I prefer to see the glass as half full, not half empty, and on that score I wish ALL the ladies much luck, and may they all rise to the occasion and may the best one(s) win!
citius, altius, fortius!
2013-14 U.S. Ladies
Top International Scores (through 10/12/13)
1. Karen CHEN, JGP Slovakia (179.08)
2. Courtney HICKS, U.S. Classic (171.88)
3. Polina EDMUNDS, JGP Mexico (171.21)
4. Gracie GOLD, U.S. Classic (164.68)
5. Mirai NAGASU, Finlandia Trophy (164.51)
6. Amber GLENN, JGP Czech Republic (164.18)
7. Ashley CAIN, Nebelhorn Trophy (162.39)
8. Samantha CESARIO, U.S. Classic (157.29)
9. Angela WANG, JGP Czech Republic (155.87)
10. Mariah BELL, JGP Mexico (153.17)
11. Christina GAO, Nepela Trophy (152.84)
12. Vanessa LAM, Finlandia Trophy (152.28)
13. Agnes ZAWADZKI, U.S. Classic (151.27)
14. Barbie LONG, JGP Slovakia (148.19)
15. Tyler PIERCE, JGP Estonia (143.91)
16. Yasmin SIRAJ, JGP Latvia (142.32)
17. Hannah MILLER, JGP Estonia (128.20)
- Skate America: CESARIO, Ashley WAGNER, Caroline ZHANG
- Coupe de Nice: Kiri BAGA, Rachael FLATT
- Skate Canada: GAO, GOLD, HICKS
- Cup of China: ZAWADZKI
- NHK Trophy: GOLD, NAGASU
- Trophee Bompard: CESARIO, GAO, WAGNER
- Ice Challenge: TBD
- Rostelecom Cup: NAGASU, ZAWADZKI
- JGP Final: CHEN, EDMUNDS
- GP Final: TBD
FS scores of 100+ this season (internationally):
119.77 Ashley Wagner (Japan Open, 3rd)
117.08 Courtney Hicks (SLC)
114.62 Karen Chen (JGP SVK) - JR in the U.S.
113.43 Polina Edmunds (JGP MEX)
110.50 Mirai Nagasu (Finlandia)
109.38 Samantha Cesario (SLC)
107.34 Amber Glenn (JGP CZE) - JR in the U.S.
106.19 Gracie Gold (SLC)
104.52 Ashley Cain (Nebelhorn)
103.26 Mariah Bell (JGP MEX)
100.70 Christina Gao (Nepela)
100.63 Barbie Long (JGP SVK)
SP scores of 50+ this season (internationally):
64.46 Karen Chen (JGP SVK)
61.41 Angela Wang (JGP CZE)
58.49 Gracie Gold (SLC)
57.87 Ashley Cain (Nebelhorn)
57.78 Polina Edmunds (JGP MEX)
56.84 Amber Glenn (JGP CZE)
56.31 Vanessa Lam (Finlandia)
56.27 Agnes Zawadzki (SLC)
54.80 Courtney Hicks (SLC)
54.01 Mirai Nagasu (Finlandia)
52.14 Christina Gao (Nepela)
51.70 Yasmin Siraj (JGP LAT)
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"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
Re-posting from the 2013 Skate America forum in Kiss and Cry - last week's media teleconferences (audio) are up on IN: Ashley Wagner (19:29)
Wagner's latest blog updates: http://ashwagner2010.tumblr.com/
From the beginning of the latest "Inside Edge" blog by Sarah and Drew (link is posted in the "Evening with Champions" show thread in GSD):
Ashley Wagner has staked out a lot of territory on the best-dressed list over the last two years, so we were eager to see the new costume for her Romeo and Juliet free skate. At the Japan Open, it was a mango baby-doll cut with gold Renaissance-style embroidery on the bodice. Wagner tweeted that the dress was a work in progress, so we asked her where it would be going.
"I'm trying out a couple of different things to see what I like best," she said. "I wanted something that was very romantic and something similar to what they did in the ballet, with empire waists and really light, flowy dresses. I wanted to adjust a couple of things from Japan Open to see if I could really be sold on it. I liked the overall look, [but] it doesn't have as much body as a typical skating costume."
Wagner said she would be playing with different cuts and possibly different colors.
Last edited by Sylvia; 10-15-2013 at 09:23 PM.
Ah, I absolutely adore that wonderful bit of info. about Ashley's costumes! Seriously, I *cannot* wait to see them!
As an aside, I'm a fan of R&J, and Shakespeare in general, so to have Ashley skate to it during the Olympic season is a gift.
Oh honey, no. No gold in your dress at the 'LympicsAshley Wagner has staked out a lot of territory on the best-dressed list over the last two years, so we were eager to see the new costume for her Romeo and Juliet free skate. At the Japan Open, it was a mango baby-doll cut with gold Renaissance-style embroidery on the bodice. Wagner tweeted that the dress was a work in progress, so we asked her where it would be going.
Get a blue dress, BLUE!
"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
Cross-posting from the Kiss and Cry forum and the U.S. Men's thread in GSD... Here's a pre-Skate America article on Wagner (and why she and Rippon must speak for Rafael Arutunian): http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2013/10/16/63016604
I forgot to post this two-part Sept. 20 article on Wagner by the Seattle Figure Skating Examiner blog: http://www.examiner.com/article/excl...control-part-1
Short article on Wagner, published today: http://espn.go.com/espnw/athletes-li...sweet-home-ice
ETA that I bumped up Ashley Wagner's espnW thread in GSD with her first blog post of the new season ("Bring on Skate America!"): http://espn.go.com/espnw/athletes-li...-skate-america
Last edited by Sylvia; 10-16-2013 at 10:29 PM.
Prokofiev is the darkest of all R&Js, I would have liked something black, deep purple, indigo, and/or charcoal. The current costume is too "nice".
ETA: ooops I mean she wanted to wear her favorite "little green velvet dress", not gold, here's an article about it: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/24/sp...edge.html?_r=0
Last edited by NadineWhite; 10-17-2013 at 01:44 AM.
I can live with anything as long as she gets rid of the nightgown flowing lower part because it does not flatter her and it does nothing for skating in general. Her beautiful back lines would be better shown off in a fitted dress
royal blue and gold, please!
"Puccini cries out for spirals, but really good ones." ~ Dick Button, 1998 Worlds
Looks like Ashley might change her Romeo and Juliet dress. I hope she did indeed bring something else to Skate America. She can do a lot better than what she had at Japan Open. I want to see something more embellished and dramatic! Especially for the Olympic season.
Meh, forget the costume...
The program itself seemed, to me, to be a bit bare and lacking (by 2012-13 Wagner standards).
Yeah, I agree with RD, not one of her masterpieces like "The Black Swan" or "Somewhere in Time", but it's okay and as long as she skates clean she should have no problemo with winning her 3rd National Title, which I totally agree with. Reason: Ashley has it all and always has, since she first debuted at Seniors so long ago, 2008.
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