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2012 U.S. Nationals Junior Ladies Bios/Program Music

Posted by unseenskaters on January 23, 2012

Here are profiles of all the Junior ladies listed alphabetically (selected info from the 2012 U.S. Nationals program book, with this season’s qualifying season high scores added):

Mariah Bell
Age 15; Birthdate: 4/18/1996
Hometown: Westminster, Colo.
Club: Rocky Mountain FSC
Coaches: Cindy Sullivan, Erik Schulz, Billy Schneider
Choreographer: Scott Brown
SP Music: “Mack and Mabel” by Jerry Herman
FS Music: Music from the Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 52.16 (SW)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 102.21 (M)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 150.93 (M)

Ashley Cain
Age 16; Birthdate: 7/22/1995
Hometown: Coppell, Texas
Club: Stars FSC of Texas
Coaches: Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Choreographers: Scott Brown, Darlene Cain
SP Music: “Montserrat” by Orquesta del Plata performed by Bajofondo Tango Club
FS Music: “Who Wants to Live Forever?” by David Garrett
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 49.14 (JGP)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 83.81 (JGP)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 132.95 (JGP)

Camille Davis
Age 17; Birthdate: 4/30/1994
Hometown: Springville, Utah
Club: Salt Lake City Figure Skating
Coach: Lisa Kriley
Choreographer: Evgeni Nemirovskii
SP Music: “Pachelbel Meets U2” by Jon Schmidt
FS Music: “Butterflies and Hurricanes” and “Stella’s Theme” by William Joseph
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 43.18 (P)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 71.31 (P)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 114.49 (P)

Polina Edmunds
Age 13; Birthdate: 5/18/1998
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
Club: Peninsula SC
Coaches: Nina Edmunds, David Glynn
Choreographer: Marina Klimova
SP Music: “Shenandoah” and “Turkey in the Straw” – American Folk songs
FS Music: “Merry Widow” by Franz Lehar, “Circus Princess” by Emmerich Kalman
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 40.92 (P)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 82.63 (P)
FS high score (non-qualifying competition) this season: 92.58 (Liberty FR)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 123.55 (P)

Gracie Gold
Age 16; Birthdate: 8/17/1995
Hometown: Springfield, Ill.
Club: Wagon Wheel FSC
Coaches: Alex Ouriashev, Toni Hickey, Oleg Epstein
Choreographers: Scott Brown, Pasquale Camerlengo
SP Music: “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” by Tchaikovsky performed by the Deviations Project
FS Music: Music from the The Mission and the The Untouchables soundtracks by Ennio Morricone
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 60.18 (JGP)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 115.72 (M)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 174.90 (M)

Jenelle Herman
Age 17; Birthdate: 7/10/1994
Hometown: Wakefield, Mass.
Club: SC of Boston
Coaches: Konstantin Kostin, Suna Murray, Sergey Minaev
Choreographers: Scott Brown, Suna Murray
SP Music: Selections from the Once Upon a Time in Mexico soundtrack by Brian Setzer
FS Music: “Tosca” by Maksim and Andre Kostelanetz
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 45.12 (NE)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 84.33 (NE)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 129.45 (NE)

Jessica Hu
Age: 16; Birthdate: 11/1/1995
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Club: SC of North Carolina
Coaches: Shirley Hughes, Barry Munns, Paul Wylie
Choreographer: Paul Wylie
SP Music: “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saëns
FS Music: “Scheherazade” by Rimsky-Korsakov
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 49.23 (SA)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 88.14 (SA)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 137.37 (SA)

Katarina Kulgeyko
Age 15; Birthdate: 5/24/1996
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Peter Oppegard, Natalia Bobrina
Choreographer: Natalia Bobrina
SP Music: “Love Theme” by Tchaikovsky
FS Music: “Nostradamus” by Maksim Mrvica
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 50.80 (P)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 92.57 (JGP)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 139.50 (JGP)

Barbie Long
Age: 15; Birthdate: 9/11/1996
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Club: Springfield FSC
Coach: Susan Liss
Choreographer: Susan Liss
SP Music: Music from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky
FS Music: Music from the 42nd Street soundtrack by Harry Warren
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 47.43 (M)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 104.94 (M)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 151.92 (M)

