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kirkbiggestfan
08-10-2012, 02:03 PM
My money is on Lacoste. Nice skater but struggling with the jumps lately. Perfect for a softer field....and she speaks French!

olympic
08-10-2012, 02:19 PM
Lysacek will get the TBA spot at SA. He announced his comeback on the Today Show. (See other EL thread here in GSD)

seabm7
08-10-2012, 02:28 PM
*Hae-Jin Kim is staying Jr., yes? If not, then she's in the group and Flatt is in Group 3.

Yes, she is going to JGP this year.

VarBar
08-10-2012, 02:53 PM
Can't wait to see the duel between Lysacek and Abbott at Skate America this year.

Sylvia
08-10-2012, 03:36 PM
In addition to Lysacek, the other 2 Skate America TBA slots have been filled by Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir (their 2nd GP) and Anastasia Cannuscio/Colin McManus (their first-ever Grand Prix!):
http://skatingmagazineblog.com/2012/08/10/lysacek-among-additions-to-2012-hilton-hhonors-skate-america/

olympic
08-10-2012, 04:04 PM
In addition to Lysacek, the other 2 Skate America TBA slots have been filled by Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir (their 2nd GP) and Anastasia Cannuscio/Colin McManus (their first-ever Grand Prix!):
http://skatingmagazineblog.com/2012/08/10/lysacek-among-additions-to-2012-hilton-hhonors-skate-america/

I wonder if C/S's LP at Indy cemented the USFSA's decision for the TBA spot. But, weren't C/S high on the substitute list for another slot? If so, I think it would've been more strategic to give SA to someone like Z/B or S/K ...

icellist
08-10-2012, 04:18 PM
Now Zijun's name disappears from TEB:eek: (The issued date of the list is August 9).
And no replacement and the number of the competitors is 9.
Zijun turned down the offer from TEB?
I think it would be much better for her to compete at CoC.

Mirai still has a chance! :cheer2:

SamuraiK
08-10-2012, 05:32 PM
Zijun must have turned down the TEB offer for sure.. Now the question is, can you turn down an invitation and still get your host spot (COC) later???

So Next 5 Ladies to chose for TEB are:

Nagasu
Gao
Lacoste
Helgesson J
Flatt

NO russian ladies cause there are already 3 entered.

valyrian
08-10-2012, 06:32 PM
No Grand Prix for Armin? :( I was so hopeful!

Ziggy
08-10-2012, 06:41 PM
Why does USFS continue to favour Castelli/Shnapir (who've been given many opportunities already) when they have so many exciting new teams making a mark during the summer comps? :/

olympic
08-10-2012, 06:43 PM
Zijun must have turned down the TEB offer for sure.. Now the question is, can you turn down an invitation and still get your host spot (COC) later???

So Next 5 Ladies to chose for TEB are:

Nagasu
Gao
Lacoste
Helgesson J
Flatt

NO russian ladies cause there are already 3 entered.

It seems Mirai would be a no-brainer at this point. Not only is she by far the highest on the list of substitutes, but she's been a medalist at TEB, and the trip to Paris would be relatively simple

kwanfan1818
08-10-2012, 07:24 PM
Nagasu should have had the TEB spot originally, as the only one in the first group of five who wasn't assigned (Korpi) or ineligible (three Russian Ladies already), and in the Top 24.

But, then again, this is the organization that accepted more Chinese pairs entries than had earned spots.

olympic
08-10-2012, 07:52 PM
Why does USFS continue to favour Castelli/Shnapir (who've been given many opportunities already) when they have so many exciting new teams making a mark during the summer comps? :/

He has a chronic problem with SBS jumps. He's the American version of Stanislav Morozov and I'm getting doubtful that his jumps will ever be fixed. Also, I've never figured out this pair's obsession with a throw 3x that they never land

As I posted above, I think S/K or Z/B at SA would strategically be better, since I think C/S are high on the substitute list for a non-USA GP spot (is that the case?).

Sayana_mnk
08-10-2012, 08:06 PM
Regarding Castelli and Shnapir, perhaps there will be more confidence in their ability to score well if they can manage to produce the throw quadruple salchow that they have been practicing at one of their Grand Prix events. I am starting to believe that they have a bigger chance of getting that to happen than they do of getting the throw triple axel.

kwanfan1818
08-10-2012, 08:10 PM
The top skaters with one:

Vise/Baldwin (SC) #20 SB
James/Cipres (SA) #24 SB
Castelli/Shnapir (NHK) #26 SB
Gerboldt/Enbert (SC) #27 SB
Hausch/Wende (RC) #28 SB

Theoretically, C/S wouldn't be chosen higher than the third sub, since there are two Top 24 teams with only one, but, that too depends on the number of competitors from each country, which are maxed out at:

USA: SA and NHK
CAN: SC
CHN: CoC
RUS: RC

They could have been chosen as low as 5th sub, but then, Nagasu was skipped for TEB when she was the only one of the Top 5 group who could go (wasn't already assigned, weren't already three Russian Ladies assigned).