So what do you all think of the US team Headed into Smart Ones Skate America?
Emily Hughes (I knew they'd assign her as she's the US Silver Medalist)
Kimmie Meissner (duh she's the US and former World Champion so of coz she'd be assigned)
Caroline Zhang (Now this is a suprise! She was only the Junior US Silver Medalist and they gave her 2 SENIOR GP ASSIGNMENTS?????)
Ryan Bradley (US Silver Medalist, of coz he'd prolly be assigned)
Stephane Carriere (this is sort of a suprise isn't it? )
Evan Lysacek (Well of course they were going to assign him, he's the US Champ!
Castile/Okolski (as the US Champions they should get to go!)
Evora/Ladwig (Hopefully they have a good showing that's all I have to say)
Nam/Leftheris (As the US Bronze medalists they should be assigned, I swear these two have so much potential and they have such great technical elements besides the throws I think they're a bit underscored)
Belbin/Agosto (I would hope they would give these the Skate America assignment as they are the only US Skaters to win a Sr. World Medal this past year)
Davis/White (I swear in a few years these two are going to be better than Belbin&Agosto I think they should definately have this assignment and hopefully they'll medal)
Navarrow/Bomentre (Suprised they got assigned instead of Gregory and petukhov)
So what do you guys think about the US Team? I think that there's a chance of winning three of the four disciplines (not pairs, unless if maybe one of them skates a clean program then maybe there's a chance).
One thing that I think is particularly curious, is that they never assign Johnny Weir to this event. Because of all of the rumors and all of the speculations of him being gay I think that the USFSA isn't going to send a skater to a home event that changes the image of the all-american-male-skater. They did this similar thing to Rudy Gallindo way back in the day even as the US Champion they denied him entry into Skate America. Total crap. I think that the podium from nationals should be sent to the home event unless one of the skaters requests another event instead of Skate America.