Archive for July, 2010

Liberty, Other Competitions Added to Scoretracker

Posted by unseenskaters on July 31, 2010

July is a busy month for skating competitions, as always, so thank you for your patience as we compile and code the latest Scoretracker updates! Liberty is now added, as are Cannon Texas Open and Apple Ice Classic results. Partial results have been obtained for Lake Placid Figure Skating Championships and have been entered into Scoretracker.

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2010 Liberty (July 13-17 in Aston, PA)

Posted by unseenskaters on July 14, 2010

Event Schedule on club’s web site: http://www.libertyskating.org/LibertyNews.html

Official Results page (LINK FIXED!): http://www.libertyskating.org/Results.php

Unofficial Results / Top Scores (daily, as time permits): http://twitter.com/SylviaUnseen

There is no online webcast of this competition, unfortunately. 😦 Hopefully, some home videos will be made by nice people and uploaded to YouTube. 🙂
Event Articles:

Simpson/Miller & Castelli/Shnapir (top 2 in Senior Pairs FS) and a postscript about rule changes:

Simpson, Miller debut new short at Liberty
Colorado Springs pair show sharp lifts; Castelli, Shnapir begin anew
Colorado Springs pair Britney Simpson and Nathan Miller at Liberty. (Klaus-Reinhold Kany)

By Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork.com
(07/19/2010) – Britney Simpson and Nathan Miller showed good early-season form at Liberty last week, winning both the senior pairs short program and free skate events.
On Thursday, the U.S. junior silver medalists debuted a new short to the slinky Pink Panther theme, opening with fine side-by-side double Axels followed by a triple twist.
They also landed a throw triple Salchow, with a slight flaw (-.7 GOE) on the landing, but the highlight was an exciting new lift.
“We added a step overhead to a star [position], with a cool dismount,” Miller said.
“We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on our lifts, at junior worlds [they placed fifth] and elsewhere. I’d say they’re definitely our strength.”
The Colorado Springs-based team earned 46.78 points for the short, just edging Molly Aaron and Daniyel Cohen. U.S. junior champions Felicia Zhang and Taylor Toth were third.
Simpson and Miller’s coach, Dalilah Sappenfield, choreographed the program just a few weeks ago, after getting feedback at the Broadmoor Open that her team’s original Requiem for a Dream short was a bit too gloomy.
“It was super dark, now it’s super light,” Sappenfield, who also designed Simpson’s stunning pink costume, said. “It was a bit tentative, but good for the first time out.”
The bubbly, 14-year-old Simpson was all for the change.
“I like it better; it’s more fun. It suits my style,” she said.
“It was not bad for the first time,” Miller added. “There were small mistakes. It can grow a lot more.”
It’s early times for pairs; the Indy Pairs Challenge, held in Indianapolis on July 30-Aug. 1, is generally the big summer showdown.
In the free skate, Simpson and Miller opened their “Moonlight Sonata” program big with two double Axels done in sequence. Despite trouble with both triple throws, they earned 94.36 points, nicking 2009 world junior bronze medalists Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir by .12.
“It’s the same music as last season; we added 30 seconds to it [to move from junior to senior], and the new lift,” Miller said, adding that the team was focused on improving presentation this season.
“We’ve worked with [modern dance teacher] Kathy Johnson twice. She’s helping us gel our movements and improve our work as a team. That’s big.”
Performing a promising program to music from Avatar, Castelli and Shnapir opened with a huge triple twist that gained level 2 from the technical panel as well as a positive .7 GOE from the judges. Like Simpson and Miller, they showed three strong lifts, although Castelli fell on a solo triple Salchow.
“We’ve been working on the [triple] twist; I think that’s one of our biggest improvements since last season,” Shnapir said. “We just started doing [the level 2 twist] with a clean catch about a month ago. For July, it feels really good, even though we obviously have a lot more work to do.”
“There were a few shaky moments but I’m glad we put it out there,” Castelli said. “We feel a lot better this season the first time out, than last season.”
That’s an understatement. Last season, in the midst of training for summer competitions, Castelli collided with an Italian skater, landing on his blade and cutting her upper inner thigh. The injury, which required many internal and external stitches as well as physical therapy, took Castelli off the ice for four weeks, costing the pair training time and the chance to compete at both Liberty and Indy.
“Last season was tough for me and it was hard for Simon too,” Castelli said. “We had a lot of setbacks. Now we want to really show people what we can do. I think people will be surprised.
“We’re working harder than ever this season, we have better training habits, and we’re really hoping to stir things up internationally. I think this new program shows a totally different side of us.”
Simpson and Miller are entered in Cup of Russia this fall, while Castelli and Shnapir are slated to compete at Skate Canada.
Rules changes confound at Liberty
The ISU has issued rule changes aplenty this summer, and the memos are still arriving, with additional clarifications due out today . . . In the pairs short: side-by-side and pair spin elements will alternate seasons (2010/2011 features side-by-side spins), and the step sequence is straight-line, rather than spiral. (A spiral sequence is required in the pairs’ free). This season’s death spiral is back inside. This was news to the University of Delaware pairs: both Zhang and Toth, and Erika Smith and Nate Bartholomay, included spiral sequences in their short programs and received no credit for the element. Not to worry; as Toth said, “Liberty is all about falling and learning the rules.”
In singles, the most confounding changes involved spins. Keegan Messing included two sit spins — flying and change-of-foot combination — in his short, when one of the two should have been a camel. “He could have done the camel; it was my mistake. It’s on me,” Ralph Burghart, Messing’s coach, said. The error dropped Messing from second to third in the event.

Patrick Chan, Keegan Messing, Ross Miner (top 3 in Senior Men’s FS):

Chan hits another milestone in Liberty free skate
Messing hulks up; Miner channels Bogie
Patrick Chan of Canada with his coach Christy Krall at Liberty. (Klaus-Reinhold Kany)

By Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork.com
(07/17/2010) – The Liberty firsts keep coming for Patrick Chan.
Saturday’s Phantom of the Opera wasn’t the best of free skates, but it featured a combination that’s eluded him: a triple Axel, triple toe.
It marked the third time the Canadian champion has debuted a major element here, after a triple Axel (in 2008) and quad toe (Friday).
“Last year, I practiced triple Axel-triple toe for fun,” Chan said. “As I said yesterday, the Axel isn’t feeling too great. I’m going to talk to [choreographer Lori Nichol] about changing the pattern going in to it.
“But I’m glad I did [the combination], even if it didn’t feel right, especially right after I fell on the quad. Now I know I can do it, even after a fall.”
There were a few falls in Chan’s re-tooled POTO, which he used to win his second consecutive world silver, including one on his opening quad and second triple Axel. But he attacked his jumps and step sequences and showed off an impressive camel-change-camel spin, earning 149.91 points.
About the changes in his free skate, Chan said, “It’s the exact same music. Adding the quad off the top made it different. The entire slow part is changed; before, a lot of people didn’t like it. They thought it was repetitive.”
Chan swears by this summer competition, saying its early date lends impetus to his long hours of training.
“Competing here keeps me grounded,” he said. “Elite skaters can easily get carried away and start thinking they’re too good for competitions like this. People who can’t come to worlds can come here and maybe see some of my best performances.”
So what can we expect to see here next season — a quad Salchow maybe?
“I don’t think so,” laughed Chan. “Sal is my worst jump.”
Keegan Messing opened his Hulk free with a fine triple Axel, but fell on a quad toe.
The five foot, three inch Alaskan dynamo doubled a Salchow before hitting a strong triple Lutz, triple toe, and closed his program with a second Lutz. He took second with 141.45.
“He’s been landing the quad in the program, in practice,” said Ralph Burghart, Messing’s coach. “It’s not as consistent as we would like, but it’s early. It will be ready when it matters.
“Keegan’s goals are to make the Junior Grand Prix Final, be top five at nationals, and medal at junior worlds. Last year [junior worlds] was a disappointment; he was third until the last skater, and we felt he did a better job than the guy that won bronze [Artur Gachinski of Russia].”
Ross Miner, who withdrew from junior worlds due to an ankle injury, was third with an entertaining take on music from the Casablanca.
The Boston-based skater opened with a triple Axel, followed by a spectacular triple Lutz, triple toe combination. Miner carried the film’s storyline, including the climatic shooting, throughout the program. He earned 127.77.
“I felt really good,” Miner said. “It’s my favorite movie; I had a program to this music before [as a novice] and this time I wanted to do it right. This season, I’m really focusing on program components; I want to look like a senior man.
“Last year was sort of a case of bad timing. Every time I went on the ice things went well, and then in January I came up with a high ankle practicing the triple Axel. Now I’m beyond that and I’m being positive.”

