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    TEBC Virtual Program and Preview - Men's

    This is an interesting competition. We get to compare the skating of Patrick Chan and Takahiko Kozuka, both skaters of intricate programs who score well even when the jumps are not there.

    And then we get to see how the judges compare those skaters with the high flying French quadmeisters, Joubert and Preaubert. Not to mention, Ryan Bradley, the silver medallist at Skate Canada, landed some pretty snifty quads there, too. Also Andrei Lutai, the Russian men's silver medallist, also has a quad. And Yoann Deslot of France sometimes has one, too, but sometimes he forgets where he put it.

    If you like smooth edges, Chan and Kozuka are the skaters for you.

    If you like comedy and humor, definitely don't miss Preaubert and Bradley.

    And if you like the beautifully executed jumps, provided his magic blade sharpener is working, there is no better skater since Plushenko retired that Brian Joubert. His pattern seem to be that he struggles in the fall, but gets things together by Worlds and Europeans. I'm hoping that being beaten by Preaubert at Masters de Patinage will have accelerated his training schedule a bit. I love those high flying jumps myself.

    So definitely don't miss this competition folks! It will be a corker for sure.

    Now I don't know what rink food you should buy at a French rink. Once my husband somehow ended up with a hamburger with an egg on it at one.

    But here in the states, I'm thinking of some crispy French fries with gravy on them, and a hot dog with finely chopped cabbage slaw and a mild mustard.

    However, I'm going to settle with a nice cup of hot chocolate if only icenetwork will manage to let me watch without it freezing up.




    1 Patrick CHAN CAN 1

    Patrick is reworking his triple axel and trying to get his quad consistent. He is such a lovely skater that it's easy to forget how very,very young he is (as well as amazingly talented. He is here, fresh from his win at Skate Canada.

    Coaching History: Donald Laws; Ellen Burka; Shin Amano (??-2007) Osborne Colson (??-2006) Mei Yang (Former)
    Choreographer: Lori Nichol

    Training Town: Toronto, Ontario
    SP: Tango de los Exilados by Walter Taieb, performed by Vanessa Mae;
    LP: Allegro Scherzando and Andante from Cello Sonata by Sergei Rachmaninov; Allegro Scherzando from Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninov

    Personal Best Total Score 215.45 HomeSense Skate Canada Int. 2008
    Personal Best Score Short Program 77.47 Homesense Skate Canada 2008
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 145.86 Skate America 2007

    Current Canadian Senior Men's Champion
    Third Qualifier for the 2008 Grand Prix Final
    Sixth Qualifier for the 2006 Junior Grand Prix Final

    Recent Results
    2008 Skate Canada
    2008 World Championships 7 11 9 (203.55)
    2008 Canadian National Championships 2 1 1 (232.68)
    2008 Grand Prix Final 6 5 5 (208.13)
    2007 Trophée Eric Bompard 2 1 1 (214.94)
    2007 Skate America 3 3 3 (213.33)
    2007 World Junior Championships 1 4 2 (184.55)
    2007 Canadian National Championships 11 5 5 (187.54)
    2006 NHK Trophy 8 6 7 (174.34)
    2006 Trophée Eric Bompard 6 5 5 (179.92)
    2006 Central Ontario Summer Skate 3 2 2 (192.56)
    2006 World Junior Championships 3 6 6 (168.19)
    2006 Canadian National Championships 6 10 7 (202.31)
    2006 Junior Grand Prix Final 9 3 5 (154.60)
    2005 JGP Montréal 2 1 1 (167.83)
    2005 JGP Slovakia 8 3 4 (147.99)
    2005 World Junior Championships 11 6 7 (161.01)
    2005 Canadian Junior National Championships 1 1 1 (151.87)
    2005 Junior Eastern Challenge 4 3 4 (132.78)
    2005 Central Ontario Junior Sectionals 1 1 1
    2004 Junior North American Challenge Skate - Waterloo 4 5 5
    2004 Canadian Novice National Championships 4 1 1
    2004 Novice Eastern Challenge 3 2 2

    Videos:
    His new SP Tango de los Exilados by Walter Taieb
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8_IY3vEKak
    His new LP Rachmaninov Cello Sonata & Piano Concerto #2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7Syu...eature=related
    2008 Liberty LP Rachmaninov Cello Sonata & Piano Concerto #2 (The ice compressor failed and the ice was terrible)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_jMK...eature=related
    2008 Liberty SP Tango de los Exilados by Walter Taieb
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsrjA...eature=related
    2008 Canadian Championships LP Four Seasons
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc2jXafZZws
    2008 Worlds CBC Fluff on Patrick Chan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xyjD...eature=related
    2007 Liberty SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG5fc2fc_9o
    2006 TEB LP Vivaldi
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wjme9ni1VA
    2006 Jr Worlds LP Guitar Concerto
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fmr7vNTNbs
    Floskate's Good Luck Montage for Patrick (has clips of him as a very little skater)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv0wn...eature=related

    Articles:
    Patrick wins Skate Canada
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm..._winter02.html
    Patrick copes with the responsibility of leading the Canadian team post Buttle while working on his hockey shots.
    http://www.thestar.com/comment/colum...article/527214
    Icenetwork article as part of a Liberty preview
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Icenetwork article post Patrick's Canadian championship
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Golden Skate article from last September, Chan sets sights on 2010
    http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2007/091007.shtml
    Icenetwork article about Chan's ads for Petro Canada, the GP, and his developing quad.
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    2007 CBC sports Q&A with Patrick
    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/indepth/fea...ckchan-qa.html
    His icenetwork bio
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

    Website:
    Patrick's own website (bilingual in French)
    http://patrickchan88888.googlepages.com/

    2 Jialiang WU CHN 2

    Silver Medallist Chinese Nationals 2007/2008 season
    He is a relative youngster of 23. The Chinese are getting serious about their men's program. When they pay to send skaters to David Wilson in Canada, you know they are serious. I hope Wu will skate better here than he did in Cup of China recently. I want to be able to appreciate that Wilson choreography a little more.

