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2011-2012 US National Championships

The 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships will take place January 22-29, 2012, in San Jose, California.

LATE WITHDRAWALS: Samantha Cesario in Senior Ladies, replaced by Aimee Buchanan; Christine Mozer/Danny O’Shea in Jr Pairs (no replacement).

Official Starting Orders / Live Results / Detailed Protocols

IceNetwork’s event page (news/photo/video links)

SKATING magazine’s Nationals blog/daily coverage

Golden Skate’s event articles

San Jose Mercury News’ coverage of Nationals

Ice Skating International Online’s event coverage

Follow Doug Mattis’ witty & informative tweets from San Jose!

Official San Jose Event Site

Detailed Practice/Competition Schedule version 13.0 as of 1/18/12 (PDF)

Novice/Junior/Senior Practice Groups version 13.0 as of 1/18/12 (PDF)

PRE-COMPETITION LOCAL ARTICLES with focus on the “UNSEENS” (more to be added as they appear online):

SENIOR LEVEL

Minnesota article on the new pair team of Rita Fehr, 15, and Peter Biver, 35

Golden Skate article on Vanessa Lam, 16, who placed 7th in her Senior debut at 2011 Nationals & 5th at this year’s JGP Final

This Virginia article (general preview) includes quotes by ice dancers Meredith Zuber/Kyle Herring & Ginna Hoptman/Pavel Filchenkov

Wisconsin article on pair skater Rita Fehr

Ice Musings blog interview with Haley Dunne, 18, who placed 8th in Junior at 2011 Nationals

Ice Musings blog interview with Nina Jiang, 14, who placed 9th in Junior at 2011 Nationals

Ice Musings blog interview with Grant Hochstein, 21

Cincinnati article on Christina Gao, 17

Houston article on Nina Jiang, 14

JUNIOR LEVEL

Unseen Skaters Online’s Sept. 2011 interview with Timothy Dolensky, who composed his own short program music

November 2011 Inside Edge blog about Timothy Koleto, an aspiring novelist

Pennsylvania article on the pair team of Audrey Goldberg/Joseph Dolkiewicz who won Novice bronze last year

Calif. Patch.org articles on the pair team of Craig Norris and AnnaMarie Pearce

San Jose Mercury News article on AnnaMarie Pearce/Craig Norris and Contra Costa Times article on AnnaMarie Pearce

Maryland article on and Washington (Kids) Post interview with the 2011 Novice ice dance champion sibling team of Michael & Rachael Parsons who are competing at the Youth Olympic Games in Austria (they finished 4th)

Utah article on Camille Davis, 17, who is making her Nationals debut

Ice Musings blog interview with JGP competitor Harrison Choate, 18

Ice Musings blog interview with JGP pair skater Joshua Santillan, 19

Ice Musings blog interview with Barbie Long, 15, who won Novice silver last year

East Aurora, NY article on Kaitlin Hawayek, 15, JGP ice dancer (with Michael Bramante)

Ohio article on Troy Tomasello, 17 (and his fraternal twin brother who is a champion wrestler) and another local article on Troy Tomasello by himself

Cincinnati article on Ryan Hartley, 18 (scroll down)

Houston article on the pair team of Brianna de la Mora, 13, and Taylor Wilson, 20

NOVICE LEVEL

San Francisco Bay Area article on 2011 Intermediate champ Karen Chen, age 12

Illinois article on Kyle Shropshire (now archived)

Texas article on Amber Glenn, age 12 (youngest in the Novice Ladies field at Nationals)

Ohio article on dance teams Holly Moore/Daniel Klaber & Hannah Rosinski/Jacob Jaffe

New Hampshire article on the pair skater James Morgan (5th in Novice with Alexandria Shaughnessy last year)

NY Patch.org article on the new pair team of Lianna Thomas/Gene Fu

Washington (Kids) Post mention/photo of Oleksiy Melynk, 14

Year-old Virginia article on Madison Vinci, now 15, and Brianna Laxson, now 12, before Intermediate Nationals last season

Texas article on Dallas area coaches Olga Ganicheva and Aleksey Letov
(Article correction note: Amber Glenn is coached by Ann Lewis Brumbaugh)

Michigan article on Jared Weiss, ice dancer (with Stacey Siddon)

Maine article on Morgan Sewall, 14

Ice Musings blog interview with Brianna Laxson, 12

Ice Musings blog interview with Madison Vinci, 15

West Virginia article on the pair team of Alexis Donahoe, 17 & J.D. Rappold, 23

Calif. Patch.org article on/photos of Kevin Shum, 14

Virginia Patch.org article on Oleksiy Melnyk, 14

Calif. Patch.org article on/photos of Wilbur Ji, 16

LIST OF BYES TO NATIONALS

SENIOR MEN (8 byes): Richard Dornbush, Ross Miner, Jeremy Abbott, Adam Rippon (placed 2-5 at 2011 US Nationals); Armin Mahbanoozadeh, Brandon Mroz (both NHK Trophy); Joshua Farris, Jason Brown (both qualified for JGP Final).