Hannah Miller
Age 15; Birthdate: 10/29/1996
Hometown: Williamstown, Mich.
Club: Lansing SC
Coach: Kirsten Miller-Zisholz
Choreographers: Daniil Barantsev, Tanith Belbin
SP Music: “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saëns
FS Music: “Masquerade Waltz” by Aram Khachaturian
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 52.78 (JGP)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 105.27 (M)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 148.43

Haley Mulera (Withdrawn)
Age: 15; Birthdate: 2/8/1996
Hometown: Rockville, Md.
Club: Washington FSC
Coach: Traci Coleman
Choreographer: Carissa Green Tambaschi
SP Music: “Bizet Has His Day” by Les Brown
FS Music: “Piano Concerto in G” by David Foster
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 41.83 (SA)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 76.18 (SA)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 118.01 (SA)

Gwendolyn Prescott
Age: 14; Birthdate: 4/5/1997
Hometown: Fremont, Calif.
Club: Peninsula SC
Coach: Lynn Smith
Choreographers: Justin Dillon, Angela Nikodinov
SP Music: “Princess Mononoke” by Joe Hisaishi
FS Music: “Atsuhime” by Ryo Yoshimata
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 45.61 (P)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 82.59 (P)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 128.20 (P)

Allison Timlen
Age: 16; Birthdate: 10/6/1995
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.
Club: Columbia FSC (Md.)
Coaches: Denise Cahill, Bobbe Shire
Choreographers: Nathan Birch, Tim Murphy
SP Music: “West Side Story” and “Mambo” by Leonard Bernstein
FS Music: “Mark Twain Portrait” by Jerome Kern
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 43.54 (E)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 82.29 (E)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 125.83 (E)

NOTE: Visit our 2012 U.S. Nationals event page for a list of “unseen” skater article links arranged by level. A 2011-12 season competition results/score table for the Junior Ladies is also available.

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2012 U.S. Nationals Junior Men Bios/Program Music

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2012

Here are profiles of all the Junior men listed alphabetically (selected info from the 2012 U.S. Nationals program book, with this season’s qualifying season high scores added):

Nathan Chen
Age 12; Birthdate: 5/5/1999
Hometown: Salt Lake City
Club: Oval FSC
Coach: Genia Chernyshova, Rafael Arutyunyan, Kent Weigle
Choreographers: Stephanee Grosscup, Genia Chernyshova
SP Music: Music from the Wall-E soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
FS Music: Music from the The Godfather soundtrack by Nino Rota
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 58.44 (P)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 119.20 (P)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 177.64 (P)

Harrison Choate
Age 18; Birthdate: 10/18/1993
Hometown: Weston, Mass.
Club: SC of Boston
Coaches: Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell
Choreographers: Mark Mitchell, Jamie Isley
SP Music: Music from The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini
FS Music: “La Strada” by Nino Rota
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 59.42 (E)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 123.84 (E)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 183.26 (E)

Timothy Dolensky
Age 19; Birthdate: 7/18/1992
Hometown: Kennesaw, Ga.
Club: Atlanta FSC
Coaches: Debbie Prachar, Brittney Bottoms
Choreographer: Catarina Lindgren
SP Music: “Windfall” by Timothy Dolensky
FS Music: Gypsy Kings medley
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 57.30 (E)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 120.25 (JGP)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 176.77 (JGP)

Ryan Hartley
Age 18; Birthdate: 5/11/1993
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Club: Queen City FSC
Coaches: Richard Hartley, Heidi Hartley
Choreographers: Richard Hartley, Heidi Hartley, Serguei Zaitsev
SP Music: “Malaguena” from the Once Upon a Time in Mexico soundtrack performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
FS Music: Music from the Sherlock Holmes soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 48.28 (M)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 106.71 (M)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 154.99 (M)

Lukas Kaugars
Age: 16; Birthdate: 4/27/1995
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club: Broadmoor SC
Coaches: Damon Allen, Eddie Shipstad, Christy Krall, Janet Champion, Ryan Jahnke
Choreographers: Damon Allen, Cindy Stuart
SP Music: Music from the Duplicity soundtrack by James Newton Howard
FS Music: “Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor” by Rachmaninoff performed by Lang Lang
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 55.07 (M)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 107.93 (SW)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 161.51 (M)

