Audrey and Gabriella Izzo were invited to Champs Camp in addition to Starr Andrews (since she initially was assigned to GP France) and, from what I heard, Starr placed a close 2nd to Audrey in the skate-off and became the 1st alternate. Andrews was subbed in after Bradie Tennell withdrew with a foot injury on 10/18 (bringing over from the previous thread):At the end of August, Shin was invited to attend Champs Camp in Nashville, Tennessee, receive feedback on her programs. The performance-based camp is intended to prepare athletes for the Grand Prix Series. The feedback from Champs Camp proved to be valuable and helped Shin win a skate-off against other skaters to secure her Skate America® assignment.
Starr Andrews' ISU bio still has her last season's music listed; her Team USA bio has her 2021-22 program music: https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/sports/figure-skating/roster/starr-andrews/468Bradie's post 3 days ago about her injury: https://www.instagram.com/p/CVLStagFieO/
Bradie elaborated further during her Team USA media summit virtual appearance later on Monday 10/18:
“I had a stress reaction [note: this is less serious than a stress fracture] earlier in the summer and then I was on my way back and ended up tearing a few muscles in my foot.”
An audience member's clip of Starr's 3T+3T in her SP run through earlier today: https://twitter.com/courtneymilan/status/1451321916330057728SP Music: “At Last” performed by Starr Andrews, composed [mixed] by Brady Kerr
FS Music: “Bigger” and “I Was Here” by Beyonce
After some downtime, she came back hard in the summer, almost peaking too early as she was running clean programs with the triple Axel in June or July.
The intense training led to some overuse injuries, including multiple stress reactions in her foot and an ankle cyst that needed to be removed, forcing her to withdraw from the free skate of the Cranberry Cup in August and take three weeks off the ice to heal.
"The season before last was the first time I had two Grand Prixes, and one was the competition to get the TBD spot for Skate America, and the other was because someone else withdrew last-minute," Glenn said. "So this is my first year going into a season with two set Grand Prixes, having set competitions. I've never had that before. So that's been really nice because I can actually plan, and schedule things, and not be unpacking and packing and freaking out all the time. I actually have a plan, when to let myself heal and rest and when to push hard. Knowing when to peak is a big thing for me."
Link to the same person's 3A clip tweeted from today's practice: https://twitter.com/courtneymilan/status/1451321604949041153She trained quads this summer and was getting close before her body decided enough was enough, but is loath to give up on that challenge.
"That's one of my goals in skating, is before I retire, I want to land a quad," she said. "I think that'd be so sick. Younger me would never have thought that, and it's just really cool to go past that dream of what I thought I'd be able to do."
At 22 years old, Glenn is not looking to retire after this Olympic season.
"I don't feel like I'm done, or even close to that," Glenn said. "It really all depends on my body. Mentally I feel like I could keep going, for sure. I still have that passion and love for it, which not a lot of people at the higher level will have. They'll kind of just do it, get it done, move on. I really do enjoy the day-to-day. I enjoy competing. I enjoy accomplishing new things. And after getting a new jump last season, I want more."
At least Bradie was assigned, but withdrew. Alysa should have been assigned here. Instead, Alysa has two difficult GP's.Kind of sucks that the US doesn't have their top 2 skaters here at SA. Would still have been hard to medal but Bradie and Alysa are usually good competitors and you know what to expect.
At least Bradie was assigned, but withdrew. Alysa should have been assigned here. Instead, Alysa has two difficult GP's.
I hope Starr and Audrey do well. Not sure what to think about Amber. All the talent, but she hasn't been competing up to her potential this season.
Well, 3Lz not a required jump in the SP. Skaters do the jumps they have that can maximize their points.Not one 3lutz attempt.
I love it that Starr, who has no 3axel, no difficult 3/3, no 3LUTZ (!!!!) and a'ight SS has probably had one of the most active and successful careers of all the second tier and below US skaters. She knows how to get big assignments, so I expect to see her at 4Cs too! And good for her. I replayed her SP when I realized it was she who was singing. She's got a really good voice too. She knows how to market herself that's for sure!But there’s a good likelihood we’ll see them at Four Cs in Estonia!
Still feels odd to say it...Four Cs in ESTONIA.
Her seventh and eighth elements yesterday were a triple loop and a triple loop + double toe loop combination, both in the second half of the program.Has she ever tried a second 3L in the long or moved her combo to the 2H to get bonus?
I think she was meaning L= Lutz. We all saw her do two loops.Her seventh and eighth elements yesterday were a triple loop and a triple loop + double toe loop combination, both in the second half of the program.
I wish Amber would do more to get her base value up. She has so much speed and power on her jumps. I have to image there are other options for her that are slightly less risky than just the 3A. Another triple triple?
I thought Amber was robbed by the judges in her PCS.
I would applaud if the Olympic team were Chen, Zhou, Ma, Liu, Chen, and Shin. It would be a nice FY to the racist Trump Covidiots. I loved the diversity of the women's gymnastics team this year too.P.S. not sure if this was the intention, but the US ladies at SA were 1. African American; 2. Asian American; 3. Out. Quite the diversity.
I would applaud if the Olympic team were the best athletes regardless of race. What a novel concept. Diversity is all well and good when you're not hoping to win Olympic medals.I would applaud if the Olympic team were Chen, Zhou, Ma, Liu, Chen, and Shin. It would be a nice FY to the racist Trump Covidiots. I loved the diversity of the women's gymnastics team this year too.
Starr Andrews was a replacement for Bradie Tennell, who is recovering from an injury. Audrey Shin is one of several skaters of at least partial Asian ancestry who could have been assigned.P.S. not sure if this was the intention, but the US ladies at SA were 1. African American; 2. Asian American; 3. Out. Quite the diversity.
Well, yes, but my statement was with sarcasm. Of course I want the best athletes. Just as long as Jason Brown is one of them!I would applaud if the Olympic team were the best athletes regardless of race. What a novel concept. Diversity is all well and good when you're not hoping to win Olympic medals.