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2018 U.S. Novice & Junior Challenge Skate, Sept. 13-16, Salt Lake City

Posted by unseenskaters on September 10, 2018

The 7th annual U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate took place from Thursday, September 13 through Sunday, September 16, 2018, 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):
Starting Orders / Results / Protocols (Singles/Pairs Bonus points awarded are marked b next to jumps in protocols – scroll down to end of this post for more info)
Click here for the combined Sr./Jr./Nov. practice/comp. colored schedule (PDF)
Click here for more info about Challenge Skate
RECAP ARTICLES:
Novice Men/Pairs medalists; Novice Ladies SP
Novice Ladies medalists; Novice PD & Junior Ladies/Men SP
Junior Ladies/Men & Novice Dance medalists

Below are the entries, listed alphabetically, with 2018 National (J=Junior, N=Novice, I=Intermediate) or Sectional (E=Eastern, M=Midwestern, P=Pacific Coast) or Regional (NA, SW, SWP, NWP) placements added for reference. Last season’s results are one criterion; summer competition performances may be another.
Athletes in USFS’ 2018-19 International Selection Pool (i.e., JGP competitors & alternates) and Athlete High Performance Development Pool (list is not online) as well as North American Series (NAS) competitors are among those eligible to register to compete. All athletes cover their own respective competition entry fees and expenses.

U.S. Figure Skating’s Fan Zone website has videos to watch on demand (currently available events are linked below).

Junior Ladies
Medalists:
GOLD – Noelle Rosa (140.56)
SILVER – Emilea Zingas (126.73)
BRONZE – Emilia Murdock (126.30)
[SP Results/Protocols][WATCH SP VIDEO][FS Protocols & FINAL Results][WATCH FS VIDEO]
List of Competitors (16):
Anastasiya Chechetenko, Peninsula SC/CA [P-N5]
Sophia Chouinard, Panthers FSC/FL [N6]
Stephanie Ciarochi, Dallas FSC [M-N6]
Emma Coppess, Los Angeles FSC [J10 / JGP alt.]
Jacqueline Lee, All Year FSC/CA [P-N6]
Jessica Lin, Dallas FSC [N9]
Ivy Liu, Baltimore FSC [E-N6]
Ariela Masarsky, DuPage FSC/IL [N10]
Amie Miyagi, Salt Lake FS [N-wd]
Emilia Murdock, SC of Boston [E-N5 / JGP alt.]
Shannon Porter, Broadmoor SC/CO [M-J5]
Noelle Rosa, Salt Lake FS [N5]
Lily Sun, Peninsula SC/CA [J11]
Violeta Ushakova, SC of New York [N3]
Wren Warne-Jacobson, St. Paul FSC/MN [M-N5]
Emilia Zingas, St. Clair Shores FSC/MI [N2]

Junior Men
Medalists:
GOLD – Dinh Tran (173.27)
SILVER – Lucas Altieri (152.44)
BRONZE – Alex Wellman (149.45)
[SP Results/Protocols][WATCH SP VIDEO][FS Protocols & FINAL Results][WATCH FS VIDEO]
List of Competitors (9):
Lucas Altieri, Pines FSC/FL [N4]
Nathan Chapple, Shaker FSC/OH [N6]
Luke Ferrante, SC of Huntsville/AL [J13]
Chase Finster, Northern Kentucky FSC [N5]
Max Lake, All Year FSC/CA [N2 / JGP alt.]
Alain Sandraz, Peninsula SC/CA [P-J6]
Thomas Schwappach, Colorado SC [M-J5]
Dinh Tran, SC of San Francisco [J2 / JGP]
Alex Wellman, Broadmoor SC/CO [J6 / JGP alt.]

Novice Ladies
Medalists:
GOLD – Kate Wang (136.77)
SILVER – Alena Budko (129.62)
BRONZE – Calista Choi (129.28)
[SP Results/Protocols][WATCH SP VIDEO][FS Protocols & FINAL Results][WATCH FS VIDEO]
List of Competitors (17):
Alena Budko, Winterhawks FSC/OR [Int4 / NAS]
Alyssa Chan, Dallas FSC [Int2 / NAS]
Calista Choi, Skokie Valley SC/IL [N4]
Arianna Concepcion, Colonial FSC/MA [Int3 / NAS]
Finley Hawk, ISC of Indianapolis [M-Int7]
Aubrey Ignacio, All Year FSC/CA [P-Int5]
Isabelle Inthisone, DuPage FSC/IL [Int-wd]
Laura Jacobson, SC of New York [NA-N3/E-wd]
Mia Kalin, St. Moritz ISC/CA [P-Juv7]
Michelle Lee, All Year FSC/CA [SWP-Int15]
Madison Nguyen, Dallas FSC [SW-Int1/M-wd]
Ava Raiter, Broadmoor SC [Int11 / NAS]
Haley Scott, Champions Edge SC/FL [Int10 / NAS]
Ava Stephens, Peninsula SC/CA [Int7 / NAS]
Savannah Stroyke, All Year FSC/CA [SWP-Int5]
Kate Wang, SC of San Francisco [Int5 / NAS]
Emily Zhang, SC of New York [Int9 / NAS]

