U.S. Men 2012-13 news, updates & general discussion

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. jlai

    jlai Title-less

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    I'm thrilled for Alex, but let's see how everyone does in the summer first. I hope USFS doesn't assign the SA host pick too early again, leaving few choices left for those deserving assignments by the end of summer
     
  2. misskarne

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    *stands and applauds*

    WELL DONE!
     
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  3. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

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    He took up figure skating at age 9. He had taken up hockey earlier and competed in both until he broke his back.
     
  4. aftershocks

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    :cheer: Yay, Alexander Johnson!!! Kudos to Alex, and to his coach/ choreographer, Tom Dickson. :)
     
  5. luenatic

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    :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: Alexander Johnson!!! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:
     
  6. pinky166

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    Thrilled for Johnson and hope he gets SA!
     
  7. misskarne

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    Happy Birthday to Max Aaron, who is 21 today! :cheer:
     
  8. olympic

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    He should have the obligatory drink ... after Worlds ;)
     
  9. misskarne

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    ;) Maybe he'll have somethingn extra to celebrate when he does.
     
  10. merrywidow

    merrywidow Well-Known Member

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    Cheers to Max!
     
  11. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    There are separate news/articles threads in GSD for the 2013 World team members - links:
    Max Aaron
    Ross Miner

    The always entertaining and informative blogger Jason Brown's first installment from Junior Worlds in Milan! Cross-posting from the Junior Worlds forum in Kiss and Cry and the Farris/Brown Uber thread: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130225&content_id=41967172&vkey=ice_news

    @joshDfarris tweeted today:
    "Awesome first day in Milan!! Going in to the city tomorrow, can't wait!"

    I've compiled a Men's total scores list in the Junior Worlds forum in Kiss and Cry: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...Stats-thread&p=3848333&viewfull=1#post3848333
     
  12. misskarne

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    Jason's blog made me very hungry.
     
  13. pinky166

    pinky166 Well-Known Member

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    Jason is such a good writer. His blogs come off like he's a Rhodes Scholar gosh! Glad Josh appears to be enjoying himself despite presumably not being able to eat most of the yummy food that has been described, I'm thinking back to that silly video he and Jason made last year at Junior Worlds banquet where Josh could only eat the veggies. Praying for no allergic reactions this time around.

    Also, happy birthday to Max! Enjoyed the part about him buying his first suit...weird he went 21 years without a proper one! He seems like such a goof :)
     
  14. Skittl1321

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    I think they need to make it warmer backstage. Last year the highlight of the videos was watching them warm up in shorts. Skating costumes do nothing to show off how athletic these guys are. In shorts their legs are insane.

    Also loved Keegan jumping over the space divider with no effort in the first video.
     
  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  16. misskarne

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  17. NadineWhite

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    :kickass:GOOD LUCK TO JOSH FARRIS AT JR. WORLDS THIS WEEK!!!:kickass:

    Here's hoping he brings home the gold. And I truly think he will do so, especially after reading that he plans on seeing Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" in person. Ahhh, I wish I was him, how lucky! :saint:
     
  18. Zemgirl

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    I guess it is a secret known to few that going to see The Last Supper guarantees a good skate.

    :rolleyes:
     
  19. misskarne

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    Well you never know. He is probably using it as a reminder to double-check his dinner ingredients the night before the competition. ;)
     
  20. NadineWhite

    NadineWhite Well-Known Member

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    we shall see..... ;)
     
  21. antmanb

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    I went to see the last supper three years ago.....I wonder how my skating lesson will go on Thursday :rofl:
     
  22. Zemgirl

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    Since it's been a while, I recommend a quick hop to a local museum for some art appreciation, or at least that you view the masterpiece online.
     
  23. antmanb

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    :drama: I keep the entrance ticket in my wallet as a memento....does this count for nothing?!
     
  24. misskarne

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    Aha! So that is the secret. I would have had my loop jump months ago if only I had known to go look at this painting! :lol:
     
  25. NadineWhite

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    Here's hoping the three Americans can pull off a sweep tomorrow, which hasn't been done since Kristi, Tonya, and Nancy did it back in 1991 at Big Worlds! :respec::kickass:

    GOOOOOOOOOOOO JOSH, SHOTARO, AND JASON!!!:smokin:
     
  26. Zemgirl

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    Except, you know, in 2008, when Flatt, Zhang and Nagasu finished 1-2-3 at JW. And 2007, when it was Zhang, Nagasu and Wagner. And 1998, with three Russian ladies on the JW podium. If you're going to equate senior and junior Worlds, at least get the history right.
     
  27. Vagabond

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    Facts. :blah:

    ;)
     
  28. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    I know! Facts ruin everything. :D
     
  29. NadineWhite

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    Ooops, didn't bother to check the junior girls because its the men I'm interested in, and the facts state that no American junior men have ever pulled off an upset sweep yet, hope that changes tomorrow. :cool:

    And if they do I equate that to the first time Kristi, Tonya, and Nancy did it at Big Worlds in 1991.

    Tata!:kickass:

    GOOOOOOOOO JOSH, SHOTARO, JASON!!!:respec:
     
  30. Jammers

    Jammers Well-Known Member

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    And now we can't even get one american girl on the podium at Worlds. :(