Sunday, September 9, 2012
Video of the Day: Grant Hochstein at Mids
It was great watching Grant Hochstein at Mid Atlantics earlier today. Grant is a skater I've always wanted to do extremely well, yet his triple axel has continually held him back. This new program is really great for him. Grant tried to butch it up on the ice, even though he was clearly bopping to Beyonce or Rihanna when he was walking around getting ready to take the ice. After several dreadful and directionless junior men, Grant was the only senior man to compete. It is great to see someone who has floundered at times step up and be the star of the day when it is their moment. Grant's spiral is very Paul Wylie with more extension and toe point. I did it. Loving the transition into the salchow. His triple axel may have been a miracle, but I'll take it. Just please, don't make me watch anymore junior men.
Note: I am not the one groaning about flutzes.
In other news, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney apparently injured themselves on bars today. Maroney's is apparently a serious leg/knee injury. No word on Aly's. Why either is ever touching bars after London is a much bigger question. Get well soon.