    Coach: Lijie Yu Former Coach: Zhaoxiao Xu
    Choreographer: David Wilson

    Training Town: Harbin

    SP: All Alone by Joe Satriani
    LP: Standing the Storm by William Joseph-Beyond (information to be confirmed)

    Personal Best Total Score 184.69 Four Continents Championships 2007
    Personal Best Score Short Program 67.70 World Championships 2007
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 121.17 Four Continents Championships 2007

    Competitive Results
    2008 Cup of China 8 6 6 (177.75)
    2008 Four Continents Championships 8 11 10 (182.94)
    2008 Chinese National Championships 2 1 2 (179.32)
    2007 Cup of China 7 9 9 (168.95)
    2007 Skate Canada 10 11 11 (153.45)
    2007 World Championships 13 24 23 (170.10)
    2007 Four Continents Championships 6 7 6 (184.69)
    2007 Asian Winter Games 3 5 5 (172.00)
    2007 Winter Universiade 9 7 8 (172.76)
    2006 NHK Trophy 9 8 8 (169.22)
    2006 Cup of China 7 7 8 (175.52)
    2006 Four Continents Championships 7 11 10 (164.64)
    2005 Cup of China 7 12 10 (158.86)
    2004 World Junior Championships 26 - 26
    2003 Skate Bled 12 6 8
    2003 Czech Skate [JGP] 15 5 8
    2003 World Junior Championships 9 7 8
    2002 JGP China 4 3 3

    Video
    2007 Worlds LP A World Without Thieves
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ51Vm6-ll8

    Articles
    David Wilson Talks about doing the choreography for Jia Liang Wu
    There are some nice pictures of the Chinese skaters touring as well.
    http://www.ifsmagazine.com/forum/ind...?showtopic=671


    3 Yoann DESLOT FRA 3


    I don't know much about Yoann. But his 4th place finish at Masters de Patinage is an important jump in position for him, and will be why the French federation added his name to the list of competitors at TEBC. However, his eight place finish at Coupe de Nice (the medallists there were Preaubert, Ponsero, and Macypura) indicates he still has some consistency problems.

    Coaches: Annick Dumont et Pierre Trente
    Training towns: Yoann a débuté au Club de Grenoble et s'entraîne maintenant au pôle de Champigny.

    SP: Le Concerto de l'Adieu, soundtrack of the movie Dien Bien Phu, by Georges Delerue. (Thank you, Nmsis)
    LP: Tango

    Competitive History
    2008 Coupe de Nice 156.84 7 9 8 (156.84)
    2008 Masters de Patinage 3 4 4 (191.76)
    2008 AEGON Challenge Cup 6 8 8 (158.35)
    2008 French National Championships 7 6 7 (171.15)
    2007 Crystal Skate of Romania 1 2 1 (174.45)
    2007 Masters de Patinage 5 5 5 (149.50)
    2007 Winter Universiade 18 23 23 (128.32)
    2006 Masters de Patinage 4 4 4 (150.40)
    2006 French National Championships 7 (149.32)
    2005 Merano Cup 3 3 3 (151.09)
    2005 Masters de Patinage 7 8 8 (144.02)
    2005 French National Championships 8 6 7 (164.04)
    2004 Merano Cup 2 2 2
    2004 French National Championships 9
    2003 French National Championships 9
    2003 Swiss Junior National Championships 1 1 1
    2002 JGP Canada 11 5 6
    2002 JGP Courchevel 10 9 9
    2002 French National Championships 16

    Videos
    2008 Masters de Patinage LP Tango
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpURCFFz8SY
    2008 Masters De Patinage SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrKjY...eature=related
    Yes Joann has a Quad Toe. Here it is in training
    http://video.aol.com/video-detail/yo...id=VIDURVSPR09
    Exhibition at Courchevel (I'm Feeling Good)
    http://video.aol.com/video-detail/yo...id=VIDURVSPR03
    2007 Interview as part of the Coupe de Grenoble sports report (Yoann won the men's)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwCdW4NiitY

    Articles:
    From the Grenoble paper (scroll past the biographical stuff) It's in French.
    http://www.yoann-deslot.new.fr/

    Website:
    His official website
    http://www.yoann-deslot.new.fr/

    4 Brian JOUBERT FRA 3

    The ex world champion, and current world silver medallist is going to want to skate his best here. It's his Grand Prix debut in the year leading up to the Olympics, an Olympics that I'm sure he has felt that he will surely win a medal in. His sixth place in the last Olympics had to be a huge disappointment that he will want to wipe out with a 2010 podium finish.

    On the other hand, he keeps a very busy schedule. Not only does he skate in many shows, he models and pictures of him in various states of dress and undress are all over the internet. All this activity has got to affect his training schedule, I would think.

    He also feels a need to give explanations and complain about the scoring system when he loses. I'm hoping he skates well this competition, because when he skates well, he's amazing.

