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    Rohene Ward

    Did anyone else enjoy him as much as I did? Is there a way to send him a note in support and appreciation of his skating? Does he have a website? Sorry for all the questions, but he was one of my favorite parts of this year's nationals. I wonder if he would have done better if he had known his mom was there BEFORE he skated. What a nice mother he has, too.

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    I tried google but no luck. He does belong to the Braemar City of Lakes Skating Club. Maybe a note to them would reach him.

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    Horrible, manipulative coverage of Rohene

    I was so offended by the manipulative way they treated him in the Nationals coverage...State Farm patting itself on the back for flying his mom and nephew there, the way they blindsided him in the press area revealing that his mom and nephew were there, the cloying way Peter Carruthers revealed it, and the way the camera drank in the tearful reunion. It was disgusting the way they made media hay out of Rohene's emotions.

    Obviously, there's no way for us to know how he felt about it. Maybe he was just overjoyed to see his mom and nephew, and didn't care that the cameras were on him the whole time and the State Farm slogan being announced over the PA system as they hugged. But I felt so manipulated. My guy couldn't stand it and had to leave the room. I'm determined never to get State Farm insurance EVER.

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    I think a note would be great. I sure want to see him again. I found this article from our very own Golden Skate.

    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2005/102605.shtml

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    I think Robin Wagner is enjoying that hug just a little too much.

    Robin & Rohene

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    Dee, I read that article before Nationals - that's what got me interested in him in the first place. I hope from this Nationals, he can get some sponsorship or something from someone to help with funding and get some consistency under pressure. I know it's easier said than done, but what a talented young man!

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    Some pics from 2002. You might have to scroll down to find his name.

    Rohene

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    The roheneward.com domain name is in the process of being renewed -- here's the link to his official site which should be updated by the end of this week, hopefully:
    http://www.greenskylark.com/rohene/index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyls
    I was so offended by the manipulative way they treated him in the Nationals coverage........I'm determined never to get State Farm insurance EVER.
    So was I, pollyls. I'm cancelling my SF insurance & going with GEICO. Crappy, crappy, crappy manipulation. It made me puke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyls
    I was so offended by the manipulative way they treated him in the Nationals coverage...
    +1

    And, with all due respect to Dick Button, I just didn't know what to make of his comment about Rohene being a part of life with hardly any "culture". I understand what he means, but frankly from reading various interviews with, say, Sasha Cohen, it seems most of her "culture" comes from shopping and fashion magazines, so I think things are rather relative.

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    Robin's involvement

    How is it that a guy who couldn't afford the plane ticket for his mom can afford Robin Wagner? Anyone know exactly what her involvement will be?

    If she's going to help him overcome his competition block and have the fabulous success that I hope for him and take a percentage of his future earnings, then more power to her! But I hope that the coach who has been there for him, through all his crash and burns thus far, will also get some credit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyls
    I was so offended by the manipulative way they treated him in the Nationals coverage...State Farm patting itself on the back for flying his mom and nephew there, the way they blindsided him in the press area revealing that his mom and nephew were there, the cloying way Peter Carruthers revealed it, and the way the camera drank in the tearful reunion. It was disgusting the way they made media hay out of Rohene's emotions.

    Obviously, there's no way for us to know how he felt about it. Maybe he was just overjoyed to see his mom and nephew, and didn't care that the cameras were on him the whole time and the State Farm slogan being announced over the PA system as they hugged. But I felt so manipulated. My guy couldn't stand it and had to leave the room. I'm determined never to get State Farm insurance EVER.
    ITA It was horrific IMO

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    I guess I'm one of the few who just doesn't get what the talk is all about... though I missed his practices... I still found nothing in his skating that stood out... *shrugs*

    I just found him to be a cheap knock off of Johnny Weir's skating and Ben Agosto's look

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyls
    I was so offended by the manipulative way they treated him in the Nationals coverage...State Farm patting itself on the back for flying his mom and nephew there, the way they blindsided him in the press area revealing that his mom and nephew were there, the cloying way Peter Carruthers revealed it, and the way the camera drank in the tearful reunion. It was disgusting the way they made media hay out of Rohene's emotions.

    Obviously, there's no way for us to know how he felt about it. Maybe he was just overjoyed to see his mom and nephew, and didn't care that the cameras were on him the whole time and the State Farm slogan being announced over the PA system as they hugged. But I felt so manipulated. My guy couldn't stand it and had to leave the room. I'm determined never to get State Farm insurance EVER.
    I thought it was nice of them to bring his mom and nephew to Nationals, but I definitely agree with you. I really didn't like how Peter Carruthers revealed it. When he hugged his mom the camera was glued to him and when the nephew tried to get the attention it went down for a second of the kid, and then went back up to like, stare at the mother and son.

    His Charlotte was pretty impressive, though.

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