Richard Dornbush | Golden Skate

Richard Dornbush

matmuh

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U.S. figure skater Richard Dornbush was born on August 27, 1991, in Corona, California. He is the 2014 Lombardia Trophy champion, the 2010 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and the 2011 U.S. national silver medalist.



December 2015 Update

i really love Richard, he is one of those skaters that isnt afraid to show different characters for his programs (esp exibition numbers!),and listening his interviews he is really funny,he has all the goods to be one of US top men but unfortunately not consistent, and its really weird that he was at JGP circuit for 4 seasons but never sent to junior worlds, his national results weren't great, but he made it to the JGPF three times, and medalled twice. I wonder whether, if he had been sent to junior worlds, it would have made a difference, but at least he would have had more experience before entering the senior circuit. I hope next season will be better for him :cheer:




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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILES:

Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dornbush

Icenetwork Profile: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/richard_dornbush

ISU Profile: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00009819.htm

IFS Magazine Profile: http://www.ifsmagazine.com/skaters/301-richard-dornbush

Tracings.Net Profile: http://www.tracings.net/dorn-rich.html


SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichardDornbush/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/rickdorn/

Facebook Fan Group : https://www.facebook.com/RVDornbush?ref=tn_tnmn


Personal Best Scores​


Short Program83.0ISU Four Continents Championships 2013
Free Program157.92Lombardia Trophy 2014
Total Score 237.28Lombardia Trophy 2014


Programs


2015-2016 Season
SP : Come What May (from Moulin Rouge) by David Baerwald
FP : "Yellow", "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay

2014-2015 Season
SP : "Sons of Italy" by Henry Mancini
FP : "Yellow", "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay
EX : "La Virgen De Macarena"

2013-14 Season
SP : "Sons of Italy" by Henry Mancini
FS : "Beatles medley"
EX : "Let's Get On" , "Staying Alive"

2012-13 Season
SP : "With or Without You" by U2
FS : "The Wild Ones" by Lou Busch, "Harlem Nocturne" by Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers, "Rooftops" by Danny Elfman

2011-12 Season
SP : "Symphony No. 5" by Beethoven, performed by David Garrett
FS : "Fist Full of Dollars," "Ecstasy of Gold" "The Lone Ranger" by Ennio Morricone and Gioachino Rossini
EX : "Black Cat Bone" by Lee Rocker

2010-11 Season
SP : "Elena" by Brian Setzer, performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
FS : Music from Sherlock Holmes by Hans Zimmer
EX : I'm Your Boogie Man by KC and the Sunshine Band

2009-10 Season
SP : "Paint it Black" by the Rolling Stones
FS : "Piano Concerto No. 1" by Rachmaninoff

2008-09 Season
SP : "La Virgen de la Macarena" performed by Genaro Nuñez
FS : Selections from the Backdraft soundtrack by Hans Zimmer

2007-08 Season
SP : "La Virgen de la Macarena" performed by Genaro Nuñez
FS : Celtic medley


Competitions and Videos

CompetitionSPFPOverallGala
PosScorePosScorePosScore
2015-2016 Season
ISU GP NHK Trophy 2015778,2010139,308217,50
ISU GP Cup of China 2015870,217147,057217,26
2015 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic665,336125,696191,02
2015 U.S. Collegiate Championships271,921153,591225,51
2015 Glacier Falls Summer Classic469,64WD---
2014-2015 Season
2015 U.S. Championships779.2411142.8410222.08
ISU GP Trophée Eric Bompard 2014480.248139.037219.27
ISU GP Cup of China 2014477.234149.503226.73(x)
Lombardia Trophy 2014279.361157,921237.28
2013-2014 Season
2014 Four Continents Championships282,137142,315224,44
2014 U.S. Championships292,048144,345236,38
ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2013763,742151,715215,45(x)
ISU GP Cup of China 2013672,584145,995218,57
Finlandia Trophy 2013865,824140,894206,71
2012-2013 Season
2013 Four Continents Championships383,014151,035234,04
2013 U.S. Championships577,667151,156228,81
ISU GP NHK Trophy 2012670,054147,515217,56
ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2012767,446143,456210,89
2012 Finlandia Trophy371,192168,802239,99
2011-2012 Season
2012 Four Continents Championships1361,3414102,9513164,29
2012 U.S. Championships1751,595149,0013200,59
ISU GP Cup of China 2011862,935142,346205,27
ISU GP Skate America 2011570,036132,264202,27(x)
2010-2011 Season
2011 World Championships1170,548151,889222,42
2011 U.S. Championships767,711157,852225,56(x)
ISU JPGF 2010170,751148,811219,56(x)
ISU JGP Pokal d. Blauen Schwerter(Germany) 2010169,051126,181195,23
ISU JGP Cup of Austria (Austria) 2010752,743109,164161,90
2009-2010 Season
2010 U.S. Championships765,7912118,4911184,28
ISU JGPF 2009659,353132,454191,80
ISU JGP Pokal d. Blauen Schwerter(Germany) 2009556,624110,215166,83
ISU JGP Budapest (Hungary) 2009262,551125,281187,83
2008-2009 Season
ISU JGPF 2008366,504117,433183,93
ISU JGP Skate Safari (South Africa) 2008168,732123,931192,66
ISU JGP Mexico Cup(Mexico) 2008167,241119,461186,70
2007-2008 Season
2008 U.S. Championships (Junior)1234179,27
ISU JGP Vienna Cup(Austria) 20071049,277105,956155,22
2006-2007 Season
2007 Gardena Spring Trophy (Junior)154,081112,281166,36
2007 U.S. Championships (Junior)1344,184112,548156,72
2005-2006 Season
2006 U.S. Championships (Novice)742,71686,556129,26

