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    Youth Olympics - ladies event

    who will be participating? is it 1 per nation?

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    No. Some nations get two. I know Russia has two and they are sending Adelina and Elizavetta.

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    is the USA sending anyone?

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    The website:
    http://www.innsbruck2012.com/en

    figure skating page on the website
    http://www.innsbruck2012.com/en/spor...s/eiskunstlauf

    It's a big event, and the US is sending a team overall
    http://www.teamusa.org/news/2011/12/...nnsbruck/45953

    Here's the US Roster overall
    http://pressbox.teamusa.org/Article%...bfe1279155.pdf

    And the figure skaters.

    Michael Parsons M Figure Skating Ice Dancing 5-6 136 10/3/95 Rockville, Md.
    Rachel Parsons F Figure Skating Ice Dancing 5-2 100 11/19/97 Rockville, Md.


    Jordan Bauth F Figure Skating Ladies 4-10 86 7/23/97 Lancaster, N.Y.

    Caitlin Belt F Figure Skating Pairs 5-0 95 5/23/96 Kennett Square, Pa.
    Michael Johnson M Figure Skating Pairs 5-10 174 3/15/94 Yorktown, Va.

    According to USFS press release, no man qualified. What about Jason Brown???? And what about Max Aaron (I think he is 17?)

    Instead we are sending kids that aren't even in juniors, and the Russians are sending Tuktamysheva.

    The age limitation of the athletes is between 14 to 18
    http://www.usfigureskating.org/Story...573&type=media
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    The problem for the top US skaters is that the Youth Olympics start 10 days before the start of the US Championships and end on Saturday, January 21st, the day before the start of the US Novice events. There are also age restrictions:

    To be eligible for the 2012 Youth Olympic Games, athletes must have been born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 1997. Exception: Male skaters in Pairs and Ice Dance may have been born between 1 January 1994 and 31 December 1997.

    Here are the US entries:

    LADIES: Jordan Bauth. She won gold as a Junior at North Atlantic Regionals in October, but placed 5th at Eastern Sectionals and didn't make it to Nationals.

    MEN: No US man was selected, probably because of the age restrictions. Jason Brown was born 12/15/94, Joshua Farris 01/06/95. Max Aaron is 19. Emmanuel Savary (01/06/98) and Nathan Chen (05/05/99) are too young.

    PAIRS: Caitlin Belt / Michael Johnson. They won silver as Intermediates in 2011 and moved up to Junior this season. They were 5th at Eastern Sectionals and didn't make it to Nationals.

    ICE DANCE: Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons. They were the 2011 US Novice Champions and won silver at Eastern Sectionals. They will compete in Innsbruck and fly immediately back to San Jose CA to compete at Nationals as Juniors. The Junior SD competition begins on Tuesday, January 24th.
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    Just saying, Jason Brown is eligible, since 12/15/94 is after 1/1/1994 (the date give as the earliest allowable birth date.)
    Joshua Farris is OK, too: 1/6/1995
    Max Aaron is too old.

    I'm assuming that Jason & Joshua are preferring to do US Nationals as seniors, and chose not to go...they certainly are qualified, though, since both are past US Junior medallists and current JGPF medallists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Just saying, Jason Brown is eligible, since 12/15/94 is after 1/1/1994 (the date give as the earliest allowable birth date.)
    Joshua Farris is OK, too: 1/6/1995
    Max Aaron is too old.

    I'm assuming that Jason & Joshua are preferring to do US Nationals as seniors, and chose not to go...they certainly are qualified, though, since both are past US Junior medallists and current JGPF medallists.
    Actually, Brown and Farris are not eligible. Singles skaters must be born between 1/1/96 and 12/31/97. The 1994 age limit is JUST for pairs/dance males.

    There's only two US males that are age eligible according to other sites, and both remained Novice this season.

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