Post-Nationals article summarizing the men's results with quotes by Armin Mahbanoozadeh (heading to Four Continents) and coach Audrey Weisiger, plus an update on Tommy Steenberg: http://www.fcnp.com/news/8493-armin-...-taipei-city/#
The dance major and performance work with the George Mason group sounds very exciting! I hope Tommy will skate again, at least in shows, so we can see the effects of these efforts.
Well, the judges' decision proves one thing: the fact that Weir got left off the team at 2009 wasn't a conspiracy. USFSA judges do that to any skater who has not done well enough at nationals, regardless of the skater's international credentials.
Or, who knows, the final results might have been different with different judges?
Lysacek was also 19 yrs. old when he got bronze at '05 Worlds, his 1st Worlds, and was considered the no. 2 American behind Weir. I would say that Dornbush is a little better than Lysacek was in '05 [I'm not saying he medal. Chan and the 3 JPN men are way too strong, but he could conceivably be as high as 5th]
I also think the SP is critical. He needs to get in the penultimate group. His SP seems weaker than his LP, so he's got to NOT bury himself there. I see he changed his 3l to a 3f in the SP. Therefore, I think he's moving in the right direction. Would be great if he got the Quad, but maybe that's too much to hope for
As for the quad toe, here's a quote from his coach Tammy Gambill at Nationals: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
"It wasn't ready for nationals, but he's started to land quad toes in practice," Gambill said. "Right now, he doesn't own the quad; he rents it."
WHile we are on the topic, I am wondering what Mroz will do next season. Despite the quad he keeps losing to the quadless boys at nationals.
There doesn't seem to be much joy in his skating and he probably could use a bit more passion if he wants to take his skating to another level.
Thank you for bringing up Mroz! I feel terrible for him. Didn't he get 2 GP medals this season? All that work, going where he's assigned, and all for naught. No 4CC, no Worlds.
With this new system, we're not growing and rewarding skaters who go out on thier GP assignments and do thier jobs.
New system? I'm not aware of any changes.
USFS has always used US Nationals as it's selection tool?
Why do you think Johnny Weir didn't make it to Worlds in 2009, when he was a World bronze medallist, and had made the GPF.
Totally agree. Who wrote that? Obviously my (computer, twitter, facebook) was hacked.This is bar none the least sensible post I've seen since Nationals.