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2018 U.S. Nationals: Novice Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 2, 2018

Links will open a new window:
[Novice Men final standings] (online glitch has since been fixed)
[Direct link to Novice Men FS protocols]
Medalists:
GOLD – Goku Endo 156.14 (102.03 FS 2nd)
SILVER – Max Lake 155.77 (103.11 FS 1st)
BRONZE – Nicholas Hsieh 151.64 (94.89 FS 6th)
PEWTER – Lucas Altieri 144.63 (95.98 FS 4th)

Place Start # Name Club SP FS Total
1 10 Goku Endo, Los Angeles FSC 54.11 (2) 102.03 (2) 156.14
2 12 Max Lake, All Year FSC 52.66 (3) 103.11 (1) 155.77
3 7 Nicholas Hsieh, SC of Wilmington 56.75 (1) 94.89 (6) 151.64
4 11 Lucas Altieri, Panthers FSC 48.65 (4) 95.98 (4) 144.63
5 5 Chase Finster, Northern Kentucky SC 41.40 (9) 101.04 (3) 142.44
6 4 Nathan Chapple, Shaker FSC 44.74 (7) 95.86 (5) 140.60
7 9 Jordan Evans, University of Delaware FSC 45.39 (5) 91.35 (8) 136.74
8 8 Jonathan Yang, St. Paul FSC 44.85 (6) 91.65 (7) 136.50
9 3 Henry Privett-Mendoza, Pasadena FSC 42.88 (8) 76.20 (10) 119.08
10 1 Daniel Argueta, Texas Gulf Coast FSC 36.04 (12) 80.79 (9) 116.83
11 2 Joshua Simkin, FSC of Southern California 36.75 (11) 75.34 (11) 112.09
12 6 Eric Prober, Pines FSC 40.21 (10) 64.93 (12) 105.14

[Novice Men SP results/protocols]
Top 4:
1 Nicholas Hsieh, SC of Wilmington 56.75 (3Lz, 3T+2T, 2A; level 4 spins & step seq.)
2 Goku Endo, Los Angeles FSC 54.11 (3T+2T, 3S, 2A)
3 Max Lake, All Year FSC 52.66 (3T+3T, 3Lz, 2A)
4 Lucas Altieri, Panthers FSC 48.65 (3S+3T, 3F<< fall, 2A; level 4 spins & step seq.)

EVENT RECAPS & PHOTOS:
Novice Men SP recap (scroll down)
Novice Men SP action photos (top 10)
Novice Men FS recap (scroll down)
Novice Men FS action photos (top 10 & podium)

COMPETITOR PROFILES (listed by age, youngest to oldest):

Goku Endo
Age: 14; 5/20/03
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Training Town: Harbor City, CA
Coach: Ivan Dinev, Angela Nikodinov
Choreographer: Derrick Delmore
SP: “This Business of Love” from The Mask film soundtrack by Domino
FS: “El Tango de Roxanne” from the Moulin Rouge film soundtrack, performed by Ewan McGregor, Jose Feliciano, Jacek Koman
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 50.79(SP)/107.13(FS)/157.92 (P1)
SP jumps (Sectionals): 3T+2T, 3S, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3T+2T, 3Lo, 3S+2T, 3T, 3S, 2A, 2A+1Lo+2F
Notes: He made his JGP debut in Croatia this fall (one of 2 Novice level boys selected). He was 6th in Intermediate last year.

Eric Prober
Age: 15; 12/11/02
Club: Pines FSC
Training Town: Pembroke Pines, FL
Coach: Aaron Gillespie, John Kerr, John Zimmerman
Choreographer: Nadine Kerr, Silvia Fontana
SP: “Luck Be A Lady” performed by Frank Sinatra
FS: “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 47.64(SP)/94.03(FS)/141.67 (N2)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 2A, 3F+2T, 3Lo
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3F+2T, 3Lo, 2A+1Lo+3S, 2A, 3F, 3S, 3T+2T
Notes: He is the Eastern Sectional silver medalist after having placed 5th (1st alternate to Nationals) in Novice at Easterns last year.

Nicholas Hsieh
Age: 15; 9/19/02
Club: Wilmington, DE
Training Town: SC of Wilmington
Coach: Viktor Pfeifer
Choreographer: Irina Romanova
SP: Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” performed by Disturbed
FS: Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1 & 2 by Muse
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 49.07(SP)/97.81(FS)/146.88 (P3)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz, 3T+2T, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz, 3T, 3T+1Lo+3S, 2A+2T, 3Lz+2T, 2A, 2Lz
Notes: He made his JGP debut in Belarus this fall (one of 2 Novice level boys selected). He was the Intermediate silver medalist last year and 6th in Juvenile in 2016.

Henry Privett-Mendoza
Age: 15; 8/13/02
Club: Pasadena FSC
Training Town: El Segundo, CA
Coach: Robert Taylor, Rudy Galindo
Choreographer: R. Galindo
SP: “Arabian Dance” from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
FS: Music from the Angels & Demons film soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 38.63(SP)/65.37(FS)/104.00 (P4)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3S, 3Lo+2Lo, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3Lo+2T, 2Lz, 2A, 2A+2Lo, 3Lo, 3S, 2Lz+2Lo+2T
Notes: He was 11th in Intermediate in 2017 and 12th in Intermediate in 2016.

Max Lake
Age: 15; 3/6/02
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Carlsbad, CA
Coach: Jonathan Cassar, Colleen Mickey
Choreographer: J. Cassar
SP: “The Messiah Will Come Again” by Gary Moore
FS: Cello Concerto by Edward Elgar, performed by Jacqueline du Pre
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 52.43(SP)/101.44(FS)/153.87 (P2)
SP jumps (Sectionals): 3T+3T, 3Lz, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz, 3A (new jump), 3F, 3S+2T, 3T+1Lo+3S, 3T, 2A+2A seq.
Notes: He placed 9th in Novice in 2016.

Lucas Altieri
Age: 16; 8/15/01
Club: Panthers SC
Training Town: Coral Springs, FL
Coach: Douglas Haw, Ilona Melnichenko
Choreographer: Ilona Melnichenko
SP: “Incantation” from Cirque du Soleil
FS: “Hey You”/”Another Brink in the Wall” by Pink Floyd
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 49.08(SP)/89.72(FS)/138.80 (P3)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3S+3T, 3F, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3F+2T, 3Lz, 3Lo+1Lo+3S, 3F, 2A+3T, 3Lo, 2A
Notes: He placed 5th in Novice last year and was the 2016 U.S. Intermediate pewter medalist.

Jonathan Yang
Age: 16; 6/26/01
Club: St. Paul FSC
Training Town: St. Paul, MN
Coach: Melissa Jasperson, Benjamin Miller Reisman
Choreographer: Jamie Isley
SP: “Still Lovin’ You”/music from Moment of Glory by Scorpions with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
FS: “Nut Rocker” by Robert Wells
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 50.60(SP)/95.65(FS)/146.25 (M1)
SP jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz, 3Lo+2T, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz, 3Lo+2T, 3T+2T+2Lo, 3Lo, 3T, 2A+2Lo, 2A
Notes: He placed 9th in Novice last year and was 5th in Intermediate in 2016.

Chase Finster
Age: 16; 6/26/01
Club: Northern Kentucky FSC
Training Town: Louisville, KY
Coach: Stephanie Miller
Choreographer: Phillip Mills
SP: “Chasing Cars” by Snow Petrol
FS: Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” performed by Disturbed
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 39.58(SP)/89.89(FS)/129.47 (P3)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3F+2T, 2A, 3Lz
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3F, 2A+2T, 3Lz, 3S, 3T, 3S+2T, 2A
Notes: He won the Juvenile Pairs national title last year (with Sydney Flaum) and decided to focus on singles this season.

Jordan Evans
Age: 16; 4/1/01
Club: University of Delaware FSC
Training Town: Newark, DE
Coach: Jeffrey DiGregorio, Pam Gregory
Choreographer: Kristine Bingham, Nathan Birch
SP: “Fever” performed by Elvis Presley and Michael Buble
FS: “Dance for Me Wallis” from W.E. and music Romeo & Juliet film soundtracks by Abel Korzeniowski
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 49.20(SP)/87.12(FS)/136.32 (N4)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3S+3Lo, 3F, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3S+3Lo, 3Lz+2T, 3Lo, 3S, 2A, 3T, 2A+2T+2Lo
Notes: He placed 7th in Novice last year and was the 2016 U.S. Intermediate bronze medalist.

Joshua Simkin
Age: 17; 11/10/00
Club: FSC of Southern California
Training Town: Los Angeles, CA
Coach: Eric Millot
Choreographer: Alex Chang
SP: “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars
FS: “Poliushko Polie” performed by Andre Rieu & his orchestra and music from Fiddler on the Roof played by violinist Isaac Stern
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 38.86(SP)/76.95(FS)/115.81 (P3)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3T, 3S+2T, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3S+2T, 3Lo, 3T+1A seq., 3T, 3S, 2A+2T+2Lo, 2A
Notes: He was 10th in Intermediate in 2016.

Daniel Argueta
Age: 17; 4/18/00
Club: Texas Gulf Coast FSC
Training Town: Sugar Land, TX
Coach: Val Prudsky, Elena Prudsky
Choreographer: E. Prudsky, Evgueni Nemirovskii
SP: “Blues for Klook” by Eddy Louiss
FS: “Our Destiny” by Thomas Bergersen
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 39.72(SP)/87.49(FS)/127.21 (M4)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3F, 3S+2T, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3F, 3Lz, 3S, 2A, 3Lo, 3Lo+2T, 2A+2T
Notes: He was the Intermediate pewter medalist last year.

