Paetsch and Nuss ended their partnership in the summer of 2008.
Paetsch began skating at age 7 ... Skated with Brady Miller from 2003-05 ... Paetsch enjoys shopping and playing the cello ... Is the first chair celloist of the Western Academy of Music Youth Orchestra ... Babysits part time ... Says she is hyper and has lots of energy ... What sets her apart from others is she can yell very loudly ... Mother went to Juilliard Music School ... Both her parents are music teachers ... Wants to be on the reality TV show "What Not To Wear" because she'd like the $500 to go shopping ... Personal web page can be found at www.figureskatersonline.com/paetsch-nuss
Favorite TV show: Monk
Favorite movies: Spiderman 3, Disturbia, All the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies
Favorite charity/cause: Juvenile diabetes (her mother has diabetes)
Favorite celebrity: Reese Witherspoon
Favorite books: Harry Potter series
Favorite food: Dippin' Dots
Favorite drink: Jamba Juice
Favorite foreign country/city: Taipei, Taiwan. It was really interesting and they had a lot of shopping.
Nuss began skating at age 8 ... Wanted to play hockey but couldn't skate, so he enrolled in learn-to-skate classes and stuck with figure skating ... Skated with his younger sister Kristin from 2001-04 ... Has an older brother who also used to skate ... Nuss enjoys playing and watching other sports, playing video games, and watching movies ... Has a passion for "eating at Wendy's" ... Most prized possession is his PlayStation 2 ... Would want to be a contestant on "The Apprentice" because "I need to get a job" ... Would love to meet Mr. T "so I can pity him" ... After competing would like to go to Disney World (but seriously, coach skating) ... Enjoys listening to classic rock, rap, heavy metal and country music ... Would like to meet Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash because "he seems like a really nice guy who always puts his teammates first."
Favorite TV show: South Park
Favorite movie: Goodfellas
Favorite celebrity: Steve Nash
Favorite web site: www.ESPN.com
Favorite food: Veal
Favorite drink: Dr. Pepper
Favorite foreign country/city: Taipei. It was really cool to get to see the Asian culture.
2007 Season NotesWill compete as juniors nationally and internationally ... SP music: "Por una Cabeza" by Carlos Gardel; FS music: "Capone" by Ronan Hardiman ... Costume designer for the free skate is Joey Santos from Santos Design.
Goals are to improve on last year's international finishes, win the State Farm U.S. Championships as juniors and medal at the World Junior Championships. They also want to have a fun program, add more difficult elements and have a nice time traveling.
2006 Season NotesShort Program Music: Music from the movie "Anastasia"; Free Skate Music: "Sing, Sing, Sing"
Goals are to qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final and finish in the top four at the 2007 U.S. Championships.