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    Senior B international assignments

    Initial Senior B international assignments for the USA skaters were published yesterday: http://www.usfigureskating.org/Athletes.asp?id=216

    Nepela: Michelle Boulos [S-9], Nicholas LaRoche [S-11]
    Nebelhorn: Danielle Kahle [S-6], Shaun Rogers [S-8], Braden Overett [S-10], Castile/Okolski [S-1], Dance TBD
    Finlandia: Katy Taylor [S-8], Parker Pennington [S-7], Pairs TBD

    U.S. Dance assignments (Sr. B, remaining JGPs) will come out of the Lake Placid IDC (Aug. 1-4) and additional pairs assignments could be made from the Indy Challenge (Aug. 9-11). Golden Spin of Zagreb is the 4th Sr. B on USFS' schedule, but I've heard that it may be for dance only -- we shall see.

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    Glad to see Kahle and Taylor both got something.

    Do they both have to re-qualify for National's this year, by the way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    Initial Senior B international assignments for the USA skaters were published yesterday:

    Nebelhorn: Castile/Okolski [S-1]
    Is it normal for the national champs to be sent to a "B" event? Or was this somehow their choice?

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    I believe it was C/O's choice to do a warm-up event before their Sr. GPs.

    As of now, Kahle and Taylor have to compete at their respective Sectionals in November in order to qualify for 2008 Nationals. Their Sr. B assignments give them a bye through their Regionals in October. The top 5 senior finishers from Nationals in all disciplines receive automatic byes to the next year's Nationals.

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    It's interesting that in other disciplines, USFSA gave senior B spots to skaters who didn't get any other int'l assignments, but in pairs they gave one to Castille/Okolski. When I first saw that, I was a bit worried and wondered whether they could've been left out of the GP series!

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    The "B" List is looking good. Glad to see Overett is still around. I would call him a 'skater's skater'. Excellent line, musical, interpreter, technical, all those things but he doesn't seem to click as a competitor. Maybe this year.

    BTW - What do those S numbers mean?

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    JGPs

    With the exception of Lake Placid, why are all the JGPs in Europe and most in Central and Eastern Europe. I'm not trying to be political. Just wondering and speculating that those cities requested and others didn't.

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    The "S" notations are their placements at last year's Nationals, as provided by Sylvia.

    Ann Craven

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    With the exception of Lake Placid, why are all the JGPs in Europe and most in Central and Eastern Europe. I'm not trying to be political. Just wondering and speculating that those cities requested and others didn't.
    I replied to your question in the JGP thread:
    http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...d=1#post253437

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    So far only 2 Americans are assigned to the Finlandia; Katy and Parker. The pairs team is TBA.

    I'm sure Katy will kick butt.

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    I think Khale going to Nebelhorn Trophy.

    Sorry, I see this was already posted.
    Last edited by flying camel; 06-29-2007 at 03:09 PM.

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    So far you got

    Boulos & LaRoche for Ondrej Nepela Trophy

    Kahle, Rogers, Overett, Castile & Okolski for Nebelhorn

    http://www.usfigureskating.org/Athletes.asp?id=216

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