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    Golden West Championships, Culver City, CA, Sept. 2-5

    Host club is All Year FSC: http://www.allyearfsc.com/

    Here's a partial list of notable skaters registered for Golden West...

    SENIOR LADIES: Kristine Musademba, Lindsay Davis, Vanessa Lam, Carolyn-Ann Alba, Karen Zhou, Victoria Muniz (PUR), Sophia Adams, Anna Malkova...

    SENIOR MEN: Richard Dornbush, Jonathan Cassar, Douglas Razzano, Andrew Gonzales, Austin Kanallakan, Sean Rabbitt...

    SENIOR PAIRS: Dobbs/Jacobsen, Vise/Baldwin, Davis/Leftheris

    JUNIOR LADIES: Courtney Hicks, Leah Keiser, Katarina Kulgeyko...

    JUNIOR PAIRS: Carman/Reiss, Oltmanns/Santillan, Guterres/Schumann, Gifford/Norris (new), Calalang/Sidhu (new)...
    Last edited by Sylvia; 08-11-2010 at 09:12 AM. Reason: to add 2 more Sr Pairs

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    So is Caroline Zhang just not doing any summer comp at all this year? I'm rather curious about what's been happening with her since the coaching change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feraina View Post
    So is Caroline Zhang just not doing any summer comp at all this year?
    It looks that way but we'll have to wait and see. Because Champs Camp has been moved to late August this year, all the Grand Prix skaters/teams will be receiving monitoring and feedback on their competitive programs there.

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    Last year, the ladies' event was packed. Caroline, Mirai and Rachael all showed up.
    The men's event was something as well.

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    On Caroline's fan page, that are reporting that she recently posted on Facebook that she won't be at Golden West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolymerBob View Post
    On Caroline's fan page, that are reporting that she recently posted on Facebook that she won't be at Golden West.
    I didn't see it anywhere. But since she hasn't registered, I guess she's not going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Am I the only one who gets forwarded to a Session Timed Out page.

    I'm looking forward to Courtney Hicks's result after reading the report posted in the Glacier Summer Classic thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by champs View Post
    Am I the only one who gets forwarded to a Session Timed Out page.
    No, that link will time out unless you're actually on the online registration site.

    Here's the current schedule of the Senior/Junior singles and pairs events (all times Pacific):

    Friday, September 03, 2010
    5:00 PM 5:45 PM Junior Pairs SP
    5:45 PM 6:35 PM Junior Men SP
    6:55 PM 7:30 PM Senior Pairs SP
    9:00 PM 10:00 PM Senior Men SP

    Saturday, September 04, 2010
    1:35 PM 2:30 PM Junior Men Free Skate
    2:50 PM 3:30 PM Senior Pairs Free Skate
    3:30 PM 5:55 PM Junior Ladies SP
    6:50 PM 8:00 PM Senior Men Free Skate
    8:20 PM 10:00 PM Senior Ladies SP

    Sunday, September 05, 2010
    9:20 AM 10:10 AM Junior Pairs Free Skate
    4:40 PM 7:30 PM Junior Ladies Free Skate
    7:50 PM 10:00 PM Senior Ladies Free Skate

    Here are the current registered Senior level skaters...

    Senior Ladies
    Sophia Adams
    Carolyn-Ann Alba
    Mary Grace Baldo (PHI)
    Alyona Bilash
    Lindsay Davis (JGP Austria)
    Danielle Kahle
    Vanessa Lam
    Anna Malkova
    Jessica Martino
    Victoria Muniz (PUR)
    Kristine Musademba (Cup of China GP)
    Jennifer Osibov
    Kristina Struthwolf
    Amanda Sunyoto (TPE, JGP-eligible)
    Karen Zhou

    Senior Men
    Christopher Caluza
    Jonathan Cassar
    Richard Dornbush (JGP Austria)
    Andrew Gonzales
    Austin Kanallakan
    Robert Przepioski
    Sean Rabbitt
    Douglas Razzano

    Senior Pairs
    Aaron/Cohen
    Davis/Leftheris
    Dobbs/Jacobsen
    Vise/Baldwin
    Last edited by Sylvia; 09-02-2010 at 05:06 PM.