Nathan Chapple
Age: 18; 10/5/99
Club: Shaker FSC
Training Town: Shaker Heights, OH
Coach: Sherry Marvin
Choreographer: Parker Pennington, Jacqueline Henry
SP: “Sadness and Sorrow” by Taylor Davis
FS: Music from The Man in the Iron Mask film soundtrack by Nick Glennie-Smith
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 46.01(SP)/87.53(FS)/133.54 (M2)
SP jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz+2T, 2A, 3F
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 2A, 3F+1Lo+2S, 3S+2T, 3Lz, 3T, 2A+2T, 3S
Notes: January 2016 Cleveland local news feature on him when he was named
high school athlete of the week: [Watch Video]

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Novice Ladies

Posted by unseenskaters on January 2, 2018

Links will open in a new window: [Novice Ladies final standings/FS protocols]

GOLD – Beverly Zhu, All Year FSC 54.91 (1) 112.78 (1) 167.69
SILVER – Emilea Zingas, St. Clair Shores FSC 43.43 (6) 89.25 (3) 132.68
BRONZE – Violeta Ushakova, SC of New York 46.76 (3) 84.76 (5) 131.52
PEWTER – Calista Choi, Skokie Valley SC 40.90 (10) 90.30 (2) 131.20

5 Noelle Rosa, Salt Lake Figure Skating 44.22 (5) 86.64 (4) 130.86
6 Sophia Chouinard, Panthers FSC 42.03 (8) 83.96 (6) 125.99
7 Christina Lin, Murray Silver Blades FSC 48.29 (2) 77.29 (8) 125.58
8 Sarah Jung, Columbia FSC (MD) 41.68 (9) 81.40 (7) 123.08
9 Jessica Lin, Dallas FSC 42.50 (7) 76.00 (10) 118.50
10 Ariela Masarsky, DuPage FSC 45.75 (4) 72.04 (11) 117.79
11 Maddie Weiler, SC of Boston 40.71 (11) 76.85 (9) 117.56
WD Amie Miyagi, Salt Lake Figure Skating (12 SP) 33.45

[Novice Ladies SP results/protocols]
Top 4 in SP:
1 Beverly Zhu, All Year FSC 54.91 (3F+2T, 3Lo, 2A & all level 4s)
2 Christina Lin, Murray Silver Blades FSC 48.29 (3Lz+2T-, 3Lo-, 2A)
3 Violeta Ushakova, SC of New York 46.76 (3Lo fall, 3T+2T, 2A & 2nd highest PCS after Zhu)
4 Ariela Masarsky, DuPage FSC 45.75 (3F+2T, 3T, 2A)

EVENT RECAPS & PHOTOS:
Novice Ladies SP recap
Novice Ladies SP action photos (top 10)
Novice Ladies FS recap
Novice Ladies FS action photos (top 10 & podium)

COMPETITOR PROFILES (listed by age, youngest to oldest):

Christina Lin
Age: 13; 12/25/04
Club: Murray Silver Blades FSC
Training Town:
Coach/Choreographer: Evgenia Chernyshova
SP: “Pa’ Bailar by Bajofondo Tango Club ft. Ryota Komatsu
FS: “Paint It Black” by Ciara
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 41.27(SP)/102.05(FS)/143.32 (P1)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz+2T, 3Lo, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz+2T, 3Lo+2T, 2A+1Lo(half loop)+3S, 3Lo, 3Lz, 2A
Notes: She is the Pacific Coast Sectional champion. She was 5th in Intermediate last year and 6th in Juvenile in 2016.

Violeta Ushakova
Age: 13; 12/15/04
Club: SC of New York
Training Town: Clifton Park, NY
Coach: Kelly Ushakova, Yuri Ushakov
Choreographer: K. Ushakova, Larisa Selezneva
SP: Tango by Edvin Marton
FS: “Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix” from Samson et Delila by Camille Saint-Saens
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 46.94(SP)/83.32(FS)/130.26 (P3)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3S+2T, 3T, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 2A, 3S, 3T, 3S+2T, 3T+2T+2Lo, 2A+2Lo
Notes: She was 6th in Intermediate last year.

Calista Choi
Age: 13; 8/30/04
Club: Skokie Valley SC
Training Town: Buffalo Grove, IL
Coach: Denise Myers, Sandi Delfs
Choreographer: Shanetta Folle
SP: “Fantasia” by Pavlo (Greek folk music-inspired)
FS: music from the Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 44.60(SP)/79.63(FS)/124.23 (M4)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3S, 3T+2T, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 2A, 3T, 3Lo, 3S, 3T+2T, 2Lz+2T+2Lo
Notes: She placed 11th in Intermediate last year.

Jessica Lin
Age: 13; 1/7/04
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: McKinney, TX
Coach: Sergey Artemov
Choreographer: Anya Artemova
SP: “Megapolis” by Bel Suono
FS: “Waltz of the Rain” by Frederic Chopin & music from W.E. soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 37.64(SP)/86.69(FS)/127.33 (M3)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3T+3T, 3F, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3F+2T, 3T-1Lo-3S, 3Lo, 2A+2T, 3Lz, 3T
Notes: She placed 9th in Intermediate last year.

Sarah Jung
Age: 14; 12/30/03
Club: Columbia FSD (MD)
Training Town: Ellicott City, MD
Coach: Vincent Restencourt, Pavel Filchenkov
Choreographer: Chris Conte
SP: “Shatter Me” performed by Lindsey Stirling ft. Lzzy Hale
FS: “Se” from Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone, performed by Jackie Evancho
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 41.25(SP)/89.00(FS)/130.25 (E3)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz+2T, 3F, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz+2T, 3F+1Lo+3S, 3Lz, 3F, 3Lo, 2A+2T
Notes: She is the South Atlantic Regional silver medalist.

Amie Miyagi
Age: 14; 8/24/03
Club: Salt Lake Figure Skating
Training Town: Salt Lake City, UT
Coach: Lisa Kriley
Choreographer: Jana Hueblevi, Olga Volozhinskaya
SP: “Once Upon A December” by Liz Callaway
FS: Music from Giselle by Adolph Adam
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 50.19(SP)/70.39(FS)/120.58 (P4)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz+2T, 3S, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz+2T, 3Lz, 3S, 3T, 3S+2T, 2A+1Lo+2F
Notes: She placed 8th in Intermediate last year.

Maddie Weiler
Age: 14; 4/27/03
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Boston, MA
Coach: Suna Murray, Sergey Minaev
Choreographer: Drew Meekins
SP: “Tears of an Angel” by Amy Guess
FS: “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 44.14(SP)/87.50(FS)/131.64 (E1)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3T+2T, 3Lo, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 2A+2Lo, 3T+2T+2Lo, 3Lo+2T, 3Lo, 3T, 3S
Notes: She is the Eastern Sectional champion.

Noelle Rosa
Age: 14; 3/20/03
Club: Salt Lake Figure Skating
Training Town: Salt Lake City, UT
Coach: Lisa Kriley
Choreographer: Olga Volozhinskaya, L. Kriley
SP: “Spanish Flame” by Maxime Rodriguez
FS: “Not About Angels” by Birdy
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 42.34(SP)/82.93(FS)/125.27 (P3)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3F+2T, 3Lz, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3F+2T, 3Lz, 2A+1Lo+3S, 3Lo, 3F+2T, 2A
Notes: She placed 7th in Intermediate last year.

Beverly Zhu
Age: 15; 9/19/02
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Torrance, CA
Coach: Derrick Delmore, Ivan Dinev
Choreographer: D. Delmore
SP: “River Flows In You” by Yiruma and Henry Lau
FS: Music from Miss Saigon performed by Lea Salonga
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 48.30(SP)/85.85(FS)/134.15 (P2)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3F, 3Lo+2T, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3F+3T, 3S, 3Lo+2A seq., 3Lo, 3S+1Lo+2F, 2A
Notes: She is the Southwest Pacific Regional champion and placed 5th in Novice at Pacific Coast Sectionals last year.

Ariela Masarsky
Age: 15; 5/24/02
Club: DuPage FSC
Training Town: Northbrook, IL
Coach: Valeria Masarsky, Akexander Ouriashev
Choreographer: V. Masarsky
SP: “Paint It Black” by Ciara
FS: Music from the Schindler’s List soundtrack by John Williams, performed by Itzak Perlman
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 45.11(SP)/93.08(FS)/138.19 (M1)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3F, 3T+2T, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3F, 3T+2T, 3F+2T, 3S, 3T, 2A+1Lo+2F
Notes: She was the Intermediate bronze medalist last year.

Emilea Zingas
Age: 15; 4/22/02
Club: St. Clair Shores FSC
Training Town: St. Clair Shores, MI
Coach: Lindsay Page-O’Donoghue, Brooke Castile O’Keefe
Choreographer: B. Castile O’Keefe
SP: “Fireball” by Pitbull
FS: Malagueña by Lecuona performed by 101 Strings Orchestra
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 52.28(SP)/84.16(FS)/136.44 (M2)
SP jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz+2T, 3F, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3Lz+2T, 3F, 3S+2T, 3T, 2A+1Lo+2F, 2A
Notes: She is the Eastern Great Lakes Regional champion.

Sophia Chouinard
Age: 15; 3/12/02
Club: Panthers FSC
Training Town: Coral Springs, FL
Coach: Curtis Chornopyski, Ilona Melnichenko, Artem Torgashev
Choreographer: I. Melnichenko
SP: Bolero by Maurice Ravel
FS: Adagio from Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 42.24(SP)/84.19(FS)/126.43 (E4)
SP planned jumps (Sectionals): 3T, 3S+2T, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectionals): 3S+2T, 3T+2T, 3S, 3T, 2A, 2F+2Lo+2Lo
Notes: She was the 2016 Intermediate silver medalist and 2015 Juvenile champion.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Novice Pairs

Posted by unseenskaters on January 1, 2018

Links will open in a new window:
[Novice Pairs FS results/protocols]
Final standings:
GOLD – Jade Hom, Colonial FSC / Franz-Peter Jerosch, North Atlantic FSC 46.67 (1) 80.32 (1) 126.99
SILVER – Joanna Hubbart, Champions’ Edge SC / William Hubbart, Champions’ Edge SC 40.31 (7) 78.00 (2) 118.31
BRONZE – Masha Mokhova, Lansing SC / Ivan Mokhov, Lansing SC 43.70 (2) 72.94 (5) 116.64
PEWTER – Ellie McClellan, Champions’ Edge SC / Jim Garbutt, Champions’ Edge SC 40.04 (8) 73.80 (4) 113.84

