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2016 Broadmoor Open, June 22-25 (live, free video streaming)

Posted by unseenskaters on June 23, 2016

The Broadmoor Open, a major early season club competition hosted annually by the Broadmoor Skating Club, June 22-25, 2016, is underway in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The main competition rink is the World Arena (WA) and events there will be live streamed by proeventphoto.com for the first time at no charge.

Click here to view the club’s event page with links to OFFICIAL RESULTS

NOTES:
Please be aware that withdrawals from early season competitions are not uncommon.

OFFICIAL RESULTS will be published online by the club AFTER the competition is over and the link will be added here.

Many thanks to the helpful person who sent in scans of Senior/Junior entries from the competition program booklet.
If you would like to contribute official result sheet photos via e-mail during the competition, you can CLICK HERE to do so. Any results/high scores received will be edited in below as time permits. Thank you.

The skater’s home club region, or country, is included in parentheses if they are outside the Southwestern (SW) region (NA=North Atlantic, NE=New England, SA=South Atlantic, EGL=Eastern Great Lakes, UGL=Upper Great Lakes, SWP=Southwest Pacific, CP=Central Pacific, NWP=Northwest Pacific); the rest (unmarked) are SW region skaters.

* = currently listed in USFS’ 2016-17 International Selection Pool (ISP)

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SATURDAY EVENTS & RESULTS (unofficial scores were taken from live stream)
Novice Men FS (7:10-8:00 am Mountain Time)
OFFICIAL final standings 1-5: Luke Ferrante (EGL) 133.05, Alex Wellman (UGL) 109.08, JoonSoo Kim (UGL) 102.10, D Hylander 91.31, M Gumba 69.23

Junior Men FS (8:00-9:50 am)
OFFICIAL final standings:
1) Aleksei Krasnozhon 214.58 (144.40 FS) – jumps: 4Lo(stood up but reportedly called under-rotated <), 3S, 3F, 3A+3T, 3A, 3F+2T+2Lo, 3Lz+3Lo, 2A. Music is Aaron Copeland's Rodeo, choreographed by Scott Brown. Note: His score was revised up by 0.5 afterwards.
2) Tomoki Hiwatashi 202.13 (132.18 FS) – 4T(fell out), 3A, 3Lo, 2A(?)+2T, 3Lz-half loop-3F, cantilever into 3Lz, 3F, 3S+2T. Music is from Nino Rota's La Strada film soundtrack.
3-14: Camden Pulkinen 159.41 (105.73 FS), L Kirchgessner 147.86 (93.95), J-H Chen 136.60 (89.63), C Johnson 129.59 (90.32), D Wagner 123.66, M Friess 119.94, J Wichmann 117.39, K Weston 117.06, A Sena 115.48, I Miyata 111.16, L West 107.96, P Frohling 102.23

Senior Ladies FS (10:05-12:55 pm)
OFFICIAL final standings:
Tessa Hong [Italian song “Caruso” performed by Katherine Jenkins; choreo. by Drew Meekins] 166.70 (104.00 FS) – jumps included: 3Lz+3T, 3F, second half 3S+3T<+2T, 3Lz, 2A.
Mariah Bell [East of Eden, choreo. by Rohene Ward] 159.45 (103.03)
Amber Glenn [Rhapsody in Blue, choreo. by Darlene Cain] 149.72 (82.95)
Paige Rydberg [Evita] 144.67 (99.85 3rd in FS)
Ashley Cain [Carmen, choreo. by Scott Brown] 144.39 (84.22)
Maisy Ma HKG [Albinoni's Adagio] 137.04 (94.83)
Carly Berrios [Out of Africa] 133.77 (score was revised afterwards)
Emily Chan [Bohemian Rhapsody] 131.72 (81.31)
Livvy Shilling [India-themed] 125.56 (79.88)
10-20: Avery Kurtz 123.02, Katie McBeath 118.03, B Melton 109.13, A Shin 102.54, L Menscher 87.71, M Chambers 87.02, K Shechter 84.29, K Curran 83.15, R Franzese 82.65, L Townsend 79.16, E Tafoya 74.92 (WD from FS: Cleveland)

Intermediate Men FS (1:10-2:00 pm)
UNOFFICIAL final standings 1-6: S Mindra 95.84 (61.01 FS), M Nielsen 77.58 (51.10), D Tioumentsev 66.32 (42.78), J Pagano 61.96 (41.21), J Webb 61.92 (37.48), B Hogan 53.71

Senior Men FS (2:00-3:10 pm)
OFFICIAL final standings:
A Boucher [Aranjuez male vocal by Andrea Bocelli+orchestra, choreo. by Scott Brown] 170.59 (111.56 FS)
C Belmontes [Jeykll & Hyde musical, choreo. by Phillip Mills] 166.19 (111.54 FS)
J Ma [Rachmaninov piano concerto no. 2] 136.94 (90.46 FS)
4-6: B Jalovick [Tosca] 125.17, S Payannet [classical medley] 124.81, J Moeller [Romeo & Juliet 1996 film soundtrack] 108.77

Junior Ladies FS (3:25-5:15 pm)
OFFICIAL final standings:
1-16: Brynne McIsaac 141.05 (90.01 FS), Ashley Kim 137.46 (90.81 FS 1st), Ashley Lin 131.57 (81.88), Holly Harris AUS 123.99 (84.78), MacKenzie Caputo 122.22 (80.65), R Peng 119.04, T Morris 115.89, M Capatina 111.13, S Porter 109.96, A Yang 109.73, H Ueno 107.10, N Wang 102.36, E Secunda 99.88, A Proudlock 98.17, S Gugel 94.94, S Hilmer 93.58

Intermediate Ladies FS (5:30-7:20 pm)
UNOFFICIAL top 8: Hanna Harrell 128.93 (85.05 FS to Carmen – landed 3Lz+2T, 3Lz, 3F fall, 2A+1Lo+2Lo, 3F+2T & another jump), S Ciarochi 100.93, J Lin 100.65, I Inthisone (UGL) 96.08, N Rosa (CP) 95.73, A Miyagi (CP) 94.30, A Chechetenko (CP) 91.49, M Jing (CP) 90.18

Novice Ladies FS (7:20-9:10 pm)
UNOFFICIAL final standings 1-18: Alysa Liu (CP) 129.60 (90.05 FS to Sing Sing Sing – landed 3Lz+2T, 3Lz, 2A+2Lo+2Lo, 3F foot down after landing, 3S+2A, 3S flawed landing), Alyssa Rich 115.20 (75.50), Beverly Wooden 112.00 (77.03), Isabella Miller 110.11 (69.76), Akane Eguchi 107.86 (67.57), A Friess (CP) 97.91, A Rogers 95.10, M MacKinnon (EGL) 94.07, EG Hanns (EGL) 92.38, R Gautsche 88.78, ME Besson 87.56, A Jacobsen (UGL) 82.29, O Clarke (CP) 78.35, K Sasaki (NWP) 77.25, LM Finch (NWP) 74.89, L Waterman 71.75, M Davis (EGL) 69.67, O Pope (UGL) 64.18

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FRIDAY EVENTS & PARTIAL RESULTS (more to be edited in as received, hopefully)

Junior Men SP (7-8:25 am MT) – starting order:
Derek Wagner (UGL), Justin Wichmann, Jun-Hong Chen, Luke West, *Tomoki Hiwatashi (UGL) /
Ikaika Miyata (NWP), Mitchell Friess (CP), Patrick Frohling (SWP), Luke Kirchgessner /
Camden Pulkinen (SWP), Kendrick Weston (CP), Colton Johnson (UGL), Andrew Sena (UGL), *Aleksei Krasnozhon.
Top 2 unofficial scores: Krasnozhon 70.18 [3F+3T, 3A, 3Lo; his music is Chopin’s Etude Op. 10, No. 3; choreo. by Scott Brown], Hiwatashi 69.95 [3Lo, 3A fell out, 3Lz+3T; “Big & Bad” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy]

Junior Ladies SP (8:25-9:55 am MT) – starting order:
Holly Harris (AUS), *Ashley Lin, MacKenzie Caputo (NWP), Marina Capatina (SWP), Eliana Secunda /
Alexis Proudlock (EGL), Hina Ueno (CP), *Rebecca Peng (NE), Sonja Hilmer (NE), Nadine Wang (NA) /
*Brynne McIsaac (SA), Ashley Kim, *Shannon Porter,* Alice Yang (CP), Sophia Gugel, Taylor Morris (UGL).
RESULTS 1-16: McIsaac 51.04, Lin 49.69, Kim 46.65, Yang 44.94, Porter 43.33, Ueno 42.95, Caputo 41.57, Morris 40.77, Peng 39.61, Harris 39.21, Capatina 37.42, Gugel 35.96, Secunda 34.94, Proudlock 31.62, Wang 28.15, Hilmer 26.74

Senior Ladies SP (10:20 am-12:35 pm MT) – starting order:
Bailey Melton, Avery Kurtz, Ashley Shin, *Tessa Hong, Lauren Townsend (UGL), Erin Tafoya /
Rachel Franzese, Livvy Shilling (EGL), Karoline Schechter, *Emily Chan, Katie Curran /
Ashley Cain, *Mariah Bell, *Amber Glenn, Carly Berrios (SA), Mirielle Chambers, *Paige Rydberg (UGL) /
Christina Cleveland (EGL), Lydia Menscher, Katie McBeath (NA), Maisy Ma (HKG).
Top 7 official scores:
1 Glenn 66.77 3F+3T, 3Lo, 2A; “Send in the Clowns” sung by Susan Boyle; choreo. by Scott Brown
2 Hong 62.70 3Lz+3T, 3F, 2A; “Ave Maria” by Vavilov/Cacchini; choreo. by Drew Meekins
3 Cain 60.17 3F+2T, 3Lo, 2A; “Skinny Love” by Birdy (last year’s music); choreo, by Jeremy Abbott
4 Bell 56.42 “Roxie” “Hot Honey Rag” & “All That Jazz” from the Chicago soundtrack; choreo. by Rohene Ward
5 Kurtz 51.58 “A Day in the Life” by Jeff Beck (last year’s music); choreo by Catarina Lindgren
6 Chan 50.41 – “Je Suis Malade” sung by Lara Fabian
7-21: Berrios 49.81, Shilling 45.68, Rydberg 44.82, McBeath 44.21, Melton 42.42, Ma 42.21, Shin 40.28, Cleveland 38.89, Menscher 34.24, Franzese 33.36, Townsend 30.92, Shechter 30.69, Curran 30.18, Chambers 29.10, Tafoya 26.06

Senior Men SP (12:50-1:40 pm MT) – starting order:
Chase Belmontes, Sebastien Payannet, Romain Ponsart (FRA), Ben Jalovick (SA) /
Jimmy Ma (NA), Anthony Boucher, Jordan Moeller (UGL).
RESULTS 1-7: Boucher 59.03, Belmontes 54.65, Ponsart 48.39, Payannet 48.27, Ma 46.48, Jalovick 45.47, Moeller 38.95 (all his jumps looked like planned singles)

Novice Ladies SP (1:40-3:10 pm MT) – starting order:
O Pope (UGL), M Davies (EGL), L-M Finch (NWP), R Gautsche, A Friess (CP), EG Hanns (EGL) / A Liu (CP), A Rogers, A Eguchi, I Miller (CP), B Wooden, K Sasaki (NWP) / A Rich, O Clarke (CP), L Waterman, M MacKinnon (EGL), A Jacobsen (UGL), ME Besson.
Top 4: I Miller (CP) 40.35, A Eguchi 40.29 A Rich 39.70, A Liu (CP) 39.55

Also:
Intermediate Men SP (5:25-6:05) – won by Samuel Mindra 34.83 (unofficial)
Novice Men SP (6:05-6:45 pm) – won by Luke Ferrante 48.52 (unofficial)
Junior Pairs FS (7:10-7:30 pm) – H. Klopstock/D. Arsenault

