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2013 4CC- Men Podium Predictions

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by haribobo, Jan 29, 2013.

Who will make the podium?

  1. Max Aaron

  2. Ross Miner

  3. Adam Rippon

  4. Kevin Reynolds

  5. Elladj Balde

    0 vote(s)
  6. Andrei Rogozine

    0 vote(s)
  7. Yuzuru Hanyu

  8. Takahito Mura

  9. Daisuke Takahashi

  10. Nan Song

  11. Han Yan

  12. Denis Ten

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

    Well, no time like the present to get this thing started!
  2. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck #teamdiva

    Hanyu, Takahashi, Miner
  3. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    It's a loaded field, and anybody's guess.

    It's sure to be safe money to bet on Hanyu and Takahashi making the podium, but if one or both don't, stranger things have happened. ;)

    Anyway, my shot in the dark:

    Hanyu, Aaron, Takahashi, Miner, Rippon, Reynolds, Mura, Song, Yan, Ten, Rogozine, Balde

    or: Hanyu, Takahashi, Aaron, Miner, Reynolds, Rippon, et al.

    or: Miner could make the podium and Aaron come in fourth

    Making the podium will likely depend a lot on which guys go clean programs with successful quads in both programs.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2013
  4. NMURA

    NMURA Active Member

    I think Miner will be the 3rd. He took bronze medals three times in Japan (2009JGPF, 2011NHK, 2012NHK). Also he finished 3rd at last year's 4CC.
  5. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

    Ross has been very consistent in making impression this season. So my third pick is Ross.
  6. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    I am going out on a limb and picking Aaron to win the bronze, after Hanyu & Takahashi get gold & silver (in any order).
  7. DimaToe

    DimaToe El Chen-te Fernández

    This! Japan has been a friend to Miner in the past, plus it's a podium i'd really like :D
  8. pinky166

    pinky166 #teamtrainwreck #teamdiva

    Mura and Aaron, and maybe possibly Song or Yan, could potentially score higher than Ross, but they aren't the most consistent, and apart from a very on Mura, who tends to run hot and cold, Ross should have a PCS edge on all of them. So I think the odds are good Ross medals unless the other guys skate clean with 3 quads (Aaron and Song are capable of that, Yan and Mura have nice quads, but I don't think they plan 2 in the FS, unless they've recently changed their layouts). So hopefully Ross can land on the podium which would help him going into Worlds. If Max can finish 4th or 5th, which I think is very possible and fairly likely, that will also set him up nicely for Worlds.
  9. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    Of course RickyD was not initially listed in this poll because who knew he would end up competing in Adam's stead!? And then end up being ahead of other U.S. guys in third after the short program. Way to go Ricky! He must be at the full strength he was missing at Nationals.

    I know these type of polls carry absolutely no logic or statistical accuracy, but it's also quite funny that Han Yan received zero votes. ;) Not to mention that Dai is lurking off the podium after the sp having been saved by rep points.

    "Whither thou goest, figure skating???" Despite the often unpredictable, controversial and entertaining chaos, hmmm, I'm not so sure I'm willing to continue going with thee. :lol:
  10. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

    Here's a very unofficial ranking of the top guys going to Worlds based on Euros and 4CC scores (Han and Kovtun not confirmed)-putting Chan on top just because...

    1 Chan
    2 Fernandez 274
    3 Amodio 250
    4 Reynolds 250
    5 Hanyu 246
    6 Brezina 243
    7 Han 235
    8 Aaron 234
    9 Joubert 232
    10 Kovtun 226
    11 Takahashi 222
    12 Mura 218
    13 Miner 214
    14 Majorov 211
    15 Rogozine 201
    16 Ge 201
    17 Ten 197
    18 Pfeifer 194
  11. Sylvia

    Sylvia Prepping for club comp. season!

    FYI, it's Han (first name) YAN (last name). :)

    Aren't you going to start a new poll thread for Worlds with these numbers? ;)
  12. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

    Haha yea pretty soon- suppose I should wait to see who the Russian and Chinese entries will be first...or has China named their team?
  13. Proustable

    Proustable New Member

    sk8tingcoach, pretty amazing.
  14. girlscouse62

    girlscouse62 Well-Known Member

    Just like to say, I'm happy for Kevin, who won gold by a very healthy margin.