Novice Men
Medalists:
GOLD – Ilia Malinin (157.17)
SILVER – Matthew Nielsen (152.48)
BRONZE – Philip Baker (141.80)
[SP Results/Protocols][WATCH SP VIDEO][FS Protocols & FINAL Results][WATCH FS VIDEO]
List of Competitors (12):
William Annis, Yarmouth IC/MA [Int4 / NAS]
Daniel Argueta, SC of Houston [N10 / NAS]
Philip Baker, Colonial FSC/MA [Int3 in 2017]
Liam Kapeikis, Wenatchee FSC/WA [Int3 / NAS]
Joseph Klein, Skokie Valley SC [Int6 / NAS]
Andrew Lee, Alaska Assoc of FS [P-N5]
Ilia Malinin, Washington FSC [E-N5 / NAS / Asian Open]
Matthew Nielsen, Strongsville SC/OH [Int2 / NAS]
Henry Privett-Mendoza, FSC of Southern Calif. [N9 / NAS]
Eric Prober, Pines FSC/FL [N12 / NAS]
Ian Ramsey, Peninsula SC/CA [Int12]
Zachary Yaninek, Peaks FSC/UT [Int5 / NAS]

Novice Pairs
[SP Results/Protocols][WATCH SP VIDEO][FS Protocols & FINAL Results][WATCH FS VIDEO]
Teams (3) – results:
GOLD – Isabelle Goldstein / Keyton Bearinger, both Detroit SC [N8 / NAS]
SILVER – Sarah Burden, Broadmoor SC / Jake Pagano, Nashville FSC [N10]
BRONZE – Anastasia Lestina / Benjamin McLemore, both Pittsburgh FSC [Int5 / NAS]

Novice Ice Dance
[PD Results/Protocols][WATCH PD VIDEO][FD Protocols & FINAL Results][WATCH FD VIDEO]
Teams (4) – results:
GOLD – Elliana Peal / Ethan Peal, both Skokie Valley SC/IL [Int1 / NAS]
SILVER – Anna Nicklas, Ann Arbor FSC / Max Ryan, All Year FSC [M-N5]
BRONZE – Breelie Taylor, Atlanta FSC / Tyler Vollmer, Los Angeles FSC [P-N6]
Sabina Foti, All Year FSC / Christian Bennett, FSC of Charlotte/NC [Int7 / NAS]
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U.S. Figure Skating Rule 434. APPROVED – Singles Committee
Amend rule 1071 (D) (page 102, Rulebook) as follows:
1071 IJS Basic Principles of Calculation – All Skating Disciplines

D. Singles and Pairs Bonus (marked b next to jumps in protocols)

1. Junior Singles Short Program and Free Skate:
a. +1.0 bonus for each triple Axel achieved (under-rotated or full value), regardless of whether it is achieved as
a solo jump, or in combination or sequence;
b. +2.0 bonus for each quadruple jump achieved (under-rotated or full value), regardless of whether it is achieved
as a solo jump, or in combination or sequence;
c. Triple Axel and quadruple jumps are eligible for bonus points only if compliant with well-balanced program
and repeat rules.

12. Novice Singles Short Program and Free Skate:
a. +3.0 bonus for each two-jump combination where both jumps are triple jumps, or a three-jump combination
where two triple jumps are executed in succession. Both triple jumps must be under-rotated or full value to
receive the bonus.
b. +3.0 bonus for each triple Axel achieved (under-rotated or full value), regardless of whether it is achieved as
a solo jump, or in combination or sequence;
c. +2.0 bonus for any triple jump (under-rotated or full value) that immediately follows a double jump (including
double Axel) in a jump combination.
d. +1.0 bonus for each triple jump achieved (under-rotated or full value), regardless of whether it is achieved as
a solo jump, or in combination or sequence, that doesn’t meet the criteria in paragraphs a, b or c above.
e. Triple jumps are eligible for bonus points only if compliant with well-balanced program and repeat rules.

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