Who is your fav. Freestyler?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by FSWer, Feb 15, 2011.

Who is your favorite?

  1. Rachael Flatt

    9.9%
  2. Emily Hughes

    8.5%
  3. Melissa Bulanhagui

    1.4%
  4. Melissa Telecky

    1.4%
  5. Alissa Czisny

    62.0%
  6. Danielle Kahle

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  7. Ashley Wagner

    15.5%
  8. Megan Oster

    4.2%
  9. Megan Hyatt

    1.4%
  10. Megan Willams Sturt (I'm not sure how she spells her name)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Katy Taylor

    5.6%
  12. Other...please say who if you mark.

    18.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Ok fokes!!!! I want to know from the Pole I post,who your fav. Freestyle Skater (still skating only) is.
     
  2. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

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    Mirai Nagasu.
     
  3. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    My favorite US lady is Czisny with Nagasu close behind.

    I've never heard of Telecky or Sturt. Can you tell me more about them?
     
  4. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    Megan Williams Stewart* competed in US Nats a few times.
     
  5. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Ashley and Alissa. :)
     
  6. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    PML at the poll choices !
    Actually, I like all the US Team : Alissa, Rachael, Mirai and Ashley !
     
  7. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    My fave US ladies are: Czisny, Wagner, and Nagasu

    Flatt officially lost me with the overly hyper, uncontrollable Lysacek arms during the footwork sequence in her East of Eden SP. :yikes: I haven't seen such a cringe-worthy copycat display since Joubert's Yagudin inspired footwork. :shuffle:
     
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Melissa Telecky competed 3 times at US Nationals -- twice as a junior in 2004 & 2005 and once as a senior in 2009: http://tracings.net/tele-meli.html
    Trivia: Her hometown is the same as the Czisny twins' -- Bowling Green, Ohio.

    Megan Williams-Stewart last competed at US Nationals in 2008 before switching to represent Puerto Rico at 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy: http://tracings.net/will-mega.html

    To be fair, E. Hughes, Oster, Hyatt, Taylor, Telecky and Williams-Stewart never formally or publically announced their retirement from competitive skating as far as I know, which is probably why they're included in FSWer's poll.

    ETA: Maybe FSWer could start a new poll titled "Who is your current favorite U.S. lady?" There are 12 possible choices in a poll, right? If yes, the choices could be from the top 11 in the 2011 US Nationals Senior Ladies results plus "Other" (please state name): Alissa Czisny, Rachael Flatt, Mirai Nagasu, Agnes Zawadzki, Christina Gao, Ashley Wagner, Vanessa Lam, Yasmin Siraj, Joelle Forte, Melissa Bulanhagui, Kristiene Gong (11th) or Caroline Zhang (12th) instead of Gong since she is much better known?
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011
  9. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks- I had heard of a few of the other girls who aren't really big names (Oster and Hyatt) as they were both UGL girls, and I think I may have announced them on practice ice when our club hosted. (Or else, their names sound similar to someone I did announce...).

    I see based on their placements, and that they skate out of other regions, that it makes sense I had never heard of these girls.

    FSWer must really follow the sport well to know about so many unseen skaters.
     
  10. FigureSpins

    FigureSpins New Member

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    Wow - Alissa's way ahead.
     
  11. VarBar

    VarBar Well-Known Member

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    :lol: True but I gave her my vote though for her showmanship.
     
  12. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Are we saying that Emily Hughes,Megan Oster,Megan Hyatt, Megan Willams,Katy Taylor, and Melissa Telecky are ALL Retired?!!!! When,why?!!!! What's happening to all our skaters? BTW. they were listed as having competed in 2010.
     
  13. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Where were the 6 skaters listed as having competed in 2010? I only know that Emily Hughes last competed at 2010 US Nationals and Megan Williams-Stewart at 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy. It's normal for skaters to move on with their lives if their competition results aren't improving by the time they are college-age (18 or 19 years old).
     
  14. jlai

    jlai Title-less

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    Emily Hughes went to college. Megan Oster couldn't qualify through regionals after getting third at jgp final in 06-07. Katy Taylor had a rough GP that same season, skated well in nationals during the short (but fared rather poorly in the long), and didn't skate the next season.

    Hyatt qualified for nationals once or twice. Megan Williams Stewart switched countries and not sure whether she's still skating. Telecky I've heard of and seen once or twice.
     
  15. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    LOL,thanks for the compliment Skitti. That makes me feel so good.
     
  16. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone here know fure sure if any (or) all these girs retired right behind our backs? Or do they all still compete?
     
  17. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    My guess is that many of them no longer compete at the highest level. I would also venture to guess, however, that they are still skating in a recreational manner..trying to pass all their tests, etc. Some of them also might coach young skaters. I know Joelle Forte is coaching young ones and she is skating better than she ever has in her life!

    It's not uncommon for some of these skaters, though, to just disappear off of the map..I can also think of Angela Maxwell, Brittney Rizo, Chrissy Hughes, Jane Bugaeva, Erica Archambault, Rhiana Brammier..etc. that never formally announced their retirement. As Sylvia said, some will compete for a very long time because they love it, or others might wish to move on during college.
     
  18. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Gee...all this time we've been fans of skaters who don't even skate. :( That's why I haven't seen them compete on tv. Some here should keep us updated on all our skaters. So we can know.
     
  19. mgobluegirl

    mgobluegirl Well-Known Member

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    Archambault skated last winter in a professional tour in Mexico, IIRC. I believe AP McDonough was also on the tour.

    I competed against Telecky at competitions in and around Michigan for about a decade. I don't think she's skating anymore (and at least isn't competing).
     
  20. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    Ditto here.
     
  21. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    No one in the list impresses me that much. To me, a successful free skater has to bring both jumps and interpretation.
     
  22. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Do you actually know Melissa? BTW. what about Emily Hughes? Is she officaly Retired?
     
  23. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    No, Emily Hughes has not officially retired (she hasn't made a public announcement), as far as I know. She is currently a full-time college student at Harvard.

    You can still be fans of skaters even if they are not competing right now. :) Just be aware that some competitive skaters may not want the public (fans) to be updated constantly on details of their current lives once they are out of the "public spotlight" of competing.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2011
  24. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    I can think of a few on that list who certainly do...*cough Alissa*.
     
  25. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    Is Emily still competing though?
     
  26. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Not this season. She hasn't said anything publicly about competing in the future that I know of.
     
  27. FSWer

    FSWer Well-Known Member

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    So are we saying that non of those girls compete anymore?
     
  28. Kasey

    Kasey Loving on babies!

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    Alissa, Rachael and Ashley do. Not sure about any of the rest.
     
  29. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    FSWer, I know it's confusing. Here's what we know as fans:

    Rachael Flatt, Melissa Bulanhagui, Alissa Czisny, Danielle Kahle and Ashley Wagner all competed at 2011 US Nationals last month.

    I am assuming that Emily Hughes, Megan Oster, Megan Hyatt, Melissa Telecky, Megan Williams-Stewart, and Katy Taylor no longer plan on competing in the future (as in trying to qualify for Nationals), but we really can't know this for sure unless they say something publicly or people who know them personally decide they want to share that info with us.
     
  30. emason

    emason Well-Known Member

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    Czisny