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Meet Abigail Ross, 2021 Junior Ladies competitor debuting at 2021 U.S. Nationals

Posted by unseenskaters on January 20, 2021

Abigail Ross, who will turn 17 next month and represents the Wasatch FSC in Ogden, Utah, qualified for her first U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 2021. In her four previous seasons (2016-2020), she placed in the top 4 at Central Pacific Regionals and competed at the Pacific Coast Sectionals at the Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice and Junior levels [learn more about her here] (link will open a new window).
After she placed 12th of 71 Junior ladies who recorded free skate videos to be judged in the U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series qualifying virtual event, she joined her training partner, Mitchell Friess, in making it to the “big show” of Nationals at last. She agreed to answer a few questions via e-mail before competing in Las Vegas (Junior Ladies short program is Wednesday, January 20, and the free skate the following day).

It was pure joy when I found out that I qualified for Nationals. It was an amazing feeling to reach one of the goals that I have training for for many years.

I started training with Team Kovar in October of 2019. Amanda Kovar was my coach at Regionals and Sectionals last season. I started representing Wasatch FSC early in 2020 because it is where I train with my team. I created the Team Kovar website in November of 2020, and I continue to maintain it to increase the visibility of our team because of a lack of competitions to display our talents and the product of our effective training.

I brought a couple of [program] ideas to my coaches and Alex Chang, my choreographer, and we collaborated from there [“Rhythm Inside” by Loïc Nottet (SP) and “Ashes” by Celine Dion (FS)]. This season, I wanted to make sure that I was connected with my music on an emotional level to allow me to express my true personality. One of my goals for this season was to be both consistent and artistic.

Throughout the pandemic, I have been able to stay on the ice, both at my home rink and for some time in St. Paul, MN. We were fortunate enough to have a smaller rink community and rink management and coaches that were able to work with the health department to allow my team to stay on the ice.
The pandemic changed many aspects of my daily life. It has been nice having my family around and being able to spend more time with my dogs.
As a full time high school student, taking all AP courses, I had to manage much of the learning on my own, while often working remotely.
I really enjoy history and math. This year I am having fun taking AP US History and AP Calculus AB. When I am finished with my competitive skating career, I hope to attend Montana State University.
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Postscript: Abigail shared a post-Nationals message (and news of an accidental injury!) with photos [in her Jan. 22nd Instagram post] (link will open a new window).

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Spotlight on Mitchell Friess, Senior Men’s competitor debuting at 2021 U.S. Nationals

Posted by unseenskaters on January 16, 2021

On the outside, always looking in / Will I ever be more than I’ve always been? / ‘Cause I’m tap, tap, tapping on the glass / I’m waving through a window / I try to speak, but nobody can hear / So I wait around for an answer to appear / While I’m watch, watch, watching people pass / I’m waving through a window, oh / Can anybody see, is anybody waving back at me?
(Lyrics from “Waving Through a Window” from Dear Evan Hansen, written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)

Utah native Mitchell Friess, 23 [more about him on his training group’s website] (link will open a new window), was 15 years old when he qualified for the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Intermediate level, along with his younger sister, Amalia, 12, who competed in the Juvenile Girls event. In the seven years since then, he placed 6th and 5th at the Novice level; 7th, 6th and 5th at the Junior level; and 6th and 5th at the Senior level – all at the Pacific Coast Sectional Championships (top 4 in each of the 3 Sectionals make it to Nationals). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Figure Skating organized a U.S. Championship Series virtual qualifying competition for Senior and Junior level skaters in which only a long program (free skate portion) would determine the qualifiers for the 2021 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nineteen Senior men recorded programs at their respective rinks and the skaters with the top 9 free skate scores, as determined a few weeks later by a remote judging panel, would qualify for Nationals. Mitchell Friess placed 9th.

I reached out to Mitchell after I watched his stirring free skate program to “Waving through a Window” and “For Forever” from the 2015 musical Dear Evan Hansen (that I also had enjoyed the previous year when he missed qualifying for Nationals by one placement) and he agreed to answer a few questions via e-mail before competing in Las Vegas (Championship Men’s short program is Saturday, January 16, and the free skate the following day). I wanted to give him the opportunity to share, in his own words, a little bit about himself as well as to amplify his journey of perseverance in finally making it to the “big show” of the National Championships on his eighth attempt.

I was elated when I learned that I qualified. There was a sense of relief but also excitement. I had been trying for so long, and had seen my competitors and teammates qualify year after year and move on without me that I felt stuck in a rut. For a long time I wasn’t sure if I would ever qualify again, or if I should even be skating. That definitely hindered me emotionally and physically. Last year, my coaches and I worked a lot on changing my mindset and approach to skating. I was going through a very tough time and skating became less of an escape and more of a chore. By Sectionals, as you saw, we had changed things and in my eyes I succeeded even if I didn’t qualify. That competition was the turning point for me as I started to see being successful in this sport was still possible for me. And then this year, with the pandemic, I wasn’t sure if I would get the chance to try for a spot at Nationals. After the movement to a virtual format for the qualifying competitions, we felt like we finally had a direction and so we started training for that. After a whole year of “maybe”, hearing that all the training we did paid off was extremely exciting.

I’ve been with Amanda and Karel Kovar since the beginning. They have taught me everything I know. We have had our differences, but in the end they are both great coaches and people who will be in my life forever. I’m incredibly grateful for everything that they have done for me.

I am Chinese American. My grandparents on my Mom’s side came from China. I believe Friess is German.

I started skating when I was about 5 years old. I didn’t start taking private skating lessons, with Amanda and Karel, until I was about 8 or 9. I started skating because my grandmother really liked it. It was one of the things that we would always watch on TV with her. I told my parents one day that I wanted to skate and they found Learn-to-Skate classes for me and my sister.

Because my sister skated as well, my parents were probably much more involved with skating than the average parent. They would always help out at test sessions, local competitions, ice shows, and with the Wasatch Figure Skating Club [Ogden, Utah] in any way they could. But they never thought it could go this far for either me or my sister. Academics were always the priority in my family. And there have been many times when we have disagreed on what kind of role figure skating should play in my life. For example, they have their own idea on what it means to be successful in this sport and on how to get there. But I know they support me and want me to pursue something that I’m passionate about.

My short program music was initially picked out by Amanda for either my last year as a Novice or my first year as a Junior. We ended up not using it because it didn’t quite fit, yet. This year, we were looking for something similar to my music from last year, “Unsteady” by the X Ambassadors, but would be fresh and different. We revisited “Ghost Town” by Adam Lambert because it kept the electronic pop music from “Unsteady” but was a little bit grittier.

This is my third year skating to Dear Evan Hansen. We completely changed the program for my second year skating to it so the program itself is really only 2 years old. This music was recommended to me by my choreographer, Alex Chang. He picked it out specifically for me and I trusted him to be able to pick out a piece of music and choreograph a program that would fit me. Since then I’ve come to love the music and the story it tells and I agree with Alex that it fits me very well.

I’ve started playing the piano when I started skating (which was a coincidence). So music has been in my life for as long as I’ve been skating and has grown just as my skating has grown. I’ve always been musical and playing an instrument only added to it. I think the most influential thing that playing the piano did for my skating was establishing a connection to music. To be able to play a piece well, you have to understand the emotion behind the music. That easily translated to skating.

I currently do not have any plans about using my degree [Biomechanical Engineering and a minor in Chemistry from the University of Utah in 2019]. I see myself being involved in the STEM [Science Technology Engineering Mathematics] world at some point, but that’s probably a few years away still.

The short answer to balancing college and skating was that I didn’t balance the two. My skating suffered and my grades suffered because I was trying to do both. To be fair, I was pursuing success in a very difficult degree and a very difficult sport, both in very competitive fields. For people who want to do both, I would say take your time. Finishing college in 4 year is becoming increasingly less common. And adding skating or other competitive sports on top of school is only going to make it take longer. So be patient.

When my rink shut down because of the pandemic, I was still able to skate. We worked very closely with the administration at the ice sheet and they let us skate. So while the rink was closed to the public, we still had ice time, albeit very limited and with heavy restrictions. The other aspects of my life slowed down but I was fortunate to never be unemployed. This provided a unique opportunity for me to turn even more of my focus onto skating, something I had never had the chance to do before.

Skating will never leave my life. I can’t see myself without it. One day I’ll probably coach or perform in shows. Or I might try competing in ice dance, like Daisuke Takahashi did earlier this year. But I would find it hard to leave this sport completely behind.

I cannot wait to skate at Nationals. I cannot wait to show what I’ve been working toward for my whole life. My goals are to perform my programs like I know that I can and just to enjoy this experience.
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POSTSCRIPT: On February 2, 2021, Mitchell shared [this 3A practice clip on his Instagram] (link will open a new window) – “This jump, triple axel, is the product of sheer determination, countless attempts, hours of practice time, and some excellent coaching from Amanda Kovar, Benjamin Miller and Ann Eidson. From qualifying for the National Championships to landing this jump, this past year has shown me why I love this sport and why I still have more to prove.”

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2020 “virtual” U.S. competition info/links

Posted by unseenskaters on January 16, 2021

(Note: All links will open in a new window.)

U.S. Figure Skating Championship Series (virtual qualifying competition for 2021 U.S. Nationals)
[Competition Central includes list of 2021 Nationals qualifiers, Senior & Junior] [All Results & Protocols]

International Selection Pool Points Challenge (virtual competitions for ISP Senior & Junior singles/pair skaters and ice dance teams in September-October 2020)
[Competition Central with results & videos]

U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate (virtual competition for invited Novice & Junior level singles skaters in September 2020)
[Competition Central with results & videos][Press Release]

Third Annual Peggy Fleming Trophy (virtual artistic competition in July 2020)
[Event page with links to videos]

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2020 U.S. Sectional Singles & Pairs/Ice Dance Finals, Nov. 13-16, 2019 (Friday/Saturday)

Posted by unseenskaters on November 15, 2019

The three U.S. Sectional Singles Finals and (inaugural) U.S. Pairs & Ice Dance Finals, the final qualifiers for 2020 U.S. Nationals, are all taking place November 13-16, 2019 – links to all event & results pages with scheduled local start times (all links will open new windows or tabs):

EASTERN SINGLES & ICE DANCE FINALS (Hyannis, MA)
[Event info] [SINGLES results & protocols] [ICE DANCE results & protocols]

MIDWESTERN SINGLES & PAIRS FINALS (Allen, TX)
[Event info] [SINGLES results & protocols] [PAIRS results & protocols]

PACIFIC COAST SINGLES FINAL (Wenatchee, WA)
[Event info] [SINGLES results & protocols]

NBC Sports Gold streamed all the Senior and Junior events live for figure skating pass subscribers and videos have been made available to watch on demand.
USFS’ Fan Zone again provided free, live streaming for the Novice/Intermediate/Juvenile events as well as videos to watch on demand and all videos are linked below next to the individual event results.

