Igor and Marina should win, hands down.
What a great season for them!
I hope that the team of Kiliakov, Ilin & Novak win the best developmental coach award!
Last edited by OrioleBeagle; 05-11-2011 at 12:34 AM.
Tom Zakrajsek 100%
It would be funny if Zeva won and not Zueva Spiliband
It's pretty hard to ignore S&Z's results, but I would also love to see Sato and Dunjen recognized for their success with Alissa this year.
"The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett
Posted in another thread:
Skyliners' blog: http://skylinerssst.blogspot.com/
Wheaton Ice Skating Academy coaches -- Dmytri Ilin, Alexi Kiliakov and Elena Novak -- are also nominated for Developmental Coaches of the Year -- link to their official site: http://www.wisa.us/index.htmlSkyliners Senior Coaches Josh Babb and Pam May are each nominated as 2011 U.S. Figure Skating/PSA Developmental Coach of the Year Award...
This award is given in recognition of new talent and superior teaching technique for a coach who has a career record of helping athletes develop to higher levels of the sport and as human beings. A nominee for developmental coach must never have had a senior national champion and should be recognized for their work with skaters below the senior level.
Click on the individual photos for their bios/resumes: http://www.wisa.us/coaches.html
Developmental Coach of the Year nominee Cindy Sullivan and Choreographer of the Year nominee Scott Brown work with US Novice Ladies bronze medalist Mariah Bell and her older sister, Morgan, both of whom competed at 2011 US Nationals -- scroll down for a photo of all 4 of them: http://www.rmfsc.org/MariahBell2011.shtml
Last edited by Sylvia; 05-14-2011 at 08:05 PM.
I like Kori Ade...a lot..
Aside from Tom Z, I'd be happy if any of the coaches on that list won. But I am leaning towards Sato/Dungjen.
And GO Christy Krall!
I emailed USFS to protest the inclusion of Tom Z. in light of his skaters skating hurt.
Casey2: The post says the award is given to the coach who has made a "significant impact on an athlete's performance......"
Maybe they are counting the NEGATIVE impact to Rachel and Josh
Anyone know if the PSA award winners were announced last night in Dallas?
She's on the second list. Developmental.
Do we know which skaters won for their performance at nationals?
I'd give it to Sato and Dungjen.