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Sylvia
09-16-2012, 01:33 AM
Now that the first Senior B international is in the books, it's time for a new season news and general discussion thread for the U.S. Men.

International Scores to date:
231.27 Max Aaron, Salt Lake Sr B 1st
222.00 Nathan Chen, JGP Austria 1st (JR in U.S.)
218.69 Joshua Farris, JGP Lake Placid 1st
218.06 Armin Mahbanoozadeh, Salt Lake Sr B 2nd
213.44 Ross Miner, Salt Lake Sr B 3rd
203.59 Timothy Dolensky, Salt Lake Sr B 4th
185.81 Jason Brown, JGP France 2nd
169.70 Harrison Choate, JGP France 4th
165.74 Jay Yostanto, JGP Austria 6th (JR in U.S.)
124.22 James Schetelich, JGP Lake Placid 12th (JR in U.S.)

Coming up:
JGP Turkey: Brown, Shotaro Omori (JR)
JGP Slovenia: Farris, Lukas Kaugars (JR)
Nebelhorn Trophy: Stephen Carriere, Keegan Messing
Finlandia Trophy: Richard Dornbush, Johnny Weir

ETA Top summer competition scores (170 or higher total):
233.08 Richard Dornbush, Glacier Falls Summer Classic
209.68 Grant Hochstein, Middle Atlantics (exh.)
208.76 Jason Brown, Southport Summer Classic (exh.)
204.99 Armin Mahbanoozadeh, Vail Invitational
195.04 Keegan Messing, Liberty
192.41 Max Aaron, Liberty
192.33 Sean Rabbitt, LA Open
191.56 Andrew Gonzales, Skate Detroit
190.59 Brandon Mroz, Liberty
190.06 Alexander Johnson, Skate Detroit
188.87 Harrison Choate, Liberty
188.68 Ross Miner, Liberty
187.89 Vincent Zhou, LA Open (JR in U.S.)
187.34 Philip Warren, Glacier Falls
185.33 Nathan Chen, LA Open (JR in U.S.)
184.31 Stephen Carriere, Glacier Falls
181.03 Shotaro Omori, Golden West (JR in U.S.)
178.90 Joshua Farris, Vail Invitational
177.28 Wesley Campbell, Liberty
175.63 Jonathan Cassar , Golden West
173.23 Douglas Razzano, Golden West

spikydurian
09-16-2012, 01:37 AM
Wow.. I am sooo impressed with Nathen Chen. And he is only 13? This prodigious kid will mow over all the seniors in when he enters the rank. When is he able to join the Seniors? He certainly has the skills to play with the big boys.

johndockley92
09-16-2012, 01:11 PM
I'm really excited for Ricky and Johnny's upcoming Senior B.

Tesla
09-16-2012, 02:01 PM
Wow.. I am sooo impressed with Nathen Chen. And he is only 13? This prodigious kid will mow over all the seniors in when he enters the rank. When is he able to join the Seniors? He certainly has the skills to play with the big boys.

I think it's way too early to say that. He still has to get through te puberty monster. Plus, seniors is a whole other ball game.

olympic
09-16-2012, 03:31 PM
What exactly is the completed / rotated Quad scorecard for American Men? I count -

Armin - x2 Quad Toe (Vail LP; Salt Lake Sr. SP)
Max - x2 Quad Sal (Salt Lake Sr. SP + LP)
Richard - x1 Quad Toe (Glacier Falls LP)
Joshua - x1 Quad Toe (JGP Lake Placid LP)

I think the US men are at this point in better shape than last year ...

Proustable
09-16-2012, 03:43 PM
Wow.. I am sooo impressed with Nathen Chen. And he is only 13? This prodigious kid will mow over all the seniors in when he enters the rank. When is he able to join the Seniors? He certainly has the skills to play with the big boys.

2014/2015

johndockley92
09-16-2012, 03:49 PM
What exactly is the completed / rotated Quad scorecard for American Men? I count -

Armin - x2 Quad Toe (Vail LP; Salt Lake Sr. SP)
Max - x2 Quad Sal (Salt Lake Sr. SP + LP)
Richard - x1 Quad Toe (Glacier Falls LP)
Joshua - x1 Quad Toe (JGP Lake Placid LP)

I think the US men are at this point in better shape than last year ...

I think that Max will have a toe in his program by the end of the year too. Perhaps two sals and a toe in :O ... Imagine his program as 4Sal, 4Sal 2toe, 4toe, 3A, 3A 3T, 3Lz, 3Lz half loop 3s, and 3F. Sounds awesome.

merrywidow
09-16-2012, 04:02 PM
I'm very impressed with Max & think that he & Ricky Dornbush may be leading the way in the future for raising the bar on quads in the USA. American men have a lot of catching up to do internationally.

