03-28-2013, 11:52 AM
If Agnes and Alissa both skated cleanly at Nationals or with comparable mistakes I think the judges would go with Agnes for sure at this point, and Alissa is just as inconsistent and likely to bomb relatively speaking as Agnes considering her age, injuries, history. There are also reports Alissa might not be able to get her spins back to the same level as before due to her back problems. If that is the case she is toast, as she just becomes a slow and cautious skater, with smallish and weak jumps (even landed), nice spirals, mediocre jump content, inconsistency, and no recent success to give her brownie points by.
03-28-2013, 08:23 PM
It'll be a fight to the death between Agnes and Christina for that third spot. Unfortunately, it seems that the USFSA and its judges are done with Mirai, who seems to have peaked at the 2010 Olympics. But she could prove me wrong with good skates at this next GP season...
03-28-2013, 08:37 PM
Ashley and Gracie earned their spots on next year's Olympic team.
For the third spot, I would be happy with Mirai or Alissa - whichever one of them skates better next season.
03-28-2013, 09:23 PM
On the Ice
Wishing everyone to skate the best (but ice is slippery as we all know), but my preferred podium would have to be some combination of Ashley, Gracie, and Mirai. Granted, Mirai is definitely a volatile wild card, but if not, then I would definitely like to see Christina Gao earn the third spot. Other contenders I see include Agnes Z., Alissa Czisny, and perhaps a newcomer in Angela Wang (if she brings it in both programs).
03-29-2013, 12:33 AM
Bona Fide Member
Gao needs to quit school for a year and devote herself i hope. She could be in top 12. Gracie is going to be great. I see another Sarah Hughes when she feels confident. I wish she were with Lori Nichol next year. I just think he can do much more to showcase her talents.
03-29-2013, 01:19 AM
Christina has already said she is taking a year off from Harvard for the Olympic season.
I'd like Christina most for the third; I'd rather Zawadzki than Mirai or Alissa.
03-29-2013, 04:26 PM