The two-time U.S. Pairs Figure Skating champions were chosen by the U.S. Figure Skating committee one day after earning a 132.58 in the long program of the U.S. Pairs Figure Skating championships, giving them a two-day total of 205.71 to capture their second straight gold medal at TD Garden in Boston.
Shnapir graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in 2005.
“I know it’s cliché, but this is a dream come true," he said in a Boston.com report. "We’re still a little bit shocked. We’re just trying to enjoy all of these moments. We’ve worked so hard and done so much on our eight years together and this is such a great pinnacle for us.”
"We're going to Sochi," he said in Russian when it was announced that he and Castelli were on the team, ESPN reported.