Bravura style wins out! but not everyone agrees.
Lol, this is the first time I read this thread and one poster in particular had me ROTFLMAO!!!!
Okay, time to get serious, first off I don't make predictions, never have, too superstitious.
That said, I was *overjoyed* to finally see someone mention Gretchen Donlan & Andrew Speroff! I looooove this team and hope beyond hope that they can somehow magically make top 5! (:^)
That would be an excellent place for them to finish. There are a lot of US pairs at similar levels, so pairs is going to be quite unpredictable. Denney & Barrett have been slipping. Yankauskas & Coughlin have been rising, Castelli & Shnapir and Donlan & Speroff have been improving, and then there are Evora & Ladwig, who did so well at Olympics, and Marley & Brubaker who are just beginnning but qualified.
Yeah, I can't wait, thanks for the positive words, dorispulaski!!!!
We'll see what happens in Worlds when Brezina wins the gold.
Is it too much to ask for a decent american Pairs team that can compete internationally again? At least in the 80's we won a couple medals at the Olympics. It's been since 1998 that we even have come close to a medal. If we can be one of the dominate countries in Ice dancing which we were horrid at a decade ago we surely can be competitive in pairs again.
Not quite right. Ina & Zimmerman won a world bronze in 2002, and were close to an Olympic medal same year. And in 2006, Inoue and Baldwin were 6th at Olympics and 4th at Worlds, which is close to a medal. Since that, alas not much.
I predict that I will have very little knowledge as to what goes on, as I am travelling during nationals. Got a destination wedding to shoot and then spending a week in disneyland. should be fun... but I'm going to miss watching the battles.