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2016 U.S. Nationals Senior Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2016

CHAMPIONSHIP MEN Medalists:
GOLD: Adam Rippon, SC of New York
SILVER: Max Aaron, Broadmoor SC
BRONZE: Nathan Chen, Salt Lake Figure Skating
PEWTER: Grant Hochstein, SC of New York

5-8: Ross Miner, SC of Boston; Alexander Johnson, Broadmoor SC; Timothy Dolensky, Atlanta FSC; Vincent Zhou, Broadmoor SC;
9-13: Sean Rabbitt, Glacier Falls; Daniel Kulenkamp, Coyotes SC of Arizona; Scott Dyer, All Year FSC; Shotaro Omori, Los Angeles FSC; Emmanuel Savary, University of Delaware FSC;
14-19: Sebastien Payannet, Rocky Mountain FSC; Ben Jalovick, University of Delaware FSC; Jimmy Ma, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC; Robert Przepioski, Rochester FSC; Curran Oi, Yale FSC; Eric Stinehart, Skokie Valley SC.

Final & Free Skate results/protocols (Sunday 1/24)

Click here to read Icenetwork’s FS article and click here to view Icenetwork’s FS action photo gallery.
Click here to read Examiner.com’s Men’s FS article.

Short Program official results/protocols (Friday 1/22)

1 Max Aaron, Broadmoor SC 91.83 [49.48 TES / 42.35 PCS] 4S+3T, 3A, 3Lz
2 Ross Miner, SC of Boston 90.90 [47.41 / 43.49] 3F, 3A, 3Lz+3T
3 Adam Rippon, SC of New York 88.01 [44.73 / 43.28] 3Lz+3T step out, 3A, 3F
4 Nathan Chen, Salt Lake Figure Skating 86.33 [47.51 / 38.82] 4S(3turnout), 4T+3T, 3A(hand)
5 Timothy Dolensky, Atlanta FSC 80.01 [42.68 / 37.33] 3A(held on), 3F+3T, 3Lz
6 Grant Hochstein, SC of New York 79.26 [41.65 / 38.61 -1] 4T fall, 3A, 3Lz+2T
7 Alexander Johnson, Broadmoor SC 73.69 [38.48 / 36.21 -1]
8 Vincent Zhou, Broadmoor SC 68.10 [37.81 / 30.29]
9 Sean Rabbitt, Glacier Falls FSC 66.71 [33.74 / 33.97 -1]
10 Shotaro Omori, Los Angeles FSC 63.82
11 Emmanuel Savary, University of Delaware FSC 62.96
12 Scott Dyer, All Year FSC 59.67
13 Daniel Kulenkamp, Coyotes SC of Arizona 56.97
14 Sebastien Payannet, Rocky Mountain FSC 56.10
15 Jimmy Ma, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 51.95
16 Robert Przepioski, Rochester FSC 49.38
17 Eric Stinehart, Skokie Valley SC 49.11
18 Curran Oi, Yale FSC 48.66
19 Ben Jalovick, University of Delaware FSC 48.16

Click here to read Icenetwork’s SP article and click here to view Icenetwork’s SP action photo gallery.

COMPETITOR PROFILES:

Max Aaron
Age: 23; 2/25/92
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin
Choreographer: Phillip Mills
SP: Puccini’s Nessun Dorma performed by Luciano Pavarotti
FS: Black Swan soundtrack by Clint Mansell (based on Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake ballet music)
Notes: He is the 2015 Skate America gold medalist and 2013 U.S. champion.
Link to Max’s Team USA profile He was featured in a Pioneer Press article that was published before the short program.

Nathan Chen
Age: 16; 5/5/99
Hometown: Irvine, CA
Club: Salt Lake FS (UT)
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach: Rafael Arutyunyan, Nadia Kanaeva
Choreographer: Nadia Kanaeva (SP), Nikolai Morozov (FS)
SP: Michael Jackson medley incl. Smile & Smooth Criminal
FS: Symphony No. 3 in C Minor by Camille Saint-Saens
Notes: He is the 2015 Junior Grand Prix Final champion and a 4-time U.S. champion at the Junior (2012 & 2014) and Novice (2010 & 2011) levels.
Link to Nathan’s Official Website

Timothy Dolensky
Age: 23; 7/18/92
Hometown: Kennesaw/Alpharetta, GA
Club: Atlanta FSC
Training Town: Kennesaw/Alpharetta, GA
Coach: Debbie Prachar, Brittney (McConn) Bottoms, Graham Payne
Choreographer: Brittney (McConn) Bottoms
SP: Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone performed by Josh Groban
FS: Variations on Themes of Chopin by Anze Rozman
Notes: This is his third consecutive trip to Nationals at the Senior level. He composed, played, and recorded his own short program music for the 2012-13 and 2014-15 seasons. He was the 2012 U.S. Junior silver medalist and the 2010 U.S. Novice bronze medalist.
Link to Tim’s Team USA profile

Scott Dyer
Age: 24; 3/26/91
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: El Segundo, CA
Coach: Frank Carroll, Robert Taylor
Choreographer: Lori Nichol
SP: Adios Nonino by Astor Piazzolla, La Cumparsita (version by Contursi, Maroni, Rodriguez)
FS: Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone, Siberia (opera) by Umberto Giordano
Notes: He graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in International Relations/Global Business. His highest previous finish in Senior at Nationals was 10th in 2012. He was the 2010 U.S. Junior pewter medalist and a 2-time U.S. Novice pewter medalist (2006 & 2007).

