USFSA just tweeted that Leah Keiser, Gracie Gold, Barbie Long, Mariah Bell, and Jay Yostanto have been added to the ISP. Of course, this doesn't mean they will actually get assignments, but I would think if the USFSA is going to the trouble of adding them, they've got something in mind.
Was thrilled to read that!
I hope Gold does end up with an assignment. With the way she's been skating, she deserves it.
You have wonder with all this talent from Novice to Senior why the US can't get on the podium at Worlds? Even Japan doesn't have this many girls this good.
The first part of this article talks about Leah Keiser, Gracie Gold, Barbie Long, Mariah Bell, and Jay Yostanto being added to the ISP and gives an overview of USFS' JGP selection process: Notebook: U.S. ladies vie for scarce JGP slots (the end of the article is about Kylie Duarte/Colin Grafton's very strong start to their season).
Initial entries for the first JGP in Riga, Latvia are published on the ISU site and I've started a new thread in the Kiss and Cry forum: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=79683
Team USA's entries are (2011 Nationals placement included):
Yasmin Siraj (S8), Katarina Kulgeyko (J3); Emmanuel Savary (J5), Timothy Dolensky; Duarte/Grafton (J7), Denney/Frazier, Oltmanns/Santillan (J11) in pairs; Aldridge/Eaton (J5), Gamelin/Gamelin (J7) in dance.
Alternates listed are (in alphabetical order by discipline):
Jason Brown (S9), Joshua Farris (S21), Shotaro Omori (J9), David Wang (J7), Philip Warren (J6);
Kiri Baga, Ashley Cain (J6), Samantha Cesario, McKinzie Daniels (J4), Lauren Dinh (J2), Courtney Hicks (J1), Vanessa Lam (S7);
Madeline AARON / Max SETTLAGE (N1), Morgan AGSTER / Adam CIVIELLO, Audrey GOLDBERG / Joseph DOLKIEWICZ (N3), Alexandria SHAUGNESSY / James MORGAN (N5), Britney SIMPSON / Matthew BLACKMER;
Lauri BONACORSI / Travis MAGER (J2), Madeline HERITAGE / Nathaniel FAST (J8), Jessica MANCINI / Tyler BROOKS (N2), Rachel PARSONS / Michael PARSONS (N1), Joylyn YANG / Jean-Luc BAKER (J6)
Interesting that MB Marley isn't on the subs list but Cain (who she beat at nationals) is. I wonder if this means she'll be concentrating on pairs this season.
Also, where is Harrison Choate (who won Gardena Spring ahead of Warren and Omori) on the subs list?
If you read the article I linked above ("Notebook: U.S. ladies vie for scarce JGP slots"), here's a quote from USFS' International Committee Chair:
"Certainly there are skaters who had tough sectional events and/or injuries last season and we have identified and followed their progress this summer," Williams said. "Any skater listed on the ISP, for all intents and purposes, has an equal opportunity to be selected for a JGP or senior B international based on age eligibility."