Max Aaron @MaxTAaron 2m
L'Shana Tovah to all. May this year bring health, happiness and success.
SKATING magazine – August/September Issue
Max Aaron cover story issue...
Max pages: 3, 5, 14-15, 20-21, 22-27 (cover story), 44
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Via Sylvia (from another thread):
Max Aaron: Breaking My Back (0:50), uploaded on 6/26: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbS-bw0G6XI
The Team USA Media Summit will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2013, at the Waldorf Astoria Park City, [Utah] a resort within the Hilton HHonors portfolio. More than 100 Team USA hopefuls for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will participate in the four-day event.
TOTAL: 105 participants (as of Sept. 5, subject to change)
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Good luck to Max in SLC!
EDIT:Lynn Rutherford @LynnRutherford 27m
Men scheduled for SP practice in SLC at 5:30 pm local time. @MaxTAaron had unofficial FS practice earlier today. #SLC2013
Lynn Rutherford @LynnRutherford 14m
Aaron's coach Tom Zakrajsek confirmed Max will do 3 quads (2 Sals, 1 toe) in FS w/ 4Sal in latter half. If done well, TES over 100.#SLC2013
Lynn Rutherford @LynnRutherford 26m
Practice notes: Max Aaron's quad Salchow combination certainly looks solid in the early part of this practice. #SLC2013
Lynn Rutherford @LynnRutherford 12m
Aaron run-thru: 4S2T; 3A perfect to music; fast steps to samba and mambo. Work with ballroom teacher seems to be paying off. #SLC2013
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Just saw Max on IN (where he blew away the competition) and he was O U T S T A N D I N G! PAN on ice, just WOW! 2-time National Champion; he's the real deal, 'nuff said:
Don't DO that, NadineWhite. I thought the link was to Max's program and got very excited.
Anyway, the breakdown of Max's program:
4S-hand-3T, 3Lz, CCoSp1, 3A (++), FCSp3, StSq3, CCSp3, TES = 44.57, PCS = 36.92, TSS = 81.49
Here's what TSL said:
And Jackie Wong:Max Aaron: Showing some cleavage. 4sal hand down-3 toe. Huge 3 lutz. Total BAM 3 axel. His spins look better. Sells it before the footwork and almost trips..really difficult straight line step sequence, complete with shimmy. Much improved second mark. I want him to channel 10% of Nobu and give us some footwork face, though. Really strong debut; this will be a good program for him. 81.49. 1st.
Max Aaron USA - quad salchow (hand down)-triple toe, triple lutz, triple axel, a bit of a trip right before the step sequence, but very much enjoying the new choreography tricks Aaron's picked up - TES 44.57, PCS 36.92, SP SCORE 81.49
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Max #1 after SP...WHOOPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!Sylvia @SylviaUnseen 3h
#SLC2013 Sr Men SP 1-5: Aaron USA 81.49 (4S hand 3T, 3Lz, 3A), Carriere USA 77.48, Farris USA 71.85, Hochstein USA 63.29, Bychenko ISR 62.19
The Skating Lesson @SkatingLesson 1h
Max Aaron wants us to know that tonight's costume is NOT his real costume. #SLC2013
U.S. Figure Skating @USFigureSkating 3h
. @MaxTAaron officially begins his title defense to the tune of 81.49 PTs #sassy #SLC2013
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUAu8FFCEAAVcZ4.jpgU.S. Figure Skating @USFigureSkating 4h
. @maxtaaron looks intense #slc2013 http://instagram.com/p/eL0L8Pm3zn/
EDIT: via Facebook/International Figure Skating...
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Max Aaron, Canadian pair lead after first day of U.S. International Figure Skating Classic
Nick Zaccardi Sep 12, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT
U.S. figure skating champion Max Aaron‘s Olympic season is off to a personal-best start.
Aaron, 21, scored an 81.49 to take the lead at the U.S. International Classic in Salt Lake City on Thursday night, bettering his 78.20 from the World Championships in March, where he finished seventh overall.