Grant Hochstein
Age: 25; 7/16/90
Hometown: Santa Fe Springs CA
Club: SC of New York
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach: Peter Oppegard, Karen Kwan-Oppegard
Choreographer: Peter Oppegard (FS), Karen Kwan-Oppegard (SP)
SP: Due Tramonti by Ludovico Einaudi
FS: Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schoenberg: Bring Him Home (Colm Wilkinson), One Day More (2012 film soundtrack)
Notes: This is his seventh consecutive trip to Nationals at the Senior level with his highest placement being 7th in 2010.
Link to Grant’s Official Website

Ben Jalovick
Age: 22; (M/D/Y) 11/1/93
Hometown: Langhorne, PA
Club: University of Delaware FSC
Training Town: Monument, CO
Coach: Kori Ade, Vincent Restencourt
Choreographer: Irina Romanova, Rohene Ward
SP: Absurdity (from The alone Ranger film soundtrack ) by Hans Zimmer
FS: Avatar: The Last Airbender (TV series) soundtrack by Jeremy Zuckerman
Notes: He placed 11tn in Junior last year.

Alexander Johnson
Age: 25; 5/15/90
Hometown: Minnetonka, MN
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Tom Dickson, Christopher Dean
Choreographer: Tom Dickson (FS), Christopher Dean & Catarina Lindgren (SP)
SP: Trance by Yair Dalal & Al Ol Ensemble
FS: Eleanor Rigby by Paul McCartney, performed by violinist Joshua Bell
Notes: This is his sixth trip to Nationals at the Senior level with his highest finish having been 7th in 2013. He was the 2009 U.S. Junior bronze medalist.
A Minnesota native, he was featured in a Pioneer Press article (includes quotes from Joan Orvis, his first coach in Minnesota, and about why he returned to his Eleanor Rigby FS) and in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article about overcoming his injury, published before the start of Nationals.
Link to Alex’s Official Website

Daniel Kulenkamp
Age: 20; (M/D/Y) 8/6/95
Hometown: Mahtomedi, MN
Club: Coyotes SC of Arizona
Training Town: Scottsdale, AZ
Coach: Doug Ladret
Choreographer: Doug Ladret (FS), Douglas Razzano (SP)
SP: I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz
FS: Frank Sinatra medley: I’ve Got the World on a String, What’ll I Do, That’s Life
Notes: He placed 8th in Junior last year. A Minnesota native, he was featured in a Pioneer Press article that was published after the short program. He is a student at Barrett, the honors college at Arizona State University, where he is majoring in computer science.
Link to Daniel’s Official Website

Jimmy Ma
Age: 20; (M/D/Y) 10/11/95
Hometown: Great Neck, NY
Club: SC of New York
Training Town: Hacksensack, NJ
Coach: Nikolai Morozov, Hongyun Liu, Peter Cain (at Nationals)
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov, Rohene Ward (SP), Jeff Buttle
SP: Tsunami by DVBBS and Borgeous
FS: Chaconne in G Minor by Tomaso Antonio Vitali
Notes: This is his second consecutive trip to Nationals at the Senior level. He was the 2014 U.S. Junior bronze medalist and 2013 Junior pewter medalist.
Link to Jimmy’s Team USA profile

Ross Miner
Age: 25; 1/24/91
Hometown: Boston, MA
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Boston
Coach: Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell, Amanda Farkas
Choreographer: Jamie Isley (SP). Lori Nichol (FS)
SP: New York State of Mind by Billy Joel
FS: Who Wants to Live Forever and Too Much Love Will Kill You by Queen
Notes: He is the 2013 U.S. silver medalist and two-time bronze medalist (2011 & 2012).
Link to Ross’ Team USA profile

Curran Oi
Age: 25; 10/19/90
Hometown: Wellesley, MA
Club: Yale FSC
Training Town: New Haven, CT
Coach: Matt Savoie
Choreographer: Matt Savoie
SP: Csardas performed by David Garrett
FS: A Promise to Return (from Battlestar Galactica: Season 2) by Bear McCreary
Notes: He currently is a graduate student at Yale in the Molecular Biochemistry & Biophysics department. He last competed at Nationals in 2009 (6th in Senior), then placed 5th at the 2009 Junior World Championships before he went off to college full-time at M.I.T.
Click here to read a Yale Daily News article, “From the lab to the ice” that was published after Nationals.
Link to Curran’s Official Website