Timothy Koleto
Age: 20; Birthdate: 6/17/1991
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club: Broadmoor SC
Coaches: Becky Calvin, Tom Zakrajsek
Choreographers: Tom Dickson, Catarina Lindgren
SP Music: “Dark Secret (Waltz)” by George Melachrino
FS Music: Music from the Mishima soundtrack by Philip Glass
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 57.43 (M)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 111.47 (M)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 168.90 (M)

Andrew Nagode
Age: 16; Birthdate: 11/1/1995
Hometown: Landenberg, Pa.
Club: University of Delaware FSC
Coach: Pamela Gregory
Choreographers: Evgeny Platov, Natalya Linichuk
SP Music: Music from the Sherlock Holmes soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
FS Music: Music from The Bolt by Dmitri Shostakovich
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 43.78 (SA)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 90.78 (E)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 134.54 (E)

Emmanuel Savary
Age 14; Birthdate: 1/6/1998
Hometown: Hollywood, Fla.
Club: SC of New York
Coaches: Frank Carroll, Joel Savary
Choreographer: David Wilson
SP Music: Music from the Black Cat, White Cat soundtrack by Nele Karajilic, Voja Aralica and Dejo Sparavalo
FS Music: Music from the The Lion King soundtrack by Elton John and Tim Rice
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 52.16 (E)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 103.78 (E)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 155.94 (E)

Troy Tomasello
Age: 17; Birthdate: 5/1/1994
Hometown: Parma, Ohio
Club: Strongsville SC
Coach: Glyn Watts
Choreographer: Glyn Watts
SP Music: Music from the Three Musketeers soundtrack by Maxime Rodriguez
FS Music: Music from the Jaws soundtrack by John Williams
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 55.47 (M)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 107.28 (M)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 162.75 (M)

David Wang
Age: 17; Birthdate: 2/10/1994
Hometown: Arrowhead, Calif.
Club: All Year FSC
Coaches: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin, Christy Krall
Choreographer: Tom Dickson
SP Music: “Tuxedo Junction” by Erskine Hawkins, Bill Johnson and Julian Dash
FS Music: “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquin Rodrigo
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 55.12 (JGP)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 106.73 (JGP)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 161.85 (JGP)

Philip Warren
Age 18; Birthdate: 6/14/1993
Hometown: Redlands, Calif.
Club: All Year FSC
Coaches: Tammy Gambill, John Nicks
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart
SP Music: “Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix performed by Stevie Ray Vaughn
FS Music: Music from the Ragtime soundtrack by Randy Newman
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 59.07 (P)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 113.89 (P)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 172.96 (P)

Jay Yostanto
Age 17; Birthdate: 3/10/1994
Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
Club: All Year FSC
Coaches: Derrick Delmore, Karen Kwan
Choreographer: Derrick Delmore
SP Music: Music from the The Untouchables soundtrack by Ennio Morricone
FS Music: Music from the Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story soundtrack by Randy Edelman
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 58.80 (JGP)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 105.47 (JGP)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 164.27 (JGP)

NOTE: Visit our 2012 U.S. Nationals event page for a list of “unseen” skater article links arranged by level. A 2011-12 season competition results/score table for the Junior Men is also available.

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2012 U.S. Nationals Novice Ladies Bios/Program Music

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2012

Here are profiles of all the Novice ladies listed alphabetically (selected info from the 2012 U.S. Nationals program book, with this season’s qualifying season high scores added):

Karen Chen
Age: 12; Birthdate: August 16, 1999
Hometown: Fremont, Calif.
Club: Peninsula SC
Coaches: Sherri Krahne-Thomas, Gilley Nicholson
Choreographers: Sherri Krahne-Thomas, Gilley Nicholson
SP Music: “The Chairman’s Waltz” by John Williams
FS Music: Selections from the The Godfather soundtrack by Nino Rota
SP high score in qualifying season: 47.05 (P)
FS high score in qualifying season: 93.69 (CP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 137.09 (P)

Madison DeLuca
Age: 15; Birthdate: May 8, 1996
Hometown | Livonia, Mich.
Club: Arctic FSC
Coaches: Lisa Kirby, Theresa McKendry
Choreographer: Theresa McKendry
SP Music: “Moon River” by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini
FS Music: “La Vida Breve” by Manuel de Falla; “Aria” by Heitor Villa Lobos; “Madrilene” by Jules Massenet
SP high score in qualifying season: 37.15 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 66.66 (M)
Total high score in qualifying season: 103.81 (M)

