Monday, September 27, 2010

A NOMINATIVE TEAM USA.....

nO cASSIE SO FAR?


According to Elaine over at the IG forum, the nominative entries are out.



Team USA as currently listed by USAG:Rebecca Bross, Mackenzie Caquatto, Alicia Sacramone, Kytra Hunter, Mattie Larson, Alexandra Raisman and Samantha Shapiro (reserve). Note: no mention of Bridget Sloan. Guess those injuries were more serious than we were led to believe.



So, no Sloan for the US so far?  I had a feeling we might not see her what with the injuries.  But no Whitcomb on this list- or Chelsea Davis?  
Interesting to see Kytra Hunter is named to the team.  She has the skills, but who knew if she would get away with her presentation.
This is an interesting team.  Not the most experienced or calm or consistent one, that is for sure.
But, as ever, the team is never fully picked until Marta is on the plane.







9 comments:

  1. I think they have 1 more training camp before the Team is actually decided, Im not really sure how Elaine got that list.

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  2. I'm so disappointed that Chelsea isn't on the team.

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  3. Well, I know how Elaine got that list, and it IS the nominative list. It, of course, isn't the final list, but it is the one USAG have given.

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  4. I'm sad to see Kytra Hunter on that list. She reminds me of Jana Bieger - power and skills but painful to watch (except when tumbling). I see the US needs a third girl for floor (after Larson and Bross), but, really? I feel so strongly that her lack of presence just doesn't represent the US well. We could instead use Raisman on floor (clearly we want her for vault), and bring in Chelsea to bump up our bars performance. Surely Marta will see the light before the final reckoning ;)

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  5. Better off trading out Hunter for a bars specialist. Raisman and Hunter are very similar, but Raisman equal or better on the power events, superior on beam, and a better fallback option on bars. Actually the little moppet has a chance for an AA bronze if she doesn't get rattled (and doesn't get 2-manned out).

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  6. CLEARLY if Kytra was no where near what Marta & Co expected, she would not be named on the "pretend" team. It's funny how there are so many HATERS but obviously she is there for a reason. Marta HATES to loose so if Kytra would not be of help to the team, Marta would not even consider her. On a side note, Kytra always scores higher when she competes internationally which means they love her style and don't INFLATE scores like it's done on US soil. I have watched her compete over time and has come to like her. NONE of the others have her tumbling ability. Looking "cute" out on the floor scores a zero in my book. This girl is a real gymnast. Not someone who is helped by inflated scores and political tactics.

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  7. Bieger had same trix...

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  8. Anon September 29, 2010 11:16 AM, When was the last time Kytra even competed internationally? She competed at the Toyota international in Dec 2009, where she received a 14.15 on FX. She did compete at the meets in Germany and France in early 2009 and scored 15's on FX, but they were not cracking down like later in the year. Bridget did a much better floor routine in the AA in London and scored much lower than at either of those meets. So no, you have no proof that she scores better legitimately at international meets. Toyota Intl was the closest thing to legit, as it was not just a dual meet with local judges, and she scored significantly lower there than anywhere else.

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  9. Okay, she competed in Jesolo in March, but she still didn't score any higher there than in the US. (15 VT, 13.2 UB, 12.3 BB, 14.2 FX)

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