5 Hilary Asher, Lone Star FSC / Nathaniel Dennler, Colonial FSC 41.19 (4) 71.65 (6) 112.84
6 Ashley Haywood, Lakewood Winter Club / Alec Schmitt, Bremerton FSC 36.57 (10) 74.17 (3) 110.74
7 Jasmine Fendi, Los Angeles FSC / Joshua Fendi, Los Angeles FSC 41.30 (3) 68.73 (7) 110.03
8 Isabelle Goldstein, Detroit SC / Keyton Bearinger, Detroit SC 40.51 (5) 66.39 (9) 106.90
9 Georgia Bush, Central Florida FSC / Timmy Chapman, Central Florida FSC 38.85 (9) 67.51 (8) 106.36
10 Sarah Burden, Broadmoor SC / Jake Pagano, Nashville FSC 40.41 (6) 65.76 (10) 106.17
11 Isabelle Martins, Chicago FSC / Ryan Bedard, Northern Ice SC 35.33 (11) 59.42 (11) 94.75
12 Paige Ruggeri, Garden State SC / Christopher Aaron Singletary, Hudson Valley FSC 30.82 (12) 55.94 (12) 86.76
13 Milena Markin, Los Angeles FSC / Matthew Essigmann, Ithaca Area FSA 24.42 (13) 45.13 (13) 69.55

[Novice Pairs SP results/protocols]
Top 8 in SP
1 Jade Hom, Colonial FSC / Franz-Peter Jerosch, North Atlantic FSC 46.67
2 Masha Mokhova / Ivan Mokhov, both Lansing SC 43.70
3 Jasmine Fendi / Joshua Fendi, both Los Angeles FSC 41.30
4 Hilary Asher, Lone Star FSC / Nathaniel Dennler, Colonial FSC 41.19
5 Isabelle Goldstein / Keyton Bearinger, both Detroit SC 40.51
6 Sarah Burden, Broadmoor SC / Jake Pagano, Nashville FSC 40.41
7 Joanna Hubbart / William Hubbart, both Champions’ Edge SC 40.31
8 Ellie McClellan / Jim Garbutt, both Champions’ Edge SC 40.04

EVENT ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
Short Program recap article & Free Skate recap article
SP action photos (top 10 teams) & FS action photos & SP action photos (top 10 tams) & FS action photos (top 10 teams)

TEAM PROFILES (listed in order of final standings):

Jade Hom & Franz-Peter Jerosch
Ages: 14 & 16; 5/26/03 & 2/6/01
Training Town: Boxborough, MA
Coach: Carrie Wall, Bobby Martin
Choreographer: Sheryl Franks
SP: “Story of My Life” by One Direction
FS: Selections from the Pocahontas soundtrack (incl. “Just Around the Riverbend”) by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 40.30(SP)/73.51(FS)/113.81 (E1)
Notes: They are a first year team. He won the silver in Intermediate last year with his previous partner and she is new to pairs.

Joanna Hubbart & William Hubbart
Ages: 18 & 19; 1/25/99 & 1/23/98
Training Town: Wesley Chapel, FL
Coach: John Zimmerman, Silvia Fontana, Jeremy Barrett
Choreographer: J. Zimmerman, S. Fontana
SP: “Now We Are Free” (from Gladiator) by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard
FS: “Exogenesis: Symphont Part 3” by Muse
Scores at Sectionals: 33.65(SP)/65.54(FS)/99.19 (E2)
They withdrew from Nationals two years in a row due to injury (her in 2016, him in 2017). They were the 2015 Intermediate bronze medalists.
Their younger brother, Nick, is the newly crowned Intermediate Pairs champion (with his first-year partner Zoe Larson) in San Jose.

Masha Mokhova & Ivan Mokhov
Ages: 11 & 18; 8/11/06 & 2/22/99
Training Town: East Lansing, MI
Coach/Choreographer: Andrey Mokhov, Oksana Yakusheva (parents)
SP: Greek folk dance
FS: Chipolino/Cipollino (ballet) by Karen Khachaturian
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 40.54(SP)/82.54(FS)/123.08 (M1)
Notes: They are the 2017 U.S. Intermediate champs.

Ellie McClellan & Jim Garbutt
Ages: 15 & 19; 10/8/02 (M/D/Y) & 3/22/98
Training Town: Wesley Chapel, FL
Coach: Silvia Fontana, John Kerr
Choreographer: Andriy Kyforenko, Mathew Gates
SP: “Dream On” by Steven Tyler
FS: “Glasgow Love Theme” from the Love Actually film soundtrack by Craig Armstrong
Scores & placement at Sectionals: [they skated without most elements just to qualify] (E5)
Notes They are a first year team.

Hilary Asher & Nathaniel Dennler
Ages: 16 & 20; 5/24/01 & 6/30/97
Training Town: McKinney, TX & Acton, MA
Coach: Darlene Cain, Peter Cain
Choreographer: Sheryl Franks
SP: “All Night” and “Clap Your Hands” by Parov Stelar
FS: Selections from Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky
Scores at Sectionals: 38.04(SP)/68.62(FS)/106.66 (M4)
They are a first year team. With previous partners, she was 11th in Novice last year with her former partner and he was 11th in Novice in 2016.

Ashley Haywood & Alec Schmitt
Ages: 18 & 21; 12/14/99 & 4/15/96
Training Town: Tacoma & Bremerton, WA
Coach: Brenda Peterson, Stephen Baker
Choreographer: Outi Francis
SP: “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from the Trolls film soundtrack by Justin Timberlake
FS: “Keep Your Eyes On Me” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Scores at Sectionals: 31.31(SP)/64.80(FS)/96.11 (P2)
They were 10th in Novice last year.

Jasmine Fendi & Joshua Fendi
Ages: 15 & 15; 4/5/02; 4/5/02 (twins)
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach/Choreographer: Peter Oppegard
SP: “Charms” from the W.E. film soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski
FS: Music from Pirates of the Caribbean by Geoff Zanelli
Scores at Sectionals: 42.01(SP)/66.14(FS)/108.15 (P1)
They placed 6th in Novice last year and were the 2016 U.S. Intermediate champions.

Isabelle Goldstein & Keyton Bearinger
Ages: 14 & 18; 9/1/03 & 1/20/99
Training Town: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coach/Choreographer: Zuzanna (Szwed) Parchem
SP: “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” by Meatloaf
FS: “All I Ask of You” performed by Josh Groban and Kelly Clarkson
Scores at Sectionals: 44.01(SP)/78.45(FS)/122.46 (M2)
They were 7th in Novice last year and were the 2016 U.S. Intermediate pewter medalists.

Georgia Bush & Timmy Chapman Central Florida FSC
Ages: 15 & 17; 9/11/02 & 9/25/00
Training Town: Maitland & Orlando, FL
Coach: B-j Shue Chapman, Cheyne Coppage
Choreographer: John Kerr, C. Coppage
SP: “Almost Like Being In Love”/”L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole
FS: “Burning Love” and “Trouble” by Elvis Presley
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 39.84(SP)/64.76(FS)/104.60 (E2)
Notes They placed 5th in Intermediate last year.

Sarah Burden & Jake Pagano
Ages: 14 & 18; 2/24/03 & 9/5/99
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Stephanie Kuban
Choreographer: D. Sappenfield, Drew Meekins (FS)
SP: “Imagine” by Giovanni Castillo
FS: Overture/”All That Jazz” from the Chicago soundtrack
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 35.59(SP)/65.44(FS)/101.03 (M5)
Notes They are a first year team. With previous partners last season, he placed 11th in Intermediate and she was 5th in Juvenile.

Isabelle Martins & Ryan Bedard
Ages: 11 & 16; 2/7/06 & 1/11/01
Training Town: Geneva, IL
Coach: Stefania Berton, Rockne Brubaker, Lauryna Andriukaitis
Choreographer: S. Berton
SP: “Thriller” and “Beat It” by Michael Jackson
FS: Music from the La La Land soundtrack by Justin Hurwitz
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 39.48(SP)/77.56(FS)/117.04 (M3)
Notes: They won the bronze in Intermediate last year and Juvenile gold in 2016.

Paige Ruggeri & Christopher Aaron Singletary
Ages: 16 & 22; 11/15/01 & 9/2/95
Training Town: Monmouth, NJ & Newburgh, NY
Coach: Roland Burghart, Larisa Selezneva, Oleg Makarov
Choreographer: L. Selezneva
SP: “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles
FS: “New York State of Mind” “Uptown Girl” “I’ve Loved These Days” “Scenes” by Billy Joel, Michael Cavanaugh
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 32.53(SP)/54.95(FS)/87.48 (E4)
Notes They are a first year team.

Milena Markin & Matthew Essigmann
Ages: 15 & 23; 3/1/02 & 3/17/94
Training Town: Artesia, CA/Las Vegas & Ithaca, NY
Coach: Peter Oppegard
Choreographer: P. Oppegard, Karen Kwan Oppegard
SP: “Candyman” performed by Christina Aguilera
FS: “Hello Dolly” performed by Bette Midler
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 25.99(SP)/38.20(FS)/64.19 (P3)
Notes: They are a first year team.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Junior Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 1, 2018

Links will open in a new window: [Junior Men Final standings/FS protocols]

GOLD – Camden Pulkinen, Broadmoor SC 67.88 (1) 151.41 (1) 219.29
SILVER – Dinh Tran, SC of San Francisco 67.28 (2) 132.67 (2) 199.95
BRONZE – Maxim Naumov, SC of Boston 64.07 (3) 114.93 (4) 179.00
PEWTER – Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC 53.43 (10) 119.25 (3) 172.68

5 Tony Lu, North Jersey FSC 62.43 (4) 104.14 (7) 166.57
6 Alex Wellman, Broadmoor SC 56.23 (8) 104.46 (6) 160.69
7 Paul Yeung, All Year FSC 53.30 (11) 105.41 (5) 158.71
8 Sasha Lunin, Fort Wayne ISC 54.86 (9) 93.81 (8) 148.67
9 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington 58.33 (5) 85.30 (11) 143.63
10 Patrick Frohling, All Year FSC 52.22 (12) 86.21 (10) 138.43
11 Kendrick Weston, Salt Lake Figure Skating 58.10 (6) 78.73 (12) 136.83
12 Justin Wichmann, Dallas FSC 48.05 (13) 87.90 (9) 135.95
13 Luke Ferrante, SC of Huntsville 56.48 (7) 73.10 (13) 129.58

[Junior Men SP results/protocols]
Top 6 in SP:
1 Camden Pulkinen, Broadmoor SC 67.88
2 Dinh Tran, SC of San Francisco 67.28
3 Maxim Naumov, SC of Boston 64.07
4 Tony Lu, North Jersey FSC 62.43
5 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington 58.33
6 Kendrick Weston, Salt Lake Figure Skating 58.10

EVENT ARTICLES & PHOTOS (links will open a new window):
Junior Men SP recap with quotes from top 2
San Jose Mercury News article with update on Dinh Tran’s SP
Junior Men SP action photo gallery (top 10)
(Links to FS article & photos to be edited in when published)

COMPETITOR PROFILES (listed from youngest to oldest)

Maxim Naumov
Age: 16; 8/1/01
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Boston, MA
Coach: Vadim Naumov, Evgenia Shishkova
Choreographer: Mathew Gates and his parents
SP: “Luck Be a Lady” performed by Frank Sinatra
FS: “Who Wants to Live Forever” performed by The Tenors
SP score at Sectional & planned jumps: 61.21 3A, 3F+3T / 3Lz
Sectional FS/Total scores & placement: 111.61/172.82 [E1]
He is the 2017 Novice champion and Novice bronze medalist in 2016. He made his JGP debut in Latvia (8th) this fall. He is the son of the 1994 World pairs champions Shishkova/Naumov.

