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2019 U.S. Nationals: Senior Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 27, 2019

Free Skate Sunday, Jan. 27 starting at 2:10 pm ET: [Click here to view final standings] [Link to FS protocols]

GOLD Nathan Chen, Salt Lake Figure Skating 113.42 (1) 228.80 (1) 342.22
SILVER Vincent Zhou, SC of San Francisco 100.25 (3) 183.76 (2) 284.01
BRONZE Jason Brown, Skokie Valley SC 100.52 (2) 172.56 (3) 273.08
PEWTER Tomoki Hiwatashi, DuPage FSC 84.05 (4) 169.23 (4) 253.28
5 Aleksei Krasnozhon, Dallas FSC 82.53 (5) 151.99 (5) 234.52
6 Timothy Dolensky, Atlanta FSC 81.10 (6) 147.84 (7) 228.94
7 Andrew Torgashev, Broadmoor SC 76.95 (9) 149.02 (6) 225.97
8 Sean Rabbitt, Glacier Falls FSC 79.66 (7) 138.18 (9) 217.84
9 Alexander Johnson, Braemar-City of Lakes FSC 74.07 (11) 142.41 (8) 216.48
10 Jimmy Ma, SC of New York 74.84 (10) 132.08 (11) 206.92
11 Emmanuel Savary, Broadmoor SC 69.89 (13) 132.56 (10) 202.45
12 Camden Pulkinen, Broadmoor SC 78.39 (8) 121.48 (15) 199.87
13 Jordan Moeller, Northern Ice SC 66.15 (14) 131.67 (12) 197.82
14 Kevin Shum, SC of Boston 71.13 (12) 124.98 (13) 196.11
15 Daniel Kulenkamp, Coyotes SC of Arizona 64.64 (16) 124.29 (14) 188.93
16 William Hubbart, St. Moritz ISC 65.34 (15) 120.68 (16) 186.02
17 Sebastien Payannet, Los Angeles FSC 61.55 (17) 107.59 (18) 169.14
18 Ben Jalovick, Centennial 7k SC 58.51 (19) 109.00 (17) 167.51
19 Tony Lu, North Jersey FSC 59.81 (18) 85.18 (20) 144.99
20 Andrew Austin, Skokie Valley SC 45.68 (20) 85.71 (19) 131.39

[Click here to view SP results] [Link to SP protocols]

Listed from youngest to oldest with FS music included (* = Senior national debut for 4 skaters out of 20)

Andrew Torgashev, 17 (born May 29, 2001) FS: “El Tango de Roxanne” from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, choreo. by Scott Brown and Ilona Melnichenko (his mother); he qualified for his second consecutive Junior Grand Prix Final this season but had to withdraw due to injury; this is his 3rd straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior title in 2015
Vincent Zhou, 18 (Oct. 25, 2000) FS: Music from the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack by Tan Dun & “Rising Sun” by Kiyoshi Yoshida, choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle; this is his 4th straight Nationals appearance for the 2018 Olympic team member at the Senior level after winning the Junior title in 2013
Tomoki Hiwatashi, 19 (Jan. 20, 2000) FS: “Fate of the Gods” by Steven Reineke, choreo. by Mark Pillay or Ben Agosto; he qualified for his first Junior Grand Prix Final this season and this is his 3rd straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior title in 2016
Alex Krasnozhon, 18 (April 11, 2000) FS: “Korobushka” performed by Bond, choreo. by Scott Brown; this is his second Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior title in 2017
*Camden Pulkinen [J1 in 2018], 18 (March 25, 2000) FS: “Overture/Cool/Maria” from Bernstein’s West Side Story, choreo. by Tom Dickson; he is coached by Tom Zakrajsek, Drew Meekins and Becky Calvin and qualified for his second consecutive Junior Grand Prix Final this season, winning the silver in December 2017
Nathan Chen, 19 (May 5, 1999) FS: “Land of All” by Woodkid, choreo. by Marie-France Dubreuil & Sam Chouinard
*Tony Lu [J5 in 2018], 20 (Nov. 24, 1998) FS: “Who Wants To Live Forever” by Queen, choreo. by Chris Conte; previously competed in 3 JGPs in 2014-15 and is coached by Priscilla Hill
*Andrew Austin, 20 (July 14, 1998) – first time qualifying for Nationals and coached by Quinton Clemons in the Chicago area [Link to their photos at Nationals on Andrew’s Instagram]; FS: “Malaguena” performed by Stanley Black and his Orchestra, choreo. by Chrissy Lipscomb
*William Hubbart [N4 in 2016], 21 (Jan. 23, 1998) FS: “Someone To Watch Over Me/I Got Rhythm” by Gershwin, choreo. by his coach Jim Peterson; previously competed in 1 JGP in 2016 and pairs with his sister (2018 Novice silver medalists)
Emmanuel Savary, 21 (Jan. 6, 1998) FS: “Io Ci Saro” performed by Andrea Bocelli and Lang Lang, choreo. by Evgeni Platov; previously competed in 1 JGP in 2016 and this is his 4th straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level
Kevin Shum, 21 (July 3, 1997) FS: Rodrigo’s “Aranjuez” performed by Jorge Muñiz and José Luis Duval, choreo. by his coach Mark Mitchell; he previously competed in 3 JGPs in 2014-16 and is the current U.S. Collegiate champion and a senior at M.I.T. [Link to his article/video feature by the MIT Division of Student Life]
Jimmy Ma, 23 (Oct. 11, 1995) FS: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, choreo. by Nikolai Morozov last season & by Josh Farris this season; this is his 5th straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior bronze in 2014 and pewter in in 2013
Daniel Kulenkamp, 23 (Aug. 6, 1995) FS: “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban, choreo. by his coach Douglas Razzano; previously competed in 1 JGP in 2014 and this is his 6th straight Nationals appearance and 4th at the Senior level; graduated from Arizona State University in 2018 with a degree in Computer Science
Jordan Moeller, 23 (April 24, 1995) FS: “Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met)” by Panic! At The Disco, choreo. by Jordan himself; this is his 4th Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior silver in 2014; graduated from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs in December 2018 with a degree in Psychology
Jason Brown, 24 (Dec. 15, 1994) FS: “Old Friends/Bookends/A Hazy Shade of Winter” by Simon and Garfunkel, choreo. by David Wilson
Sebastien Payannet, 24 (March 8, 1994) FS: “To Build A Home” by The Cinematic Orchestra, feat. Patrick Watson, choreo. by Benoit Richaud with touch ups by his coach Derrick Delmore; this is his 4th straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level; graduated in 2016 from the University of Colorado at Boulder Architectural Engineering program with an emphasis in Illumination Engineering and currently works as a lighting designer in Los Angeles
Ben Jalovick, 25 (Nov. 1, 1993) FS: “The Rains of Castamere” from the Game of Thrones soundtrack, choreo. by Jordan Moeller or Fabian Bourzat; he is coached by Kori Ade and this is his 5th appearance at Nationals, 3rd at the Senior level
Timothy Dolensky, 26 (July 18, 1992) FS: “Faux” by Novo Amor & Ed Tullett/”Faux” Remix by Said the Sky, choreo. by Ryan Jahnke; this is his 6th straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior silver in 2012
Alexander Johnson, 28 (May 15, 1990) FS: “The Golden Age/Iron/Run Boy Run” by Woodkid, choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne; this is his 9th Nationals appearance at the Senior level after winning the Junior bronze in 2009; he graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management in December 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance
Sean Rabbitt, 28 (April 8, 1990) FS: “Prologue/Maria/Overture” from West Side Story, choreo. by Sean himself; this is his 7th straight Nationals appearance at the Senior level, 8 in all

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2019 U.S. Nationals: Senior Ladies

Posted by unseenskaters on January 24, 2019

CHAMPIONSHIP SENIOR LADIES: [Click here to view final standings] [Link to FS protocols]

GOLD Alysa Liu, St. Moritz ISC 73.89 (2) 143.62 (1) 217.51
SILVER Bradie Tennell, Skokie Valley SC 76.60 (1) 136.99 (4) 213.59
BRONZE Mariah Bell, Rocky Mountain FSC 70.30 (3) 142.10 (2) 212.40
PEWTER Hanna Harrell, Dallas FSC 68.16 (5) 134.95 (5) 203.11
5 Ting Cui, Baltimore FSC 54.64 (12) 139.66 (3) 194.30
6 Megan Wessenberg, Mitchell Johansson Method 60.37 (7) 122.18 (6) 182.55
7 Amber Glenn, Dallas FSC 69.86 (4) 110.87 (8) 180.73
8 Starr Andrews, Los Angeles FSC 58.66 (8) 117.04 (7) 175.70
9 Emmy Ma, Mitchell Johansson Method 65.13 (6) 109.69 (9) 174.82
10 Akari Nakahara, All Year FSC 57.72 (10) 109.04 (10) 166.76
11 Brynne McIsaac, Los Angeles FSC 56.46 (11) 100.88 (13) 157.34
12 Sierra Venetta, SC of San Francisco 47.77 (18) 105.16 (11) 152.93
13 Rena Ikenishi, SC of New York 51.01 (16) 101.69 (12) 152.70
14 Heidi Munger, Mitchell Johansson Method 52.37 (15) 99.48 (14) 151.85
15 Hannah Miller, Lansing SC 52.75 *(14) 95.63 (15) 148.38
16 Courtney Hicks, All Year FSC 53.04 (13) 92.91 (16) 145.95
17 Julia Biechler, Colonial FSC 50.98 (17) 82.90 (17) 133.88
WD Pooja Kalyan, Ozark FSC 58.64 (9)

[Click here to view SP results] [Link to SP protocols]
Top 6 & jumps landed:
1 Bradie Tennell, Skokie Valley SC 76.60 – 3Lz+3T, 2A, 3F(!) [23.04 pts]
2 Alysa Liu, St. Moritz ISC 73.89 – 3A(=10.17 pts), 3F, 3Lz+3T< [27.09 pts]
3 Mariah Bell, Rocky Mountain FSC 70.30 – 2A, 3Lz(!)+3T<, 3F [19.53 pts]
4 Amber Glenn, Dallas FSC 69.86 – 3F+3T, 2A, 3Lo [22.64 pts]
5 Hanna Harrell, Dallas FSC 68.16 – Rippon 3Lz+3T(=12.63 pts), 2A, 3F [25.00 pts]
6 Emmy Ma, Mitchell Johansson Method 65.13 – 3Lz+2T, 3F, 2A [18.41 pts]

