They are both clockwise skaters and only a small portion of skaters skate in that direction. After the long program, they dropped to third and missed out on making the US Olympic team by .66 points.
Before last season, Cohen left California for Connecticut to train under Tatyana Tarasova, the renowned Russian coach.
Cohen started winning, but the relationship soured.
Jennifer Kirk of Newton, Mass., was third in the short program.
She plans to do a triple-triple combination; Cohen and Kwan do not.
'' I need time off to re-evaluate my body,'' he said.