Once again, over and above other downside factors, I don't see Nyman leaving Sappenfield. And I don't see Alexa returning to Sappenfield and Colorado either.If Nyman were older and more physically mature, I could see him dropping a much younger partner for a higher level one. Even now, it's certainly not implausible. Alexa is a sure thing. TJ could learn a lot from her, and get to an entirely different level. I would say that this scenario would be more likely if he were 3-4 years older. It's hard to see a 19 year old boy skating with a grown woman, to be honest - aesthetically I don't know how that would work.
Chris almost lost his wife to that strange illness in 2016. That alone speaks volumes, along with how hard they both fought to come back. The rest is their business. Good luck to them both.I hope Chris gets the help he needs. I'm glad he is being open about how hard it has been, that can only help other people. It's been obvious to me he's only been in this for Alexa. He gave up so much.
I would pay to see a practice session of that. Since the dude generally sticks to barely age-elligble and/or new-to-pairs partners, then going to a feisty and experienced pair skater in his age-range would be and probablyWell, Krasnopolski will probably be looking after Worlds...
Or a Netflix reboot of Spinning Out...I would pay to see a practice session of that. Since the dude generally sticks to barely age-elligble and/or new-to-pairs partners, then going to a feisty and experienced pair skater in his age-range would be and probably
That would never happen, I know. But if anyone writes real person skater fanfic, I think I just gave them a prompt
Ashley and Tim already secured two places. They did the heavy lifting. It's much easier for two pairs teams to hang onto two spots than it is for one pair to earn two spots.I’m really proud that Chris has spoken about his depression struggles and that Alexa was able to let him retire with dignity. I was at Nationals and he just didn’t seem into being there. I think with the right partner she could make it back to Olympics, as long as we can secure 2 places. thrilled for Jessica & Brian. Brian grew up in our area and we have seen him since he was 10 years grow into a great pairs skater.
The reverse re: citizenship is also true, though. It’s doubtful Alexa could acquire a foreign citizenship in under two years, particularly since she seemingly intends to continue with her current coaches.
Israel is not 'picky' it simply has laws. A hard subject to gasp, I know.Israel is pickier than Azerbaijan, though, when it comes to citizenship.
But I suppose the Israeli Federation might release him.
Looks like an OGM to me. (ETA: not an OGM, a bronze medal! Well, that's still nice for everyone...)"Olympic gold medalist"?
I think tlk’s response was because the American team won bronze, not gold.Israel isn't picky if you have Jewish heritage, see the Israeli national baseball team. Since Alexa Knierim 1. has no Jewish heritage that I'm aware of and 2. has no interest in skating for Israel that I'm aware of, it really doesn't matter
Looks like an OGM to me.
Do you want to knock a few medals off Michael Phelps's record because they weren't in individual events?
The U.S. federation hasn’t released Deanna Stellato yet, so it seems unlikely they would release Alexa.
Where did I say he would be a good fit "simply because he's looking for a partner and he's a US citizen?"I don't see Nate as a good fit simply because he's looking for a partner and he's a U.S. citizen.
Even besides the height difference not being as huge as with Chris, I do not see Alexa and Nate matching physically or aesthetically.
To each their own. There's no need for your feathers to get ruffled by my response to your suggestion. A lot of people are throwing out names indiscriminately. I personally do not see Nate as a good match-up for Alexa, but then what do I know about matching up pairs partners.Where did I say he would be a good fit "simply because he's looking for a partner and he's a US citizen?"
I said he'd be a better fit because of his long experience as a strong pairs skater. As for aesthetics, I guess I missed where Chris was some finely polished, fully stretched danseuer to Alexa's swan.
But when did Harley split with Alexandrovskaya?I was about to say the same thing.
What a silly mistake by ESPN. Why can't they do their research and show more respect for the sport? Alexa & Chris were very instrumental in the U.S. winning team bronze in Pyeongchang. And the Knierims just won another U.S. Nationals pairs gold. None of that should be so hard to decipher and accurately reference.I think tlk’s response was because the American team won bronze, not gold.
IMO calling Family Emergency was dramatic and insincere.When they withdrew after the 4CC SP and cited "Family emergency" was that the reason for Chris?
In the article Alexa posted she said Chris said to her "I'm done" before they even got off the ice from that SP.
Im still so sad (I guess for myself, they were my favorite US team) but happy they are addressing their problem.