Canadian Men other than Chan

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  1. spikydurian

    spikydurian New Member

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    Ten has a natural ease and artistry in his movements. Indeed if he can get his TES up, it will be great for him.

    Is PeterG in red and Rock2 in blue? :D
  2. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

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    I never got into Jeremy Ten, but i think I am going to go back and rewatch some if his programs.
  3. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    I will hold back on my red blob until you report back to us............
  4. Rock2

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    Peter G, I really like Ten. His LP last year was gorgeous. Before his last injury he totally got the 3A. High and great in the air. He genuinely had the jump.

    I was looking for a significant step up this year with last year being his comeback year, but it's not happening. I'll give it until nationals. If he doesn't do something special at challenge or nats then I wouldn't even be surprised if he retired after this season.
  5. PeterG

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    Truce accepted. I take back those 8,753 punches to your face since the :revenge: post.

    Sorry 'bout yer nose by the way.... :(
  6. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

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  7. professordeb

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    OK, my eyes just about bugged out of my head at one particular name. Here's the first 5 names ... guess which one caused me to bug eye

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    Senior Men Short Program
    December 5, 2012 to December 9, 2012
    Regina, SK
    2013 Skate Canada Challenge
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    Starting Order
    Section
    1 Dustin Sherriff-Clayton CO
    2 Samuel Morais QC
    3 Garrett Gosselin SK
    4 Charles Dion QC
    5 Emanuel Sandhu BC/YT

    If you guessed the person who is listed as #5, you would be correct. Another comeback attempt?
  8. mag

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    Emanuel didn't skate at BC/YT Sections so I'm not sure how he could have qualified for Challenge.

    ETA: I think Emanuel's name should actually be Liam Firus as I don't see him on the list. Or, if Liam has a bye to Nationals ( I can't remember if he does ) then Jeremy Ten is still missing and he placed second at Sections.
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  9. love_skate2011

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    Reynolds is like a more technical Canadian Addam Rippon version
    but just still cant put everything together, he has immense talent no doubt
  10. danafan

    danafan Canadian ladies über

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    Firus has a bye (senior grand prix) as does Ten (top three from 2012 Canadians).
    Presumably Sandhu could get a bye through sectionals as there were fewer than four entered who weren't already byed (for example Mitchell Gordon who skated at sectionals but had a bye through sectionals based on his JGP assignments).
  11. mag

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    This just occurred to me as well but you beat me to it. I did a little fishing and apparently Sandhu has been practicing. According to my source the triples are back. Not sure if that means the axel or not.
  12. kwanfan1818

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    The name that popped out for me is "Garrett Gosselin.". His Junior Men's SP in Victoria was one of the most beautiful programs I've ever seen, and I was afraid he'd quit skating.

    (I'm still :wuzrobbed over Karolin Metivier leaving.)
  13. Rock2

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    Same here. I thought and assumed Garrett left the sport. Loved his SP in Victoria although it had two mistakes in it. I hope he has added some jumps/consistency. Looking forward to seeing what happens here.

    Firus should skate. Needs mileage...unless his coaches feel it best he conserve funds and stay home and train, too. Not like he's going to worlds....
  14. emilieh

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    IIRC, Gosselin was injured sometime in the second half of 2011, but I can't remember what the injury was. He may have even skated at a summer competition or two last year. I think he just didn't have enough time to recover in time for Challenge.

    I am also thrilled to see him back, but wonder why he didn't make the rounds this summer and fall. Hope he's healthy now!
  15. Ballroomdancer

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    I am psyched to see Garrett Back. He was wonderful in Victoria. I was sitting near his Mom and had a nice little chat with her. Too bad the "first place nerves" bit him in the long. And he's from Saskatchewan!!!
  16. geoskate

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    He skated at Sask Open, Octoberfest and Sask. Sectionals this season. He has been improving quite rapidly, as his scores show:
    Sask Open short 36.81; long 105.39; total 142.20
    Octoberfest short 53.72; long 103.,40; total 157.12
    Sask sectionals short 60.57; long 112.35; total 172.92

    Also the protocols from the competitions show he is landing more jumps with each competition. He still has a long way to go jump-wise to be truly competitive in senior, but it is great to see him back and starting to return to his old form.

    In juniors I'll be watching Peter O'Brien with interest. He's last season's junior silver medallist, but apparently didn't skate in any competition this season until EOS sectionals, which suggests that he was injured. I think he's still young enough to be on the JGP next season, so his skate at nationals might be very important for him despite already having a junior medal.
  17. Andora

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one!
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    He came back from injury too soon, and then, if I followed his tweets correctly, he was having some bad boot issues that were solved within the last month or two when he was fitted for new ones (and maybe from a different manufacturer.)
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    It's amazing that with the lack of depth that the Canadian men has 3 spots at Worlds.
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    Definitely luck plays a role here - Gachinski, Voronov, Rippon, van der Perren, and Verner all underperformed. If it's any consolation, Canada tends to lose three spots every time it has three (2011, 2009, 2007) so we'll probably lose them here.
  21. PeterG

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    :huh: Kevin Reynolds has been to Worlds three consecutive times, placing in the top twelve two of those times. With Chan outscoring everyone else by a large margin in the past few seasons, I'd say it's a given that Canada would have three spots.
  22. emilieh

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    Thanks for the news on Gosselin's competitions this year. I know I looked at Octoberfest results, but I guess I forgot that he was there. Glad to hear that he's on a comeback path.

    I'd heard that O'Brien sustained an injury during the off-season, though again, I can't remember what it was. He was off the ice for a few months, I think, so I hope that he will also continue to improve. He turns 19 before July 1 though, so I think that means that this was his final year of JGP eligibility, right? Or do I have that backwards?
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    Gachinski, Voronov, Rippon, van der Perren and Verner "underperforming" is not a fluke. It's a pretty good likelihood.
  24. mag

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    Yes, at some point underperforming just becomes performing. I believe the one time Kevin didn't place in the top 12 he was actually the alternate and went with both an injury and I think also sick.
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  25. judgejudy27

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    Most likely. Reynolds repeating a top 12 at this years Worlds seems unlikely, but who knows he might put it all together and get the needed help once again. Nobody else even seems capable.
  26. geoskate

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    You're correct. I should have checked tracings.net before I posted.

    Thanks for the correction.
  27. Erin

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    With Rogozine's bad result at NHK, Elladj Balde is looking like the frontrunner for that last podium position at Nationals. I wish Skate Canada had sent him to another Senior B this fall, because if he does finish 3rd, then it's do or die at 4CC to get the TES minimum to go to Worlds. (Although to be fair, Elladj blew one of his shots at the TES pretty badly at Nebelhorn...I have a little more sympathy about missing it at SC, because he did have a relatively strong performance there.)
  28. Coaster

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    Looking at the starting orders for Senior Men at Challenge, it looks like Peter will skate as a Senior.
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    How long has Nam Ngyun been with Orser?
  30. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Nam Nguyen switched to Orser last summer.
  31. Corianna

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    Check out the video of Kevin being interviewed by two Japanese lads who think he is an ordinary tourist, but google him half way through - it's from CBC sports, retweeted by PJ Kwong. I'd copy to this post for you, but I don't know how. It is hilarious and charming! the Japanese lads seem to be participating in a TV contest or Game show and lucked out. The title of the article tweeted and retweeted is Super Skating and the video is half way down the page.
  32. Corianna

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    Sylvia has posted the said vid in the Kevin Reynolds thread.