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2016 U.S. Nationals Junior Ladies

Posted by unseenskaters on January 19, 2016

JUNIOR LADIES Medalists:
GOLD: Emily Chan, Dallas FSC
SILVER: Vivian Le, Dallas FSC
BRONZE: Megan Wessenberg, SC of Boston
PEWTER: Rebecca Peng, SC of Boston (training in CO Springs)

(5th Alice Yang, St. Moritz ISC < 5 points from 4th)

START ORDER / RESULTS LINKS:
Junior Ladies Final & FS results/protocols
Junior Ladies SP results/protocols

ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Free Skate article and click here to view Icenetwork’s Free Skate action photo gallery.
Click here to read Icenetwork’s Short Program article and click here to view Icenetwork’s Short Program action photo gallery.

COMPETITOR PROFILES:

Carly Berrios
Age: 18; (M/D/Y) 9/19/97
Club: Greenville FSC (SC)
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Christy Krall, Damon Allen, Janet Champion
Choreographer: Tom Dickson, Scott Brown
SP: Moulin Rouge Suite: III. Waltz performed by Anthea Kempston
FS: Malagueña (Stanley Black version)
SP high score this qualifying season: 51.11 (SA1)
FS high score this qualifying season: 77.65 (SA3)
Total high score this qualifying season: 128.76 (SA1)
Notes: She was the 2014 Novice pewter medalist. She relocated to Colorado Springs for training in 2015.

Emily Chan
Age: 18; 8/11/97
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: McKinney, TX
Coach: Aleksey Letov
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva
SP: I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
FS: Chopin by Edvin Marton
SP high score this qualifying season: 64.67 (M2); 49.60 (JGP)
FS high score this qualifying season: 105.87 (SW1); 89.28 (JGP)
Total high score this qualifying season: 167.45 (SW1); 138.88 (JGP)
Notes: She placed 6th in her 2015 JGP debut in Bratislava, Slovakia. She is the 2015 U.S. Novice champion.

Anna Grace Davidson
Age: 14; 10/4/01
Club: Salt Lake FS
Training Town: Salt Lake City, UT
Coach: Lisa Kriley
Choreographer: Olga Volozhinskaya
SP: Schifrin and Variations (Mission Impossible 3) by Michael Giacchino
FS: Illumination by Helene Segara (based on Puccini’s E Lucevan Le Stelle)
SP high score this qualifying season: 48.39 (P3) & 41.53 (JGP)
FS high score this qualifying season: 88.34 (P3); 79.60 (JGP)
Total high score this qualifying season: 136.73 (P3); 121.13 (JGP)
Notes: She placed 15th in her 2015 JGP debut in Linz, Austria. She is the 2015 Novice pewter medalist and 2013 Intermediate champion..

Vanna Giang
Age: 16; 11/27/99
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Westminster, CA
Coach: Dianne DeLeeuw-Chapman, Doug Chapman
Choreographer: Doug Chapman
SP: Secrets by Jennifer Thomas
FS: The Island of Secrets soundtrack by Panu Aaltio
SP high score this qualifying season: 57.08 (SWP1)
FS high score this qualifying season: 94.21 (SWP1)
Total high score this qualifying season: 151.35 (SWP1)
Notes: She will make her Team USA & international debut at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway (dates). This is her first trip to Nationals at the Novice or Junior level.

Vivian Le
Age: 15; 7/30/00
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: Plano, TX
Coach: Aleksey Letov
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva
SP: Le vent, Le cri (from The Professional soundtrack) by Ennio Morricone
FS: Nuages en montagne by Pierre Porte
SP score this qualifying season: 67.51 (M1); 61.45 (JGP SVK)
FS score this qualifying season: 114.42 (M1); 114.85 (JGP)
Total high score this qualifying season: 181.93 (M1); 176.30 (JGP SVK)
Notes: She won 2 bronze medals in her 2015 JGP debut season (Bratislava and Colorado Springs). She is the 2015 Junior bronze medalist and 2014 Novice champion.

