Laurin/Ethier have been competing together for a while, so not a newly formed or released team for @Sylvia 's list (though I do think they have a good chance of getting one of the SC TBD spots). There are Tilda Alteryd and Gabriel Farand, who competed together at the Skate Ontario August event. I'm not really expecting them to compete international this year though based on the score.Here are some new teams on the Nebelhorn entry list:
FRA - Coline Keriven/Tom Bouvart
FRA - Aurelie Faula/Theo Belle (S)
JPN - Miyu Yunoki/Shoya Ichihashi
And Canada has entered Kelly Ann Laurin/Loucas Ethier to compete at US Classic the week after the John Nicks Pairs Challenge.
Spain has assigned both of their new junior teams to the JGP. There is also a new junior team from the Netherlands - Giulia Papa/Grigory Kornienko scheduled to debut at JGP POL 1.
Yeah, I didn't include them when Sylvia asked because I knew their score wasn't likely to put them in the mix for any internationals. Same with all the new US teams who aren't even in the USFS' ISP yet. It's like "what's the point?" because the chances of them competing internationally are really low to begin with if they can't even clear 145+ domestically.Laurin/Ethier have been competing together for a while, so not a newly formed or released team for @Sylvia 's list (though I do think they have a good chance of getting one of the SC TBD spots). There are Tilda Alteryd and Gabriel Farand, who competed together at the Skate Ontario August event. I'm not really expecting them to compete international this year though based on the score.
Belatedly:I like the sentiment of this but what is the ISU's purpose? On one hand, there are people on this forum who are dismayed that the ISU made the decision to devalue quad elements in favor of pairs performing elements and maintaining safety. The argument is that pairs lagged behind if with quad throws and quad twists devalued. This Olympics was one of the best skated Olympics in pairs. I personally never felt comfortable with the way some pairs, particularly the Chinese, would push the envelope with the quad throws with some incredibly painful looking falls. I'm also glad that they stopped pairs from doing these horrible lifts that they were doing at the inception of COP where there was a change of direction in the middle of the lift without setting the partner down. Pairs lifts are still becoming incredibly acrobatic with some of the dismounts. To be able to do difficult, more gymnastics like elements well, girls have to do these skills at a young age. I think that the goal of ISU events for juniors is to prepare competitors for senior ISU events. The female partner in the pair is the one doing all the acrobatic like elements in the air. There isn't as much need for a guy to start young but females have to be very comfortable doing this stuff and this happens from a young age. So I'm not sure that simplifying juniors to allow similarly aged/sized teens to skate together is going to really prepare these competitors for a world stage in which spectator interest is heavily focused on risk.
ETA that I originally thought it was strange that USFS didn't also assign Baram/Tioumentsev to JGP Riga (and have them avoid meeting Golubeva/Giotopoulos Moore until the JGP Final) but now, after Ostrava, I think it looks like a very smart move!Next week is going to be huge and it will be really interesting to see which teams are entered in the John Nicks Pairs Challenge on both the junior and senior sides.
Smith/Deng [silver in Ostrava] will have their 2nd JGP assignment in Riga next week and will, hopefully, come home with another medal. On paper, of the teams with competition experience, they are the strongest team in the field. The two Canadian teams scored around 104-105 at different Canadian summer comps and the Uzbeki team's ISU PB is around 99 from last season on the JGP. The Spanish and German teams are new, I believe.
ETA that Schaller/Mayr have since been listed as WD from John Nicks.Austria has 2 new pairs: Sophia Schaller (new to pairs) & Livo Mayr and Italy's Giorgia Ghedini (competed as a junior internationally last season) & Luc Maierhofer
ETA: Italy's Ghilardi/Ambrosini and 4 of the U.S. pairs -- Chan/Howe, Plazas/Fernandez, Mokhova/Mokhov and Wessenberg/Eisenach -- are competing at John Nicks today & tomorrow and then at next week's U.S. Classic in Lake Placid.There are Tilda Alteryd and Gabriel Farand, who competed together at the Skate Ontario August event. I'm not really expecting them to compete international this year though based on the score.
