Give the kid a break!! I don't think Abbott or Dornbush or whoever will make difference. US won't get 3 spots anyway. Thanks to Max that help US keeping 2 spots. Thanks to USFS for sending Max (who was not in their radar), thanks for not sending the "well -known" elites to Worlds. Ross has potential and I won't give up on him yet.
If you're talking about potential, here are the most to least potential
1. Jason Brown
2. Max Aaron
3. Joshua Farris
4. Richard Dornbush
6. That curly hair guy
With little potential and no upshot, no consistency, I hope they stop giving him inflated PCS compare to the others.
Good heavens! Such an explosion of passions over generic nice guy Ross Minor.
I don't dare start a thread about Richard Dornbush.
Ross's 14th place at Worlds wouldn't get Australia 2 spots to the Olympics anyways but nice try guys
Anyways, USFS loves Abbott and Dornbush and especially Brown so if the first two can be consistent next season and Brown can keep delivering on the 3a and start trying a quad so really, I think Ross being sent this year was more a function of all 3 of Abbott, Dornbush, and Brown not skating well at Nationals, not the USFS loving him so much. Plus I think now they are going to favor Max Aaron above everyone else, he keeps doing well this season and he and Gracie Gold were all the announcers could talk about at Nationals. Ross might not even get 2 GPs next season because Johnson most surely will get SA (or deserves to after being so wonderful at Challenge Cup, and the Nationals FS) and I'm sure USFS will push for Brown to get 2 spots, which he deserves IMO anyways. Ross will be an afterthought and if he wants to be in the mix again he surely can be if he steps it up and starts delivering like a Boss on the GP and Nats.
Include me as a fan of Ross, and I would hardly say he is done. I think he works his butt off, and keeps getting better. I, for one, am a BIG fan, and I expect him to skate great in Boston!