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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    I think its the first one not the latter
    Then why would they choose Vanessa as the alternate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolymerBob View Post
    Then why would they choose Vanessa as the alternate?
    because flatt and Mira have not been fully training, and Agnes and Zhang got to go to 4CC- that leaves Vanessa as a considerable choice for USFA

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolymerBob View Post
    Then why would they choose Vanessa as the alternate?
    Probably because the others have already started preparing for next season. Indications here are that Gracie was chosen before the others were offered.

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    How sweet is this? Kristi Yamaguchi and Gracie Gold have exchanged tweets about Gold's selection:

    Kristi Yamaguchi ‏ @kristiyamaguchi
    "Congrats @GraceEGold for being chosen to represent @ World Team Trophy! Good luck to u & #TeamUSA in Japan!"

    Gracie Gold ‏ @GraceEGold
    "@kristiyamaguchi Thanks! I'm so excited "
    6:48 PM - 6 Apr 12

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    Evan was team captain last in 2009, I wonder will Charlie White be team captain this time since dance where the only ones to medal at worlds this year, Patrick Chan will proably be captain for Canada, Brian for France, Kostner for Italy, Daisuke for Japan, have no idea about Russia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enlight78 View Post
    It will give Gold, 16, reigning U.S. junior champion and world junior silver medalist, her first taste of international senior competition in a relatively low-key event that marks the end of the figure skating season.

    The FFSG did the same thing with Amodio in 2009 - the WTT, I think, was his senior debut, though there were higher-ranked French skaters. He didn't skate particularly well, but it allowed him to make this debut as part of a team and with little pressure. Much better than sending a young skater to Worlds as their first event, which some people were suggesting for Gold.

    ETA: I guess we already have one entry for next year's music thread: Although she will be using the 2011-12 programs at the World Team Trophy, Gold has picked music for next year: a tango to "Hernando's Hideaway" for the short and excerpts from the score to the film "Life is Beautiful" for the long.

    Quote Originally Posted by enlight78 View Post
    Evan was team captain last in 2009, I wonder will Charlie White be team captain this time since dance where the only ones to medal at worlds this year, Patrick Chan will proably be captain for Canada, Brian for France, Kostner for Italy, Daisuke for Japan, have no idea about Russia.
    Not that it's very important who'll be captain (I'm not sure they have to do much), but why Charlie and not Meryl? I don't think he won that medal on his own. And for Team Canada, they could have Tessa or Scott do it; they're more accomplished than Patrick, if you think about it. For Russia, maybe Leonova? She's one of only two returning Russian skaters from the 2009 WTT, and of course has had a great season.
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    i'm really excited to see her compete here. i wonder if after junior worlds she stopped training because she thought she was done for the season or if the USFSA told her she might be chosen. it will be interesting to see how she holds up with senior length programs. i hope she does well. will this be broadcasted anywhere on the internet? and is there a schedule available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Gold has picked music for next year: a tango to "Hernando's Hideaway" for the short...
    Inviting comparisons with Sasha's best program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Inviting comparisons with Sasha's best program?
    That's not what I had in mind.

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    ^ NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT! The grown-ups should just get off the ice and turn it over to the kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Not that it's very important who'll be captain (I'm not sure they have to do much), but why Charlie and not Meryl? I don't think he won that medal on his own. And for Team Canada, they could have Tessa or Scott do it; they're more accomplished than Patrick, if you think about it. For Russia, maybe Leonova? She's one of only two returning Russian skaters from the 2009 WTT, and of course has had a great season.
    Your right, I would have to say the team captains are more like head cheerleaders, leaders of team moral. It could easly be Meryl, didn't mean to come off sexist. And I can definitely see Lenova. I forgot she participated last time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enlight78 View Post
    Your right, I would have to say the team captains are more like head cheerleaders, leaders of team moral. It could easly be Meryl, didn't mean to come off sexist. And I can definitely see Lenova. I forgot she participated last time.
    or Caydee- she was there in 2009, as was Jeremy

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolymerBob View Post
    Then why would they choose Vanessa as the alternate?
    I agree with this. I don't think they'd pass over Caroline and not at least make her an alternate. The most logical explanation is that she turned it down. Whatever on Zawadski, both Zhang and Gold should be ahead of her in the pecking order at this point.

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