Saturday, January 8, 2011

Countdown to US Figure Skating Championships: 14 Days!

Lynn Kriengkrairut & Logan Giulietti-Schmitt (Ann Arbor FSC)

  • 2007 US Junior Bronze Medalists
  • 2007 World Junior Championships 11th
  • 2009 US Nationals 8th
  • 2010 US Nationals 8th
  • 2010 Skate America 6th

I must admit that I haven't paid much attention to this team the past few seasons at Nationals but they really caught my eye at Skate America this season. Their short dance to "The Trouble With Love Is" is very sensual and they really have a knack for emoting and connecting with each other out on the ice. They have nice speed across the ice but the best thing about this team is the visual aesthetic they create. They are close in height and Lynn has long legs so some of the positions she hits are quite breathtaking, particularly in rotational lifts. They said their goals for this season were to receive a Grand Prix assignment and to medal at Nationals. Well they can put a check beside the first one and the second one may be within reach since the US Nationals allows four on the podium. I think that Davis/White, Chock/Zuerlein, and the Shibutanis have the top three slots locked up, bet there is definitely room for Lynn & Logan to land in fourth if they can deliver two inspired programs in Greensboro.

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