Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "With them it's all about the most movement per measure." (commenting on Bestemianova/Bukin, during the 1988 Olympics, Calgary)
Has competed in 10 straight Nationals at the Senior level: Alissa Czisny (starting in 2002; 2012 will be her 11th)
5 straight: Rachael Flatt
4 straight: Mirai Nagasu, Ashley Wagner, Caroline Zhang
2: Christina Gao, Joelle Forte (2009, 2011)
1: Agnes Zawadzki, Vanessa Lam, Yasmin Siraj, Samantha Cesario (2010, WD last year), Morgan Bell
Senior National debut in 2012: Kiri Baga (WD last year), McKinzie Daniels, Haley Dunne, Nina Jiang, Angela Wang, Leah Keiser, Sophia Adams
ETA Senior National debut placements & ages:
Nagasu 1st at 14 years old (2008)
Zhang 4th at 14 (2008)
Flatt 5th at 14 (2007)
Siraj 8th at 14 (2011)
Czisny 11th at 14 (2002)
Gao 5th at 15 (2010)
Lam 7th at 15 (2011)
Wagner 3rd at 16 (2008)
Zawadzki 4th at 16 (2011)
Cesario 14th at 16 (2010)
Forte 12th at 22 (2009)
Last edited by Sylvia; 01-11-2012 at 12:51 AM.
Crazy streak there for Czisny...talk about peaking late!
For the most part, I think people are excited about her potential but most realize that only time will tell how far she goes. Frankly, it's nice that American's have someone with that kind of potential to get excited about. Sure makes a nice change from the same old Nationals rehash of so and so was robbed, sucks, their coach sucks etc.
Thanks for the stats, Sylvia
"Puccini cries out for spirals, but really good ones." ~ Dick Button, 1998 Worlds
OMG we need to open up a 3rd US Ladies thread!!! We are really talking up a storm!
"Once you've skated together long enough, and you're really good friends, you can close your eyes, put your hand out and she's right there." Joe Dolkiewicz, 2011 US Novice Pairs Bronze Medalist
Placement on the Junior Worlds team is going to be ridiculously competitive. So many great candidates. Zawadski, Gao, Keiser, Lam, Cesario, Baga, Jiang, Siraj, Wang, Daniels, Dunne and Adams... plus the ladies skating Juniors who are totally competitive with the above, most notably Gold, Long, Bell and Miller. Wow.
Junior Worlds team will be .... Gold, Keiser, Lam ??
As soon as someone mentions something positive about a skater, then someone shoots that skater down. I've come to the conclusion that those of you who do that are either parents of another skater or just plain bitchy.
Gold, Keiser, Lam, Zawadski, Gao, Siraj with Wang as possible wildcard.
I think even with one year on the senior GP, Zawadski and Gao would still be sent to Jr Worlds if they are near the top and don't get sent to Sr Worlds.
Why is Keiser skating as a Senior at Nationals? Isn't she only 14? It would probably be better to skate against the Junior skaters i would think.
I hope Ash tweaks her Black Swan Lp for Nationals as the Skate Canada version won't cut it IMHO