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Team USA results: 2019 Challenge Cup, Bavarian Open, Egna Spring & Dance Trophy & 2018 developmental internationals

Posted by unseenskaters on February 27, 2019

This blog post is a compilation of results from three post-2019 U.S. Nationals international competitions — Challenge Cup, Bavarian Open and Egna Dance Trophy, as well as two earlier Team USA developmental internationals — Golden Bear and Asian Open Trophy — in the 2018-19 season. A few video and article links also are linked below.

* indicates Team USA skater debuts at Junior or Novice international competitions in the 2018-19 season.

Note: All the Senior/Junior scores listed below from the international competitions are not eligible to be included in the ISU season best scores lists.

CHALLENGE CUP, The Hague NED, February 21-24, 2019 [Click here for results/protocols]
Starr Andrews – silver medal in Senior Ladies, 187.69 total (64.76 3rd in SP [watch SP video], 122.93 3rd in FS [watch FS video to last season’s “One Moment in Time” performed by Starr Andrews/Whitney Houston)]) – attained higher/season best TES score in FS here
Amber Glenn – 4th overall in Senior Ladies, 180.91 total (70.25 1st in SP [watch SP video], 110.66 5th in FS [watch FS video]); attained higher/season best TES scores in both SP & FS here
Ryan Dunk – 5th overall in Senior Men, his senior international debut, in which he attained 2019 4CC TES minimum scores in both SP & FS, 193.95 total (65.36 7th in SP, 128.59 5th in FS); coached by Ross Miner in The Hague. Post-2019 Nationals coverage: [read 2/6/19 Baltimore Sun feature article on Ryan Dunk] [read 2/12/19 WBAL-TV article on Dunk & watch the Ryan Dunk video feature uploaded 2/12/19 on WBAL-TV’s YouTube channel]
Daniel Martynov* – gold in Adv. Novice Boys, 123.80 total (44.30 1st in SP [watch SP video], 79.50 1st in FS [watch FS video] [watch medal ceremony])
Laura Jacobson* – 5th in Adv. Novice Girls, 94.33 total (5th in SP, 6th in FS)

BAVARIAN OPEN, Oberstdorf GER, February 5-10, 2019 [Click here for results/protocols]
Emilia Murdock – silver in Junior Ladies II, 150.37 total (54.44 2nd in SP, 95.93 2nd in FS)
Joonsoo Kim* – silver in Junior Men, 165.85 total (57.86 2nd in SP [watch SP video], 107.99 2nd in FS [watch FS video])
Chelsea Liu/Ian Meyh – gold in Junior Pairs, 150.36 total (53.84 1st in SP, 96.52 1st in FS); attained TES minimum scores 23/34 for 2019 Junior Worlds that they didn’t get in their international debut at Golden Spin of Zagreb in Dec. 2018
Grace Knoop*/Blake Eisenach* – 5th in Junior Pairs, 129.72 total (47.79 4th in SP, 81.93 5th in FS); attained TES minimum scores 23/34 for 2019 Junior Worlds
Ella Ales*/Daniel Tsarik* – 5th in Junior Dance, 134.31 total (52.93, 5th in RD, 81.38 5th in FD); attained TES minimum scores 22/35 for 2019 Junior Worlds
Aubrey Ignacio* – gold in Adv. Novice Girls II, 118.86 total (1st in SP, 1st in FS)
Lindsay Thorngren* – silver in Adv. Novice Girls I, 113.88 total (1st in SP, 2nd in FS)
William Annis* – silver in Adv. Novice Boys, 113.90 total (3rd in SP, 2nd in FS)
Elliana Peal*/Ethan Peal* – 6th in Adv. Novice Dance, 109.79 total (9th & 7th in PD, 2nd in FD [watch FD video])

EGNA DANCE TROPHY, Egna-Neumarkt ITA, February 1-3, 2019 [Click here for results/protocols]
Elizabeth Tkachenko/Alexei Kiliakov – gold in Adv. Novice Dance, 121.24 total (1st & 1st in PD, 1st in FD [watch FD video])
Jordan Lin*/Morgan Sletten* – bronze in Adv. Novice Dance, 110.37 total (3rd & 2nd in PD, 4th in FD [watch FD video])

Team USA developmental internationals in the first half of the 2018-19 season:

