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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 Mitche, 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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2016 U.S. Nationals Junior Ladies

Posted by unseenskaters on January 19, 2016

JUNIOR LADIES Medalists:
GOLD: Emily Chan, Dallas FSC
SILVER: Vivian Le, Dallas FSC
BRONZE: Megan Wessenberg, SC of Boston
PEWTER: Rebecca Peng, SC of Boston (training in CO Springs)

(5th Alice Yang, St. Moritz ISC < 5 points from 4th)

START ORDER / RESULTS LINKS:
Junior Ladies Final & FS results/protocols
Junior Ladies 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:

Carly Berrios
Age: 18; (M/D/Y) 9/19/97
Club: Greenville FSC (SC)
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Christy Krall, Damon Allen, Janet Champion
Choreographer: Tom Dickson, Scott Brown
SP: Moulin Rouge Suite: III. Waltz performed by Anthea Kempston
FS: Malagueña (Stanley Black version)
SP high score this qualifying season: 51.11 (SA1)
FS high score this qualifying season: 77.65 (SA3)
Total high score this qualifying season: 128.76 (SA1)
Notes: She was the 2014 Novice pewter medalist. She relocated to Colorado Springs for training in 2015.

Emily Chan
Age: 18; 8/11/97
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: McKinney, TX
Coach: Aleksey Letov
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva
SP: I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
FS: Chopin by Edvin Marton
SP high score this qualifying season: 64.67 (M2); 49.60 (JGP)
FS high score this qualifying season: 105.87 (SW1); 89.28 (JGP)
Total high score this qualifying season: 167.45 (SW1); 138.88 (JGP)
Notes: She placed 6th in her 2015 JGP debut in Bratislava, Slovakia. She is the 2015 U.S. Novice champion.

Anna Grace Davidson
Age: 14; 10/4/01
Club: Salt Lake FS
Training Town: Salt Lake City, UT
Coach: Lisa Kriley
Choreographer: Olga Volozhinskaya
SP: Schifrin and Variations (Mission Impossible 3) by Michael Giacchino
FS: Illumination by Helene Segara (based on Puccini’s E Lucevan Le Stelle)
SP high score this qualifying season: 48.39 (P3) & 41.53 (JGP)
FS high score this qualifying season: 88.34 (P3); 79.60 (JGP)
Total high score this qualifying season: 136.73 (P3); 121.13 (JGP)
Notes: She placed 15th in her 2015 JGP debut in Linz, Austria. She is the 2015 Novice pewter medalist and 2013 Intermediate champion..

Vanna Giang
Age: 16; 11/27/99
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Westminster, CA
Coach: Dianne DeLeeuw-Chapman, Doug Chapman
Choreographer: Doug Chapman
SP: Secrets by Jennifer Thomas
FS: The Island of Secrets soundtrack by Panu Aaltio
SP high score this qualifying season: 57.08 (SWP1)
FS high score this qualifying season: 94.21 (SWP1)
Total high score this qualifying season: 151.35 (SWP1)
Notes: She will make her Team USA & international debut at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway (dates). This is her first trip to Nationals at the Novice or Junior level.

Vivian Le
Age: 15; 7/30/00
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: Plano, TX
Coach: Aleksey Letov
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva
SP: Le vent, Le cri (from The Professional soundtrack) by Ennio Morricone
FS: Nuages en montagne by Pierre Porte
SP score this qualifying season: 67.51 (M1); 61.45 (JGP SVK)
FS score this qualifying season: 114.42 (M1); 114.85 (JGP)
Total high score this qualifying season: 181.93 (M1); 176.30 (JGP SVK)
Notes: She won 2 bronze medals in her 2015 JGP debut season (Bratislava and Colorado Springs). She is the 2015 Junior bronze medalist and 2014 Novice champion.

Brynne McIsaac
Age: 16; 9/6/99
Club: Washington FSC
Training Town: Alexandria, VA
Coach: Shirley Hughes
Choreographer: Shirley Hughes
SP: After Midnight by Danny Elfman and Hot Honey Rag by John Kander (from the Chicago soundtrack)
FS: Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schonberg
SP score this qualifying season: 53.00 (E1); 53.43 (JGP)
FS score this qualifying season: 81.48 (E3); 108.82 (JGP)
Total score this qualifying season: 134.48 (E2); 162.25 (JGP)
Notes: She placed 4th in her 2015 JGP debut in Logrono, Spain. She was 2015 U.S. Junior 7th.

