01-07-2014, 12:25 AM
Very well said. I certainly hope all the ladies rise to the occasion and really skate well. I'll be there in person and I'm hoping for a great competition.
Originally Posted by pangtongfan
01-07-2014, 02:07 AM
Gracie certainly can give Wagner and the rest a run for the National title but this question or title of this thread is INAPPROPRIATE LOL. I mean the poor girl is still a teenager and this is like only her second or third chance at a senior national title. She is no Susan Lucci - yet - and skating being skating let's hope it doesn't take over 20 years for her to win because I doubt she will make it 20 years.
01-07-2014, 05:43 AM
I hope Gold and Wagner skate well enough to be selected for the Olympics and Worlds. Internationally who wins or is the second or third is of no importance, in my opinion.
01-07-2014, 10:21 AM
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
Mao is much more overwhelming than Ashley is, so no surprise she dominated the promos. Actually, what I said was tongue-in- cheek. I meant to follow it with a wink.
01-07-2014, 10:30 AM
Gracie is poised, thoughtful, amd well-spoken in this interview. Thanks for the post.
Originally Posted by LeCygne
01-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Really? I thought it was because she was a cute young blond who would appeal to teenage viewers.
Originally Posted by Icey
01-07-2014, 03:41 PM
Simply put, I think at least part of why she is featured in all the promos is that she is an all-american looking girl, if the all-american looking girl was also drop dead gorgeous. The fact that she is also likely to make the team is of course necessary, but her being number 1 at nationals is not. It would likely have been her in the promos even if she was likely to come in 3rd, not 2nd.
Originally Posted by jenaj
Maybe this is my cynicism showing though.
01-07-2014, 04:58 PM
And for anyone thinking that huge promotions/sponsorship means an in to the Olympics only needs to remember that Rockne Brubaker and Keeana McLaughlin had a sponsorship with Coke and were all over the promos and ended up 5th.
01-07-2014, 05:32 PM
In search of a summer sport to love <3
Thanks for posting the interview, very nice. I've seen a lot being made of her looks, but Ashley is a very pretty girl as well. I think it doesn't have a lot to do with who is in which promo. I just wish them both the best of luck this week and hope they stay healthy through Sochi and Worlds!
01-07-2014, 07:14 PM
I think the promotion of Gracie has to do more with the fact that she has more "upside" at this point, being years younger than Ashley. Barring injury, I think you'll see Gracie atop a lot more podiums than Ashley over the next 4 years.
Originally Posted by desertskates
01-08-2014, 09:09 AM
Gracie is a good skater, has a longer future probably in skating andd let's face it aesthetically very gifted besides being a good skater
01-09-2014, 11:52 PM
Six Point Zero
Alright, Gracie. Skate clean in the LP and make me look like a credible fortune teller.
Originally Posted by Krislite
01-09-2014, 11:53 PM
Gracie brought it
who is the boss now
01-10-2014, 12:34 AM
Ya'll just need to ignore it.
And make someone else completely and utterly unbearable? Certainly not!
Originally Posted by Krislite
01-10-2014, 12:50 AM
Wait, what?! Did the US Nationals already happened?
Originally Posted by sky_fly20