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JGP #5 Copernicus Stars in Torun, Poland, Sept. 23-26, 2015

Posted by unseenskaters on September 24, 2015

After one week’s break, the JGP series has resumed in Torun, Poland, which is 6 hours ahead of Eastern time.

Start Orders & Results

Detailed Time & Practice Schedule (PDF)

Thursday’s Ladies SP recorded video stream

Thursday’s Pairs SP recorded video stream

Thursday’s Men SP recorded video stream

Click here for the latest live stream link & videos on ISU’s JGP channel

Read Christina Carreira’s Blog for IceNetwork

View Carreira’s Photos for IceNetwork

Team USA on Thursday:
Ladies SP: Megan Wessenberg, in her Team USA and JGP debut, placed 7th (48.90); Akari Nakamura, in her JGP debut, was 10th (47.86) of 34.
Pairs SP: Chelsea Liu/Brian Johnson finished 5th (50.15) with a new ISU personal best score; ditto for JGP Colorado Springs silver medalists Joy Weinberg/Maximiliano Fernandez (48.87), in 6th of 10 teams.
Men’s SP: JGP Latvia bronze medalist Alexei Krasnozhon placed 5th (62.44) and Tony Lu 6th (61.69), his new ISU PB score, of 25 in his first JGP assignment of the year and second in two years.

Team USA Friday:
Short Dance: JGP Colorado Springs gold medalist Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter leads (65.42) and Christina Carreira/Anthony Ponomarenko are 2nd of 18 teams with a new ISU PB score (61.13).
Pairs FS: Liu/Johnson finished 5th in FS (85.10) and overall with a new ISU PB Total (135.25); Weinberg/Fernandez were 7th (127.12) of 10 teams.
Ladies FS: Wessenberg finished 8th in FS (91.80) and 7th (140.70) overall; Nakahara was 9th in FS (87.38) and 8th (135.24) overall.

Team USA Saturday:
Men’s FS (delayed by one hour due to power outage): Krasnozhon finished 5th (194.58) and 3rd in FS (132.14), his new ISU PB free skate score. Lu set 2 more ISU PB scores — in FS (120.57) and Total (182.26) — to finish 6th of 25.
Free Dance: McNamara/Carpenter won their second GOLD of the season and Carreira/Ponomarenko won the SILVER, their first JGP medal! Both teams set new ISU personal best scores in the FD and Total: McNamara/Carpenter (97.21 FD, 162.63) and Carreira/Ponomarenko (85.02 FD, 146.15).

MEDALISTS:
Ladies: Polina Tsurskaya (RUS) 187.85, Ekaterina Mitrofanova (RUS) 166.63, Rin Nitaya (JPN) 161.89
Men: Sota Yamamoto (JPN) 232.42, Deniss Vasiljevs (LAT) 207.83, Roman Sadovsky (CAN)
Pairs: Borisova/Sopot (RUS) 158.82, Atakhanova/Spiridinov (RUS) 149.52, Gubanova/Sintsov (RUS) 147.03
Dance: McNamara/Carpenter (USA) 162.63, Carreira/Ponomarenko (USA) 146.15, Skoptcova/Aleshin (RUS) 141.61

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U.S. Novice & Junior Challenge Skate (Sept. 2015 in CO Springs & Salt Lake City)

Posted by unseenskaters on September 17, 2015

The 2015 U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate for singles skaters takes place from Thursday, September 17 through Sunday, September 20 at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is being held again in conjunction with the ISU Challenger Senior B competition at the same venue.

The Challenge Skate pairs/dance competition was held in conjunction with the Junior Grand Prix event in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on September 3-5, 2015 – click here for results/protocols.

Click here for Novice & Junior Challenge Skate starting orders

Click here for more info about Challenge Skate

Click here the combined Sr./Jr./Nov. practice/event schedule (PDF)

Below are the singles entries, listed alphabetically, with 2015 National (J=Junior, N=Novice, I=Intermediate) or Sectional (E=Eastern, M=Midwestern, P=Pacific Coast) placements added. Junior Grand Prix competitors are allowed to participate this year.

JUNIOR LADIES (16)
Jin Baseman N5
Carly Berrios E-J5
Jessica Cai P-N6
Emily Chan N1 (JGP SVK)
Anna Grace Davidson N4 (JGP AUT)
Sarah Feng J10
Sonja Hilmer E-N6
Brynne McIsaac J7 (JGP alt.)
Taylor Morris M-N5
Sarah Nunez N7 (JGP CRO)
Nina Ouellette N3 (JGP USA)
Alice Qiao E-J8
Cristina Rackley M-N8
Chloe Roslin M-N7
Paige Rydberg J8 (JGP USA)
Hina Ueno J12
[Notes: Megan Wessenberg J9 was among the original entries but reportedly WD after receiving her first JGP assignment (POL). Ditto for Akari Nakahara N2 who is listed for JGP POL as of 9/17.]

