03-17-2013, 07:24 PM
I'm talking mainly from a theoretical standpoint. And as I mentioned, it is extremely unlikely, but she has come back from dark times before. Still, this would be her biggest obstacle yet.
If Wagner doesn't step it up and FINALLY add that 3-3 and 2A/3T she WILL be looking in her rear-view mirror quite a bit. Gold has beaten her twice in the LP now and is learning to compete...Gao is not quite at her level yet but she is improving by the day...and even her BFF Zawadzki could be a threat if she finds her mojo. I'm sure many of the other US women will be extra motivated by the 3rd spot and step up their game.
03-17-2013, 08:43 PM
I think she might get two GPs as a former Worlds top 6 returning from injury. That's the only way she could get on the GP except as a host pick. When the old World ranking data is scrubbed next month, she will be in the mid-40s on that list and she isn't on the SB list because she didn't compete this season.
Originally Posted by silverlake22
03-17-2013, 08:56 PM
Meh I think you overrate Czisnys potential at this point. After the embarassment of the 2012 World she will not be a USFSA favorite anymore, even if she comes back skating well, especialy after being out of competition awhile. Wagner who now garners alot of USFSA favor will have to skate most of the program on her dress to lose to her. Add to all that even at her best she is weaker technically than pretty much all the top 10 Americans now, atleast as far as jumps (Wagner with her so called limited content has a harder jump layout and stronger jumps than Czisny), is very inconsistent, is too slow and cautious to force the judges hand to give her the biggest PCS if they dont want. Could she get the 3rd spot. I guess, but she would need the skate of her life at this point. If the others in contention for it skate well themselves they wont have to worry much about Czisny.
Originally Posted by R.D.
03-17-2013, 09:24 PM
That's pretty much it in a nutshell
Originally Posted by pangtongfan
I will not count out Czisny completely simply because she has defied expectations 2x already when just about everyone thought she was done for.
03-17-2013, 09:30 PM
I"m sorry If I sound like I'm being harsh but alot of people complained about Czisny's nerves when I think the real problem was that her technique was actrocious, and I think thats what lead to her hip giving out on her.
03-17-2013, 09:54 PM