These jumps aren't under review: The Bradie Tennell Cheer Thread!

AngieNikodinovLove

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Bradie showing herself to be a dependable competitor. And, the FS with a couple glitches was good enough to beat Tuk, Sak, etc. I think when she's more trained she can beat Zag. People including American fans discount her. But I think she''s a real contender for a world's medal.

Next week will be tough - another GP for her. But then a big rest.
I agree.

And..... I think her free skate would have been higher.

On protocols her second 3lutz/3toe was scored as a 3/2......

Does anyone have any updated news on this? Did Denise submit anything...

A mistake such as this should never happen......
 

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I am so happy and proud for Bradie at Skate America. Hoping she gets some 3Ax, 4S, 4L, 4TL, 4F, and/or 4Ax jumps to make her more competitive with the little jumping beans.
 

AngieNikodinovLove

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^^^ What do you think... should she bring back the 3lutz/3loop.. Apparently they must have submitted that for the SP because Tara called it that way.
 

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So excited to watch her put out 2 great programs in SA. Wow. I really enjoyed both programs. She looks so mature, athletic and artistic. She really has stepped it up some levels this year.
 

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On protocols her second 3lutz/3toe was scored as a 3/2......

Does anyone have any updated news on this?
https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/u-s-ladies-27-a-time-to-reboot.105854/page-29#post-5665068

Article published after Bradie's SP: https://olympics.nbcsports.com/2019...-personality-shines-through-at-skate-america/
Excerpts:
Performing a short program set to a fast-paced medley of Kirrill Richter’s staccato piano compositions, Tennell practically gave off sparks while unleashing a solid triple Lutz, triple toe loop combination, liquid spins and her best steps ever.
The Las Vegas crowd gave her a standing ovation and so did the judges, who awarded the 2019 U.S. national silver medalist a personal best 75.10 points.
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“I think (this program) just allows me to show the side of myself that I am off the ice with my family, a little bit more sarcastic, a little bit funny,” Tennell said. “It’s almost like an onion when you peel back the layers. To show this program is a challenge for me but it’s a challenge I welcome.”
The electricity Tennell ignited on Friday proves that when a skater loves her material, magic can happen. This isn’t the program Tennell and choreographer Benoit Richaud intended to use. An earlier routine, choreographed in May, failed to inspire the skater. When she saw Richaud at a training camp in Courchevel, France in June, she asked him to try again.
“So then he puts up this music and I’m like, ‘What is this, this is so cool, this is my music, let’s start now,’” Tennell recalled. “I was so excited to find this piece of music and use it…. Yeah, I love this program.”
 

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... Hoping she gets some 3Ax, 4S, 4L, 4TL, 4F, and/or 4Ax jumps
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At this stage, it's probably more realistic to hope Bradie could tackle and master either a 3-axel, or one quad, not 3-axels along with a slew of quads. It's more likely either focusing on 3-axel if she thinks it's in her wheelhouse, or picking her best triple jump to work on gaining an extra revolution.

For this season, Bradie's goal most likely is to skate clean and consistent in order to make some noise in the standings. She's had a good start at SA.
 

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Just curious, why would Tennel go to Warsaw Cup? She's a strong competitor; doesn't seem to need work on combating nerves. Wouldn't she be better off 1)staying healthy, 2)working in a few more points into current programs 3) trying new big elements?
 

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Just curious, why would Tennel go to Warsaw Cup?
She had to WD from her earlier Challenger in Sept. (Autumn Classic) and probably wants the ISU WS points. Her name also was submitted by USFS for Golden Spin of Zagreb.
 

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Unless really something unexpected happens next week in Japan, it currently looks like Bradie will qualify for her first GP Final in the sixth position! Torino would be more fun than Zagreb! ;)

Bradie 13 (216.14) + 9 (211.31) = 22 (427.45)
Satoko 13 (211.18) + 9 (192.42) = 22 (403.60)

She competes in the Warsaw Cup FS tomorrow, 1st in SP (70.10) with a 4 point lead.
 

AngieNikodinovLove

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As I mentioned in the ladies US thread... I cant believe it... For fun, I sat down and planned out France, China and Rostelecom after SC. I wanted to see how Bradie could make the GPF with also factoring in NHK.

