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2017 U.S. Nationals: Championship Pairs (+ extra Senior Ladies/Men profiles added)

Posted by unseenskaters on January 19, 2017

Link to 2017 U.S. NATIONAL STARTING ORDERS & RESULTS PAGE (all listed start times are Central time)

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PAIRS STARTING ORDERS/RESULTS:
Final Standings (Saturday 1/21 11:00 am ET start time for FS Group 1; 2:15 pm ET for FS Group 2)

TEAM PROFILES:

Ashley Cain & Timothy LeDuc (debut)
Ages: 21 & 26; (M/D/Y) 7/22/95 & 5/4/90
Training Town: Euless, TX
Coach: Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Choreographer: Serge Onik
SP: “I Put a Spell on You” performed by Annie Lennox
FS: “The Prayer” duet sung by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion
Notes: This is their first season together. A very informative interview with them was published on 1/18/17: Link to read.
Click here to visit their Official Website.

Marissa Castelli & Mervin Tran
Ages: 26 & 26; 8/20/90 & 9/22/90
Training Town: Montreal, Canada
Coach: Bruno Marcotte, Richard Gauthier, Sylvie Fullum (Montreal); Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall (Boston)
Choreographer: Julie Marcotte
SP: Fallin’ performed by Alicia Keys
FS: Medley of Journey songs, including Don’t Stop Believin’ (instrumental and vocal versions), Open Arms and Any Way You Want It
Notes: They are the 2016 U.S. bronze medalists. They teamed up in June 2014.
Click here to visit their Official Website.

Haven Denney & Brandon Frazier (return)
Ages: 21 & 224; 10/28/95 & 11/19/92
Training Town: Geneva, IL
Coach: Rockne Brubaker, Stefania Berton
Choreographer: Marina Zoueva
SP: “Don Juan est mort” (from Don Juan musical) by Felix Gray
FS: Somewhere in Time soundtrack by John Barry
Notes: They missed the 2015-16 season due to Haven’s serious knee injury/surgery. “A Divine Sport” blog published an in-depth interview with them this past fall: Link to read.

Cali Fujimoto & Nicholas Barsi-Rhyne
Ages: 25 & 25; 5/4/91 & 12/16/91
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Amanda Evora, Lyndon Johnston, Jim Peterson
Choreographer: Judy Blumberg, Amanda Evora, Jim Peterson
SP: Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, op. 26 III by Max Bruch
FS: Music from The King and I by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Notes: They placed 10th last year.
They have competed together since the Juvenile level (2001-2002 season) – that’s 16 years! Click here to view their lengthy competitive history listed at the end of their (outdated) profile.

Tarah Kayne & Daniel O’Shea
Ages: 23 & 25; 4/28/93 & 2/13/91
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora, Lyndon Johnston
Choreographer: Judy Blumberg, Jim Peterson
SP: Take Me To Church” by Hozier (debut at Nationals)
FS: A Song of India by Rimsky-Korsakov and Marche Slave by Tchaikovsky
Notes: They are the 2016 U.S. champions. They teamed up in April 2012.
Click here to visit their Official Website.

Chelsea Liu & Brian Johnson (debut)
Ages: 17 & 21; 12/31/99 & 11/5/95
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno, Christine Fowler-Binder, John Nicks
Choreographer: Renee Roca
SP: “The Way You Make Me Feel” and “Black or White” by Michael Jackson
FS: Music from Beauty and the Beast by Alan Menken
Notes: They were unable to make their senior national debut last year due to injury.

Jessica Pfund & Joshua Santillan
Ages: 19 & 24; 1/9/98 & 2/21/92
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Lyndon Johnston
Choreographer: Lyndon Johnston, Emilie Connors
SP: “Purple Rain” by Stacy Francis and Prince
FS: “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” (from Evita) performed by Madonna
Notes: This is their second season together. Click here to visit their Official Website.
The “Ice Musings” blog featured a pre-Nationals interview with them: Link to read.

Alexandria Shaughnessy & James Morgan
Ages: 24 & 25; 9/30/92 & 1/3/92
Training Town: Boxborough, MA
Coach: Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall, Mike Cook
Choreographer: Massimo Scali, Julie Marcotte
SP: The Prophet by Gary Moore
FS: Nella Fantasia (music from The Mission) performed by Amici Forever
Notes: They were the 2012 U.S. Novice bronze medalists and placed 9th last year. They began competing together at the Intermediate level in the 2009-10 season (this is their 8th season together). Click here to view their profile page on the Skate Pairs Website.

Erika Smith & AJ Reiss
Ages: 27 & 25; 7/26/89 & 2/3/91
Training Town: Boxborough, MA
Coach: Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall, Edouard Pliner (before his passing in 2016), Dmitri Kazarlyga, Konstantin Kostin, Michael Cook
Choreographer: Julie Marcotte
SP: “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John
FS: Music from Maleficent by James Newton Howard and “Once Upon a Dream” by Lana Del Rey
Notes: This is their second year as a team after having placed 6th in their Senior debut together last year. Click here to view their profile page on the Skate Pairs Website.

Deanna Stellato & Nathan Bartholomay (debut)
Ages: 33 & 27; 6/22/83 & 5/18/89
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
SP: Canadian Tenors medley: “Hallelujah” (composed by Leonard Cohen)
FS: Music from The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky
Notes: The Bradenton (Florida) Herald published an excellent article on 1/16/17 titled “After a 16-year retirement, Deanna Stellato returns to national figure skating stage”: Link to read.

Joy Weinberg & Maximiliano Fernandez (debut)
Ages: 20 & 21; 9/20/96 & 9/29/95
Training Town: Pembroke Pines, FL
Coach: John Zimmerman, Silvia Fontana, Jeremy Barrett, John Kerr
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
SP: “Turn to Stone” by Ingrid Michelson
FS: Music from Daphnis et Chloe by Maurice Ravel
Notes: The are the 2016 U.S. Junior champions. This is their second year together; they switched coaches earlier this season.

Jacquelyn Green & Rique Newby-Estrella (WD)
Ages: 18 & 21; 10/12/98 & 6/20/95
Training Town: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coach: Craig Joeright, Laura Lepzinski, Matt Blackmer
Choreographer: Massimo Scali
SP: “The Essential Aerosmith” by Aerosmith
FS: Music from Unbroken by Alexandre Desplat
Notes: They were 2016 Junior 5th place and the 2015 U.S. Novice bronze medalists. They won the silver medal in their junior international debut in Riga, Latvia in Nov. 2015. This would have been their Senior debut had they not withdrawn.

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SELECT SENIOR LADIES PROFILES (senior national debuts for 4 of the 6 listed):

Tessa Hong (debut)
Age: 14; 4/24/02
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin
Choreographer: Drew Meekins
SP: “Ave Maria” by Giulio Caccini
FS: “Caruso” by Lucio Dalla
Notes: She is the youngest competitor in this year’s field. She placed 5th at the 2016 JGP in Tallinn, Estonia. She last competed at Nationals in 2014 when she won the Intermediate national title, coached by Frank Carroll at the time.

Megan Wessenberg (debut)
Age: 18; 7/7/98
Training Town: Boston, MA
Coach: Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell
Choreographer: Jamie Isley
SP: “I Put a Spell on You” by Jay Hawkins, performed by Annie Lennox
FS: Music from James Bond films (including “Writing’s on the Wall” and “Diamonds are Forever”) by various artists
Notes: She was the 2016 U.S. Junior bronze medalist. She placed 6th at the 2016 JGP in Ostrava CZE.

Livvy Shilling (debut)
Age: 19; 2/17/97
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Christy Krall, Damon Allen
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart (SP), Tom Dickson (FS)
SP: “L-O-V-E” by Natalie Cole
FS: Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra by Ravi Shankar and the London Symphony Orchestra; “Kamasutra” by Belladonna Plaid Tongued Devils
Notes: This is her debut at Nationals (edited to add: she finished 13th of 19). She relocated to CO from Columbus FSC in Ohio.
Local Ohio article published after Nationals (2/3/17): click here to read.

Katie McBeath
Age: 22; (M/D/Y) 12/2/94
Training Town: Cleveland, OH
Coach: Sally Tasca, Jacqueline Redenshek-Henry
Choreographer: Jacqueline Redenshek-Henry
SP: “The Prayer” by Andrea Bocelli and Katharine McPhee
FS: Music from The Mask of Zorro by James Horner
Notes: This is her third consecutive trip to Nationals at the senior level. She qualified for USFS’ International Selection Pool (ISP) for the first time in 2016.

Rebecca Peng (debut)
Age: 17; (M/D/Y) 2/9/99
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin
Choreographer: Jamie Isley
SP: “Papa, Can You Hear Me?” by Michel Legrand
FS: Music from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Herman Hand
Notes: She was the 2016 U.S. Junior pewter medalist. She has competed twice as a junior internationally (won Challenge Cup in The Hague in spring 2015 and made her JGP debut in Riga, Latvia in late August 2015).

Ashley Shin
Age: 19; 1/17/98
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Eddie Shipstad
Choreographer:
SP: Music from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi
FS: Spanish medley
Notes: She was the 2014 U.S. Junior bronze medalist and the 2012 Intermediate champion when she was based in Dallas, Texas. This is her second trip to Nationals as a senior. She won the Junior silver medal at 2014 Gardena Spring Trophy (her international debut) and competed senior at the 2014 U.S. International Classic (7th).

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SELECT SENIOR MEN PROFILES:

Scott Dyer
Age: 25; 3/26/91
Training Town: El Segundo, CA
Coach: Frank Carroll
Choreographer: Lori Nichol, Nathan Birch
SP: “Adios Nonino” by Astor Piazzolla; “La Cumparsita” by Gerardo Matos Rodriguez
FS: Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone
Notes: This is is 5th trip to Nationals at the senior level with his highest finish being 10th in 2012. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 2014 with a B.A. in International Relations/Global Business. He was the 2010 U.S. Junior pewter medalist and two-time U.S. Novice pewter medalist (2006 & 2007). He has competed once internationally, winning Novice gold at 2006 Triglav Trophy in Slovenia.

Daniel Kulenkamp
Age: 21; (M/D/Y) 8/6/95
Training Town: Scottsdale, AZ
Coach: Patrick Brault
Choreographer: Patrick Brault, Douglas Razzano, Doug Ladret
SP: “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz
FS: “Feeling Good” performed by Michael Buble
Notes: This is his 2nd consecutive trip to U.S. Nationals at the senior level (10th in 2016). He made his international debut in the Junior Grand Prix in Zagreb, Croatia in Sept. 2014. He is enrolled in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. Click here to view his official website.

