Keegan MESSING Free Skate 2019 Canadian National Skating Championships


PHAN IS SECOND. TWO TO SKATE AND KEEGAN MESSING, THE ALASKAN CANADIAN. WHAT A GREAT GUY THIS IS. NOT ONLY A GREAT COMPETITOR.>>Tracy: HE HAS SUCH A RESPECT FOR HIS SPORT, HIS CRAFT, MOM SALLY, FIANCE, LANE. THE FEAR, PALPABLE. (♪♪♪)>>Tracy: SKATING TO CHAPLIN.>>Rod: MISSED HIS QUAD YESTERDAY. NEEDS IT RIGHT HERE.>>Tracy: TRIPLE LUTZ. NOBODY HAS THE SPEED OR ICE COVERAGE. LOOK AT HIM FLYING AROUND THE CORNER. WILL THIS BE THE QUAD? QUAD TOE. THERE IT IS. HANDS DOWN.>>Rod: TOUCHED DOWN.>>Tracy: HE GETS SO EXCITED. HE NEEDS TO REEL IT IN A BIT. BIG JUMPING PASS HERE, TRIPLE AXEL.>>Rod: THAT MIGHT HAVE TAKEN HIM RIGHT OUT OF THE RUNNING.>>Tracy: OH, MY GOODNESS, THE HEIGHT. (♪♪♪)>>Tracy: KEEGAN HAS NEVER COME INTO A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BEING THAT GUY. HE’S ALWAYS BEEN THE UNDERDOG WHO HAS A VERY DIFFERENT STORY WHEN YOU’RE THE ONE THAT’S BEING HUNTED. (♪♪♪) [Applause] (♪♪♪)>>Rod: HALFWAY THROUGH. KEEGAN MESSING CANNOT MISS ANYTHING ELSE.>>Tracy: LOTS OF SPEED INTO HIS SECOND QUAD ATTEMPT. QUAD TOE. THERE IT IS. OH, MY GOODNESS, DID YOU SEE HOW LOW HE GOT TO THE ICE TO SAVE THAT LANDING? (♪♪♪) [ Cheering and Applause ]>>Tracy: I JUST LOVE HIS SPEED. IT JUST ADDS A LEVEL OF EXCITEMENT AND THIS AUDIENCE IS EATING IT UP. HERE COMES ANOTHER TRIPLE AXEL.>>Rod: IT HAS ELUDED HIM HERE TONIGHT.>>Tracy: JUST FIGHTING TO FIND HIS BALANCE, BUT THE JUMPS ARE OVER. NOW HE GETS TO DO WHAT HE DOES BEST. ENTERTAIN THE AUDIENCE. (♪♪♪)>>Tracy: LOOK AT THESE SPINS. THE SPEED.>>Rod: WELL, HE’S BEEN THE CHASER, NOW THE CHASED. AND THE PRESSURE COMES INTO PLAY HERE TONIGHT. LOOKED A LITTLE TIGHT COMING INTO THE BUILDING AND BACKSTAGE, BUT HE IS A SHOWMAN. HE IS A CROWD AND COUNTRY FAVORITE.>>Tracy: WHAT A WONDERFUL PERSONALITY.>>Rod: HE INDEED IS. NOT LIKELY GOING TO BE ENOUGH THOUGH FOR KEEGAN MESSING AND THERE’S ONE SKATER LEFT. AND WE COULD HAVE SOME HISTORY MADE HERE TONIGHT. 14-YEAR-OLD STEPHEN GOGOLEV, LAST TO SKATE TO BECOME THE YOUNGEST MEN’S CHAMP Introducing the All-New
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chicken strips today.>>Rod: WELL, THIS LITTLE GUY PUT HIMSELF IN THIS SITUATION LAST NIGHT WINNING THE SHORT PROGRAM. BEFORE TONIGHT, NAM NGUYEN WAS THE YOUNGEST CHAMPION IN MEN’S SKATING HISTORY IN 2015 AND ’16 WITH CHARLES SNELLING WHO DID IT WAY BACK WHEN, BUT KEEGAN MESSING NOW HAS A CHANCE TO REPRESENT CANADA AT THE OLYMPICS AND THE WORLDS AND AGAIN HE’S AMERICAN-BORN, MOM FROM CANADA. JUST DIDN’T SEEM TO HAVE IT TONIGHT.>>Tracy: JUST A LITTLE BIT OFF. HE GETS WOUND UP AND THAT’S WHY WE LOVE HIM, BUT IT’S NOT SO GREAT WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO FIND JUST THAT RIGHT TIMING. LOOK HOW LOW HE GETS INTO HIS KNEE TO SAVE THE LANDING OF THE QUAD. I LOVE THAT. HIS SPINS ARE FANTASTIC, THE SPEED, BUT EVERYTHING HE DOES, HE PUTS HIS HEART AND SOUL IN IT. WE LOVE IT, BUT IT WAS A LITTLE COSTLY TONIGHT. EMOTIONALLY, HE HAD TO PULL IT BACK IN, BUT, HEY, YOU LIVE ON THE EDGE. THAT’S WHAT HE DOES.>>Rod: HE’S THE MOST HONEST GUY YOU’LL EVER MEET. WHERE WILL HE SIT? HE WILL SIT IN SECOND PLACE. SO HE WILL BE ON THE PODIUM. AND KEEGAN MESSING WAS SECOND LAST YEAR, IT GOT HIM A TRIP TO THE OLYMPICS AND WORLDS. CANADIANS LOVE THIS GUY. AND THEY SHOULD.

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