Thursday, November 11, 2010

Skate America

The Grand Prix makes its annual stop in the U.S. this week. A quick rundown on who to watch (blogging on the quick!):

Nobunari Oda (JPN) - Silver Medal at Skate Canada

Adam Rippon (USA) - Bronze Medal at Skate Canada

Shawn Sawyer (CAN) - Strong components scores

Daisuke Takahashi (JPN) - Won NHK Trophy

Denis Ten (KAZ) - When on has few weaknesses

Kevin van der Perren (BEL) - Solid jumper (at times)

Denney and Barrett (USA) - Technical consistency

Moore-Towers and Moscovitch (CAN) - Silver Medal at Skate Canada

Savchenko and Szolkowy (GER) - Olympic Bronze medalists. Veteran competitors

Stolbova and Klimov (RUS) - Solid Russian basics equaling strong pair skills

Sui and Han (CHN) - Silver at Cup of China, has solid throw quad salchow

Rachael Flatt (USA) - Silver Medal at NHK Trophy

Carolina Kostner (ITA) - Gold Medal at NHK Trophy

Kanako Murakami (JPN) - Bronze Medal at NHK Trophy

Ice Dance:
Crone and Poirier (CAN) - Gold Medal at Skate Canada

Davis and White (USA) - Olympic Silver Medalists. Gold Medal at NHK Trophy

Shibutani and Shibutani (USA) - Bronze at NHK Trophy

Weaver and Poje (CAN) - Silver at NHK Trophy

I've posted my fantasy picks below...hoping for the best!

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