What would Emily bring to her competitive career if she got that vacant post at SA? It would have her skip Regionals and Sectionals, and be eligible for US Nats. That's strategy, yes.... but I think she's over the hill and will waste the time of others who have something to gain.
What would Alexei or Becky (the underdogs, if anyone favors underdogs) bring to their competitive career. A chance to go out there and come back a STAR. Not saying either will podium, but it will be a step towards going into US Nats with more confidence. Very important for the potential of a future skater and not for a has-been.
I don't see Emily skating any better than the two underdogs.
I will not count anyone, and that includes Emily, out this season.
But in general, I do agree that the vacant SA spot should go to one of the other ladies that does well in her competition.
I do like the underdog story. For that reason, I will stand behind the person who I believe has the steepest hill to climb.
hey now, Ant!!!!!! *gives scolding mother look*
Last edited by R.D.; 08-07-2009 at 12:51 PM.
and after everything you've said about the unlikelihood of Cohen skating in either of her GPs or Nationals and how much better she has to be to stand a chance I thought that could mean that in fact Cohen has the steepest hill to climbI will stand behind the person who I believe has the steepest hill to climb
Like i said i was just being silly!
So i guess that the last official female spot has been filled.
Can't wait to go...only a few months away now!!
Besides, all this is sort of irrelevant if you consider that it would be great for me to see an American on the ladies' olympic podium after what's happened the past three years. Doesn't matter who that American is.
you make it sound like it's a disaster to not have an American win everything...
Well, my desired outcome is an exciting Grand Prix ............. followed by a National Championship with no questionable calls or funny judging.
( Now Bob, let's be realistic here. )
I think both Alexe Gilles and Brooke Castile and Ben Okolski will be an asset to skate america and make me glad to have bought tickets a few days ago