Aerial Challenge
ROUND 1 Ladies (3:25-4:25 pm MT) – jump notes for some of the 14 competitors: Mariah Bell (2A, 3F, 3Lz), Taylor Morris (2A, 3Lo, 3Lz), Alice Yang, Courtney Hicks (2A, high 3F, 3turns into big 3Lo), Livvy Shilling, Paige Rydberg (2A, 3T, 3F), Carly Berrios (2A, 3F, Rippon 3Lz), Rebecca Peng, Ashley Kim, Eleanor Crabill, Katie McBeath (2A, 3F, 3Lz), Sarah Godwin, Alexia Paganini (2A fall, 3Lo, 3Lz), Angela Wang (Rippon 3Lo, 3Lz fall, 2A).
ROUND 1 Men (4:25-5:10 pm MT) – unofficial top 4 (I believe top 8 qualify for Final round): Jimmy Ma (29), Aleksei Krasnozhon (27), Tomoki Hiwatashi (23) and Max Aaron (22.96).
Ma landed 3Lz (high!), 3F & 3A (did a little dance afterwards); Krasnozhon 3Lz, high 3A & 3F; Hiwatashi 3A (bit wild but hung on), 3Lz & 3F; Aaron big 3Lz, 3A (bit of a lean forward) & 2S.
FINALS (7:45-10 pm MT)
The 8 ladies competing, in reverse order of finish from Round 1, in the Semi-final round are: A. Kim, Peng, Morris, Rydberg / Bell, McBeath, Berrios, Hicks.
The 8 men in the Semi-final are: J-H Chen, Boucher, Pulkinen, Kirchgessner / Aaron, Hiwatashi, Krasnozhon, Ma.
The 5 ladies in the Final round (required are 2A+3T & combo that ends with a half loop-3S): McBeath, Bell, A Kim (she looked the best, landing 2A+3T & 3F-half loop-3S), Berrios, Hicks
The 5 men in Semi-final (required are 3A combo and a quad): Pulkinen, Hiwatashi, Aaron, Krasnozhon, Ma
Championship Round Ladies (3A attempt required): Berrios, Hicks, Kim
Championship Round Men (back to back quads required): Ma, Aaron, Krasnozhon
Championship Medalist Ladies: Ashley Kim, Courtney Hicks, Carly Berrios
Championship Medalist Men: Aleksei Krasnozhon, Max Aaron, Jimmy Ma

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THURSDAY EVENTS & PARTIAL UNOFFICIAL RESULTS/SCORES (NOVICE/JUNIOR/SENIOR)

Novice Men SP Only (8:30-45 am MT) – unofficial score:
JoonSoo Kim (UGL) 44.63
Novice Ladies SP Only
Group A (8:45-9:55) – 1st place unofficial: M E Besson 33.22
Group B (10:10-11:20) – top 3 unofficial: A Eguchi 39.70, R Gautsche 31.30, L M Finch (NWP) 30.40
Group C (11:20-12:30) – top 3 unofficial: M MacKinnon (EGL) 37.63, E G Hanns (UGL) 36.43, K Sasaki (NWP) 32.72

Junior Ladies SP Only Group A (12:45-2:15 pm MT) – unofficial results:
Alice Yang (CP) 41.81 [Romeo and Juliet 2013 film soundtrack], N Wang (NA) 38.98, S Gugel 37.99, H Ueno (CP) 36.43, E Crabill (UGL) 32.52, S Godwin (SA), L Wetzel, A Neal (SA), P Simonyi, T T Silpa-Archa (THA).

Junior Men SP Only (2:15-2:55 MT) – unofficial results:
C Pulkinen (SWP) 51.95, M Friess (CP) 46.88, A Sena (UGL) 40.39, C Johnson (UGL) 39.82, I Miyata (NWP) 37.63, K Weston (CP) 35.10.

Junior Ladies SP Only Group B (3:10-4:40 MT) – results:
Starr Andrews (SWP) 47.61 [landed 3T+3T, 3Lo fall, 2A; The Pink Panther/Henry Mancini & Dream Cheer from last season], RG Crawford (CP) 39.27, A Proudlock (EGL) 35.57, K Yum 35.44, T Morris (UGL) 35.31, G Lee (NWP) 34.83, I Schwarz (NA) 32.50, K Ross (SA) 31.02, M L Fox 30.48, K Stamm.

Senior Men SP Only (4:40-5:05/6:40-7:05 pm ET) – unofficial results:
Anthony Boucher 54.08 [“Writing’s on the Wall”/Sam Smith], Ben Jalovick (SA) 40.62. [Jason Brown (UGL) registered for this event but did not compete.]

Junior Pairs SP (5:20-5:50 pm MT) – unofficial results:
Digerness/Neudecker 45.27 [landed sbs 2A], Weinstein/Simon 39.07 [lift didn’t go up], H Klopstock/D Arsenault (new) 24.01
Novice Pairs SP (5:50-6 pm MT) – unofficial result:
Peterson/Ogren 32.27

Senior Ladies SP Only (6-7:10 pm MT) – results:
Top 6: Emily Chan 50.44 [“Je Suis Malade”/Lara Fabian?], Angela Wang (CP) 50.20 [“Somewhere Over The Rainbow”/Katharine McPhee; choreo. by Phillip Mills], Ashley Shin 44.75, Christina Cleveland (EGL) 44.56, Avery Kurtz 44.34, Mariah Bell 41.36 [“Roxie”/”Hot Honey Rag”/”All That Jazz” from Chicago soundtrack; choreo. by Rohene Ward];
7-11: K McBeath (NA), K Schechter, R Franzese, K Curran, E Tafoya.

JUMPS events medalists results only:
Junior Ladies (7:25-7:45 pm MT) 1-3: T Morris (UGL), E Crabill (UGL), S Godwin (SA); T Prasad (EGL), Silpa-Archa (THA), K Yum.
Junior Men (7:45-8:05 pm) 1-3: J-H Chen, L Kirchgessner, C Johnson (UGL); A Sena (UGL), L West.
Senior Men (8:05-8:25 pm) 1-3: Romain Ponsart (FRA), C Belmontes, B Jalovick (SA).
Senior Ladies (8:25-45 pm) 1-3: C Berrios (SA), K McBeath (NA), L Shilling (EGL); C Cleveland (EGL), E Tafoya.

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WEDNESDAY 6/22 partial results/scores:
Junior Ladies qualifying round (Top 8 advance to the Combined Event SP on Friday)
FS A top 8: Hina Ueno (CP) 86.41, Ashley Lin 81.39, Brynne McIsaac (SA) 76.62, Taylor Morris (UGL) 71.90, Ashley Kim 67.12, Alexis Proudlock (EGL) 65.62, Rebecca Peng (NE) 59.77, Sophia Gugel 57.25 /
FS A 9-13: I Schwarz (NA) 56.97, A Neal (SA) 54.85, K Stamm, L Wetzel, TT Slipa-Archa (THA).
FS B top 8: Holly Harris (AUS) 81.17, MacKenzie Caputo (NWP) 72.86, *Shannon Porter 72.58, Marina Capatina (SWP) 68.17, *Alice Yang (CP) 66.16, Sonja Hilmer (NE) 59.34, Nadine Wang (NA) 59.11, Eliana Secunda 58.63 /
FS B 9-14: E Crabill (UGL) 58.62, K Yum 57.33, S Godwin (SA) 55.64, ML Fox 55.10, RG Crawford (CP) 54.84, K Ross (SA) 54.73.

Novice Ladies qualifying round (Top 6 advance to Combined Event SP on Friday)
FS A top 6: Alysa Liu (CP) 79.02, A Rogers 61.58, A Jacobsen (UGL) 57.29, K Sasaki (NWP) 53.03, O Clarke (CP) 49.89, O Pope (UGL) 48.29 /
7-12: S Ross (CP) 44.41, S Udell (EGL) 42.54, F Aktan (CP) 40.70, M Kawamitsu 37.30, D Keim 35.00, J Gilbert 29.88.
FS B top 6: Akane Eguchi 71.34, M MacKinnon (EGL) 61.47, B Wooden 60.97, R Gautsche 53.93, LM Finch (NWP) 50.07, A Rich 46.65 /
7-13: L Hermez (SWP) 45.88, H Giordano 43.97, E Otter (EGL) 42.96, A Todd 40.61, K Zilar 37.88, M Genevich (UGL) 28.05, N Pratchayaratikun (THA) 27.62.
FS C top 6: Isabella Miller (CP) 64.43, A Friess (CP) 61.58, EG Hanns (EGL) 55.28, ME Besson 55.13, L Waterman 51.71, M Davies (EGL) 50.35 /
7-11: L Carreras (SWP) 49.94, B Bagley 48.59, SL Case 45.92, B Neal (NA) 45.05, I Torres (SA) 38.05.

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2016 Philadelphia Summer Champs – preliminary groups

Posted by unseenskaters on June 23, 2016

The Philadelphia Summer Championships is a club competition (formerly known as Liberty), will take place July 13-16, 2916 in Aston, Pennsylvania. The host club’s website is: http://iceworkssc.org/liberty/
The Senior & Junior skaters currently scheduled to compete are listed below.

SENIOR MEN
Short Program – Friday, July 15, 2016 5:15 PM Rink 2
Free Skate – Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:10 PM Rink 2

Emmanuel Savary, University of Delaware FSC [S13 at 2016 U.S. Nationals]
Jimmy Ma, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC [S16]
Oleksiy Melnyk, Washington FSC [J5]
Andrew Torgashev, Panthers FSC [J1 in 2015]

SENIOR LADIES
SP – Friday, July 15, 2016 5:55 PM Rink 2
FS – Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:50 PM Rink 2

Franchesca Chiera, Panthers FSC [S12]
Katie McBeath, Westminster FSC of Erie [S13]
Michelle Long, Richmond Training Centre (Canada S5)
Valérie Bergeron, Foreign skater (Canada S12)
Isadora Williams, Brazil – Brazilian Ice Sports Federation
Elise Romola, Washington FSC
Grace Moyer, Penguin FSC
Eve Agler, The Skating Club of New York
Carly Hausner, The Skating Club of New York
Hana Mahle, SC of Northern Virginia
Anna Seifert, IceWorks SC
Phuong Dao, Richmond FSC
Irina Gonzalez-Sigler, Orlando FSC
Camilla Zhang, SC of Northern Virginia
Naomi Ghebremichael, SC of North Carolina
Emily Monaghan, Washington FSC
Kimberly Cagnassola, The Skating Club of New York
Sarah Gu, The Skating Club of New York
Netta Schreiber, Foreign skater (ISR) – SP only
Haley Beavers, Washington FSC [N1] – SP only
Dalia Rivkin, North Jersey FSC – SP only

JUNIOR MEN
SP – Friday, July 15, 2016 4:25 PM Rink 2
FS – Saturday, July 16, 2016 11:10 AM Rink 2

Tony Lu, North Jersey FSC [J6]
Peter Liu, The SC of Wilmington (DE) [N2]
Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC [N5]
Jack Dushenski, Foreign skater (Canada N8)
TJ Nyman, Space Coast Ice Plex FSC [Int.1 in 2015]
Shiloh Judd, Charlottesville FSC
Chia-Hao Liao, Lakewood Winter Club – SP only

JUNIOR LADIES
Group A SP – Wednesday, July 13, 2016 2:15 PM Rink 2
Haley Beavers, Washington FSC [N1]
Alexia Paganini, The Skating Club of New York [N2]
Evelyn Walsh, London Competitive Skating Centre (Canada N10)
Sarah Molinari, Panthers FSC
Kelly Koons, The Skating Club of New York
Alexandra Zimmermann, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC
Nadine Wang, The Skating Club of New York
Ava Sloboda, North Jersey FSC
Taylor Doran, SC Of Southern New Jersey
Stephanie Chang, Washington FSC (& TPE)
Julia Dowd, The Skating Club of New York
Jessica Zink, Columbus FSC
Taylor Aruanno, University of Delaware FSC
Veronica Borracci, The Skating Club of New York

Group B SP – Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:10 PM Rink 2
Danielle Anzalone, Cantiague FSC
Julia Woollcombe, Foreign skater (CAN)
Trisha Roohan, The Skating Club of New York
Julia R. Biechler, The SC of Wilmington (DE)
Imogene Schwarz, The Skating Club of New York
Chelsea Mischuk, North Jersey FSC
Sophie Larouche, CPA Sainte-Foy (Canada)
Michelle Lifshits, Thornhill FSC (Canada)
Alice Qiao, Atlanta FSC
Madelyn Crawford, Washington FSC
Caterina Alf, Genesee FSC
Kim Cheremsky, Not a USFS Member (ISR)
Haley Yao, North Jersey FSC
Caitlin Colsia, SC of Northern Virginia
Hannah Jo, University of Delaware FSC

