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Christopher Bowman - Two-Time U.S. Men's Figure Skating Champion

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Christopher Bowman - Two-Time U.S. Men's Figure Skating Champion

Christopher Bowman - Two-Time U.S. Men's Figure Skating Champion

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"Bowman the Showman" :

Figure skater Christopher Bowman was known as "Bowman the Showman" because he dazzled audiences with his performances. He was so popular that some said he was a bit like Elvis Presley. Girls would scream and throw flowers at Bowman after his performances.

Two-Time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion:

Bowman was a two-time U.S. Men's Figure Skating Champion. He won the U.S. title in 1989 and in 1992.

World Figure Skating Medalist:

In 1988, Christopher Bowman won the silver medal at the World Figure Skating Championships. In 1989, he won the bronze.

Olympic Competitor:

Christopher Bowman placed 4th at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics. He landed a triple axel during his final performance at that Olympics.

Date and Place of Birth:

Christopher Bowman was born on March 30, 1967 in Hollywood, California.

Actor:

Christopher was a talented child. In addition to figure skating, he pursued an acting career. He was best known for his appearances in "Little House on the Prairie." He was also in many television commercials.

As an adult, Christopher Bowman began acting again. He played an assistant coach in "Down and Distance."

Coaches:

Frank Carroll was Christopher Bowman's main coach. He was also coached by John Nicks and Toller Cranston.

Professional Career After Skating:

After the 1992 Olympics, Bowman toured with the Ice Capades for one year. He also coached figure skating.

Family:

Bowman and his ex-wife, Annette Bowman, had one child.

Died at Age 40:

After many years troubled with drugs and alcohol, Christopher Bowman was found dead in a motel room in Los Angeles on January 10, 2008. He was forty years old at the time of his death. Sources say he weighed over three hundred pounds when he died. Some say that he died of a drug overdose that could have been suicide. Others say he just died in his sleep.

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