Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by SwingDancer, May 10, 2011.
BREAKING NEWS FROM TWITTER:
Ryan has officially retired from competitive skating.
Press release is out: http://usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=46136&type=media
2011 U.S. Champion Ryan Bradley Announces Retirement from Competitive Figure Skating
He says he's now content with his career, wants to teach and skate in shows, and will keep his eligibility.
I really enjoyed watching Ryan compete, and I wish him the best in the future, especially with what I'm sure will be great show skating.
I hope he gets many, many show skating opportunities!
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.
Note to SOI: Grab this guy.
Thanks for all the awesome skatings, Ryan!
Bittersweet Would be cool if he can keep up his skills and do a quad on his birthday every year like Joe Sabovcik.
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
He's already booked for two skating club shows:
(I think they're both for charity; not the same as SOI, I know.)
I miss you Ryan... Thank to him for all the great memories and I hope to see him on many shows
Ryan is a fun, quirky entertainer. I hope SOI signs him as soon as possible.
Agree, he'd be a great addition to SOI. I heard the announcement on CBS radio--in between Sharks and baseball news. Figure skating news in mainstream sports!!!
I think we'll see him in the new ISU-ICE pro-am competitions next season.
(At least, I hope so.)
He's a classy guy. I really appreciate his commitment and his realistic attitude.
I hope SOI Canada might sign him up too.
I'm not surprised, but still bummed. I'm gonna miss him.
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.
Wishing Ryan all good things ahead!
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.
He will be a fantastic show skater. He has it all- jumps, charisma, joy of skating. I hope SOI will sign him.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for him.
Ryan, thanks for all the great skates! You will be missed at Nationals next year!!
I'll believe it next season at US Nats
Excellent decision! I wish him good luck in his future career.
Good luck and God bless, Ryan. Hope to see you at SOI!
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)
This is an amazing coup for the show circuit-he's got such charisma, he'll be amazing!
There are going to be new ISU pro-ams?! That made my day!!