Thank you, Marco.
Thank you, Marco.
I think the key comparison that is going to help/hinder Edmunds' and Nagasu's causes will be Polina's 4th at Junior Grand Prix Final vs. Mirai's bronze at Rostelecom Cup.
Holy crap, that's right. She hasn't skated senior internationally yet so she wouldn't have the minimums. How will that work?
Thanks again, though, it's still very helpful to try and quantify it... Just nervous that people will take those points as gospel.
That was very clever, Marco.
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
When looking at past international achievements, they don't look back any farther than last year's Worlds. Among the listed events other than Nationals, Mirai has a 3rd place in a senior GP event, Edmunds has a 4th place at the Junior GP finals. I don't see that as enough to keep Mirai and cut Edmunds.Nagasu's international record based on the criteria is just as much of a reason to place her on the team over Edmunds as Wagner, IMO.
My preference would be to send the top 3, but if they do give Wagner a place, I think they have to cut Nagasu. That makes more sense from an organizational perspective anyway. Neither she nor Edmunds is a serious medal threat this year, but Edmunds is more likely to be a contender internationally for the next 4 years and could benefit from the experience. A lot of folks still wonder if Michelle Kwan would have been as tight in Nagano if she has gotten to skate in Lillehammer.
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I'll admit if the criteria allows her to go, then she could go; I'd blame the rules as being terribly unfair then.
I don't know enough about Edmunds, but a clean Nagasu can outscore a good Wagner anytime (I've a feeling that Nagasu placing 4th at the last Olympics immediately lends her shine to Olympic judges that Wagner may not have), and yes, who knows which Nagasu will show up but one could say the same of Wagner too.
That star system is bullcrap. Juniors and seniors are entirely different levels of competition.