Spins (top 8 scores combined of 3 spins):
Tennell 13.40; McIsaac 12.72; Liu 12.57; Cui 12.50; Ma 12.37; Venetta 11.69; Wessenberg 11.66; Bell 11.53

Steps level 4 scoring above 5 points (9 skaters):
Bell 5.57; Glenn & Ma 5.29; Tennell & Cui 5.24; Wessenberg 5.13; McIsaac & Munger 5.07; Miller 5.01

Listed from youngest to oldest with music included (* = Senior national debut for 8 skaters with their coaches added)

*Alysa Liu [J1 in 2018], 13 (born Aug. 8, 2005) – coached by Laura Lipetsky in Oakland, CA; SP: “Don’t Rain on my Parade” by Barbra Streisand, choreo. by Rohene Ward; FS: The Witches of Eastwick film soundtrack by John Williams, choreo. by Cindy Stuart
*Hanna Harrell [J4 in 2018], 15 (Sept. 26, 2003) – coached by Aleksey Letov in Plano, TX; SP: “Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha” by Petty Booka; FS Tango medley by Astor Piazzolla, choreo. by Olga Ganicheva or Evgeni Nemirovskii
*Pooja Kalyan [J2 in 2018], 16 (Nov. 25, 2002) – coached by Alex Ouriashev in Chicago; SP: “Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saens; FS: Music from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, choreo. by Scott Brown or Marina Zoueva [Update: She is listed as Withdrawn before the start of the FS.]
*Ting Cui [J3 in 2018], 16 (Sept. 6, 2002) – coached by Tom Zakrajsek & Tammy Gambill in Colorado Springs; SP: “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Rachmaninoff; FS: Giselle by Adolphe Adam, choreo. by Derrick Delmore
*Akari Nakahara [J8 in 2018], 16 (April 5, 2002) – coached by Amy Evidente in Burbank, CA; SP: “Hymn of the Worlds” by René Dupéré & Cirque du Soleil; FS: As You Like It film soundtrack by Patrick Doyle, choreo. by Cindy Stuart
Starr Andrews, 17 (June 23, 2001) – “Summertime” by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong; FS: African Tribal Xotica (medley), choreo. by Derrick Delmore
Emmy Ma, 18 (Jan. 19, 2001) – SP: “One More Try” (George Michael cover) by Brenna Whitaker; FS: Spartacus by Aram Khachaturian, choreo. by Jamie Isley
*Rena Ikenishi, 18 (Sept. 10, 2000) – coached by Mary Lynn Gelderman & Samantha Cesario in Dix Hills, NY; SP: “Empire State of Mind” with pianist Lang Lang & feat. Andra Day; FS: Medley by Coldplay, choreo. by Inese Bucevica
*Sierra Venetta [N3 in 2016], 18 (Aug. 9, 2000) – coached by Charles Tickner & Jeff Crandell in Dublin, CA; SP: Beethoven’s 5th piano concerto ‘Emperor’ performed by Artur Rubinstein, choreo. by Jeffrey Buttle; FS: The Theory of Everything film soundtrack, choreo. by Sierra herself
Amber Glenn, 19 (Oct. 28, 1999) – SP: Gravity by Sara Bareilles; FS: “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” by Lady Gaga, choreo. by Daniil Barantsev
Brynne McIsaac, 19 (Sept. 6, 1999) – SP: “Luck Be A Lady” performed by Sandy Kastel, choreo. by Drew Meekins; FS: “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” and music from Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saens, choreo. by Phillip Mills
*Julia Biechler, 20 (Sept. 6, 1998) – coached by Ronnie Biancosino & Viktor Pfeifer in Wilmington, DE; SP: “Hometown Glory” by Adele; FS: “I Will Wait for You” from Michel Legrand’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg performed by Connie Francis and the original duet (in French), choreo. by Kristine Bingham Nielsen [Note: She was 10th in Senior Dance last year with Damian Dodge.]
Megan Wessenberg, 20 (July 7, 1998) – SP: “You Don’t Own Me” cover by Brenna Whitaker; FS: Music from The Friends of Mr. Cairo soundtrack by Jon and Vangelis, choreo. by Jamie Isley
Bradie Tennell, almost 21 (Jan. 31, 1998) – SP: “Rebirth” by Hi-Finesse; FS: Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev, choreo. by Benoit Richaud
Hannah Miller, 22 (Oct. 29, 1996) – SP: “La Rosa” by Vale Tango, choreo. by Hannah herself; FS: “Rain, In Your Black Eyes” by Ezio Bosso, choreo. by Daniil Barantsev
Heidi Munger, 22 (Aug. 28, 1996) – SP: “Uninvited” by Alanis Morissette; FS: Medley by Black Violin, The Prayer Cycle, and Florence + The Machine, choreo. by Sarah Kawahara or Jamie Isley
Mariah Bell, 22 (Apr. 18, 1996) – SP: “To Love You More” by Celine Dion, choreo. by Adam Rippon; FS: “Divenire” and “Experience” by Ludovico Einaudi, choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne
Courtney Hicks, 23 (Dec. 15, 1995) – SP: “I Found” by Amber Run, choreo. by Jordan Moeller; FS: Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, choreo. by Rohene Ward
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7 skaters competing in Detroit have the technical element score (TES) minimums for both 2019 Worlds (2 spots) and Four Continents (3 spots): Tennell, Bell, Glenn, Wessenberg, Andrews, Cui, Hicks;
5 skaters competing in Detroit have the technical element score minimums for 2019 Four Continents only: Ma, Kalyan, Nakahara, McIsaac, Miller;
9 skaters, 6 of whom are competing at the Senior level in Detroit, have the technical element score minimums for 2019 Junior Worlds (2 spots): Cui, Harrell, Kalyan, Andrews, Ma, Nakahara; plus the Junior Ladies medalists 1-3: Izzo, Shin, Murdock.

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2019 U.S. Nationals: Senior Pairs

Posted by unseenskaters on January 24, 2019

CHAMPIONSHIP SENIOR Pairs final standings: [click to view] [Link to FS protocols] [Link to FS recap article in USFS’ Fan Zone] [Link to SP protocols] [Link to SP recap article in USFS’ Fan Zone]

GOLD Ashley Cain, SC of New York / Timothy LeDuc, Los Angeles FSC 70.47 (2) 141.89 (1) 212.36
SILVER Haven Denney, SC of New York / Brandon Frazier, All Year FSC 68.32 (3) 133.32 (2) 201.64
BRONZE Deanna Stellato-Dudek, Southwest Florida FSC / Nathan Bartholomay, Southwest Florida FSC 68.18 (4) 131.74 (3) 199.92
PEWTER Tarah Kayne, Southwest Florida FSC / Danny O’Shea, Southwest Florida FSC 71.83 (1) 126.81 (4) 198.64
5 Jessica Calalang, DuPage FSC / Brian Johnson, Detroit SC 62.94 (6) 120.48 (5) 183.42
6 Audrey Lu, Dallas FSC / Misha Mitrofanov, Dallas FSC 66.21 (5) 116.21 (6) 182.42
7 Alexa Knierim, DuPage FSC / Christopher Knierim, Broadmoor SC 61.56 (7) 109.86 (7) 171.42
8 Nica Digerness, Broadmoor SC / Danny Neudecker, Seattle SC 58.84 (9) 104.79 (9) 163.63
9 Erika Smith, SC of New York / AJ Reiss, Los Angeles FSC 56.25 (10) 106.27 (9) 162.52
10 Winter Deardorff, Northern Kentucky SC / Max Settlage, Broadmoor SC 53.14 (12) 101.66 (10) 154.80
11 Chelsea Liu, Orange County FSC / Ian Meyh, All Year FSC 59.44 (8) 95.25 (12) 154.69
12 Allison Timlen, Columbia FSC (MD) / Justin Highgate-Brutman, St. Clair Shores FSC 55.27 (11) 97.85 (11) 153.12
13 Olivia Serafini, SC of New York / Mervin Tran, SC of New York 51.32 (13) 86.63 (13) 137.95