Jimmy Ma
Age: 21; (M/D/Y) 10/11/95
Training Town: Hackensack, NJ
Coach: Hongyun Liu
Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov
SP: Eminem medley (incl. “The Real Slim Shady”)
FS: Piano Concerto no. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Notes: This is his 3rd consecutive trip to Nationals at the senior level. He was the 2014 U.S. Junior bronze medalist, 2013 Junior pewter medalist, and has competed twice on the Junior Grand Prix (2014 in Nagoya JPN and 2013 in Riga, Latvia).

Oleksiy Melnyk (debut)
Age: 19; (M/D/Y) 9/3/97
Training Town: Reston, VA
Coach: Traci Coleman
Choreographer: Tommy Steenberg
SP: “Blues in the Night” from Ocean’s Eleven soundtrack by Quincy Jones
FS: James Bond theme and “Thunderball” performed by Tom Jones
Notes: He placed 5th in Junior at 2016 U.S. Nationals. He was born in Kiev, Ukraine and has competed twice on the Junior Grand Prix (2016 in St. Gervais, France and 2015 in Linz, Austria).

Jordan Moeller
Age: 21; 4/24/95
Training Town: Monument, CO
Coach: Kori Ade, Rohene Ward
Choreographer: Rohene Ward, Jordan Moeller
SP: “We’re So Far Away” by Mae
FS: Music from Romeo + Juliet (1996 film soundtrack) by Nellee Hooper
Notes: This is his second Nationals at the senior level after having won the Junior silver in 2014. He missed 2016 Nationals due to a broken leg and ankle injury that required surgery in late December 2015. He has organized a fundraiser show called “One Skate At A Time” for the past 5 years and a 6th show is planned for April 2017. Click here to view his official website.

Shotaro Omori
Age: 21; 10/23/95
Training Town: Burbank, CA
Coach: Wendy Olson, Amy Evidente
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart, Jamie Isley
SP: “Invierno Porteno” by Astor Piazzolla
FS: Music from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Notes: This is his 3rd consecutive trip to Nationals at the senior level. He was the 2013 U.S. Junior silver medalist and World Junior bronze medalist.
Personal YouTube channel: “Shades of Sho”

Sebastien Payannet
Age: 22; (M/D/Y) 3/8/94
Training Town: Lakewood, CA
Coach: Lou Anne Petersen Conant, Rafael Arutunian
Choreographer: Marie-Jose Payannet, Sebastien Payannet, Alex Johnson
SP: “The Great Gig in the Sky” by Pink Floyd
FS: Piano Concerto no. 1 by Tchaikovsky; “Dumky” piano trio by Dvorak
Notes: This is his 3rd consecutive trip to Nationals at the senior level. He graduated in 2016 from the University of Colorado with a degree in Architectural Engineering and began a full-time job at an architectural lighting design firm in Los Angeles.
Interview: click here to read.

Dennis Phan
Age: 31; (M/D/Y) 9/8/85
Training Town: Newark, DE/Birmingham, AL
Coach: Doug Mattis
Choreographer: Doug Mattis, Dennis Phan
SP: “Just Be” by Calum Scott
FS: “All I Ask/Believe” by Brian Justin Crum
Notes: His most recent Nationals was back in 2010 and he did not enter qualifying competition from 2011 through 2015. He was the 2003 U.S. Junior champion and won the Junior Grand Prix Final in December 2004. He competed 3 times as a senior internationally (2005 Skate America, 2006 Karl Schaefer Memorial, 2008 Nebelhorn Trophy).
Interview: click here to read.

Emmanuel Savary
Age: 19; (M/D/Y) 1/6/98
Training Town: Newark, DE
Coach: Jeff DiGregorio, Pamela Gregory
Choreographer: Evgeni Platov
SP: “Viejo Aires” by Ensamble Nuevo Tango
FS: Music from The House of Flying Daggers and Fearless soundtracks by Shigeru Umebayashi, and the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon soundtrack by Tan Dun
Notes: This is his second Nationals at the senior level. He was the 2010 U.S. Novice silver medalist, has competed twice on the Junior Grand Prix (2016 in Japan and 2011 in Latvia) and won the Junior gold at Triglav Trophy in the spring of 2016.

Postscript: Three other men debuted in senior with Melnyk:
Andrew Torgashev (age 15; click to view his official website);
Kevin Shum (age 19; click to view his self-designed website);
and Tomoki Hiwatashi (turned 17 during Nationals; click to view his Team USA profile).

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2017 U.S. Nationals: Junior Ladies

Posted by unseenskaters on January 18, 2017

RESULTS:
Junior Ladies final standings/FS results/protocols (Fri. 9:30 am Eastern start time)

GOLD – Kaitlyn Nguyen, Los Angeles FSC 57.80 (3) 112.36 (1) 170.16
SILVER – Starr Andrews, Los Angeles FSC 57.83 (2) 97.31 (3) 155.14
BRONZE – Ashley Lin, Dallas FSC 52.38 (5) 100.96 (2) 153.34
PEWTER – Emmy Ma, SC of Boston 60.31 (1) 89.57 (5) 149.88

5 Alexia Paganini, SC of New York 52.90 (4) 94.70 (4) 147.60
6 Nina Ouellette, St. Moritz ISC 49.65 (7) 86.60 (6) 136.25
7 Maxine Marie Bautista, DuPage FSC 52.37 (6) 81.60 (9) 133.97
8 Elizaveta Kulik, Glacier Falls FSC 48.36 (8) 84.15 (7) 132.51
9 Brynne McIsaac, Washington FSC 44.84 (9) 82.67 (8) 127.51
10 Madalyn Moree, Starlight Ice Dance Club 42.76 (11) 66.13 (10) 108.89
11 Haley Beavers, Washington FSC 44.29 (10) 64.43 (12) 108.72
12 Shannon Porter, Broadmoor SC 42.60 (12) 65.34 (11) 107.94

Junior Ladies SP results/protocols (Wed. 7 pm Eastern start time)
Top 6 after SP:
1 Emmy Ma, SC of Boston 60.31 – 3Lo, 3Lz+2T, 2A; highest PCS
2 Starr Andrews, Los Angeles FSC 57.83 – 3T+3T, 3Lo, 2A
3 Kaitlyn Nguyen, Los Angeles FSC 57.80 – 3Lz+3T, 3Lo, 2A; highest TES
4 Alexia Paganini, SC of New York 52.90 – 2Lz+3T, 3Lo, 2A
5 Ashley Lin, Dallas FSC 52.38 – 2A, 3T+3T<<, 3Lo
6 Maxine Marie Bautista, DuPage FSC 52.37 – 3T+3T, 3Lo(-), 2A fall

EVENT ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
Junior Ladies FS recap article
Junior Ladies FS photo gallery
Junior Ladies SP recap article
Junior Ladies SP photo gallery

COMPETITOR PROFILES (listed from youngest to oldest):

Kaitlyn Nguyen
Age: 13; 11/14/03 *will be ISU Junior age-eligible in 2017-18 season*
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Training Town: Torrance, CA
Coach: Ivan Dinev, Angela Nikodinov
Choreographer: Anastasiya Sharenko, Derrick Delmore
SP: Music from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi (violin piece in middle?)
FS: Music from Chess by Benny Andersson
SP high score this qualifying season: 58.45 (P1)
FS high score this qualifying season: 98.68 (P2)
TOTAL high score this qualifying season: 157.13 (P1)
Her club competition FS known high score: 113.05 (Glacier Falls)
She made her international debut at Golden Bear in Croatia (October 2016) and won the gold medal in Adv. Novice Ladies.

Ashley Lin
Age: 13; 3/12/03
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: Frisco, TX
Coach: Sergey Artemov, Anya Artemova
Choreographer: Anya Artemova
SP: “Memory” from Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber
FS: “Sandstorm” by La Bionda
SP high score this season: 57.08 (JGP); 49.93 (M2)
FS high score this qualifying season: 103.42 (M1); 97.37 (JGP)
TOTAL high score this qualifying season: 153.35 (M1); 154.45 (JGP)
Her club competition known high scores (FS / Total): 98.63 / 157.25 (Glacier Falls)
She is the 2016 U.S. Novice pewter medalist and debuted on the JGP this past fall (6th in Slovenia).

Ashley Kim (Withdrawn)
Age: 14; 12/14/02
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: Plano, TX
Coach: Aleksey Letov
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva
SP: “I Dreamed a Dream” performed by the cast of Glee
FS: Music from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi
She was unable to compete on the JGP assignment due to injury and debuted as a junior internationally at Golden Bear in Croatia in October 2016, winning the bronze.
This would have have been her debut at the National level (Novice or higher).
She withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Madalyn Moree.

Nina Ouellette
Age: 14; 3/28/02
Club: St. Moritz ISC
Training Town: San Jose, CA
Coach: David Glynn
Choreographer: Rudy Galindo, Stephanee Grosscup
SP: “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone
FS: Charlie Chaplin medley (“Terry’s Theme” from Limelight, “Titine” “Smile”)
SP high score this qualifying season: 55.11 (P3); 46.58 (JGP)
FS high score this qualifying season: 96.40 (P3); 94.92 (JGP)
TOTAL high score this qualifying season: 151.51 (P3); 141.50 (JGP)
Her club competition FS known high score: 101.64 (Silicon Valley)
She was the 2015 U.S. Novice silver medalist and has competed twice on the JGP (9th in both Germany 2016 and Colorado 2015).

