IF better teams were deserving they would have placed over them... JMHO.
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Totally agree!! Whether they are still skating together or not, they totally deserved the spot at Junior Worlds and good for them for going and finishing the season!Originally Posted by Twizzler View Post
Please If you're going to use that philosophy then you could argue that Belbin and Agosto took an Olympic spot away from another team since they have (most likely) retired and knew they would do so before the end of the season.
G/D earned their spot. Enough said!
Chad Tsagri (as mentioned above) and Maria Sergejeva are both listed on ice partner search. Does anyone know reasons behind these splits and if the other 'halves' are still skating/with new partners? Maybe the two of them could team up together!
I think *results consistently in the gutter* is a good enough reason to split up that one need not pry and look for other causes.
Why not? It worked for the Kerrs.
Not really surprised to hear about Gilles/Donohue (after their post-skate/KnC interactions at Nationals) but wasn't really expecting Summersett/Gilles to split. I can see where they'd feel stuck behind C/Z, H/H, etc but I really enjoyed them. Any idea if they'll look for new partners?
I can't really picture Piper & Todd together.
None of us know what Gilles/Donahue's though process was. Maybe they saw junior worlds as a "last chance" and that if they did well/scored well, they would stay together, but since they were somewhat dumped score-wise decided not to.
I just came across this video of Drew Meekins doing a solo exhibition number (and showing some Shawn Sawyer-like flexibility):
Someone find this man a partner!
"I miss footwork that has any kind of a discernible pattern. The goal of a step sequence should not be for a skater to show the same ice coverage as a Zamboni and take about as much time as an ice resurface. " ~ Zemgirl, reflecting on a pre-IJS straight line sequence