JGP #7 in Chemnitz, Germany, Oct. 10-13, 2012
Posted by unseenskaters on October 10, 2012
The seventh and final JGP takes place in Chemnitz, Germany, and the 10-member Team USA squad is: Samantha Cesario, Leah Keiser; Shotaro Omori, Jay Yostanto; Britney Simpson & Matthew Blackmer, Jessica Pfund & AJ Reiss (pairs); Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker (dance).
THURSDAY updates for Team USA:
Ladies SP: Keiser places 2nd and sets a new ISU personal best score (55.14); Cesario is 10th (42.36) of 30 (she tweeted “Rough skate today. Hoping my hamstring feels better in the morning”).
Pairs SP: Simpson/Blackmer are 5th (45.64) and Pfund/Reiss 7th (40.97) of 16 teams.
Men’s SP: Yostanto 3rd (61.04) and Omori 5th (58.70) both set new ISU PB scores & will skate in the final group on Saturday.
FRIDAY updates for Team USA:
Short Dance: Hawayek/Bramante are in 2nd with a new ISU PB score (58.66).
Ladies FS: Keiser is 4th (141.15, 86.01 FS) and qualifies for the JGP Final in the 6th & final position! Cesario #20 WD before the FS due to injury (strained hamstring).
Pairs FS: Simpson/Blackmer place 5th (131.13, 85.49 FS), Pfund/Reiss 7th (123.07, 82.10 new PB). Simpson/Blackmer are the 3rd alternates to the JGP Final; Aaron/Settlage are the 1st alternates.
SATURDAY updates for Team USA:
Free Dance: Hawayek/Baker win the SILVER medal (138.61, 79.95 FD), their 1st JGP medal as a team!
Men’s FS: Omori finishes 4th (172.56 new ISU PB, 113.86 FS), Yostanto 6th (161.36, 100.32 FS).
Click here for JGP Germany start orders/results (Chemnitz is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Time)
JGP Final Qualifiers (Dec. 6-9, 2012, in Sochi, Russia) for the USA are: Joshua Farris and Jason Brown (Men); Angela Wang, Hannah Miller, and Leah Keiser (Ladies); Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel Eaton (Dance).