Class of 2000: Athlete
When this pair were first asked to skate together in 1987, they were a complete contrast in nature, style and size. It did not take long before these contrasts would prove to be their strength, stepping atop the podium in 1989 to receive their first of 5 Canadian Senior Pairs titles.
Throughout their successful eight year amateur career, their unique athletic style of powerful throws and daring lifts, combined with style and grace, thrilled audiences around the world. Earning World silver medals in 1990 and 1991, and World and Olympic bronze in 1992, their quest to reach the top culminated in their spectacular and emotional gold medal winning performance at the 1993 Worlds in Prague.
Although plagued by painful injuries in 1994, they persevered, rounding out their amateur career with Olympic bronze and World silver medals, going on to join the professional ranks.