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    Alissa Czisny plans to compete next season

    Czisny nodded affirmatively when asked if her plans include skating competitively next season.

    “I could go pro and have a career and still enjoy it,” she said. “But there’s a big part of me that says, ‘I don’t want to go out like that.’ I love competing, even as much as I struggled with it this year.”

    Asked if she could ever become national champion again, Czisny said: “I have no doubts about that. It’s, obviously, within my capabilities and that’s definitely my goal again.”

    http://www.freep.com/article/2012041...-championships

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene View Post
    Czisny nodded affirmatively when asked if her plans include skating competitively next season.

    “I could go pro and have a career and still enjoy it,” she said. “But there’s a big part of me that says, ‘I don’t want to go out like that.’ I love competing, even as much as I struggled with it this year.”

    Asked if she could ever become national champion again, Czisny said: “I have no doubts about that. It’s, obviously, within my capabilities and that’s definitely my goal again.”

    http://www.freep.com/article/2012041...-championships
    For me, this is the best news I have hear all day!!!! Wish her the very best and want her to come out blazing and kicking some serious butt...not more dear in the head lights; I guess no more triple triples UNLESS there is something going on that makes this a hope...regardless, i'm hoping for great programs and great skates and can't wait to see her! When do we learn about GP assignments????

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    This morning at a coffee shop in Bloomfield Hills, Czisny sat with her laptop answering emails and reading comments posted about her on a figure skating Web site. A former two-time U.S. ladies champion (2009 and 2011), Czisny said she’s grateful; most of the posts have been supportive.

    “We love your skating no matter what,” one fan wrote.
    Dear Alissa: WE LOVE YOUR SKATING NO MATTER WHAT.

    This part was interesting:

    She said she was invited by U.S. Figure Skating to compete in the upcoming ISU World Team Trophy in Japan, but her primary coach, Jason Dungjen, turned it down.
    I wondered about that. The USFSA is very loyal to their champions, even when they don't perform up to par.

    This makes it seem like Jason Dungjen made the call, not Alissa herself. She seems to have great confidence in her coaching team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Dear Alissa: WE LOVE YOUR SKATING NO MATTER WHAT.

    This part was interesting:



    I wondered about that. The USFSA is very loyal to their champions, even when they don't perform up to par.

    This makes it seem like Jason Dungjen made the call, not Alissa herself. She seems to have great confidence in her coaching team.
    I think the US federation picked exactly the team it wanted at the competition. If anything,she,and others were offerred the alternate position,and the coach turned it down as a face saving gesture.

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    Thanks for the article. Well now we know that Alissa was invited to the WTT and that her coach turned it down. I had suspected that Alissa was invited and not passed over, it was her team that declined the invitation.

    Glad to hear that she plans to compete next season.

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    I'm delighted on several levels: On a pure one, I enjoy watching her skate. And on an evil level, I'm going to enjoy all the outrage and bellyaching her return is sure to cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serious Business View Post
    I'm delighted on several levels: On a pure one, I enjoy watching her skate. And on an evil level, I'm going to enjoy all the outrage and bellyaching her return is sure to cause.
    I can already hear the groaning from a mile away ;-)

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    Good for her, hopefully she finds a cheesefest to skate in while Wagner and Gold are representing the U.S at Worlds.

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    I just hope the US Nationals judges will grade her performances objectively and not prop her up with huge PCS scores when she underperforms. Any other treatment would be grossly unfair to Alissa's competitors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    I just hope the US Nationals judges will grade her performances objectively and not prop her up with huge PCS scores when she underperforms. Any other treatment would be grossly unfair to Alissa's competitors.
    Unfortunately for Alissa the opposite is more likely to occur.

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    I'm glad she's coming back. I always (well, except for this past month) love watching her skate. And I'd love to see her go out with a good program, not the debacle of a long program from this year's Worlds. (Talk about April Fool's Day.) As for what will unfold at next year's Nationals, well, let tomorrow take care of itself. Life is tough enough without worrying about what might or might not happen in April of 2013.
    Last edited by Olympia; 04-10-2012 at 07:47 PM.

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    I'd like to see her redeem herself after struggling this year. She is simply stunning when she skates clean. Having said that, I hope the USFSA really thinks through who gets the two spots to 2013 Worlds. If Alissa has a strong season I think it's possible she can produce those results at Worlds. However, if she eeks out a silver medal at Nationals and struggles throughout the season I just can't see them putting her on the team.

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    Alissa "eked out" her silver medal at 2012 Nationals.

    She didn't skate that well at Nationals, singling her axel in the SP, yet the US judges gave her a higher score than Wagner's clean SP by jacking up Alissa's PCS scores.

    In the FS, Alissa had a messy opening lutz, got an "e" on her flip, and fell on a downgraded second lutz attempt.
    She landed a total of 4 triples, only two of which were clean. Yet she outscored Caroline Zhang and Rachael Flatt with 5 triples each. The edge went to Alissa by a 6-7 point edge in PCS.

    When Alissa skates clean, she is lovely (if slow) and deserves high PCS scores. But when she has a skate marred with barely-saved jumps and falls and others skate cleanly, IMO that PCS edge should be a great deal smaller.

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    I for one expected her to continue. I think she wants to be an Olympian. She has her work cut out for her. But she has as much right as anyone to try. Despite all her struggles, nationals would not be the same without her.

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    It's funny that Rachel Flatt said almost the same thing last year and people here were not nearly as supportive.

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