My Trip to Skate America

The Men

Todd Eldredge of the United States won the men's competition with two outstanding programs. From Russia, Alexei Urmanov got the silver, and Alexei Yagudin got the bronze.

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Todd Eldredge Todd Eldredge doing a sit spin in practice.

Alexei Yagudin Alexei Yagudin, Short Program.

Takeshi Honda Takeshi Honda, Short Program.

Todd Eldredge Todd Eldredge in the "Kiss & Cry" after his short program. It took them hours to make the kiss & cry look that bad.

Todd Eldredge and me Todd Eldredge and me.

Alexei Urmanov Alexei Urmanov, in practice.

Todd Eldredge & Alexei Urmanov Alexei Urmanov jumps near Todd Eldredge in practice as Todd prepares to skate his long program.

Todd Eldredge Todd Eldredge, in practice. The cable that cuts him in half was apparently there only to mar my picture. It was gone later.

Todd Eldredge Todd Eldredge, in practice.

Todd Eldredge Todd Eldredge, in practice.

Stefanie Stewart with Scott Davis My friend, Stefanie Stewart, with Scott Davis. Photo courtesy of Stefanie.

Todd Eldredge Todd Eldredge, in practice.

Scott Davis Scott Davis, Long Program.

Viacheslav Zagorodniuk Viacheslav Zagorodiuk, Long Program.

Takeshi Honda Takeshi Honda, Long Program.

Todd Eldredge Todd Eldredge, in the opening pose of his long program.

Todd Eldredge Todd Eldredge, Long Program.

Todd Eldredge Todd Eldredge, Long Program.

Todd Eldredge Todd Eldredge in the "Kiss & Cry" after his long program.

Alexei Yagudin Alexei Yagudin, Long Program.

Mens' Podium Alexei Urmanov (2nd), Todd Eldredge (1st), and Alexei Yagudin (3rd) on the podium.

Alexei Yagudin Alexei Yagudin, in the most bizzare exhibition by far. Photo by Stefanie Stewart.

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