Dinh Tran
Age: 16; 6/21/01
Club: SC of San Francisco
Training Town: San Francisco, CA
Coach: Jeff Crandell, Igor Samohin, Cheryl Brusch
Choreographer: Marina Klimova
SP: “Exogenesis: Symphony Part 1” by Muse
FS: “Poeta” (flamenco) by Vincente Amigo
SP score at Sectional & planned jumps: 64.34 3F+3T, 3Lz / 2A
Sectional FS/Total scores & placement: 99.08/163.42 [P3]
He is the 2017 Novice bronze medalist and made his JGP debut in Poland (12th) this fall.
Feature article by San Jose Mercury News’ Elliott Almond & video: [Link to read/watch]

Peter Liu
Age: 17; 10/26/00
Club: SC of Wilmington
Training Town: Wilmington, DE
Coach: Viktor Pfeifer, Irina Romanova
Choreographer: I. Romanova
SP: Love theme from the Cinema Paradiso film soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, performed by Josh Groban
FS: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninov
SP score at Sectional & planned jumps: 53.26 2A, 3T+2T, 3Lz
Sectional FS/Total scores & placement: 110.68/163.94 [E3]
He was 7th in Junior last year and the 2016 U.S. Novice silver medalist. He made his JGP debut in the fall of 2016. He had a late start to his competition season this year.

Ryan Dunk
Age 17; 10/14/00
Club: Baltimore FSC
Training Town: Abingdon, MD
Coach: Chris Conte, Priscilla Hill-Wampler, Audrey Weisiger
Choreographer: Ryan Dunk
SP: “Malagueña” performed by Stanley Black and His Orchestra
FS: Music from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
SP score at Sectional, placement & planned jumps: 59.85 2A / 3Lo+3Lo, 3Lz
Sectional FS/Total scores & placement: 107.24/167.09 [E2]
He is the 2017 Junior bronze medalist and made his JGP debut in Austria (9th) this fall.

Sasha Lunin
Age: 17; 9/20/00
Club: Fort Wayne ISC
Training Town: Fort Wayne, IN
Coach: Alena Lunin, Alexander Lunin
Choreographer: Alena Lunin, Gary Beacom
SP: “Bad to the Bone” by George Thorogood
FS: “Caruso” by Lucio Dalla, performed by Neal Schon (guitar)
SP score at Sectional & planned jumps: 57.78 3T+3T, 3Lz / 2A
Sectional FS/Total scores & placement: 106.95/164.73 [M2]
He was 5th in Junior last year and the 7th in Novice in 2016.
Local Indiana article: http://www.news-sentinel.com/sports/2017/12/28/figure-skating-family-heading-to-nationals/

Luke Ferrante
Age: 17; 9/1/00
Club: SC of Huntsville
Training Town: Huntsville, AL
Coach: Editha Dotson-Bowser
Choreographer: E. Dotson-Bowser and Scott Brown
SP: “Tango Por Una Cabeza” by Carlos Gardel, performed by Ithzak Perlman (from the Scent of a Woman film soundtrack
FS: Music from Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota performed by various artists
SP score at Sectionalv& planned jumps: 48.78 3F+combo, 2A / 3Lz
Sectional FS/Total scores & placement: 98.48/147.26 [M3]
He withdrew from the Novice event last year.

Kendrick Weston
Age: 17; 8/21/00
Club: Salt Lake FS
Training Town: Salt Lake City, UT
Coach: Lisa Kriley, Karen Stone
Choreographer: Olga Volozhinskaya
SP: “Still Got the Blues (For You)” by Gary Moore
FS: “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin
SP score at Sectional & planned jumps: 59.77 3T+3T, 3Lz / 2A
Sectional FS/Total scores & placement: 102.44/162.21 [P4]
He was a late withdrawal from this event last year and was the U.S. 2015 Novice silver medalist.

Camden Pulkinen
Age: 17; 3/25/00
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin
Choreographer: Drew Meekins (SP), Tom Dickson (FS)
SP: “Fix You” by Coldplay
FS: Frederic Chopin medley
SP planned jumps (JGP Final): 3A, 3F+3T / 3Lz
FS jumps landed (JGP Final): 3Lz+1Lo+3S, 3A+2T, 3F+3T / 3A, 2A, 3Lo, 2F, 2A
He won the silver medal at the 2017-18 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in December, setting 3 new ISU personal best scores (217.10 total, 70.90 SP, 146.20 FS), and is last year’s U.S. Junior silver medalist. He made his international debut at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Norway and has competed on the JGP for the past 2 seasons.

Alex Wellman
Age: 17; 1/26/00
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Damon Allen
Choreographer: Catarina Lindgren, Tom Dickson
SP: “Asturias” by William Joseph
FS: “Divenire” by Ludovico Einaudi
SP score at Sectional & planned jumps: 65.21 3F+2T, 2A / 3Lz
Sectional FS/Total scores & placement: 124.26/189.47 [M1]
He is the 2016 U.S. Intermediate silver medalist.
He won the U.S. Junior Challenge Skate in Salt Lake City in Sept. 2017.

Paul Yeung
Age: 18; 10/1/99
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Simi Valley, CA
Coach: Brianna Weissmann, Bianca Marro
Choreographer: Brianna Weissmann
SP: Michael Jackson medley
FS: Music from The Godfather by Nino Rota
SP score at Sectional & planned jumps: 58.06 2A, 3F+3T / 3Lz
Sectional FS/Total scores & placement: 112.34/170.40 [P1]
He was 6th in Novice last year, 10th in Novice in 2016 and also competed in pairs at past Nationals.

Tony Lu
Age: 19; 11/24/98
Club: North Jersey FSC
Training Town: Abingdon, MD
Coach: Priscilla Hill-Wampler, Christian Conte
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov
SP: “Clubbed to Death” (from The Matrix) by Rob Dougan
FS: Bare Island by Hans Zimmer & Escape by Craig Armstrong
SP score at Sectional & planned jumps: 55.71 3Lz, 3F+3T / 2A [previously has landed 3A]
Sectional FS/Total scores & placement: 103.30/159.01 [E4]
He was 6th in Junior at 2016 Nationals and is coming back from injury. He previously competed 3 times on the JGP from 2014-2015.

Patrick Frohling
Age: 19; 10/29/98
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Burbank, CA
Coach: Wendy Olson, Amy Evidente
Choreographer: Jamie Isley
SP: “Roundtable Rival” performed by Lindsey Stirling
FS: “Sign of the Times” performed by Harry Styles
SP score at Sectional & planned jumps: 55.24 3Lz, 3T+3T / 2A
Sectional FS/Total scores & placement: 113.85/169.09 [P2]
He was 8th in Novice last year.

Justin Wichmann
Age: 20; 8/20/97
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: Plano, TX
Coach: Aleksey Letov, Olga Ganicheva
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva
SP: “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince
FS: Music from Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
SP score at Sectional & planned jumps: 47.23 3F+combo, 3Lz / 2A
Sectional FS/Total scores & placement: 72.00/119.23 [M4]

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Junior Ladies

Posted by unseenskaters on December 31, 2017

Links will open a new window: Junior Ladies Final standings/FS protocols
GOLD – Alysa Liu, St. Moritz ISC 63.83 (1) 120.33 (1) 184.16
SILVER – Pooja Kalyan, Ozark FSC 54.55 (4) 111.98 (3) 166.53
BRONZE – Ting Cui, Baltimore FSC 145.55 (11) 119.96 (2) 165.51
PEWTER – Hanna Harrell, Dallas FSC 52.10 (5) 102.26 (4) 154.36

5 Emily Zhang, Richmond FSC 56.97 (2) 92.86 (8) 149.83
6 Gabriella Izzo, SC of Boston 55.19 (3) 93.05 (7) 148.24
7 Angelina Huang, St. Peters FSA 51.27 (6) 92.57 (9) 143.84
8 Akari Nakahara, All Year FSC 49.12 (7) 94.29 (6) 143.41
9 Audrey Shin, SC of New York 46.05 (10) 94.45 (5) 140.50
10 Emma Coppess, All Year FSC 48.08 (8) 91.22 (10) 139.30
11 Lily Sun, Peninsula SC 47.38 (9) 90.37 (11) 137.75
12 Jenna Shi, Arctic FSC 44.20 (12) 70.30 (12) 114.50

Junior Ladies SP results
Top 6 (with jump notes):
1 Alysa Liu, St. Moritz ISC 63.83 (2A, 3F!3T, 3Lz+)
2 Emily Zhang, Richmond FSC 56.97 (3Lz+, 3F!2T, 2A)
3 Gabriella Izzo, SC of Boston 55.19 (3Lz, 3Lo2T, 2A)
4 Pooja Kalyan, Ozark FSC 54.55 (3Lz-, 3T3T, 2A)
5 Hanna Harrell, Dallas FSC 52.10 (3F3T+, Rippon3Lz< fall, 2A step)
6 Angelina Huang, St. Peters FSA 51.27 (3F!2T, 2A, 3Lz-)
[Link to SP protocols]