Other National Championships Results

2005 - U.S. Championships, Novice - 5th
2004 - U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate - 5th
2003 - U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile - 1st
2002 - U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile - 11th

Other Videos:

U.S. International Figure Skating Classic Reaction Videos
After SP : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOv4UysfGPE
After LP : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnrESYHXNac

2015 Broadmoor Open/Freezer Aerial Challenge. amazing spin entrance from Dornbush :love: it would count as entrancce at competition right??? I hope we will see it

Dornbush wins backflip competition at 2015 Broadmoor Open/Freezer Aerial Challenge :cheer:

Interview after 2015 US Nationals SP (Social Scene): http://web.icenetwork.com/video/v37167903

Interview after 2015 US Nationals FP (Social Scene): http://web.icenetwork.com/video/v37169857

Get to Know Richard Dornbush! 2015 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W434wI7mV_U

2014 U.S Nationals (Social Scene) : http://web.icenetwork.com/video/v31296553

2014 U.S Nationals Social Scene with Richard Dornbush, Warren & Sean Rabbit : http://web.icenetwork.com/video/v31296575

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s8qqbMRBeo

Braden Overett & Richard Dornbush "Battle of the Bots" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ap3WplI1qg (Great EX number, loved it!! XD)

At Champs Camp 2011 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVfwq8wA8OU

2012 Golden West Championships : SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JzHay0QoBs

2012 Glacier Falls Classic
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh63t_cR6RY
FP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK1A2d_EwaU

An Evening on Ice 2012 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4a8I2zJsiE

2003 Juvenile Boys Champion : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4riL9V0OIY

First Competition Freeskate : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyAwRr5vCx8 (cuteness overload!!) (July 21-26, 1998)

First Competition Compulsory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3snWLJNE96U (cuteness overload 2!!)

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reneerose

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I searched through all the threads looking for one, but couldn't find one, unless he was lumped in with the "Promising U.S. Skaters" thread. Anyway thought it was a good time to start a thread focusing mainly on him. I love his skates. I honestly first noticed him during 2012 Nationals as I hadn't had TV/cable for awhile and missed out on his performances. It's with a bit of sadness that I think he possibly skated the cleanest program at the 2011 Nationals. I am frustrated watching his beautiful programs marred by errors and inconsistency. I know he is juggling school and skating, so perhaps that's the reason, but I am not certain if possibly what he needs is a fresh perspective from a sports psychologist?

I have no idea if a lot of the inconsistency and chronic history of errors comes from fear of failure during the actual programs themselves when he is skating them or thinking he isn't a great skater, because he's very good and I don't know if he really knows how great he is now or COULD POSSIBLY be with a bit more focus? :cheer2: :) The free skate at the 2011 Nationals had him looking pretty relaxed and effortlessly having fun. Uggghhh frustration rant over! I just want him to do so well so badly!
 

