Finally more than just the champions in Team A Pairs and Dance!
Sandra Jean Rucker - Group B; Bebe Liang - Group C. Why?
I guess some new dance teams have to prove themselves before they get an envelope.
What's the reserve team and why are Loren Galler-Rabinowitz & David Mitchell all the way down there?
What's in the "Envelopes??" Money for training? I guess I've never followed this part of the off-season before.
Envelopes determine the levels of funding for skaters for the season; they do not necessarily correlate to specific international assignments. All U.S. Junior champions (Sandra Jean Rucker, Jeremy Abbott, Mariel Miller/Rockne Brubaker, Trina Pratt/Todd Gilles) automatically qualify for Team B.
There are specific envelope criteria for A, B, C and Reserve, and it is primarily based on international medals won and the most recent Nationals placements at the Novice/Junior/Senior levels. In the case of Galler-Rabinowitz/Mitchell, they were not able to compete at 2005 Nationals due to his injury. Bebe Liang is in C due to her 5th place finish at 2005 Nationals.
So there IS money in those "envelopes!!" Thaks Sylvia.
Very interesting. So, who has the edge, the B team with Hughes, Kirk, Meissner and Rucker, or the C team with Corwin, Liang, Nikodinov and Csizny?Originally Posted by Joesitz
About David Mitchell's injury, I think he had an operation on his shoulder in the off season. So they may not be ready early in the season.
PS. Go, William Brewster!
Last edited by Mathman; 05-09-2005 at 08:33 AM.
I can understand Matthews/Zavozin and Pratt/Gilles being in the B envelope. M/Z are the JGPF and Junior World champions and P/G are the National Champions-Juniors. But what is the reason for Stiegler/Magerovski being in B?
The skaters in Envelope A are the ones who just so happen to have toured with COI, aren't they? Why do they also get the most money?
One of last year's criteria for Team B was: "Places 2-4 in senior-level events at the U.S. Championships" and S/M were 4th at 2005 Nationals.Originally Posted by euterpe