Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This and That
Coach Courtney McCool
Nationals practice info after the jump!
Ryan Bradley Interview
Johnny Weir on The Gayle King Show
Nationals Practice Roundup:
Ryan Bradley's run through: Quad Toe (fall), Triple Axel, Triple Flip. He landed Quad Toe+Triple Toes after and got the crowd going with a Triple Salchow+Triple Toe+Triple Toe. He also popped a few jumps here and there.
Jeremy Abbott left for Nationals a few hours ago. It seems like Yuka Sato is attempting to keep Jeremy and Alissa focused and in their own box in order to avoid being overwhelmed as the favorites. Yuka needs every trick up her sleeve to pull off two gold medals this week with that talented but troubled duo.
Adam Rippon did a clean short, while omitting his triple axel. He did the triple axel cleanly after his short program run-through. He practiced a few quads. He fell at least twice and was struggling with the rotation today.
Ross Miner did a clean short run-through. Triple Axel,
Grant Hochstein did a short-program run-through: Triple Lutz (off balance)+Double Toe, Double Axel, Three Turns into Triple Loop (off balance.) He landed a Triple Lutz+Triple Toe later during the session.
Armin Mahbanoozadeh landed a clean Triple Axel and Triple Flip+Triple Toe during his short program run-through, but singled his lutz. He landed the Triple Lutz later and then worked on Quad Toes. He fell three times working on the quad and doubled an attempt.
Wes Campbell's lines were a total skategasm during practice, but he didn't do many jumps.
Sean Rabbitt "Ginger Jackson" didn't jump much due to suffering from the flu. He did a triple toe and triple salchow after his short program run-through.
Stanford on Beam and Floor vs UCLA: