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olympic
12-20-2010, 03:57 PM
I finally got to see both the SP and LP by Dornbush at the GPF. And I was amazed! His jumps remind me of Verner's [tight; good height] and he has great musicality. No question about rotations on all those jumps either. 3x-3t amazing! Not to mention all his spins have good speed, stretch and centering. This kid will go places if he keeps it up!

Question-

Will he compete at the Sr. level for Nats or Jr. Level? If he competes and places well on the Sr. level, would he go onto either 4CCs or even Sr. Worlds? Or will he compete just at jr. Worlds? I see that he's 19 yrs. old. That seems old for the Jr. level....

If he indeed competes as a Sr., I'll have to rethink my predictions

Thanks,

mgobluegirl
12-20-2010, 04:26 PM
Will he compete at the Sr. level for Nats or Jr. Level? If he competes and places well on the Sr. level, would he go onto either 4CCs or even Sr. Worlds? Or will he compete just at jr. Worlds? I see that he's 19 yrs. old. That seems old for the Jr. level....

Dornbush is competing senior at US Nationals next month (he competed as a senior last year, too, and placed 11th). I believe this is his last season of junior age eligibility, and IIRC, he has never competed at Junior Worlds. However, I'd expect that he'd gladly go to Senior Worlds instead if he were offered the assignment, and if he skates the way he did at JGP Final, he's a definite threat for the team.

olympic
12-20-2010, 04:42 PM
Dornbush is competing senior at US Nationals next month (he competed as a senior last year, too, and placed 11th). I believe this is his last season of junior age eligibility, and IIRC, he has never competed at Junior Worlds. However, I'd expect that he'd gladly go to Senior Worlds instead if he were offered the assignment, and if he skates the way he did at JGP Final, he's a definite threat for the team.

Thanks for the info. I would also expect that a top 3 podium finish at Sr. Nats would be his ticket to Sr. Worlds, and he would go. After watching those performances, it's very doable for him. I'm actually revising my predictions: I thought the team would easily be Mroz, Rippon, Abbott w/ Mahbanoozadeh as an outside shot, but I see Dornbush is way too talented to ignore. He could pick off Mroz and definitely Mahbanoozadeh if he happened to have two good skates. Hell, he could pick off Rippon or Abbott if they crash and burn and he does well.

If he finished just off the podium, I wonder if he'd go to 4CCs or Jr. Worlds.

Sylvia
12-23-2010, 03:54 PM
Stephen Carriere has withdrawn from Nationals -- he's not listed in the Senior Men's Practice Groups document that was published earlier this week. There hasn't been an official statement as to why, but I've heard it may be injury-related.

ETA: Ryan Bradley is listed in Senior Men's Practice Group B.

olympic
12-23-2010, 04:29 PM
Stephen Carriere has withdrawn from Nationals -- he's not listed in the Senior Men's Practice Groups document that was published earlier this week. There hasn't been an official statement as to why, but I've heard it may be injury-related.

Well, that's too bad. He seems to have hit a lot of obstacles after his great performances back in the 2008 time frame

Debbie S
12-23-2010, 05:55 PM
Well, that's too bad. He seems to have hit a lot of obstacles after his great performances back in the 2008 time frameHe sat behind me during the Ladies SP at 09 Nats and seemed like a great guy. I remember how enthusiastic he was when Alissa skated clean. I was hoping the switch to Priscilla Hill would reinvigorate his career. Hopefully, he can recover quickly and come back strong.

Sylvia
01-03-2011, 03:30 PM
FSO article on Armin Mahbanoozadeh: http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2011/01/03/mahbanoozadeh-proves-hes-latest-u-s-sensation/

I posted the link to a new Ryan Bradley interview in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=76772

Jayar
01-04-2011, 06:45 AM
Dornbush has bad Nationals karma. He could have won the junior title two years ago, but had to withdraw due to the flu. He's a good kid, and deserves to have performances representative of what he can do. I'd love to see him go clean in Greensboro.

Sylvia
01-04-2011, 06:56 AM
Speaking of Dornbush, here's a Riverside (California) local article from 12/22/10 on his JGP Final win in Beijing: http://www.pe.com/localnews/corona/stories/PE_News_Local_W_wskater23.368cbd3.html

Sylvia
01-09-2011, 04:30 PM
Here's an article on Joshua Farris, age 16, who is making his senior debut at Nationals (he finished 6th at the JGP Final in December): http://goldenskate.com/articles/2010/010911.shtml

The other 6 Senior "rookies" at Nationals are Ross Miner (withdrew due to injury last year), Jason Brown, Scott Dyer, Christopher Caluza, Sean Rabbitt, and Lloyd Ting.

DickButtonFan
01-09-2011, 11:37 PM
Here is a recent clip of Jeremy (he starts around 4:40) doing his LP:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VR-OWE9lmg&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

Pretty Vegas
01-10-2011, 03:40 AM
I am really hoping Dornbush can do something at Nationals. I have never paid attention to him before - but I absolutely LOVED his programs at the JGPF.

Sylvia
01-12-2011, 06:33 PM
Here's Universal Sports' Q&A with Richard Dornbush, published today: http://www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=508830.html

olympic
01-12-2011, 06:37 PM
Here's Universal Sports' Q&A with Richard Dornbush, published today: http://www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=508830.html

Thanks, Sylvia! I was especially encouraged by his answer to question re Quad - that he is landing them fairly easily. That doesn't surprise me because he gets great lift on his triples and lands them with no question of UR. I've also become a fan very recently.

Pretty Vegas
01-12-2011, 08:13 PM
Yeah, his Sherlock Holmes program is one of my favorites from anyone this season. I hope he can repeat his JGPF performance of it.