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icellist
09-25-2012, 01:24 AM
Skaters are not allowed to compete on the Senior and Junior Grand Prix in the same season (including pairs starting this season).


Brooklee Han of Australia is competing in the senior event at Nebelhorn, even though she's already skated on the JGP (Lake Placid-8, Istanbul-12)

Can someone decipher the junior-senior rule? Or just not either gp series?

Sylvia
09-25-2012, 01:29 AM
Or just not either gp series?
This.

Ashley Wagner and a young skater/fan: "the two in blue by [dressmaker] Jan Longmire" http://pic.twitter.com/cxyYkGq1

mag
09-25-2012, 04:50 AM
But at the moment they don't keep giving her assignments. If the rumours are true, they gave her assignment to someone else (Agnes).
All her other assignments she has earned herself (IMO).

I don't know if she will ever make it. But I do know that she is the only current US lady I really enjoy (therefore my view may be biased ;) ) and I think she is a huge talent. Talent is not enough but as long as she is skating and shows that she may be capable of big things I don't understand why the UFSA would throw stones in her way.

The "they gave Mirai's assignment to Agnes" rumor is just that, a rumor. It has been repeated enough in this thread that I fear it will soon be viewed as a fact. I don't think the USFSA can actually do that. My understanding is that skaters are chosen based on the previous years' scores. It seems odd that Mirai hasn't received a second assignment, and perhaps the USFSA is politicking for other skaters, but IF that is true, Mirai has only herself to blame. Her lack luster, seemingly under trained, performances since 2010 have done nothing to help her cause. I like Mirai's skating, and maybe having only one GP event is just the consequence Mirai needs to make sure she shows up at Nationals ready to fight formthe championship.

kwanatic
09-25-2012, 05:18 AM
^^THIS.

burntBREAD
09-25-2012, 05:41 AM
I mean, Mirai was second alternate behind Alissa (who doesn't want another GP assignment) based on the CoC score she got last year (somewhere in the 170s), yet was passed over for a second assignment for others such as Christina Gao, who didn't exactly sparkle last year either and will be attending Harvard this year.

Coco
09-25-2012, 05:47 AM
It is enough to make you wonder if she's being blacklisted to some extent.

Hedwig
09-25-2012, 07:37 AM
this.
and that would be a very stupid move.

demetriosj
09-25-2012, 01:33 PM
this.
and that would be a very stupid move.

It almost seems that USFS has decided to put all of their eggs in the Gracie G basket and are pretty much turning a blind eye to anyone else that might be deserving or who might be seen as threatening to their fave(?) I hope I'm wrong.

Sylvia
09-25-2012, 01:41 PM
USFS gave Nagasu a Senior B assignment (Finlandia Trophy) so I doubt they are "blacklisting" her. She may still end up with a 2nd GP assignment (it's the ISU's current system of alternate selection that's faulty, IMO).

martyross
09-25-2012, 02:31 PM
This.

Ashley Wagner and a young skater/fan: "the two in blue by [dressmaker] Jan Longmire" http://pic.twitter.com/cxyYkGq1

is it the dress for the FS? wow

toddlj
09-25-2012, 03:38 PM
USFS gave Nagasu a Senior B assignment (Finlandia Trophy) so I doubt they are "blacklisting" her. She may still end up with a 2nd GP assignment (it's the ISU's current system of alternate selection that's faulty, IMO).

That's a good point; and I can't imagine she would have turned down an early GP if offered one; the only reason I can think of that she would turn one down would be if she was injured/unprepared, and if that was the case, she would have turned down Finlandia.

I'm still holding out hope that Nagasu will be assigned as a replacement. The sub list is starting to get limited; plus Silete hasn't been replaced yet, and I'm still skeptical about Czisny as well.

Jammers
09-25-2012, 06:28 PM
Just how did Christina Gao get two assignments? She hasn't exactly set the world on fire since she became a Senior skater.

Sylvia
09-25-2012, 06:32 PM
Just how did Christina Gao get two assignments?
You already asked this question in the GP Assignments thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=3656083#post3656083
(ETA: Not that there seems to be a definitive answer about her GP alternate selection to TEB.)

kwanatic
09-25-2012, 07:14 PM
Just how did Christina Gao get two assignments? She hasn't exactly set the world on fire since she became a Senior skater.

I don't know too much about placements seeing as she was 5th and 10th at her assignments last year, but I do think Christina has quite a bit of untapped potential. She's never had the spotlight to shine and maybe giving her that extra spot is a chance for her to make her mark.

When you look at it from Mirai's standpoint, I feel as though she's having to earn her way back in. She was so blah last year I think they're going to make her work for it from here on out. She did well at her first competition and depending on how well she does at Finladia, she may get a later assignment...maybe NHK. Somehow I don't think Alissa's going to be ready...

Sylvia
09-25-2012, 07:45 PM
I don't think the French federation cares about any U.S. skater's "untapped potential"...