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dreamr
March 11th, 2000, 06:41 AM
Overall Standings after LP!
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1 Jennifer KIRK USA 2.6 1 2 1
2 Deanna STELLATO USA 3.0 1 1 2
3 Sarah MEIER SUI 7.0 3 3 4
4 Tamara DOROFEJEV HUN 7.4 2 6 3
5 Elina KETTUNEN FIN 11.0 5 5 6
6 Sasha COHEN USA 11.2 2 9 5
7 Yukari NAKANO JPN 12.6 3 4 9
8 Daria TIMOSHENKO RUS 16.4 7 11 7
9 Susanne STADLMÜLLER GER 19.4 13 7 10
10 Irina TKATCHUK RUS 20.4 9 8 12
11 Marianne DUBUC CAN 20.6 4 10 13
12 Mikkeline KIERKGAARD DEN 21.2 6 18 8
13 Dan FANG CHN 22.2 7 14 11
14 Sabina WOJTALA POL 23.6 6 12 14
15 Carina CHEN TPE 24.8 5 13 15
16 Natalia RIZHOVA RUS 27.2 4 16 16
17 Andrea DIEWALD GER 30.4 8 17 17
18 Svetlana PILIPENKO UKR 32.6 8 19 18
19 Hristina VASSILEVA BUL 32.6 9 15 20
20 Julia LAUTOWA AUT 36.8 10 23 19
21 Dirke O'Brien BAKER NZL 39.0 11 21 22
22 Sara FALOTICO BEL 39.8 12 20 23
23 Asa PERSSON SWE 40.2 12 24 21
24 Chisato SHIINA JPN 42.8 14 22 24

LP Results
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1 Jennifer KIRK USA 1.0 5.6 5.6 5.1 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.6 #22
5.3 5.5 5.6 5.3 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.6
10.9 11.1 10.7 10.8 11.3 11.0 11.1 11.0 11.2
2 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1
2 Deanna STELLATO USA 2.0 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.4 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.2 5.6 #24
5.4 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.4 5.5
10.9 10.9 10.7 10.8 11.1 11.0 11.0 10.6 11.1
1 3 3 1 2 1 2 2 2

3 Tamara DOROFEJEV HUN 3.0 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.2 5.1 #21
5.3 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.4 5.3 5.4 5.2 5.0
10.8 11.0 10.9 10.7 10.8 10.7 10.9 10.4 10.1
3 2 1 3 4 5 3 4 5

4 Sarah MEIER SUI 4.0 5.3 5.5 5.2 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.3 #19
5.0 5.4 5.1 5.2 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.3
10.3 10.9 10.3 10.5 10.9 10.9 10.8 10.6 10.6
7 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4

5 Sasha COHEN USA 5.0 5.1 5.3 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.4 #18
5.2 5.5 5.4 5.3 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.1 5.6
10.3 10.8 10.7 10.4 10.7 10.9 10.7 10.2 11.0
6 5 4 5 5 3 5 5 3

6 Elina KETTUNEN FIN 6.0 5.2 5.2 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.1 5.4 5.0 4.9 #23
5.2 5.3 4.9 5.1 5.2 5.1 5.3 4.9 5.0
10.4 10.5 9.9 10.1 10.3 10.2 10.7 9.9 9.9
5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

7 Daria TIMOSHENKO RUS 7.0 4.9 5.2 4.9 5.0 5.1 4.9 5.2 4.8 4.9 #13
4.8 4.9 4.9 4.6 5.1 5.2 5.1 4.6 4.9
9.7 10.1 9.8 9.6 10.2 10.1 10.3 9.4 9.8
8 7 7 9 7 7 8 8 7

8 Mikkeline KIERKGAARD DEN 8.0 5.0 4.6 4.6 4.8 4.8 4.7 5.0 4.4 4.7 #12
5.4 5.3 5.0 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.2 4.8 4.8
10.4 9.9 9.6 10.0 9.9 9.7 10.2 9.2 9.5
4 9 8 7 9 9 9 11 11

9 Yukari NAKANO JPN 9.0 4.8 5.2 4.7 4.9 4.9 4.9 5.3 4.7 4.9 #20
4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7 5.0 5.1 5.1 4.5 4.7
9.6 10.0 9.5 9.6 9.9 10.0 10.4 9.2 9.6
9 8 9 8 10 8 7 12 10

10 Susanne STADLMÜLLER GER 10.0 4.6 4.7 4.5 4.4 5.1 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.8 #16
4.9 4.6 4.9 4.7 4.9 5.0 5.0 4.7 4.8
9.5 9.3 9.4 9.1 10.0 9.6 9.7 9.4 9.6
10 13 10 15 8 11 11 7 9

11 Dan FANG CHN 11.0 5.0 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.8 4.8 5.0 #8
4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.3 4.7 4.5 4.7
9.5 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.2 8.8 9.5 9.3 9.7
11 10 11 14 14 18 13 10 8

12 Irina TKATCHUK RUS 12.0 4.6 4.6 4.9 4.8 4.3 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.8 #14
4.6 4.7 4.4 4.7 4.6 4.9 4.9 4.6 4.6
9.2 9.3 9.3 9.5 8.9 9.7 9.6 9.1 9.4
14 12 12 10 17 10 12 13 14

13 Marianne DUBUC CAN 13.0 4.6 4.5 4.7 4.6 5.0 4.7 4.6 4.9 4.7 #15
4.5 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.7
9.1 8.9 9.1 9.2 9.9 9.4 9.2 9.4 9.4
17 18 14 13 11 13 15 9 13

DianeO
March 11th, 2000, 07:27 AM
Way to go Jennifer and Deanna!!!!! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

andycat
March 11th, 2000, 07:57 AM
Wow!

