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Projected 2011-12 U.S. Team Envelopes (so far)

Posted by unseenskaters on February 6, 2011

NOTE: The 2011-12 U.S. team envelopes A-C officially were published online on June 2, 2011:

Click here to view the 2011-12 Team Envelopes A-C.

PROJECTED TEAM ENVELOPES FOR 2011-12 (through 2011 Worlds)

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. 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 sometime in the Spring of 2011 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 2011-12 season.

Click here to view the 2011-12 International Selection Pool (ISP).

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.)

Click here to view the published team envelope criteria for the 2011-12 season.

Last updated: June 7, 2011

Team A – Tier 1
Alissa Czisny, Meryl Davis/Charlie White, Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani.

Team A – Tier 2
Richard Dornbush.

Team B – Tier 1
Rachael Flatt, Mirai Nagasu, Agnes Zawadzki;
Ross Miner, Jeremy Abbott;
Amanda Evora/Mark Ladwig, Mary Beth Marley/Rockne Brubaker.

Team B – Tier 2
Christina Gao, Ashley Wagner, Courtney Hicks;
Adam Rippon, Armin Mahbanoozadeh, Brandon Mroz, Max Aaron;
Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir, Ashley Cain/Joshua Reagan;
Lynn Kriengkrairut/Logan Giulietti-Schmitt, Charlotte Lichtman/Dean Copely.

Team C – Tier 1
Vanessa Lam, Yasmin Siraj, Kristiene Gong, Lauren Dinh, Katarina Kulgeyko;

Keegan Messing, Jason Brown, Joshua Farris, Alexander Zahradnicek, Alexander Aiken;

Tiffany Vise/Don Baldwin, Lindsay Davis/Themistocles Leftheris, Gretchen Donlan/Andrew Speroff (see ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS below), Andrea Poapst/Christopher Knierim, Cassie Andrews/Timothy LeDuc;

Emily Samuelson/Evan Bates (see ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS below), Isabella Cannuscio/Ian Lorello, Shannon Wingle/Timothy McKernan, Lauri Bonacorsi/Travis Mager, Anastasia Cannuscio/Colin McManus.

Team C – Tier 2
Melissa Bulanhagui, Kiri Baga, McKinzie Daniels, Mary Beth Marley, Hannah Miller, Barbie Long, Mariah Bell;

Douglas Razzano, Steven Evans, Emmanuel Savary, Nathan Chen, Jordan Moeller, Nix Phengsy;

Kylie Duarte/Colin Grafton (see ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS below), Madeline Aaron/Max Settlage, Chelsea Liu/Devin Perini, Audrey Goldberg/Joseph Dolkiewicz;

Anastasia Olson/Jordan Cowan, Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel Eaton, Joylyn Yang/Jean-Luc Baker (see ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS below), Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons, Jessica Mancini/Tyler Brooks, Kaitlin Hawayek/Michael Bramante.

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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.

Team A – Tier 1
2011 U.S. senior champion combined with a top-10 finish at 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships: Alissa Czisny, [Caitlin Yankowskas/John Coughlin-split after Worlds], Meryl Davis/Charlie White
Placements 1st-3rd at the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships: Davis/White (1st), Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani (3rd)

Team A – Tier 2
2011 U.S. senior champion: (Alissa Czisny, Ryan Bradley-retired after Worlds, Caitlin Yankowskas/John Coughlin-split, Meryl Davis/Charlie White)
Placements 4th-10th at the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships: (Yankowskas/Coughlin 6th), Richard Dornbush (9th), (Madison Chock/Greg Zuerlein 9th, split after Worlds)
Placements 1st-3rd at the 2010 ISU Grand Prix Final: (Czisny, Davis/White)
2011 Four Continents champion: (Davis/White)

Team B – Tier 1
Placements 11th and lower at the 2011 ISU World Figure Skating Championships: (Bradley 13th), Ross Miner 11th; Rachael Flatt (12th); Amanda Evora/Mark Ladwig (11th)

Placements 2nd-4th in the senior events at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships:
Rachael Flatt, Mirai Nagasu, Agnes Zawadzki;
Richard Dornbush, Ross Miner, Jeremy Abbott;
Amanda Evora/Mark Ladwig, [Caydee Denney/Jeremy Barrett-split], Mary Beth Marley/Rockne Brubaker;
(Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani), [Madison Chock/Greg Zuerlein-split, Madison Hubbell/Keiffer Hubbell-split]

Placements 4th-6th at the 2010 ISU Grand Prix Final: Flatt
Placements 2nd-3rd at the 2011 ISU Four Continents Championships: Nagasu; Abbott; (Shibutanis)
2011 World Junior champion: N/A
Champion at any of the six ISU Grand Prix Series competitions in the 2010-11 season: (Czisny, Davis/White)

Team B – Tier 2
2011 U.S. junior champion: Courtney Hicks, Max Aaron, Ashley Cain/Joshua Reagan, Charlotte Lichtman/Dean Copely

Placements 2nd-3rd at the 2011 ISU World Junior Championships: (Zawadzki), Lichtman/Copely

Placements 1st-3rd at the 2010 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final: (Dornbush)

Placements 2nd-3rd at any of the six ISU Grand Prix Series competitions in the 2010-11 season:
Ashley Wagner, (Flatt, Nagasu, Czisny);
(Abbott), Adam Rippon, Brandon Mroz, Armin Mahbanoozadeh;
(Yankowskas/Coughlin-split after Worlds, Evora/Ladwig);
(Shibutani/Shibutani, Chock/Zuerlein)

