CS Lombardia Trophy (Sept. 12-16 in Bergamo, Italy): Amber GlennCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—U.S. Figure Skating announces the 20 athletes which will represent the United States at the U.S. International Classic in Salt Lake City from Sept. 12-16, 2018.
No. Next year.Will we finally have someone who can beat the Russians this year?
I checked her protocols from her Junior & Novice seasons and Kalyan did not attempt a 3Lo in her programs.I love Pooja's skating. Those 3-3s were clean as a whistle too.
Anyone know if she's got the triple loop? None in Bratislava and I don't think she tried it last season either.
Just to put that into perspective with the current class of top Novices which are really the first "true" class under USFS bonus system. If I remember correctly, when they were Juvs in 2017 all but one has two 2A (so 1 in combination). As Intermediates in 2018 (last year), I think they all had a 2A and most had 2-3 triples. As Novices, they most have 4-5 triples and one even has a triple-triple combination. Why the bigger jumps? Under the system, the 1.0 bonus reward was enough to outweigh the risk.I checked her protocols from her Junior & Novice seasons and Kalyan did not attempt a 3Lo in her programs.
I remember when she was doing well at the Intermediate (10th at 2014 Nationals) & Juvenile (5th at 2013 Nationals) levels without a 2A in her programs. She's come a long way since then! ETA: Just checked and Pooja qualified for and competed at 2015 Nationals in Novice (placed 9th) without attempting 2A.
How about this one? Someone posted a clip from the YT video on twitter. She's so cute!
I felt she was a tad slow but otherwise deserved higher PCS for what she put out there. I very much enjoyed the skating compared to the hectic and indifferent styles tof the top Russians.Except for the 3z with fall, Kalyan's jumps in the FS all got +GOE and she only got one -GOE mark on them. Her 3F in the SP got -.15; all of her other elements got +GOE without any 0's, let alone negatives.
She is still very and noticeably deliberate, particularly in the way she holds her arms, on the entries into many of her jumps, though. To get higher GOE, I don't think that will fly. And I love her skating: not a hater at all.
Interesting because the first thing my skater noticed about Pooja was her lack of speed. Unfortunately that is very hard to fix.I felt she was a tad slow but otherwise deserved higher PCS for what she put out there. I very much enjoyed the skating compared to the hectic and indifferent styles tof the top Russians.
I thought the same, and that her program was empty. I agree that she was very deliberate; a lot of her jumps seemed telegraphed and that she didn't project much.Interesting because the first thing my skater noticed about Pooja was her lack of speed. Unfortunately that is very hard to fix.
I was wondering why Ashley was at Skating Club of Boston in July. She's not going to like our winters, LOL.https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm3g-wTHpIQ/?taken-by=ashwagner2010
In other news, it appears Ashley is still undecided about skating. She's moving to Boston right aroung the time schools start (another big skating hub, but also a higher ed hub), so maybe she's going to college? Based on the wording of the post it doesn't sound like she's thinking about making a comeback on the Senior circuit.
She is a pretty skater but even there she is slow.
Yeah, Ashley was born in Germany, and (as of yesterday) if you do a Yahoo search on her, it states that her nationality is German (I would assume by her last name that she does have some German in her background, but...)Ashley was a military brat. She graduated from high school in Northern Virginia. In addition to Anchorage, didn't she live in Germany for awhile?