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2012-13 Japan Junior & Novice Nationals results

Posted by unseenskaters on November 21, 2012

Japan’s Novice, Junior and Senior Nationals are held as 3 separate events in October, November, and December, respectively. The top 4 Novice ladies and top 3 Novice men at Novice Nationals in Kyoto (Novices compete free skate only) were invited to compete in Junior Nationals in Tokyo. The top 6 Junior ladies and 5 of the top 6 Junior men have been invited to compete at Senior Nationals, December 20-24, 2012, in Hokkaido, according to this Japan Skating Federation (PDF, in Japanese).

Click here for JPN Junior Nationals Results/Protocols in English (Nov. 17-18, 2012)

Click here for JPN Novice Nationals A & B Results/Protocols in English (Oct. 26-28, 2012)

Click here for a TV segment featuring program highlights of Satoko Miyahara and her interview with Yukari Nakano (in Japanese)

JUNIOR MEN (this year’s JGP competitors’ results are noted; jumps are copied from the detailed protocol)

1 Ryujyu HINO 1 1 209.85 [JGP Finalist, won JGP silver & bronze]
SP (71.35): 3A, 3Lz+3T, 3F(e)
FS (138.50): 3A+3T (+2), 3F(e), 3Lz+2T, 3S, 3A (-2), 3Lo, 3Lz, 2A+2T+2Lo
Click here for JPN TV broadcast of his free skate

2 Shoma UNO 2 2 190.58 [2 JGP, 1 silver]
SP (66.21): 3T+3T, 3F, 2A
FS (124.37): 2A, 3Lo+2T, 3Lz(e), 3F<<, 3Lo, 3F+2T+2T, 2A+3T, 3S
Click here for JPN TV broadcast of his free skate

3 Keiji TANAKA 3 3 189.46 [JGP Finalist, silver & 4th]
SP (65.21): 3A, 3Lz(e)+3T (-1.12), 3F<< (-0.90)
FS (124.25): 3A (-1.60), 3A+2T, 3F, 3Lo, 3F fall, 3Lz(e), 3S+2T+2Lo, 2T
Click here for JPN TV broadcast of his free skate

4 Sota YAMAMOTO 11 4 159.61 [Novice A champion, not eligible for Senior Nationals]
SP (47.32): 3Lz+3T<< (-2.10), 2F, 2A
FS (112.29): 3Lz(e), 3F2T, 3S, 2A+3T, 3F, 3T+2T+2Lo, 2Lo, 2A

5 Sei KAWAHARA 8 5 157.51 [2 JGP]
SP (50.25): 2A, 3Lz+2T (-0.70), 3F(e) fall
FS (107.26): 2A, 3Lo, 3Lz+2T, 3Lo+2T, 3Lz+2T, 2F(e), 3S, 2A,

6 Taichi HONDA 6 6 155.76 [2 JGP]
SP (51.57): 3T+3T, 3F (-0.70), 2A
FS (104.19): 3S, 3Lz(e) -1.40, 3F -0.84, 2A+3T, 3Lo< -2.1, 3F+2T, 3T+2T, 2A
Click here for JPN TV broadcast of cute footage of his 3 younger skating sisters (Marin Honda won the Novice B title) & his free skate (at the end of video, he shows his relief & happiness when he is named to compete at Senior Nationals)

7 Taichiro YAMAKUMA 7 9 150.44 [Novice A, 2nd]
8 Shu NAKAMURA 4 10 149.82 [2 JGP]

FNR (Final Not Reached) Reo ISHIZUKA (Novice A, 3rd)

JUNIOR LADIES (this year’s JGP competitors’ results are noted; jumps are copied from the detailed protocol)

1 Satoko MIYAHARA 1 1 172.68 [JGP Finalist, JGP gold & bronze]
SP (61.31): 3Lz+3T, 3F, 2A
FS (111.37): 3Lz+3T, 3F, 3Lo, 2A, 2A+3T, 3Lz< (-2.10), 3S+2T+2T
Click here for JPN TV broadcast of her free skate