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    Here are the registered Junior level skaters (clubs outside the SWP region are noted for the singles skaters as well as 2010 US Nationals placement):

    JUNIOR LADIES
    Chantine Akiyama
    Kelsey Chan
    Camille Davis (CP)
    Polina Edmunds N6 (CP)
    Nicole Fowler
    Arlyn Gamarro
    Victoria Hecht
    Courtney Hicks N5
    Leah Keiser N1
    Sarah Kidd
    Katarina Kulgeyko N3
    Alexandria Lee
    China Loza
    Emily Martey (CP)
    Alix Meyer
    Shayna Moellenberg (NWP)
    Katlynn McNab J12
    Crystal Nguyen (CP)
    AnnaMarie Pearce (CP)
    Stephanie Phu
    Isabella Schuster
    Danielle Viola (SA)
    Porter Waung
    Esther Wu

    JUNIOR MEN
    Michael Christian Martinez (PHI) - JGP JPN
    Brent Mercado
    Joey Millet (NWP)
    Shotaro Omori N9
    Chadwick Phillips
    David Wang
    Philip Warren N4
    Jay Yostanto

    JUNIOR PAIRS (the section for each partners' club noted)
    Brynn Carman/A.J. Reiss J5 (M/P) - JGP AUT
    Christina Marina Guterres/Justin Schumann N7 (P/P)
    Cali Fujimoto/Nick Barsi (P/P)
    Lauren Gifford/Craig Norris [new] (M/P)
    Olivia Oltmanns/Joshua Santillan N6 (M/P) - JGP AUT

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    The results are in. ....... http://www.allyearfsc.com/events/

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    Let's hear it for Vanessa Lam!

    Anybody know what's wrong with Kristine Musademba?

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    Talk about the class of the field. I can't seem to find much on Vanessa. The name is Vietnamese.

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    I caught the junior and senior ladies shorts and can share a few impressions. There are so many impressive juniors this year, I worry about secionals.
    Victoria Hecht skated clean with 3sal-2toe, 3loop, 2A. Pretty piano music I think she's used before. Every thing about her skating is beautiful stroking, spins, spirals, etc. Good to see her back. Is she able to skate regionals this year, after skating pairs for another country last year?
    Polina Edmunds skated right after Victoria, which to me made her skating look very young (which I know she is) still she has lots of nice qualities. 3l, 3toe-2toe, 2a, skates slower then others especially into the jumps.
    Leah Keiser solid everywhere. 3lz-2toe, 3l, 2a. Nice skate jumps look easy
    Katarina Kulgeyko: Well, I really like her skating but it was not her day at all. 3toe no combo,
    3loop? couldn't see in blind spot, 2a. fell going into a spin and had trouble on another spin as well as footwork, looked off balance the whole program. Landed a gorgeous easy 3toe-3toe in warmup.
    Courtney Hicks: Music is dark eyes! 3flip-3toe? toe was in blind spot, 3l, 2a She is fun to watch. Fast and exciting, last spin had some very cool positions.

    Senior Ladies was a bit of a bust after the juniors, with most girls missing all three jumps.
    Vanessa Lam has improved her presentation immensely. Music is Time to Say Goodbye. 3lz-2l,
    3fl fall, beautiful spread eagles into 2a. Excited to see how her season progresses!
    Karen Zhou had a nice skate with 3lz2toe, 3fl, 2a, jumps looked like they might have been short.
    Carolyn Ann Alba: really a beautiful program to I beleive Memoirs of a Geisha, unfortunaly lots of jump problems
    Lindsey Davis lets hope her jgp goes better then this program 2falls on jumps popped the axel, fun program though.

    John Nicks sat in the stands and watched the entire senior ladies event, which was pretty cool!
    Last edited by iced; 09-09-2010 at 02:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iced View Post
    I caught the junior and senior ladies shorts and can share a few impressions.
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    Vanessa Lam [Senior SP and overall winner] has improved her presentation immensely. Music is Time to Say Goodbye. 3lz-2l, 3fl fall, beautiful spread eagles into 2a. Excited to see how her season progresses!
    Very impressive performance and total score of 158.19 for 15-year-old Vanessa Lam here! (it's the second-highest Senior ladies' total score this summer of the club competitions with published results) She placed 8th in Junior at 2010 U.S. Nationals and is one of the listed JGP alternates. I'm told that her family heritage is Vietnamese ("Lam" can also be a Chinese/Cantonese name). She is coached by the 1975 World Champion Diane DeLeeuw and Douglas Chapman in southern California.

    Victoria Hecht skated clean [in Junior] with 3sal-2toe, 3loop, 2A. Pretty piano music I think she's used before. Every thing about her skating is beautiful stroking, spins, spirals, etc. Good to see her back. Is she able to skate regionals this year, after skating pairs for another country last year?
    Good question. I think (will look into this) that she can skate singles at Regionals because she represented Hungary internationally in a different discipline?

    Thanks so much for sharing your impressions, iced!

    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    Anybody know what's wrong with Kristine Musademba?
    Nothing is necessarily "wrong" with her. As I posted in the Musademba thread in The Edge main forum yesterday, Kristine relocated from the East coast to L.A. this summer (her new coaches are listed as Frank Carroll, Ken Congemi, Christa Fassi) and reportedly got a late start to her training. She showed her programs (last year's SP and a new FS choreographed by Phillip Mills) at Champs Camp the week before Golden West and may not have been ready to compete yet.
    Last edited by Sylvia; 09-10-2010 at 09:44 AM.

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