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    JGP assignments and SGP speculation

    There finally out for the juniors. As some of you expected Mirai & Rachael are skating. Surprising that they have Juliana in juniors. Isn't she like 18?
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    It looks like Caroline Zhang is going to do senior grand prix.

    'Skate America' and 'Cup of China' are my bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by netnuts View Post
    It looks like Caroline Zhang is going to do senior grand prix.

    'Skate America' and 'Cup of China' are my bet.
    We suspect Ashley Wagner will be in the SGP pool as well. Not so sure about Oster...she might get a Senior B, as well as Kahle. Little surprised by Juliana in the JGP..thought she might get a nod to the SGP as well.

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    Cannarozzo is 17. Since she is 46th on the ISU Ranking list and 51st on the Season's Best list, she would have had little chance of getting even one GP invitation. The JGP is her best bet to move up on both lists for next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigel View Post
    We suspect Ashley Wagner will be in the SGP pool as well. Not so sure about Oster...she might get a Senior B, as well as Kahle.
    This is NOT good news for other fading senior skaters such as Bebe, Alissa, Katy etc.

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    Oster is guaranteed a GP invitation due to her bronze JGPF medal. Wagner has both a JGPF medal and a Junior World medal and she will get at least one GP invitation (maybe 2).

    Czisny and Liang are each assured of getting at least one GP invitation, as they were both in the top 24 of the ISU World Rankings. Czisny was also in the top 24 of the the Seasons Best list, so she will probably get two invitations.

    Kahle will probably have to settle for a "B" International again, and Katy Taylor may find herself in the same position.

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    That is not the total list. It is just a peliminary. We may still see Caroline in the second half of the list.

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    Some good competitions, imo:

    Lake Placid;

    Kanalakan - Mabanuzadabh - Steenberg (Men)
    Hubbel and Hubbel (Dance/

    Romania

    Bulanhague - Hughes (Ladies)
    Halverson - Rippon (Men) (Rippon is my pick for the 2010 Olys)

    Vienna

    Flatt - Musademba (Ladies and a big one here)
    Mroz (Men)
    Samuelson and Bate (Dance)

    Estonia

    Cannarozzo - Rosenthall (Ladies)
    Oi - Razzano (Men and a big one here)
    three pair teams -??
    Gilles and Mckiernan (Dance)

    Will the americans get mosly gold? Just watch and see what happens.

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    flying camel, I think it's a safe bet that Caroline Zhang will be on the Senior Grand Prix this fall (along with Ashley Wagner, Megan Oster, etc.).

    Some stats I've compiled...

    [Note: I’ve included JGP Final (JGPF), U.S. Nationals (S=sr., J=jr., N=novice) and/or Jr. Worlds (JW) placements from 2006-07 in parentheses.]

    Lake Placid, New York (Aug. 30-Sept. 2)
    Tommy Steenberg (JGPF-6, S-14), Austin Kanallakan (JGPF-8, J-3), Armin Mahbanoozadeh (N-1);
    Mirai Nagasu (J-1, JW-2), Alexe Gilles (J-5), Angela Maxwell (N-1);
    Jessica Rose Paetsch/Jon Nuss (JGPF-3, J-3), Bianca Butler/Joseph Jacobsen (J-2), Meg Byrne/Nate Bartholomay (J-6), Amanda Luchau/Andrew Speroff (N-5);
    Madison Hubbell/Keiffer Hubbell (JGPF-1, J-2, JW-6), Pilar Bosley/John Corona (J-6), Sara Bailey/Kyle Herring (N-2).

    Miercurea Ciuc, Romania (Sept. 6-9)
    Eliot Halverson (J-1, JW-10), Adam Rippon (J-6);
    Melissa Bulanhagui (JGPF-4, S-12), Chrissy Hughes (J-6);
    Shannon Wingle/Ryan Devereaux (J-5), TBD.

    Vienna, Austria (Sept. 13-16)
    Rachael Flatt (S-5), Kristine Musademba (N-2);
    Brandon Mroz (JGPF-2, J-2, JW-4), Richard Dornbush (J-8);
    Emily Samuelson/Evan Bates (JGPF-2, J-1, JW-wd), TBD.

    Tallinn, Estonia (Sept. 20-23)
    Curran Oi (JGPF-5, J-4), Douglas Razzano (J-5);
    Juliana Cannarozzo (JGPF-7, S-7), Blake Rosenthal (J-4);
    Kaela Pflumm/Christopher Pottenger (JGPF-5, J-4), Chelsi Guillen/Danny Curzon (J-8), Shantel Jordan/Steven Elefante (S-15);
    Piper Gilles/Timothy McKernan (J-4), TBD.

    Added to the RESERVE team envelope: Rippon, Bosley/Corona, Byrne/Bartholomay, Guillen/Curzon, Jordan/Elefante, Luchau/Speroff.

    This will be the first JGP experience for: Flatt (well, technically her second after she had to withdraw from the Mexico City JGP last year), Nagasu, A. Gilles, C. Hughes, Maxwell, Musademba, Dornbush, Mahbanoozadeh, Byrne/Bartholomay, Guillen/Curzon, Jordan/Elefante, Luchau/Speroff, and Bailey/Herring.
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    What does it mean "added to the Reserve Team"? They only get one JGP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    What does it mean "added to the Reserve Team"? They only get one JGP?
    No, it just means that the skaters I listed did not originally qualify for one of the team envelopes (A-C) but will be added to the Reserve team envelope now that they have been assigned to a JGP. If any of them medal in their JGP, then they will be promoted to the Team C funding envelope. And they could possibly get a 2nd JGP assignment IF they place high enough in their first JGP and there are still open slots.

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    I'm assuming that the TBD dance assignments will be made based on the results of the Lake Placid dance competition (Aug 1-4).

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    There seems to be a good chance the Caroline will not only be doing SGP's but that she will probably show up at Skate America. I was kind of hoping she would stay in Juniors at least internationally. There is so much pressure once you get to seniors.
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    Caroline is a tough cookie, she'll be ok in GP. She had a couple of tough skates at National's (though even there, I was impressed by how quickly she recovered each time she did fall), and came right back with more drive/determinational at World Jr's. I am really excited that we might see her at Skate America! I can't wait to see her up against the senior ladies, including Kimmie, Yu-na, Mao, Mik, etc. I'm eager to see whether she'll put out some 3-3's next year -- she doesn't have the most amazing height on her jumps, but she does have wonderfully tight air positions and fast rotations, as well as good flow out of most of her jumps. Given how much she cleaned up her under-rotation last summer, I wouldn't be surprised if she came back in the fall with yet another leap in her jumping techniques.

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    The more I think about it, the more I think it might be a good idea for Skate America to invite Ando (if available), to skate against Kimmie, Alissa and Caroline. That way they could advertise the 2005 World Champion against the 2006 World Champion, and still save the showdowns against Asada and Kim for later in the season.

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