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2013 U.S. Nationals Junior Ladies Bios/Program Music

Posted by unseenskaters on January 21, 2013

Here are profiles of all the Junior ladies listed alphabetically with this season’s high scores added:

Mariah Bell
Age 16; Birthdate: April 18, 1996
Hometown: Westminster, Colo.
Club: Rocky Mountain FSC
Coaches: Cindy Sullivan, Billy Schneider
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart
SP Music: “I’m a Doun” by Max Bruch, performed by Vanessa-Mae
FS Music: Selections from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
SP high score in qualifying season: 55.08 (SW)
FS high score in qualifying season: 99.40 (SW)
Total high score in qualifying season: 154.48 (SW)
*2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Junior: 5th (136.90);
*2012 Gardena Spring Trophy Junior silver medalist (her international debut in Italy last spring).

Karen Chen
Age: 13; Birthdate: Aug. 16, 1999
Hometown: Fremont, CA
Club: Peninsula SC
Coaches: Sherri Krahne-Thomas, Gilley Nicholson
Choreographers: Karen Kwan-Oppegard
SP Music: The House of Flying Daggers soundtrack by Shigeru Umebayashi
FS Music: “Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra” performed by Joshua Bell
SP high score in qualifying season: 56.22 (P)
FS high score in qualifying season: 101.95 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 158.17 (P)
*Chen is the 2012 U.S. National Novice champion (140.17).

Polina Edmunds
Age 14; Birthdate: May 18, 1998
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Club: Peninsula SC
Coaches: Nina Edmunds, David Glynn
Choreographer: Marina Klimova
SP Music: “Two Guitars” by Russian Gypsy Folk
FS Music: Romeo and Juliet soundtrack by Nino Rota
SP high score in qualifying season: 57.72 (P)
FS high score qualifying season: 108.90 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 166.62 (P)
FS high score (non-qualifying competition) this season: 114.22 (Broadmoor Open FR in June)
Total high score (non-qualifying competition) this season: 170.06 (Broadmoor Open FR in June)
*2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Junior: 6th (134.06).

Amanda Gelb
Age: 15; Birthdate: May 15, 1997
Hometown: Corona, CA
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Alex Chang, Jere Michael, Ilia Kulik
Choreographer: Alex Chang
SP Music: Selections from the Amelie soundtrack by Duo Transatlantique
FS Music: “Otonal” by Raul Di Blasio
SP high score in qualifying season: 48.51 (P)
FS high score in qualifying season: 78.00 (SWP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 125.49 (P)
*Gelb is the 2012 U.S. National Novice bronze medalist (122.34).

Amber Glenn
Age: 13; Birthdate: Oct. 28, 1999
Hometown: Plano, TX
Club: Dallas FSC
Coach: Benjamin Shroats, Ann Brumbaugh
Choreographer: Walter Afalla, Karen Kwan-Oppegard
SP Music: “El Conquistador” by Maxime Rodriguez
FS Music: Selections from the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack by A.R. Rahman
SP high score in qualifying season: 52.87 (SW)
FS high score in qualifying season: 92.39 (M)
Total high score in qualifying season: 141.67 (M)
*Glenn is the 2012 U.S. National Novice silver medalist (125.88).

Brianna Laxson
Age: 13; Birthdate: April 19, 1999
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Club: Washington FSC
Coaches: Andrey Kryukov, Maxim Katchanov
Choreographers: Nataliya Tymoshenko, Andrey Kryukov
SP Music: “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica
FS Music: Carmen by Georges Bizet
SP high score in qualifying season: 45.28 (E)
FS high score in qualifying season: 80.09 (E)
Total high score in qualifying season: 125.37 (E)
*2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Novice: 6th (114.54).

Barbie Long
Age: 16; Birthdate: Sept. 11, 1996
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Club: Illinois Valley FSC
Coach: Susan Liss
Choreographers: Susan Liss, Tanith Belbin
SP Music: “The Pink Panther” by Henry Mancini
FS Music: Selections from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 52.24 (JGP)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 104.58 (M)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 156.57 (M)
*Long is the 2012 U.S. National Junior pewter/4th place medalist (144.57);
*2012 Gardena Spring Trophy Junior gold medalist (her international debut in Italy last spring).
*Silver medalist in her 2012 Junior Grand Prix debut in Bled, Slovenia.

Dyllan McIntee
Age: 14; Birthdate: March 15, 1998
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Club: SC of Phoenix
Coach: Bridget Kaus
Choreographers: Bridget Kaus, Heather McLaughlin
SP Music: “King of Swing” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
FS Music: “Nothing Else Matters” and “Master of Puppets” by David Garrett
SP high score in qualifying season: 42.69 (P)
FS high score in qualifying season: 83.77 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 126.46 (P)
*2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Novice: 9th (101.62)

Olivia Serafini
Age: 16; Birthdate: Dec. 20, 1996
Hometown: Niskayuna, NY
Club: SC of New York
Coach: Steven Rice
Choreographers: Scott Brown, Anna Zadorozhuniuk
SP Music: “The Man with the Golden Arm” by Elmer Bernstein
FS Music: “Les Miserables – Symphonic Suite” by Boubil and Schonberg
SP high score in qualifying season: 46.77 (E)
FS high score in qualifying season: 85.87 (NA)
Total high score in qualifying season: 129.49 (E)
*2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Novice: 5th (115.40)

Katia Shpilband
Age: 16; Birthdate: May 13, 1996
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Club: Ann Arbor FSC
Coach: Rafael Arutyunyan, Vera Arutyunyan
Choreographers: Nadia Kanaeva
SP Music: Selections from That’s Entertainment! by Henry Mancini
FS Music: “Phantasia” by Andrew Lloyd Webber
SP high score in qualifying season: 44.00 (EGL)
FS high score in qualifying season: 85.82 (EGL)
FS high score (non-qualifying competition) this season: 88.49 (Broadmoor Open FR in June)
Total high score in qualifying season: 129.82 (EGL)
*She is the daughter of Igor Shpilband and Veronica Pershina (1985 European bronze medalist in pairs with Marat Akbarov for the Soviet Union).

Madison Vinci
Age: 16; Birthdate: Oct. 18, 1996
Hometown: Leesburg, VA
Club: Washington FSC
Coach: Rashid Kadyrkaev
Choreographers: Pasquale Camerlengo, Audrey Weisiger
SP Music: “Triangle Tango” by Philippe Leduc
FS Music: “Who Wants to Live Forever” by Queen
SP high score in qualifying season: 47.45 (SA)
FS high score in qualifying season: 91.95 (SA)
Total high score in qualifying season: 139.40 (SA)
*Vinci is the 2012 U.S. National Novice pewter/4th place medalist (116.56).

Maria Yang
Age: 15; Birthdate: April 6, 1997
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Club: Washington FSC
Coach: Andrey Kryukov, Nataliya Timoshenko
Choreographers: Pasquale Camerlengo, Audrey Weisiger
SP Music: Selections from The Secret Garden by Lucy Simon
FS Music: “Asturias” by William Joseph
SP high score in qualifying season: 50.09 (SA)
FS high score in qualifying season: 94.23 (E)
FS high score (non-qualifying competition) this season: 96.65 (Liberty FR in July)
Total high score in qualifying season: 140.96 (E)

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