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NadineWhite
03-04-2013, 12:13 AM
Boitano was bronze medalist at 1978 Jr. Worlds. NadineWhite did mention that in another post in the Trash Can thread.

Hamilton was already senior by the time Junior Worlds began in the late 70s.


Thanks, gkelly, I forgot about B.B.! when I mentioned how many American men have medalled at BOTH jr. worlds and the Olympics! :duh:

Make that 4: B.B., Wylie, Goebel, Lysacek :smokin:

Anyhow I thought it would be interesting considering the American Men made history the other day, what ramifications if any we might expect in the future....

Mayhap one of them can make history again by medalling at next year's Olympics, one can hope and dream.... :)

Now I'm off obsessing and will enjoy the rest of this Sunday on a gorgeous day in Seattle!!!!

Cheylana
03-04-2013, 12:26 AM
Exhibition performances earlier today in Milan: Shotaro Omori ("Ave Maria"), Jason Brown ("Can't touch this" by MC Hammer :cool:), and Josh Farris ("Ain't no sunshine" cover by Josh Hoge - thanks, TanithandBenFan!).
OMG, how arrogant of Jason to think nobody can touch his talent!
Only more arrogant selection I can think of is "Girl on Fire"! :mad:
;)

MacMadame
03-04-2013, 02:22 AM
OMG, how arrogant of Jason to think nobody can touch his talent!
Only more arrogant selection I can think of is "Girl on Fire"! :mad:
;)

I suspect it's not his talent he doesn't want people touching. ;)

misskarne
03-04-2013, 02:25 AM
IFS' Facebook photo of Farris, Brown, and Omori posing with their medals and a big American flag: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151772952112538&set=a.10150910768452538.526601.278550292537&type=3&theater

Another photo of the sweep :lol:: http://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/status/308304136355577856/photo/1

Exhibition performances earlier today in Milan: Shotaro Omori ("Ave Maria"), Jason Brown ("Can't touch this" by MC Hammer :cool:), and Josh Farris ("Ain't no sunshine" cover by Josh Hoge - thanks, TanithandBenFan!).

:lol: sweep! They all look so excited, as they should be!

Running off to find videos of the gala now - love Jason's "Can't Touch This" and I'm so delighted to see Josh has got rid of his slightly mournful (IMO) ex and has a new one. :)

pinky166
03-04-2013, 05:13 AM
I'm so excited about the US sweep. I see star potential in all of Farris, Brown, and Omori...really, they all have something special. It's going to be fun to watch their senior careers unfold.

olympic
03-04-2013, 01:47 PM
^With Farris moving up to Seniors and Brown probably moving up as well, this will deepen the US talent pool on the GP circuit / Senior B's (hopefully).

Impromptu
03-04-2013, 02:57 PM
Jason would be nuts to stay a Junior. He's already better then most of the top Senior men so why stay as on the JGP?

In this article on the SP ( http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130228&content_id=42096588&vkey=ice_news ), Brown states that he's going to leave the decision up to the USFSA:


Brown said he and Ade had added difficulty to his free skate since the 2013 U.S. Championships, where he placed eighth. Although he would like to compete on the senior Grand Prix next season, he added that if U.S. Figure Skating prefers it, "Another year in juniors would be fine. I think we have a really deep field in the U.S. right now.

olympic
03-04-2013, 03:59 PM
In this article on the SP ( http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130228&content_id=42096588&vkey=ice_news ), Brown states that he's going to leave the decision up to the USFSA:

Interesting re Brown and Juniors. Thanks for the info.

MacMadame
03-04-2013, 04:33 PM
I think that's smart of him. He's kind of on the cusp so by letting USFS decide he'll get the max assignments and it will work either way.

olympic
03-04-2013, 05:37 PM
I think that's smart of him. He's kind of on the cusp so by letting USFS decide he'll get the max assignments and it will work either way.

Yeah. Korea '18 is probably his goal. No harm in staying a Junior (although, he is technically older than Farris).

Jammers
03-04-2013, 05:38 PM
I just think Jason would be wasting his time in Juniors for yet another year. He's now almost 19. Time to see how he stacks up against the big boys.

Sylvia
03-04-2013, 06:08 PM
I've posted a link to the audio file of Max Aaron's pre-Worlds media teleconference call (worth a listen!), along with a summary, in his articles thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?87135-Articles-on-2013-U-S-champ-Max-Aaron&p=3854745&viewfull=1#post3854745

SkateFan66
03-04-2013, 06:19 PM
I just think Jason would be wasting his time in Juniors for yet another year. He's now almost 19. Time to see how he stacks up against the big boys.

If Jason competes in JGP next year, he would get two JGP assignments, and have a 99% chance of qualifying for the JGP final. If Jason competes in the GP, he will most likely only get one GP assignment, plus one Senior B.

The JGP option would give him more opportunities to compete internationally. Even if Jason competes JGP, he could still place well enough at nationals to make the Olympic team.

IMO, if Team USA has only two Olympic spots, then Jason will be best served to stay in the JGP.

merrywidow
03-04-2013, 06:50 PM
I just think Jason would be wasting his time in Juniors for yet another year. He's now almost 19. Time to see how he stacks up against the big boys.

Jason will turn 19 on Dec. 15, 2013 according to his USAF bio. I prefer to say "he just turned 18" myself.

dinakt
03-04-2013, 08:42 PM
One reason I'd like to see Jason as a Senior next year is that there seems to be a certain PCS limit on Junior skaters; as one of Jason's main stregths is his second mark, it'll take a bit of exposure for his PCS to match what he puts on ice. But I'm sure his team will make the best decision.

Aaron, Farris, Brown, Johnson all in Colorado Springs. That will be intense.