03-21-2013, 07:16 PM
Yup. Jason is looking more promising than Rippon and Miner right now. Johnson deserves a GP too, but like I mentioned, he's only eligible to SA due to no ISU SB, so there is no hope for him to get 2 GPs anyways. The only guys that deserve 2 spots before Joshua and Jason are Aaron (who has 2 locked after Worlds) and Dornbush. I think it's fine if Abbott or Miner get 2 GPs, I'm sure at least Abbott probably will, but Joshua especially and also Jason deserve 2 spots more IMO, Jason is on the upswing and Joshua was pretty good all season.
Originally Posted by Jammers
And Jason doesn't have the quad yet but it doesn't matter, he scored 154 for a FS with no quad at a junior event, while other senior guys are scoring in 120s, 130s, and low 140s a lot of the time WITH attempting quads and skating senior programs. No quad might mean he's not really in the mix for one of the 2 Olympic spots, but it certainly doesn't mean he can't hold his own on the senior GP. In the end, it comes down to racking up the most points. And Jason's PCS will help - Farris and Brown are already on about the same PCS level as Dornbush, Miner, Rippon internationally and that's likely to go up once they compete in seniors provided they skate well.
03-21-2013, 07:27 PM
Gosviani will likely get 1 GP, either host-pick or on her own, even though she is still young enough for JGP, that would be my guess. Pogo could do JGP again but I think she is ready for GP honestly, she seems to have a good head for competition, can do all the triples and hard combos, and is old enough for all senior events next season. Besides, girls going to the Olympics might not be assigned to Euros right before due to fear of burnout/exhaustion so someone like Pogorilaya could be sent to Euros next season or something. If I had to guess GP assignments for Russian ladies next season will look like:
Originally Posted by AlexRus
2 events -
Pogorilaya* (maybe just 1 event though, depends on Leonova and who moves up)
1 event -
Leonova (might get 2 even though after this season she doesn't really deserve it)
Could possibly get 1 event (most likely host pick if Gosviani doesn't use that) -
* for girls who may compete on JGP again, as they are young enough by age for JGP next season and have not yet competed as seniors internationally
03-21-2013, 09:02 PM
Yeah I'm disappointed that C/S got WTT over S/K. But I sort of understand since they won Nationals.
I will say (and probably most of you won't agree, I kow) I don't understand this new event getting added to the Olympics. I know the skaters just want a chance for more medals like gymnastics. I really think Synchro should be given a chance. I do think they should fix some rules so all their programs aren't similar though. I miss the 90s when every team was trying to put out the most creative moves instead of all doing the same thing like they do now. However, I love that Russia1 do axels in their block all at the same time. Some pairs can't manage timing like that, let alone 16 doing it at same time (yes I realize it's only a single and different).
03-22-2013, 06:44 AM