Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by chipso1, Mar 30, 2011.
This same press release is on the USFS site: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=45955&type=media
Best wishes to Alexe!
I think this is a great step in the right direction for her. I'm excited to see if Yuka and Jason can work their magic on her.
Hooray! It just wasn't working for her in Colorado Springs anymore, and better to try somewhere else than to give up (possibly prematurely).
She looked okay in practices -- it was the competitions when she just fell apart. Maybe Sato & Dungjen can help her get her head back. They certainly have made a difference with Czisny.
Good move for Alexe. I wish Joshua Farris would do the same.
Wow, so far Tom Z has had two skaters to leave for Jason and Yuka. Agnes needs to be next...
Fabulous idea for Alexe! Broke my heart to see her so sad at 09 SA and Nats this year...
Her practices at Nationals didn't go well at all.
I'm surprised that she's staying on, as she's become quite tall for a skater. I wish her well.
It looks like Abbott started a trend. Sato & Dunjen are getting quite popular.
Even if it doesn't work out as well as Gilles plans, I think more skaters, especially those in congested environments, need to take a chance on "lesser-known" coaches rather than trying to go to where the swarm is.
This is a great move for her. I like her and her skating and hope this works out.
That's what i thought when I saw this thread, why not Agnes???
Agnes just got to Tom, and frankly, is doing well under him despite how posters here may complain about him. I can't see her leaving at this point.
So long as Yuka doesn't make her skate to "Hatful of Stars"....
I'm glad she has decided to make a change (it was needed after her dismal outing this season IMO), but I really think she'll remain a non-contender at this point.
I'm very happy for her! Hope she can work her way back into the top next year.
So where is she going to college? Is MSU or UMich?
RESCUED AT LAST!!!!
We'll have to begin "Free Flatt" & "Free Zawadsky" banners.
Well, the Gilles family certainly has unlimited funds. I wonder if Piper will actually find a new partner and make another go at it.
I agree with all who've said they wish it was Agnes.
Alexe has really seemed to struggle since she moved up from juniors, so I hope this move will allow her to realize her potential.
Piper has moved to East West Ice Palace in Artesia, CA, I think. She's listed as a staff coach there. Is she still competing?
Good for Alexe. It may be too late, but we'll see.
Agnes should be heading to Yuka & Jason, too. It's not too late for her.
This is very good news. I really hope it helps and think there is a good chance it will. Nice to see her continuing. Best of luck to Alexe!
Does she mention college? I didn't see any mention of it in the article, but maybe I missed it. However, MSU is an hour and a half from Bloomfield Hills. If she were to go to College, there are many closer options.
I'm happy for Alexe. I think she definitely COULD be amazing, and Yuka and Jason would be awesome for her.
As for college, I hope she plans on doing something.
Actually, I think that Tom Z isn't so bad for Agnes, so I'm not rushing to encourage her to move. Actually, this is better for her and for Joshua Farris-the other skaters seem to be clearing out.
I'd be shocked if Joshua stayed with Tom Z after this year's nationals.
Good for her. I think she has a lot of talent and her jumps are gorgeous when she lands them. Hopefully Yuka and Jason will help her realize her potential like they did with Czisny.
Farris has already left Tom Z.