Teams are listed in alphabetical order by female partner’s name:
Ashley Cain / Timothy LeDuc age 23 & 28 – SP: “Bella Belle” by The Electric Swing Circus; FS: W.E. film soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski, choreo. by Pasquale Camerlengo; started skating together in 2016 and this is their 3rd Nationals together.
Jessica Calalang / Brian Johnson ages 23 & 23 – SP: “Salsation” by David Shire; FS: Nocturnal Animals film soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski, choreo. by Rohene Ward; this is their first Nationals together.
Winter Deardorff / Max Settlage 18 & 26 – SP: “Berlin” by RY X; FS: “Hotel California” by The Eagles, choreo. by Dalilah Sappenfield and/or Ilona Melnichenko; started skating together in 2017, this is their 2nd Nationals together.
Haven Denney / Brandon Frazier ages 23 & 26 – SP: “Billie Jean” by David Cook; FS: “Two Men in Love” by The Irrepressibles, choreo. by Charlie White; started skating together as youngsters (with breaks) and this is their 6th Nationals in 7 seasons together as seniors after winning the junior title in 2012.
Nica Digerness / Danny Neudecker ages 18 & 22 – SP: “The Rose” by Bette Midler; FS: “Arrival of the Birds” by The Cinematic Orchestra and “Let It Go” by James Bay, choreo. by Ilona Melnichenko; started skating together in 2015, won the Junior title in 2017 and this is their 2nd Nationals in Senior.
Tarah Kayne / Danny O’Shea ages 25 & 27 – SP: “Turning Page” by Sleeping At Last (debuted at NHK Trophy); FS: Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, choreo. by Shae-Lynn Bourne & Shae Zukiwsky; started skating together in 2012; this is their 7th season and 6th Nationals together.
Alexa Knierim / Christopher Knierim ages 27 & 31 – SP: “Castle” by Halsey; FS: “Wicked Games” by James Vincent McMorrow, choreo. by Benoit Richaud; started skating together in 2012 – this is their 7th season and 6th Nationals skating together.
Chelsea Liu / Ian Meyh ages 19 & 18 – SP: “One and Only” by Adele; FS: “Exogenesis Symphony Part III” by Muse, choreo. by Christine Binder; this is their first Nationals together & Russ Scott is with them in the kiss & cry.
Audrey Lu / Misha Mitrofanov ages 16 & 21 – SP: “Masquerade Waltz” by Khachaturian; FS: “El Tango de Roxanne” & “Come What May” from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack, choreo. by Olga Ganicheva or Evgeni Nermirovskii; this is their senior national debut after winning the junior title last year.
Olivia Serafini / Mervin Tran ages 22 & 28 – SP: “Give Me One Reason” by Tracy Chapman, choreo. by Rohene Ward; FS: “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol, choreo. by Julie Marcotte; this is their first Nationals together and Bruno Marcotte is coaching them in Detroit.
Erika Smith / AJ Reiss ages 29 & 27 next month – “Love is a Bitch” by Two Feet, choreo. by John Kerr; FS: “Evermore” and music from the Beauty and the Beast 2017 film soundtrack by Alan Menken, choreo. by Julie Marcotte; this is their 4th Nationals together (highest finish was 6th in their Senior debut in 2016).
Deanna Stellato-Dudek / Nathan Bartholomay ages 35 & 29 – SP: “Somewhere” by Barbra Streisand (debuted at Golden Spin in December); FS: “Run to You” and “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston, choreo. by Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon; this is their 3rd Nationals together.
Allison Timlen / Justin Highgate-Brutman 23 & 24 – SP: “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith; FS: “Experience” by Ludovico Einaudi, choreo. by Massimo Scali; started skating together in 2016, debuted at Nationals last year.

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2019 U.S. Nationals: Novice, Junior & Senior Ice Dance

Posted by unseenskaters on January 23, 2019

CHAMPIONSHIP SENIOR Rhythm Dance (Friday, January 25, 3:52 pm Eastern start time): [Click here to view RD results]
Free Dance: Saturday, Jan. 26 6:15 pm ET start time: [Click here to view FD starting order]
Live streaming/on demand videos are available to NBC Sports Gold figure skating pass subscribers.

Ice-Dance.com’s event coverage (includes event photos & team profiles, Juvenile to Senior): [Click here to view]

JUNIOR final standings: [Click here to view] [Link to FD protocols] [Link to FD recap article in USFS’ FanZone] [Link to SD protocols]
[Link to RD recap article in USFS’ FanZone] (scroll below Junior Men/Ladies FS)

GOLD Caroline Green, Pavilion SC of Cleveland Heights / Gordon Green, Washington FSC 70.82 (1) 101.72 (2) 172.54
SILVER Avonley Nguyen, Washington FSC / Vadym Kolesnik, SC of Novi 65.92 (2) 105.14 (1) 171.06
BRONZE Eliana Gropman, Pavilion SC of Cleveland Heights / Ian Somerville, Washington FSC 62.60 (4) 92.86 (3) 155.46
PEWTER Oona Brown / Gage Brown, both SC of New York 63.34 (3) 90.33 (4) 153.67
5 Molly Cesanek, Washington FSC / Yehor Yehorov, Peninsula SC 58.57 (5) 85.66 (5) 144.23
6 Jocelyn Haines, Buffalo SC / James Koszuta, Glacier Falls FSC 54.67 (7) 81.97 (6) 136.64
7 Ella Ales, Los Angeles FSC / Daniel Tsarik, SC of Novi 56.99 (6) 75.25 (9) 132.24
8 Sophia Elder / Christopher Elder, both Louisville Skating Academy 52.10 (8) 79.84 (7) 131.94
9 Katarina Wolfkostin, Peninsula SC / Howard Zhao, Detroit SC 50.07 (9) 77.56 (8) 127.63
10 Katarina DelCamp, Dallas FSC / Maxwell Gart, All Year FSC 48.22 (11) 73.30 (10) 121.52
11 Alina Efimova, Peninsula SC / Alexander Petrov, Hershey FSC 48.89 (10) 70.84 (11) 119.73
12 Claire Purnell / Lucas Purnell, both Louisville Skating Academy 41.87 (12) 66.23 (12) 108.10
13 Samantha Udell, Broadmoor SC / Garrett Udell, All Year FSC 22.37 (13) 31.59 (13) 53.96

NOVICE final standings (PD #1 Starlight Waltz, PD #2 Paso Doble, Free Dance): [Click here] [Link to FD protocols]

GOLD Elizabeth Tkachenko / Alexei Kiliakov, both Washington FSC 55.23 (after 2 PDs 1) 69.30 (FD 1) 124.53 (Total)
SILVER Jordan Lin / Morgan Sletten, both Washington FSC 55.20 (2) 63.32 (4) 118.52
BRONZE Layla Karnes, All Year FSC / Kirill Aksenov, Skokie Valley SC 49.81 (3) 68.66 (3) 118.47
PEWTER Elliana Peal / Ethan Peal, both Skokie Valley SC 47.56 (4) 69.29 (2) 116.85
5 Claire Cain / Andrei Davydov, both Washington FSC 45.00 (5) 57.70 (7) 102.70
6 Anna Nicklas, Ann Arbor FSC / Max Ryan, All Year FSC 40.27 (7) 58.96 (5) 99.23
7 Kelsey Schaub, IceWorks SC / Anthony Haddad, All Year FSC 39.60 (8) 57.74 (6) 97.34
8 Cordelia Pride, All Year FSC / Benjamin Lawless, Philadelphia SC & HS 42.55 (6) 54.30 (8) 96.85
9 Maria Brown / Marius Driscoll, both Pavilion SC of Cleveland Heights 39.07 (9) 49.16 (9) 88.23
10 Breelie Taylor, Atlanta FSC / Tyler Vollmer, Los Angeles FSC 34.94 (10) 49.02 (10) 83.96
11 Katherine Bronov / Oleksandr Kolosovskyi, both IceWorks SC 33.01 (11) 44.75 (11) 77.76
12 Lauren Miller, Genesee FSC / Alexander Bator, All Year FSC 19.50 (12) 33.94 (12) 53.44

Link to watch the Free Dance on demand via USFS’ Fan Zone platform (free): [Click here]
First team starts skating around the 25-minute mark; last group begins with the Peal siblings’ Greatest Showman program around the 1-hour-30 min. mark; medal ceremony starts around the 2:03 hour mark.
Link to watch the Pattern Dance event (#1 Starlight Waltz, #2 Paso Doble): [Click here]

Link to read quotes from the Novice Dance medalists (scroll past Pairs, Ladies, Men): [Click here]

Postscript: Wheaton Ice Skating Academy’s Elizabeth Tkachenko & Alexei Kiliakov and Jordan Lin & Morgan Sletten have been assigned by U.S. Figure Skating to compete in the Advanced Novice event at Egna Dance Trophy, February 1-3, 2019, in Italy.

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2019 U.S. Nationals: Junior Pairs

Posted by unseenskaters on January 23, 2019

The FS event took place on Thursday Jan. 24 (11:45 am Eastern start time): [Click here to view final standings] [Link to FS protocols] [Link to FS recap article in USFS’ FanZone<]

GOLD Laiken Lockley, DuPage FSC / Keenan Prochnow, DuPage FSC 61.52 (1) 101.83 (1) 163.35
SILVER Kate Finster, Northern Kentucky SC / Balazs Nagy, Broadmoor SC 59.65 (2) 89.83 (2) 149.48
BRONZE Isabelle Martins, Chicago FSC / Ryan Bedard, Northern Ice SC 52.16 (3) 89.81 (3) 141.97
PEWTER Maria Mokhova, Chelsea FSC / Ivan Mokhov, Chelsea FSC 48.47 (4) 88.14 (4) 136.61
5 Grace Knoop, Southwest Florida FSC / Blake Eisenach, Rocky Mountain FSC 47.31 (5) 81.56 (5) 128.87
6 Ainsley Peterson, All Year FSC / Matthew Rounis, Broadmoor SC 44.46 (6) 79.89 (6) 124.35
7 Sarah Rose, Champions Edge SC / Jim Garbutt, Champions Edge SC 44.14 (8) 75.62 (7) 119.76
8 Evelyn Grace Hanns, Broadmoor SC / Kristofer Ogren, Kansas City FSC 44.23 (7) 71.92 (8) 116.15
9 Cora DeWyre, Ice House Skating Academy / Jacob Nussle, Ice House Skating Academy 35.74 (9) 67.87 (9) 103.61

[Click here to view Junior Pairs SP results] [Link to SP protocols] [Link to SP recap article in USFS’ FanZone]
Top 5 (of 9 teams):
1 Laiken Lockley, DuPage FSC / Keenan Prochnow, DuPage FSC 61.52 – sbs 2A, 3twist, throw 3S
2 Kate Finster, Northern Kentucky SC / Balazs Nagy, Broadmoor SC 59.65 – 3twist level 3, sbs 2A, throw 3S
3 Isabelle Martins, Chicago FSC / Ryan Bedard, Northern Ice SC 52.16 – 2twist, sbs 2F, throw 3S
4 Maria Mokhova, Chelsea FSC / Ivan Mokhov, Chelsea FSC 48.47 – 2twist, throw 2S, sbs 2A
5 Grace Knoop, Southwest Florida FSC / Blake Eisenach, Rocky Mountain FSC 47.31 – 2twist level 3, sbs 2A, throw 3S (hand down)

TEAM PROFILES (listed in order of SP results; * = ISU Junior age-eligible in 2019-20 season):

Laiken Lockley & Keenan Prochnow
Ages: 16 & 21; (M/D/Y) 7/21/02 & 12/31/97
Training Town: Geneva, IL
Coach: Rockne Brubaker, Stefania Berton
Choreographer: S. Berton, Massimo Scali
SP: If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys feat. Usher
FS: Music from the Cloud Atlas soundtrack by Tom Tykwer
Scores at 2018 JGPs: 54.94(SP)/85.70(FS)/140.63 (CZE, 6th) & 54.61/84.50/139.11 (AUT, 4th)
Scores at Sectionals: 49.88(SP)/84.46(FS)/134.34 (M1)
Notes: They won the U.S. Junior bronze medal last year, placed 5th in Junior in 2017, and 5th in Novice in 2016.
They competed twice in the Junior Grand Prix series this past fall and are one of the 3 teams that currently have the ISU minimums for 2019 Junior Worlds (USA has 3 spots) in their final year of age eligibility (he ages out).

