Four Continents Men’s Free Skate

Nan Song, CHN: 59.37 TES + 62.80 PCS -1.00 = 121.17 Total: 190.51 and into 1st place

  • Big opening quad toe with a fall and very close to the boards
  • Triple toe with a step out–seemed very hesitant going into it
  • Low on the landing of the triple axel + double toe but he hangs on to it
  • Nice stretched out sit spin position with good flow out of it
  • I’d like to see a little more variety in his arms through this step sequence but some nice content
  • Popped the axel into a double and two footed the landing
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • A little slow through the camel spin, especially in the bent leg variation
  • Good triple lutz right on the music
  • Really wonky on that triple loop but he lands it
  • Seems to be running out of energy after the choreographic step sequence
  • Double axel + double toe with hesitation between the jumps
  • Nice twisted sit variation in the combination s[in with some loss of centering

Adam Rippon, USA: 73.41 TES + 74.22 PCS -1.00 = 146.63 Total: 221.55 and into 1st place

  • Two foots the quad salchow and his legs are tangled under him and he sits down on it
  • Nice triple axel + double toe
  • Solid triple loop
  • Nice broken leg sit spin with a change of foot into the twisted variation
  • I love that his step sequence flows so nicely with his program–there’s no big “here comes my step sequence” moment
  • Nice flow across the ice and quality of movement in the step sequence
  • Pops the axel into a single–seemed a little hesitant going into it
  • Nice triple flip + triple toe
  • Triple lutz hop out triple toe
  • Good Rippon lutz on the music
  • Nice speed through the combination spin with good positions
  • He’s lacking some of his sparkle in this choreographic step sequence but he’s giving it all he has
  • Nice double axel
  • Nice donut position in the camel spin

Kevin Reynolds, CAN: 66.74 TES + 69.30 PCS -1.00 = 135.04 Total: 203.26 and into 2nd place

  • Nice opening quad salchow
  • Double toe–supposed to be a quad
  • A little two footed on the triple axel
  • Double loop–free leg didn’t get pulled in tight enough for the rotation
  • Lots of upper body movement throughout the step sequence but his edges are not as clean as some of the top skaters
  • Traveling a lot through this camel spin
  • Double flip and a fall
  • Double axel + double toe + double toe
  • Triple lutz
  • Triple salchow + triple toe
  • Nice final spin but out of energy

Jinlin Guan, CHN: 63.17 TES + 67.00 PCS = 130.17 Total: 196.53 and into 3rd place

  • Nice triple lutz + triple toe
  • Triple salchow was good
  • Missed the middle of the program with a frozen feed
  • Good double axel
  • Nice triple flip + double toe
  • Double axel + double toe + double toe
  • Double lutz
  • Nice triple loop
  • I like the emotion he puts into his program
  • Very bouncy over the ice in this step sequence–I’d like to see him get more into his knees
  • Nice position in the camel spin with a flying change to a sit spin and very slot into the scratch spin with absolutely no speed

Misha Ge, UZB: 63.04 TES + 69.00 PCS = 132.04 Total: 196.53 and into 3rd place

  • Two footed and stepped out of the triple axel
  • Nice triple lutz
  • Triple flip + triple toe a little tight but landed
  • Triple flip
  • Good speed through the camel spin
  • Triple lutz + double toe
  • Good triple loop
  • Triple toe + double toe
  • Double axel
  • Nice speed through his camel spin but he’s really losing his centering and he lost a lot of speed through the change of foot to the catchfoot position
  • Great attack through this step sequence and he’s really selling the performance–I love that he’s flying across the ice
  • I’d like to see him lower in his sit spin positions but otherwise a nice combination spin
  • If he could channel this passion into some more difficult content in his step sequences he could really rack up the points

Jeremy Ten, CAN: 37.13 TES + 63.72 PCS -3.00 = 97.85 Total: 159.22 and into 8th place

  • Fall on the opening triple axel–I love that when he got back up he hit the arabesque position as if he landed the jump
  • Great use of the music in his transitions and very nuanced
  • Double lutz and two footed
  • Another fall
  • Really nice movement, flow, use of the ice surface, upper body movement and edges during the step sequence
  • Nice low sit position with good stretch and nice toe point
  • Spread eagle into a triple loop–fall
  • Good triple lutz
  • A little tight on that double axel
  • Triple salchow
  • I’d like to see him bring his shoulder blades back a little more and have a straighter posture through this choreographic step sequence
  • Single lutz and two footed
  • Traveling at the beginning of his camel spin
  • Nice positions in the final combination spin

Tatsuki Machida, JPN: 56.91 TES + 69.76 PCS -1.00 = 125.67 Total: 208.04 and into 2nd place

