U.S. Men 2012-13 pre-season news & updates

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, May 13, 2012.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  2. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    Darn well better be, or he hasn't much of a future.
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  3. jlai

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    Don Draper doesnt need more hard sell than this. :p
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  4. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    NOT THE CURLS!! :wuzrobbed
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    Jaana Well-Known Member

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    Oh, yes, the curls away as he is no Shirley Termple, LOL.
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    Impromptu Well-Known Member

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    Ha, if a lack of curls means I never have to hear the phrase "Angel Boy" again, I'll personally Fed Ex him a bottle of Nair.
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  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    ^^^ :lol:

    BTW, Emmanuel Savary competed a Senior FS in an LA area club competition last week (scored 85.65) as did Andrew Gonzales (99.75). I believe Frank Carroll is still the primary coach of both. I don't know whether or not Savary has tested up yet or plans to do so. Gonzales was 6th in the deep Senior Men's field at Pacific Coast Sectionals in November 2011.
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  9. euterpe

    euterpe Well-Known Member

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    Adam needs to stop stalking that 3A: just do it! The stalking was starting to affect his 3Z as well.
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    I wouldn't have expected Savary to move up to Seniors so quickly, especially since he doesn't yet have a triple axel. I wonder what their strategy is.

    I like Gonzales and hope he'll make it further this season.
  11. 2sk8

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    Competing Senior at a non-qual competition this early in the season might be nothing more than "skating up" because no other Junior Men entered.
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    Maybe he doesn't look angelic, but he certainly is a vision. (Would that be a costume violation?)
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    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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  15. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    Jammers Well-Known Member

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    Who's the hot chick in the bikini?
  17. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Actually, I think this photo is more Don Draper-esque ;): https://twitter.com/Adaripp/status/206098378042515457/photo/1

    Here's Douglas Razzano posing with the same "hot chick in the bikini" (Bianca Butler, former U.S. national/junior international pair skater): https://twitter.com/DouglasRazzano/status/206118010178641921/photo/1

    Ross Miner tweeted this action photo from Hawaii yesterday (he and the Shibutanis seem to be having a blast there, based on their tweets!): http://instagr.am/p/LEkF2URVRs/
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    ^Men in FS are more buff thru the upper body than I'd imagined :)

    There's not a lot of bells and whistles connected to Doug Razzano and his skating style, but he's turning into a fave of mine for some unknown reason ... I'm fast turning into a fan of Doug, Josh and Richard (I hope I don't have to give up hope on the last one)
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  20. winterone

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    Are there any Pairs guys out there with a 3x, 3 lz and triple triple combos ?
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  22. aftershocks

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    Figure skaters are fit, no denying. Pulling off Draper's cool and Seibert's choreo will require a lot more than abs, but I'm certain AdaRipp is up to the task -- it's that 3-axel he must truly conquer to excel.
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    Sounds very promising and different for him. He's even getting a new look! Hopefully a new fit for his customes as well. The flowy tops with soft colors he usually wears don't make him any favors, very vanilla imo :blah:
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    ^^ Of course! He will be looking very debonair and cool, likely in a comfortable for skating version of a 3-piece suit, eh?
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    We should be calling him Ripped Abs. :p
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    His legs too.

    Figure skating costumes really hide how fit these athletes are.
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    LeDuc? The 3A is inconsistent though. I don't think he has found a new partner yet.
  29. Rochelle

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    Yeah, Leduc is one answer to winterone's question of "Are there any Pairs guys out there with a 3x, 3 lz and triple triple combos ?".

    And Skittl1231, you're are correct: he has not found a new partner yet, as of last week.

    He's currently working on his Senior (singles) Free Skate to test this summer. He hadn't tested it following his last competitive singles season... which was at the Junior level a few years ago.
  30. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Thanks for the LeDuc update, Rochelle. I've cross-posted it in the U.S. Pairs news thread.

    The Senior men registered so far for the Liberty Summer Competition in mid-July are:
    Ross Miner (believe he will only compete 1 program?), Keegan Messing, Max Aaron, Harrison Choate, Timothy Koleto, Emmanuel Savary, and Paul Parkinson (ITA). Wesley Campbell has stated publicly that he is planning to compete as well.
  31. Skittl1321

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    Ooh! I wonder if he'll go back to competing singles. Last I talked to him it was "no way"- but comments like that can change pretty quickly. He might just want the test though.
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    I don't mean to sound superficial, but what will he do with his hair? Don Draper and Raphaelite curls do not mix!!!!:confused::cool:
  33. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    I guess you haven't yet clicked on the 2 Twitter photo links posted earlier in this thread, Yazmeen? ;) (hint: ponytail)
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  34. Clarice

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    Tim is taking his Senior Free test in the Quad Cities on June 8.
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    A lot of people have been asking, so just to let you all know, Keegan is only competing at Liberty and Glacier Falls this summer. No Skate Detroit.
  36. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Also registered now: Brandon Mroz, Wesley Campbell, Timothy LeDuc (SP only), and Luiz Manella (BRA).

    ETA: It looks like Stephen Carriere plans to start his season at the Lake Placid FS comp. the last weekend in June.
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  37. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Article about Ross Miner's new programs and choreographers: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120605&content_id=32790746&vkey=ice_news
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  38. Ziggy

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    Oh I didn't realise that Catarina Lindgren was Tom Dickson's wife.
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    Looking forward to new programs (and choreographers) from Ross :).
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    Yeah, I learned that from Manleywoman's podcast. Tom said something like how she draws the costumes he has in mind for his skaters since he cannot draw at all.