Famous skaters when they were young. Can you guess who they are?

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  1. luenatic

    luenatic Well-Known Member

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    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
    http://i51.tinypic.com/2bqlp5.gif

    Skater #2
    http://i54.tinypic.com/2ia5vs7.gif

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



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

    Adding more difficult photos

    Skater #4: Hint - She's a coach now. Coaching one of the top US Ladies
    http://i53.tinypic.com/28vwvhz.jpg

    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
    http://i56.tinypic.com/2wn6at5.jpg

    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
     
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  2. floskate

    floskate Vacant

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    Brian Boitano?
     
  3. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    I am guessing this before I look at the answers so I think Boitana, Sumners and Zayak.
     
  4. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Me, too.
     
  5. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    I got only Boitano correct.
     
  7. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    The second one is the only one I recognized !
     
  8. Triple Butz

    Triple Butz Well-Known Member

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    I got the first two, but couldn't figure out #3. Now it seems so obvious!
     
  9. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the photos.

    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.

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

    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.
     
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  10. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

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    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 ...
     
  11. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

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    I got the first 3 right but totally bombed my guesses on the next set of pics.
     
  12. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

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    Totally!
     
  13. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
  14. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    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.:)