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04 August 2006 @ 10:32 pm
ryan won!!!  
congratulations ryan!!! ryan won his second consecutive title today in anaheim!!!

Senior Men
There was a shake-up in the senior men's competition, but Ryan Bradley's lead after the short program held up to allow the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs student to win his second U.S. Collegiate title.

Bradley felt the effects of wearing old skates in the final portion of the competition, as his jumps in the free skate weren't helped by the lack of support in his boots. Bradley completed two triples – a Salchow and a flip but had three falls (triple loop, flip and toe).

"Unfortunately, that was probably one of my worst programs," said Bradley, who had his mother ship him an old pair of skates when the airlines lost his luggage. "When I used to wear these skates, I taped them to improve the strength, and after yesterday, I didn't think I needed to do that. But, they didn't feel right today. The jumps went up, but when I landed, it just felt like there was no support."

Despite challenges with his jumps, Bradley did well in the program components, easily earning the highest point total among the men. With a total score of 161.25, his lead in the short program shored up an overall victory.


full article on competition results here.
 
 
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Nicole: Johnny-STOP!lovewrite on August 5th, 2006 11:36 am (UTC)
Ouch... but that's awesome! Way to go to Ryan for winning even with skate problems. That can't be easy. He has my respect! (Of course he always did, but you know what I mean, LOL!)
genevievehatesu: ryangenevievehatesu on August 5th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
yeah! and on top of winning again, he automatically is on the team for 07 world university games in turino! :D i kinda of wish the figure skating was part of the ncaa. i think he would win a lot!
Nicole: Johnny-STOP!lovewrite on August 6th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's pretty cool too. I'm sure he will have a great time in Torino. I've heard that's a pretty nice city. Well, you know, as long as you don't have to stay in the athlete's dorms. LOL ;)