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    2014 Midwestern Sectionals

    Hi everyone, I will be an ice monitor this week at mids everyday since it is at my home rink so I will post updates as often as I can to whoever follows this thread...yesterday there were only 2 skaters I had on my practice sessions, an intermediate lady pooja kalyan and hannah miller. Both had good practices, Pooja was practicing double axles. Not sure if she plans on including one in her program as they are cheated and she didn't land one. Hannah popped a couple jumps and only fell once or twice. Triples look clean and confident. I will be there tonight for a couple hours so I'll see who's there.

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    Is Caroline competing here, too? And thank you for any updates about Hannah, after her poor JGP showing I am really curious about how she's skating...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSGMT View Post
    Is Caroline competing here, too? And thank you for any updates about Hannah, after her poor JGP showing I am really curious about how she's skating...
    Caroline is competing in the Pacific Coast Sectionals, along with Rachael Flatt and Leah Keiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post
    Caroline is competing in the Pacific Coast Sectionals, along with Rachael Flatt and Leah Keiser.
    So her chances to make it to Nationals are practically 0 right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSGMT View Post
    So her chances to make it to Nationals are practically 0 right now?
    Acutally, they are much easier. Angela Wang was going to compete at sectionals, but then she got the invite to JGPF due to Karen Chen's withdrawl. The JGPF gives Angela a bye to Nationals, which opens up a spot she would have likely received at sectionals.

    That said Caroline will likely face some competition still: Along with Rachael and Leah, there is also Vanessa Lam and several others who scored better at regionals than Caroline did at Skate America.

    Midwestern sectionals, with five top candidates -- Alissa Czisny, Hannah Miller, Barbie Long, Ashley Cain and Mariah Bell -- for just four spots is much more brutal.

    ETA: Alissa is out: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=49713&type=media

    This should give a bit of breathing room for the other four.

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    Holy crap Mids is in the same place I am right now. Too bad I don't have time to go watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. P View Post

    ETA: Alissa is out: http://www.usfsa.org/Story.asp?id=49713&type=media

    This should give a bit of breathing room for the other four.
    Ah yes I caught wind of this yesterday but didn't know if it was true. Bummed since ill be monitor for senior ladies free. Thanks for the info. Hopefully if those 4 skate clean they're a lock. Go hannah!

    But basically that sounded like Alissas retirement announcement. Heartbroken is right...but I understand. I would much rather her not get injured than risk that again even though we won't see her give the olympic team a shot like she wanted so much

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    Madeline aaron and Max settlage got done practicing a little while ago and they did great. Landed lots of nice solid throw 3S and 3Lo. I got to talk to them before the event too

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    Thank you for all of the updates, Macy. They are very much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Thank you for all of the updates, Macy. They are very much appreciated.
    You're welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by macy View Post
    Madeline aaron and Max settlage got done practicing a little while ago and they did great. Landed lots of nice solid throw 3S and 3Lo. I got to talk to them before the event too
    Thx for all of your reporting, macy ... and esp. re Aaron/Settlage. I had been hoping to hear something about them, and you read my mind.

    A few links for reference:

    2014 Midwestern Sectional Championships, Suburban Ice East Lansing, East Lansing, Michigan
    Starting orders/Results

    Competition website:

    Competition schedule:

    IceNetwork's blurb re its live coverage -- for subscribers -- on Saturday of all Sectionals:

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    Thanks Macy for your reports on Mids! It is always great to hear a skater report because they recognize the jumps, etc. Have fun too! I am also sad for Alissa and hope she will heal, do some shows (so we can see her) and then reassess what the future holds for her. She is a very sweet person.

    This is going to be a heck of a weekend. Last year IN drove me totally crazy switching back and forth between the different Sectionals. Then add in the live streaming from Cup of Russia plus the IceChallenge from Graz, and oh my!! , how do I get any of my stuff at home done!!

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    Well by the time I got home last night it was late and I didn't hear my alarm this morning so I was late to the rink this morning...oops. missed a couple of the top intermediate ladies so the first one I saw was pooja, she did very well. Wonderful spins, her beillman is amazing. The long is going to be a bloodbath.

    I'm watching intermediate men right now, no clean programs yet. I don't think ill be able to watch the whole thing since I have to go monitor practice ice soon but vanya mokhov is out front right now, he landed 2A, scratchy foot down 3T+2T and 2Lz I believe.

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    Pooja is from Ozark FSC (NE Arkansas) and works at least 1X month with FrankC. Go Pooja! (A friend of mine is the former president of this club and I saw this kid on a session there last year - she was seriously busting her @ss in practice)

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    Juvenile girls was a great event...I think there were only one maybe two falls throughout the whole thing. My favorites were Kaitlyn Nguyen, Gabrielle noulette, and one other girl who skated to parts of sing, sing, sing with lots of attitude and charm and placed about halfway through the pack. Kaitlyn was first and had really good jumps and 2 double axels and had super good interpretation for a juv girl. Gabrielle was 3rd and had BEAUTIFUL spins way above her level. She looked like she was about 11 and skated like she was 14 or 15. She was way mature for her age. Hannah's younger sister braedyn is also a juv girl and placed 9th and I believe scored a personal best. She skated clean but had some scratchy jumps. She skates just like hannah though, she's a mini version! Good luck to the top 4 at nationals.

    Junior pairs is tonight and I talked to hannah today and I believe she is practicing tonight but I won't be there for either-I was there for 8 hours today and need to get to bed at a decent hour to do it again tomorrow. I hope Madeline and matt do well.

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