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2016 U.S. Nationals Novice Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 18, 2016

NOVICE MEN Medalists:
GOLD: Eric Sjoberg, Los Angeles FSC (CA)
SILVER: Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington (DE)
BRONZE: Maxim Naumov, Charter Oak FSC (CT)
PEWTER: William Hubbart, Fort Wayne ISC (IN)

RESULTS LINKS:
Novice Men Final & FS results/protocols
Novice Men SP results/protocols
[Note: The unofficial final standings were revised before the medal ceremony to raise Hubbart’s FS score, which bumped him up from 5th to 4th overall. Reportedly his opening 3F+3T was incorrectly called 2F+3T and the final protocol reads 3F+3T.]

ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Short Program article and click here to view Icenetwork’s SP action photo gallery.
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Free Skate article with quotes from the top 3 men/coaches of the top 2 and click here to view Icenetwork’s FS action photo gallery.
Click here to read an interview with Eric Sjoberg published in the Ice Musings blog on 1/14/16.

COMPETITOR PROFILES:

Jun-Hong Chen
Age: 14; (M/D/Y) 4/30/01
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Shin-Juh Chen, Ryan Jahnke
Choreographer: Ryan Jahnke, Damon Allen
SP: Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends by The Piano Guys
FS: Nostradamus by Maxim Mrvica
FS high score in qualifying season: 82.76 (M5)
Total high score in qualifying season: 127.99 (M4)
He was 2015 Intermediate 12th.

Ryan Dunk
Age 15; 10/14/00
Club: Baltimore FSC
Training Town: White Hall, MD
Coach: Christian Conte
Choreographer: Christian Conte, Natalia Jones
SP: Espana Cani performed by orchestra led by Erich Kunzel
FS: Piano Trio 2 & Piano Concerto 3 by Rachmaninoff
FS high score in qualifying season: 101.90 (SA1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 152.48 (SA1)
He was the 2015 Intermediate pewter medalist.

William Hubbart
Age: 17; 1/23/98
Club: Fort Wayne ISC
Training Town: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Coach: Alena Lunin, Alexander Lunin
Choreographer: Alena Lunin
SP: Winter by Bond
FS: Rhapsody on a Theme – Caprice 24 by Paganini
FS high score in qualifying season: 102.77 (EGL1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 155.78 (EGL1)
He was 2015 Novice 8th. Also qualified here in Novice Pairs with his sister, Joanna, but they withdrew.

Max Lake
Age: 13; 3/6/02
Club: La Jolla FSC
Training Town: Carlsbad/La Jolla, CA
Coach: Jonathan Cassar, Julie Newman
Choreographer: Jonathan Cassar
SP: Sur le Fil (Amelie soundtrack) by Yann Tiersen
FS: Intro and Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor by Saint-Saens
FS high score in qualifying season: 78.94 (SWP3)
Total high score in qualifying season: 127.34 (P3)
He was 2015 Intermediate 7th.

Peter Liu
Age: 15; 10/26/00
Club: SC of Wilmington
Training Town: Wilmington, DE
Coach: Viktor Pfeifer, Ronnie Biancosino
Choreographer: Irina Romanova
SP: Guitar Town (Once Upon a Time in Mexico soundtrack) by Robert Rodriguez
FS: Poeta (flamenco) [Music from the Frida soundtrack?]
FS high score in qualifying season: 90.09 (SA2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 134.54 (SA2)
He was 2015 Novice 6th.

Sasha Lunin
Age: 15; 9/20/00
Club: Fort Wayne ISC
Training Town: Fort Wayne, IN
Coach/Choreographer: Alena Lunin, Alexander Lunin
SP: Nostradamus by Maxim Mrvica
FS: Blues for Klook by Eddy Louiss
FS high score in qualifying season: 101.09 (M1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 152.21 (M1)

Maxim Naumov
Age: 14; 8/1/01
Club: Charter Oak FSC
Training Town: Simsbury, CT
Coach: Vadim Naumov, Vladimir Petrenko
Choreographer: Evgenia Shishkova, Mathew Gates
SP: Feeling Good by Michael Buble
FS: 300 Violin Orchestra by Jorge Quintero
FS high score in qualifying season: 98.35 (E2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 152.63 (E1)
His parents were the 1994 World Pairs Champions for Russia.

Mark Sadusky
Age: 17; 2/19/98
Club: St. Moritz ISC
Training Town: Oakland, CA
Coach: Phillip DiGuglielmo
Choreographer: Justin Dillon, Alex Chang
SP: Pure Imagination performed by Josh Groban
FS: Romeo & Juliet 2013 soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski
FS high score in qualifying season: 77.85 (P4)
Total high score in qualifying season: 125.56 (P4)

Eric Sjoberg
Age: 14; 8/22/01
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach: Rafael Arutyunyan, Nadia Kanaeva, Vera Arutyunyan
Choreographer: Nadia Kanaeva, Tom Dickson
SP: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy medley
FS: Midnight on the Cliffs by Leonard Pennario
FS high score in qualifying season: 113.09 (SWP1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 171.01 (SWP1)
He was the 2014 Novice silver medalist and was 11th in 2015.

Ryan VanDoren
Age: 17; 11/17/98
Club: Colonial FSC
Training Town: Boxborough, MA
Coach: Jessica Dupuis, Kristen Weir
Choreographer: Jessica Dupuis
SP: “Air” and “503” (Angels and Demons soundtrack) performed by Joshua Bell
FS: A Day in The Life performed by Jeff Beck
FS high score in qualifying season: 67.12 (NE2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 106.73 (NE2)

Derek Wagner
Age: 16; 2/24/99
Club: Northern Ice SC
Training Town: Buffalo Grove, IL
Coach: Denise Myers, Sandi Delfs
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart, Scott Brown
SP: Forever by Michael W. Smith
FS: Rudy soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith
FS high score in qualifying season: 83.89 (M4)
Total high score in qualifying season: 131.59 (UGL1)

Paul Yeung
Age: 16; 10/1/99
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Simi Valley, CA
Coach: Brianna Weissmann, Bianca Marro-Weissmann
Choreographer: Brianna Weissmann
SP: Music from Indiana Jones by John Williams
FS: Tosca by Puccini
FS high score in qualifying season: 95.37 (SWP2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 145.43 (SWP2)
He was 2015 Intermediate 9th. He finished 8th in Intermediate Pairs here.

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