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    The Junior Event (as seen on computer)

    Well, it's only the SP and only the Men so far

    Big disappointment for Max Aaron who was considered top contender. But like all skaters, he had a downside comp. He could be ill because he didn't look to me like he was interested in skating before he skated. All top 4 results look like they could fit in Seniors imo.

    I keep forgetting Weir's coach's name, but she has another star on the horizon. its Alexanderr Zachradjak (sp) Very impressive and very tall.

    In fact there were a number of tall skaters in that event. They could think about Pairs if this doesn't go well for them.

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    Priscilla Hill is her name. Alexander Zahradnicek is his name. And I enjoyed his program, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrScroogeMcDuck View Post
    Priscilla Hill is her name. Alexander Zahradnicek is his name. And I enjoyed his program, too.
    Pricilla Hill, of course, wasn't she the silver medalist to Dorothy Hamil at one time or was it Peggy Fleming? Anyway, I think Zahradnicek is a big find in figure skating but it needs confirmation in the LP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    Pricilla Hill, of course, wasn't she the silver medalist to Dorothy Hamil at one time or was it Peggy Fleming? Anyway, I think Zahradnicek is a big find in figure skating but it needs confirmation in the LP.
    BIG FIND? Alex has been around for some time....getting better every year !

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    It was great fun watching the Junior Ladies SPs. What a great bunch of gals the USFS has. I have no reason to dispute the podium winners. In fact I could even mix them up. One of the gals I liked was I think her name is Timmley? She finished near the bottom, but she skater with such beautiful natural arms and had great body motions.

    Problem with young ladies, is they get tired of skating and run after other activities. I'd like to see some of these to stick around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    It was great fun watching the Junior Ladies SPs. What a great bunch of gals the USFS has. I have no reason to dispute the podium winners. In fact I could even mix them up. One of the gals I liked was I think her name is Timmley? She finished near the bottom, but she skater with such beautiful natural arms and had great body motions.

    Problem with young ladies, is they get tired of skating and run after other activities. I'd like to see some of these to stick around.
    Are you thinking of Allison Timlen?
    One thing I noticed is even though the girls from the East Coast (Timlen, Dunne, Eng) didn't have the highest technical element scores, their program construction and overall skating was strong, and they all earned some of the higher PCS of the group despite finishing towards the bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    Pricilla Hill, of course, wasn't she the silver medalist to Dorothy Hamil at one time or was it Peggy Fleming? Anyway, I think Zahradnicek is a big find in figure skating but it needs confirmation in the LP.
    Priscilla Hill won the silver medal behind Elaine Zayak in 1981. FYI she also coaches Ashley Wagner and Armin Mahbanoozadeh.

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    Wow! The Junior Men's FS was great, with awesome performances from all in the final group. It will be tough to decide who will be going to Jr. Worlds, but that won't be decided until after the Senior Mens event. I wish we could have more entries as some of these guys are aging out after this year, and this will be their final chance to go to Jr. Worlds.

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    Never mind!
    Last edited by yunasashafan; 01-26-2011 at 12:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateSkates View Post
    Wow! The Junior Men's FS was great, with awesome performances from all in the final group. It will be tough to decide who will be going to Jr. Worlds, but that won't be decided until after the Senior Mens event. I wish we could have more entries as some of these guys are aging out after this year, and this will be their final chance to go to Jr. Worlds.
    The last group of skaters was indeed a great display of talented US men coming on board as top contenders in the future. However, for me, the great was by Philip Warren (6th place, I think). From a performance point of view, I would say he has the best carriage, the best flow over the ice, the best transitions, and he does not execute the tricks as highlights, but as part of the entire interpretation of the music. He jumps without preparation. Now who else does that and doesn't mess up?

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    The Ladies tonight! - Is there a front runner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    The Ladies tonight! - Is there a front runner?
    Hicks for sure. But she and Dinh both skate early in the final flight, while Kulgeyko skates last so we could be in for some upsets.

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