01-30-2011, 09:11 PM
Originally Posted by wallylutz
No, it was Evan and Adam who secured the 3 spots.
As much as I love Jeremy, he is inconsistant. Sending him to the worlds doesn't guarranty anything, sadly....
ETA: Wait, maybe I'm confused. I'll go check about it again.
ETA2: Okay, I was wrong. It was 2009 when Evan and Brandon secured 3 spots. Jeremy was 11th. Sorry about that.
In 2010, Jeremy was 5th and Adam was 6th. And Ryan was 18th... Oh well.
Last edited by gourry; 01-30-2011 at 09:18 PM.
01-30-2011, 09:12 PM
leave no stone unturned
For USa benefit it was not sure Abott would do well or Mirai or whoever, maybe they would feel more anxious if the spots were given to them regardless of their results. Statistically world newbies that have nothing to lose and time is not running out do much better than the more experienced headcases.
I just wanted to see Mirai and Jeremy there cause they have my fav programs of the season.
Mixed feelings cause it is not a common rule for all ISU members and that is the annoying part. Each federation uses its own rules which makes the whole sport a little less serious if from each country the skaters qualify at worlds differently. From a point of view skating has weird rules, when previous good results dont count much, the national champions are left out the next season, kinda of unsecure. You can win all season and dont go to worlds because of a bad national night. On the other hand I never liked that Nakano was dumbed twice in Olympics because GPF or whatever rules applied and she was not sent.
01-30-2011, 09:29 PM
There's no way to build the perfect team without a time machine.
01-30-2011, 09:33 PM
she takes the audience on her journey of emotions
I think both Jeremy and Mirai were not nearly as well trained as they were last year. Jeremy, it's probably purely because of his boot problem. He couldn't get his quad back. Who knows what else he wasn't training as well as he had in the past.
Originally Posted by emma
Mirai - the two months off with an injury but judging from Frank Carroll's, well, very frank comments to Phil Hersh, there was more to it than that and she wasn't training like he wanted her to. He said she didn't really get her act together until three weeks ago.
Maybe Jeremy tricked himself into thinking he could make the world team even without good skates. He talked a lot about how he didn't really plan to peak at nationals. Too bad. He should have planned to win.
Both Jeremy and Mirai were not stellar all season long and then they came undone at nationals. Not a good omen for how they would do at worlds. Mind you, this is coming from a fan. I just hope next year goes better for them. Four Continents too.
01-30-2011, 09:42 PM
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