I am clinging tightly to the hope that this is not the case. If skating contests are rigged, then it doesn't matter who we send anywhere or by what selection process, or what they do when they get there.
Originally Posted by bekalc
But I can't completely wrap my mind around how this supposed rigging takes place. Does the President of the USFSA send around a memo to all the judges? Do the judges meet beforehand to decide who to throw the contest to? Is there just a feeling ion the air that [this skater is the one we want to send to worlds no matter what?
It seems like if there is a big conspiracy year after year involving dozens of people, sooner or later some disgruntled judge, coach, or official would spill the beans.