    Coach: Jean-Christophe Simond Former Coach: A. Berezintsev, V. Guyon, L. Depouilly
    Choreographer: Evgeni Platov (Thanks Nmsis!)
    Training Towns: Courchevel and Poitiers

    This is what he used at Masters de Patinage:
    SP: Rise by Safri Duo (from his exhibition last season)
    LP: "The Last of the Mohicans" Soundtrack

    Personal Best Total Score 240.85 World Championships 2007
    Personal Best Score Short Program 83.64 World Championships 2007
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 160.13 Cup of Russia - Bosco Sport 2006

    First Qualifier for the 2007 Grand Prix Final
    First Alternate for the 2006 Grand Prix Final

    Competitive History Competition SP LP Final
    2008 Masters de Patinage 1 3 2 (218.55)
    2008 World Championships 6 2 2 (231.22)
    2008 European Championships 2 4 3 (219.45)
    2008 French National Championships 1 1 1 (236.55)
    2007 Skate Canada 1 2 1 (213.62)
    2007 Masters de Patinage 1 1 1 (218.97)
    2007 Japan Open - 3 2 (Team)
    2007 World Championships 1 3 1 (240.85)
    2007 European Championships 2 1 1 (227.12)
    2007 Grand Prix Final 1 1 1 (233.46)
    2007 French National Championships 1 1 1 (239.49)
    2006 Cup of Russia 1 1 1 (237.83)
    2006 Trophée Eric Bompard 1 1 1 (231.08)
    2006 Masters de Patinage 1 1 1 (233.77)
    2006 World Championships 1 2 2 (270.83)
    2006 Olympic Games 4 7 6 (212.89)
    2006 European Championships 2 3 3 (222.95)
    2006 French National Championships 1 (218.14)
    2005 Trophée Eric Bompard 2 2 2 (210.41)
    2005 Skate America 4 2 3 (114.74)
    2005 Masters de Patinage 1 1 1 (206.80)
    2005 World Championships 2 13 6 (235.29)
    2005 European Championships 1 2 2 (224.43)
    2005 Grand Prix Final 4 4 5 (193.64)
    2005 French National Championships 2 1 1 (214.35)
    2004 Marshall's World Cup of Skating N/A 3 3
    2004 Trophée Eric Bompard Cachemire 4 1 2 (199.04)
    2004 Skate America 1 2 1 (193.46)
    2004 Campbell's International Figure Skating Classic N/A 2 2
    2004 Marshall's World Skating Challenge N/A 2 2
    2004 World Championships 2 2 2
    2004 European Championships 2 1 1
    2004 French National Championships 1
    2003 NHK Trophy 4 5 4
    2003 Trophée Lalique 6 2 4
    2003 Cup of China 4 2 2
    2003 French Masters 1
    2003 World Championships 6 6 6
    2003 Grand Prix Final 4 4/3 3
    2003 European Championships 2 2 2
    2003 French National Championships 1
    2002 Trophée Lalique 1 5 5
    2002 Skate America 2 1 1
    2002 Top Jump - - 6
    2002 French Masters 3
    2002 World Championships 18 15 13
    2002 Olympic Games 17 12 14
    2002 European Championships 3 6 3
    2002 French National Championships 3
    2001 Skate America 10 9 9
    2001 International Junior Competition (Italy) 1
    2001 Top Jump - - 2
    2001 French National Championships 4
    2000 Coupe Viennoise 1
    2000 Coupe des Violettes 1
    2000 Challenge d'Aquitaine 1
    2000 Coupe de Lyon 1
    2000 Gdansk 4
    2000 Junior Grand Prix de St. Gervais 4
    2000 World Junior Championships 15
    2000 French Junior National Championships 2

    Videos
    2008 Masters de Patinage SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQiX0...eature=related
    2008 Masters de Patinage LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcSit...eature=related
    2008 Interview at Stars Sur Glace
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5A1jfE_U_0
    2007 Worlds SP James Bond 007
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A41uDx__NWc
    2007 Worlds LP Unforgiven (British Eurosport) He wins the World Championship
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BCpPT9emh4
    2007 Europeans Brian fluff (in French)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2KLHPZ1SdE
    2007 Exhibition Clocks
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJllYq-Qwag
    2004 Worlds LP The Matrix (ABC)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PXy-...eature=related

    Articles
    Brian withdraws from Coupe de Nice
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Brian interview on his blade sharpener, choreo with Kurt Browning, and his performance at Masters de Patinage
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Brian reports being focussed and having a different hair style in July
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Brian works with Platov in May. Platov comments
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Press conference after Worlds
    http://www.ifsmagazine.com/forum/ind...?showtopic=547
    His icenetwork bio
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...=100183&mode=I
    Brian wins his 6th French championship
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Q&A with Brian by Ice Network December 2007
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Golden Skate Q&A with Brian in 2006
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2005/joubert.shtml
    Golden Skate interviews Brian back in 2003
    http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2003/102403.shtml

    Website
    Brian's Official website
    http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~brian.fr/

    5 Alban PREAUBERT FRA 3

    Alban, like Ryan Bradley, is just fun to watch. His SP routine as a bee trying to avoid flies is a fond memory of mine from Skate America 2006. That routine is not on youtube, but still can be seen on icenetwork as part of the Skate America Day 1 coverage 2006 as part of the archived footage. If you have a subscription, be sure to go back and check it out.

    Throw Alban a teddy bear for me, will you, if you're at the event? I love his skating!