SATURDAY’S MEDAL WINNERS:

Eastern Sectional Senior Ladies top 6 (the 4 medalists qualify for Nationals):
GOLD Emily Zhang, SC of Wilmington 64.49 (1) 133.39 (1) 197.88
SILVER Sarah Jung, Columbia FSC (MD) 62.25 (4) 120.18 (2) 182.43
BRONZE Gracie Gold, IceWorks SC 63.55 (2) 109.90 (4) 173.45
PEWTER Rena Ikenishi, SC of New York 63.05 (3) 106.33 (6) 169.38
5 Julia Biechler, SC of Wilmington 57.80 (6) 110.48 (3) 168.28
6 Audrey Shin, SC of New York 57.78 (7) 109.20 (5) 166.98
[Final standings & links to protocols]

Midwestern Sectional Senior Ladies medalists (top 4 qualify for Nationals):
GOLD Paige Rydberg, Broadmoor SC 63.82 (1) 108.44 (2) 172.26
SILVER Courtney Hicks, Broadmoor SC 59.69 (2) 112.06 (1) 171.75
BRONZE Alyssa Rich, Dallas FSC 56.26 (3) 97.18 (4) 153.44
PEWTER Maxine Marie Bautista, DuPage FSC 50.51 (5) 101.20 (3) 151.71
[Final standings & links to protocols]

Pacific Coast Sectional Senior Ladies top 5 (the 4 medalists qualify for Nationals):
GOLD Caitlin Ha, Glacier Falls FSC 57.15 (2) 117.30 (1) 174.45
SILVER Sierra Venetta, SC of San Francisco 60.10 (1) 101.56 (2) 161.66
BRONZE Emilia Murdock, SC of San Francisco 55.79 (3) 100.09 (3) 155.88
PEWTER Alex Evans, Los Angeles FSC 47.57 (7) 97.43 (4) 145.00
5 Polina Edmunds, Peninsula SC 49.40 (6) 95.18 (5) 144.58
[Final standings & links to protocols]

Pacific Coast Sectional Senior Men top 6 (the 4 medalists qualify for Nationals):
GOLD Joonsoo Kim, Los Angeles FSC 72.93 (2) 140.96 (1) 213.89
SILVER Yaroslav Paniot, All Year FSC 81.86 (1) 131.15 (3) 213.01
BRONZE Dinh Tran, SC of San Francisco 70.60 (3) 134.20 (2) 204.80
PEWTER Sean Rabbitt, Glacier Falls FSC 66.67 (4) 130.88 (4) 197.55
5 Mitchell Friess, Wasatch FSC 65.32 (5) 127.00 (6) 192.32
6 Sebastien Payannet, Los Angeles FSC 58.00 (6) 129.68 (5) 187.68
[Final standings & links to protocols]

Eastern Sectional Senior Men medalists (top 2 have the required TES minimums for Nationals):
GOLD Jimmy Ma, SC of New York 65.13 (2) 145.16 (1) 210.29
SILVER William Hubbart, Individual Member 68.28 (1) 138.47 (2) 206.75
BRONZE Tony Lu, North Jersey FSC 58.28 (3) 110.00 (3) 168.28
PEWTER Jun Hong Chen, SC of Boston 54.85 (4) 101.62 (5) 156.47
[Final standings & links to protocols]

Midwestern Sectional Senior Men medalists (Moeller & Savary have the required TES minimums for Nationals):
GOLD Jordan Moeller, Northern Ice SC 68.22 (1) 123.54 (1) 191.76
SILVER Andrew Austin, Skokie Valley SC 60.69 (3) 115.58 (3) 176.27
BRONZE Emmanuel Savary, Broadmoor SC 58.74 (4) 117.08 (2) 175.82
PEWTER Ben Jalovick, Centennial SC 62.56 (2) 104.98 (4) 167.54
[Final standings & links to protocols]

Senior Pairs (top 6 teams qualify for Nationals):
GOLD Olivia Serafini / Mervin Tran, both SC of New York 54.06 (2) 108.65 (1) 162.71
SILVER Jessica Pfund, Southwest Florida FSC / Joshua Santillan, All Year FSC 58.78 (1) 102.76 (2) 161.54
BRONZE Laiken Lockley / Keenan Prochnow, both DuPage FSC 50.22 (5) 90.68 (3) 140.90
PEWTER Maria Mokhova / Ivan Mokhov, both Chelsea FSC 50.80 (4) 89.86 (4) 140.66
5 Allison Timlen, Columbia FSC (MD) / Justin Highgate-Brutman, St. Clair Shores FSC 53.75 (3) 86.57 (6) 140.32
6 Emily Chan, Dallas FSC / Spencer Howe, Los Angeles FSC 49.76 (6) 89.28 (5) 139.04
7 Brynne McIsaac, Los Angeles FSC / Mark Sadusky, Southwest Florida FSC (new) 47.29 (7) 79.71 (7) 127.00
WD Cassie Andrews / Dustin Sierk, both SC of Huntsville (new) 36.48 (8)
McIsaac/Sadusky fell a mere 1.27 points short here from the 68 TES minimum score (SP & FS) required to compete at 2020 Nationals, a new USFS rule for all Senior level competitors this season. However, USFS will have to make the final determination/official confirmation.
[Final standings & links to protocols]

Eastern Sectional Junior Men medalists (top 4 advance to Nationals):
GOLD Maxim Naumov, SC of Boston 75.65 (1) 131.56 (2) 207.21
SILVER Ilia Malinin, Washington FSC 68.09 (3) 134.08 (1) 202.17
BRONZE Lucas Altieri, Pines FSC 69.69 (2) 126.50 (3) 196.19
PEWTER Joseph Kang, University of Delaware FSC 61.37 (6) 122.94 (4) 184.31
[Final standings & link to protocols]

Pacific Coast Sectional Junior Men medalists (top 4 advance to Nationals):
GOLD Eric Sjoberg, Los Angeles FSC 68.07 (1) 129.48 (1) 197.55
SILVER Liam Kapeikis, Wenatchee FSC 65.89 (2) 125.73 (2) 191.62
BRONZE Goku Endo, Los Angeles FSC 61.17 (3) 101.25 (3) 162.42
PEWTER Seth Kurogi, Salt Lake Figure Skating 47.41 (4) 79.92 (5) 127.33
[Final standings & link to protocols]

Eastern Sectional Junior Ladies medalists (top 4 advance to Nationals):
GOLD Lindsay Thorngren, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 50.86 (2) 119.18 (1) 170.04
SILVER Mia Eckels, White Rose FSC 51.52 (1) 102.19 (2) 153.71
BRONZE Mauryn Tyack, Academy at Mitchell Johansson Method 44.22 (6) 90.23 (4) 134.45
PEWTER Lara Annunziata, IceWorks SC 45.23 (5) 88.80 (5) 134.03
[Final standings & link to protocols]

Midwestern Sectional Junior Ladies top 6 (top 4 medalists advance to Nationals):
GOLD Calista Choi, Skokie Valley SC 63.37 (1) 100.20 (3) 163.57
SILVER Isabelle Inthisone, DuPage FSC 57.60 (2) 101.63 (2) 159.23
BRONZE Maryn Pierce, Broadmoor SC 53.55 (4) 94.15 (6) 147.70
PEWTER Jessica Lin, Dallas FSC 47.88 (5)99.61 (4) 147.49
5 Nicole Chong, Dallas FSC 43.05 (7) 102.98 (1) 146.03
6 Emilea Zingas, St. Clair Shores FSC 55.99 (3) 89.48 (8) 145.47
[Final standings & link to protocols]

Pacific Coast Sectional Junior Ladies medalists (top 4 advance to Nationals):
GOLD Ellen Slavicek, Los Angeles FSC 52.25 (1) 101.35 (1) 153.60
SILVER Mia Kalin, St. Moritz ISC 46.76 (4) 96.28 (3) 143.04
BRONZE Noelle Rosa, Salt Lake Figure Skating 44.73 (7) 96.73 (2) 141.46
PEWTER Kate Wang, SC of San Francisco 45.73 (5) 94.46 (4) 140.19
[Final standings & link to protocols]

Junior Pairs medalists (all 12 teams qualify for Nationals):
GOLD Kate Finster, Northern Kentucky SC / Balazs Nagy, Broadmoor SC 55.60 (1) 92.48 (1) 148.08
SILVER Winter Deardorff, Northern Kentucky SC / Mikhail Johnson, Broadmoor SC 53.02 (2) 89.07 (2) 142.09
BRONZE Anastasiia Smirnova, Yarmouth Ice Club / Danil Siianytsia, All Year FSC 47.81 (3) 87.79 (3) 135.60
PEWTER Isabelle Martins, Chicago FSC / Ryan Bedard, Northern Ice SC 42.22 (5) 81.34 (4) 123.56
[Final standings & link to protocols]

Midwestern Sectional Novice Men medalists (top 2 advance to Nationals to compete in the Junior event):
GOLD Joseph Klein, Skokie Valley SC 62.42 (1) 117.64 (1) 180.06
SILVER Daniel Martynov, Northern Ice SC 57.24 (2) 107.33 (2) 164.57
BRONZE Daniel Borisov, Braemar-City of Lakes FSC 44.94 (7) 85.50 (3) 130.44
PEWTER Timothy Bergal, Eastern Iowa FSC 46.22 (4) 82.18 (5) 128.40
[Final standings & link to protocols] [WATCH SP VIDEO] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Eastern Sectional Novice Ladies medalists (top 2 advance to Nationals to compete in the Junior event):
GOLD Isabeau Levito, SC Of Southern New Jersey 59.13 (1) 112.32 (1) 171.45
SILVER Hazel Collier, SC of Boston 49.35 (2) 92.56 (2) 141.91
BRONZE Clara Kim, Washington FSC 48.66 (3) 91.79 (4) 140.45
PEWTER Cathryn Limketkai, SC of Boston 45.80 (4) 92.52 (3) 138.32
[Final standings & link to protocols] [WATCH SP VIDEO] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Pacific Coast Sectional Novice Men medalists (top 2 advance to Nationals to compete in the Junior event):
GOLD Samuel Mindra, Portland ISC 53.59 (1) 108.50 (1) 162.09
SILVER Kai Kovar, Wasatch FSC 47.19 (2) 95.25 (2) 142.44
BRONZE Michael Xie, All Year FSC 44.20 (3) 88.45 (3) 132.65
PEWTER Samir Mallya, Los Angeles FSC 44.08 (4) 82.92 (4) 127.00
[Final standings & link to protocols] [WATCH SP VIDEO] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Eastern Sectional Novice Men medalists (top 2 advance to Nationals to compete in the Junior event):
GOLD Robert Yampolsky, North Jersey FSC 56.32 (1) 99.21 (1) 155.53
SILVER Jacob Sanchez, Hudson Valley FSC 48.18 (2) 98.54 (2) 146.72
BRONZE Luke Wang, Columbia FSC (MD) 44.67 (4) 80.71 (4) 125.38
PEWTER Jordan Evans, University of Delaware FSC 46.00 (3) 78.33 (6) 124.33
[Final standings & link to protocols] [WATCH SP VIDEO] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Pacific Coast Sectional Intermediate Ladies medalists:
GOLD Tia Hilbelink, Portland ISC 42.02 (1) 79.02 (1) 121.04
SILVER Sonja Wang, Glacier Falls FSC 38.71 (3) 74.78 (2) 113.49
BRONZE Cindy Lin, Peninsula SC 40.16 (2) 62.00 (5) 102.16
PEWTER Hannah Baldwin, FSC Of Park City 32.44 (9) 64.10 (3) 96.54
[Final standings & link to protocols] [WATCH SP VIDEO] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Eastern Sectional Juvenile Girls medalists:
GOLD Ela Cui, Academy at Mitchell Johansson Method 60.92
SILVER Phoebe Stubblefield, Panthers FSC 59.54
BRONZE Kaitlin Krafchik, Metropolitan FSC 55.73
PEWTER Olivia Appel, Panthers FSC 50.41
[Final standings & link to protocols] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Midwestern Sectional Juvenile Girls medalists:
GOLD Cecilia Donohue, Columbus FSC 54.68
SILVER Brianna Chang, DuPage FSC 54.49
BRONZE Zoe Dreis, FSC of Bloomington 53.00
PEWTER Gemma Soles, Traverse City FSC 52.67
[Final standings & link to protocols] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

NEW THIS SEASON: Top 4 singles skaters in Novice/Intermediate/Juvenile from each of the 3 Sectionals are eligible to advance to the National High Performance Development Team Camp in Morrisville, North Carolina, Jan. 26–29, 2020.

FRIDAY’S MEDAL WINNERS:

Senior Dance medalists (all 3 teams advance to Nationals):
GOLD Eva Pate, Strongsville SC / Logan Bye, SC of New York 62.84 (1) 99.93 (1) 162.77
SILVER Livvy Shilling, Columbus FSC / Alexander Petrov, Hershey FSC 61.26 (2) 89.54 (2) 150.80
BRONZE Bailey Melton, Broadmoor SC / Ryan O’Donnell, SC of Houston 48.24 (3) 77.56 (3) 125.80
All 3 teams have earned the 65 minimum score (M/O got their RD+FD combined TES in this comp.) required to compete at 2020 Nationals, a new USFS rule for all Senior level competitors this season.
[Final standings & links to protocols]

Junior Dance medalists (top 12 teams here advance to Nationals):
GOLD Katarina Wolfkostin / Jeffrey Chen, both Peninsula SC 66.23 (1) 94.68 (2) 160.91
SILVER Molly Cesanek, Washington FSC / Yehor Yehorov, Peninsula SC 62.80 (2) 95.72 (1) 158.52
BRONZE Katarina DelCamp, Dallas FSC / Ian Somerville, Washington FSC 60.92 (3) 92.90 (4) 153.82
PEWTER Oona Brown / Gage Brown, both SC of New York 59.07 (4) 94.40 (3) 153.47
[Final standings & links to protocols]

Midwestern Sectional Junior Men medalists (top 4 advance to Nationals):
GOLD David Shapiro, Detroit SC 57.29 (2) 119.07 (2) 176.36
SILVER Matthew Nielsen, Strongsville SC 56.24 (3) 119.21 (1) 175.45
BRONZE Chase Finster, Northern Kentucky SC 60.68 (1) 104.78 (3) 165.46
PEWTER Daniel Turchin, Northern Ice SC 53.85 (5) 103.20 (4) 157.05
[Final standings & links to protocols]