Aaron’s short program highlight was a quad salchow-triple toe loop combination, though he put both his hands on the ice on the quad. Aaron also landed a clean triple axel, putting him four points ahead of second-place Stephen Carriere of the U.S. (full results below).Men
1. Max Aaron (USA) 81.49
2. Stephen Carriere (USA) 77.48
3. Josh Farris (USA) 71.85
4. Grant Hochstein (USA) 63.29
5. Oleksii Bychenko (ISR) 62.19
6. Christopher Caluza (PHI) 61.79
7. Michael Christian Martinez (PHI) 59.65
8. Andrei Rogozine (CAN) 58.39
9. Stanislav Samohin (ISR) 56.84
10. Charles Pao (TPE) 34.62
Aaron jumps out ahead of Carriere in men's short
Posted 9/12/13 by Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork
He shimmied, he samba-ed, he shook. And although he didn't quite manage a perfect landing on his signature quadruple Salchow, Max Aaron was pleased with his night's work in the men's short program at the 2013 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic.
"I'm here to figure out how to compete with these new programs, what I need to do to skate them clean," the 21-year-old U.S. champion said. "I've been known as a jumper, and then there's the performance part. I have to learn how to balance the two, to really sell it and not give away my jumps."
Wednesday, Aaron did a near perfect practice run-through of his lively Latin short program, choreographed by Pasquale Camerlengo. While he could not duplicate the excitement in competition, he accomplished quite a bit.
Although he put a hand down on the quad Salchow, he still managed to tack on a triple toe. His triple Axel and triple Lutz were spot on. He stumbled a bit at the start of his samba and mambo-inspired step sequence, but still managed a lot of hip undulations and sprightly turns. All told, he earned 81.49 points, a more-than-respectable early season tally.
"I was a little lighter, a little looser in practice," Aaron said. "The Sal was a little wonky. Luckily, I've been doing it for three years and I know what to do [to land it] when it's off.
"It's one of my first scores over 80, which is great to hear. We wanted to get a score of at least 80 early on in the season, because [later on] men are going to be trying two quads in the short and everything will be higher. ... We want to keep building."
The Colorado Springs-based skater is working to add a quad toe to his short, but for now, his coach, Tom Zakrajsek, is satisfied.
"Lots of work to do, but I'm definitely pleased," he said. "He was off his center, for sure, on the footwork. That's just part of him letting go and performing more. He can do it in training, and then when you have to turn around and do it in competition, it takes experience.
"I see him getting more aggressive. In the kiss and cry, I told him, 'A year ago, if you had landed forward on the quad, you would have done a double toe.' Now he just has that confidence to follow through and do the plan."
Figure skating: With Lysacek sidelined, Max Aaron leads at U.S. Classic
He leads comfortably heading into final round, with Olympic champ Lysacek out.
By Kurt Kragthorpe | The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Sep 12 2013 10:09 pm • Updated 5 hours ago
EDIT: New pic...Max Aaron wishes Evan Lysacek could have skated as scheduled this week, even if the Olympic champion may have made Aaron’s defense of the men’s title in the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic much more difficult.
"I’m competing against myself as always, but having Evan here would have been for me kind of a dream come true, because I always wanted to compete with Evan and have my name called along with his name," Aaron said Thursday night. "He’s been an idol for a long time."
With Evan Lysacek sidelined with an abdominal injury, reigning U.S. champion Max Aaron leads the short program with a score of 81.49 heading into Friday night’s final at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic.
Lysacek withdrew from his intended return to skating with an abdominal injury. His absence leaves Aaron, the reigning U.S. champion, as the favorite to repeat as the winner of an event that leads into the Grand Prix schedule. Aaron’s short program score of 81.49 gave him the lead over American skater Stephen Carrier (77.48) going into Friday night’s finals at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex.
