Won the 2007 Nebelhorn Trophy ... Finished fourth at the 2008 Four Continents Championships ... Withdrew from the 2009 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships due to a back injury suffered by Barantsev ... Began skating together in early 2003 ... Married May 6, 2006, in Burnet, Texas.
Wester began skating at 11 1/2 as an activity to stay busy before theater rehearsals ... Has an older brother, Chris ... Father David is president of Prentex, a maker of custom stainless steel pressure vessels ... Mother was a national road rally champion and father competes at the national silhouette shooting sport championships ... Previously skated with Nick Hart (1998-99), Massimo Scali (2000-01), Trevor Bird (2002) and Jon Harris (2002-03) ... Former coaches include Pierre Panayi (1997-98), Walter Rizzo (2000-01) and Nikoli Morozov (2003-07) ... Studying marketing at Strayer University ... Owner of Style & Confidence LLC, a custom costume design and construction company ... Hobbies include sewing, scrapbooking, beading costumes and redesigning old clothing ... Favorite city to which she's traveled for skating is Seoul, South Korea because "it was so rich with culture and still had amazing shopping districts" ... Has a passion for costume design and foreign languages ... Biggest life-defining moment was being invited to a tryout with Massimo Scali in Rome, Italy, when she was 15 ... Would want to be a contestant on The Fashion Show because she's a costume designer and she "would love to test my skills under the gun of a fashion reality show" ... Can speak Italian, German, Russian and English ... Has endured two shoulder surgeries - one in 2003, the other in 2004 - a broken kneecap in 2007 and knee surgery in 2009 ... Has numerous national records and eight national titles in silhouette rifle marksmanship (father was her rifle coach) ... Would like to one day try our for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.
Favorite sports teams: Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars
Favorite cities: Dallas, Texas; Austin, Texas
Favorite seasons: Spring, summer
Favorite magazine: SKATING
Favorite gadgets: BabyLock Evolve Overlock machine, Amazon Kindle2
Favorite vacations I've taken: Honeymoon in San Antonio, Texas, and Los Angeles in March 2009
Favorite reality show: So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite drinks: Cherrypharm natural tart cherry juice, Nestle instant coffee, Dr. Pepper
Favorite quote: "Motivation doesn't last, but neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily."
JENNIFER'S 'THREE THINGS'
Three things people would be surprised to find out about me: I speak multiple languages, I was 9 when i took my first place ride, and I played soccer growing up and didn't start skating until I was 11
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: Donald Trump, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Angelina Jolie
Three things I hate doing: Laundry, dishes and paying bills
Three things I love doing: Creative arts, cooking and skating
Three television characters I'd hang out with if they were real: The casts of Friends, Sex in the City and The Real Housewives of New York City (oh wait, they are real!)
Three favorite movies: Mona Lisa Smile, Serendipity and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Three things I must have when I leave the house: Canvas shopping bag, cell phone/camera and measuring tape
Three favorite TV shows: I Love Lucy, The View and The Fashion Show
Three favorite books: Freakonomics, Blink and Kiss My Tiara
Three favorite web sites: Facebook.com, icenetwork.com and TrekEarth.com
Three favorite foods: Blue Bell homemade ice cream, black rice pudding and tamales
Three favorite drinks: Cherrypharm natural tart cherry juice, Simply Orange and pineapple juice
Daniil began skating at age 4 in Russia ... Previously competed with Natalia Romaniuta, with whom he was a two-time World Junior ice dancing champion and Grand Prix (Sparkassen Cup) medalist ... They also competed at the World and European championships ... Formerly coached by Alexei Gorshkov (1994-02) and Nikoli Morozov (2002-07) ... Has a younger sister, Maria, in Russia ... Graduated from the sports university in Russia ... Hobbies include studying real estate and renovating his condo ... Favorite foreign country to travel to is Holland ... Has a passion for real estate ... Not many people know he speaks Bulgarian ... Biggest life-defining moment was meeting his wife ... Would like to someday own his own restaurant specializing in gourmet desserts and special liqueurs ... Says his biggest change was moving to the United States ... Since then, he has learned how to work hard, balance his budget and purchased his first home ... Would like to meet Robert DeNiro because he is a great actor ... Listens to club dance music and Russian pop.
Favorite TV show: Anything on the History Channel
Favorite movie: Face/Off
Favorite website: www.wb-on-ice.com
Favorite food: Dark chocolate
Favorite drink: CherryPharm All-Natural Tart Cherry Juice
2010 Season NotesOD Music: TBD
FD Music: TBD
Costumes designed by Style&Confidence LLC
Goals for 2009-10 season: To gain international experience and have a healthy season
2008 Season NotesOD Music: "Too Darn Hot" from Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter
FD Music: "Requiem for a Tower" by Corner Stone Cues
Costumes designed by Jennifer Wester (Style&Confidence LLC)
2008 Season NotesOD Music: "Cotton Eyed Joe" and "Country Waltz"
FD Music: "Singin' in the Rain" by Irving Berlin
2007 Season NotesOD Music: Tango compilation by Astor Piazzolla
FD Music: "Singin' in the Rain"