Mary Beth Marley

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Mary Beth Marley
2011 Four Continents Mary Beth MARLEY Rockne BRUBAKER 2.jpg
Marley and Brubaker in 2011
Personal information
Full name Mary Beth Marley
Country represented United States
Born (1995-05-19) May 19, 1995 (age 22)
Naperville, Illinois
Home town Downers Grove, Illinois
Height 1.46 m (4 ft 9 12 in)
Former partner Rockne Brubaker
Former coach Jenni Meno
Todd Sand
John Nicks
Former choreographer Christine Binder
Sarah Kawahara
Phillip Mills
Former skating club DuPage FSC
Former training locations Aliso Viejo, California
Began skating 2002
Season's bests 11 (2011–2012)[1]
24 (2010–2011)[2]
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 178.89
2012 Four Continents
Short program 62.42
2012 Four Continents
Free skate 116.47
2012 Four Continents

Mary Beth Marley (born May 19, 1995) is an American pair skater. With former partner Rockne Brubaker, she is the 2012 Four Continents bronze medalist and 2012 U.S. silver medalist. Previously, Marley competed in single skating and became the 2009 U.S. novice silver medalist.

Career[edit]

Singles career[edit]

Marley won the novice silver medal at the 2009 U.S. Championships. She was 5th on the junior level in 2011.

Partnership with Brubaker[edit]

Marley and Brubaker teamed up after a two-day tryout in August 2010.[3][4] She was previously a singles skater and had no pairs experience but passed her pairs test on August 31, 2010.[5] The pair was coached by John Nicks. Marley relocated to Aliso Viejo, California.[4]

Marley and Brubaker's first international competition was the Mentor Nestle Nesquik Cup in Toruń, Poland, where they earned the minimum technical scores required to compete at an ISU Championship. They placed fourth at the 2011 U.S. Nationals and were named as alternates for Four Continents. They were assigned to the event after an injury led Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett to withdraw.[4] Jenni Meno and Todd Sand became their main coaches for the 2011-12 season and Nicks also continued to work with the pair.[6][7]

In the 2012–2013 season, Marley and Brubaker were assigned to 2012 Skate Canada International and 2012 NHK Trophy, however, on August 14, 2012, the pair announced the end of their partnership.[8] Marley decided to step away from competitive figure skating[8] due to a long-term battle with an eating disorder.[9] She works as a coach and choreographer in Chicago.[9]

Programs[edit]

With Brubaker[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2011–2012
[10]
2010–2011
[11]

As singles skater[edit]

Season Short program Free skating
2010–2011
2009–2010
2008–2009

Competitive highlights[edit]

Pairs career with Brubaker[edit]

Results[12]
International
Event 2010–2011 2011–2012
Worlds 10th
Four Continents 8th 3rd
GP Skate America 7th
Cup of Nice 3rd
Nesquik Cup 1st
National
U.S. Champ. 4th 2nd
GP = Grand Prix

Singles career[edit]

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
U.S. Championships 2nd N. 5th J.
U.S. Junior Championships 5th Ju. 10th I.
Pacific Coast Sectionals 4th J.
Southwest Pacific Regionals 2nd J.
Midwestern Sectionals 4th N. 5th J.
Upper Great Lakes Regionals 3rd Ju. 5th I. 4th N. 2nd J.
Levels: Ju. = Juvenile; I. = Intermediate; N. = Novice; J. = Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISU Judging System - Season Bests Total Scores 2011/2012 : Pairs". International Skating Union. April 21, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "ISU Judging System - Season Bests Total Scores 2010/2011 : Pairs". International Skating Union. May 6, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ Rosewater, Amy (October 25, 2010). "Marley, Brubaker have eyes on Greensboro". IceNetwork.com. Retrieved October 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c Hersh, Philip (January 22, 2011). "Unlikely Chicago-area pair could surprise at nationals". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (October 17, 2011). "U.S. pairs ready for challenge in Ontario". Icenetwork. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (October 21, 2011). "Savchenko, Szolkowy tackle throw triple Axel". Icenetwork. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ Rutherford, Lynn (January 26, 2012). "Rink notes: Marley, Brubaker 'different team now'". Ice Network. 
  8. ^ a b "U.S. pairs skaters Marley, Brubaker end partnership". U.S. Figure Skating. Icenetwork. August 14, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b Rutherford, Lynn (July 27, 2013). "Watching old pals compete bittersweet for Marley". Ice Network. 
  10. ^ "Mary Beth MARLEY / Rockne BRUBAKER: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 1, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mary Beth MARLEY / Rockne BRUBAKER: 2010/2011". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on April 23, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Competition Results: Mary Beth MARLEY / Rockne BRUBAKER". International Skating Union. 

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