Was just watching his 92 Worlds LP performance and was wowed by it. He skated a new program since USN to Strauss that was elegant, musical, and a complete program.
So I went back to the USN program to see what went wrong. Well, I think he was undermarked, but he used his (tired) old On the Waterfront program, that IMO just didn't 'sing'. I think that if he had skated Strauss at USN he most certainly would have been placed over Paul Wylie in the LP since Paul had one problem after another in his LP. The only thing Paul had over Mark IMO was the program. It's just a shame that Mark decided to keep that OTW program. It never showed off his elegance and musicality to his best.
Anyone think if he'd done Strauss at USN with his same content as at USN he would have easily placed over Wylie and then gone to Albertville? I wonder if Mark ever thought about it.
I'll post both YT programs, though the quality is terrible.
ETA: When you watch both Mitchell's and Wylie's SP and LPs at 92 USN and compare the two, it almost seems unconsionable that Mark was passed over. Wylie was a mess in both programs. And Mark only had a botched 3toe on the end of a 3flip-3toe combo. Wylie I don't think even did a combination in his LP. Just horrible judging.