I don't think I'd like Agnes skating to twinkly, balletic warhorses. Her jumps are so powerful; I feel she could pull off something dramatic and still emphasize her line, extension, etc. Maybe Night on the Bald Mountain?
I look at Agnes as a more talented Rachael Flatt who has many of the same weaknesses such as speed and basic skating skills. Having said that i feel she has more to offer then Rachael with perhaps more personality on the ice. I think she has a chance to be a champion.
Is it clear if Agnes is moving back to Chicago to work with Santee and commuting to Colorado to work with Krall for periods of time or possibly for the summer? Or is she staying in Colorado full time, with Santee overseeing her progress and going to competitions with her?
New information in this Chicago area article published today (Zawadzki was interviewed by phone): http://www.dailyherald.com/article/2...ews/706139908/
Yet, she conceded that she had lost her drive.
“I wasn’t loving (skating) and I felt I had to make a change,” she said. “David is the person I can talk to. He is the one who has coached me the longest and I think he can bring back my love of the sport.”
For the last three years, Zawadzki has trained in Colorado Springs at the Olympic Training Center, while attending Cheyenne High School. She will continue to train there, Santee says, coming back to Park Ridge for approximately one week per month.
Santee will travel to Colorado Springs regularly to monitor her coaching, but assisting him with her day-to-day coaching will be Christy Krall, who coaches the 2011 world champion Patrick Chan of Canada.
“No one knows her better than I do,” Santee said. “She’s very comfortable with me. She knows how I am at competitions and just how I can help her as she goes forward.
“Sometimes,” he adds, “you just feel the right chemistry and that makes a big difference.”
At least this explains the coaching arrangement a little more than the original announcement. Hope it works out for Agnes and that she has a good season.
Yay! I'm excited to watch her develop. Her jumps are already sublime but you could tell the packaging under Tom Z. was not heading in a good direction. I admittedly breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing about the change. Hope Agnes next season!