  • Huge quad toe but just a little too big and he couldn’t control the landing and fell
  • Popped the axel into a single + double toe
  • Triple loop off in the air but he lands it
  • Good one foot section and I like the use of his arms in keeping with the Spanish character of his program in this footwork
  • Flying sit spin with a good stretched out position and nice speed
  • Really nice triple axel right on the music
  • Triple lutz + double toe + double loop
  • A little wonky on the flip
  • I like the waltz feel of this choreographic step sequence
  • Flying camel spin with a nice position with a flying change of foot into the sit spin and a triangle position
  • Popped the lutz into a single
  • Triple toe + single toe
  • I’d like to see him get a flatter camel spin position with his head and body in line with each other
  • Finished after his music

Daisuke Takahashi, JPN: 76.88 TES + 84.86 PCS = 161.74 Total: 244.33 and into 1st place

  • Two footed on the landing of the quad toe
  • Pops his axel into a single
  • Nice triple salchow
  • This is such difficult, intricate music and he really takes advantage of every note
  • Nice positions in his camel spin but he loses some speed through the catchfoot
  • So much difficulty in this step sequence, but nice clean edges, deep knees and he just floats over the ice and makes it all look so easy
  • Flying sit spin with a nice stretched out position, change of foot into the camel spin, headless upright spin
  • Triple axel + triple toe–tight but he does it
  • Nice triple flip + double toe
  • Good triple loop
  • Triple lutz + double toe + double loop with a bobble on the end
  • Tight on the triple flip
  • He could have his free leg up at 90 in the camel spin but he picks up speed through the position changes

Patrick Chan, CAN: 95.83 TES + 90.16 PCS = 185.99 Total: 273.94 and into 1st place

  • Beautiful quad toe + triple toe
  • Gorgeous quad toe and barring a complete meltdown that will be enough to give him the title
  • Triple axel
  • Lori Nichols does a brilliant job choreographing his programs so the elements disappear as everything flows into each other
  • Nice camel spin with good speed and nice flow leading out of it
  • Triple lutz half loop triple salchow
  • Triple loop
  • Nice triple flip
  • Great speed in the twisted sit position and nice stretched out sit position with good toe point and really nice flow out
  • A little tight on the triple lutz
  • Double axel with a nice head roll spin out of it
  • I love how free this choreographic step sequence is and the movement flows nicely across the ice
  • Good camel position but losing some centering

Denis Ten, KAZ: 63.22 TES + 70.08 PCS -1.00 = 132.30 Total: 210.03 and into 4th place

  • Double toe–meant to be a quad
  • Another quad toe attempt–this time with a fall
  • Triple axel + triple toe–very nice recovery
  • I feel like his movements are a little small compared to the crescendos in the music in this step sequence
  • Really slow by the end of this sit spin
  • Double lutz + half loop + triple salchow
  • Triple loop
  • Nice height on the triple flip + double toe
  • Good double axel
  • Really traveling through this camel spin but nice position and good donut position but he could have more speed
  • Popped that jump into a single
  • Finished way after his music

Takahito Mura, JPN: 62.16 TES + 71.56 PCS = 133.72 Total: 217.16 and into 4th place

  • Popped his quad attempt to a double
  • Triple lutz + triple toe very tight landings
  • Huge air on the triple axel but he steps out of it
  • A little slow through the camel spin but picking up speed through the change of foot
  • Nice triple flip
  • Triple axel + double toe
  • Doubled that salchow
  • I like his quality of movement through this step sequence and lots of nice edge changes
  • Good triple loop
  • Double flip
  • Nice stretched out position in his sit spin into a nice twisted variation

Ross Miner, USA: 73.04 TES + 74.30 PCS -1.00 = 146.34 Total: 223.23 and into 3rd place