Alexia Paganini
Age: 15; 11/15/01
Club: SC of New York
Training Town: Hackensack, NJ
Coach: Gllberto Viadana, Michela Boschetto, Margor Krisberg
Choreographer: Michela Boschetto
SP: “On Golden Pond” by Dave Grusin
FS: “Pas de Deux” from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
SP high score this qualifying season: 57.36 (E2)
FS high score this qualifying season: 101.04 (E1); 110.36 (JGP)
TOTAL high score this qualifying season: 158.40 (E1); 149.87 (JGP)
She is the 2016 U.S. Novice silver medalist, Gardena Spring Trophy Junior gold medalist, and debuted on the JGP this past fall (6th in France).
Link to her interview published in the Ice Musings blog

Starr Andrews
Age: 15; (M/D/Y) 6/23/01
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Lakewood, CA
Coach: Derrick Delmore
Choreographer: Derrick Delmore, Peter Kongkasem
SP: “The Pink Panther” by Henry Mancini and Remixed version by Dream Chaser
FS: Music from Black Swan film soundtrack by Clint Mansell
SP high score this qualifying season: 55.12 (P2); 63.27 (Golden Bear international)
FS high score this qualifying season: 101.36 (P1); 108.75 (Golden Bear international)
TOTAL high score this qualifying season: 156.48 (P2); 172.02 (Golden Bear international)
She was 2016 Novice 6th and debuted as a junior internationally at Golden Bear in Croatia (October 2016), winning the gold.
Link to her interview published in the Ice Musings blog
Link to an article in the New York Amsterdam News

Elizaveta Kulik
Age: 15; 6/15/01
Club: Glacier Falls FSC
Training Town: Orange County, CA
Coach: Ilia Kulik, Ekaterina Gordeeva
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart
SP: “Forbidden Love” (from Romeo & Juliet 2013 film) by Abel Korzeniowski
FS: Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
SP high score this qualifying season: 53.14 (P5)
FS high score this qualifying season: 91.24 (P4)
TOTAL high score this qualifying season: 144.38 (P4)
This is her debut at the National level.

Maxine Marie Bautista
Age: 16; 6/3/01
Club: DuPage FSC
Training Town: Glen Ellyn, IL
Coach: Alex Ouriashev, Osadolo Irowa
Choreographer: Marina Zueva, Oleg Epstein
SP: “Caravan” (Duke Ellington version) performed by Billy May
FS: “Clouds, The Mind on the (Re)Wind” and “Rain, In Your Black Eyes” by Ezio Bosso
SP high score this qualifying season: 44.00 (M6)
FS high score this qualifying season: 85.83 (UGL1)
TOTAL high score this qualifying season: 129.59 (UGL2)
Her club competition FS known high score: 95.18 (Southport)
This is her debut at the National level (Novice or higher). She was the 2015 U.S. Intermediate silver medalist.
Link to her interview published in the Ice Musings blog

Shannon Porter
Age: 15; 4/12/01
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Albuquerque, NM/Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Eddie Shipstad, Barb Shepperson
Choreographer: Tom Dickson
SP: “Summertime” & “It Ain’t Necessarily So” by George Gershwin
FS: “A Time For Us” (Rota’s Romeo and Juliet love theme) performed by Angele Dubeau & La Pieta
SP high score this qualifying season: 50.91 (SW1); 46.12 (M3)
FS high score this qualifying season: 92.13 (M2)
TOTAL high score this qualifying season: 138.25 (M3)
She was 2016 Junior 8th.
Link to a December 2015 Albuquerque Journal article on Shannon and her family

Emmy Ma
Age: 16; 1/19/01
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Boston
Coach: Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell
Choreographer: Mark Mitchell, Jamie Isley
SP: “Ma couer s’ouvre a ta voix” (from Samson and Delilah) by Camille Saint-Saens
FS: Music from The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
SP high score this qualifying season: 57.55 (E1)
FS high score this qualifying season: 99.57 (E2)
TOTAL high score this qualifying season: 157.12 (E2)
This is her debut at the National level (Novice or higher).

Madalyn Moree
Age: 16; 12/?/00
Club: Starlight Ice Dance Club
Training Town: Minneapolis, MN
Coach: Page Lipe
Choreographer: Kelly Smith, Caryn Kadavy
SP: “Feeling Good” performed by Lauryn Hill
FS: “Hey Now” by London Grammar
SP high score this qualifying season: 45.88 (M4)
FS high score this qualifying season: 73.68 (M5)
TOTAL high score this qualifying season: 119.56 (M5)
This is her debut at the National level (she replaced the injured Ashley Kim).
She is one of the rare skaters who has passed the ISI level 10 test, which means she can spin and jump in both directions.

Haley Beavers
Age: 17; 12/26/99
Club: Washington FSC
Training Town: Riverside, CA
Coach: Tammy Gambill, Ronald Ludington
Choreographer: Karen Ludington, Alexandr Kirsanov
SP: “Espana Cani” by Pascual Marquina Narro
FS: “Charms” by various artists
SP high score this qualifying season: 50.72 (E3)
FS high score this qualifying season: 85.25 (SA1)
TOTAL high score this qualifying season: 133.33 (E4)
Her club competition FS known high score: 87.39 (Cranberry)
She is the 2016 U.S. Novice champion and Gardena Spring Trophy Junior silver medalist. Injury prevented her from making her JGP debut this past fall.

Brynne McIsaac
Age: 17; 9/6/99
Club: Washington FSC
Training Town: Alexandria, VA
Coach: Shirley Hughes
Choreographer: Shirley Hughes, Phillip Mills, Derrick Delmore
SP: “Sabre Dance” performed by Vanessa-Mae
FS: “Espana Cani” by Pascual Marquina Narro; “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquin Rodrigo
SP high score this qualifying season: 49.59 (E4); 48.36 (JGP)
FS high score this qualifying season: 88.21 (E3); 84.03 (JGP)
TOTAL high score this qualifying season: 137.80 (E3); 132.39 (JGP)
Her club competition FS known high score: 103.41 (Detroit)
Notes: She was 2016 Junior 11th and has competed twice on the JGP (8th in Russia 2016 and 4th in Spain 2015).

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2017 U.S. Nationals: Junior Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 18, 2017

RESULTS LINKS:
Junior Men FS starting order/live results (Fri. 2:40 pm Eastern start time)

GOLD – Aleksei (Alex) Krasnozhon, Dallas FSC 66.89 (2) 144.16 (1) 211.05
SILVER – Camden Pulkinen, Broadmoor SC 73.41 (1) 124.24 (2) 197.65
BRONZE – Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC 57.78 (4) 114.44 (3) 172.22
PEWTER – Eric Sjoberg, Los Angeles FSC 60.73 (3) 109.88 (4) 170.61

5 Sasha Lunin, Fort Wayne ISC 56.60 (5) 104.79 (5) 161.39
6 Mathew Graham, Idaho Falls FSC 54.57 (6) 104.39 (6) 158.96
7 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington 52.47 (8) 102.35 (7) 154.82
8 Derek Wagner, Northern Ice SC 52.85 (7) 100.40 (8) 153.25
9 Kelvin Li, Northern Ice SC 50.39 (9) 97.30 (9) 147.69
10 Daniil Shamis, All Year FSC 40.93 (11) 94.62 (10) 135.55
11 TJ Nyman, Space Coast Ice Plex FSC 41.51 (10) 89.02 (11) 130.53
WD Kendrick Weston, Salt Lake Figure Skating

Krasnozhon’s jumps were: 4Lo<< fall, 3S, 3F, 3A+3T / 3A, 3F+2T+2Lo, 3Lz, 2A+3Lo fall (new combo for this comp.).

Junior Men SP results/protocols (Wed. 9:30 am Eastern start time)
Top 5 after SP:
1 Camden Pulkinen, Broadmoor SC 73.41 – 3A(+1.57), 3Lz+3T, 3Lo; level 4 in steps & 2 spins (new personal best score)
2 Alex Krasnozhon, Dallas FSC 66.89 – 3Lo, 3A(+1.71), 3Lz fall/no combo
3 Eric Sjoberg, Los Angeles FSC 60.73 – 2A, 3F+3T, 3Lo fell out
4 Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC 57.78 – 3Lo, 3Lz fell out/no combo, 2A
5 Sasha Lunin, Fort Wayne ISC 56.60 – 3T+3T, 3Lo(-1), 2A

EVENT ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
iceNetwork’s Junior Men SP recap article
iceNetwork’s Junior Men SP photo gallery

COMPETITOR PROFILES (from youngest to oldest):

Daniil Shamis
Age: 15; (M/D/Y) 9/5/01
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Riverside, CA
Coach: Tammy Gambill, Ryan Berning
Choreographer: Derrick Delmore
SP: “Diga Diga Doo” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
FS: “Fearsome Flight” by Cirque du Soleil
FS high score(s) this qualifying season: 109.04 (P4)
He was born in Moscow, Russia and is the 2015 U.S. Novice pewter medalist.

Eric Sjoberg
Age: 15; 8/22/01
Club: Los Angeles FSC
Training Town: Lakewood, CA
Coach: Rafael Arutyunyan, Nadia Kanaeva, Vera Arutyunyan, Denys Petrov
Choreographer: Nadia Kanaeva, Tom Dickson
SP: Trio Elegiaque no. 1 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
FS: “Poeta en la mar” by Vicente Amigo
FS high score(s) this season: 126.04 (P1); 117.49 (JGP)
He is the 2016 U.S. Novice champion and debuted on the JGP this past fall.

Ryan Dunk
Age 16; 10/14/00
Club: Baltimore FSC
Training Town: Abingdon, MD
Coach/Choreographer: Chris Conte
SP: Piano Concerto 3 and Trio elegiaque no. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
FS: Danse Bacchanale from Act 3 of Samson et Dalila op. 47
FS high score(s) this season: 114.82 (E2)
He was the 2016 Novice 5th.

Sasha Lunin
Age: 16; 9/20/00
Club: Fort Wayne ISC
Training Town: Fort Wayne, IN
Coach/Choreographer: Alena Lunin, Alexander Lunin
SP: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff, performed by David Garrett
FS: Pink Floyd medley
FS high score(s) this qualifying season: 97.20 (M4)
He was the 2016 Novice 7th.

Peter Liu
Age: 16; 10/26/00
Club: SC of Wilmington
Training Town: Wilmington, DE
Coach: Viktor Pfeifer, Ronnie Biancosino
Choreographer: Irina Romanova
SP: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli
FS: “Make it Rain” by Ed Sheeran; “Black Betty” by Ram Jam
FS high score(s) this season: 110.36 (E3); 96.13 (JGP)
He is the 2016 U.S. Novice silver medalist and made his JGP debut this past fall.

Kendrick Weston (WD)
Age: 16; 8/21/00
Club: Salt Lake FS
Training Town: Salt Lake City, UT
Coach: Lisa Kriley
Choreographer: Olga Volozhinskaya
SP: “Still Loving You” by The Scorpions
FS: Music from Chess by Benny Andersson
FS high score(s) this qualifying season: 114.28 (P3)
He was the U.S. 2015 Novice silver medalist.

