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    Ryan Bradley has officially retired from competitive skating (threads merged)

    BREAKING NEWS FROM TWITTER:

    Ryan has officially retired from competitive skating.

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    Press release is out: http://usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=46136&type=media
    Excerpts:
    "This has been a long road and a great ride," Bradley said. "Becoming U.S. champion was a dream come true, and I'm now at a point in my life where I can look back on my career and feel completely content."
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    Bradley, who trains at the Broadmoor Skating Club in Colorado Springs, Colo., will remain active in the sport, appearing in skating shows, teaching seminars across the country and mentoring young skaters. He plans to maintain his eligibility to keep open the possibility of a return to competitive skating.

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    Ryan Bradley Retires

    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.
    Last edited by RockTheTassel; 05-10-2011 at 05:21 PM.

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    I hope he gets many, many show skating opportunities!

    http://ryan-bradley.com/contact.html

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    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.

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    Note to SOI: Grab this guy.
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    Thanks for all the awesome skatings, Ryan!

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    Bittersweet Would be cool if he can keep up his skills and do a quad on his birthday every year like Joe Sabovcik.

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    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

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    He's already booked for two skating club shows:

    http://www.ryan-bradley.com/schedule.html
    (I think they're both for charity; not the same as SOI, I know.)

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    I miss you Ryan... Thank to him for all the great memories and I hope to see him on many shows

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    Ryan is a fun, quirky entertainer. I hope SOI signs him as soon as possible.

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    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!!!
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    I think we'll see him in the new ISU-ICE pro-am competitions next season.
    (At least, I hope so.)

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    He's a classy guy. I really appreciate his commitment and his realistic attitude.
    I hope SOI Canada might sign him up too.
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    I'm not surprised, but still bummed. I'm gonna miss him.
    Team Peeps!

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    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.
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    Wishing Ryan all good things ahead!
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    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.

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