Ben Agosto is the classiest guy.
What a great event. Everybody skated with so much heart and so much joy. I was rooting for Tanith ans Ben but Meryl and Charlie deserved to win. The lif where she stands on his leg did not look quite as easy as I have seen them do it, actually I wish they would lose it. But other than that they skated the best ever this season. So did Tanith ans Ben. They made a LOT of changes to that program since the GP. They look faster, more confident, and seem to have harder lifts. I would like nothing more than for them to win in Vancouver but I fear they will lose to thier injured, slow, training mates.
Anyway, Emily and Evan were a joy to watch. Interesting music choice that felt more like an exhibition but I just love watching them. They have the best lines of any dancers out there and are developing some nice chemistry. So happy they made the team.
Will Navarro/Bommentre split up?
No, but I expect that they will retire-however, they would like to skate professionally. However, there are only a limited number of professional opportunities out there.
I wonder if N/B could get picked up by small ice shows. I don't know if they'd want this or not. I hate that they will just stop skating entirely, but I guess that's what happens with everyone eventually.
Has the dance US Olympic team been made official yet?
Yes, the Olympic dance team is officially Davis/White, Belbin/Agosto, and Samuelson/Bates.
I will miss B/A when they retire. They have both represented the US in a very positive way these past years and they have both been a credit to our sport.
I know they will be touring with SOI after the Olympics but I don't see B/A making pro skating their career choices.
I am so thoroughly disappointed that Navarro and Bommentre weren't given an assignment at 4CC's or Worlds - at the very least. Their free dance this season is just spectacular and hasn't even reached its true potential yet! I sincerely hope they go on to explore whatever professional skating opportunities there are out there. Who knows? If a huge crop of skaters turn pro following this season, the networks and event organizers might think it viable to revive a few of the professional competitions missing from the skating world in the past few years. That would be my dream come true!
I hope we get to see N/B perform that FD one last time before the season is over.