Unlikely, but possible. I know nothing about Brandon Toste's growth history or parents' size, but I have a nephew who grew about 8 inches (to 6'4") in less than a year around his 17th birthday. He's a fraternal twin, and his brother, who ended up 3 inches shorter, did most of his growing at 13-14.He’s young for a pairs guy, but he’s almost 17. He could (and likely will) grow but turning out to be a tall pairs guy like the ones mentioned seems unlikely.
He might be that tall but his shoulders seem quite narrow.Also, Brandon's not short. He's listed in his ISU bio as 180 cm (roughly 5'11") and that's from last year, so he may have grown. Eric Radford is listed as 188 cm, but Bruno is only 184. It's certainly possible that Brandon will end up close to that.
Definitely doesn’t appear to be another Radford in height, and I think Brooke hasn’t reached her growth yet, compared to other pair girls.He might be that tall but his shoulders seem quite narrow.
That's pretty much a given. Junior pairs skating tends to be quite the salad of growth/development for both the individuals plus the pair as a whole -- to the point that almost every month brings a new set of opportunities and challenges.I’ll predict Mintos results are very different from nationals, in the junior pair field.
She seemed to be coaching a team there.I went to Minto and saw the pairs SP. I was there specifically to see B&B and I&B but they had both withdrawn.
Julianne Seguin was there and she told people she was feeling very well (she was in the audience).
All the teams had issues but I guess that's normal at this point (this was my first summer competition).
I saw a few junior pairs and a few teams seemed to have lots of potential.
I agree. I saw part of their short and was impressed with the 3twist. Looked better than some sr teams.Concerning the earlier discussion about McIntosh/Toste, I have to say, I was impressed at the height they were getting on their triple twist attempts in both programs. The catch is still a work in progress, but with the elevation Brooke was getting, seems like there should be room for a good one with more time.
Yes I agree the twist was looking good. It was tough to watch the long, we know she can land those elements.I agree. I saw part of their short and was impressed with the 3twist. Looked better than some sr teams.
Yes, info is posted here: http://skateabnwtnun.ca/Hello, Does anyone know if we can stream the NAC (at the Wild Rose Competition) that will be going on starting tomorrow?
Yes, I saw that....this of course means we have more questions. Either Gabriella or last partner(I believe it was Dave Villeneuve-correct me if I am wrong)were injured and withdrew from everything entered 2 yrs ago. I have not seen her entered in anything for the last year.I'm really not sure in which thread (discipline or country) to post this link, but among the plethora of results from the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships this week are a number of result pages with Gabriella Marvaldi & Otar Japaridze skating in Open Pattern Dance competitions. Such as this one:
I know people have been asking for a while about Gabriella.
Gabriella Marvaldi has switched disciplines and is competing in solo ice dance now, as pointed out by Dobre above.do you have any input as to where that partnership stands?
yes Triple T was really nice on her part. Was he nervous? he also threw her not far and very low...she had trouble getting her feet under her. A shame as they did several good throws in the warmup. It looks like they were going for clean with good levels. Lines and transitions were great. I would say this program will be very changed next time out. I like them though..very well matched.Championnats thoughts (all short programs here, for those who missed them):
Lubov & Charlie
- She landed the 3T!
- While he puts a hand down.
- Jokes aside, that was a promising debut. They're not going to be V/T, going on a rampage the first season out, but nobody ever suggested they were. What they did, other than the throw, was of good quality. The program doesn't grab me.
Excellent music choice and choreo. Much better than the generic dreck that most of the program debuts have been this summer so far.Camille & Andrew
- Choreographically, this is the best pairs short program among the Canadian teams this season (that we've seen, anyway).
- That was probably a better skate than any of the ones they did last season, and that's despite Camille now coming back from injury. Hey, maybe they're starting to really gel?
I agree completely, I was expecting more.I guess I am the Debbie Downer here but I was somewhat disappointed by Lubov and Charlie. To make a mark a team has to have something extra and I just didn't see that. I know - it is early days - but I can't help being reminded of Sale and Pelletier who really were eye catching right from the get go. I hope to be proved wrong.