Group A FS – Thursday, July 14, 2016 3:05 PM Rink 2
Alexia Paganini, The Skating Club of New York [N2]
Julia Woollcombe, Foreign skater (CAN)
Sarah Molinari, Panthers FSC
Kelly Koons, The Skating Club of New York
Alexandra Zimmermann, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC
Nadine Wang, The Skating Club of New York
Kim Cheremsky, Not a USFS Member (ISR)
Taylor Doran, SC Of Southern New Jersey
Stephanie Chang, Washington FSC (& TPE)
Julia Dowd, The Skating Club of New York
Jessica Zink, Columbus FSC
Haley Yao, North Jersey FSC
Taylor Aruanno, University of Delaware FSC
Veronica Borracci, The Skating Club of New York

Group B FS – Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:05 PM Rink 2
Haley Beavers, Washington FSC [N1]
Evelyn Walsh, London Competitive Skating Centre (Canada N10)
Danielle Anzalone, Cantiague FSC
Trisha Roohan, The Skating Club of New York
Julia R. Biechler, The SC of Wilmington (DE)
Imogene Schwarz, The Skating Club of New York
Chelsea Mischuk, North Jersey FSC
Sophie Larouche, CPA Sainte-Foy (Canada)
Michelle Lifshits, Thornhill FSC (Canada)
Alice Qiao, Atlanta FSC
Madelyn Crawford, Washington FSC
Caterina Alf, Genesee FSC
Ava Sloboda, North Jersey FSC
Caitlin Colsia, SC of Northern Virginia
Hannah Jo, University of Delaware FSC

Saturday 9:35 AM 10:55 AM JUNIOR LADIES FS FINAL

SENIOR PAIR (1)
SP – Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:10 PM Rink 2
FS – Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:10 PM Rink 2

Marin Ono, Japan – Japan Skating Federation / Wesley Killing, Preston FSC (Canada) & JPN

JUNIOR PAIR (1)
SP – Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6:10 PM Rink 2
FS – Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:10 PM Rink 2

Allison Eby, Ayr SC (Canada) / Trennt Michaud, London Competitive Skating Centre (Canada, new)

(Note: Both pairs are scheduled to compete at Skate Detroit the following week.)

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2016 Skate Detroit – preliminary groups

Posted by unseenskaters on June 13, 2016

Skate Detroit will be held in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, July 19-23, 2016. Hopefully this major club competition will be live streamed for the second year in a row. Host club’s event page: http://dscclub.com/figure-skating/skate-detroit/

Senior Men/Ladies/Pairs, Junior Men/Ladies/Pairs & Novice Men/Pairs groups (as of June 13th) are listed below.

SENIOR MEN
Short Program – Friday, July 22, 2016 4:45 PM Rink C
Free Skate – Saturday, July 23, 2016 3:45 PM Rink C

Alex Johnson, Braemar-City of Lakes FSC/Minnesota [S6]
Timothy Dolensky, Atlanta FSC [S7]
Daniel Kulenkamp, Coyotes SC of Arizona [S10]
Nicolas Nadeau, CPA Boisbriand (Canada S5)
Keegan Messing, Sherwood Park SC (Canada S6)
Bennet Toman, Richmond Training Centre (Canada S8)
Roman Sadovsky, Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club (Canada S9)
Shaquille Davis, Richmond Training Centre (Canada S12)
Laurent Guay, CTC – Champions Training Center (Canada S15)
Samuel Angers, CPA Patinage Gatineau (Canada S17)
Edrian Paul Celestino, CPA Saint-Laurent (Canada J2)
Anthony Boucher, Broadmoor SC [J7]
Chase Belmontes, Broadmoor SC [J10]
Alexander Bjelde (Germany)

SENIOR LADIES
Group A Short Program – Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:50 PM Rink C
Group A Free Skate – Thursday, July 21, 2016 4:45 PM Rink C

Mirai Nagasu, Pasadena FSC [S4]
Bradie Tennell, Wagon Wheel FSC [S6]
Emily Mei-Lin Chan, Dallas FSC [J1]
Justine Belzile, CPA Sainte-Foy (Canada S17)
Alicia Pineault, Centre Elite Boucherville (Canada J2)
Megan Yim, Champs International Skating Centre of BC (Canada J3)
Alexis Dion, Minto SC (Canada J8)
Emy Decelles, CPA Baie-Comeau (Canada)
Julia Budnick, Onyx-Suburban Skating Academy
Deanna Dudek, Southwest Florida FSC
Annie Mateya, Genesee FSC
Chloe Roslin, Detroit SC
Victoria Williams, Atlanta FSC

Group B Short Program – Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:35 PM Rink C
Group B Free Skate – Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:55 PM Rink C

Véronik Mallet, CPA Sept-Iles (Canada S4)
Kelsey Wong, Champs International Skating Centre of BC (Canada S10)
Avery Kurtz, Broadmoor SC [S20]
Emma Cullen, Oshawa SC (Canada S13)
Veronique Cloutier, Lake Superior FSC (Canada S14)
Kim Decelles, CPA Baie-Comeau (Canada J10)
Michaela Du Toit (South Africa – South African Figure Skating Assoc.)
Anya Cockerell, Wooster FSC
Rebecca Dashevsky, Columbus FSC
Ariana Grymski, DuPage FSC
Edith Lui, Detroit SC
Lexi Nara-Yoshimura, The Skating Club of New York
Francesca Siracusano, Northern Ice SC

Senior Ladies Final Round (FS)
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 – 8:55 PM to 10:30 PM Rink C

SENIOR PAIRS
Short Program – Friday, July 22, 2016 6:35 PM Rink C
Free Skate – Saturday, July 23, 2016 6:10 PM Rink C

Jessica Calalang, DuPage FSC / Zack Sidhu, Las Vegas FSC [S5]
Erika Smith, SC of New York / Andrew (AJ) Reiss, Los Angeles FSC [S6]
Jessica Pfund, Southwest Florida FSC / Joshua Santillan, All Year FSC [S7]
Brittany Jones, Hamilton SC (Canada) / Joshua Reagan, Hamilton SC (Canada S6)
Chelsea Liu, St. Paul FSC / Brian Johnson, Detroit SC [S-wd]
Joy Weinberg, SW Florida FSC / Maximiliano Fernandez, SW Florida FSC [J1]
Jacquelyn Green, Detroit SC / Rique Newby-Estrella, Dallas FSC [J5]
Brianna de la Mora / Maxim Kurdukov, both Texas Gulf Coast FSC [S8]
Alexandria Shaughnessy, SC of Boston / Jimmy Morgan, SC of Boston [S9]
Cali Fujimoto, Peninsula SC / Nick Barsi-Rhyne, SW Florida FSC [S10]
Marin Ono (Japan) / Wesley Killing, Preston FSC (Canada) & JPN
Miu Suzaki, Detroit SC & Japan / Ryuichi Kihara, Detroit SC & Japan
Kay Bergdolt, SC of Boston / Miles Addison, SC of Boston [J8]
Free Skate only:
Haven Denney, Individual Member / Brandon Frazier, All Year FSC [S-wd]
Anna Marie Pearce / Mark Magyar, Hungary
Emily Hayward / Hamish Gaman GBR – National Ice Skating Association (NEW)

JUNIOR PAIRS
Short Program – Friday, July 22, 2016 1:30 PM Rink C
Free Skate – Saturday, July 23, 2016 11:50 AM Rink C

Lindsay Weinstein, DuPage FSC / Jacob Simon, Skokie Valley SC [J2]
Sarah Rose / Joseph Goodpaster, both Southwest Florida FSC [J9]
Megan Griffin / Andrew Civiello, both Coyotes SC of Arizona [J12]
Elli Kopmar / Jonah Barrett, both Southwest Florida FSC [N1]
Isabella Gamez, Los Angeles FSC / Griffin Schwab, SC of New York [N2]
Sapphire Jaeckel, All Year FSC / Matthew Scoralle, All Year FSC [N3]
Emma Coppess, All Year FSC / Robert Hennings, Los Angeles FSC [N4]
Laiken Lockley, DuPage FSC / Keenan Prochnow, DuPage FSC [N5]
Nica Digerness, Broadmoor SC / Danny Neudecker, Seattle SC [N7]
Jillian Smart, SC of Boston / Matthew Rounis SC of Boston [E-N6]
Olivia Boys-Eddy / Mackenzie Boys-Eddy, both Brampton Chinguacousy (Canada J5)
Lori-Ann Matte / Thierry Ferland, both CPA St Romuald St Jean (Canada J6)
Jamie Knoblauch, Preston FSC (Canada) / Cody Wong, Preston FSC (Canada N1)
Allison Eby, Ayr SC (Canada) / Trennt Michaud, Prince Edward SC (Canada) (NEW)
Gabriella Marvaldi, SC of Southern New Jersey [J7] / Daniel Villeneuve (CAN N3), USFS Individual Member (NEW)
Audrey Lu, Dallas FSC / Misha Mitrofanov, Dallas FSC [N6] (NEW)
Vanessa Chen, Peninsula SC / Eric Hartley, Queen City FSC (NEW)
Hannah Klopstock, Los Angeles FSC / Daniel Arsenault, Colorado SC (NEW)
Kate Finster, Louisville SA / Brandon Kozlowski, Skokie Valley SC (NEW)
Berit Cummings, Lake Minnetonka FSC / Jabe Roberts, Atlanta FSC [Int3]
[Jessica Lee, All Year FSC [J10] / Austin Hale, Fort Wayne ISC [J3] (NEW) -their reported 3-month tryout period did not work out and they will be WD]

NOVICE PAIRS
Short Program – Friday, July 22, 2016 9:45 AM Rink C
Free Skate – Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:15 AM Rink B

Ainsley Peterson, All Year FSC / Kristofer Ogren, Kansas City FSC [N8]
Katherina Frantz / Nicolas Frantz, both SC of Southern New Jersey [N9]
JoJo Hubbart / William Hubbart, both Southwest Florida FSC [N-wd]
Eliana Secunda / Blake Eisenach, both Rocky Mountain FSC [Int2]
Isabelle Goldstein / Keyton Bearinger, both Detroit SC [Int4]
Paige Ruggeri, Garden State SC / Steven Rossi, North Jersey FSC [Int7]
Zoe Larson, Panthers FSC [Int5] / Aidan Brown, Panthers FSC [Int10] (NEW)
Lauren Ball, Detroit SC / Scott Dudley, Detroit SC (NEW)
Erin Coleman, Panthers FSC / Derrick Griffin, Panthers FSC (NEW)

JUNIOR MEN
Short Program – Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:55 AM Rink C
Free Skate – Saturday, July 23, 2016 7:30 AM Rink C

Joseph Phan, CPA Laval (Canada J1)
Conrad Orzel, York Region Skating Academy (Canada J5)
Zachary Daleman, Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club (Canada J17)
Antony Cheng, Thornhill FSC (Canada)
Stephen Gogolev, Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club (Canada N1)
Matthew Markell, Prescott FSC (Canada N2)
Iliya Kovler, Richmond Training Centre (Canada N4)
Brian Le, Champs International Skating Centre of BC (Canada N6)
William Hubbart, Southwest Florida FSC [N4]
Sasha Lunin, Fort Wayne ISC [N7]
Colton Johnson, FSC of Bloomington
Grant Kulenkamp, Coyotes SC of Arizona
Kelvin Li, Northern Ice SC
Andrew Sena, FSC of Bloomington
Justin Wichmann, Dallas FSC
Mark Gorodnitsky, Richmond Training Centre (Canada) & ISR
Erik Hruszowy, Foreign skater (NED)

JUNIOR LADIES
Group A
Short Program – Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:20 AM Rink C
Free Skate – Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:05 PM Rink C

Meiryla Findley, Detroit SC [N10]
Marjorie Comtois, CPA Chambly (Canada J15)
Victoria Oliver, Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club (Canada J17)
Natalie D’Alessandro, Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club (Canada N3)
Cara Pekos, Milton SC (Canada N12)
Alison Schumacher, Riverside FSC (Canada N13)
Jessica McHugh, Champs International Skating Centre of BC (Canada)
Rachel Moran, Hamilton SC (Canada)
Stephanie Rechsteiner, Kitchener-Waterloo SC (Canada)
Amanda Stan, Richmond Training Centre (Canada) & ROU
Tamia Ellison, Broadmoor SC
Ashley Kim, Dallas FSC
Carly Leonard, DuPage FSC
Andrea Mendez, Detroit SC
Melissa Murray, Arctic FSC
Alyson Pekkola, Winterhurst FSC
Tambra Wenger, Southwest Florida FSC

