Maxwell and Traxler ended their four-year partnership in the winter of 2009 several weeks after the AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships, where they finished ninth ... Maxwell is retiring from competitive skating, while Traxler will look for a new partner.
Maxwell began skating at age 3 after watching Kristi Yamaguchi win the gold medal at the 1992 Olympics and seeing her locally in person at the Galleria Shopping Center ... "After that, I bugged my mother constantly to skate every time we went to the mall because I would see the ice rink." ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program ... Formerly skated with Brad Coulter from 2003-05 ... Graduated from Spring Creek Academy in May 2008 and will attend Collin County Community College in the fall ... Works part-time as a coach and in retail at BCBG Max Azaria ... Volunteers at the Stars Figure Skating Club ... Hobbies are dancing, working out and being with friends ... Has a passion for dancing - "It is life to me" ... Something many people do not know about her is that she is afraid of needles ... Would like to be a choreographer on and off the ice after her skating career ... Favorite foreign city traveled to is Zagreb, Croatia, because "it is my first and only one traveled to so far" ... Her outgoing personality sets her apart from others ... Would like to meet Barack Obama because "I am so impressed by his ability to motivate the younger generation to get involved and promote change."
Favorite TV show: Law & Order: SVU
Favorite movie: The Devil Wears Prada
Favorite charity/cause: Bryan's House
Favorite celebrity: Rihanna
Favorite book: Gossip Girls
Favortie Web site: www.perezhilton.com
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite drink: Pink lemonade
Traxler began skating at age 10 after watching the 1992 Winter Olympics ... Formerly skated with Kristyn Starr (1993-98), Katy Hill (1998-2000) and Alexandra Snyder (2003-04) ... Formerly coached by Warren and Olivia Maxwell (1992-2000) ... Works as a full time skating coach and choreographer when he isn't training ... Hobbies include spending time with friends, gardening and working out ... Says that he loves to laugh and that his laugh is very unique ... His drive and passion for life sets him apart from others ... Has a passion for interior design ... Biggest life-defining moment was moving out of his parents house and living on his own ... Favorite foreign country traveled to is Canada because he has made great friends there ... Would be on Design Star
because "I love interior design and being creative" ... After his skating career, would like to continue his coaching and choreography work, while owning his own interior design store ... Would like to meet Oprah Winfrey ... Listens to a wide range of music, including John Mayer, Madonna, Rihanna and Chris Brown.
Favorite TV shows: American Idol
, Will & Grace
, Brothers & Sisters
, Dancing With The Stars
Favorite movie: The Holiday
, The Sweetest Thing
Favorite cause: Saving the environment and recycling
Favorite celebrity: Cameron Diaz
Favorite Web set: www.facebook.com, www.perezhilton.com
Favorite food: Mexican
Favorite drink: White chocolate mocha
2008 Season NotesOD Music: Selections from Chicago soundtrack by Danny Elfman and John Kander performed by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger
FD Music: "We Will Rock You" and "The Show Must Go On" by Queen
Costumes designed by Denyse Frey
Goals are to place in the top five at the U.S. Championships and continue competing internationally and medal for Team USA.