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judiz
08-12-2012, 02:05 PM
I apologize if this was already explained, but are Johnny and Evan being given automatic byes to nationals based on Evan being reining olympic champ and Johnny skating in the grand prix?

Skater91
08-12-2012, 02:10 PM
Yes I think Evan is able to get a bye to nationals till after the next Olympics based on the fact that he won/podium finish (same as Sasha Cohen did) and I believe johnny will only get a bye if he makes the GPF.

Correct me if I am wrong.

Sylvia
08-12-2012, 02:33 PM
Weir's 2 GP assignments currently give him a bye through Eastern Sectionals in November (Rostelecom Cup is the same week) but not North Atlantic Regionals (Oct. 5-9 in Hackensack, NJ).

ETA: He will not have to compete at Regionals if there are 4 or fewer Senior men registered for North Atlantics or if he is assigned to a Senior B such as Finlandia Trophy (Oct. 4-7).

judiz
08-12-2012, 03:27 PM
so once the selections for Finlandia Trophy come out, we will have a better idea if Johnny has his bye or not?

Ziggy
08-12-2012, 11:33 PM
I apologize if this was already explained, but are Johnny and Evan being given automatic byes to nationals based on Evan being reining olympic champ and Johnny skating in the grand prix?

*Qualifying for US Nationals when you are a comeback skater.

johndockley92
08-13-2012, 11:42 AM
I would love to see Johnny compete at Regionals :D

2sk8
08-13-2012, 01:34 PM
Yes, it would be good practice for him, especially as it is in his home rink. :D

johndockley92
08-13-2012, 01:38 PM
I wonder how badly he'd have to do to not qualify :P

2sk8
08-13-2012, 01:51 PM
Quite badly, I'd guess - and he'll do much better than that, I think - so not sure what you're getting at.

leafygreens
08-13-2012, 03:02 PM
Olympic medalists receive an automatic bye. What I'm not clear on is if this is a bye for every nationals in that quadrennial, or just once?

Sylvia
08-13-2012, 03:10 PM
so once the selections for Finlandia Trophy come out, we will have a better idea if Johnny has his bye or not?
If Weir gets Finlandia he should get the Regionals bye; however, if he doesn't, it will come down to how many Senior men register for North Atlantic Regionals by the Sept. 1st deadline.


Olympic medalists receive an automatic bye. What I'm not clear on is if this is a bye for every nationals in that quadrennial, or just once?
Every nationals in that quadrennial.