BLACK RIVER When Richard Conerlys wife Allisyn recorded him ice skating for the first time, its unlikely he expected all of America to watch.
Mrs. Conerly submitted the video of Mr. Conerly repeatedly falling, only to come back for a final run armed with a beginners walker typically used by children, to Americas Funniest Home Videos.
Tonight at 7 p.m. on WWTI ABC 50, the video will be pitted against other finalists for a shot at the grand prize. The finalists are not allowed to reveal the outcome of the show before the airing.
Mr. Conerly is a Louisiana native who moved to the area about a year ago when he was stationed at Fort Drum. Even with all the attention surrounding his first skating experience, an encore performance is unlikely; Mr. Conerly said his first time skating was also likely his last.
The clip can be seen at http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/5065483/afv_video.