Same for me! I saw them as juniors and just loved them. I've been an uber for awhile, even as they clawed their way past the Greens, the Parsons, McNamara/Carpenter, and are now battling with GrePar, and I just like them, their work ethic, their entire vibe. I have a way with picking teams that are very promising as juniors, get a bit of initial success as seniors, then seem to stall out for a few years before finally hitting their stride (Shibs, HawBak). I hope CarPon is the next in that list.I’ve enjoyed them since they were juniors - I just saw them and really liked them (you know you get those skaters sometimes!). However - over the years I’ve enjoyed seeing how hard they work and they seem like good people (which usually sways me). But so many people are quite dismissive and can be quite picky about them and sometimes a bit mean and I’m not sure why! Every other team seems to get more of a chance in some ways. I think people forget that as a team they’re younger than LaLa and Anthony is only a year older than Gage Brown.
I can't remember where, but I also vividly remember C/P talking about how much they love Rach 2 as music and had ideas and really wanted to skate to it, but Igor told them to wait until they were more mature...and then immediately gave N/K that Rach 2 FD. It was just so blatantly disrespectful and dismissive that even if I didn't like them as a team I would have told them to leave.I saw on an instagram story Christina shared (I think there might be an Absolute Skating interview to come) that Scott partnered with her to practice while Anthony was off ice healing.
I actually thought Christina showed a lot of improvement last season, just seemed to me she finally had a team who saw her individual worth and brought out some personality on ice. Anthony was the one struggling and there were a lot of criticisms that he wasn't giving the same effort into the new training centre as she was. Now that we know he was dealing with an injury and finally had it seen to it will be interesting to see how they grow.
Not going to lie, my interest is in part with their move to Scott. BUT it also really hit me years ago in an interview with Igor that when he was asked about his teams (past and present) he skipped over these two (who had just medalled at Junior worlds, not sure if it was 2017 or 2018 one) and was raving about the potential of N/K. And I thought at the time how shitty it must have been for them to read that and realise they were just filler for Igor.
So I have a soft spot for skaters/teams that seem to not really have the interest of their coaching team and like to see what they can do in a positive training environment.
Thanks for the link. I enjoyed seeing it again where I could pay more attention. Just wow. That was really good, Scott is doing wonders with them. I enjoy them about 1000x more than Green/Parsons. I honestly feel the 3rd spot for US nationals is wide open and they are certainly in the mix now.A currently functioning youtube link for any who need it:
Also I read that Anthony said he had been dealing this ankle issue since 2015(!) and finally got the surgery that had been suggested. He definitely looks stronger than last season for sure.
They just need more mileage for this program. Anthony was probably too nervous. It has a great potentialThanks for the link. I enjoyed seeing it again where I could pay more attention. Just wow. That was really good, Scott is doing wonders with them. I enjoy them about 1000x more than Green/Parsons. I honestly feel the 3rd spot for US nationals is wide open and they are certainly in the mix now.
Yeah I think I need to keep reminding myself that this is basically September for them!They just need more mileage for this program. Anthony was probably too nervous. It has a great potential
Agree. The more I think about it, the angrier I become. It’s no wonder that C/P looked to be stagnating for years. But also agree that this is an opportunity to rebuild everything. It all comes down to whether IAMO is willing to withstand the pressure/criticisms of not rocketing up the standings right away and stay focused on building the foundation that will eventually get them there.Yeah I think I need to keep reminding myself that this is basically September for them!
Although him being injured for so long (and through puberty which doesn’t seem wise?) is awful and makes me question who was monitoring the coaches to allow them to dismiss athlete health so easily - in a way that means that Scott and team can fully take him back to basics in terms of skating, partnering etc. With an off season more like Christina’s had this year I think we’ll see him come on leaps and bounds.
I'm not sure what you mean by bye-- unless you just meant the spot in general.That FD is so so good and this only their first outing. I wish the choreo elements were stronger at the end but other than the extended lift, it was great outing. They always seem to peak at nationals and being in San Jose - Anthony's hometown - I'm sure they do everything to have the performances of their career there. This year they really deserve that bye to 4CC and worlds.
Last thing they mentioned how madi and scott wanted to skate to summertime but couldn't and now cpom are skating to it 💙
I’m not familiar with California medical law, but giving a 12 year old full control over medical decisions seems .It occurred to me, earlier this morning, that we don't know the full details about why Anthony put off having the surgery 7 years ago. It could be that his doctor at the time said "oh, well, you can, and it might make a difference, but it might not," so he and his parents/coaches decided it wasn't worth it. Or, that he was managing the problem well without the surgery, until it reached a point where that was no longer the case. Or, that surgical techniques have advanced to the point where having the surgery was a certain fix. Or, well, they got to IAM-fauxLondon and Scott/IAM realized the extent of the problem and helped Anthony recognize that he was limiting himself and the team by not getting the surgery done. There are any number of reasons why the surgery didn't happen, and let's not act like Anthony had no agency in any of this. He is, after all, an adult; not to mention, at least in California, he would have had full control over his own medical decisions since he was 12 or 14.