EVENT ARTICLES & PHOTOS (links will open a new window):
[FS articles & photos links still to be edited in)
Junior Ladies SP recap with quotes from top 3
Junior Ladies SP action photo gallery (top 10)
Backstage photos after the SP (via IceNetwork’s Instagram account):
New Year’s fun at the FS draw
Alysa Liu with her dad & coach Laura Lipetsky
Emily Zhang & coach Chris Conte
Gabbie Izzo & coach Mark Mitchell

COMPETITOR PROFILES (listed by age, youngest to oldest):

Alysa Liu
Age: 12; 8/8/05
Club: St Moritz ISC
Training Town: Oakland, CA
Coach: Laura Lipetsky
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart
SP: “Spanish Flame” by Maxime Rodriguez
FS: Orchestral music from Les Miserables
Sectional scores/placement: 61.68(SP)/109.74(FS)/171.42 (P1)
Regional scores/placement: 56.61(SP)/112.96(FS)/169.57 (CP1)
SP jumps (Sectional): 2A / 3F+3T, 3Lz
FS jumps (Sectional): 2A / 3Lz+3T, 3F+1Lo(half)Lo+3S, 3Lo, 3Lz, 3F, 2A+2T
(Base Value=59.52; TES=62.98)
Notes: She is the 2017 Novice pewter medalist & the 2016 U.S. Intermediate champion.
Her coach placed 9th in Senior Ladies at 1995 U.S. Nationals.
Feature article on Alysa & her father by Elliott Almond of the San Jose Mercury News

Lily Sun
Age: 13; 4/12/04
Club: Peninsula SC
Training Town: San Jose, CA
Coach: Drew Meekins, Christy Krall
Choreographer: Derrick Delmore
SP: “Liebestraum” by Franz Liszt
FS: Adagio from Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian
Sectional scores/placement: 51.91(SP)/91.79(FS)/143.70 (P3)
Regional scores/placement: 52.73(SP)/93.79(FS)/146.52 (CP2)
SP jumps (Sectional): 3T+3T, 3Lz / 2A
FS jumps (Sectional): 3T+3T, 3Lz, 3Lo / 3S, 3F, 3S+2T, 2A
Notes: She was 11th in Novice in 2017 and the 2014 U.S. Intermediate bronze medalist.

Audrey Shin
Age: 13; 3/12/04
Club: SC of New York
Hometown: Northport, NY
Training Town: Lakewood, CA
Coach: Rafael Arutunian, Nadia Kanaeva, Vera Arutunian (Mary Lynn Gelderman in NY)
Choreographer: Nadia Kanaeva, Benoit Richaud
SP: Prelude No. 1 from Three Preludes by George Gershwin
FS: “Je Me Souviens De Nous” by Maxime Rodriguez
Sectional scores/placement: 54.21(SP)/102.76(FS)/156.97 (E2)
SP planned jumps (Sectional): 3F+3T / 3Lz, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectional): 3Lz+3T, 3F+2T+2Lo, 3Lo / 2A+2T, 3F, 3Lz, 2A
Notes: She placed 9th in Novice last year. She was 7th in her junior international debut at the Asian Open Trophy in Hong Kong (August 2017) and won the silver in her novice international debut at Golden Bear in Croatia (October 2016).

Jenna Shi
Age: 13; 1/8/04
Club: Arctic FSC
Training Town: Canton, MI
Coach: Theresa McKendry
Choreographer: Tanith White, Marina Zoueva
SP: “Send in the Clowns” by Stephen Sondheim (female vocal)
FS: “Colors of the Wind” (from Pocahontas) performed by Judy Kuhn
Sectional scores/placement: 53.17(SP)/108.59(FS)/161.76 (M2)
Regional scores/placement: 45.68(SP)/95.55(FS)/141.23 (EGL1)
SP planned jumps (Sectional): 3F+2T, 3Lz / 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectional): 3F+2T, 3Lz, 2A+1Lo+3S, 3Lo / 3F, 3S, 2A+2T
Notes: She placed 6th in Intermediate at 2015 Nationals.

Hanna Harrell
Age: 14; 9/26/03
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: Plano, TX
Coach: Aleksey Letov, Olga Ganicheva
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva
SP: “Dark Eyes” performed by 101 Strings Orchestra
FS: Mambo Mix by Perez Prado
Sectional scores/placement: 65.43(SP)/123.62(FS)/189.05 (M1)
JGP ITA scores/placement: 55.87(SP)/96.54(FS)/152.41 (7th)
SP planned jumps (JGP ITA & Sectional): 3F+3T / 3Lz, 2A
FS jumps landed (Sectional): 3F+3T, 3Lz+2T, 3Lo, 2A+1Lo+3S / 3Lz, 3F, 2A
(Base Value=59.36; TES=70.02)
Notes: She was 5th in her junior international debut at the Asian Open Trophy in Hong Kong (August 2017), followed by her JGP debut in Italy (7th).
She was 6th in Novice in 2017 and was the 2016 Juvenile silver medalist.

Emily Zhang
Age: 14; 9/7/03
Club: Richmond FSC
Training Town: Richmond, VA
Coach/Choreographer: Christian Conte
SP: “Castle in the Sky” by Joe Hisaishi
FS: “Morning Mood” and “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg
Sectional scores/placement: 56.54(SP)/84.00(FS)/140.54 (E4)
Regional scores/placement: 50.12(SP)/76.77(FS)/126.89 (SA2)
SP jumps (Sectional): 3Lz, 3F+2T, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectional): 3Lz+2T, 3T, 2A / 3Lz, 3F, 3Lo+1Lo+3S, 2A+2T
Notes: She was the 2017 Intermediate pewter medalist and skipped Novice level to compete in Junior this year.

Pooja Kalyan
Age: 15; 11/25/02
Club: Ozark FSC (Arkansas)
Training Town: Chicago & Springdale, AR
Coach: Alexander Ouriashev
Choreographer: Scott Brown
SP: “Dreamers” performed by Sarah Brightman
FS: Gymnopedie #1 by Erik Satie
Sectional scores/placement: 56.34(SP)/95.01(FS)/151.35(M3)
Regional scores/placement: 53.47(SP)/105.84(FS)/159.31 (SW1)
SP planned jumps (Sectional): 3Lz, 3T+3T / 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectional): 3T+3T, 2A, 3F / 3Lz, 3S, 3F+2T, 2A+2T
Notes: She is the 2017 Novice bronze medalist and won the bronze in her novice international debut at Golden Bear in Croatia (October 2016). She finished 9th in Novice in 2015.

Ting Cui
Age 15; 9/6/02
Club: Baltimore FSC
Training Town: Abingdon, MD
Coach: Vincent Restencourt
Choreographer: Derrick Delmore
SP: “Libertango” by Astor Piazzolla
FS: Frederic Chopin medley
Sectional scores/placement: 48.93(SP)/114.38(FS)/163.31 (E1)
Regional scores/placement: 56.27(SP)/86.86(FS)/143.13 (SA1)
JGP AUS scores/placement: 55.34(SP)/95.61(FS)/150.95 (6th)
SP jumps (JGP AUS): 3T+3T, 3Lz / 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectional): 2A+3T, 3Lz+1Lo+3S, 3Lo / 3F, 3F+2T, 2A, 3S
(Base Value=56.66; TES=65.34)
Notes: She made her JGP debut this fall in Australia (6th). She is the 2017 U.S. Novice silver medalist and won the gold in her novice international debut at the Bavarian Open (February 2017).

Angelina Huang
Age: 15; 8/4/02
Club: St. Peters FSA (Missouri)
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Damon Allen, Kelsey Drewel
Choreographer: Tom Dickson, Catarina Lindgren
SP: “Victory” by Two Steps from Hell
FS: Music from Avatar Torukfrom Cirque du Soleil (with CBS’ Survivor show theme at the end)
Sectional scores/placement: 53.61(SP)/97.10(FS)/150.71 (M4)
JGP AUT scores/placement: 41.68(SP)/92.42(FS)/134.10 (10th)
SP planned jumps (Sectional): 3F+2T / 2A, 3Lz
FS planned jumps (Sectional): 3F+2T, 3Lz+1Lo+2S, 2A+2T / 3Lo, 3F, 3Lz, 2A
Notes: She made her JGP debut this fall in Austria (10th). She is the 2017 Novice champion and won the bronze in her novice international debut at the Bavarian Open (February 2017).

Emma Coppess
Age: 15; 5/5/02
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Lakewood/Artesia, CA
Coach: Derrick Delmore, Peter Kongkasem
Choreographer: D. Delmore
SP: Music from The Addams Family film soundtrack by Marc Shaiman
FS: Music from Yuri on Ice by Taro Umebayashi and Ensemble FOVE
Sectional scores/placement: 46.33(SP)/90.38(FS)/136.71 (P4)
Regional scores/placement: 54.40(SP)/91.92(FS)/146.32 (SWP3)
SP planned jumps (Sectional): 3Lz / 3Lo+2T, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectional): 3Lz+2T, 3F / 3Lo+2A seq., 3Lo, 3T, 3T+2T, 2A
Notes: She placed 10th in Novice last year and previously competed in Junior and Novice Pairs at Nationals but is focusing on singles now.

Akari Nakahara
Age: 15; 4/5/02
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Torrance, CA
Coach: Amy Evidente, Wendy Olson
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart, Jeffrey Buttle
SP: Music from the Cinema Paradisofilm soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, performed by Hayley Westenra
FS: Charlie Chaplin medley
Sectional scores/placement: 51.50(SP)/92.48(FS)/143.98 (P2)
Regional scores/placement: 55.15(SP)/108.34(FS)/163.49 (SWP1)
SP planned jumps (Sectional): 3Lz, 3F+2T, 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectional): 3Lz, 3F, 2A+1Lo+3S / 3F+2T, 3T, 3S+2T, 2A
Notes: She placed 7th in Junior at 2016 Nationals and was 8th in her 2015 JGP debut in Poland. She is the 2015 Novice silver medalist.