Agnes Zawadzki and Yasmin Siraj (top 2 in Senior Ladies FS A) & Samantha Cesario and Joelle Forte (top 2 in Senior Ladies FS B):

Zawadzki makes leap to seniors this fall
Skater scores 102.97 for Liberty free, outpacing field
Agnes Zawadzki is ready to make her mark on the senior ladies circuit this season.

By Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork.com
(07/17/2010) – Few top junior prospects leapfrog over the junior grand prix circuit direct to the senior glory, but Agnes Zawadzki is determined to cut her own path.
And if her performance here at Liberty is any guide, she’ll do just fine.
Zawadzki’s debut of her free to a medley of Gypsy and Hungarian folk melodies showed the skater is more than just the sum of her jumps, although the triples were present and accounted for, including an opening double Axel, triple toe combination — brand new in her arsenal — and triple Lutz, double toe.
Although the Colorado Springs-based skater fell on her first Lutz and doubled her loop, she landed five clean triples and earned an impressive early-season score of 102.97.
Zawadzki also scored with fast, Level 4 spins, including a lovely layback into a Biellmann; a high flying sit; and a flexible closing combination spin.
“I’ve been working a lot with Becky Bradley to add speed to my spins,” the skater, who turns 16 this summer, said. “My goal here was to get the program out there, skate well, present well and show how much I’ve improved the other stuff, not just the jumps.
“I love both of my programs this season; [choreographer Lori Nichol] gave me two completely different characters. I just got the [free] program at the end of March, beginning of April, so I think it went well.”
Zawadzki’s score here may help validate the Cheyenne Mountain High School junior’s decision to compete on the senior Grand Prix at Skate Canada and Cup of Russia this fall.
“It was a decision my coach, Tom Zakrajsek, and I made together,” Zawadzki — who won silver at 2010 world juniors, her international debut — said. (After winning bronze at 2005 world juniors, Emily Hughes also jumped directly to the senior Grand Prix circuit).
“I think going to junior worlds last season, which was my hardest competition and probably harder than any Junior Grand Prix, and doing well, helped us make the decision.”
Zakrajsek said several factors played into the move.
“Number one was her motivation; probably after you medal at junior worlds, going to a JGP isn’t as interesting,” he said. “Agnes has a personal desire to compete against the best women in the world.
“Then we had to consider whether she had the ammunition. She does double Axel, triple toe now, she’s learning triple Lutz, triple toe and triple toe, triple toe, and really starting to train these combinations in programs.
“Finally, we considered her maturity level: can her body handle the demands of the senior circuit? She has to look like a woman on the ice. So that’s what went into the decision, and so far, all the feedback I’m getting is positive.”
Skating to a Tango choreographed by her coach, Mark Mitchell, and Jamie Isley, Boston-based Yasmin Siraj had a similarly ambitious free, including all the triples up the Lutz, but “not that great” was the 14-year-old’s verdict.
“There were too many shaky landings, so I didn’t get to do any combinations,” Siraj, who is also trained by Peter Johansson, said. “The good thing is I stood up on my triple loop for the first time ever. I recovered a lot by the end.”
Siraj’s 84.11 points put her second in the group.
Cesario wins Group B
In senior ladies’ Group B, Samantha Cesario lent Hollywood-style glamour and Broadway drama to the rink with a majestic program to “Impossible Dream,” choreographed by Inese Bucevica.
The 16-year-old, who notched a win at Gardena Spring Trophy this spring, opened her program big — with a triple flip, double toe — and closed even bigger, with two double Axels and a high-flying sit spin. In between, she hit four other triples, including an Ina Bauer into a triple Salchow-double toe-double loop. She earned 99.62 points.
“I’ve been working a lot on my triples with my coaches [Peter Burroughs and Mary Lyn Gelderman], getting them bigger and cleaner,” Cesario said. “I’m also working out off the ice three times a week, which is getting my legs stronger.”
“Samantha has the most extraordinary work ethic; I’ve been doing this a long time and seen a lot of them, and it’s something you can’t teach,” Gelderman said.
Cesario’s mom helped Gelderman select the number from Don Quixote, which was also used to great affect (and acclaim) by Olympic silver medalists Qing Pang and Jian Tong.
“Sam is the type of skater that can really perform this music,” Gelderman said. “She can really bring tears to your eyes.”
Joelle Forte placed second wit 80.35 points for a program that included triple Lutz, double toe and triple Salchow, double toe combinations.
“We just got the choreography for the long, and are starting to train it,” said Forte’s coach, Elaine Zayak. “Unfortunately, she banged into the wall in practice yesterday and hurt her hip pretty badly. She thought about not skating, but we’re here, so I told her to go.”

Ashley Wagner (winner of Senior Ladies SP A), plus quotes by Agnes Zawadzki and Yasmin Siraj (2nd and 3rd):

Wagner shows ‘true Lutz’ in Liberty short
Zawadzki, Siraj also impress; Zhang wins Group B
Ashley Wagner has worked exhaustively on her Lutz in the offseason.

By Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork.com
(07/16/2010) – Ashley Wagner served notice at Liberty on Friday: this season, she means business.
“A triple-triple [combination] and a true Lutz, those are my main goals,” the 19-year-old said. “My coach Priscilla [Hill] and I are pacing my skating up to Sochi [Olympics] 2014.”
Wagner missed the Vancouver Games by a whisker, placing third at the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships behind Rachael Flatt and Mirai Nagasu. Deep disappointment spurred her to take a hard look at her skating, and she and Hill passed up a trip to junior worlds in March to start re-building her triple Lutz.
“I would always get an “e” [incorrect take-off edge] and lose points, and if I wanted to compete with the best, I knew I had to fix it,” she said.
Liberty’s tech panel was impressed, giving her full credit for the jump in her short, set to Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.”
The hard-charging program also included a huge triple flip, double toe combination; strong double Axel; and solid spins.
Wagner earned 54.55 points, outpacing up-and-comers Agnes Zawadzki, who earned 50.85 points, and Yasmin Siraj, third with 47.37.
“I offered a lot of music to her, but she picked this herself,” Wagner’s choreographer, Irina Romanova, said. “She is against the girly-girly kind of program, as you can tell. She’s a tomboy.”
This was one of Wagner’s first full performances of “Kashmir”; she and Hill have concentrated on the Lutz technique, as well as creating new spin positions to fit ever-changing (and still evolving) IJS requirements for Levels 3 and 4.
“We completely changed the Lutz entrance,” Wagner said. “I used to step over and tap, try to do it quickly, to disguise [the edge]. Now it’s set up so there’s no way I can take-off on the wrong edge; it’s a right foot take-off from a long [lead in].”
Wagner and Hill spent a month doing nothing but single Lutzes, gradually progressing to doubles and, just recently, triples.
“It’s all about building up confidence and a steady mindset,” the skater said. “I hoped to do triple flip-triple toe here, but my foot was bothering me a bit, so we played it safe. I’m competing my short and free at Skate Wilmington in two weeks and hope to do it there.”
Zawadzki swiveled and swayed to a snappy Mambo short, choreographed by Catarina Lindgren.
The Colorado Springs-based skater, who is coached by Tom Zakrajsek, opened with a huge triple toe but could not control the landing and did not complete her planned second triple toe. The rest of the program, including a triple Lutz and snazzy step sequence, went off without a hitch.
“I like that kind of music; I like to move to it, and I think it suits me,” Zawadzki, who turns 16 this summer, said. “I got too much adrenaline [on the planned triple toe-triple toe] and couldn’t control it enough.”
Siraj, who trains at Skating Club of Boston under Peter Johansson and Mark Mitchell, showed fleet feet and speedy spins in her “Czardas” short, but after hitting her opening triple Lutz, double toe combination, popped an intended triple loop into a single.
“I’ve really been working on my speed; I want to skate big, even though I’m not a big person,” said the 14-year-old skater, who stands 4’10”.
Melissa Bulanhagui performed a sophisticated Tango, choreographed by coach Karen Ludington, to take fourth.
In senior ladies’ Group B, Felicia Zhang — who is also competing here in junior pairs with partner Taylor Toth — edged out veteran Joelle Forte. Samantha Cesario was third.

Angela Wang & Timothy Dolensky (winners of their respective Junior Finals on Saturday): http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100718&content_id=12360862&vkey=ice_news

Wang hits big triple-triple to win junior ladies
Birthday boy Dolensky takes junior honors
Liberty junior ladies final winner Angela Wang with pal Lauren Dinh, who placed fifth.

By Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork.com
(07/18/2010) – Angela Wang, seventh in juniors at the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, took a leap forward in her Liberty free skate, landing a triple Lutz-triple toe combination in her charming Celtic-inspired program to music from How to Slay a Dragon.
She was the only lady in the event to land a clean triple-triple.
“I was really happy I did my triple-triple combination,” Wang said. “A few of my other jumps had really shaky landings, but I fought for them.”
Wang, who turns 14 on July 30th, gained 10.80 points for the maneuver, including a positive .7 GOE from the judges.
The teen also landed a double Axel, triple toe combination and four other triples, although the flip was under rotated. She earned 94.45 points, well ahead of runner-up McKinzie Daniels, who notched 81.41.
Wang, who usually trains in Salt Lake City under Scott Smith, is spending the summer in Colorado Springs working with Christy Krall, well-known for her skill using Dartfish technical analysis and simulation software to help perfect her pupils (including Patrick Chan’s) jumps.
“The Dartfish really shows you which moment in a jump is off, so you can go and fix it,” Wang said. “It’s really helped me.”
Atlanta’s Timothy Dolensky is forming an annual tradition: each birthday brings a new Liberty title.
Last season, the U.S. novice bronze medalist, who turned 18 on Sunday, treated himself to a win in Liberty’s novice event.
This year, the Atlanta skater — who is coached by Debbie Prachar and Brittney Bottoms — won juniors with an elegant free to “Warsaw Concerto.”
Dolensky recovered from a shaky start, doubling his second jump, an intended triple Lutz, but came back strong in the second half with four other triples, two in combination.
“I thought it was pretty good,” Dolensky said. “Of course, I made mistakes in the beginning, but I tried to put them behind me and skate rest of program.”
Dolensky’s program component score, 52.16, was by far the highest of the junior men. “I’ve grown a lot in maturity; I’m trying hard to get into the music more and finish all the moves I am doing, instead of just throwing an arm up,” he said.
U.S. novice silver medalist Emmanuel Savary was second with 95.98 points.

Max Aaron (winner of the Junior Men’s combined event on Wed./Thu.):

High-flying Aaron wins junior men’s short and free
Dinh stakes out independent path
Max Aaron is among the men competing in the Junior Grand Prix event in Japan. (Lynn Rutherford)

By Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork.com
(07/16/2010) – A strong group of 10 top junior men led by triple-Axel-wielding Max Aaron will take the ice for their final free program Saturday evening.
At the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Spokane, Aaron impressed with his fast, high Axel, taking third in junior men behind Jason Brown and Josh Farris.
Here at Liberty, a slimmed-down version of the Colorado Springs-based skater won the short program on Wednesday, hitting the Axel; a triple Lutz, double toe combination; and triple loop to “Tango de Roxanne,” choreographed by Catarina Lindgren.
Aaron’s free, created by Tom Dickson to a Vivaldi medley, opened strong with another big triple Axel, done in combination with a double toe (scoring 10.70 points), followed by a triple Lutz, double toe; triple flip and triple loop.
Although Aaron fell on his second triple Axel, his 106.62 put him six points ahead of the field.
“I’ve been landing the Axel pretty much consistently since last year. We’ve tweaked it here and there,” the 18-year-old, who trains at the World Arena under Tom Zakrajsek, said. “The goal is to be consistent with it when it counts, in competition.”
Aaron makes no secret of his goal: the junior men’s title.
“For sure, that’s what I’m working toward,” he said.
Training with Zakrajsek’s group, as well as Canada’s world silver medalist Patrick Chan, inspires him to aim high: by the time the 2011 U.S. Championships roll around next January, he wants a quad Salchow in his arsenal.
“Patrick doesn’t miss much in practice; he hits the triple Axel, the quad toe,” Aaron said. “Every time he’s on the ice, he’s ready to go. You always want to try to show him up — he does a quad toe, then I’ll do a [quad] Salchow. We go back and forth. And Josh [Farris] and Brandon [Mroz], they’re landing quads too.”
Alexander Zahradnicek qualified for the final with a second place in the short (52.53 points) and third (97.48) in the free.
Zahradnicek — who like Aaron has already received his first Junior Grand Prix assignment — showed a solid triple flip, triple toe combination; next, he wants to add a triple Axel, perhaps as soon as his next competition, the next month’s Wilmington Open.
“My free here [to Tosca] wasn’t my best, but I was very happy with it,” Zahradnicek said. “I’ll try to do better in the final and nail my first [triple] Lutz. I’m getting close on the triple Axel. We’re going to try it out [in a free program] soon, maybe in two weeks.”
Timothy Dolensky was eighth in the short (45.01 points) and second in the free (100.57), while U.S. novice silver medalist Emmanuel Savary was third in the short (51.65) and fourth in the free (97.41).
Liberty’s junior ladies were split into four groups for their free skates, with high scorers reaching the final.
Another Colorado Springs-based skater, Lauren Dinh, made a statement in her “Danse Macabre” free: landing six triples, three in combination with double toe. (Her triple flip was under rotated, receiving a single “<" from the technical panel.) She won Group A handily, earning 91.98 points.
"That felt amazing," the 14-year-old said. "I think I landed six triples, and I felt I really performed it. I definitely think that was one of my best longs in a while."
Dinh, who recently changed coaches from Zakrajsek to Damon Allen, is competing at Liberty on her own.
"[Allen] couldn't make it so I put myself on the ice," she said.
Veteran coach Kathy Casey — who is here observing programs in her role as a U.S. Figure Skating director of athlete performance — said that's not unusual for Dinh.
"She would often want to skate on her own, even when she was younger," Casey said. "She is very independent."
"I try to be," Dinh agreed. "I don't want to rely too much on other people. They might not always be there for me. This is good practice."
Dinh, along with Group B winner Angela Wang — impressive with another six-triple program, including two Lutzes — and other top scorers, including those from Groups C and D, will compete in the junior ladies' final.

