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06-13-2010, 06:06 PM
I hope TBA for SA in pairs will be Zhang/Toth.:shuffle:

06-13-2010, 06:12 PM
USFS has been very kind to Czisny, giving her two GPs after her absolutely disastrous last season. Not sure whether younger skaters weren't screwed over here.

Given her placements on the Grand Prix last season (4th at CoR, 2nd at SC), I'd be much more surprised to see her get only one assignment, poor Nationals performance notwithstanding.

06-13-2010, 06:13 PM
I guess she's got no choice.

I wouldn't be completely surprised if USFS bypasses Angela Maxwell when JGP assignments are handed out in favor of younger, untested girls. Angela has had her shot over three seasons and done well but not well enough to make the jump up to seniors. Does she even have a coach atm? (I believe she left Craig Maurizi after the JGPF.)

Hopefully she'll at least get a senior B, though.

06-13-2010, 06:17 PM
Me, too. :wuzrobbed She was/is my favorite of the "new seniors" at Nationals last year. I think she would be much better off gaining SGP experience and not having to train both a junior and senior free skate. I would still LOVE for her to make the Senior Worlds team this year! :cheer2:

I tend to think Orser had something to do with her decision to stay JGP, and I trust his judgment. Christina has grown a couple inches this year and still needs to work on presentation, I actually don't think another year on the JGP will hurt her. Also, she has a great 3t-3t but she struggled with it at Junior Worlds, so maybe nerves and confidence are other areas she needs to work on. I wouldn't be surprised if she tried combinations like 3f-3t and tried to fix her flutz this season, and the junior stage is a better place to try those things out. Sochi is not for a long time.

Further, Ksenia did JGP just last season at age 16/17 and then went on to do very well at the Olympics and senior Worlds. Murakami also did 2 years on the JGP, she probably could have moved up last season, but by staying junior she earned a lot of ISU ranking points and built up her competitive resume and confidence. Plus this upcoming year Christina might experience some body changes, and we all saw how that crushed Mirai when she did SGP in 08-09, and how it crushed Caroline Zhang last season.

Also, with only 2 World spots up for grabs and Rachael sticking around for another year, making the team will be tough, Mirai and Rachael are probably the favorites, but there's also Ashley and Agnes, and potentially Alissa or Caroline if they manage to have great comebacks. So that's a long shot for Christina, and if she gets Jr. Worlds again she will have the program all ready. She also will compete senior at nationals so she will have senior programs ready in case she gets 4CC or Worlds.

Finally, it's not like she won't be challenged on the JGP with Tuktamysheva, Sotnikova, Ovcharova, Shelepen, Agafonova, Birukova, Baga, Kim Hae-Jin and maybe Sheleva and Cesario, all there.

06-13-2010, 06:22 PM
Graduating from JGP to Senior GP this season (listed by SB score ranking):
12 Ksenia Makarova RUS - SC & RUS
14 Kanako Murakami JPN - NHK & SA
25 Agnes Zawadzki USA - SC & RUS
26 Min-Jung Kwak KOR - SA
39 Kristine Musademba USA - CHN
52 Sonia Lafuente ESP - TEB
57 Lena Marrocco FRA - NHK (& TEB TBA?)
70 Mae Berenice Meite FRA - SA (& TEB TBA?)

Also new to GP:
19 Viktoria Helgesson SWE - NHK & SA
23 Amanda Dobbs USA - CHN
27 Haruka Imai JGP - SC & TEB


Joshi Helgesson received one GP this year (China).

Haruka Imai competed on JGP last season, she placed 3rd at JGP Budapest. Amanda Dobbs competed on JGP in 08-09, making the JGPF where she finished 7th.

06-13-2010, 06:30 PM
I know its completely unrealistic but....Kimmie for SA :cheer2:

you'll see...this spot is being kept for Sasha :EVILLE:

Very happy about Meier not retiring. She's the only decent skater left in Switzerland at the moment after Lambiel's, Othman's and Dorsaz's retirements.

Othman retired? omg, when?:eek:

06-13-2010, 06:33 PM
Baga said, she prepared for the senior next season, did't she?

06-13-2010, 06:34 PM
Baga said, she prepared for the senior next season, did't she?

I think she meant nationally.

06-13-2010, 06:34 PM
Baga said, she prepared for the senior next season, did't she?

Nationally, only.

06-13-2010, 06:37 PM
Stephanie, oleada, thanks. Then, waiting for her on JGP :)

06-13-2010, 06:42 PM
I thought Cathy & Chris Reed retired?

06-13-2010, 06:43 PM
There's some discussion on the potential JGP skaters in the Kiss and Cry section :): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=69215&page=6

06-13-2010, 06:44 PM
I thought Cathy & Chris Reed retired?

Where did you hear that?!

06-13-2010, 06:46 PM
Ziggy, Cannuscio & Lorello were aged out of Jrs; that's why they are in Seniors this eyar.

06-13-2010, 06:48 PM
I thought Cathy & Chris Reed retired?
Why?:eek: No, they don't.