Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Love For Jill


Jill Trenary may have been a neurotic bitch and a thorn in Carlo Fassi's backside, but boy was she a treat. According to Ron Kwan, 'Jill single-handedly destroyed the ozone layer in the late '80s and early '90s, but boy did she look fabulous.'

Oksana Baiul's idol could rock shoulder pads like no other. They clearly caused all of her jump landings to pitch forward.

When relaxed, Jill was the epitome of what a lady skater should be.

Her Rene Roca-Yanni program earned her my eternal love.

Her unexpected competitive comeback is one of my all-time favorites.

13 comments:

  1. She had the best ass and the worst attitude of any skater I have ever seen.

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  2. I think Jill's attitude was fine. You need to be a real competitive bitch to get anywhere in US ladies skating. Jill had the sense to pull out in late 1991 to spare herself the blemish of not making the '92 Olympic team.

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  3. Was Jill so nervous because her father was so hyper competitive?

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  4. After watching that, I would pick Renee Roca to choreograph for me.

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  5. How old was Jill when her parents divorced? Was her mother not as supportive of her skating?

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  6. She always looked so pleasantly surprised after landing the flip. I wonder how many times she actually landed it in practice. I think Jill would have been a pretty girl if she let her hair grow and put it into a ponytail or bun. That hair style ages her 30 years.

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  7. Love the 1 foot axel into a 3Sal. Awesome looking combo. Wish such things were rewarded under the IJS

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  8. I wonder if Jill could land triple loops in practice. Peggy would mentioned that she was planning one, but then she'd always clearly go for a double. Carol Heiss mentioned them adding another triple when she trained with her.

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  9. Heiss was talking up a 3lutz, if you can believe that one.

    I love Jill Treachery. I love that she is responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer.

    I never understood how someone so good at figures could always have such wonky landings. Sure the shoulder pads weighed her down pitching her forward, but then she should have done more back exercises.

    One funny thing is that she dated Mark Mitchell at one point. Funny that.

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  10. I love how Mark and Jill had the same haircut. I bet she taught him how to use the Aquanet.

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  11. Anyone remember her "These Boots Were Made for Walking" program?

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  12. One of my earliest memories of skating was watching Hannah Storm's intro for a pro competition in which Jill would be facing off against Kristi for the first time since 1990 Worlds. Despite the Kate Bush song, the gold Lauren Sheehan dress, and the much hyped triple flip attempt, it was not to be. Jill faceplanted on the flip, while Kristi landed four or five triples and scored all 10s in the technical program. While looking amazing in a white snowflake dress.

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