Why is summer so hot omg
oops, wrong thread
maybe country change?? idk efimova likely has finnish citizenship and it may be easier than skating for the US
She stayed on her feet for two of three throws. That was a good sign of improvement to me.Their short program could become a favorite of mine this season. Hope they r able to make it consistent.
Did my eyes deceive me? Alisa landing her jumps? Very excited about this team!Small clips of Efimova/Mitrafanov from Boston NQS
It looked like Efimova/Mitrofanov deliberately watered down their sbs jumps in their FS. They landed sbs 3S (with slightly negative GOE) in their SP - I've posted screenshots of their protocols: https://twitter.com/SylviaUnseen/status/1711454847575195806Did my eyes deceive me? Alisa landing her jumps!
Haley Scott/Danil Siianytsia withdrew from the Senior Pairs event - that should mean they are not eligible to advance to the U.S. Pairs Final, November 7-12 in Tacoma, WA.Boston Open entries are up!
Five SENIOR teams - two are new to us!
Megan Wessenberg (skated with Blake Eisenach last season)/Edoardo Caputo (skated with Laiken Lockley last season)
Mazie McFarland/Jordan Gillette (skated with Lillianna Murphy last season)
Purther/Church WD from the Junior Pairs event. ETA that he updated his icepartnersearch.com profile on October 6.new [Junior] team of - Saige Belle Purther/William Church (last season skated with his sister, Margaret, who retired after Nationals)
... Megan Wessenberg (3rd in the Senior Pairs event with Caputo) shared an Instagram story photo showing them sitting with Stefania Berton Brubaker in the Boston Open kiss & cry so they are training in the Chicago area (where Caputo was based last season).
McFarland/Gillette placed 4th of the 4 Senior pairs at Boston Open.
Purther/Church WD from the Junior Pairs event.
Fun facts re. Ouellette/Newby-Estrella (USFS' International Assignments page has added the Tayside Trophy entries):
Nina last competed internationally in singles on the JGP in 2015 and 2016: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00054594.htm
Rique made his international debut in junior pairs back in 2015: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00035041.htm
Updating @Karen-W's previous scores list after CS Finlandia Trophy & the final Pairs NQS at Boston Open:Update with just one NQS event (Boston Open in two weeks) left -
|11||Ellie KAM / Danny O'SHEA||USA||ISU CS Finlandia Trophy 2023||07/10/2023||182.07||S|
|13||Valentina PLAZAS / Maximiliano FERNANDEZ||USA||ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2023||22/09/2023||169.37||S|
|15||Chelsea LIU / Balazs NAGY||USA||ISU CS Autumn Classic 2023||15/09/2023||165.20||S|
|24||Olivia FLORES / Luke WANG||USA||ISU JGP Istanbul 2023||08/09/2023||154.52||J|
|26||Isabelle MARTINS / Ryan BEDARD||USA||ISU CS Autumn Classic 2023||15/09/2023||152.64||S|
|39||Maria MOKHOVA / Ivan MOKHOV||USA||ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2023||22/09/2023||127.05||S|
|50||Adele ZHENG / Andy DENG||USA||ISU JGP Istanbul 2023||08/09/2023||106.92||J|
O/N-E scored 137.30 at Tayside Trophy (5th of 5 teams).Nina Ouellette/Rique Newby-Estrella ISP 142.72 (Boston Open), 131.37 (John Nicks IPC); [Tayside Trophy Senior B later this week]
2nd video in this series features Chelsea Liu/Balazs Nagy (1:40 mins.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p88TSKIUeBM
Prolly bc Martins/Bedard have had better performances and its up to the feds discretion on replacing athletes. Also H/N fell pretty bad at their last assignment so their may have been a concusion. Also in my opinion M/B are the smarter pick in terms of athlete development as Neudecker has gotten the TBA spot before with previous partner and is latest partnerships have been shortlived and not too successful; however, MB are relatively young and have triple twist, sbs, and throw so there is more opportunity for developmentWhy was H/N replaced by M/B at Skate America? H/N seems to still be training from Mishkutenok's latest post this week so it doesn't point to injury
Agreed.Prolly bc Martins/Bedard have had better performances and its up to the feds discretion on replacing athletes. Also H/N fell pretty bad at their last assignment so their may have been a concusion. Also in my opinion M/B are the smarter pick in terms of athlete development as Neudecker has gotten the TBA spot before with previous partner and is latest partnerships have been shortlived and not too successful; however, MB are relatively young and have triple twist, sbs, and throw so there is more opportunity for development
Claire's Liu/Nagy article is longer and has more quotes (eta) & background info on both of them - thank you! :2nd video in this series features Chelsea Liu/Balazs Nagy (1:40 mins.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p88TSKIUeBM
It goes with this Fan Zone article by Troy Schwindt (Oct. 13) - quotes are from last month's Autumn Classic International in Pierrefonds:
Chelsea Liu and Balazs Nagy will make their Grand Prix debut as a team this weekend at Skate America in Texas. Earlier this fall, they finished just off the podium at Autumn Classic International i…adivinesport.com
It’s interesting that they are spending this time in Canada when Danny was so clear about wanting to be based in CO Springs.