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    U.S. Women [#3]: Skating Clean

    Actually, the top US ladies have a pretty good track record of sticking with the sport--maybe not as long as Carolina, but at least into their twenties. The last one to retire 'early' would be who, Meissner? And she was dealing with injury. Obviously Tara was in and out once she won, but even...
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    Genuinely not trying to take part in the debate, just noting for my own fun: Jason's Oly score would have given him bronze here. Fully understand why he wasn't here, that he likely wouldn't have repeated those exact skates & that podiums don't seem to be what drive him, but still a little bummed...
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    Camden--šŸ¤£šŸ¤£šŸ¤£ Not only 3rd in the free (small world medal winner!), not only the only American to go completely clean, not only 5th overall, but we can wuzrob him of 4th? Seeded next season? I love a skater who could literally place anywhere at any given time. Vincent--after the olys, so thrilled...
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    U.S. Women [#3]: Skating Clean

    Has Mariah dipped her toe into coaching at all? I know it's not for every skater, but between the way she's handled her own unorthodox coaching situation this year & the way it looks like her presence was a positive for Alysa at worlds/the Olympics, it might be something that works for her down...
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    U.S. Pairs 2021-22 season - News & Updates, Part X

    So the big question is...if K/F win worlds this year, do they get World Champion scoring inflation next year? :lol:
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    CAS rules Valieva can compete - reactions/fallout, plus some details from the hearing

    Were all skaters tested, or just Valieva as the winner of the competition?
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    U.S. Ice Dance 2021-22 season news & updates

    Don't US ladies beat them, or am I misunderstanding your metric? 2006, 2002, 1998, 1994, 1992, 1988, 1984, 1980, 1976, 1972 & 1968 Still very impressive for our dance program. I remember the early 2000s being so frustrating in terms of our young, promising teams constantly splitting, but Tanith...
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    U.S. Ice Dance 2021-22 season news & updates

    Chock/Bates were on a downward trend--switching to character based (a little kinder than gimmicky ;)) programs seemed to revitalize their own interest in the sport and brought them back into the medal conversation. After 2020, we all pretty much knew S/K would be on the podium here, leaving one...
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    Absolutely horrible for Vincent. At least he had the chance to compete here, and he skated a good competition in 2018, so when the future Vincent he mentions in his video looks back, he'll have a lot to be proud of when it comes to his Olympic experiences. Fingers crossed this doesn't spread...
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    U.S. Women [#2]: The Unbearable Lightness of Beijing

    If Karen had landed her loop, she would almost certainly have ended up 3rd, even with the 3t<, based on her second mark--the judges left room when scoring Schizas. While it's not unheard of for Karen to fall, it's also far from a guarantee, and Mariah's jump landings are hardly more secure. It...
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    Perfect marriage of program and skater. That nationals free skate is always worth a rewatch
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    Rohene and Jason work incredibly together, but I always hoped for a Tom Dickson program from Jasonā€”given what he did with Matt Savoie, I think it would have resulted in something interestingly beautiful
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    I would love to see Brown at the Olympics with Chen & Malinin, but it'll probably be the quad trio. It's a bummer, but if nothing else, I do really hope Brown is assigned worlds straight out--he looks trained & healthy, and if 2022 worlds is anything like 2018 worlds, Jason would have a legit...
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    U.S. Women [#2]: The Unbearable Lightness of Beijing

    Doom and gloom in the US ladies thread is traditional ;) But I agree, Karen & Alysa, at least, have to be considered outside medal contenders. Anyone who places 4th at worlds has to be included in the mix (barring injury or other significant change), and Alysa has a lot of tech content if she...
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    U.S. Men 2021-22 season news & updates

    In surprising news, looks like Jason got full rotation credit for his (2-footed) quad today: http://www.isuresults.com/results/season2122/gpfra2021/FSKMSINGLES-----------FNL-000100--_JudgesDetailsperSkater.pdf Generous of the caller, but what a great milestone for him! :40beers:
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