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LilJen
01-25-2013, 09:49 PM
Icenetwork article on jeremy:
http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130125&content_id=41165246&vkey=ice_news




I swear I read a few people on FSU saying this after a send off show (about the flying upright), and others dismissing it as "maybe it was for the exhibition" (yep, this thread on the 13th). Glad he found out! So who was it from the board who told him after practice??? The way he says how he found out is very :sekret:

:eek:

casken
01-25-2013, 10:37 PM
It doesn't make Yuka and Jason look very good from a coaching standpoint to have missed something big like that. As top level coaches, they should be keeping up with this.

My thoughts exactly.

I really hope the last minute change doesn't throw him off.

Theatregirl1122
01-26-2013, 01:11 AM
So he hasn't been doing that spin all year?

Skittl1321
01-26-2013, 01:42 AM
So he hasn't been doing that spin all year?

No, the article said he was getting low levels on a spin so they changed it to one he was better at. It would have been valid last year, so clearly they were looking at old rules.

Sylvia
01-28-2013, 01:35 AM
USFS' press release is out - Men's assignments:

2013 World Championships
Max Aaron - 2013 US Champ!
Ross Miner (Silver medalist)

Alternate 1 - Jeremy Abbott (Bronze medalist)
Alternate 2 - Adam Rippon
Alternate 3 - Joshua Farris

2013 Four Continents Championships
Max Aaron
Ross Miner
Adam Rippon (5th)

Alternate 1 - Richard Dornbush (6th)
Alternate 2 - Brandon Mroz (9th)
Alternate 3 - Stephen Carriere (10th)

2013 World Junior Championships
Jason Brown (8th)
Joshua Farris (4th & Pewter medalist)
Shotaro Omori (Jr. Silver medalist)

Alternate 1 - Harrison Choate (17th in Sr.)
Alternate 2 - Jay Yostanto (6th in Jr.)

misskarne
01-28-2013, 01:37 AM
Is Vincent Zhou the Jr champion not age-eligible?

Sylvia
01-28-2013, 01:41 AM
Is Vincent Zhou the Jr champion not age-eligible?
No, he just turned 12 this past October!

misskarne
01-28-2013, 01:56 AM
No, he just turned 12 this past October!

:eek:

I see.

heckles
01-28-2013, 02:08 AM
I think it would be problematic for Johnny to commentate if he is still serious about competing next year.

Why does Johnny need to come back as a competitor? We already have Jeremy to provide the pout-face.

jlai
01-28-2013, 05:29 AM
Max Aaron the national champ. wow. I thought he could get silver last year, but no, this is better.

That said, most of the next great things who medalled at their first or second nationals in recent years haven't yet made it back to top 3 or created the splash like expected, except Miner who repeated his podium finish with 2 bronzes and 1 silver. Carriere, Mroz, Dornbush, Rippon--each was considered the next great star at one point (and can still be one, but not yet). I hope Max isn't a one world or one medal wonder.

BUt the field is too evenly matched and until someone very very great comes along, this podium finish swapping will continue, I think.

Miner really has benefitted from being the bronze medalist two years in a row and stayed out of the limelight somewhat as a result (behind DOrnbush and then Adam who ended up taking the pressure)

orbitz
01-28-2013, 02:16 PM
Did Armin finish out of the top 10? How about Keegan ?

It'll be interesting to see how the international judges will score Aaron. Outside of the jumps there weren't much going on in his LP.

Sylvia
01-28-2013, 02:27 PM
Did Armin finish out of the top 10? How about Keegan ?
Final results: http://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2013/68390/CAT002SEG004.html

Skittl1321
01-28-2013, 02:50 PM
It'll be interesting to see how the international judges will score Aaron. Outside of the jumps there weren't much going on in his LP.

Really? Although I agree he didn't have much 'artistry' (watching Jeremy's long program is like watching a ballet. Watching Max, I felt like I was watching great, athletic skating), I thought he had some good program components- I thought he demonstrated amazing speed, great sureness and flow, to me he had great projection and decent character, he had very good ice coverage. I'd like to see more in the way of transitions, but otherwise, PCS is not really the same as artistry.

I know he is going to get killed at World's, he has basically no international experience, and that clearly matters. That said, the new scoring system does allow for a 'no one' to win if they really kill it and the judges judge what is out on the ice that day. Aaron said it himself when he was asked if he was worried about skating first in the short: judges don't have to hold places for the later skaters anymore, they judge what the skaters put out there. So I at least think he has a better chance of doing well at Worlds under this system than the old one, but being a 'nobody' is a scary thing in figure skating. (At least, training with Chan, he has a realistic view of what Worlds is going to be like.)

casken
01-28-2013, 03:04 PM
I'm hoping that Abbott is declining 4CC becuase he knows he'll be too busy looking for a new coach. :shuffle:

BittyBug
01-28-2013, 04:38 PM
I know he is going to get killed at World's, he has basically no international experience, and that clearly matters. That said, the new scoring system does allow for a 'no one' to win if they really kill it and the judges judge what is out on the ice that day. Aaron said it himself when he was asked if he was worried about skating first in the short: judges don't have to hold places for the later skaters anymore, they judge what the skaters put out there. So I at least think he has a better chance of doing well at Worlds under this system than the old one, but being a 'nobody' is a scary thing in figure skating. (At least, training with Chan, he has a realistic view of what Worlds is going to be like.)I don't think Aaron is going to be perceived as a nobody. He's the U.S. national champion, so that will carry some weight. And it's not like he's never been to an international event before. He won the Senior B hosted in the U.S. this year and came in second at the Senior B in Nice. He was also 5th at Junior Worlds in 2011, so it's not like he just dropped out of the sky. No, he doesn't have a lot of experience at the senior level, but he's not coming with a complete blank slate either.