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2016 U.S. Nationals Junior Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 20, 2016

JUNIOR MEN Medalists:
GOLD: Tomoki Hiwatashi, DuPage FSC *Happy 16th Birthday today*
SILVER: Kevin Shum, SC of Boston
BRONZE: Aleksei Krasnozhon, Dallas FSC
PEWTER: Paolo Borromeo, Los Angeles FSC

(5th Oleksiy Melnyk, Washington FSC < 3 points from 4th)

RESULTS & PROTOCOLS LINKS:
Junior Men Final & FS results/protocols
Junior Men 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:

Chase Belmontes
Age: 20; 8/31/95
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin, Drew Meekins
Choreographer: Phillip Mills
SP: La Muerte del Angel by Devich Trio
FS: New World Symphony by Dvorak
SP high score in qualifying season: 59.90 (M3)
FS high score in qualifying season: 99.42 (M4)
Total high score in qualifying season: 159.32 (M3)
Notes: He was 2015 U.S. Junior 10th and the 2014 Junior pewter (4th place) medalist. He placed 9th in his 2015 JGP debut in Courcheval, France.
Official website: http://figureskatersonline.com/chasebelmontes/

Paolo Borromeo
Age: 17; 6/21/98
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach: Viacheslav Zagorodniuk
Choreographer: Nadia Kanaeva, Derrick Delmore, Phillip Mills
SP: Libertango by Astor Piazzolla (?)
FS: “Music Mix by various artists” (jungle theme?)
SP high score in qualifying season: 61.00 (SWP1); 58.92 (JGP)
FS score in qualifying season: 115.45 (SWP1); 100.27 (JGP)
Total high score this qual. season: 176.45 (SWP1); 159.19 (JGP)
Notes: He is the 2015 Junior bronze medalist. He placed 11th in the 2015 JGP in Riga, Latvia.

Anthony Boucher
Age: 19; 11/13/96
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Westminster, CO
Coach: Cindy Sullivan, Scott Brown
Choreographer: Scott Brown, Cindy Stuart
SP: Speak Softly Love from The Godfather by Andy Williams
FS: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides soundtrack by Hans Zimmer, performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela
SP high score in qualifying season: 56.57 (SW1); 62.32 (JGP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 120.66 (SW1); 102.01 (JGP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 177.23 (SW1); 164.33 (JGP)
Notes: He is 2015 U.S. Junior 9th and placed 10th in his 2015 JGP debut in Colorado Springs.

Sean Conlon
Age: 19; 8/14/96
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Riverside, CA
Coach: Tammy Gambill, Justin Dillon
Choreographer: Justin Dillon, Joey Russell
SP: William Tell Overture
FS: Finlandia by Sibelius
SP high score in qualifying season: 59.49 (P1)
FS high score in qualifying season: 114.11 (P1)
Total high score in qualifying season: 173.60 (P1)
Notes: He relocated to Riverside, California earlier this season. He was U.S. 2014 Novice 7th.

Tomoki Hiwatashi
Age: 16; 1/20/00
Club: DuPage FSC
Training Town: Glen Ellyn, IL
Coach: Alexander Ouriashev, Osadolo Irowa
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva
SP: I Feel Good by James Brown
FS: Two Little Ballet Shoes and The Chaplin Revue by Chaplin
SP high score in qualifying season: 68.63 (M2); 66.02 (JGP CRO)
FS high score in qualifying season: 104.51 (M2); 131.60 (JGP CRO)
Total high score in qualifying season: 173.14 (M2), 197.62 (JGP CRO)
Notes: He won the bronze at the 2015 JGP in Zagreb, Croatia. He was 2015 U.S. Junior 5th and national champion at the Novice (2013), Intermediate (2012) and Juvenile (2011) levels.

Aleksei Krasnozhon
Age: 15; 4/11/00
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: Euless, TX
Coach: Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Choreographer: Scott Brown
SP: Jam by Michael Jackson
FS: The Bolt by Dmitri Shostakovich
SP high score in qualifying season: 74.11 (M1); 67.53 (JGP POL?)
FS high score in qualifying season: 133.33 (M1); 132.14 (JGP POL)
Total high score in qualifying season: 207.44 (M1); 194.68 (JGP)
Notes: He was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and competed there until 2013. He relocated to Texas in 2014 and is the 2015 Junior pewter medalist. He won a bronze in his 2015 JGP debut in Riga, Latvia.