J and D must have had wonderful skates to garner those scores.

Jenny's are senior-level marks. She must be awesome!! Wonder if she landed the 7 triples w/ 3/3, again?? Looks as though she did. She's really going to take the senior competitions by storm!!

Sorry for Sasha -- but great break for Angela.

This may be Angela's last chance at Worlds and I hope she does well!

MichelleFANnumber1
March 11th, 2000, 08:45 AM
Ohhhhhhh no!!! What is D!ck Button gonna say about his "Baby Ballerina!?!?" That is ashame though, I thought for sure she would win! BTW, where did this event take place???

TripleLutz
March 11th, 2000, 08:51 AM
Venue was in Oberstdorf, Germany

Karin
March 11th, 2000, 09:47 AM
Look at Jennifer Kirk's marks!!!...didn't both top finishers also finish 1st at JGPF???... Anywayzzz...well I guess SC isn't gonna go to senior worlds...but she's still a wonderful skater...and I'm so looking forward to seeing her skate more!!!...SO does SC get to do senior GP events next season???...I hope to see her!!! :-)

yankgrl46
March 11th, 2000, 09:52 AM
im glad angela gets to go to worlds, shes been in there a while and deserves the spot more so then the "baby ballernas" b/c they'll have their time.
also, after uncle dickies "fridge" joke im glad she won 4cc, and will getthe chance to prove herself at worlds <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

sw10025a
March 11th, 2000, 10:16 AM
I'm glad Sasha at least moved up in the ranks, even if she didn't medal (there was little chance of that, anyhow). It hopefully will make her feel better about her performances at junior worlds, even though she's got to be tremendously disappointed that she can't go to senior worlds. This is probably a good thing for her, even if she doesn't realize it: this way surely some of the hype and pressure will be off her, she won't have nearly as grueling a season as she would otherwise have had. And I think she will be old enough next year to qualify for senior international events by meeting the minimum age requirement (she's 15 now), so that monkey will be off her back.

I agree that unless things improve dramatically over the summer (or the majority of the up and commers fall apart next season) this is Angela's last chance at worlds, and she had better make the most of it, and seriously work on and improve her skating over the summer if she has any hope of making the world team over the next couple of years. Stellato and Kirk have both done enormously well on the junior level this season, and by medalling they have made themselves eligible for senior worlds if they place high enough in senior nationals. Cohen may be old enough to meet the minimum age requirement next season, and for all I know, NNN may be as well. Even if Cohen and NNN won't be old enough, Stellato and Kirk will most likely want to move up to seniors given the chance, which will open up spots for Sasha and Naomi, not to mention Sarah Wheat, Kwon, etc. to get on the junior world team and try to qualify themselves.

So actually this was a win win for everyone concerned, even though Sasha would probably disagree with me. Sasha gets some of the pressure off and gets some rest, Angela gets one more chance at worlds, Sarah won't be as overlooked as she unfortunately would be if the newest baby icon were present, some of Michelle's naysayers and subscribers to the "Sasha wuz robbed" club may be suitable chastened, two new US skaters are eligible for the senior international circuit, and poor Naomi probably won't feel as bad and will at least have someone to commiserate with. Of course, right about now, the entire hierarchy of the USFSA must be saying a few grateful words that it didn't have the humiliation of having its senior national champ not even be able to medal at junior worlds.

Mordecai71
March 11th, 2000, 10:24 AM
sw,
ITA with you! Sasha had the (FIRST) skate of her life at nationals. But she has nowhere near the consistancy or experience to be nat champion OR go to SR worlds. I kinda figured this would happen to her at Jrs. I hope she takes some time now and REALLY works on perfecting her skating technique and not just hitting pretty poses. She has a tremendous amount af talent, and a real "go gettem" attitude, which she needs. Now she needs the "weapons" to do the job. Can't wait to see what all the ladies bring us next year. Gonna be a strong field. Hope it provides Michelle the motivation she needs to get out of this little "slump" she's been in. Waiting for the next Rach and Lyra to appear!

iloveskating
March 11th, 2000, 12:09 PM
I don't think NNN will meet the age requirement next year either. I believe she will turn 15 sometime in early July, but the rule is you have to be 15 by July 1, so she will miss it by a few days.

Too bad for Sasha, but I think it is better all around. Let's hope Angela makes the most of this opportunity.

lavender
March 11th, 2000, 12:58 PM
the jump on your bandwagon, sasha waz robbed type of people will go to their corners at least for now.

