2010 U.S. Four Continents Ladies Figure Skating Team
Alternate No. 1 - Melissa Bulanhagui
Alternate No. 2 - Becky Bereswill
2010 U.S. Four Continents Ice Dancing Team
Madison Chock and Greg Zuerlein
Madison Hubbell and Keiffer Hubbell
Jane Summersett and Todd Gilles
Alternate No. 1 - Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt
Alternate No. 2 - Trina Pratt and Chris Obzansky
Alternate No. 3 - Shannon Wingle and Tim McKernan
USFS press release (announcing the Olympic, World and Four Continents teams and alternates): http://www.usfigureskating.org/Story...109&type=media
Why on earth was Gao passed over (5th place)? I'm guessing she declined this spot.
Same goes for N/B...
how many US ladies passed on a spot... Wagner, Cohen, Gao, Liang, Hughes, Csizny
As an American, I actually have to agree that the USFSA could be better at scheduling the event. Yes, Nationals have been there for a while. Yes, 4CC is newer than US Nationals, Yes, 4CC is an awkward event during the Olympic Season. All this said, in a rapidly globalizing world, we can't ignore the world just because we've done so in the past. What the original post suggests is that US ladies skaters and ice dancers would have benefited immensely from their respective competitions being even a few days earlier, which would not interfere with this notion of traditionalism that you're striving for.
The real problem is that NBC insisted that US nats be held over 2 weekends, so the skaters basically have to go from one competition to another with no rest at all in between. And this applies to the top men and pairs, since they had to stay in Spokane for the gala.