Navarro and Bommentre are two-time U.S. bronze medalists ... Won the bronze medal at the 2008 Four Continents Championships ... Announced their retirement from competitive skating in May 2010.
Navarro began skating at age 3 because her mom teaches skating ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program from 1984-88 ... Is the middle of five children ... Father, John, is a real estate agent and mother, Lisa, is an ice skating choreographer ... John is a karate guru who has his eighth-degree black belt ... Lisa competed nationally as a pairs skater, then toured in shows, skating with her partner for a total of 27 years ... Younger brother plays baseball for Laney College in Oakland, Calif. ... Kim skated with Robert Shmalo from 1999-2003 ... Graduated cum laude from Columbia University in May 2004 with a major in English and a minor in dance ... Works as a figure skating coach part time and a party entertainer (roller blades at parties and events) ... Worked with Philly Skates, an after-school program that teaches kids to skate ... Hobbies are writing, wine tasting and spending time with her friends and boyfriend ... Favorite city to which she's traveled for skating is Vienna, Austria ... Loves extreme sports such as inline skating and skateboarding; once competed in an inline skating competition on a vert half-pipe and made it to the final round ... Would be an artist or musician if she wasn't a skater ... Biggest life-defining moment is graduating college ... After skating would like to write a book about her experiences ... Supports breast cancer research, as she lost one of her former coaches, Michelle VanDyke, to breast cancer two years ago ... Her uncle directed the 1999 movie Happy, Texas
with William H. Macy, and all of her family members are extras in it ... Would like to meet Barack Obama because "he is the man!" ... Listens to all kinds of music, from Radiohead to Al Green to Madonna.
Favorite sports team: Philadelphia Phillies
Favorite city: New York City
Favorite seasons: Spring and fall
Favorite authors: Jane Austen, David Sedaris
Favorite magazine: New York magazine
Favorite gadget: iPod
Favorite vacation I've taken: Barcelona, Spain, in May with a bunch of my closest friends
Favorite reality show: So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite drink: Cakebread Cellars wine, Dehlinger wine
Favorite quote: "In 100 years, no one is going to remember."
KIM'S 'THREE THINGS'
Three things people would be surprised to find out about me: I was in national TV commercials as a child, I skated as the Peanuts character Woodstock when I was younger, and I have my gold medal in freestyle.
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: David Sedaris, Tina Fey and Conan O'Brien
Three things I hate doing: Talking about money, beating myself up about anything and checking my bank balance
Three things I love doing: Reading an excellent book, listening to "This American Life" or "The Moth" podcasts and spending time with the people I love
Three favorite movies: Happy, Texas; Lost in Translation; and This Is My Cheesesteak
Three things I must have when I leave the house: Cell phone, lip balm and my day planner
Three favorite bands: Death Cab for Cutie, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend
Three people I would most want to meet: Dan Savage, Ira Glass and Sabra from "So You Think You Can Dance"
Three best concerts I've been to: Kanye West, Radiohead and Feist
Three favorite TV shows: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 30 Rock and The Soup
Three favorite books: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, I Was Told There's Be Cake by Sloan Crosley and Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Three favorite web sites: PaperbackSwap.com, Viceland.com and icenetwork.com
Three favorite foods: Veggie dishes, sushi and tapas
Three favorite drinks: Red wine, white wine and sparkling water
Bommentre began skating at age 6 because "my grandmother made me" ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program (1990-91) ... Has two younger sisters, Ashley and Brianne ... Former partners include Kirsten Frisch and Kendra Goodwin ... Hobbies are rock climbing, cycling and cooking ... Favorite foreign city to which he's traveled is Tokyo because he "loved the culture and the food" ... Is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan ... Has a passion for good food, cooking and eating ... Brews his own beer with his roommate and fellow ice dancer Baxter Burbank ... Biggest life-defining moment was when he almost quit skating when he was 12 ... Wants to coach and travel when he's done skating ... His great-grandfather missed making the Olympics in weightlifting by one spot ... Supports autism research (his cousin is autistic) ... Has a passion for art.
Favorite sports figure: Muhammad Ali
Favorite city: Philadelphia
Favorite season: Fall
Favorite author: Chuck Palahniuk
Favorite magazine: GQ
Favorite gadget: iPod
Favorite vacation: St. John's (U.S. Virgin Islands)
Favorite performer: The Roots
Favorite drinks: Beer, wine
Favorite reality show: Survivor Man
Favorite quote: "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams" - Willy Wonka
BRENT'S 'THREE THINGS'
Three things people would be surprised to know about me: I love to cook, I hate bugs, and I can't dance.
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: President Obama, Christopher Walken and Questlove (of The Roots)
Three things I love doing: Biking, rock climbing and brewing beer
Three favorite bands: The Roots, Led Zeppelin and Radiohead
Three best concerts I've been to: Kanye West, Estelle and The Roots
Three favorite TV shows: Fringe, Seinfeld and Pardon the Interruption
Three favorite books: The Road, Rant and Jurassic Park
Three favorite web sites: Viceland.com, ESPN.com and Gizmodo.com
Three favorite foods: Pizza, steak and guacamole
2010 Season NotesOD Music: "Quero Voltar Pra Angola" by Alex Shaw
FD Music: "One" by Mary J. Blige featuring U2
Costumes designed by Kirstin Gallo and Bella
Goals for 2009-10: To medal at the U.S. Championships
2009 Season NotesOD Music: "Hey Pachuco!" by Royal Crown Review and "Why Don't You Do Right?" by Sinead O'Connor
FD Music: "Weapon of Choice," "The Rockafeller Skank" and "Soul Surfing" by Fatboy Slim
Won their second consecutive bronze medal at the U.S. Championships.
2008 Season NotesOD Music: Sowete percussion
FD Music: "Since I've Been Loving You" by Corinne Bailey Rae
Won their first medal - a bronze - at the U.S. Championships and also won the bronze at the Four Continents Championships ... Placed 12th in their first appearance at the World Championships.
2007 Season NotesOD Music: John Powell's "Assassin's Tango" and Tom Waits' "Little Drop of Poison"
FD Music: Beatles medley
Won the pewter medal at the U.S. Championships.
2006 Season NotesOD Music: "Dance With Me" by Debelah Morgan and "Represent, Cuba" from the "Havana Nights" soundtrack
FD Music: "How Sweet It Is" and "Feelin' Good" by Michael Buble