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SwingDancer
05-10-2011, 05:08 PM
BREAKING NEWS FROM TWITTER:

Ryan has officially retired from competitive skating.

FigureSpins
05-10-2011, 05:09 PM
USFSA: http://www.usfigureskating.org/Story.asp?id=46136&type=media

Sylvia
05-10-2011, 05:10 PM
Press release is out: http://usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=46136&type=media
Excerpts:

"This has been a long road and a great ride," Bradley said. "Becoming U.S. champion was a dream come true, and I'm now at a point in my life where I can look back on my career and feel completely content."
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Bradley, who trains at the Broadmoor Skating Club in Colorado Springs, Colo., will remain active in the sport, appearing in skating shows, teaching seminars across the country and mentoring young skaters. He plans to maintain his eligibility to keep open the possibility of a return to competitive skating.

RockTheTassel
05-10-2011, 05:10 PM
2011 U.S. Champion Ryan Bradley Announces Retirement from Competitive Figure Skating (http://www.usfigureskating.org/Story.asp?id=46136&type=media)

He says he's now content with his career, wants to teach and skate in shows, and will keep his eligibility.

I really enjoyed watching Ryan compete, and I wish him the best in the future, especially with what I'm sure will be great show skating. :)

Sylvia
05-10-2011, 05:20 PM
I hope he gets many, many show skating opportunities!

http://ryan-bradley.com/contact.html

skatesindreams
05-10-2011, 05:26 PM
I appreciate his comments.

I wish him the best and also hope many offers come his way.
There is no better entertainer in skating right now.

CynicElle
05-10-2011, 05:27 PM
Note to SOI: Grab this guy.

Sulphur
05-10-2011, 05:34 PM
Thanks for all the awesome skatings, Ryan! :)

Spinner
05-10-2011, 05:51 PM
Bittersweet :wuzrobbed Would be cool if he can keep up his skills and do a quad on his birthday every year like Joe Sabovcik.

blue_idealist
05-10-2011, 05:52 PM
Good luck to him, and I hope to see him in many shows!! Since he's already been on a couple Disson tv shows, I expect to see him in those again :)

FigureSpins
05-10-2011, 05:56 PM
He's already booked for two skating club shows:

http://www.ryan-bradley.com/schedule.html
(I think they're both for charity; not the same as SOI, I know.)

aaron
05-10-2011, 06:03 PM
I miss you Ryan... Thank to him for all the great memories and I hope to see him on many shows :)

JJH
05-10-2011, 06:24 PM
Ryan is a fun, quirky entertainer. I hope SOI signs him as soon as possible.

IceAlisa
05-10-2011, 06:25 PM
Agree, he'd be a great addition to SOI. I heard the announcement on CBS radio--in between Sharks and baseball news. :eek: Figure skating news in mainstream sports!!!

FigureSpins
05-10-2011, 06:45 PM
I think we'll see him in the new ISU-ICE pro-am competitions next season.
(At least, I hope so.)