On August 28 2009 Taylor Wiedemann of Detroit SC reached the summit of Figure Skating's test structure. Passing the Senior Freeskating test and the 15 tests that must precede it is a tremendously difficult task that requires years and years of dedicated work, and a great deal of skill. Only a small percentage of skaters can claim this great prize, and very few among the general public can claim any other accomplishment of comparable effort. Those of us on the judging panel particularly enjoyed the happy-squeal that followed the landing of the successful double lutz (although probably not half as much as Taylor did...).
To every skater that successfully meets this challenge, and especially to Taylor on this special day, Congratulations !!!