Gabriella “Gabbie” Izzo
Age: 16; 8/5/01
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Brighton, MA
Coach: Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell
Choreographer: Adam Blake, Jamie Isley
SP: “Tu pálida voz” by Lidia Borda
FS: “Please Don’t Make Me Love You” (from Dracula, The M) performed by Linda Eder
Sectional scores/placement: 54.75(SP)/94.85(FS)/149.60 (E1)
Regional scores/placement: 51.72(SP)/84.11(FS)/135.83 (NE3)
SP jumps (Sectional): 3Lz, 3Lo+2T / 2A
FS planned jumps (Sectional): 3Lo+2T, 3F+1Lo+2S, 3Lz, 3Lo / 3S, 2A+2T. 2A
Notes: She placed 9th in Novice in 2016.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Junior Pairs

Posted by unseenskaters on December 31, 2017

Links will open a new window: Junior Pairs Final standings/FS protocols
MEDALISTS:
GOLD – Audrey Lu, Dallas FSC / Misha Mitrofanov, Dallas FSC 60.80 (1) 112.51 (1) 173.31
SILVER – Sarah Feng, SC of San Francisco / TJ Nyman, Broadmoor SC 58.37 (3) 97.20 (2) 155.57
BRONZE – Laiken Lockley, DuPage FSC / Keenan Prochnow, DuPage FSC 58.67 (2) 94.37 (3) 153.04
PEWTER – Nadine Wang, SC of New York / Spencer Howe, Los Angeles FSC 46.58 (5) 89.38 (4) 135.96

5 Elli Kopmar, Southwest Florida FSC / Jonah Barrett, Southwest Florida FSC 52.18 (4) 80.72 (5) 132.90
6 Ainsley Peterson, All Year FSC / Griffin Schwab, SC of New York 45.86 (6) 78.35 (6) 124.21
7 Sarah Rose, Southwest Florida FSC / Ian Meyh, Southwest Florida FSC 39.48 (9) 76.06 (7) 115.54
8 Evelyn Grace Hanns, Broadmoor SC / Kristofer Ogren, Kansas City FSC 43.85 (7) 70.77 (9) 114.62
9 Meiryla Findley, Broadmoor SC / Matthew Rounis, Los Angeles FSC 40.74 (8) 73.08 (8) 113.82
10 Eliana Secunda, Rocky Mountain FSC / Blake Eisenach, Rocky Mountain FSC 37.14 (10) 63.60 (10) 100.74
11 Sapphire Jaeckel, Los Angeles FSC / Matthew Scoralle, Los Angeles FSC 35.35 (11) 53.57 (12) 88.92
12 Cora DeWyre, Ice House Skating Academy / Jacob Nussle, Ice House Skating Academy 27.56 (12) 57.88 (11) 85.44
13 Juliette Erickson, SC of Boston / Nathan Grundhofer, St. Moritz ISC 24.67 (13) 40.19 (13) 64.86

Junior Pairs SP results/protocols
Top 4:
1 Audrey Lu / Misha Mitrofanov, both Dallas FSC 60.80
2 Laiken Lockley / Keenan Prochnow, both DuPage FSC 58.67
3 Sarah Feng, SC of San Francisco / TJ Nyman, Broadmoor SC 58.37
4 Elli Kopmar / Jonah Barrett, both Southwest Florida FSC 52.18
[Link to SP protocols]

EVENT ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
Short Program recap article
Free Skate recap article (quotes from top 3)
SP action photo gallery (top 10 teams)
Free Skate action photo gallery (top 10 teams)

TEAM PROFILES (13 teams listed below in order of their final placement):

Audrey Lu & Misha Mitrofanov
Ages: 15 & 20; 8/30/02 & 6/12/97
Training Town: Plano, TX
Coach: Aleksey Letov, Olga Ganicheva
Choreographer: O. Ganicheva
SP: “Once Upon a December” from Anastasia performed by Deana Carter
FS: “Memory” from Cats & music from Phantom of the Opera
Scores at Sectionals: 57.39(SP)/96.72(FS)/154.11 (M1)
Scores at JGP: 52.94/79.19/132.13 (BLR, 5th) & 51.53/99.12/150.65 (POL, 5th)
Notes: They debuted on the JGP last season as a team team and competed twice on JGP this fall. They withdrew from Midwestern Sectionals (November 2016) due to his injury.
They include two side-by-side triple jumps in their free skate.

Sarah Feng & TJ Nyman
Ages: 18 & 17; 9/2/99 & 4/8/00
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach/Choreographer: Dalilah Sappenfield
SP: Fantasy for Violin (Joshua Bell) and Orchestra from the Ladies in Lavender film soundtrack
FS: “Hana’s Eyes” by Maksim Mrvica
Scores at Sectionals: 57.14(SP)/100.78(FS)/157.92 (P1)
Scores at JGP (debut): 42.42/83.56/125.98 (CRO, 8th)
Notes: They are a first year team. He placed 11th in Junior Men at 2017 Nationals and won the Intermediate title in 2015. He won the Juvenile Boys title in 2014 as well as the bronze in Juvenile Pairs with Sarah Rose.
She used to ice dance with Anthony Ponomarenko & they won the bronze in Novice Dance in 2014. He is the male skater featured in USFS’ #WeGetUp TV promo ad.
They include two side-by-side triple jumps in their free skate.

Laiken Lockley & Keenan Prochnow
Ages: 15 & 20; 7/21/02 & 12/31/97
Training Town: Hoffman Estates & Geneva, IL
Coach: Rockne Brubaker, Stefania Berton
Choreographer: S. Berton
SP: Music from “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy
FS: Music from Les Retrouvailles by Yann Tiersen
Scores at Sectionals: 57.83(SP)/87.80(FS)/145.63 (M2)
Scores at JGP: 52.64/98.63/151.27 (LAT, 5th) & 51.48/90.51/141.99 (CRO, 5th)
Notes: They debuted on the JGP last season and competed twice on JGP this fall.
They placed 5th in Junior last year and 5th in Novice in 2016.

Nadine Wang & Spencer Howe
Ages: 18 & 21; 2/15/99 & 9/11/96
Training Town: Montreal, Canada
Coach: Bruno Marcotte, Richard Gauthier (Bobby Martin is with them in San Jose)
Choreographer: Julie Marcotte
SP: “Quizas Quizas Quizas” by Andrea Bocelli (duet)
FS: “Flow Like Water” from The Last Airbender soundtrack by James Newton Howard
Scores at Sectionals: 39.06(SP)/76.54(FS)/115.60 (E1)
Notes: They are a first year team. He competed internationally in pairs for Japan (due to his dual citizenship) on the JGP in 2016 and previously competed in singles for the USA on the JGP in 2013 & 2014.
She is new to pairs and qualified (2014-17) for Eastern Sectionals in Junior Ladies. She currently attends McGill University in Montreal and won the bronze at the U.S. Collegiate Championships in August 2017.

Elli Kopmar & Jonah Barrett
Ages: 14 & 20; 11/20/03 & 1/28/97
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach/Choreographer: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora
SP: “California Dreamin'” by Sia
FS: Music from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
Scores at Sectionals: 49.52(SP)/78.76(FS)/128.28 (E2)
Scores at JGP (debut): 43.84/79.18/123.04 (BLR, 7th)
Notes: They are the 2017 Junior silver medalists, 2016 Novice champions and the 2015 Intermediate champions.

Ainsley Peterson & Griffin Schwab
Ages: 15 & 21; 11/29/02 & 6/28/96
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno, Christine Binder
Choreographer: Phillip Mills, C. Binder
SP: “Demons” by Imagine Dragons
FS: Beatles medley (incl. “Carry That Weight”/”The End”)
Scores at Sectionals: 49.26(SP)/85.16(FS)/134.42 (P2)
Notes: They are a first year team. She was the 2017 Novice silver medalist with Kristofer Ogren. He was the 2016 Novice silver medalist with Isabella Gamez.

Sarah Rose & Ian Meyh
Ages: 16 & 17; 4/9/01 & 5/5/00
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora
Choreographer: J. Peterson
SP: “Sing Sing Sing” by Benny Goodman
FS: Music from the Tangled soundtrack by Alan Menken
Total Score at Sectionals: 39.81(SP)/70.90(FS)/110.71 (E2)
Notes: They are a first year team. Rose won the 2015 Novice silver medal, competed on the JGP, and represented Team USA at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, winning a gold medal in the Mixed Team event with with her previous partner, Joseph Goodpaster.
Meyh was the 2016 Juvenile pewter medalist with Jenna Gordon in 2016.

Evelyn Grace Hanns & Kristofer Ogren
Ages: 17 & 21; 5/31/00 & 5/8/96
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra
Choreographer: D. Sappenfield
SP: “Dream a Little Dream of Me” performed by Michael Buble
FS: “Song from a Secret Garden” by Secret Garden
Scores at Sectionals: 46.38(SP)/78.76(FS)/125.14 (M3)
They are a first year team. He was the 2017 Novice silver medalist with Ainsley Peterson. She is new to pairs.

Meiryla Findley & Matthew Rounis
Ages: 16 & 21; 6/6/01 & 5/23/96
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach/Choreographer: Dalilah Sappenfield
SP: “Don’t Panic” by Coldplay
FS: Music from the Pearl Harbor film soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
Scores at Sectionals: 40.80(SP)/79.36(FS)/120.16 (P3)
Notes: They are a first year team. He placed 11th in Junior with Jillian Smart last year. She was the 2016 Novice bronze medalist with Austin Hale.

Eliana Secunda & Blake Eisenach
Ages: 18 & 17; 12/19/99; 4/19/00
Training Town: Westminster, CO
Coach: Robyn Sudkamp, George Selimos, Cindy Sullivan
Choreographer: Catarina Lindgren
SP: “Maybe I, Maybe You” by The Scorpions
FS: Music from the Black Swan film soundtrack by Clint Mansell (Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake)
Scores at Sectionals: 44.80(SP)/75.31(FS)/120.11 (M4)
They are the 2017 Novice pewter medalists and the 2016 Intermediate silver medalists.

