And I love hair cutters, but only if done like Gracie and not like Carolina. Btw how old is Angela?
courtney got gifted at lake placid due to her previous injury, she double footed her jumps in the short and long and didn't get taken off for them like she should.
they way they allow certain U.S. skaters to get away with their jumps like, courtney, agnes, ashley, mirai, gracie and not get caught doesn't help me to follow them or the current crop, shows they are pushing, favoring those skaters no matter what,
only pulls me further away from the sport
They do let skaters get away with calls on occasion (especially US skaters at competitions held in the US), but more often than not they are penalized.
Despite what viewers say about Courtney, she had the highest pcs at Lake Placid for the lp.She must
have been exciting to watch live
^ hmmm.... i don't know about that. a famous coach might have a lot of students, though we know mr. nicks is quite strict about who he takes on as a student.
anyway, few people had heard of kori ade before jason brown caught everyone's eye, right?
me, i'd like to think the right combo of personalities and logistics make all the difference-- probably because it makes me sad when people say things like, if mr. frank carroll couldn't help mirai, how can wendy olson (sp)?
re: courtney's PCS from lake placid. i don't like to extrapolate what a skater's performance must have been like from the judges scores, because that assumes the judges' scores always accurately reflect what actually happened on ice. judges are human, they can err, too. i've also seen instances of skaters' PCS changing when the #1 skater from their country retire and now they are suddenly the clear #1 from country X, so... *shrugs*
for any reason, it is not by much.
I also found her a bit stiff, but I'd add that video viewing sometimes exaggerates flaws that are not so glaring live (cough...Rachael). Anyway, she has things to improve for sure, though at the same time I am glad she is not a baby ballerina
Glad to see Mirai getting Finlandia. Who is her coach now?
Agree that this is a good thing for the many talented ladies hoping to emerge from Pacific Coasts and make it to Omaha.
Through the first two weeks of the international season...
2012-13 U.S. Ladies -- Top International Scores
1. Courtney HICKS (153.77), JGP Lake Placid
2. Angela WANG (150.40), JGP Lake Placid
3. Kiri BAGA (142.22), JGP Lake Placid
4. Vanessa LAM (140.89), JGP Courchevel
5. Ashley CAIN (136.51), JGP Courchevel
Upcoming (confirmed) assignments:
- U.S. Int'l Classic (Gracie GOLD, Agnes ZAWADZKI)
- JGP Linz (Samantha CESARIO, Hannah MILLER)
- JGP Istanbul (Nina JIANG, Leah KEISER)
- JGP Bled (Courtney HICKS, Barbie LONG)
- Nebelhorn Trophy (Caroline ZHANG)
- Finlandia Trophy (Mirai NAGASU)
Yasmin Siraj competed at and won the Senior Ladies event at the Middle Atlantics club competition this past weekend in NYC, scoring 90.63 in the FS and 146.63 total (her season high score to date). I really like her new "Seven Years in Tibet" FS - she expresses the lyrical music very well, IMO. She turned out of her first 3Lz and put a hand down on her 2nd 3Lz but it was encouraging to see her land this jump that she was falling on at Liberty in July.
Rachael Flatt is scheduled to compete at the Skate St. Moritz club competition in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday, Sept. 16 (both short and long programs on the same day).
Last edited by Sylvia; 09-11-2012 at 04:12 AM.
Is Wagner not to publicly debut her programs until the GPs?
Wagner debuted her SP at the Michael Weiss Foundation show this past Saturday (see the thread in GSD for reports and photos) and she is scheduled to debut her FS at the Japan Open on Oct 6.