Brynne McIsaac
Age: 16; 9/6/99
Club: Washington FSC
Training Town: Alexandria, VA
Coach: Shirley Hughes
Choreographer: Shirley Hughes
SP: After Midnight by Danny Elfman and Hot Honey Rag by John Kander (from the Chicago soundtrack)
FS: Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schonberg
SP score this qualifying season: 53.00 (E1); 53.43 (JGP)
FS score this qualifying season: 81.48 (E3); 108.82 (JGP)
Total score this qualifying season: 134.48 (E2); 162.25 (JGP)
Notes: She placed 4th in her 2015 JGP debut in Logrono, Spain. She was 2015 U.S. Junior 7th.

Akari Nakahara
Age: 13; 4/5/02
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Torrance, CA
Coach: Ivan Dinev, Angela Nikodinov
Choreographer: Ivan Dinev, Cindy Stuart
SP: Adagio by Tomaso Albinoni, performed by Lara Fabian
FS: The Mission by Ennio Morricone
SP score this qualifying season: 51.78 (P1); 47.86 (JGP)
FS score this qualifying season: 95.07 (P2); 87.38 (JGP)
Total score this qualifying season: 146.85 (P1); 135.24 (JGP)
Notes: She placed 8th in her 2015 JGP debut in Torun, Poland. She is the 2015 Novice silver medalist.

Rebecca Peng
Age: 16; 2/9/99
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Colorado Springs. CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin
Choreographer: Jamie Isley
SP: Out Here on My Own (from Fame) by Michael Gore, performed by Irene Cara
FS: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (musical) by Herman Hand
SP high score this qualifying season: 56.27 (NE1); 43.90 (JGP)
FS high score this qualifying season: 102.14 (NE1); 79.21 (JGP)
Total high score this qualifying season: 158.41 (NE1); 123.11 (JGP)
Notes: She placed 15th in her 2015 JGP debut in Riga, Latvia. She was U.S. Junior 6th and the 2014 Novice bronze medalist. She relocated to Colorado Springs for training in the fall of 2015.

Shannon Porter
Age: 14; 4/12/01
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO/Albuquerque, NM
Coach: Eddie Shipstad, Barb Shepperson
Choreographer: Tom Dickson
SP: Black Orpheus by the City of Prague Orchestra, Dance of the Headhunters by Tito Puente
FS: La Boheme by Puccini
SP high score this qualifying season: 49.09 (M4)
FS high score this qualifying season: 96.48 (M4)
Total high score this qualifying season: 145.57 (M4)
Notes: This is her first trip to Nationals at the Novice or Junior level.
Click here to read a recent article on Shannon and her family in the Albuquerque Journal.

Paige Rydberg
Age: 16; 11/17/99
Club: Northern Ice SC
Training Town: Darien, IL
Coach: Mary Alice Antensteiner
Choreographer: Mary Beth Marley
SP: Bolero (from Moulin Rouge), arranged by Steve Sharples
FS: The Mission soundtrack by Ennio Morricone, Nella Fantasia by Sarah Brightman
SP score this qualifying season: 54.13 (M3); 58.68 (JGP USA)
FS score this qualifying season: 100.91 (M3); 90.44 (JGP USA)
Total score this qualifying season: 155.04 (M3); 149.12 (JGP USA)
Notes: She placed 5th in her 2015 JGP debut in Colorado Springs. She was 2015 U.S. Junior 8th and the 2014 Novice silver medalist.
Click here to read her recent interview in the Ice Musings blog.

Megan Wessenberg
Age: 17; 7/7/98
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Boston, MA
Coach: Mark Mitchell, Peter Johansson
Choreographer: Jamie Isley
SP: I Put a Spell on You by Jay Hawkins, performed by Annie Lennox
FS: Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
SP high score this qualifying season: 47.12 (NE3); 48.90 (JGP)
FS high score this qualifying season: 88.55 (NE2); 91.80 (JGP)
Total high score this qualifying season: 135.67 (NE2); 140.70 (JGP)
Notes: She placed 7th in her 2015 JGP debut in Torun, Poland. She was 2015 U.S. Junior 9th.

Alice Yang
Age: 15; 4/14/00
Club: St. Moritz ISC
Training Town: Oakland, CA
Coach: Lynn Smith
Choreographer: Justin Dillon
SP: Piece by Secret Garden
FS: Music of Ikuko Kawai (Aranjuez)
SP high score this qualifying season: 53.92 (CP1)
FS high score this qualifying season: 97.16 (P1)
Total high score this qualifying season: 145.33 (P2)
Notes: This is her first trip to Nationals at the Novice or Junior level.

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