Evan Lysacek News and Update - Determination to Win

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  1. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I hope that the "issues"; whatever they are, can be resolved, at last.
    USFS needs him, for a number of reasons; and he wants to compete.
  2. Athena

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    Shouldn't the assignment be decided by USFSA? I doubt if he can be sent to both. This reminds me that he hasn't competed in Europe since Torino Olympics... interesting...

    I won't get overexcited yet about the new agent, don't know much about this guy, is he still working with Michelle Kwan? Does he have any other famous client?
  3. Athena

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    Sarah and Drew's blog re: the 'Ice Chips' show.

    Not a fan of the 'Samson and Delilah' costume, it's so weird, looks better in motion, but still weird; the new costume for 'the Climb' looks really nice though, he should wear that in competition.
  4. Morry Stillwell

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    Shep is well known by Figue Skating Officials and event producers. Shep Goldberg is known as an ethical agent. He knows skating very well and always done a good job for his clients.
  5. Athena

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    That's great, thank you! Do you know who else are Shep's clients at this point? Is he still Michelle's agent?
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    U.S. Department of State Names Evan Lysacek as Sports Envoy

    Evan will also attend the "Stockholm on ice" gala on Monday. The King and Queen of Sweden are on the guest list. (Source)

    Congratulations Evan! :cheer:
  7. Athena

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    In this IceNetwork Article, Evan also talked a little bit about his trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

  8. skatesindreams

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    Great news, Evan!
  9. CynicElle

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    That's really impressive. Is this similar to what Michelle Kwan has been doing for the State Department?
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  13. skatesindreams

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    It's great to see him so well prepared; and skating beautifully.
  14. CynicElle

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    Thanks for posting that link -- he really does look great!
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  16. Willowway

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    Shep Goldberg might not be a well known name outside the U.S. or to younger fans - he has been around for a long time and is completely solid. He is more than just an agent, he is a great business advisor and when necessary, a great help in producing an event. He's not some new kid on the block in any way - he's the most experienced of the experienced. He, like all great agents, is in the background and doesn't stick his name out there much if at all.
  17. Athena

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    Thanks!

    During his trip to Belarus, Evan told the media that the information released last year by someone from USFSA that the dispute between the two parties was financial problem was incorrect. The issue was dealt with the components of contract that has conflict with his schedule. The good news is that all the problems are solved for now.

    Switching to Shep Goldberg is absolutely the right move for Evan.
  18. ProgramerUSFS

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    Question, I have always wondered which competitions provide world points. Where is that list? And how many points?

    On another note, I am just giddy about him coming back to competition. Its going to be a great year for mens figure skating.
  19. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    http://www.isu.org/vsite/vnavsite/page/directory/0,10853,4844-130267-131575-nav-list,00.html

    Click on the ISU communication 1629 and scroll down unil you reach this: 4. DISTRIBUTION OF POINTS (10% steps). The amount of points depends on placement: In an IC = international senior competition the winner gets 250 points as far as I understand the matter.
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  22. olympic

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    Does this mean he will compete next season? Sorry if this has been addressed already
  23. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Lysacek is listed in USFS' 2012-13 International Selection Pool (as is Weir).

    Even though Lysacek is no longer ranked in the ISU World Standings list (his 2009-10 ranking points have been removed in the latest update today -- see the thread in GSD), that shouldn't affect whether or not he can compete internationally this fall.
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    Maksim Trankov (who is in Korea for All That Skate show) twitted "OMG, it will be a battle in Sochi! Lysacek jumps 4toe-euler-3flip".
  25. Marco

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    He was also seen doing 3axel half loop 3flips. If doing the flip at the end of the sequence helps him take off on the back inside edge, then great.
  26. spikydurian

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    OMG... I think it will be very very interesting if Evan will return to compete in Sochi together with Plushy. We can then call Sochi ... battle of the Oly gold medallists with World medallists in the outer ring! Gosh.. no one will want to miss the men's competition ever. :)
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    Oh yeah, it sure will be a battle!!! And of course the ones with best Olympic nerves will fare well. Thanks for the jump info, Iris81....

    Maybe after all it was good that he was not able to compete in past season. Better chances to stay healthy until the Olympics are over, I mean.
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  28. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    I came across this article from last month about Lysacek's trip to Sweden and Belarus: http://boxscorenews.com/us-state-department-hosts-lysacek-as-sports-diplomat-p35136-68.htm

    ETA: Evan is currently listed to perform in 2 of Sun Valley's summer ice shows on July 21 and August 25, 2012 - see the schedule linked in SV show thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=83527

    I realized that these videos from the Skating Club of Boston's Ice Chips show in late March/early April have not been posted in this thread:

    "Samson and Delilah" (shaky video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMUBfEV2MGo

    "The Climb": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e-99vpIFfM

    "Tango de Roxanne": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg5uTMhiWBg
    "Tango de Roxanne" (partial): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiOvjHVno9s
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  29. YukiNieve

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    Trankov tweeted that Evan was apparently doing 4-3
    (I guess at the practice ot All That Skate).

    ETA: Oh sorry, I see it has already been mentioned.
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  30. Willowway

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    Well, the challenge is definitely on! Evan has certainly signalled that he's in it for real. This looks to be a very amped up competition for the gold in Sochi. This is going to be interesting...
  31. spikydurian

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    ^^ I love the idea of Oly Golds showdown .. now that Evan has quads and Plushy has sequences and transitions (okay.. read that on Plushy's thread that he's doing pretty well on that). They are on equal plane so there HOPEFULLY whoever wins there won't be any disappointments and winching. :p
  32. Cheylana

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    :lol:
    ;)
  33. Marco

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    And then Chan swoops in and beats them all because he has everything including 2 quads :p
  34. Jaana

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    I have nothing against Chan winning, but the question is his consistency. He does not often skate faultless freeskates, does he? And my impression from Russian male skaters doing a CoP choreography is this: They may have lots of arm gestures but what they do with the feet is not that impressive and there is a looooong preparation for every jump. That is the Russian idea of transitions, so far. It is a lot easier for Evan to bring back the quad (which he was able to jump while uninjured) than for Plushenko to have real transitions before his jumps.
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  35. spikydurian

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    Marco, Chan is not in the same league as Evan and Plushy. Evan & Plushy are Oly gold medallists. Chan is not even an Oly medallist. The battle is really between E & P.:)
  36. lauravvv

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    :confused: You are joking, right?

    Chan was still very young at the last Olympics, he hadn't reached his full potential yet (even SS wise), and he wasn't doing quads (which he does now). And, even then, he could have won a medal, if he had skated clean. So, you really must be joking.
  37. Athena

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  39. Marco

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    Absolutely not in the same league. Chan is clearly a much better skater.
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    Not when he is doing his Zamboni imitation. ;)
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