Akari Nakahara
Age: 13; 4/5/02
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Torrance, CA
Coach: Ivan Dinev, Angela Nikodinov
Choreographer: Ivan Dinev, Cindy Stuart
SP: Adagio by Tomaso Albinoni, performed by Lara Fabian
FS: The Mission by Ennio Morricone
SP score this qualifying season: 51.78 (P1); 47.86 (JGP)
FS score this qualifying season: 95.07 (P2); 87.38 (JGP)
Total score this qualifying season: 146.85 (P1); 135.24 (JGP)
Notes: She placed 8th in her 2015 JGP debut in Torun, Poland. She is the 2015 Novice silver medalist.

Rebecca Peng
Age: 16; 2/9/99
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Colorado Springs. CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin
Choreographer: Jamie Isley
SP: Out Here on My Own (from Fame) by Michael Gore, performed by Irene Cara
FS: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (musical) by Herman Hand
SP high score this qualifying season: 56.27 (NE1); 43.90 (JGP)
FS high score this qualifying season: 102.14 (NE1); 79.21 (JGP)
Total high score this qualifying season: 158.41 (NE1); 123.11 (JGP)
Notes: She placed 15th in her 2015 JGP debut in Riga, Latvia. She was U.S. Junior 6th and the 2014 Novice bronze medalist. She relocated to Colorado Springs for training in the fall of 2015.

Shannon Porter
Age: 14; 4/12/01
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO/Albuquerque, NM
Coach: Eddie Shipstad, Barb Shepperson
Choreographer: Tom Dickson
SP: Black Orpheus by the City of Prague Orchestra, Dance of the Headhunters by Tito Puente
FS: La Boheme by Puccini
SP high score this qualifying season: 49.09 (M4)
FS high score this qualifying season: 96.48 (M4)
Total high score this qualifying season: 145.57 (M4)
Notes: This is her first trip to Nationals at the Novice or Junior level.
Click here to read a recent article on Shannon and her family in the Albuquerque Journal.

Paige Rydberg
Age: 16; 11/17/99
Club: Northern Ice SC
Training Town: Darien, IL
Coach: Mary Alice Antensteiner
Choreographer: Mary Beth Marley
SP: Bolero (from Moulin Rouge), arranged by Steve Sharples
FS: The Mission soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, Nella Fantasia by Sarah Brightman
SP score this qualifying season: 54.13 (M3); 58.68 (JGP USA)
FS score this qualifying season: 100.91 (M3); 90.44 (JGP USA)
Total score this qualifying season: 155.04 (M3); 149.12 (JGP USA)
Notes: She placed 5th in her 2015 JGP debut in Colorado Springs. She was 2015 U.S. Junior 8th and the 2014 Novice silver medalist.
Click here to read her recent interview in the Ice Musings blog.

Megan Wessenberg
Age: 17; 7/7/98
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Boston, MA
Coach: Mark Mitchell, Peter Johansson
Choreographer: Jamie Isley
SP: I Put a Spell on You by Jay Hawkins, performed by Annie Lennox
FS: Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
SP high score this qualifying season: 47.12 (NE3); 48.90 (JGP)
FS high score this qualifying season: 88.55 (NE2); 91.80 (JGP)
Total high score this qualifying season: 135.67 (NE2); 140.70 (JGP)
Notes: She placed 7th in her 2015 JGP debut in Torun, Poland. She was 2015 U.S. Junior 9th.

Alice Yang
Age: 15; 4/14/00
Club: St. Moritz ISC
Training Town: Oakland, CA
Coach: Lynn Smith
Choreographer: Justin Dillon
SP: Piece by Secret Garden
FS: Music of Ikuko Kawai (Aranjuez)
SP high score this qualifying season: 53.92 (CP1)
FS high score this qualifying season: 97.16 (P1)
Total high score this qualifying season: 145.33 (P2)
Notes: This is her first trip to Nationals at the Novice or Junior level.

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2016 U.S. Nationals Novice Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 18, 2016

NOVICE MEN Medalists:
GOLD: Eric Sjoberg, Los Angeles FSC (CA)
SILVER: Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington (DE)
BRONZE: Maxim Naumov, Charter Oak FSC (CT)
PEWTER: William Hubbart, Fort Wayne ISC (IN)

RESULTS LINKS:
Novice Men Final & FS results/protocols
Novice Men SP results/protocols
[Note: The unofficial final standings were revised before the medal ceremony to raise Hubbart’s FS score, which bumped him up from 5th to 4th overall. Reportedly his opening 3F+3T was incorrectly called 2F+3T and the final protocol reads 3F+3T.]

ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Short Program article and click here to view Icenetwork’s SP action photo gallery.
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Free Skate article with quotes from the top 3 men/coaches of the top 2 and click here to view Icenetwork’s FS action photo gallery.
Click here to read an interview with Eric Sjoberg published in the Ice Musings blog on 1/14/16.

COMPETITOR PROFILES:

Jun-Hong Chen
Age: 14; (M/D/Y) 4/30/01
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Shin-Juh Chen, Ryan Jahnke
Choreographer: Ryan Jahnke, Damon Allen
SP: Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends by The Piano Guys
FS: Nostradamus by Maxim Mrvica
FS high score in qualifying season: 82.76 (M5)
Total high score in qualifying season: 127.99 (M4)
He was 2015 Intermediate 12th.

Ryan Dunk
Age 15; 10/14/00
Club: Baltimore FSC
Training Town: White Hall, MD
Coach: Christian Conte
Choreographer: Christian Conte, Natalia Jones
SP: Espana Cani performed by orchestra led by Erich Kunzel
FS: Piano Trio 2 & Piano Concerto 3 by Rachmaninoff
FS high score in qualifying season: 101.90 (SA1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 152.48 (SA1)
He was the 2015 Intermediate pewter medalist.

William Hubbart
Age: 17; 1/23/98
Club: Fort Wayne ISC
Training Town: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Coach: Alena Lunin, Alexander Lunin
Choreographer: Alena Lunin
SP: Winter by Bond
FS: Rhapsody on a Theme – Caprice 24 by Paganini
FS high score in qualifying season: 102.77 (EGL1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 155.78 (EGL1)
He was 2015 Novice 8th. Also qualified here in Novice Pairs with his sister, Joanna, but they withdrew.

Max Lake
Age: 13; 3/6/02
Club: La Jolla FSC
Training Town: Carlsbad/La Jolla, CA
Coach: Jonathan Cassar, Julie Newman
Choreographer: Jonathan Cassar
SP: Sur le Fil (Amelie soundtrack) by Yann Tiersen
FS: Intro and Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor by Saint-Saens
FS high score in qualifying season: 78.94 (SWP3)
Total high score in qualifying season: 127.34 (P3)
He was 2015 Intermediate 7th.

Peter Liu
Age: 15; 10/26/00
Club: SC of Wilmington
Training Town: Wilmington, DE
Coach: Viktor Pfeifer, Ronnie Biancosino
Choreographer: Irina Romanova
SP: Guitar Town (Once Upon a Time in Mexico soundtrack) by Robert Rodriguez
FS: Poeta (flamenco) [Music from the Frida soundtrack?]
FS high score in qualifying season: 90.09 (SA2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 134.54 (SA2)
He was 2015 Novice 6th.

Sasha Lunin
Age: 15; 9/20/00
Club: Fort Wayne ISC
Training Town: Fort Wayne, IN
Coach/Choreographer: Alena Lunin, Alexander Lunin
SP: Nostradamus by Maxim Mrvica
FS: Blues for Klook by Eddy Louiss
FS high score in qualifying season: 101.09 (M1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 152.21 (M1)

Maxim Naumov
Age: 14; 8/1/01
Club: Charter Oak FSC
Training Town: Simsbury, CT
Coach: Vadim Naumov, Vladimir Petrenko
Choreographer: Evgenia Shishkova, Mathew Gates
SP: Feeling Good by Michael Buble
FS: 300 Violin Orchestra by Jorge Quintero
FS high score in qualifying season: 98.35 (E2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 152.63 (E1)
His parents were the 1994 World Pairs Champions for Russia.

Mark Sadusky
Age: 17; 2/19/98
Club: St. Moritz ISC
Training Town: Oakland, CA
Coach: Phillip DiGuglielmo
Choreographer: Justin Dillon, Alex Chang
SP: Pure Imagination performed by Josh Groban
FS: Romeo & Juliet 2013 soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski
FS high score in qualifying season: 77.85 (P4)
Total high score in qualifying season: 125.56 (P4)

Eric Sjoberg
Age: 14; 8/22/01
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach: Rafael Arutyunyan, Nadia Kanaeva, Vera Arutyunyan
Choreographer: Nadia Kanaeva, Tom Dickson
SP: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy medley
FS: Midnight on the Cliffs by Leonard Pennario
FS high score in qualifying season: 113.09 (SWP1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 171.01 (SWP1)
He was the 2014 Novice silver medalist and was 11th in 2015.

