For now, Benton seems content skating, and still appreciates the simplicity that drew him to the sport.
"I think the main thing is that skating is artistic and athletic," Benton said. "It's one of the few sports that is."
As Benton continues his quest for success in figure skating, participating in a sport less common for males is not an issue. For Benton it is about the skills, the talent, what he brings to the ice and trying his hardest every time he steps on the ice.
"I don't think that being a male figure skater affects Brian one bit," [coach] Sebastian said. "I think he enjoys that fact that he has the abilities to be different."