Group B
Short Program – Wednesday, July 20, 2016 1:30 PM Rink C
Free Skate – Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:25 PM Rink C

Shannon Porter, Broadmoor SC [J8]
Cailey Weaver, Panthers FSC
Hannah Dawson, CPA Hawkesbury FSC (Canada N4)
Evelyn Walsh, London Competitive Skating Centre (Canada N10)
Lissa Anne McGaghey, Campbellton FSC (Canada N11)
Stephanie Chin, CPA Centre-Sud (Canada)
Emma Dinda, St Margaret’s Bay Nova Scotia (Canada)
Anastassiya Khvan, Richmond Training Centre (Canada)
Sally Nguyen, Hamilton SC (Canada)
Tessa Sjolander, Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club (Canada)
Kaitlin Stitz, Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club (Canada)
Julia Wang, Skate Oakville (Canada)
Ayumi Takanami, Japan Skating Federation (Japan)
Mikaela Manoogian, Detroit SC
Lily Miller, Wisconsin FSC
Tara Prasad, Detroit SC
Elise Wellman, Fort Wayne ISC

Group C
Short Program – Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:40 PM Rink C
Free Skate – Friday, July 22, 2016 11:10 AM Rink C

Brynne McIsaac, Washington FSC [J11]
Maxine Marie Bautista, DuPage FSC
Aurora Cotop, Thornhill FSC (Canada N1)
Maya Lappin, Richmond Hill FSC (Canada N6)
Emily Bausback, Champs International Skating Centre of BC (Canada N7)
Victoria Bocknek, York Region Skating Academy (Canada)
Felicia Bonitatibus, Hamilton SC (Canada)
Amélie Hervieux, CPA Centre-Sud (Canada)
Elizabeth Jour-Krasikov, Mariposa Winter Club (Canada)
Valeriya Shkvarchuk, CPA Verdun FSC (Canada)
Semi Won, Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club (Canada)
Emma Gray, Chicago FSC
Karina Nance, Skokie Valley SC
Helen Palabrica-Schorse, Wisconsin FSC
Cristina Rackley, Winterhurst FSC
Tori Weingarten, Detroit SC

NOVICE MEN
Short Program – Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:00 AM Rink C
Free Skate – Saturday, July 23, 2016 4:40 PM Rink B

Alistair Lam, Hamilton SC (Canada N7)
Gabriel Blumenthal, Champs International Skating Centre of BC (Canada N16)
Beres Clements, Champs International Skating Centre of BC (Canada Challenge N21)
Alec Guinzbourg, Fort Henry Heights SC (Canada PN2)
Max Denk, York Region Skating Academy (Canada PN3)
Aleksa Rakic, Champs International Skating Centre of BC (Canada PN4)
Alex Wellman, Central Illinois FSC [Int2]
Nathaniel Chapple, Shaker FSC
Blake Eisenach, Rocky Mountain FSC
Luke Ferrante, The SC of Huntsville
Chase Finster, Louisville Skating Academy
Nick Hubbart, Southwest Florida FSC
David Kaufmann, Rochester FSC
Eric Prober, Panthers FSC
Dylan Wajda, The Strongsville SC

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2016 U.S. Club Competition season is underway…

Posted by unseenskaters on June 13, 2016

Just a quick note to mention that the Club Competitions schedule page and Scoretracker currently are being updated in this blog for the new season. Please be patient a little longer!

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2016 U.S. Nationals Senior Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2016

CHAMPIONSHIP MEN Medalists:
GOLD: Adam Rippon, SC of New York
SILVER: Max Aaron, Broadmoor SC
BRONZE: Nathan Chen, Salt Lake Figure Skating
PEWTER: Grant Hochstein, SC of New York

5-8: Ross Miner, SC of Boston; Alexander Johnson, Broadmoor SC; Timothy Dolensky, Atlanta FSC; Vincent Zhou, Broadmoor SC;
9-13: Sean Rabbitt, Glacier Falls; Daniel Kulenkamp, Coyotes SC of Arizona; Scott Dyer, All Year FSC; Shotaro Omori, Los Angeles FSC; Emmanuel Savary, University of Delaware FSC;
14-19: Sebastien Payannet, Rocky Mountain FSC; Ben Jalovick, University of Delaware FSC; Jimmy Ma, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC; Robert Przepioski, Rochester FSC; Curran Oi, Yale FSC; Eric Stinehart, Skokie Valley SC.

Final & Free Skate results/protocols (Sunday 1/24)

Click here to read Icenetwork’s FS article and click here to view Icenetwork’s FS action photo gallery.
Click here to read Examiner.com’s Men’s FS article.

Short Program official results/protocols (Friday 1/22)

1 Max Aaron, Broadmoor SC 91.83 [49.48 TES / 42.35 PCS] 4S+3T, 3A, 3Lz
2 Ross Miner, SC of Boston 90.90 [47.41 / 43.49] 3F, 3A, 3Lz+3T
3 Adam Rippon, SC of New York 88.01 [44.73 / 43.28] 3Lz+3T step out, 3A, 3F
4 Nathan Chen, Salt Lake Figure Skating 86.33 [47.51 / 38.82] 4S(3turnout), 4T+3T, 3A(hand)
5 Timothy Dolensky, Atlanta FSC 80.01 [42.68 / 37.33] 3A(held on), 3F+3T, 3Lz
6 Grant Hochstein, SC of New York 79.26 [41.65 / 38.61 -1] 4T fall, 3A, 3Lz+2T
7 Alexander Johnson, Broadmoor SC 73.69 [38.48 / 36.21 -1]
8 Vincent Zhou, Broadmoor SC 68.10 [37.81 / 30.29]
9 Sean Rabbitt, Glacier Falls FSC 66.71 [33.74 / 33.97 -1]
10 Shotaro Omori, Los Angeles FSC 63.82
11 Emmanuel Savary, University of Delaware FSC 62.96
12 Scott Dyer, All Year FSC 59.67
13 Daniel Kulenkamp, Coyotes SC of Arizona 56.97
14 Sebastien Payannet, Rocky Mountain FSC 56.10
15 Jimmy Ma, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 51.95
16 Robert Przepioski, Rochester FSC 49.38
17 Eric Stinehart, Skokie Valley SC 49.11
18 Curran Oi, Yale FSC 48.66
19 Ben Jalovick, University of Delaware FSC 48.16

Click here to read Icenetwork’s SP article and click here to view Icenetwork’s SP action photo gallery.

COMPETITOR PROFILES:

Max Aaron
Age: 23; 2/25/92
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin
Choreographer: Phillip Mills
SP: Puccini’s Nessun Dorma performed by Luciano Pavarotti
FS: Black Swan soundtrack by Clint Mansell (based on Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet music)
Notes: He is the 2015 Skate America gold medalist and 2013 U.S. champion.
Link to Max’s Team USA profile He was featured in a Pioneer Press article that was published before the short program.

Nathan Chen
Age: 16; 5/5/99
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Club: Salt Lake FS (UT)
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach: Rafael Arutyunyan, Nadia Kanaeva
Choreographer: Nadia Kanaeva (SP), Nikolai Morozov (FS)
SP: Michael Jackson medley incl. Smile & Smooth Criminal
FS: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor by Camille Saint-Saens
Notes: He is the 2015 Junior Grand Prix Final champion and a 4-time U.S. champion at the Junior (2012 & 2014) and Novice (2010 & 2011) levels.
Link to Nathan’s Official Website

Timothy Dolensky
Age: 23; 7/18/92
Hometown: Kennesaw/Alpharetta, GA
Club: Atlanta FSC
Training Town: Kennesaw/Alpharetta, GA
Coach: Debbie Prachar, Brittney (McConn) Bottoms, Graham Payne
Choreographer: Brittney (McConn) Bottoms
SP: Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone performed by Josh Groban
FS: Variations on Themes of Chopin by Anze Rozman
Notes: This is his third consecutive trip to Nationals at the Senior level. He composed, played, and recorded his own short program music for the 2012-13 and 2014-15 seasons. He was the 2012 U.S. Junior silver medalist and the 2010 U.S. Novice bronze medalist.
Link to Tim’s Team USA profile

Scott Dyer
Age: 24; 3/26/91
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: El Segundo, CA
Coach: Frank Carroll, Robert Taylor
Choreographer: Lori Nichol
SP: Adios Nonino by Astor Piazzolla, La Cumparsita (version by Contursi, Maroni, Rodriguez)
FS: Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone, Siberia (opera) by Umberto Giordano
Notes: He graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in International Relations/Global Business. His highest previous finish in Senior at Nationals was 10th in 2012. He was the 2010 U.S. Junior pewter medalist and a 2-time U.S. Novice pewter medalist (2006 & 2007).

Grant Hochstein
Age: 25; 7/16/90
Hometown: Santa Fe Springs CA
Club: SC of New York
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach: Peter Oppegard, Karen Kwan-Oppegard
Choreographer: Peter Oppegard (FS), Karen Kwan-Oppegard (SP)
SP: Due Tramonti by Ludovico Einaudi
FS: Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schoenberg: Bring Him Home (Colm Wilkinson), One Day More (2012 film soundtrack)
Notes: This is his seventh consecutive trip to Nationals at the Senior level with his highest placement being 7th in 2010.
Link to Grant’s Official Website

Ben Jalovick
Age: 22; (M/D/Y) 11/1/93
Hometown: Langhorne, PA
Club: University of Delaware FSC
Training Town: Monument, CO
Coach: Kori Ade, Vincent Restencourt
Choreographer: Irina Romanova, Rohene Ward
SP: Absurdity (from The alone Ranger film soundtrack ) by Hans Zimmer
FS: Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV series) soundtrack by Jeremy Zuckerman
Notes: He placed 11tn in Junior last year.

Alexander Johnson
Age: 25; 5/15/90
Hometown: Minnetonka, MN
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Tom Dickson, Christopher Dean
Choreographer: Tom Dickson (FS), Christopher Dean & Catarina Lindgren (SP)
SP: Trance by Yair Dalal & Al Ol Ensemble
FS: Eleanor Rigby by Paul McCartney, performed by violinist Joshua Bell
Notes: This is his sixth trip to Nationals at the Senior level with his highest finish having been 7th in 2013. He was the 2009 U.S. Junior bronze medalist.
A Minnesota native, he was featured in a Pioneer Press article (includes quotes from Joan Orvis, his first coach in Minnesota, and about why he returned to his Eleanor Rigby FS) and in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article about overcoming his injury, published before the start of Nationals.
Link to Alex’s Official Website

Daniel Kulenkamp
Age: 20; (M/D/Y) 8/6/95
Hometown: Mahtomedi, MN
Club: Coyotes SC of Arizona
Training Town: Scottsdale, AZ
Coach: Doug Ladret
Choreographer: Doug Ladret (FS), Douglas Razzano (SP)
SP: I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz
FS: Frank Sinatra medley: I’ve Got the World on a String, What’ll I Do, That’s Life
Notes: He placed 8th in Junior last year. A Minnesota native, he was featured in a Pioneer Press article that was published after the short program. He is a student at Barrett, the honors college at Arizona State University, where he is majoring in computer science.
Link to Daniel’s Official Website

Jimmy Ma
Age: 20; (M/D/Y) 10/11/95
Hometown: Great Neck, NY
Club: SC of New York
Training Town: Hacksensack, NJ
Coach: Nikolai Morozov, Hongyun Liu, Peter Cain (at Nationals)
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov, Rohene Ward (SP), Jeff Buttle
SP: Tsunami by DVBBS and Borgeous
FS: Chaconne in G Minor by Tomaso Antonio Vitali
Notes: This is his second consecutive trip to Nationals at the Senior level. He was the 2014 U.S. Junior bronze medalist and 2013 Junior pewter medalist.
Link to Jimmy’s Team USA profile

Ross Miner
Age: 25; 1/24/91
Hometown: Boston, MA
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Boston
Coach: Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell, Amanda Farkas
Choreographer: Jamie Isley (SP). Lori Nichol (FS)
SP: New York State of Mind by Billy Joel
FS: Who Wants to Live Forever and Too Much Love Will Kill You by Queen
Notes: He is the 2013 U.S. silver medalist and two-time bronze medalist (2011 & 2012).
Link to Ross’ Team USA profile

Curran Oi
Age: 25; 10/19/90
Hometown: Wellesley, MA
Club: Yale FSC
Training Town: New Haven, CT
Coach: Matt Savoie
Choreographer: Matt Savoie
SP: Csardas performed by David Garrett
FS: A Promise to Return (from Battlestar Galactica: Season 2) by Bear McCreary
Notes: He currently is a graduate student at Yale in the Molecular Biochemistry & Biophysics department. He last competed at Nationals in 2009 (6th in Senior), then placed 5th at the 2009 Junior World Championships before he went off to college full-time at M.I.T.
Click here to read a Yale Daily News article, “From the lab to the ice” that was published after Nationals.
Link to Curran’s Official Website

Shotaro Omori
Age: 20; 10/23/95
Hometown: La Mirada, CA
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Training Town: Burbank, CA
Coach: Wendy Olson, Amy Evidente
Choreographer: Jeremy Abbott (SP)
SP: Your Song (from Moulin Rouge) performed by Ewan McGregor
FS: Schindler’s List soundtrack (track 8) / Nocturne in C Sharp Minor by F. Chopin
Notes: This is his second consecutive trip to Nationals at the Senior level. He was the 2013 World Junior bronze medalist and U.S. Junior silver medalist.
Link to Shotaro’s YouTube channel (he is vlogging from St. Paul)

Sebastien Payannet
Age: 21; (M/D/Y) 3/8/94
Hometown: Superior, CO
Club: Rocky Mountain FSC
Training Town: Westminster, CO
Coach: Lou Ann Peterson, Cindy Sullivan
Choreographer: Trina Pratt, Alex Johnson
SP: Romeo &Juliet by Tchaikovsky
FS: Piano Concerto No. 1, Dumka in A major by Tchaikovsky
Notes: This is his second consecutive trip to Nationals at the Senior level.

