However, it is hard to forgive Frank for having Chris skate to Indian Love Call, with every stereotypical fake Indian move in the book.
(1989, 1992) and two World titles (silver 1989 and bronze 1990). Bowman had a weight problem in his teens. (His mom, Joyce, is a wonderful cook.) Bowman hated the daily weigh-ins and keeping his weight down was one reason he began taking drugs. A small cameo part in the movie The Lost Boys put him in contact with other Hollywood teens with drug problems. Eventually, he couldn't control the addiction and Frank simply couldn't work with him anymore. Frank said at the time that "You can't train someone who's untrainable or coach someone who's uncoachable."
It really is a shame as Bowman had great charisma and great talent.
Bowman: 1990 Worlds
"The last skater was Bowman, mired in fifth place after the compulsories and the short program. His Latin-style adlibbed long program can only be described as vintage Bowman. Preening before the judges, cha-cha-cha-ing to the audience, mugging for the cameras, he seemed to have skated straight off a Copacabana set where he had been cast in the role of a gigolo-waiter. Things were going fairly well until, about 30 seconds into his program, he stumbled on his triple Axel-double loop combination, whereupon the side of Bowman that he calls "Hans Brinker from hell" took over. Deciding that "Gee, this is a really good program, but I'm skating against Viktor and Kurt," Bowman chucked his prepared routine and began "jumping my brains out" to try to rack up a few more technical points.
The brains were the first to go. Next he ditched his triple loop and replaced it with a triple Axel. Unfortunately, the triple Axel has never been a Bowman forte, and he singled it. Then he inserted a triple loop in a spot where he had planned only footwork. All the attendant little touches, the arm movements and choreography that are months in the perfecting, were altered, replaced by "interesting movements," as Bowman would later describe them. Bowman was skating by the seat of his pants. Carroll watched, seething. "It is always interesting to see a student's new program unveiled at the world championships," he said dryly upon the event's conclusion. "I was in total shock. Yes, I am angry. I ask myself, Why do I have the only maniac in figure skating?"
From the same event:
"Certainly it was too big to enjoy, and Trenary, who is pretty tightly strung to begin with, lay in bed the night before her short program thinking all sorts of bad thoughts. Unfortunately, that was also the night that the men's portion of the competition concluded, and skating officials had put Bowman in the hotel room next to Trenary. All night long people kept hammering on Bowman's door, trying to find the party that perpetually surrounds skating's irrepressible bad boy. Bowman, in fact, did not get back to his room until 6 a.m. He had been out all night with the Russians. But the damage was done. Trenary woke up in tears, having got three hours of sleep."
And Mirai, too. Frank is working on turning her into a mature skater who doesn't give up on the performance even while concentrating on landing jumps. No shame in that.
And he did encourage her to go for a 3-3 at worlds. So I don't see him as holding her back technically.
according to Chris's wiki, Frank coached him for 18 years until 1990 - so he would've started training with him in 1972 when Chris was 5. Toller Cranston and then John Nicks continued as his next coaches.
Jill also bombed her SP following that sleepless night.
She was fortunate that all she had to do was finish 2nd in the LP to guarantee a win.
Midori gave a couple of her finest skates ever - but after the way Jill had beaten Midori and Kristi by such a wide margin in the compulsories the title was hers to lose.