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victoriaheidi
10-12-2012, 03:57 AM
I knew something was up when she placed 10th. But yay for Leah's 2nd in SP!

smarts1
10-12-2012, 01:05 PM
:( Samantha withdrew from her second JGP. Guess she'll never make a JGPF (since this is her last eligible season right?)

olympic
10-12-2012, 02:22 PM
^Wow. I'm beginning to think that Samantha has a body that doesn't agree with skating. She's always getting injured! :(

What was the nature of her last two major injuries? Was it hamstring related?

Sylvia
10-12-2012, 02:33 PM
Yes, Samantha Cesario turned 19 in August so this is her last season of ISU Junior eligibility.

A back injury forced Cesario to WD from 2011 Nationals and right before 2012 Nationals "she tore her left lateral collateral [knee] ligament (LCL) and was off the ice for six to eight weeks," according to this July 2012 Liberty article: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120720&content_id=35259728&vkey=ice_news

This is what Cesario tweeted about her WD today:

Really wish i could skate today :( but need to protect the rest of my season #noinjuriesfornationals Good luck to the rest of #teamUSA!
Her next competition will be Eastern Sectionals, Nov. 8-12, to qualify for Nationals.

ETA @USFigureSkating's tweet this morning:

Samantha Cesario suffered a strained hamstring during practice before the SP. She withdrew from the competition prior to the free skate.
Cesario will be fully evaluated upon her return home.

olympic
10-12-2012, 02:41 PM
A back injury forced Cesario to WD from 2011 Nationals and right before 2012 Nationals "she tore her left lateral collateral [knee] ligament (LCL) and was off the ice for six to eight weeks," according to this July 2012 Liberty article: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120720&content_id=35259728&vkey=ice_news

This is what Cesario tweeted about her WD today:

Her next competition will be Eastern Sectionals, Nov. 8-12, to qualify for Nationals.

OK, so Team Cesario is being super-cautious. Maybe this will preserve her for Nationals

smarts1
10-12-2012, 09:41 PM
^ Considering she's missed Nationals 2 seasons in a row, I could think that she and her team would be careful.

victoriaheidi
10-12-2012, 11:22 PM
How did I miss Courtney Hicks withdrawing from Regionals?!

Sylvia
10-12-2012, 11:25 PM
Hicks has a bye through SWP Regionals to Pacific Coast Sectionals due to having had 2 JGP assignments. She's listed as WD in the SWP Senior Ladies SP starting order, I assume, because it was a late bye (just like Jay Yostanto was listed as WD in North Atlantic Junior Men last week and Shotaro Omori in SWP Junior Men this week).

Maofan7
10-13-2012, 12:30 AM
Ashley Wagner on her Olympic dreams (http://www.fitsugar.com/US-Figure-Skater-Ashley-Wagner-Trying-2014-Olympics-25405259)

victoriaheidi
10-13-2012, 02:54 AM
Hicks has a bye through SWP Regionals to Pacific Coast Sectionals due to having had 2 JGP assignments. She's listed as WD in the SWP Senior Ladies SP starting order, I assume, because it was a late bye (just like Jay Yostanto was listed as WD in North Atlantic Junior Men last week and Shotaro Omori in SWP Junior Men this week).

Thanks. Phew! I got super-nervous.

Sasha'sSpins
10-13-2012, 06:43 AM
Mirai's LP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6h8JdqSDhw&list=UUOG1vkwKpqV10PwSdalZgjw&index=3&feature=plpp_video

Her jumps are actually looking (to me) quite high, that lutz (despite the edge call) was probably the best lutz I've ever seen from her. She looks in great shape, too. :)

Thanks! I'm very hopeful for Mirai this season. Sigh, still with the lutz edge calls but oh well at least she went for the jump. I hope she has some great skates at COC and at Nationals-and that she makes the World team.

n*ice mom
10-16-2012, 02:45 PM
Katerina Kulgeyko withdrew from Senior Ladies. Any news?

Sylvia
10-16-2012, 03:41 PM
I don't know why Katarina Kulgeyko withdrew from SWP Regionals, but she had a tough outing in her Golden West SP (scored under 40) in early Sept. and withdrew from the FS. She was included in USFS' International Selection Pool (she had solid 5th place showing in her 1 JGP last year, was 9th in Junior at 2012 Nationals), but was never listed as a JGP alternate this season.

I can re-post a summary (from Kiss and Cry) of notable ladies in Regionals action from yesterday here soon.

victoriaheidi
10-16-2012, 05:03 PM
Re: Cesario, if she just turned 19, isn't her ISU age 18 and doesn't she have one more season of junior eligibility?

Sylvia
10-16-2012, 05:06 PM
Cesario will be 19 as of July 1, 2013, which means she will age out of ISU Junior in 2013-14.

ETA that I don't think ioana will mind if I re-post her "live" play-by-play comment about Yasmin Siraj's "Seven Years in Tibet" FS at New England Regionals from Kiss and Cry just now (she scored 101.85, her highest FS score of the season so far):

2 triple lutzes, 3toe 2toe, 3sal, two 2axels -one as 3 jump combo from Yasmin. Fell Out of a triple toe but great spins and ftwk. She's back!