Aleksei (Alex) Krasnozhon
Age: 16; 4/11/00
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: Euless, TX
Coach: Peter Cain, Darlene Cain
Choreographer: Scott Brown
SP: Etude 10 No. 3 (for piano) by Frederic Chopin
FS: Selections from Rodeo (Saturday Night Waltz and Hoedown) by Aaron Copland
FS high score(s) this season: 148.50 (JGP #1), 139.20 (JGP #2); 137.37 (JGP Final)
Notes: He was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and competed there until 2013. He relocated to Texas in 2014 and is the 2016 U.S. Junior bronze medalist. He qualified for his first JGP Final (placed 5th) in December 2016 by winning JGP gold & silver this past fall.
Click here to read his IFS magazine interview that was published in November 2016.

TJ Nyman
Age: 16; 4/8/00
Club: Space Coast Ice Plex FSC
Training Town: Colorado Sptings, CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek, Katie Nyman
Choreographer: Drew Meekins
SP: “The Way You Make Me Feel” and “Dangerous” by Michael Jackson
FS: “Prologue,” “Transformation” and “Alive” (from Jekyll & Hyde) by Frank Wildhorn
FS high score(s) this qualifying season: 77.22 (E4)
He was the 2015 Intermediate champion.
Click here to read a Florida article about him.

Camden Pulkinen
Age: 16; 3/25/00
Club: Broadmoor SC
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Tom Zakrajsek, Becky Calvin, Drew Meekins
Choreographer: Ben Agosto, Scott Brown, Tom Dickson
SP: Piano Concerto No. 1 “Vivace” and Piano Concerto No. 2 “Moderato” by Sergei Rachmaninoff
FS: Sarabande Suite (Aeternae) by Globus
FS high score(s) this season: 114.66 (U.S. Challenge Skate), 111.25 (JGP)
He was 2016 Junior 11th. He debuted for Team USA at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway and on the JGP this past fall.
Click here to read his Ice Musings blog interview.

Kelvin Li
Age: 17; 8/22/99
Club: Northern Ice SC
Training Town: Buffalo Grove, IL
Coach: Alex Ouriashev
Choreographer: Valeria Masarsky
SP: “Clubbed to Death” (from The Matrix) by Rob Dougan
FS: “Portrait” by Phillip Glass
FS high score(s) this qualifying season: 105.08 (M2)
He was 2015 Novice 7th.

Derek Wagner
Age: 17; 2/24/99
Club: Northern Ice SC
Training Town: Buffalo Grove, IL
Coach: Denise Myers, Sandi Delfs
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart, Scott Brown, Shanetta Folle
SP: Halo Theme Song by William Joseph, performed by Lindsey Stirling
FS: Vangelis medley
FS high score(s) this qualifying season: 104.13 (M3)
He was the 2016 Novice 6th.

William Hubbart (WD)
Age: 18; 1/23/98
Club: Southwest Florida FSC
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
SP: “Mr. Cellophane” by John Kander and Fred Ebb
FS: “Someone to Watch Over Me” by George and Ira Gershwin
FS high score(s) this qualifying season: 125.61 (E1)
He is the 2016 U.S. Novice pewter medalist and made his JGP debut this past fall. He also qualified here in Novice Pairs with his sister, Joanna, but they had withdraw due to his injury.

Mathew Graham
Age: 19; 8/1/97
Club: Idaho Falls FSC
Training Town: Idaho Falls, ID
Coach: Karel Kovar, Amanda Kovar
Choreographer: Alex Chang, Amanda Kovar
SP: “The Feeling Begins” by Peter Gabriel
FS: “Make it Rain” by Ed Sheeran
FS high score(s) this qualifying season: 114.79 (P1)
He won the silver at the Sept. 2016 U.S. Challenge Skate (domestic invitational).
Click here to read a 1/26/17 Idaho article about him.

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2017 U.S. Nationals: Junior Pairs

Posted by unseenskaters on January 17, 2017

RESULTS:
Junior Pairs FS results/protocols (Thu. 12 noon pm ET start time)
GOLD – Nica Digerness, Broadmoor SC / Danny Neudecker, Seattle SC 54.66 (1) 98.69 (1) 153.35
SILVER – Elli Kopmar / Jonah Barrett, Southwest Florida FSC 54.01 (2) 93.89 (2) 147.90
BRONZE – Alexandria Yao, Peninsula SC / Austin Hale, Fort Wayne ISC 53.55 (3) 91.09 (3) 144.64
PEWTER – Lindsay Weinstein, DuPage FSC / Jacob Simon, Skokie Valley SC

5 Laiken Lockley / Keenan Prochnow, DuPage FSC 47.45 (8) 88.22 (4) 135.67
6 Vanessa Chen, Peninsula SC / Eric Hartley, Queen City FSC 49.22 (5) 82.24 (7) 131.46
7 Gabriella Marvaldi / Daniel Villeneuve, SC Of Southern New Jersey 48.81 (6) 81.44 (8) 130.25
8 Emma Coppess, All Year FSC / Robert Hennings, Los Angeles FSC 46.42 (9) 82.32 (6) 128.74
9 Isabella Gamez, Los Angeles FSC / Griffin Schwab, SC of New York 47.94 (7) 79.29 (9) 127.23
10 Kate Finster, Northern Kentucky SC / Brandon Kozlowski, Atlanta FSC 44.10 (1) 73.70 (10) 117.80
11 Jillian Smart / Matthew Rounis, SC of New York 39.82 (11) 65.70 (12) 105.52
12 Hannah Klopstock, Los Angeles FSC / Daniel Arsenault, Colorado SC 34.47 (12) 67.32 (11) 101.79

Junior Pairs SP results/protocols
Top 4 after SP:
1 Nica Digerness, Broadmoor SC / Danny Neudecker, Seattle SC 54.66
2 Elli Kopmar, Southwest Florida FSC / Jonah Barrett, Southwest Florida FSC 54.01
3 Alexandria Yao, Peninsula SC / Austin Hale, Fort Wayne ISC 53.55
4 Lindsay Weinstein, DuPage FSC / Jacob Simon, Skokie Valley SC 52.48

ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
IceNetwork’s Junior Pairs FS recap article
IceNetwork’s Junior Pairs FS photo gallery

IceNetwork’s Junior Pairs SP recap article
IceNetwork’s Junior Pairs SP photo gallery

TEAM PROFILES:

Vanessa Chen & Eric Hartley
Ages: 16 & 18; (M/D/Y) 8/10/00 & 6/19/98
Training Town: Cincinnati, OH
Coach: Richard Hartley, Serguei Zaitsev, Kyoko Ina
Choreographer: Alena Lunin, S. Zaitsev, R. Hartley, Krzysztof Tomczak, Austin Tomczak
SP: “Earth Song” by Michael Jackson (debuted at Sectionals)
FS: “The Prayer” performed by Celine Dion and Josh Groban
Scores at Sectionals: 48.97(SP)/76.88(FS)/125.85 (P3)
JGP scores: 44.02(SP)/80.07(FS)/124.09
Notes: They are a new team and debuted on the JGP this season. He was the 2015 Novice champion with Kate Finster; she won the 2015 Novice pewter medal with Robert Przepioski.

Emma Coppess & Robert Hennings
Ages: 14 & 20; 5/5/02 & 10/9/96
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach/Choreographer: Peter Oppegard
SP: “Fearsome Flight” by Cirque du Soleil
FS: “Silent Film Piano Adventure Theme” by Craig Riley
Scores at Sectionals: 45.32(SP)/80.90(FS)/126.22 (P2)
Notes: They are the 2016 Novice pewter medalists. She also competed in the Novice Ladies event here, finishing 10th.

Nica Digerness & Danny Neudecker
Ages: 16 & 20; 3/21/00 & 3/2/96
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dailah Sappenfield, Drew Meekins, Larry Ibarra, Natalya Khazova, Eddie Shipstad, Ryan Jahnke
Choreographer: Drew Meekins, D. Sappenfield
SP: Adagio from Spartacus by Khachaturian
FS: “Liebestraum” by Franz Liszt
Scores at Sectionals: 54.02(SP)/86.22(FS)/140.24 (M1)
JGP high scores: 49.36/82.44/131.80
Notes: They debuted and competed twice on the JGP this fall and placed 7th in Novice last year.

Kate Finster & Brandon Kozlowski
Ages: 13 & 21; 12/14/03 & 6/21/95
Training Town: Louisville, KY
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield (Jessica Miller in KY)
Choreographer: Robert Mauti
SP: “The Pink Panther” by Henry Mancini
FS: Music from The Great Gatsby and Lana Del Rey
Scores at Sectionals: 41.40(SP)/69.98(FS)/111.38 (E4)
Notes: They are a new team this season. She was the 2015 Novice champion with Eric Hartley; he placed 10th in Junior Pairs last year.

Isabella Gamez & Griffin Schwab
Ages: 17 & 20; 2/1/99 & 6/28/96
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Todd Sand, Jenni Meno, John Nicks
Choreographer: Phillip Mills, Christine Fowler-Binder
SP: “Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen” by Carlos Santana
FS: Music from The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky
Scores at Sectionals: 40.28(SP)/80.76(FS)/121.04 (P4)
Notes: They are the 2016 Novice silver medalists.

Hannah Klopstock & Daniel Arsenault
Ages: 19 & 22; 1/27/97; 6/25/94
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra
Choreographer: Phillip Mills, Drew Meekins
SP: Music from Pan by John Powell
FS: Music from Titanic by James Horner
Scores at Sectionals: 25.58(SP)/49.40(FS)/74.98 (M4)
Notes: They are a new team this season.

Elli Kopmar & Jonah Barrett
Ages: 13 & 19; 11/20/03 & 1/28/97
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Lyndon Johnston, Amanda Evora
Choreographer: Jim Peterson, Lyndon Johnston
SP: “Moroccan Roll” (?) – Middle Eastern-themed music
FS: “Flying” from Peter Pan by James Newton Howard
Scores at Sectionals: 49.52(SP)/78.76(FS)/128.28 (E2)
Notes: They are the 2016 Novice champions and the 2015 Intermediate champions.

