Jeremy did well at Worlds this year: he and Max got back 3 spots for Worlds 2015. So if he wants to stay one more year, he's entitled.
Jeremy isn't going to ever win a World medal so why continue? He's almost 30 and can't even jump like he used to. If the young guys like Jason and Josh keep improving Jeremy is going to be left behind so what good is staying around another year?
I don't understand why it seems everyone has such a problem with Jeremy. Sure he sometimes bombs in competition with the jumps, but everything else is impeccable. Artistry for days. You can't really say that about many of the other US men, esp. when they bomb in international competition with their jumps.
Not everyone watches figure skating to see a jump fest.
^^Maybe he just wants to compete, regardless of medals?
It is a bit of an odd thing to do (if he stays in) since he never came across as someone who liked competition. Quite the opposite, actually. But if he's fine with the stress, more power to him. Who are we to say no?
Max isn't likely to ever medal because he has jumps but zero artistry, and with Tom Z coaching he'll never develop artistry. Max is hard to watch even when he lands the jumps and when he struggles with jumps he is awful. OTOH, Jeremy is watchable even when he doubles jumps because the rest of his skating is just that good.
I love both Josh and Jason but both of them struggle with jumps. Neither of them is likely to medal at Worlds any time soon.
Does that mean that all of the US men should retire since none of them are likely to medal at Worlds?
He actually had some of his best scores ever in 13-14, and did well at Worlds. He was the highest scoring US man at Worlds. (skating injured) He got a quad in the short and long at nationals. His family wants him to quit by all accounts.
IF (and it's a big IF) he stays in , (per recent interview) it would only be for one year for another try at a World medal. He wants to put another quad in (presumably in the long). But-he will only stay in if, after training for the summer, he is stronger than last season and making progress. (I'll try to find the link) http://www.examiner.com/article/the-...bbott-s-career
He has said several times he enjoys the rush of competing.
If he keeps the quad in the short and can get two quads in the long-he will be competitive.
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I didn't think he could get a quad in the short ...ever. Or get a quad in the long and not have the rest of the program fall apart.
So- is it likely? No. I think he will retire.
But-if he wants to try, more power to him.
(then again, I never thought he'd get career best scores at age 28)
^^Joubert's still doing it. Granted, he's a much better jumper than Jeremy ever was.
I don't think he's going to get a World medal, but if he wants to give it a shot, why not? No skin off my back.
attending Harvard in the fall.
A bit off topic but what would you guys do? Would you go for the "traditional" but assured route that is Harvard? Or would you run the risk of trying to compete at the senior level, knowing that it might not pay off for another couple of years or ever?
(That being said, people like Jeremy need to have realistic expectations. He can't go into this thinking he's a lock for a World medal. I can't imagine he'd be that stupid though.)
If Jeremy does continue, I hope domestic judges don't give him reputation points and score him fairly.