Amanda Gelb
Age: 14; Birthdate: May 15, 1997
Hometown: Eastvale, Calif.
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Alex Chang, Ilia Kulik, Jere Michael
Choreographer: Alex Chang
SP Music: Selections from the Amelie soundtrack by Yann Tiersen
FS Music:“Romeo and Juliet” by Edvin Marton
SP high score in qualifying season: 37.40 (SWP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 75.73 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 112.39 (P)

Amber Glenn
Age: 12; Birthdate: October 28, 1999
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Club: Dallas FSC
Coach: Ann Brumbaugh
Choreographer: Margaret Bowden
SP Music: “El Tango de Roxanne” by Ewan McGregor
FS Music: Selections from the Black Swan soundtrack by Clint Mansell
SP high score in qualifying season: 40.85 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 83.42 (SW)
Total high score in qualifying season: 123.49 (SW)

Avery Kurtz
Age: 14; Birthdate: December 17, 1997
Kansas City, Mo.
Club: Broadmoor SC
Coaches: Eddie Shipstad, Erik Schulz, Catarina Lindgren, Christy Krall, Becky Bradley, Damon Allen, Ben Burlinson
Choreographers: Cindy Stuart, Catarina Lindgren
SP Music: “Hernando’s Hideaway” by Music of Passion and The Magic Orchestra
FS Music: “Prokofiev: Cinderella” by the London Symphony Orchestra
SP high score in qualifying season: 41.83 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 85.37 (M)
Total high score in qualifying season: 127.20 (M)

Brianna Laxson
Age: 12; Birthdate: April 19, 1999
Hometown: Ashburn, Va.
Club: Washington FSC
Coaches: Andrey Kryukov, Maxim Katchanov
Choreographers: Nataliya Tymoshenko, Andrey Kryukov
SP Music: “Totentanz” by Franz Liszt arranged by Maksim Mrvica
FS Music: Puccini’s “Turandot” by Vanessa-Mae
SP high score in qualifying season: 39.66 (E)
FS high score in qualifying season: 79.93 (SA)
Total high score in qualifying season: 119.23 (SA)

Dyllan McIntee
Age: 13; Birthdate: March 15, 1998
Hometown: Phoenix, Az.
Club: SC of Phoenix
Coach: Bridget Kaus
Choreographers: Bridget Kaus, Heather McLaughlin
SP Music: “Incarnation” by Cirque du Soleil
FS Music: “Not in Blood, But in Bond” from the Sherlock Holmes soundtrack by Hans Zimmer; “Foot Chase” from the National Treasure soundtrack by Trevor Rabin
SP high score in qualifying season: 37.53 (P)
FS high score in qualifying season: 78.03 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 115.56 (P)

Olivia Serafini
Age: 15; Birthdate: December 20, 1996
Hometown: Niskayuna, N.Y.
Club: SC of New York
Coach: Steven Rice
Choreographers: Scott Brown, Kristine Bingham
SP Music: “Take the 5th” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
FS Music: “The Tango” by Marc Shaiman
SP high score in qualifying season: 37.78 (NA)
FS high score in qualifying season: 66.04 (E)
Total high score in qualifying season: 103.30 (E)

Morgan Sewall
Age 14; Birthdate: March 22, 1997
Hometown: Scarborough, Maine
Club: North Atlantic FSC
Coach: Carol Pichette
Choreographer: Carol Pichette
SP Music: “Requiem for a Tower” by Clint Mansell
FS Music: “Keys to Imagination” by Yanni
SP high score in qualifying season: 37.38 (NE)
FS high score in qualifying season: 67.59 (NE)
Total high score in qualifying season: 104.97 (NE)

Bradie Tennell
Age: 13; Birthdate: January 31, 1998
Hometown: Carpentersville, Ill.
Club: Wagon Wheel FSC
Coach: Denise Myers
Choreographers: Scott Brown, Shanette Folle
SP Music: Selections from the Anastasia soundtrack by Aaliyah
FS Music: Selections from Le Corsaire and Paquita by various artists
SP high score in qualifying season: 34.05 (UGL)
FS high score in qualifying season: 71.84 (M)
Total high score in qualifying season: 105.45 (M)

