Episode #47 of the Manleywoman SkateCast is up.
David Jenkins won the bronze in the 1956 Olympics, gold in the 1960 Olympics, as well as winning three World Championships and four US titles. He was an amazing jumper in his day, truly one of the few skaters doing triples at all, and was the first person to figure out how to land a triple axel (see the 1957 video here on YouTube). He talks about training with his brother Hayes Jenkins (1956 Oly Champ), how he loathed figures, and his insanely sparse training schedule.
Listen via the iTunes Store or from my website.
There is also a contest with this podcast: a lucky listener can win a private box to Skate For Hope in Columbus, OH on June 18, 2011, which raises tens of thousands of dollars each year for breast cancer research and prevention. The box fits six people, so you can bring your five closest skating buddies. The cast is amazing and includes: Ryan Bradley, Johnny Weir, Rachel Flatt, Yankowskas/Coughlin, Emily Hughes, and Sarah Hughes as emcee. Details o how to enter are here.
Please spread the word about the giveaway to friends everywhere. Every ticket from Skate For Hope contributes $$$ to Breast Cancer research, and its a great event, so even if you don't win, I hope you can buy tickets to go.
Also, please let me know about the sound quality of the interview. This is the second one I've done from my laptop at home: for some reason when I listen to it initially after it's mixed down it sounds perfect, but when I convert it to an MP3, it sounds tinny, at least to me. This doesn't happen when I do them from my desktop at work. So I wonder if there's something I need to adjust somewhere.