Four Continents Pairs Short Program

Denney/Coughlin, USA: 35.55 TES + 27.80 PCS = 63.35

  • Huge triple twist with a nice clean catch
  • Slightly off on timing on the side by side triple toes
  • Nice change of holds through the beginning of this step sequences
  • Decent position in the lift with a position change to a platter hold and a toss to fish
  • Big throw triple flip and she really fights for the landing and saves it
  • Nice death spiral position but very slow at the end
  • She could use more stretch through the positions in the pairs spin

Dube/Wolfe, CAN: 31.28 TES + 26.40 PCS = 57.68 and into 2nd place

  • Nice triple twist 
  • Good steps into their side by side triple loops
  • Beautiful position in the lift with nice stretched out legs and good changes of position
  • Nice triple lutz throw 
  • Really good transitions in this program
  • Nice positions in the pairs spin and good speed
  • Nice death spiral position but she really flattens out toward the end

Marley/Brubaker, USA: 34.96 TES + 27.46 PCS = 62.42 and into 2nd place

  • Really nice side by side triple toes with great height from both of them
  • Really big triple twist with a decently clean landing
  • Nice positions from her in the pairs spin with really good speed
  • Two foots the throw triple lutz landing
  • Nice relationship with each other on the ice in the pairs step sequence
  • Needs a little more stretch through her bottom leg in the first position in the lift but nice change of position and a one foot exit
  • Really nice death spiral

Duhamel/Radford, CAN: 31.44 TES + 26.09 PCS = 57.53 and into 4th place

  • Nice triple twist in the air but he catches her a little low 
  • She was really off in the air on the side by side triple salchow–really impressive that she landed that
  • He nearly drops her flat on the ice trying to get her out of the death spiral
  • She is sitting back too far in the sit position with her leg in the air in the pairs spin
  • Her posture and skating seem a little off today
  • Nice position n the lift with a good split and rotating in both directions on that lift
  • Hands down on the throw triple flip right at the end of the program

Zhang/Wang, CHN: 24.41 TES + 23.63 PCS = 48.04 and into 5th place

  • Decent triple twist but she has to grab on to him for the landing
  • She doubles the side by side toes and he steps out and almost hits the board
  • Nice fast rotation through through the lift
  • Throw triple loop was two footed
  • She’s really side ways and almost flat on the ice in that death spiral
  • Really slow through this step sequence and a little choppy on their edges
  • Bit of a bobble getting into the pairs spin and a little slow

Dong/Wu, CHN: 27.29 TES + 22.23 PCS = 49.52 and into 5th place

  • Decent unison on the side by side triple toes
  • Huge split triple twist but a little hard on the landing
  • Throw double loop and a hand down
  • Decent positions in the lift but very slow and a messy exit
  • They don’t seem to have much connection with each other in this step sequence and it seems very messy
  • Really slow and flat death spiral
  • Really slow pairs spin 

Takahashi/Tran, JPN: 34.74 TES + 27.80PCS -1.00  = 61.54 and into 3rd place

  • She falls on the side by side triple salchows
  • Nice easy triple twist
  • Nice throw triple salchow but a little scratchy on the landing
  • Nice positions and speed through the pairs spin
  • Nice ease through their lift with good changes of position and nice rotation
  • Their choreography is sublime throughout this program
  • Really nice somersault into a really pretty death spiral position and a good exit
  • I’m not sure these black costumes suit Imagine

Sui/Han, CHN: 37.31 TES + 29.44 PCS = 66.75 and into 1st place

  • Huge triple twist with a nice clean catch
  • Nice side by side triple toes
  • They skate with so much speed and presence on the ice
  • Nice throw triple
  • Good unison in this step sequence
  • A little sloppy getting into the pairs spin but good speed and nice stretch through their positions
  • She could use a little more stretch in her split in the first position in the lift and a nice position change and a flip exit
  • Nice death spiral

Evora/Ladwig, USA: 32.47 TES + 28.28 PCS = 60.75 and into 5th place

  • Nice triple twist
  • She muscled out the landing on the side by side triple toes
  • Nice positions in the pairs spin and decent speed
  • Really nice throw triple loop
  • Nice one handed hip lift into a hand hold lift and a good exit
  • Nice death spiral position but a little tested after the change of hold

Lawrence/Swiegers, CAN: 31.28 TES + 26.69 PCS = 57.97 and into 6th place

  • Decent pairs spin but a little bobbly on the exit
  • Really crashy on the triple twist and it looked like she was traveling and he had trouble catching up to her
  • Nice side by side triple toes
  • Really flat death spiral
  • She needs to stretch through the bottom leg in the lift a nice interesting drop toward the ice on the exit of the jump but a little difficult getting out of it
  • Hand down on the throw triple
  • I think this choreography makes them look a little too juniorish and I’d like to see them challenged to perform something more difficult
 Pl.   Name Nation TSS
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1 Wenjing SUI / Cong HAN CHN 66.75 37.31   29.44 7.11 7.07 7.61 7.43 7.57 0.00 #8
2 Caydee DENNEY / John COUGHLIN USA 63.35 35.55   27.80 7.04 6.64 7.11 6.96 7.00 0.00 #1
3 Mary Beth MARLEY / Rockne BRUBAKER USA 62.42 34.96   27.46 6.79 6.61 6.96 6.96 7.00 0.00 #3
4 Narumi TAKAHASHI / Mervin TRAN JPN 61.54 34.74   27.80 6.96 6.79 6.89 7.07 7.04 1.00 #7
5 Amanda EVORA / Mark LADWIG USA 60.75 32.47   28.28 7.00 6.93 7.18 7.21 7.04 0.00 #9
6 Paige LAWRENCE / Rudi SWIEGERS CAN 57.97 31.28   26.69 6.64 6.36 6.68 6.82 6.86 0.00 #10
7 Jessica DUBE / Sebastien WOLFE CAN 57.68 31.28   26.40 6.61 6.29 6.82 6.64 6.64 0.00 #2
8 Meagan DUHAMEL / Eric RADFORD CAN 57.53 31.44   26.09 6.75 6.43 6.36 6.54 6.54 0.00 #4
9 Huibo DONG / Yiming WU CHN 49.52 27.29   22.23 5.89 5.32 5.68 5.57 5.32 0.00 #6
10 Yue ZHANG / Lei WANG CHN 48.04 24.41   23.63 6.11 5.64 5.93 6.00 5.86 0.00 #5