Let us pray.
According to this tweet by Kaitlin Hawayek, the dance spot went to Hubbell/Donohue.
And it's on the International Assignments page now on the USFSA site."Huge congrats to our training mates @madihubbell and @zachtdonohue on getting assigned to #SkateAmerica! Go USA! #detroitrepresent"
@USFigureSkating had sent its own tweet too:
.@MadiHubbell & @ZachTDonohue have been added to the U.S. roster to compete at @HiltonHHonors Skate America. ....
7:01 AM - 30 Aug 13
Maybe they're spreading things out so that none of these top skaters risks getting injured. I would rather have seen someone other than Zhang go....but, that's personal preference and has nothing to do with the scheme of things. I don't find her skating very inspiring, altho she's beautiful on the ice. Just doesn't have that "it" factor. As far as Adam Rippon - he's always been a personal favorite and I think he either does something this year or fades into history. Obviously the USFSA sees something in him worth giving him another chance.
Just read this news - good for Samantha, Adam, Felicia & Nate!