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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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