Yes, hopefully they can match their total score from this weekend at Nebelhorn so that they can be added to the GP Pairs alternate list. Teams that are on the SB Top 75 but need the total minimum score are allowed to be added to the alternates list if they earn the total minimum score at a Challenger this season.Osipova/Epstein achieved the FS TES minimum for Worlds at Lombardia Trophy (not parte of Challenger Series, but had requirements for International status). They already had the SP minimum from 2022 Bavarian Open. So Netherlands can use both their spots at 2023 Worlds.
Probably Skate America. They don't need to worry too hard about the depth of the field on either of their GPs, lol.Any news about when Alexa and Brandon will start their season? It seems from her Instagram she’s been traveling I think she was in Rome last week. They’re not at Neblehorn. Wonder when they will start
Why are E/B medal contenders and H/K who had the better SP not? There is a bunch of pairs in Europe that could win a medal or not.
H/K have had a rough go of it the past couple seasons and today was a big step up for them in terms of delivering on their potential. If E/B and H/K both skate like this (or better) at Euros, then I firmly believe they'll be on the podium ahead of pretty much every other team save Safina/Berulava. Elements and skating skills put them ahead of teams from pretty much every other country except the Georgians.
Yes, I think, sans the Russians, there are 5 teams contending for the Euros podium - Safina/Berulava, Hocke/Kunkel, Metelkina/Parkman, Efimova/Blommaert, and Ghilardi/Ambrosini. Presuming they all go clean, I think they probably score in the same 69-71 point range in the SP. I think G/A are a bit behind the other four, just on pure skating skills and technique, but it's going to be really interesting to see play out at Euros with the podium wide open.There's also Metelkina/Parkman who could be competitive with them, since since Georgia has 2 spots for Euros.
My guess is that Barquero's suspension is probably a year, which would mean they won't be back until Worlds.Maybe Baquero/Zandron are allowed to skate as well? They would be possible for Euro medal as well.
I have not been able to find out for how long they are disqualified
I didn't say that S-D/D would beat K/F. And I didn't say that S-D/D would hit 200+ total score at SkAm, but that I expect their scores will rise as the season progresses. Furthermore, I said that the pairs podium at 4CCs is not as clear cut as one might think - meaning, it isn't a given that it will be KniFraz, PengJin and MiuKih in some order. If one or more of those teams falter, what I'm seeing from SDDes at this point in the season, is an ability to contend with those other three teams by the time 4CCs rolls around in another 4.5 months.S-D/D face off against Knierim / Frazier at Skate America. K/F are WORLD Champions. Does being Canadian champion get a bigger bump than WC?
The last big lift was jaw dropping, then the lift that turns into a pair spin I havent seen before. Terrific ending!Holy moly
I’d like to invoke the Angela Nikodinov transformation award to Deanna and Maxime
I mean, holy moly. They look so different. And that last lift in the free program was gangbusters, And so many elements in that last lift they threw the kitchen sink into that last lift. It reminded me of the Japanese team, reminded me of Caitlin and John reminded me of Isabelle and Lloyd, there were so many elements inside that last lift even Megan and Eric.
I can’t believe they were Canada’s like fourth ranked team last year, they were phenomenal
Brandon Frazier recently posted a clip from their SP to Journey's "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" and a throw 3Lo (captioned "With exactly a month away from our season opener we have been hard at work… can’t wait to get it all started at Skate America #notdoneyet"): https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci2nSDfOsPt/Any news about when Alexa and Brandon will start their season?
Here's an ISU bio for Spain's Patrizio Romano ROSSI LOPEZ, now 19: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00107650.htm... The rink had special guests training with them for the week - junior pairs team of Linda De Nardin/Patrizio Romano Rossi.
EisTeam Salzburg on Instagram: "A great training week in Salzburg comes to an end! ⛸️💪 Together with our new Pairs team Sophia Schaller & Livio Mayr our guest athletes and Junior Pair Skaters Linda De Nardin & Patrizio Romano Rossi had a fun and in84 likes, 1 comments - eisteamsalzburg on September 25, 2022: "A great training week in Salzburg comes to an end! ⛸️💪 Together with our new Pairs team ..."www.instagram.com
@Sylvia - got any info on the new junior pairs team?
Brandon Frazier recently posted a clip from their SP to Journey's "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" and a throw 3Lo (captioned "With exactly a month away from our season opener we have been hard at work… can’t wait to get it all started at Skate America #notdoneyet"):