Alexe Gilles to train with Sato & Dungjen in Detroit

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  1. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

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  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  3. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

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    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. :)
     
  4. flyingsit

    flyingsit Well-Known Member

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    Hooray! It just wasn't working for her in Colorado Springs anymore, and better to try somewhere else than to give up (possibly prematurely).
     
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  5. barbk

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    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.
     
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  6. Debbie S

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    Good move for Alexe. I wish Joshua Farris would do the same.
     
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  7. lilshorty

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    Wow, so far Tom Z has had two skaters to leave for Jason and Yuka. Agnes needs to be next...
     
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  8. JeffClair1979

    JeffClair1979 Scissoring Cizeron!

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    Fabulous idea for Alexe! Broke my heart to see her so sad at 09 SA and Nats this year...
     
  9. nubka

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    Her practices at Nationals didn't go well at all. :(:(
     
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  10. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    I'm surprised that she's staying on, as she's become quite tall for a skater. I wish her well.
     
  11. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  12. Stormy

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    This is a great move for her. I like her and her skating and hope this works out.
     
  13. Triple Butz

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    That's what i thought when I saw this thread, why not Agnes???
     
  14. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    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.
     
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  15. Rex

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    So long as Yuka doesn't make her skate to "Hatful of Stars"....:shuffle:
     
  16. RD

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    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.
     
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  17. Jenna

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    I'm very happy for her! Hope she can work her way back into the top next year.
     
  18. smarts1

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    So where is she going to college? Is MSU or UMich?
     
  19. LilJen

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    RESCUED AT LAST!!!!
     
  20. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    We'll have to begin "Free Flatt" & "Free Zawadsky" banners.

    :mitchell:
     
  21. reese

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    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.
     
  22. BittyBug

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    Alexe has really seemed to struggle since she moved up from juniors, so I hope this move will allow her to realize her potential.
     
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  23. ChibiChibi

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    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?

    http://www.eastwesticepalace.com/figure/staff-coaches.html
     
  24. centerpt1

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    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.
     
  25. pinky166

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    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!
     
  26. Theatregirl1122

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    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.
     
  27. victoriaheidi

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    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.
     
  28. Theatregirl1122

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    I'd be shocked if Joshua stayed with Tom Z after this year's nationals.
     
  29. shine

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    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.
     
  30. Roxanne

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    Farris has already left Tom Z.