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    Sports Kids Moms & Dad--skater profiled

    On Bravo tonight, at 10/9c, five sports kids and their pushy parents are profiled, including a skater.

    This will be a series.

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    Bravo took viewers backstage for Showbiz Moms & Dads, then dove into the dog show arena for Showdog Moms & Dads and now Bravo is headed to the rinks, fields, courts, and sidelines of America's young, aspiring athletes in Sports Kids Moms & Dads. This new series follows five families' daily struggles and conflicts as their child athletes strive to excel in the highly stressful, competitive, "win at all costs" world of sports. Tracy Austin, the youngest player ever inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame, will narrate the series and lend her own perspective as a former child sports star.

    Every Sports Kids Moms & Dads family has a different story. Their sports include football, cheerleading, basketball, figure skating and equestrian. The families are from all over the nation, from California to Texas to Connecticut.
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    Nobody watched this show? It sure was interesting. The skater was Brice-something, and he has skated well in the hunior division.

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    I watched it...but I can't figure out who the kid is. I looked on usfsa and everything and found nothing. Do you know who he is?

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    The skater is Bryce Gruwell. He placed 13th in the intermediate mens event at the 2005 US Jr Figure Skating Championships. He skates at Icoplex in Escondido, CA . I skate at the same rink and got to see them filming parts of the show. At the time I didn't know what show they were filming for and I just happen to catch it on TV last night. He's a nice kid.

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    He seemed nice, but his mom seemed overly pushy. I am going to keep looking for him in the future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar
    He seemed nice, but his mom seemed overly pushy. I am going to keep looking for him in the future!
    I thought the same thing. Although I love figure skating and know that you should start when you're young, when does a kid have time to be a kid???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar
    He seemed nice, but his mom seemed overly pushy. I am going to keep looking for him in the future!
    You know, I thought the same thing about his mom until she said the magic words: "I write out big checks to the coaches & its frustrating when it doesn't seem like he's progressing."

    $15,000 is A LOT of money and I admire her for shelling it out... I get pissed at my 7 year old's soccer games & practice when he's making silly mistakes & not playing full out. And mind you that soccer "only" costs me about $600 a season. But I would never consider myself a sports parent only a soccer mom who doesn't have money to blow... If you aren't going to play hard, then I can just sign you up at the Y for the rec leagues ~ but don't beg me to play travel when you'd rather watch the bugs crawling on the grass. I could use that money to buy shoes...

    As I was watching this show, however, I was bothered by the parents who made it clear that their child's success in a particular sport was a vicarious experience (football & basketball)

    The parents who get upset because of the time & financial piece... well, its hard not to give them the benefit of the doubt.

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    The football dad was just scary. He believes that children choose their parents so his son must have known what his childhood training would be like. After all, this unborn kid made the choice to be a great football star and knew this father would be the one to help him. It isn't forced on him at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlkksk8fan
    The skater is Bryce Gruwell. He placed 13th in the intermediate mens event at the 2005 US Jr Figure Skating Championships. He skates at Icoplex in Escondido, CA . I skate at the same rink and got to see them filming parts of the show. At the time I didn't know what show they were filming for and I just happen to catch it on TV last night. He's a nice kid.
    I'm so sorry, but am I blind? I was looking for him on usfsa in the results and I found nothing...

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    Did not catch this program, but a couple of years ago the CBC did a similar program exclusively about the lives of young figure skaters behind the scenes. Three young female skaters were featured. Kelia Ohs from North Vancouver, was one of the young female skaters and the other two were from Scotland and England. The camera followed the young ladies for a year during their competive season. It was very good.

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    Just put his name into a seach engine and info on him will come up.

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    What's happened lately? Did the equestrian have to sell Disco Go Go?

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    He better nail that double axel so he doesnt suck! I am so amused by his fathers analysis that when he stays up he's great when he falls he sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar
    What's happened lately? Did the equestrian have to sell Disco Go Go?
    Not yet, but her mom seems to be having second thoughts about selling the horse because the daughter is so upset ~ unfortunately, this takes the form of cussing her mom out ~ which in my house would've made my mother put her foot up my butt... but to each their own....

    The cheerleader girl is "blessed" with a pychopath for a mom... Nothing worse than a mother who had a miserable middle school experience & dreams of showing the "mean girls" how fabulous her life turned out... But then, I guess that's the point of doing the show...

    Football kid ~ got in trouble for crying & being "too emotional" His dad is an a**

    Basketball kid ~ boring so I switched to General Hospital during this time

    Skating kid ~ set the record straight about how all boys who skate aren't gay. New costumes. Blamed a bad practice on his mom not paying attention to him. I feel sorry for his coach.

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    Last night Bryce went for a single axel, took a bad fall and remained on the ice, curled up. Hope he is okay.

    Does equestrian girl have to sell her horse, Disco Go Go?

    Football dad is so boorish.

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