2 Riona KATO 5 2 161.47 [won Jr. Ladies at Golden West in early Sept; competed in 1 JGP in fall of 2011]
SP (53.90): 3Lo+2T, 3F, 2A
FS (107.57): 3Lo, 2A+3T, 3F, 3S, 3Lz(e), 3F+2A, 3Lo+2T+2Lo
Click here for JPN TV broadcast of her free skate

3 Rika HONGO 3 3 159.34 [2 JGP, 1 silver]
SP (55.47): 3T+3T<, 3F, 2A
FS (103.87): 3Lz(e), 3F+2T+2T, 2A+3T, 3Lo< fall, 3S, 3F, 3S+2A
Click here for JPN TV broadcast of her free skate

4 Yura MATSUDA 4 5 156.07 [1 JGP]
SP (54.07): 3F, 3Lo+2Lo, 2A
FS (102.00): 3F, 3Lz(e), 2A+3T, 3F+2T, 3Lo, 3Lo<+2T+2Lo, 3S
Click here for JPN TV broadcast of her free skate

5 Rin NITAYA 8 4 152.24
SP (48.97): 3T+2T, 3F, 2A
FS (103.27): 3Lz(e), 3F, 3Lo, 2A+3T, 3S+2T+2T, 3S+2A<, 3T

6 Miyabi OHBA 2 12 144.01 [2 JGP, 1 silver]
SP (56.61): 3Lo+3T, 3F, 2A
FS (87.40)

7 Wakaba HIGUCHI 6 9 143.08 [Novice A, 2nd]
8 Mai MIHARA 11 8 140.14 [Novice A, 3rd]
9 Kaori SAKAMOTO 13 7 139.52 [Novice A champ]
10 Mariko KIHARA 15 6 138.02

14 Hinano ISOBE 24 10 130.16 [1 JGP]
15 Yuka KITO [Novice A, 4th]

18 Yuka NAGAI 12 18 125.07 [1 JGP]

FNR Mayako MATSUNO 27 [1 JGP]

Notes:
Miu SATO [2 JGP] did not qualify for Junior Nationals from the Western Section.
2 other ladies have qualified for Senior Nationals:
Kako TOMOTAKI [1 JGP] 2 2 147.53, 2nd in Western section;
Risa SHOJI [1 JGP] 3 6 131.86, 4th in Eastern section.

JUNIOR DANCE (exhibition)
Nana SUGIKI / Hiroichi NOGUCHI 34.44 (SD) + 53.14 (FD) = 87.58 (Total)

NOVICE A MEN (top 3):
1 Sota YAMAMOTO 95.51 – 2Lz(e), 2F+2T, 3S+3T, 2A, 3F, 3T+2T+2Lo, 2Lo
2 Taichiro YAMAKUMA 91.13 – 2Lz(e), 2A+3T (-0.56), 1F, 3Lo (-0.28), 3S (-0.70), 3F+2T (-0.28), 3S+2T+2T (-0.42)
3 Reo ISHIZUKA 78.04

NOVICE A LADIES (top 6):
1 Kaori SAKAMOTO 90.28 – 3F fall, 3S+2A, 3Lo, 3Lz, 2A+3T, 3Lo+2T
2 Wakaba HIGUCHI 88.08 – 3Lz(e)+2T+2Lo, 3F, 2A+3T<, 1S, 2Lo, 2A+2T
3 Mai MIHARA 86.77 – 2A+3T< (-1.50), 3Lo+2T+2T (-0.84), 3Lz, 3F, 3S+2A, 3S
4 Yuka KITO 81.92 – 3T+2T, 3T, 2A+2T+2Lo, 2F+2A, 2Lz, 2Lo–
5 Eriko YAMAKUMA 81.08 – 3T+2T+2Lo, 3Lo< (-2.10), 2F+2A, 3T, 2Lz(e), 2A+2T
6 Yuhana YOKOI 80.76 – 3T, 2A+3T, 2F, 3S, 2Lz+2T+2T, 2Lo+2A

