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2016 U.S. Nationals Novice Pairs

Posted by unseenskaters on January 18, 2016

NOVICE PAIRS Medalists:
GOLD: Elli Kopmar / Jonah Barrett, both Southwest Florida FSC
SILVER: Isabella Gamez, Los Angeles FSC / Griffin Schwab, SC of New York
BRONZE: Sapphire Jaeckel / Matthew Scoralle, both All Year FSC
PEWTER: Emma Coppess, All Year FSC / Robert Hennings, Los Angeles FSC

2016 RESULTS & PROTOCOL LINKS:
Novice Pairs Final & FS results/protocols
Novice Pairs SP results/protocols

ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Short Program article and click here to view Icenetwork’s Short Program action photo gallery.
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Free Skate article (with many good quotes) and click here to view Icenetwork’s Free Skate action photo gallery.

TEAM PROFILES:

Emma Coppess & Robert Hennings
Ages: 13 & 19; (M/D/Y) 5/5/02 & 10/9/96
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach/Choreographer: Peter Oppegard
SP: Story of my Life by The Piano Guys
FS: Silent Film Piano Adventure Theme by Craig Riley
FS high score in qualifying season: 72.08 (P3)
Total high score in qualifying season: 104.57 (P3)
Notes: She is new to pairs; his previous partners were Elise Middleton (until 2013), Jessica Lee (2013-14).

Nica Digerness & Danny Neudecker
Ages: 15 & 19; 3/21/00 & 3/2/96
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dailah Sappenfield
Choreographer: Drew Meekins
SP: Once Upon a December
FS: Rose Adagio (from Sleeping Beauty) by Tchaikovsky
FS high score in qualifying season: 75.75 (P1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 111.41 (P1)
Notes: Both reportedly are new to pairs.

Katherina Frantz & Nicolas Frantz
Ages: 14 & 16; 8/16/01; 10/13/99
Training Town: Mount Laurel, NJ
Coach: Gisele Frantz, Isabelle Brasseur, Rocky Marval
Choreographer: Gisele Frantz
SP: Magica Fortuna by Highland
FS: Granada by Andre Rieu
FS high score in qualifying season: 67.98 (E2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 98.49 (E2)
Notes: They were 2014 Juvenile 7th.

Isabella Gamez & Griffin Schwab
Ages: 16 & 19; 2/1/99 & 6/28/96
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno
Choreographer: Phillip Mills, Christine Fowler-Binder
SP: Malagueña by Lecuona
FS: West Side Story by Bernstein
FS high score in qualifying season: 72.22 (P2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 106.49 (P2)
Notes: She is new to pairs; he was 2015 Novice 5th with Darbie Burke.

Joanna Hubbart & William Hubbart (WD)
Ages: 16 & 17; 1/25/99 & 1/23/98
Training Town: Fort Wayne, IN
Coach: Alena Lunin, Alexander Lunin
Choreographer: Alena Lunin
SP: Piano Concerto no. 1 by Tchaikovsky
FS: Rachmaninoff medley
Notes: They were the 2015 Intermediate bronze medalists. They have withdrawn from Nationals; he is competing in 2016 Novice Men.

Sapphire Jaeckel & Matthew Scoralle
Ages: 14 & 18; 7/30/01; 4/29/97
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno
Choreographer: Peter Kongkasem, Christine Fowler-Binder
SP: Sound of Music medley
FS: Kung Fu Panda soundtrack by Hans Zimmer & John Powell
FS high score in qualifying season: 70.11 (P4)
Total high score in qualifying season: 102.86 (P4)
Notes: They were 2015 Novice 9th.

Annabel & Jonathan Kim
Ages: 12 & 18; 7/4/03 & 6/10/97
Training Town: Mount Laurel, NJ
Coach: Rocky Marval, Gennadi Krasnitski, Elena Pavlova
Choreographer: Sinead Kerr
SP: I Got Rhythm by George Gershwin
FS: Hava Nagila by A.Z. Idelsohn
FS high score in qualifying season: 52.96 (E5)
Total high score in qualifying season: 81.14 (E4)
Notes: They were 2015 Intermediate 8th.

Elli Kopmar & Jonah Barrett
Ages: 12 & 18; 11/20/03 & 1/28/97
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Amanda Evora, Jim Peterson, Lyndon Johnston
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
SP: L’Ariesienne Suite No. 2 by Bizet
FS: ET the Extra Terrestrial by John Williams
FS high score in qualifying season: 70.76 (E1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 109.17 (E1)
Notes: They were the 2015 Intermediate champions.

Laiken Lockley & Keenan Prochnow
Ages: 13 & 18; 7/21/02 & 12/31/97
Training Town: Geneva, IL
Coach/Choreographer: Rockne Brubaker, Stefania Berton
SP: Stayin’ Alive by The Bee Gees
FS: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
FS high score in qualifying season: 75.04 (M1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 108.18 (M1)

Ainsley Peterson & Kristofer Ogren
Ages: 13 & 19; 11/29/02 & 5/8/96
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra
Choreographer: D. Sappenfield, Drew Meekins
SP: Nights in White Satin performed by Justin Hayward
FS: James Bond medley, including Adele’s Skyfall
FS high score in qualifying season: 71.14 (M2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 106.02 (M2)

Sabrina Piliero & Nathaniel Dennler
Ages: 13 & 18; 5/14/02 & 6/30/97
Training Town: Boxborough, MA
Coach: Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall
Choreographer: Melanie Lambert, Carrie Wall
SP: Bamboleo by Gypsy Kings
FS: Cheek to Cheek by Irving Berlin
FS high score in qualifying season: 61.58 (E3)
Total high score in qualifying season: 86.51 (E3)
Notes: She was 2015 Intermediate 9th with Davis Tong; he was the 2015 Intermediate silver medalist with Sydney Cooke.

Ashlee Raymond & Misha Mitrofanov
Ages: 15 & 18; 5/17/00; 6/12/97
Training Town: Plano, TX
Coach: Aleksey Letov, Olga Ganicheva
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva, Evgeniy Nemerovski
SP: Vivo Tango by Maxime Rodriguez
FS: Hana’s Eyes by Maksim Mrvica
FS high score in qualifying season: 68.02 (M3)
Total high score in qualifying season: 99.24 (M3)
Notes: She is new to pairs; he was 2015 Novice 8th with Emily Chan.

Alternate team that replaced Hubbart/Hubbart:
Cora DeWyre & Jacob Nussle
FS high score in qualifying season: 43.78 (M6)
Total high score in qualifying season: 66.51 (M6)
Notes: One of their coaches is Steve Hartsell.

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