    Coach: Annick Dumont, P. Trente, T. Gasc, A. Fusco Former Coach: Elena Issatchenko, Philippe Pelissier
    Choreographer: Muriel Zazoui, Romain Haguenauer
    Training Towns: Courchevel and Champigny-sur-Marne

    SP: Exit Music (Radiohead Cover) by Brad Melhdau
    LP: Kalinka by Maxime Rodriguez; Volga Boatmen by Maxime Rodriguez

    Personal Best Total Score 212.67 Skate America 2006
    Personal Best Score Short Program 73.80 Skate America 2006
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 140.34 Trophee Eric Bompard 2006

    Fifth Qualifier for the 2007 Grand Prix Final

    Competitive History
    2008 Masters de Patinage 2 1 1 (223.65)
    2008 European Championships 10 8 10 (178.63)
    2008 French National Championships 3 7 3 (187.21)
    2007 Trophée Eric Bompard 1 3 3 (207.10)
    2007 Skate America 4 5 5 (194.40)
    2007 Masters de Patinage 4 2 3 (188.16)
    2007 World Championships 10 11 11 (202.60)
    2007 European Championships 6 5 6 (199.95)
    2007 Grand Prix Final 3 4 4 (201.32)
    2006 Trophée Eric Bompard 2 2 2 (211.72)
    2006 Skate America 2 3 3 (212.67)
    2006 Masters de Patinage 2 2 2 (203.73)
    2006 World Championships 17 6 8 (230.95)
    2006 European Championships 5 8 6 (190.18)
    2006 French National Championships 3 (204.66)
    2005 Cup of Russia 5 7 6 (186.50)
    2005 Cup of China 12 7 9 (166.77)
    2005 Masters de Patinage 3 5 5 (161.72)
    2005 World Junior Championships 8 12 9 (153.03)
    2005 Winter Universiade 5 7 8
    2005 French National Championships 6 7 6 (171.35)
    2004 Trophée Eric Bompard Cachemire 11 7 8 (146.00)
    2004 NHK Trophy 11 10 10 (153.94)
    2004 World Junior Championships 5 5 4
    2004 French National Championships 5 5 4
    2003 Junior Grand Prix - Zagreb 3 2 2
    2003 Skate Bled 1 4 4
    2003 World Junior Championships 4 3 3
    2003 French National Championships 5
    2002 Pokal der Blauen Schwerter [JGP] 8 8 8
    2002 Skate Slovakia [JGP] 7 12 11
    2002 Junior Heiko-Fischer-Pokal 1 1 1
    2002 French National Championships 13

    Video
    2008 Masters de Patinage SP Radiohead
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdsvs...eature=related
    2008 Masters de Patinage LP Russian Medley
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdsvs...eature=related
    2008 Worlds SP Dracula (Large hand on the back of his costume)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkIa99JeEgA
    2008 Worlds - his withdrawal interview. He has recurring back problems.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7TSEnvzBys
    2008 Courchevel Exhibition Kalinka
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTHL6tZVyK8
    2007 Europeans SP His Bumblebee routine
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJu6hT6yCUg
    2007 Worlds LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqc7vfF3oVs

    Articles
    Preaubert wins the 2008 Masters de Patinage over Joubert
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Nice biographical interview with Alban before last years worlds by Icenetwork
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Alban hangs on for 3rd at last year's French nationals
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071209
    2007 Golden Skate interview with Alban about his thoughts about his programs and skating (great photo)
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2007/081307.shtml
    Ice network bio (his 2007 Skate America SP and LP are linked on the page. I believe you can see them by being registered, but may not need to pay.)
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...=100212&mode=I

    Website:
    Official website for Alban, in both English and French
    http://www.albanpreaubert.fr/index.php?langage=en


    6 Peter LIEBERS GER 4

    He is 20.

    He took almost a year recovering from a broken leg. A metal insert was put in it that was able to be removed a year later. Only then could he resume training full out. His quad toe is not yet consistent, but he was training it back in June. He has a 3A3T combo in his LP. His performance at Coupe de Nice was significantly better than what he has shown at his last Europeans and at Finlandia, earlier in the fall.

    I want to see what Rene Lohse has choreographed for him, too, and see it skated well.

    Coach: Viola Striegler Former Coach: Romy Österreich, Jürgen Bertko
    Choreographer: Rene Lohse, Andreas Fischer
    Training Town: Berlin

    SP: Les Lacs du Connemara by Michel Sardou Choreo by Andreas Fischer
    LP: Ying and Yang (Selection of Asian Music) Choreo Rene Lohse (of Winkler and Lohse)

    Personal Best Total Score 165.14 European Championships 2008
    Personal Best Score Short Program 57.67 World Junior Championships 2006
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 114.67 European Championships 2008

    Competitive History
    2008 Coupe de Nice 180.86 5 4 5 (180.86)
    2008 Finlandia Trophy 7 4 5 (168.19)
    2008 Nebelhorn Trophy 13 7 9 (166.06)
    2008 World Championships 32 32 (FNR)
    2008 Heiko-Fischer-Pokal 1 2 2 (188.18)
    2008 European Championships 21 11 13 (165.14)
    2008 German National Championships 3 1 2 (175.04)
    2007 Golden Spin of Zagreb 4 11 7 (158.37)
    2007 Coupe Internationale de Nice 8 4 6 (149.85)
    2007 Nebelhorn Trophy 8 17 15 (133.61)
    2006 World Junior Championships 4 17 13 (150.33)
    2006 Junior Heiko-Fischer-Pokal 1 2 1 (144.43)
    2006 Junior Dragon Trophy 1 5 3 (138.75)
    2006 German National Championships 3 8 6 (151.60)
    2005 SBC Cup [JGP] 8 4 4 (138.73)
    2005 Gdansk Cup [JGP] 9 12 11 (131.17)
    2005 German National Championships 6 5 5 (161.33)
    2004 Pokal der Blauen Schwerter [JGP] 3 3 4 (154.41)
    2004 JGP Budapest 6 12 10 (132.18)
    2004 Junior Heiko-Fischer-Pokal 1 1 1
    2004 German National Championships 5 5 5
    2003 Skate Bled 13 9 10
    2003 Mexico Cup [JGP] 9 8 8
    2003 Junior Heiko-Fischer-Pokal 1 1 1
    2002 Trofeo Rita Trapanese [JGP] 9 15 14
    2002 Skate Slovakia [JGP] 16 9 12
    2002 Junior Heiko-Fischer-Pokal 2 2 2
    2002 German Junior National Championships 2 1 1