Pacific Coast Sectional Novice Ladies medalists (top 2 advance to Nationals to compete in the Junior event):
GOLD Michelle Lee, All Year FSC 45.88 (2) 94.50 (1) 140.38
SILVER Hannah Herrera, Murray Silver Blades FSC 45.07 (4) 93.58 (2) 138.65
BRONZE Gwen Bloesch, All Year FSC 42.56 (6) 93.30 (3) 135.86
PEWTER Lindsay Mattenson, All Year FSC 44.56 (5) 88.78 (5) 133.34
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH SP VIDEO] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Novice Pairs medalists:
Natasha Mishkutionok / Daniel Tioumentsev, both Dallas FSC 41.16 (2) 73.30 (1) 114.46
Faye Kropf / Sasha Lunin, both Fort Wayne ISC 42.70 (1) 70.60 (2) 113.30
Sonia Baram, Los Angeles FSC / Blake Edwards, All Year FSC 32.27 (4) 61.76 (4) 94.03
Juliette Reed / Jordan Gillette, both Skokie Valley SC 30.14 (6) 62.24 (3) 92.38
[Final standings & links protocol] [WATCH SP VIDEO] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Pacific Coast Sectional Intermediate Men medalists:
GOLD Lucas Broussard, Highland SC 48.41 (1) 95.18 (1) 143.59
SILVER Sergei Evseev, All Year FSC 32.77 (2) 60.74 (2) 93.51
BRONZE Mark Williams, Carousel Sherwood FSC 31.93 (3) 60.66 (3) 92.59
PEWTER Vaclav Vasquez, Desert FSC 29.36 (4) 60.00 (4) 89.36
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH SP VIDEO] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Midwestern Sectional Intermediate Men medalists:
GOLD Allan Fisher, All Year FSC 38.16 (1) 66.78 (1) 104.94 (at Mids because he also competed in the Pairs Final; he won the Juvenile Pairs gold with his partner)
SILVER Ian Kirk, Dallas FSC 33.95 (2) 63.27 (4) 97.22
BRONZE Lake Liao, New Edge FSC 31.04 (6) 65.12 (2) 96.16
PEWTER Beck Strommer, Alpine SC 31.01 (7) 64.73 (3) 95.74
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH SP VIDEO] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Eastern Sectional Juvenile Boys medalists:
GOLD Lucius Kazanecki, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 55.26
SILVER Jason Hu, Triangle FSC 52.80
BRONZE Patrick Blackwell, Warwick Figure Skaters 47.89
PEWTER John Liu, University of Delaware FSC 47.49
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Friday, Nov. 15 combined schedule (all times listed below are EASTERN):
7:15 AM EASTERN Juvenile Boys Free Skate
8:00 AM MIDWESTERN Intermediate Men Free Skate
9:15 AM Senior Free DANCE (NBC GOLD)
9:45 AM Junior Free DANCE (NBC GOLD)
10:50 AM MIDWESTERN Junior Ladies Short Program (NBC GOLD)
11:50 AM PACIFIC COAST Intermediate Men Free Skate
12:00 PM EASTERN Novice Ladies Short Program
1:25 PM PACIFIC COAST Novice Ladies Free Skate
1:40 PM MIDWESTERN Senior Ladies Short Program (NBC GOLD)
2:05 PM EASTERN Junior Ladies Short Program (NBC GOLD)
4:15 PM MIDWESTERN Senior Men Short Program (NBC GOLD)
4:20 PM EASTERN Junior Men Short Program (NBC GOLD)
4:30 PM PACIFIC COAST Junior Ladies Short Program (NBC GOLD)
5:20 PM Junior PAIRS Short Program (NBC GOLD)
5:40 PM EASTERN Senior Men Short Program (NBC GOLD)
6:50 PM EASTERN Senior Ladies Short Program (NBC GOLD)
7:20 PM PACIFIC COAST Junior Men Short Program (NBC GOLD)
8:25 PM MIDWESTERN Junior Men Free Skate (NBC GOLD)
8:45 PM PACIFIC COAST Senior Ladies Short Program (NBC GOLD)
10:10 PM Novice PAIRS Free Skate
11:35 PM PACIFIC COAST Senior Men Short Program (NBC GOLD)

Saturday, Nov. 16 combined schedule (all times listed below are EASTERN):
7:15 AM EASTERN Juvenile Girls Free Skate
7:55 AM MIDWESTERN Juvenile Girls Free Skate
9:15 AM EASTERN Novice Men Free Skate
10:10 AM MIDWESTERN Junior Ladies Free Skate (NBC GOLD)
11:30 AM EASTERN Novice Ladies Free Skate
11:35 AM PACIFIC COAST Novice Men Free Skate
1:15 PM PACIFIC COAST Intermediate Ladies Free Skate
1:25 PM Senior PAIRS Free Skate (NBC GOLD)
1:55 PM EASTERN Junior Ladies Free Skate (NBC GOLD)
2:55 PM MIDWESTERN Senior Men Free Skate (NBC GOLD)
3:40 PM PACIFIC COAST Junior Men Free Skate (NBC GOLD)
4:10 PM Junior PAIRS Free Skate (NBC GOLD)
4:20 PM EASTERN Junior Men Free Skate (NBC GOLD)
5:10 PM PACIFIC COAST Junior Ladies Free Skate (NBC GOLD)
5:50 PM EASTERN Senior Men Free Skate (NBC GOLD)
6:25 PM MIDWESTERN Novice Men Free Skate
7:10 PM EASTERN Senior Ladies Free Skate (NBC GOLD)
8:15 PM PACIFIC COAST Senior Ladies Free Skate (NBC GOLD)
8:55 PM MIDWESTERN Senior Ladies Free Skate (NBC GOLD)
11:25 PM PACIFIC COAST Senior Men Free Skate (NBC GOLD)

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2020 U.S. Sectional Singles & (new) Pairs/Ice Dance Finals, Nov. 13-16, 2019 (Wednesday/Thursday)

Posted by unseenskaters on November 13, 2019

The three U.S. Sectional Singles Finals and (inaugural) U.S. Pairs & Ice Dance Finals, the final qualifiers for 2020 U.S. Nationals, are all taking place November 13-16, 2019 – links to all event & results pages with scheduled local start times (all links will open new windows or tabs):

EASTERN SINGLES & ICE DANCE FINALS (Hyannis, MA)
[Event info] [SINGLES RESULTS & PROTOCOLS] [ICE DANCE RESULTS & PROTOCOLS]

MIDWESTERN SINGLES & PAIRS FINALS (Allen, TX)
[Event info] [SINGLES RESULTS & PROTOCOLS] [PAIRS RESULTS & PROTOCOLS]

PACIFIC COAST SINGLES FINAL (Wenatchee, WA)
[Event info] [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS]

NBC Sports Gold streamed all the Senior and Junior events live for figure skating pass subscribers and videos have been made available to watch on demand.
USFS’ Fan Zone again provided free, live streaming for the Novice/Intermediate/Juvenile events as well as videos to watch on demand and all videos are linked below next to the individual event results.

WEDNESDAY’S & THURSDAY’S MEDAL WINNERS:

Midwestern Sectional Novice Ladies medalists (top 2 advance to Nationals to compete in the Junior event):
GOLD Elsa Cheng, Skokie Valley SC 51.29 (2) 107.39 (1) 158.68
SILVER Tamnhi Huynh, Dallas FSC 48.10 (4) 95.76 (2) 143.86
BRONZE Audrey Meredith, Skokie Valley SC 51.30 (1) 81.96 (4) 133.26
PEWTER Amber Barth, Dallas FSC 47.02 (6) 81.12 (5) 128.14
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH SP VIDEO] [WATCH FS VIDEO]
NOTE: Cheng and Huynh qualify for 2020 U.S. Nationals via the new rule that allows the top 2 novice singles skaters per section to advance and compete in the Junior event.

Midwestern Sectional Intermediate Ladies medalists:
GOLD Ava Neuhaus, Skokie Valley SC 43.48 (1) 74.42 (1) 117.90
SILVER Ellie Kam, Broadmoor SC 40.42 (4) 69.02 (3) 109.44
BRONZE Alina Bonillo, DuPage FSC 42.27 (2) 64.34 (5) 106.61
PEWTER Katie Holling, Broadmoor SC 36.34 (7) 70.14 (2) 106.48
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH SP VIDEO] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Eastern Sectional Intermediate Ladies medalists:
GOLD Lotus Shen, University of Delaware FSC 45.50 (1) 72.55 (1) 118.05
SILVER Ava Ziegler, SC of New York 44.16 (2) 71.05 (3) 115.21
BRONZE Isabella Garland, University of Delaware FSC 34.67 (8) 71.40 (2) 106.07
PEWTER Georgia Bolocan, Atlanta FSC 33.98 (10) 67.58 (4) 101.56
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH SP VIDEO] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Eastern Sectional Intermediate Men medalists:
GOLD Matthew Grossman, Academy at Mitchell Johansson Method 39.72 (1) 74.57 (1) 114.29
SILVER Jonathan Hildebrandt, SC of Boston 33.94 (3) 66.56 (2) 100.50
BRONZE Van Pierson, Academy at Mitchell Johansson Method 34.02 (2) 57.74 (3) 91.76
PEWTER Anthony Ying, SC of Boston 32.90 (4) 56.14 (4) 89.04
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH SP VIDEO] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Pacific Coast Sectional Juvenile Girls medalists:
GOLD Nicole Park, Glacier Falls FSC 55.95
SILVER Isabelle Emler, San Diego FSC 55.31
BRONZE Keira Hilbelink, Portland ISC 51.88
PEWTER Elyce Lin-Gracey, Pasadena FSC 49.69
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Pacific Coast Sectional Juvenile Boys medalists:
GOLD Tao MacRae, Seattle SC 56.00
SILVER Aaron Li, St. Moritz ISC 43.85
BRONZE August Perthus, All Year FSC 42.40
PEWTER Ryan William Azadpour, Carousel Sherwood FSC 38.70
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Midwestern Sectional Juvenile Boys medalists:
GOLD Taira Shinohara, Chicago FSC 49.69
SILVER Matthew Lin, Wisconsin FSC 47.57
BRONZE Zachary LoPinto, SC of New York 46.93
PEWTER Peter Malakhov, Memorial FSC Of Houston 44.54
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH FS VIDEO]

Top 4 singles skaters from each Sectional are eligible to advance to the National High Performance Development Team Camp in Morrisville, North Carolina, Jan. 26–29, 2020.

Novice Dance medalists:
GOLD Elliana Peal / Ethan Peal, both Skokie Valley SC 53.84 (1) 68.57 (1) 122.41
SILVER Helena Carhart, SC of New York / Volodymyr Horovyi, All Year FSC 53.62 (2) 67.17 (2) 120.79
BRONZE Juliette Shadid / Lucas Shadid, both All Year FSC 47.48 (4) 58.84 (6) 106.32
PEWTER Claire Cain / Andrei Davydov, both Washington FSC 45.08 (6) 60.93 (3) 106.01
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH PD #1 VIDEO] [WATCH PD #2 VIDEO] [WATCH FD VIDEO]

Intermediate Dance medalists:
Kristina Bland / Gabriel Francis, both Detroit SC 47.82 (2) 53.31 (1) 101.13
Olivia Ilin / Dylan Cain, both Washington FSC 49.72 (1) 49.37 (4) 99.09
Julia Epps, IceWorks SC / Blake Gilman, Peninsula SC 47.76 (3) 49.82 (3) 97.58
Audrey-Kate Johnson, Atlanta FSC / Lucas Appel, Panthers FSC 43.28 (4) 51.20 (2) 94.48
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH PD] [WATCH FD VIDEO]

Juvenile Dance medalists:
GOLD Sylvia Li, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC / Rowan Le Coq, SC of New York 42.00 (1) 47.12 (1) 89.12
SILVER Xinyu Chen / Jack Liu, both SC of Boston 37.58 (2) 43.13 (3) 80.71
BRONZE Michelle Deych, Detroit SC / Wiles Middlekauff, Arctic FSC 36.86 (3) 43.63 (2) 80.49
PEWTER Lila Earle / William Lissauer, both Garden State SC 35.03 (5) 36.70 (6) 71.73
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH PD] [WATCH FD VIDEO]

Top 9 total in each level are eligible to advance to the National High Performance Development Team Camp in Morrisville, North Carolina, Jan. 26–29, 2020.

Intermediate Pairs medalists:
GOLD Cayla Smith / Andy Deng, both Fort Wayne ISC 60.55
SILVER Megan Winch, Hershey FSC / Zachary Yaninek, Peaks FSC 54.90
BRONZE Morgan Hilbrich / Michael Poland, both Heartland FSC 52.27
PEWTER Ashley Stark / Kevin Ponceau, both San Diego FSC 51.69
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH FS VIDEO]
Top 9 teams are eligible to advance to the National High Performance Development Team Camp in Morrisville, North Carolina, Jan. 26–29, 2020.

