Paetsch and Meekins ended their partnership in December 2009.
Paetsch began skating at age 7 ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program from 2000-01 ... Both parents are musicians; father plays the violin and mother plays the cello ... Mother went to Juilliard Music School ... Skated with Brady Miller from 2004-05 (ice dancing) and Jon Nuss until the summer of 2008; won the 2008 U.S. junior pairs title with Nuss ... Coached by Shellane Pasquale from 2000-07 ... Enjoys tanning, shopping, getting my hair and nails done, watching movies, playing tennis and hanging out with friends ... Favorite place to which she's traveled for skating is Taipei, Taiwan ... Has a passion for gymnastics and cheerleading ... Biggest life-defining moment is winning the U.S. title her first year skating pairs ... If she could be on any reality show, it would be "Paris Hilton's My New BFF" ... Wants to tour in shows and coach or choreograph after her competitive career is over ... If she could meet any living celebrity, it would be Mao Asada ... Listens to mostly pop and some classical music.
Favorite sports figure: Maria Sharapova
Favorite sports team: Denver Broncos
Favorite city: Boston
Favorite season: End of the fall
Favorite author: Nora Roberts
Favorite magazine: Any fashion magazine
Favorite gadget: Cell phone
Favorite vacation I've taken: Hawai'i
Favorite performers: Britney Spears, Beyonce, Pussycat Dolls
Favorite reality shows: My Super Sweet 16, Rock of love, Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Favorite drink: Acai Herbal Life Smoothie
Favorite vacation spot: Oahu
Favorite quote: "I may play the fool at times, but I'm a little more than just a pretty blonde girl with a butt that won't quit." - Phoebe from "Friends"
JESSICA ROSE'S 'THREE THINGS'
Three things people would be surprised to find out about me: I like to tan, I like to dance, and I have a middle name other than "Rose."
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and David Beckham
Three things I hate doing: Cleaning, going to school and being in trouble
Three things I love doing: Roller skating with my friends, tanning and going to the movies
Three TV characters I'd want to hang out with if they were real: Rachel and Phoebe from "Friends" and Miley Cyrus
Three celebrity crushes: Robert Pattinson, David Beckham and Brad Pitt
Three things I must have when I leave the house: Phone, purse and hair brush
Three favorite TV shows: Friends, NCIS and anything on VH1
Three favorite web sites: Facebook.com, icenetwork.com and shopping web sites
Three favorite foods: Sushi, Chinese food and lobster
Three favorite drinks: Lemonade, water and juice
Meekins began skating at the age of 12 because his sister was taking Basic Skills lessons and he was at the rink with her all day... Participated in the Basic Skills Program ... Skated with Julia Vlassov for six years (2002-08), winning the 2006 World Junior championship together ... Formerly coached by Alexander Vlassov ... Is the middle of five children ... Younger sister, Tessa, used to compete as a figure skater ... Was awarded the Meritorious Service Award from the town of Wellesley, Mass., after winning the 2006 World Junior pairs title ... Graduated Wellesley High School in 2003 ... Works as a coach in his spare time ... With children's author Sarah Brannen, co-writes "The Inside Edge with Sarah and Drew" for icenetwork.com ... Enjoys skating in charity shows like "An Evening with Champions" ... Hobbies are fashion, traveling and cooking ... Favorite city to which he's traveled for skating is Ljubljana, Slovenia ... Was born in Alaska ... Biggest life-defining moment was winning the gold medal at the 2006 World Junior Championships ... Would love to be on "Top Chef" because "it would mean I was a good cook" ... Wants to go into coaching and own a small business after he's through competing ... Has overcome several shoulder dislocations ... Would love to meet Barack Obama - "It would be fascinating to pick his brain and listen to him speak about his journey." ... Listens to all kinds of music; favorite artists include Scissor Sisters, Amy Winehouse, Maroon 5 and Michael Jackson ... If he couldn't be a figure skater, he'd want to be a ballet dancer.
Favorite sports figure: Mikhail Baryshnikov
Favorite sports team: Boston Red Sox
Favorite city: Boston
Favorite season: Fall
Favorite author: David Sedaris
Favorite magazine: Details
Favorite gadget: iPhone
Favorite vacation I've taken: Tuscany
Favorite reality show: Project Runway
Favorite drink: Iced triple grande caramel macchiato (from Starbucks)
Favorite vacation spot: Cape Cod
Favorite quote: "Dance as though no one is watching. Love as though you have never been hurt before. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth."
DREW'S 'THREE THINGS'
Three people I'd like to have dinner with: Michelle Kwan, Barack Obama and Marc Jacobs
Three things I hate doing: Making my bed, flying and pumping gas
Three things I love doing: Shopping, traveling and modern dance
Three TV characters I'd hang out with if they were real: Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City), Jack McFarland (Will & Grace) and Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
Three favorite movies: Love Actually, The Notebook and Billy Elliott
Three things I must have when I leave the house: iPhone, sunglasses and cologne
Three favorite TV shows: Sex and the City, 30 Rock and Will & Grace
Three favorite web sites: icenetwork.com, USFigureSkating.org and CNN.com
Three favorite foods: Risotto, steak frites and gnocchi
Three favorite drinks: Caramel macchiato, Rookie Magic Milkshake from Red Robin and vitaminwater
2010 Season NotesSP Music: Music from On the Waterfront by Leonard Bernstein
FS Music: Music from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Goals for 2009-10: To medal at the U.S. Championships and skate in the Grand Prix Series
2009 Season NotesSP Music: Music from the balcony scene in William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic
FS Music: "Masquerade Waltz" and "Spartacus" by Aram Khachaturian