Ashley tweeted this afternoon that she did not get hit with an edge call on her lutz for teh first time, she's seemed very happy with that news and said that "hard work paid off!" Congrats to her!
ETA: Thanks Sylvia, as always, for your pbps on twitter and also for the unseen forum, always so informative!
ETA: I noticed Ice Network had posted an article on the Senior ladies' SP:
Ashley and Ms. Hill overhauled her lutz technique from scratch so it says. Something I'm hoping Caroline and Mao have been doing as well...
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Ashley was awesome! I was also very impressed with Samantha Cesario (beautiful presentation), Joelle Forte (no surprise there), Melissa Bulanghagui (seen her many times at UDEL), and Felicia Zhang (who also does pairs with Taylor Toth (their "Miss Saigon" music stopped for a few minutes, but it was worth the wait to see them finish it).
For the men - Patrick was wonderful, even with a boot lace problem at the end. Ditto for Armin M. and Keegan. I really like Steven Carriere (always have). He looked so different. I almost didn't recognize him. Alexander Johnson was very enjoyable too. Ross Miner didn't skate his SP.I hope he's OK, and I wonder if he'll do his free skate this afternoon. Viktor Pfeiffer (Austria) is healing from a shoulder injury. I would have liked to see him again, as we enjoyed him very much at last year's Liberty Competition. I'm doing this from memory, and hope I didn't leave anyone out!
It looks like the fan war is still going strong. I just wish they would leave other skaters out of it.
Thanks for all reports from Liberty Seems like a great event for skaters on all levels. Some videos to come?
I am so happy for Ashley, my favorite US lady single skater. Love that she has worked hard fixing her lutz-edge problem How was her interpretation to the Led Zeppelin/Kashmir music?
Chan did the quad, wow ...
Samantha Cesario won the Senior Group B FS
Keegan Messing attempted a quad in the LP, he fell, but according to his interview after the SP by icenetwork he says he's landing them consistently in practice. good for him to be getting it out there NOW instead of waiting a few more years!
Patrick attempted the quad in his long program too but fell. However, he did his 3A 3T for the first time ever in competition!!!
This sounds like it has been a great warm up competition for Patrick - landing two firsts in one event is great! I hope that ends the talk that he does not take "risks" or does not try difficult elements in his programs
Can't wait to see videos!!
Junior ladies FS? Isn't that going on now? I see no tweets from Sylvia Updates?
Impressive skate by Angela Wang! 2A-3T, 3Lz-3T, 3F flip out, 3Lo, 3Lz off-bal.,
2A-2T turn (no 2Lo), 3S off-bal. In 1st 53.51/40.94 = 94.45. From God Sylvia's tweet
Just Wow! I knew she was great,but do not expect second 3T twice in a program,what a progress
It's not her program here,but may help you.
2A-3T looks good,3Lz-3T clearly UR to me.