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"It's been a great career," he said. "I'm thankful to God that he's given me the talent because there are many talented coaches in the world and some more talented than I. But I've always seemed to come up with the vehicle to do it, the talent -- they just sort of drift toward me. I don't really audition or seek out really talented people. They just seem to come to me."
Another Carroll student, Mirai Nagasu, will skate in the women's competition here, though the 16-year-old is not considered a medal contender.
Fratianne watched the finals on television Thursday and when she heard that Lysacek had won, she was overjoyed for Carroll.
"This is such a fulfillment for him with all his hard work, through Michelle's success and with me and with all his students," Fratianne said in a phone interview. "To see him working all the hours, I don't know how he does it."
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