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    2010 Moran Memorial

    Is anyone going to watch this year? I'm hoping to get there for the Sr level freeskate Saturday evening.

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    Do you know who will be competing? Last year Ashley Wagner and Elene Getevanishville were there.

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    Ksenia Makarova (Russia) and Natalia Popova (Ukrainian Natl champ) are the only ones I'm sure of. I haven't been able to find a link posting all the competitors. A young friend of mine is competing at Sr level for the first time -- nerve wracking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Do you know who will be competing?
    Schedule by Last Name from here

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    Moran Memorial Aug 27 to 29

    http://www.angelfire.com/nj3/aafsc/

    American Academy Figure Skating Club

    Did anyone go?

    What were the results?

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    A thread for this competition was started in The Edge -- would you like to move it in here? http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...Moran-Memorial

    Johnny Weir tweeted from the Moran Memorial club competition in Hackensack, New Jersey last night:
    Ksenia [Makarova] was wonderful. First place, clean short program.
    This link (video of Makarova's new SP shot from the stands) was posted in the Kiss and Cry section of FSU earlier this afternoon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkmGSdPJA-8

    The host club (American Academy FSC) hasn't published Moran Memorial results online for a few years now, but some results are being/may be posted at FSU.

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    Nice skate from Ksenia, but still no lutz? It appears she has kept the same jump layout: 3t-3t, 3f, 2a as last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    Nice skate from Ksenia, but still no lutz? It appears she has kept the same jump layout: 3t-3t, 3f, 2a as last season.
    She landed lutz in the FS! Yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Star View Post
    She landed lutz in the FS! Yay!
    Oh nice! Are there any vids of her FS? I know she was injured earlier this summer, but it sure sounds like she's in great form now!

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    Thanks for the link to Makarov's SP, Sylvia!

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    I went to the Ladies FS Saturday night! Still don't know who won, tho.

    Ksenia looked wonderful but she popped quite a few jumps. That really surprised me because I have rarely seen her miss jumps in practice (except for learning the new ones. I know she worked really hard on the 3L this year.)

    Natalia is a beautiful skater, too, and much improved since I last saw her skate.

    There was a local girl, Joelle? I think? She did quite well in her FS. She showed some connection to her music, which most of the other girls simply did not. They could have been skating to anything.

    2 of the 10 skaters withdrew from the competition, which made me sad!

    And I can't help but think there should be a level about Senior, LOL. There is such a contrast between the Ksenias of the world, and the Senior ladies who have just reached that level. Hard to believe they are all the same level when the quality of skating is so vastly different.

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    Thanks so much for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHgal View Post


    And I can't help but think there should be a level about Senior, LOL. There is such a contrast between the Ksenias of the world, and the Senior ladies who have just reached that level. Hard to believe they are all the same level when the quality of skating is so vastly different.
    I know! I've watched a few of these local events. The disparity is quite shocking, especially when you compare elites to those who are finishing out their skating before college or just deciding that the elites is something they choose not to pursue. Still, fun to know that each family is proud of their skater's work thus far; I tend to imagine all the early morning trips to the rink etc . . . it's is heartwarming. Plus, to compete in an event where you can say you skated against a Ksenia (or Christina or Rachael or fill in the blank) is a pretty great thing! IMHO, it's what makes the locals a fun event to attend! JW

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