Juvenile Pairs medalists:
GOLD Ellie Korytek, All Year FSC / Allan Fisher, All Year FSC 47.19
SILVER Dalila DeLaura, SC of New York / Antonio Monaco, SC of Morris NJ 45.46
BRONZE Emily Renzi, SC Of Southern New Jersey / Zachary LoPinto, SC of New York 45.12
PEWTER Caitlin Levine, Colonial FSC / Bryan Lehmann, Yarmouth Ice Club 42.68
[Final standings & links to protocols] [WATCH FS VIDEO]
All 9 teams are eligible to advance to the National High Performance Development Team Camp.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 combined schedule (all times listed below are EASTERN:
8:00 AM Juvenile DANCE P1 U.S. Hickory Hoedown & P2 U.S. Ten-Fox
8:15 AM MIDWESTERN Intermediate Ladies Short Program
10:20 AM MIDWESTERN Intermediate Men Short Program
11:05 AM EASTERN Intermediate Ladies Short Program
1:05 PM Intermediate DANCE P1 American Waltz & P2 Foxtrot
1:50 PM MIDWESTERN Novice Ladies Short Program
3:55 PM EASTERN Intermediate Men Short Program
4:05 PM Juvenile PAIRS Free Skate
5:45 PM MIDWESTERN Junior Men Short Program (NBC GOLD)
5:45 PM Novice DANCE P1 Starlight Waltz & P2 Quickstep
7:20 PM Intermediate PAIRS Free Skate

Thursday, Nov. 14 combined schedule (all times listed below are EASTERN):
7:30 AM Juvenile Free DANCE
8:30 AM MIDWESTERN Intermediate Ladies Free Skate
9:35 AM EASTERN Intermediate Ladies Free Skate
11:40 AM Intermediate Free DANCE
12:20 PM MIDWESTERN Juvenile Boys Free Skate
1:10 PM PACIFIC COAST Intermediate Men Short Program
1:40 PM EASTERN Intermediate Men Free Skate
2:20 PM Novice PAIRS Short Program
2:30 PM PACIFIC COAST Novice Ladies Short Program
3:40 PM Senior Rhythm DANCE (NBC GOLD)
4:05 PM Junior Rhythm DANCE (NBC GOLD)
4:30 PM MIDWESTERN Novice Men Short Program
5:00 PM PACIFIC COAST Juvenile Girls Free Skate
6:10 PM EASTERN Novice Men Short Program
6:40 PM Senior PAIRS Short Program (NBC GOLD)
8:00 PM MIDWESTERN Novice Ladies Free Skate
8:10 PM Novice Free DANCE
7:05 PM PACIFIC COAST Juvenile Boys Free Skate
9:10 PM PACIFIC COAST Novice Men Short Program
10:40 PM PACIFIC COAST Intermediate Ladies Short Program

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2020 U.S. Regional Singles & (new) Pairs/Ice Dance Challenges, Oct. 2-27, 2019

Posted by unseenskaters on November 13, 2019

*Updated to replace outdated results links with the new ones*

Note: All links below will open a new window.

2020 REGIONAL SINGLES & SECTIONAL PAIRS/DANCE CHALLENGES Free On Demand Videos [Link to watch in USFS’ Fan Zone] (open/scroll down the “All Categories” drop down menu to select which 2020 Challenge you want to watch for the NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE & JUVENILE events)

NBC Sports Gold has on demand videos of all 2020 Senior & Junior Regional Singles & Sectional Pairs/Dance Challenges for 2019-20 figure skating pass subscribers (expires December 31, 2020).

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2020 South Atlantic Regional Singles Challenge (Aston, PA; Oct. 2-5, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS] High scores: Emily Zhang (178.29) & William Hubbart (175.17) in Senior; Joseph Kang in Junior (170.26)

2020 Eastern Sectional Dance + Pairs Challenge (Aston, PA; Oct. 2-3, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS]

2020 Eastern Great Lakes Regional Singles Challenge (East Lansing, MI; Oct. 4-6, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS] High scores: Nathan Chapple (146.23), David Shapiro (145.98) & Emilea Zingas (144.52) in Junior

2020 Midwestern Sectional Ice Dance Challenge (East Lansing, MI; Oct. 2-4, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS]

2020 Northwest Pacific Regional Singles Challenge (Mountlake Terrace, WA; Oct. 4-5, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS] High scores: Alena Budko in Junior (111.06 in FS, 159.66 total); Lucas Broussard in Intermediate Men (165.09 total)
[Junior Ladies FS Video][Intermediate Men SP Video][Intermediate Men FS Video]

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2020 Southwestern Regional Singles Challenge (Colorado Springs, CO; Oct. 17-19, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS] High scores: Emmanuel Savary (187.90) in Senior Men; Paige Rydberg (172.38) in Senior Ladies

2020 Midwestern Sectional Pairs Challenge (Colorado Springs, CO; Oct. 17-18, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS]

2020 Southwest Pacific Regional Singles Challenge (Irvine, CA; Oct. 17-19, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS] High scores: Sebastien Payannet (136.40 in FS, 205.08 total) in Senior Men; Alex Evans (154.10) in Senior Ladies

2020 Pacific Coast Sectional Pairs Challenge (Irvine, CA; Oct. 18-19, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS]

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2020 New England Regional Singles Challenge (Westborough, MA; Oct. 23-26, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS] Notable scores: Will Annis (178.47) & Philip Baker (164.10) in Junior Men; Mauryn Tyack (135.18) in Junior Ladies; Hazel Collier (131.07) & Cathryn Limketkai (128.40) in Novice Ladies
[Junior Men SP Video][Junior Men FS Video][Novice Ladies SP Video][Novice Ladies FS Video]

2020 North Atlantic Regional Singles Challenge (Westborough, MA; Oct. 23-26, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS] High scores: Isabeau Levito (172.33) in Novice Ladies; Jacob Sanchez (145.99) in Novice Men

2020 Upper Great Lakes Regional Singles Challenge (Richfield, MN; Oct. 24-27, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS] High scores: Maxine Marie Bautista (165.41) in Senior Ladies; Daniel Martynov (146.02) in Junior Men

2020 Central Pacific Regional Singles Challenge (Salt Lake City, UT; Oct. 25-27, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS] High scores: Sierra Venetta (153.23) in Senior Ladies; Seth Kurogi (148.07) in Junior Men

2020 Pacific Coast Sectional Ice Dance Challenge (Salt Lake City, UT; Oct. 25-26, 2019) [RESULTS & PROTOCOLS]

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2019 U.S. National Qualifying Series (NQS singles)

Posted by unseenskaters on November 13, 2019

U.S. Figure Skating launched their inaugural National Qualifying Series of club competitions that spanned June 1 to September 15, 2019 for Juvenile through Senior competitors in singles, dance and pairs. Singles skaters’ rankings (top ladies & men) are listed below by level; refer to the Pairs Scoretracker for NQS scores.

NQS Senior Ladies Combined Rankings as published in the Members Only section of U.S. Figure Skating’s website (included below are all total scores of 125 & higher)
+ = listed to compete at their respective Sectional Final
* = currently listed in USFS’ International Selection Pool

*Alysa Liu CP/Pacific (1) 214.58 2019 Broadmoor Open [AUTOMATIC BYE to 2020 Nationals]
*Hanna Harrell SW/Midwestern (1) 182.50 Cannon Texas Open 2019 [AUTOMATIC BYE to 2020 Nationals]
+*Audrey Shin NA int’l bye/Eastern (1) 180.22 Golden West Championships
*Karen Chen CP/Pacific (2) 171.32 The Vail Invitational [BYE to Nationals due to having 3 int’ls]
*Amber Glenn SW int’l bye/Midwestern (2) 170.00 2019 Skate Detroit [BYE to Nationals due to having 3 int’ls]
*Gabrielle Izzo NE int’l bye/Eastern (2) 169.41 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships [BYE to Nationals due to having 3 int’ls]
+Rena Ikenishi NA/Eastern (3) 164.72 2019 Moran Memorial Championships
+*Pooja Kalyan SW/Midwestern (3) 164.34 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
[has switched to TPE: Ma, Emmy Eastern (4) 163.22 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic]
+*Sarah Jung SA int’l bye/Eastern (5) 162.88 2019 Philadelphia Summer Champs
+Alex Evans SWP1/Pacific (3) 156.05 The 41st Annual Pasadena Open Championships
+Jill Heiner SA2/Eastern (6) 152.76 2019 Philadelphia Summer Champs
+Paige Rydberg SW1/Midwestern (4) 149.20 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic
+Heidi Munger NE/Eastern (7) 147.91 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic
+*Emilia Murdock CP2 (had int’l bye)/Pacific (4) 146.87 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic
+Julia Biechler SA5/Eastern (8) 146.61 Skate Wilmington 2019
+Stephanie Ciarochi SW/Midwestern (5) 146.29 Skate Houston 2019 (had a NQS bye to Mids)
+Maxine Marie Bautista UGL/Midwestern (6) 146.13 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
+Caitlin Ha SWP2/Pacific (5) 145.78 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic
+Sierra Venetta CP1/Pacific (6) 145.17 Skate San Francisco 2019
+Alyssa Rich SW/Midwestern (7) 145.09 2019 Broadmoor Open (had a NQS bye to Mids)
+Lily Sun CP3/Pacific (7) 144.35 2019 Skate St. Moritz
*Megan Wessenberg NE int’l bye/Eastern (9) 142.10 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic [BYE to Nationals due to having 3 int’ls]
+Akane Eguchi SW/Midwestern (8) 142.04 2019 Skate Detroit (had a NQS bye to Mids)
[has switched to pairs: Brynne McIsaac Pacific (8) 141.42 2019 Broadmoor Open]
+Violeta Ushakova NA2/Eastern (10) 141.14 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic
+*Akari Nakahara SWP/Pacific (9) 140.57 Los Angeles Open Championships 2019 (had a NQS bye to Pacifics)
+Kristine Levitina SA/Eastern (11) 139.16 2019 Atlanta Open (she WD from Regionals because she had a NQS bye to Easterns)
+Polina Edmunds CP/Pacific (10) 132.91 Skate San Francisco 2019 (had a NQS bye to Pacifics)
+Sonja Hilmer SW3/Midwestern (9) 130.72 Golden West Championships
+Cailey Weaver SA4/Eastern (12) 129.36 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic
+Iris Zhao NE4/Eastern (13) 129.27 2019 Cranberry Open
+Chelsea Mischuk SWP3/Pacific (11) 126.64 Golden West Championships
+Caroline Harris SWP4/Pacific (12) 126.19 Golden West Championships
+Sophie Nye NA4/Eastern (14) 125.97 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Did not register for NQS (Liu, Tennell, Bell, Harrell, Cui had automatic byes to 2020 Nationals due to placing 1-5 at 2019 Nationals):
*Starr Andrews (bye to Nationals due to having 4 int’ls)
+*Courtney Hicks SW2
+Emily Zhang SA1
+Gracie Gold SA3
+Haley Beavers NA1

NQS Senior Men Combined Rankings as published in the Members Only section of USFS’ website (12 signed up)
+ = listed to compete at their respective Sectional Final
* = currently listed in USFS’ ISP

+*Jimmy Ma NA int’l bye/Eastern (1) 219.95 2019 Skate Detroit
+Yaroslav Paniot (UKR) SWP2/Pacific (1) 213.80 Golden West Championships
*Ryan Dunk SA int’l bye/Eastern (2) 209.40 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic [BYE to Nationals due to having 3 int’ls]
*Alex Krasnozhon SW int’l bye/Midwestern (1) 208.16 2019 Skate Detroit [AUTOMATIC BYE to Nationals due to placing 5th at 2019 Nationals]
+*Dinh Tran CP int’l bye/Pacific (2) 197.26 2019 Skate Detroit
+*Joonsoo Kim SWP3/Pacific (3) 190.65 Golden West Championships
Daniel Kulenkamp SWP/Pacific (4) 181.32 Golden West Championships
+Emmanuel Savary SW1/Midwestern (2) 166.43 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic
+Jun Hong Chen NE/Eastern (3) 161.01 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships
+Andrew Austin UGL2/Midwestern (3) 156.74 Cup of Colorado 2019
Paul Yeung SWP/Pacific (5) 138.59 2019 Southern California Open Championships (stayed JR)
+Derrick Der CP/Pacific (6) 100.94 2019 Skate St. Moritz
Did not register for NQS (Chen, Zhou, Brown, Hiwatashi had automatic byes to 2020 Nationals due to placing 1-4 at 2019 Nationals):
*Andrew Torgashev (bye to Nationals due to having 3 int’ls)
+Sebastien Payannet SWP1
+Sean Rabbitt (bye to Pacifics through SWP due to 12 or less registered in section)
+Jordan Moeller UGL1
+Joey Millet UGL3
+William Hubbart SA1
+*Peter Liu SA2
+Ocean Shen SA3
+Ben Jalovick SW2
+Tony Lu NA
+Jacob DeWolfe NA
+Ryan VanDoren NE1 (exh.)
+Mitchell Friess CP
+Daniel Klaber EGL