Laiken Lockley & Keenan Prochnow
Ages: 14 & 19; 7/21/02 & 12/31/97
Training Town: Geneva, IL
Coach/Choreographer: Rockne Brubaker, Stefania Berton
SP: Music from A Chorus Line by Marvin Hamlisch
FS: Music from Les Retrouvailles by Yann Tiersen
Scores at Sectionals: 42.90(SP)/80.06(FS)/122.96 (M2)
JGP scores: 46.46/82.85/129.31
Notes: They debuted on the JGP this season and placed 5th in Novice last year.

Gabriella Marvaldi & Daniel Villeneuve
Ages: 16 & 19; 11/1/00 & 7/2/97
Training Town: Mount Laurel, NJ
Coach: Rocky Marval, Isabelle Brasseur, Bruno Marcotte
Choreographer: Julie Marcotte
SP: “Feeling Good” performed by Michael Buble and Avicii
FS: Music from Les Miserables performed by Lindsey Stirling
Scores at Sectionals: 50.78(SP)/83.70(FS)/134.48 (E1)
JGP high scores: 46.85/85.42/132.27
Notes: They are a new team this season and competed twice on the JGP. Marvaldi is the daughter of Olympic and World pair skaters from the U.S. (Marval) and Canada (Brasseur). Villeneuve won the Novice Pairs bronze medal in Canada last year with his previous partner.

Jillian Smart & Matthew Rounis
Ages: 16 & 20; 3/25/00 & 5/23/96
Training Town: Boxborough, MA
Coach: Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall
Choreographer: Carrie Wall
SP: “Who Wants to Live Forever” by Queen
FS: Music from The Magnificent Seven by Elmer Bernstein
Scores at Sectionals: 40.12(SP)/63.06(FS)/103.18 (E5)
Notes: They placed 6th in Novice at Eastern Sectionals last year.
They replaced Rose/Goodpaster here.

Lindsay Weinstein & Jacob Simon
Ages: 16 & 19; 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: Music from Notre Dame de Paris by Riccardo Cocciante
FS & Total score at Sectionals: 41.84(SP)/59.04(FS)/100.88 (M3)
ISU personal best scores (2016 Junior Worlds): 48.75/88.83/137.58
Notes: They are the 2016 Junior silver medalists and 2015 Junior pewter medalists. They competed their third season on the JGP this past fall.

Alexandria Yao & Austin Hale
Ages: 16 & 20; 4/5/00 & 4/28/96
Training Town: Fort Wayne, IN
Coach/Choreographer: Alena Lunin
SP: “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven (modern version)
FS: Heart of Courage by Thomas Bergersen and Somewhere in Time by John Barry
Scores at Sectionals: 49.68(SP)/97.72(FS)/142.40 (P1)
Notes: They are a new team this season. He won Junior bronze medals at 2016 & 2015 Nationals with his two previous partners.

Sarah Rose & Joseph Goodpaster (WD)
Ages: 15 & 19; 4/9/01 & 8/21/97
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora, Lyndon Johnston
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
SP: “Be Our Guest” (from Beauty and the Beast) by Alan Menken
FS: Music from How to Train Your Dragon by John Powell
Total Score at Sectionals: 121.44 (E2)
ISU personal best scores (2016 Youth Olympic Games): 46.47/80.06/126.53
Notes: They are the 2015 Novice silver medalists and have competed twice on the JGP in the past 2 years. They represented Team USA at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, and won a gold medal in the Mixed Team event.

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2017 U.S. Nationals: Novice Pairs

Posted by unseenskaters on January 16, 2017

MEDALISTS & final standings:
GOLD – Erin Coleman / Derrick Griffin, Panthers FSC 45.58 (1) 88.86 (1) 134.44
SILVER – Ainsley Peterson, All Year FSC / Kristofer Ogren, Kansas City FSC 39.67 (2) 81.19 (2) 120.86
BRONZE – Greta Crafoord / John Crafoord, Los Angeles FSC 39.14 (3) 72.89 (3) 112.03
PEWTER – Eliana Secunda / Blake Eisenach, Rocky Mountain FSC 36.04 (4) 68.43 (5) 104.47

5 Katherina Frantz / Nicolas Frantz, SC Of Southern New Jersey 32.63 (7) 70.45 (4) 103.08
6 Jasmine Fendi / Joshua Fendi, Los Angeles FSC 34.82 (5) 66.74 (6) 101.56
7 Isabelle Goldstein / Keyton Bearinger, Detroit SC 34.11 (6) 64.86 (7) 98.97
8 Cora DeWyre / Jacob Nussle, Ice House Skating Academy 27.56 (8) 60.98 (8) 88.54
9 Lauren Ball / Scott Dudley, Detroit SC 25.94 (9) 54.25 (10) 80.19
10 Ashley Haywood, Lakewood Winter Club / Alec Schmitt, Bremerton FSC 23.90 (11) 55.53 (9) 79.43
11 Hilary Asher, Lone Star FSC / Nathan Rensing, Colonial FSC 24.06 (10) 49.59 (11) 73.65

RESULTS LINKS:
Novice Pairs FS results/protocols (Tue. 2:25 pm ET)
Novice Pairs SP results/protocols
Top 6 after SP:
1 Erin Coleman / Derrick Griffin, Panthers FSC 45.58 (sbs 2A, level 4 in 2Tw & step seq.)
2 Ainsley Peterson, All Year FSC / Kristofer Ogren, Kansas City FSC 39.67 (level 4 in lift & step seq.)
3 Greta Crafoord / John Crafoord, Los Angeles FSC 39.14 (best throw 2Lz)
4 Eliana Secunda / Blake Eisenach, Rocky Mountain FSC 36.04
5 Jasmine Fendi / Joshua Fendi, Los Angeles FSC 34.82
6 Isabelle Goldstein / Keyton Bearinger, Detroit SC 34.11

EVENT ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
IceNetwork’s Novice Pairs FS recap article
IceNetwork’s Novice Pairs FS photo gallery
IceNetwork’s Novice Pairs SP recap article
IceNetwork’s Novice Pairs SP photo gallery

TEAM PROFILES:

Hilary Asher & Nathan Rensing
Ages: 15 & 18; (M/D/Y) 5/24/01 & 2/20/98
Training Town: Boxborough, MA
Coach: Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall
Choreographer: Sheryl Franks, Tracy Prussack Nicola
SP: “Creature de Siam” by Guy Dubuc and Marc Lessard (from Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios)
FS: “New York State of Mind” composed/performed by Billy Joel
Scores at Sectionals: 32.13(SP)/53.56(FS)/85.69 (E3)
They are a new team this season. He was 2016 Intermediate 5th.

Erin Coleman & Derrick Griffin
Ages: 15 & 20; 6/3/01 & 7/25/96
Training Town: Coral Springs, FL
Coach: Jeremy Barrett, John Zimmerman
Choreographer: John Kerr, Silvia Fontana
SP: “Ice Dance” (from Edward Scissorhands soundtrack) by Danny Elfman
FS: Medley by The Piano Guys
Scores at Sectionals: 45.11(SP)/79.40(FS)/124.51 (E1)
They are a new team this season. They have one season of ISU Junior eligibility in 2017-18.

Greta Crafoord & John Crafoord
Ages: 16 & 16; 12/28/00; 12/28/00 (twins)
Training Town: Aliso Viejo, CA
Coach: Jenni Meno, Todd Sand
Choreographer: Renee Roca, Christine Fowler-Binder
SP: “Accentuate the Positive” by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
FS: Music from Rodeo by Aaron Copland
Scores at Sectionals: 37.53(SP)/73.87(FS)/111.40 (P1)
They were 2015 Intermediate 5th.

Cora DeWyre & Jacob Nussle
Ages: 14 & 21; 12/14/02 & 11/19/95
Training Town: Hartland, MI
Coach: Michelle Hunt, Doug Mattis
Choreographer: Piercyn Hunt
SP: “A Dream Far Away” by Craig Riley; music from Up by Michael Giacchino; “Hey Pachuco”
FS: “Circle of Life” (from The Lion King) by Elton John and Tim Rice
Scores at Sectionals: 29.46(SP)/60.96(FS)/90.42 (M4)
They were 2016 Novice 12th as alternates: [Michigan article on their progress since last year].

Jasmine Fendi & Joshua Fendi
Ages: 14 & 14; 4/5/02; 4/5/02 (twins)
Training Town: Artesia, CA
Coach: Peter Oppegard, Derrick Delmore
Choreographer: Peter Oppegard
SP: “I Feel Good” by James Brown
FS: “Bei Mir Bist Du Shein” performed by The Andrews Sisters
Scores at Sectionals: 33.94(SP)/65.63(FS)/99.57 (P2)
They are the 2016 U.S. Intermediate champions.

Katherina Frantz & Nicolas Frantz
Ages: 15 & 17; 8/16/01; 10/13/99
Training Town: Mount Laurel, NJ
Coach: Gisele Frantz
Choreographer: Sinead Kerr, John Kerr
SP: “Fire Dance” (based on Albeniz’s “Asturias”), arranged/performed by Jennifer Thomas (piano)
High scores at club comp. (Cranberry): 31.51(SP)/65.23(FS)/96.74
FS: Music from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
They were 2016 Novice 9th. They elected not to compete at Eastern Sectionals.

Isabelle Goldstein & Keyton Bearinger
Ages: 13 & 17; 9/1/03 & 1/20/99
Training Town: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coach: Craig Joeright, Zuzanna (Szwed) Parchem, Gabe Woodruff
Choreographer: Zuzanna Parchem
SP: “Only Hope” by Mandy Moore
FS: “The Show Must Go On” performed by ?
Scores at Sectionals: 35.78(SP)/62.28(FS)/98.06 (M2)
They are the 2016 U.S. Intermediate pewter medalists.

Ashley Haywood & Alec Schmitt
Ages: 17 & 20; 12/14/99 & 4/15/96
Training Town: Bremerton, WA
Coach: Brenda Peterson, Steve Baker
Choreographer: Outi Francis
SP: “Apollo” by Safri Duo
FS: “Archangel” by Two Steps from Hell
Scores at Sectionals: 21.47(SP)/44.98(FS)/66.45 (P6)
They are a new team this season and alternate replacements (for Grace Knoop/Mark Sadusky who withdrew due to her injury): [Washington state article]

Ainsley Peterson & Kristofer Ogren (Kansas City FSC)
Ages: 14 & 20; 11/29/02 & 5/8/96
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra
Choreographer: D. Sappenfield, Drew Meekins
SP: “La Cumparsita” by Gerardo Matos Rodriguez
FS: Music from The Addams Family by Marc Shaiman
Scores at Sectionals: 38.80(SP)/81.60(FS)/120.40 (M1)
They were 2016 Novice 8th.