Ryan VanDoren
Age: 17; 11/17/98
Club: Colonial FSC
Training Town: Boxborough, MA
Coach: Jessica Dupuis, Kristen Weir
Choreographer: Jessica Dupuis
SP: “Air” and “503” (Angels and Demons soundtrack) performed by Joshua Bell
FS: A Day in The Life performed by Jeff Beck
FS high score in qualifying season: 67.12 (NE2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 106.73 (NE2)

Derek Wagner
Age: 16; 2/24/99
Club: Northern Ice SC
Training Town: Buffalo Grove, IL
Coach: Denise Myers, Sandi Delfs
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart, Scott Brown
SP: Forever by Michael W. Smith
FS: Rudy soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith
FS high score in qualifying season: 83.89 (M4)
Total high score in qualifying season: 131.59 (UGL1)

Paul Yeung
Age: 16; 10/1/99
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Simi Valley, CA
Coach: Brianna Weissmann, Bianca Marro-Weissmann
Choreographer: Brianna Weissmann
SP: Music from Indiana Jones by John Williams
FS: Tosca by Puccini
FS high score in qualifying season: 95.37 (SWP2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 145.43 (SWP2)
He was 2015 Intermediate 9th. He finished 8th in Intermediate Pairs here.

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2016 U.S. Nationals Novice Ladies

Posted by unseenskaters on January 18, 2016

NOVICE LADIES Medalists:
GOLD: Haley Beavers, Washington FSC
SILVER: Alexia Paganini, SC of New York
BRONZE: Sierra Venetta, SC of San Francisco
PEWTER: Ashley Lin, Stars FSC of Texas

RESULTS LINKS:
Novice Ladies Final & FS results/protocols
Novice Ladies SP results/protocols

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

COMPETITOR PROFILES:

Starr Andrews
Age: 14; (M/D/Y) 6/23/01
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Torrance, CA
Coach: Derrick Delmore, Ivan Dinev
Choreographer: Derrick Delmore
SP: The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini and Dream Cheer
FS: Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends by The Piano Guys
FS high score in qualifying season: 86.27 (SWP1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 132.61 (SWP1)

Haley Beavers
Age: 16; 12/26/99
Club: Washington FSC
Training Town: Riverside, CA
Coach: Tammy Gambill, Ronald Ludington
Choreographer: Alexandr Kirsanov, Karen Ludington
SP: Leningrad by William Joseph
FS: Quidam from Cirque du Soleil
FS high score in qualifying season: 83.62 (E2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 128.71 (E2)
She was 2015 Novice 6th.
She reportedly moved her training base from Delaware to Riverside, CA, about five months ago.

Marina Capatina
Age: 14; 12/2/01
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach: Rafael Arutyunyan (Derrick Delmore by the boards here)
Choreographer: Adam Rippon, Derrick Delmore
SP: Lilies of the Valley by Jun Miyake
FS: Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov
FS high score in qualifying season: 82.07 (P1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 122.00 (P3)

Nhi Do
Age 15; 11/29/00
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Westminster, CA
Coach/Choreographer: Dianne DeLeeuw-Chapman, Douglas Chapman
SP: Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends by The Piano Guys
FS: Beethoven’s Last Night/techno Beethoven medley
FS high score in qualifying season: 81.05 (P2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 127.21 (SWP2)
She was 2015 Intermediate 11th.

Meiryla Findley
Age: 14; 6/6/01
Club: Fort Wayne ISC
Training Town: Fort Wayne, IN
Coach: Alena Lunin, Alexander Lunin
Choreographer: Joanne McLeod, Neil Wilson
SP: Bolero performed by Pink Martini
FS: Transcendence by Lindsey Stirling
FS high score in qualifying season: 79.31 (M3)
Total high score in qualifying season: 118.46 (M3)
She was 2015 Novice 12th. She is also competing in the Junior Pairs event with Austin Hale.

Gabriella Izzo
Age: 14; 8/5/01
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Brighton, MA
Coach: Suna Murray, Sergey Minaev
Choreographer: Suna Murray
SP: I Will Wait For You (from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) by Michel Legrand
FS: Somewhere in Time soundtrack by John Barry
FS high score in qualifying season: 82.53 (NE2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 123.94 (NE1)

Ashley Lin
Age: 12; 3/12/03
Club: Stars FSC of Texas
Training Town: McKinney, TX
Coach: Sergey Artemov
Choreographer: Anya Artemova, Sergey Artemov
SP: Requiem for a Tower by Clint Mansell
FS: Sandstorm by La Bionda
FS high score in qualifying season: 87.54 (SW3)
Total high score in qualifying season: 134.14 (SW2)
She was 2015 Intermediate 7th.

