Below is an UNOFFICIAL list-in-progress that will be updated periodically in the weeks and months ahead. An official, finalized version should be published online by U.S. Figure Skating at some point in the Spring of 2012. The team envelopes are designated specifically for funding purposes and do not determine the types or number of international assignments a skater or team might receive.
To be published online separately by U.S. Figure Skating, also sometime in the Spring of 2012, will be the International Selection Pool (ISP). It will include all Team A, B and C age-eligible athletes and any other athletes being considered for an international competition in the 2012-13 season.
The U.S. Figure Skating Athlete Support (ASUPP) Fund financially supports the U.S. Team envelope A, B and C athletes by assisting them with their skating expenses. Members are selected by the International Committee Management Subcommittee and will be notified of their nomination. (Team envelopes are determined based on specific criteria at the beginning of each new season.)
Last updated: May 9, 2012
Caydee Denney & John Coughlin, Mary Beth Marley & Rockne Brubaker;
Meryl Davis/Charlie White; Maia & Alex Shibutani, Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue.
Adam Rippon, Ross Miner, Armin Mahbanoozadeh, Douglas Razzano, Joshua Farris, Jason Brown, Nathan Chen;
Alissa Czisny, Agnes Zawadzki, Caroline Zhang, Christina Gao, Mirai Nagasu, Gracie Gold;
Gretchen Donlan & Andrew Speroff, Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir, Haven Denney & Brandon Frazier, Britney Simpson & Matthew Blackmer;
Lynn Kriengkrairut & Logan Giulietti-Schmitt, Madison Chock & Evan Bates, Alexandra Aldridge & Daniel Eaton.
Stephen Carriere, Keegan Messing, *Max Aaron, Richard Dornbush, Timothy Dolensky, Philip Warren, Harrison Choate, Lukas Kaugars, Vincent Zhou, James Schetelich, Spencer Howe;
Rachael Flatt, *Angela Wang, Vanessa Lam, Samantha Cesario, Courtney Hicks, Ashley Cain, Hannah Miller, Barbie Long, Mariah Bell, Karen Chen, Amber Glenn, Amanda Gelb;
Kylie Duarte & Colin Grafton, Jessica Calalang & Zack Sidhu, Jessica Pfund & AJ Reiss, *Madeline Aaron & Max Settlage, Chelsea Liu & Devin Perini, Caitlin Fields & Jason Pacini, Alexandria Shaughnessy & James Morgan;
Anastasia Cannuscio & Colin McManus, *Emily Samuelson & Todd Gilles, Lorraine McNamara & Quinn Carpenter, Rachel & Michael Parsons, Madeline Heritage & Nathaniel Fast, *Amanda Bertsch & Sam Kaplun, Holly Moore & Daniel Klaber, Whitney Miller & Kyle MacMillan, Hannah Rosinski & Jacob Jaffe.
* = Refer to ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS criteria at the end
Breakdown of Each Team Envelope Criterion
Athletes qualifying in more than one envelope and/or tier will always be placed in the higher envelope and tier.
(Note: Team B or C-qualified athletes below with their [names bracketed] means they meet at least one criterion in a higher envelope)
2012 U.S. National Senior Champion: Abbott, Wagner, Denney & Coughlin, Davis & White
Placements 1st-3rd at the ISU Senior Grand Prix Final in the 2011-12 season: Davis & White (1st)
2012 ISU Four Continents Champion: Wagner
Placements 1st-10th at the 2012 ISU World Figure Skating Championships: Abbott (8th), Wagner (4th), Denney & Coughlin (8th), Marley & Brubaker (10th), Davis & White (2nd), Shibutanis (8th), Hubbell & Donohue (10th)
Placements 11th and lower at the 2012 ISU World Figure Skating Championships: Rippon (13th), Czisny (22nd)
Placements 2nd-4th in the senior events at the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships:
Rippon, Miner, Mahbanoozadeh; Czisny, Zawadzki, Zhang; [Marley & Brubaker], [Evora & Ladwig-SPLIT/she is retiring], Donlan & Speroff; [Shibutanis, Hubbell & Donohue], Kriengkrairut & Giulietti/Schmitt.
Placements 4th-6th at the ISU Senior Grand Prix Final in the 2011-12 season: [Abbott (5th), Czisny (5th), Shibutanis (5th)].
Placements 2nd-3rd at the 2012 ISU Four Continents Championships: [Davis & White (2nd), Denney & Coughlin (2nd), Marley & Brubaker (3rd)], Zhang (3rd).
Placements 1st-3rd at the 2012 ISU World Junior Championships: Gold (2nd); Farris (2nd), Brown (3rd); Aldridge & Eaton (3rd).