StitchMonkey

Record Breaker
Joined
Jul 31, 2014
I searched through all the threads looking for one, but couldn't find one, unless he was lumped in with the "Promising U.S. Skaters" thread. Anyway thought it was a good time to start a thread focusing mainly on him. I love his skates. I honestly first noticed him during 2012 Nationals as I hadn't had TV/cable for awhile and missed out on his performances. It's with a bit of sadness that I think he possibly skated the cleanest program at the 2011 Nationals. I am frustrated watching his beautiful programs marred by errors and inconsistency. I know he is juggling school and skating, so perhaps that's the reason, but I am not certain if possibly what he needs is a fresh perspective from a sports psychologist?
I have no idea if a lot of the inconsistency and chronic history of errors comes from fear of failure during the actual programs themselves when he is skating them or thinking he isn't a great skater, because he's very good and I don't know if he really knows how great he is now or COULD POSSIBLY be with a bit more focus? :cheer2: :) The free skate at the 2011 Nationals had him looking pretty relaxed and effortlessly having fun. Uggghhh frustration rant over! I just want him to do so well so badly!

I actually wonder if it is more a fear of success. It seems that when he is suddenly in a good position, he unravels. He also tends to have this overly nonchalant "im too cool to really care attitude" I kinda wonder if the idea of being national champion kinda scares him and he would rather avoid the attention.
 

reneerose

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I actually wonder if it is more a fear of success. It seems that when he is suddenly in a good position, he unravels. He also tends to have this overly nonchalant "im too cool to really care attitude" I kinda wonder if the idea of being national champion kinda scares him and he would rather avoid the attention.
Actually, even better thought of its being a fear of success....good point! The nonchalant (a smokescreen?) attitude I've also noticed....of course we can't know what he's thinking or deciding about his skating career...he really doesn't place a very high priority either on being National champion or going to the Olympics....or if he does, he sabotages himself (either consciously or subconsciously). It's so frustrating to watch him skate because that last piece of the total package is missing! :disapp::confused:
 
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StitchMonkey

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And he never seems that upset by it. That is why I wonder if there is a part of him that seems poor performances as almost a blessing in disguise.

I can easily imaging a skater liking the idea of getting silver better than gold for the other stuff that has to come with it. He may want to go to the Olympics, but only in second place.

I can never tell if his too cool for this attitude in interviews is him really just not into the whole interview thing, or using it as a defense mechanism for something he is not comfortable with.

The guy is so likeable and talented. . . maybe he likes keeping us scratching our heads, cuz I sure as heck can't figure him out.
 

reneerose

On the Ice
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I was actually looking at the lyrics to the Coldplay song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oncmL69ZEJ8 that was used for his recent season's free skate program and the lyrics seem sometimes to be sort of describing his career in a way LOL. I guess I'm overanalyzing as I've been rewatching his past programs and remembering the frustration I felt as a fan of his skating each time an error was made, when it always seemed the skate was going to go cleanly... It's probably not really about the medals for him anyway....oh well.... it's a pity because he's so wonderful to watch skate! 2011 seemed to hold so much promise! :(
 

dorispulaski

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He is more actively taking college courses now, so he may not have as much practice time as he needs.
Here's his ice network bio
http://www.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/richard_dornbush

Attended Riverside Community College from 2010-13, where he was named to the President's List ... Is currently a student at the University of California in San Diego where he is pursuing a degree in physics with a specialization in computational physics ... Mother, Shelley, is a figure skating costume designer
 
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laire

Rinkside
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Mar 26, 2010
He recently told icenetwork that
This quarter is a bit easier, I'm only taking two physics classes and an accounting class.
So I think he's really trying to make it work, to be a good student and a high-level athlete at once. Not sure how long he'll do it though, not sure if to make a team for the next Olympics is his goal. I'm following his career since juniors and yes, it's not happening for him the way I wanted but I still love watching him skate and hope he'll stick around for as long as possible.
Also mad props for acceptable Coldplay arrangement in this season's LP;)
 

reneerose

On the Ice
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Oct 9, 2011
Well I think he took the whole year off before 2014 Nationals for the Olympics right? I think his choreography and music choices are just sublime and fit his personal style. Sherlock was the best showcase program for him. And his Mom doing all of his costumes. He's a great artist! It's just that performance anxiety or whatever....I'll take what I can get though :)
 
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matmuh

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i really love Richard, he is one of those skaters that isnt afraid to show different characters for his programs (esp exibition numbers!),and listening his interviews he is really funny,he has all the goods to be one of US top men but unfortunately not consistent,
and its really weird that he was at JGP circuit for 4 seasons but never sent to junior worlds, his national results werent great but he made it to JGPF 3 times, and medalled twice, i wonder being sent to junior worlds would make difference but at least he would have experience before entering senior circuit
i hope next season will be better for him :cheer::cheer:

