Is This Kid on Wheaties, or What?
Wowsa, Nathan Chen!
U.S. National Junior Men's Champion 2012
The judges "couldn't refuse him."
Lots of wonderful skaters. Philip Warren, who won the Junior men's bronze medal, has a unique style. Some of his on-ice moves and mannerisms in the kiss 'n cry remind me of Ricky Dornbush (both are trained by coach Tammy Gambill).
Even tho' he didn't place very high, I kinda fell in love with Ryan Hartley -- lots of energy and determination. When Jay Yostanto's sp music to The Untouchables came on, I immediately thought of Derrick Delmore's very memorable skate to this music, which won him Junior Worlds many years ago. Then I saw that Derrick is one of Jay's coaches (along with Karen Kwan -- or maybe she is his choreographer?).
Fun to see the up-and-coming youngsters.