Thursday, January 6, 2011

Countdown to US Figure Skating Championships: 16 Days!

Agnes Zawadzki (Broadmoor SC)

  • 2010 US Junior Champion
  • 2010 Junior World Silver Medalist
  • 2010 Skate Canada 6th
  • 2010 Cup of Russia 4th

Agnes burst onto the scene last season, snatching the US Junior title and winning silver at Junior Worlds. She trains with Rachael Flatt under Tom Zakrajsek and in several home competitions, her scores were right in line with Rachael's. At the tender age of 16, Agnes shows amazing promise for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, but don't wait that long for her to strike. It won't surprise me at all if she medals at Nationals this year and even makes the World team. She has all the technical elements of the top ladies but she just needs to work on upping her program components scores. I had high hopes for her to medal in one or both of her Grand Prix events this season, but while she had strong short programs at both events, she struggled in the free skate in both outings. I am confident that this was just a sign of nerves and the pressure of her senior international debut, but she certainly shows immense promise for the future, and even for this season.

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