JUNIOR MEN (12)
Chase Belmontes J10
Max Belovol M-N7
Mitchell Friess P-N5
Colton Johnson N9
Kelvin Li N7
Justin Ly N2 (JGP alt.)
Mathew Graham P-N8
Camden Pulkinen P-N6
Benjamin Shou N5
Luke West M-J6
Kendrick Weston N3 (JGP alt.)
Harrison Wong P-J6

NOVICE LADIES (18)
Starr Andrews P-Int5
Lara Annunziata Int5
Maxine Marie Bautista Int2
Tori Bennett M-Int5
Kassandra Carpentier Int1
Paige Conners E-N5
Nhi Do Int11
Liza Hayes Int8
Pooja Kalyan N9
Gia Kokotakis Int3
Ashley Lin Int7
Emmy Ma E-N7
Chelsea Mischuk E-Int6
Kaitlyn Nguyen M-Int7
Alexia Paganini N8
Aurelia Perkins P-Int7
Ashlee Raymond N11
Sierra Venetta Int10

NOVICE MEN (11)
Jun-Hong Chen Int12
Luke Ferrante Int10
Shiloh Judd E-N6
Grant Kulenkamp P-Int6
Max Lake Int7
Maxim Naumov E-Int5
TJ Nyman Int1
Thomas Schwappach M-N6
Dinh Tran Int2
Justin Wichmann M-N8
Paul Yeung Int9

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JGP #4 in Linz, Austria, Sept. 9-12, 2015

Posted by unseenskaters on September 12, 2015

Competition in the fourth JGP finishes today in Linz, Austria, which is 6 hours ahead of Eastern time. Next week will be an off week for the JGP, which will resume in Torun, Poland, Sept. 23-26.

Start Orders/Results/Protocols

Detailed Time & Practice Schedule (PDF)

Saturday’s Pairs FS recorded video stream

Saturday’s Free Dance recorded video stream

Saturday’s Men FS recorded video stream

Click here for the ISU’s JGP channel

Read Pogrebinsky/Benoit’s Blog for IceNetwork

View Pogrebinsky/Benoit’s photo gallery on IceNetwork

Team USA on Thursday:
Short Dance: Julia Biechler/Damian Dodge set a new ISU personal best score (59.59) and are in 2nd place – [WATCH their SD Video].
Elliana Pogrebinsky/Alex Benoit also set a new ISU PB (58.56) and are 4th – [WATCH their SD Video].
Ladies SP: 2015 U.S. Junior champion Bradie Tennell is in 9th place (46.35) in her second-ever JGP, while 2015 U.S. Novice pewter medalist Anna Grace Davidson, age 13, finished 14th (41.53) in her Team USA and JGP debut.

Team USA on Friday:
Pairs SP: Chelsea Liu/Brian Johnson (47.37) is in 5th and Lindsay Weinstein/Jacob Simon (40.00) 9th of 12 teams.
Men’s SP: Vincent Zhou is in 3rd (66.59), having landed 2A, 3F & Rippon 3Lz+3T. Making his JGP debut was Oleksiy Melnyk (57.39), who is in 6th place of 24.
Ladies FS: Tennell placed 11th (124.54) and Davidson finished 11th in the FS and 15th (121.13) overall of 35.

Team USA on Saturday:
Pairs FS: Liu/Johnson finished 8th overall (128.73), 9th in the FS (81.36).
Weinstein/Simon bettered their previous ISU personal best FS score by over 14 points (88.55), finishing 5th in that segment [WATCH their FS Video] and 9th overall (128.55), also a new ISU PB.
Free Dance: Biechler/Dodge won the BRONZE and Pogrebinsky/Benoit placed 4th (140.11) of 21 teams.
Men’s FS: Zhou won the SILVER and Melnyk finished 7th (170.39) of 24.

MEDALISTS:
Ladies: Maria Sotskova (RUS) 185.44, Mai Mihara (JPN) 182.05, Da Bin Choi (KOR) 172.38
Men: Dmitri Aliev (RUS) 225.94, Vincent Zhou (USA) 211.96, Ivan Pavlov (UKR) 195.73
Pairs: Atakhnova/Spiridonov (RUS) 162.50, Duskova/Bidar (CZE) 158.71, Oganesian/Bardei (UKR) 152.92
Dance: Loboda/Drozd (RUS) 153.64, Lauriault/Le Gac (FRA) 144.35, Biechler/Dodge (USA) 142.32

Prospective JGP Finalists: Sotskova has qualified for the Final with 2 golds (15+15=30 points); Mihara is a good position with her 2 silvers (13+13=26). Choi has 2 bronzes (11+11=22) and places ahead of USA’s Vivian Le (also 2 bronzes) due to a higher combined score in her 2 JGPs.
In pairs, Oganesian/Bardei’s bronze here and gold in their first JGP should qualify them for the Final. Duskova/Bidar are ahead of Poluianova/Korotkov in the silver+4th place tiebreaker with a higher combined total from 2 JGPs. Atakhnova/Spiridonov’s 2nd JGP will be in Torun, Poland.

