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30 January 2011 @ 07:37 pm
Men's US Nationals  
Well, the good news is that I found a new skater I really like!!

Man, these US National figure skating championships did not go my way. Grr. No Mirai at Worlds, falling apart in the long, and then no Jeremy at Worlds, not even making the podium. *sigh* And his short was SO amazing. I literally starting cheering and clapping when he was done. It was AWESOME! And then he just fell apart in the long. You know, I think if he had skated last (after Bradley and Mroz's mistakes), he would have had that clean skate, but coming after all those youngins' doing so well. Ah well.

I'm happy for Ryan Bradley because his reaction was so heartfelt and real, but he really doesn't do much for me as a skater. On the other hand, I fell in love with Richard Dornbush. In fact, I was hoping that Bradley would screw up a bit more so that Dornbush would win. Ah well, he was close and at least he'll be at Worlds. But it's unlikely he'll place.

Oh, Jeremy. I'm saddened, but I did love his attitude, he kept it together really well. Sigh. Well, there's next year. And the Johnny Weir fan in me can at least take pleasure in the fact that he's the only in recent years to win three in a row.
 
 
 
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: TVD: Nina beautifulbadboy_fangirl on January 31st, 2011 02:50 am (UTC)
I only saw Richard Dornbush's freeskate, and I thought: ooh, he's one to watch.

Why wasn't Johnny Weir there? Did they say anything about him?
Beckbeck_liz on January 31st, 2011 11:38 am (UTC)
Johnny's not competing at the moment, but he was there. I don't remember them saying anything about him on-air, though.
Arabian: One Angry Loganarabian on January 31st, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
Nope, they said nothing. Of course. Because it's Johnny Weir. Heaven forbid we acknowledge him unless we absolutely have to. Ugh.
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Castle: Dojobadboy_fangirl on February 1st, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks. I saw an interview a month ago or so with Johnny talking about the book he just wrote, and he said that if he's gonna compete in 2012, he'd have to start competing again soon, but I guess it wasn't this soon. I hope he decides to!

This is my favorite Johnny gif, FYI:
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:D
Arabian: NinaDobrev01arabian on January 31st, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
Hah, they never say anything about Weir unless they have too. He gets so little love from the skating community. Bah!

But yeah, Dornbush was awesome. :D
Beckbeck_liz on January 31st, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
I felt SO bad for Jeremy. Poor dear's not even on the podium. I am thrilled for Ryan Bradley, and even more thrilled for the new crop of men's skaters. There were a bunch of ones there who were quite good, including Dornbush, who was amazing.
Arabian: Rose_smilearabian on January 31st, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, Jeremy. My heart broke for him. :(

I am thrilled for Ryan Bradley, and even more thrilled for the new crop of men's skaters. There were a bunch of ones there who were quite good, including Dornbush, who was amazing.

Bradley really does nothing for me as a skater, but his reaction to his win was so wonderful, I couldn't be curmudgeonly about it. And a win after going to the Nationals ELEVEN times!

And, yes, there was SUCH a fantastic crop of men's skaters. Looks like we definitely have more World and Olympic medals coming are way! :)