Emmanuel Savary (3rd in the Junior Men’s combined event):

Maturing Savary harbors quad Salchow hopes
12-year-old shows off increased skills in Liberty junior event
Emmanuel Savary hopes to qualify for the 2011 U.S. Championships as a junior. (Michelle Harvath)

By Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork.com
(07/16/2010) – Last season, the combined cuteness quotient of diminutive Nathan Chen, then 10 years old, and 12-year-old Emmanuel Savary, who took novice gold and silver respectively at the 2010 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, nearly overwhelmed fans in Spokane.
Fast forward six months, and Savary has not only grown a few inches and picked up a lot of speed, he’s doubled his jump arsenal.
“Triple Lutz, triple loop, triple-triple combination — he’s been getting it all,” Ron Ludington, who is part of Savary’s coaching team at University of Delaware, said.
The veteran coach joked, “He’s had the jumps for a while; he’s been working hard since January. I’ll break his neck if they’re not in his program at nationals.”
Performing a lively circus program, Savary took fourth in Liberty’s junior men’s free skate, competing against many skaters up to six years older. He was third in the short and has qualified for the final.
The 2009 U.S. intermediate champion landed six triples, including two flips and a Lutz, although a triple loop was downgraded. In his earlier short program, he executed a triple flip, triple toe.
“I love the challenge,” said Savary. “It’s been a lot of hard work and trying to improve my personal best at every competition. The goal is to qualify for juniors at nationals.”
Savary — or “E-man” to his pals — began skating at age three, following in the footsteps of one of his four older brothers, Joel. As his official website has it, he began by “throwing baby powder on the tile floor at home to make a sliding surface.”
Joel now works as an assistant with Ludington and Emmanuel’s primary coach, Jeff DiGregorio. Next up is a developmental competition in San Francisco in late summer.
“Joel is a tremendous help at the rink,” Ludington said. “He retired about four years ago and skated in an ice show for a year to help pay for [Emmanuel’s] training.”
Savary, who begins Gauger Cobbs Middle School in Newark, N.J., this fall, has set his sites high. He wants to add a quad Salchow to his free program.
“He’s much more comfortable with the Salchow, than the toe,” Ludington said. “He likes that jump, and he’s connecting with it well. I wouldn’t bet against him.”


Chan headlines 2010 Liberty Summer Competition
Colorado Springs skaters take top honors thus far
Jessica Pfund with coach Tom Zakrajsek. The 12-year-old from Colorado Springs took first in the novice ladies short program. (Lynn Rutherford)

By Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork.com
(07/15/2010) – Liberty, an annual skating rite of summer held over four days at Aston, Pa.’s, IceWorks Skating Complex, hummed with activity today with simultaneous competitions running near non-stop in two rinks and practices buzzing in two others.
“We have 650 skaters this year, not only from the east but from Canada, Michigan, Texas, Florida, Colorado and California,” longtime event chairman John Corona said.
“It’s really the A-teams that keep an event of this size going — great accountants, a great music staff, and top-flight judges, technical panels and announcers. The new [online] registration system, in particular, helps things moved smoothly.”
Two-time Canadian world silver medalist Patrick Chan, who has kicked off his competitive season in Aston the past several years, is expected to compete in both the senior men’s short program and free skate. He will face off against former world junior champion Stephen Carriere and 2009 U.S. junior men’s champion Ross Miner, among others.
In the senior ladies event, U.S. bronze medalist Ashley Wagner will debut a new short program. Up-and-comers Agnes Zawadzki, Yasmin Siraj and Samantha Cesario are also on hand, as are national competitors Melissa Bulanhagui and Joelle Forte.
The Colorado Springs contingent — which already notched a big win yesterday with Max Aaron’s victory in the junior men’s short — scored again today when Jessica Pfund took top honors in the novice ladies short program.
The 12-year-old, who has trained with Tom Zakrajsek for five years, displayed the hallmark of most of her coach’s pupils: an impressive jump arsenal.
Pfund included a triple loop; triple Lutz, double toe combination; and double Axel with a difficult rocker entrance in her short to The Sorcerers Apprentice.
“It felt really good, even though I was a little nervous at first,” Pfund, who will begin Cheyenne Mountain Junior High this fall, said.
“The triple loop is new; I’ve only been doing it for about a month-and-a-half. We just put it in the short after the Broadmoor Open [three weeks ago]. I’ve been doing triple Lutz, double toe since January.”
Liberty’s technical panel gave Pfund full credit for her jumps, although the triple loop received a negative .7 GOE from the judges. She earned 36.72 points.
“Jessica was ninth in intermediates [at the 2010 U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships] but she’s gotten more triples since then,” Zakrajsek said. “She’s an incredibly hard worker.”
Ana Draovitch, who is coached Audrey Weisiger in Fairfax, Va., took second with 35.10 points for a program that included a powerful double Axel and Level 4 layback spin.
Skating to a medley of arias from La Boheme and Tosca, Caitlyn Nemastil gained third with 34.82 points, despite a downgraded triple flip-double toe combination. The expressive Nemastil, who is coached by Glyn Watts, showed gorgeous extension in her “choreo” spiral.
Another Zakrajsek pupil, Kelsea Suarez, executed a strong triple Salchow-double toe combination and was fourth with 34.53 points.
Scoring sheet note
As if one “<" isn't enough, this season skaters' scoring sheets (protocols) can get hit by double whammy. A "<" means the event's technical panel has determined a jump is rotated enough to gain 70 per cent of its base value; "<<" signifies an under rotated, or downgraded, jump.


Senior Men SP
Top 7 from the detailed protocol:

Patrick Chan [“Take 5”]
Total Score 78.88: 41.31 (TES) / 38.57 (PCS)
4T(+1.75), 3A(-3) fall, CCoSp4(+1), 3F+3T(+0.7), FSSp2(+0.5), CCSp2(+0.38), SlSt3(+0.38)

Armin Mahbanoozadeh [“Mario Takes a Walk” and “Prelude” by Jesse Cook]
Total Score 69.80: 37.60 (TES) / 32.20 (PCS)
3A(+0.5), 3Lz+3T(+0.88), FCSp3(+0.38), 3F(+0.35), CSSp3(+0.13), SlSt2(+0.38), CCoSp3(+0.38)

Keegan Messing [Robin Hood soundtrack]
Total Score 67.59: 36.08 (TES) / 31.51 (PCS)
3A(+2), 3Lz+3T(+0.7), FSSp3(+0.75), 3F(e)(-1.05), CSSp4*, SlSt2(+0.5), CCoSp4(+0.88)
Note: Messing’s second spin did not count because the new rule does not allow 2 different spins in the sit position in the SP.

