Imma use "ultra-C" in every other post now just for the heck of it
will be given according to the spotting principal and selection criteria
My favorite cosmetics store! ULTA.C should sponsor skating! New sponsor for Alysa Liu?Imma use "ultra-C" in every other post now just for the heck of it
Utra C or Ultra Nate, I have to say her outfit is Level 4 impressive. (I would cut myself to pieces even attempting to try it on.)
i don't blame them, especially considering that two far inferior teams got one.
S/E are higher on the Season's Best list from 2019-20 (26th, 178.08) than D/S (43rd, 165.22) as well as higher on the World Standings list (26th v 34th), so I'm really not sure how D/S got assigned over them. D/S were also assigned over Ushakova/Nekrasov, who placed higher than them at 2020 Jr. Worlds and are also higher on both SB (38th, 169.18) and WS (32nd) lists, though admittedly not by as much of a margin as S/E.Yes, I find it incredibly confusing. By what criteria do either Davis/Smolkin or Shanaeva/Naryzhnyy deserve GP assignments over Shevchenko/Eremenko? Is it just b/c their junior accomplishments are more recent, while S/E's have dropped off b/c they are a year earlier? With Khuda/Bazin they are a new team who competed last year under unusual circumstances so I get it a little better although I still find it a little weird. I wonder if S/E are especially annoyed in part bc they know they don't likely have much chance at the TBA host spot at Rostelecom (there is one right?) since K/B will most likely get it?
Beyond the obvious ("What's your name? (What's your name?)/Who's your daddy? (Who's your daddy?)"), one would also note that Skate Canada may have chosen to invite D/S from the list of possible invitees based on their own considerations.S/E are higher on the Season's Best list from 2019-20 (26th, 178.08) than D/S (43rd, 165.22) as well as higher on the World Standings list (26th v 34th), so I'm really not sure how D/S got assigned over them.
I don't think Junior World medals automatically get you a Grand Prix assignment anymore, but they're a pretty good informal indicator that you will.S/N are one place higher than S/E on the WS list (25th) but have a lower SB (30th, 175.17), although the score is from a Jr. event, so would be lower automatically. S/N also medaled at the most recent Jr. Worlds, which I think (although I may be wrong, I'm sure someone more knowledgeable can confirm) means they are guaranteed at least 1 assignment?
"We support Igor [Eremenko], this is his opinion, they are already adults and have the right to their point of view. Our entire team is for fair sport. We still hope that they have a chance to get to the Russian stage of the Grand Prix," said Beetle [Zhuk] and Pork [Svinin].
Oy! I already typed about my frustration on behalf of Shevchenko & Eremenko in the Dance Hall thread before their own statement. Totally forgot that Ushakova & Nekrasov were skipped as well. (I already thought only Shanaeva & Narizhnyy among the Russian junior dance teams were likely to earn a spot on the GP). I feel for U&N and D&S because they should have had a full junior season this past year to earn their way up the ladder. But Shevchenko & Eremenko are getting shafted, and I don't see any reason to think it's about anything other than politics.D/S were also assigned over Ushakova/Nekrasov
Fun fact I was there in the audience watching that live at Manchester Pride She was brilliant!Ultra Nate Performing "Free" LIVE - It is the 20 Year Anniversary of the song "Free' - Manchester pride 2017www.youtube.com
The alternate list needs to be worked through in ranking order for the top 75 ranked Skaters/Couples according to their Season’s Best.
I see a small problem here. ISU used two seasons' best lists, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 for the initial selection. ISU did not say exactly how they are going to merge these two lists to determine a ranking order for the alternate list. Though I can guess what they are going to do.
For US TBA spots, top contendors -
Women- Audrey Shin, Starr Andrews, Gabriella Izzo, Ting Cui
Men- Yaroslav Paniot, Maxim Naumov, Jimmy Ma, Eric Sjoberg
Pairs- Chan/Howe, Serafini/Tran, McBeath/Bartholomay