Kate Finster & Balazs Nagy*
Ages: 15 & 20; 12/14/03 & 11/19/98
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra
Choreographer: Marina Zoueva, Ilona Melnichenko
SP: Harlem Nocturne performed by Fausto Papetti
FS: The Hollywood Wiz from the Cirque du Soleil Paramour soundtrack
Scores at 2018 JGP: 50.29(SP)/78.02(FS)/128.31 (CZE, 9th)
Total Score at Sectionals: 48.17(SP)/83.32(FS)/131.49 (M2)
Notes: They are a first year team and he is new to pairs. They made their debut together on the Junior Grand Prix this past fall and are one of the 3 teams that currently have the ISU minimums for 2019 Junior Worlds (USA has 3 spots).
At the age of 11 she won the 2015 Novice Pairs title with Eric Hartley.

Isabelle Martins & Ryan Bedard*
Ages: 13 next month & 18; 2/7/06 & 1/11/01
Training Town: Geneva, IL
Coach: Rockne Brubaker, Stefania Berton
Choreographer: S. Berton, Massimo Scali
SP: Arms by Christina Perri
FS: Selections from the La La Land soundtrack by Justin Hurwitz (last season’s music)
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 41.13(SP)/83.18(FS)/124.31 (M3)
Notes: They placed 11th in Novice last year, won the U.S. Intermediate bronze in 2017 and Juvenile gold in 2016.

Maria Mokhova & Ivan Mokhov
Ages: 12 & 20 next month; 8/11/06 & 2/22/99
Training Town: Chelsea, MI
Coach/Choreographer: Andrey Mokhov, Oksana Yakusheva (parents)
SP: Temptation Rag by Claude Bolling (tribute to Gordeeva/Grinkov’s SP at 1986 Worlds?)
FS: Don Quixote by Leon Minkus
(Elected not to compete at Sectionals)
Notes: They are the 2018 Novice bronze medalists and the 2017 U.S. Intermediate champs.

Grace Knoop & Blake Eisenach*
Ages: 18 & 18; 7/28/00 & 4/19/00
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim Peterson, Amanda Evora
Choreographer: Jim Peterson
SP: Medley by Muse
FS: Music from The Little Mermaid soundtrack
Scores at Sectionals: 46.19(SP)/71.09(FS)/117.28 (E1)
They are a first year team. He placed 10th in Junior last year with Eliana Secunda, his partner of many years.

Ainsley Peterson & Matthew Rounis
Ages: 16 & 22; 11/29/02 & 5/23/96
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra
Choreographer: Ilona Melnichenko
SP: Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
FS: Music from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack
(Elected not to compete at Sectionals)
Notes: They are a first year team. She was the 2017 Novice silver medalist with Kristofer Ogren and placed 6th in Junior last year with Griffin Schwab. He placed 9th in Junior last year with Meiryla Findley.

Evelyn Grace Hanns & Kristofer Ogren
Ages: 18 & 22; 5/31/00 & 5/8/96
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Larry Ibarra
Choreographer: Ilona Melnichenko
SP: Dream a Little Dream of Me performed by Michael Buble (last season’s music)
FS: La Vie en Rose by Louis Armstrong
Scores at Sectionals: 42.07(SP)/63.00(FS)/105.07 (M4)
They placed 7th in Junior last year in their first season together. He was the 2017 Novice silver medalist with Ainsley Peterson.

Sarah Rose & Jim Garbutt
Ages: 17 & 20; 4/9/01 & 3/22/98
Training Town: Wesley Chapel, FL
Coach: John Zimmerman, Silvia Fontana, Jeremy Barrett
Choreographer: S. Fontana, Guillaume Cizeron
SP: Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
FS: Knocking on Heaven’s Door by RAIGN
Total Score at Sectionals: 40.60(SP)/73.64(FS)/114.24 (E2)
Notes: They are a first year team. She was 7th in Junior last year with Ian Meyh, and with her previous partner, Joseph Goodpaster, Rose won the 2015 Novice silver medal, competed on the JGP, and represented Team USA at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, winning a gold medal in the Mixed Team event.
He won the Novice pewter medalist last year with Ellie McClellan.

Cora DeWyre & Jacob Nussle
Ages: 16 & 23; 12/15/02 & 11/19/95
Training Town: Hartland, MI
Coach: Craig Joeright, Michelle Hunt
Choreographer: Zuzanna Parchem, Matthew Blackmer
SP: Malaguena (electric guitar version from Once Upon a Time in Mexico soundtrack) by Brian Setzer
FS: Medley by Michael Buble
Scores at Sectionals: 23.52(SP)/56.60(FS)/80.12 (M5)
They placed 12th in Junior last year, 8th in Novice in 2017 and 12th in Novice in 2016.

Jade Hom & Franz-Peter Jerosch (Withdrawn before the start of Nationals)*
Ages: 15 & 17; 5/26/03 & 2/6/01
Training Town: Boxborough, MA
Coach: Bobby Martin, Carrie Wall
Choreographer: Massimo Scali, Carrie Wall
SP: “Come What May” from the Moulin Rouge soundtrack
FS: Selections from the Pocahontas soundtrack (last season’s music)
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 43.30(SP)/68.44(FS)/111.74 (E3)
Notes: They won the 2018 U.S. Novice title as a first year team.

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2019 U.S. Nationals: Junior Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2019

Free Skate Wednesday 7:30 pm ET start time: [Click here to view final standings] [Link to FS protocols] [Link to FS recap article in USFS’ FanZone] (first section)

GOLD Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC 68.58 (2) 132.85 (FS 1) 201.43
SILVER Dinh Tran, SC of San Francisco 64.84 (4) 131.19 (2) 196.03
BRONZE Joonsoo Kim, Los Angeles FSC 70.72 (SP 1) 117.23 (4) 187.95
PEWTER Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington 64.33 (5) 117.99 (3) 182.32
5 Lucas Altieri, Pines FSC 60.94 (6) 111.93 (7) 172.87
6 Joseph Kang, University of Delaware FSC 54.42 (11) 116.56 (5) 170.98
7 David Shapiro, Detroit SC 57.30 (7) 109.55 (8) 166.85
8 Max Lake, All Year FSC 52.43 (12) 113.26 (6) 165.69
9 Alex Wellman, Broadmoor SC 55.70 (9) 107.50 (9) 163.20
10 Eric Sjoberg, Los Angeles FSC 55.54 (10) 106.45 (10) 161.99
11 Luke Ferrante, SC of Huntsville 65.08 (3) 96.81 (11) 161.89
12 Chase Finster, Northern Kentucky SC 56.27 (8) 75.98 (12) 132.25

[Click here to view Junior Men SP results] [Link to SP protocols] [Link to SP recap article in USFS’ FanZone] (after Ladies)
Top 6:
1 Joonsoo Kim, Los Angeles FSC 70.72 – 2A, 3Lz+3T, 3F, all level 4 spins & footwork
2 Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC 68.58 – 3A (-0.80 GOE), 3Lo+3Lo< hand, 3F
3 Luke Ferrante, SC of Huntsville 65.08 – 3T+3T, 3F, 2A
4 Dinh Tran, SC of San Francisco 64.84 – 3Lz+3T, 2A (opened up on planned triple), 3F
5 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington 64.33 – 3A (-1.37 GOE), 2Lz no combo, 3F
6 Lucas Altieri, Pines FSC 60.94 – 3Lo+3T, 2A, 3F

COMPETITOR PROFILES (listed youngest to oldest, 2017 or 2018 Nationals placement included where applicable):

Joseph Kang, 15 [N2 in 2017]
Birthdate: Aug. 31, 2003
Coach: Priscilla Hill-Wampler
Choreographer: Sasha Kirsanov, Erica Bateman
SP: Violin Concerto in D Major by Tchaikovsky (Sectional SP jumps: 3A, 3Lz+2T, 3F; 56.28)
FS: Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor by Rachmaninoff
ISU personal best total score 147.32 (2018 JGP CAN)
Sectional scores: 122.35 (FS)/178.63 (E3)
Junior international: 13th at the Junior Grand Prix in LTU (Sept. 2018)

Max Lake, 16 [N2 in 2018]
Birthdate: March 6, 2002
Coach: Jonathan Cassar, Colleen Mickey
Choreographer: J. Cassar
SP: The Messiah Will Come Again by Gary Moore (Sectional SP jumps: 2Lz+3T, 3A, 3F; 64.96)
FS: Concerto no. 4 in E minor by Andre Mathieu
Sectional scores: 104.52 (FS)/169.48 (P3)

Eric Sjoberg, 17 [J4 in 2017, N1 in 2016]
Birthdate: Aug. 22, 2001
Coach: Rafael Arutunian, Vera Arutunian, Nadia Kanaeva
Choreographer: Phillip Mills (SP), Misha Ge
SP: Piano Trio No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 8 by Shostakovich (Sectional SP jumps: 2A, 3Lz+3T, 3F; 62.73)
FS: Spartacus by Khachaturian
Sectional scores: 108.25 (FS)/170.98 (P2)
ISU personal bests from 2 seasons ago: 117.48 (FS)/177.21 (2016 JGP RUS)

Lucas Altieri, 17 [N4 in 2018]
Birthdate: Aug. 15, 2001
Coach: Aaron Gillespie
Choreographer: John Kerr
SP: Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre) by Gotan Project (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz+3T, 2A, 3F; 57.68)
FS: Love is Blindness and The Magic Tree and I Let Myself Go from The Great Gatsby soundtrack
Sectional scores: 104.03 (FS)/161.71 (E4)

Dinh Tran, 17 [J2 in 2018]
Birthdate: June 21, 2001
Coach: Don Corbiell, Igor Samohin, Lisa Kriley
Choreographer: Alex Chang
SP: Let’s Dance (InFiction Remix) by David Bowie (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz+2T, 3A, 3F; 65.37)
FS: Golden Age/Volcano/Run Boy Run by Woodkid
ISU personal best scores: 109.63 (FS)/169.70 (2018 JGP AUT)
Sectional scores: 109.62 (FS)/174.00 (P1)
Junior international: 10th at the Junior Grand Prix in AUT (late August 2018), landed 3Lz+3T in SP.