Hey guys do you think that all the attention the media was giving sasha will go away? I feel sorry for sasha because now some of those people will be walking away and not paying her attention. As others have said here that that could be a good thing for sasha.

andycat
March 11th, 2000, 01:31 PM
I would just add that I sort of think that this trend in having younger and younger girls pressing to get into sr. ranks early may do them more hurt than good. (I think Loosemore may have had an article about this, as well.)

There are certainly exceptions like Michelle, Tara and Sarah. But, for the most part, it seems to work better that if a skater doesn't have their technical side down FIRST (which M, T and S did), then they should stay in Jr.'s (even Jr. Nationals) until they do.

I'm looking at skaters Deanna Stellato, who could have tried to 'emerge' earlier (I think she's 17), but waited 'til she perfected her craft technically before coming onto the scene. Even tho she didn't do that well at Nationals, she doesn't have this burden of pressure that these 'baby ballerinas' (hate that term), do.

Now Naomi and Sasha will have the negative (and unfair) media attention of being 'flashes in the pan.' They'll probably label them has-beens at age 14/15 before they've even had the chance to peak. And, you have to wonder if this type of pressure-filled, overly-hyped 'failure' won't affect them (at least subconscously) throughout their skating careers. We've already seen what it did to Naomi over the course of her entire skating season this year!

And, I guess you can't blame them or their coaches for wanting to expose them early...they have people like Michelle and Tara as models of early-age perfection.

I just think it's a mistake. It'll be interesting to see how Naomi and Sasha (and others in Sr. Nationals like Eliz. Kwon, etc.) fare over the next couple of years.

SW--You are sooo right about USFSA. If they're smart, they'll heavily back Michelle, no matter what. She's the one with staying power, consistency and proven ability to overcome the demons of heated pressure.

Deetlebug
March 11th, 2000, 01:34 PM
Don't feel bad for Sasha. She owns a U.S. Senior National silver medal and she got to compete at the 2000 Junior World Championships. Sasha had a spectacular sp at Nationals and maybe this will give her a taste of what she can truly accomplish. But, she isn't ready to accomplish it yet. She has technical problems she MUST improve if she is to see the caliber of performance she had at Nationals again. And, like Naomi, she needs to mature somewhat in her performance presentation, ie. emotional spark for lack of a better description.

Sarah Hughes is getting there in that department. She can't maintain it throughout an entire competition performance, but we can see snipits of it at those times and she is able to hold onto that spark throughout an entire exhibition performance.

Sasha skated <!--EZCODE BOLD START-->up to<!--EZCODE BOLD END--> her abilities at Jr Worlds but she didn't step up the caliber of her skating. Personally, I think Sasha's going to experience the kind of year coming up that Naomi had this year. The one I'm looking forward to seeing again next year is Naomi. I think she will be back with a vengence next season, having grown, matured and improved her skating more over the summer.

And, Jennie and Deanna are already in the mix. Techncially they're both ahead of Sasha and Naomi. Where they need their improvement is in the maturity of their presentation. They, too, will be exciting to see next season. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->

Congratulations to them all!! Jennie, Deanna and Sasha. And congratulations to Angela for her 4CC win!!! I think going into Worlds with that momentum, and hopefully having her ankle healed, will be just the ticket for Angela to step up her performances and surprise everyone with a top 10 finish this year.

ChicaRealidad
March 11th, 2000, 05:35 PM
Regarding Sasha -- Maybe now she'll begin to understand what "reputation" is all about. Although I do believe she was quoted out of context when she remarked that Michelle's reputation was what won the Nationals, not her skating, I also believe that Ms. Cohen's head was a little swelled at the time by all the remarks from her coach (and others) of how great she was and that she was robbed. The one thing about Michelle's "reputation" that I think Sasha can learn from is her consistency. Michelle may not always win, but she's always there TRYING when crunch time comes around.

Also, maybe this will allow Sasha to realize, at least a little bit, what it must be like being Michelle -- the hunted, not the hunter. I agreed with SW -- this may be exactly what Sasha needs to bring her back down to earth. Sasha and the other baby ballerinas may say they admire Michelle for what she's accomplished on the ice, but now maybe they'll gain some appreciation for what Michelle has to endure OFF the ice and yet come up with the goods ON the ice to be the number 1 skater in the world. (Sorry, Irina & fans -- but as good as she's gotten, she's still no Michelle.)

muri
March 11th, 2000, 06:59 PM
I second everything you said. Everybody wants to look at MK's success & give it a reason other than tremandous hard work. No one who has followed MK, would see her reputation award her any medal. Some skaters who want to be like MK will get there someday & they will realize how difficult it is a the top & to stay at or near the top!

Felicity8295
March 11th, 2000, 09:58 PM
Congrats to Jennifer and Deanna, and best of luck to Sasha on her next competition. After seeing how much the performances could change from competition to competition for these girls, it just makes it more amazing that Michelle has been able to maintain the same high level of skating all these years through numerous competitions. I guess that is just one of the reasons why I love her so much.

Gentle
March 12th, 2000, 08:10 AM
Angela got to go to the Worlds!!!!!!! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON STOP-->