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

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2013

Here are profiles of all the Junior pair teams listed alphabetically by the female partner’s last name, with scores and international/previous National competitions added:

Madeline Aaron & Max Settlage
Ages: 18 & 20; Birthdates: 10/25/94; 7/1/92
Hometowns: Scottsdale, AZ; Flagstaff, AZ
Clubs: Coyotes SC of Arizona; Broadmoor SC
Coaches: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra
Choreographer: Dalilah Sappenfield
SP Music: “The Swan” by Camille Saint-Saens
FS Music: “Carmen” by Georges Bizet
Internationals this season: JGP Lake Placid, 3rd; JGP Croatia, 7th
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 87.89 (M)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 136.09 (M)
2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Junior: 6th (125.34)

Caitlin Belt & Michael Johnson
Ages: 16 & 18; Birthdates: 5/23/96; 3/15/94
Hometowns: Kennett Square, PA; Yorktown, VA
Club: Univ. of Delaware FSC
Coaches: Christopher Pottenger, Ron Ludington, Jeff DiGregorio
Choreographers: Irina Romanova, Tim Murphy, Elena Novak, Marina Zoueva
SP Music: The Artist soundtrack by Ludovic Bource
FS Music: “Somewhere in Time” by Maksim
FS high score in qualifying season: 72.68 (E)
Total high score in qualifying season: 107.23 (E)
Note: Their international debut for the USA was in the inaugural 2012 Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria, where they placed 4th in a field of 5 Junior pairs (109.61).

Jessica Noelle Calalang & Zack Sidhu
Ages: 17 & 21; Birthdates: 2/24/95; 10/21/91
Hometowns: Glenview, IL; Las Vegas, NV
Clubs: DuPage FSC; Las Vegas FSC
Coaches: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno
Choreographers: Cindy Stuart, Renee Roca
SP Music: “Elite Syncopations” by Scott Joplin
FS Music: The Artist soundtrack by Ludovic Bource
Internationals this season: JGP Austria, 6th, 3rd; JGP Croatia, 8th
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 86.85 (P)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 129.25 (P)
2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Junior: 4th (134.84)

Brianna de la Mora & Taylor Wilson
Ages: 14 & 21; Birthdates: 1/22/99; 9/21/91
Hometowns: Missouri City, TX; Sugar Land, TX
Club: Texas Gulf Coast FSC
Coaches: Val Prudsky, Elena Prudsky
Choreographers: Elena Prudsky, Oksana Chernyuk
SP Music: “Kalinka” by Ivan Larionov
FS Music: Selections from Transformers by Steve Jablonsky and Batman soundtracks by various artists
Internationals this season: JGP Austria, 11th
FS high score (summer comp., qualifying or international) this season: 79.87 (Indy)
Total high score (summer comp., qualifying or international) this season: 122.57 (M)
2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Junior: 8th (114.27)

Brenna Doherty & Craig Norris
Ages: 18 & 23; Birthdates: 4/18/94; 1/16/90
Hometowns: Columbia, MD; San Ramon, CA
Clubs: Univ. of Delaware FSC; St. Moritz ISC
Coaches: Jenni Meno, Todd Sand
Choreographer: Christine Fowler-Binder
SP Music: “He’s a Pirate” by Hans Zimmer
FS Music: “Scheherazade” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
FS high score in qualifying season: 72.98 (E)
Total high score in qualifying season: 105.04 (E)
Note: They are a new team this season and she is new to pairs.

