Spotlight on Douglas Razzano by Sylvia
An Unseen Skaters special. May 30, 2004.
Douglas Razzano, 15, won the gold medal in his junior level and junior international debut at Slovenia's Triglav Trophy in April 2004, and placed 5th in Novice Men at 2004 U.S. Nationals in Atlanta. He represents the Coyotes SC of Arizona and trains at the Alltel Ice Den, in Scottsdale, Arizona. His coaches are Doug Ladret, Lara Ladret, and Grant Rorvick, and Doug Ladret choreographs his programs.
When and how did you begin skating?
What are your long-term goals in skating and off the ice?
What are your goals for this season?
Will you reveal what music you'll be using this season?
What competitions are you planning to skate this summer?
What do you hope to improve the most about your skating in the year ahead?
Who has had the greatest influence on your skating?
In a recent local Arizona news article, your coach is quoted as saying that
you were a brat when you started with him in 2000. Why do you think he said
What is your favorite jump, spin and connecting move?
What do you feel are the strongest and weakest aspects to your skating?
Describe and evaluate your programs at Regionals, Sectionals, and Nationals
Sectionals: Short program was clean, then got nervous before my long and popped a few jumps in my program. I did land my first triple flip in competition, though.
Nationals: Short program was not so good, popped a 2flip, and put hand down on triple lutz. Long was clean! And pulled up to fifth overall! [Editor's Note: Razzano's 3rd place long program at Nationals went as follows: 2axel, 3lutz-2toe, 3loop, flying camel, 3flip (low landing with turn out), outside spread eagle, 2axel into 3toe sequence, camel-sit-back sit half pancake-upright spin, 3salchow (slight lean on landing), Ina Bauer, straight line steps (good speed), walley into 3toe-2toe, outside spread eagle, death drop to back sit, forward scratch spin (nice centering and good speed).
At Nationals I felt much more pressure because I wanted to do really well. But I learned that I just need to relax and just skate!
Describe your experience at Triglav Trophy.
My program jump content... Short (debut of "Kalinka"): 3flip (hand down), 3lutz-2toe, 2axel. Long (Tosca): 2axel, 3toe-3toe (doubled the 2nd 3toe), 3lutz(fell), 3flip, 3loop, 3sal, 3lutz(hand down), 2axel.
Off ice highlights... Our trip to Venice and into Klagenfurt, Austria. I love to travel! Also the competition committee was extremely helpful and were all very nice!
Who are your favorite skaters and why?
What are some of your off-ice hobbies?
What is your current school arrangement? What is your favorite and least
Why do you love to skate?
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