JGP #2 in Lake Placid, NY, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2012 + LIVE webcast
Posted by unseenskaters on August 30, 2012
The JGP returns to the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, New York, and competition begins on Thursday, August 30 and runs through Saturday, September 1, 2012.
Team USA consists of Joshua Farris, James Schetelich [Spencer Howe has WD due to injury]; Courtney Hicks, Angela Wang, Kiri Baga; Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier, Madeline Aaron/Max Settlage, Jessica Pfund/AJ Reiss, Olivia Oltmanns/Joshua Santillan in pairs; Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel Eaton, Madeline Heritage/Nathaniel Fast. Elliana Pogrebinsky/Ross Gudis in dance. Making their JGP debuts are Schetelich, Pfund/Reiss, and Pogrebinsky/Gudis.
THURSDAY UPDATE: Farris (72.20) leads by 13+ points after Men’s SP; Schetelich is 16th of 18. The 4 U.S. pairs are sitting 3rd, 4th, 5th and 9th after the SP.
FRIDAY UPDATE: Aldridge/Eaton (53.48) are in 2nd after the Short Dance, with Pogrebinsky/Gudis 5th and Heritage/Fast 8th.
Hicks, Baga and Wang are in 4th, 5th and 8th, respectively, after the Ladies SP.
Farris won the GOLD in dominant fashion, landing his first quad (toe loop) in competition and scoring a total of 218.69 (146.49 FS); Schetelich moved up to 12th overall.
SATURDAY UPDATE: Aldridge/Eaton win their first JGP GOLD! (83.32 in FD, 136.80 overall) Pogrebinsky/Gudis finish 6th, Heritage/Fast 7th.
Aaron/Settlage win their first JGP medal, a BRONZE! (86.62, 2nd in FS, 130.44 overall)
Denney/Frazier are 4th, Pfund/Reiss 5th, Oltmanns/Santillan 12th.
Hicks wins SILVER and Wang BRONZE, Baga is 5th.