Grand Prix Winners and Losers

Dance

Winners
Junior World and JGPF winners Monko/Khaliavin have received two slots (junior medalists are only guaranteed one).
Kriengkrairut/Giuletti-Schmitt received an assignment (non-host pick) although they did not meet any of the normal criteria.
Riazanova/Tkachenko received two slots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one).

Losers
JGPF Medalists Sinitsina/Zhiganshin and Stepanova/Bukin were not given assignments, however, they could be returning to the JGP.
Faiella/Scali with the 14th best seasons best score and the 2010 World Bronze medal have come out of retirement, but were not given an assignment.
The Reeds only received one event this season, but could still be given the host slot in Japan.
Paul/Islam only received one event this season, but could still be given the host slot in Canada.
Grand Prix Finalists Hoffman and Zavozin received only one event.

Neutral
Pechalat/Bourzat and Weaver/Poje have taken advantage of the three event rule, will it give them more experience or drain their energy at the beginning of the season?
The Shibutanis were assigned back-to-back events.  This means they won’t have time to incorporate judges’ feedback fully but both events are in Asia so they’ll likely stay in between events and avoid jet lag.

Pairs

Winners
Steele/Schultz received a (non-host) assignment despite not meeting any of the normal criteria.
Purich/Schultz received a (non-host) assignment despite not meeting any of the normal criteria.
Iliushechkina/Maisuradze received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Zhang/Zhang, who sat out last season due to injury received two assignments.

Losers
Two time Junior World Champions and 2010 Grand Prix Final bronze medalists Sui and Han only received one assignment.
Kemp/King, ranked 12th in the World, received no assignments.
2011 Four Continents Bronze Medalists Lawrence/Swiegers received only one assignment.

Neutral
Kavaguti/Smirnov and Savchenko Szolkowy have taken advantage of the three event rule, will it give them more experience or drain their energy at the beginning of the season?
Pang/Tong have back to back events, but both are in Asia, so they will have minimal travel and jet lag.

Men

Winners
Daisuke Murakami received a (non-host) assignment despite not meeting any of the normal criteria
Samuel Contesti received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Konstantin Menshov received a (non-host) assignment despite not meeting any of the normal criteria
Kevin Reynolds received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Adam Rippon received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Andrei Rogozine received two spots (junior medalists are only guaranteed one).
Yuzuru Hanyu received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Jeremy Abbott received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Brandon Mroz received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Evan Lysacek recevied two spots despite sitting out last season.

Losers
JGPF Medalist Han Yan and Jr World Medalist Keiji Tanaka did not receive assignments, but could be going back to the JGP.
Evgeny Plushenko has not received an assignment, but could receive a host slot.

Neutral
Michal Brezina has taken advantage of the three event rule, will it give him more experience or drain his energy at the beginning of the season?

Ladies

Winners
Valentina Marchei received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Mirai Nagasu received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Cynthia Phaneuf received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Mae Berenice Meite received a (non-host) assignment despite not meeting any of the normal criteria
Akiko Suzuki received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Ashley Wagner received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Agnes Zawadzki received two spots (junior medalists are only guaranteed one).
Laura Lepisto received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Elizaveta Tuktamisheva received two spots (junior medalists are only guaranteed one).
Amelie Lacoste received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Haruka Imai received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)
Adelina Sotnikova received two spots (junior medalists are only guaranteed one).
Christina Gao received two spots (top 24 seasons best/world rankings typically only receive one)

Losers
Yasmin Siraj, Vanessa Lam, and Polina Shelepen did not receive assignments, but are all rumored to be returning to the JGP.

Neutral
Carolina Kostner and Alena Leonova have taken advantage of the three event rule, will it give them more experience or drain their energy at the beginning of the season?

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Great Post!, but I think two of Ladies’ losers are the Helgesson sisters, since each one only received one evenet.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh sorry, I’ve just got the point of the post and why they are the “losers”, people who performed well and didn’t seed and assignment for this season GP

  3. I agree that the Helgesson sisters also lost out but there were so many skaters who had two events last season and now only have one. I’m not a fan of cutting back the number of entries per event!