05-31-2013, 01:51 PM
Skating is art, if you let it be.
Well, first of all, using one competition as the sole benchmark for who gets to go to Worlds is not a good idea. If someone gets sick the day before Nationals, when they are the highest ranked skater in the country internationally, do they deserve to have their career completely thwarted because of it? Not to mention that a lot of skaters can do well on home turf, Nationals is like classmates competing against each other in front of familiar crowds, but then get overwhelmed when skating abroad.
Originally Posted by Mathman
That aside, things get tricky with the Junior eligibles. Dornbush didn't need to go to 2011 Worlds. He should have been sent to Junior Worlds, which he could have won. And with regards to 2013 Nationals, they didn't support Abbott in that they didn't score the competition correctly. Miner landed a Quad and skated relatively clean they gave him undeserved PCS just for a steady technical effort.
05-31-2013, 02:35 PM