David Santee. Always skated to Rocky.
I don't like the 80s holdover East German styling even ca. 1992, but I do like that this program has a theme and uses the music quite often:
By mid-90s, her stroking and presentation look much more confident and mature, she's still musical and still has a huge double axel, but without the harder triples she wasn't going to contend:
I've always enjoyed Aren Nielsen's brief time at the top ranks in Nationals. His best year, 1994, he won bronze with a lovely program. What spreadeagles! The fact that he skated to one of my favorite sound tracks, James Horner's for The Rocketeer, didn't hurt.
At those same Worlds, I remember Alissa Drei - met her, wished her well & did a double take - she looked like Irina S.!
Olympia, I liked Aren Nielsen, too. He skated with such joy!
Katrina Hacker - 2009 US Nationals in Cleveland
Andrea Gardiner - She's the first person I saw do a double-triple combo, way back in 1998. She was at Nationals for several years and I enjoyed watching her.
Erin Pearl - Fun to watch at '99 Nationals, had a warp that Dick and Peggy harped on
Amber Corwin - Was at Nationals year after year, was close to making the world team but never did
Britteny McConn - Skated to Les Mis in 1998, nice smile, memorable dress
Elena Liashenko - a major telegrapher (and Dick let us know it). She was around for a long time.
Tatiana Malinina - nice jumps, skated her 1998 LP to Aladidn, good SP at 1998 Worlds, always got so excited when she skated well
Tonia Kwiatkowski - always well-packaged, older and mature skater, so happy for her when she did so well at '98 Worlds
Yukari Nakano - had a wrap, had nice moments, in many ways the forgotten Japanese skater of the early 2000s
I still remember the glory days when the early groups at U.S. Nationals were actually televised. Well, the coverage in general for all figure skating events was more extensive back then. That's how I got most of this list. Sadly, that doesn't happen anymore.
She was coached by Katerina Witts coach. She was suppose to be the next big star for Germany. She was a pretty skater like Witt, but she did not have Witts competitive spirit. She was at the 1989 Worlds, but I never saw her after that.
Oh, and Juliana Cannarozzo and Kirsten Olson of Ice Princess fame. Juliana skated at 2007 U.S. Nationals. Not sure what level Kirsten got to, but she's not skating anymore.
And as an aside. I will come out and say it. Frau Uta Muller is one beautiful woman. When she isn't walking around with those glasses and looking like she was casting for the James Bond role of "eville Communist villain", she has beautiful eyes, a very striking face, and good hair. She's a skater, so probably has a good body. Uta Muller is my new granny crush!! LOL
Thank you Blue Dog for posting Jessica Mills!!! I was GYMN and SKAT at that point. I loved Jessica Mills. (And Phoebe!!)