Last edited by Joesitz; 09-09-2008 at 08:55 AM.
Someone else -- maybe Becky Bereswill (Courchevel JGP silver medalist) who skated in the Saturday morning session and moved up to 10th in Senior Ladies by the end of the evening.Whoa! I'm talking Seniors above. She did skate seniors or am I thinking of someone else.
Chaochih Liu has the potential to be a contendor in Mexico City in her JGP debut for TPE. She trains at the Broadmoor SC (she used to be coached by Tom Zakrajsek and is currently coached by Eddie Shipstad, I believe). Liu qualified for 2006 U.S. Nationals as a novice, 2007 Nationals as a junior, and finished 6th in the deep junior ladies' field at Midwestern Sectionals last year (2nd alternate to Nats). She has landed five different triples in competition through Lutz.
ETA two of Chaochih Liu's senior level comp. results from earlier this summer:
Broadmoor Open (June 2008 unofficial results - she placed 3rd in Sr. Ladies behind Alexe Gilles and Becky Bereswill): 46.13 (SP), 78.79 (FS) = 124.92
Chinese Taipei Nationals (July 2008): 36.25 (SP), 89.37 (FS) = 125.62
Last edited by Sylvia; 09-09-2008 at 01:38 PM.
Sylvia, she does sound very promising!
Just another piece of info: Bailey/Herring competed at the Philadelphia Challenge Cup just last weekend, doing the OD only. They scored 42.83 to Tibbett/Brubaker's 44.9.
The United States will look to pad its lead in the 2008 Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series medal count this week in Mexico City. American skaters have won seven medals (four gold) in the season's first two events, with the Czech Republic earning three, and Russia and Canada claiming two apiece.
It sounds promising, their OD at Lake Placid scored 41.49. They were 5th in their group, behind Gilles/Donahue (45.91), Matsumoto/Mays (42.52), Ralph/hill (41.95), and Cunnuscio/Lorello (41.52)
This might be OT here, but it surprises me that there aren't any videos from Mexico City JGP yet, when there are already videos of Ostrava up. I'd have thought there would be some up in no time, especially of the Hubbells.
Whether there are videos or not depends on two things:
1. Was the event televised or broadcast on the web? If so, there will be a raft of great videos up quickly. At Mexico, there was no TV or webcast coverage.
2. Did any amateur videographer attend & does that person just keep their video clips or do they upload them? If you check Ostrava, there was only one person filming & uploading. At Merano, there were maybe two. It looks like, at Mexico City, no one was filming.