depends on who bumps him off the podium...
Still unsure about whether they will retire immediately or hold out for a spot at Worlds. I still think that from a US-team standpoint, they would be a good choice along with D/B, to be selected for that. But I could also see being in their shoes, being happy with a great final program at Nationals, and calling it a day on the competitive career.
Last edited by Mathman; 01-16-2010 at 09:27 PM.
It was close, they skated very well and it must be terribly disappointing to come as close as they did.
But I don't think any of the skaters are gonna be surprised when the order of finish is used. They know the deal and it has been like this forever.
Like Toni said, "it's tradition." It's Nationals
Just peaking around and it seems like an unknown (instead of Inoue/Baldwin), is going to Olys? This might have implications for the rest of the event- like someone else said earlier, top 2 (or 3) go to Olys no matter what. For the ladies, this is especially big since there are potentially 6 that can do it. Bring on next weekend
The top 2 were named
1 Caydee Denney and Jeremy Barrett
2 Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig
Sorry there's so much negative opinion about John. The comments in the context of the whole article sound like he wholeheartedly agreed with the selection, but he and Rena aren't interested in 4CC. Many, many top skaters aren't. I/B's career has been so long, and if they want a good LP at Nats to be their final competitive farewell, I can certainly understand that.
John won tons of respect from me by standing by and behind and trying to help Christopher Bowman in so many ways over all those years. Also, I just have so much respect for John's (and Rena's) longevity in the sport and for being solid international competitors for so long.
There is a lot of information about them at Heather C.'s site (click on the pictures on the on the left for the menu.
Here is Amanda if you want to start a new page in your photo collection.
I say a hearty congrats to the medalists - all of them!!!
I think it's a great competition when it is so close and also so fraught with emotion. I have nothing but the highest and deepest respect for John and Rena and this must hurt a bit. I hope that - if they are looking for closure in competition - they find it, and If not that they feel proud of their LP today. I didn't see the shorts...but I guess they factor in here too somehow.