Mary-Katherine Mulera
Age: 14; 9/13/2001
Club: Washington FSC
Training Town: Reston, VA
Coach: Traci Coleman
Choreographer: Tim Murphy, Nathan Birch
SP: Romance (from Shostakovich’s The Gadfly) by Andrei Rieu
FS: The Portrait by Maurizio Malagnini
FS high score in qualifying season: 68.87 (E5)
Total high score in qualifying season: 111.91 (E4)

Kaitlyn Nguyen (Withdrawn)
Age: 12; 11/14/03
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Sugar Land, TX
Coach: Val Prudsky, Igor Petrov
Choreographer: Trina Pratt, Olga Ganicheva
SP: Hero (from Kung Fu Panda) by Hans Zimmer & John Powell
FS: The Puss Suite by Henry Jackman
FS high score in qualifying season: 89.62 (SW1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 133.74 (M2)

Gabrielle Noullet
Age: 14; 12/14/01
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: Plano, TX
Coach: Olga Ganicheva, Aleksey Letov
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva
SP: Voices from the Forest by Paul Spaeth
FS: Papa Can You Hear Me by John Williams, performed by Itzhak Perlman
FS high score in qualifying season: 88.12 (SW2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 138.51 (SW1)

Alexia Paganini
Age: 14; 11/15/01
Club: SC of New York
Training Town: Hackensack, NJ
Coach: Gllberto Viadana, Michela Boschetto
Choreographer: Michela Boschetto
SP: The Carnival of the Animals: The Aquarium by Saint-Saens
FS: Libertango by Astor Piazzolla
FS high score in qualifying season: 88.57 (E1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 137.56 (E1)
She was 2015 Novice 8th.

Sierra Venetta
Age: 15; 8/9/00
Club: SC of San Francisco
Training Town: Dublin, CA
Coach: Grete Castaneda
Choreographer: Phillip Mills
SP: Colors of the Wind (from Pocahontas) by John Williams
FS: Un bel di vedremo (from Madame Butterfly) by Puccini
FS high score in qualifying season: 85.69 (CP1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 137.12 (CP1)
She was 2015 Intermediate 10th.

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2016 U.S. Nationals Novice Pairs

Posted by unseenskaters on January 18, 2016

NOVICE PAIRS Medalists:
GOLD: Elli Kopmar / Jonah Barrett, both Southwest Florida FSC
SILVER: Isabella Gamez, Los Angeles FSC / Griffin Schwab, SC of New York
BRONZE: Sapphire Jaeckel / Matthew Scoralle, both All Year FSC
PEWTER: Emma Coppess, All Year FSC / Robert Hennings, Los Angeles FSC

2016 RESULTS & PROTOCOL LINKS:
Novice Pairs Final & FS results/protocols
Novice 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 (with many good quotes) and click here to view Icenetwork’s Free Skate action photo gallery.

TEAM PROFILES:

Emma Coppess & Robert Hennings
Ages: 13 & 19; (M/D/Y) 5/5/02 & 10/9/96
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach/Choreographer: Peter Oppegard
SP: Story of my Life by The Piano Guys
FS: Silent Film Piano Adventure Theme by Craig Riley
FS high score in qualifying season: 72.08 (P3)
Total high score in qualifying season: 104.57 (P3)
Notes: She is new to pairs; his previous partners were Elise Middleton (until 2013), Jessica Lee (2013-14).

Nica Digerness & Danny Neudecker
Ages: 15 & 19; 3/21/00 & 3/2/96
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dailah Sappenfield
Choreographer: Drew Meekins
SP: Once Upon a December
FS: Rose Adagio (from Sleeping Beauty) by Tchaikovsky
FS high score in qualifying season: 75.75 (P1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 111.41 (P1)
Notes: Both reportedly are new to pairs.

Katherina Frantz & Nicolas Frantz
Ages: 14 & 16; 8/16/01; 10/13/99
Training Town: Mount Laurel, NJ
Coach: Gisele Frantz, Isabelle Brasseur, Rocky Marval
Choreographer: Gisele Frantz
SP: Magica Fortuna by Highland
FS: Granada by Andre Rieu
FS high score in qualifying season: 67.98 (E2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 98.49 (E2)
Notes: They were 2014 Juvenile 7th.

