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    US team envelopes for 2004-2005 season

    Here was posted the info about team-envelopes by P. Murray:

    http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group...message/132965

    The full info about team envelopes:

    http://www.usfigureskating.org/shell.asp?sid=24936

    Excerpt (teams A & B):

    > Team A
    Ladies: Sasha Cohen, Amber Corwin, Michelle Kwan

    Men: Evan Lysacek, Johnny Weir, Michael Weiss

    Pairs: Rena Inoue & John Baldwin

    Dance: Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto

    Team B
    Ladies: Jennifer Kirk, Ann Patrice McDonough, Kimmie Meissner, Katy Taylor

    Men: Jordan Brauninger, Timothy Goebel, Ryan Jahnke, Matt Savoie, Scott Smith, Christopher Toland

    Pairs: Jennifer Don & Jonathon Hunt; Shantel Jordan & Jeremy Barrett; Katie Orscher & Garrett Lucash; Tiffany Scott & Philip Dulebohn; Brittany Vise & Nicholas Kole

    Dance: Loren Galler-Rabinowitz & David Mitchell; Kendra Goodwin & Brent Bommentre; Melissa Gregory & Denis Petukhov; Morgan Matthews & Maxim Zavozi >

    WOW, WOW, WOW for Lysacek!!!

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    I don't understand how the USFA makes decisions on who gets in which envelope. Why is Jenny Kirk not in team A? Is it because of her World's disaster? I'm not asking the questions to dis any skater, I truly just don't know how the envelope system works?

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    Thanks Jaana - I presume skaters listed in Group A have the pick of the Grand Prix sites and what's left over is for Group B to choose and then C and lastly Reserve. Am I correct?

    Also some names are listed in black print while most are in red. Any reason for this?

    Kirk is in B and I think Liang should be in B, if not, A.

    These Gran Prix events are important for the 2nd tier skaters. They don't get the 'Presentation' experience Cohen and Kwan get in the COI. I noticed Yebin Mok is in Reserve and the Grand Prix experience would help her to get rid of the jitters.

    Good question, Bronxgirl. What is the criteria for thse envelopes?

    Joe
    Last edited by Joesitz; 05-09-2004 at 06:34 AM.

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    http://www.usfigureskating.org/Shell.asp?sid=21150

    The names in red have bios.

    Copy/paste the above address for envelope criteria

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    I'm glad Amber Corwin got a higher spot on the thing along with Michelle and Sasha. Not surprised at all that Sarah Hughes ain't there.

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    WHAT!?

    I totally agree with bronxgirl and Joesitz! Why the heck are Beatrisa Liang and Jenny Kirk not on Team A!? I think that is an outrage Beatrisa is on team C! Kimmie Meissner and Katy Taylor are only Junior skaters and they are on team B ahead of Beatrisa, and Beatrisa is a Senior lady and placed top 10 at Nationals!

    And I don't understand why Amber Corwin is on team A and she placed 4th at Nationals (Good for her though!) and Jenny placed 3rd at Nationals and she's on team B! Will someone explain? Lol!

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    The high placement of Amber & Evan is due to their medals at the 4CC which carry much more weight. Jenny & Bebe didn't compete at 4CC.

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    Broxgirl, I wouldn't worry about Jenny getting to skater her fair share of GP events, They HAVE to include Kwan and she has only been doing one GP event, usually Skate America. If they know this in advance (and I assume that they do) then shellys spots for the remainder of the season go to other skaters.

    I'm also not sure if Kirk is 100% at the moment and these decisions are made with the "knowns" of the moment up to the deadline. Just make sure you have cable with VCR+ or a timer so you can catch these GP competitions when they show them in the middle of the night

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    I'm still confused. What if this is the year Michelle wants to test out the CoP at the Grand Prix? Jenny did place well at last year Grand Prix events (didn't she medal? -maybe not- just don't recall). And if the 4CC is so important, why did so many choose not to go to the point that Jennifer Don was sent (and she's a stronger pairs skater). And what abut Beatrisa? I just don't get it at all :\ :\

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    Team A - This envelope consists of the highest performing athletes in ISU Championships.
    Automatic for:
    U.S. senior champions
    Placement in top 10, 2004 World Figure Skating Championships
    Medalists (top 3), 2004 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
    Medalists (top 3), senior Grand Prix Series Final
    Consideration for World senior medalists in the previous two seasons who have retained their eligible status and have committed to competing in the 2004-05 competition year.

    Team B - This envelope consists of high performing athletes in national or international competitions.

    Automatic for:
    Medalists (top 3), 2004 World Junior Figure Skating Championships
    Skaters who qualify for the senior Grand Prix Final (non-medalists)
    Medalists (top 3), Junior Grand Prix Final
    Places 2-4 in senior-level events at the U.S. Championships
    U.S. junior champions
    Consideration for top 5* ladies and men and top 4* pairs and dance in the U.S. ranking system after Worlds.
    *The ICMS will determine the number based on the strength of the events entered.
    This is part of the criteria listed in the above link. The teams make more sense going by this.

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    From what I understand, the team envelopes have a lot more to do with funding than competition assignment. That just means that Team A gets more traning money than Team B.

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    Originally posted by mpal2
    From what I understand, the team envelopes have a lot more to do with funding than competition assignment. That just means that Team A gets more traning money than Team B.
    So up and coming skaters, who don't have endorsement deals or are from wealthy families, get less money, than skaters who are already well known (eg. Cohen and Kwan)? That's even dumber than I thought

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    I also think they want to spread out the talent in the different envelopes so that the US has a stonger chance for making it to the podium at every event. I'm surprised about how they were assigned this year, but I think we will still get to see some of the lesser known skaters if espn covers events like 4cc and nhk.

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    Yes, and it has always been this dumb. Elaine Zayak, when she finally qualified for funding, told the USFSA to keep the funding for skaters who needed it. Her father's bar patrons were funding her skating via a collection jar on the bar. Apparently there had been games with her getting any until she had a world medal.
    Similar games seem to be being played with Jane Bugaeva. Jane was significantly better than Danielle Kahle, but Kahle finished 8th and Bugaeva 9th. This made no sense until I found out that the funding break for Team C is 8th. Same old same old. Bugaeva's coach is not one of the well known ones.

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    Originally posted by DORISPULASKI
    Similar games seem to be being played with Jane Bugaeva. Jane was significantly better than Danielle Kahle, but Kahle finished 8th and Bugaeva 9th. This made no sense until I found out that the funding break for Team C is 8th. Same old same old. Bugaeva's coach is not one of the well known ones.
    The USFS has traditionally favored the skaters that win medals at international events (senior and junior). Kahle was 10th in her senior debut at 2004 Nationals (9th in the FS to Bugaeva's 10th) and 11th at Junior Worlds, but she won a gold and a silver in her two Jr. Grand Prix competitions last fall and qualified for the JGP Final. Winning a junior or senior international medal guarantees Team C and usually leads to more assignments. Even though I personally preferred Bugaeva's skating to Kahle's at Nationals, Jane was 6th in her one and only JGP. I'm hoping that Jane will get a JGP or senior B international this fall.
    Last edited by Sylvia; 05-09-2004 at 05:29 PM.

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