COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Former US pairs figure skating champions Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett announced Thursday they are ending a three-year partnership that took them to the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Barrett has decided to retire from competitive skating, leaving Denney looking for a new partner.
"I feel I'm just starting to scratch the surface when it comes to what I'm capable of," Denney said. "My goal is to find a new partner and begin competing again by next season."
Denney and Barrett won the 2010 US crown after settling for second in 2009. They finished third last month in their title defence.
The couple finished 13th at last year's Vancouver Winter Olympics and were seventh at last year's world championships in Turin, Italy.
No US couple has won a pairs Olympic medal since 1988.
They never reached a podium in an ISU Grand Prix event, with bests of fourth in 2009 in Japan and 2010 on US ice.
"Caydee was such a good partner. I know she will be successful in whatever she decides to do," said Barrett, who plans to coach and skate in ice shows.
"I feel happy with everything that I have accomplished. I look forward to giving back to the sport that has given so much to me."
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