Sadly, I think this struggle is partly due to fs politics and the crazy deep fields in Russia and Japan. As well, there's uber fine talent in South Korea, with China on the lurk stealing whatever talent they can from U.S. lower levels to make a push for a team medal in Beijing.The ladies are the only ones who are truly on the struggle bus...
Wheee! Now, are they gonna skate or are they just going to jump?Alysa Liu and Karen Chen are confirmed to be competing at the Broadmoor Open which will be held June 23-29.
YAYYYY Im ready for 19-20 competitions!!Alysa Liu and Karen Chen are confirmed to be competing at the Broadmoor Open which will be held June 23-29.
Thanks for the info. Very frustrating to see Mia not make Nationals last year after making one error in her jumping pass whilst girls who fell once or twice and without a 3-3 did. Mia needs to work on her spins and presentation alongside consistency. Mia is not very consistent, but that might be because she only started adding in the 3Lz-3T recently. Her technique is quite decent for her age, especially on that 2A. Mia is certainly a very talented jumper.
Believe Mia has always been coached by Vadim Shebeco. Her YouTube says choreography for SP is by Evgenia Chernyshova.@feraina Another skater out of Oakland like Alysa Liu. I think they have the same coach? I'm not actually sure. I've seen her with Alysa's coach but I don't think she's Mia's head coach. She's just as tiny as Alysa, but a lot more intense about skating (not that Alysa isn't, just that Alysa smiles a lot more - Mia looks like she's going for the kill all the time). I think they'll have a healthy rivalry going forward.
USFS has been sending any JGP athletes that are senior age-eligible and seem capable of potentially medaling at Senior Nationals to at least one senior event every season since the senior minimum requirement came down demanding athletes earn their 4CC and World minimums in senior competition. Now that Hanna is old enough to compete internationally as a senior, I would assume she will have at least one. Her places at Nationals & Junior Worlds would put her among the same tier of athletes that have been receiving the opportunity to earn those minimum scores. (Of the top of my head, Tomoki, Vincent, Camden, Ting, Pooja, & Kraznozhon were all sent to senior events to try to obtain minimum scores while they were still competing on the JGP).I really want to see Hanna Harrell do at least ONE Senior B or even Four Continents. Unless Hanna is going the route of Ting (last season) in which she competes on both the junior and senior circuits, I don’t see her getting too many assignments if she stays purely as a junior.
And Andrew Torgashev in both 2016 and 2017. Vincent never did both in the fall (ETA: oops, he competed in Golden Spin SP but WD before the FS in Dec. 2016).(Of the top of my head, Tomoki, Vincent, Camden, Ting, Pooja, & Kraznozhon were all sent to senior events to try to obtain minimum scores while they were still competing on the JGP).
I am concerned about the whippy, Russian-style technique and the lack of spring. I don't see this (technique) working past puberty. I don't think Mia will be age eligible for the next Olympics either.Mia Kalin’s Junior Free Skate —> https://youtu.be/_p97ws1jBTw
Great jumps, but needs to really work on those spins and fine tuning the program so that it flows better. Mia’s only 11, so she has time to really improve. Cannot wait to see her debut her 3A soon.
Layout: 3F, 3Lz-3T, 2A, 3Lo, 3Lz, 3F-Eu-3S, and 2A-2T (possible errors)
- Coach is Vadim Shebeco
- Choreographer is Evgenia Chernyshova
- Music is “The Crown”, Hans Zimmer and Palladio
Mia seems to have early Alysa technique which I hope will be fixed soon. However, her 2A technique is actually pretty decent and she has more height and distance than many of her peers. The whippy, Russian-technique seems to be most at play when Mia goes for the 3-3 combos and are very Alina-like. I agree that her team should really focus on skating skills because she really lacks in that department. Let’s hope for the best since the Mia and Alysa’s club is probably going to start churning out kids with all their triples by 11 regardless of technique and maybe the 3A.I am concerned about the whippy, Russian-style technique and the lack of spring. I don't see this (technique) working past puberty. I don't think Mia will be age eligible for the next Olympics either.
Honestly, I don't understand the long-term strategy of teaching these kids precocious technique (getting all the triples at an early age but with questionable technique), which they can't even use in senior competition.
If I were on Mia's team, I would put the emphasis on improving basics...speed, edge control, ice coverage and flow, knee-bend and spring, so that she can be ready (down the road) for senior competition.
He looks like he is 107!(it's off season, right...) Sasha Cohen and her new boyfriend..
I think she dated him several years ago as well. I'm quite jealous of their vacation(it's off season, right...) Sasha Cohen and her new boyfriend..
She’s gearing up for a comeback because she wants to do more internationally. Some people are saying it’s a 3F-3T, but slightly under so maybe she is going to attempt 3-3’s. Based on her Instagram, she seems to be in very good shape, so I’m hoping she decides to comeback this ‘19-‘20 season.Does anyone know what her goal is?
Isn't it late for next season? and the run up to the Olys will be brutal.She’s gearing up for a comeback because she wants to do more internationally. Some people are saying it’s a 3F-3T, but slightly under so maybe she is going to attempt 3-3’s. Based on her Instagram, she seems to be in very good shape, so I’m hoping she decides to comeback this ‘19-‘20 season.
Her Instagram —> https://instagram.com/polinaedmunds?igshid=3qe4ulft4xyd
Silly me, I forgot this is an early summer competition. Can’t wait to discuss the skaters and what they bring to the table.As someone who has followed club competitions for a loooong time, I think it's best not to have too many expectations re. jumps, especially this early in the season. Most of the skaters are debuting new programs and incorporating jumps successfully is a process that takes a while.
I'm planning to start a competition thread in the Kiss & Cry section for Broadmoor Open... hoping to have more information by later today re. entries.
I love how TSL talks shit about Vincent posting Gracie clips and then reposts them on their own Instagram.
Is there any chance Polina would get the TBA assignment at Skate America?