2020-21 U.S. Men's Figure Skating

Makemi

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Wow Andrew!!!😲 So this is why you've been MIA all this time! This is certainly not a move I would have ever expected but I think this is a great match! It also must have been REALLY recent... judging by Instagram he was still in Colorado in August.

I agree that Andrew is already so good in pretty every aspect of skating, so if anything all he needs is some technique tweaking. And who better to do that than Raf? I can't remember where I read this but I recall there was an interview where Raf talked about some of his coaching philosophy... namely that his goal is give his students confidence in their technique. If they have that confidence then the mentality and consistency will follow. I think we started seeing a bit of that after Alexa and Chris started working with him. I think that's exactly what Andrew needs right now. Not to take anything away from Christy Krall, but sometimes you just need that outside perspective. And how sweet that Michal and Nathan are already helping him. 🥰

Not gonna lie though, I'm going to miss the "rat pack" (these three plus Camden). Those four had a really nice competitive camaraderie that was heartwarming to see.

Also interesting tidbit about Illia. So it seems that Illia didn't actually switch to Raf and the work Raf did with him toward the end of last season was just a one-off, or perhaps the "consult" didn't work out? (I had wondered since Illia's ISP performances were all filmed in Reston, VA.)
 
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mrrice

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Oh, fingers crossed that Torgashev gets the stability he needs with Aratyunyan’s coaching!
I agree. He has a ton of potential. Without seeing most of the Men, I have to say that Nathan still looks unbeatable inside the US. I've seen a bit Vincent as well. Haven't seen anything from Jason or Alexei though.
 
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bonita

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I agree. He has a ton of potential. Without seeing most of the Men, I have to say that Nathan still looks unbeatable inside the US. I've seen a bit Vincent as well. Haven't anything from Jason or Alexei though.
Oh, here is an article about Vincent

 

el henry

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I agree. He has a ton of potential. Without seeing most of the Men, I have to say that Nathan still looks unbeatable inside the US. I've seen a bit Vincent as well. Haven't anything from Jason or Alexei though.

The funny thing is, Andrew T. has acknowledged that Nathan will win, and all the other skaters are competing for the places after Nathan (in a Russian TV interview, so I was relying on translation). He knows it ;)

As for Jason, sadly the video links for Jason's two programs that he skated for the first ISP challenge appear to have disappeared. But here is the ending of "Sinnerman" SP from his Twitter, and it is 🔥


And Alexei is skating his Vampire LP again:cheer:
 
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