Eris, Gao was listed just as a 'placeholder' on the initial JGP Japan roster that was published online -- her getting a 2nd assignment will depend on how she places in her first JGP in Graz, Austria. Here's what I posted earlier in the Kiss and Cry forum:
That's really exciting for Angela. I think she could probably medal at that event.
Moved the following 4 posts from the JGP Japan thread in Kiss and Cry because I think it's more relevant here :
Last edited by Sylvia; 09-01-2010 at 07:29 PM.
I believe they did deviate a bit...they could have not assigned Wang at all and just reassigned everyone that placed higher than her in Spokane. The previous year USFSA only assigned the top 4 Juniors at Nationals (Leng, Kawamura, Gao, and Gong). Wyckoff, Cesario, and Dobbs were not.
I read Eris' post simply as meaning it was better/more logical for Gao not to compete in back-to-back weeks (Austria then Japan). ETA: For the record, Gao was never officially assigned to Japan but Eris didn't know this and that's why I posted an explanation.
Last edited by Sylvia; 09-01-2010 at 10:45 PM.
Moved these posts from the Golden West club competition thread in the Kiss and Cry forum because it's relevant to the discussion here.
Leah Keiser and Courtney Hicks placed 1-2 in the Junior Ladies event at Golden West this past weekend. Keiser's total score was 146.14 (51.41, 1st in SP + 94.73, 2nd in FS) and Hicks' was 145.71 (49.21, 2nd in SP + 96.50, 1st in FS).
Vanessa Lam, who turned 15 this past June, is in the ISP due to her 8th place finish in Junior Ladies at 2010 Nationals. She and Felicia Zhang (6th in Junior at Nationals) are the likely next 2 in line for a JGP spot if one opens up. With Yasmin Siraj due for a 2nd assignment (#5 in Sheffield, I assume), that means there are 5 spots left and 6 ladies still to compete (Cesario and Gong in Romania this week, Gao and Davis in Austria next week, and Baga and Wang in Japan the week after that).
Thanks for the answer, Sylvia! Courtney has improved a lot this summer.
Like I mentioned in the other thread, the Junior competition at Nationals could be really exciting, with Hicks, Keiser, Wang, Gold, Jiang and Daniels all doing well so far this season.
Adelina Sotnikova is the 2014 Olympic champion!
Here's what was posted in the Senior Ladies thread about two of the more competitive-looking Junior Ladies fields at Regionals:
If Mary Beth Marley (UGL) elects to compete in singles at Regionals, she may end up in SWP because of her new Senior pairs partnership with Rockne Brubaker (Pacific Coast Sectionals).
Victoria Hecht (SWP) competed for Hungary last season in pairs (JGP and Europeans) -- I assume she may be able to compete in singles at Regionals this season because it's a different discipline?
Nina Jiang's ISU scores at JGP Courchevel -- 48.06 (SP) + 83.02 (FS) = 131.08 -- have been added to Scoretracker since it's her high score so far this season.
Katja Gorodetsky (SW) is registered to compete Novice at this weekend's club comp. in Colorado so it's likely that she is dropping back down for Regionals.
Last edited by Sylvia; 09-14-2010 at 03:21 AM.
I thought Daniels was UGL... has she changed regions?
Last edited by Sylvia; 09-14-2010 at 04:01 AM.
Ok, well she should make it through regionals no problem, i'm just surprised she has to go.
Vanessa LAM is now listed as an alternate for the JGP.