Team USA Envelopes: Who? What? When?
Don't know if "The Edge" is the appropriate area to post this question, but does anyone know when USFS makes the envelope selections? I know it is based on a head-spinning amount of criteria, with which I am not all familiar. Anyone have any guesses or insight which skaters will make which envelopes?
I can see Gracie and Polina making A and Ashley in B based on this seasons results. And Jason will probably be in A? We'll have to see where they put Max....
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There are strict criteria on the results from the season. All three girls make the A team, but in different tiers. Max and Jason also both make Team A, but in Tier 2. See http://www.usfsa.org/Athletes.asp?id=350
Originally Posted by makaihime
This post from Sylvia on FSU has the envelope assignments, without removing the split and retired pairs/dance teams
There's no need to guess, lol. Just take the criteria on the USFS page and see which skater meets which criteria. If they meet multiple tiers' criteria, they go into the highest one possible.
Originally Posted by Tippi1963
I have seen the discussion about it on fsuniverse.
Here's the criteria http://www.usfsa.org/Athletes.asp?id=350
The unofficial compilation made by user Sylvia from this forum based on this criteria:
Based on my application of the criteria linked from post #1...
TEAM A - TIER 1
Abbott, Gold; Castelli/Shnapir; Davis/White, Chock/Bates.
TEAM A - TIER 2
TEAM B - TIER 1
Zhang/Bartholomay, Denney/Coughlin, Scimeca/Knierim, Kayne/O'Shea;
TEAM B - TIER 2
Kriengkrairut/Giulietti-Schmitt, Cannuscio/McManus, Hawayek/Baker.
TEAM C - TIER 1
Razzano, Miner, N. Chen;
Long, Glenn, K. Chen;
TEAM C - TIER 2
Carriere, Moeller, Ma, Omori;
Gao, Cain, Bell, Baga, Wang, Pierce, Shin;
Calalang/Sidhu, Liu/Perini, Pearce/Pacini, Budd/Cheban (both are listed on icepartnersearch.com), Takai/Johnson;
Olson/Lorello, Parsons/Parsons, Moore/Klaber.
TEAM D - TIER 1
Belmontes, Vrdoljak, Shum;
Tennell, Taylor, Lin;
Middleton/Evans (she is listed on icepartnersearch.com), de la Mora/Wilson, Oltmanns/Santillan;
TEAM D - TIER 1 (USFS site says Tier 1, not 2)
Borromeo, Sjoberg, West;
Le, Rydberg, Peng;
Setoyama/Botero, Gillett/Fernandez, Lee/Hennings;
Becker/Becker, Gropman/Somerville, Feng/Ponomarenko.
This UNOFFICIAL compilation does not include retirements and/or splits that are not yet official or publicly announced.