- Cover Page
- Day 1: 14-Jan-2001
- Novice Short Programs
- Day 2: 15-Jan-2001
- Novice Free Skate
- Day 3: 16-Jan-2001
- Tourist Day
- Day 4: 17-Jan-2001
- Day 5: 18-Jan-2001
- Jr. Ladies' Short Program
- Day 6: 19-Jan-2001
- Coming soon (maybe ...): Sr. Ladies' Freeskate
- Day 7: 20-Jan-2001
- Jr. Ladies' Freeskate
Junior Men Short 2001
We skipped yesterday's events to tour this city. I love Boston, it is
Disneyland for history buffs. Too much to see in between skating. We
have to come back some day just to see John Adams house which is closed
for winter, pout. John Adams is my favorite founding father.
As I write this I have no idea what the results are. Here are my notes,
which Marshall scribbled all over, so reading them is an experience. Hey
momma is writing in the book, Marshall wants to do that too.
For those who are visiting Catslair for the first time, here is my
disclaimer. I can't always tell what a jump is, hence the constant
references to a triple or a double, if I know the jump and see it
clearly I report it. Just cause I don't say a jump is a triple lutz,
doesn't mean it wasn't one. Hey you try reporting on skating with a one
year old on your lap. Do they have a Hall of Fame for skating fans?
- Michael Villareal
- Landed a triple lutz/double toe combination. His
triple out of steps was fine, and his double axel had particularly nice
flow out of it. He had nice speed and positions in his combo spin. He is
a very clean skater with good line.
- Michael Sasaki
- Combo was triple lutz/double toe with a step out of the
lutz. He did a very good double axel and a double jump out of steps. He
had a nice straight back in his sit spin.
- Mauro Bruni
- He wore a bright red vest. His combo was triple
lutz/double toe and he fell out of the lutz. Stepped out of the double
axel and I have nothing written down about his jump out of steps. He
also had a nice back in his sit spin (see, Timmy, this is how it is done)
Better footwork than most.
- Rusty Fein
- He wore gray velour pants and a flowy gray shirt. He landed
a triple lutz/double toe combo, double axel and triple out of steps were
all fine. He did rather complicated footwork with good flow. Good
- Parker Pennington
- Combo was a high triple lutz/double toe. He stepped
out of the double axel and fell out of the triple out of steps. He had
good speed which he maintained throughout the program, fast spins and a
pretty camel spin.
- Sam-Tyler Dafoe
- He wore leather pants and skated with a tough guy
attitude. I swear he was curling his lips like Elvis. I didn't like it,
but it was good presentation. He did a triple/double combo and only a
double jump out of steps. I completely missed his axel so I have no idea
how he did on that.
- Nicholas LaRoche
- Triple lutz/triple toe combo with his hand down. His
triple out of steps was fine and he held a very nice deep edge after his
double axel. He had great, fast flow, just floated over the ice. Very
fast spins. I am pretty sure that combo was triple/triple, but it was so
fast and high I think it overpowered him. Aggressive jumper.
- Benjamin Miller
- I have had a soft spot for him since he was a novice
and skated to Barry Manilow. And now he is a much better skater, with
much improved speed and higher jumps. He did a triple/triple combo and
his triple out of steps was fine, but he stepped out of the axel. He was
very fast, but unfortunately he had slow spins and he just barely got in
the rotations in his camel. He had his usually big smile on his face and
- Shaun Rogers
- He was fast. He fell on his combo, and his double axel
and triple out of steps were fine.
- Dennis Phan
- He had good presentation, actually smiled right at the
judges. His triple/double combo was fine as was his double axel, but he
fell on his triple out of steps. Good speed in his footwork, He was
doing really well until that solo jump at the end of his program.
- Rohene Ward
- He did an incredibly high split jump in warm up, but not
in the program. He skated to Istanbul and wore a sheer t-shirt with a
tube top underneath. He popped the lutz, did a fine double axel and
triple out of steps. He did the Oksana doughnut spin, and also did a
few Oksana style stumbles in his connecting steps, and a stumble in the
bow. His program was not well designed, he opened with the axle and then
combo, both in the same corner.
- Pierre Balian
- He did a triple/double combo, double axel was fine and
his jump out of steps he put his hand down. He did a full circle spread
eagle with great line.