I originally wanted Czisny, Gao and Baga before the assignments were announced. But now that Gao has 2 others spots and Zhang is assigned to SA with Czisny...I'm rooting for Baga to get the spot.
I can't come up with any eligible American lady who would be within 8th place so they could make some ranking points, so I'd give it to a foreign skater who only has 1 GPS spot. What about Viktoria Helgesson? She and Joshi skated well in SA last year.
If Baga is still age eligible, she may want to consider staying in Juniors. There's a crush of young US ladies with more time as Seniors than her, whom she'd have to get through just to be noticed at that level
Melissa Bulanhagui, Joelle Forte, Kiri Baga, Kristiene Gong, Courtney Hicks, Angela Wang, Barbie Long, Hannah Miller, Yasmin Siraj, Samantha Cesario, Lauren Dinh, Mckinzie Daniels, Amanda Dobbs, Vanessa Lam, Katarina Kulgeyko, Leah Keiser, Gracie Gold, just to name a few. Granted some will be on JGP but even so, there are PLENTY of worthy contendors.
Last edited by haribobo; 07-05-2011 at 04:17 PM.
I think you're overreacting a little, haribobo. What tkaug posted isn't illogical, but it ain't gonna happen (TBA to a non-USA lady).
Forte, Bulanhagui, and Cesario (just to name 3 who have competed senior at Nationals) are scheduled to compete at Liberty next week (Siraj as well, but I expect her back on the JGP), and Gilles at Skate Detroit the week after. I don't yet know when Gong, Dobbs, and Baga are going to compete this summer.
Last edited by Sylvia; 07-05-2011 at 03:08 PM.
Mondays are tough. It felt like a good time to use my eyeroll. I know that those ladies aren't all guaranteed top 8 finishes if they were to compete, but 1) that really shouldn't be a criteria, and 2) they all have the potential to do that and more, so why not give at least one of the chance. I personally think its crazy (albeit very generous) that Japan gave away its lady TBA spot last year. Surely *some* mid-ranked Japanese lady would have treasured the opportunity. But also, the US ladies field of unassigned ladies is much deeper than the Japanese unassigned ladies field was last season.
Ahh its still Monday til I get home and my Tuesday night tv shows come on...oh crap The Voice is over, what is left to live for?
I hope Lynn & Logan take a spot in the dance competition, they deserve a second Grand Prix assignment
Skary Babs: "Today in the original dance some top couples did mistakes...(turns to Maurizio) Maurizio?"