I searched through all the threads looking for one, but couldn't find one, unless he was lumped in with the "Promising U.S. Skaters" thread. Anyway thought it was a good time to start a thread focusing mainly on him. I love his skates. I honestly first noticed him during 2012 Nationals as I hadn't had TV/cable for awhile and missed out on his performances. It's with a bit of sadness that I think he possibly skated the cleanest program at the 2011 Nationals. I am frustrated watching his beautiful programs marred by errors and inconsistency. I know he is juggling school and skating, so perhaps that's the reason, but I am not certain if possibly what he needs is a fresh perspective from a sports psychologist?
I have no idea if a lot of the inconsistency and chronic history of errors comes from fear of failure during the actual programs themselves when he is skating them or thinking he isn't a great skater, because he's very good and I don't know if he really knows how great he is now or COULD POSSIBLY be with a bit more focus? The free skate at the 2011 Nationals had him looking pretty relaxed and effortlessly having fun. Uggghhh frustration rant over! I just want him to do so well so badly!