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U.S. Men: Who is on the Olympic Team?
The discussions on which two ladies will get on the olympic team have been endless, but we have not much talked about the men. Sure, they are less interesting because 3 spots versus two and one of them is a reigning world champ. But we have a very deep field and anything can happen. Evan was not so hot last year at nationals...
I say there is pretty no way that Evan could not be on the team even if he bombs at nationals. Jeremey is almost a sure thing for a spot, but consistency is not his thing. Morz had a pretty blah GP, so even if he medals, perhaps he will get bumped off the team if one of the Big Three don't medal.
It would not be a stretch to see Johnny not medaling this year, we saw him skate two clean programs at the GPF and neither really were that impressive.
Originally Posted by Tinymavy15
Yeah, I'd say Evan and Jeremy are locks. But what about Ryan Bradley? I love his energy
Evan Lysacek would have to completely bomb his programs to not win the US National title, much less make the US Olympic team. Actually, I'm pretty sure he'd probably get away with UR-ing his 3As and falling on a jump or two and still walk away with the title (ah, the benefits of PCS and a tech caller who looks the other way!).
And I agree that Jeremy Abbott is more or less a lock despite his tendency to bomb; he's proven himself internationally.
I hope the USFSA will send Johnny Weir to the Olympics, though. He's improved steadily with every performance this season, and it seems that Galina has paced him pretty well so far. I can see his PCS improving as he claws himself back to the judges' favour as he puts out more and more clean performances.
I'd say that the USFSA would be crazy not to send their men's GPF finalists to the Olympics; these three are very likely to end up in the top 10 of the men's event no matter what, which can't really be said for Ryan Bradley and Brandon Mroz (especially since Mroz's jumps seem to have abandoned him this season). As for Adam Rippon? He's a fantastic skater, but he's more for 2014 than 2010.