Sapphire Jaeckel & Matthew Scoralle
Ages: 16 & 20; 7/30/01; 4/29/97
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach/Choreographer: Peter Oppegard
SP: “Tango D’Amor” by Tango Jointz
FS: Adagio Act II from The Red Poppy by Reinhold Gliere
Scores at Sectionals: 36.82(SP)/62.44(FS)/99.26 (P4)
Notes: They were the 2016 Novice bronze medalists and Novice 9th in 2015.

Cora DeWyre & Jacob Nussle
Ages: 15 & 22; 12/15/02 & 11/19/95
Training Town: Hartland & Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coach: Michelle Hunt, Craig Joeright
Choreographer: Laura Lepzinski, Piercyn Hunt
SP: “Another Day of Sun” from the La La Land film soundtrack by Justin Hurwitz
FS: “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen
Scores at Sectionals: 37.25(SP)/62.76(FS)/100.01 (M5)
They placed 8th in Novice last year and 12th in Novice in 2016.

Juliette Erickson & Nathan Grundhofer
Ages: 18 & 25; 10/15/99 & 3/16/92
Training Town: San Jose, CA
Coach/Choreographer: David Delago
SP: Frank Sinatra medley
FS: “The Strength of the Righteous” from The Untouchables film soundtrack by Ennio Morricone
Scores at Sectionals: 30.02(SP)/53.84(FS)/83.86 (P5)
Notes: They previously placed 6th at Pacific Coast Sectionals in November 2016.
This is the first time competing at “big” Nationals for both skaters.
Sherri Krahne-Thomas and Rudy Galindo sat in the kiss & cry with them in San Jose.

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Intermediate events

Posted by unseenskaters on December 31, 2017

INTERMEDIATE EVENT ARTICLES & PHOTOS (links will open a new window):
Intermediate Short Programs recap article
Intermediate Ladies/Men/Pairs medalists’ recap article
San Jose Mercury News Intermediates article (focus on Kate Wang, Ava Stephens)
Intermediate Ladies/Men/Pairs action & podium photos
Intermediate Pattern Dances recap article
Intermediate Free Dance recap article (scroll down past the Novice SP sections)
Intermediate Dance action & podium photos

INTERMEDIATE LADIES
GOLD – Indi Cha, SC of Boston 47.28 (1) 84.45 (1) 131.73
SILVER – Alyssa Chan, Dallas FSC 45.98 (3) 82.33 (3) 128.31
BRONZE – Arianna Concepcion, Colonial FSC 47.07 (2) 79.17 (5) 126.24
PEWTER – Alena Budko, SC of Oregon 43.96 (4) 80.68 (4) 124.64

5 Kate Wang, SC of San Francisco 40.17 (7) 82.98 (2) 123.15 (skated 1st & landed two triple Lutzes in FS)
6 Samantha Liker, DuPage FSC 39.55 (8) 70.60 (7) 110.15
7 Ava Stephens, Peninsula SC 32.75 (11) 72.36 (6) 105.11
8 Courtney Phillips, All Year FSC 37.83 (9) 64.91 (8) 102.74
9 Emily Zhang, SC of New York, Inc. New York, NY 42.10 (5) 60.56 (10) 102.66
10 Haley Scott, First Coast FSC 36.40 (10) 64.15 (9) 100.55
11 Ava Raiter, Broadmoor SC 40.82 (6) 54.68 (11) 95.50
WD (after SP) Isabelle Inthisone, DuPage FSC 26.80 (12)
[SP protocols are linked from here] | [FS protocols are linked from here]

INTERMEDIATE MEN
GOLD – Maxim Zharkov, Dallas FSC 45.67 (1) 85.15 (1) 130.82
SILVER – Matthew Nielsen, Strongsville SC 43.22 (2) 74.93 (4) 118.15
BRONZE – Liam Kapeikis, Wenatchee FSC 41.28 (3) 75.63 (3) 116.91
PEWTER – William Annis, Yarmouth Ice Club 40.38 (6) 76.47 (2) 116.85
 
5 Zachary Yaninek, Hershey FSC 40.56 (5) 69.60 (5) 110.16
6 Joseph Klein, Skokie Valley SC 41.26 (4) 68.63 (6) 109.89
7 Daniel Tioumentsev, Albuquerque FSC 36.89 (8) 61.18 (7) 98.07
8 Samir Mallya, Los Angeles FSC 37.23 (7) 59.54 (8) 96.77
9 Robert Yampolsky, North Jersey FSC 36.32 (9) 55.99 (9) 92.31
10 Lawrence Winters, Wasatch FSC 31.16 (11) 53.49 (10) 84.65
11 Haydn Gock, Princeton SC 31.51 (10) 48.81 (11) 80.32
12 Ian Ramsey, Peninsula SC 28.45 (12) 48.00 (12) 76.45
[SP protocols are linked from here] | [FS protocols are linked from here]

INTERMEDIATE PAIRS
GOLD – Zoe Larson, Champions’ Edge SC / Nick Hubbart, Champions’ Edge SC 39.27 (1 SP) 73.28 (2 FS) 112.55 (Total)
SILVER – Cate Fleming, SC of Boston / Jedidiah Isbell, SC of Boston 38.42 (2) 73.86 (1) 112.28
BRONZE – Katie Luong, San Diego FSC / Nathan Luong, San Diego FSC 31.38 (3) 60.94 (3) 92.32
PEWTER – Sydney Flaum, Broadmoor SC / Cayden McKenzie-Cook, Orange County FSC 26.05 (4) 51.61 (4) 77.66

5 Anastasia Lestina, Pittsburgh FSC / Benjamin McLemore, Pittsburgh FSC 25.02 (6) 47.46 (5) 72.48
6 Kayla Black, Seattle SC / Kamden Black, Seattle SC 25.73 (5) 45.65 (6) 71.38
7 Carolyn Bartel, Los Angeles FSC / Alfred Bartel, Los Angeles FSC 21.12 (8) 38.27 (7) 59.39
8 Emerson Stein, Los Angeles FSC / Blake Edwards, All Year FSC 21.17 (7) 38.20 (8) 59.37
[SP protocols are linked from here] | [FS protocols are linked from here]

INTERMEDIATE DANCE (Pattern Dances on Mon. 1/1/18; Free Dance on Tue. 1/2/18)
GOLD – Elliana Peal / Ethan Peal, both Skokie Valley SC 43.61 (3) 52.40 (1) 96.01
SILVER – Claire Cain / Andrei Davydov, both Washington FSC 47.49 (1) 44.10 (4) 91.59
BRONZE – Anna Gissibl, Philadelphia SC & HS / Alexander Colucci, Peninsula SC 45.88 (2) 44.86 (3) 90.74
PEWTER – Nastia Efimova / Jonathan Zhao, both Triangle FSC 40.00 (4) 46.48 (2) 86.48

5 Maria Brown / Marius Driscoll, both Pavilion SC of Cleveland Heights 38.50 (5) 40.18 (8) 78.68
6 Alexandra Johnston / Maxim Zharkov, both Dallas FSC 35.53 (7) 42.33 (5) 77.86
7 Sabrina Foti, All Year FSC / Christian Bennett, FSC of Charlotte 35.86 (6) 40.77 (6) 76.63
8 Kelsey Schaub, IceWorks SC / Anthony Haddad, All Year FSC (8) 35.12 40.64 (7) 75.76
9 Hope Noelle Lassiter, Lone Star FSC / Luke Anderson, St. Peters FSA 29.12 (9) 33.57 (9) 62.69
10 Raffaella Koncius, Kent Valley FSC / Dane Ayers, Coyotes SC of Arizona 26.31 (10) 27.85 (11) 54.16
11 Isabella Alexis, Arctic FSC / Ethan Alday, All Year FSC 22.89 (11) 30.19 (10) 53.08
[Visit Ice-Dance.com for team profiles]

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PRE-NATIONALS ARTICLES & PUBLICITY:
Zachary Yaninek (CBS Harrisburg PA article)
Liam Kapeikis (iFiberOne Columbia Basin WA news)
Haydn Gock (Princeton NJ Packet)
Ava Stephens (San Jose CA Mercury News)
Arianna Concepcion (Lowell Mass. Sun)
Isabelle Inthisone (Little Laos on the Prairie blog)

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2018 U.S. Nationals: Juvenile events

Posted by unseenskaters on December 31, 2017

2018 U.S. JUVENILE EVENT ARTICLES & PHOTOS (links will open a new window):
Juvenile Girls/Boys/Pairs medalists’ recap article (IceNetwork)
Juvenile singles/pairs/dance medalists’ action & podium photos (IceNetwork)
Juvenile pattern dances recap article on top 4 teams (IceNetwork)
Juvenile free dance recap article with quotes from the top 3 teams (IceNetwork)

JUVENILE GIRLS
GOLD – Isabeau Levito, SC Of Southern New Jersey (65.38)
SILVER – Clara Kim, Washington FSC (63.83)
BRONZE – Macie Rolf, Illinois Valley FSC (63.46)
PEWTER – Madeleine Park, Los Angeles FSC (54.75)

5 Sue Zhang, Great Neck FSC (54.43)
6 Hannah Byers, Washington FSC (53.77)
7 Elizabeth Hong, Pasadena FSC (53.50)
8 Morgan Heavrin, FSC Of Park City (53.34)
9 Bridget Isaly, Broadmoor SC (51.20)
10 Ellie Kam, Broadmoor SC (46.34)
11 Ashlynne Lee, Los Angeles FSC (45.75)
12 Emilie Mao, Dallas FSC (44.43)
[Protocols are linked from here]

JUVENILE BOYS
GOLD – Keita Horiko, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC (54.35)
SILVER – Jacob Sanchez, Hudson Valley FSC (51.77)
BRONZE – Nhat-Viet Nguyen, Dallas FSC (49.31)
PEWTER – Andriy Kratyuk, SC of Oregon (49.21)

5 Ethan Kohn, Pines FSC 48.64
6 Matthew Grossman, Champions’ Edge SC (47.91)
7 Timothy Bergal, Central Iowa FSC (47.14)
8 Ethan Peal, Skokie Valley SC (45.85)
9 Mikah Tong, South Bay FSC (43.04)
10 Andy Deng, Fort Wayne ISC (41.99)
11 Sergei Evseev, All Year FSC (41.61)
12 Allan Fisher, All Year FSC (36.07)
[Protocols are linked from here]

