Announced the end of their partnership following the 2011-12 season.
Olson and Cowan are the 2009 U.S. novice silver medalists and the 2011 U.S. junior pewter medalists ... Missed the 2009 Junior Grand Prix Series after Cowan cut his hand at practice a week before their first assignment, an injury that required surgery ... Started skating together in April 2007.
Olson started skating when she was 7 because she liked the cold of the rink in the hot of summer ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program from 2000-01 ... Skated with Greg Zuerlein from 2001-06, with whom she won the intermediate bronze medal at the 2005 U.S. Junior Championships, and Patrick Mays from 2006-07 ... Previously coached by Tatiana Gladkova, Igor Shpilband and Marina Zoueva, and Yuri Chesnichenko and Yasa Nechaeva ... Volunteers with the learn-to-skate program at her rink three days a week ... Biggest influence in her life is her mother ... If she weren't a skater, she'd want to be a dancer ... Played piano for six years ... If she could have dinner with any one person, it would be Drake, one of her favorite rappers/singers ... After skating, she'd like to finish school ... Listens to a lot of rap, hip hop, pop and alternative.
Favorite sports figure: Shaun White
Favorite sports team: Detroit Red Wings
Favorite city: San Francisco
Favorite season: Summer
Favorite author: Janet Evanovich
Favorite books: Stephanie Plum series
Favorite magazine: Vogue
Favorite gadget: Blackberry
Favorite vacation spot: Cancun
Favorite TV shows: Friends, Family Guy, The Office, Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Favorite TV character: Stewie Griffin from "Family Guy"
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite reality show: So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite drinks: Lemonade, Dr. Pepper, chocolate milkshake
Favorite website: Facebook
Favorite place to which she's traveled for skating: Roseville, Calif. (she got to visit her hometown, Napa Valley)
Favorite quote: "Love the life you live; live the life you love."
Cowan started skating when he was 9 ... Participated in the Basic Skills Program from 1999-2002 ... Has a younger sister (Sarah, 18) ... Mother is a full-blooded Filipino ... Former partners include Kaylyn Patitucci (2005-06) and Michaela Cook (2006-07) and former coaches include Peter Dalby (2003-06), Oksana Grishuk (2005-06), and Yaroslava Nechaeva and Yuri Chesnichenko (2006-10) ... Studying mathematics at Oakland University ... Attended Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Mich., from 2009-10 ... Graduated Pioneer High School in June 2009 ... Fills a variety of roles at his rink, including hockey scorer and learn-to-skate instructor ... Skater he most admires is Angelika Krylova ... Favorite quote: "Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?" - T.S. Elliot ... Takes a 20-minute power nap before competing ... Likes listening to NPR and is interested in technology ... Biggest life-defining moment was moving from California to Michigan to train ... Wants to study civil engineering once his skating career is over ... Severed two tendons in his right hand while skating in 2009, ending the team's international season ... Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/jacowan
2012 Season NotesSD Music: "Magalenha" by Sergio Mendes, "Eres Todo en Mi" by Ana Gabriel, "Para Gozar" by Samba Squad
FD Music: James Bond medley by various artists
Costumes design TBD
2011 Season NotesSD Music: "You Don't Know Me" and "Down With Love" by Michael Buble
FD Music: "Zoot Suit Riot" by the Cherry Popping Daddies
Costumes designed by Olga Olson ... Goals are to qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final, medal at the U.S. Championships and qualify for the World Junior Championships
Earned the junior pewter medal at the U.S. Championships
2010 Season NotesOD Music: "Lautary" and "Nane Tsokha" by V. Ponomareva
FD Music: "Tanguera" by Tangros Dupere and "Auerer" by Francesca Gagnon
Costumes designed by Olga Olson
2009 Season NotesFD Music: "Corazon Espinado" by Carlos Santana
Won the novice silver medal at the U.S. Championships
2008 Season NotesFD Music: Gypsy medley by V. Ponomareva
Earned the novice pewter medal at the U.S. Championhsips