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    News 2012-13 US Team envelopes announced

    U.S. Figure Skating announced today the individuals and teams that will compose the A, B and C team envelopes for the 2012-13 season. Athletes assigned to the Reserve team envelope will be announced at a later date.

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    Go Haven and Brandon! Go Lynn and Logan!

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    Rachael Flatt is now in envelop C. Czisny is in B.

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    yay Keegan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    Rachael Flatt is now in envelop C.
    Who?

    Czisny is in B.
    Who?

    But seriously, it's hard to get level A. You must be top ten at worlds, medal at GP final, win Four Continents, or win U.S. Nationals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Who?
    2010 National Champion, 2011 Silver Medalist. 2012 Envelop C.

    Who?
    Two times U.S. Champion (2009 and 2011), and current Silver medalist. 2012 Envelop B.

    But seriously, it's hard to get level A. You must be top ten at worlds, medal at GP final, win Four Continents, or win U.S. Nationals.
    Outside of the US, few know about Marley/Brubaker, or Hubbell/Donohue. Nor are they US champions. Both teams in envelop A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post


    Outside of the US, few know about Marley/Brubaker, or Hubbell/Donohue. Nor are they US champions. Both teams in envelop A.
    Well, this may be true, but they both finished top 10 at Worlds and hence qualify for Team A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    2010 National Champion, 2011 Silver Medalist. 2012 Envelop C.

    Two times U.S. Champion (2009 and 2011), and current Silver medalist. 2012 Envelop B.
    Out they go, with yesterday's dishwater.

    Outside of the US, few know about Marley/Brubaker, or Hubbell/Donohue.
    Yet!

    I guess the USFSA is more interested in where you're going than in where you've been.

    The pairs situation is kind of unique, though. Only a few countries have a pairs team to send to Worlds at all, so "top ten," while an achievement to be proud of, is actually quite a ways down the list.

    As for Hubbell and Donahue, I think they have a chance of overtaking Shibutani and Shibutabi for #2 in the U.S.

    Anyway, what can you do? You set the bar, then see who can jump over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkateFiguring View Post
    Rachael Flatt is now in envelop C. Czisny is in B.
    i know, awful.

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    Cesario is actually eligible for one more season of JGP since her birthday is in August. She will turn 19 after the July 1st cutoff this summer, so she can do JGP if she wants to. That being said, she deferred admission to Fashion Institute of Technology this year, so if she wants to attend, she would be starting this fall, otherwise she would have to reapply to colleges at a later date. So idk what her competitive plans are but that may make a difference.

    Also, Christina is starting Harvard this fall. Where she has funding, I assume she will continue competing, though of course she might retire if she wants to focus on school, but even if she does compete, she might not want to travel internationally to do so. She has a bye to the 2012 Nationals, so perhaps she would take the fall to become adjusted to Harvard and her new training situation and then make Nationals her first event of the season.

    Anyways, with the new reduced spots, I'm not sure any of the 1 event guaranteed skaters are really a "shoe-in" for 2, particularly Agnes and Mirai who did not have great international seasons. Alissa after all her meltdowns might not get 2 either, but odds are probably better because she does have a high WS and SB, and Gracie can probably get 2, but nothing is certain. Ashley is the only US lady that is certain of getting 2 GPs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    Also, Christina is starting Harvard this fall. Where she has funding, I assume she will continue competing, though of course she might retire if she wants to focus on school, but even if she does compete, she might not want to travel internationally to do so. She has a bye to the 2012 Nationals, so perhaps she would take the fall to become adjusted to Harvard and her new training situation and then make Nationals her first event of the season.
    That would actually work out well for her as Harvard's spring term starts at the tail end of January. The Ivies in the frigid North tend to have near month long winter breaks.

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