SENIOR LADIES (7): Alissa Czisny, Rachael Flatt, Mirai Nagasu, Agnes Zawadzki, Christina Gao (top 5 at 2011 Nationals); Ashley Wagner (NHK Trophy); Vanessa Lam (JGP Final).

SENIOR PAIRS (9): Amanda Evora/Mark Ladwig, Mary Beth Marley/Rockne Brubaker, Marissa Castelli/Simon Shnapir (placed 2, 4 & 5 at 2011 Nationals); Caydee Denney/John Coughlin (NHK Trophy); Ashley Cain/Joshua Reagan (Cup of Russia); Tiffany Vise/John Baldwin, Andrea Poapst/Christopher Knierim, Cassie Andrews/Timothy LeDuc, Rita Fehr/Peter Biver (all elected not to compete due to 4 or fewer teams at their respective Sectionals).

SENIOR DANCE (4): Meryl Davis/Charlie White, Maia Shibutani/Alex Shibutani, Lynn Kriengkrairut/Logan Giulietti-Schmitt (placed 1, 2 & 5 at 2011 Nationals); Madison Chock/Evan Bates (France GP)

JUNIOR LADIES (1): Ashley Cain (Cup of Russia pairs)

JUNIOR PAIRS (3): Brittney Simpson/Matthew Blackmer, Jessica Calalang/Zack Sidhu (both JGP Final); Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier (elected not to compete due to 4 or fewer teams at their Sectional)

JUNIOR DANCE (1): Alexandra Aldridge/Daniel Eaton (JGP Final)

2012 U.S. NATIONALS QUALIFIERS FROM SECTIONALS

SENIOR MEN
Easterns 1-3 & 5: Stephen Carriere 203.02, Wesley Campbell 187.84, Alexander Aiken 179.04, Daniel Raad 135.98
Mids 1-4: Max Aaron 221.21, Grant Hochstein 190.58, Alexander Johnson 183.01, William Brewster 168.40
Pacifics 1-4: Douglas Razzano 202.82, Jonathan Cassar 202.13, Keegan Messing 200.76, Scott Dyer 186.01
[NOTE: Easterns 4th place finisher Alex Zahradnicek (167.96) has withdrawn due to injury; Daniel Raad (5th place) has replaced him.]

SENIOR LADIES
Easterns 1, 3-5: Yasmin Siraj 158.60, [Samantha Cesario (E2) 145.87-WD as of 1/22/12], Joelle Forte 145.14, Haley Dunne 143.05, Aimee Buchanan 111.78 (E5) added as alternate
Mids 1-4: Nina Jiang 154.44, McKinzie Daniels 152.34, Kiri Baga 143.14, Morgan Bell 135.00
Pacifics 1-4: Leah Keiser 172.22, Caroline Zhang 160.20, Angela Wang 155.32, Sophia Adams 128.49

SENIOR PAIRS
Easterns 1-4: Gretchen Donlan/Andrew Speroff 152.73, Felicia Zhang/Nathan Bartholomay 131.08, Kloe Chanel Bautista/Tyler Harris 124.67, Alexa Scimeca/Ivan Dimitrov 110.80
No pairs competed at Mids or Pacifics.

SENIOR DANCE
Easterns 1-4: Isabella Cannuscio/Ian Lorello 129.80, Anastasia Cannuscio/Colin McManus 126.92, Ginna Hoptman/Pavel Filchenkov 114.50, Meredith Zuber/Kyle Herring 100.23
Mids 1 & 3: Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue 140.96, Carina Glastris/Kevin Allison 85.54
Pacifics 1-4: Emily Samuelson/Todd Gilles 136.86, Anastasia Olson/Jordan Cowan 132.67, Charlotte Lichtman/Dean Copely 122.10, Brittany Schmucker/Adam Munday 110.70
[NOTE: Shannon Wingle/Timothy McKernan (2nd at Mids, 111.43) have ended their 3+ year partnership and withdrawn (they are no longer listed in the updated version of Practice Group B). There is no replacement because only 3 Senior teams competed at Mids.]