NOVICE B LADIES champ
Marin Honda 90.41 (Taichi’s younger sister)

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2013 Eastern, Midwestern & Pacific Coast Sectionals (links & results-in-progress)

Posted by unseenskaters on November 12, 2012

Easterns Results/Protocols (Nov. 9-12, 2012)

Click here to view Easterns Videos on-demand for IceNetwork subscribers (complete)

Midwesterns Results/Protocols (Nov. 10-13, 2012)

Click here for Mids Videos on-demand (complete)

Pacific Coasts Results/Protocols (Nov. 10-13, 2012)

Click here for Pacs Videos on-demand (complete)

Click here to view select individual programs in IceNetwork’s Sectionals video archive (some are available to non-subscribers)

Click here to read Skating magazine blog’s Sectionals Sunday recap (Senior focus)

*NEW* The Inside Edge blog: Sectional Senior champions roundup

*NEW* Local Utah article #3 on the Senior ladies’/men’s qualifiers at Pacific Coast Sectionals

*NEW* Local Utah article #2 on Pacific Coast Sectionals (focus on Jr. Men)

*NEW* Local Utah article #1 previewing Pacific Coast Sectionals

Please visit the JUNIOR NATIONALS page for a compilation list of the JUVENILE and INTERMEDIATE qualifiers in singles and pairs/dance from the 3 Sectionals, along with their scores.

For a list of skaters/teams with byes to 2013 Nationals, please visit the NATIONALS page.

SENIOR QUALIFIERS
Easterns Ladies 1-4: Samantha Cesario 163.53, Yasmin Siraj 151.35, Haley Dunne 139.69, Joelle Forte 136.47 [5th Lauren Dinh 135.68];
Mids Ladies 1-4: Ashley Cain 161.49, Becky Bereswill 149.44, Kiri Baga 141.42, Morgan Bell 133.06 [5th Carly Gold 124.28];
Pacs Ladies 1-4: Vanessa Lam 177.73, Courtney Hicks 161.72, Sophia Adams 131.49, Amanda Hofmann 122.29 [5th Laney Diggs 120.78].

Easterns Men 1-4: Stephen Carriere 204.92, Harrison Choate 190.84, Wesley Campbell 189.68, Grant Hochstein 186.48;
Mids Men 1-4: Max Aaron 233.58* [should be 234.09 due to his final jump in FS not receiving the 10% value bonus], Alexander Johnson 223.18, Brandon Mroz 200.32, William Brewster 171.13;
Pacs Men 1-4: Keegan Messing 201.98, Jonathan Cassar 183.00, Philip Warren 180.31, Sean Rabbitt 170.59

Easterns Pairs 1-2: Tarah Kayne/Daniel O’Shea 137.72, Felicia Zhang/Nathan Bartholomay (34.65 total score – she is injured and they are merely “stepping on the ice” in order to qualify for Nationals);
Mids Pairs 1-3: Alexa Scimeca/Christopher Knierim 158.63, DeeDee Leng/Timothy LeDuc 113.44, Kiri Baga/Taylor Toth 106.73;
Pacs Pairs: No teams elected to compete at Sectionals.

Easterns Dance 1-4: Isabella Cannuscio/Michael Bramante 139.92, Anastasia Cannuscio/Colin McManus 136.41, Ginna Hoptman/Pavel Filchenkov 117.37, Danielle Gamelin/Alexander Gamelin 108.80
Mids Dance 1-4: Alissandra Aronow/Collin Brubaker 116.05, Kristen Nardozzi/Nick Traxler 102.30, Kseniya Ponomaryova/Oleg Altukhov 83.07, Katie Donaldson/Brock Jacobs 62.56;
Pacs Dance (exhibition): Taylor Tran/Sam Kaplun (total score?)