Chase Finster, 17 [N5 in 2018]
Birthdate: June 26, 2001
Coach: Eddie Shipstad
Choreographer: Phillip Mills, Marina Zoueva
SP: Suit and Tie by Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz+3T, 2A, 2F; 58.81)
FS: Music from The Greatest Showman soundtrack
Sectional scores: 104.47 (FS)/163.28 (M1)

Ryan Dunk, 18 [J4 in 2018]
Birthdate: Oct. 14, 2000
Coach: Peter Johansson, Mark Mitchell
Choreographer: Colin McManus
SP: Illumination by Jennifer Thomas (Sectional SP jumps: 3S, 3Lo+2Lo, 3F; 67.61)
FS: Music from the La La Land soundtrack
ISU personal best scores: 126.85 (FS)/195.30 (2018 JGP ARM)
Sectional scores: 120.45 (FS)/188.06 (E2)
Junior internationals: ISU personal best SP score of 68.45 (3A, 3Lo+3Lo, 3F) at the Junior Grand Prix in ARM, 5th (Oct. 2018), and 7th at JGP SVK (late Aug. 2018).

Luke Ferrante, 18 [J13 in 2018]
Birthdate: Sept. 1, 2000
Coach: Editha Dotson-Bowser
Choreographer: E. Dotson-Bowser, Caryn Kadavy
SP: Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens (Sectional SP jumps: 3T+3T, 3F, 2A; 60.59)
FS: Who Wants to Live Forever by The Tenors
Sectional scores: 91.78 (FS)/152.37 (M4)

Peter Liu, 18 [J9 in 2018, J7 in 2017]
Birthdate: August 26, 2000
Coach: Viktor Pfeifer
Choreographer: Irina Romanova
SP: Please Don’t Make Me Love You from the Dracula, The Musical soundtrack (Sectional SP jumps: 3A, 3T+2T, 3F; 65.13)
FS: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff
ISU personal best total score 158.83 (2018 JGP CAN)
Sectional scores: 125.30 (FS)/190.40 (E1)
Junior international: 12th at the Junior Grand Prix in CAN (Sept. 2018)

Joonsoo Kim, 18 [N4 in 2017]
Birthdate: March 12, 2000
Coach: Namhoon Ryu, Derrick Delmore, Devin Matthews, Ekaterina Gordeeva
Choreographer: Benoit Richaud, Shanetta Folle, E. Gordeeva
SP: Nero by Thomas Bergersen (Sectional SP jumps: 2A, 3Lz+2T, 3F; 51.04)
FS: Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo
Sectional scores: 114.88 (FS)/165.92 (P4)

Alex Wellman, 18 [J6 in 2018]
Birthdate: Jan. 26, 2000
Coach: Damon Allen
Choreographer: D. Allen, Tom Dickson
SP: Waves by Dean Lewis (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz+2Lo, 3F, 2A; 52.18 M)
FS: Divenire by Ludovico Einaudi
Sectional scores: 104.63 (FS)/156.81 (M3)

David Shapiro, 20 (first time qualifying for “big” Nationals)
Birthdate: Nov. 28, 1998
Coach: Viktor Pfeifer, Ronnie Biancosino
Choreographer: Irina Romanova
SP: Creep by Brian Justin Crum (Sectional SP jumps: 3S+2T, 3F, 2A; 53.67)
FS: Music from Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky
Sectional scores: 108.49 (FS)/162.16 (M2)

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2019 U.S. Nationals: Junior Ladies

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2019

Junior Ladies Free Skate – Wednesday 5:30 pm ET start time: [Click here to view final standings] [Link to FS protocols] [Link to FS recap article in USFS’ FanZone] (second section)

GOLD Gabriella Izzo, Mitchell Johansson Method 60.97 (SP 1) 111.45 (2) 172.42
SILVER Audrey Shin, SC of New York 53.03 (6) 112.58 (FS 1) 165.61
BRONZE Emilia Murdock, SC of San Francisco 58.15 (2) 96.33 (4) 154.48
PEWTER Sarah Jung, Columbia FSC (MD) 56.07 (4) 94.81 (5) 150.88
5 Wren Warne-Jacobsen, St. Paul FSC 51.50 (7) 98.63 (3) 150.13
6 Emily Zhang, Richmond FSC 55.46 (5) 91.18 (7) 146.64
7 Noelle Rosa, Salt Lake Figure Skating 51.33 (8) 93.58 (6) 144.91
8 Amie Miyagi, Salt Lake Figure Skating 56.25 (3) 77.33 (10) 133.58
9 Caitlin Ha, Glacier Falls FSC 49.31 (9) 83.37 (8) 132.68
10 Alyssa Rich, Dallas FSC 46.53 (10) 81.49 (9) 128.02
11 Akane Eguchi, Dallas FSC 43.36 (12) 75.20 (11) 118.56
12 Stephanie Ciarochi, Dallas FSC 44.47 (11) 72.06 (12) 116.53

[Click here to view Junior Ladies SP results] [Link to SP protocols] [Link to SP recap article in USFS’ FanZone]
Top 5:
1 Gabriella Izzo, Mitchell Johansson Method 60.97 – 3Lz+3Lo< (new combo attempted in competition!), 3F(-) saved landing, 2A, all level 4 spins & footwork
2 Emilia Murdock, SC of San Francisco 58.15 – 3Lz(e)+2T, 3F, 2A, all level 4 spins & footwork
3 Amie Miyagi, Salt Lake Figure Skating 56.25 – 3Lz+2T, 3F, 2A
4 Sarah Jung, Columbia FSC (MD) 56.07 – 3Lz+2T, 3F, 2A
5 Emily Zhang, Richmond FSC 55.46 – 3S+3Lo<< fall, 3F, 2A

COMPETITOR PROFILES (listed youngest to oldest with last year's Nationals placements included, where applicable):

Audrey Shin, 14 [J9]
Birthdate: March 12, 2004
Coach: Tammy Gambill
Choreographer: Cindy Stuart, Phillip Mills
SP: “Via Con Me” by Swingrowers (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz+3T, 2A, 3F; 56.20 E2)
FS: Music from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack by Nino Rota (includes a small section from the 2013 R&J film soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski)
Sectional scores: 98.55 (FS)/154.75 (E2)
Regional scores: 103.93 (FS)/159.54 (NA1)
Junior international experience: 11th in her Junior Grand Prix debut in LTU (Sept. 2018) with scores of 44.85/89.34/134.19; her international debut was at the Asian Open FS Trophy in Hong Kong (Aug. 2017), 7th place.

Sarah Jung, 15 [N8]
Birthdate: Dec. 30, 2003
Coach: Vincent Restencourt, Alexander Zahradnicek
Choreographer: Derrick Delmore
SP: “Lovers” (from House of Flying Daggers) performed by Jackie Evancho (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz+3T, 3F, 2A; 51.24 E3)
FS: Gypsy Dance by Joaquin Rodrigo
Sectional scores: 97.04 (FS)/148.28 (E4)

Emily Zhang, 15 [J5]
Birthdate: Sept. 7, 2003
Coach: Christian Conte, Priscilla Hill
Choreographer: C. Conte
SP: “Castle in the Sky” by Joe Hisaishi (Sectional SP jumps: 3S+3Lo, 3F, 2A; 49.43 E4)
FS: Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Sectional scores: 102.58 (FS)/152.01 (E3)
Regional scores: 105.77 (FS)/153.04 (SA1)

Amie Miyagi, 15 [N-wd]
Birthdate: Aug. 24, 2003
Coach: Lisa Kriley
Choreographer: Olga Volozhinskaya
SP: “Once Upon a December” performed by Liz Callaway (Sectional SP jumps: 3F, 3S+2T, 2A; 50.49 P3)
FS: Tango (Por Ua Cabeza) from Scent of a Woman performed by violinist Itzhak Perlman
Sectional scores: 85.48 (FS)/135.97 (P3)

Alyssa Rich, 15
Birthdate: July 7, 2003
Coach: Benjamin Shroats, Ann Brumbaugh
Choreographer: A. Brumbaugh, Tom Dickson
SP: “What a Wonderful World” performed by Celine Dion (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz+2T, 3F, 2A; 46.81 M4)
FS: Paint It, Black – versions by Ciara and Ramin Djawadi
Sectional scores: 81.46 (FS)/128.27 (M4)
Regional scores: 90.46 (FS)/137.81 (SW3)

Stephanie Ciarochi, 15
Birthdate: April 8, 2003
Coach: Aleksey Letov, Olga Ganicheva
Choreographer: Evgeni Nemirovskii
SP: “Je t’aime” performed by Lara Fabian (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz+2T, 3F, 2A; 55.71 M2)
FS: Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Sectional scores: 73.87 (FS)/129.58 (M2)
Regional scores: 98.91 (FS)/149.34 (SW1)
Her international debut was at the Asian Open FS Trophy in Hong Kong (Aug. 2017), 6th in the Adv. Novice event.