Robert Przepioski
Age: 25; 8/25/90
Hometown: Newark, CA
Club: Rochester FSC
Training Town: San Jose, CA
Coach: Richard Alexander, Doug Mattis
Choreographer: Doug Mattis
SP: Saturday Night by Frank Sinatra
FS: Proud of Your Boy by Robert Mauti
Notes: This is his second consecutive trip to Nationals at the Senior level.

Sean Rabbitt
Age: 25; (M/D/Y) 4/8/90
Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
Club: Glacier Falls FSC
Training Town: Riverside, CA
Coach: Tammy Gambill, Justin Dillon
Choreographer: Justin Dillon (SP), Cindy Stuart
SP: Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saens
FS: Concerto in F for piano and orchestra by George Gershwin
Notes: He made his Team USA international debut this past fall at Autumn Classic in Barrie, Canada, winning the bronze medal. This is his fourth consecutive trip to Nationals, and fifth overall, at the Senior level (his Nationals debut came as a Junior in 2010).
Link to Sean’s Official Website

Adam Rippon
Age: 26; 11/11/89
Hometown: Clarks Summit, PA
Club: SC of New York
Training Town: Los Angeles, CA
Coach: Rafael Arutyunyan, Vera Arutyunyan, Nadia Kanaeva (Derrick Delmore is assisting at Nationals)
Choreographer: Tom Dickson (SP), Jeff Buttle
SP: Who Wants to Live Forever by Queen
FS: The Beatles medley: Because (The World is Round), Get Back, Blackbird, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Notes: He is the 2012 and 2015 U.S. silver medalist.
Link to Adam’s Official Website

Emmanuel Savary
Age: 18; (M/D/Y) 1/6/98
Hometown: Newark, DE
Club: University of Delaware FSC
Training Town: Newark, DE
Coach: Jeffrey DiGregorio, Pamela Gregory
Choreographer: Evgeny Platov, Zhanna Palagina
SP: Viejo Aires by Ensemble Nuevo Tango
FS: Reveil by Cirque du Soleil
Notes: This is his Nationals debut at the Senior level. He was the 2009 U.S. Intermediate champion and 2010 U.S. Novice silver medalist.

Eric Stinehart
Age: 18; (M/D/Y) 12/11/97
Hometown: Wilmette, IL
Club: Skokie Valley SC
Training Town: Buffalo Grove, IL
Coach: Denise Myers
Choreographer: Paul Wylie, Justin Dillon
SP: Homecoming by Thomas Bergersen
FS: Overture (from The New Picasso) by Jonathan David Sloate
Notes: He qualified for Nationals as an alternate in his first season at the Senior level. He placed 8th in Novice in 2014. He has been accepted at Princeton University for this fall, according to this Chicago area article that was published before Nationals. He is the Principal Violist of his high school’s symphony orchestra, as described in this Chicago Tribune/Pioneer Press 1/21/16 article: “There are a lot of brilliant skaters that have done well in school and done well in skating,” [Coach Denise] Myers said. “But to add in that third part … is quite unusual.”
Link to Eric’s Official Website

Vincent Zhou
Age: 15; 10/25/00
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin
Choreographer: Yuka Sato (SP), Justin Dillon (FS)
SP: Crystallize by Lindsey Stirling
FS: The Godfather Trilogy: New Recordings from the Classic Scores performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (original score by Niño Rota)
Notes: He qualified for the JGP Final in his first attempt, placing 4th, after having won 2 JGP silver medals this past fall. He won 3 consecutive national titles in Junior (2013), Novice (2012) and Intermediate (2011).
Link to Vincent’s Official Website

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2016 U.S. Nationals Senior Ladies

Posted by unseenskaters on January 21, 2016

CHAMPIONSHIP LADIES Medalists:
GOLD: Gracie Gold, Wagon Wheel FSC
SILVER: Polina Edmunds, Peninsula SC
BRONZE: Ashley Wagner, SC of Wilmington (DE)
PEWTER: Mirai Nagasu, Pasadena FSC

5 Tyler Pierce, All Year FSC (< 0.4 point from 4th)
6-12: Bradie Tennell, Wagon Wheel FSC; Hannah Miller, Lansing SC; Karen Chen, Peninsula SC; Courtney Hicks, All Year FSC; Angela Wang, Salt Lake Figure Skating; Mariah Bell, Rocky Mountain FSC; Franchesca Chiera, Panthers FSC;
13-22: Katie McBeath, Westminster FSC of Erie; Ashley Cain, SC of New York; Heidi Munger, SC of Boston; Christina Cleveland, Strongsville; Alexie Mieskoski, Columbus FSC; Maria Yang, Peninsula SC; Carly Gold, All Year FSC; Avery Kurtz, Broadmoor SC; Alexis Gagnon, Coyotes SC of Arizona; Elena Pulkinen, Coyotes SC of Arizona.
Final & Free Skate results/protocols (Saturday 1/23)

Click here to read Icenetwork’s FS article and click here to view Icenetwork’s FS action photo gallery.

Short Program results/protocols (Thursday 1/21)
SP Top 12 (and jump notes from protocol):
70.19 Edmunds 38.36 TES / 31.83 PCS (landed 3Lz+3T, 3F, 2A & all + GOEs)
62.50 Gold 30.07 / 32.43 (1Lz, 3F+2T, 2A)
62.45 Pierce 34.54 / 27.91 (3T+3T, 2A, 3Lo)
62.41 Wagner 30.61 / 32.80 -1 (3F+3T<< fall, 2A, 3Lo)
59.64 Nagasu 30.55 / 29.09 (3F(e)+2T, 3Lo, 2A)
58.85 Bell 34.10 / 25.75 -1 (3Lz+3T fall, 3F, 2A)
58.26 Tennell 32.31 / 25.95 (3Lz+3T<, 3F(-), 2A)
57.94 Chiera 33.38 / 24.56 (3F+2T, 2A, 3F & all + GOEs)
57.86 Miller 30.36 / 27.50 (3T+3T<<, 3F, 2A)
55.23 Wang 29.55 / 25.68 (3T+3T-, Rippon 3Lo<, 2A)
54.93 Hicks 30.93 / 26.00 -2 (3F+3T fall, 3Lz fall, 2A)
54.86 Chen 29.07 / 27.79 -2 (3Lz fall, 3Lo fall, 2A)

Click here to read Icenetwork’s SP article and click here to view Icenetwork’s SP action photo gallery.

TEAM PROFILES:

Mariah Bell
Age: 19; 4/18/96
Hometown: Westminster, CO
Club: Rocky Mountain FSC
Training Town: Monument, CO
Coach: Kori Ade, Rohene Ward
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart (SP), Rohene Ward (FS)
SP: StormCry by David Arkenstone
FS: Born on the Fourth of July film soundtrack
Notes: She placed 6th in Senior last year and was the 2013 Junior silver medalist.

Ashley Cain
Age: 20; 7/22/95
Hometown: Coppell, TX
Club: SC of New York
Training Town: Euless, TX
Coach: Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Choreographer: Scott Brown (FS), Jeremy Abbott (SP)
SP: Skinny Love by Birdy
FS: Bolero for violin & orchestra, performed by Vanessa-Mae
Notes: She placed 14th in Senior last year and dealt with injury last summer. She was the 2012 Junior silver medalist.

Karen Chen
Age: 15; 8/16/99
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Club: Peninsula SC
Training Town: Riverside, CA
Coach: Tammy Gambill
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart, Justin Dillon
SP: Nessun Dorma by Puccini
FS: Les Miserables medley by Claude-Michel Schönberg, incl. On My Own (vocal)
Notes: She won the 2015 U.S. bronze medal in her Senior national debut.

Franchesca Chiera
Age: 18; (M/D/Y) 10/8/97
Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
Club: Panthers FSC
Training Town: Coral Springs, FL
Coach: Artem Torgashev, Ilona Melnichenko, Curtis Chornopyski
Choreographer: Ilona Melnichenko, Scott Brown
SP: Nyah (from Mission Impossible 2) by Hans Zimmer
FS: At Last performed by Etta James
Notes: This is her third consecutive Nationals at the Senior level.
Click here to read a Florida article about her that was published before Nationals.

Christina Cleveland
Age: 19; 10/25/96
Hometown: Reston, VA
Club: Strongsville FSC (OH)
Training Town: Monument, CO
Coach: Kori Ade, Rohene Ward, Vincent Restencourt
Choreographer: Rohene Ward
SP: Lonely Heart by Evgeni Sokolovski performed by Bel Suono
FS: Harem performed by Sarah Brightman
Notes: She made her Senior national debut last year.

Polina Edmunds
Age: 17; 5/18/98
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Club: Peninsula SC
Training Town: San Jose, CA
Coach: David Glynn, Nina Edmunds
Choreographer: Rudy Galindo
SP: Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven
FS: Gone with the Wind film soundtrack by Max Steiner
Notes: She is 2015 Four Continents champion. In her previous two Nationals at the Senior level she won the silver in 2014 and the pewter last year.
Click here to read a San Jose Mercury News article about her (includes video interview) that was published before Nationals.

Alexis Gagnon
Age: 18; 4/25/97
Hometown: Desert Hills, AZ
Club: Coyotes FSC of Arizona
Training Town: Scottsdale, AZ
Coach: Dawn Piepenbrink-McCosh
Choreographer: Dawn Piepenbrink-McCosh
SP: Vertigogo by Combustible Edison; Baby Elephant Walk by Henry Mancini
FS: La Cumparsita & La Morocha by Boulevard Tango Club
Notes: This is her first trip to Nationals. She is the 2015 U.S. Collegiate pewter medalist (Scottsdale Community College).
Click here to read an Arizona Examiner.com article about her that was published before Nationals.

Carly Gold
Age: 20; 8/17/95
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: El Segundo, CA
Coach: Frank Carroll
Choreographer: Scott Brown
SP: Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 by Franz Liszt
FS: Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Notes: This is her first trip to Nationals. She is the fraternal twin of Gracie Gold. Click here to read USA Today article about her and her sister that was published before Nationals.

Gracie Gold
Age: 20; 8/17/95
Hometown: Redondo Beach, CA
Club: Wagon Wheel FSC
Training Town: El Segundo, CA
Coach: Frank Carroll
Choreographer: Lori Nichol
SP: El Choclo by Angel Villoldo
FS: The Firebird by Stravinsky
Notes: She was the 2014 U.S. champion and the silver medalist last year. Her placements at the World Championships (2013-15) were 6th, 5th and 4th.

Courtney Hicks
Age: 20; 12/15/95
Hometown: Chino Hills, CA
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Aliso Viejo/Lake Forest, CA
Coach: Jere Michael, Alex Chang, John Nicks
Choreographer: Jonathan Cassar (SP), Rohene Ward (FS)
SP: The Feeling Begins by Peter Gabriel
FS: Elizabeth: The Golden Age film soundtrack by A.R. Rahman and Craig Armstrong
Notes: She placed 8th in Senior last year. She won her first Senior Grand Prix medal (silver at NHK Trophy) in November 2015.