Isabella Gamez & Griffin Schwab
Ages: 16 & 19; 2/1/99 & 6/28/96
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno
Choreographer: Phillip Mills, Christine Fowler-Binder
SP: Malagueña by Lecuona
FS: West Side Story by Bernstein
FS high score in qualifying season: 72.22 (P2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 106.49 (P2)
Notes: She is new to pairs; he was 2015 Novice 5th with Darbie Burke.

Joanna Hubbart & William Hubbart (WD)
Ages: 16 & 17; 1/25/99 & 1/23/98
Training Town: Fort Wayne, IN
Coach: Alena Lunin, Alexander Lunin
Choreographer: Alena Lunin
SP: Piano Concerto no. 1 by Tchaikovsky
FS: Rachmaninoff medley
Notes: They were the 2015 Intermediate bronze medalists. They have withdrawn from Nationals; he is competing in 2016 Novice Men.

Sapphire Jaeckel & Matthew Scoralle
Ages: 14 & 18; 7/30/01; 4/29/97
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno
Choreographer: Peter Kongkasem, Christine Fowler-Binder
SP: Sound of Music medley
FS: Kung Fu Panda soundtrack by Hans Zimmer & John Powell
FS high score in qualifying season: 70.11 (P4)
Total high score in qualifying season: 102.86 (P4)
Notes: They were 2015 Novice 9th.

Annabel & Jonathan Kim
Ages: 12 & 18; 7/4/03 & 6/10/97
Training Town: Mount Laurel, NJ
Coach: Rocky Marval, Gennadi Krasnitski, Elena Pavlova
Choreographer: Sinead Kerr
SP: I Got Rhythm by George Gershwin
FS: Hava Nagila by A.Z. Idelsohn
FS high score in qualifying season: 52.96 (E5)
Total high score in qualifying season: 81.14 (E4)
Notes: They were 2015 Intermediate 8th.

Elli Kopmar & Jonah Barrett
Ages: 12 & 18; 11/20/03 & 1/28/97
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Amanda Evora, Jim Peterson, Lyndon Johnston
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
SP: L’Ariesienne Suite No. 2 by Bizet
FS: ET the Extra Terrestrial by John Williams
FS high score in qualifying season: 70.76 (E1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 109.17 (E1)
Notes: They were the 2015 Intermediate champions.

Laiken Lockley & Keenan Prochnow
Ages: 13 & 18; 7/21/02 & 12/31/97
Training Town: Geneva, IL
Coach/Choreographer: Rockne Brubaker, Stefania Berton
SP: Stayin’ Alive by The Bee Gees
FS: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
FS high score in qualifying season: 75.04 (M1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 108.18 (M1)

Ainsley Peterson & Kristofer Ogren
Ages: 13 & 19; 11/29/02 & 5/8/96
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra
Choreographer: D. Sappenfield, Drew Meekins
SP: Nights in White Satin performed by Justin Hayward
FS: James Bond medley, including Adele’s Skyfall
FS high score in qualifying season: 71.14 (M2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 106.02 (M2)

Sabrina Piliero & Nathaniel Dennler
Ages: 13 & 18; 5/14/02 & 6/30/97
Training Town: Boxborough, MA
Coach: Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall
Choreographer: Melanie Lambert, Carrie Wall
SP: Bamboleo by Gypsy Kings
FS: Cheek to Cheek by Irving Berlin
FS high score in qualifying season: 61.58 (E3)
Total high score in qualifying season: 86.51 (E3)
Notes: She was 2015 Intermediate 9th with Davis Tong; he was the 2015 Intermediate silver medalist with Sydney Cooke.

Ashlee Raymond & Misha Mitrofanov
Ages: 15 & 18; 5/17/00; 6/12/97
Training Town: Plano, TX
Coach: Aleksey Letov, Olga Ganicheva
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva, Evgeniy Nemerovski
SP: Vivo Tango by Maxime Rodriguez
FS: Hana’s Eyes by Maksim Mrvica
FS high score in qualifying season: 68.02 (M3)
Total high score in qualifying season: 99.24 (M3)
Notes: She is new to pairs; he was 2015 Novice 8th with Emily Chan.

Alternate team that replaced Hubbart/Hubbart:
Cora DeWyre & Jacob Nussle
FS high score in qualifying season: 43.78 (M6)
Total high score in qualifying season: 66.51 (M6)
Notes: One of their coaches is Steve Hartsell.

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