Friday, January 21, 2011
This and That
A few members of the cast of Stars On Ice performed on the Today Show this morning. The entire production team was on hand, including choreographers, as they had to re-choreograph the number prior to the performance. Sasha Cohen is usually a part of the number, but was unable to perform in NYC due to a conflict.
A reminder that Stars On Ice airs tomorrow on NBC from 3:30-4:30 PM ET.
Evan Lysacek also stopped by Fox News (a match made in heaven.)
Absolute Skating interviewed Jeremy Abbott and Kevin Reynolds.
Brandon Mroz is ready for Nationals, despite working through a dislocated shoulder a few weeks ago. The only change is that he will not be attempting two quads in his free skate, as he originally hoped.
Agnes Zawadzki is keeping her content the same and focusing on mental toughness at Nationals. She is hopeful to earn an assignment to either Four Continents, Worlds or Junior Worlds.
The Gym Dogs put up a 196.65 at home against Auburn, while even counting a fall in their total. Lindsey Cheek continues to be a surprise late bloomer and is yet another level 10 they recruited who miraculously got infinitely better in college. The most noticeable overscore of the night was Mauro's 9.95 on Vault, but it was following a nailed vault by Cheek. The team did put together a strong performance without Worley or Nuccio. Ding delivered a 9.9 on the Uneven Bars.
The University of Florida posted a 196.400 at LSU. It was not their top meet, but the Gators put up a solid road score and changed up their lineup a tad. Macko scored a 9.85 on Vault, but suffered a fall on the Uneven Bars.
Moore-Towers and Moscovitch lead the pairs at Canadian Nationals.
In the Wonderful World of Ice Dance, Crone and Poirier lead after the Short Dance with a 65.80. Weaver and Poje are second with a 65.64. Paul and Islam are third with a 61.57 and Ralph and Hill are fourth with a 57.27.