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TIDBITS FROM 2014 US NATIONALS

  • Men’s champion, Jeremy Abbott thanked the audience for not being disqualified.  He was circling the ice, soaking up the ambiance of the moment and thinking about his final US Nationals’ skate.  Suddenly he heard the countdown: 5…. 4…. 3…. 2….  He darted to center ice, struck his opening pose and beat the buzzer.
  •  Polina Edmunds attends school with her friends in California, rather than being home schooled.  Her favorite subject is history.
  •  At the Olympic team press conference, Pairs gold medalist, Simon Shnapir announced, “Мы на в Сочи! That means, We’re on to Sochi” in Russian.”
  •  Pair’s silver medalist, Nate Bartholomay, had a scare after his short program when his mother was rushed to a nearby hospital suffering from low blood pressure.  After a night’s stay, she was released and watched her son in person win a silver medal,
  •  DWTS dancers assisted in the choreography of two short dances.  Derek Hough helped Davis & White and Corky Ballas worked with Maia and Alex Shibutani.
  •  Michele Kwan was a member of the press corps covering the 2014 US Nationals.
  •  Alex Shibutani, born in Boston and a fan of its sports teams, celebrated his bronze medal by watching and cheering the Patriots victory on television.
  •  The Boston audience sang along with the playing of “Sweet Caroline” during Ross Miner’s warm-up before his Boston Strong long program tribute to the victims of the Marathon bombings. The Fenway Park eighth inning tradition had rallied the locals during the days following the tragedy.
  •  Charlie White played hockey until he was 18 and is currently highlighted in a Visa video shot at Joe Louis Arena.
  • Meryl Davis & Charlie White received the highest score they could possibly get for their free program to Scheherazade.
  •  The13,980-person crowd for the championship ladies free skate Saturday night was the largest single-session crowd at a U.S. Championships since the ladies free skate at the 2002 U.S. Championships in Los Angeles. The total attendance was 108,946.

 

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