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

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2013

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

Nathan Chen
Age 13; Birthdate: May 5, 1999
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Club: Salt Lake Figure Skating
Coach: Rafael Arutyunyan, Nadia Kanaeva, Vera Arutyunyan
Choreographers: Nadia Kanaeva (SP), Stephanee Grosscup (FS)
SP Music: “Prelude and Allegro” by Fritz Kreisler
FS Music: The Three Musketeers soundtrack by Paul Haslinger
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 75.15 (JGP AUT)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 146.85 (JGP AUT)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 222.00 (JGP AUT)
Internationals in Fall 2012: JGP Austria, 1st place
NOTE: Chen withdrew from his 2nd JGP in Croatia due to injury and was not fully recovered when he competed at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for Nationals.

Lukas Kaugars
Age: 17; Birthdate: April 27, 1995
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Club: Broadmoor SC
Coach: Damon Allen
Choreographer: Damon Allen
SP Music: “Hallelujah” by Robin Olson
FS Music: “Jump Swing Blues” by Rick Kreve; “Sleepwalk” by The Brian Seltzer Orchestra; “King Swing” by Ken Miller
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 56.27 (M)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 98.24 (SW)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 154.51 (M)
Internationals in Fall 2012: JGP Slovenia, 20th

Brian Krentz
Age: 18; Birthdate: Dec. 2, 1994
Hometown: Glencoe, IL
Club: Skokie Valley SC
Coaches: Cindy Caprel, Kristen Mita, Jeremy Allen
Choreographer: Phillip Mills
SP Music: “Quidam” by Benoit Jutras
FS Music: The Untouchables soundtrack by Ennio Morricone
SP high score in qualifying season: 53.88 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 107.12 (M)
Total high score in qualifying season: 161.00 (M)

Jimmy Ma
Age: 17; Birthdate: Oct. 11, 1995
Hometown: Great Neck, NY
Club: SC of New York
Coach: Steven Rice, Elaine Zayak
Choreographer: Josh Babb
SP Music: “Monserrat” by Bajofondo Tango Club
FS Music: “Hearts of Courage, Lacrimosa Dominae” by Two Steps From Hell
SP high score in qualifying season: 49.54 (E)
FS high score in qualifying season: 105.93 (NA)
Total high score in qualifying season: 154.85 (NA)

Marcus Mimidis
Age: 19; Birthdate: Feb. 5, 1993
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Club: SC of Wilmington (DE)
Coaches: Priscilla Hill, Karl Kurtz
Choreographer: Nathan Birch
SP Music: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 by Tchaikovsky
FS Music: Selections from Armageddon by Trevor Rabin
SP high score in qualifying season: 50.84 (SA)
FS high score in qualifying season: 97.73 (SA)
Total high score in qualifying season: 148.57 (SA)

Jordan Moeller
Age: 17; Birthdate: April 24, 1995
Hometown: Oak Lawn, IL
Club: Northern Ice SC
Coach: Kori Ade
Choreographers: Rohene Ward, Kori Ade
SP Music: “A Day in the Life” by The Beatles
FS Music: “Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption)” by Matt Bellamy
SP high score in qualifying season: 66.64 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 122.06 (M)
Total high score in qualifying season: 188.70 (M)

Shotaro Omori
Age: 17; Birthdate: Oct. 23, 1995
Hometown: La Mirada, CA
Club: All Year FSC
Coach: Tammy Gambill
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart
SP Music: “Misa Tang” by various artists
FS Music: “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Rachmaninoff
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 60.19 (P)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 113.86 (JGP GER)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 172.56 (JGP GER)
Internationals in Fall 2012: 4th at both JGP Turkey and Germany

Nix Phengsy
Age: 17; Birthdate: June 11, 1995
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Club: All Year FSC
Coaches: Jere Michael, Alex Chang
Choreographer: Alex Chang
SP Music: Babel soundtrack by Gustavo Santaolalla
FS Music: Children of Dune soundtrack by Frank Herbert
SP high score in qualifying season: 57.09 (P)
FS high score in qualifying season: 116.97 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 174.06 (P)

James Schetelich
Age: 16; Birthdate: July 30, 1996
Hometown: Scotch Plains, NJ
Club: SC of New York
Coach: Debbie Davis
Choreographer: Kristine Bingham Nielsen
SP Music: Liebestraum by Liszt
FS Music: Selections from The Mission soundtrack by Ennio Morricone
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 52.93 (NA)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 96.69 (E)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 141.74 (E)
Internationals in Fall 2012: JGP Lake Placid, 12th

Troy Tomasello
Age: 18; Birthdate: May 1, 1994
Hometown: Parma, OH
Club: Strongsville SC
Coach: Glyn Watts
Choreographer: Glyn Watts
SP Music: “The Wings of Icarus” by Celldweller
FS Music: Jaws soundtrack by John Williams
SP high score in qualifying season: 59.93 (M)
FS high score in qualifying season: 102.45 (M)
Total high score in qualifying season: 162.38 (M)

Jay Yostanto
Age 18; Birthdate: March 10, 1994
Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
Club: All Year FSC
Coaches: Derrick Delmore, Justin Dillon, Lynn Smith
Choreographer: Derrick Delmore
SP Music: “Hollywood Nocturne” and “Caravan” by The Brian Seltzer Orchestra
FS Music: “Reflections of Passion” by Yanni; “Eclipse” from Cirque du Soleil
SP high score (qualifying or international) this season: 61.04 (JGP GER)
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 111.90 (JGP AUT)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 165.74 (JGP AUT)
Internationals in Fall 2012: 6th at both JGP Austria and Germany

Vincent Zhou
Age: 12; Birthdate: Oct. 25, 2000 (JGP age-eligible in 2014-15 season)
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
Club: All Year FSC
Coach: Tammy Gambill
Choreographers: Cindy Stuart, Justin Dillon
SP Music: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice soundtrack by Trevor Rabin (based on the symphonic poem composed by Paul Dukas)
FS Music: “Casablanca” by L’Orchestra Cinematique and the movie’s Main Title by Royal Film Orchestra
SP high score in qualifying season: 65.30 (SWP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 134.42 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 199.14 (SWP)

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