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Louis
05-08-2011, 07:57 PM
I wish the USFS would take a hard line on bad flutzes and force junior skaters to remove them from the program until fixed. This kind of a terrible, Bobekian flutz is really going to hurt Courtney long-term if not corrected. The change of edge is so severe that -2 or even -3 is justified.

dupagegal
05-08-2011, 10:45 PM
I am just so tired of skaters like Gilles getting the GP slots. Give them to someone else. Especially getting Skate America. If she gets invited to Skate America again I am going to scream.

I couldn't agree more. She is getting too heavy and it's time for her to go to college. It seems like the broadmoor kids get the benefit of the doubt.

Sylvia
05-08-2011, 10:52 PM
I wish the USFS would take a hard line on bad flutzes and force junior skaters to remove them from the program until fixed. This kind of a terrible, Bobekian flutz is really going to hurt Courtney long-term if not corrected.
Lutz (double or triple) is the required solo jump in the Junior SP this coming season so hopefully Hicks is working on improving her entry edge for the JGP this fall.

pinky166
05-09-2011, 04:11 AM
I think Courtney has potential, but also a lot to work on, and given her lack of international experience, it makes far more sense to go on the JGP than the Senior GP.

Especially where the GP slots are getting cut down next season. Her only international competition was Junior Worlds where she finished 6th, which though respectable did not earn her a medal or a garaunteed GP spot. She'd likely only get 1 assignment if she opted to do the senior circuit, and may be at risk of not even getting any, whereas if she does JGP I have no doubt she could earn 2 assignments and probably a trip to the final too.

Jenna
05-09-2011, 04:15 AM
Courtney isn't ready for SGP yet. She wouldn't do very well. She still has a lot to work on in the PCS dept., namely her line, posture, extension, musicality..etc. She will do quite well on the JGP though.

Does anyone know if Adelina Sotnikova or Elizaveta Tuktamysheva plan to move up?

pinky166
05-09-2011, 04:19 AM
Does anyone know if Adelina Sotnikova or Elizaveta Tuktamysheva plan to move up?

Yes someone posted in the Russia thread a month or so ago that both girls will compete on the SGP next season.

Jenna
05-09-2011, 04:22 AM
Yes someone posted in the Russia thread a month or so ago that both girls will compete on the SGP next season.

Awesome! I can't wait to see what happens here.

Sylvia
05-09-2011, 04:24 AM
Does anyone know if Adelina Sotnikova or Elizaveta Tuktamysheva plan to move up?
Yes, according to the Russian news thread (scroll down to the short Tuktamysheva interview, post #830): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77174&page=42

Jenna
05-09-2011, 04:27 AM
Yes, according to the Russian news thread (scroll down to the short Tuktamysheva interview, post #830): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=77174&page=42

Thanks. I hope Liza does keep that SP. It was fun and quite different.

Back to how this affects Courtney, well, it's great for her. The Russians were definitely the biggest competition on the JGP..so now she could really have some success there. Of course, Shoji JPN and Li CHN will probably both be back, in addition to Baga and Siraj!

oleada
05-09-2011, 04:31 AM
Well, there are more Russians like Julia Lipnitskaya who will be eligible for the JGP next year, who I expect to do well. Japan's Satoko Miyahara could do quite well, too.

Jenna
05-09-2011, 04:33 AM
Of course, and Agafonova. Is Ovcharova back and training as well?

Also Miyabi Oba and Polina Shelepen. There are so many, it's unbelievable.

pinky166
05-09-2011, 04:44 AM
Of course, and Agafonova. Is Ovcharova back and training as well?

Also Miyabi Oba and Polina Shelepen. There are so many, it's unbelievable.

Shelepen is doing senior GP, she was going to do it last season, but then decided against it when there was talk that the age limits might be changed and there was risk she would not make the age cutoff.

Ovcharova is training again and TAT said at nationals that she will likely compete on the JGP next season. Also Rosa Sheveleva will likely do another season on the JGP where she has yet to go to the final or compete at junior worlds. There are a lot of talented other Russian girls as well: Polina Korobeinikova, Alexandra Deeva, Juulia Lepitniskaya, etc. The field should still be pretty deep, especially when you factor in the talented American skaters likely to go in addition to Courtney such as Siraj, Lam, Dinh, Kulgeyko, etc.

Sylvia
05-09-2011, 04:47 AM
Friendly suggestion - we can now discuss JGP prospects in this new 2011-12 JGP thread :): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=78782

Jenna
05-09-2011, 04:53 AM
Sure. ;)

Back to Hicks, it is clear that she will have a lot of competition this year from skaters from all over the world! But that 3-3 will hold her in good stead. The ladies who can do a 3Lz definitely have the edge though. Courtney is one of them, but she needs to fix that edge.

It's shaping up to be another exciting and unpredictable JGP. :watch:

Allen
05-09-2011, 06:11 AM
Courtney was a beast in Greensboro. I found her skating exciting, but I think that was dependent on the 3/3s and some really cool spins. I find she lacks presence on the ice, but I'm sure that will come as she has the necessary ingredients to be great. I would really like to see her do some programs that are less generic, but I don't know the last time I saw something super interesting come out of the Nicks camp.