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    Shawn Sawyer - Out or In?

    Heard rumours of Shawn Sawyer withdrawing from Worlds to do full SOI tour...assuming this means Kevin Reynolds gets this spot, but I can confirm neither. The other Canadian alternate listed in Liam Firus.

    Can anyone confirm? ISU still has Shawn listed.

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    The rumour started because of David Baden's tweet:

    Good news skating fan! Shawn Sawyer will do all 12 Starsonice shows! @FSUniverse @fsonline @skatebuzz
    However, there has been no other confirmation. His name remains on Team Canada's list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    The rumour started because of David Baden's tweet:



    However, there has been no other confirmation. His name remains on Team Canada's list.

    I saw that tweet. Thanks for confirming there is no confirmation :D

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    Skate Canada announced today that Sawyer has decided to skip Worlds and Reynolds will go in his stead. Additionally, Samson has withdrawn due to a knee injury and Amelie Lacoste has been named to the team.

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    Thanks!!! Just noticed both those on their "Meet the World Team" on Skate Buzz.

    Sad for Sawyer - but he went out with a bang at Canadians, that's for sure. Here's hoping Kevin is back on his A-game!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EWalker View Post
    Skate Canada announced today that Sawyer has decided to skip Worlds and Reynolds will go in his stead. Additionally, Samson has withdrawn due to a knee injury and Amelie Lacoste has been named to the team.
    LOL, it's funny how Canada deals with questions of who should be sent to the World. Last year, Vaughn Chipeur too had a last minute injury and needed to be replaced by Kevin Reynolds, who many thought should have been sent to the Olympics. So some people thought Skate Canada wacked Chipeur's knees. Fast forward a year later, Kevin still luckily gets the same bye again from a last minute withdraw. You have to wonder if Skate Canada encourage Sawyer to withdraw given his claim that they never supported his come back and in fact discouraged him to continue skating this past summer. Samson is a headcase at international competitions, her only good skate every year seems to be at Canadian Nationals while she pretty much bombed everywhere else, including failing to qualify for FS at the 2010 Worlds. Lacoste seems to the female version of Kevin Reynolds, but tends to skate poorly at Nationals. Maybe the USFS can suddenly find an excuse to whack someone's knees so Abbott could be sent to the Worlds instead.

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    Why? Abbott has the same problem as Samson. Usually skates well at US Nationals, and usually skates not as well at other events. Except this year, when he did not do well at US Nationals either.

    Sadly, Evan & Johnny are not skating this year, so it's a transitional year for the US men. Armin, Jeremy and Adam got to skate at 4CC's. Ryan, Ross & Richard are skating at Worlds.--spreading the competitions among 6 skaters is not a bad idea in a transitional year IMO.

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