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    News of Emily Hughes (and Joey Cheek)

    Nice story She's getting ready for Skate America and Cup of China.

    http://usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=34955&type=news

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    Interesting, thanks for sharing. Could do without the article "spin" though, trying to make it seem as if Hughes was (romantically) interested in Cheek.

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    I have had my doubts about Hughes.IMy gut has been that others will progress in front of her However A David Wilson choreographed program will be a step in the right direction.

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    Joey Cheek is 27 and Emily is 17. I can't imagine why he would have been even slightly interested in her, even if he didn't have a girlfriend.

    What I find interesting is that she is seeking coaching advice from other sources, not just from Retzinger. But I have my doubts if that will help. Audrey Weisiger has worked with Tim Goebel, but we saw no improvement in his jumps.

    Emily says she wants to keep skating for 4 more years to go back to the Olympics, but also wants to go to college. If she tries to mix college with competitive skating, she might find it a bit difficult to stay in the top ranks of US skaters. As it is this season, she will be in a neck-and-neck battle with Katy Taylor for that #2 spot, and BeBe Liang and Christine Zukowski are not pushovers either. There are new, younger skaters on the rise (Rachael Flatt and Caroline Zhang) for future years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm
    What I find interesting is that she is seeking coaching advice from other sources, not just from Retzinger. But I have my doubts if that will help.
    Emily Hughes has travelled widely for outside coaching for many years now, including to Frank Carroll in LA, IIRC. From the article: "Bonni Retzkin has been Hughes' coach since she was about 4, but Hughes has spent a lot of time in Fairfax over recent years. Likewise, [Nick] Perna has made numerous trips to Long Island."

    Trivia: Three-time Olympic speedskater Nathaniel Mills, who helped organize the Fort Dupont rink charity event, is the brother of figure skater Jessica Mills (1989 Junior World champion) and Phoebe Mills (1988 Olympic gymnast).

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    Joey Cheek is 27 and Emily is 17. I can't imagine why he would have been even slightly interested in her, even if he didn't have a girlfriend.
    I wouldn't put it past many guys. You have 50-something year old guys marrying 20 year old girls. 10 years is nothing, man...or at least now it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia
    Emily Hughes has travelled widely for outside coaching for many years now, including to Frank Carroll in LA, IIRC. From the article: "Bonni Retzkin has been Hughes' coach since she was about 4, but Hughes has spent a lot of time in Fairfax over recent years. Likewise, [Nick] Perna has made numerous trips to Long Island."

    Trivia: Three-time Olympic speedskater Nathaniel Mills, who helped organize the Fort Dupont rink charity event, is the brother of figure skater Jessica Mills (1989 Junior World champion) and Phoebe Mills (1988 Olympic gymnast).

    You are correct. I saw Emily out here in LA last summer.

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