Eliana Secunda & Blake Eisenach
Ages: 17 & 16; 12/19/99; 4/19/00
Training Town: Westminster, CO
Coach: George Selimos, Robyn Sudkamp
Choreographer: Robyn Sudkamp
SP: “Still Got the Blues” by Gary Moore
FS: Music by Pavlo Simtikidis (guitarist)
Scores at Sectionals: 33.26(SP)/63.76(FS)/97.02 (M3)
They are the U.S. 2016 Intermediate silver medalists.

Lauren Ball & Scott Dudley
Ages: N/A
Training Town: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coach: Craig Joeright, Laura Lepzinski, Matthew Blackmer
SP: (fast violin piece)
FS: (modern piano & orchestra piece)
Scores at Sectionals: 29.54(SP)/46.32(FS)/75.86 (M5)
Notes: They are a new team this season and late replacements for Weatherby/Kim.
He previously competed in ice dance.

Joanna Hubbart & William Hubbart (WD)
Ages: 17 & 18; 1/25/99 & 1/23/98
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
SP: Music from Riverdance by Bill Whelan
FS: “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin
Scores at Sectionals: 39.62(SP)/73.26(FS)/112.88 (E2)
They were the 2015 Intermediate bronze medalists. They have withdrawn from Nationals two years in a row due to injury (her in 2016, him in 2017).

Maxine Weatherby & Jonathan Kim (WD)
Ages: 15 & 19; 4/7/01 & 6/10/97
Training Town: Coral Springs, FL
Coach: John Zimmerman, Jeremy Barrett
Choreographer: John Kerr, Silvia Fontana
SP: “A Whole New World” (from Aladdin) by Alan Menken
FS: Music from The Mask of Zorro by James Horner
Scores at Sectionals: 28.72(SP)/53.97(FS)/82.69 (P4)
They are a new team this season; he was 2016 Novice 10th with his sister. They withdrew from Nationals in January 2017.

Grace Knoop & Mark Sadusky (WD)
Ages: 16 & 18; 7/28/00 & 2/19/98
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora
Scores at Sectionals: 31.50(SP)/61.48(FS)/92.98 (P3)
They are a new team this season. They withdrew from Nationals in December 2016 due to her injury.

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2017 U.S. Nationals: Novice Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 16, 2017

2017 MEDALISTS & final standings:
GOLD – Maxim Naumov, Charter Oak FSC 55.82 (1) 122.03 (1) 177.85
SILVER – Joseph Kang, University of Delaware FSC 52.04 (2) 114.55 (2) 166.59
BRONZE – Dinh Tran, SC of San Francisco 51.98 (3) 97.43 (6) 149.41
PEWTER – Joonsoo Kim, DuPage FSC 47.60 (5) 100.35 (4) 147.95

5 Lucas Altieri, Panthers FSC 47.50 (6) 98.76 (5) 146.26
6 Paul Yeung, All Year FSC 43.77 (9) 100.61 (3) 144.38
7 Jordan Evans, University of Delaware FSC 48.35 (4) 91.03 (9) 139.38
8 Patrick Frohling, All Year FSC 42.28 (12) 93.48 (7) 135.76
9 Jonathan Yang, St. Paul FSC 42.81 (11) 92.81 (8) 135.62
10 Alan Wong, Dallas FSC 43.15 (10) 85.88 (10) 129.03
11 Alex Wellman, Central Illinois FSC 47.36 (7) 79.88 (12) 127.24
12 Max Wang, Glacier Falls FSC 44.53 (8) 80.08 (11) 124.61

RESULTS LINKS:
Novice Men FS results/protocols (Tue. 11:20 am ET start time)
Novice Men SP results/protocols
Top 6 after SP:
1 Maxim Naumov, Charter Oak FSC 55.82 (3Lz+2T, 3F, 2A; level 4 spins & footwork)
2 Joseph Kang, University of Delaware FSC 52.04 (3Lz+2T, 3Lo(-1.4), 2A)
3 Dinh Tran, SC of San Francisco 51.98 (3Lz+2T, 3F, 2A)
4 Jordan Evans, University of Delaware FSC 48.35 (3T, 3Lz+2T, 2A)
5 Joonsoo Kim, DuPage FSC 47.60 (2A, 3Lz+2T, 3F< fall; level 4 spins & footwork)
6 Lucas Altieri, Panthers FSC 47.50 (3S+3T(-1.4), 3Lo, 2A; level 4 spins & footwork)

EVENT ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
IceNetwork’s Novice Men FS recap article
IceNetwork’s Novice Men FS photo gallery
IceNetwork’s Novice Men SP recap article
IceNetwork’s Novice Men SP photo gallery

COMPETITOR PROFILES (listed by age, youngest to oldest):

Joseph Kang
Age: 13; 8/31/03
Club: University of Delaware FSC
Training Town: Newark, DE
Coach: Pam Gregory, Anne Militano
Choreographer: Sasha Kirsanov, Anne Militano
SP: Music from Henry V film soundtrack by Patrick Doyle
FS: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
FS score at E Sectional: 102.42
He is the 2016 U.S. Intermediate champion.

Lucas Altieri
Age: 15; 8/15/01
Club: Panthers SC
Training Town: Coral Springs, FL
Coach: Laura Pizzelanti
Choreographer: Silvia Fontana
SP: “Incantation” from Cirque du Soleil
FS: “Heart of Courage” and “To Glory” by Two Steps From Hell
FS score at E Sectional: 88.39
He is the 2016 U.S. Intermediate pewter medalist.

Maxim Naumov
Age: 15; 8/1/01
Club: Charter Oak FSC
Training Town: Simsbury, CT
Coach: Vadim Naumov, Vladimir Petrenko
Choreographer: Mathew Gates, Evgenia Shishkova
SP: “Maybe I Maybe You” by Scorpions, performed by Klaus Meine
FS: “Spanish Flame” by Maxime Rodriguez
FS score at E Sectional: 87.17
He is the 2016 U.S. Novice bronze medalist and Gardena Spring Trophy Adv. Novice gold medalist in his Team USA debut in April 2016.
He is the son of the 1994 World pairs champions Shishkova/Naumov: [Link to Article]

Jonathan Yang
Age: 15; 6/26/01
Club: St. Paul FSC
Training Town: St. Paul, MN
Coach: Melissa Jasperson, Benjamin Miller Reisman
Choreographer: Jamie Isley
SP: “Still Loving You” by Scorpions
FS: Charlie Chaplin medley
FS score at M Sectional: 90.34
He was 2016 Intermediate 5th.

Dinh Tran
Age: 15; 6/21/01
Club: SC of San Francisco
Training Town: San Francisco, CA
Coach: Jeff Crandell, Lisa Kriley
Choreographer: Luois Vachon, Marina Klimova
SP: “Tango Amore” by Edvin Marton
FS: Music from Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber
FS score at P Sectional: 98.59
He was the 2015 U.S. Intermediate silver medalist.

Jordan Evans
Age: 15; 4/1/01
Club: University of Delaware FSC
Training Town: Newark, DE
Coach: Jeff DiGregorio, Pam Gregory
Choreographer: Karen Ludington
SP: “Smile” performed by Nat King Cole
FS: “Tango Amore” by Edvin Marton
FS score at E Sectional: 76.96
He is the 2016 U.S. Intermediate bronze medalist.

Luke Ferrante (WD)
Age: 16; 9/1/00
Club: SC of Huntsville
Training Town: Huntsville, AL
Coach: Editha Dotson-Bowser
Choreographer: Editha Dotson-Bowser
SP: “Tango Por Una Cabeza” by Carlos Gardel, performed by Ithzak Perlman
FS: “Your Song” (from Moulin Rouge) performed by Ewan McGregor
FS score at M Sectional: 86.97

Joonsoo Kim
Age 16; 3/12/00
Club: DuPage FSC
Training Town: Darien, IL
Coach: Debbie Stoery
Choreographer: Scott Brown
SP: Pavane Op. 50 by Gabriel Faure
FS: Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell, performed by Philip Fowke
FS score at M Sectional: 99.06

Alex Wellman
Age: 16; 1/26/00
Club: Central Illinois FSC
Training Town: Bloomington, IL
Coach/Choreographer: Madalyn Brook
SP: Music from Schindler’s List by John Williams, performed by Ithzak Perlman
FS: Music from Les Miserables and Miss Saigon by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil
FS score at M Sectional: 89.44
He is the 2016 U.S. Intermediate silver medalist.
[Link to his Ice Musings blog interview]

Paul Yeung
Age: 17; 10/1/99
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Simi Valley, CA
Coach: Brianna Weissmann, Bianca Marro
Choreographer: Brianna Weissmann
SP: “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schonberg
FS: Medley by Queen incl. Bohemian Rhapsody with vocals
FS score at P Sectional: 108.84
He was 2016 Novice 10th.
He is the 2017 U.S. Intermediate Pairs pewter medalist with Altice Sollazo.

Max Wang
Age: 17; 5/6/99
Club: Glacier Falls FSC
Training Town: Anaheim, CA
Coach: Alyssa Hatfield, Christopher Pottenger
Choreographer: Alyssa Hatfield, Marina Mikoultchik
SP: “Runaway Baby” by Bruno Mars
FS: “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith
FS score at P Sectional: 83.07
He was 2016 Intermediate 6th.

Patrick Frohling
Age: 18; 10/29/98
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Burbank, CA
Coach: Wendy Olson, Amy Evidente
Choreographer: Jamie Isley, Larisa Ge
SP: “Roundtable Rival” performed by Lindsey Stirling
FS: Romeo + Juliet (1996 film soundtrack) by Craig Armstrong & “Kissing You” by Des’ree and Tim Atack
FS score at P Sectional: 94.67

Alan Wong
Age: N/A
Club: Dallas FSC
Coach: Sergey Artemov?
SP: Blues guitar piece
FS: Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo
FS score at M Sectional: 80.72
He was the 2015 U.S. Intermediate bronze medalist.
(He replaced Luke Ferrante as the first alternate from Midwestern Sectionals.)

