Championship Ladies FS
Anyone know what time it will be on tomorrow?
I assume they've got to start earlier since the programs will run longer? Not a clue.
Interesting how the top six will be skating in reverse order of finish, except for Sasha and Rachel, who swapped their spots. It will be interesting to see how things play out! I'm REALLY REALLY rooting for Marai; but she's not the strongest long program skater. Neither is Sasha, so Rachel will probably win if she skates clean. But you never know. On one hand I really want Sasha to do well and go to Vancouver, but I really want Marai to go too! Ugh. :(
I love when new names and faces skate in the final group. I hope they just go out there and enjoy the moment and skate up to the challenge. Such great experience. Go Christina and Amanda!
Oh, bloody hell. Mirai has to skate after Rachael. But I guess that's better than skating after Sasha. I'm expectin' Mirai to either skate lights out because she is absolutely capable, or totally bomb due to the pressure. Nothing in between.
Cohen and Nagasu FTW!
Does anybody still have 2 US Nationals Ladies Final Tickets for Sale? If so, please PM me ASAP. Thanks!
I don't have a ticket to sell, but I bet Sasha's SP placement sold out the LP, if it wasn't already.
Originally Posted by Nadine
Well, well...now what? The Six Contenders have now been narrowed down to Four. After tomorrow it will be Two. But which Two? Wagner and Flatt are strong LP skaters. Nagasu can be hit or miss...she's last and skating after Rachel, which could be tough if Flatt has another one of her steady, solid routines. Cohen you could usually count on to make 2 mistakes in the long- I don't know what to expect now though since she still seems to be getting her competition legs back under her. she looked really uncomfortable before the SP. So I think she'll either a) crumble or b) keep the mistakes to a minimum (1).
I think Flatt will be on the team unless Nagasu AND Cohen really hit it out of the park, then I'd say no matter what Flatt does she's fighting for third since she's simply not as good at her best as those two are. Wagner has catching up to do and can make it IF a) she hits and b) two of Flatt, Cohen, Nagasu has a rough/imperfect skate.
The other skaters are just filling in, fighting for 3rd/4th place at this point.
Predictions: Flatt, one of Nagasu/Cohen.
Hopes: Flatt, Wagner
I'm sure there will be some bais toward Cohen, and the tech/judges will probably hold her up with high PCS mark even if she makes her usual 1-2 mistakes. After SP, looks like the tech caller didn't dinged Cohen for her flutz or two footed landing on her 2A. which should have cost her 3-4 in international judging. Same with fluting for Flatt. Only question is will the tech caller harsh with UR on Nagasu to make sure she is off the team.
Originally Posted by R.D.
I'm so hoping Wagner and Nagasu make the team.
I don't think Nagasu's jumps were UR in the sp. I am hoping Nagasu will be in the team. She has the whole package.
Originally Posted by wonderlen3000
Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program
No way were they UR. She had the cleanest, lightest jumps of all the ladies that night and that is why she is in first place. Her opening combo could have easily been a 3/3.
Originally Posted by rtureck
ITA....and it seems like Mirai will probably be doing a 3x3 as soon as Frank is satisfied with her technique.
Originally Posted by Tinymavy15
Her jumps were so clean and light last night and best and biggest 2A.