NQS Junior Ladies Combined Rankings as published in the Members Only section of USFS’ website (included below are all total scores of 120 & higher/top 35)
* = currently listed in USFS’ International Selection Pool
*Kate Wang CP int’l bye/Pacific (1) 177.62 Skate San Francisco 2019
*Lindsay Thorngren NA int’l bye/Eastern (1) 173.07 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
*Jessica Lin SW int’l bye/Midwestern (1) 164.72 2019 Broadmoor Open
*Ellen Slavicek SWP/Pacific (2) 163.71 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic
*Alena Budko NWP/Pacific (3) 158.85 2019 Sherwood Invitational
Finley Hawk EGL/Midwestern (2) 151.69 2019 Southport Summer Classic
Isabeau Levito NA/Eastern (2) 151.48 2019 Broadmoor Open [NOVICE at Regionals]
Emma Coppess SWP1/Pacific (4) 149.96 Los Angeles Open Championships 2019
Mia Kalin CP/Pacific (5) 149.22 2019 Skate St. Moritz [Asian Open Trophy, Adv. Novice 2nd; included in USFS’ Athlete High Performance Development Pool]
*Calista Choi UGL int’l bye/Midwestern (3) 146.39 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Noelle Rosa CP/Pacific (6) 146.02 2019 Broadmoor Open
*Isabelle Inthisone UGL int’l bye/Midwestern (4) 144.15 2019 Southport Summer Classic
Allison Zheng NWP/Pacific (7) 140.58 2019 Skate St. Moritz
Abigail Ross CP/Pacific (8) 139.49 Copper Cup
Tiffany Pennella NA/Eastern (3) 138.40 Cup of Colorado 2019
Maryn Pierce SW1/Midwestern (5) 137.23 2019 Moran Memorial Championships
Irene Kim NA/Eastern (4) 135.25 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships
Lara Annunziata SA/Eastern (5) 133.73 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Alex Evans SWP/Pacific (9) 133.68 Los Angeles Open Championships 2019 [SENIOR at Regionals]
Wren Warne-Jacobsen UGL/Midwestern (6) 131.80 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Haley Scott SA/Eastern (6) 131.73 2019 Philadelphia Summer Champs + International Co
Emilea Zingas EGL1/Midwestern (7) 131.35 Skate Houston 2019
Angelica Volkov Individual Member/Eastern (7) 131.08 2019 Orange Blossom Open [also competed in GBR qualifying in 2019]
Melody Jing CP/Pacific (10) 130.12 2019 Silicon Valley Open (Singles- Juvenile – Seni
Nicole Chong SW2/Midwestern (8) 129.72 2019 Broadmoor Open
Sunny Choi UGL/Midwestern (9) 128.58 2019 Broadmoor Open
*Aubrey Ignacio SWP/Pacific (11) 125.23 OC Open Championship 2019
Clara Kim SA/Eastern (8) 125.01 2019 Potomac Open [NOVICE at Regionals]
Saphie Niane NE/Eastern (9) 123.84 2019 Dogwood Open
Cheyenne King NWP/Pacific (12) 122.31 Golden West Championships
Mauryn Tyack NE/Eastern (10) 122.13 Providence Open
Mia Eckels SA1/Eastern (11) 121.88 2019 Hershey Open
Lily Rauh NE/Eastern (12) 121.18 2019 Cranberry Open
Katelyn Lien SA/Eastern (13) 121.01 2019 Potomac Open
Avril Phillips SW/Midwestern (10) 120.69 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic

NQS Junior Men Combined Rankings as published in the Members Only section of USFS’ website (35 signed up)
* = currently listed in USFS’ International Selection Pool
*Maxim Naumov NE int’l bye/Eastern (1) 192.78 2019 Cranberry Open
*Ilia Malinin SA int’l bye/Eastern (2) 191.17 2019 Atlanta Open
*Eric Sjoberg SWP1 int’l bye/Pacific (1) 183.91 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic
*Liam Kapeikis NWP int’l bye/Pacific (2) 180.96 2019 Seattle Ice Fest
*Nicholas Hsieh SA1/Eastern (3) 174.09 Skate Wilmington 2019
*Matthew Nielsen EGL int’l bye/Midwestern (1) 170.72 2019 Broadmoor Open
*Goku Endo SWP/Pacific (3) 170.48 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic
*Chase Finster EGL/Midwestern (2) 165.25 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic
*Will Annis NE int’l bye/Eastern (4) 162.75 2019 Cranberry Open
Philip Baker NE/Eastern (5) 162.66 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships
Daniel Argueta SW1/Midwestern (3) 157.57 2019 Skate Detroit
Maxim Zharkov SW/Midwestern (4) 155.67 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic
*Lucas Altieri SA/Eastern (6) 151.99 2019 Broadmoor Open
Daniel Turchin UGL/Midwestern (5) 151.33 2019 Southport Summer Classic
*Eric Prober SA/Eastern (7) 145.64 2019 Broadmoor Open
Luke Ferrante EGL/Midwestern (6) 144.91 2019 Skate Detroit
Payton Winkler UGL/Midwestern (7) 142.47 Skate Milwaukee 2019
*Max Lake SWP3/Pacific (4) 141.98 2019 Southern California Open Championships
Nathan Chapple EGL1/Midwestern (8) 138.74 Skate Cleveland
David Shapiro EGL2/Midwestern (9) 138.40 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Jacob DeWolfe NA/Eastern (8) 137.36 2019 Skate Detroit
Trevor Bucek UGL/Midwestern (10) 135.80 Skate Milwaukee 2019
Seth Kurogi CP/Pacific (5) 126.84 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic
Ian Ramsey CP/Pacific (6) 124.63 2019 Silicon Valley Open
Joshua Simkin SWP/Pacific (7) 118.80 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic
Paul Yeung SWP2/Pacific (8) 117.61 The 41st Annual Pasadena Open Championships
Jordan Evans SA/Eastern (9) 116.48 2019 Hershey Open [NOVICE at Regionals]
Alain Sandraz CP/Pacific (9) 114.92 Skate San Francisco 2019
Charles Liu SA3/Eastern (10) 113.95 2019 Atlanta Open
Matthew Kennedy SA/Eastern (11) 95.02 2019 Philadelphia Summer Champs
Paul Egebrecht UGL/Midwestern (11) 94.66 2019 Southport Summer Classic
Henry Lai UGL/Midwestern (12) 93.35 Skate Milwaukee 2019
Darren Nyland NE/Eastern (12) 92.80 Providence Open
Jan William Eraker UGL/Midwestern (13) 91.68 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Dylan Wajda EGL3/Midwestern (14) 90.30 2019 Skate Detroit
Did not register for NQS:
*Joseph Kang SA1
Kenneth Thomsen SA4

NQS Novice Ladies Combined Rankings as published in the Members Only section of USFS’ website (top 50 in NQS standings listed below out of 217 ranked)
* = currently listed in USFS’ International Selection Pool
NAC = competed this past summer at a North American Cup invitational (Skate Milwaukee or Wild Rose in singles)
*Isabeau Levito Eastern (1) 176.30 94th Middle Atlantic Championships [NAC-WR, 1st; 1st at NA w/ 172.33; Asian Open Trophy, Adv. Novice 3rd; included in USFS’ Athlete High Performance Development Pool]
*Elsa Cheng Midwestern (1) 158.83 Skate Milwaukee 2019 [NAC-SM, 2nd]
Gwen Bloesch Eastern (2) 152.22 94th Middle Atlantic Championships [2nd at SWP w/ 137.39]
Audrey Meredith Midwestern (2) 149.65 2019 Skate Detroit [NAC-WR, 2nd; 1st at UGL w/ 122.28]
Hannah Herrera Pacific (1) 140.49 Oktoberfest [ [NAC-WR, 5th; 1st at CP w/ 130.81]
Adele Zheng Midwestern (3) 137.91 2019 Southport Summer Classic [NAC-WR, 6th]
Tamnhi Huynh Midwestern (4) 136.87 Skate Houston 2019 [NAC-WR, 3rd]
Hannah Lofton Midwestern (5) 136.08 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational [NAC-SM, 11th]
Marilena Kitromilis Eastern (3) 133.99 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships
Ashley Leahy Eastern (4) 133.52 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships [2nd at NA w/ 138.86]
Hazel Collier Eastern (5) 129.76 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships [NAC-SM, 5th; 1st at NE w/ 131.07]
Courtney Phillips Pacific (2) 128.64 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic
Clara Kim Eastern (6) 127.39 2019 Hershey Open [1st at SA w/ 131.11]
Elizabeth Hong Pacific (3) 126.39 Golden West Championships [5th at SWP w/ 127.34]
Alexandra Boyd Eastern (7) 125.82 2019 Atlanta Open [3rd at SA w/ 111.44]
Haley Scott Eastern (8) 125.35 2019 Atlanta Open (moved up to JUNIOR)
Sofia Frank Midwestern (6) 124.74 Cup of Colorado 2019
Brynn Roberts Pacific (4) 124.00 Oktoberfest [2nd at CP w/ 125.15]
Cathryn Limketkai Eastern (9) 123.35 2019 Cranberry Open [2nd at NE w/ 128.40]
Kate Qian Pacific (5) 122.93 Skate San Francisco 2019
Michelle Lee Pacific (6) 122.61 Golden West Championships [1st at SWP w/ 139.66]
Maliah Utley Eastern (10) 121.45 94th Middle Atlantic Championships [2nd at NWP w/ 106.10]
Lindsay Mattenson Pacific (7) 121.01 41st Pasadena Open Championships [[NAC-SM, 9th; 4th at SWP w/ 131.20]
Chloe Peng Eastern (11) 120.80 94th Middle Atlantic Championships [3rd at NA w/ 117.78]
Sydney Flaum Midwestern (7) 118.75 2019 Broadmoor Open [5th at SW w/ 118.96]
Amber Barth Midwestern (8) 117.66 Oktoberfest [NAC-WR, 10th; 4th at SW w/ 124.46]
Ruoxi Hu Midwestern (9) 117.18 The Vail Invitational [3rd at SW w/ 125.69]
Georgia Bolocan Eastern (12) 116.57 Magic City Ice Classic
Alexandra Johnston Midwestern (10) 115.09 Oklahoma Open [6th at SW w/ 118.45]
Hannah Byers Eastern (13) 114.84 2019 Potomac Open [4th at SA w/ 110.65]
Ava Stephens Pacific (8) 114.77 Skate San Francisco 2019 [5th at CP w/ 96.75]
Emilie Mao Midwestern (11) 114.45 2019 Skate Detroit [2nd at SW w/ 126.13]
Katie Anderson Pacific (9) 114.10 41st Pasadena Open Championships [6th at SWP w/ 106.30]
Heleyna Walton Eastern (14) 113.08 94th Middle Atlantic Championships [5th at SA w/ 104.43]
Olivia Lan Pacific (10) 112.70 Skate San Francisco 2019
Lindsay Wang Pacific (11) 112.27 Skate San Francisco 2019
Bridget Isaly Midwestern (12) 108.42 2019 Broadmoor Open [1st at SW w/ 127.88]
Ashlynne Lee Pacific (12) 108.08 OC Open Championship 2019 [8th at SWP w/ 105.43]
Josephine Lee Pacific (13) 107.72 2019 Silicon Valley Open [4th at CP w/ 106.13]
Katie Turcotte Eastern (15) 107.04 Providence Open
Brooke Gewalt Midwestern (13) 106.99 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational [2nd at UGL w/ 113.19]
Vera Zhong Eastern (16) 106.72 Skate Wilmington 2019 [2nd at SA w/ 126.97]
Colette Jackson Midwestern (14) 105.87 2019 DuPage Open [5th at UGL w/ 100.58]
Lily Podgorak Midwestern (15) 105.42 56th Annual Skate St. Paul [4th at UGL w/ 103.19]
Mia Cittadine Midwestern (16) 104.90 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational [3rd at UGL w/ 105.68]
Celeste Lee Pacific (14) 103.65 2019 Sun Valley Summer Championships
Kendall Erne Midwestern (17) 103.58 2019 Skate Detroit [2nd at EGL w/ 106.86]
Mayu Tayama Pacific (15) 103.46 2019 Silicon Valley Open
Haruno Furukawa Pacific (16) 103.05 2019 Sun Valley Summer Championships [3rd at NWP w/ 98.03]
Vanessa Griffin Midwestern (18) 101.39 Skate Houston 2019
DNR for NQS at Novice level:
Kanon Smith, 3rd at SWP w/ 137.04 (registered & won Intermediate NQS)
Alexa Gasparotto, 1st at EGL w/ 114.93
Morgan Heavrin, 3rd at CP w/ 112.04
Anna Olson-Voss, 1st at NWP w/ 106.25
Alice Zhou, 4th at NWP w/ 93.76