Wren Warne-Jacobsen, 15
Birthdate: March 30, 2003
Coach: Ann Eidson, Benjamin Miller Reisman, Debbie Warne-Jacobsen
Choreographer: Molly Oberstar, Jamie Isley
SP: “El Paño Moruno (Bulería)” by Carmen Linares (Sectional SP jumps: 2F, 3T+2T, 2A; 42.97 M1 & 52.03 UGL1)
FS: Pas de Deux from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker
Sectional scores: 88.05 (FS)/131.02 (M1)
Regional scores: 100.10 (FS)/152.13 (UGL1)

Noelle Rosa, 15 [N5]
Birthdate: March 20, 2003
Coach: Lisa Kriley, Olivia Pekar
Choreographer: Olga Volozhinskaya
SP: “Unstoppable” by Sia (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz+2T, 2A, 3F; 46.81 P2)
FS: Fly by Celine Dion
Sectional scores: 93.63 (FS)/140.44 (P2)

Caitlin Ha, 16
Birthdate: Nov. 18, 2002
Coach: Jerome Michael, Ivan Dinev
Choreographer: Alex Chang
SP: “Dance for Me Wallis” from the W.E. soundrack by Abel Korzeniowski (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz+2T, 3F, 2A; 51.50 P4)
FS: Fly by Ludovico Einaudi
Sectional scores: 77.36 (FS)/128.86 (P4)
Regional scores: 78.14 (FS)/125.47 (SWP3)

Emilia Murdock, 16
Birthdate: Nov. 17, 2002
Coach: Mark Mitchell, Peter Johansson
Choreographer: M. Mitchell, Jamie Isley
SP: Black and Gold by Brenna Whitaker (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz+2T, 3F, 2A; 61.10 P1 & 61.22 CP1)
FS: Moon River from the Breakfast at Tiffany’s soundtrack (includes a small section from the Sabrina film soundtrack by John Williams)
Sectional scores: 101.29 (FS)/162.39 (P1)
Junior international debut: 2nd (of 38) at Golden Bear in Zagreb CRO (Oct. 2018); her scores were 61.39(SP)/115.48(FS)/176.87 but these are not counted officially by the ISU as personal bests.

Akane Eguchi, 16
Birthdate: Aug. 26, 2002
Coach: Aleksey Letov, Olga Ganicheva
Choreographer: O. Ganicheva, Evgeni Nemirovskii
SP: “Gopher Mambo” by Yma Sumac (Sectional SP jumps: 3F, 3T+2T, 2A; 45.23 M3 & 53.01 SW4)
FS: Bolero by Maurice Ravel
Sectional scores: 83.32 (FS)/128.55 (M3)
Regional scores: 78.06 (FS)/131.07 (SW4)

Gabriella Izzo, 17 [J6]
Birthdate: Aug. 5, 2001
Coach: Mark Mitchell, Peter Johansson
Choreographer: Jamie Isley
SP: Gershwin’s “Summertime” performed by Renee Olstead (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz+2T, 3F. 2A; 60.07 E1)
FS: La vie en rose/T’es beau, tu sais/Non, je ne regrettte rien performed by Patricia Kass
Sectional scores: 115.09 (FS)/175.16 (E1)
Junior international experience: 2nd (of 18) at Asian Open Trophy in Bangkok THA (Aug. 2018) with scores of 60.92/107.11/168.03; 2 Junior Grand Prix competitions this past fall – 6th in CAN (ISU personal best scores of 58.14/101.72/159.86) & 9th in SLO. She placed 4th in her junior international debut at Challenge Cup in The Hague (Feb. 2018).

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2019 U.S. Nationals: Novice Pairs

Posted by unseenskaters on January 22, 2019

[Click here to view Novice Pairs final standings] [Link to FS protocols]
[Link to watch video of the FS event & medal ceremony] (FS starts around 32 mins. in.)

GOLD Isabelle Goldstein, Detroit SC / Keyton Bearinger, Detroit SC 48.35 (2) 85.93 (1) 134.28
SILVER Cate Fleming, SC of Boston /Jedidiah Isbell, SC of Boston 49.48 (1) 81.87 (3) 131.35
BRONZE Anastasiia Smirnova, Yarmouth Ice Club / Danil Siianytsia, All Year FSC 44.92(3) 84.53 (2) 129.45
PEWTER Alexandra Schneiderhahn, St. Louis SC / Timmy Chapman, Central Florida FSC 44.42 (5) 79.13 (5) 123.55
5 Sarah Burden, Broadmoor SC / Jake Pagano, Nashville FSC 44.43 (4) 78.74 (6) 123.17
6 Campbell Young, Broadmoor SC / Mikhail Gumba, Broadmoor SC 44.33 (6) 76.18 (7) 120.51
7 Taylor Nordquist, Southwest Florida FSC / Mark Sadusky, St. Moritz ISC 39.11 (7) 80.78 (4) 119.89
8 Zoe Larson, Champions Edge SC / Nick Hubbart, Champions Edge SC 34.05 (8) 64.88 (8) 98.93
9 Alexandra Fakhroutdinov, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC / Christopher Aaron Singletary, Hudson Valley FSC 30.25 (9) 59.70 (9) 89.95
10 Ariana LoPinto, SC of New York / Joshua Levitt, SC of Northern Virginia 28.29 (10) 44.99 (11) 73.28
11 Anastasia Lestina, Pittsburgh FSC / Benjamin McLemore, Pittsburgh FSC 21.13 (11) 47.66 (10) 68.79

[Click here to view Novice Pairs SP results (Monday)] [Link to SP protocols]

Top 6 in SP:
1 Cate Fleming, SC of Boston / Jedidiah Isbell, SC of Boston 49.48
2 Isabelle Goldstein, Detroit SC / Keyton Bearinger, Detroit SC 48.35
3 Anastasiia Smirnova, Yarmouth Ice Club / Danil Siianytsia, All Year FSC 44.92
4 Sarah Burden, Broadmoor SC / Jake Pagano, Nashville FSC 44.43
5 Alexandra Schneiderhahn, St. Louis SC / Timmy Chapman, Central Florida FSC 44.42
6 Campbell Young, Broadmoor SC / Mikhail Gumba, Broadmoor SC 44.33

TEAM PROFILES (listed in order of final placement):

Isabelle Goldstein & Keyton Bearinger
Ages: 15 & 20; 9/1/03 & 1/20/99
Training Town: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Coach: Zuzanna (Szwed) Parchem, Craig Joeright
Choreographer: Z. Parchem
SP: “You are the Reason” duet by Calum Scott & Leona Lewis
FS: “Toma de Mi” by Jennifer Lopez and “Spanish Flame” by Maxime Rodriguez
Scores at Sectionals: 43.78(SP)/81.53(FS)/125.31 (M1)
They were 8th in Novice in 2018, 7th in Novice in 2017, and the 2016 U.S. Intermediate pewter medalists.

Cate Fleming & Jedidiah Isbell
Ages: 13 & 16-17; 7/27/05 & 1/28/02
Training Town: Boston, MA
Coach: Fred Palascak, Melanie Lambert
Choreographer: M. Lambert
SP: “Singin’ in the Rain” by Gene Kelly
FS: “Now We Are Free” (Gladiator Theme)
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 41.65(SP)/79.00(FS)/120.65 (E1)
Notes: They are the 2018 Intermediate silver medalists, placed 7th in Intermediate in 2017 and were the 2016 U.S. Juvenile bronze medalists.

Anastasiia Smirnova & Danil Siianytsia
Ages: 14 & 18; 4/20/04 & 9/9/00
Training Town: Shakopee, MN
Coach/Choreographer: Trudy Oltmanns
SP: “Hey Big Spender” by Janice Hagan
FS: “My Immortal” by Evanescence
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 38.99(SP)/66.34(FS)/105.33 (E2)
Notes: They are a first year team.

Alexandra Schneiderhahn & Timmy Chapman
Ages: 17 & 18; 10/24/01 & 9/25/00
Training Town: Wesley Chapel, FL
Coach: Silvia Fontana, John Zimmerman, Jeremy Barrett
Choreographer: S. Fontana, J. Zimmerman
SP: “I Found” by Amber Run
FS: Theme from Love Story
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 39.93(SP)/59.47(FS)/99.44 (E3)
Notes: They are a first year team.

Sarah Burden & Jake Pagano
Ages: 15 & 19; 2/24/03 & 9/5/99
Training Town: Colorado Springs, CO
Coach: Stephanie Kuban, Dalilah Sappenfield
Choreographer: Ilona Melnichenko, D. Sappenfield
SP: “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
FS: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Maksim Mrvica, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tolga Kashif
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 37.04(SP)/68.51(FS)/105.55 (M2)
Notes They placed 10th in Novice at 2018 Nationals in their first season together.

Campbell Young & Mikhail Gumba
Ages: 13 & 19; 12/12/05 & 3/21/99
Training Town: Colorado Springs & Fort Collins, CO
Coach: Dalilah Sappenfield, Stephanie Kuban
Choreographer: Ilona Melnichenko
SP: “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
FS: La Strada by Nino Tora, performed by the BBC Orchsstra
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 31.25(SP)/68.05(FS)/99.30 (M3)
Notes: They are a first year team. He competed in Novice Dance at 2018 Nationals.

Taylor Nordquist & Mark Sadusky
Ages: 13 & 20; 10/13/05 & 2/19/98
Training Town: Ellenton, FL
Coach: Jim POeterson, Cindy Caprel, Amanda Evora
Choreographer: J. Peterson
SP: Overture to Candid by Leonard Bernstein
FS: “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 35.40(SP)/64.72(FS)/100.12 (P1)
Notes: They are a first year team. He placed 5th in Junior Men at Pacific Coast Sectionals (Nov. 2018).

Zoe Larson & Nick Hubbart
Ages: 15 & 18; 8/30/03 & 6/12/00
Training Town: Wesley Chapel, FL
Coach/Choreographer: Silvia Fontana, John Zimmerman
SP: Malagueuna by Brian Setzer
FS: Pino Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninoff
Scores & placement at Sectionals: x(SP)/x(FS)/x (Mx)
Notes: They are the 2018 Intermediate champions.

Alexandra Fakhroutdinov & Christopher Aaron Singletary
Ages: 21 & 23; 9/23/97 & 9/2/95
Training Town: Newburgh, NY
Coach: Larisa Selezneva, Oleg Makarov
Choreographer: L. Selezneva
SP: “I Won’t Dance” duet by Tony Bennett & Lady Gag
FS: Warsaw Concerto by Richard Addinsell
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 31.50(SP)/57.97(FS)/89.47 (E4)
Notes: They are a first year team.

