01-14-2014, 07:27 PM
As I recall, the 1996 Grand Prix assignments did come out and Rudy was not assigned to Skate America, probably because the USFSA didn't want him and Todd Eldredge to skate against each other so early in the season. I imagine Rudy took that as a sign that he would never be considered the #1 US skater and since there were lots of opportunities in pro skating at the time, he abruptly retired from amateur skating.
Anyone else remember this?
01-15-2014, 08:27 PM
I was in San Jose for the great performance that Rudy gave that night. For years he toiled in singles (after Kristi left the pairs partnership) not getting the marks he sometimes deserved. Money or lack thereof was always an issue so he chose to leave competitive skating on a high note and, yes, take the $$$$ skating as a pro.
Originally Posted by mskater93
01-16-2014, 05:13 AM
Sometimes bad skating happens to good people...
I agree 100% with everything you just wrote, Kwanatic. I so hope there is a happy ending to Mirai's skating career. This isn't it. I have this half hope that Wagner will bow out of Worlds and Nagasu will wow the Japanese audience as she always does. Thanks for writing this, Kwanatic, it's basically what I think too.
Originally Posted by kwanatic