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Andrey aka Pushkin
06-14-2010, 11:46 PM
Will they be ready that early though? He first has to learn ice dancing. :shuffle:

Eislauffan posted in another thread that Yana told her they would try to show something at their national championships. She didn't mention the GP.
Given the current state of Russian ice-dance, nothing would shock me :rolleyes:

IMHO they should switch to pairs. Isn't Andreev like 189?

Lanna
06-14-2010, 11:48 PM
(would it really kill USFS to invite Hochstein to SA right off the bat after his great last season? Who else is close to being as deserving if Messing is going back to JGP? Hopefully Liberty and/or Skate Detroit will solve this issue once and for all)

I don't remember Hochstein landing a rotated 3A in competition. If he hasn't, I understand waiting to see how he does over the summer vs someone like Richard Dornbush (or Cassar, even).

Capella
06-15-2010, 12:36 AM
Martins & Chau (CAN) have split. I think she retired, but Alvin is on partnersearch (http://www.icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=3242).

kwanfan1818
06-15-2010, 01:12 AM
There's another Brubaker? Is he just as porny? :swoon:


Collin (age 21) is Rockne's younger brother: http://tibbetts-brubaker.com/rachel_collin.html

I think that is a "yes".


An article in Maariv (http://www.nrg.co.il/online/3/ART2/119/917.html)

In a couple of words:

Zaretskis are retiring and announced their decision to the IIF. `They are taking their time to decide and am sure they'll reach the right decision' said papaBoria.
Which reads to me that the Zaretskis have decided to quit (or at least he has), but that Papa Boris hasn't accepted this and is trying to change it to the "right decision".

Otherwise, wouldn't the taking the time and thinking come before the decision? (Just checking.)

cygnus
06-15-2010, 02:00 AM
Martins & Chau (CAN) have split. I think she retired, but Alvin is on partnersearch (http://www.icepartnersearch.com/showbio.php?i=3242).

:(

Polymer Bob
06-15-2010, 04:09 AM
Has Caroline Zhang done anything to improve her jump technique? Coaching change and/or consulting with a technical expert? If not, I really don't want to watch her decline go further this year. It was torture to watch her last year. Everything looked so labored and imprecise.

Caroline was seen in Colorado. The speculation was that she went there for either choreography or jump instruction. There is also one 3rd or 4th hand report from somebody that saw her doing vastly improved jumps, to the point that he/she did not immediately know it was Caroline. Of course, this is all unconfirmed at this point.

TAHbKA
06-15-2010, 09:45 AM
Which reads to me that the Zaretskis have decided to quit (or at least he has), but that Papa Boris hasn't accepted this and is trying to change it to the "right decision".

Otherwise, wouldn't the taking the time and thinking come before the decision? (Just checking.)

I would assume exactly the same, especially given Roma's legs problems. But then again, the :sekret: are so contradicting and making so little sense that I'd rather just wait then trust any.

The same, by the way, applies to Rubleva/Sheffer -their federation is anything but reliable, and the only thing I know for sure is that Sheffer's wife is pregnant. Which doesn't say much about their retiring or not retiring plans.

softlip
06-15-2010, 09:54 AM
Concerning the status of the two Ukrainian dance teams it was posted in other threads:


Well, this is Ukraine, but they trained mostly in Russia. Apparently ice dancer Anna Zadarozhniuk has to quit competitive skating due to ongoing back problems. :-(


There are rumours that Anna Zadorozhnyuk retired because of the problems with the back. Vladimir Zuev retired too because of problems with knees. Beknazarova and Verbillo are trying to dance together. Maybe their coach will be Alexei Gorshkov. They say Alla and Sergey were seen in Odintsovo. Many years ago they already were partners.

If the second one is true, than it will play out quite neatly. Both teams had one assignment each, one team can have both. :)

Chezanna
06-15-2010, 10:42 AM
58 142.15 *Ruslana JURCHENKO / Alexander LIUBCHENKO UKR - split
74 129.93 *Maria POPKOVA / Viktor KOVALENKO UZB - split

MikiAndoFan#1
06-15-2010, 12:36 PM
Caroline was seen in Colorado. The speculation was that she went there for either choreography or jump instruction. There is also one 3rd or 4th hand report from somebody that saw her doing vastly improved jumps, to the point that he/she did not immediately know it was Caroline. Of course, this is all unconfirmed at this point.

I hope this is true!

HisWeirness
06-15-2010, 02:01 PM
58 142.15 *Ruslana JURCHENKO / Alexander LIUBCHENKO UKR - split
74 129.93 *Maria POPKOVA / Viktor KOVALENKO UZB - split
Thanks for the update. I've updated the lists.

sbanet
06-15-2010, 02:30 PM
Concerning the status of the two Ukrainian dance teams it was posted in other threads:

If the second one is true, than it will play out quite neatly. Both teams had one assignment each, one team can have both. :)

Would that be allowed? :confused: Ukraine is not a host country, and neither Z+V nor B+Z were ranked high enough to be awarded two GP events?

:shuffle: There are still a couple of other worthy teams (i.e. Estonians, Czechs) who are awaiting assignment for their first 2010 GP comp.

HisWeirness
06-15-2010, 02:56 PM
Would that be allowed? :confused: Ukraine is not a host country, and neither Z+V nor B+Z were ranked high enough to be awarded two GP events?

:shuffle: There are still a couple of other worthy teams (i.e. Estonians, Czechs) who are awaiting assignment for their first 2010 GP comp.
Based on the wording in the most recent GP announcement document (2009-10):


Pairs or Dance couples, who were placed amongst the ranks as previously mentioned in criteria a) and b) (ETA: meaning, those who were guaranteed at least one spot, like Z/V) in the year 2007/2008 or 2008/2009, but have split, will be considered in the alternate list with the new partner, if proof is given that they intend to continue the competitive career.

So, the new UKR team would be considered as an alternate list team (the alternate list being those with seasons bests in the #25-75 range). They theoretically could get 2 GPs (nothing in the rules against that), but would probably only be assigned one (if any) coming off of the alternate list.

I'm guessing that if both teams notify the GP hosting federations that they have each split and that B +V want to be considered for an assignment, the GP hosting federations would first strike Z/V and B/Z off of the GP assignment table, and then look at the 2 new assignment spots left to fill and choose to fill them how they wish (with B+V or with another team).

oz01
06-15-2010, 03:01 PM
Angela Maxwell didn't get any assignment?

Sylvia
06-15-2010, 03:41 PM
Angela Maxwell didn't get any assignment?
No, but it's not known if her name even was submitted. Nine different U.S. ladies were selected.

ETA: Refer to HisWeirness' informative Ladies GP selection breakdown post for more info: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=2788292#post2788292