Yes, and she looked FANTASTIC!
I don't look that good now and I'm nowhere near 70. Bitch. :
"...some people are moulded by their admiration, others by their hostilities.”
― Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart
Considering she shares most kiss and cries with Tom, what exactly does Granny Calvin do?
A lot of time when you have a lot of good skaters in one location (Delilah) they feed off of each other and push each other to greatness. It's hard being the big fish in a little sea. But when you have greatness around you (DSC) I think it helps a competitive environment.
"awwww....shades of Janet Lynn" - Dick Button on anyone who makes more than one mistake in their program.
Check out his company at http://www.verettosport.net/index.html. It looks like the website is just getting going so there are not a lot of links to merchandise yet.
Also, just thought I'd mention that Dalilah Sappenfield's first name has two "a"s in it (Latin spelling). It is commonly misspelled with the American spelling.
By my count, Tom Zakrajsek coached 7 seniors, 5 juniors and 1 novice at 2011 Nationals. His skaters won a total of 5 medals this year:
Gold - Ryan Bradley & Max Aaron (Jr)
Silver - Rachael Flatt
Pewter - Agnes Zawadzki & McKinzie Daniels (Jr)
Senior: Brandon Mroz (7th), Alexe Gilles (14th), Alexander Johnson (16th), Joshua Farris (21st, skating injured).
Junior: David Wang (7th), Timothy Koleto (10th), Will Michael - last-minute alternate (12th).
Novice: Jessica Pfund (12th).
Johnson, Daniels, Wang & Michael started with Zakrajsek this season; Koleto's primary coach is Becky Calvin.
Lauren Dinh (Junior Ladies silver medalist) used to be coached by Zakrajsek but switched to Damon Allen this season.
What I'd like to see is Jason Brown's coach and his choreographer(s) be associated with the Broadmoor team. Jason's skating skills are to die for, but he is at the stage where he needs to learn a 3A and 4T, so it might be a good fit for all concerned.
Coach: Kori Ade
Choreographers: Kori Ade and Rohene Ward
If you haven't seen his LP, you should have a look.
Gotta say, I wish his choreographer would take out the lame David Wilson facestroking It detracted a bit for me, since at this point I equate it with "LOOK, I'M SINCERE. LOOK. THAT COUNTS FOR SOMETHING, RIGHT?"
Did Brian B. learn his money jumps from Linda Leaver or did Linda send him to other coaches for that? I always wonder how someone who's never done a certain jump can teach it successfully. I'd like to see Jason get a 3 axel by next season or two.
Rohene Ward had a beautiful quad toe among other jumps. He did a gorgeous 4T in the warm-up at 2006 Nationals. Unfortunately, it wasn't there in the actual competitive program. Perhaps he could help Jason with his jumps.
I didn't realise that Alexander Johnson swapped to Tom Zakrajsek this season. Didn't he used to live in Alaska?
Jason Brown is AMAZING! Thanks for that link. Second most interesting US skater, IMO (after Nathan Chen). Gorgeous, gorgeous basics.
And it's great to see Rohene Ward doing choreography.
Last edited by Ziggy; 02-04-2011 at 01:18 AM.
No Ziggy, I don't he did switch to Z. I think people were just speculating on what it would take to get him a 3 Ax.
I mean really, look at that performance, do you really think that looks like a Z-Bot?