Monday, January 3, 2011

Countdown to US Figure Skating Championships: 19 Days!

Ryan Bradley (Broadmoor SC)

  • 2006-08 US Collegiate Champion
  • 2007 US Silver Medalist
  • 2008 US Nationals 5th 
  • 2009 US Nationals 4th
  • 2010 US Nationals 4th
  • 2010 Four Continents Championships 5th

Ryan is one of those skaters who seems like he has been around for years just waiting to strike but unfortunately he has never been able to peak at the right time. His best national finish was 2nd in 2007, and he has finished just off the podium many times but unfortunately never qualified for the Olympics. He was so close last season too, finishing 4th and just a hair behind Johnny Weir. He has not had a lot of international success with disappointing 15th and 18th place finishes at his trips to senior worlds. He did not compete on the Grand Prix circuit this season so I'm assuming that his return to Nationals this season is an attempt to qualify for the World team and redeem himself from those low finishes at past Worlds. I've always enjoyed Ryan's skating, but I am afraid that it may be time for him to move on as the next generation is moving up the ranks and Ryan will have his work cut out for him if he wants to make the World team. I do wish him well though in Greensboro and maybe he will prove me wrong. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow am I totally eating my words here, and happy to do so. Ryan did a phenomenal job at Nationals and I wish him the best at worlds.