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    Skate America: Predictions

    I was 7/12 correct on NHK ... Let's see how correct I'll be this time.

    Men:
    Kevin REYNOLDS (CAN)
    Shawn SAWYER (CAN)
    WU Jialing (CHN)
    Tomas VERNER (CZE)
    Florent AMODIO (FRA)
    Yasuharu NANRI (JPN)
    Andrei LUTAI (RUS)
    Igor MACYPURA (SLO)
    Adrian SCHULTHEISS (SWE)
    Ryan BRADLEY (USA)
    Evan LYSACEK (USA)
    Brandon MROZ (USA)

    Ladies
    Elena GLEBOVA (EST)
    Susanna POYKIO (FIN)
    Elene GEDEVANISHVILI (GEO)
    Sarah HECKEN (GER)
    Julia SEBESTYEN (HUN)
    Fumie SUGURI (JPN)
    KIM Yu Na (KOR)
    Joshi HELGESSON (SWE)
    Tugba Karademir (TUR)
    Sasha COHEN (USA)
    Rachael FLATT (USA)
    Alexe GILLES (USA)

    Pairs
    Megan DUHAMEL/ Craig BUNTIN (CAN)
    SHEN Xue/ ZHAO Hongbo (CHN)
    ZHANG Dan/ ZHANG Hao (CHN)
    Stacy KEMP/ David KING (GBR)
    Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR/ Stanislav MOROZOV (UKR)
    Brooke CASTILE/ Benjamin OKOLSKI (USA)
    Keuna McLAUGHLIN/ Rockne BRUBAKER (USA)
    Amanda EVORA/ Mark LADWIG (USA)

    Ice Dance
    YU Xiaoyang/ WANG Chen (CHN)
    Caitlin MALLORY/ Kristian RAND (EST)
    Zoe BLANC/ Pierre- Loup Bouquet (FRA)
    Alexandra ZARETSKI/ Roman ZARETSKI (ISR)
    Anna CAPPELLINI/ Luca LANOTTE (ITA)
    Jana KHOKHLOVA/ Sergei NOVITSKI (RUS)
    Kristina GORSHKOVA/ Vitali BUTIKOV (RUS)
    Tanith BELBIN/ Benjamin AGOSTO (USA)
    Madison CHOCK/ Greg ZUERLEIN (USA)
    Kimberly NAVARRO/ Brent BOMMENTRE (USA)

    Predictions:
    Men
    1. Evan Lysacek
    2. Tomas Verner
    3. Brandon Mroz

    Ladies
    1. Kim Yu Na
    2. Rachael Flatt
    3. Julia Sebestyen

    Pairs
    1. Shen/ Zhao
    2. Zhang/ Zhang
    3. McLaughlin/ Brubaker

    Ice Dance
    1. Belbin/ Agosto
    2. Khokhlova/ Novitski
    3. Cappellini/ Lanotte

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    Ladies
    1. Yuna
    2. Rachael
    3. Fumie
    4. Julia
    5. Suzanna
    6. Gilles
    7. Sasha

    Men
    1. Tomas
    2. Evan
    3. Mroz
    4. Ryan
    5. Kevin
    6. Nanri
    7.Shawn

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    OK, I'll play, though I'm awful at these things; in fact, I think I'll adopt Tuesday Morning Quarterback's "all predictions wrong or your money back" line*:

    Men
    1. Lysacek, because he is well-feathered and because Tomas hasn't won anything in forever.
    2. Verner
    3. Amodio (gotta have a left field choice )
    4. Lutai
    5. Mroz

    Ladies
    1. Yu-Na
    (huge gap)
    2. Flatt
    3. Elene
    4. Poykio
    5. Suguri
    6. Sebestyen
    No way does Sasha show up.

    Pairs
    1. Shen and Zhao , but I want them to get dinged for that crappy LP so that they'll fix it.
    2. V/M, but only because of Tatiana. Why can't Tatiana have a partner who can actually skate? It's not right.
    3. Zhangs, because the skate gods will wreak vengeance for the LP costumes.
    4. M/B
    5. D/B

    Dance
    1. B/A
    2. K/N
    3. C/L
    4. Z/Z


    * disclaimer: I will not be giving anyone money if my picks win, especially not if Yu-Na wins.

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    Looks like men are my biggest problem when it comes to predictions. But I'll try again this time anyway.

    Men:

    1. Evan Lysacek
    2. Tomas Verner
    3. Brandon Mroz / Ryan Bradley

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    My predictions:

    LADIES:
    1- Yu-Na
    ((BIG gap))
    2- Sasha (if she shows up)
    3- Rachel

    If no Sasha:
    2- Rachel
    3- Fumie

    MEN:
    1- Evan
    2- Verner
    3- Mroz

    PAIRS:
    1- S/Zh
    2- Z/Z
    3- M/B

    DANCE:
    1- B/A

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    This should be an easy one for Yuna. Still, it'll be interesting to see if she shows some vulnerability or not...

    Flatt should be on the podium. I take it she'll be 2nd, but if she slips up she could be 3rd or lower. I think it's anyone's game after that. Suguri is probably the favorite out of the rest to round up the Medals.

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    Men:
    Evan
    Verner
    Mroz

    Ladies:
    Kim
    Flatt
    Cohen

    Pairs:
    Shen/Zhao
    Zhang/Zhang
    Mclaughlin/Brubacker

    Dance:
    Belbin/Agosto
    Cappellini/Lanotte
    K/N

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    Men --> Verner, Lysacek, Mroz
    Women --> YuNa, Sasha, Alexe
    Women w/o Sasha: YuNa, Alexe, Rachael

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    Men:
    1. Evan LYSACEK (USA)
    2. Tomas VERNER (CZE) (I would love and hope for Tomas to win!)
    3. Brandon MROZ (USA)

    Ladies:
    1. KIM Yu Na (KOR) (could potentially win by 45-50 points over everyone else at this event.)
    2. Rachael FLATT (USA)
    3. Susanna POYKIO (FIN)

    Pairs:
    1. SHEN Xue/ ZHAO Hongbo (CHN)
    2. ZHANG Dan/ ZHANG Hao (CHN)
    3. Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR/ Stanislav MOROZOV (UKR)

    Ice Dance:
    1. Tanith BELBIN/ Benjamin AGOSTO (USA)
    2. Jana KHOKHLOVA/ Sergei NOVITSKI (RUS)
    3. Anna CAPPELLINI/ Luca LANOTTE (ITA)
    Last edited by museksk8r; 11-09-2009 at 02:27 PM.

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