Alexander Johnson [“Caravan”]
Total Score 66.66: 36.91 (TES) / 29.75 (PCS)
3A(+0.25), 3F+3T, CCSp4(+0.38), 3Lz, FSSp4(+0.13), CiSt2(+0.25), CCoSp3(+0.5)

Stephen Carriere [Chicago soundtrack]
Total Score 65.05: 32.04 (TES) / 33.01 (PCS)
3A(-2) fall out, 3Lz+2T(+0.18), 3F(e)(-0.18), FCSp2(+0.25), SlSt3(+0.63), CSSp3(+0.38), CCoSp3(+0.38)

Tommy Steenberg [modern cello piece]
Total Score 62.76: 33.06 (TES) / 30.70 (PCS)
3Lo+2Lo, 3A(-3) fall, FCSp4(+0.38), 3Lz(+0.18), SlSt3(+1), CCoSp4(+0.5), CSSp3

Jason Wong [“Sweet Remembrance of You” by William Joseph]
Total Score 60.03: 32.65 (TES) / 28.38 (PCS)
3Lz+3T, 3A(-3) fall, CCSp4(+0.25), 3Lo, CCoSp4(+0.25), SlSt2, FSSp3(-0.15)

Senior Ladies SP A
Top 4 from the detailed protocol:

Ashley Wagner [“Kashmir”]
Total Score 54.55: 27.60 (TES) / 26.95 (PCS)
3F+2T(+0.7), 3Lz(-0.53), FCSp2, LSp4(+0.13), 2A(+0.5), CiSt2(+0.25), CCoSp3(+0.25)

Agnes Zawadzki [“Gopher Mambo” and “Concierto para Bongo”]
Total Score 50.85: 26.55 (TES) / 24.30 (PCS)
3T+COMBO(-1.93), 3Lz(+0.7), LSp4(+0.75), FSSp4(+0.5), SlSt2(+0.5), 2A(+0.5), CCoSp4(+0.63)

Yasmin Siraj [Czardas]
Total Score 47.37: 25.17 (TES) / 22.20 (PCS)
3Lz+2T(-0.18), 1Lo(-0.3), CCoSp4(+0.25), 2A(+0.5), LSp4(+0.5), SlSt3, FCSp4(+0.5)

Melissa Bulanhagui [Tango]
Total Score 44.83: 22.13 (TES) / 22.70 (PCS)
3Lz+2Lo, LSp4(+0.25), 3F<<(-0.9), FSSp4,
CCoSp1(+0.13), StSl1(+0.25), 2A
Note: The new ‘<<' symbol indicates that this triple flip attempt was downgraded by the technical panel to the base value of a double flip.

Senior Ladies SP B
Top 3 from the detailed protocol:

Felicia Zhang [classical]
Total Score 50.98: 27.78 (TES) / 23.20 (PCS)
3Lz+2T(+0.53), 3T(-0.18), FCSp2(+0.5), 2A(+0.5), LSp3(+0.5), SlSt2, CCoSp4(+0.63)

Joelle Forte [Cirque du Soleil’s “O”]
Total Score 49.36: 27.51 (TES) / 21.85 (PCS)
3Lz+2T, 3S(+0.53), FSSp4, CiSt2(+0.13), 2A(+0.25), LSp3, CCoSp4(+0.5)

Samantha Cesario [Carmen]
Total Score 47.64: 23.69 (TES) / 23.95 (PCS)
3F(+0.88), 3Lz(e)+2T(-1.05), LSp1(+0.25), 2A, FSSp3(+0.63), SlSt1(+0.63), CCoSp1(+0.25)

I seem to have misplaced the detailed protocol for Senior Ladies FS A. Here were my ‘tweets’ about 1st, 2nd & 4th place finishers, plus program music info where known:

A Zawadzki [Pablo de Sarasate’s “Ziegeunerweisen” & David Popper’s “Hungarian Phapsody,” performed by Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà]
2A-3T, 3F, FSSp4, 3Lz(fall), LSp4, 3Lz-2T, 2Lo, ChSp, 3S, 3T-2T-2Lo, SlSt2, CCoSp. +GOE on all except the 2 jump errors.

Note: “ChSp” in the protocol is the new choreographic spiral seq. that is marked by the judges on GOE and not assigned a level this season.

Y Siraj’s 3F, 3T & 2A were clean; received -GOE on her 3Lz fall, 3S, 3Lo (did a clean one in warmup), 3Lz(turnout, no combo). Tango medley. 84.11.

M Bulanhagui’s 3A received the new ‘<<' unfortunately, so worth only 1.92 points. She plans to keep 3A in her FS for now. Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 2.

Senior Ladies FS B
Top 2 from the detailed protocol:

Samantha Cesario [Man of La Mancha]
Total Score 99.62: 54.69 (TES) / 44.93 (PCS)
3F+2T(-0.18), 3Lo (+0.35), 3Lz(e)(-0.88), LSp3(+0.25), 3T(+0.18), 3F(-0.70) hand down, 3S+2T+2Lo(+0.53), ChSp(no points), CCoSp2(+0.50), SlSt3(+0.75), 2A+2A(+0.38), FSSp4(+0.63)

Joelle Forte
Total Score 80.35: 42.35 (TES) / 38.00 (PCS)
1Lo, 3Lz+2T, 3T(+0.18), FSSp4(+0.13), 2A(-1.38), ChSp(+0.75), 3Lz<(-1.40), 3S+2T(+0.35), LSp2(+0.13), SlSt2(+0.38), 3S(+0.18), CCoSp2(+0.63)

Junior Ladies FS Final
Top 5 from the detailed protocol:

A Wang [How to Train Your Dragon soundtrack – Irish/Celtic music] 53.51 (TES) / 40.94 (PCS)
2A+3T(+0.93), 3Lz+3T(+0.7), 3F<(-1.4) flipped out of landing, 3Lo(+0.7), LSp2(+0.5), 3Lz, 2A+2T(-0.5) turned out and could not add planned 2Lo to combo, 3S(-0.47) off balance landing, CCoSp3(+0.33), SlSt2, FCoSp3(+0.33)

M Daniels [Spartacus] 45.95 / 37.46
3T(+0.7), 3Lz+2T(+0.23), 3F(-2.1), CCoSp4(+0.5), CiSt1(+0.33), 2A+2T+2Lo(+0.5), 3Lo, LSp3(+0.5), 3Lz<(-0.7), 3T+SEQ(-2.1), FCSSp3

N Jiang [Ladies in Lavender] 38.03 / 38.40
2F(+0.3), 3Lo(-0.7), 3S, LSp3(+0.83), SlSt2(+0.17), 3Lo+2T, 3T+A(-0.47), FSSp2, 3T(-2.1), 2A, CCoSp3

H Dunne [Zorro?] 36.35 / 37.60
2A+2T(+0.5), 1F(-0.03), 3T+2T+2T(+0.7), FSSp3(+0.17), 3S<(-0.7), LSp4(+0.5), 2F+2T, SlSt1, 3T(-1.17), 2A, CCoSp1(+0.33)

L Dinh [Danse Macabre] 37.47 / 36.27
LSp4(+1), 3Lo, 3Lz+2T, 2A(+0.5), 3Lz(-1.4), 3F<(-2.1), FSSp2(+0.17), 3S(-0.7), 1T(-0.2), SlSt2(+0.17), CCoSp1(+0.17)

Junior Ladies Group B FS
A Wang
Total Score 98.61: 56.34 (TES) / 42.27 (PCS)
From her detailed protocol:
2A+3T(+1.17), 3Lz+2T(+0.7), 3F(e)(-0.47), 3Lo(-1.4), LSp2, 3Lz(+1.17), 2A+2T+2Lo, 3S(+0.23), CCoSp3(+0.17), SlSt2(+0.5), FCoSp4(+0.5)

Saturday results not yet published on the official results page… please submit a comment to this blog entry if you notice other missing results.

