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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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