JUNIOR QUALIFIERS
Easterns Ladies 1-4: Maria Yang 140.96, Madison Vinci 134.93, Olivia Serafini 129.49, Brianna Laxson 125.37;
Mids Ladies 1-4: Barbie Long 156.57, Mariah Bell 144.80, Amber Glenn 141.67, Katia Shpilband 117.65
Pacs Ladies 1-4: Polina Edmunds 166.62, Karen Chen 158.17, Dyllan McIntee 126.46, Amanda Gelb 125.49 [5th Gwendolyn Prescott 125.45, 6th Selena Zhao 122.29].

Easterns Men 1-4: Jay Yostanto 149.48, Jimmy Ma 141.81, James Schetelich 141.74, Marcus Mimidis 138.59 [5th Andrew Nagode 137.30];
Mids Men 1-6 (after SP): Jordan Moeller 188.70, Troy Tomasello 162.38, Brian Krentz 161.00, Lukas Kaugars 154.51;
Pacs Men 1-4: Vincent Zhou 196.33, Nathan Chen 193.05, Nix Phengsy 174.06, Shotaro Omori 169.84

Easterns Pairs 1-5: Olivia Oltmanns/Joshua Santillan 120.42, Alexandria Shaughnessy/James Morgan 116.76, Cali Fujimoto/Nicholas Barsi-Rhyne 111.62, Caitlin Belt/Michael Johnson 107.23, Brenna Doherty/Craig Norris 105.04 [According to Fill-Up Rule 2512, the top 5 teams qualify for Nationals.6th Alyssa McDougal/Paul Schatz 104.90; WD Audrey Goldberg/Joseph Dolkiewicz];
Mids Pairs 1-2: Madeline Aaron/Max Settlage 136.09, Brianna de la Mora/Taylor Wilson 122.57 [Britney Simpson/Matthew Blackmer elected not to compete at Sectionals due to 4 or fewer registered]
Pacs Pairs 1-4: Jessica Noelle Calalang/Zack Sidhu 129.25, Chelsea Liu/Devin Perini 129.03, Jessica Pfund/AJ Reiss 123.75, Caitlin Fields/Jason Pacini 105.54.

Easterns Dance 1-4: Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter 136.37, Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons 135.64, Elliana Pogrebinsky/Ross Gudis 120.95, Whitney Miller/Kyle MacMillan 104.81;
Mids Dance 1-4: Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker 134.69, Holly Moore/Daniel Klaber 116.31, Hannah Rosinski/Jacob Jaffe 96.19, MacKenzie Reid/Christian Erwin 89.43;
Pacs Dance 1-4: Madeline Heritage/Nathaniel Fast 111.42, Yura Min/Igor Ogay 101.82, Julia Biechler/Damian Dodge 93.54, Stacey Siddon/Jared Weiss 91.11

NOVICE QUALIFIERS
Easterns Ladies 1-4: Brynne McIsaac 104.56, Dalia Rivkin 102.67, Rebecca Peng 99.99, Megan Wessenberg 98.94 [5th Selin Kang 98.59];
Mids Ladies 1-4: Morgan Flood 120.31, Bradie Tennell 119.00, Ashley Shin 116.64, Emily Mei-Lin Chan 113.15
Pacs Ladies 1-4: Amy Lin 114.83, Elizabeth Nguyen 111.17, Tyler Pierce 110.56, Sarah Feng 107.61.

Easterns Men 1-4: Oleksiy Melnyk 144.75, Tony Lu 125.61, Daniel Petrenko 109.65, Aaron Gunderson-Smith 106.06;
Mids Men 1-4: Tomoki Hiwatashi 149.62, Nicholas Vrdoljak 139.89, Daniel Kulenkamp 125.22, Luke West 117.77;
Pacs Men 1-4: Daniel Samohin 129.84, Paolo Borromeo 125.30, Harrison Wong 112.73, Albert Zeng 98.72 [5th Wilbur Ji 97.10].