Novice Ladies FS Final (20 skaters)
71.05 J Herman
69.94 J Pfund
68.17 A Draovitch
64.89 C Nemastil
60.13 K Suarez
59.24 J Hu
57.44 A Kurtz
55.91 M Lee
55.88 M Eisenhandler
54.63 M Crawford
54.24 E Agler
52.42 E Albers
52.15 R Gaskins
50.44 K Karlsson
49.68 A Fakhroutdinov
48.45 K Hochrein
47.48 T Hoover
45.67 M Rollins
45.57 A Rogers
41.97 G Luiselli

Top 5 from the detailed protocol:

J Herman [James Bond medley] 40.17 (TES) / 30.88 (PCS)
2A(+0.50), 3T(-0.70), CCoSp4(+0.33), ChSp1 (+0.67), 2A+2T(+0.50), 3S (-0.93), FSSp4(+0.33), 2Lz+2T+2Lo(-0.40), 3T+2T, FCCoSp2(-0.20)

J Pfund [Spanish music] 40.55 / 30.39
3Lo<(-2.10), 3Lz(-0.23), 3T (-0.70), FCSSp1, ChSt1, 2A+2A(+0.17), CCoSp2, 3S+2T+2Lo (+0.23), 3S+2T(+0.47), FSSp3(-0.10)

A Draovitch 33.53 / 34.64
CCoSp3(+0.67), ChSp1(+1.33), 2A(+0.50), 3S<<(-0.40), 2Lz+2Lo(-0.10), 2F+2A(+0.50), FSSp1(+0.17), 2F+2Lo+2Lo, 2Lz(-0.10), LSp2(+0.33)

C Nemastil 34.00 / 30.89
2A(+0.17), FCSp4(+0.50), 2F(+0.10), 3Lo<(-0.93), FCSSp3, 3Lo<<+2T(-0.70), ChSp1(+1.33), 2A+2T(-0.33), 2Lz+2T+1Lo, CCoSp4(+0.33)

K Suarez [Les Miserables] 32.12 / 29.01
3S+2T(-1.40), 2Lz, LSp3(+0.33), ChSp1(+0.67), 2A(-1.50), FSSp3(+0.07), 3S(-1.40), 2F+2T+2Lo(-0.10), 2A+2T(-0.17), CCoSp1

Intermediate Ladies Group A SP Final (18 skaters)
33.14 F Chiera
28.99 E Taylor
28.57 K Albaugh
28.53 O Yao
28.39 J Tinker
27.22 A Gonera
25.81 K Curran
25.00 V Feigenbaum
24.70 M Rutledge
24.11 A Shin
23.45 E Oleck
23.20 K Wen
22.88 B McIsaac
22.54 Lin
22.17 S Chang
21.77 A Davidovich
20.68 J Suarez
WD A McGuinness

Intermediate Ladies Group B SP Final (18 skaters)
31.62 M Vinci
31.18 O Serafini
29.83 I Dow
29.10 J Jablon
28.85 B Laxson
26.97 A Lee
26.85 M O’Connell
26.74 M Yang
25.60 K Doan
25.20 M Farinella
25.06 H Bisbing
24.69 R Hyder
24.40 L Rosenberg
23.90 L Katzman
23.89 L Ream
23.55 S Scarpa
19.47 C Berrios
16.21 C Belt

The following are the online registered skaters for the Novice, Junior and Senior level events. GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!

Senior Ladies Short Program Group A (Friday 12:20-1:55 pm)
NOTE: This is the starting order.
Gordon, Maggie SC of Boston
Pipkin, Meredith University of Delaware
Katz, Tamar Skating Club of Boston [ISR]
Walczyk, Amber Detroit Skating Club
Bulanhagui, Melissa University of Delaware FSC
Yee, Lisa Washington Figure Skating Club
Bibbs, Courtney Columbia FSC of Maryland
Mozer, Christine SC of New Y ork
Chiappa, Chelsea Rose Hungarian National Figure Skating Association
Kononenko, Anastasiya North Jersey FSC [UKR]
Zawadzki, Agnes Broadmoor SC
Siraj, Yasmin SC of Boston
Wagner, Ashley SC of Wilmington
Kozhamkulova, Aigul Richmond FSC [KAZ]

Senior Ladies SP B (Friday 2:10-3:45 pm)
Note: This is the starting order.
Forte, Joelle SC of New York
Ballard, Brittany Charter Oak FSC
Kalina, Maria Starlight Ice Dance Club
Zhang, Felicia Skating Club of New York
Jones, Rachel Gardens FSC of Maryland
Johnson, Karina Danish Skating Union
Raver, Megan IceWorks SC
Bussi, Krista Niagara University Skating Club
Gendron, Rachel Centre Elite de patinage artistique Boucherville
Cesario, Samantha SC of New York
Hsu, Alicia Nashville FSC
Nguyen, Jacqueline Texas Gulf Coast FSC

Senior Men SP (Friday 4:00–6:15 pm)
Note: This is the starting order.
Pennington, Colin Skating Club of New York
Miner, Ross SC of Boston
Campbell, Wesley Nashville FSC
Chan, Patrick Granite Club Toronto Ontario Canada
Dyer, Scott Columbia FSC of Maryland
Messing, Keegan Alaska Association of Figure Skating
Pao, Charles Stars FSC of Texas [TPE]
Mahbanoozadeh, Armin Washington Figure Skating Club
Rabbitt, Sean Glacier Falls FSC
Pennington, Parker Winterhurst FSC
Dion, Charles Centre Elite de patinage artistique Boucherville
Farris, Joshua Broadmoor SC
Parkinson, Paolo Bonifacio Forum SSRDL – Italy
Quadrino, Michael Skating Club of New York
Pfeifer, Viktor Eiskunstlaufverein Dornbirn Austria
Johnson, Alexander Braemar City of Lakes FSC
Wong, Jason SC of Boston
Chapman, Mitchell Richmond FSC [AUS]
Steenberg, Tommy SC of Northern Virginia Chau, Michael Southwest Florida FSC
Carriere, Stephen SC of Boston

Senior Pairs (SP is Thursday 8:50-9:40 pm; FS is Friday 8:45-10:00 pm)
SP Results:
46.78 Simpson, Britney Broadmoor SC / Miller, Nathan Broadmoor SC
46.13 Aaron, Molly Coyotes SC of Arizona / Cohen, Daniyel SC of Boston
43.86 Zhang, Felicia Skating Club of New York / Toth, Taylor University of Delaware FSC
42.50 Smith, Erika University of Delaware FSC / Bartholomay, Nate University of Delaware FSC
41.13 Donlan, Gretchen SC of Boston / Speroff, Andrew Broadmoor SC
39.38 Godin, Jade-Savannah CPA Saint-Leonard Quebec / Evans, Andrew CPA Saint-Leonard Quebec
37.17 Chase, Brittany Broadmoor SC / Marron, Grant Coyotes SC of Arizona

