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jlai
02-23-2013, 09:17 PM
I'm thrilled for Alex, but let's see how everyone does in the summer first. I hope USFS doesn't assign the SA host pick too early again, leaving few choices left for those deserving assignments by the end of summer

misskarne
02-23-2013, 09:23 PM
http://schaatsen.nl/challenge-cup-2013/uitslagen

Alexander Johnson just WON the LP over Brian Joubert at Challenge Cup, scored 152+ pts. Won the silver medal overall with 228+ pts. Will this go towards him getting international assignments next season???

*stands and applauds*

WELL DONE!

Iceman
02-23-2013, 09:49 PM
I think Aaron has done pretty well for his first major outing. He came from far behind to end up fourth overall. He only recently took up firgure skating (after his injuries prevented him from competing in hockey). Kudos to him. He has much to learn and unlearn (hockey skating techniques which are suitable for figure skating).

He took up figure skating at age 9. He had taken up hockey earlier and competed in both until he broke his back.

aftershocks
02-23-2013, 10:03 PM
:cheer: Yay, Alexander Johnson!!! Kudos to Alex, and to his coach/ choreographer, Tom Dickson. :)

luenatic
02-24-2013, 12:07 AM
:cheer: :cheer: :cheer: Alexander Johnson!!! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

pinky166
02-24-2013, 12:31 AM
Thrilled for Johnson and hope he gets SA!

misskarne
02-25-2013, 10:45 AM
Happy Birthday to Max Aaron, who is 21 today! :cheer:

olympic
02-25-2013, 01:13 PM
Happy Birthday to Max Aaron, who is 21 today! :cheer:

He should have the obligatory drink ... after Worlds ;)

misskarne
02-25-2013, 01:30 PM
He should have the obligatory drink ... after Worlds ;)

;) Maybe he'll have somethingn extra to celebrate when he does.

merrywidow
02-25-2013, 06:37 PM
Cheers to Max!

Sylvia
02-25-2013, 11:42 PM
There are separate news/articles threads in GSD for the 2013 World team members - links:
Max Aaron (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?87135-Articles-on-2013-U-S-champ-Max-Aaron)
Ross Miner (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?86958-Ross-Miner-quot-Being-an-Olympic-hopeful-it%92s-a-lot-of-hard-work-quot)

The always entertaining and informative blogger Jason Brown's first installment from Junior Worlds in Milan! Cross-posting from the Junior Worlds forum in Kiss and Cry and the Farris/Brown Uber thread: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130225&content_id=41967172&vkey=ice_news

@joshDfarris tweeted today:
"Awesome first day in Milan!! Going in to the city tomorrow, can't wait!"

I've compiled a Men's total scores list in the Junior Worlds forum in Kiss and Cry: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?87185-quot-Fun-with-Numbers-quot-Scores-amp-Stats-thread&p=3848333&viewfull=1#post3848333

misskarne
02-25-2013, 11:56 PM
Jason's blog made me very hungry.

pinky166
02-26-2013, 12:22 AM
Jason is such a good writer. His blogs come off like he's a Rhodes Scholar gosh! Glad Josh appears to be enjoying himself despite presumably not being able to eat most of the yummy food that has been described, I'm thinking back to that silly video he and Jason made last year at Junior Worlds banquet where Josh could only eat the veggies. Praying for no allergic reactions this time around.

Also, happy birthday to Max! Enjoyed the part about him buying his first suit...weird he went 21 years without a proper one! He seems like such a goof :)

Skittl1321
02-26-2013, 12:51 AM
These are the 2013 Nationals Championship (Senior) highlight videos that mix competition and backstage footage, as posted on USFS' official YT channel:

Men's SP: http://youtube.com/watch?v=p43rjllu7-I

Men's FS: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ysdkVHICnHA

I think they need to make it warmer backstage. Last year the highlight of the videos was watching them warm up in shorts. Skating costumes do nothing to show off how athletic these guys are. In shorts their legs are insane.

Also loved Keegan jumping over the space divider with no effort in the first video.

Sylvia
02-26-2013, 01:11 AM
This Feb. 25th edition of The Inside Edge blog includes tidbits on and quotes from Max Aaron and Alex Johnson: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130225&content_id=41979808&vkey=ice_news