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    2012 PSA 'Edi' Award Nominations announced, to be presented on May 24

    Rochester, MN - Every year the Professional Skaters Association (PSA) recognizes exceptional coaching achievement through the annual EDI awards. The Education and Dedication International (EDI) Awards are named after the late World and Olympic coach, Edi Scholdan, who died in the 1961 world team plane crash. Scholdan was the first president of the PSA and inspiration for the awards.
    Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

    Joint PSA and U.S. Figure Skating Edi Award Nominees (an USFS press release should be coming soon):

    Coach of the Year Award
    Nominees: Jason Dungejn & Yuka Sato, John Nicks, Dalilah Sappenfield, Marina Zoueva & Igor Shpilband, Pasquale Camerlengo & Angelika Krylova, Saga Krantz

    Developmental Coach of the Year Award
    Nominees: Tammy Gambill, Dalilah Sappenfield, Todd Sand & Jenni Meno, Alexei Kiliakov & Elena Novak & Dmytri Ilin, Pam May

    Paul McGrath Choreographer of the Year Award
    Nominees: Phillip Mills, Scott Brown, Jeremy Abbott, Sheryl Franks & Deidre Williams, Pasquale Camerlengo

    Pieter Kollen Sport Science Coaching Award
    Nominees: Kat Arbour, Heidi Thibert, Christy Krall, Chris Conte

    Paul Wylie and Emily Hughes will be hosting the annual PSA Awards Dinner, ďEve of the Revolution,Ē presenting the awards on May 24, 2012, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, MA.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Jeremy should definitely win the choreography award. Exogenesis was the most beautiful program in the world this season.

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    ^^ ITA!

    Is Phillip Mills being honored for his work with Ashley Wagner? Who has Scott Brown choreographed for, and also Sheryl Franks and Deirdre Williams? Pasquale did wonderful work for Adam Rippon (and many other skaters/ ice dancers this season).

    I wonder are the nominations based on work in general for the season if you have choreographed more than one piece? Jeremy choreographed Muse with Yuka Sato, and he choreographed Hometown Glory with Massimo and Yuka. Last season, Jeremy choreographed his Rhythm of Love exhibition (which I believe was his first choreographic effort).

    I think Julie Marcotte is missing from the nominations. She did absolutely beautiful and mesmerizing choreography for Takahashi/ Tran and Duhamel/ Radford this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftershocks View Post
    ^^ ITA!

    I think Julie Marcotte is missing from the nominations. She did absolutely beautiful and mesmerizing choreography for Takahashi/ Tran and Duhamel/ Radford this season.
    I think the PSA is a US organization. Julie Marcotte is Canadian and her best choreography this season was with non US skaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftershocks View Post
    ^^ ITA!

    Is Phillip Mills being honored for his work with Ashley Wagner? Who has Scott Brown choreographed for, and also Sheryl Franks and Deirdre Williams? Pasquale did wonderful work for Adam Rippon (and many other skaters/ ice dancers this season).
    I think Sheryl Franks choreographs for Boston pairs like Castelli/Shnapir and Donlan/Speroff. I particularly liked Donlan/Speroff's LP this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    I think Sheryl Franks choreographs for Boston pairs like Castelli/Shnapir and Donlan/Speroff. I particularly liked Donlan/Speroff's LP this season.
    Correct. Gretchen Donlan/Andrew Speroff's "Sleeping Beauty" free skate won the PSA's EDI Award for Best Performance (Pairs) at 2012 Nationals in San Jose, CA.

    Jeremy Abbott won the Best Performance EDI for his self-choreographed (with Yuka Sato) Muse FS, and Agnes Zawadzki for her winning SP to "Harlem Nocturne"/"Whatever Lola Wants," which was choreographed by Scott Brown (someone correct me if I am wrong).
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Pasquale Camerlengo & Angelika Krylova should definitely get the coach of the year! The most mesmerizing rise of talents of W/P and P/B! I actually liked P/B's programs more than ever.

    I wouldn't mind if John Nicks gets it for his brilliant work with Ashely.

    There are so many talents behind talented skaters. Can't help but falling in love with the sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
    Pasquale Camerlengo & Angelika Krylova should definitely get the coach of the year! The most mesmerizing rise of talents of W/P and P/B! I actually liked P/B's programs more than ever.

    I wouldn't mind if John Nicks gets it for his brilliant work with Ashely.