Junior Pairs (SP is Thursday 9:55-10:30 pm; FS is Friday 7:30-8:30 pm)
SP Starting Order:
Garza, Mandy Texas Gulf Coast FSC / Frazier, Brandon All Year FSC
Bautista, Kloe All Year FSC / Harris, Tyler SC of Boston
Duarte, Kylie Colonial FSC / Grafton, Colin Colonial FSC
[WD Oltmanns, Olivia Kansas City FSC / Santillan, Joshua All Year FSC]
Sowa, Morgan SC of Boston / Leenen, David SC of Boston
Andrews, Cassie Indiana World Skating Academy / Leduc, Timothy Eastern Iowa Figure Skating Club
Young, Alexandra Silver Blades / Young, Matthew Silver Blades Skating Club [CAN]

Novice Pairs (SP is Thursday 8:05-8:50 pm; FS is Friday 6:30-7:15 pm)
SP Results:
33.65 Aaron, Madeline Coyotes SC of Arizona / Settlage, Max Coyotes SC of Arizona
29.84 de la Mora, Brianna Texas Gulf Coast FSC / Wilson, Taylor Texas Gulf Coast FSC
26.79 Bergdolt, Kay Skating Club of North Carolina / Addison, Miles SC of North Carolina
24.58 Goldberg, Audrey SC of Southern New Jersey / Dolkiewicz, Joseph SC of Southern New Jersey
23.66 Griffin, Stefanie Texas Gulf Coast FSC / Griffin, Jordan Texas Gulf Coast FSC
WD Shaughnessy, Alexandria SC of Boston / Morgan, James SC of Boston

Junior Men (SP is Wednesday 3:55-5:35 pm; FS is Thursday 3:55-5:55 pm; Final (top 10 combined) is Saturday 5:25-6:45 pm)
SP results:
61.71 Aaron, Max Broadmoor SC
52.53 Zahradnicek, Alex SC of Wilmington
51.65 Savary, Emmanuel University of Delaware FSC
51.21 Evans, Steven Dallas FSC
47.59 Yostanto, Jay All Year FSC
47.42 Choate, Harrison SC of Boston
46.32 Michael, Will Salt Lake FSC
45.01 Dolensky, Timothy Atlanta FSC
44.86 Aiken, Alexander Atlanta FSC
44.77 Wagner, Austin SC of Wilmington
42.37 Littlefield, William Dallas FSC
42.34 McAvoy, Mark Champlain Valley SC
38.83 Koleto, Timothy Broadmoor SC
34.43 Tomasello, Troy Strongsville SC
31.53 Vaugeois, Alexandre Centre Elite de patinage artistique Boucherville
30.74 Segall, Craig SC of Southern New Jersey
WD Crawford, Bobby Washington FSC
WD Kim, Hwan Jin Korean Skating Federation
WD Schatz, Paul Southwest Florida FSC
WD Stuart, John IceWorks SC

FS results / Combined score [overall placement]:
106.62 Aaron 168.33 [1]
100.57 Dolensky 145.58 [4]
97.48 Zahradnicek 150.01 [2]
97.41 Savary 149.06 [3]
93.41 Evans 144.62 [5]
88.28 Michael 134.60 [6]
83.46 Choate 130.88 [7]
81.94 Aiken 126.80 [8]
80.70 Wagner 125.47 [9]
76.23 Koleto 115.06 [10]
71.27 Littlefield 113.64 [11]
70.96 Tomasello 105.39 [13]
67.12 Stuart
64.23 Yostanto 101.82 [14]
63.28 McAvoy 105.62 [12]
54.42 Segall 85.16 [15]
45.12 Vaugeois 76.65 [16]
WD Crawford
WD Kim (KOR)
WD Schatz

NOTE: Junior Ladies top four combined SP+FS scores in each group qualify for Saturday’s FS Final (16 competitors).

Junior Ladies SP A (Rink 1, Wednesday 5:15-6:50 pm)
40.49 Jiang, Nina Texas Gulf Coast FSC
39.01 Dinh, Lauren Broadmoor SC
35.59 Hsu, Alicia Nashville FSC
34.81 Veloso, Samantha Washington Figure Skating Club
34.78 Kimberly, Hannah Shaker Figure Skating Club
32.60 Williams, Isadora Brazilian Ice Federation
28.80 Wagner, Katryn Southwest Florida FSC
28.06 Orenstein, Zoe Yarmouth Ice Club
26.34 Hamui, Adriana Mexico
25.35 Xu, Amelia Skating Club of New York
22.05 Willoughby, Raya Washington Figure Skating Club [Malaysia]
21.72 Komes, Erynn SC of North Carolina
21.26 Rahman, Farina Individual Member of USFS
17.38 Sun, Sarah Texas Gulf Coast FSC
WD Castelli, Kaitlyn North Jersey FSC
WD Mozer, Christine SC of New York

Junior Ladies SP B (Rink 1, Wednesday 7:05-8:50 pm)
49.24 Wang, Angela Salt Lake FSC
38.39 Timlen, Allison Columbia FSC of Maryland
33.50 Eng, Elise Princeton SC
32.13 Aaron, Madeline Coyotes SC of Arizona
31.82 Eisen, Sarah Washington FSC
31.22 Gueli, Mara Detroit Skating Club
28.99 Galonski, Taylor SC of Wilmington
28.63 Knoop, Caroline Southwest Florida FSC
28.10 Hood, Lexie Stars FSC of Texas
25.36 Seitz, Leigh Central Virginia SC
23.76 Hamui, Reyna Mexico
23.62 Walton, Kelsey Detroit Skating Club
WD Ngo, Bethany SC of North Carolina
WD Nishimoto, Joanna Washington FSC

Junior Ladies SP C (Rink 2, Wednesday 5:50-7:20 pm)
47.63 Daniels, McKinzie Broadmoor SC
41.70 Christopher, Chelsea [may rejoin EGL club]
36.09 Dunne, Haley Washington Figure Skating Club
32.16 Rajic, Nicole SC of New York
31.08 Seagers, Kirsten SC of Wilmington
30.41 Munger, Ursula SC of Boston
30.30 Mateya, Annie Ice World FSC
28.72 Tsakiris, Maria SC of Southern New Jersey [GRE]
27.23 Chiappa, Torie Individual Member of USFS
27.22 Kimbrough, Jennifer Philadelphia SC & HS
27.12 Doherty, Brenna University of Delaware
22.65 Gunderson-Smith, Nia Old York Road Skating Club
WD Burden, L
WD Davey, Annabelle Charter Oak FSC
WD Rochester, Samantha Chesapeake FSC at Ice World

Junior Ladies SP D (Rink 2, Wednesday 7:35-9:05 pm)
35.81 Taylor, Courtney SC of New York
34.32 Pizzelanti, Briley Stars FSC of Texas
33.44 Koehler, Madeline Detroit Skating Club
33.35 Su, Flora Champlain Valley SC
28.76 Scheller, Sloane Stars FSC of Texas
26.54 Dion, Laurie Centre Elite de patinage artistique Boucherville
24.21 Bonenfant, Bethany Detroit SC
WD Kimmelman, Abby Skating Club of New York
WD? Foley, Taylor SC of Boston
WD? Shaughnessy, Alexandria SC of Boston

NOTE: Novice Ladies top four SP scores in Groups A-E qualify for Thursday’s SP Final (20 competitors).