Madison Vinci
Age: 15; Birthdate: October 18, 1996
Hometown: Leesburg, Va.
Club: Washington FSC
Coach: Rashid Kadyrkaev
Choreographers: Rashid Kadyrkaev, Marianna Rozonova, Slava Uchitel, Audrey Weisiger
SP Music: “Umbrellas of Cherbourg” by Michel Legrand
FS Music: “Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber
SP high score in qualifying season: 41.20 (E)
FS high score in qualifying season: 74.78 (SA)
Total high score in qualifying season: 114.93 (SA)

Selena Zhao
Age: 13; Birthdate: May 10, 1998
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Club: Highland SC
Coach: Darin Hosier
Choreographer: Corrie Martin
SP Music: “Spanish Fantasy” by Igor Frolov
FS Music: “Cello Concerto in C major” by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
SP high score in qualifying season: 40.02 (NWP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 79.38 (NWP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 119.40 (NWP)

NOTE: Visit our 2012 U.S. Nationals event page for a list of “unseen” skater article links arranged by level. A 2011-12 season competition results/score table for the Novice Ladies is also available.

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2012 U.S. Nationals Novice Men Bios/Program Music

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2012

Here are profiles of all the Novice men listed alphabetically (selected info from the 2012 U.S. Nationals program book, with this season’s qualifying season high scores added):

Chase Belmontes
Age: 16; Birthdate: August 31, 1995
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club: Broadmoor SC
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek
Choreographer: Catarina Lindgren
SP Music: “Tosca Fantasy” by Edvin Marton
FS Music: “Child of Nazareth” by Maxime Rodriguez
SP high score in qualifying season: 41.40 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 81.61 (SW)
Total high score in qualifying season: 121.57 (SW)

Spencer Howe
Age: 15; Birthdate: September 11, 1996
Hometown: Woodland Hills, Calif.
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Wendy Olson, Frank Carroll, Danelle Cole
Choreographer: Ivan Dinev
SP Music: “Live and Let Die” by David Garrett
FS Music: “Phantom of the Opera” by Sarah Chang and Julian Lloyd Webber
SP high score in qualifying season: 46.05 (P)
FS high score in qualifying season: 85.71 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 131.76 (P)

Wilbur Ji
Age: 16; Birthdate: June 14, 1995
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
Club: SC of San Francisco
Coaches: Jeff Crandell, Charyl Brusch
Choreographer: Jeff Crandell
SP Music: “Jumpin’ Jack,” “Minnie the Moocher” and “Mr. Pinstripe Suit” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
FS Music: “Poeta en el Mar” by Vicente Amigo
SP high score in qualifying season: 35.48 (CP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 70.02 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 102.88 (P)

Brian Krentz
Age: 17; Birthdate: December 2, 1994
Hometown: Glencoe, Ill.
Club: Skokie Valley SC
Coaches: Cindy Caprel, Kristen Mita, Jeremy Allen
Choreographer: Phillip Mills
SP Music: “Lucia” by Oscar Lopez
FS Music: Selections from the The Last of the Mohicans soundtrack by Randy Edelman and Trevor Jones
SP high score in qualifying season: 37.90 (UGL)
FS high score in qualifying season: 86.75 (M)
Total high score in qualifying season: 122.64 (UGL)

Tony Lu
Age: 13; Birthdate: November 24, 1998
Hometown: Garnet Valley, Pa.
Club: SC of Wilmington
Coach: Priscilla Hill
Choreographer: Irina Romanova
SP Music: “Russian Sailor’s Dance” by the Philadelphia Orchestra
FS Music: “Rango” by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra
SP high score in qualifying season: 43.65 (E)
FS high score in qualifying season: 88.71 (SA)
Total high score in qualifying season: 130.56 (E)

Jimmy Ma
Age: 16; Birthdate: October 11, 1995
Hometown: Great Neck, N.Y.
Club: SC of New York
Coach: Elaine Zayak
Choreographer: Josh Babb
SP Music: Theme from The Untouchables by Ennio Morricone
FS Music: “El Tango de los Exiliados” by Vanessa-Mae
SP high score in qualifying season: 48.46 (E)
FS high score in qualifying season: 81.04 (E)
Total high score in qualifying season: 129.50 (E)

