Zawadzki Makes Coaching Change

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  1. letsskate

    letsskate New Member

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  2. FigureSpins

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    Wow - no wonder David Santee looked so happy last week.
  3. olifaunt

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    Oh, that's wonderful. I hope it works out for her. Go Agnes!
  4. personwhoishere

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  6. RD

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    Didn't see this one coming, although I suspect it would make just about the entire forum happy if the other thread was any indication.
  7. LynnW

    LynnW Politiking for Purple

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    This makes me very happy. I hope it is a good move for her.
  8. Mayra

    Mayra New Member

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    Well you can't deny the success she had under Tom Z, but I'm glad she made the switch.
  9. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    The same press release is up on the USFS site now: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=46208&type=media
    So it sounds like Santee, who's still based in the Chicago area, will travel with Zawadzki to her competitions if Krall is unavailable. I believe Joshua Farris has a similar arrangement -- training with Krall and Damon Allen in Colorado Springs and Allen being his travel coach as needed.
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  11. Stephanie

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    Why would she list her main coach as David Santee if she's going to spend most of her time training with Krall in Colorado Springs?

    I'm thrilled to hear she's left Tom Z, though!
  12. Mayra

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    If that is the case, wouldn't it have been more accurate to say that Zawadzki was switching to Christy Krall with assistance from her old coach David Santee?

    I think the arrangement works for Joshua Farris because both of his coaches are based in Colorado Springs, but with David Santee still in Chicago I have to think he will be more than just a travel coach as needed.

    I was thinking Zawadzki was moving back to Chicago and keeping Krall as a technical specialist who she will see off and on in Colorado Springs for help throughout the season?
  13. skatesindreams

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    I'll look forward to seeing her progress.
  14. Cheylana

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    I like Agnes, so I hope this change is a successful one for her! :cheer:
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  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    I probably shouldn't have typed "travel coach as needed" for David Santee as the USFS press release does state that he will be Zawadzki's primary coach. It sounds like a rather unusual arrangement, with Zawadzki staying in Colorado Springs, so it'll be interesting to see how it works out for her this season.
  16. Lanie

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    Awesome! I think this will be really good for her.
  17. sk9tingfan

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    There is a God!!!
  18. Theatregirl1122

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    Good for Agnes! The girl has so much talent, here's hoping her packaging improves with this coaching change.

    Now that Agnes is all settles, :mitchell: Free Brandon!
  19. kwanatic

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    Another one bites the dust...

    I'm super-happy Agnes is getting from under him. Geez, who does Tom Z. have left? Farris is gone, Rachael is gone, Agnes is gone, Alexe is gone...who's left?

    Kinda seems like the crew is abandoning the ship...do the skaters know something we don't know? :slinkaway
  20. floskate

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    I don't know why she left Santee in the first place, but very happy to hear she is returning to him and Christy Krall who now seems to be just about the hottest ticket in coaching right now and deservedly so! Hopefully now she'll get better programs and some speeeeeed which should see her PCS move up a few notches.
  21. RD

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    Based on what some people were speculating earlier...probably not. :scream:
  22. BlueRidge

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    Go Agnes! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

    I am looking forward to watching her next season!
  23. Mayra

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    Theatregirl1122 mentioned Brandon above, and not to kick Tom Z while he is down, but something obviously isn't working out for Mroz. He has gone from 2nd, to 6th to 7th in the standings at US Nationals. Now is as good a time as ever for a switch.

    Who knows, with the exodus of skaters, he might just see a little more quality time. Not sure if that is a good thing. :shuffle:
  24. stjeaskategym

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    Unless any of them have switched recently, he coaches Brandon Mroz, Max Aaron, David Wang, Alex Johnson, McKinzie Daniels, Jessica Pfund (all Nationals competitors)...

    I understand the criticisms of Tom Z, but I wonder if this is all just mainly a coincidence. He couldn't help that Rachael has to move away for college, and when one has so many students, some are bound to end up changing coaches for all kinds of reasons.
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    This is the best news, hope she has a great season :D
  26. BigB08822

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    Great decision. Tom Z's students would be wise to all run far away.
  27. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    Who else does Christy Krall coach? I don't know her name but I'm not very up on the inside information.
  28. hoptoad

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    Is Lauren Dihn with Tom Z?
  29. overedge

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    A relatively minor-level skater you might not have come across yet - Patrick Chan :p
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  30. letsskate

    letsskate New Member

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    No, Lauren trains in Colorado springs, but not with Tom Z.
  31. just wondering

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    I believe Lauren is with Damon Allen.
  32. stjeaskategym

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    She switched to Damon Allen before last season.


    Oops, "just wondering" beat me to it. :)
  33. just wondering

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    Yes, but you knew when. :) Better info!
  34. HisWeirness

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    I thought Christy Ness was Kristi's coach.

    Happy to hear that Agnes has switched. :cheer:

    Free Brandon!
  35. overedge

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    My bad, you are correct.

    Christy Krall was formerly Christine Haigler, who represented the US in the 1964 Olympics.
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  36. olympic

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    from the article [bold mine]:

    Is Agnes training in Colo Sprs. then moving? Or is Christy going to be a permanent fixture in Agnes's skating career?

    Also, I wonder what type of coach David Santee is. Never saw him in this capacity before...
  37. chipso1

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    BEST news of the year!! :cheer2:

    I'm thrilled that she's getting away from Eville Tom Z., but even more happy that she'll be working with Christy Krall (if only part of the time). :swoon:

    YAY Agnes!! :cheer2:
  38. Marco

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    Yay! And there's nothing better to improve your basics than to skate day in and day out with Patrick Chan. :cheer:
  39. lilshorty

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    Looks like everyone's prayers have been answered. :) Congrats to Agnes and Santee on their partnership.
  40. Sylvia

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    Besides Patrick Chan, you mean? :)

    Krall recently has taken on Joshua Farris (she's listed as his primary coach, Damon Allen is Farris' secondary) and she has worked with many skaters, both in and outside of Colorado Springs, on jumps with Dartfish.