NQS Novice Men Combined Rankings as published in the Members Only section of U.S. Figure Skating’s website (40 registered for NQS)
* = currently listed in USFS’ International Selection Pool
NAC = competed this past summer at a North American Cup invitational (Skate Milwaukee or Wild Rose in singles)

*Daniel Martynov Midwestern (1) 170.16 2019 Southport Summer Classic [NAC-WR, 1st; JGP; 1st at UGL w/ 146.02]
*Joseph Klein Midwestern (2) 169.50 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational [NAC-WR, 2nd; JGP & NQS bye through UGL]
Robert Yampolsky Eastern (1) 154.10 2019 Philadelphia Summer Champs [NAC-SM, 3rd; NQS bye through NA]
Zachary Yaninek Pacific (1) 135.15 2019 Hershey Open [1st at SA w/ 138.37; MIDS for singles & Intermediate Pairs]
Michael Xie Pacific (2) 134.25 Golden West Championships [NQS bye through SWP]
Collin Motley Midwestern (3) 134.08 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic [1st at EGL w/ 136.27]
Kai Kovar Pacific (3) 133.85 2019 Sun Valley Summer Championships [NAC-WR, 3rd; NQS bye through CP]
Austin Borjas-Ewell Midwestern (4) 131.23 Skate San Francisco 2019 [NQS bye through SW]
Samir Mallya Pacific (4) 128.23 41st Pasadena Open Championships [NAC-SM, 5th; 1st at SWP w/ 128.81]
Ken Fitterer Eastern (2) 127.50 94th Middle Atlantic Championships [NQS bye through NA but did not compete at Easterns; listed to compete at GBR Nationals in Dec,. 2019]
Andriy Kratyuk Pacific (5) 127.41 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic [NAC-WR, 10th; NQS bye through NWP]
Samuel Mindra Pacific (6) 124.22 Golden West Championships [NAC-SM, 1st; NQS bye through NWP]
Daniel Tioumentsev Midwestern (5) 120.87 2019 Broadmoor Open [NAC-WR, 7th; NQS bye through SW]
Alexander Liu Midwestern (6) 120.69 Cannon Texas Open 2019 [NQS bye through SW]
Timothy Bergal Midwestern (7) 118.56 2019 DuPage Open
Daniel Borisov Midwestern (8) 117.68 2019 DuPage Open [NAC-SM, 4th]
Joshua Mori Midwestern (9) 117.40 2019 Skate Detroit [2nd at SW w/ 111.95]
Haydn Gock Eastern (3) 115.96 2019 Philadelphia Summer Champs [2nd at NA w/ 107.02]
Maximilian Lai Midwestern (10) 115.83 2019 DuPage Open [2nd at UGL w/ 102.71]
Nhat-Viet Nguyen Midwestern (11) 115.12 Skate Houston 2019 [1st at SW w/ 135.60]
Jacob Fitzpatrick Eastern (4) 113.88 2019 Hershey Open [5th at SA w/ 108.52]
Ryan Siracuse Eastern (5) 113.41 Providence Open [1st at NE w/ 113.04]
Jacob Wineland Pacific (7) 112.66 Golden West Championships
Luke Wang Eastern (6) 110.61 Skate Wilmington 2019 [2nd at SA w/ 118.18]
Ian Kang Eastern (7) 107.68 2019 Philadelphia Summer Champs [6th at SA w/ 100.59]
James Dayton Pacific (8) 106.73 Skate San Francisco 2019
Baltazar Poling Pacific (9) 106.72 2019 Southern California Open Championships [2nd at SWP w/ 108.85]
Laz Lune Pacific (10) 105.60 Skate San Francisco 2019
Bryan Lehmann Eastern (8) 105.26 2019 Cranberry Open [NAC-SM, 8th; 2nd at NE w/ 111.10]
Kevin Ponceau Pacific (11) 105.12 Cactus Classic [3rd at SWP w/ 106.74; MIDS for singles & Intermediate Pairs]
Nathaniel Chen Pacific (12) 104.10 41st Pasadena Open Championships [5th at SWP w/ 97.24]
Damian Jarvis Eastern (9) 103.48 Providence Open [3rd at NE w/ 106.87]
Ian Kirk Midwestern (12) 103.09 Oklahoma Open
Kamden Black Pacific (13) 102.95 2019 Ice Fest
Codie Hazen Midwestern (13) 96.64 Skate Wilmington 2019 [2nd at EGL w/ 94.24]
Maxwell Demsky Eastern (10) 95.61 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships [7th at SA w/ 99.83]
Antonio Maravilla Eastern (11) 90.43 2019 Potomac Open [3rd at SA w/ 117.24]
Ian Tsang Pacific (14) 86.30 OC Open Championship 2019 [4th at SWP w/ 102.42]
Ramsey Ghanem Eastern (12) 86.26 Providence Open [4th at NE w/ 93.99]
Jessie Phaneuf-Moniz Eastern (13) 84.66 Providence Open [5th at NE w/ 93.60]
DNR for NQS in Novice:
Jacob Sanchez, 1st at NA w/ 145.99
Jordan Evans, 4th at SA w/ 116.50
Henry Palabrica-Schorse, 3rd at UGL w/ 95.55
Llewelyn Sannajust, 8th at SA w/ 94.59
Noah Lafornara, 3rd at EGL w/ 85.28 [EASTERNS for singles & Novice Dance]
Jordan Gillette [UGL], 3rd at SW w/ 74.43 [MIDS for singles & Novice Pairs]
Timothy Zupanc, 4th at UGL w/ 68.21
Andy Deng [EGL] NAC-SM, 6th [MIDS for singles & Intermediate Pairs]

NQS Intermediate Ladies Combined Rankings as published in the Members Only section of USFS’ website (top 53 in NQS standings list)
Kanon Smith Pacific (1) 128.07 2019 Broadmoor Open
Ava Ziegler Eastern (1) 126.04 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships
Tia Hilbelink Pacific (2) 123.51 Golden West Championships
Sonja Wang Pacific (3) 118.65 Golden West Championships
Ava Neuhaus Midwestern (1) 113.54 2019 DuPage Open
Alina Bonillo Midwestern (2) 112.22 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Katie Holling Midwestern (3) 108.71 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic
Gabriela Summer Panaligan Eastern (2) 106.99 2019 Cranberry Open
Lilly Mills Eastern (3) 105.77 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Cindy Lin Pacific (4) 105.33 Skate San Francisco 2019
Isabella Garland Eastern (4) 104.41 2019 Moran Memorial Championships
Ella Wingler Midwestern (4) 104.19 Skate Cleveland
Kaylee Dobson Midwestern (5) 103.50 2019 Potomac Open
Amy Cui Eastern (5) 102.92 Providence Open
Natasha Mishkutionok Midwestern (6) 102.41 Cup of Colorado 2019
Lucy Gioioso Eastern (6) 102.00 2019 Cranberry Open
Lisa Zhu Midwestern (7) 102.00 Skate Houston 2019
Lilah Gibson Midwestern (8) 101.56 Skate Cleveland
Lauren Jeong Eastern (7) 100.83 Providence Open
Devyn DeLaura Pacific (5) 100.40 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Lianna O’Grady Midwestern (9) 100.33 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Minseo Park Pacific (6) 100.25 2019 Silicon Valley Open
Lotus Shen Eastern (8) 99.39 2019 Moran Memorial Championships
Jessica Robeck Midwestern (10) 99.11 56th Annual Skate St. Paul
Faye Kropf Midwestern (11) 98.63 Skate Cleveland
Hailey Sundstrom Midwestern (12) 98.44 2019 Skate Detroit
Andee Lyons Pacific (7) 96.79 Oktoberfest
Madelyn Petscher Eastern (9) 96.43 2019 Skate Detroit
Olivia Phillips Eastern (10) 96.40 Providence Open
Cayetana Gonzalez Eastern (11) 95.58 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships
Courali Clay Eastern (12) 95.50 2019 Orange Blossom Open
Sydney Robinson Eastern (13) 95.26 Providence Open
Hannah Baldwin Pacific (8) 94.78 Copper Cup
Janice Baek Midwestern (13) 93.81 Oklahoma Open
Keirey Franzen Midwestern (14) 93.35 2019 Scott Hamilton Invitational
Matilyn Martinez Midwestern (15) 92.91 2019 DuPage Open
Olivia Jascot Eastern (14) 92.60 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships
Mimika Endo Pacific (9) 92.53 Los Angeles Open Championships 2019
Ellie Kam Midwestern (16) 92.51 2019 Broadmoor Open
Amanda Smentkowski Eastern (15) 92.19 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Lauren Lampinen Eastern (16) 91.97 2019 Orange Blossom Open
Sonia Baram Pacific (10) 91.84 Golden West Championships
Marina Hisamatsu Eastern (17) 91.59 2019 Moran Memorial Championships
Juliana Barshay Eastern (18) 91.54 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic
Lacey Dadian Pacific (11) 91.24 The 41st Annual Pasadena Open Championships
Richelle Chang Eastern (19) 91.23 Providence Open
Caroline Santaguida Eastern (20) 91.03 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships
Courtney Phillippi Eastern (21) 90.90 2019 Dogwood Open
Elizabeth Rubinsky Midwestern (17) 90.85 Cannon Texas Open 2019
Kelly Trice Eastern (22) 90.71 Skate Wilmington 2019
Ariana Machado Eastern (23) 90.61 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic
Cassidy Irwin Pacific (12) 90.53 The 41st Annual Pasadena Open Championships
Lindsey Byer Eastern (24) 90.05 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships

NQS Intermediate Men Combined Rankings as published in the Members Only section of USFS’ website (top 35 in NQS standings listed below of 50 ranked)
Lucas Broussard Pacific (1) 136.35 2019 Ice Fest
Matthew Grossman Eastern (1) 107.98 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships
Lake Liao Midwestern (1) 102.05 Skate Cleveland
Sergei Evseev Pacific (2) 100.48 Golden West Championships
Allan Fisher Pacific (3) 98.45 The 41st Annual Pasadena Open Championships
Vaclav Vasquez Pacific (4) 95.95 Golden West Championships
Beck Strommer Midwestern (2) 95.74 Oktoberfest
Anthony Mugg Midwestern (3) 95.56 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Antonio Monaco Eastern (2) 93.34 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
J-Arh Doromal Midwestern (4) 92.37 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Lucas Fitterer Eastern (3) 91.36 2019 Moran Memorial Championships
Jonathan Hildebrandt Eastern (4) 90.41 Providence Open
Mark Williams Pacific (5) 86.11 2019 Ice Fest
Michael Chapa Midwestern (5) 86.00 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Matthew Mlachak Midwestern (6) 85.58 Skate Cleveland
Matthew Soifer Midwestern (7) 84.43 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Mikah Tong Pacific (6) 84.16 The 41st Annual Pasadena Open Championships
Ethan Le Midwestern (8) 82.43 The Vail Invitational
Anthony Ying Eastern (5) 82.35 Providence Open
Van Pierson Eastern (6) 81.22 2019 Cranberry Open
Ryan Xie Eastern (7) 80.92 2019 Moran Memorial Championships
Jaeik Shim Pacific (7) 80.15 Golden West Championships
William Church Midwestern (9) 77.20 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Adrian Vecchio Eastern (8) 76.31 2019 Cranberry Open
Wyatt Prosch Midwestern (10) 75.85 Heart of America Invitational
Gabriel Martinez Midwestern (11) 75.82 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Berenger MarcAurele Pacific (8) 74.87 2019 Sun Valley Summer Championships
Jack Liu Eastern (9) 74.63 2019 Lake Placid FS Championships
Mitchell Castelletti Midwestern (12) 73.13 2019 Braemar Competition
Luke Witkowski Eastern (10) 72.24 2019 Cranberry Open
Ryan Federspiel Eastern (11) 71.67 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic
Andrew Bai Midwestern (13) 71.50 2019 Braemar Competition
Alexander Ting Eastern (12) 71.05 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Cyrus McSwain Pacific (9) 70.90 Skate San Francisco 2019
Carter Griffin Pacific (10) 70.29 The 41st Annual Pasadena Open Championships

