by Jim Alexander, for The Press-Enterprise
From left, Shotoro Omori, Tyler Pierce, Amy Lin, Vincent Zhou. (Staff photo: Stan Lim)
RIVERSIDE — Tammy Gambill has coached figure skating champions before. But weeks like the one she and her skaters spent in Omaha, for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships Jan. 21-27, are the types from which spring daydreams of Olympic medal podiums.
It can’t be helped.
“For some of them, it’s very realistic,” Gambill said. “It’s just a matter of time.”
Tammy Gambill (center), with the 10 skaters she took to the recent U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. Back: Sean Rabbitt, Philip Warren, Shotaro Omori, Richard Dornbush. Middle row: Tyler Pierce, Elizabeth Nguyen, Vincent Zhou, Amy Lin. Front row: Ai Setoyama, Caitlin Nguyen. (Staff photo: Stan Lim)