Avery Kurtz
Age: 18; 12/17/97
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs
Coach: Eddie Shipstad, Catarina Lindgren
Choreographer: Catarina Lindgren
SP: A Day in the Life (The Beatles) by Jeff Beck
FS: Braveheart film soundtrack by James Horner
Notes: This is her first trip to Nationals at the Senior level.

Katie McBeath
Age: 21; (M/D/Y) 12/2/94
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Club: Westminster FSC of Erie (PA)
Training Town: Cleveland, OH
Coach: Sally Tasca, Jacqueline Redenshek-Henry
Choreographer: Jacqueline Redenshek-Henry
SP: Sway by The Pussycat Dolls
FS: Cinderella film soundtrack by Nick Murray
Notes: She made her Senior national debut last year.

Alexie Mieskoski
Age: 21; 1/16/95
Hometown: Reynoldsburg, OH
Club: Columbus FSC
Training Town: Columbus, OH
Coach: Damon Allen, Sandy Rucker Straub
Choreographer: Daniil Barantsev
SP: Ana’s Dream by Maksim Mrvica
FS: Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov
Notes: This is her first trip to Nationals. She competed at the 2015 U.S. Collegiate Championships (Ohio University).

Hannah Miller
Age: 19; 8/28/96
Hometown: Williamston, Michigan
Club: Lansing SC (MI)
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach: Rafael Arutyunyan, Kirsten Miller-Zisholz, Nadia Kanaeva, Vera Arutyunyan
Choreographer: Tom Dickson
SP: Arabesque by Benise
FS: Prelude La Boheme Act 1 and Non piangere, Liù (from Turandot) by Giacomo Puccini; Il Pristine (from The Postman film soundtrack by‎ Luis Bacalov‎); Vissi d’arte (from Tosca) by Puccini
Notes: After graduating as valedictorian of her Michigan high school last year, she moved to California for training in June 2015.

Heidi Munger
Age: 19; 8/28/96
Hometown: Worcester, MA
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Boston, MA
Coach: Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell
Choreographer: Jamie Isley, Cindy Stuart, Mark Mitchell
SP: ABBA’s The Winner Takes it All, covered by Sarah Dawn Finer
FS: Romeo & Juliet medley, including Kissing You performed by Des’ree
Notes: This is her first trip to Nationals. Click here to read a Worcester, Mass. article about her that was published before Nationals.

Mirai Nagasu
Age: 22; 4/16/93
Hometown: Arcadia, CA
Club: Pasadena FSC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek
Choreographer: Catarina Lindgren
SP: Demons by Imagine Dragons, covered by Sam Tsui
FS: The Great Gatsby film soundtrack
Notes: She is the 2015 U.S. Collegiate champion (Univ. of Colorado at Colorado Springs).

Tyler Pierce
Age: 18; (M/D/Y) 10/12/98
Hometown: Norco, CA
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Riverside, CA
Coach: Tammy Gambill
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart
SP: Voices from the Forest by Paul Spaeth
FS: Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens
Notes: She placed 7th in Senior last year and was the 2014 Junior silver medalist. She left Monument, Colorado to return to her original training location of Riverside, California in late summer/early fall of 2015.

Elena Pulkinen
Age: 18; 4/18/97
Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Club: Coyotes SC of Arizona
Training Town: Scottsdale, AZ
Coach: Karen Gesell
Choreographer: Karen Gesell
SP: Kung Fu Panda: Cello Ascends by The Piano Guys
FS: Nausicaa Valley of the Wind by Joe Hisaishi
Notes: This is her first trip to Nationals. She is a freshman neuroscience major at UCLA. Her younger brother Camden competed in the Junior Men’s event earlier this week and was quoted in an article: “Her skating has become more pretty to watch. I’ve noticed she has a factor that draws people in when she skates. Technically, it’s getting there, but she’s a beautiful skater.”

Bradie Tennell
Age: 17; 1/31/98
Hometown: Carpentersville, IL
Club: Wagon Wheel FSC
Training Town: Buffalo Grove, IL
Coach: Denise Myers
Choreographer: Scott Brown
SP: The Storm by Balazs Havasi
FS: Tango in Ebony by Maksim Mrvica
Notes: She is the 2015 U.S. Junior champion.
Click here to read a Chicago article that featured Bradie (and two of her coach’s other students) that was published before Nationals.

Ashley Wagner
Age: 24; 5/16/91
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Club: SC of Wilmington (DE)
Training Town: Los Angeles, CA
Coach: Rafael Arutyunyan, Nadia Kanaeva
Choreographer: Shae-Lynn Bourne
SP: Hip Hip Chin Chin performed by Club des Belugas
FS: Moulin Rouge film soundtrack
Notes: She is the 2015 and three-time U.S. champion.

Angela Wang
Age: 19; 7/30/96
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Club: Salt Lake FS
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Christy Krall, Erik Schultz, Damon Allen, Rachael Flatt, Ryan Bradley
Choreographer: Rachael Flatt (SP), Mark Pillay (FS)
SP: Paint it Black performed by Angele Dubeau & La Pieta
FS: En Aranjuez con tu amor by Joaquin Rodrigo (female vocal)
Notes: She is the 2015 U.S. Collegiate silver medalist (Univ. of Colorado at Colorado Springs). She won 2 bronze medals in senior international competitions in Salt Lake City and Barrie, Ontario, in the fall of 2015.

Maria Yang
Age: 18; (M/D/Y) 4/6/97
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Club: Peninsula SC
Training Town: San Jose, CA
Coach: David Glynn, Lynn Smith, Justin Dillon
Choreographer: Nataliya Tymoshenko
SP: Meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet
FS: Pearl Harbor soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
Notes: She is a freshman at Stanford University and the 2015 U.S. Collegiate bronze medalist.

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2016 U.S. Nationals Senior Pairs

Posted by unseenskaters on January 21, 2016

CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS Medalists:
GOLD: Tarah Kayne / Daniel O’Shea, both Southwest Florida FSC
SILVER: Alexa Scimeca, DuPage FSC / Christopher Knierim, Broadmoor SC
BRONZE: Marissa Castelli / Mervin Tran, both SC of Boston
PEWTER: Madeline Aaron, Coyotes SC of Arizona / Max Settlage, Broadmoor SC

5 Jessica Calalang, DuPage FSC / Zack Sidhu, Las Vegas FSC (<2 points from 4th)
6 Erika Smith, SC of New York / AJ Reiss, Los Angeles FSC
7 Jessica Pfund, Southwest Florida FSC / Joshua Santillan, All Year FSC
8 Brianna de la Mora / Maxim Kurdukov, both Texas Gulf Coast FSC
9 Alexandria Shaughnessy / James Morgan, both SC of Boston
10 Cali Fujimoto, Peninsula SC / Nicholas Barsi-Rhyne, Southwest Florida FSC
11 Caitlin Fields / Ernie Utah Stevens, both Indiana World Sk Acad FSC
12 Elizaveta Usmantseva, Los Angeles FSC / Matej Silecky, SC of New York
13 Alyssa McDougal, Birmingham FSC / Paul Schatz, Southwest Florida FSC

Final & Free Skate results/protocols (Saturday 1/23 10 ET start time for first two groups/6 teams; 2:35 pm ET start time for last two groups of 7 teams)

Selected to 2016 Worlds: Kayne/O’Shea (debut), Scimeca/Knierim
Selected to 2016 Four Continents: Kayne/O’Shea, Scimeca/Knierim, Castelli/Tran (debut)
Note: Chelsea Liu/Brian Johnson (WD from their Senior national debut due to injury; 7th at 2015 Junior Worlds) are nominated for 2016 Junior Worlds (along with the top 2 finishers in Junior)
Click here for USFS’ press release on the Pairs selections and alternates

Click here to read Icenetwork’s FS article and click here to view Icenetwork’s FS action photo gallery.

Short Program results/protocols (Thursday 1/21)
SP Top 7:
69.61 Kayne/O’Shea 37.94 TES / 31.67 PCS
67.35 Scimeca/Knierim 37.37 / 30.98 -1
64.12 Castelli/Tran 34.31 / 29.81
57.47 Aaron/Settlage 32.05 / 26.42 -1
54.20 Pfund/Santillan 30.00 / 24.20
51.09 Smith/Reiss 27.20 / 23.89
50.53 Calalang/Sidhu 27.45 / 25.08 -2

Click here to read Icenetwork’s SP article and click here to view Icenetwork’s SP action photo gallery.

TEAM PROFILES:

Madeline Aaron & Max Settlage
Ages: 21 & 23 ; (M/D/Y) 10/25/94 & 7/1/92
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra
Choreographer: Julie Marcotte
SP: Hymne a L’amour by Edith Piaf
FS: La Boheme by Puccini
Notes: They are the 2015 U.S. pewter medalists. They withdrew from their one Grand Prix (Cup of China) due to injury and their one international his fall was Tallinn Trophy in November 2015. They teamed up in 2010 at the Novice level.
VIDEO: “Behind the Scenes with Max Settlage, December SKATING Magazine cover artist”

Jessica Calalang & Zack Sidhu
Ages: 20 & 24; (M/D/Y) 2/24/95 & 10/21/91
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno
Choreographer: Vitaliy Novikov, Pasquale Camerlengo
SP: It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World by Seal
FS: Romeo and Juliet film soundtrack by Nino Rota (with a snippet from Respighi’s Ancient Airs & Dances in the middle)
Notes: They placed 5th in Senior in 2015 and were the 2013 Junior silver medalists. He underwent 2 surgeries last spring (elbow and hip). They teamed up in August 2010 at the Junior level.

Marissa Castelli & Mervin Tran
Ages: 25 & 25; (M/D/Y) 8/20/90 & 9/22/90
Training Town: Montreal, Canada
Coach: Bruno Marcotte, Richard Gauthier, Sylvie Fullum (Montreal); Bobby Martin (Boston)
Choreographer: Julie Marcotte
SP: Summertime performed by Bob Walsh, Sylvie Desgroseilliers, Guy Bélanger
FS: Medley of Journey songs, including Don’t Stop Believin’ (instrumental and vocal versions), Open Arms and Any Way You Want It
Notes: They placed 6th in Senior debut in 2015, after having teamed up in June 2014.
Click here to visit their Official Website

Brianna de la Mora & Maxim Kurdukov
Ages: 17 & 25; (M/D/Y) 1/22/99 & 9/28/90
Training Town: Sugar Land, TX
Coach: Val Prudsky, Elena Prudsky
Choreographer: Elena Prudsky
SP: Cry Me a River performed by Michael Buble
FS: Beethoven’s 5 Secrets by OneRepublic
Notes: This is their first year together and her Senior national debut. He previously competed for Russia.

Caitlin Fields & Ernie Utah Stevens
Ages: 20 & 22; (M/D/Y) 9/25/95 & 12/31/93
Training Town: Carmel, IN
Coach: Serguei Zaitsev
Choreographer: Serguei Zaitsev, Shanetta Folle
SP: Hugues Le Bars medley
FS: Don Quixote (ballet) by Ludwig Minkus
Notes: They are the 2015 Junior champions and this is their Senior national debut in their second season together.
Click here to visit their Official Website

Cali Fujimoto & Nicholas Barsi-Rhyne
Ages: 24 & 24; (M/D/Y) 5/4/91 & 12/16/91
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Amanda Evora, Lyndon Johnston, Jim Peterson
Choreographer: Tracy Prussack
SP: Feeling Good by Michael Buble
FS: Bridge Over Troubled Water, duet by Andrea Bocelli and Mary J. Blige
Notes: They placed 12th in their Senior national debut in 2015 and relocated from their longtime base in San Jose, CA to Florida for training this season.
They have competed together since the Juvenile level (2001-2002 season) – that’s 15 years! Click here to view their lengthy competitive history listed at the end of their (outdated) profile.