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2017 U.S. Nationals: Novice Ladies

Posted by unseenskaters on January 16, 2017

2017 MEDALISTS & final standings:
GOLD – Angelina Huang, St. Peters FSA 48.66 (2) 94.53 (2) 143.19
SILVER – Ting Cui, Baltimore FSC (3) 47.63 95.05 (1) 142.68
BRONZE – Pooja Kalyan, Ozark FSC 47.35 (5) 84.42 (4) 131.77
PEWTER – Alysa Liu, St. Moritz ISC 48.89 (1) 82.79 (6) 131.68

5 Alyssa Rich, Dallas FSC 47.47 (4) 83.42 (5) 130.89
6 Hanna Harrell, Dallas FSC 39.24 (10) 87.45 (3) 126.69
7 Isabella Miller, Salt Lake Figure Skating 43.26 (8) 78.19 (7) 121.45
8 Ilana Sherman, SC of New York 45.16 (6) 72.56 (9) 117.72
9 Audrey Shin, SC of New York 40.12 (9) 75.80 (8) 115.92
10 Emma Coppess, All Year FSC 43.44 (7) 67.35 (10) 110.79
11 Lily Sun, Peninsula SC 36.48 (12) 65.89 (11) 102.37
12 Analise Gonzalez, SC of Boston 37.71 (11) 59.74 (12) 97.45

RESULTS LINKS:
Novice Ladies FS results/protocols (Tue. 9:35 am ET start time)
Novice Ladies SP results/protocols
Top 6 after SP:
1 Alysa Liu, St. Moritz ISC 48.89 (3Lz+3T<, 3F(!), 2A); highest TES
2 Angelina Huang, St. Peters FSA 48.66 (3F+2T, 3Lz, 2A); highest PCS
3 Ting Cui, Baltimore FSC 47.63 (2A, 3T+3T<, 3S)
4 Alyssa Rich, Dallas FSC 47.47 (2A, 3Lz, 3T+2T)
5 Pooja Kalyan, Ozark FSC 47.35 (3F+2T, 3Lz(-1.6), 2A)
6 Ilana Sherman, SC of New York 45.16 (3S+2T, 3Lo, 2A)

EVENT ARTICLES & PHOTOS:
IceNetwork’s Novice Ladies FS recap article
IceNetwork’s Novice Ladies FS photo gallery
IceNetwork’s Novice Ladies SP recap article
IceNetwork’s Novice Ladies SP photo gallery

COMPETITOR PROFILES (listed by age, youngest to oldest):

Alysa Liu
Age: 11; 8/8/05
Club: St Moritz ISC
Training Town: Oakland, CA
Coach: Laura Lipetsky
Choreographer: Justin Dillon
SP: “Puttin’ on the Ritz” by Irving Berlin
FS: “Sing Sing Sing” by Louis Prima
SP jumps: 3Lz+3T<, 3F(!), 2A
FS score at P Sectional: 98.68 (7 triples attempted: 3Lz+3T, 3F-half loop-3S, 3Lo<, 3Lz, 3F+2T, 2A)
She is the 2016 U.S. Intermediate champion.
Her coach placed 9th in Senior Ladies at 1995 U.S. Nationals.

Lily Sun
Age: 12; 4/12/04
Club: Peninsula SC
Training Town: San Jose, CA
Coach: Phillip Mills, Igor Samohin, Sherri Krahne-Thomas
Choreographer: Justin Dillon, Olga Volozhinskaya
SP: “Liebestraum” by Franz Liszt
FS: Faust by Charles Gounod; “Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saens
SP jumps: 3Lo< fall, 3T fell out/no combo, 2A
FS score at P Sectional: 83.94 (5 triples attempted through 3Lo)
She was the 2014 U.S. Intermediate bronze medalist.

Audrey Shin
Age: 12; 3/12/04
Club: SC of New York
Hometown: Northport, NY
Training Town: Lakewood, CA
Coach: Rafael Arutunian, Nadia Kanaeva, Vera Arutunian, Mary Lynn Gelderman
Choreographer: Inese Bucevica, Adam Rippon
SP: “Nella Fantasia” by Celtic Woman; music from The Mission performed by John Williams
FS: Variations from Giselle (ballet) by Adolphe Adam
SP jumps: 3Lz<+3T<, 3F< fall, 2A<
FS score at E Sectional: 95.51 (6 triples attempted, including 2 3Lz & 3F);
82.51 in FS at Golden Bear
She placed 5th in Novice at Eastern Sectionals last year.
She made her Team USA novice international debut at Golden Bear in Croatia and won the silver medal (October 2016).

Hanna Harrell
Age: 13; 9/26/03
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: Plano, TX
Coach: Aleksey Letov, Olga Ganicheva
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva
SP: “Conga” performed by Gloria Estefan
FS: Music from Carmen by Georges Bizet
SP jumps: 3F fell out/no combo, 3Lz< fall, 2A
FS score at M Sectional: 88.38 (5 triples attempted, including 2 3Lz & 3F)
She is the 2016 U.S. Juvenile silver medalist (skipped the Intermediate level).

Alyssa Rich
Age: 13; 7/7/03
Club: Dallas FSC
Training Town: McKinney, TX
Coach: Ann Brumbaugh, Ben Shroats
Choreographer: Ann Brumbaugh
SP: “Colors of the Wind” performed by Tori Kelly
FS: “The Rose” performed by Bianca Ryan
SP jumps: 2A, 3Lz (landed first attempt in comp.), 3T+2T
FS score at M Sectional: 85.96 (5 triples attempted, incl. 3F)
She is the 2016 U.S. Intermediate bronze medalist.

Isabella Miller
Age: 14; 12/9/02
Club: Salt Lake Figure Skating
Training Town: Salt Lake City, UT
Coach: Lisa Kriley
Choreographer: Olga Volozhinskaya
SP: “Booty Swing” by Parov Stelar
FS: “Ritornare” from Corteo by Cirque du Soleil
SP jumps: 3T+3T< fall, 3S, 2A
FS score at P Sectional: 96.29 (5 triples attempted through 3Lo)
She was 2016 Intermediate 8th and the 2015 U.S. Juvenile pewter medalist.

Pooja Kalyan
Age: 14; 11/25/02
Club: Ozark FSC (Arkansas)
Training Town: Chicago
Coach: Alex Ouriashev
Choreographer: Scott Brown, Lori Nichol
SP: “Dreamers” performed by Sarah Brightman
FS: “Mon couer s’ouvre a ta voix” (cello/piano) from Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saens
SP jumps: 3F+2T, 3Lz(-1.6), 2A
FS score at M Sectional: 99.37 (6 triples attempted incl. 2 3Lz & 3F);
81.60 at Golden Bear
She placed 9th in Novice at 2015 Nationals.
She made her Team USA novice international debut at Golden Bear in Croatia and won the bronze medal (October 2016).

Ting Cui
Age 14; 9/6/02
Club: Baltimore FSC
Training Town: Abingdon, MD
Coach/Choreographer: Chris Conte
SP: “Defend the Yellow River” performed by Lang Lang
FS: The Wizard of Oz medley for orchestra, conducted by John Williams
SP jumps: 2A, 3T+3T<, 3S
FS score at E Sectional: 86.01 (5 triples attempted, incl. 3Lz & 3F)
She was the 2015 U.S. Intermediate pewter medalist.

Angelina Huang
Age: 14; 8/4/02
Club: St. Peters FSA (Missouri)
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Damon Allen, Kelsey (Drewel) Himmel
Choreographer: Massimo Scali, Catarina Lindgren
SP: Music from Who Framed Roger Rabbitt by Alan Silvestri
FS: Music from Kung Fu Panda 3 by Hans Zimmer
SP jumps: 3F+2T, 3Lz, 2A
FS score at M Sectional: 81.02; 95.56 in FS at UGL Regional (5 triples attempted, including 2 3Lz & 3F)
She is the 2016 U.S. Intermediate pewter medalist.
Her coach in Missouri won the 2001 U.S. Novice title as Kelsey Drewel and they are pictured together in [Huang’s Ice Musings blog interview].

Emma Coppess
Age: 14; 5/5/02
Club: All Year FSC
Training Town: Lakewood/Artesia, CA
Coach: Derrick Delmore, Karen Kwan-Oppegard
Choreographer: Derrick Delmore, Karen Kwan-Oppegard
SP: “Latika’s Theme” (from Slumdog Millionaire) by A.R. Rahman, performed by Suzanne D’Mello
FS: “The Heart Asks Pleasure First” (from The Piano) by Michael Nyman
SP jumps: 3Lo<+2T, 3T, 2A
FS score at P Sectional: 85.52 (5 triples attempted, incl. 3Lz & 2 3Lo)
She is also competing in the Junior Pairs event with Robert Hennings (they won the Novice Pairs pewter medal last year).

Analise Gonzalez
Age: 15; 10/18/01
Club: SC of Boston
Training Town: Revere, MA
Coach: Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell
Choreographer: Jamie Isley
SP: “Seisouso” from Quidam performed by Audrey Brisson
FS: “Fiesta de Verte” by Elena Roger; “The Storm” by Havasi
SP jumps: 3Lz(e)+2T, 3F(!), 2A
FS score at E Sectional: 74.62 (3 triples attempted: 3Lz, 2 3S)

Ilana Sherman
Age: 15; 9/3/01
Club: SC of New York
Training Town: Riverside, CA
Coach: Tammy Gambill
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart
SP: “El Choclo” by Angel Villodo
FS: Music from Lord of the Dance by Ronan Hardiman
SP jumps: 3S+2T, 3Lo, 2A
FS score at E Sectional: 74.90 (4 triples attempted, incl. 2 3Lo)
She was 2016 Intermediate 12th.

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2017 U.S. Nationals in Kansas City: Day Two (Juvenile & Intermediate)

Posted by unseenskaters on January 15, 2017

Juvenile Dance and Intermediate events will conclude in Independence, Missouri, today, Sunday, January 15, and five champions will be crowned.

LINK TO 2017 STARTING ORDERS & RESULTS PAGE (Note: All listed start times are in Central Time)

All Sunday start times listed below are in Eastern Time.

