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    Jason Brown relocates to CO Springs

    According to IceNetwork:

    http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

    Kori Ade has relocated to Colorado, with her students, family and new baby in tow.
    Ade is coaching Jason Brown and Jordan Moeller, among others, at the Colorado Sports Center in Monument, Colo., about 20 miles north of Colorado Springs.


    Interestingly:

    [Rohene] "Ward, who choreographs for Brown and Moeller, is going to return to competition himself next season. He's planning to take the ice at the Broadmoor Open in June. Ade said she is listed as Ward's coach, but he does a lot of work on his own."

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    I think this move will be very good for Jason. I had no idea that Jason et al were relocating to Colorado and goodness, Rohene is returning to competition.
    Next we will have Jason cutting his hair.

    Thanks for posting!

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    This was revealed in an article post JGPF in December. He's been there for a couple of months now - the move was mid-March.

    A little surprised that they chose Monument as their base rather than the World Arena, but maybe CS couldn't handle the awesomeness of Josh, Jason, and Max on the same sheet of ice too often?

    Mind you, tease more, Kori:

    "He [Rohene]'s got to be one of the most brilliant choreographers I've ever seen. His long for Jason is unbelievable."

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    A few weeks ago, Brown also discussed his move to Colorado [already completed by then] as part of his wide-ranging interview for "The Skating Lesson."

    (My computer is having trouble connecting to the page at the moment, but I was able to watch the interview there a couple of weeks ago.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue dog View Post
    [Rohene] "Ward, who choreographs for Brown and Moeller, is going to return to competition himself next season. He's planning to take the ice at the Broadmoor Open in June. Ade said she is listed as Ward's coach, but he does a lot of work on his own."
    Hopes he makes the Olympic team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibi24 View Post
    Hopes he makes the Olympic team.
    It's unlikely, but oh gosh, I would love to see him get it together and blow everyone out of the water. He's so talented and if only he had the jumps he certainly would have been a multi-National champion and likely a World medalist. I'm thrilled that he's doing choreography for Jason Brown, because even if we don't get to see Rohene at a top level there's still a chance of seeing him through Jason Brown (who seems the perfect fit to channel Ward's choreo).

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    Rohene had wonderful jumps. He just had a very poor head for competition. He could do a textbook 4t3t, and a perfectly good triple axel. Unfortunately, in competition, sometimes you'd think he'd have trouble landing a waltz jump If you wanted to see his programs done well, you used to have to go to his practices.

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    Skating Lesson interview is great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Rohene had wonderful jumps. He just had a very poor head for competition. He could do a textbook 4t3t, and a perfectly good triple axel. Unfortunately, in competition, sometimes you'd think he'd have trouble landing a waltz jump If you wanted to see his programs done well, you used to have to go to his practices.
    Kind of like Jeremy Abbott?

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    Well, the problem with Ward is that he would pop jumps, so he wouldn't even fully rotate and get credit for that, which really held him back. But yeah, there's a performance at Liberty a few years ago in the SP where he landed 4-3 and 3A brilliantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibi24 View Post

    Hopes he makes the Olympic team.
    He would have to do well enough at the summer competition(s) to earn an international assignment in the Fall. If he does not get an international assignment, then he will not have the requisite TES minimums to qualify for the Olympics. (He could win US nationals and still not qualify for the Olympic team if he does not earn the minimum TES scores)

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    I think Rohene Ward will be a very influential choreographer in the years to come.

    Very, very creative and artistic.

    Such a shame that his nerves rarely held up under the pressure of competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFan66 View Post
    He would have to do well enough at the summer competition(s) to earn an international assignment in the Fall. If he does not get an international assignment, then he will not have the requisite TES minimums to qualify for the Olympics. (He could win US nationals and still not qualify for the Olympic team if he does not earn the minimum TES scores)
    I don't think qualifying for the JGP will be a problem for Jason--he's been competing on the circuit for the past three seasons. I'd rather see him on the GP, actually, but it would probably be wiser to postpone his senior international debut until after the Olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverFish View Post

    I don't think qualifying for the JGP will be a problem for Jason--he's been competing on the circuit for the past three seasons. I'd rather see him on the GP, actually, but it would probably be wiser to postpone his senior international debut until after the Olympics.
    I was responding to a post re: Ward's comeback, not Jason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karne View Post
    Kind of like Jeremy Abbott?
    Jeremy's a beautiful skater but I wouldn't say his jumps are wonderful. He has a pretty nice 3a, but his 3lz and 4t have never been very consistent, and when landed, do not strike me as particularly spectacular, and the same goes for his other jumps. Jeremy more has beautiful skating skills, spins, footwork, and extension. His jumps are fine, good even, but I don't think he's ever done a 4t-3t in competition so it's not like his technical abilities are sky high, and the size and quality of the jumps are not as great as a number of other top competitors. But yes, his head is the biggest problem, if he could deliver what he's capable of in competition, even with his jumps not being the class of the field, he'd still do much better than he has thus far in his career due to his being an all-around, quality skater.

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