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    Usually around the middle of June.

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    I imagine the skater's know long before the official assignments are posted where they are going?

    Does anyone know how K/G-S sit for assignments? Could they possibly be given Skate America? I don't believe they will qualify in SB or WR for two assignments, so maybe USFS will consider them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishonastar View Post
    I imagine the skater's know long before the official assignments are posted where they are going?

    Does anyone know how K/G-S sit for assignments? Could they possibly be given Skate America? I don't believe they will qualify in SB or WR for two assignments, so maybe USFS will consider them?
    They are No. 24 in SB, so they will get at least one if not two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wishonastar View Post
    I imagine the skater's know long before the official assignments are posted where they are going?
    I don't think so... I think they can let the federation know their preferences (but those are often ignored). Everything gets decided on the ISU congress, iirc, and is announced not that long after.


    Since Ashley & Gracie both finished top 6, the cannot get the same GPs; I wonder which on the USFSA is going to pick for Skate America.
    And will Nagasu get two assignments?

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    Ashley will probably get Skate America but i hope Gracie gets it instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    Ashley will probably get Skate America but i hope Gracie gets it instead.
    Grace will definitely get Skate America, she is heavily promoted by the US media and has betetr chance of medaling in Sochi
    Wagner oth passed her peak in 2012 and a medal for Wagner in Sochi is unlikely

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    USFS could name both Gracie and Ashley as host picks; Japan has done that before when they had two seeded skaters. However, I doubt USFS will do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    USFS could name both Gracie and Ashley as host picks; Japan has done that before when they had two seeded skaters. However, I doubt USFS will do that.
    not a good strategy also as the other one will be overshadowed, in the case of Wagner who will be of disadvantage to Gracie who is superior to her in TES and Artistry

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    Gracie is technically superior to Wagner, but not artistically. At Worlds, Ashley scored 63.02 in PCS to Gracie's 60.18. That's a pretty big gap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Gracie is technically superior to Wagner, but not artistically. At Worlds, Ashley scored 63.02 in PCS to Gracie's 60.18. That's a pretty big gap.
    that gap will narrow or even surpass by this coming Season
    Wagner will Not be the leading US skater in route for Sochi, it will be Gracie Gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    that gap will narrow or even surpass by this coming Season
    Wagner will Not be the leading US skater in route for Sochi, it will be Gracie Gold
    I agree with this, Gracie already has a bigger scoring potential then Ashley, and this may be subjective but artistically I would prefer Gracie any day over Ashley.

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    That won't happen until Gracie gets a topnotch choreographer and she learns the art of 'selling' a progam. Ashley has really learned how to sell her programs to judges and audience and it has paid off for her.

    Gracie goes through the motions, but she there were many moments in her program which needed emphasis. For example, the march portion has no impact because there was no definite transition into it, and she didn't 'work' it. She needs a choreographer who can help her find the highlights in a program and make them exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    That won't happen until Gracie gets a topnotch choreographer and she learns the art of 'selling' a progam. Ashley has really learned how to sell her programs to judges and audience and it has paid off for her.

    Gracie goes through the motions, but she there were many moments in her program which needed emphasis. For example, the march portion has no impact because there was no definite transition into it, and she didn't 'work' it. She needs a choreographer who can help her find the highlights in a program and make them exciting.
    yes but the artistic side is always easier to work on then issues on the technical side, and I'm sure that Gracie will develop as skater with time and experience.

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    Ashley has got over 5 years on Gracie in terms of age and experience. Now that Gracie seems to be getting a handle on how to compete next she needs to stop rushing all the time. I think that's a big part of the problem. She reminds me of Kostner about 7 year ago with her speed and being a bit out of control.

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    Rushing is a matter of nerves typically. She's rushed less and less through her competitive skates as the season has progressed.

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