- Cover Page
- Day 1: 14-Jan-2001
- Novice Short Programs
- Day 2: 15-Jan-2001
- Novice Free Skate
- Day 3: 16-Jan-2001
- Tourist Day
- Day 4: 17-Jan-2001
- Day 5: 18-Jan-2001
- Jr. Ladies' Short Program
- Day 6: 19-Jan-2001
- Coming soon (maybe ...): Sr. Ladies' Freeskate
- Day 7: 20-Jan-2001
- Jr. Ladies' Freeskate
Ok, in an effort to keep current, we just skip ahead
to this mornings events ...
Junior Ladies Free
Oh my gosh! It's almost over and I haven't written a word about the
amazing bus rides, or the hotels or all the skaters who have ooooed and
aaaaaaaahed over my baby. There is just too much at a Nationals to be
able to report everything AND be able to see everything.
But I do have to take the time to write about the amazing people at the
medical suite. Marshall got a fever yesterday, oh I was so worried. I
knew where the medical suite for the skaters is (you go to enough of
these things you learn stuff) and though I would never dream of going
there for me or Richard I figured people would understand if I brought
my baby there. Well they did understand and they were so nice. I just
wanted someone to take his temperature because I wanted to make sure it
wasn't serious. Well they have a pediatrician right there in the suite
and she actually gave Marshall a little mini-exam (at home that exam
would cost my insurance company $115.) She said he looked okay and if
the motrin brought his fever down it would be okay to take him to the
Marshall is much better today. But without the medical suite people I
don't know what we would have done. And I hope that putting this on the
internet won't get anyone into trouble.
Okay on to the skating. Wow, wow, wow! These girls were great. And I am
so impressed with the artistry, grace and musicality of the whole group
in general. In just the five years since my first nationals I have seen
the artistic quality of junior ladys grow incredibly. Of course I credit
Michelle Kwan for making artistry important again, and for setting such a
I have no notes on Joan Cristobal, who won, or on Collette Irving.
Joan did land quite a number of triples, she is very flowing and fast skater.
She was exuberant at the end of her program. Collete is very delicate
and balletic, she seemed to be doing a lot of doubles that I can only
assume were meant to be triples.
- She fell on a triple sal and landed another triple sal.
Landed two double axels and did a cute little fist pumping thing after
the second axel. She held her spirals nicely and had a good circular
- Kailee Watson
- Landed a tripe sal/double toe, then fell on her lutz,
fell on another triple, then landed double axel, triple sal and double
axel/double toe. She never gave up after those first two falls and kept
pushing through and attacking the other jumps, good for her. She had a
lovely ina baur and a blur scratch at the end.
- Erica Aden
- Landed a triple sal/double toe and a triple sal, landed at
least one double axel, but fell on her triple loop and popped another
triple. She had great positions in her spins, especially her sit spin
with a very straight back. She also has very good, difficult, circular
- Joanna Glick
- Sputter, sputter, sputter!!!! This was obscene, this girl
wasn't just robbed, she was mugged. Okay Joanna is friend of mine, but
the people sitting behind me don't even know her and they were as
outraged as I am. She landed at least 4 triples, and she got technical
marks in the low 4s!!!!! What is this!?!?!? Highway robbery that's what
this is! It's a shame they don't tar and feather people in this town
anymore, or maybe we could throw the judges into the harbor. Okay she
landed a triple lutz! She also landed a lutz/toe comb that might have
been a triple but I couldn't tell for sure. She also landed triple sal,
triple loop and another triple. She has a beautiful layback with a deep
arch and a good freeleg position. She did this layback glide. She had
good speed, flow and carriage and should be on the podium!!
- Louann Donovan
- Good speed in this girl. She landed a triple loop, fell
on a triple lutz, stepped out of the triple sal and had a very high
double axel. Also a pretty layback spin. Boy has Dick Button won the
- Amanda Fritz
- This girl defines willowy. I lost track of her jumps, but
she is a very pretty skater who moves well..
- Lindsey Berg
- Double axel, hand down on the lutz, fell on a triple,
landed triple loop, fell on something I can't read in my notes [Marshall
likes to "take notes" in Momma's book too -rmh], popped a
lutz, landed a triple sal/double toe, landed a double axel. Another one
who kept on fighting. She did a pretty falling leaf in her circular
- Jordana Blesa
- Another one who I lost track of. She fell at least once.
But the jumps she did land were powerful with great flow coming out of
Okay I have very few notes on the final flight. They were all very
pretty, artistic skaters, but I lost track completely on who landed
- Alissa Czisny
- Landed a double lutz/double toe, three triples, one a
triple/double and one a triple lutz. She was very fast. Had very fast
spins that included a Bielman spin. Did two very high, very extended
split jumps. Very graceful.
- Lindsey Weber
- Fell on one triple, then landed a triple/double/double
series. Landed a triple sal/double toe and smiled a lot.
- Amber Czisny
- Don't ask me what jumps she did. She has great
presentation, is a lot of fun to watch and she spun in both directions.