NQS Juvenile Girls Combined Rankings as published in the Members Only section of USFS’ website (top 45 in NQS standings list)
Jordan Scott Eastern (1) 61.53 2019 Philadelphia Summer Champs
Ela Cui Eastern (2) 61.03 2019 Cranberry Open
Isabelle Emler Pacific (1) 58.76 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic
Mia Barghout Midwestern (1) 55.42 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic
Kaitlin Krafchik Eastern (3) 54.92 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Alina Bohutska Eastern (4) 54.29 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Claire Kroell Midwestern (2) 54.22 The Vail Invitational
Sarah Lueck Pacific (2) 53.36 Skate San Francisco 2019
Phoebe Stubblefield Eastern (5) 52.72 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic
Gemma Soles Midwestern (3) 52.21 Skate Cleveland
Olivia Appel Eastern (6) 52.04 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic
Nicole Park Pacific (3) 51.84 The 41st Annual Pasadena Open Championships
Wirunpat Hattakitkosol Eastern (7) 51.78 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Elyce Lin-Gracey Pacific (4) 50.97 2019 Glacier Falls Summer Classic
Cecilia Donohue Midwestern (4) 50.90 44th Annual Kathy Slack Troy Summer Competition
Ella Kim Pacific (5) 50.38 Skate San Francisco 2019
Maile Hilbelink Pacific (6) 50.37 2019 Ice Fest
Julianna Farrell Eastern (8) 49.76 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Ryan Pesta Midwestern (5) 49.58 2019 Broadmoor Open
Dalila DeLaura Eastern (9) 49.39 2019 Cranberry Open
Ava Nienus Midwestern (6) 49.18 2019 Southwest Florida Fall Classic
Emily Renzi Eastern (10) 49.08 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Cleo Park Pacific (7) 48.87 The 41st Annual Pasadena Open Championships
Nika Dal Eastern (11) 48.31 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Sofia Jarmoc Eastern (12) 48.13 2019 Cranberry Open
Hannah Tsao Eastern (13) 48.11 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Alison Rho Eastern (14) 47.46 2019 Atlanta Open
Sherry Zhang Pacific (8) 47.37 2019 Skate St. Moritz
Gabriella Bildson Eastern (15) 47.34 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Claire Cao Pacific (9) 46.98 Golden West Championships
Sloan Mayer Pacific (10) 46.94 The 41st Annual Pasadena Open Championships
Kate Pressgrove Pacific (11) 46.89 Oktoberfest
Dominica Sarandeva Eastern (16) 46.82 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Madeline Besgen Eastern (17) 46.81 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Zoie Gomez Pacific (12) 46.75 Skate San Francisco 2019
Annika Chao Pacific (13) 46.60 Golden West Championships
Ava Zubik Eastern (18) 46.54 2019 Orange Blossom Open
Anqi Hou Eastern (19) 46.41 2019 Cranberry Open
Zoe Dreis Midwestern (7) 46.39 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Ava Aversano Midwestern (8) 46.38 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Jacqueline Born Eastern (20) 46.20 2019 Potomac Open
Autumn Kirk Midwestern (9) 46.12 2019 Skate Austin Bluebonnet Open
Emma Tanaka Eastern (21) 46.09 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Sylvia Wong Midwestern (10) 46.08 2019 Braemar Competition
Molly DiPierro Eastern (22) 46.05 94th Middle Atlantic Championships

NQS Juvenile Boys Combined Rankings as published in the Members Only section of USFS’ website (top 26 in NQS standings list)
Taira Shinohara Midwestern (1) 52.41 2019 DuPage Open
Jason Hu Eastern (1) 51.67 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Zachary LoPinto Eastern (2) 51.16 2019 Philadelphia Summer Champs
Lucius Kazanecki Eastern (3) 48.62 2019 Philadelphia Summer Champs
Tao MacRae Pacific (1) 47.38 Golden West Championships
Kirk Haugeto Eastern (4) 46.30 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Patrick Blackwell Eastern (5) 45.56 2019 Cranberry Open
Solomon Bristol Midwestern (2) 43.05 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Aaron Li Pacific (2) 42.90 2019 Skate St. Moritz
Jared Sedlis Midwestern (3) 42.51 2019 Skate Detroit
August Perthus Pacific (3) 41.96 The 41st Annual Pasadena Open Championships
Matthew Lin Midwestern (4) 41.66 Skate Milwaukee 2019
Addison Apisarnthanarax Midwestern (5) 40.53 2019 Broadmoor Open
Nao Ikeda Eastern (6) 39.45 2019 Cranberry Open
Ethan Fradkin Eastern (7) 39.36 2019 Moran Memorial Championships
Ethan Musladin Pacific (4) 39.10 Skate San Francisco 2019
Peter Malakhov Midwestern (6) 38.84 Skate Houston 2019
Dylan Oliver Midwestern (7) 38.48 Greater Chicagoland Fall Invitational
Jake Smith Eastern (8) 37.80 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
Aleksandr Fegan Eastern (9) 37.42 94th Middle Atlantic Championships
David Zhao Eastern (10) 37.33 2019 Cranberry Open
Andrey Swanson Pacific (5) 36.72 Golden West Championships
Zachary Fogt Midwestern (8) 36.41 Skate Cleveland
Stephen Huang Midwestern (9) 36.07 Oklahoma Open
Zeev Furumoto-Cheh Eastern (11) 35.26 2019 Cranberry Open
Arsen Meghavoryan Pacific (6) 35.04 2019 Broadmoor Open

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2019 U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate, Sept. 19-22, in Salt Lake City, Utah

Posted by unseenskaters on November 13, 2019

Belatedly, the 8th annual U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate took place from Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah. This developmental, domestic competition, utilizing ISU international judges & officials, was launched by U.S. Figure Skating in 2012 and was held again in conjunction with the ISU Challenger (Senior B international) competition at the same venue.

Links (each will open a new window/tab):
[ALL RESULTS & PROTOCOLS]
[WATCH VIDEOS ON DEMAND] (click on ON DEMAND tab & then scroll down to “2019 U.S. Challenge Skate” in the All Categories drop down menu to bring up the videos by event)
Event Info page

ALL MEDALISTS are listed below:

JUNIOR MEN (12 competed)
Matthew Nielsen, Strongsville SC 66.55 (1) 118.32 (1) 184.87
Lucas Altieri, Pines FSC 66.49 (3) 116.53 (2) 183.02
Maxim Naumov, SC of Boston 67.99 (1) 112.81 (3) 180.80

JUNIOR LADIES (16 competed)
Calista Choi, Skokie Valley SC 55.16 (1) 98.78 (1) 153.94
Mia Kalin, St. Moritz ISC 49.98 (2) 93.11 (4) 143.09
Noelle Rosa, Salt Lake Figure Skating 42.38 (9) 97.57 (2) 139.95

JUNIOR ICE DANCE (5 teams competed)
Samantha Ritter, All Year FSC / Jim Wang, St. Paul FSC 43.42 (2) 74.46 (1) 117.88
Anna Nicklas, Ann Arbor FSC / Max Ryan, All Year FSC 49.11 (1) 68.72 (2) 117.83
Hilary Asher, Skokie Valley SC / Kyle Pearson, All Year FSC 35.29 (4) 59.79 (3) 95.08

NOVICE MEN (16 competed)
Lucas Broussard, Highland SC 54.59 (1) 101.89 (2) 156.48
Robert Yampolsky, North Jersey FSC 45.29 (2) 102.73 (1) 148.02
Zachary Yaninek, Peaks FSC 37.18 (8) 90.11 (3) 127.29

NOVICE LADIES (16 competed)
Isabeau Levito, SC Of Southern New Jersey 57.64 (1) 114.08 (1) 171.72
Elsa Cheng, Skokie Valley SC 50.06 (2) 92.93 (2) 142.99
Adele Zheng, DuPage FSC 48.81 (3) 81.91 (4) 130.72

NOVICE ICE DANCE (4 teams competed)
Elliana Peal, Skokie Valley SC / Ethan Peal, Skokie Valley SC 41.29 (2) 57.57 (1) 98.86
Gabriela Hernandez, Peninsula SC / Noah Lafornara, Lansing SC 42.60 (1) 53.62 (2) 96.22
Emma LEsperance, SC of Boston / Mika Amdour, SC of Boston 32.37 (4) 47.88 (3) 80.25

NOVICE PAIRS (3 teams competed)
Natasha Mishkutionok, Dallas FSC / Daniel Tioumentsev, Dallas FSC 35.93 (1) 66.04 (1) 101.97
Aleksandra Prudsky, SC of Houston / Enoch Chen, SC of Houston 34.60 (2) 59.21 (2) 93.81
Estelle Schwab, St. Paul FSC / Jaden Schwab, St. Paul FSC 30.85 (3) 56.54 (3) 87.39

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Team USA results: 2019 Challenge Cup, Bavarian Open, Egna Spring & Dance Trophy & 2018 developmental internationals

Posted by unseenskaters on February 27, 2019

This blog post is a compilation of results from three post-2019 U.S. Nationals international competitions — Challenge Cup, Bavarian Open and Egna Dance Trophy, as well as two earlier Team USA developmental internationals — Golden Bear and Asian Open Trophy — in the 2018-19 season. A few video and article links also are linked below.

* indicates Team USA skater debuts at Junior or Novice international competitions in the 2018-19 season.

Note: All the Senior/Junior scores listed below from the international competitions are not eligible to be included in the ISU season best scores lists.

CHALLENGE CUP, The Hague NED, February 21-24, 2019 [Click here for results/protocols]
Starr Andrews – silver medal in Senior Ladies, 187.69 total (64.76 3rd in SP [watch SP video], 122.93 3rd in FS [watch FS video to last season’s “One Moment in Time” performed by Starr Andrews/Whitney Houston)]) – attained higher/season best TES score in FS here
Amber Glenn – 4th overall in Senior Ladies, 180.91 total (70.25 1st in SP [watch SP video], 110.66 5th in FS [watch FS video]); attained higher/season best TES scores in both SP & FS here
Ryan Dunk – 5th overall in Senior Men, his senior international debut, in which he attained 2019 4CC TES minimum scores in both SP & FS, 193.95 total (65.36 7th in SP, 128.59 5th in FS); coached by Ross Miner in The Hague. Post-2019 Nationals coverage: [read 2/6/19 Baltimore Sun feature article on Ryan Dunk] [read 2/12/19 WBAL-TV article on Dunk & watch the Ryan Dunk video feature uploaded 2/12/19 on WBAL-TV’s YouTube channel]
Daniel Martynov* – gold in Adv. Novice Boys, 123.80 total (44.30 1st in SP [watch SP video], 79.50 1st in FS [watch FS video] [watch medal ceremony])
Laura Jacobson* – 5th in Adv. Novice Girls, 94.33 total (5th in SP, 6th in FS)

BAVARIAN OPEN, Oberstdorf GER, February 5-10, 2019 [Click here for results/protocols]
Emilia Murdock – silver in Junior Ladies II, 150.37 total (54.44 2nd in SP, 95.93 2nd in FS)
Joonsoo Kim* – silver in Junior Men, 165.85 total (57.86 2nd in SP [watch SP video], 107.99 2nd in FS [watch FS video])
Chelsea Liu/Ian Meyh – gold in Junior Pairs, 150.36 total (53.84 1st in SP, 96.52 1st in FS); attained TES minimum scores 23/34 for 2019 Junior Worlds that they didn’t get in their international debut at Golden Spin of Zagreb in Dec. 2018
Grace Knoop*/Blake Eisenach* – 5th in Junior Pairs, 129.72 total (47.79 4th in SP, 81.93 5th in FS); attained TES minimum scores 23/34 for 2019 Junior Worlds
Ella Ales*/Daniel Tsarik* – 5th in Junior Dance, 134.31 total (52.93, 5th in RD, 81.38 5th in FD); attained TES minimum scores 22/35 for 2019 Junior Worlds
Aubrey Ignacio* – gold in Adv. Novice Girls II, 118.86 total (1st in SP, 1st in FS)
Lindsay Thorngren* – silver in Adv. Novice Girls I, 113.88 total (1st in SP, 2nd in FS)
William Annis* – silver in Adv. Novice Boys, 113.90 total (3rd in SP, 2nd in FS)
Elliana Peal*/Ethan Peal* – 6th in Adv. Novice Dance, 109.79 total (9th & 7th in PD, 2nd in FD [watch FD video])

EGNA DANCE TROPHY, Egna-Neumarkt ITA, February 1-3, 2019 [Click here for results/protocols]
Elizabeth Tkachenko/Alexei Kiliakov – gold in Adv. Novice Dance, 121.24 total (1st & 1st in PD, 1st in FD [watch FD video])
Jordan Lin*/Morgan Sletten* – bronze in Adv. Novice Dance, 110.37 total (3rd & 2nd in PD, 4th in FD [watch FD video])