PS: doris its okay if you dont post my comments to his OP post :biggrin:


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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILES:

Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dornbush

Icenetwork Profile: http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/profile/richard_dornbush

ISU Profile: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00009819.htm

IFS Magazine Profile: http://www.ifsmagazine.com/skaters/301-richard-dornbush

Tracings.Net Profile: http://www.tracings.net/dorn-rich.html


SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichardDornbush/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/rickdorn/

Facebook Fan Group : https://www.facebook.com/RVDornbush?ref=tn_tnmn


Personal Best Scores

Short Program: 83.01 , ISU Four Continents Championships 2013
Free Program : 157.92 , Lombardia Trophy 2014
Total Score : 237.28 , Lombardia Trophy 2014


Programs

2015-2016 Season
SP : Come What May (from Moulin Rouge) by David Baerwald
FP : "Yellow", "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay

2014-2015 Season
SP : "Sons of Italy" by Henry Mancini
FP : "Yellow", "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay
EX : "La Virgen De Macarena"

2013-14 Season
SP : "Sons of Italy" by Henry Mancini
FS : "Beatles medley"
EX : "Let's Get On" , "Staying Alive"

2012-13 Season
SP : "With or Without You" by U2
FS : "The Wild Ones" by Lou Busch, "Harlem Nocturne" by Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers, "Rooftops" by Danny Elfman

2011-12 Season
SP : "Symphony No. 5" by Beethoven, performed by David Garrett
FS : "Fist Full of Dollars," "Ecstasy of Gold" "The Lone Ranger" by Ennio Morricone and Gioachino Rossini
EX : "Black Cat Bone" by Lee Rocker

2010-11 Season
SP : "Elena" by Brian Setzer, performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
FS : Music from Sherlock Holmes by Hans Zimmer
EX : I'm Your Boogie Man by KC and the Sunshine Band

2009-10 Season
SP : "Paint it Black" by the Rolling Stones
FS : "Piano Concerto No. 1" by Rachmaninoff

2008-09 Season
SP : "La Virgen de la Macarena" performed by Genaro Nuñez
FS : Selections from the Backdraft soundtrack by Hans Zimmer

2007-08 Season
SP : "La Virgen de la Macarena" performed by Genaro Nuñez
FS : Celtic medley


Competitions and Videos

CompetitionSPFPOverallGala
PosScorePosScorePosScore
2015-2016 Season
ISU GP NHK Trophy 2015
ISU GP Cup of China 2015
2015 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic665,336125,696191,02
2015 U.S. Collegiate Championships271,921153,591225,51
2015 Glacier Falls Summer Classic469,64WD---
2014-2015 Season
2015 U.S. Championships779.2411142.8410222.08
ISU GP Trophée Eric Bompard 2014480.248139.037219.27
ISU GP Cup of China 2014477.234149.503226.73(x)
Lombardia Trophy 2014279.361157,921237.28
2013-2014 Season
2014 Four Continents Championships282,137142,315224,44
2014 U.S. Championships292,048144,345236,38
ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2013763,742151,715215,45(x)
ISU GP Cup of China 2013672,584145,995218,57
Finlandia Trophy 2013865,824140,894206,71
2012-2013 Season
2013 Four Continents Championships383,014151,035234,04
2013 U.S. Championships577,667151,156228,81
ISU GP NHK Trophy 2012670,054147,515217,56
ISU GP Rostelecom Cup 2012767,446143,456210,89
2012 Finlandia Trophy371,192168,802239,99
2011-2012 Season
2012 Four Continents Championships1361,3414102,9513164,29
2012 U.S. Championships1751,595149,0013200,59
ISU GP Cup of China 2011862,935142,346205,27
ISU GP Skate America 2011570,036132,264202,27(x)
2010-2011 Season
2011 World Championships1170,548151,889222,42
2011 U.S. Championships767,711157,852225,56(x)
ISU JPGF 2010170,751148,811219,56(x)
ISU JGP Pokal d. Blauen Schwerter(Germany) 2010169,051126,181195,23
ISU JGP Cup of Austria (Austria) 2010752,743109,164161,90
2009-2010 Season
2010 U.S. Championships765,7912118,4911184,28
ISU JGPF 2009659,353132,454191,80
ISU JGP Pokal d. Blauen Schwerter(Germany) 2009556,624110,215166,83
ISU JGP Budapest (Hungary) 2009262,551125,281187,83
2008-2009 Season
ISU JGPF 2008366,504117,433183,93
ISU JGP Skate Safari (South Africa) 2008168,732123,931192,66
ISU JGP Mexico Cup(Mexico) 2008167,241119,461186,70
2007-2008 Season
2008 U.S. Championships (Junior)1234179,27
ISU JGP Vienna Cup(Austria) 20071049,277105,956155,22
2006-2007 Season
2007 Gardena Spring Trophy (Junior)154,081112,281166,36
2007 U.S. Championships (Junior)1344,184112,548156,72
2005-2006 Season
2006 U.S. Championships (Novice)742,71686,556129,26

