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Squibble
11-15-2010, 06:41 AM
Caroline Zhang is having a rebuilding season and scored in the low 130's on the Grand Prix. Felicia Zhang (no relation) scored a personal best of 123.16 on the JGP back in October and is on the upswing. Who will finish higher at 2011 U.S. Nationals? :watch:

DannyCurry
11-15-2010, 07:34 AM
I'd say Caroline because I'm not sure the judges will give higher PCS to Felicia, but I could be wrong..

pinky166
11-15-2010, 05:23 PM
Felicia has a killer 3lz! But I guess she only has 3 triples (lutz, toe, sal) maybe I'm wrong and she also has a 3f? Hmm anyways Caroline seems to score higher internationally than nationally and for most skaters that's not the case so things aren't looking great for her as of now.

Who knows though, maybe Caroline could upset and medal at Nats! I tend to think the two girls will probably have similar placements, it's a toss up over who will place higher. I could see them finishing in like 8th and 9th or something like that, likely behind:

Rachael
Mirai
Christina
Ashley
Agnes
Yasmin
Vanessa

and close to (a little ahead or a little behind):

Alissa (depending on which one shows up, if it's the good one she belongs in the above group)
Amanda
Kiri
Samantha
Alexe (if her evil twin doesn't show up)

The field is going to be pretty deep this year.

Jenna
11-15-2010, 09:13 PM
Caroline. She would have to really screw up the jumps for Felicia to beat her. Snce the his first US Senior Nats, I'm sort of expecting to see F. Zhang near the middle of the pack.

A little OT, but I'm really looking forward to see how well Vanessa Lam can do here. She impressed majorly in CZE, and she had the highest sectional score.

Nomad
11-15-2010, 10:10 PM
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A little OT, but I'm really looking forward to see how well Vanessa Lam can do here. She impressed majorly in CZE, and she had the highest sectional score.

Lam had the highest score at Pacific Coast Sectionals (148.47), but overall, Czisny had the highest Sectional score (161.45).

chipso1
11-15-2010, 10:12 PM
I accidentally voted for Felicia (:o), but I think it will be Caroline, for sure. I agree with Jenna that Felicia will likely finish middle of the pack while Caroline is a better bet for the top 8.

Jenna
11-15-2010, 10:43 PM
Lam had the highest score at Pacific Coast Sectionals (148.47), but overall, Czisny had the highest Sectional score (161.45).

:o I think that was a freudian slip....I just don't consider as one of the skaters who had to qualify from sectionals.

judgejudy27
11-15-2010, 11:17 PM
Caroline will probably finish about 7th or 8th. That is probably higher than the other one.

mgobluegirl
11-15-2010, 11:22 PM
Additionally, Felicia may be tired from also competing in pairs. And she didn't look too great in the pairs FS with Taylor Toth this weekend at SA :yikes:

I think Caroline will finish higher. Wish she'd take out the Lutz completely for now though.

pinky166
11-16-2010, 12:00 AM
Additionally, Felicia may be tired from also competing in pairs. And she didn't look too great in the pairs FS with Taylor Toth this weekend at SA :yikes:

I think Caroline will finish higher. Wish she'd take out the Lutz completely for now though.

Agree about the lutz, those on ice split splats are downright skary :eek: !

krenseby
11-16-2010, 12:36 AM
Additionally, Felicia may be tired from also competing in pairs. And she didn't look too great in the pairs FS with Taylor Toth this weekend at SA :yikes:

I think Caroline will finish higher. Wish she'd take out the Lutz completely for now though.

I was kinda thinking she should have done that at her GP events. A lot of skaters who don't have the lutz down exclude it from their programs for strategic reasons. I wonder why Caroline didn't choose to do that. Had she replaced it with another jump, she would have likely done better in the LP.

Incidentally, I wonder when Carolina Kostner will upgrade her jump content in the LP. I am really curious to see if that's going to happen anytime soon.