Oleksiy Melnyk
Age: 14; Birthdate: September 3, 1997
Hometown: Reston, Va.
Club: Washington FSC
Coach: Serguei Kouznetsov
Choreographer: Nataliya Tymoshenko
SP Music: “El Tango de Roxanne” by Jose Feliciano
FS Music: “The Feeling Begins” by Peter Gabriel
SP high score in qualifying season: 42.30 (E)
FS high score in qualifying season: 78.40 (E)
Total high score in qualifying season: 120.70 (E)

James Schetelich
Age: 15; Birthdate: July 30, 1996
Hometown: Scotch Plains, N.J.
Club: SC of New York
Coach: Debbie Davis
Choreographer: Kristine Bingham Nielsen
SP Music: “Sam Pa Ti” and “Smooth” by Carlos Santana
FS Music: Selections from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
performed by the New York Philharmonic
SP high score in qualifying season: 47.74 (E)
FS high score in qualifying season: 81.67 (E)
Total high score in qualifying season: 129.41 (E)

Kyle Shropshire
Age: 16; Birthdate: January 3, 1995
Hometown: Algonquin, Ill.
Club: Wagon Wheel FSC
Coaches: Carol Ueck, Zane Shropshire
Choreographers: Susie Wynne, Renee Brainerd
SP Music: “The Race” by Yello
FS Music: “Titans Spirit” by Trevor Rabin
SP high score in qualifying season: 40.04 (UGL)
FS high score in qualifying season: 80.66 (UGL)
Total high score in qualifying season: 120.70 (UGL)

Kevin Shum
Age: 14; Birthdate: July 3, 1997
Hometown: Piedmont, Calif.
Club: St. Moritz ISC
Coach: Lynn Smith
Choreographers: Justin Dillon, Cohen Duncan
SP Music: “Vortex” by Robert Longfield
FS Music: Selections from the Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi
SP high score in qualifying season: 46.73 (CP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 93.12 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 132.14 (P)

Nicholas Vrdoljak
Age: 15; Birthdate: July 11, 1996
Hometown: Westmont, Ill.
Club: DuPage FSC
Coaches: Cindy Caprel, Kristen Mita
Choreographer: Phillip Mills
SP Music: Selections from the The Man in the Iron Mask soundtrack by Nick Glennie-Smith
FS Music: “St. Petersburg 300” by Igor Kornelyuk
SP high score in qualifying season: 45.36 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 76.19 (UGL)
Total high score in qualifying season: 121.13 (UGL)

Vincent Zhou
Age: 11; Birthdate: October 25, 2000
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
Club: Peninsula SC
Coach: Tammy Gambill
Choreographers: Justin Dillon, Cindy Stuart
SP Music: “Nut Rocker” by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
FS Music: “Iron Monkey” by James L. Venable and “Rising Sun” by Kiyoshi Yoshida
SP high score in qualifying season: 53.35 (P)
FS high score in qualifying season: 109.72 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 163.07 (P)

NOTE: Visit our 2012 U.S. Nationals event page for a list of “unseen” skater article links arranged by level. A 2011-12 season competition results/score table for the Novice Men is also available.

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2012 U.S. Nationals Novice Pairs Bios/Program Music

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2012

Here are profiles of all the Novice pair teams listed alphabetically by the female partner’s last name (same info as printed in the 2012 U.S. Nationals program book, with this season’s scores added):

Alexis Donahoe & James Rappold
Ages: 17 & 23; Birthdates: April 18, 1994; May 25, 1988
Hometown: Huntington, W. Va.
Club: Charleston FSC
Coaches: Marcy Harris, Lee Harris
Choreographers: Elena Valova, Marcy Harris, Lee Harris
SP Music: Selections from the Legends of the Fall soundtrack by James Horner
FS Music: “Art on Ice” by Edvin Marton
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Eastern Sectional, Novice, 4th; 2011 Eastern Sectional, Novice, 6th
SP high score in qualifying season: 18.40
FS high score in qualifying season: 42.42
Total high score in qualifying season: 60.82 (E4)