Other National Championships Results

2005 - U.S. Championships, Novice - 5th
2004 - U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate - 5th
2003 - U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile - 1st
2002 - U.S. Junior Championships, Juvenile - 11th

Other Videos:

U.S. International Figure Skating Classic Reaction Videos
After SP : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOv4UysfGPE
After LP : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnrESYHXNac

2015 Broadmoor Open/Freezer Aerial Challenge. amazing spin entrance from Dornbush :love: it would count as entrancce at competition right??? I hope we will see it

Dornbush wins backflip competition at 2015 Broadmoor Open/Freezer Aerial Challenge :cheer:

Interview after 2015 US Nationals SP (Social Scene): http://web.icenetwork.com/video/v37167903

Interview after 2015 US Nationals FP (Social Scene): http://web.icenetwork.com/video/v37169857

Get to Know Richard Dornbush! 2015 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W434wI7mV_U

2014 U.S Nationals (Social Scene) : http://web.icenetwork.com/video/v31296553

2014 U.S Nationals Social Scene with Richard Dornbush, Warren & Sean Rabbit : http://web.icenetwork.com/video/v31296575

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s8qqbMRBeo

Braden Overett & Richard Dornbush "Battle of the Bots" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ap3WplI1qg (Great EX number, loved it!! XD)

At Champs Camp 2011 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVfwq8wA8OU

2012 Golden West Championships : SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JzHay0QoBs

2012 Glacier Falls Classic
SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh63t_cR6RY
FP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK1A2d_EwaU

An Evening on Ice 2012 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4a8I2zJsiE

2003 Juvenile Boys Champion : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4riL9V0OIY

First Competition Freeskate : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyAwRr5vCx8 (cuteness overload!!) (July 21-26, 1998)

First Competition Compulsory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3snWLJNE96U (cuteness overload 2!!)

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dorispulaski

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matmuh

what are levels anyway
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May 2, 2014
Congratz Richard for defending his Collegiate Title!! :cheer:
Here are Richard's SP from Glacier Falls and 2015 U.S. Collegiate Championships, i was hoping TSL would upload his LP as well (which is last year's Coldplay! :love:) i am glad he is including 4T in his SP again! hopefully this will be best season for him yet!
 

matmuh

what are levels anyway
Record Breaker
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finally Richard's LP from collegiate championships! :cheer: i love this program:love: very good transitions and jumps coming one after the other when music gets faster and many arm variations :love: and he popped his 2nd 3A to 2A and later he changed his 3Lz into 3A ( considering his layout from last season, he had 2 3A and 2 3Lz), i hope he can keep his cool during GPS and Nationals and finally be in the world team :cheer:
 

mikaboo

Medalist
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Mar 6, 2014
finally Richard's LP from collegiate championships! :cheer: i love this program:love: very good transitions and jumps coming one after the other when music gets faster and many arm variations :love: and he popped his 2nd 3A to 2A and later he changed his 3Lz into 3A ( considering his layout from last season, he had 2 3A and 2 3Lz), i hope he can keep his cool during GPS and Nationals and finally be in the world team :cheer:

Congratulations to Ricky! I'm happy that he's keeping his LP :yes: I don't think I saw it enough times last season.
 

matmuh

what are levels anyway
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May 2, 2014
Happy Birthday Ricky!!!:hb: i hope he will have the best season of his career yet!! :cheer:
 

matmuh

what are levels anyway
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reviving this thread to wish Richard good luck for COC!!! he won hid very 1st GP öeadl at COC last season, thats why i want to think that this is a lucky place for him !! i hope he will finally show what he is capable of!!! :cheer: (i say that for so many skaters, why are all of your headcases :dbana:)
 
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