Good. Bradley and Dornbush were obvious picks. Miner and Abbott were so close in points, but Abbott has some issues he needs to work out in order to become a consistent competitor and this just might give him motivation to do it.
I am so mixed about this. I think it'd have been better to put Ross and Jeremy on the 4CC team and let the placements there decide the last spot. Jeremy isn't consistent, but Ross's Grand Prix season wasn't great either and might place the same that Jeremy would if the latter bombed at Worlds. It's such a messy situation. :-/ Most of all, I just wish Adam and Armin had had better shorts.
Hopefully Abbott will do well at 4CC and get some confidence in international competitions for next season. It bugs me that he could so EASILY have been the Olympic champion had he skated like he did at least year's nationals.
I don't think Bradley should even be competing after nationals. Winning the title would have been the perfect last hurrah for him, and he's unlikely to finish in the top 10 at Worlds.Dornbush and Miner earned their spots, and I know Bradley did too. But I just don't know what he can possibly get out of going to Worlds.
I think its a shame too, I love that routine and would have loved to see it grace a world stage..BUT.. Abbott has a long history of melting down in international comps. And today, halfway through his OWN programme he was on the plane to Japan.. then he let an unassailable 11 point lead slip through his fingers at his own national champs... How many chances should he get ??I though you Americans were really hot on rewarding success.. not failure.
I gotta say, I agree with Anon @7:50.
Give me a damn break. Ryan's international meltdowns are worse than Jeremy's.
Which is why the USFSA shouldn't have given him such generous marks/rotation calls. Had Ryan fallen to third, then I could see a real predicament for the third spot between Bradley, Abbott, and Rippon. Miner and Dornbush were spot on and have strong basics that should bode well. If Bradley gets stuck in one of the earlier short program groups at Worlds, don't be surprised when his PCS scores are in the 5's.
To.. Anon @ 7.59 Oh don't get me wrong.. I wouldn't want Bradley on the team either.. But unfortunately he did win the wretched thing... so he has to go really.I was simply responding to Lisa and some of the other anons in saying that I thought Abbott had had enough chances... and so didn't deserve to usurp Milner simply because he 'MIGHT' do better at worlds.I hope that gives you the.. 'damn break'.. you wanted.
So we're sending Bradley to Worls in JAPAN.....With a WWII themed shortand a long that is offensive to manyThe other 2 men deserve thier marks. But Bradley?
Well well, sorry, but to be completely honest with you all, I SO look forward to watching 4CC this year rather than Worlds !!
Bad call of the USFSA...Don't expect to get 3 spots at 2012 worlds...I don't think Abbott is that inconsistent and his programs were the best ones from the US this year.He and Rippon must be depressed...Bradley is so overrated in the US. And talk about an inconsistent and uncommited skater!
Well, well, well. I have same expectation with aims. Takahashi (24), Kozuka (21), Hanyu (16) from Japan and Sawyer (26), Russell (22), and Reynolds (20) from Canada will show down at 4CC. Then, Abbott (25), Rippon (21), Mahbanoozadeh (19) from USA. Very similar team and kind of so interesting.
Getting off the thread subject, but as for the 4CC, the ladies field, with Akiko Suzuki from Japan in the lot i/o Kanako Murakami, sounds appealing as well.
Stupid call, USFSA. Abbott may not be the most consistent guy ever, but he sure as HECK has done more (including in the SP at Nationals) than Ross Miner could even dream of score-wise and results-wise right now. What does .19 even MEAN?
Anon@9:52 PM, January 30 said...So we're sending Bradley to Worls in JAPAN.....With a WWII themed shortThat you don't have to worry I think because almost none of Japanese people know this music at all.But the LP...the audience may not love it as much I'm afraid.
Someone on ONTD said that Dornbush asked for Junior Worlds but they still gave him Senior Worlds.
And he shouldn't go to junior worlds! It just would have been an easy out for World team selection. He outclassed the field at JGPF, and Junior Worlds would only hold his skating back. Moving forward is the best way to go for him. The JW team members who competed senior (messing, brown, zawadzki, gao) still have a lot of experience to gain from junior worlds. Dornbush does not IMO.
Unless the missing component is confidence. I agree that Dornbush deserved his bid to Worlds, but that doesn't mean he's ready -- and if he asked to go to Junior Worlds, he obviously felt he wasn't ready to compete senior yet. Doing really well at Junior Worlds could give him a ton of confidence when he turns senior next year.
I have to say I agree with anonymous above. If the kid wanted to go to Juniors he should have been allowed to go to Juniors. Dornbush has a REAL shot at being a World Champion... and he can never go back. What exctly is he going to learn at Senior worlds if he comes 15th or 18th.You know how political skating, and he's largely untried at the senior level.If the USFS thought he was ready.. then why was he on the Junior GP circuit.. ??I just hope he doesn't have a disappointing worlds and suffer with his confidence as a result.Jo xx
I don't think it is that political. If he performs his sherlock homes the same way he did in the US and a very good short program, I have no doubt that he will be in the top 5.Off topic, I watched skate canada, where patrick scored 103.** on TE and 93.** on PE's for FS. Total Program score was like 285.**.I asked myself, "Is this real life?" I mean seriously, highest score in Euro 2011 was 220's and US is 220-230's and skate canada gives Patrick 285...I can't wait for the worlds and pull up patrick's score card.And don't count out "the" Brian Joubert, who has medaled every time at Euro and Worlds. He has on quad, no combination, 3A-3T which dornbush does like he blows a candle. SO bottom line any one of the 3 US men + Patrick (I will score 170 in free skate with 3 falls) + florent amodio, brian joubert + michal brezina will take 2 out of 3 in podium if not all three.I am leaving japan in cold water for now.
So Anon from Feb 2011.. have you had time now to pull apart Patrick Chan's World Champ scores ?Maybe you spent your summer reflecting on your inspired predictions for the podium ?Or maybe you were too busy wiping the egg off your face ?Oh and nice quip about Japan.. I'm sure they found the Tsunami very refreshing !!Idiot !
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