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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Staff Writer | November 11, 1992
He's the rebel without a triple axel.While other figure skaters scale greater and greater technical heights, Christopher Bowman remains the showman, preferring the glitz over the guts and the crowd's adoring applause over the judges' niggling points.But as headliner of the Ice Capades, which comes to town tonight for nine performances, Mr. Bowman gets to indulge in the kind of stunts that would never play before the judges -- a little soft shoe here, a little tap dancing there and, most of all, an entrance in black leather astride a Harley-Davidson.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Staff Writer | November 11, 1992
He's the rebel without a triple axel.While other figure skaters scale greater and greater technical heights, Christopher Bowman remains the showman, preferring the glitz over the guts and the crowd's adoring applause over the judges' niggling points.But as headliner of the Ice Capades, which comes to town tonight for nine performances, Mr. Bowman gets to indulge in the kind of stunts that would never play before the judges -- a little soft shoe here, a little tap dancing there and, most of all, an entrance in black leather astride a Harley-Davidson.
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By Michael Janofsky and Michael Janofsky,New York Times News Service | March 14, 1991
MUNICH, Germany -- The pairs competition of the world figure skating championships concluded in stunning fashion last night, not only for the brilliance of the winners, Natalya Mishkuteniok and Artur Dmitriev of the Soviet Union, but also for the wholly unexpected third-place finish by an American couple, Natasha Kuchiki and Todd Sand.In between was the Canadian pair of Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler, who had led the field of 19 after the original program Tuesday.For the United States, it was the third time in three years all three teams placed in the top 10. Calla Urbanski and Rocky Marval were ninth, followed by Jenni Meno and Scott Wendland in 10th.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | February 15, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- Five weeks ago, Paul Wylie thought his figure skating career was finished. He was in street clothes, preparing for disappointment at the U.S. National Championships in Orlando, Fla.Suddenly, he was called to a medals platform by judges who had given him a reprieve -- and a ticket to the Winter Olympics.Tonight, he will skate for gold.Wylie, the 27-year-old Harvard graduate who has endured a career of disappointments and second-place finishes, is the only American with a chance to win a medal when the men's figure skating competition ends tonight.
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By John Eisenberg and John Eisenberg,Staff Writer | February 13, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- Christopher Bowman is anything but the hardest-working man in show business. He dislikes practice. Avoids it. Reviles it. "Work is exactly what it is: a four-letter word," he told a gathering of Olympic press the other day.John Nicks knew he was walking into a headache when, in November, he agreed to become Bowman's third coach in the last two years. But Nicks also knew he was getting a skater with unmatched star quality among today's elite."He becomes a different young man when the TV cameras come on, when the arena is full of people," said Nicks, 51, whose three decades of students have included Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | February 15, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- Five weeks ago, Paul Wylie thought his figure skating career was finished. He was in street clothes, preparing for disappointment at the U.S. National Championships in Orlando, Fla.Suddenly, he was called to a medals platform by judges who had given him a reprieve -- and a ticket to the Winter Olympics.Tonight, he will skate for gold.Wylie, the 27-year-old Harvard graduate who has endured a career of disappointments and second-place finishes, is the only American with a chance to win a medal when the men's figure skating competition ends tonight.
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By Phil Hersh and Phil Hersh,Chicago Tribune | October 21, 1990
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- It figured that when Christopher Bowman made the TV sports highlights last week, it would not be for a triple Axel or a split jump or a scratch spin or anythingthat demonstrated his ability as a figure skater.The Bowman moves that were selected as CNN's "Play of the Day" were, instead, more evidence of his ability as a showman.Doing an exhibition at Notre Dame to promote NutraSweet Ice Skating Month, Bowman played a skit of mistaken identities with Irish football coach Lou Holtz.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | April 28, 1991
Washington Ballet due at GoucherThe Washington Ballet in Baltimore concludes its season here with two performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium. Featured both nights will be the Baltimore premieres of Nils Christe's "Quartet 2," Rex Bickmore's "Transformations" and Ray Barra's "Nocturno." Choo-San Goh's "Double Contrasts" concludes the program.Tickets range from $18 to $25 and can be charged by calling 225-3131, Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets also may be purchased at the box office (cash only)
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February 5, 1992
Dawn Wylie Hiscock, sister of Olympic figure skater Paul Wylie, is going to Albertville, France, for the Winter Games, courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.As part of a program called "Celebrate the Dream," the Postal Service is providing accommodation packages for up to two family members of U.S. athletes. Hiscock, a Baltimore resident, and her sister, Clare Patton of Littleton, Colo., will receive free lodging, meals and tickets to their brother's event."I wouldn't be able to do it otherwise," Hiscock said yesterday after a presentation of commemorative Olympic stamps at the post office on East Fayette Street.