    Videos
    2008 Finlandia LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNB9NrM8i7Q
    2008 German Nationals LP (partial, home video)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Ul6c_-1xA

    Article
    Nice article by Barry Mittan about Peter Liebers in Skate Today, June 2008
    http://www.skatetoday.com/news-13-0-0-0--.html
    Skating runs in the Liebers Family. GoldenSkate interviewed Martin Liebers, who talks about his then 14 year old brother Peter, back in 2003.
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2002/052203.shtml
    Q&A with Peter Liebers (in German)after Finlandia
    http://www.figureskating-online.com/pageID_6713570.html
    January 2008 interview with Peter in German
    http://www.figureskating-online.com/pageID_5495212.html

    Fan website
    http://peter-liebers.chapso.de/

    7 Takahiko KOZUKA JPN 5

    While Oda was doing a timeout, Takahiko became the Japanese Nationals silver medallist in seniors.He is the son of figure skaters. His father was Japanese champion, and his mother was an ice dancer. He was Junior World champion in 2006. He won Skate America this year with a brilliant performance.

    Coach: Nobuo Sato Kumiko Sato, Tsuguhiko Kozuka (his father) Choreographer: Yuka Sato

    SP: Take Five by David Brubeck
    LP: Romeo and Juliet (soundtrack) by Nino Rota

    Personal Best Total Score 226.18 Skate America 2008
    Personal Best Score Short Program 80.10 Skate America 2008
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 146.08 Skate America 2008

    Competitive Results:
    2008 Skate America 3 1 1 (226.18)
    2008 World Championships 8 8 8 (205.15)
    2008 Four Continents Championships 7 6 8 (196.38)
    2008 Japanese National Championships 2 2 2 (219.34)
    2007 Cup of Russia 7 4 5 (199.98)
    2007 Skate America 10 7 8 (177.47)
    2007 Japan Open - 4 1 (Team)
    2007 Asian Winter Games 5 4 4 (177.11)
    2007 Japanese National Championships 5 6 6 (200.88)
    2006 NHK Trophy 4 3 3 (208.34)
    2006 Trophée Eric Bompard 11 6 6 (177.85)
    2006 World Junior Championships 2 1 1 (180.05)
    2006 Japanese National Championships 10 3 4 (193.00)
    2006 Junior Grand Prix Final 1 1 1 (178.72)
    2005 SBC Cup [JGP] 3 1 1 (158.94)
    2005 JGP Montréal 3 2 2 (157.27)
    2005 Japanese National Championships 1 6 4 (182.69)

    Videos:
    His SP to Take Five
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8EcIv89jLw
    His LP to Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S0vi...eature=related
    2007 Japan Open Gala
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lORVvReelmU
    2007 The Ice Exhibition Staying Alive by the Beegees
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rxcG...re=related2006 Jr Worlds SP Sing, Sing, Sing by Benny Goodman
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ya-kgkmAiw
    2006 Jr Worlds LP Piano Concerto in F by George Gershwin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho2ia...eature=related


    Articles:
    Takahiko wins Skate America 2008 over Weir and Lysacek
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...enskate26.html
    Elvin Walker Reports on the SA 2008 Men's Long Program for Golden Skate (Scoll down. It's at the bottom of the page)
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2008/sa_2.shtml
    Elvin Walker Reports on the SA 2008 Men's Short Program for Golden Skate (again, scroll down)
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2008/sa_1.shtml
    Takahiko's IceNetwork Biography
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...=100221&mode=I
    This website has an interview with Takahiko
    Here's the translated from Russian version
    http://translate.google.com/translat...%3Den%26sa%3DN
    The Russian version of the page
    http://fsnews.ru/page-id-43.html

    Fan Website
    http://takahiko-kozuka.com/takahiko_top_2.htm
    English Translated version of website
    http://translate.google.com/translat...%3Den%26sa%3DN
    Another fan website (English)
    http://takahikokozuka.com/Eng/index.html
    And the Japanese version
    http://takahikokozuka.com/

    8 Andrei LUTAI RUS 6

    Andrei Lutai was added to TEBC at the last minute. As a result, he is not competing at Golden Spin of Zagreb this weekend. He is coached by Mishin, but Tom Dickson of the Broadmoor in Colorado does his vhoreography. I think that's an interesting combination. He is the two time Russian silver medallist and he did a 4t2t at Russian nationals.