JUNIOR LADIES

Gracie Gold 60.18 112.51 172.69 JGP1 59.18 115.72 174.90 M1
Barbie Long 47.23 99.43 146.67 UGL1 47.43 104.49 151.92 M2
Mariah Bell 52.16 82.29 134.45 SW1 48.72 102.21 150.93 M3
Hannah Miller 52.78 93.96 146.74 JGP3 43.16 105.27 148.43 M4
Katarina Kulgeyko 46.93 92.57 139.50 JGP5
Kulgeyko, cont. 41.36 76.08 117.44 SWP1 50.80 82.27 133.07 P1
Gwendolyn Prescott 44.59 78.87 123.46 CP1 45.61 82.59 128.20 P2
Allison Timlen 37.88 81.27 119.15 SA2 43.54 82.29 125.83 E2
Jessica Hu 49.23 88.14 137.37 SA1 44.33 81.26 125.59 E3
Ashley Cain 49.14 83.81 132.95 JGP6 44.99 80.17 125.16 JGP5
Polina Edmunds 38.56 81.61 120.17 CP2 40.92 82.63 123.55 P3
Jenelle Herman 45.12 84.33 129.45 NE1 40.10 81.99 122.09 E4
Camille Davis 42.34 69.17 111.51 CP3 43.18 71.31 114.49 P4
Haley Mulera (WD as of 1/18) 41.83 76.18 118.01 SA3 38.46 72.25 110.71 E6

[NOTE: Easterns Junior champion Nicole Rajic (134.72) has withdrawn, now representing Slovakia; Jordan Bauth (J5) will represent USA at the Youth Olympic Games in Austria; Haley Mulera (J6) replaced Rajic but then withdrew as of 1/18/12.]

JUNIOR MEN

Harrison Choate 52.53 113.85 166.38 JGP6 59.42 123.84 183.26 E1
Nathan Chen CP 58.44 119.20 177.64 P1
Timothy Dolensky 56.52 120.25 176.77 JGP3 54.35 113.79 168.14 JGP4
Dolensky, cont. SA 57.30 118.52 175.82 E2
Philip Warren 54.55 111.87 166.42 JGP6 58.97 105.16 164.13 JGP6
Warren, cont. 58.96 76.08 164.84 SWP1 59.07 113.89 172.96 P2
Timothy Koleto SW 57.43 111.47 168.90 M1
Troy Tomasello 48.98 97.56 146.54 EGL1 55.47 107.28 162.75 M2
Lukas Kaugars 49.18 107.93 157.11 SW1 55.07 106.44 161.51 M3
Emmanuel Savary 42.77 93.56 136.33 JGP14
Savary, cont. 48.15 95.93 144.08 NA1 52.16 103.78 155.94 E3
Ryan Hartley 46.08 93.76 139.84 EGL2 48.28 106.71 154.99 M4
David Wang 55.12 106.73 161.85 JGP5
Wang, cont. 50.79 82.16 132.95 SWP2 52.72 89.13 141.85 P3
Jay Yostanto 58.80 105.47 164.27 JGP5 51.51 90.12 141.63 P4
Andrew Nagode 43.78 89.99 133.77 SA1 43.76 90.78 134.54 E4

JUNIOR PAIRS
Easterns 1-4: [Christine Mozer/Daniel O’Shea 126.48-WD as of 1/22/12; no replacement], Kylie Duarte/Colin Grafton 123.76, Audrey Goldberg/Joseph Dolkiewicz 111.02, Cali Fujimoto/Nicholas Barsi-Rhyne 110.80
Mids 1-3: Madeline Aaron/Max Settlage 127.71, Olivia Oltmanns/Joshua Santillan 119.12, Brianna de la Mora/Taylor Wilson 106.95
Pacifics 1-2: Jessica Pfund/AJ Reiss 113.46, AnnaMarie Pearce/Craig Norris 107.84

