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AragornElessar
04-01-2011, 06:39 PM
This is no surprise to anyone I think...PJ's article over at CBC Sports.ca

CBC Sports ~ Sawyer walks away from amateur career (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/blogs/pjkwong/2011/04/sawyer-walks-away-from-amateur-skating.html)

a56
04-01-2011, 06:44 PM
I'm not surprised. I'm a little sad, but at the same time, I'm happy for him because he seems so excited about starting his career in shows and exhibitions. Best of luck to him. :)

MikiAndoFan#1
04-01-2011, 06:46 PM
:wuzrobbed :fragile: I was hoping I'd see his LP at Worlds. :( My best wishes to Shawn!

floskate
04-01-2011, 06:48 PM
I called this the other day when talking with a friend after I heard he had chosen CSOI over Worlds. His skates at Nationals were the best of his career. I wish him the best of luck in his professional career. He deserves a great one!! :cheer:

BittyBug
04-01-2011, 07:01 PM
With so few professional skating gigs these days, I'm thrilled that Shawn has such a wonderful opportunity with CSOI. This was indeed a bonus season, for him and his fans, and I'm grateful for having been able to enjoy both his tango short and his singular Mad Hatter free skate. But this guy was born to perform, so I feel like his best may be yet to come. :)

Rock2
04-01-2011, 07:13 PM
...and Samson has an injury so that means Lacoste and Reynolds are stepping onto the world team. I hope they'll both be ready!

I guess for Shawn he has to look at the big picture. If he turns down CSOI to compete at worlds he might not get another shot. He absolutely cannot miss the chance to jump start his pro career so I completely get it and wish him well.

genevieve
04-01-2011, 07:14 PM
I'm so glad I got to see Shawn's SP live twice this sesason, and his Mad Hatter LP once (I'm still bittah that I was on a ferry home during the Canadian Men's LP :fragile: ).

I'm sad Shawn isn't going to be at Worlds, but :cheer2: that he's going out on his own terms, and that he is able to get a nice show career out of it. He truly is an artist on the ice.

May he never have to attempt a 3A again :cheer2:

Jenny
04-01-2011, 08:52 PM
Going out on a high note was the best possible thing for Shawn - personally, for his fans, and definitely for his career. Hopefully we may look forward to many, many more years of seeing him skate.

Rex
04-01-2011, 08:58 PM
We'll always have "Warsaw Concerto"...good luck to Shawn, one of the most interesting skaters to come out of Canada.

Rob
04-01-2011, 08:59 PM
At least he gets to make a choice between 2 good things - Worlds and a pro job. Well done!

blue_idealist
04-01-2011, 10:12 PM
As long as he's still going to skate in shows, etc. I'm happy!

Skate Talker
04-01-2011, 10:33 PM
Best Wishes to Shawn - thank you for brightening our lives for so many years in the competitive arena. Long live your professional career, be it performance, choreography, coaching, painting, or whatever you may choose.

Rock2
04-01-2011, 11:01 PM
...and, Shawn, please always remember: in the pros there are few clothing restrictions!
So, um, feel free to innovate as you wish :cool:

Mevrouw
04-01-2011, 11:42 PM
Just do the Mad Hatter frequently and many of us will be happy. Also Mozart and any other program you love. It will be WONDEFUL to be able to see your performances for years to come. I hope you get to do SOI in the US too.

skatesindreams
04-02-2011, 12:00 AM
Best Wishes to Shawn - thank you for brightening our lives for so many years in the competitive arena. Long live your professional career, be it performance, choreography, coaching, painting, or whatever you may choose.

This!