ASIAN OPEN FS TROPHY, Bangkok THA, August 1-3, 2018 [Click here for results/protocols, Junior & below]
Gabriella Izzo – silver in Junior Ladies, 168.03 total (60.92 1st in SP, 107.11 4th in FS)
Ashley Lin – 5th in Junior Ladies, 158.53 total (53.79 3rd in SP, 104.74 5th in FS)
Nicholas Hsieh – bronze in Junior Men, 138.73 total (44.47 3rd in SP, 94.26 3rd in FS)
Alysa Liu – gold in Adv. Novice Girls, 138.45 total (50.25 1st in SP, 88.20 1st in FS [watch FS fan cam video] in which she landed 3A+2T cleanly)
Indi Cha* – 5th in Adv. Novice Girls, 108.15 total (5th in SP, 4th in FS)
Ellen Slavicek* – 6th in Adv. Novice Girls, 96.05 total (7th in SP, 6th in FS)
Ilia Malinin* – gold in Adv. Novice Boys, 116.71 total (1st in SP, 1st in FS)

GOLDEN BEAR, Zagreb CRO, October 25-28, 2018 [Click here for results/protocols]
Emilia Murdock* – silver in Junior Ladies, 176.87 total (61.39 3rd in SP [watch SP fan cam video], 115.48 2nd in FS [watch FS fan cam video])
Matthew Nielsen* – 5th in Junior Men, 150.04 total (55.06 4th in SP, 94.98 7th in FS); he competed Novice in 2018-19 season [watch Cleveland local news feature on Nielsen] (WKYC News, 2/16/19)
Alena Budko* – gold in Adv. Novice Girls, 107.64 total (1st in SP, 2nd in FS)
Kate Wang* – bronze in Adv. Novice Girls, 102.39 total (2nd in SP, 3rd in FS)
Ilia Malinin – silver in Adv. Novice Boys, 111.07 total (1st in SP, 3rd in FS)

Upcoming competitions in the second half of the 2018-19 season:

World Junior Championships, Zagreb CRO, March 4-10, 2019 UPDATED: [Click here for final results/protocols]
GOLD: Tomoki Hiwatashi (230.32 2 2)
BRONZE: Ting Cui (194.41 3 3)

4th: Avonley Nguyen/Vadym Kolesnik (167.90 5 3)
5th: Sarah Feng/TJ Nyman (162.90 6 5)
6th: Laiken Lockley/Keenan Prochnow (159.54 5 6)
7th: Hanna Harrell (176.69 5 9), Caroline Green/Gordon Green (153.05 8 7)
8th: Camden Pulkinen (216.68 1 9)
11th: Alex Krasnozhon (211.47 5 12), Kate Finster/Balazs Nagy (132.29 10 13)
12th: Eliana Gropman/Ian Somerville (139.96 9 13)
Pre-event info:
Ladies (2): Ting Cui (164.84, 11th in her Four Continents debut; 199.79 ISU SB at 2018 CS Tallinn Trophy, currently #17 on total scores list), Hanna Harrell (157.08 ISU SB at 2018 JGP ARM, currently #81 on total scores list [alternates 1-3: Starr Andrews, Gabriella Izzo, Audrey Shin]
Men (3): Tomoki Hiwatashi (236.79 ISU SB, currently #23 on total scores list, 8th in his Four Continents debut), Alex Krasnozhon (211.03 ISU SB, currently #46 on total scores list), Camden Pulkinen (223.95 ISU SB, currently #34 on total scores list) [alts. 1-3: Andrew Torgashev, Ryan Dunk, Dinh Tran]
Pairs (3): Sarah Feng/TJ Nyman (163.44 ISU SB, currently #29 on total scores list), Laiken Lockley/Keenan Prochnow (140.63 ISU SB, currently #41 on total scores list), Kate Finster/Balazs Nagy (128.31 ISU SB, currently #49 on total scores list) [alts. 1-2: Chelsea Liu/Ian Meyh, Grace Knoop/Blake Eisenach]
Dance (3): Caroline Green/Gordon Green (153.88 at 2018 Golden Spin of Zabreb, 157.41 at 2019 Mentor Torun Cup), Avonley Nguyen/Vadym Kolesnik (165.63 ISU SB, currently #31 on total scores list), Eliana Gropman/Ian Somerville (148.51 ISU SB, currently #52 on total scores list) [alts. 1-3: Oona Brown/Gage Brown, Jocelyn Haines/James Koszuta, Ella Ales/Daniel Tsarik]

Egna Spring Trophy, Egna-Neumarkt ITA, March 28-31, 2019
UPDATED:
[Click here for final results]
Team USA singles entries are (* = international debut):
Senior Ladies / Men: Starr Andrews-SILVER, Gabriella Izzo-GOLD (J1) / Andrew Torgashev=SILVER, Alex Krasnozhon-GOLD (added later)
Junior Ladies: Audrey Shin (J2)-4th, *Calista Choi-GOLD (N1)
Adv. Novice Girls / Boys: *Isabelle Inthisone-GOLD in Group 1 (N3) / *Robert Yampolsky-GOLD (Int1)

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