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JGP #3 in Colorado Springs, CO, Sept. 2-5, 2015

Posted by unseenskaters on September 3, 2015

Competition in the third JGP begins on Thursday afternoon in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mountain time is 2 ahead of Eastern time.

Results & Protocols

Detailed Time & Practice Schedule (PDF)

Thursday’s Men’s SP recorded stream

Thursday’s Pairs SP recorded video stream

Friday’s Short Dance recorded video stream

Friday’s Ladies SP recorded video stream

Friday’s Men FS recorded video stream

Saturday’s Free Dance recorded stream

Saturday’s Pairs FS recorded stream

Saturday’s Ladies FS recorded stream

Click here for the ISU’s JGP channel

Click here for IceNetwork’s event page (articles, photos, etc.)

Read Cody Dolkiewicz’s Blog for IceNetwork

Team USA on Thursday:
Men’s SP: Nathan Chen is in 1st (77.13), landing 3A, 3Lz+3T & 3F and eclipsing his previous ISU personal best score by 2 points [WATCH Chen’s SP Video]. Making their JGP debuts were Anthony Boucher who placed 3rd (62.32) and Tomoki Hiwatashi 6th (59.84). This was Boucher’s Team USA debut as well – [WATCH Boucher’s SP Video].
This marks the JGP debuts for all 3 pairs as teams: Joy Weinberg/Maximiliano Fernandez won the SP (48.73) [WATCH their SP Video], Sarah Rose/Joseph Goodpaster 7th (43.65), Gabriella Marvaldi/Cody Dolkiewicz 8th (41.05). Fernandez competed in 1 JGP last year with his previous partner.

Team USA on Friday:
Short Dance: Eliana Gropman/Ian Somerville made their Team USA debut with a 10th place finish (44.52); Chloe Lewis/Logan Bye are in 3rd (53.57) with a new ISU personal best score; Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter hold a commanding lead in 1st (66.25) with a new ISU PB – [WATCH their SD Video].
Ladies SP: Paige Rydberg is 2nd (58.68) [WATCH Rydberg’s SP Video], Vivian Le 3rd (57.37), and Nina Ouellette 6th (50.97). Le is the JGP Bratislava bronze medalist. Rydberg made her Team USA & JGP debut here, while Ouellette is made her JGP debut.
Men’s FS: Nathan Chen landed 2 quads (4T+3T & 4T) and two 3A (7 triples in all) to win the GOLD, setting 2 more ISU personal best scores in the FS (159.63) and Total (236.76). [WATCH Chen’s FS Video].
Tomoki Hiwatashi finished 5th in both the FS (125.82) and overall (185.66); Anthony Boucher was 11th in the FS (102.01) and 10th overall (164.33).

Team USA on Saturday:
Free Dance: McNamara/Carpenter won the GOLD, scoring a new ISU personal best in both FD (93.06) & Total (159.31).
Lewis/Bye finished 5th with a new ISU PB Total (128.25) and FD (74.68). Gropman/Somerville were 10th (109.09) of 14 teams.
Pairs FS: Weinberg/Fernandez won the SILVER (136.62), 3rd in FS (87.89); Rose/Goodpaster 7th (120.89); Marvaldi/Dolkiewicz 8th (115.84) of 8 teams.
Ladies FS: Vivian Le won the BRONZE (156.08); Paige Rydberg placed 5th (149.12); Nina Ouellette was 9th (120.00) of 29.

Medalists:
MEN: Nathan Chen (USA) 236.76, Daniel Samohin (ISR) 207.17, Sota Yamamoto (JPN) 203.68
DANCE: McNamara/Carpenter (USA) 159.31, Bent/Razgulajevs (CAN) 133.27, Polishchuk/Vakhnov (RUS) 129.83
PAIRS: Gubanova/Sintsov (RUS) 140.16, Weinberg/Fernandez (USA) 136.62, Ivanova/Khakimov (RUS) 134.07
LADIES: Yuna Shiraiwa (JPN) 164.50, Marin Honda (JPN) 156.44, Vivian Le (USA) 156.08

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