Our Story

withcoachesIf you don’t believe in fate, our story might change your mind.

In 2010, Dalilah Sappenfield contacted Alexa for a tryout with Chris.

Alexa turned down the tryout because she had just committed to her first pairs partnership (with Ivan Dimitrov) in Connecticut. Although Dalilah’s matchmaking skills didn’t pan out this time, she redeemed herself in 2012.

After the 2012 U.S. National Championships, Alexa ended her partnership with Dimitrov.  She contacted Dalilah and together they agreed that Alexa would move to Colorado for a coaching change and wait for her Prince Charming on ice to appear.

A week before Alexa’s move date, Chris’ partnership with Andrea Poapst came to an end. Dalilah called Alexa and said, “You need to be here…NOW.” Alexa changed her flight itinerary so she could meet the fabulous Chris. When Chris heard he had a tryout only three days after his current breakup, he was stoked!

Chris picked up Alexa from the airport and there was immediate chemistry between them as they ranted about how much they hated the current top pop song on the radio. They were both so excited for the tryout. They were like kids on Christmas morning anticipating how the gift opening would go! Within the first stroking pattern together, Alexa and Chris both knew that this was the beginning of a great future together.

Just 8 months after they teamed up in April 2012, Alexa and Chris have made a name for themselves by winning Coupe de Nice in France and placing 4th at NHK Trophy in Japan. They continued their successful season by winning the silver medal at the 2013 U.S. Championships which earned them a berth at both the 2013 Four Continents Championships and the World Championships.  The possibilities seem endless for these two and they can’t wait to see how their story continues…