He did beat a very good performance by Kulik at the 96 worlds though. He got on the world podium quite a few times - he won SIX world medals (91 B, 95 S, 96 G, 97 S, 98 S, 2001 B). That's not too shabby. In addition, I think he won the US nationals about 5 times. I do agree that he was not a flashy skater, so some found him boring. He was definitely a joy to watch as a pro. I will take him over Lysacek any day.