  • Nice big triple axel to open the program
  • Triple axel + double toe right on the music
  • Tight on the triple lutz + triple toe but he hangs on to it
  • Nice flying entry to the camel spin and he has so much speed through this combination and all the position changes
  • Nice edge quality and a gentleness to this step sequence but a little bobbly in places–he needs to get more into his knees and really float over the ice
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double loop
  • Fall on the triple lutz
  • Double loop
  • Nice back sit spin into a nice tucked sit spin position
  • Double axel with a bit of a step out–after a speedy opening he seems to be moving a lot slower through the second half of the program
  • Two footed that triple flip
  • Really nice choreography in this second step sequence but he’s not selling it the way he did at nationals
  • Good speed through his final combo spin with really nice sit position
  Pl. Name Nation TSS
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1 Patrick CHAN CAN 185.99 95.83 90.16 9.04 8.93 9.04 9.11 8.96 0.00 #21
2 Daisuke TAKAHASHI JPN 161.74 76.88 84.86 8.50 8.21 8.54 8.54 8.64 0.00 #20
3 Adam RIPPON USA 146.63 73.41 74.22 7.54 7.00 7.57 7.54 7.46 1.00 #14
4 Ross MINER USA 146.34 73.04 74.30 7.50 7.29 7.43 7.54 7.39 1.00 #24
5 Kevin REYNOLDS CAN 135.04 66.74 69.30 7.04 6.57 6.93 7.11 7.00 1.00 #15
6 Takahito MURA JPN 133.72 62.16 71.56 7.46 6.86 7.14 7.25 7.07 0.00 #23
7 Denis TEN KAZ 132.30 63.22 70.08 7.14 6.79 6.93 7.18 7.00 1.00 #22
8 Misha GE UZB 132.04 63.04 69.00 6.86 6.32 7.18 6.96 7.18 0.00 #17
9 Jinlin GUAN CHN 130.17 63.17 67.00 6.89 6.43 6.68 6.75 6.75 0.00 #16
10 Tatsuki MACHIDA JPN 125.67 56.91 69.76 7.14 6.71 6.89 7.07 7.07 1.00 #19
11 Nan SONG CHN 121.17 59.37 62.80 6.57 5.86 6.39 6.29 6.29 1.00 #13
12 Christopher CALUZA PHI 114.58 52.78 61.80 6.11 5.89 6.36 6.18 6.36 0.00 #11
13 Min-Seok KIM KOR 107.75 56.53 52.22 5.57 4.93 5.32 5.29 5.00 1.00 #4
14 Richard DORNBUSH USA 102.95 41.49 62.46 6.36 6.04 6.04 6.43 6.36 1.00 #8
15 Alex Kang Chan KAM KOR 101.95 46.09 55.86 5.89 5.21 5.61 5.68 5.54 0.00 #12
16 Abzal RAKIMGALIEV KAZ 101.53 51.39 53.14 5.46 4.89 5.25 5.43 5.54 3.00 #7
17 Jialiang WU CHN 100.43 49.21 52.22 5.71 4.93 5.29 5.18 5.00 1.00 #10
18 Jeremy TEN CAN 97.85 37.13 63.72 6.54 6.14 6.14 6.50 6.54 3.00 #18
19 Brendan KERRY AUS 97.25 49.31 47.94 5.11 4.57 4.79 4.89 4.61 0.00 #6
20 Mark WEBSTER AUS 87.99 37.43 50.56 5.32 4.79 4.96 5.25 4.96 0.00 #9
21 Nicholas FERNANDEZ AUS 87.19 42.57 45.62 4.71 4.32 4.57 4.64 4.57 1.00 #2
22 Jordan JU TPE 85.48 43.42 43.06 4.64 4.25 4.11 4.46 4.07 1.00 #3
23 Kevin ALVES BRA 84.98 44.08 42.90 4.64 3.96 4.25 4.39 4.21 2.00 #5
24 Luiz MANELLA BRA 82.90 42.12 42.78 4.57 4.07 4.25 4.39 4.11 2.00 #1
Pl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Patrick CHAN
CAN
273.94 1 1
2 Daisuke TAKAHASHI
JPN
244.33 3 2
3 Ross MINER
USA
223.23 6 4
4 Adam RIPPON
USA
221.55 7 3
5 Takahito MURA
JPN
217.16 2 6
6 Denis TEN
KAZ
210.03 5 7
7 Tatsuki MACHIDA
JPN
208.04 4 10
8 Kevin REYNOLDS
CAN
203.26 9 5
9 Misha GE
UZB
196.53 11 8
10 Jinlin GUAN
CHN
196.53 10 9
11 Nan SONG
CHN
190.51 8 11
12 Christopher CALUZA
PHI
172.60 14 12
13 Richard DORNBUSH
USA
164.29 13 14
14 Jeremy TEN
CAN
159.22 12 18
15 Min-Seok KIM
KOR
157.14 21 13
16 Jialiang WU
CHN
156.62 15 17
17 Alex Kang Chan KAM
KOR
154.07 16 15
18 Abzal RAKIMGALIEV
KAZ
153.63 17 16
19 Brendan KERRY
AUS
144.26 23 19
20 Mark WEBSTER
AUS
138.87 18 20
21 Jordan JU
TPE
134.97 20 22
22 Luiz MANELLA
BRA
133.07 19 24
23 Kevin ALVES
BRA
132.94 22 23
24 Nicholas FERNANDEZ
AUS
131.76 24 21

Comments

  1. Triple lutz half loop triple salchow for Chan

  2. It will be a great one.