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Suburban pairs skaters shine at Nationals

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Mary Beth Marley of Downers Grove and Rockne Brubaker of Algonquin perform during the pairs short program in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday. They stand in third place heading into Saturday's Free Skate finals. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker have a shot at a medal in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C.. The Free Skate finals for pairs take place Saturday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker have only been together a short time, but they are in third place heading into Saturday's Pairs Free Skate finals of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker perform their routine during the pairs short program in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Six months ago, Mary Beth Marley of Downers Grove had never done a throw jump or a pairs lift. Now she and Algonquin's Rockne Brubaker, are sitting in third place at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
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    • Mary Beth Marley of Downers Grove and Rockne Brubaker of Algonquin perform during the pairs short program in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday. They stand in third place heading into Saturday’s Free Skate finals. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
    • Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker have a shot at a medal in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C.. The Free Skate finals for pairs take place Saturday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
    • Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker have only been together a short time, but they are in third place heading into Saturday’s Pairs Free Skate finals of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
    • Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker perform their routine during the pairs short program in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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