    There are so many talents behind talented skaters. Can't help but falling in love with the sport
    But it's a USFSA award, so wouldn't they be thinking more of their work with Hubbell/Donohue and younger teams?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    But it's a USFSA award, so wouldn't they be thinking more of their work with Hubbell/Donohue and younger teams?
    Exactly, totally agree. My guess is John Nicks will get the vote. Can't see Jason and Yuga win due to poor show on both Jeremy and Alissa at Worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    But it's a USFSA award, so wouldn't they be thinking more of their work with Hubbell/Donohue and younger teams?
    Oh, why did I get impression it's for all-round. I remember a Canadian choreographer saying he's attending PSA meeting then I wondered "what's PSA?" and looked it up as it was Professional Skaters Association. Isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
    Oh, why did I get impression it's for all-round. I remember a Canadian choreographer saying he's attending PSA meeting then I wondered "what's PSA?" and looked it up as it was Professional Skaters Association. Isn't it?
    http://www.skatepsa.com/About-Us-p.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
    Oh, why did I get impression it's for all-round. I remember a Canadian choreographer saying he's attending PSA meeting then I wondered "what's PSA?" and looked it up as it was Professional Skaters Association. Isn't it?
    A Canadian choreographer, i.e. David Wilson, could be honored by the PSA for a program he created for a U.S. skater. The awards are given to coaches for training U.S. skaters, and for choreographers for creating programs for U.S. skaters.

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    The nominations did seem more U.S.-weighted. So, thanks for the explanations nylynnr and AJ Skatefan.

    And thanks Sylvia for the further details on "Best Performance" winners. When were the Best Performance Edi Awards announced and presented?

    ETA:
    Has anyone here subscribed to PSA TV? I suppose it is mainly used by coaches.

    http://www.skatepsa.com/PSA-TV.htm
    Last edited by aftershocks; 05-08-2012 at 04:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftershocks View Post
    And thanks Sylvia for the further details on "Best Performance" winners. When were the Best Performance Edi Awards announced and presented?
    February 24 (there is no formal presentation ceremony, AFAIK) - here's the thread I started in the 2012 US Nationals forum: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=82703

    2012 PSA Conference and Trade Show, May 24-May 26, 2012 - event page (the Awards Dinner is held on the evening of the first night): https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/Dy...f-60295c42f0a4
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    These 3, Alexei Kiliakov & Elena Novak & Dmytri Ilin, created an ice dance program out of thin air in the DC area. They are probably not as well known as some of the other nominees, but they have had a lot of success at the juvenile/intermediate levels. I wish them luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliceanne View Post
    These 3, Alexei Kiliakov & Elena Novak & Dmytri Ilin, created an ice dance program out of thin air in the DC area. They are probably not as well known as some of the other nominees, but they have had a lot of success at the juvenile/intermediate levels. I wish them luck.
    They were nominated for Developmental Coaches of the Year in 2010 and 2011 as well, and their "homegrown" teams also achieved success at the junior and novice levels at 2012 US Nationals: http://www.wisa.us/

    Junior Dance
    Lorraine McNamara & Quinn Carpenter 3rd place (JGP age-eligible in 2012-13)
    Rachel Parsons & Michael Parsons 4th place (debuted on the JGP this past season; 4th at 2012 Youth Olympics)
    Elliana Pogrebinsky & Ross Gudis 8th place (JGP age-eligible in 2012-13)

    Novice Dance
    Whitney Miller & Kyle MacMillan 2nd place (JGP age-eligible in 2012-13)

    ETA link to the past winners: http://www.skatepsa.com/Joint-PSA-USFS-EDI-AWARDS.htm
    Last edited by Sylvia; 05-10-2012 at 05:56 PM.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    @ProfSk8rsAssoc tweeted tonight:
    Developmental Coach of the year Tammy Gambill #psa2012
    Gambill coaches 2012 US Novice men's champ Vincent Zhou.

    @MerryCoachesEdge tweeted:

    PSA Pieter Kollen Sport Science Award for use of scientific technology in skating: Kat Arbour

    Jimmy Disbrow Distinguished Official Award: Joe Inman

    Gus Lussi Award for male prof sk8r who brought positive world recognition to the sport: Ryan Bradley

    PSA Choreographer of the Year: Pasquale Camerlengo
    Last edited by Sylvia; 05-25-2012 at 03:13 AM.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    No surprise and well-deserved: Congrats to Mr. Nicks for winning PSA Coach of the Year honors!

    ETA link to 5/25 article: Nicks accepts Coach of the Year with dry humor

    Article link is cross-posted in the Mr. Nicks thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...77#post3578377
    Last edited by Sylvia; 05-25-2012 at 08:10 PM.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    No surprise and well-deserved: Congrats to Mr. Nicks for winning PSA Coach of the Year honors!
    Congratulations!

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