Carman and Knierim ended their partnership in April 2009 ... Both skaters are skating with new partners and will continue to train under Sappenfield in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Carman began skating at the age of 5 - "My mom would watch figure skating on TV, and I kept asking her if I could try it." ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program ... Won the Cherry Creek School District essay writing award in seventh grade ... Oldest of three children ... Sister Carolina is an Irish step dancer and brother Cole plays basketball and baseball ... Father is the chief financial officer of Air Methods, Corp. ... Enjoys reading, movies, shopping, spending time with friends and playing with her dogs ... Loves going hunting with her dad ... Mom was an competitive horseback rider who showed hunters and did equestrian classes ... Biggest life-defining moment was winning the novice gold medal at the U.S. Championships ... Has a passion for dancing ... Would like to go to college and become a doctor after her skating career ... Listens to rock, hip hop and techno.
Favorite TV shows: America's Next Top Model, Friends
Favorite movie: A Walk To Remember
Favorite celebrity: Reese Witherspoon
Favorite books: Harry Potter series
Favorite food: Raspberries
Favorite drink: IZZE Grapefruit
Knierim started skating when he was 12 because his mom was a coach ... Works part time as an auto mechanic ... Has four siblings ... Hobbies include auto repair and rebuilding ... Not many people know that he started competing on the ice at age 16 and fixes cars ... Wants to go to college and get a degree in auto technology ... Would like to meet Will Smith ... Has a passion for cars.
Favorite TV show: Anything on the Speed Channel
Favorite movie: We Were Soldiers
Favorite celebrity: Will Smith
Favorite book: I Am Legend
Favorite drink: Gatorade
2008 Season NotesSP Music: "Czardas" by Leahy
FS Music: Selections from the City Slickers soundtrack by Marc Shaiman