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    Watson-Lancon-Oppegard-DiDimenico

    Ok so the pair trading thing has been going on for awhile...Maria used to pair with Peter Oppegard, then Burt Lancon (US silver in 82), who then paired with Jill in 83 for two US bronzes - who then paired with Oppegard for their successes. Kind of that 6 degrees of separation thing...

    If anyone has tapes to share (or or if you can post them on youtube) of the Watson-Lancon performances from 83 or 84 - would like to see those. Team/individual photos from those years would be nice to see as well. I vaguely remember they perfomed superbly at the Olympics and were quite a surprise to finish 6th.

    Too bad Lancon retired...but I guess Jill found greater success with Peter.
    Some Watson-Oppegard routines are already on youtube.
    I also remember a interview where they had said they were a couple, in addition to a pair - any one remember or confirm this?
    Thanks.

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    The most recent thing on the Watson Oppegard thread at Fsvids is a link to the Watson / Lancon performance at the 1984 Olympics.
    Here's the W/O thread
    http://fsvids.9.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=2728

    Here's the specific link to the video of Watson and Lancon:
    http://fsvids.9.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=2728


    They broke up after the 1984 Worlds where Lancon lost control on a platter lift and Jill went flying into the boards. They had to withdraw, and by 1985 she was with Oppegard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI
    They broke up after the 1984 Worlds where Lancon lost control on a platter lift and Jill went flying into the boards. They had to withdraw, and by 1985 she was with Oppegard.
    There is a very brief clip of that fall where both crash into the boards. It's in the 1987 Worlds thread as a talk/fluff thingy labeled nightmare programs http://fsvids.9.forumer.com/index.ph...pic=1086&st=75

    And 1984 US Nationals LP of Jill Watson and Burt Lancon is here- http://fsvids.9.forumer.com/index.php?showtopic=2607
    Last edited by Julia; 07-24-2006 at 10:31 AM.

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