Shotaro Omori
Age: 20; 10/23/95
Hometown: La Mirada, CA
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Training Town: Burbank, CA
Coach: Wendy Olson, Amy Evidente
Choreographer: Jeremy Abbott (SP)
SP: Your Song (from Moulin Rouge) performed by Ewan McGregor
FS: Schindler’s List soundtrack (track 8) / Nocturne in C Sharp Minor by F. Chopin
Notes: This is his second consecutive trip to Nationals at the Senior level. He was the 2013 World Junior bronze medalist and U.S. Junior silver medalist.
Link to Shotaro’s YouTube channel (he is vlogging from St. Paul)

Sebastien Payannet
Age: 21; (M/D/Y) 3/8/94
Hometown: Superior, CO
Club: Rocky Mountain FSC
Training Town: Westminster, CO
Coach: Lou Ann Peterson, Cindy Sullivan
Choreographer: Trina Pratt, Alex Johnson
SP: Romeo &Juliet by Tchaikovsky
FS: Piano Concerto No. 1, Dumka in A major by Tchaikovsky
Notes: This is his second consecutive trip to Nationals at the Senior level.

Robert Przepioski
Age: 25; 8/25/90
Hometown: Newark, CA
Club: Rochester FSC
Training Town: San Jose, CA
Coach: Richard Alexander, Doug Mattis
Choreographer: Doug Mattis
SP: Saturday Night by Frank Sinatra
FS: Proud of Your Boy by Robert Mauti
Notes: This is his second consecutive trip to Nationals at the Senior level.

Sean Rabbitt
Age: 25; (M/D/Y) 4/8/90
Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
Club: Glacier Falls FSC
Training Town: Riverside, CA
Coach: Tammy Gambill, Justin Dillon
Choreographer: Justin Dillon (SP), Cindy Stuart
SP: Samson and Delilah by Saint-Saens
FS: Concerto in F for piano and orchestra by George Gershwin
Notes: He made his Team USA international debut this past fall at Autumn Classic in Barrie, Canada, winning the bronze medal. This is his fourth consecutive trip to Nationals, and fifth overall, at the Senior level (his Nationals debut came as a Junior in 2010).
Link to Sean’s Official Website

Adam Rippon
Age: 26; 11/11/89
Hometown: Clarks Summit, PA
Club: SC of New York
Training Town: Los Angeles, CA
Coach: Rafael Arutyunyan, Vera Arutyunyan, Nadia Kanaeva (Derrick Delmore is assisting at Nationals)
Choreographer: Tom Dickson (SP), Jeff Buttle
SP: Who Wants to Live Forever by Queen
FS: The Beatles medley: Because (The World is Round), Get Back, Blackbird, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Notes: He is the 2012 and 2015 U.S. silver medalist.
Link to Adam’s Official Website

Emmanuel Savary
Age: 18; (M/D/Y) 1/6/98
Hometown: Newark, DE
Club: University of Delaware FSC
Training Town: Newark, DE
Coach: Jeffrey DiGregorio, Pamela Gregory
Choreographer: Evgeny Platov, Zhanna Palagina
SP: Viejo Aires by Ensemble Nuevo Tango
FS: Reveil by Cirque du Soleil
Notes: This is his Nationals debut at the Senior level. He was the 2009 U.S. Intermediate champion and 2010 U.S. Novice silver medalist.

Eric Stinehart
Age: 18; (M/D/Y) 12/11/97
Hometown: Wilmette, IL
Club: Skokie Valley SC
Training Town: Buffalo Grove, IL
Coach: Denise Myers
Choreographer: Paul Wylie, Justin Dillon
SP: Homecoming by Thomas Bergersen
FS: Overture (from The New Picasso) by Jonathan David Sloate
Notes: He qualified for Nationals as an alternate in his first season at the Senior level. He placed 8th in Novice in 2014. He has been accepted at Princeton University for this fall, according to this Chicago area article that was published before Nationals. He is the Principal Violist of his high school’s symphony orchestra, as described in this Chicago Tribune/Pioneer Press 1/21/16 article: “There are a lot of brilliant skaters that have done well in school and done well in skating,” [Coach Denise] Myers said. “But to add in that third part … is quite unusual.”
Link to Eric’s Official Website

Vincent Zhou
Age: 15; 10/25/00
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin
Choreographer: Yuka Sato (SP), Justin Dillon (FS)
SP: Crystallize by Lindsey Stirling
FS: The Godfather Trilogy: New Recordings from the Classic Scores performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (original score by Niño Rota)
Notes: He qualified for the JGP Final in his first attempt, placing 4th, after having won 2 JGP silver medals this past fall. He won 3 consecutive national titles in Junior (2013), Novice (2012) and Intermediate (2011).
Link to Vincent’s Official Website

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