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    World Team

    Yea, I know its early but I'm bored. Lets have some fun. Who do you think will make the US World Team next year and why do you think so? The only restriction here is that the skater has to be old enough to compete at senior worlds, sorry no Caroline, Mirai or Rachael love.

    Here's mine for ladies:

    1. Kimmie - I don't see her missing a spot this year. She is defintely our leader. I just hope to see her keep improving. We all know she can jump. I just want to see her improve those spins and spiral positions. I hope she chooses some better music and keeps challenging herself.

    2. Bebe - I just have a feeling this is finally going to be her year. I think this may be her last chance to make a world team. I know she wants it. I think she will be the most improved skater this coming season.

    3. Ashley Wagner - I love the newcomers. I don't think she will be denied. She seems hungry.

    I just did ladies but feel free to add the other disciplines.
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    I think the top 2 again will be Kimmie and Emily, who will hold onto that 2nd spot by her fingernails even though she's at college (2008-2009 is another matter). The third spot is totally up for grabs, and Liang, Czisny and Wagner will be pushing for it, but don't count out Kahle and Cannarozzo. 2008 may be the last and only chance of one of those ladies to get to Worlds once Zhang, Nagasu and Flatt become age-eligible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    I think the top 2 again will be BeBe and Emily, who will hold onto that 2nd spot by her fingernails even though she's at college (2008-2009 is another matter). The third spot is totally up for grabs, and Liang ... .
    Did you mean Kimmie as one of the top 2, or, are there other "Bebe"s (or Liangs) who might compete at Nats?

    I think Kimmie will make it, but I am not so sure about Emily.

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    Alissa
    Kimmie
    Katy Taylor (4th in 2006!)

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    are we just doing the ladies predictions? there's more to the world team than that

    Ice Dance:
    Tanith & Ben, Melissa & Denis, Merlie & Charlie

    Men:
    Evan Lysacek, ________ , _________ don't know yet lol

    Pairs:
    Brooke & Ben, Probably Rena & John (we still have 2 spots, right?)

    Ladies:
    Kimmie, Emily, ________ ?

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    Men - Stephen Carriere will be among the three.*

    Pairs - McLaughlin and Brubaker will be one of two Pairs*

    Dance - Davis and White will come very close to winning Nationals and be part of the world team*

    Ladies - Although she will be 4th at Nationals Bebe will go to Worlds in place of Zhang. If Hughs can't get out of School, Czisny will be in Gothenberg.

    Remember, you read this here, FIRST!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    Men:
    Evan Lysacek, ________ , _________ don't know yet lol
    I can't believe and won't believe that Johnny would not be in the top three.

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    I love McLaughlin/Brubaker, but they are in a whole other league this year. They will not only have to do triple jumps (they did only doubles last year), but they will also have to upgrade their throws to triples (still doing only double throws). Without the upgrades, they will have a tough time beating out I/B, C/O, NN/L and V/T at Nationals.

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    Just the USA team?

    Ladies
    USA - ALISSA please!! , Kimmie, Bebe
    Canada - Rochette, Phaneuf/Hawker
    Italy - Caro and Vale
    Russia - Martinova
    Finland - Poykio, Korpi, Vahaama/Lepisto
    Switzerland - Meier
    Japan - Mao, Miki, Fumie
    China - Binshu
    Korea - Yuna

    Men
    Japan - Takahashi, Oda
    Russia - Plush
    France - Joubert, Preaubert, Contesti?
    USA - Lysacek, Weir, ???
    Canada - Buttle, Sawyer, Mabee
    Switzerland - Lambiel, Othman
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    I love McLaughlin/Brubaker, but they are in a whole other league this year. They will not only have to do triple jumps (they did only doubles last year), but they will also have to upgrade their throws to triples (still doing only double throws).
    McLaughlin/Brubaker did the throw triple salchow last season (SP & FS). Skaters usually train the elements they need to train in order to be successful at their international level, and I'm sure M/B and their coach know what they need to do to be competive among the senior pairs, both nationally and internationally.

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    folks are predicting BeBe but time after time again she falters in the FS after having a solid SP. I can't see how this is going to change for her, unless others do worse.

    Czisny- got lucky this year and surprised most of us with a basically-solid freeskate. I don't think it's going to happen again next year. But it's between her (IMO), Katy and BeBe.

    Meissner/Hughes are lock-ins- well maybe just Meissner. My only concern is we'll send our weakest team and we'll be down to two spots for LA Worlds.

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    I love Bebe, but i think that she has had her chance again and again placing well after the short and then blowing it in the free. Emily is somewhat of a question mark with her ivy leauge acceptance letter.... and the finals falling the week beore natioanls. She might make third. I hope that Alissa Joins Kimmie on the Podium again.

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    I hope that Alissa Joins Kimmie on the Podium again.
    Same here, but capitalize, bold, italicize and underline that HOPE. Not as in HIGH hopes, but to emphasize hope over EXPECT or PREDICT. (IOW- it's not happening but I hope it somehow does)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gio View Post
    Just the USA team?

    Ladies
    USA - ALISSA please!! , Kimmie, Bebe
    Canada - Rochette, Phaneuf/Hawker
    Italy - Caro and Vale
    Russia - Martinova
    Finland - Poykio, Korpi, Vahaama/Lepisto
    Switzerland - Meier
    Japan - Mao, Miki, Fumie
    China - Binshu
    Korea - Yuna

    Men
    Japan - Takahashi, Oda
    Russia - Plush
    France - Joubert, Preaubert, Contesti?
    USA - Lysacek, Weir, ???
    Canada - Buttle, Sawyer, Mabee
    Switzerland - Lambiel, Othman
    As for Martinova, I have a feeling that she is going to make it to Russia's Worlds Team. You see, Arina may flub the Nationals and not even medal there, but she'll always win the Valentin E. Piseev skating championships ;-) Why? Because she's the only one competing in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gio View Post
    Just the USA team?

    Men
    Japan - Takahashi, Oda
    Russia - Plush
    France - Joubert, Preaubert, Contesti?
    USA - Lysacek, Weir, ???
    Canada - Buttle, Sawyer, Mabee
    Switzerland - Lambiel, Othman
    Canada only has two spots for men next year at worlds... sorry to break your bubble.

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