Ariana LoPinto & Joshua Levitt
Ages: 15 & 20; 10/22/03 & 11/27/98
Training Town: Mount Laurel, NJ
Coach: Isabelle Brasseur Marvaldi, Rocky Marval
Choreographer: Rohene Ward, Angelina Telegina, Elena Leonova
SP: “Perfect” by Ed Sherran
FS: Music from The Addams Fanily soundtrack
Scores & placement at Sectionals: x(SP)/x(FS)/x (Mx)
Notes: They are a first year team.

Anastasia Lestina & Benjamin McLemore
Ages: 16 & 18; 6/18/02 & 8/8/00
Training Town: Pittsburgh, PA
Coach/Choreographer: Crystal Mekonis
SP: “Sixteen Tons” by Tom Jones
FS: “Send Me On My Way” by Rusted Root
Scores & placement at Sectionals: 20.69(SP)/44.25(FS)/64.94 (E5)
Notes They placed 5th in Intermediate at 2018 Nationals.

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2019 U.S. Nationals: Novice Men

Posted by unseenskaters on January 21, 2019

[Click here to view Novice Men’s final standings] [Link to FS protocols]
[Link to watch video of the FS event & medal ceremony] (FS starts around 13-min. mark; ceremony after the 2-hour mark)

GOLD William Annis, Yarmouth Ice Club 61.27 (1) 106.81 (3) 168.08
SILVER Matthew Nielsen, Strongsville SC 57.83 (4) 109.81 (1) 167.64
BRONZE Ilia Malinin, Washington FSC 59.60 (2) 107.45 (2) 167.05
PEWTER Joseph Klein, Skokie Valley SC 59.10 (3) 95.29 (6) 154.39
5 Liam Kapeikis, Wenatchee FSC 49.09 (8) 102.85 (4) 151.94
6 Eric Prober, Pines FSC 53.37 (5) 98.44 (5) 151.81
7 Henry Privett-Mendoza, FSC of Southern California 51.82 (6) 86.87 (8) 138.69
8 Daniel Tioumentsev, Dallas FSC 50.84 (7) 86.62 (9) 137.46
9 Philip Baker, Colonial FSC 46.62 (9) 84.54 (10) 131.16
10 Daniel Argueta, SC of Houston 39.95 (12) 87.49 (7) 127.44
11 Samuel Mindra, Portland ISC 42.48 (10) 80.81 (11) 123.29
12 Samir Mallya, Los Angeles FSC 42.35 (11) 78.77 (12) 121.12

Click here to view Novice Men SP results
Top 5 (with jump notes):
1 William Annis, Yarmouth Ice Club [MA] 61.27 – 3Lz+2T, 3A (8.0 base value+GOE+3 point bonus = 12.37 points), 2A
2 Ilia Malinin, Washington FSC [VA] 59.60 – 3Lz, 3T+3T, 2A
3 Joseph Klein, Skokie Valley SC [IL] 59.10 – 3T+2T, 3S, 2A; all level 4s & highest PCS
4 Matthew Nielsen, Strongsville SC [OH] 57.83 – 3T+3T, 3S, 2A foot down
5 Eric Prober, Pines FSC [FL] 53.37 – 3A< fall, 3F(edge warning !)+2T, 2A
[Link to SP protocols]
WATCH the event video via USFS’ Fan Zone: [click here] (event begins around the 52-minute mark)

SHORT PROGRAM RECAP ARTICLE (Novice Men is the first section): [click here]

COMPETITORS (listed youngest to oldest; 2018 or earlier Nationals placement included)

William Annis, 14 [Int4]
Birthdate: Jan. 13, 2005
Coach & Choreographer: Debra Minahan
SP: Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3Lz, 3A+2T, 2A; 50.84 & 3Lz, 2A, 3Lo+2T; 52.89 at NE Regional)
FS: Theme to Jaws by John Williams (Regional scores: 114.96 FS/167.85 Total; Sectional scores: 102.88/153.72 E3; jumps: 3A, 3S+1Eu+2F, 3Lz+2T, 3Lo, 2A, 3Lz+2T, 3S)
Note: Annis placed 5th in Juvenile Dance at Eastern Sectionals in November 2018.

Ilia Malinin, 14 [Int1 in 2017]
Birthdate: Dec. 2, 2004
Coaches: Tatyana Malinina, Roman Skornyakov (his parents)
Choreographer: Tatyana Malinina
SP: Bring Him Home performed by Josh Groban (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz, 3T+3T, 2A; 56.51)
FS: House of Flying Daggers soundtrack by Shigeru Umebayashi (Regional scores: 100.78/140.17; Sectional scores: 111.41/167.92 E1; jumps: 3Lz+3T, 3F, 2A+3T, 3Lo, 3Lz+2T+2Lo, 3S, 2A)
Novice internationals: 1st of 6 at Asian Open Trophy in Bangkok (Aug. 2018); 2nd of 5 at Golden Bear in Zagreb (Oct. 2018)

Joseph Klein, 14 [Int6]
Birthdate: Sept. 30, 2004
Coach: Agata Czyzewski
Choreographer: Cordero Zuckerman
SP: Dream On by Blacktop Mojo (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3S+2T, 3Lo, 2A; 50.46)
FS: Requiem for a Tower by Clint Mansell (Regional scores: 99.52/144.08; Sectional scores: 104.29/154.75 M3; jumps: 2A+3T, 3Lo, 2A, 2Lz+2T, 3S+2T+2Lo, 2Lz, 3S)

Liam Kapeikis, 15 [Int3]
Birthdate: June 28, 2004
Coach: Paul and Louise Kapeikis
Choreographer: Louise Kapeikis
SP: Go The Distance by BYU Vocal Point (Sectional SP jumps: 2A, 3Lo+2T, 3F; 51.98)
FS: Music from Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story by Randy Edelman (Regional scores: 91.90/135.14; Sectional scores: 106.09/158.07 P1; jumps: 2A, 3Lo, 3T, 3F+2T, 2A+2T, 3F, 3T+1Eu+2F)

Samuel Mindra, 15 [Juv2 in 2016]
Birthdate: June 13, 2003
Coach: Kehaunani (Mari) Malama, Kananililiakapela (Nani) Tanaka
Choreographer: Kehaunani Malama
SP: 007 (James Bond Theme) by Fanfare Ciocarlia (Sectional SP jumps: 2A, 2Lz+2T, 2F; 43.32; 43.92 at NWP Regional)
FS: Sing, Sing, Sing by Louis Prima (Regional scores: 90.62/134.54; Sectional scores: 83.53/126.85 P3; jumps: 2A, 2Lz, 2Lo, 2F, 2A+2Lo, 2F+2T, 2Lz+2T)

Matthew Nielsen, 15 [Int2]
Birthdate: May 8, 2003
Coaches: Christian Martin, Jacqueline Redensheck-Henry
Choreographer: Jacqueline Redensheck-Henry
SP: El Rango de Roxanne performed by Ewan McGregor and Jose Feliciano (Sectional SP jumps: 3T+3T, 3S, 2A; 59.96)
FS: Who Wants to Live Forever by The Tenors (Sectional scores: 109.26/169.22 M1; jumps: 3Lz, 2A+3T, 3Lo, 3S+2T+2Lo, 3S, 3T, 2A+2T)
Junior international: 5th of 14 at Golden Bear in Zagreb (Oct. 2018)

Philip Baker, 16 [Int3 in 2017]
Birthdate: Dec. 13, 2002
Coaches: Konstantin Kostin, Genevieve Coulombe
Choreographer: Adam Blake
SP: Diva performed by Frankie Moreno (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3T+3T, 3Lz, 2A; 50.48)
FS: Dream On/I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing medley by Aerosmnith (Regional scores: 102.43/152.77; Sectional scores: 97.94/148.42 E4; jumps: 3T+3T, 3Lz, 2A+1Eu+3S, 3Lo, 3S, 2F+2T, 2A)

Eric Prober, 16 [N12]
Birthdate: Dec. 11, 2002
Coaches: John Kerr, Aaron Gillespie
Choreographer: John Kerr
SP: Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran (Sectional SP jumps: 3A base value 8+3 bonus points=13.20 pts received, 3F+2T, 2A; 61.17)
FS: Honky Tonk Women/Angie/Sarisfaction by The Rolling Stones (Regional scores: 114.39/169.50; Sectional scores: 103.45/164.62 E2; jumps: 3Lo+2T, 3A, 3F+2T, 2A+1Eu+3S, 3Lo, 3T, 2A)

Samir Mallya, 16 [Int8]
Birthdate: Oct. 30, 2002
Coach: Ivan Dinev
Choreographers: Ivan Dinev, Derrick Delmore
SP: Autumn Leaves by Ed Sheeran (Sectional SP planned jumps: 2F, 2A, 2Lz+2Lo; 41.86; 42.97 at SWP Regional)
FS: Titanium by Sam Tsui (Regional scores: 82.68/125.65; Sectional scores: 81.58/123.44 P4; jumps: 2A+2T, 2S, 2A, 2F, 2F+2T+2Lo, 2Lz+2Lo, 2Lz)

Henry Privett-Mendoza, 16 [N9]
Birthdate: Aug. 13, 2002
Coaches: Robert Taylor, Rudy Galindo
Choreographer: Rudy Galindo
SP: Debussy’s Clair de Lune & Shout and Feel it by Count Basie (Sectional SP jumps: 3Lz+2T, 3Lo, 2A; 52.15; 53.43 at SWP Regional)
FS: Vltava (The Moldau) by Bedrich Smetana (Regional scores: 90.61/144.04; Sectional scores: 78.39/130.54 P2; jumps: 3Lz, 3F, 3Lo+2T, 2A+1Eu+2S, 3Lo, 3Lz+2T, 2A)

