Definitely. But I don't think that whoever goes to Nebelhorn is necessarily getting the spot, even if they earn it. Let's say Vincent goes, because they trust him the most. And he gets the spot with an okay to decent performance. I don't think that should lock it up for him, if another one of the men has a stronger GP season, maybe looks better at their Challenger event, and does better at Nationals.Nor is there any fourth guy with a more consistent pre-Olympic season than Vincent. I think he's pretty much in control of his own destiny. It's a lot to ask someone to be ready to earn a berth to compete at Nebelhorn, earn a berth for the team at Nebelhorn, and medal at Nationals. That's a long journey, one step at a time. There are guys that can get it done. But it means being ready early & being ready late, which is a tougher route than just aiming to be ready at the end of the season. I would want to be ready. #4 last year was Paniot & he definitely doesn't have a track record for consistency. As an athlete, I wouldn't want to have to count on him or anyone else to earn my berth at the Olympics. Be ready. Do your best. If whoever goes to Nebelhorn can't earn the berth, this becomes a much tougher fight for Vincent & Jason, not to mention all the other guys hoping for a spot, so we just wait & see how ready everyone is & ultimately how the chips fall in the actual qualifying ccompetition.
I still think Vincent is most likely to get the spot, to be clear. But earning the Nebelhorn spot doesn't mean it's yours.