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2016 U.S. Nationals Junior Pairs

Posted by unseenskaters on January 20, 2016

JUNIOR PAIRS Medalists:
GOLD: Joy Weinberg, Skokie Valley SC / Maximiliano Fernandez, Miami FSC (Ellenton, FL)
SILVER: Lindsay Weinstein, DuPage FSC / Jacob Simon, Skokie Valley SC (Colorado Springs, CO)
BRONZE: Meiryla Findley / Austin Hale, both Fort Wayne ISC (IN)
PEWTER: Madeleine Gallagher, Detroit SC / Justin Highgate-Brutman, St. Clair Shores FSC (MI)

(5th Jacquelyn Green, Detroit SC / Rique Newby-Estrella, Dallas FSC < 2 points from 4th)

Selected for 2016 Junior Worlds: Weinberg/Fernandez and Weinstein/Simon (along with Chelsea Liu/Brian Johnson who withdrew from their Senior national debut due to injury)
Alternate 1 – Gabriella Marvaldi and Cody Dolkiewicz
Alternate 2 – Jacquelyn Green and Rique Newby-Estrella
Alternate 3 – Ai Setoyama and David-Alexandre Paradis

Click here for USFS’ press release on the Pairs selections and alternates for Junior Worlds
Note: Findley/Hale announced their split on their respective Instagram accounts after the competition ended.

RESULTS LINKS:
Junior Pairs Final & FS results/protocols
Junior 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 and click here to view Icenetwork’s Free Skate action photo gallery.

There are 5 pairs in this field with the required minimum TES for 2016 Junior Worlds: Weinberg/Fernandez, Weinstein/Simon, Rose/Goodpaster, Marvaldi/Dolkiewicz and Green/Newby-Estrella (Liu/Johnson are ISU Junior age-eligible and competing in Senior Pairs here; Findley/Hale have the SP, but not the FS, minimum.)
ISU Junior age-eligible pairs next season: Weinstein/Simon, Rose/Goodpaster, Findley/Hale and Griffin/Civiello.

TEAM PROFILES

Kay Bergdolt & Miles Addison
Ages: 19 & 21; (M/D/Y) 6/5/96 & 4/9/94
Training Town: Boxborough, MA
Coach: Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall
Choreographer: Julie Marcotte, Sheryl Franks, Renee Roca
SP: Dueling Banjos
FS: Pearl Harbor soundtrack
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 61.42 & 103.64 (E5)
Notes: They competed together in North Carolina from the Juvenile level through 2011 Novice Nationals, parted ways for a few years, and re-teamed in Boston in 2014. They placed 8th in Junior last year.

Meiryla Findley & Austin Hale
Ages: 14 & 19; 6/6/01 & 4/28/96
Training Town: Fort Wayne, IN
Coach: Alena Lunin
Choreographer: Alena Lunin
SP: Love theme from The Godfather by Maksim Mrvica
FS: Ange et Diable and Je me Souviens de Nous by Maxime Rodriguez
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 87.56 & 129.64 (M2)
JR international total score: 110.70
Notes: They are a new team this season and won the gold medal in their international debut in Riga, Latvia in Nov. 2015.
She is new to pairs and qualified for Nationals in Novice Ladies both last year and this year: click here to read her recent interview in the Ice Musings blog.

Madeleine Gallagher & Justin Highgate-Brutman
Ages: 17 & 21; 4/1/98 & 6/17/94
Training Town: Bloomfield Hills & St. Clair Shores, MI
Coach: Brooke Castile, Craig Joeright
Choreographer: Brooke Castile
SP: Falling Slowly
FS: Black Hawk Down soundtrack by Hand Zimmer
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 74.68 & 114.04 (M4)
Notes: They are a new team this season.

Cirinia Gillett & Jason Pacini (Withdrawn)
Ages: 15 & 25; 2/16/00 & 4/14/90
Training Town: Coral Springs, FL
Coach/Choreographers: Jeremy Barrett, John Zimmerman, Silvia Fontana
Notes: They are a new team this season and placed 4th at Eastern Sectionals in Nov. 2015 before withdrawing from Nationals.

Jacquelyn Green & Rique Newby-Estrella
Ages: 17 & 20; 10/12/98 & 6/20/95
Training Town: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coach: Craig Joeright, Ethan Burgess
Choreographer: Massimo Scali
SP: Roxanne by Maga Zoltan
FS: Reaching by Audiomachine, Love Game by Benoit Jutras
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 79.80 & 124.00 (M3)
JR international total score: 110.15
Notes: They are the 2015 Novice bronze medalists. They won the silver medal in their international debut in Riga, Latvia in Nov. 2015.

