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April 3, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sharon Petzold overcame an upset stomach and outscored reigning world champion Ellen Breen for the title in the women's ballet event at the U.S. freestyle tournament in Winter Park, Colo. Karen Hunter took the bronze.
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February 11, 1995 | BILL WALKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There probably isn't a way to say this delicately. . . . But Ellen Breen is old. Not Elvis old. Not Beatles old, either, or even Eagles old. Michael Jackson old would probably be appropriate, which still makes her younger than most. But as a world-class athlete in a demanding snow discipline, this ballet skier two months from age 32 is a creaking relic.
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February 11, 1995 | BILL WALKER
What's in a name? Plenty, if your sport is ballet skiing and the tendency is to write you off along with rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming, exercises that accent grace and are generally eschewed by spectators who would rather be entertained by things more athletically demanding. In its infancy the sport, basically an American creation, was called hotdogging. "Then they changed the name to 'freestyle' to make it sound more professional and less hippie-ish," says Ellen Breen.
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February 11, 1995 | BILL WALKER
What's in a name? Plenty, if your sport is ballet skiing and the tendency is to write you off along with rhythmic gymnastics and synchronized swimming, exercises that accent grace and are generally eschewed by spectators who would rather be entertained by things more athletically demanding. In its infancy the sport, basically an American creation, was called hotdogging. "Then they changed the name to 'freestyle' to make it sound more professional and less hippie-ish," says Ellen Breen.
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February 11, 1995 | BILL WALKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There probably isn't a way to say this delicately. . . . But Ellen Breen is old. Not Elvis old. Not Beatles old, either, or even Eagles old. Michael Jackson old would probably be appropriate, which still makes her younger than most. But as a world-class athlete in a demanding snow discipline, this ballet skier two months from age 32 is a creaking relic.
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February 1, 1990 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Freestyle skier? Oh, yeah, isn't that another name for a hot-dogger? A party animal who lives life on the edge--of a cliff? The kind of slope jockey who somersaults down the hill and showboats all the way to the apres ski bash? "Well, we try to stay away from calling each other hot-doggers and saying that all freestyle skiers are partiers," says Ellen Breen of West Hills.
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February 25, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
World champion Ellen Breen of West Hills clinched this season's World Cup title when she won her second ballet skiing event at La Plagne, France.
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February 12, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ellen Breen of West Hill, Calif., won the gold medal and Jan Bucher of Salt Lake City won the silver in the women's ballet skiing competition at the opening of the Freestyle World Championships at Whiteface Mountain, N.Y.
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March 9, 1995 | From Associated Press
Ellen Breen of West Hills finished second to Russia's Elena Batalova in the ballet finale Wednesday and won her third consecutive World Cup overall title. The men's event was won by France's Fabrice Becker. Breen, who is retiring, scored 27.25 points in her final World Cup meet, while Batalova had 27.90. "I have competed 11 years and I think it's enough," said Breen, 31. "But I'd like to stay in the sport and start coaching." Breen finished the season with 700 points.
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April 3, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sharon Petzold overcame an upset stomach and outscored reigning world champion Ellen Breen for the title in the women's ballet event at the U.S. freestyle tournament in Winter Park, Colo. Karen Hunter took the bronze.
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February 1, 1990 | JEFF MEYERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Freestyle skier? Oh, yeah, isn't that another name for a hot-dogger? A party animal who lives life on the edge--of a cliff? The kind of slope jockey who somersaults down the hill and showboats all the way to the apres ski bash? "Well, we try to stay away from calling each other hot-doggers and saying that all freestyle skiers are partiers," says Ellen Breen of West Hills.
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April 3, 1992
The Agoura High varsity girls' cross-country team has been selected the 1991 Southern Section team academic champion. The Chargers had a combined grade-point average of 3.81 in college core classes. They won their second consecutive state Division I title in November and were the No. 1-ranked high school team in the nation by The Harrier magazine. The team will be honored before Wednesday's Angels-Chicago game at Anaheim Stadium.
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February 5, 1995 | From Associated Press
Two-time world champion Ellen Breen of West Hills, unbeaten in six World Cup ballet ski competitions this season, will lead the 24-member U.S. team to compete in the World Championships Feb. 14-19 at LaClusaz, France, officials said Saturday. Breen, 31, gold medalist in ballet in the 1991 and 1993 World Championships as well as the two-time defending World Cup ballet champion, is joined by four other Olympic and world championships medalists. They are: * Donna Weinbrecht of Killington, Vt.
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