JUNIOR DANCE
Easterns 1-4: Lauri Bonacorsi/Travis Mager 123.66, Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons 113.39, Lorraine McNamara/Quinn Carpenter 110.82, Danielle Gamelin/Alexander Gamelin 103.01
Mids 1-4: Amanda Bertsch/Sam Kaplun 114.47, Kaitlin Hawayek/Michael Bramante 113.23, Jessica Mancini/Tyler Brooks 100.70, Jenna Dzierzanowski/Vinny Dispenza 82.70
Pacifics 1-4: Elliana Pogrebinsky/Ross Gudis 115.13, Madeline Heritage/Nathaniel Fast 114.57, Roxette Howe/Mark Jahnke 104.75, Cassandra Jeandell/Damian Dodge 87.26

NOVICE LADIES

Karen Chen 42.18 93.69 135.87 CP1 47.05 90.04 137.09 P1
Avery Kurtz 40.28 69.75 110.03 SW3 41.83 85.37 127.20 M1
Amber Glenn 40.07 83.42 123.49 SW1 40.85 77.56 118.41 M2
Dyllan McIntee 35.39 59.60 94.99 SWP4 37.53 78.03 115.56 P2
Amanda Gelb 37.40 60.73 98.13 SWP1 36.66 75.73 112.39 P3
Madison Vinci 40.15 74.78 114.93 SA2 41.20 70.29 111.49 E1
Brianna Laxson 39.30 79.93 119.23 SA1 39.66 70.75 110.41 E2
Selena Zhao 40.02 79.38 119.40 NWP1 38.20 67.52 105.73 P4
Bradie Tennell 34.05 66.40 100.45 UGL3 33.61 71.84 105.45 M3
Madison DeLuca 36.09 65.29 101.38 EGL1 37.15 66.66 103.81 M4
Olivia Serafini 37.78 59.06 96.84 NA1 37.26 66.04 103.30 E3
Morgan Sewall 37.38 67.59 104.97 NE1 34.97 65.53 98.50 E4


NOVICE MEN

Vincent Zhou 48.96 102.95 151.91 CP1 53.35 109.72 163.07 P1
Kevin Shum 46.73 83.43 130.16 CP2 39.02 93.12 132.14 P2
Spencer Howe 37.21 77.18 114.39 SWP1 46.05 85.71 131.76 P3
Tony Lu 34.49 88.71 123.20 SA1 43.65 86.91 130.56 E1
Jimmy Ma 43.65 61.27 104.92 NA2 48.46 81.04 129.50 E2
James Schetelich 45.82 65.05 110.87 NA1 47.74 81.67 129.41 E3
Oleksiy Melnyk 40.99 70.12 111.11 SA2 42.30 78.40 120.70 E4
Brian Krentz 37.90 84.74 122.64 UGL1 33.48 86.75 120.23 M1
Chase Belmontes 39.96 81.61 121.57 SW1 41.40 78.61 120.01 M2
Nicholas Vrdoljak 44.94 76.19 121.13 UGL2 45.36 73.26 118.62 M3
Kyle Shropshire 40.04 80.66 120.70 UGL3 37.49 76.21 113.70 M4
Wilbur Ji 35.48 62.16 97.64 CP3 32.86 70.02 102.88 P4


NOVICE PAIRS
Easterns 1-4: Alexandria Shaughnessy/James Morgan 106.86, Victoria LoRusso/Timothy Habeeb 67.23, Lianna Thomas/Gene Fu 67.18, Alexis Donahoe/James Rappold 60.82
Mids 1-4: Caitlin Fields/Jason Pacini 112.92, Danielle Viola/Alexander Johnson 100.79, Christina Zaitsev/Ernie Utah Stevens 93.80, Allison Smith/Anthony Evans 85.91
Pacifics 1-4: Chelsea Liu/Devin Perini 97.79, Elise Middleton/Robert Hennings 80.56, Hannah Klopstock/Chadwick Phillips 77.79, Nancy Xu/Robert Przepioski 68.16

NOVICE DANCE
Easterns 1-4: Whitney Miller/Kyle MacMillan 98.75, Rebecca Lucas/Yan Kazansky 76.24, Meara Lorello/William Dean 71.66, Karen Tong/David Cruikshank 53.84
Mids 1-4: Holly Moore/Daniel Klaber 95.46, Hannah Rosinski/Jacob Jaffe 94.16, Madison George/Brad Kleffman 83.08, Sierra Chadwick/Alexander Martin 80.83
Pacifics 1-4: Chloe Lewis/Logan Bye 92.84, Stacey Siddon/Jared Weiss 87.42, Hannah Pfeifer/Grant Lorello 77.75, Lauren Leonesio/Dustin Perini 76.60

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