It would be a shame, given that Chellsie and Alicia have spoken of the importance of more international assignments. Cottbus obviously clashed with the Winter Cup, but not sending anyone to Qatar or Baku is a mistake imo. Yes, the NCAA athletes are unavailable until June, but it would have been a good opportunity to get some first year seniors in front of international judges
I totally agree. IMHO Jessolo panders the scores to encourage the US to send people and doesn’t give a true reflection of an international score. It’s no accident that the lists of highest scores of the year always includes a disproportionate number of Jessolo and ‘team camp/ qualifier’ type scores.