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January 11, 2008
Former U.S. men's figure skating champion Christopher Bowman, known as "Bowman the Showman" for his flamboyant personality on the ice and his oft-troubled life off it, was found dead yesterday in a Los Angeles-area motel room, the Detroit Free Press reported. He was 40. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said the department would have no comment until next-of-kin had been notified. Bowman's mother, Joyce, confirmed to the Free Press that her son had died. "He just passed away in his sleep," she said.
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By John Eisenberg and John Eisenberg,Staff Writer | February 13, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- Christopher Bowman is anything but the hardest-working man in show business. He dislikes practice. Avoids it. Reviles it. "Work is exactly what it is: a four-letter word," he told a gathering of Olympic press the other day.John Nicks knew he was walking into a headache when, in November, he agreed to become Bowman's third coach in the last two years. But Nicks also knew he was getting a skater with unmatched star quality among today's elite."He becomes a different young man when the TV cameras come on, when the arena is full of people," said Nicks, 51, whose three decades of students have included Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner.
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By Michael Janofsky and Michael Janofsky,New York Times News Service | March 14, 1991
MUNICH, Germany -- The pairs competition of the world figure skating championships concluded in stunning fashion last night, not only for the brilliance of the winners, Natalya Mishkuteniok and Artur Dmitriev of the Soviet Union, but also for the wholly unexpected third-place finish by an American couple, Natasha Kuchiki and Todd Sand.In between was the Canadian pair of Isabelle Brasseur and Lloyd Eisler, who had led the field of 19 after the original program Tuesday.For the United States, it was the third time in three years all three teams placed in the top 10. Calla Urbanski and Rocky Marval were ninth, followed by Jenni Meno and Scott Wendland in 10th.
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By Phil Hersh and Phil Hersh,Chicago Tribune | October 21, 1990
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- It figured that when Christopher Bowman made the TV sports highlights last week, it would not be for a triple Axel or a split jump or a scratch spin or anythingthat demonstrated his ability as a figure skater.The Bowman moves that were selected as CNN's "Play of the Day" were, instead, more evidence of his ability as a showman.Doing an exhibition at Notre Dame to promote NutraSweet Ice Skating Month, Bowman played a skit of mistaken identities with Irish football coach Lou Holtz.
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By Phil Hersh and Phil Hersh,Chicago Tribune | February 18, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- When he won the national title a year ago, Todd Eldredge seemed like a caretaker king, keeping the throne warm for the return of 1989 champion Christopher Bowman.When he won it again yesterday afternoon, Eldredge seemed lord and master of his domain, the men's competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.With a freestyle long program that overwhelmed Bowman's in technical difficulty and nearly matched it in artistry, Eldredge persuaded any remaining skeptics that his 1990 triumph was not just a product of the injury that sidelined Bowman midway through last year's championships.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 11, 1992
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Imperfection will land Paul Wylie in law school. Outrageousness will put Christopher Bowman a step closer to laying siege to the Olympic Games in Albertville, France.Those are the stakes today at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.Wylie, the Harvard graduate, the favorite of the sport's ruling class, stumbled to fourth in yesterday's original program at the Orlando Arena.Bowman, Elvis on blades, crossed himself one moment, hugged a female television reporter the next and soared to first.
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