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Sylvia
11-30-2010, 09:55 PM
I thought I'd just go ahead and start a new thread and dropped "Senior" from the title.

So, will it take us longer or sooner than 6+ months to reach 1000 posts like in the original thread? :P

AliasJohnDoe
11-30-2010, 10:02 PM
So, will it take us longer or sooner than 6+ months to reach 1000 posts like in the original thread? :P

Sooner. We drink more at this time of year. At least I do. :nopryde::rockstar:

gkelly
11-30-2010, 10:04 PM
If it takes longer than six months, someone would start a 2011-12 thread before this one gets filled up.

During and after Nationals, this might as well be the one-stop shop for discussing US ladies. Except the actual competition reports.

chipso1
12-01-2010, 12:16 AM
So, will it take us longer or sooner than 6+ months to reach 1000 posts like in the original thread? :P

That depends on how Christina Gao does at Nationals, and how often she's hyped leading up to Nationals. :P

blade runner
12-01-2010, 01:10 AM
That depends on how Christina Gao does at Nationals, and how often she's hyped leading up to Nationals. :P

Chipso1 there is something about you I like.

Your post tend to be pretty accurate and analytical.

Sometimes really funny! ;)

Sylvia
12-01-2010, 01:24 AM
Chipso1 there is something about you I like.
Aw, you're just sayin' that 'cause he's a big fan of Agnes Zawadzki! :saint:

Hey chipso1, can you please repost your U.S. Ladies international scores list?

oleada
12-01-2010, 01:26 AM
Sylvia, you get snarkier every day. I love it :D

chipso1
12-01-2010, 02:08 AM
Chipso1 there is something about you I like.

Your post tend to be pretty accurate and analytical.

Sometimes really funny! ;)
Aww, shucks. ;)


Aw, you're just sayin' that 'cause he's a big fan of Agnes Zawadzki! :saint:

BUT a Mirai uber all the way. :D


Sylvia, you get snarkier every day. I love it :D

I'm also a fan of the new, snarkier Sylvia! :)


Hey chipso1, can you please repost your U.S. Ladies international scores list?

Updated List -- Through Trophee Eric Bompard
Just for fun! :)

Top scoring U.S. Senior Ladies

1. Alissa CZISNY (172.37) Skate Canada
2. Mirai NAGASU (167.79) Trophee Eric Bompard
3. Christina GAO (167.14) JGP Austria
4. Ashley WAGNER (167.02) Cup of Russia
5. Rachael FLATT (162.86) Skate America
6. Yasmin SIRAJ (161.75) JGP Sheffield

7. Vanessa LAM (156.41) JGP Ostrava
8. Agnes ZAWADZKI (154.35) Skate Canada
9. Kiri BAGA (138.70) JGP Japan
10. Kristiene GONG (134.32) JGP Sheffield
11. Caroline ZHANG (133.86) NHK Trophy
12. Melissa BULANHAGUI (133.72) Nebelhorn Trophy

13. Amanda DOBBS (132.45) Cup of China
14. Alexe GILLES (125.64) Skate Canada
15. Karen ZHOU (123.63) Coupe de Nice DNQ to Nationals
16. Felicia ZHANG (123.16) JGP Dresden
17. Samantha CESARIO (122.39) JGP Romania
18. Kristine MUSADEMBA (119.45) Cup of China

Mirai improves upon her CoC score by more than 20 points and moves from 8th to 2nd. :respec:

Grand Prix Finalists: 2nd qualifier -- Czisny (26), 6th qualifier -- Flatt (26). Nagasu (22) is the 2nd alternate, and Wagner (18) is the 3rd alternate.

Upcoming events:
Czisny and Flatt (GPF)
Gao, Siraj, Gong (JGPF)

Sylvia
12-04-2010, 10:59 PM
Back to my "boring" self ;) ... I'd like this thread to include the lesser-known/discussed US ladies. RD found and posted this link to this "Figure 8 This" blog article about Melissa Bulanhagui that's written by a former competitive skater: http://daniellecandela.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/melissa-bulangagui-gears-up-for-nationals/

When I asked her [Bulanhagui] what she expected this year at nationals, she responded, “My goal this year is to skate two solid clean programs. I want to be in the final warm up after the short program, and I hope to break the top six. ”

Debbie S
12-04-2010, 11:47 PM
Back to my "boring" self ;) Well, it was fun while it lasted... :)

I'm a fan of Alissa and Ashley. :P

I think it will definitely take less than 6 months to reach 1000 posts, especially if we're expanding the discussion to all levels, not just Senior. This is the 'meaty' part of the season and prime time for uber wars.

Squibble
12-05-2010, 02:09 AM
Back to my "boring" self ;)


:fragile:

:wuzrobbed

:yawn:
;)

RD
12-05-2010, 02:56 AM
Back to my "boring" self ;) ... I'd like this thread to include the lesser-known/discussed US ladies. RD found and posted this link to this "Figure 8 This" blog article about Melissa Bulanhagui that's written by a former competitive skater: http://daniellecandela.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/melissa-bulangagui-gears-up-for-nationals/

Yeah, I was just about to post this over here and nearly hit the submit button before seeing this...here are the relevant quotes, the important one in bold:


She has set the bar high for herself, expecting nothing but her personal best. When I asked her what she expected this year at nationals, she responded, “My goal this year is to skate two solid clean programs. I want to be in the final warm up after the short program, and I hope to break the top six. ”

The question I then posed was, well, CAN she do it? We've been talking about the Contenders this whole time, but how do some of the lesser knowns fit in? Will there be surprises? There is about an 18 point difference between her Nebelhorn Trophy score and Amanda Dobbs' 6th place score at last year's Nats. Is that attainable?

BTW, I like it when skaters aren't shy about stating their ambitions and goals.

Jenna
12-05-2010, 03:03 AM
Melissa CAN do it, but she needs to have a squeaky clean performance. The judges aren't too generous with her program components.

Sylvia
12-05-2010, 03:04 AM
Bulanhagui skated a pretty clean SP at Nebelhorn Trophy in September (her jumps were 3Lz+2Lo, 3S and 2A) and her 2nd place score (51.20) is her highest SP score of this season so far. She was only 5th in the FS in Germany but held on for the bronze, her first senior international medal in her first attempt. She has gone for the 3A at Liberty for the past few summers and although she has stood up on the jump in the attempts I've seen, it has been downgraded by the tech. panel (it got the << in her FS at Liberty and was worth only 1.92 points). Bulanhagui has finished 12th (2007), 8th (2008) and 12th (2010) in her 3 Nationals as a senior.

chipso1
12-05-2010, 03:08 AM
Melissa CAN do it, but she needs to have a squeaky clean performance. The judges aren't too generous with her program components.

I agree. It's possible, but even if she goes clean I'm not sure her PCS will be in the mid-to-high 6s, which is probably what she would need to average to be top 6 after the short.