Caitlin Fields & Jason Pacini
Ages: 16 & 21; Birthdates: 9/25/1995; 4/14/1990
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.; Fort Collins, Colo.
Club: Coyotes SC of Arizona; Fort Collins FSC
Coaches: Doug Ladret, Heidi Thibert
Choreographers: Doug Ladret, Christine Sweeney
SP Music: “The Filk Machine” by Randy Newman and The Disney Orchestra
FS Music: “Cutthroat Island” by Erich Kunzel and The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Midwestern Sectional, Novice, 1st; 2011 U.S. Championships, Novice, 4th
SP high score in qualifying season: 35.80
FS high score in qualifying season: 77.12
Total high score in qualifying season: 112.92 (M1)

Hannah Klopstock & Chadwick Phillips
Ages: 15 & 20; Birthdates: 1/22/1997; 1/9/1992
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.; Newhall, Calif.
Club: Orange County FSC; Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno, Carrie Phillips
Choreographer: Christine Fowler-Binder
SP Music: Selections from the The Pink Panther soundtrack by The Hollywood Studio Symphony
FS Music: Selections from Riverdance by Bill Whelan, selections from the Legends of the Fall soundtrack by James Horner
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice, 3rd
SP high score in qualifying season: 23.22
FS high score in qualifying season: 54.57
Total high score in qualifying season: 77.79 (P3)

Chelsea Liu & Devin Perini
Ages: 12 & 18; Birthdates: 12/31/1999; 4/6/1993
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.; Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Club: Broadmoor SC; Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno
Choreographers: Cindy Stuart, Christine Fowler-Binder
SP Music: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by The Andrews Sisters
FS Music: Charlie Chaplin medley
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice, 1st; 2011 U.S. Championships, Novice, 2nd
SP high score in qualifying season: 30.73
FS high score in qualifying season: 67.06
Total high score in qualifying season: 97.79 (P1)

Victoria LoRusso & Timothy Habeeb
Ages: 14 & 19; Birthdates: 6/7/1997; 11/3/1992
Hometown: Lexington, Mass.; Hanover, Mass.
Club: SC of Boston; Colonial FSC
Coaches: Chad Brennan, Sheryl Franks, Suna Murray
Choreographers: Sheryl Franks, Chad Brennan
SP Music: Selections from the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory soundtrack by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
FS Music: “Born on the Fourth of July” by John Williams with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Eastern Sectional, Novice, 2nd
SP high score in qualifying season: 19.79
FS high score in qualifying season: 47.44
Total high score in qualifying season: 67.23 (E2)

Elise Middleton & Robert Hennings
Ages: 12 & 15; Birthdates: 12/8/1999; 10/9/1996
Hometown: Fullerton, Calif.; Long Beach, Calif.
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Peter Oppegard, Karen Kwan-Oppegard, Themi Leftheris
Choreographer: Peter Oppegard
SP Music: “Minnie the Moocher” by Cab Calloway
FS Music: Selections from The Wizard of Oz by Harold Arlen
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice, 2nd; 2011 U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate, 1st; 2010 U.S Junior Championships, Juvenile, 3rd
SP high score in qualifying season: 18.48
FS high score in qualifying season: 62.08
Total high score in qualifying season: 80.56 (P2)

Alexandria Shaughnessy & James Morgan
Ages: 19 & 20; Birthdates: 9/30/1992; 1/3/1992
Hometown: Duxbury, Mass.; Windham, N.H.
Club: SC of Boston
Coaches: Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall, Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell
Choreographer: Sheryl Franks
SP Music: “Hymne a l’amour” by Pierre Port
FS Music: “Evita” by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Eastern Sectional, Novice, 1st; 2011 U.S. Championships, Novice, 5th
SP high score in qualifying season: 30.60
FS high score in qualifying season: 76.26
Total high score in qualifying season: 106.86 (E1)

Allison Smith & Anthony Evans
Ages: 17 & 19; Birthdates: 5/23/1994; 5/1/1992
Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas; Hurst, Texas
Club: Dallas FSC; Stars FSC of Texas
Coaches: Peter Cain, Holly Kirby
Choreographers: David Kirby, Peter Cain
SP Music: “Music of the Night” by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart
FS Music: “The Planets” by Gustav Holst
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Midwestern Sectional, Novice, 4th
SP high score in qualifying season: 27.50
FS high score in qualifying season: 58.41
Total high score in qualifying season: 85.91 (M4)

