U.S. Men 2019-20 season - news & updates

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Sylvia

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Not sure about the surface, though. Is this the outdoor rink at Sun Valley?
Yes. Nathan's original IG post/clip: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1CH0-Wno4d/ (some of the skater comments are :lol:)
Nathan's back flip clip was posted by Nathan himself on his Instagram yesterday and was learned AFTER the show (on Sunday morning). Pro skater Ashley Clark taught him in one session, apparently (her Instagram story on Sunday morning was copied for posterity here): https://twitter.com/aboutNathan0505/status/1160614772963856385
 

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Here's Andrew's sp in Philly in full (I've only previously seen it on Instagram in four clips):

Someone also uploaded Andrew's performances in the 2019 jump contest at Broadmoor Arena:
 

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These tips (from JB's parents, shared by @Sylvia in Jason's fan thread) on raising children to be positive through thick and thin should be disseminated far and wide:

Just as this positive, inspirational message/talk by Paul Wylie should be spread far and wide! This was a talk Paul gave several years ago,* but I only came across it recently. I'm blown away hearing from Paul about his journey, as there are some things he shared I wasn't aware of. But obviously, there's a lot we don't know as fans about skaters' lives and emotions...

*Actually, Paul has been giving this message for awhile in different venues (conferences, etc.) He should probably do a TedTalk. The first link below is the first version I saw from 2014 in Vail, Colorado. The second one is a longer version (2018) I just came across while looking for the earlier talk. :D Both are titled: "From Pathetic to Podium" Take a listen and be inspired!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuawYcmkqls Paul Wylie 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S71kmMOIoUA Paul Wylie 2018

Thanks to Paul Wylie, and to the Brown family! :respec:

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Paul's message probably deserves its own thread. There's lots of food for thought.
"As a competitive figure skater, for years and years and years I had felt beaten down by my own self, by the[negative] conversations I was having with myself... I had to learn how to focus on the positives of what I could do, and not on my worries and fears..."

Paul has probably given a version of his upbeat message to figure skaters at U.S. figure skating gatherings. I really get encouragement from how Paul discusses thinking differently about setbacks and negative emotions, and the key importance of community and people who support and care about you. In the longer second video, Paul also talks about bouncing back from his sudden cardiac arrest episode, and his good fortune of having people there who helped save his life.

Bonus:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMnieV66yg8 2009 Paul Wylie Tribute (Ice Theater of NY)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqGOsP3Z0HE Private Lesson with Paul Wylie
:D She's cute, but it's sad that young skaters today don't know who the legends of figure skating are, especially the ones who are still alive... The Wylie tribute video is a good one to share with young skaters. I'm glad Paul is passing on his knowledge, and that he brought along a video of one of his performances...
 
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Top Junior Men scores thus far- (and top novice scores)

Ilia Malinin 201.84 Philadelphia E (intl)
Maxim Naumov 192.78 Cranberry E
Eric Sjoberg 183.91 Glacier Falls P
Liam Kapeikis 180.96 Seattle Ice Fest P
Nicholas Hsieh 174.09 Skate Wilmington E
Matthew Nielsen 170.72 Broadmoor Open M
Goku Endo 170.48 Glacier Falls P
Daniel Martynov 170.16 Southport (Novice) M
William Annis 162.75 Cranberry E
Daniel Argueta 157.57 Detroit M
Eric Prober 152.10 Philadelphia E
Lucas Altieri 151.99 Broadmoor E
Joseph Klein 150.73 Broadmoor (Novice) M

SENIOR MEN top summer club comp scores-

Jimmy Ma 219 Detroit E
Andrew Torgashev 212 Philadelphia M
Ryan Dunk 209 Glacier Falls E
Alexei Krasnozhon 208 Detroit (bye to Nats)
Dinh Tran 197 Detroit P
Joonsoo Kim 192 Collegiate P
Camden Pulkinen 186 Philadelphia M
Sean Rabbitt 178 Glacier Falls P

TBD: Nathan Chen, Jason Brown, Vincent Zhou, Tomoki Hiwatashi
 

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From the Challenger Series thread:
I guess this is probably unofficial, but the Nebelhorn Trophy's page, does list a couple of the planned competitors (translation provided by Google - so if spelling/grammar/weird errors, blame the bot):

"... The popular American Jason Brown wants to present his new freestyle on "Schindler's List" in Germany for the first time in front of an audience."
 

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Top Junior Men scores thus far- (and top novice scores)

Ilia Malinin 201.84 Philadelphia E (intl)
Maxim Naumov 192.78 Cranberry E
Eric Sjoberg 183.91 Glacier Falls P
Liam Kapeikis 180.96 Seattle Ice Fest P
Nicholas Hsieh 174.09 Skate Wilmington E
Matthew Nielsen 170.72 Broadmoor Open M
Goku Endo 170.48 Glacier Falls P
Daniel Martynov 170.16 Southport (Novice) M
William Annis 162.75 Cranberry E
Daniel Argueta 157.57 Detroit M
Eric Prober 152.10 Philadelphia E
Lucas Altieri 151.99 Broadmoor E
Joseph Klein 150.73 Broadmoor (Novice) M

SENIOR MEN top summer club comp scores-

Jimmy Ma 219 Detroit E
Andrew Torgashev 212 Philadelphia M
Ryan Dunk 209 Glacier Falls E
Alexei Krasnozhon 208 Detroit (bye to Nats)
Dinh Tran 197 Detroit P
Joonsoo Kim 192 Collegiate P
Camden Pulkinen 186 Philadelphia M
Sean Rabbitt 178 Glacier Falls P

TBD: Nathan Chen, Jason Brown, Vincent Zhou, Tomoki Hiwatashi
Thx. It looks like the US men, despite having Pulkinen, Alexei, and Tomoki going senior, still have 4 men with a shot of placing top 4-5, or even medal in the first few jgps. Maybe that's the reason USFS is holding off announcing assignments for the JGP Russia. They want to save spots for the top finishers, while leaving spots for others like maybe Sjoberg or Hsieh
 

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