10-04-2013, 03:51 PM
Sometimes bad skating happens to good people...
I know I should just look this up, but didn't Alissa win the GPF championships heading into Nationals? I'm getting old and senile, but I somehow seem to remember that. Alissa with just decent skates would have placed over Emily Huge. It most definitely was 2006, and I told myself I'm never going to a pre-Oly Nats. Alissa had it on a PLATTER. Meissner wasn't even going for her "3axel". She was all set up, yet for a perfectionist that she claimed to be, there was very little perfection in her skating and skating spirit. She Alissa'd and fell about five times. It's like, how can you win a Grand Prix Final and then fall all over the place for Olympic Trials? She lost me as a fan, and her skating got so tight and tentative, like Bambi on Ice. She did indeed get a National title but I thought by then I thought women's skating was more than just scared cross overs and scared entrances going into jumps. But USFS disagreed. Who would Alissa have replaced in 2010? I guess Nagasu, even though she should have won that title. Makes you wonder what shenanigans are going on leading up to Sochi. I just hope Alissa can show she can make Nationals (which is a pretty darn good achievement, to be the best 20 skaters in the country).
Originally Posted by R.D.
10-04-2013, 04:00 PM
She won GPF in 2010-2011. She did make the GPF in the 2005-2006 season, finishing 1st at Skate Canada and second at Skate America. It did look like she was on the path to that Olympic team.
Originally Posted by LiamForeman
I do agree with RD she had a good shot in 2010. She was the reigning national champion, after all.
10-04-2013, 04:18 PM