You know I actually liked this kid when I saw him skate, liked, not loved or sobbed or broke down crying thinking he was the Messiah, et al. But I have to be honest when I heard him speak in the K&C it was a huge turn off, his voice that is.
And he still reminds me of Sasha Cohen to a "T", but like Sasha when she first debuted, the hyperbull is a huge turn off as well.
Nevertheless, I hope the kid does well, he seems decent enough. Good luck at Jr. Worlds, Jason!
Seems like having a coach with a back ground in sports medicine/bio mechanics could serve a skater very well. Not only helping to build strong technique but to keep them healthy for a long time. Let's hope!
Jason is competing in Junior Worlds this week. Let's give him three cheers!
(Love Jason's skating)
Four cheers! Go for it, Jason!
For that matter, Keegan has a quad in his LP. This is a risky strategy. His SP is fabulous, to Robin Hood, and he executed it really well at US Nats, finishing 4th in that part of the event in seniors. It is puzzling that his spins don't get higher values sometimes, and that appears to be a flaw in his coaching, since he is a great, fast spinner. He also should be able to manage better than level 1 or 2 in steps. Plus, since he has a decent 3Lo, I see no reason to have a 3F in the short and get the edge call, particularly since he did a 3Lo in the same place in the JGPF. IMO, he should have ditched The Incredible Hulk as an LP, since he looks more like The Little Green Sprout than The Hulk.
His SP element list US Nats: 3A, 3Lz3T, FCSP2, 3F (edge call), CSSp4, SlSt2, CCoSp4:
His JGPF SP
His LP elements list US Nats: 3A, 4T, FSSP3, 2A, 3Lz2t, FCSp2, 3A2T, SlSt1, CCoSp3, ChSt1, 3Lo, 3F+2t+2Lo (edge call), 3Lz
I'd love to see Keegan work with someone other that Rory for his choreographer, but he's very limited being here in Alaska - which makes his acomplishments that much more amazing, IMO - and from what I understand the expenses of senior/juniors have really taxed the family
It might be easier to hire a different choreographer than a different coach. After all, it's one trip south, and could be combined with his trip to Jr. Worlds. And he could visit when attending events. Tricky, but do-able.
I hope he wins Jr. Worlds. The $15,000 would come in handy.