62.09 for Y/C
It seems like it was a day where those with experience had all the nerves and faltered - Rena/John, Keana/Rockne, Amanda/Mark, Brook/Ben.
The inexperienced seemed to have much better days. Free program should be very interesting.
1 Caydee Denney, Southwest Florida FSC
Jeremy Barrett, Southwest Florida FSC 63.01 35.63 27.38 6.86 6.57 7.29 6.86 6.64 0.00 #4
2 Caitlin Yankowskas, Broadmoor SC
John Coughlin, Kansas City FSC 62.09 36.63 25.46 6.36 6.00 6.61 6.43 6.43 0.00 #15
3 Amanda Evora, Southwest Florida FSC
Mark Ladwig, Red River Valley FSC 58.76 33.57 25.19 6.43 6.21 6.18 6.43 6.25 0.00 #16
4 Rena Inoue, All Year FSC
John Baldwin, All Year FSC 57.77 32.89 25.88 6.68 6.11 6.39 6.71 6.46 1.00 #8
5 Brooke Castile, Arctic FSC
Benjamin Okolski, Arctic FSC 55.64 31.24 25.40 6.75 5.96 6.18 6.54 6.32 1.00 #3
6 Amanda Dobbs, Peninsula SC
Joseph Jacobsen, All Year FSC 55.32 32.25 23.07 5.82 5.43 6.11 5.86 5.61 0.00 #10
7 Keauna McLaughlin, Los Angeles FSC
Rockne Brubaker, Broadmoor SC 52.55 27.66 26.89 7.00 6.54 6.25 7.04 6.79 2.00 #9
8 Molly Aaron, Coyotes SC of Arizona
Daniyel Cohen, Skating Club of Boston 52.19 31.20 20.99 5.39 4.93 5.43 5.39 5.11 0.00 #13
9 Tiffany Vise, Broadmoor SC
Don Baldwin, Los Angeles FSC 51.88 29.88 22.00 5.79 5.18 5.54 5.57 5.43 0.00 #5
10 Ameena Sheikh, Detroit SC
Aaron VanCleave, Detroit SC 49.87 30.01 19.86 5.11 4.64 5.07 5.11 4.89 0.00 #2
11 Marissa Castelli, Skating Club of Boston
Simon Shnapir, Colonial FSC 49.28 27.99 21.29 5.57 5.11 5.25 5.54 5.14 0.00 #1
12 Kendra Moyle, Dallas FSC
Steven Pottenger, Dallas FSC 49.22 29.14 20.08 5.25 4.68 5.21 5.14 4.82 0.00 #7
13 Tracy Tanovich, Southwest Florida FSC
Michael Chau, Southwest Florida FSC 49.00 27.45 21.55 5.32 5.18 5.57 5.54 5.32 0.00 #12
14 Andrea Best, Detroit SC
Trevor Young, Detroit SC 45.73 25.39 20.34 5.32 4.89 4.96 5.25 5.00 0.00 #6
15 Lisa Moore, ISC of Fort Collins
Justin Gaumond, All Year FSC 44.15 25.44 19.71 4.64 4.71 4.96 5.29 5.04 1.00 #14
16 Laura Lepzinski, Detroit SC
Ethan Burgess, All Year FSC 42.47 25.42 20.05 5.25 4.93 4.75 5.25 4.89 3.00 #11
I think experience isn't that important if you are well-matched and both individually strong skaters...especially if your experienced competition have weak jumps/throws.
Wow, Keauna & Rockne! What are their chances now of making the Olympic team? They are about 10/11 points behind the leaders and second place. Ouch.
Yeah! Lets get this party started.
OMG ;who is gonna be on the olympic team
LOL; this completely messes up my fantasy pic
I applaud the judges for not holding a team based on reputation...the FS and Olympic team selections should be interesting now, since Caitlin and John have STRONGLY staked their claim. Keauna and Rockne really haven't been too solid this year at any competition, something the selection committee should keep in mind.
SHOCKER: Mcl/Bru will need a miracle to finish in 2nd. It will be interesting to see what the Selection Cttee will do about this. It seems that Keanu is guaranteed to fall in every competition. She needs to work on her jump landings by developing muscles in her legs.
On a more positive note, I noticed the improvements in all the Teams and I think the USA will have a top team for Socci. It's like the slow rise of US Skate Dancers who have now come into their own, and have become strong contenders. It's Pairs turn now.
Looking forward to the LPs.
I agree. Although Tanovich and Chau were scored low tonight, I have a feeling that they will be a top pair. Caydee and Jeremy continue to improve every time they compete, and their PCS is finally being given a nice little boost. Loved her hair btw!
Originally Posted by Joesitz
What. Was. That. lol. Weird event.
I would also hope they keep in mind that NO American pairs have looked overly solid at any competitions this season, and Keauna and Rockne have consistently had the highest American scores. Their great qualities are not based around skating cleanly. However, they need to not have another meltdown in the LP. No more falling on death spirals. With a good skate, they should be fine. They can make up a 10 pt deficit. They may not win, but they surely can get top 2 with a solid skate. I hope they aren't too down right now, but I'm sure skating so uncharacteristically poorly must sting. They need to just think positively for the long and skate how they've been skating in practice. I don't believe a bizarre SP at one competition should keep a country's top team off the Olympic team... It just shouldn't, IMO.
Originally Posted by skatemom1122
Last edited by gold12345; 01-15-2010 at 07:42 PM.
I'm impressed with Dobbs/Jacobsen; Aaron/Cohen; Moyle/Pottenger.
I just realized that I forgot to submit my picks for fantasy skating. Bummer.
Me either...but there are OTHER teams here who are skating very well. If M/B don't bring it in the FS....well...........there should be some thinking involved.
Originally Posted by gold12345
Yikes I just checked in on this. Well I think Rena and John have a chance at another Oly team if they are clean. McL and Bru are buried. No way they are going to Olys.
Last edited by yelyoh; 01-15-2010 at 08:35 PM.
Well, it is an uphill battle, but by no means are they out of the running.
Originally Posted by yelyoh