Yes there are 4 of them, 3 of them do pairs as well and from looking at the test list from Queensland 2 of them just did a dance test hahaha.
As already said 3 of them are currently at Uni, the youngest Ryan is still in Highschool.
The most impressive thing about this family in my opinion is their involvement in the sport...
All 4 boys teach skate school, one of them for free while the other three have their level 1 accreditation.. One of them has done a lot of trial judging and another has done a lot of tech assistant for low level comps...
Their mother also judges although their aren't many events available to her as her sons are in most of them...hahaha
The eldest brother Matthew also does a lot of work for Queensland running seminars and camps for them...
True example of a Family giving back to the sport....
Wow, that's an amazing story about the Dodd family. Now I feel obligated to root for them all. I'm going to try and find some YouTube videos of these chaps when I get a chance!
I meant to take the high road.... but I missed the exit.
If anyone is at Wintersun it would be great to hear your thoughts
I am at Wintersun
Anything in particular you would like an update on?
Would be good to get some news on Junior and Senior events. Best of luck to all the skaters! Scores would be good if the results are not on line
Not all of the skaters named in the International Pool document seem to be competing does that mean they are not eligible for JGP's?
Anybody know a website link to take a look at the results & scores from Wintersun?
Results are http://www.isq.org.au/results/result.htm
It's sad that aussie skaters only get one try to get added to the international selection pool before nationals. Last year the criteria was a lot lower and skaters that didn't meet this years criteria at the selection competition did meet it at their internationals.
The junior pairs team missed the short program score by less than .5, I hope they still get to go to a JGP.
Looks like David had a good skate, similar result to what he got at Hollins in the short
The way the criteria is written, it gives ISA room to make allowances based on factors like this.
Also to be taken into consideration is that the junior team blitzed the long program score by 4 points...
The senior team made the long program score but was a fair way off in the short. Also with a no value on the death spirals.
I was only present for the long programs, however I noticed significant improvements in the short time since winter sun, both teams had some incredible throws...
Senior ladies, as predicted Cheltzie was clearly a class above. She looked a bit unpolished but her technical skills are not to be taken lightly and it is still early in the year.
Chantelle Kerry skated very nicely however still seems to be struggling with consistency on the triples. Some very nice double axels however.
I am surprised with the results in Junior Men. Both skaters are hit and miss with the jumps. However I was surprised the way the program components turned out. Darian while very talented is still a developing skater, where as Ryans short program shower a lot more maturity which seemed to be overlooked by the Judges.. Still some promising skating from both skaters, will see how the long turns out.
Senior Men was all together a very impressive event.. Some great improvements from David Kranjek and the three Dodds boys since wintersun.
David seems to be connecting more with the audience and the judges, and all three Dodds boys showed alot of promise technically.
This is the first time I have seen Brenden skate this year, he seemed a little cautious despite being very technically competitive with the other boys, perhaps just a bit of nerves under the pressure of a short program.
All in all was good to see the senior boys doing the harder jumps, 3 triple lutz jumps... Highlight must have been Andrew Dodds, executed a seemingly flawless 3lutz... Excellent improvements all round.
Kailani Craine in first place by 3 points to Taylor Dean.
Kailani didn't have the best technical skate, down grades and underotations all over the place, but sold the program very well...
Taylor Dean attempted no triples, but with consistent doubles and strong spins managed to stay at Kailani's heels.
Final day of competing tomorrow, best of luck to all skaters!!!
oh... and unfortunately I have missed the dance events so far, I will try and get a chance to watch them tomorrow.....
Thanks for the update, its good to hear from someone there, the scores don't always tell the story
How did the other senior ladies go?
Which part of the ISA Criteria do you interpret as allowing, allowances to the criteria? And if they make allowances here will they also make them for the Male skater who did not skate Nationals and any skater who is "close".
Personally I think if there is a spot available then the skater should go, I just wonder where you find that interpretation in the criteria and where ISA will draw the line??
There are two Junior Pairs teams in Australia, maybe Australia will have enough spots for both teams to attend JGP's.
The Aussie men seem to be making great progress. I just don't get why the girls don't seem to be improving, there seems to be only Cheltzie, Chantelle and Brooklee as the other senior and junior ladies can't do 2A or any triples, I just wonder why so much improvement in the Mens and also Pairs but not in the ladies divisions, any thoughts?
I agree it's great to see such strong competition in our men. I hope David brings it home, I enjoy watching him :-).