Tony Lu
Age: 17; 11/24/98
Club: North Jersey FSC
Training Town: Wilmington, DE
Coach: Viktor Pfeifer, Priscilla Hill
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov
SP: Tears of the Sun by Hans Zimmer
FS: Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell
SP high score in qualifying season: 52.89 (E2); 61.69 (JGP POL)
FS high score in qualifying season: 101.53 (E3); 120.57 (JGP POL)
Total high score in qualifying season: 154.42 (E3); 182.26 (JGP POL)
Notes: He withdrew from the 2015 U.S. Junior Men’s event due to injury and has competed 3 times on the JGP from 2014-2015.

Justin Ly
Age: 18; 8/4/97
Club: Salt Lake FS
Training Town: Salt Lake City, UT
Coach: Lisa Kriley
Choreographer: Lisa Kriley
SP: Aquarium by Saint-Saens
FS: Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saens
SP high score in qualifying season: 55.69 (P2)
FS high score in qualifying season: 112.45 (P2)
Total high score in qualifying season: 168.14 (P2)
Notes: He is the U.S. 2015 Novice silver medalist and listed in USFS’ International Selection Pool.

Oleksiy Melnyk
Age: 18; 9/3/97
Club: Washington FSC
Training Town: Reston, VA
Coach: Serguei Kouznetsov, Nataliya Tymoshenko, Tommy Steenberg
Choreographer: Nataliya Tymoshenko, Tommy Steenberg
SP: Ancient Lands by Ronan Hardiman
FS: Thunderball (James Bond film) performed by The John Barry Orchestra and Tom Jones
SP high score in qualifying season: 47.23 (E4); 57.39 (JGP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 111.75 (E1); 113.00 (JGP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 158.98 (E2); 170.39 (JGP)
Notes: He is U.S. 2015 Junior 7th and placed 7th in his 2015 JGP debut in Linz, Austria.

Camden Pulkinen
Age: 15; 3/25/00
Club: Coyotes SC of Arizona
Training Town: Scottsdale, AZ
Coach: Karen Gesell
Choreographer: Karen Gesell
SP: 24 Caprices for Violin by Paganini
FS: The Lone Ranger by Hans Zimmer
SP high score in qualifying season: 53.39 (SWP5)
FS high score in qualifying season: 110.50 (P4)
Total high score in qualifying season: 156.42 (P4)
Notes: He will make her Team USA & international debut at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway (dates).
Click here to read an Arizona Examiner.com article that was published before Nationals.
Click here to read an Arizona Examiner.com article that was published after Nationals.

Yamato Rowe
Age: 16; 2/5/99
Club: Ice House of New Jersey FSC
Training Town: Hackensack, NJ
Coach: Igor Krokavec
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov
SP: Rap song?
FS: The Addams Family soundtrack by Marc Shaiman
SP high score in qualifying season: 49.68 (E3)
FS high score in qualifying season: 89.76 (E4)
Total high score in qualifying season: 139.44 (E4)
Notes: This is his first trip to Nationals at the Novice or Junior level.

Kevin Shum
Age: 18; 7/3/97
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Boston, MA
Coach: Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell (Justin Dillon last season)
Choreographer: Karen Kwan-Oppegard, Justin Dillon
SP: Invierno Porteno by Astor Piazzolla
FS: Trio Elegiaque in G minor no. 1 by Rachmaninoff
SP high score in qualifying season: 55.46 (E1); 58.74 (JGP)
FS high score in qualifying season: 104.81 (E2); 104.80 (JGP)
Total high score in qualifying season: 160.27 (E1), 163.54 (JGP)
Notes: He is the 2015 Junior silver medalist. Iin his second JGP season, he placed 9th at 2015 JGP SVK. He is a freshman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Personal Website (designed & maintained by Shum): http://kevinshum.com

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