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2013 U.S. Nationals Novice Men Bios/Program Music

Posted by unseenskaters on January 21, 2013

Here are profiles of all the Novice men listed alphabetically, with this season’s qualifying season high scores added:

Paolo Borromeo
Age: 14; Birthdate: June 21, 1998
Hometown: Lake Worth, FL
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Tiffany Chin, Derrick Delmore, Rafael Arutyunyan
Choreographers: Nadia Kanaeva, Andrey Baka
SP Music: “Clubbed to Death” from The Matrix by Rob Dougan
FS Music: The Man in the Irin Mask soundtrack by Nick Glennie-Smith
SP high score in qualifying season: 43.36 (P)
FS high score in qualifying season: 85.30 (SWP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 125.30 (P)

Tomoki Hiwatashi
Age: 13; Birthdate: Jan. 20, 2000
Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL
Club: DuPage FSC
Coaches: Alexandre Fadeev, Cydele Fadeeva
Choreographers: Alexandre Fadeev, Cydele Fadeeva
SP Music: :Orange Blossom Special” by Ervin T. Rouse
FS Music: “Die Fledermaus” by Strauss
SP high score in qualifying season: 50.05 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 100.62 (UGL)
Total high score in qualifying season: 149.62 (M)
Hiwatashi is the 2012 U.S. Intermediate champion.

Daniel Kulenkamp
Age: 17; Birthdate: Aug. 6, 1995
Hometown: Mahtomedi, MN
Club: St. Paul FSC
Coaches: Roselyn Esteb, Caryn Kadavy
Choreographers: Roselyn Esteb, Caryn Kadavy
SP Music: Theme from Beetlejuice by Danny Elfman
FS Music: “Carmen” by David Garrett
SP high score in qualifying season: 40.43 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 84.99 (UGL)
Total high score in qualifying season: 125.22 (M)

Tony Lu
Age: 14; Birthdate: Nov. 24, 1998
Hometown: Garnet Valley, Pa.
Club: SC of Wilmington
Coach: Priscilla Hill
Choreographer: Irina Romanova
SP Music: “Power and the Glory” by Sam Spence, Tom Hedden and David Robidoux
FS Music: Rango soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
SP high score in qualifying season: 44.44 (SA)
FS high score in qualifying season: 84.17 (E)
Total high score in qualifying season: 125.61 (E)
2012 U.S. Nationals Novice placement: 10th (114.10)

Oleksiy Melnyk
Age: 15; Birthdate: Sept. 3, 1997
Hometown: Reston, Va.
Club: Washington FSC
Coaches: Serguei Kouznetsov, Nataliya Tymoshenko
Choreographers: Nataliya Tymoshenko, Maxim Katchanov
SP Music: “Bel AMI” by Rachel Portman
FS Music: “Ancient Lands” by Ronan Hardiman
SP high score in qualifying season: 49.67 (SA)
FS high score in qualifying season: 97.50 (E)
Total high score in qualifying season: 144.75 (E)
2012 U.S. Nationals Novice placement: 11th (113.90)

Daniel Petrenko
Age: 14; Birthdate: May 24, 1998
Hometown: Simsbury, CT
Club: Charter Oak FSC
Coaches: Elena Petrenko, Vladimir Petrenko
Choreographer: Elena Petrenko
SP Music: “Rise” and “Leave me Alone” by Safri Duo
FS Music: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 -“Allegro affettuoso” by Robert Schumann
SP high score in qualifying season: 39.69 (NE)
FS high score in qualifying season: 75.74 (NE)
Total high score in qualifying season: 115.43 (NE)

Daniel Samohin
Age: 14; Birthdate: March 12, 1998
Hometown: Lake Arrowhead, CA
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Coach: Igor Samohin
Choreographer: Irina Samohina
SP Music: “Road of the Gypsies” by Sergey Erdenko
FS Music: Hip Hop tango
SP high score in qualifying season: 48.96 (SWP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 96.81 (SWP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 145.77 (SWP)

Christopher Aaron Singletary (Aaron Gunderson-Smith)
Age: 17; Birthdate: Sept. 2, 1995
Hometown: Highland, NY
Club: SC of Lake Placid
Coachs: Oleg Makarov, Larisa Selezneva
Choreographers: Natalya Ponomareva, Evgeniy Sviridov
SP Music: “Blues for Narada” by Gary Moore
FS Music: “Warsaw Concerto” by Richard Addinsell
SP high score in qualifying season: 32.79 (E)
FS high score in qualifying season: 73.27 (E)
Total high score in qualifying season: 106.06 (E)

Nicholas Vrdoljak
Age: 16; Birthdate: July 11, 1996
Hometown: Westmont, Ill.
Club: DuPage FSC
Coaches: Cindy Caprel, Kristen Mita
Choreographer: Phillip Mills
SP Music: “Sand and Water” by Kostia
FS Music: The Man in the Iron Mask soundtrack by Nick Glennie-Smith
SP high score in qualifying season: 46.93 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 92.96 (M)
Total high score in qualifying season: 139.89 (M)
2012 U.S. Nationals Novice placement: 7th (123.82)

Luke West
Age: 16; Birthdate: Aug. 9, 1996
Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY
Club: Broadmoor SC
Coach: Becky Calvin, Tom Zakrajsek
Choreographers: Julie Marcotte, Drew Meekins
SP Music: “Fly Me to the Moon” by Bart Howard
FS Music: “El Flamenco” by Ikuko Kawai
SP high score in qualifying season: 42.84 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 77.56 (SW)
Total high score in qualifying season: 117.77 (M)

Harrison Wong
Age: 14; Birthdate: Aug. 20, 1998
Hometown: La Jolla, CA
Club: La Jolla FSC
Coach: Eric Millot
Choreographer: Irina Chalkevitch
SP Music: Selections from Puss in Boots by Henry Jackman
FS Music: “Two Steps From Hell” by Jerry Goldsmith
SP high score in qualifying season: 41.83 (P)
FS high score in qualifying season: 71.68 (SWP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 112.73 (P)

Albert Zeng
Age: 15; Birthdate: Jan. 3, 1998
Hometown: Cupertino, CA
Club: SC of San Francisco
Coach: David Glynn
Choreographers: Justin Dillon, David Glynn
SP Music: Carlos Santana medley
FS Music: Spirit soundtrack by Hans Zimmer
SP high score in qualifying season: 34.06 (P)
FS high score in qualifying season: 64.66 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 98.72 (P)

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