Tanith Belbin

In 2008, Belbin and Agosto left longtime coaches Igor Shpilband and Marina Zoueva. "It was scary as a career move. To be this far along and make such a huge change is a risk," Belbin explains. "We felt like we had become a little bit stagnant in our progress as skaters and we wanted to push ourselves a little bit further." The pair relocated to the Philadelphia suburb of Aston, Pa. to train with 1980 Olympic Champions Natalya Linichuk & Gennadi Karponosov, the duo that coached Oksana Grishuk & Yevgeny Platov to Olympic Gold in 1994. [+]