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  • Rachael Flatt's SP change, Skating to EOE

    3 0.95%
  • Rachael Flatt going to worlds

    0 0%
  • Mirai Nagasu off the world team

    36 11.36%
  • Ryan Bradley's win

    94 29.65%
  • Ross Miner's Bronze

    19 5.99%
  • Dornbush's Silver

    35 11.04%
  • Sarah Myer's European Champion Gold

    82 25.87%
  • Patrick Chan's Falls

    8 2.52%
  • Shawn Sawyer Silver

    2 0.63%
  • Other

    38 11.99%
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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    Abbott off the World team

    Although really, the whole US Men's World team - no Abbott, Rippon, Mahbanoozadeh OR Mroz - is pretty shocking.
    The most shocking for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frau Muller View Post
    I voted for "Other" -- Jeremy Abbott's failure to make the Nationals podium and make Worlds team.
    That's my other too! Although he did technically make the podium, since the US has pewter medalists.

    (But really I think the fact that none of Abbott, Mroz, or Rippon are the world team is even more shocking.)

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    01. Alissa skating cleanly for the first time since ... ever!!

    02. Worlds US Men Team - Most WTF moment for sure..

    03. Sarahs European Title -- What a beautiful shock that was..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Yes. She feels that winning Europeans is the perfect ending for her competitive career. I don't recall her exact words, but that's the gist of it.
    She said that winning Europeans had always been her dream and also that skating last with a chance to win was another fantasy of hers. Doing it in on home ice must have made it even more special for her. I think she has made the best decision -- she said that she regretted not "staying in the moment" and enjoying her two previous Euro silver medals and that she really wanted to completely absorb all the good feelings of this win. to Sarah.

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    Alissa, Carolina, and Tomas all winning a GP event.

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    Not much as shocking but the seconds Aliona stood there on the ice while Robin was spinning, it felt like hours and it was am ix feeling of being awkward , funny, frustrated ... all together.

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    If it were an option, I'd definitely have voted for Abbott not making the US Worlds team ... that blows away the US individual medalist selections shock-wise. Absent that choice, I went with Meier's Euro title.

    Mirai Nagasu with "any" scenario/outcome isn't a surprise to me.

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    Even though I am happy for him, I voted Ryan Bradley. I never expected that.

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    Josh Farris breaking his leg in the LP at US Nationals. Poor kid.

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    Sarah Meier.. I didn't even entertain the thought that she would win the competition after how she skated at Worlds last year and knowing she had an injury.

    Shawn and Ryan weren't as shocking because they had been on or near the podium consistently at nationals the last few years (Shawn more so than Ryan). It was surprising that Dornbush and Miner were on the podium at US Nats, but people on here and goldenskate.com had been talking about the young US guys all season and how good they were going to do, etc. so I saw it coming a little.

    I never had an opinion formed on which US women would go to worlds - too difficult with sort of an even field with no one bright star (I wouldn't call Czisny overwhelmingly better than the rest of the field.. yet).

    Chan's falls didn't shock me at all because he hasn't always been super-consistent.

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    Sarah Meier's win I would call the most heartwarming and exciting, but I wouldn't call it the most shocking as Euro women aren't the most consistent/dominant.

    I would say the Yuna and Orser fallout is the most shocking thing this season. On ice? Yeah, probably the US men's podium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskarne View Post
    Josh Farris breaking his leg in the LP at US Nationals. Poor kid.
    I can't believe he finished on a broken ankle.

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    Meier's Gold. Shocking, but in a good way ( really great!!!). After years of watching her struggle I would never expect that.
    Bradley's National title is close second.
    And Jeremy not making the Worlds team is shocking and sad, as he is the best US all- around skater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    I can't believe he finished on a broken ankle.
    HE DID WHAT?!

    I'd heard he broke his leg, but I didn't get to see the rest of the program. He finished it?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskarne View Post
    HE DID WHAT?!

    I'd heard he broke his leg, but I didn't get to see the rest of the program. He finished it?!
    Yes! And he finished with a hell of a combo spin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    That's my other too! Although he did technically make the podium, since the US has pewter medalists.

    (But really I think the fact that none of Abbott, Mroz, or Rippon are the world team is even more shocking.)
    Does any other skating national award pewter other than the US? I'm sorry, but it's such a BS medal. Even Jeremy had that look on his face when he was awarded 4th.

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    Ryan Bradley's win- by a LONG shot.

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    Rachael Flatt's SP change, Skating to EOE
    not shocking, we have seen many skaters change programs mid-season

    Rachael Flatt going to worlds
    not shocking, why would anyone be surprised, she is consistent, also the natl champ

    Mirai Nagasu off the world team
    not shocking, considering all the programs she blows this was not shocking

    Ryan Bradley's win
    not shocking, when I heard he came back, I thought it was a possibility considering Jeremy's reputation for being a headcase

    Dornbush's Silver
    not shocking, his whole season was leading up to medaling at nats

    Sarah Myer's European Champion Gold
    not shocking, her talent has been clear for years, if she ever was uninjured & had time to train

    Patrick Chan's Falls
    not shocking, 'nuff said, now if the option had been Chan's falls & his wins anyway, that was shocking

    Shawn Sawyer Silver
    not shocking, surprising he got it together for once but like Sarah, his talent has always been obvious

    Ross Miner's Bronze
    I voted for this because it meant Jeremy, Adam, & Armin were all off the podium, this to me was really shocking, also because I would have put Jeremy above Ross

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    From all the Europeans and Asians in the world, I would like to thank the author of the poll for including Sarah Meier in there. We feel honored to make a blip on the radar

    But, of course, nothing that has happened in figure skating this season, including break ups, new teams, national competitions, GP debuts and new federations taking place in the competitions, compares to Rachael Flatt's SP change
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    Quote Originally Posted by taf2002 View Post
    Ryan Bradley's win
    not shocking, when I heard he came back, I thought it was a possibility considering Jeremy's reputation for being a headcase
    Ryan has notoriously been an even bigger headcase throughout his career than Jeremy though. Not to mention that his scoring potential has never been great internationally given his lack of skating skills and less complicated choreography and transitions. His resume is nowhere in the same hemisphere as Evan's, Johnny's or Jeremy's. Also, Ryan has not competed AT ALL internationally this season. Given this and his track record over the years, the huge gamble that the USFSA is taking with Bradley on the team IS shocking I believe.

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