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B.Cooper
05-21-2012, 03:45 PM
No, she turns 19 after July 1 of this year. haribobo, Galyeta/Shumski (UKR) have split in dance.

Armin Mahbanoozadeh was 4th at US Nationals to Douglas Razzano's 5th, but Razzano's ISU SB total score ranked slightly higher at #38 to Mahbanoozadeh's at #41.

So what does USFS do with someone like Max Aaron...who has a quad Sal and is now working on 4T? Does he have to do the summer competitions again to earn that 3rd SA spot? Or, is he, like Armin, potentially only going to be sent out to Sr B's??

Wish the SGP would go back to 12 slots!

Sylvia
05-21-2012, 03:47 PM
Stephen Carriere, Keegan Messing and Max Aaron (6th-8th at US Nationals) did Senior B comps last fall (Carriere had two and medalled twice) and it looks like they may be going that route again.

The Skate America TBA could very well go to Lysacek.

sus2850
05-21-2012, 04:02 PM
Thank you, Sylvia, for the info about Armin's ranking in relation to Douglas Razzano. It still does not seem fair to me considering the most recent showing, i.e. nationals. But that does not count here, as i see now (regarding Dornbush for example).

I also did not quite expect that a returning skater with no season's best/being away 2 seasons can get 2 spots. Not that I mind Johnny getting those, on the contrary, but I somehow thought he would have been only eligible for the host pick. I guess I am just bad at reading rules...

And I think that Plushenko is not considering the GP at all, he wants real titles.

sus2850
05-21-2012, 04:06 PM
Yeah because it's never happened in the past that the assignments were packed full of skaters who didn't end up competing in the end. :saint:

I hope the new ISU regulation that returning skaters have to sign some papers that do not allow those easy withdrawaly any more, will have effect and prevent all that rearranging. And maybe Evan did not want to sign?

Hanna
05-21-2012, 04:18 PM
Haribobo, I think Samantha Cesario has aged out of Juniors now.


No, she turns 19 after July 1 of this year.
Maybe they'll send her to Finlandia Trophy! I can only hope! :cheer:

TEB is not looking too bad. :) Could've been better but... well, at least the ladies' field is strong. I think I'm finally going to get to go again this year, wheeeeeee! :cheer:

PinkFeathers
05-21-2012, 04:18 PM
Looks like Alissa really is injured, per Phil's latest tweet (http://twitter.com/olyphil/statuses/204588653564006400). Could definitely explain the one assignment.

Jammers
05-21-2012, 04:36 PM
Wow Alissa has only one assignment? I can see Mirai getting only one sice she's been going downhill for a couple years now.

Sylvia
05-21-2012, 04:43 PM
Phil Hersh's GP selections article mentions that Czisny has a torn labrum (left hip, her landing side) and will undergo surgery soon and so she only asked for 1 GP initially, NHK being the last one: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/globetrotting/chi-grand-prix-skate-gold-to-debut-in-canada-20120521,0,7208375.column

Jammers
05-21-2012, 04:44 PM
How the heck did Flatt get Skate America over Gracie? Except for Ashley the US Ladies are underwhelming. Shouldn't SA get the best the US has to offer? I would take Agnes over Christina or Rachael.

NorthernDancers
05-21-2012, 04:49 PM
Orford/Williams GP was an automatic one (accumulated points gave them #22 in the World standings). I know Paul/Islam struggled with injury, but I am surprised that Skate Canada didn't leave a TBD spot for their host pick and decide after some summer monitoring. It appears that Gilles/Poirier were given the early nod instead.

Ah... That makes more sense. That stinks for Paul/Islam. It will be interesting how the GP transpires. I agree there should be a TBD reserved for them in case they bring it in the Summer and perhaps a Senior B. They have skills and a special something that with the right material and good skates could put them in 3rd this year in Canada.

Jammers
05-21-2012, 04:54 PM
Did i read that neither Brown or Farris got a GP assignment?

jlai
05-21-2012, 04:59 PM
Did i read that neither Brown or Farris got a GP assignment?

Nor Yan Han. It is a strange world when all jw male medalists all stay jr as they arent getting 2 gps while skaters like Bush and Dmitriev all moved up and nabbed one

aka_gerbil
05-21-2012, 05:03 PM
How the heck did Flatt get Skate America over Gracie? Except for Ashley the US Ladies are underwhelming. Shouldn't SA get the best the US has to offer? I would take Agnes over Christina or Rachael.

I'm not sure about their picking Rachael, but there is something to be said strategy-wise for NOT having Ashley and Gracie at the same GP's. It's kind of like Skate Canada not having both V/M and W/P.

Jammers
05-21-2012, 05:20 PM
Did Brown and Farris decide to stay on the JGP again? I think that's a big mistake since they needed to get out there a year before the Olympic year. With the US rather average in Mens they could have climbed up the rankings this next season. Other then Abbott all the other Senior Men are lacking at this time. Bown and Farris could have done some damage even next season. Skaters like Rippon and Miner are not the answer.

RD
05-21-2012, 05:21 PM
Like I mentioned in the US Ladies thread:


I'm glad Gold & Wagner get 2 events. Surprised that Zawadzki got 2 as well.

I admit to disappointment that Nagasu only got 1 event while host picks were used/wasted on Flatt & Gao. I think there probably should have been a TBA spot left open or give Nagasu a 2nd spot over the Gao pick. I think Czisny is fine with 1 at the end, especially after the injury reveal