Lianna Thomas & Gene Fu
Ages: 17 & 18; Birthdates: 12/28/1994; 7/1/1993
Hometown: Congers, N.Y.; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.
Club: SC of New York
Coaches: Jason Briggs, Peter Burrows, Mary Lynn Gelderman, Jana Brazee
Choreographer: Inese Bucevica
SP Music: “Tango de los Exilados” by Vanessa-Mae
FS Music: “Nessun Dorma” by Vanessa-Mae
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Eastern Sectional, Novice, 3rd
SP high score in qualifying season: 19.58
FS high score in qualifying season: 47.60
Total high score in qualifying season: 67.18 (E3)

Danielle Viola & Alexander Johnson
Ages: 20 & 21; Birthdates: 12/13/1991; 5/15/1990
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.; Minnetonka, Minn.
Club: Washington FSC; Broadmoor SC
Coaches: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra
Choreographer: Dalilah Sappenfield
SP Music: “Tango de los Exilados” by Vanessa-Mae
FS Music: “Scheherazade” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Midwestern Sectional, Novice, 2nd
SP high score in qualifying season: 32.32
FS high score in qualifying season: 68.47
Total high score in qualifying season: 100.79 (M2)

Nancy Xu & Robert Przepioski
Ages: 13 & 21; 7/18/1998; 8/25/1990
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
Club: Peninsula SC
Coach: Tracy Prussack
Choreographer: Tracy Prussack
SP Music: “Zorba’s Dance” by Mikis Theodorakis with The London Pops Orchestra
FS Music: “Overture/All That Jazz” by Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Taye Diggs
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice, 4th
SP high score in qualifying season: 20.36
FS high score in qualifying season: 47.80
Total high score in qualifying season: 68.16 (P4)

Christina Zaitsev & Ernie Utah Stevens
Ages: 12 & 18; Birthdates: 4/16/1999; 12/31/1993
Hometown: Indianapolis; Louisville, Ky.
Club: Indiana World Skating Academy FSC
Coaches: Serguei Zaitsev, Elena Zaitsev
Choreographer: Serguei Zaitsev
SP Music: “Czardas” by V. Monti
FS Music: “Toccata” by Bach
Competitive Highlights: 2012 Midwestern Sectional, Novice, 3rd; 2011 U.S. Junior Championships, Intermediate, 4th
SP high score in qualifying season: 33.04
FS high score in qualifying season: 60.76
Total high score in qualifying season: 93.80 (M4)

NOTE: Visit our 2012 U.S. Nationals event page for a list of “unseen” skater article links arranged by level.

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2012 U.S. Nationals Ice Dance Bios/Program Music

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2012

Ice-Dance.com has published profiles and photos of the Senior, Junior and Novice ice dance teams on their 2012 Nationals site:

Bios and Program Music

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2012 U.S. Nationals is almost here!

Posted by unseenskaters on January 20, 2012

Visit our 2012 U.S. Nationals event page for a running list of “unseen” skater article links arranged by level. 2011-12 season score tables for the Junior and Novice singles skaters are also available.

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2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria (links)

Posted by unseenskaters on January 19, 2012

The first Winter Youth Olympic Games is underway in Innsbruck, Austria and here are preview articles, results, and figure skating highlight video links:

Maryland article on Rachael & Michael Parsons and a Washington (Kids) Post interview with them

Delaware article on Caitlin Belt/Michael Johnson

Buffalo, NY article on Jordan Bauth

Starting Orders/Results/Detailed Protocols

Pairs SP video highlights (includes clip of Belt/Johnson)

Short Dance video highlights (includes clip of & interview with Parsons/Parsons)

Ladies SP video highlights and Ladies medalists’ FS highlights

Official YOG Innsbruck YouTube Channel

Congratulations to the Team USA figure skaters on their individual performances!
Caitlin Belt, 15, & Michael Johnson, 17, placed 4th of 5 Junior pairs;
Rachel Parsons, 14, & Michael Parsons, 16, placed 4th of 12 Junior ice dance teams;
Jordan Bauth, 14, placed 7th of 16 Junior ladies.
This was the international debut for Belt/Johnson and Bauth.
Jan. 21 update: Congratulations to Jordan Bauth for placing 2nd in her FS and helping Team 4 win a GOLD medal in the Mixed Team Event!

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