To do this there was a way.... The top 4 of the last 3 events bascically had to finish in the exact way that they just did.... and thats how I got Bradie into the GPF!

I wonder if she will send me a fruit basket?
 

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Is there a new Bradie thread? Bradie showed herself not perfect but very well at GPF. Her free looked like herself - secure, no major errors. Where from here? Can she do anything to boost competitiveness. Her PCS has a few 9's scattered in it now. Is that her best option? I hear improving PCS is a slow process.

Does she want to add technical content? Read somewhere that her jumps are too small to succeed at 3A's or 4's. is that true?

She's 21 (?) now; nearing the grandma phase. As Zag(17 yo!) showed us yesterday it's hard to keep motivated when children come out loaded with quads and all those points.

I think Bradie still has potential; she doesn't always get the respect she deserves. Of the 3-3 gals she's just about as successful as any lady in world.
 

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Is there a new Bradie thread?
This is her current fan thread.
Does she want to add technical content?
I'm sure she does but she usually she doesn't talk about these things ahead of time. She's a "let your skating do the talking" type of skater. :)

Article published before the GPF:

Interview with Ondrej Hotarek after her SP:

ETA:

ICYMI, Nick McCarvel covered Skate Canada International for TeamUSA.org and chatted with a relaxed Bradie after her 4th place SP finish: https://www.facebook.com/TeamUSA/videos/vb.18000802685/692779477897567/?type=3&theater
At one point she does say "I would really like to increase my jump height."
 
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Is there a new Bradie thread? Bradie showed herself not perfect but very well at GPF. Her free looked like herself - secure, no major errors. Where from here? Can she do anything to boost competitiveness. Her PCS has a few 9's scattered in it now. Is that her best option? I hear improving PCS is a slow process.

Does she want to add technical content? Read somewhere that her jumps are too small to succeed at 3A's or 4's. is that true?

She's 21 (?) now; nearing the grandma phase. As Zag(17 yo!) showed us yesterday it's hard to keep motivated when children come out loaded with quads and all those points.

I think Bradie still has potential; she doesn't always get the respect she deserves. Of the 3-3 gals she's just about as successful as any lady in world.
How old was Maria N. when she completed learning the 3A, and landed a beautiful one at the Olympics? Although, I wouldn't say it was consistent. But, the Russain girls were not all perfect either. So...?
 
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Is there a new Bradie thread? Bradie showed herself not perfect but very well at GPF. Her free looked like herself - secure, no major errors. Where from here? Can she do anything to boost competitiveness. Her PCS has a few 9's scattered in it now. Is that her best option? I hear improving PCS is a slow process.

Does she want to add technical content? Read somewhere that her jumps are too small to succeed at 3A's or 4's. is that true?

She's 21 (?) now; nearing the grandma phase. As Zag(17 yo!) showed us yesterday it's hard to keep motivated when children come out loaded with quads and all those points.

I think Bradie still has potential; she doesn't always get the respect she deserves. Of the 3-3 gals she's just about as successful as any lady in world.
All true, and if triple axels and quadruples were easy, then everyone would be including them.

Having attended lower level local competitions where junior and senior standard skaters have to meet short program requirements and attempt some of the bigger jumps (or receive zero points), reinforces just how difficult skating actually is at the elite level. More often than not at these events while they are still learning how to be consistent, they are falling all over the place.
 

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Congratulations to Bradie and getting the highest short program score at US nationals ever.

She says this is her favorite program ever and I agree. I could watch this short program over and over. Well actually, I do! 🤗
 

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Wow, can we get an Amen up in here for Bradie and her bronze at 4CC. She really is mentally so strong.

If she gets the triple axel for next season and then my wish is also the triple Lutz triple loop again I think she can be a force. But we will see. What an amazing competition. Almost 150 points!!!!
 

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She exuded confidence and power. It was great to see! We haven't seen a US lady like that for a long time, though Alysa may get there. Bradie must have a ferocious work ethic to have gained that assurance. Hope she can shine like that again at Worlds!
 

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