    Coach: Tatiana Mishina, Alexei Mishin Former Coach: Elena Malakhova, Nina Ruchkina
    Choreographer: Tom Dickson
    Training Town: St. Petersburg

    SP: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" (Symphony Number 9) by Anton Dvorak
    LP: Headhunters

    Personal Best Total Score 200.54 European Championships 2007
    Personal Best Score Short Program 66.97 European Championships 2007
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 133.57 European Championships 2007

    Competitive History
    2008 Finlandia Trophy 13 6 8 (157.68)
    2008 European Championships 9 9 8 (180.46)
    2008 Russian National Championships 2 2 2 (208.79)
    2007 Cup of Russia 5 10 9 (185.35)
    2007 Skate America 5 8 7 (180.88)
    2007 World Championships 24 18 20 (175.46)
    2007 World Championships 24 18 20 (175.46)
    2007 European Championships 5 6 5 (200.54)
    2007 Russian National Championships 1 3 2 (217.14)
    2006 Coupe Internationale de Nice 1 1 1 (188.21)
    2006 Karl Schäfer Memorial 2 2 1 (173.40)
    2006 Finlandia Trophy 1 4 4 (182.37)
    2006 Russian National Championships 7 8 7
    2005 Winter Universiade 6 5 5
    2005 Russian National Championships 7 7 7
    2004 Finlandia Trophy 10 10 10
    2004 Ukrainian Souvenir [JGP] 4 3 4 (165.64)
    2004 JGP Courchevel 2 1 2 (165.94)
    2004 Russian National Championships 7 5 4
    2003 Skate Slovakia [JGP] 6 7 7
    2003 Russian National Championships 7 9 8
    2002 Trofeo Rita Trapanese [JGP] 5 5 4
    2002 Pokal der Blauen Schwerter [JGP] 5 5 5
    2002 Russian Junior National Championships 11 5 7

    Videos
    2008 SP Finlandia Symphony Number 9, From the New World By Dvorak
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrF37Fmgmik
    2008 SP Russian Nationals
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdXOc7sIph8
    2007 Europeans Exhibition
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EITW...eature=related
    2006 Gala Exhibition at Jaca
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5FHPFDqr7s
    2003 SP Russian Nationals
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HanqrpNU4MA

    Articles
    Report from 2008 Russian Nationals by Anna Kondakova for Golden Skate (scroll down for the men's LP)
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2007/rn_3.shtml
    Report from 2008 Russian Nationals by Anna Kondakova for Golden Skate (scroll down for the men's SP)
    http://goldenskate.com/articles/2007/rn_1.shtml
    His icenetwork bio
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...=100383&mode=I

    Website

    9 Igor MACYPURA SVK 7

    Igor struggles a bit with his jumps, but has a 3A and a 3F3T in his SP. He tends to fall apart a bit in the LP. His step sequences are only level one, so he leaves a lot of points on the table there. He used to skate for the US, but like many with dual citizenship, has chosen to skate for another country, in this case Slovakia. He has changed coaches to from Delilah Sappenfield to Christine Binder and is now training at Artesia, CA (Kwan rink) Michelle's sister Karen is his choreographer. He skated very well at Coupe de Nice and then went on to skate not so well at Skate America. Perhaps his schedule was affected by the move and the coaching change.

    I'm hoping it's the Good Igor that shows up here.

    Coach: Christine Binder, Eva Krizkova Former Coaches: Dalilah Sappenfield, Rashid Kadirkaev
    Choreographer: Karen Oppegard-Kwan
    Training Town: Artesia CA

    SP: Street Passions by Didulja
    LP: Spring by Loreat (Tango Selection)

    Personal Best Total Score 174.94 World Championships 2007
    Personal Best Score Short Program 61.25 World Championships 2007
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 115.03 Skate America 2008

    Competitive History
    2008 Skate America 9 8 9 (169.61)
    2008 Coupe de Nice (187.71) 3 2 3 (Preaubert and Ponsero are ahead of Igor)
    For Igor to be 2nd in the LP was very promising for him!
    2008 Karl SCHÄFER Memorial 5 7 6 (160.22)
    2008 Nebelhorn Trophy 9 17 13 (152.36)
    2008 Triglav Trophy 2 2 2 (149.94)
    2008 World Championships 19 21 21 (169.93)
    2008 European Championships 33 33 (FNR)
    2007 Nebelhorn Trophy 4 3 4 (177.13)
    2007 Ondrej Nepela Memorial 5 8 6 (143.28)
    2007 World Championships 21 22 21 (174.94)
    2007 European Championships 20 12 17 (159.61)
    2007 Czech and Slovak National Championships 2 2 2 (155.31)
    2006 Karl Schäfer Memorial 9 7 9 (153.66)
    2006 Nebelhorn Trophy 15 4 9 (149.34)
    2006 Ondrej Nepela Memorial 1 3 3 (145.07)
    2006 World Championships 28 27
    2006 European Championships 30 30 (42.00)
    2005 Karl Schäfer Memorial 9 8 8 (146.55)
    2005 Ondrej Nepela Memorial 16 7 10 (133.15)
    2004 U.S. Junior National Championships 1 9 8
    2004 U.S. Pacific Coast Junior Sectionals 1 2 2
    2004 U.S. Central Pacific Junior Regionals 1 2 2
    2003 U.S. Pacific Coast Junior Sectionals 3 7 6
    2003 U.S. Central Pacific Junior Regionals 1 1 1
    2002 U.S. Junior Pacific Coast Sectionals 7 7 7

    Videos:
    2008 Karl Schaefer Memorial SP Street Passions (he finished 5th)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz9jNsmC6bQ
    2008 Karl Schaefer Memorial LP Spring (Tango)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQTW4...eature=related
    2008 Worlds LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6be__6iu7Jo
    2007 Europeans SP Carmina Burana
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Bw38Euh8k
    2007 Europeans LP The Rock
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLEV_D7BO0E
    Igor Being Crazy Enough to try a Quad Axel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG_uc...eature=related

