Hochstein aims for flu shot, consistent triple Axel

I interviewed Grant Hochstein last week for Figure Skaters Online.  He is currently in Slovakia competing in the Ondrej Nepala Memorial and sits in 2nd place after the short program.

Talking to Grant Hochstein is like catching up with an old friend.  The Detroit based skater has an easy going demeanor, likes to crack jokes and will share the best and worst parts of himself. And if there is one thing you need to know about him, it is that his love of skating is absolute and his dedication is unmatched.
The road to the top hasn’t been smooth for the 21 year old, but each set back only seems to make him stronger moving forward, something he hopes to show this season. Figure Skaters Online chatted with Hochstein as he prepared to leave for the Ondrej Nepala Memorial Trophy, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Ondrej Nepala Memorial will be Hochstein’s third senior international event.  “My main goal is to get out two really strong programs,” he said. “For the most part I’ve been doing that this season.  To keep building and keep being consistent and get that triple Axel out there this season.  A medal would be nice, after the heart wrenching finish last season [at Finlandia].”

For the full story, visit http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2011/09/28/hochstein-aims-for-flu-shot-consistent-triple-axel/