Link to watch on demand videos (for IceNetwork subscribers)
IceNetwork’s Juvenile photo gallery
IceNetwork’s Sunday Intermediate photo gallery
IceNetwork’s Sunday Intermediate recap article
Local articles:
Connecticut article on Intermediate silver medalist Emilia Murdock
Lansing, Michigan article on the Mokhov family published before Nationals (with video)
Green Bay area TV news video/article on Payton Winkler before Nationals (5th in Intermediate)

9:00 JUVENILE FREE DANCE [Link to results/protocols]
Check out Ice-Dance.com’s team profiles [click here]
JUVENILE DANCE MEDALISTS:
Gold – Nastia Efimova / Jonathan Zhao, SC of North Carolina 44.63 (1) 43.39 (1) 88.02
Silver – Alice Serbin, Colonial FSC / Kenan Slevira, All Year FSC 43.11 (2) 40.04 (3) 83.15
Bronze – Elliana Peal / Ethan Peal, Skokie Valley SC 35.81 (4) 40.44 (2) 76.25
Pewter – Sarah Dutton / Emmett King, Louisville Skating Academy 36.71 (3) 35.79 (5) 72.50

IceNetwork’s Juvenile FD recap article

10:30 INTERMEDIATE MEN FREE SKATE [Link to results/protocols]
INTERMEDIATE MEN MEDALISTS:
Gold – Ilia Malinin, Washington FSC 44.85 (1) 80.59 (1) 125.44
Silver – Nicholas Hsieh, SC of Wilmington 40.48 (3) 71.18 (2) 111.66
Bronze – Philip Baker, SC of Boston 39.21 (4) 68.99 (3) 108.20
Pewter – Daniel Argueta, Texas Gulf Coast FSC 41.86 (2) 65.60 (4) 107.46

12:05 INTERMEDIATE FREE DANCE [Link to results/protocols]
Check out Ice-Dance.com’s team profiles [click here]
INTERMEDIATE DANCE MEDALISTS:
Gold – Katarina Wolfkostin, Peninsula SC / Howard Zhao, Detroit SC 52.81 (1) 54.38 (1) 107.19
Silver – Layla Karnes, All Year FSC / Jeffrey Chen, Peninsula SC 46.40 (2) 48.13 (3) 94.53
Bronze – Paulina Brykalova / Daniel Brykalov, St. Paul FSC 40.50 (4) 48.75 (2) 89.25
Pewter – Maria Soldatova / Faddey Soldatov, Washington FSC 35.01 (8) 47.19 (4) 82.20

2:20 INTERMEDIATE LADIES FREE SKATE [Link to results/protocols]
INTERMEDIATE LADIES MEDALISTS:
Gold – Stephanie Ciarochi, Dallas FSC 47.55 (1) 78.99 (2) 126.54
Silver – Emilia Murdock, SC of Boston 44.04 (2) 77.96 (4) 122.00
Bronze – Ariela Masarsky, DuPage FSC 42.28 (4) 78.27 (3) 120.55
Pewter – Emily Zhang, Richmond FSC 36.24 (8) 83.58 (1) 119.82

3:55 INTERMEDIATE PAIRS FREE SKATE [Link to results/protocols]
INTERMEDIATE PAIRS MEDALISTS:
Gold – Masha Mokhova / Ivan Mokhov, Lansing SC 34.40 (2) 62.71 (1) 97.11
Silver – Jade Esposito / Franz-Peter Jerosch, Colonial FSC 34.70 (1) 60.91 (2) 95.61
Bronze – Isabelle Martins, Chicago FSC / Ryan Bedard, Northern Ice SC 31.71 (4) 60.06 (3) 91.77
Pewter – Altice Sollazo / Paul Yeung, All Year FSC 32.30 (3) 56.57 (6) 88.87

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2017 U.S. Nationals in Kansas City: Day One (Juvenile & Intermediate)

Posted by unseenskaters on January 14, 2017

The 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships kick off with Juvenile and Intermediate level events in Independence, Missouri, on Saturday, January 14. Good Luck to All and may you each achieve your individual goals!

LINK TO 2017 STARTING ORDERS & RESULTS PAGE (Note: All listed start times are in Central Time)

All Saturday start times listed below are in Eastern Time.

Link to watch on demand videos (for IceNetwork subscribers)
IceNetwork’s Juvenile photo gallery
IceNetwork’s Saturday Intermediate photo gallery
IceNetwork’s Saturday Intermediate Short Programs recap article
IceNetwork’s Saturday Juvenile events recap article

8:30 JUVENILE DANCE Pattern Dance 1 (Fourteenstep) [Link to results/protocols]
9:40 JUVENILE DANCE Pattern Dance 2 (Willow Waltz) [Link to combined results/protocols]
Check out Ice-Dance.com’s team profiles [click here]
Top 6 after 2 Juvenile Pattern Dances:
1 Nastia Efimova / Jonathan Zhao, SC of North Carolina 22.87 (1) 21.76 (2) 44.63
2 Alice Serbin, Colonial FSC / Kenan Slevira, All Year FSC 21.33 (2) 21.78 (1) 43.11
3 Sarah Dutton / Emmett King, Louisville Skating Academy 17.26 (4) 19.45 (4) 36.71
4 Elliana Peal / Ethan Peal, Skokie Valley SC 16.04 (6) 19.77 (3) 35.81
5 Sabrina Foti, Carolinas FSC / Christian Bennett, FSC of Charlotte 17.86 (3) 15.74 (5) 33.60
6 Emily Winter / Anthony Haddad, Washington FSC 16.65 (5) 13.69 (6) 30.34

11:00 JUVENILE GIRLS Free Skate [Link to results/protocols]
Note: Triple jumps are not allowed at this level; the top skaters have two double Axels planned in their FS.
JUVENILE GIRLS MEDALISTS:
Gold – Madison Nguyen, Dallas FSC 58.95
Silver – Tamnhi Huynh, Dallas FSC 58.90
Bronze – Haley Scott, First Coast FSC 58.82
Pewter – Elise Freezer, Los Angeles FSC 58.49

12:30 INTERMEDIATE Pattern Dance 1 (European Waltz) [Link to results/protocols]
European Waltz top 5 high scorers at Sectionals:
Soldatova/Soldatov 25.27, Karnes/Chen 23.65, Cain/Davydov 23.55, Wolfkostin/Zhao 23.16, Brylakova/Brylakov 21.38

1:35 INTERMEDIATE Pattern Dance 2 (Rocker Foxtrot) [Link to combined results/protocols]
Rocker Foxtrot top 6 high scorers at Sectionals:
Soldatova/Soldatov 24.25, Cain/Davydov 21.55, Karnes/Chen 21.16, Brylakova/Brylakov 19.46, Wolfkostin/Zhao 19.08, Sebastiani/Berry 19.06

Check out Ice-Dance.com’s team profiles [click here]

Top 4 after 2 Intermediate Pattern Dances:
1 Katarina Wolfkostin, Peninsula SC / Howard Zhao, Detroit SC 26.85 (1) 25.96 (1) 52.81 (both competed with other partners at 2016 Intermediate Nationals)
2 Layla Karnes, All Year FSC / Jeffrey Chen, Peninsula SC 24.89 (2) 21.51 (2) 46.40 (2016 U.S. Juvenile champs; he is Karen’s younger brother)
3 Claire Cain / Andrei Davydov, Washington FSC 22.05 (3) 19.27 (5) 41.32 (2016 U.S. Juvenile bronze medalists)
4 Paulina Brykalova / Daniel Brykalov, St. Paul FSC 21.42 (4) 19.08 (6) 40.50 (2016 U.S. Juvenile 5th place)

Last year’s Juvenile silver medalists, Maria Soldatova/Faddey Soldatov, are currently in 8th place (35.01) due to a fall in the first PD (11th place), before coming back to finish 3rd in the 2nd PD.

2:55 JUVENILE BOYS Free Skate [Link to results/protocols]
Note: Triple jumps are not allowed at this level; the top skaters have two double Axels planned in their FS.
JUVENILE BOYS MEDALISTS:
Gold – William Annis, Yarmouth Ice Club 58.13
Silver – Robert Yampolsky, North Jersey FSC 54.78
Bronze – Kai Kovar, Wasatch FSC 54.62
Pewter – Liam Kapeikis, Wenatchee FSC 53.46

4:25 JUVENILE PAIRS Free Skate [Link to results/protocols]
JUVENILE PAIRS MEDALISTS:
Gold – Sydney Flaum, Broadmoor SC / Chase Finster, Northern Kentucky SC 46.64
Silver – Josephine Hagan / Evan Whitlow, Louisville Skating Academy 45.59
Bronze – Jasmine Wong, Dakotah FSC / Danylo Siianytsia, All Year FSC 44.47
Pewter – Ashley Fletcher / Cayden McKenzie-Cook, Orange County FSC 40.57

6:40 INTERMEDIATE MEN Short Program [Link to results/protocols]
Top 4 after Intermediate Men SP:
1 Ilia Malinin, Washington FSC 44.85 – 3S+2T, 3T, 2A, 2 L4 spins; highest TES
2 Daniel Argueta, Texas Gulf Coast FSC 41.86 – 3Lo, 3S+2T, 2A
3 Nicholas Hsieh, SC of Wilmington 40.48 – 3T+2T, 2A, 2Lz; highest PCS
4 Philip Baker, SC of Boston 39.21 – 3S combo (-1.7), 3T, 2A

8:10 INTERMEDIATE LADIES Short Program [Link to results/protocols]
Top 6 after Intermediate Ladies SP:
1 Stephanie Ciarochi, Dallas FSC 47.55 – 3T+2T, 3S, 2A, 2 L4 spins; highest TES & PCS
2 Emilia Murdock, SC of Boston 44.04 – 2A, 3S, 2F+2Lo, 2 L4 spins
3 Christina Lin, Murray Silver Blades FSC 42.42 – 2A, 3S+2T, 3T<(-1), 2 L4 spins
4 Ariela Masarsky, DuPage FSC 42.28 – 3F+2T, 3Lo<<, 2A, 2 L4 spins
5 Violeta Ushakova, SC of New York 40.39 – 2A, 3S fall, 3T+2T
6 Calista Choi, Skokie Valley SC 37.15 – 2A, 2Lz+2Lo, 2F, 2 L4 spins

9:40 INTERMEDIATE PAIRS Short Program [Link to results/protocols]
Top 5 after Intermediate Pairs SP:
1 Jade Esposito / Franz-Peter Jerosch, Colonial FSC 34.70
2 Masha Mokhova / Ivan Mokhov, Lansing SC 34.40
3 Altice Sollazo / Paul Yeung, All Year FSC 32.30
4 Isabelle Martins, Chicago FSC / Ryan Bedard, Northern Ice SC 31.71
5 Georgia Bush / Timmy Chapman, Central Florida FSC 30.97

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