    Articles
    Igor finishes 3rd at Coupe de Nice, lands good 3A3T combination in the LP
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Tracings biography
    http://tracings.net/mats-igor.html

    Website:
    http://www.figureskatingonline.info/...SVK11004198501

    11 Ryan BRADLEY USA 9
    The high kick waxel thing in his program is intentional. His exhibitions are always amazing. He is a total ham. There is more life in his exhibitions than in his competitive programs. His jumps are huge. He has great spirals and musicality. His basic skating probably needs work. He learned to skate at age 2 and perhaps that's a problem? Also, he's a college student, majoring in business. His last competition, Skate Canada, yield him his best ever scores in SP, LP, and total and his first ever Grand Prix medal (silver in this case). Plus he landed two quads, one in the SP and one in the LP.

    Coach: Tom Zakrajsek
    Choreographer: Renee Roca, Catarina Lindgren
    Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO, USA

    SP: Elvis Presley Medley performed by Christopher West
    LP: Latin Medley by Perez Prado
    Exhibition: Western Movies

    Personal Best Total Score 212.75 HomeSense Skate Canada Int. 2008
    Personal Best Score Short Program 72.50 HomeSense Skate Canada Int. 2008
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 140.25 HomeSense Skate Canada Int. 2008

    Other Skating Efforts: Gallegos & Bradley, Vise & Bradley (pairs)

    Recent Results
    2008 Skate Canada 3 2 2 (212.75)
    2008 Liberty SP, 1st (ahead of Patrick Chan) LP 2nd (behind Patrick Chan)
    2008 U.S. National Championships 4 5 5 (221.31)
    2007 Trophée Eric Bompard 7 5 5 (191.32)
    2007 Skate America 8 6 6 (181.66)
    2007 International Counter Match 4 1 (Team)
    2007 World Championships 19 13 15 (188.90)
    2007 Four Continents Championships 3 5 4 (196.29)
    2007 U.S. National Championships 3 2 2 (219.21)
    2007 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals 2 1 2 (200.87)
    2006 Skate America 4 9 8 (172.29)
    2006 U.S. National Championships 6 9 8 (199.50)
    2006 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals 5 3 4 (165.40)
    2006 U.S. Southwestern Regionals 2 1 1
    2004 Four Continents Championships 11 10 11
    2004 U.S. National Championships 5 6 6
    2004 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals 2 1 1
    2004 U.S. Southwestern Regionals 2 1 1
    2003 U.S. National Championships 15 9 9
    2003 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals 4 2 2
    2002 Skate Canada 7 6 6
    2002 Karl Schäfer Memorial 5 3 4
    2003 U.S. Southwestern Regionals 2 1 1
    2002 World Junior Championships 15 15 15
    2002 U.S. National Championships 8 7 7
    2002 U.S. Midwestern Sectionals 1 1 1

    Videos
    2007 version of Polka-Clown at the Birthday Party
    This is an amazing exhibition-a good triple/triple, a huge backflip landing on one foot and an bunch of tomfoolery. Ryan Bradley at his best.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa8Nu...eature=related
    2007 4C's SP Polka
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQdcg...eature=related
    2007 October Exhibition Money (That's What I Want) Dream Big & Encore
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=368YE...eature=related
    2008 Liberty LP Western Movies (Ryan used this at SC for an exhibition)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odMp1eFcRdc
    2008 Liberty SP Elvis (HUGE quad toe triple toe)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evYRFDycJSQ
    Another performance of his Elvis SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm8E4Yx6FYc
    His Latin medley LP from 2008
    2004 US Nationals LP Southern Medley (Dick Button right on the money on the commentary)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISEYOXCf4zk
    2004 US Nationals SP New York, New York. Another standing O
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOk5q...eature=related
    2000 Keri Lotion LP William Tell Overture (Ryan is 15)Yes the Lone Ranger gets into a classical program here.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gbYS...eature=related

    Articles
    Ryan's icenetwork bio page-there are links to several of his performances and interviews on this page (scroll down on the right hand side of the page.)
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...=100092&mode=I
    Ryan Finishes Second at Skate Canada
    http://www.lifeskate.com/skate/2008/...ens-title.html
    In this first day wrapup, icenetwork includes a short interview with Ryan
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Ryan toured with the Katerina Witt final Tour in March 2008. Brian Boitano recommended him to Kat. Here's an interview with Ryan.
    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
    Ryan won the US collegiate skating title 3 times
    http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=39203
    His career has been plagued by injuries & he is not Johnny Weir
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...2/ai_n17151782
    Ryan contemplates his life in skating; he feels he has more he wants to accomplish.
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m..._/ai_n27957542

    "A lackluster 2007-08 season hampered by inconsistent performances and nagging knee injuries opened the door to retirement for Bradley, the Broadmoor Skating Club's most decorated active member. Bradley took fifth at the U.S. Championships following a fifth- place finish at Trophee Eric Bompard and a sixth-place showing at Skate America. And his surgically repaired knees continued to give him trouble. "It was hard for me at the end of last season," Bradley said. "I was so tired, and I was on the road so much. It was really wearing on me." The prospect of revamped programs lit a fire in Bradley as his coaches, Tom Zakrajsek and Becky Calvin, attempted to persuade him not to call it quits.