Novice Ladies SP A (Rink 1, Wednesday 9:00-10:20 am)
35.91 Suarez, Kelsea Broadmoor SC
34.48 Kurtz, Avery Broadmoor SC
30.14 Zhang, Christine Essex SC of New Jersey
29.74 Hoover, Taylor Washington FSC
25.83 Chang, Melanie Washington FSC
23.65 Luong, Claudia SC of New York
23.05 DeLuca, Caitlin Detroit Skating Club
22.49 Shah, Kristina University of Delaware FSC
22.36 Sandon, Joy Central Florida FSC
20.63 Corsitto, Jacklyn Cantiague FSC
20.62 Murdock, Katelin Nashville FSC
20.43 Zimmerman, Jacquelin Washington FSC
20.34 Luong, Annie Dallas FSC
20.25 Fakhroutdinov, Alexandra American Academy FSC
19.87 Young, Emilyrose University of Delaware FSC

Novice Ladies SP B (Rink 1, Wednesday 10:35-11:55 am)
29.85 Pfund, Jessica Broadmoor SC
28.38 Crawford, Molly Washington FSC
28.34 Qiu, Jessica SC of Northern Virginia
26.77 Yasenka, Sarah Columbia FSC of Maryland
24.39 Buensuceso, Patricia Stars FSC of Texas
24.25 Serafini, Helen SC of New York
23.92 Karlsson, Kristina Washington Figure Skating Club
22.16 Gaughan, Ashlyn Southwest Florida FSC
21.49 Dabrowski, Angelica Indiana World Skating Academy
20.54 DiPaolo, Laura SC of Wilmington
20.23 deMuth, Katie Baltimore FSC
19.47 Pilgrim, Danielle Charter Oak FSC
18.49 Lee, Brittany University of Delaware FSC
WD Leib, Devon Skating Club of New York

Novice Ladies SP C (Rink 1, Wednesday 12:10-1:30 pm)
35.74 Nemastil, Caitlyn Strongsville SC
34.70 Draovitch, Ana SC of North Carolina
28.20 Hochrein, Katie Detroit Skating Club
27.99 Lee, Melissa SC of Boston
27.83 Bergdolt, Kay Skating Club of North Carolina
25.48 Regan, Kaitlyn Red Rose FSC
25.12 Lang, McKenzie Triangle Figure Skating Club
23.53 Israel, Leah Detroit Skating Club
23.37 DeBardelaben, Kaitlyn SC of New York
21.49 Silos, Phoebe American Academy FSC
19.18 Hollander, Jacquie Citrus FSC
15.60 Medvedeva, Anastassia Washington FSC
WD Albright, AnnaLea Washington Figure Skating Club
WD (not listed) Albers, Emily Indiana World Skating Academy

Novice Ladies SP D (Rink 1, Wednesday 1:45-3:10 pm)
36.06 Herman, Jenelle SC of Boston
34.02 Eisenhandler, Mia Gate City Figure Skating Club
28.79 Corn, Christie SC of New York
28.77 Agler, Eve SC of New York
28.44 Hsu, Allison University of Delaware FSC
26.74 Koehler, Meghan Detroit Skating Club
26.12 Ferguson, Ashley Philadelphia SC & HS
25.93 Watanabe, Maki Rye FSC
22.73 Reisen, AlexaRae Skating Club of New York
21.13 Bainger, Janine Washington FSC
20.95 Gillespie, Claire Anchorage FSC
17.79 Koch, Monica American Academy FSC
12.25 Fagan, Brendan Southwest Florida FSC
WD Zeppi, Rachel SC of Boston

Novice Ladies SP E (Rink 1, Wednesday 3:25-5:00 pm)
28.67 Hu, Jessica SC of North Carolina
25.41 Szanto, Martine Atlanta FSC
25.01 Rollins, Mia Nashville FSC
24.80 Shaw, Cassandra IceWorks SC
24.62 Voyce, Breanna Atlanta FSC
23.85 Gaskins, Roobi SC of Wilmington
23.38 Luiselli, Gabrielle Colonial FSC
20.60 Young, Morgan SC of New York
19.92 Fanelle, Danielle University of Delaware FSC
19.06 Horwitz, Julia SC of Wilmington
WD Cruz, Alexis Columbia FSC of Maryland
WD Firestone, Lindsay City of Palms Figure Skating Club
WD Miller, Ramona Blue SC of New York

Novice Men (SP is Thursday 10:40 am-12:10 pm; FS is Friday 10:10 am-12:05 pm)
SP Starting Order:
Strupinski, Alex Charter Oak FSC
Mimidis, Marcus SC of Wilmington
Swinton, Matthew SC of Boston
Newberry, Jack Individual Member of USFS
Gunderson-Smith, Aaron Old York Road Skating Club
Jerothe, Jonathan Washington FSC
Rupp, Patrick Citrus FSC
Ma, Jimmy SC of New York
Anderson, Nicholas Indiana World Skating Academy
Conrad, BJ Texas Gulf Coast FSC
Korycinski, Robert Gardens FSC of Maryland
Blair, Taylor Shattuck-St. Mary’s Figure Skating Club
Chizhikov, Konstantin Detroit Skating Club
Bjelde, Alexander SC of Southern New Jersey
Leeds, Daniel SC of Wilmington
Nagode, Andrew University of Delaware FSC

INTERMEDIATE RESULTS (unofficial) for Wednesday, July 14

Intermediate Men SP
31.61 T Lu
28.92 L West
27.96 L Lung
26.11 G Newberry
26.07 S Rossi
25.16 O Melnyk
23.86 J Gleisberg
23.22 R Burghart
22.07 A Huertas
22.05 Y Rowe
21.90 V Katsman
21.83 J Barrett
21.58 E Stevens
20.92 L Roumila
19.61 B Kozlowski
19.57 B Mayer
18.07 K Anderson
17.77 G Schwab
12.69 N Chinault
11.63 L Beatson

Intermediate Ladies SP I (Juvenile skating up)
25.35 V Feigenbaum
24.54 M Farinella
24.32 S Chang
21.98 C Berrios

Intermediate Ladies SP J (Juvenile skating up)
26.41 L Rosenberg
24.65 K Wen
24.64 L Ream
23.45 A McGuinness

NOTE: The top 4 Intermediate Ladies in FS Groups A-G qualify for Thursday morning’s FS Final (4 x 7 = 28 competitors)

Intermediate Ladies FS A
57.07 F Chiera
48.35 M O’Connell
45.14 L Katzman
43.17 M Gottlieb

Intermediate Ladies FS B
48.93 J Lin
48.37 M Yang
46.24 H Munger
43.79 A Shin

Intermediate Ladies FS C
51.82 K Albaugh
47.49 M Kiatrungrit
47.08 H Bisbing
46.35 B McIsaac

Intermediate Ladies FS D
54.01 J Jablon
52.82 A Gonera
48.70 B Laxson
46.39 I Lemeshev

Intermediate Ladies FS E
56.66 I Dow
55.64 E Taylor
51.17 O Yao
49.76 B Tennell

Intermediate Ladies FS F
56.33 O Serafini
48.43 M Minaeva
47.37 E Oleck
43.32 J Suarez

Intermediate Ladies FS G
51.09 R Hyder
50.68 J Tinker
49.57 K Doan
46.83 M Rutledge

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11 Competitions Added to Scoretracker This Week!

Posted by unseenskaters on July 1, 2010

Atlanta Open, Azalea Classic, Boise Ice Classic, Boston Open, Broadmoor Open (unofficial results), CCIA, Chesapeake Open, Collar City Open, Grand Rapids Open, Southern CA Interclub, and Summer Chiller…

Don’t forget to see the updated Top Ten!

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