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    Gary Beacom

    Does anyone know what he is up to now?

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    Do you mean Gary Beacom? http://www.garybeacom.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Do you mean Gary Beacom? http://www.garybeacom.com/
    Ooops! Yes!

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    Didn't he live in Idaho for a while?

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    Yes but he refused to pay income tax and went to jail for 2 years. From what i have read he has had trouble getting work in shows since then. That was many years ago. I would guess he is living in Canada, he can't enter the U.S.

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    He & his wife are coaching in Victoria, B.C. They have 2 children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyrak View Post
    He & his wife are coaching in Victoria, B.C. They have 2 children.
    I think he and his wife broke up....
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    I found his website.

    http://www.garybeacom.com/

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    In his professional career, Gary Beacom was pretty much a genius on the ice.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iJLlBn8-pE

    Such creativity, such control (check out the other youtube vids of Gary through the above link). I was surprised to learn that even as an amateur Gary competed without a coach for many years (in essence, coaching himself which is very unusual). Too bad the tax incident and jail destroyed his professional career.

    I remember seeing Gary in a COI show with a female skater in a very unique and unusual routine, which I can't readily find on youtube.

    Here's more both pro and amateur: (As an amateur, they didn't know how to categorize or score a lot of his moves) --

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slDIG...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIpkw...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owYYi...eature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzCTd2QFo1k

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjHpn...feature=fvwrel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuPwy...eature=related

    And this from 2010 -- great

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l10ggGrhAY
    Last edited by aftershocks; 05-30-2011 at 04:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftershocks View Post
    I remember seeing Gary in a COI show with a female skater in a very unique and unusual routine, which I can't readily find on youtube.
    Is that the one where they have skates on their hands? He did that with Gia Guddat. I have the clip in my downloads.

    If you are really nice I could send it to you to download. But you have to beg!
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    Gia Guddat is currently coaching in Sun Valley, Idaho.

    I believe Gary went to the 1984 Olympics without a coach and came in 10th. Sheldon Gailbraith was his coach for many years.

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    The Christmas before last in Sun Valley, Gia Guddat performed a routine with skates on hands and feet during the annual free Christmas Eve ice show. PML.

    She and Beacom were a fixture on US t.v. pro shows during the 90s. (The skates on all fours routines were their bread an butter until he ditched Guddat in favor of his future wife.)

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    Dear Aussie Willy,

    Please, pretty please, I'd love to have the download of Gary and Gia performing the skates on hands routine! I'll pm you. Thanks in advance.

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    If anyone would like to download the clip please PM me and I will send you the link.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    He is on Facebook - he accepted my friend request
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    Haha, I loved the one from 2010.

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    Gary skating to I'm Your Man. http://youtu.be/sjHpnsI9Xh8

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    Beacom choreographed the Skate Canada gala closing (and maybe the opening) in Victoria in 2006.
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    Gary and Edvin Marton (violinist.) http://youtu.be/r8EujjzFczo

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    One.of.a.kind.

    Beethoven's Fifth. With bracket/brackets synched perfectly to the music around 1:30. Among other things. I think the guy has a phenomenal musical sense.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuPwy...eature=related

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