Tarah Kayne & Daniel O’Shea
Ages: 22 & 24; (M/D/Y) 4/28/93 & 2/13/91
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora, Lyndon Johnston
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
SP: Take Me To Church” by Hozier (debut at Nationals)
FS: Music of the Night by Andrew Lloyd Webber, duet by Michael Crawford & Barbra Streisand
Notes: They are the 2015 U.S. bronze medalists. They teamed up in April 2012.
Click here to visit their Official Website

Alyssa McDougal & Paul Schatz
Ages: 16 & 24; (M/D/Y) 11/9/98 & 2/22/91
Training Town: Birmingham, AL
Coach: Eric Mumper, Danny Tate
Choreographer: Doug Mattis, Heather Mumper
SP: Gold by Fergus O’Farrell
FS: Far and Away film soundtrack by John Williams
Notes: They placed 7th in Junior in 2015 and this is their Senior national debut. Click here to read an Alabama article published after Nationals.

Jessica Pfund & Joshua Santillan
Ages: 18 & 23; (M/D/Y) 1/9/98 & 2/21/92
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Lyndon Johnston, Amanda Evora
Choreographer: Amanda Evora (SP), Jim Peterson (FS)
SP: Gravity by Sara Bareilles
FS: Prince Igor by Alexander Borodin
Notes: This is their first year together. Her most recent partner was AJ Reiss and his was Olivia Oltmanns (11th in Senior in 2015).
Click here to visit their Official Website

Alexa Scimeca & Chris Knierim
Ages: 24 & 28; (M/D/Y) 6/10/91 & 11/5/87
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra
Choreographer: Julie Marcotte
SP: Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
FS: Elizabeth: The Golden Age film soundtrack by A.R. Rahman and Craig Armstrong
Notes: They are the 2015 U.S. gold medalists and qualified for the Grand Prix Final for the first time by winning silver and bronze Grand Prix medals this past fall. They teamed up in April 2012.
Click here to visit their Official Website

Alexandria Shaughnessy & James Morgan
Ages: 23 & 24; (M/D/Y) 9/30/92 & 1/3/92
Training Town: Boxborough, MA
Coach: Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall
Choreographer: Julie Marcotte
SP: Greased Lightning & Born to Hand Jive by Polytel Jacobs
FS: Concerto per il tuo Ricordo by Osvaldo Camahue, performed by the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra
Notes: They were the 2012 U.S. Novice bronze medalists and placed 10th in their Senior debut in 2015. They began competing together at the Intermediate level in the 2009-10 season (this is their 7th season together).
Morgan is writing a blog for IceNetwork this season – click here to read his first blog post and click here for his second blog post.

Erika Smith & AJ Reiss
Ages: 26 & 24; (M/D/Y) 7/26/89 & 2/3/91
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach: Peter Oppegard
Choreographer: Peter Oppegard
SP: Welcome to Burlesque by Christina Aguilera
FS: Cleopatra by Claude-Michel Schoenberg and David Nixon
Notes: This is their first year together. She last competed at Nationals in 2011 (with Nathan Bartholomay); she was away from competition until this season. He most recently competed at U.S. Nationals with Anya Davidovich (2015 in senior) and Jessica Pfund (2011 & 2012 in junior, 2014 in senior).

Elizaveta Usmantseva & Matej Silecky
Ages: 18 & 21; (M/D/Y) 7/15/97 & 4/15/94
Training Town: Jacksonville, FL
Coach: Daniel Raad, Felicia Zhang, Lynn Smith
Choreographer: John Kerr, Nikolai Morozov, Matej Silecky
SP: Music from the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtracks by Hans Zimmer
FS: Ghost the Musical by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard
Notes: This is their first year together and his first trip to Nationals at the Senior level. He was the 2012 U.S. Collegiate Junior Men’s champion.
She last competed for Ukraine with Roman Talan until Dec. 2014.

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Haven Denney & Brandon Frazier (WD)
Notes: USFS states that “Denney and Frazier have resumed training [following right knee surgery on 4/27/15], but have not had adequate time to prepare for the event.”

Gretchen Donlan & Nathan Bartholomay (WD)
Ages: 22 & 26; (M/D/Y) 11/18/93 & 5/18/89
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
Notes: USFS states that “Donlan is recovering from labrynthitis rhinitis, a viral infection of the inner ear. The team has not had adequate time to prepare for the event.”

Chelsea Liu & Brian Johnson (WD)
Ages: 16 & 20; (M/D/Y) 12/31/99 & 11/5/95
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno
Choreographer: Pasquale Camerlengo, Renee Roca
Notes: They withdrew before the SP draw; no official reason issued yet.

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2016 Nationals Junior Dance

Posted by unseenskaters on January 21, 2016

JUNIOR DANCE Medalists:
GOLD: Lorraine McNamara, Peninsula SC / Quinn Carpenter, Washington FSC
SILVER: Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons, both Washington FSC
BRONZE: Elliana Pogrebinsky, Peninsula SC / Alex Benoit, Skokie Valley SC
PEWTER: Christina Carreira, SC of New York / Anthony Ponomarenko, SC of San Francisco

Final results:
1 McNamara/Carpenter 73.42 (SD) 96.62 (FD) 170.04 (Total)
2 Parsons/Parsons 70.29 (SD) 95.17 (FD) 165.46
3 Pogrebinsky/Benoit 65.98 (SD) 89.96 (FD) 155.94
4 Carreira/Ponomarenko 64.81 (SD) 87.98 (FD) 152.79 (son of Olympic gold, silver & bronze ice dance medalists Marina Klimova & Sergei Ponomarenko)
5 Julia Biechler, SC of Wilmington / Damian Dodge, Peninsula SC 57.82 (SD) 88.56 (4th in FD) 146.38
6 Chloe Lewis, All Year FSC / Logan Bye, SC of New York 136.45
7 Eliana Gropman, Pavilion SC of Cleveland Heights / Ian Somerville, Washington FSC 135.44
8 Gigi Becker / Luca Becker, both Washington FSC 126.34
9 Alina Efimova, Peninsula SC / Kyle MacMillan, Washington FSC 113.99
10 Katherine Grosul, SC of Novi / Cameron Colucci, Philadelphia SC & HS 9 52.53 10 59.44 111.97
11 Aya Takai/ Alexander Martin, both Detroit SC 103.37
12 Elizabeth Addas, All Year FSC / Jonathan Schultz, FSC of Southern California 95.28
13 Rebecca Lucas, University of Delaware FSC / Jacob Schedl, Pavilion SC of Cleveland Heights 91.08

For Junior team profiles, please visit the Competitors section of Ice-Dance.com’s 2016 U.S. Nationals event website.

RESULTS & PROTOCOLS LINKS:
Junior Final & Free Dance results/protocols (Friday 1/22)
Junior Short Dance results/protocols (Wed. 1/20)

ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Junior Free Dance article and click here to view Icenetwork’s Junior FD action photo gallery.
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Junior Short Dance article and click here to view Icenetwork’s Junior SD action photo gallery.
Click here to view Ice-Dance.com’s Junior photo galleries.

Short Dance results:
1 Lorraine McNamara, Peninsula SC / Quinn Carpenter, Washington FSC 73.42
2 Rachel Parsons, Washington FSC Michael Parsons, Washington FSC 70.29
3 Elliana Pogrebinsky, Peninsula SC / Alex Benoit, Skokie Valley SC 65.98
4 Christina Carreira, SC of New York / Anthony Ponomarenko, SC of San Francisco 64.81
5 Julia Biechler, SC of Wilmington / Damian Dodge, Peninsula SC 57.82
6 Eliana Gropman, Pavilion SC of Cleveland Heights / Ian Somerville, Washington FSC 57.69
7 Chloe Lewis, All Year FSC / Logan Bye, SC of New York 56.02
8 Gigi Becker, Washington FSC / Luca Becker, Washington FSC 52.78
9 Katherine Grosul, SC of Novi / Cameron Colucci, Philadelphia SC & HS 52.53
10 Alina Efimova, Peninsula SC / Kyle MacMillan, Washington FSC 49.76
11 Aya Takai, Detroit SC / Alexander Martin, Detroit SC 49.03
12 Elizabeth Addas, All Year FSC / Jonathan Schultz, FSC of Southern California 37.88
13 Rebecca Lucas, University of Delaware FSC /Jacob Schedl, Pavilion SC of Cleveland Heights 37.73

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2016 U.S. Nationals Junior Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 20, 2016

JUNIOR MEN Medalists:
GOLD: Tomoki Hiwatashi, DuPage FSC *Happy 16th Birthday today*
SILVER: Kevin Shum, SC of Boston
BRONZE: Aleksei Krasnozhon, Dallas FSC
PEWTER: Paolo Borromeo, Los Angeles FSC

(5th Oleksiy Melnyk, Washington FSC < 3 points from 4th)

RESULTS & PROTOCOLS LINKS:
Junior Men Final & FS results/protocols
Junior Men SP results/protocols

ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Free Skate article and click here to view Icenetwork’s Free Skate action photo gallery.
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Short Program article and click here to view Icenetwork’s Short Program action photo gallery.

COMPETITOR PROFILES:

Chase Belmontes
Age: 20; 8/31/95
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin, Drew Meekins
Choreographer: Phillip Mills
SP: La Muerte del Angel by Devich Trio
FS: New World Symphony by Dvorak
SP high score in qualifying season: 59.90 (M3)
FS high score in qualifying season: 99.42 (M4)
Total high score in qualifying season: 159.32 (M3)
Notes: He was 2015 U.S. Junior 10th and the 2014 Junior pewter (4th place) medalist. He placed 9th in his 2015 JGP debut in Courcheval, France.
Official website: http://figureskatersonline.com/chasebelmontes/

Paolo Borromeo
Age: 17; 6/21/98
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach: Viacheslav Zagorodniuk
Choreographer: Nadia Kanaeva, Derrick Delmore, Phillip Mills
SP: Libertango by Astor Piazzolla (?)
FS: “Music Mix by various artists” (jungle theme?)
SP high score in qualifying season: 61.00 (SWP1); 58.92 (JGP)
FS score in qualifying season: 115.45 (SWP1); 100.27 (JGP)
Total high score this qual. season: 176.45 (SWP1); 159.19 (JGP)
Notes: He is the 2015 Junior bronze medalist. He placed 11th in the 2015 JGP in Riga, Latvia.

Anthony Boucher
Age: 19; 11/13/96
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Westminster, CO
Coach: Cindy Sullivan, Scott Brown
Choreographer: Scott Brown, Cindy Stuart
SP: Speak Softly Love from The Godfather by Andy Williams
FS: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides soundtrack by Hans Zimmer, performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela
SP high score in qualifying season: 56.57 (SW1); 62.32 (JGP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 120.66 (SW1); 102.01 (JGP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 177.23 (SW1); 164.33 (JGP)
Notes: He is 2015 U.S. Junior 9th and placed 10th in his 2015 JGP debut in Colorado Springs.

Sean Conlon
Age: 19; 8/14/96
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Riverside, CA
Coach: Tammy Gambill, Justin Dillon
Choreographer: Justin Dillon, Joey Russell
SP: William Tell Overture
FS: Finlandia by Sibelius
SP high score in qualifying season: 59.49 (P1)
FS high score in qualifying season: 114.11 (P1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 173.60 (P1)
Notes: He relocated to Riverside, California earlier this season. He was U.S. 2014 Novice 7th.

Tomoki Hiwatashi
Age: 16; 1/20/00
Club: DuPage FSC
Training Town: Glen Ellyn, IL
Coach: Alexander Ouriashev, Osadolo Irowa
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva
SP: I Feel Good by James Brown
FS: Two Little Ballet Shoes and The Chaplin Revue by Chaplin
SP high score in qualifying season: 68.63 (M2); 66.02 (JGP CRO)
FS high score in qualifying season: 104.51 (M2); 131.60 (JGP CRO)
Total high score in qualifying season: 173.14 (M2), 197.62 (JGP CRO)
Notes: He won the bronze at the 2015 JGP in Zagreb, Croatia. He was 2015 U.S. Junior 5th and national champion at the Novice (2013), Intermediate (2012) and Juvenile (2011) levels.

Aleksei Krasnozhon
Age: 15; 4/11/00
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: Euless, TX
Coach: Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Choreographer: Scott Brown
SP: Jam by Michael Jackson
FS: The Bolt by Dmitri Shostakovich
SP high score in qualifying season: 74.11 (M1); 67.53 (JGP POL?)
FS high score in qualifying season: 133.33 (M1); 132.14 (JGP POL)
Total high score in qualifying season: 207.44 (M1); 194.68 (JGP)
Notes: He was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and competed there until 2013. He relocated to Texas in 2014 and is the 2015 Junior pewter medalist. He won a bronze in his 2015 JGP debut in Riga, Latvia.

