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luenatic
10-18-2011, 07:09 PM
I found a 1978 US Championship program book at a thrift store last week. It had photos of some great skaters when they were children competing at the 78 US Nationals. Can you guess who they are?

Skater #1
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Skater #2
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Skater #3
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Skater #1 Answer Brian Boitano
Skater #2 Answer Rosalynn Sumners
Skater #3 Answer Elaine Zayak

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Skater #4: Hint - She's a coach now. Coaching one of the top US Ladies
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Skater #5:
http://i56.tinypic.com/9fs7lh.jpg

Skater #6: She's a choreographer now
http://i53.tinypic.com/o5rgcg.jpg

Skater #7: Don't know if you know her, but you should know who he is!
http://i52.tinypic.com/20u3mgg.jpg

Skater #8: She had a different partner later when she competed in World Championships
http://i53.tinypic.com/2i74r6f.jpg

Skater #9: She is a famous choreographer now
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Skater #10: He's a famous coach now
http://i55.tinypic.com/1563knk.jpg


Answers:

Skater #4 Lynn Smith
Skater #5 Priscilla Hill
Skater #6 Lisa-Marie Allen
Skater #7 Paul Wylie and Dana Graham
Skater #8 Judy Blumberg
Skater #9 Lea Ann Miller and Chuck Shaull
Skater #10 Peter Oppegard and Elizabeth Chabot

floskate
10-18-2011, 07:26 PM
Brian Boitano?

Aussie Willy
10-18-2011, 10:25 PM
I am guessing this before I look at the answers so I think Boitana, Sumners and Zayak.

kwanette
10-19-2011, 01:44 AM
I am guessing this before I look at the answers so I think Boitana, Sumners and Zayak.

Me, too.

LuckyCharm
10-19-2011, 01:54 AM
I identified 1 and 3 correctly, but was actually stumped by the 2nd pic. Even looking at it again after viewing the answer it still doesn't look like her to me. Number 3's pic reminded me of just how much she and Rachael Flatt resemble one another.

Vash01
10-19-2011, 08:03 AM
I got only Boitano correct.

briancoogaert
10-19-2011, 12:44 PM
The second one is the only one I recognized !

Triple Butz
10-19-2011, 05:21 PM
I got the first two, but couldn't figure out #3. Now it seems so obvious!

gkelly
10-19-2011, 07:54 PM
Thanks for the photos.



Skater #3
http://i56.tinypic.com/2ags2nd.gif

That's about what she looked like when I used to skate at the same rink with her 2 years earlier. Looks like the picture might have been taken at that rink.


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Got them all except #4, whom I'm not familiar with.


Skater #7: Don't know if you know her, but you should know who he is!
http://i52.tinypic.com/20u3mgg.jpg

Funny, I knew who they were because I recognized the girl from other Skating magazine photos of that era and a video I've seen from 1981 Nationals.

Yes, I certainly know more about the boy's later career, but I wouldn't have recognized him with the floppy 70s hair.

aftershocks
10-21-2011, 03:02 AM
Without looking at your answers, my immediate responses:

#1 Brian Boitano
#2 Rosalyn Sumners
#3 Elaine Zayak

#5 Priscilla Hill
#6 Sandra Bezic
#7 Paul Wylie?
#8 Tracy Wilson

Not sure on the others ...

Sasha'sSpins
10-21-2011, 07:44 AM
I got the first 3 right but totally bombed my guesses on the next set of pics.

The Accordion
10-21-2011, 08:23 PM
Number 3's pic reminded me of just how much she and Rachael Flatt resemble one another.

Totally!

aftershocks
10-22-2011, 04:32 AM
Well, I bombed on #6 and #8 -- U.S. Championships, not Canadian :duh: I had no clue on #4 and #9, but I did think #10 might be Peter Oppegard -- he just looks so different!

Vash01
10-22-2011, 07:56 AM
Great pictures! I am embarrassed to say that I recognized just one (Boitano). I did not recognize even Paul Wylie, and I had just finished watching his skate at the 1990 US nationals on DVD.:)