Ryan Bradley has officially retired from competitive skating (threads merged)

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by SwingDancer, May 10, 2011.

  1. SwingDancer

    SwingDancer Active Member

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    BREAKING NEWS FROM TWITTER:

    Ryan has officially retired from competitive skating.
     
  2. FigureSpins

    FigureSpins New Member

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  3. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Press release is out: http://usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=46136&type=media
    Excerpts:
     
  4. RockTheTassel

    RockTheTassel Well-Known Member

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  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  6. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I appreciate his comments.

    I wish him the best and also hope many offers come his way.
    There is no better entertainer in skating right now.
     
  7. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

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    Note to SOI: Grab this guy.
     
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  8. Sulphur

    Sulphur Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the awesome skatings, Ryan! :)
     
  9. Spinner

    Spinner Where's my book?

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    Bittersweet :wuzrobbed Would be cool if he can keep up his skills and do a quad on his birthday every year like Joe Sabovcik.
     
  10. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Good luck to him, and I hope to see him in many shows!! Since he's already been on a couple Disson tv shows, I expect to see him in those again :)
     
  11. FigureSpins

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  12. aaron

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    I miss you Ryan... Thank to him for all the great memories and I hope to see him on many shows :)
     
  13. JJH

    JJH Well-Known Member

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    Ryan is a fun, quirky entertainer. I hope SOI signs him as soon as possible.
     
  14. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Agree, he'd be a great addition to SOI. I heard the announcement on CBS radio--in between Sharks and baseball news. :eek: Figure skating news in mainstream sports!!!
     
  15. FigureSpins

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    I think we'll see him in the new ISU-ICE pro-am competitions next season.
    (At least, I hope so.)
     
  16. overedge

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    He's a classy guy. I really appreciate his commitment and his realistic attitude.
    I hope SOI Canada might sign him up too.
     
  17. Badams

    Badams Well-Known Member

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    :( I'm not surprised, but still bummed. I'm gonna miss him.
     
  18. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    I'm glad Ryan came back this year and got a National title. Great ending to his competitive career. I've always enjoyed his attitude and sense of fun, and wish him all the best as he starts the next stage of his career.
     
  19. Cheylana

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    Wishing Ryan all good things ahead! :)
     
  20. semogal

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    I will miss him but was kind of expecting this announcement. He accomplished his goal of winning nationals and can forevermore be announced as US Champion. It would be hard to top the magic of this past year.

    I wish him the best of luck and really hope that SOI snaps him up and brings their show back to Missouri (they dropped both KC and St Louis this year) so his homestate fans can enjoy his smile and his back flip.
     
  21. Vash01

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

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    He will be a fantastic show skater. He has it all- jumps, charisma, joy of skating. I hope SOI will sign him.
     
  22. Jenny81

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    I'll keep my fingers crossed for him.
     
  23. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    :respec::respec::respec: Ryan, thanks for all the great skates! You will be missed at Nationals next year!! :respec::respec::respec:
     
  24. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    I'll believe it next season at US Nats ;)
     
  25. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    :D :)
     
  26. Jaana

    Jaana Well-Known Member

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    Excellent decision! I wish him good luck in his future career.
     
  27. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Good luck and God bless, Ryan. Hope to see you at SOI! :cheer2:
     
  28. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    Don't those skaters have to have a world or olympic medal though? (And in the past 10 years?)

    I thought it was really limiting...


    Hopefully he'll get some Disson shows (because I can only watch skating on TV, even though I hate those shows). Or SOI will pick him up and come to a town near me (haha)
     
  29. victoriaheidi

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    This is an amazing coup for the show circuit-he's got such charisma, he'll be amazing!
     
  30. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    There are going to be new ISU pro-ams?! That made my day!!