Team USA selections for 2013 World Junior Championships

Posted by unseenskaters on January 28, 2013

The 2013 World Junior Championships will be held in Milan, Italy, from February 25 to March 3, 2013 (click here to view USFS’ selection announcement press release). 2013 Nationals level & final placements have been added in brackets for the skaters/teams listed below. The ISU now requires a minimum technical element score (TES) be achieved internationally in order to be eligible to compete at 2013 Junior Worlds. The TES minimums are as follows:
Men 20 (SP) / 40 (FS); Ladies 20 (SP) / 35 (FS); Pairs 20 (SP) / 30 (FS); Dance 17 (SD) / 27 (FD).
All of the selected skaters/teams, including the alternates, have attained the required minimum scores.

Jason Brown
Joshua Farris [S4]
Shotaro Omori [J2]

Alternate 1 – Harrison Choate [S17]
Alternate 2 – Jay Yostanto [J6]
Note: The 2013 Junior champion, Vincent Zhou, is too young (he turned 12 this past October).

Samantha Cesario
Courtney Hicks [S4]
Yasmin Siraj [S6]

Alternate 1 – Angela Wang [S9; JGP Final, 4th]
Alternate 2 – Hannah Miller [S10; JGP Final, 2nd]
Alternate 3 – Leah Keiser [WD; JGP Final, 6th]

Jessica Noelle Calalang/Zack Sidhu
Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier [S5]
Britney Simpson/Matthew Blackmer [J1]

Alternate 1 – Madeline Aaron/Max Settlage [J3]
Alternate 2 – Jessica Pfund/AJ Reiss [J6]

Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel Eaton
[J1; JGP Final, 3rd]
Kaitlin Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker [J2]
Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter [J3]

Alternate 1 – Holly Moore/Daniel Klaber [J4]
Alternate 2 – Elliana Pogrebinsky/Ross Gudis [J5]
Alternate 3 – Whitney Miller/Kyle MacMillan [J6]


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