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    How about that Armin?

    And "(that's Ma-ba-nooz-a-day)," according to his website.

    Next year I intend to start a thread called "Is Armin the One (for Sochi)?" Pure gorgeousness. He has a ways to go but what talent... and, the most adorable smile in the world. Go, Armin!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJzvMCDrt50

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    Yes! I really like him! We've had the pleasure of seeing him at Mike Weiss' Foundation show every year since 2005, and it's been a pleasure to watch him develop. This summer we also got to see him skate at the Liberty Summer Competition. I hope he has a bright future.

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    Lucky you, Gail!

    Here are his Wiki entry (Dartmouth?!? wow) a profile of him from IN last year.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armin_Mahbanoozadeh

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...KZOXtgfRp-ybCg

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    Armin is college-bound (yes, Dartmouth) so I'm not sure we will be seeing him next season.

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    That would be a real loss to skating. I hope you're mistaken.

    College can wait. Or maybe he can find a way to do both, like Alissa.

    JMO.

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    Armin deferred one year to skate this season. I'm not sure if he can defer two years.

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    Too bad it's Dartmouth and not Harvard or one of the NY schools or CA schools near rinks and coaches.

    I don't think there's a huge amount of elite level skating coaching done in the Dartmouth area, AFAIR?. At least there's an ice rink there, though.

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    What was he thinking? C'mon, Armin! You can find a good university near a good rink... in another year... or two... or four.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvtodd View Post
    Yes! I really like him! We've had the pleasure of seeing him at Mike Weiss' Foundation show every year since 2005, and it's been a pleasure to watch him develop.
    I saw him at this year's show and just fell in love with him.

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    He has a talent not only for the skate but also for the piano. Awesome.

    Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu by Armin M - Tribute to Mao Asada #2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nATjGJvOyw

    Rachmaninoff Prelude played by Armin M - Tribute to Mao Asada's 09/10 Freeskate

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFSMv...eature=related

    I'd like to recommend Mao using this version.

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    What an amazing compliment from one skater to another. He's really good! Thanks so much for posting those.

    Now I admire Armin even more! I'm glad that more people got to see how talented a skater he is at Nationals. Congrats to Armin on being named 1st alternate to 4CC, and good luck at Junior Worlds!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v988VuK0sfc

    I hope he's recovering from his injury.
    Last edited by Spun Silver; 01-27-2010 at 01:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    I hope he's recovering from his injury.
    I do hope his strong recovery at Jr. Worlds, too! First time I watched him was 2008 JGF, and he was a boy at that time. Now, he grew up to be a nice skater, and still has a great potential.

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    Can he defer for 2 years? It's definitely easy to ask for a 1 year deferment, but for 2 years, the admissions committee probably has more procedure than the Olympics committee deciding who gets to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Too bad it's Dartmouth and not Harvard or one of the NY schools or CA schools near rinks and coaches.

    I don't think there's a huge amount of elite level skating coaching done in the Dartmouth area, AFAIR?. At least there's an ice rink there, though.
    Not only does Dartmouth have a skating rink, they have a skating program. The team from Dartmouth won the collegiate championships for four consecutive years.

    http://www.dartmouth.edu/~skating/index.htm

    There was a shakeup in the coaching staff in 2008, so the team isn't quite as high profile as it once was, but having a skater like Armin should make a big difference.

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    I always enjoy watching his skating.

    I hope he will continue to skate next year,
    but is that true he might choose a university over skating?

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