Known as a jumper, the 21-year-old Aaron is trying to improve his performance skills and become a more complete skater. "I’m here to figure out what I need to do to compete with this new program," he said, while hoping to "capture everyone’s attention."
EDIT2: More new pix...
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EDIT:U.S. Figure Skating @USFigureSkating 38s
Final group of men is warming up. Features all four members of #TeamUSA #SLC2013
Jackie Wong @examinerskating 3m
Aaron: 2toe, 4sal(hand?)1toe, 3loop, 4sal(stepout,hand), 3axel2toe, 3lutz1/2loop3sal, 3axel, 3flip http://exm.nr/1e7UeFa #SLC2013The Skating Lesson @SkatingLesson 3m
Max Carmen. 2T, 4S+1s, 3Lo, wobble on ftwrk, going for level 4 arm, 4S hand down and turn out, 3A+2t, 3Lz go 3S, 3A. Sexiness. 3F #SLC2013The Skating Lesson @SkatingLesson 3m
We need to give @MaxTAaron a hug. We love him and his intensity. And his shimmy. #SLC2013U.S. Figure Skating @USFigureSkating 3m
The ladies love @MaxTAaron! He moves into 1st place with total score of 239.21 (FS 157.72) #SLC2013 #TeamUSAKiss&Cry pix:Nick McCarvel @NickMcCarvel 3m
Personal best of 239.21 for @MaxAaron, but subdued look on face following long program #SLC2013
EDIT3:Sylvia @SylviaUnseen 14m
#SLC2013 USA men sweep 1-4 for 2nd straight year! @MaxTAaron 239.21 @stephencarriere 225.54, @joshDfarris 206.56, @Grant_Hochstein 191.91
U.S. Figure Skating @USFigureSkating 52m
#TeamUSA's men swept the top 4 at the U.S. International Classic! Congratulations, gentlemen!
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EDIT: via Facebook...US Olympic Team @USOlympic 2h
Congrats! #GoTeamUSA RT @USFigureSkating #TeamUSA's men swept the top 4 at the U.S. International Classic!
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Unsteady Aaron still hits personal best in triumph
Carriere brings home silver; Farris gets caught in music but bags bronze
Posted 9/14/13 by Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork
Max Aaron was awarded 7.94 more total points than he did at last year's U.S. International Classic, where he was also victorious. -Jay Adeff
Max Aaron learned a valuable lesson at the 2013 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City: It's far easier to do three quads in practice than it is in competition.
The U.S. champion won his second title here in as many years, but it wasn't with the free skate he wanted. He misfired on his three biggest guns -- an opening quad toe and, to a lesser extent, two quad Salchows -- and failed to generate the excitement he craved with his Carmen free skate.
"I learned a lot about myself, learned a lot about the [quad] toe, learned how to compete with three quads," a subdued Aaron said. "The program performance-wise wasn't up to par, to be honest."
Aaron still did a lot, landing two triple Axels and four other triples, including a triple Lutz-triple Salchow sequence. While his two quad Salchows had imperfect landings, they notched significant points. All told, the free skate earned 157.72 points, and he ended with a personal-best total of 239.21.
"Max came here well trained; I think he showed that, to get 157 for the program with errors in the quad boxes," Aaron's coach, Tom Zakrajsek, said. "It shows how well trained he is, because the second half of the program was very strong.
"This week was about Max learning about himself, and it's difficult to do multiple quads in a program. Max was ready to do a little better today, and I'm glad he's learning it here so he can be better prepared for Skate America and NHK."
I honestly didn't understand all the back/forth about his short program costume? Something about not having enough mesh etc on the back? Could somebody clarify the rules? I think the men's costumes have been the least controversial thing so was caught by surprise.
I also think he is purposefully teasing people with his hair. Look at all the conversation and twittersphere gab it is generating. Gives him a dimension to say "ladies - discuss!"
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 13: Stephen Carriere, Max Aaron and Josh Farris pose for photographers on the medals podium after winning the men's competition during the US International Figure Skating Classic at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex on September 13, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)