Easterns Pairs 1-5: Grace Knoop/Noah Chinault 80.43, Riley Herr/Michael Lueck 71.33, Kristen Jennings/Cody Dolkiewicz 70.04, Nicole Lee/Timothy Habeeb 67.26, Alexis Donahoe/James Rappold 58.08;
Mids Pairs 1-5: Kaitlin Budd/Nikita Cheban 114.53, Christina Zaitsev/Ernie Utah Stevens 107.19, Sophia Dai/Jeffrey Fishman 95.58, Madeleine Gallagher/Jonathon Horton 93.47, Aya Takai/Brian Johnson 89.66 [6th Elizabeth Egbers/Jacob Simon 84.29];
Pacs Pairs 1-2: Elise Middleton/Robert Hennings 104.58, Juliette Erickson/Connor Fleming 60.25 [Lianna Thomas/David Botero elected not to compete at Sectionals due to 4 or fewer registered]

Easterns Dance 1-4: Gigi Becker/Luca Becker 89.13, Katherine Gourianova/Alexander Petrov 87.41, Sammi Wren/Alexey Shchepetov 86.60, Rebecca Lucas/Yan Kazansky 82.71;
Mids Dance 1-4: Sierra Chadwick/Alexander Martin 94.68, Tory Patsis/Joseph Johnson 94.45, Kimberly Berkovich/Micah Jaffe 85.20, Ashlyn Gaughan/Cody Lithco 73.69;
Pacs Dance 1-4: Chloe Lewis/Logan Bye 104.16, Sarah Feng/Anthony Ponomarenko 87.96, Lauren Leonesio/Quinn Chambers 87.59, Vivian Luo/Darrell Cheung 71.79.

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2012 Ice Challenge (Senior B) in Graz, Austria + live video stream

Posted by unseenskaters on November 7, 2012

Ice Challenge is underway in Graz, Austria (Nov. 6-10), and is a Senior B for 10 Team USA members: Lynn Kriengkrairut & Logan Giulietti-Schmitt and Anastasia Olson & Keiffer Hubbell (making their international debut as a dance team), Armin Mahbanoozadeh and Douglas Razzano (men) and Gretchen Donlan & Andrew Speroff and Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir (pairs).

WEDNESDAY results for Team USA:
Short Dance: Kriengkrairut/Giulietti-Schmitt are in 1st (50.46), Olson/Hubbell are 13th (35.75).

THURSDAY results for Team USA:
Pairs SP: Castelli/Shnapir 1st (60.44, I think this is their highest international SP score to date though it doesn’t count as an ISU PB score) and Donlan/Speroff 3rd (41.36) of 5 teams.
Men’s SP unofficial: Razzano 1st (72.71; 3A, 3T+3T, 3Lo) and Mahbanoozadeh 2nd (72.14; 3A, 3Lz+3T, fell out of 3Lo) of 20.

FRIDAY results for Team USA:
Men FS: Razzano wins SILVER, Mahbanoozadeh BRONZE.
Free Dance: Logan & Logan win GOLD; Olson/Hubbell place 7th in FD & 10th overall.

SATURDAY results for Team USA:
Pairs FS: Castelli/Shnapir win GOLD and Donlan/Speroff SILVER.

Click here for Ice Challenge start orders/results/protocols

Click here for the Ice Challenge competition schedule (PDF); Austria is 6 hours ahead of Eastern time

Click here for a live stream and archived videos from Ice Challenge!

Click here to read Lynn & Logan’s blog from Graz

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Sectionals are almost here!

Posted by unseenskaters on November 4, 2012

Please visit the SECTIONALS page for Easterns official starting orders as well as rosters-in-progress for Midwesterns and Pacific Coasts, and a compilation of Regional, international, and other scores for the Sectional singles skaters, Juvenile through Senior.

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