    They worked together to develop what Bradley termed "lighter" routines aimed at pleasing the audience. To keep the technical elements at a high standard, they incorporated a quad toe loop, a jump with four rotations. "You have to be competitive, but we want something the crowd can enjoy,"

    Bradley said. "My favorite part of competing is entertaining the crowd and getting that roar. We're ending the programs to bring out my character a little bit more."
    Goldenskate article about Ryan from 2003. He comes from a skating family.
    http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2002/022503.shtml

    Website:
    http://ryan-bradley.com/


    12 Brandon MROZ USA 9
    Brandon is still 17. (His birthday is in December) I first remember seeing Brandon skate at Liberty one year. He had just won juniors, and then decided to skate in the Senior Men's short. He won that too. Lately, that consistency has eroded, because he is growing. He has a penchant for ornate costumes. Brandon had his best ever total score and SP at Skate Canada this year. His programs are getting better all the time.
    His costume for Till Eulenspiegel is a little peculiar. It's hard to picture Till, who seemed to specialize in the sort of pranks that involved cow manure, dressed in a vest with a lace jabot and a watch chain. Till is supposed to be a sly and humorous peasant playing tricks on the rich and the obnoxious.
    http://www.steincollectors.org/libra...enspiegel.html

    Coach: Tom Zakrajsek; Former Coach: Debbie Doge Howe, Doug Leigh
    Choreographer: Lori Nichol, Tom Dickson
    Training Town" Colorado Springs

    SP: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks by Richard Strauss
    LP: Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach

    Personal Best Total Score 192.23 HomeSense Skate Canada Int. 2008
    Personal Best Score Short Program 67.03 HomeSense Skate Canada Int. 2008
    Personal Best Score Free Skating 130.64 ISU JGP Vienna Cup 2007

    First Qualifier for the 2007/2008 Junior Grand Prix Final
    Fourth Qualifier for the 2006/2007 Junior Grand Prix Final

    Recent Results
    2008 Skate Canada 6 7 7 (192.23)
    2008 World Junior Championships 3 5 4 (186.20)
    2008 U.S. Junior National Championships 3 2 2 (203.63)
    2008 Junior Grand Prix Final 2 2 2 (187.34)
    2007 Pokal der Blauen Schwerter [JGP] 4 1 1 (179.73)
    2007 Vienna Cup [JGP] 4 1 2 (185.33)
    2007 World Junior Championships 7 2 4 (178.40)
    2007 U.S. Junior National Championships 2 3 2 (178.56)
    2007 Junior Grand Prix Final 5 2 2 (168.06)
    2006 Chinese Taipei Cup [JGP] 1 2 1 (177.16)
    2006 JGP Mexico 11 1 2 (148.66)
    2006 Junior Triglav Trophy 1 1 1 (164.02)
    2006 U.S. Novice National Championships 1 3 2 (148.73)
    2006 U.S. Midwestern Novice Sectionals 1 2 1 (131.62)
    2006 U.S. Southwestern Novice Regionals 1 1 1
    2005 U.S. Midwestern Novice Sectionals 8 5 6
    2005 U.S. Upper Great Lake Novice Regionals 2 2 2
    2004 North American Challenge Skate - Waterloo (Nov) 2 3 3
    2004 U.S. Novice National Championships 7 7 7
    2004 U.S. Midwestern Novice Sectionals 4 2 2
    2004 U.S. Upper Great Lakes Novice Regionals 1 1 1

    Videos
    2008 Liberty LP (The ice compressor failed and the ice was terrible)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qx3f...eature=related
    His new Till Eulenspiegel SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPaNJnBEPVA
    His LP from this season
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncp4F...eature=related
    2008 Jr Worlds LP King of the Forest
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJqSo...eature=related
    2007 Jr Worlds LP Malaguena
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH3_EJokrKI


    Articles
    Icenetwork BIO-several videos of Brandon, including his silver-winning 2008 US Nationals SP & LP are on the website. For these two videos, you must be subscriber.
    For his world junior interview and practice, you have to only register, but not pay.
    http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/de...=100076&mode=I
    2006 article about Brandon's US Nationals novice silver medal
    http://stlouis2006.usfigureskating.o...eMenShort.aspx
    Brandon is a Michael Weiss Foundation scholarship winner
    http://michaelweiss.org/2008winners.shtml

    Website
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    Deslot's SP music is Le Concerto de l'Adieu, soundtrack of the movie Dien Bien Phu, by Georges Delerue.

    And Joubert's choreographer is currently Evgeni Platov.



    Thanks for the job of gathering all those informations, Doris.

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    Nmsis, Thanks for the info! I have updated (with thanks to you in parantheses).

    Do you know any details about Deslot? There wasn't much biographical fluff or interviews that I found. Only a section from the Grenoble News that was the usual such a prodigy, such jumps when he was 9 sort of stuff.
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    Alban Preaubert's bee SP, as skated at 2006 Europeans, is available on youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Do you know any details about Deslot? There wasn't much biographical fluff or interviews that I found. Only a section from the Grenoble News that was the usual such a prodigy, such jumps when he was 9 sort of stuff.
    Not much.
    Deslot is a skater who has style but is rather fragile mentally, a thing that has always prevented him to "shine".
    He has good spins and flexibility that he kept from his young age when he was doing rhytmic gymnastics.
    He's really sweet and likes to talk with the fans so even if he doesn't make the podiums, he has a very faithful little fan club.
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    Doris, your post is everything a fan could wish for. You have done a lot of work for the rest of us. I don't know how to thank you enough.

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