Tony Lu
Age: 17; 11/24/98
Club: North Jersey FSC
Training Town: Wilmington, DE
Coach: Viktor Pfeifer, Priscilla Hill
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov
SP: Tears of the Sun by Hans Zimmer
FS: Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell
SP high score in qualifying season: 52.89 (E2); 61.69 (JGP POL)
FS high score in qualifying season: 101.53 (E3); 120.57 (JGP POL)
Total high score in qualifying season: 154.42 (E3); 182.26 (JGP POL)
Notes: He withdrew from the 2015 U.S. Junior Men’s event due to injury and has competed 3 times on the JGP from 2014-2015.

Justin Ly
Age: 18; 8/4/97
Club: Salt Lake FS
Training Town: Salt Lake City, UT
Coach: Lisa Kriley
Choreographer: Lisa Kriley
SP: Aquarium by Saint-Saens
FS: Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saens
SP high score in qualifying season: 55.69 (P2)
FS high score in qualifying season: 112.45 (P2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 168.14 (P2)
Notes: He is the U.S. 2015 Novice silver medalist and listed in USFS’ International Selection Pool.

Oleksiy Melnyk
Age: 18; 9/3/97
Club: Washington FSC
Training Town: Reston, VA
Coach: Serguei Kouznetsov, Nataliya Tymoshenko, Tommy Steenberg
Choreographer: Nataliya Tymoshenko, Tommy Steenberg
SP: Ancient Lands by Ronan Hardiman
FS: Thunderball (James Bond film) performed by The John Barry Orchestra and Tom Jones
SP high score in qualifying season: 47.23 (E4); 57.39 (JGP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 111.75 (E1); 113.00 (JGP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 158.98 (E2); 170.39 (JGP)
Notes: He is U.S. 2015 Junior 7th and placed 7th in his 2015 JGP debut in Linz, Austria.

Camden Pulkinen
Age: 15; 3/25/00
Club: Coyotes SC of Arizona
Training Town: Scottsdale, AZ
Coach: Karen Gesell
Choreographer: Karen Gesell
SP: 24 Caprices for Violin by Paganini
FS: The Lone Ranger by Hans Zimmer
SP high score in qualifying season: 53.39 (SWP5)
FS high score in qualifying season: 110.50 (P4)
Total high score in qualifying season: 156.42 (P4)
Notes: He will make her Team USA & international debut at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway (dates).
Click here to read an Arizona Examiner.com article that was published before Nationals.
Click here to read an Arizona Examiner.com article that was published after Nationals.

Yamato Rowe
Age: 16; 2/5/99
Club: Ice House of New Jersey FSC
Training Town: Hackensack, NJ
Coach: Igor Krokavec
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov
SP: Rap song?
FS: The Addams Family soundtrack by Marc Shaiman
SP high score in qualifying season: 49.68 (E3)
FS high score in qualifying season: 89.76 (E4)
Total high score in qualifying season: 139.44 (E4)
Notes: This is his first trip to Nationals at the Novice or Junior level.

Kevin Shum
Age: 18; 7/3/97
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Boston, MA
Coach: Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell (Justin Dillon last season)
Choreographer: Karen Kwan-Oppegard, Justin Dillon
SP: Invierno Porteno by Astor Piazzolla
FS: Trio Elegiaque in G minor no. 1 by Rachmaninoff
SP high score in qualifying season: 55.46 (E1); 58.74 (JGP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 104.81 (E2); 104.80 (JGP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 160.27 (E1), 163.54 (JGP)
Notes: He is the 2015 Junior silver medalist. Iin his second JGP season, he placed 9th at 2015 JGP SVK. He is a freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Personal Website (designed & maintained by Shum): http://kevinshum.com

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2016 U.S. Nationals Junior Pairs

Posted by unseenskaters on January 20, 2016

JUNIOR PAIRS Medalists:
GOLD: Joy Weinberg, Skokie Valley SC / Maximiliano Fernandez, Miami FSC (Ellenton, FL)
SILVER: Lindsay Weinstein, DuPage FSC / Jacob Simon, Skokie Valley SC (Colorado Springs, CO)
BRONZE: Meiryla Findley / Austin Hale, both Fort Wayne ISC (IN)
PEWTER: Madeleine Gallagher, Detroit SC / Justin Highgate-Brutman, St. Clair Shores FSC (MI)

(5th Jacquelyn Green, Detroit SC / Rique Newby-Estrella, Dallas FSC < 2 points from 4th)

Selected for 2016 Junior Worlds: Weinberg/Fernandez and Weinstein/Simon (along with Chelsea Liu/Brian Johnson who withdrew from their Senior national debut due to injury)
Alternate 1 – Gabriella Marvaldi and Cody Dolkiewicz
Alternate 2 – Jacquelyn Green and Rique Newby-Estrella
Alternate 3 – Ai Setoyama and David-Alexandre Paradis

Click here for USFS’ press release on the Pairs selections and alternates for Junior Worlds
Note: Findley/Hale announced their split on their respective Instagram accounts after the competition ended.

RESULTS LINKS:
Junior Pairs Final & FS results/protocols
Junior Pairs SP results/protocols

ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Short Program article and click here to view Icenetwork’s Short Program action photo gallery.
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Free Skate article and click here to view Icenetwork’s Free Skate action photo gallery.

There are 5 pairs in this field with the required minimum TES for 2016 Junior Worlds: Weinberg/Fernandez, Weinstein/Simon, Rose/Goodpaster, Marvaldi/Dolkiewicz and Green/Newby-Estrella (Liu/Johnson are ISU Junior age-eligible and competing in Senior Pairs here; Findley/Hale have the SP, but not the FS, minimum.)
ISU Junior age-eligible pairs next season: Weinstein/Simon, Rose/Goodpaster, Findley/Hale and Griffin/Civiello.

TEAM PROFILES

Kay Bergdolt & Miles Addison
Ages: 19 & 21; (M/D/Y) 6/5/96 & 4/9/94
Training Town: Boxborough, MA
Coach: Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall
Choreographer: Julie Marcotte, Sheryl Franks, Renee Roca
SP: Dueling Banjos
FS: Pearl Harbor soundtrack
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 61.42 & 103.64 (E5)
Notes: They competed together in North Carolina from the Juvenile level through 2011 Novice Nationals, parted ways for a few years, and re-teamed in Boston in 2014. They placed 8th in Junior last year.

Meiryla Findley & Austin Hale
Ages: 14 & 19; 6/6/01 & 4/28/96
Training Town: Fort Wayne, IN
Coach: Alena Lunin
Choreographer: Alena Lunin
SP: Love theme from The Godfather by Maksim Mrvica
FS: Ange et Diable and Je me Souviens de Nous by Maxime Rodriguez
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 87.56 & 129.64 (M2)
JR international total score: 110.70
Notes: They are a new team this season and won the gold medal in their international debut in Riga, Latvia in Nov. 2015.
She is new to pairs and qualified for Nationals in Novice Ladies both last year and this year: click here to read her recent interview in the Ice Musings blog.

Madeleine Gallagher & Justin Highgate-Brutman
Ages: 17 & 21; 4/1/98 & 6/17/94
Training Town: Bloomfield Hills & St. Clair Shores, MI
Coach: Brooke Castile, Craig Joeright
Choreographer: Brooke Castile
SP: Falling Slowly
FS: Black Hawk Down soundtrack by Hand Zimmer
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 74.68 & 114.04 (M4)
Notes: They are a new team this season.

Cirinia Gillett & Jason Pacini (Withdrawn)
Ages: 15 & 25; 2/16/00 & 4/14/90
Training Town: Coral Springs, FL
Coach/Choreographers: Jeremy Barrett, John Zimmerman, Silvia Fontana
Notes: They are a new team this season and placed 4th at Eastern Sectionals in Nov. 2015 before withdrawing from Nationals.

Jacquelyn Green & Rique Newby-Estrella
Ages: 17 & 20; 10/12/98 & 6/20/95
Training Town: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coach: Craig Joeright, Ethan Burgess
Choreographer: Massimo Scali
SP: Roxanne by Maga Zoltan
FS: Reaching by Audiomachine, Love Game by Benoit Jutras
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 79.80 & 124.00 (M3)
JR international total score: 110.15
Notes: They are the 2015 Novice bronze medalists. They won the silver medal in their international debut in Riga, Latvia in Nov. 2015.

Megan Griffin & Andrew Civiello
Ages: 13 & 19; 3/11/02 & 1/3/97
Training Town: Scottsdale, AZ
Coach: Doug Ladret, Lara Ladret
Choreographer: Doug Ladret
SP: Dancin’ Dan (Me and My Shadow)
FS: Dream Within a Dream by Hans Zimmer (Hometown Glory by Adele in middle)
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 73.66 & 114.52 (P2)
Notes: They are the 2014 Intermediate champions and placed 6th in Novice last year. Click here to read a local Arizona Examiner.com article about them that was published before Nationals.

Linde LaChance & Kenneth Anderson
Ages: 20 & 20; 6/19/95 & 11/21/95
Training Town: Franklin, TN
Coach: Laura Sanders
Choreographer: Robert Mauti
SP: 16 going on 17 (from The Sound of Music) by Richard Rodgers
FS: Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev and film soundtracks by Nino Rota & Abel Korzeniowski
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 70.08 & 106.78 (M6)
Notes: They placed 9th in Junior last year and qualified as alternates this year. Click here to read a March 2015 feature article about him and his partner (together since 2006; he is an engineering student at Vanderbilt University).

Jessica Lee & Brandon Kozlowski
Ages: 16 & 20; 12/12/99 & 6/21/95
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart, Pasquale Camerlengo
SP: Jump Swing Blues by Rick Krive
FS: La Strada by Nino Rota
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 70.16 & 108.66 (P3)
Notes: They are a new team this season and are included in USFS’ International Selection Pool.

Gabriella Marvaldi & Cody Dolkiewicz
Ages: 15 & 20; 11/1/00 & 2/6/95
Training Town: Mount Laurel, NJ
Coach: Rocky Marval, Isabelle Brasseur
Choreographer: Sinead Kerr, Julie Marcotte
SP: Music from Cirque du Soleil
FS: Titanic soundtrack by James Horner
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 73.34 & 110.74 (E3)
JGP scores: 74.79 (FS) & 115.84
Notes: Marvaldi is the daughter of Olympic and World pair skaters from the U.S. (Marval) and Canada (Brasseur). The pair placed 6th in Junior last year and made their JGP debut this season in CO Springs.

Sarah Rose & Joseph Goodpaster
Ages: 14 & 18; 4/9/01 & 8/21/97
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora, Lyndon Johnston
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
SP: Come Fly with Me by Michael Buble
FS: The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack by Danny Elfman
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 75.36 & 121.40 (E2)
JGP scores: 77.24 (FS) &
Notes: They are the 2015 Novice silver medalists and made their JGP debut this season in CO Springs.
They will represent Team USA at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway next month: click here to read a local Florida article on her.

Ai Setoyama & David-Alexandre Paradis
Ages: 15 & 20; 6/17/00 & 5/15/95
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno
Choreographer: Phillip Mills, Christine Fowler-Binder
SP: Tango from The Addams Family Values soundtrack
FS: I Got Rhythm and An American in Paris soundtrack by George Gershwin
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 77.59 & 114.99 (P1)
Notes: They are a new team this season (he previously competed in Canada) and are included in USFS’ International Selection Pool.

Joy Weinberg & Maximiliano Fernandez
Ages: 19 & 20; 9/20/96 & 9/29/95
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
SP: Hernando’s Hideaway/La Cumparsita
FS: Le Corsaire by Adolphe Adam
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 75.76 & 122.70 (E1)
JGP high scores: 87.89 (FS) & 136.62
Notes: They are a new team this season and won a silver medal in their 2015 JGP debut in CO Springs.

Lindsay Weinstein & Jacob Simon
Ages: 15 & 18; 2/18/00 & 3/13/97
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra, Drew Meekins
Choreographer: D. Sappenfield
SP: Eleonore by Maxime Rodriguez
FS: An American Tail soundtrack by James Horner
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 86.56 & 136.78 (M1)
JGP high scores: 88.55 (FS) & 128.55
Notes: They are the 2015 Junior pewter medalists. They relocated from the Chicago area to CO Springs this past summer and competed their second season on the JGP this past fall.

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