2011 World Team first alternate: (Nagasu, Abbott, Denney/Barrett, Hubbell/Hubbell)

Placement fifth in the senior events at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Gao, Rippon, Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir, Lynn Kriengkrairut/Logan Giulietti-Schmitt

Team C – Tier 1
Champion at any of the seven ISU Junior Grand Prix Series competitions in the 2010-11 season: Vanessa Lam; Keegan Messing, Joshua Farris, (Dornbush; Lichtman/Copely)

Placements fourth and lower at the 2010 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final: (Gao,) Yasmin Siraj, Kristiene Gong; (Aaron), Messing, Farris; (Cain/Reagan; Lichtman/Copely)

Placements 6th-7th in the senior events at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships:
(Wagner), Lam;
(Mahbanoozadeh, Mroz);
Tiffany Vise/Don Baldwin, Lindsay Davis/Themistocles Leftheris;
Isabella Cannuscio/Ian Lorello, Shannon Wingle/Timothy McKernan

Placements 2nd-3rd in the junior events at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships:
Lauren Dinh, Katarina Kulgeyko;
Alexander Zahradnicek, Alexander Aiken;
Andrea Poapst/Christopher Knierim, Cassie Andrews/Timothy LeDuc;
Lauri Bonacorsi/Travis Mager, Anastasia Cannuscio/Colin McManus

Champions at the senior B international competitions in the 2010-11 season: none

Placements fourth and lower at the 2011 ISU World Junior Championships: Messing, Brown, (Aaron; Gao, Hicks; Cain/Reagan,) Andrews/LeDuc; Cannuscio/McManus, Bonacorsi/Mager

2011 World Team second and third alternates: (Zawadzki, Gao; Rippon, Mahbanoozadeh; Marley/Brubaker, Castelli/Shnapir; Kriengkrairut/Giulietti-Schmitt,) Cannuscio/Lorello

Team C – Tier 2
Placements 2nd-3rd at any of the seven ISU Junior Grand Prix Series competitions in the 2010-11 season:
(Siraj, Gong, Gao,) Kiri Baga;
Jason Brown, (Aaron, Farris);
(Cain/Reagan);
(Cannuscio/McManus, Bonacorsi/Mager, Lichtman/Copely)

Placements 2nd-3rd in the senior B international competitions in the 2010-11 season:
Melissa Bulanhagui; Douglas Razzano; (Vise/Baldwin, Marley/Brubaker,) [Molly Aaron/Daniyel Cohen-split]

Placements 4th-5th in the junior events at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships:
McKinzie Daniels, Mary Beth Marley;
Steven Evans, Emmanuel Savary;
[Brynn Carman/AJ Reiss-split (unofficial), Mandy Garza/Brandon Frazier-split];
Anastasia Olson/Jordan Cowan, Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel Eaton

Placements 1st-3rd in the novice events at the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships:
Hannah Miller, Barbie Long, Mariah Bell;
Nathan Chen, Jordan Moeller, Nix Phengsy;
Madeline Aaron/Max Settlage, Chelsea Liu/Devin Perini, Audrey Goldberg/Joseph Dolkiewicz;
Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons, Jessica Mancini/Tyler Brooks, Kaitlin Hawayek/Michael Bramante

Placements fourth and lower at the 2011 ISU Four Continents Championships: (Flatt, Czisny; Rippon, Mahbanoozadeh; Yankowskas/Coughlin, Evora/Ladwig, Marley/Brubaker; Chock/Zuerlein)

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS (not all are listed here)

Athletes that were in the Team A Envelope the previous year and plan on continuing to compete will automatically be placed in Team C – Tier 1 if they do not meet the criteria for Team A or Team B.
Emily Samuelson/Evan Bates

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.
*Confirmed on 6/2/11: Gretchen Donlan/Andrew Speroff (8th in Senior Pairs)

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.
*Confirmed on 6/2/11: Kylie Duarte/Colin Grafton (7th in Junior Pairs) and Joylyn Yang/Jean-Luc Baker (6th in Junior Dance).

Reserve Team
Consideration will be given to skaters or teams that do not qualify for the A, B or C envelopes based on the depth and strength of their respective event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Consideration will be given to skaters or teams that qualified for the A, B or C envelopes in the previous season.

Team B in 2010-11: Caroline Zhang, [Felicia Zhang/Taylor Toth-withdrew from 2011 Nationals; split]

Team C in 2010-11:
Alexe Gilles, Kristine Musademba, Ellie Kawamura, Amanda Dobbs, Ashley Cain, Nina Jiang, Leah Keiser;
Stephen Carriere, Grant Hochstein, Scott Dyer, Austin Kanallakan, Timothy Dolensky;
Chloe Katz/Joseph Lynch, [Erika Smith/Nathan Bartholomay-split after 2011 Nationals], [Britney Simpson/Nathan Miller-withdrew from 2011 Nationals; split];
[Rachel Tibbetts/Collin Brubaker-split].

Reserve Team in 2010-11:
Samantha Cesario, Felicia Zhang, Angela Wang;
Jonathan Cassar, Jason Wong;
Jessica Noelle Calalang/Zack Sidhu, [Morgan Sowa/David Leenen-split after 2011 Nationals], Olivia Oltmanns/Joshua Santillan, Morgan Agster/Adam Civiello.

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