>> Wow. Good for Tatiana, and great to see that all the U.S. ladies held
>> own. I wonder if Nikodinov's showing is good enough to secure her place
>> the world c'ships team...
>Uh, don't you mean Corwin?
>I thought the WC team had already been decided -- Kwan, Nikodinov, and
>Has the USFSA ever done such a thing before? That is, name a team, and
>change the list of entrants because of the results of a competition that
>place between the US Championships and the WCs?
I think you missed the post here..I believe from Sandra
">> I have heard that the USFSA is not "letting" Nikodinov go to 4
>> Continents, they have *told* her to go there and that she needs to
>> skate better at 4Cs than she did at Nationals if she wants to go to
>> Worlds. Apparently the folks on the international committee were not
>> impressed by her practices and her dreadful short program in SLC and
>> made her appointment on the World team conditional on shaping up. I
>> do not know who they would name to the team if they pull her out, or
>> if they have even thought that far ahead. Pearl or Corwin, if either
>> of them does better than Nikodinov at 4Cs? Bobek seems like a very
>> remote possibility at this point. Maybe they would just leave the slot
>> vacant, like last year? Who knows."
>Honestly, I think Corwin might be better choice than Hughes, in terms of
>more well-rounded skater, but Hughes _did_ earn her spot when it counted.
When it counts is when USFSA says it counts...not a minute earlier, nor a
>Besides, if Hughes does bomb-out, it may not end up affecting the number of
>skaters that can be sent the following year.
"May" is sorta like "coulda..woulda" and is a somewhat risky gamble,
don't you think? <g>