Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Congratulations Chris B!

Terri & Chris, Adult Sectionals 2007

A loud CONGRATULATIONS to our friend Chris Borton who won the Silver Men III event at his first Adult Nationals today. And by an almost unanimous panel with tough competition!

Tim and I met Chris in Sun Valley at the adult weekend in 2006 and "adopted" him, even though he is a freestyle skater. We let that slide! In addition to being an extremely nice person, he is a wonderful role model for all adult skaters. Chris lives in Montana, 100 miles from the nearest rink, and drives several hours to skate in a freezing cold rink. The rink closes for several months in the summer, leaving him without ice. Despite this, Chris has persevered and has really become an awesome skater. I had the privilege of putting him on the ice at adult sectionals here in Portland and was so proud of his wonderful skate. I am sure he just blew everyone away today in Lake Placid.

Chris, we wish we could have been there to see you win that gold medal! We're so proud of you!!!

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