Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Weir’

Weir rearing to get back into ‘dog and pony’ show

Weir rearing to get back into ‘dog and pony’ show

When USA’s Johnny Weir announced his comeback in February, many people believed it was just a PR stunt. This pre-Olympic year is full of announced comebacks, but as always, fans will have to wait to see what’s really in store later…

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Three former champions top the men’s leaderboard

Three former champions top the men’s leaderboard

The buildup of theĀ  championship men’s competition lived up to the hype tonight in the short program in Spokane.

Three former U.S. Champions were expected to battle it out for the top three spots, and at the…

Weir leads men in St. Paul

Weir leads men in St. Paul

Tension was in the air at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota, as the championship men opened their chapter of these championships with their short programs.

The stage was set from the start with both the reigning…

Weir fired up to win fourth U.S. National title

Weir fired up to win fourth U.S. National title

After a disappointing run at the 2007 U.S. Figure Skating Championships last January in Spokane, Wash., three-time U.S. Champion Johnny Weir decided that it was time to start fresh. So, in the off season, the…

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Weir edges out Lambiel for gold

Weir edges out Lambiel for gold

USA’s Johnny Weir was the gold medal winner in the Men’s discipline, edging out Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland (silver) by over 11 points, while Andrei Griazev of Russia captured the bronze.

Weir opened his routine to…

Weir edges out Lysacek for gold in Harbin

USA’s Johnny Weir edged out teammate Evan Lysacek for the gold medal by just over two points, while Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland settled for bronze.

Performing to Love is War by Yoav Goren, Weir opened with a classic triple Axel-triple toeloop, followed by an equally good triple Axel, a triple Lutz, a double Axel, and a triple Salchow.

The U.S. bronze medalist also produced four more triple jumps, two level four…

Weir wins with perfect scores

Just two years ago, Johnny Weir withdrew after a freakish beginning to his free skate at the 2003 State Farm US Figure Skating Championships. Last year, Weir shocked the skating community by winning his first national title. This season, as the favorite, Weir struggled on the landings of his jumps in the short program, but came back to skate an emotional program to Raul di Blasio’s Otonal to capture…

Johnny Weir: The Road to Russia

Johnny Weir: The Road to Russia

Many U.S. figure skaters don’t like to compete in Russia, especially in Moscow. It’s a tough place to, well, place, let alone win. Russia, in fact, has claimed 71 gold medals at the World Championships as…

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2004 US Figure Skating Championships: Highlights

The 2004 State Farm U.S. Figure Skating Championships were held Jan 3-11 at the Philips Arena and The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The nation’s most prestigious figure skating event, held since 1914, crowned a total of 12 national champions in the ladies, men’s, ice dance, and pairs (senior, junior, and novice divisions). In addition, the event was used to select the U.S. World Team (junior and…

Weir Jumps from Show Ring to Ice Rink

Weir Jumps from Show Ring to Ice Rink

When he was a young lad, Johnny Weir wanted to jump on horses, not on ice. Since his father was raised on a horse farm, it was only natural that Johnny would learn to ride. An…

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