Sylvia
09-16-2012, 05:07 PM
What exactly is the completed / rotated Quad scorecard for American Men? I count -

Armin - x2 Quad Toe (Vail LP; Salt Lake Sr. SP)
Max - x2 Quad Sal (Salt Lake Sr. SP + LP)
Richard - x1 Quad Toe (Glacier Falls LP)
Joshua - x1 Quad Toe (JGP Lake Placid LP)
Mahbanoozadeh was quoted in the pre-SLC article on IN that he landed 4T in both his SP and FS with "+1 GOEs across the [judging] panel, so I was really happy."

Dornbush landed 4T with +1.50 GOE in his SP at Glacier Falls Summer Classic; he got credit for landing 4T with -1.25 GOE and fell on his 2nd 4T attempt in the FS. He fell on the 3 4T he attempted at Golden West.

Keegan Messing attempted 4T in both SP and FS at Glacier Falls - they were called 4T<<+2T in SP and 4T< fall in FS.

At Liberty, credited quad attempts in the FS were by Max Aaron 4S with -1 GOE (he fell on 4S in SP), Brandon Mroz 4Lo with -2 GOE (4Lo< fall in SP), Ross Miner 4S fall (4T< fall in SP).

Sylvia
09-16-2012, 05:38 PM
Copying over some of the Nathan Chen-related posts from the U.S. Men pre-season thread:

Is Nathan Chen skating Seniors domestically this season?

No, he is remaining Junior in the U.S. this season. I'm glad he is, too. As AMAZING as he is at 13, I assume his growth plates have not yet closed and landing/training all the triples through Axel is tough on a young body.

Me, too. I think his staying back in novice another year was a good idea, and staying back in junior is, too. And what if he did make the podium in seniors (which I think he could)? It's not like he can go to Worlds. He won't be age-eligible for Worlds until the post-Olympic year, so there's no need to rush him through.
Re-posting what I wrote in the JGP Austria thread in Kiss and Cry:
2012 U.S. Novice Men's champ Vincent Zhou, who turns 12 in October, defeated Nathan Chen at the Golden West club competition last month (and overall at L.A. Open in July) -- he will contend for the 2013 U.S. Junior Men's title as well as Shotaro Omori (he's scheduled to compete at the JGP in Turkey next week) who also finished ahead of Chen at Golden West. Omori has acquired a 3A in the off season and is coached by Tammy Gambill, as is Zhou.

A.H.Black
09-16-2012, 07:37 PM
I think it's way too early to say that. He still has to get through te puberty monster. Plus, seniors is a whole other ball game.

It is way too early. I'm really enjoying watching Nathan now. I'm trying not to project too far into the future (although I find myself getting caught up in the "what ifs" too, occasionally) So far I feel great admiration for the balance he, his coaches and his family have been able to achieve.

Proustable
09-16-2012, 07:54 PM
I think that Max will have a toe in his program by the end of the year too. Perhaps two sals and a toe in :O ... Imagine his program as 4Sal, 4Sal 2toe, 4toe, 3A, 3A 3T, 3Lz, 3Lz half loop 3s, and 3F. Sounds awesome.

You have him repeatng the 4Sal, 3A and 3lz. Replace the solo lutz with the loop, I expect.

jlai
09-16-2012, 08:08 PM
Has anyone heard anything re: Kevin Shum? And have Tomasello and Spencer Howe recovered from injuries?

Vagabond
09-16-2012, 08:08 PM
You have him repeatng the 4Sal, 3A and 3lz. Replace the solo lutz with the loop, I expect.

The Zayak Rule treats quadruple jumps separately from triples. The layout johndockley92 mentioned complies with the Rule.

On the other hand, it would be nice to see Aaron do something to boost his PCS. :shuffle:

mgobluegirl
09-16-2012, 08:18 PM
The Zayak Rule treats quadruple jumps separately from triples. The layout johndockley92 mentioned complies with the Rule.

No, I don't think it does. The Singles Freeskating Requirements sheet posted on USFS (which I would assume complies with ISU rules) states that "2 triples or quads may be repeated, but must be in combo or sequence."

ETA: Maybe you were thinking of the rule that allows skaters not to get "Zayaked" for attempting a quadruple jump that ends up being downgraded. Early on in IJS, if a skater attempted a 4T but it was downgraded, the element would be entered into the protocol as "3T", and then if a skater subsequently performed two triple toes, the last one wouldn't count, since the computer counted that as three triple toes in the same program.