Caitlin Fields & Jason Pacini
Ages: 17 & 22; Birthdates: 9/25/95; 4/14/90
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ; Fort Collins, CO
Clubs: Coyotes SC of Arizona; Fort Collins FSC
Coaches: Doug Ladret, Heidi Thibert
Choreographers: Doug Ladret, Phillip Mills, Lara Ladret
SP Music: “Sing, Sang, Sung” by Gordon Goodwin
FS Music: “Beethoven’s 5 Secrets” by The Piano Guys and OneRepublic
FS high score in summer comp. or qualifying season: 72.20 (Indy)
Total high score in summer comp. or qualifying season: 116.78 (Indy)
2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Novice: 2nd (118.89)

Cali Fujimoto & Nicholas Barsi-Rhyne
Ages: 21 & 21; Birthdates: 5/4/91; 12/16/91
Hometowns: Hillsborough, CA; Los Gatos, CA
Clubs: Peninsula SC; SC of Lake Placid
Coach: Tracy Prussack
Choreographers: Tracy Prussack, Pamela O’Dougherty
SP Music: Prologue from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein
FS Music: Selections from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky
FS high score in qualifying season: 70.81 (E)
Total high score in qualifying season: 111.62 (E)
2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Junior: 11th (107.44)

Chelsea Liu & Devin Perini
Ages: 13 & 19; Birthdates: 12/31/1999; 4/6/1993
Hometowns: Irvine, CA; Thousand Oaks, CA
Clubs: St. Paul FSC; Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno, Christine Fowler-Binder
Choreographers: Todd Sand, Christine Fowler-Binder, Cindy Stuart,
SP Music: “Dueling Banjos” by Eric Weissberg
FS Music: Selections from the films of Charlie Chaplin
FS high score in qualifying season: 84.00 (P)
Total high score in qualifying season: 129.03 (P)
2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Novice: 1st (122.63)

Olivia Oltmanns & Joshua Santillan
Ages: 15 & 20; Birthdates: 6/7/97; 2/21/92
Hometowns: Shakopee, MN; Huntington Beach, CA
Clubs: Yarmouth IC; All Year FSC
Coach: Trudy Oltmanns
Choreographers: Trudy Oltmanns, Rohene Ward
SP Music: “Sirtaki” by Andre Rieu (Zorba the Greek)
FS Music: “Time To Say Goodbye” by Dimo Dimov and Per Nielsen
Internationals this season: JGP Lake Placid, 12th
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 78.41 (E)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 120.42 (E)
2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Junior: 9th (109.30)

Jessica Pfund & AJ Reiss
Ages: 15 & 20; Birthdates: 1/9/98; 2/13/92
Hometowns: Los Gatos, CA; Franklin Park, NJ
Clubs: Broadmoor SC; Los Angeles FSC
Coaches: Peter Oppegard, Karen Kwan-Oppegard
Choreographer: Peter Oppegard
SP Music: “Bolero for Violin and Orchestra” by Vanessa-Mae
FS Music: Selections from Tristan and Isolde by Maxime Rodriguez
Internationals this season: JGP Lake Placid, 5th; JGP Germany, 7th
FS high score (summer comp., qualifying or international) this season: 82.74 (LA Open)
Total high score (summer comp., qualifying or international) this season: 124.42 (JGP Lake Placid)
2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Junior: 5th (126.99)

Alexandria Shaughnessy & James Morgan
Ages: 20 & 21; Birthdates: 9/30/92; 1/3/92
Hometowns: Duxbury, MA; Windham, NH
Club: SC of Boston
Coaches: Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall
Choreographers: Sheryl Franks, Tanith Belbin
SP Music: “Harlem Nocturne” by Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers
FS Music: Selections from Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber
FS high score in qualifying season: 75.31 (E)
Total high score in qualifying season: 116.76 (E)
2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Novice: 3rd (113.87)

Britney Simpson & Matthew Blackmer
Ages: 16 & 21; Birthdates: 5/5/96; 12/12/92
Hometowns: Golden, CO; Detroit, MI
Club: Broadmoor SC
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield
Choreographer: Dalilah Sappenfield
SP Music: “Flamenko” by Didulya
FS Music: Excerpts from Henry V soundtrack by Patrick Doyle
Internationals this season: JGP Austria, 5th; JGP Germany, 5th
FS high score (qualifying or international) this season: 87.15 (JGP AUT)
Total high score (qualifying or international) this season: 133.05 (JGP AUT)
2012 U.S. Nationals placement in Junior: 2nd (146.43)

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