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Katie Orscher & Garrett Lucash
KatieGarrett
Born: June 18, 1984 - Farmington, ConnecticutBorn: September 21, 1978 - Attleboro, Massachusetts
Height: 5'2"Height: 5'10"
Home Club: Charter Oak FSCHome Club: Charter Oak FSC
Hometown: Glastonbury, ConnecticutHometown: Granby, Connecticut
Training Town: Simsbury, Connecticut 
Coaches: Vadim Naumov 
Choreographer: Elena Petrenko, Igor Shpilband 
U.S. Team

Event News
Three First-Time Medalists in Four Continents Pairs Competition
U.S. Pairs in the Medal Hunt at Four Continents
Russians and Chinese Pairs Hold Top Six Spots at World Championships
Bronze for Orscher and Lucash at Four Continents
U.S. Skaters In Position to Medal at Four Continents
U.S. Team in Korea for Four Continents Championships
Gold for Orscher and Lucash in Pairs at State Farm U.S. Championships
Orscher and Lucash In First Place After Pairs Short
World Pairs Champions Start Season Off Right at Smart Ones Skate America
A Spectacular Night of Perfect Marks in Pairs
Surprises Light Up Pairs Event at World Championships
The 2002-03 Season: Katie Orscher & Garrett Lucash
Other News
Orscher and Lucash To Appear on Today Show's Olympic Preview

Competitive History
YearEventPlacing
2006   Four Continents Championships - 5th 2003   Smart Ones Skate America 2003 - 8th
2006   State Farm U.S. Championships - 3rd 2003   World Championships - 16th
2005   Cup of China - 6th 2003   Four Continents Championships - 6th
2005   World Championships - 12th 2003   State Farm U.S. Championships - 2nd
2005   Four Continents Championships - 3rd 2003   Eastern Sectional - withdrew
2005   State Farm U.S. Championships - 1st 2002   Skate Canada - 7th
2004   Troph�e Eric Bompard Cachemire - 5th 2002   Smart Ones Skate America - 7th
2004   Smart Ones Skate America - 6th 2002   Nebelhorn Trophy - 3rd
2004   World Figure Skating Championships - 13th 2002   Four Continents Championships - 10th
2004   Four Continents Championships - 7th 2002   State Farm U.S. Championships - 5th
2004   State Farm U.S. Championships - 2nd 2002   Eastern Sectional - 1st
2003   Skate Canada - 9th  

2005-06 Season Notes
SP Music: "Egyptian Disco" by DJ Disse; FS Music: "Samson and Delilah" by Camille Saint-Saens.

Goals are to make the Olympic team.

2004-05 Season Notes
Orscher and Lucash will skate to Gary Moore's "Still Got the Blues" for the short program and "Samson and Delilah" for the free skate.

2003-04 Season Notes
Short Program Music: "Still Got the Blues" by Gary Moore; Free Skate Music: "Spartacus" by Khachaturian; Exhibition Music: "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls ... Orscher and Lucash finished second at the 2004 U.S. Championships and are on their second World Team.

Notes
Orscher began skating at age 6 ... Her brother played hockey and she wanted to be on the ice with him ... She participated in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program in 1991 ... Coaches at the International Skating Center of Connecticut in Simsbury, Conn. ... Skates in shows that help support the Jimmy Fund and Cleveland Clinic ... Formerly coached by Debbie Adams and Laura Beardsley (1994-2000) ... Brother plays in a band called In Pieces ... Likes to collect frog items ... Hobbies are cooking, interior design, reading, sewing, running and swimming ... Most prized possession is her cat named Pep� ... Also has a dog named MacKenzie ... Mottos are "If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right" and "Everything I have done today is not enough" ... Biggest life-defining moment was winning the 2005 U.S. Championships ... Wants to graduate from culinary school and start her own business as a personal chef when she is through skating ... Loves competition and perfection ... Likes any movie that isn't too scary ... Also enjoys tennis, golf and baseball ... She is fluent in sign language ... Describes herself with the words "outgoing, organized, perfectionist" ... Looks up to Michael Jordan.

Lucash began skating at age 8 ... Formerly paired with Jaisa MacAdam (1997-99) and Jessica Waldstein (2000) ... Most prized possession is his music collection; in fact, his main hobby is music ... Would like to coach skating, be a physical trainer, and be a resident club DJ someday ... Enjoys golf, working out, watching movies and rollercoasters ... Collects DVDs and movie posters ... Likes to read Entertainment Weekly magazine ... Has two cats named "Alex" and "Sasha" ... Motto is "Once good, always good" ... Biggest life-defining moment is winning the 2005 U.S. Championships ... Played many other sports in high school, and was a pitcher on his town's all-star baseball team ... Favorite movie is "Braveheart," but his favorite recent movie is "Love Actually" ... Describes himself with the words "motivated, determined and dedicated" ... Names David Ortiz as his hero.


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