2012 U.S. Junior Champion: Chen, Gold, Denney & Frazier, Aldridge & Eaton.
Placements 1st-3rd at the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in the 2011-12 season: Brown (1st), Simpson & Blackmer (3rd), Farris (3rd).
Placements 1st-3rd at any of the six ISU Senior Grand Prix competitions in the 2011-12 season:
Czisny 1st, Davis/White 1st (Skate America); Wagner 3rd (Canada); Abbott 1st, Nagasu 2nd, Shibutanis 2nd (China); Shibutanis 1st, Miner 3rd (NHK); Czisny 3rd (France); Davis & White 1st, Abbott 3rd (Russia).
World Team 1st Alternate in the 2011-12 season: Miner, Zawadzki, [Evora & Ladwig=SPLIT], Kriengkrairut & Giulietti-Schmitt.
Placement 5th in the senior events at the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Razzano, Gao, Castelli & Shnapir, Chock & Bates.
Placements 4th and lower at the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in the 2011-12 season: [Aldridge & Eaton (4th)], Lam (5th).
Placements 6th-7th in the senior events at the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships:
Carriere, Messing; Flatt, [Nagasu]; [Cain & Reagan-SPLIT, Poapst & Knierim-SPLIT]; Cannuscio & McManus, [Olson & Cowan-SPLIT].
Placements 2nd-5th in the junior events at the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships:
Dolensky, Warren, Choate, Kaugars; Cain, Miller, Long, Bell; [Simpson & Blackmer], Duarte & Grafton, Calalang & Sidhu, Pfund & Reiss; [Bonacorsi & Mager-SPLIT], McNamara & Carpenter, Parsons & Parsons, Heritage & Fast.
Placements 4th and lower at the 2012 ISU World Junior Championships: Gao (7th), Lam (13th); Dolensky (12th); Denney & Frazier (4th), Duarte & Grafton (8th), Simpson & Blackmer (10th); [Bonacorsi & Mager (7th)-SPLIT], Parsons & Parsons (15th).
World Team 2nd and 3rd Alternates in the 2011-12 season: [Mahbanoozadeh, Razzano; Zhang, Nagasu; Castelli & Shnapir, Donlan & Speroff; Chock & Bates], Cannuscio & McManus.
Placements 1st-3rd at any of the seven ISU Junior Grand Prix competitions in the 2011-12 season:
Gold – [Farris (2), Simpson & Blackmer, Brown, Gold], Hicks, Lam;
Silver – [Aldridge & Eaton, Simpson & Blackmer, Brown,] -[Bonacorsi & Mager-SPLIT];
Bronze – Cesario (2), Dolensky, [Aldridge & Eaton], [Bonacorsi & Mager-SPLIT], Miller, Calalang & Sidhu.
Placements 1st-3rd in the Senior B International competitions in the 2011-12 season:
Gold – [Nagasu, Hubbell & Donohue, Zhang, Kriengkrairut & Giulietti-Schmitt], Messing, Carriere, [Poapst/Knierim-SPLIT];
Silver – [Razzano, Shibutanis], [Cannuscio & Lorello-SPLIT];
Bronze – Carriere, [Denney & Coughlin, Marley & Brubaker, Chock & Bates].
Placements 1st-3rd in the novice events at the 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Zhou, Schetelich, Howe; Chen, Glenn, Gelb; Liu & Perini, Fields & Pacini, Shaughnessy & Morgan; Moore & Klaber, Miller & MacMillan, Rosinski & Jaffe.
Placements 4th and lower at the 2012 ISU Four Continents Championships: [Rippon (4th), Shibutanis (4th), Hubbell & Donohue (5th), Evora & Ladwig (6th)-SPLIT, Zawadzki (6th)], Dornbush (13th).
Reserve Envelope (not funded)
Athletes or teams that are assigned to an international competition and do not meet the criteria for the A, B or C envelopes will be placed in the reserve envelope.
ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS (relevant criteria include):
Consideration will be given to place a 2010 Olympic medalist into Team A or Team B at the discretion of the ICMS. These athletes must have retained their eligible status and must be committed to competing in the current and/or following competitive season.
Note: Evan Lysacek could still be added at a later date?
Consideration to place the athletes in Team C – Tier 1 will be given for senior level skaters placing lower at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships where the event was very strong or the results were very close.
Angela Wang, Max Aaron, Emily Samuelson & Todd Gilles (all placed 8th in Senior).
Consideration to place the athletes in Team C – Tier 2 will be given for junior level skaters placing lower at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships where the event was very strong or the results were very close.
Madeline Aaron & Max Settlage (6th in Junior Pairs); Amanda Bertsch & Sam Kaplun (7th in Junior Dance; 6th place team reportedly split).