our athlete of the week wants to one day perform for cirque de soleil or another professional ice-skating show so he made a trip to improve his resume and came home a national champion Justin Herget won the top title at the US Figure Skating associations national showcase competition the high school senior from Florence put together a winning routine in the light entertainment category with help from his coach and a life-size doll as a skating partner then he won the overall showcase title by nailing the same routine in the performance that you see right here light entertainment as Herget says is all about making the judges laugh and although comedy doesn’t come naturally for him he made quite an impression it’s not necessarily my personality I like doing more dramatic performances most of the time but it was definitely good to hear the judges and hear all the people laughing and and I didn’t really care about the placement neither did my coach because the crowd was so responsive and like so many people came out to us after the program and like said good job and Ergun also took second place in the interpretive category which he called one of the most stressful things he’s ever done skaters listen to an unknown musical selection and then have half an hour to come up with a program to match the music

Justin Hergett of Florence claims U.S. Figure Skating National Showcase title
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