Team USA developmental internationals in the first half of the 2018-19 season:

ASIAN OPEN FS TROPHY, Bangkok THA, August 1-3, 2018 [Click here for results/protocols, Junior & below]
Gabriella Izzo – silver in Junior Ladies, 168.03 total (60.92 1st in SP, 107.11 4th in FS)
Ashley Lin – 5th in Junior Ladies, 158.53 total (53.79 3rd in SP, 104.74 5th in FS)
Nicholas Hsieh – bronze in Junior Men, 138.73 total (44.47 3rd in SP, 94.26 3rd in FS)
Alysa Liu – gold in Adv. Novice Girls, 138.45 total (50.25 1st in SP, 88.20 1st in FS [watch FS fan cam video] in which she landed 3A+2T cleanly)
Indi Cha* – 5th in Adv. Novice Girls, 108.15 total (5th in SP, 4th in FS)
Ellen Slavicek* – 6th in Adv. Novice Girls, 96.05 total (7th in SP, 6th in FS)
Ilia Malinin* – gold in Adv. Novice Boys, 116.71 total (1st in SP, 1st in FS)

GOLDEN BEAR, Zagreb CRO, October 25-28, 2018 [Click here for results/protocols]
Emilia Murdock* – silver in Junior Ladies, 176.87 total (61.39 3rd in SP [watch SP fan cam video], 115.48 2nd in FS [watch FS fan cam video])
Matthew Nielsen* – 5th in Junior Men, 150.04 total (55.06 4th in SP, 94.98 7th in FS); he competed Novice in 2018-19 season [watch Cleveland local news feature on Nielsen] (WKYC News, 2/16/19)
Alena Budko* – gold in Adv. Novice Girls, 107.64 total (1st in SP, 2nd in FS)
Kate Wang* – bronze in Adv. Novice Girls, 102.39 total (2nd in SP, 3rd in FS)
Ilia Malinin – silver in Adv. Novice Boys, 111.07 total (1st in SP, 3rd in FS)

Upcoming competitions in the second half of the 2018-19 season:

World Junior Championships, Zagreb CRO, March 4-10, 2019 UPDATED: [Click here for final results/protocols]
GOLD: Tomoki Hiwatashi (230.32 2 2)
BRONZE: Ting Cui (194.41 3 3)

4th: Avonley Nguyen/Vadym Kolesnik (167.90 5 3)
5th: Sarah Feng/TJ Nyman (162.90 6 5)
6th: Laiken Lockley/Keenan Prochnow (159.54 5 6)
7th: Hanna Harrell (176.69 5 9), Caroline Green/Gordon Green (153.05 8 7)
8th: Camden Pulkinen (216.68 1 9)
11th: Alex Krasnozhon (211.47 5 12), Kate Finster/Balazs Nagy (132.29 10 13)
12th: Eliana Gropman/Ian Somerville (139.96 9 13)
Pre-event info:
Ladies (2): Ting Cui (164.84, 11th in her Four Continents debut; 199.79 ISU SB at 2018 CS Tallinn Trophy, currently #17 on total scores list), Hanna Harrell (157.08 ISU SB at 2018 JGP ARM, currently #81 on total scores list [alternates 1-3: Starr Andrews, Gabriella Izzo, Audrey Shin]
Men (3): Tomoki Hiwatashi (236.79 ISU SB, currently #23 on total scores list, 8th in his Four Continents debut), Alex Krasnozhon (211.03 ISU SB, currently #46 on total scores list), Camden Pulkinen (223.95 ISU SB, currently #34 on total scores list) [alts. 1-3: Andrew Torgashev, Ryan Dunk, Dinh Tran]
Pairs (3): Sarah Feng/TJ Nyman (163.44 ISU SB, currently #29 on total scores list), Laiken Lockley/Keenan Prochnow (140.63 ISU SB, currently #41 on total scores list), Kate Finster/Balazs Nagy (128.31 ISU SB, currently #49 on total scores list) [alts. 1-2: Chelsea Liu/Ian Meyh, Grace Knoop/Blake Eisenach]
Dance (3): Caroline Green/Gordon Green (153.88 at 2018 Golden Spin of Zabreb, 157.41 at 2019 Mentor Torun Cup), Avonley Nguyen/Vadym Kolesnik (165.63 ISU SB, currently #31 on total scores list), Eliana Gropman/Ian Somerville (148.51 ISU SB, currently #52 on total scores list) [alts. 1-3: Oona Brown/Gage Brown, Jocelyn Haines/James Koszuta, Ella Ales/Daniel Tsarik]

Egna Spring Trophy, Egna-Neumarkt ITA, March 28-31, 2019
UPDATED:
[Click here for final results]
Team USA singles entries are (* = international debut):
Senior Ladies / Men: Starr Andrews-SILVER, Gabriella Izzo-GOLD (J1) / Andrew Torgashev=SILVER, Alex Krasnozhon-GOLD (added later)
Junior Ladies: Audrey Shin (J2)-4th, *Calista Choi-GOLD (N1)
Adv. Novice Girls / Boys: *Isabelle Inthisone-GOLD in Group 1 (N3) / *Robert Yampolsky-GOLD (Int1)

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2019 U.S. Nationals: Senior Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 27, 2019

Free Skate Sunday, Jan. 27 starting at 2:10 pm ET: [Click here to view final standings] [Link to FS protocols]

GOLD Nathan Chen, Salt Lake Figure Skating 113.42 (1) 228.80 (1) 342.22
SILVER Vincent Zhou, SC of San Francisco 100.25 (3) 183.76 (2) 284.01
BRONZE Jason Brown, Skokie Valley SC 100.52 (2) 172.56 (3) 273.08
PEWTER Tomoki Hiwatashi, DuPage FSC 84.05 (4) 169.23 (4) 253.28
5 Aleksei Krasnozhon, Dallas FSC 82.53 (5) 151.99 (5) 234.52
6 Timothy Dolensky, Atlanta FSC 81.10 (6) 147.84 (7) 228.94
7 Andrew Torgashev, Broadmoor SC 76.95 (9) 149.02 (6) 225.97
8 Sean Rabbitt, Glacier Falls FSC 79.66 (7) 138.18 (9) 217.84
9 Alexander Johnson, Braemar-City of Lakes FSC 74.07 (11) 142.41 (8) 216.48
10 Jimmy Ma, SC of New York 74.84 (10) 132.08 (11) 206.92
11 Emmanuel Savary, Broadmoor SC 69.89 (13) 132.56 (10) 202.45
12 Camden Pulkinen, Broadmoor SC 78.39 (8) 121.48 (15) 199.87
13 Jordan Moeller, Northern Ice SC 66.15 (14) 131.67 (12) 197.82
14 Kevin Shum, SC of Boston 71.13 (12) 124.98 (13) 196.11
15 Daniel Kulenkamp, Coyotes SC of Arizona 64.64 (16) 124.29 (14) 188.93
16 William Hubbart, St. Moritz ISC 65.34 (15) 120.68 (16) 186.02
17 Sebastien Payannet, Los Angeles FSC 61.55 (17) 107.59 (18) 169.14
18 Ben Jalovick, Centennial 7k SC 58.51 (19) 109.00 (17) 167.51
19 Tony Lu, North Jersey FSC 59.81 (18) 85.18 (20) 144.99
20 Andrew Austin, Skokie Valley SC 45.68 (20) 85.71 (19) 131.39

[Click here to view SP results] [Link to SP protocols]

Listed from youngest to oldest with FS music included (* = Senior national debut for 4 skaters out of 20)

Andrew Torgashev, 17 (born May 29, 2001) FS: “El Tango de Roxanne” from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, choreo. by Scott Brown and Ilona Melnichenko (his mother); he qualified for his second consecutive Junior Grand Prix Final this season but had to withdraw due to injury; this is his 3rd straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior title in 2015
Vincent Zhou, 18 (Oct. 25, 2000) FS: Music from the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack by Tan Dun & “Rising Sun” by Kiyoshi Yoshida, choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle; this is his 4th straight Nationals appearance for the 2018 Olympic team member at the Senior level after winning the Junior title in 2013
Tomoki Hiwatashi, 19 (Jan. 20, 2000) FS: “Fate of the Gods” by Steven Reineke, choreo. by Mark Pillay or Ben Agosto; he qualified for his first Junior Grand Prix Final this season and this is his 3rd straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior title in 2016
Alex Krasnozhon, 18 (April 11, 2000) FS: “Korobushka” performed by Bond, choreo. by Scott Brown; this is his second Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior title in 2017
*Camden Pulkinen [J1 in 2018], 18 (March 25, 2000) FS: “Overture/Cool/Maria” from Bernstein’s West Side Story, choreo. by Tom Dickson; he is coached by Tom Zakrajsek, Drew Meekins and Becky Calvin and qualified for his second consecutive Junior Grand Prix Final this season, winning the silver in December 2017
Nathan Chen, 19 (May 5, 1999) FS: “Land of All” by Woodkid, choreo. by Marie-France Dubreuil & Sam Chouinard
*Tony Lu [J5 in 2018], 20 (Nov. 24, 1998) FS: “Who Wants To Live Forever” by Queen, choreo. by Chris Conte; previously competed in 3 JGPs in 2014-15 and is coached by Priscilla Hill
*Andrew Austin, 20 (July 14, 1998) – first time qualifying for Nationals and coached by Quinton Clemons in the Chicago area [Link to their photos at Nationals on Andrew’s Instagram]; FS: “Malaguena” performed by Stanley Black and his Orchestra, choreo. by Chrissy Lipscomb
*William Hubbart [N4 in 2016], 21 (Jan. 23, 1998) FS: “Someone To Watch Over Me/I Got Rhythm” by Gershwin, choreo. by his coach Jim Peterson; previously competed in 1 JGP in 2016 and pairs with his sister (2018 Novice silver medalists)
Emmanuel Savary, 21 (Jan. 6, 1998) FS: “Io Ci Saro” performed by Andrea Bocelli and Lang Lang, choreo. by Evgeni Platov; previously competed in 1 JGP in 2016 and this is his 4th straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level
Kevin Shum, 21 (July 3, 1997) FS: Rodrigo’s “Aranjuez” performed by Jorge Muñiz and José Luis Duval, choreo. by his coach Mark Mitchell; he previously competed in 3 JGPs in 2014-16 and is the current U.S. Collegiate champion and a senior at M.I.T. [Link to his article/video feature by the MIT Division of Student Life]
Jimmy Ma, 23 (Oct. 11, 1995) FS: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, choreo. by Nikolai Morozov last season & by Josh Farris this season; this is his 5th straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior bronze in 2014 and pewter in in 2013
Daniel Kulenkamp, 23 (Aug. 6, 1995) FS: “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban, choreo. by his coach Douglas Razzano; previously competed in 1 JGP in 2014 and this is his 6th straight Nationals appearance and 4th at the Senior level; graduated from Arizona State University in 2018 with a degree in Computer Science
Jordan Moeller, 23 (April 24, 1995) FS: “Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met)” by Panic! At The Disco, choreo. by Jordan himself; this is his 4th Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior silver in 2014; graduated from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs in December 2018 with a degree in Psychology
Jason Brown, 24 (Dec. 15, 1994) FS: “Old Friends/Bookends/A Hazy Shade of Winter” by Simon and Garfunkel, choreo. by David Wilson
Sebastien Payannet, 24 (March 8, 1994) FS: “To Build A Home” by The Cinematic Orchestra, feat. Patrick Watson, choreo. by Benoit Richaud with touch ups by his coach Derrick Delmore; this is his 4th straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level; graduated in 2016 from the University of Colorado at Boulder Architectural Engineering program with an emphasis in Illumination Engineering and currently works as a lighting designer in Los Angeles
Ben Jalovick, 25 (Nov. 1, 1993) FS: “The Rains of Castamere” from the Game of Thrones soundtrack, choreo. by Jordan Moeller or Fabian Bourzat; he is coached by Kori Ade and this is his 5th appearance at Nationals, 3rd at the Senior level
Timothy Dolensky, 26 (July 18, 1992) FS: “Faux” by Novo Amor & Ed Tullett/”Faux” Remix by Said the Sky, choreo. by Ryan Jahnke; this is his 6th straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior silver in 2012
Alexander Johnson, 28 (May 15, 1990) FS: “The Golden Age/Iron/Run Boy Run” by Woodkid, choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne; this is his 9th Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior bronze in 2009; he graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management in December 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance
Sean Rabbitt, 28 (April 8, 1990) FS: “Prologue/Maria/Overture” from West Side Story, choreo. by Sean himself; this is his 7th straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level, 8 in all

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