Ah, thanks. No idea what level Kimmie is at right now, obviously, but if she does compete (big if) she could potentially make it out that region with relatively little difficulty.
Adelina Sotnikova is the 2014 Olympic champion!
I don't think Kimmie would have trouble getting out of regionals. Sectionals would be the issue certainly. With Cesario, Forte, Musademba, Bulanhagui, Maxwell (if she still competes), Firth (if she still competes), Siraj, Wyckoff, Zhang, etc., Kimmie would be hard pressed to make it to Nationals. In fact, the Eastern section is so packed, I think we might see some pretty big names not make it to Nats. this year, unfortunately. Hopefully some of the girls will have GP and JGP assignments to free it up a little bit. Imagine if Kristiene Gong hadn't moved her training base to CA!
I don't believe Maxwell or Firth are competing this season (I think Taylor was trying out for pairs), but yes, Easterns is very stacked! It all depends on if any of the age-eligible girls make the JGPF. If Musademba picks up another GP assignment, she is likely to be given a bye straight to Nationals, which would free up another Easterns slot.
Has Cesario been assigned for sure? It's likely for certain, but is there anything in writing?
at some comments here - even a token swipe at Sarah H.
And I can't believe people who downplay Christina Gao are even talking about the same person I saw at Skate Detroit. I'm not in the K & C forums so I didn't get a chance to rave about her at the time. But I watched her practice and saw her LP and she Blew Me Away. The YouTube vid did not do her justice, but the judges there saw what I saw.
If she stays healthy she is going to be a very big factor in the very near future. Take it to the bank.
FYI, the off-topic part of this discussion has been moved to the general U.S. Ladies thread in the Trash Can (I've replied to Jenna's question about Cesario there as well): http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...t=73496&page=5
I have always got the impression that Meissner is a very nice person, perhaps even too nice? She lacks in the department of mental toughness, in my opinion. Maybe it is also time for her to forget "Kimmie" and start to compete under her real name, maybe that would help at least a liiittle bit?
Her trajectory was straight up before the muscularity and jump problems sidetracked her.
Maybe it's wishful thinking, but I really hope she can be a serious factor this year... I've always loved watching her skating, and if she could find the determination to go for it,
that would add a whole new exciting dimension to U.S. Ladiezzzzzz.
At the very least we could drop one or two of the "z"s .....
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Oh, I don't know.
"Frank Lysacek" has a strong, masculine ring to it.
I always forget that his middle name is Frank. Somehow that just doesn't suit him.
Thank god. The "Kimmie needs to grow up and stop using the nickname that she actually likes" parade hasn't gone by in ages.
FWIW, she did officially go by "Kimberly" at the 2008 U.S. Nationals, though the commentators and reporters still called her Kimmie.
Maybe if Sasha went by Alexandra Cohen she would have been a World and Olympic champion. The childish diminutive was obviously what was holding her back. Hell, maybe if Kimmie went by Kimberly Meissner, she would have been a world Champion too. Oh, wait...