Megan Griffin & Andrew Civiello
Ages: 13 & 19; 3/11/02 & 1/3/97
Training Town: Scottsdale, AZ
Coach: Doug Ladret, Lara Ladret
Choreographer: Doug Ladret
SP: Dancin’ Dan (Me and My Shadow)
FS: Dream Within a Dream by Hans Zimmer (Hometown Glory by Adele in middle)
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 73.66 & 114.52 (P2)
Notes: They are the 2014 Intermediate champions and placed 6th in Novice last year. Click here to read a local Arizona Examiner.com article about them that was published before Nationals.

Linde LaChance & Kenneth Anderson
Ages: 20 & 20; 6/19/95 & 11/21/95
Training Town: Franklin, TN
Coach: Laura Sanders
Choreographer: Robert Mauti
SP: 16 going on 17 (from The Sound of Music) by Richard Rodgers
FS: Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev and film soundtracks by Nino Rota & Abel Korzeniowski
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 70.08 & 106.78 (M6)
Notes: They placed 9th in Junior last year and qualified as alternates this year. Click here to read a March 2015 feature article about him and his partner (together since 2006; he is an engineering student at Vanderbilt University).

Jessica Lee & Brandon Kozlowski
Ages: 16 & 20; 12/12/99 & 6/21/95
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart, Pasquale Camerlengo
SP: Jump Swing Blues by Rick Krive
FS: La Strada by Nino Rota
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 70.16 & 108.66 (P3)
Notes: They are a new team this season and are included in USFS’ International Selection Pool.

Gabriella Marvaldi & Cody Dolkiewicz
Ages: 15 & 20; 11/1/00 & 2/6/95
Training Town: Mount Laurel, NJ
Coach: Rocky Marval, Isabelle Brasseur
Choreographer: Sinead Kerr, Julie Marcotte
SP: Music from Cirque du Soleil
FS: Titanic soundtrack by James Horner
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 73.34 & 110.74 (E3)
JGP scores: 74.79 (FS) & 115.84
Notes: Marvaldi is the daughter of Olympic and World pair skaters from the U.S. (Marval) and Canada (Brasseur). The pair placed 6th in Junior last year and made their JGP debut this season in CO Springs.

Sarah Rose & Joseph Goodpaster
Ages: 14 & 18; 4/9/01 & 8/21/97
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora, Lyndon Johnston
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
SP: Come Fly with Me by Michael Buble
FS: The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack by Danny Elfman
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 75.36 & 121.40 (E2)
JGP scores: 77.24 (FS) &
Notes: They are the 2015 Novice silver medalists and made their JGP debut this season in CO Springs.
They will represent Team USA at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway next month: click here to read a local Florida article on her.

Ai Setoyama & David-Alexandre Paradis
Ages: 15 & 20; 6/17/00 & 5/15/95
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno
Choreographer: Phillip Mills, Christine Fowler-Binder
SP: Tango from The Addams Family Values soundtrack
FS: I Got Rhythm and An American in Paris soundtrack by George Gershwin
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 77.59 & 114.99 (P1)
Notes: They are a new team this season (he previously competed in Canada) and are included in USFS’ International Selection Pool.

Joy Weinberg & Maximiliano Fernandez
Ages: 19 & 20; 9/20/96 & 9/29/95
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
SP: Hernando’s Hideaway/La Cumparsita
FS: Le Corsaire by Adolphe Adam
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 75.76 & 122.70 (E1)
JGP high scores: 87.89 (FS) & 136.62
Notes: They are a new team this season and won a silver medal in their 2015 JGP debut in CO Springs.

Lindsay Weinstein & Jacob Simon
Ages: 15 & 18; 2/18/00 & 3/13/97
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra, Drew Meekins
Choreographer: D. Sappenfield
SP: Eleonore by Maxime Rodriguez
FS: An American Tail soundtrack by James Horner
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 86.56 & 136.78 (M1)
JGP high scores: 88.55 (FS) & 128.55
Notes: They are the 2015 Junior pewter medalists. They relocated from the Chicago area to CO Springs this past summer and competed their second season on the JGP this past fall.

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