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Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier ready for Worlds debut

March 23, 2021 | Figure Skaters Online

In a conventional figure skating season, the World Championships would mark the conclusion of the international figure skating season. Yet, with the Grand Prix Series events being held as domestic events and the cancellation of  the Grand Prix Final, European Championships and Four Continents Championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, March 22-28, will be the first major international competition of the 2020-2021 season and will simultaneously be the season debut and finale for many of the competitors.

Knierim and Frazier Find Their Own Path to the Top

February 9, 2021 | U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone

Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier have surged from brand-new team to U.S. champions in just eight months, winning gold at the 2021 Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January. Their quick rise to the top is fueled not so much by driving ambition as a determination to stay in the moment, trust their new partnership and coaches, and allow that trust to yield success.

Knierim, Frazier win national title in debut season with record scores

January 16, 2021 | NBC Sports

Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier made history in more ways than one on Saturday night.

They became the first team in nine years to win the pairs’ title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in their debut season, and they blew the previous U.S. Championships score records out of the water in the process.

Alexa Knierim, Brandon Frazier after first lap together: ‘Yeah, it’s going to work’

January 12, 2021 | NBC Sports

Since teaming up last spring, Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier have jammed their coaches’ notebooks with to-do lists and goals, most of which they have achieved in fine style.

Successful tryout? Check. After their long-term previous partnerships ended following the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and 2020 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, Frazier flew from his home in Florida to Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena in Irvine, California, to see if Alexa would be a good match.

Successful New Partnership Provides Validation for Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier as Individuals

January 8, 2021 | U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone

The world has long known Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier to be great figure skaters. The results back that up in spades, proving they are two of the best to represent the U.S. in pairs over the past decade. But it wasn’t until this season that Knierim, 29, and Frazier, 28, were reminded of that themselves.

Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier win Skate America title in competition debut

October 25, 2020| Figure Skaters Online

Last year, Brandon Frazier stood on the podium at the Orleans Arena in Nevada with his former partner Haven Denney, with whom he had won the bronze medal. On Saturday at that same arena, Frazier and his new partner, three-time U.S. Champion and 2018 Olympic team bronze medalist Alexa Scimeca Knierim, took home the pairs’ title in what was their competition debut. Knierim and Frazier partnered up in late March after Knierim’s husband and partner, Chris Knierim announced his retirement in late February.

Despite External Uncertainties, Knierim and Frazier’s Partnership Off to Rock-Solid Start

August 12, 2020| U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone

Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier began their partnership amidst a world of uncertainty.
 
With the country shutting down to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, when would they be able to safely begin training together? When and where would their ice time come? How could they build a partnership with Knierim sheltering in place in California and Frazier in Florida?

Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier Announce Partnership

March 30, 2020 | U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone

In 2012, Alexa Scimeca had flown out to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to begin training with Dalilah Sappenfield, and was just beginning a partnership with Chris Knierim.

Scimeca and Knierim developed feelings for each other very quickly, but as they were still very early on in their partnership, Alexa couldn’t be totally sure if the feelings were mutual.