Daniel Tioumentsev, 16 [Int7]
Birthdate: March 14, 2002
Coaches & Choreographers: Tom Zakrajsek, Anna Tarassova
SP: Who Wants To Live Forever by The Tenors feat. Lindsey Stirling (Sectional SP jumps: 3T+2T, 3S, 2A; 49.78)
FS: D’Artagnan by Maxime Rodriguez (Regional scores: 86.72/136.22; Sectional scores: 98.96/148.74 M4; jumps: 3T+2T+2Lo, 3S+2T, 3S, 2A, 2Lz, 3T, 2A+2Lo)
Note: He is the 2019 U.S. Intermediate Pairs silver medalist (with Natasha Mishkutionok)

Daniel Argueta, 18 [N10, Int4 in 2017]
Birthdate: April 18, 2000
Coachss: Val Prudsky, Elena Prudsky
Choreographer: Elena Prudsky
SP: Tanguera by Mariano Mores (Sectional SP jumps: 3F, 3T+3T, 2A; 55.45)
FS: Medley by Thomas Bergersen (Regional scores: 90.09/132.65; Sectional scores: 104.57/160.02 M2; jumps: 2A+3T, 3Lz, 3F, 2A+1Eu+3S, 3Lo, 3R+2T, 3S)

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2019 U.S. Nationals: Novice Ladies

Posted by unseenskaters on January 21, 2019

Novice Ladies final standings [Click here to view final standings]

GOLD – Calista Choi, Skokie Valley SC 56.84 (1) 103.31 (1) 160.15
SILVER – Aubrey Ignacio, All Year FSC 52.15 (4) 97.18 (2) 149.33
BRONZE – Isabelle Inthisone, DuPage FSC 52.21 (3) 95.95 (3) 148.16
PEWTER – Laura Jacobson, SC of New York 48.92 (6) 90.60 (4) 139.52
5 Indi Cha, Mitchell Johansson Method 48.26 (8) 90.36 (5) 138.62
6 Allison Zheng, Highland SC 48.42 (7) 85.39 (6) 133.81
7 Alena Budko, Winterhawks FSC 53.12 (2) 77.43 (10) 130.55
8 Arianna Concepcion, Colonial FSC 47.68 (9) 81.53 (7) 129.21
9 Emily Zhang, SC of New York 49.76 (5) 77.65 (9) 127.41
10 Kate Wang, SC of San Francisco 47.25 (10) 76.89 (11) 124.14
11 Alyssa Chan, Dallas FSC 42.47 (11) 76.50 (12) 118.97
12 Abby Slovin, DuPage FSC 39.72 (12) 77.83 (8) 117.55
[Link to FS protocols]

Click here to view Novice Ladies SP results
Top 4 (with jump notes):
1 Calista Choi, Skokie Valley SC [IL] 56.84 – 3Lz+2T, 3Lo, 2A
2 Alena Budko, Winterhawks FSC [OR] 53.12 – 3Lz(3turn)+2T, 3Lo (landed on toe), 2A
3 Isabelle Inthisone, DuPage FSC [IL] 52.21 – 3F+2T, 3Lo, 2A
4 Aubrey Ignacio, All Year FSC [CA] 52.15 – 3Lz, 3T+2T, 2A (landed on toe, turn out)
[Link to SP protocols]
WATCH the event video via USFS’ Fan Zone: [click here]

SHORT PROGRAM RECAP ARTICLE (Novice Ladies is the second section): [click here]

COMPETITORS (listed youngest to oldest with last year’s Nationals results included, where applicable):

Alena Budko, 13 [Int4]
Birthdate: Jan. 12, 2006
Coaches: Sofia Inthalaksa, Ikaika Young
Choreographer: Sofia Inthalaksa
SP: Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3Lz, 3Lo+2Lo, 2A; 45.02)
FS: Send in the Clowns by Faultline ft. Lisa Hannigan (Regional scores: 84.87/122.35; Sectional scores: 85.45/130.47; jumps: 3Lz+2T, 2A+1Eu+3S, 3Lo, 2A, 3Lz, 3Lo+2Lo)
Novice international (Oct. 2018): 1st of 31 at Golden Bear in Zagreb CRO

Kate Wang, 13 [Int5]
Birthdate: March 31, 2005
Coaches: Jeff Crandell, Alexandra De Groot
Choreographers: Stephanee Grosscup, Jeff Crandell, Kate Wang
SP: Summer Scene from The Seasons by Glazunov (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3Lz+3T, 3F, 2A; 55.15 at CP Regional)
FS: Intro by The xx (band) (Regional scores: 81.12/136.27 Total; Sectional scores: 79.03/126.55 P3; jumps: 3Lz+2T, 3S+1Eu+3S, 3F, 3T+2T, 3Lz, 2A)
Novice international (Oct. 2018): 3rd of 31 at Golden Bear in Zagreb CRO

Emily Zhang, 13 [Int9]
Birthdate: Jan. 31, 2005
Coach: Craig Maurizi
Choreographers: Rohene Ward, Nina Petrenko
SP: Beautiful by Christina Aguilera (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3T+2T, 3S, 2A; 46.16 at NA Regional)
FS: Two Guitars (Stanley Black, conductor/arranger)(Regional scores: 86.54 FS/132.70 Total; Sectional scores: 77.81/120.18 E4; jumps: 3T+2T, 3S+2T, 3S, 2A, 3T, 2F+1Eu+2S)

Calista Choi, 14 [N4]
Birthdate: Aug. 30, 2004
Coaches: Denise Myers, Sandi Delfs, Jeremy Allen
Choreographers: Scott Brown, Benoit Richaud
SP: Danza Mora Vocal (belly dancing music) by Dr. Samy Farag (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3Lz+2T, 3Lo, 2A; 51.37)
FS: Ladies in Lavender by Nigel Hess w/ violinist Joshua Bell (Regional scores: 88.97/123.79; Sectional scores: 100.13/151.50 M1; jumps: 2A, 3Lz, 3Lo+2T, 3Lo, 3T+1Eu+2F, 3S+2T)

Alyssa Chan, 14 [Int2]
Birthdate: July 3, 2004
Coaches: Olga Ganicheva, Aleksey Letov
Choreographer: Olga Ganicheva
SP: Caruso performed by Lara Fabian (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3T+2T, 3S, 2A; 48.52)
FS: Black Swan Collection by Clint Mansell (Regional scores: 78.08/125.13; Sectional scores: 81.33/129.85 M3; jumps: 3T+2T, 2A, 2A+1Eu+2F, 3S+2T, 3S, 2Lz)

Abby Slovin, 14
Birthdate: July 3, 2004
Coach: Dana Hulit
SP: Only Hope by Mandy Moore (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3S, 3T+2T, 2A; 46.90)
FS: Prelude to the Dance & Firedance by David Lanz (Regional scores: 73.93/113.41; Sectional scores: 81.17/128.07 M4; jumps: 2A, 2F+2Lo, 3T+2T, 3S+2T, 3S, 3T)

Allison Zheng, 14
Birthdate: June 2, 2004
Coach: Laura Lipetsky
SP: God Help the Outcasts performed by Heidi Mollenhauer (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3S+2T, 3T, 2A; 42.31)
FS: Castle in the Sky by Joe Hisaishi (Regional scores: 88.09/130.35; Sectional scores: 83.64/125.95 P4; jumps: 3S+1Eu+2F, 3T+2T, 3T, 2A+2T, 3S, 2A)

Isabelle Inthisone, 14 [Int-WD]
Birthdate: May 29, 2004
Coaches: Denise Myers, Sandi Delfs
Choreographer: Shanetta Folle, Benoit Richaud
SP: Not About Angels by Birdy (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3T+2T, 3Lo, 2A; 50.59)
FS: I Dreamed A Dream performed by Susan Boyle (Regional scores: 95.50/142.39; Sectional scores: 89.37/139.96 M2; jumps: 3F+2T, 3Lo+2T, 2A+1Eu+3S, 3T, 3Lo, 3S)
Notes: Her parents emigrated to the U.S. from Laos in the late 1970s.

Indi Cha, 15 [Int1]
Birthdate: Nov. 16, 2003
Coach: Peter Johansson
Choreographer: Mark Mitchell
SP: Stay by Cyndi Lauper (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3Lz, 3F+2T, 2A; 54.82 at NE Regional)
FS: Never Enough from The Greatest Showman (Regional scores: 81.25/136.07; Sectional scores: 84.19/128.20 E3; jumps: 3Lz+2T, 3F+1Eu+2S, 3Lo, 2A, 3T, 2A+2T)
Novice international (Aug. 2018): 5th of 21 at Asian Open Trophy in Bangkok THA

Aubrey Ignacio, 15
Birthdate: Sept. 25, 2003
Coaches: Amy Evidente, Wendy Olson
Choreographers: Jamie Isley, Cindy Stuart
SP: Kiss the Rain by Yiruma (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3Lz, 3T+2T, 2A; 52.15)
FS: Music from On Your Feet by Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine (Regional scores: 77.88/128.49; Sectional scores: 95.66/147.81 P1; jumps: 3Lz, 3Lz+2T, 3T+2T, 3S, 3T, 2A+1Eu+2S)

Arianna Concepcion, 15 [Int3]
Birthdate: Sept. 14, 2003
Coaches: Konstantin Kostin, Genevieve Coulombe
Choreographers: Dmitri Kazarlyga, Sheryl Franks
SP: California Dreamin’ by Sia (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3T+2T, 3S, 2A; 51.68 at NE Regional)
FS: The Greatest Showman Medley for Violin by Lindsey Stirling (Regional scores: 89.79/141.47; Sectional scores: 80.63/130.57 E2; jumps: 3T+2T, 3T, 3S+2T, 2A+2A seq., 2F, 3S)

Laura Jacobson, 15
Birthdate: July 7, 2003
Coaches: Damon Allen, Cindy Sullivan
Choreographers: Nina Petrenko (SP), Scott Brown (FS)
SP: Nuevo Tango by Astor Piazzolla (Sectional SP planned jumps: 3S+2T, 3T, 2A; 50.00)
FS: Yellow by Coldplay, cover by Kina Grannis (Regional scores: 70.08/118.25; Sectional scores: 91.10/141.10 E1; jumps: 3S+2T, 3T+2T, 3S, 3T, 2A+1Eu+2F, 2A)

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