Shnapir, who is of Russian descent, teamed up with Marissa Castelli in the spring of 2006. The two were third at the World Junior Championships in 2009 and made their senior debut at the U.S. Championships in 2011, placing fifth. They were fifth the following year before having a breakout performance, winning the National Championships in 2013 and repeating as champs in 2014, booking one of two pairs spots for Team USA at the Sochi Games. Internationally, Castelli/Shnapir have won one Grand Prix medal (NHK Trophy in 2012) and were 13th at the 2013 World Championships.
- 2014 Sochi Olympics - Ninth
- 2014 U.S. Championships - Gold
- 2013 NHK Trophy - Fourth
- 2013 World Championships - 13th
- 2013 U.S. Championships - Gold
- 2012 NHK Trophy - Bronze
- 2012 U.S. Championships - Fifth
Things to know:
1. Simon was born in Moscow and lived there with his family until he was a year and a half old. He speaks Russian.
2. The pair do a throw quadruple Salchow, one of the few pairs to ever try such an element.
3. Castelli/Shnapir's exhibition skate is a crowd favorite, set to the popular song "Royals" by Lorde.