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2017 U.S. Novice & Junior Challenge Skate, Sept. 14-17, Salt Lake City

Posted by unseenskaters on September 12, 2017

The 6th annual U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate takes place from Thursday, September 14 through Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the Salt Lake City Sports Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah. This developmental, domestic competition was launched by U.S. Figure Skating in 2012 and is being held again in conjunction with the ISU Challenger (Senior B international) competition at the same venue.

LINKS (will open a new window):
Click here for Novice & Junior Challenge Skate results/protocols
Click here for Challenge Skate videos (IceNetwork subscription required) (Alysa Liu is pictured)
Recap articles (4):
Liu rallies for junior ladies gold; Wellman cruises
Shin takes lead over tightly packed ladies field
Novice Men/Ladies FS & Free Dance recap
Novice Ladies/Men/Dance
Click here for the combined Sr./Jr./Nov. practice/comp. schedule (PDF)
Click here for more info about Challenge Skate

Below are the entries (as of 9/11/17), listed alphabetically, with 2017 National (J=Junior, N=Novice, I=Intermediate) or Sectional (E=Eastern, M=Midwestern, P=Pacific Coast) placements added.
Junior Grand Prix (JGP) competitors and alternates & others listed in USFS’ International Selection Pool (ISP) athletes are noted.
Final entries will be known after the starting orders are published online.

Junior Ladies (11)
Dayoon Chang E-J5
Emma Coppess N10
Hanna Harrell N6 (Asian Open J5; JGP alt.)
Angelina Huang N1 (JGP AUT 10th)
Pooja Kalyan N3
Alysa Liu N4 (Asian Open N2)
Akari Nakahara P-J6 (JGP alt.)
Shannon Porter J12
Audrey Shin N9 (Asian Open J7; JGP alt.)
Lily Sun N11
Added: Julia Biechler (competing in Sr. Dance here)
Did not come:
Analise Gonzalez N12
Isabella Miller N7

Junior Men (7)
Luke Ferrante N-wd/M-N4
Mitchell Friess P-J6
Patrick Frohling N8 (ISP)
Dinh Tran N3 (JGP alt.)
Alex Wellman N11
Kendrick Weston J-wd/P-J3 (JGP alt.)
Paul Yeung N6 (ISP)
Did not come:
Joonsoo Kim N4 (JGP alt.)

Junior Dance (4)
Isabella Amoia / Luca Becker *new* (JGP AUT 8th)
Molly Cesanek / Nikolay Usanov N7
Katarina DelCamp / Maxwell Gart N2 (JGP alt.)
Alina Efimova / Alexander Petrov J7 (JGP alt.)

Junior Pairs (4)
Cora DeWyre / Jacob Nussle N8
Sarah Feng / TJ Nyman *new* (JGP CRO)
Meiryla Findley / Matthew Rounis *new*
(Evelyn) Grace Hanns / Kristofer Ogren *new*

Novice Ladies (11)
Calista Choi Int11
Stephanie Ciarochi Int1 (Asian Open N6)
Caroline Harris Int10
Paxton James E-N5
Christina Lin Int5
Jessica Lin Int9
Amie Miyagi Int8
Emilia Murdock Int2
Noelle Rosa Int7
Violeta Ushakova Int6
Beverly Zhu P-N5

Novice Men (5)
Lucas Altieri N5
Daniel Argueta Int4
Goku Endo Int6 (JGP CRO)
Max Lake P-N5
Henry Privett-Mendoza Int11

Novice Dance (9)
Oona Brown / Gage Brown Int12
Gianna Buckley / Jeffrey Chen *new*
Jordan Lin / Morgan Sletten E-N5
Caroline Liu / Kenan Slevira *new*
Anna Nicklas / Max Ryan Int7
Anna Pettersson / TJ Carey Int10
Susan Talbot / Ryan O’Donnell N12
Elizabeth / Tkachenko / Alexei Kiliakov N4
Katarina Wolfkostin / Howard Zhao Int1

Novice Pairs (6)
Hilary Asher / Nathan Dennler *new*
Lauren Ball / Scott Dudley N9
Sarah Burden / Jake Pagano *new*
Georgia Bush / Timmy Chapman Int5
Isabelle Goldstein / Keyton Bearinger N7
Ashley Haywood / Alec Schmitt N10


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