won the 2010 U.S. junior pairs title with then partner Taylor Toth. She also enjoyed success as a singles skater, capturing the novice bronze medal at the 2008 U.S. Champsionships.
"I want to thank my family, friends and everyone who supported us through our career together," Zhang said. "I am so grateful for the experiences and our accomplishments over the past few years."