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    U.S. Nationals - Ladies (gettin' excited!)

    Watching and reading the coverage from Japanese and Russian Nationals pretty much got me excited for US Nationals so I started watching some past vids (plus I'm practically snowed in so there's nothing else to do.) Lets take a stroll down memory lane shall we?

    1990 - Jill Trenary (W)
    1991 - Tonya Harding
    1992 - Kristi Yamaguchi (W) (world champ in '91 as well.)
    1993 - Nancy Kerrigan
    1994 - Tonya Harding (...well we all know how that one turned out... btw lol at the horoscope mention)
    1995 - Nicole Bobek
    1996 - Michelle Kwan (W)
    1997 - Tara Lapinski (W)
    1998 - Michelle Kwan (W)
    1999 - Michelle Kwan
    2000 - Michelle Kwan (I couldn't find her nationals performance but linked her worlds performance. ) (W)
    2001 - Michelle Kwan (W)
    2002 - Michelle Kwan
    2003 - Michelle Kwan (W)
    2004 - Michelle Kwan
    2005 - Michelle Kwan
    2006 - Sasha Cohen
    2007 - Kimmie Meissner (world champ in '06)
    2008 - Mirai Nagasu
    2009 - Alissa Czisny
    2010 - Rachel Flatt
    2011 - ......who will it be???

    Im also excited to see 3 ladies have a chance to become repeat champions...would be the first time since Kwan if it happens.

    Enjoy!
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    1979 - Linda Fratianne (W)
    1980 - Linda Fratianne
    1981 - Elaine Zayak (world champ in '82)
    1982 - Rosalynn Sumners
    1983 - Rosalynn Sumners (W)
    1984 - Rosalynn Sumners
    1985 - Tiffany Chin
    1986 - Debi Thomas (W)
    1987 - Jill Trenary
    1988 - Debi Thomas
    1989 - Jill Trenary
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    What fun! Surprising that Debi Thomas was only National champ twice, by the way. And Lipinski only the once. Thanks for the links.

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    Hey, thanks for doing this!!!! Fantastic.....it would make a great DVD....sorry about the snow....I bought a new snowblower and it repells all the storms away from Spokane and sends them to the east.....

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    I'm pretty much already used to the snow, just sucks when an entire city isn't.

    Yea Olympia also surprised about Debi...thought she had 3 or 4 titles, and Jill only 1 lol.

    Btw heres a Wiki link to past champions, all events: U.S Nationals - Past Results , some years have detailed results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    What fun! Surprising that Debi Thomas was only National champ twice, by the way. And Lipinski only the once. Thanks for the links.
    Probably they both give that impression because they are both also world champs

    Anyway ... thank you so much for this trip down memory lane. And I too find it interesting that three U.S. ladies have the chance to be two-time champs. I fully expect one of them to do so. If it's Rachael she'll be the first lady to defend her title since Michelle Kwan. If it's Alissa or Mirai they'll be the first lady to reclaim their lost title since.... Michelle Kwan

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    Quote Originally Posted by reynycpr View Post
    2000 - Michelle Kwan (I couldn't find her nationals performance but linked her worlds performance. )
    Here is Michelle's Nationals performance that year. Worlds was much better:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QECn2CAiILk

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue dog View Post
    Here is Michelle's Nationals performance that year. Worlds was much better:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QECn2CAiILk
    Thank you.
    IMO I think her Red Violin program is her best LP ever. Song of the Black Swan is close behind.

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    This year's nationals are going to be so tough to watch. Alissa, Mirai, Rachael and Ashley are all deserving of going to worlds and only two can go... it'll be tough to watch two of them be disappointed. Ashley really wants this year to be her to year to rise above bronze, Mirai and Alissa want to reclaim their titles and Rachael deferred Standford for a year just for this.. Sigh.

    Well. At least Alissa would have her GP victory. Mirai, Rachael and Ashley will have next year and the next and the next and the next if they want it. Okay, that made me feel better about watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reynycpr View Post
    Thank you.
    IMO I think her Red Violin program is her best LP ever. Song of the Black Swan is close behind.
    It's a lovely program, though I'd put Black Swan ahead of it. Part of the reason for me is that I just love the Black Swan music: starting with Villa-Lobos's "Song of the Black Swan" and continuing with Dvorak's "Dumky" Trio. This "Red Violin" music is haunting but is more intellectually interesting than sublime to me. That being said, I'm thrilled that Kwan skated to such unusual, thought-provoking music as this. I prefer it greatly to the warhorses that she tended to use in the post-Lori Nichol years, unsettling though it is. Definitely one of her top programs! I'd rank it third, after Black Swan and Lyra Angelica, the 1998 program. (Definitely the "Lyra" skated at Nationals, rather than the one skated at Olympics.)

    As for this "Red Violin" program, I've now watched both versions, Nationals and Worlds. Thank goodness she did her best version at Worlds! That triple-triple is splendid. Thanks for the links!

    On the subject of this year's skaters...yes, it's going to be painful to watch. So many skaters, so few slots! I just hope everyone skates her best, so the winner doesn't go to Worlds just because she fell fewer times than the others.
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    We can only hope they all skate their best so that at least they can be happy with that. Oh pleeeeeeaaaseee let it be...

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    Ladies LP performances so far this season...

    Alissa Czisny GPF. 116.99

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXK3i98momk

    Rachael Flatt SA. 111.84

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSLS8lS0FYw

    Ashley Wagner COR. 110.85

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQIx70cdQ9M

    Mirai Nagasu TEB. 109.07

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtvNu...eature=related

    Agnes Zawadski SC. 98.06

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltzyRsO5GIs

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    ^^

    Christina Gao JGP Cup of Austria. 109.07

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE1wMEdn47w

    Yasmin Siraj JGP John Curry Memorial. 106.09

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL0gUfHQvCc

    Vanessa Lam JGP Czech Skate. 103.36

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-1XWXuvh8I

    Kiri Baga JGP SBC Cup. 88.61

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7w8qbPEJe0

    Kristene Gong JGP John Curry Memorial. 88.24
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu3QS...eature=related
    Last edited by silverlake22; 01-08-2011 at 11:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    ^^

    Christina Gao JGP Cup of Austria. 109.07

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE1wMEdn47w

    Yasmin Siraj JGP John Curry Memorial. 106.09

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vL0gUfHQvCc

    Vanessa Lam JGP Czech Skate. 103.36

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-1XWXuvh8I

    Kiri Baga JGP SBC Cup. 88.61

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7w8qbPEJe0

    Kristene Gong JGP John Curry Memorial. 88.24
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu3QS...eature=related
    Vanessa Lam might be the dark horse of Nationals. We've only seen her at one international event -- which she won and she easily won sectionals even with a sub-par free skate.

    I don't think she'll shake up the podium, but I see her popping in for the final group.

    Also just saw that her coach is Dianne de Leeuw-Chapman, the Dutch-American skater who was the 1975 World Champion and 1976 Olympic silver medalist. (Though she lived in the U.S. all her life she had duel citizenship an represented the Netherlands)

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    Thanks kalle and silverlake for the vid links. A couple of these girls I am watching for the first time.

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