Just saw this tweet from The Skating Lesson.
Good too, that Team USA has three spots for the 2019 World Championships, too.If this is true, I'm happy to hear it.
I always had the feeling that Jason and Kori had this pipe dream of working together from the first lesson as a beginner to an Olympic Gold Medal. But Jason outgrew Kori a long time ago, from what I can see.
It seems like Jason's not making the Olympic team really devastated him. But it could be a blessing in disguise for him.
Jason is such a huge talent, but I think he got a little too comfortable with (and reliant on) letting his PCS do the talking for his performances. Wishing him well.
Sounds like Jason with be like Gabby. Lee the primary coach.
Terrific news for Jason. I kept wondering who in the US I'd send him to, and other than Raf for jumps, I couldn't think of anyone. I think being around Hanyu and Jin will be a great thing for him.
I suspect Orser is so far past salivating over any particular skater. He seemed to take taking on Med in his stride, I highly doubt Jason Brown will cause a ripple. Also, as I posted above, I suspect Jason is moving to Lee Barkel and as such will be part of Brian’s group in the same way Gabby is. If you read Orser’s comment and compare it to what he said about Med, it doesn’t sound like he will be the primary.I imagine Orser is salivating at the prospect of having such an exceptionally aesthetically talented skater like Jason, who is also known to be a hard worker with a super-competitive focus and ability. Jason has landed the quad, so it's not like he's far off acquiring it consistently. It is maybe a matter of a few tweaks technically,
My memory is slightly hazy on this, but I'm pretty sure Karen Preston had a similar arrangement with some of Brian Orser's students dating as far back as 2009 (Adam Rippon I believe).I didn't know that Karen Preston was coaching with Orser. She was a fantastic skater who really never caught a competitive break. I'm guessing she would be an excellent coach.
It is on Jason's YouTube channel which I subscribe toStill waiting on the actual announcement/some kind of corroborating evidence on this one. TSL's intel is usually pretty good but I'll wait for it to be official.
If so, Brian is definitely padding his roster this off-season...
I'd love to see Jason get a long program with strong music that he can really interpret, rather than the monochromatic new-agey stuff he's had for awhile now.I'm glad this is announced.
I'm very interested to see a David Wilson program on Jason. While I've loved a lot of what Rohene has produced for Jason I've always thought it was past time for him to get some choreo from someone else, as well.