Frankly, the way Harding was skating in that 92/93 season, and coming off her disastrous Worlds, I was ready for new blood to go to Worlds in 93. Harding always had the potential, but by that time it seemed her mind, lifestyle, and body were betraying her skating. Had she TRIED in that LP at 93 Nats, maybe I'd have thought she deserved to go to Worlds. But she didn't. It was just same old same old that we'd seen for an entire year. So, even though I thought both Ervin and Kwiatkowski were inferior skaters to Harding, they at least seemed to be trying, and maybe a Worlds would give them a boost. Of course I fell in love with Nicole Bobek at that Nats and thought she should have been on the World team, bumping Kwiatkowski. I just figured USFSA wanted to give an early Valentine to Carol Heiss Jenkins. Her skaters showed up poised, sane, and trying. And I also don't think the USFSA was thinking Kerrigan was going to blow up at Worlds, so let's give the newbies a shot at earning experience on the world stage. I have the feeling that if Tonya did make the World team that year, she'd have shown up in even worse shape, and bungled it all up anyway. She needed a 'lesson' that year, o/w she was just going to do the same thing over and over again.