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muffinbiscuit
12-04-2010, 09:09 PM
Is he competing at Nationals this year?

Sylvia
12-04-2010, 09:15 PM
Yes, it will be his Senior debut.

Here's a thread with links to some articles on Miner from September (after he competed at the Middle Atlantics club competition in NYC): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=74972

ETA: Link to the current top scores of all the U.S. Senior Men (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=2975050#post2975050) who are known to be competing at 2011 Nationals.

muffinbiscuit
12-04-2010, 09:29 PM
Did he have a bye through Easterns?

DORISPULASKI
12-04-2010, 09:40 PM
He competed on the GP, so he has a bye through to Nationals.

He was 7th at CoC and 9th at NHK.

http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00011185.htm

Sylvia
12-04-2010, 09:42 PM
Did he have a bye through Easterns?
More specifically, the dates of NHK Trophy gave Miner a bye through New England Regionals and Cup of China gave him a bye through Eastern Sectionals.

paskatefan
12-04-2010, 10:46 PM
Yes, it will be his Senior debut.



Yay! :encore:

Sylvia
02-04-2011, 12:52 AM
So, bumping this thread up... it turned out to be quite a senior debut for Ross Miner! ;)

Post-Nationals article published today: Miner takes major step with bronze medal (http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110203&content_id=16561434&vkey=ice_news)

danceronice
02-04-2011, 05:32 PM
Another of "my" SCoB kids! (Hey, I fed them all for a year...) I am thrilled beyond words for Ross!

Fergus
02-04-2011, 05:41 PM
Post-Nationals article published today: Miner takes major step with bronze medal (http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110203&content_id=16561434&vkey=ice_news)

"...tennis is his second passion after skating..."

Atta boy, Ross! :respec: I knew I was gonna like this kid..... :lol:

merrywidow
02-04-2011, 05:58 PM
Terrific debut for Ross. Here's hoping he repeats at Worlds.

DORISPULASKI
02-04-2011, 07:03 PM
Ross and his dad usually are at Liberty. Very nice people.

The Casablanca program has come a huge long way since Liberty. We absolutely loved it at Nationals-the pattern of the program on the ice is particularly pleasing, something that shows up best several rows up.

And the effortless glide and speed, particularly in the spread eagle sequence up and down the ice, ending in a 3/2/2, was particularly great live. And I've got to say, I really enjoyed the waltz circular step that he began with, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v16hYvHwg5Q

I was not as crazy about his sp, Partkiki by Piazzolla, billed as a Salsa Medley. However I did like the flying upright spin, as something a bit different, and I do like his spread eagles, and the height of his jumps these days. He could use a more Salsa-esque costume, I think, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFyUwQu9CBA&feature=related

Plus he's a nice kid.

Ice Network has a nice interview with him, where he says he felt he squandered his Grand Prix opportunities, came back from China and sat down with his coaches, and completed changed his training regimen.

It shows.

Sylvia
02-04-2011, 07:09 PM
Ice Network has a nice interview with him, where he says he felt he squandered his Grand Prix opportunities, came back from China and sat down with his coaches, and completed changed his training regimen.
It's the article link I posted earlier: Miner takes major step with bronze medal (http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110203&content_id=16561434&vkey=ice_news)

haribobo
02-04-2011, 09:08 PM
Go Ross! :cheer: I admit I was not much of a fan of his over the last few years, found him rather stale- but I really felt a huge improvement from him at Nationals. I'm not sure exactly what changed but I really like what I see from him now. It's really nice to see the progression of guys like Dornbush, Miner, and Mahbanoozadeh from fairly boring but solid juniors to quite exciting senior men! Congrats to these guys and their coaches on their tremendous improvements!!! :)

BTW, if you actually look at the fields Ross was skating against at his GP events, I thought he did fairly well for a debut season. Of course he could have placed a couple spots higher, and I'm confident he will manage to do so next season, but he shouldn't feel too badly about how he did.

isamelia
02-05-2011, 02:28 PM
If Nationals is to be taken seriously by the competitors and the public as the ultimate showdown competition, the placements here should determine the world team. Skaters talking about "peaking at worlds" should save this talk for AFTER they compete at nationals and earn their spot. Ross earned it fair and square. This doom and gloom talk helps no one, least of all figure skating as a sport. I look forward to seeing Ross compete for the US at Worlds.

Kelvster
02-05-2011, 03:36 PM
yep ross earned the spot fair and square ... i like his clean style of skating. he really put in everything but the kitchensink last week. off you go to tokyo my friend!