JUVENILE PAIRS
GOLD – Natasha Mishkutionok, Dallas FSC / Daniel Tioumentsev, Albuquerque FSC (48.63)
SILVER – Nadia Wang, St. Paul FSC / Jaden Schwab, St. Paul FSC (43.58)
BRONZE – Dalila DeLaura, SC of New York / Ryan Xie, SC of Central New Jersey (42.30)
PEWTER – Megan Voigt, Southwest Florida FSC / Levon Davis, Southwest Florida FSC (41.39)

5 Caitlin Levine, Colonial FSC / Bryan Lehmann, Yarmouth Ice Club (39.91)
6 Annie Bai, St. Paul FSC / Andrew Bai, St. Paul FSC (33.66)
7 Hailey Sundstrom, Fort Wayne ISC / Andy Deng, Fort Wayne ISC (33.40)
8 Sylvia Wong, All Year FSC / Zachary LoPinto, SC of New York (32.38)
9 Ashley Stark, San Diego FSC / Aiden Elswick, San Diego FSC (32.26)
10 Allison Kim, Peninsula SC / Ethan Musladin, St. Moritz ISC (31.69)
11 Isabella Costa, Niagara University SC / Noah Lafornara, Niagara University SC 27.71
12 Julie Dupont, All Year FSC / Theodore Dupont, All Year FSC 26.71
[Protocols are linked from here]

JUVENILE ICE DANCE
GOLD – Jenna Hauer, SC of Wilmington / Benjamin Starr, Charter Oak FSC 40.98 (1) 42.86 (1) 83.84
SILVER – Zoe Sensenbrenner, Peninsula SC / Matthew Sperry, SC of Northern Virginia 34.70 (3) 34.81 (4) 69.51
BRONZE – Kristina Bland, Detroit SC / Gabriel Francis, Detroit SC 34.85 (2) 33.74 (6) 68.59
PEWTER – Emma L’Esperance, SC of Boston / Mika Amdour, SC of Boston 32.69 (5) 35.79 (3) 68.48

5 Macy Halim, Amherst SC / Noah Lafornara, Niagara University SC 31.08 (7) 36.89 (2) 67.97
6 Olivia Ilin, Washington FSC / Dylan Cain, Washington FSC 33.83 (4) 33.69 (7) 67.52
7 Avery Weishaus, Detroit SC / Laurent Sainte-Marie, Detroit SC 32.41 (6) 34.50 (5) 66.91
8 Amber Clift, St. Paul FSC / Marcellus Krueger, St. Paul FSC 28.85 (8) 31.20 (9) 60.05
9 Julia Epps, IceWorks SC / Blake Gilman, Peninsula SC 27.14 (9) 28.28 (11) 55.42
10 Veronica Chunikhin, Peninsula SC / Maxim Korotcov, Washington FSC 24.57 (10) 29.25 (10) 53.82
11 Saige Chaseley, Skokie Valley SC / Aidan Bell, Skokie Valley SC 20.61 (11) 32.54 (8) 53.15
12 Juliana Newton, St. Moritz ISC / Evan Mullins, Stockton FSC 20.11 (12) 24.86 (12) 44.97

JUVENILE DANCE standings after 2 Pattern Dances:
1 Jenna Hauer, SC of Wilmington / Benjamin Starr, Charter Oak FSC 1 21.96 1 19.02 40.98
2 Kristina Bland, Detroit SC / Gabriel Francis, Detroit SC 17.69 (3) 17.16 (2) 34.85
3 Zoe Sensenbrenner, Peninsula SC / Matthew Sperry, SC of Northern Virginia 20.96 (2) 13.74 (9) 34.70
4 Olivia Ilin, Washington FSC / Dylan Cain, Washington FSC 17.51 (4) 16.32 (3) 33.83
5 Emma L’Esperance, SC of Boston / Mika Amdour, SC of Boston 17.07 (6) 15.62 (4) 32.69
6 Avery Weishaus, Detroit SC / Laurent Sainte-Marie, Detroit SC 17.46 (5) 14.95 (6) 32.41
7 Macy Halim, Amherst SC / Noah Lafornara, Niagara University SC 16.13 (8) 14.95 (5) 31.08
8 Amber Clift, St. Paul FSC / Marcellus Krueger, St. Paul FSC 16.23 (7) 12.62 (10) 28.85
9 Julia Epps, IceWorks SC / Blake Gilman, Peninsula SC 12.68 (9) 14.46 (7) 27.14
10 Veronica Chunikhin, Peninsula SC / Maxim Korotcov, Washington FSC 10.51 (11) 14.06 (8) 24.57
11 Saige Chaseley, Skokie Valley SC / Aidan Bell, Skokie Valley SC 11.63 (10) 8.98 (12) 20.61
12 Juliana Newton, St. Moritz ISC / Evan Mullins, Stockton FSC 7.78 (12) 12.33 (11) 20.11
[Protocols are linked from here]

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PRE-NATIONALS SKATER ARTICLES & LOCAL PUBLICITY (links will open a new window)
Pair skater Natasha Mishkutionok, 11, and her Olympic pairs champion mother/coach, Natalia (NBC Dallas-Fort Worth article/TV news report)
Dance team Noah Lafornara & Macy Halim: TV news report (WIVB Buffalo NY), TV news report (WKBV Buffalo), Article (Amherst Bee)
Jacob Sanchez, 10 (Times Herald Record, Middletown, NY)
Pair team Allison Kim & Ethan Musladin (interview clips in ABC Bay Area TV news report on 12/29/17)
Morgan Heavrin, 10, Central Pacific Regional Girls champion (Park Record, Utah)
Pair team Ashley Stark & Aiden Elswick (Fox San Diego article/TV news report)
Pairs Nadia Wang & Jaden Schwab photo and Annie & Andrew Bai mention (Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN)

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2017-18 Regional & Sectional Championships

Posted by unseenskaters on December 31, 2017

This is a placeholder post – results/protocols links currently can be found in these sections of the blog:

https://unseenskaters.wordpress.com/regionals/

https://unseenskaters.wordpress.com/sectionals/

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2017 U.S. Novice & Junior Challenge Skate, Sept. 14-17, Salt Lake City

Posted by unseenskaters on September 12, 2017

The 6th annual U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate takes place from Thursday, September 14 through Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah. This developmental, domestic competition was launched by U.S. Figure Skating in 2012 and is being held again in conjunction with the ISU Challenger (Senior B international) competition at the same venue.

LINKS (will open a new window):
Click here for Novice & Junior Challenge Skate results/protocols
Click here for Challenge Skate videos (IceNetwork subscription required) (Alysa Liu is pictured)
Click here for the combined Sr./Jr./Nov. practice/comp. schedule (PDF)
Click here for more info about Challenge Skate

Below are the entries (as of 9/11/17), listed alphabetically, with 2017 National (J=Junior, N=Novice, I=Intermediate) or Sectional (E=Eastern, M=Midwestern, P=Pacific Coast) placements added.
Junior Grand Prix (JGP) competitors and alternates & others listed in USFS’ International Selection Pool (ISP) athletes are noted.
Final entries will be known after the starting orders are published online.

Junior Ladies (11)
Dayoon Chang E-J5
Emma Coppess N10
Hanna Harrell N6 (Asian Open J5; JGP alt.)
Angelina Huang N1 (JGP AUT 10th)
Pooja Kalyan N3
Alysa Liu N4 (Asian Open N2)
Akari Nakahara P-J6 (JGP alt.)
Shannon Porter J12
Audrey Shin N9 (Asian Open J7; JGP alt.)
Lily Sun N11
Added: Julia Biechler (competing in Sr. Dance here)
Did not come:
Analise Gonzalez N12
Isabella Miller N7

Junior Men (7)
Luke Ferrante N-wd/M-N4
Mitchell Friess P-J6
Patrick Frohling N8 (ISP)
Dinh Tran N3 (JGP alt.)
Alex Wellman N11
Kendrick Weston J-wd/P-J3 (JGP alt.)
Paul Yeung N6 (ISP)
Did not come:
Joonsoo Kim N4 (JGP alt.)

Junior Dance (4)
Isabella Amoia / Luca Becker *new* (JGP AUT 8th)
Molly Cesanek / Nikolay Usanov N7
Katarina DelCamp / Maxwell Gart N2 (JGP alt.)
Alina Efimova / Alexander Petrov J7 (JGP alt.)

Junior Pairs (4)
Cora DeWyre / Jacob Nussle N8
Sarah Feng / TJ Nyman *new* (JGP CRO)
Meiryla Findley / Matthew Rounis *new*
(Evelyn) Grace Hanns / Kristofer Ogren *new*

Novice Ladies (11)
Calista Choi Int11
Stephanie Ciarochi Int1 (Asian Open N6)
Caroline Harris Int10
Paxton James E-N5
Christina Lin Int5
Jessica Lin Int9
Amie Miyagi Int8
Emilia Murdock Int2
Noelle Rosa Int7
Violeta Ushakova Int6
Beverly Zhu P-N5

Novice Men (5)
Lucas Altieri N5
Daniel Argueta Int4
Goku Endo Int6 (JGP CRO)
Max Lake P-N5
Henry Privett-Mendoza Int11

Novice Dance (9)
Oona Brown / Gage Brown Int12
Gianna Buckley / Jeffrey Chen *new*
Jordan Lin / Morgan Sletten E-N5
Caroline Liu / Kenan Slevira *new*
Anna Nicklas / Max Ryan Int7
Anna Pettersson / TJ Carey Int10
Susan Talbot / Ryan O’Donnell N12
Elizabeth / Tkachenko / Alexei Kiliakov N4
Katarina Wolfkostin / Howard Zhao Int1

Novice Pairs (6)
Hilary Asher / Nathan Dennler *new*
Lauren Ball / Scott Dudley N9
Sarah Burden / Jake Pagano *new*
Georgia Bush / Timmy Chapman Int5
Isabelle Goldstein / Keyton Bearinger N7
Ashley Haywood / Alec Schmitt N10

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