Yeah! Lets get this party started.
Americans in the GPFinal
In singles it looks like the only skaters that have a good chance of making it to the GPF is Evan, Racheal, and Caroline. Racheal and Caroline would need some luck. I think Evan got some easy gps this year but I also thought that last year. It depends if the quad and the 3A gives him trouble again.
In Pairs I don't know. M/B haven't been looking promising lately.
And dance. B/A and D/W should be able to make it.
Caroline has it extremely rough. If she places 4th at TEB, she would need to beat Joannie at SC for gold to qualify. If she places 3rd at TEB, she would need to either win or place second with a very high score at SC to qualify.
TEB is so packed that less "deserving" skaters might qualify for GPF, and more deserving ones might miss out just as Joannie was robbed of a spot two seasons ago.
Rachel has a very good chance at placing second at both of her event (I don't know how competitive Mirai and Sasha would be).
Rachael has the best chance. Caroline and Sasha have about equal chances behind Rachael, i.e. not that high given that only 6 ladies go to the GPF, and four of them are almost definitely Yun-a, Mao, Joannie and Miki. Those 4 ladies are pretty much locks on gold and some silvers for their events. That helps us a bit, since then we probably only need silver + bronze to make the other 2 slots.
I'd say the odds are strong that one American lady will make the GPF.
And like you said, that lady will most likely be Rachael Flatt.
Originally Posted by Particle Man
It just sucks that nobody will take into consideration that Caroline's events were much harder. They'll just see that it was Rachael who made the GPF and therefore she must be our top lady. And you can't really compare scores across events either...
Yeah, the USFSA really cooked Caroline's goose by not selecting her as a host pick for Skate America.
Originally Posted by LeCygne
Doesn't Ashley stand a good shot? Seems like she could get a 3rd and a 2nd to me.
In hindsight, SA would have been better for Caroline. What I found interesting is that the USFS chose Suguri over Nakano. Apparently to make SA an easier event for someone. Who?
Originally Posted by Mathman
Yes i believe it might be Rachel, Ashley because they have easier GP assignments,
Alissa and Kimmie and Mirai might also sneak in due to easier Gp Assignments.
I would like to see Caroline in the GPF ,but she is in the same ones as last year where they kept her down,(purposely in my opinion) unless she is judged fairly or better than last year I don't see how. lets just say i am not keeping my hopes up/out for fair judging.