Wicked Yankee Girl
Pairs Long Program 2:00 PM EST
Warm-Up Group 1
1 Huibo DONG / Yiming WU CHN 9 49.52
2 Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG CHN 10 48.04
3 Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD CAN 8 57.53
Warm-Up Group 2
4 Jessica DUBE / Sebastien WOLFE CAN 7 57.68
5 Paige LAWRENCE / Rudi SWIEGERS CAN 6 57.97
6 Amanda EVORA / Mark LADWIG USA 5 60.75
Warm-Up Group 3
7 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN CHN 1 66.75
8 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN 4 61.54
9 Caydee DENNEY / John COUGHLIN USA 2 63.35
10 Mary Beth MARLEY / Rockne BRUBAKER USA 3 62.42
Amanda and Mark should have been fourth... hope they can pull up in the long!
Also hoping Sui & Han do a fantastic job! I love their short, so cute!
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Really hoping Duhamel and Radford can dig themselves out of that hole, they're better than that.
I'm pulling for Duhamel/Radford to pull up to the podium and I also have a feeling Marley & Brubaker will be able to stay on the podium.
I'll be doing a LIVE play-by-play of the event here http://backstagebarbie.blogspot.com/...nships_12.html
This is going to be a grueling comp for those who do not train at the higher altitude. I hope this competition goes smoothly and safely for all those competing. I'm especially worried about lifts.
Sadly, I can't watch either the pairs LP or the Free Dance as its work tomorrow and these events take place late at night/in the early hours of the morning where I am. Hence, looking forward to seeing the videos tomorrow! It's going to be a really exciting finish between D&W and V&M! Will also be an interesting conclusion to the pairs competition.
Good luck to all the competitors
Yes!!! USA! USA! USA! I am also rooting for Duhamel/Radford to improve and for Sui/Han to impress us again!
Originally Posted by Nadine
I'm just hoping ALL the pairs skate clean and put on a great competition, there's nothing more boring than watching a bunch of falls, pops, et al.
1 MINUTE LEFT IN WARMUP!!!!
More or less: more is more
Huibo DONG / Yiming WU (CHN)
Music: Mulan (soundtrack)
9th after SP
3FTw - shaky landing
2T+1T - she does only 2T w step-out (I think)
3S - she has step-out, he doubles
Li - a bit clumsy
FCCoSp - off/on unison
3STh - stepout
Boring... they need a lot of refinement.
Score: 88.39, total 137.91 and into 1st
Last edited by sequinsgalore; 02-12-2012 at 03:15 PM.
I think the most dangerous discipline at this altitude is pairs; here's hoping & praying nothing bad happens here. I applaud them for just making it through the program.
I LOVE their HUGE 3twist, but she really needs to clean up her lines, work on leg extension, and comb her hair, style it. Such beautiful costumes are marred when one looks unkempt. Jmho.
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
Ho-hum beginning. To me their costumes did not go with her tomboy look.
I really hate it in lifts when the heel grab looks like an afterthought. "Hmm, maybe I should bend my leg. Wonder if I should grab the blade - might get me another .36725 pt...."
Go, MBM-Rockne and Takahashi-Tran!!!! I'm for all skaters named Takahashi.
Wicked Yankee Girl
Dong & Wu China
Twist was in here somewhere, but I missed it getting set up.
Two jump elements, 2 major problems
She landed forward on one (really UR'ed)
death spiral, guy didn't hold his pivot well.
SBS spins, out of unison several places in the first set
got together at the end.
getting their breath (need it in CO springs)
throw 3Lp nice.
throw 3S turnout on landing
Lift 3 lasso to upside down stag, rotate out. not fluid
pair spin. she's on two feet this is an attempt to do something new but it did not work for me
kind of a neat composite spiral
lift. He had to come to a stand still to get her down properly
Dong/Wu made me miss Shen/Zhao I hope to see more pairs like Shen/Zhao and Pang/Tong. They were lovely!
Wicked Yankee Girl
Zhang & Wang CHN
singing in the rain nice 3Tw
Really nice 3t2t well synch'd
Something wrong with solo jumps-one of them piffed it
more fancy stepping into pair spin
recentered, not good
side by side spins
went out of synch at the end
skate skate to gain speed into a throw 3 loop. heavy landing but good
staying in tap character throughout
throw 3S, landing not secure
Nice lift with a carry that has her up on one hand like a pole into a stag position
Another lift (star )
Really, their attempt to have a character in this dance is commendable
death spiral. Again, I don't like his pivot.