New article on Keegan Messing (he will compete as a junior internationally this season): http://www.goldenskate.com/articles/2010/072510.shtml
page 2 of the "Adam Rippon reveals his new program music" thread in GSD.
Glacier Falls Summer Classic Senior Men's SP is later today (any results/news will be posted in the event thread in the Kiss and Cry forum) -- the 8 men registered to compete are: Richard Dornbush, Jonathan Cassar, Alex Johnson, Andrew Gonzales, Jason Brown, Austin Kanallakan, Christopher Caluza, and Sean Rabbitt.
Last edited by Sylvia; 08-06-2010 at 10:11 PM.
I was bored today so I decided to come up with my own rankings using US Nationals 2010 results combined with summer results scores. I placed the qualifiers for the tiers in parentheses. There's no exact science to how I placed them within the tiers- I took into account last season's international results to some degree for that. Summer scores are listed next to their names- thanks to the IJS Scoretracker for the easy access to those scores!
Summer Rankings thru August 8, 2010
TOP TIER (TOP 6 @ 2010 or 200+ score)
1. Jeremy Abbott
2. Ryan Bradley
3. Adam Rippon
4. Keegan Messing 209
5. Brandon Mroz
TIER 2 (TOP 12 @ 2010 or 180+ score)
6 Armin Mahbanoozadeh 193
7 Richard Dornbush 191
8 Stephen Carriere 191
9 Jason Brown 180
10 Ross Miner (intl results exception)
11 Grant Hochstein 166
12 Jason Wong 167
13 Jonathan Cassar 149
TIER 3 (2010 Nats or 150+ score)
14 Parker Pennington 174
15 Alex Johnson 174
16 Tommy Steenberg 170
17 William Brewster 167
18 Joshua Farris 156
19 Dennis Phan
20 Doug Razzano
21 Alex Gonzales
22 Wesley Campbell
More fun with numbers!
There haven't been any videos that I know of, but Jeremy supposedly gave very impressive performances at Champs Camp.
6 U.S. men -- Abbott, Rippon, Mroz, Miner, Hochstein and Carriere (who had a "cyst-like formation on [his] ankle" removed and wasn't able to skate or show his programs) -- attended Champs Camp in Colorado Springs this past weekend with the other U.S Grand Prix skaters. Various news and photos can be found in the Champs Camp thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=74787
ETA upcoming U.S. club competitions with relatively large Senior Men's fields...
Golden West near Los Angeles this weekend (Sr. men compete Sept. 3-4) -- competitors in SWP region unless otherwise noted:
Christopher Caluza, Jonathan Cassar (formerly EGL; now listed as All Year FSC in SWP region), Richard Dornbush, Andrew Gonzales, Austin Kanallakan, Robert Przepioski (CP), Sean Rabbitt, Douglas Razzano.
Middle Atlantics in NYC (Sr. men compete Sept. 10-11) -- competitors in North Atlantic region unless otherwise noted:
Jesse Berman, Michael Chau (SA), Kevin Coppola (NE), Sam Dafoe, Ross Miner (NE), Parker Pennington (EGL), Michael Quadrino, Daniel Raad, Lloyd Ting, Christopher Wan, Jason Wong (NE).
(Any results/reports from these 2 comps will be posted in their respective event threads in the Kiss and Cry forum.)
Last edited by Sylvia; 08-31-2010 at 07:28 PM.
If any of these skaters qualify for the JGP Final, will that give them a bye to Nats? Pacs is looking awfully packed (pardon the pun).
Here's my (unofficial) list of Senior men who currently have a bye through Sectionals in November to 2011 Nationals.
Bye to 2011 Nationals for placing top 5 at 2010 Nationals: Abbott, Lysacek (if he competes), Bradley (if he competes), Rippon.
Bye through Sectionals to Nationals due to their GP assignment(s):
Mroz & Miner (China), Carriere & Mahbanoozadeh (Skate America).
Break down by section:
Eastern - Rippon, Mahbanoozadeh, Miner
Midwestern - Abbott, Lysacek, Bradley, Mroz
Pacific Coast - no byes at this time
Mroz, for example, may have to do Regionals in October if there are more than 4 Senior men registered in Southwesterns (I count 5 right now). More on this topic later.
Last edited by Sylvia; 09-05-2010 at 02:35 PM.
Lysacek is not competing this season, Sylvia.
Bradley is still undecided, but that was August 19 when he told me. Now I am out of the loop, because the Sept 1 deadline has passed.
Golden West results:
1 Richard Dornbush
All Year FSC 206.25 1 1
2 Sean Rabbitt
Glacier Falls FSC 171.59 2 3
3 Douglas Razzano
Coyotes SC of AZ 164.70 5 2
4 Andrew Gonzales
All Year FSC 163.26 4 4
5 Jonathan Cassar
All Year FSC 159.39 6 5
6 Christopher Caluza
All Year FSC 158.92 3 6
7 Robert Przepioski
Peninsula FSC 114.28 7 7
WD Luis Hernandez
Mexico FS Federation
WD Austin Kanallakan
Los Angeles FSC
Caluza fell on footwork and his triple lutz. Andrew told me he doubled his salchow and he fell on another jump. I don't know anything about Cassar's skate, but my heart is broken for him
Cassar improved by 10 points over his previous season best score. Don't be too heartbroken for him yet!
By my current count, 4 of the 9 Regionals could end up holding a Senior Men's event this year (if more than 4 register) -- New England, North Atlantic, Southwest, and Southwest Pacific. But nothing is certain right now because it's still unknown who may have switched clubs by the Sept. 1st deadline.
Ryan Bradley is participating in " Kings on Ice" this November- together with Plushenko, Lambiel and Weir. They are touring Russian provinces ( no shows in Moscow/St. Petersburg as of yet)
Which probably means Ryan will not compete this year, but it also means that his abilities as a show skater are recognized- between Disson shows and Kings on Ice he is quite in demand, which is great
Eliot Halverson (EGL region/Mids section) has decided to take the 2010-11 season off from competition due to a recurrence of his back injury , according to the latest edition of Sarah and Drew's "Inside Edge" blog -- article link is posted here: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...96&postcount=1
Dennis Phan (SWP region/Coasts) reportedly is joining one of the "Holiday on Ice" tours in Europe -- I'm told that he informed people of this news during the Golden West club competition in L.A. this past weekend.
Last edited by Sylvia; 09-08-2010 at 09:56 PM.