JGP Lake Placid Pairs Short Program

Aaron/Settlage, USA: 20.99 TES + 22.83 PCS = 43.82

  • Very nice footwork into a double twist but I’d like to see them get more height
  • Nice side by side double axels
  • This team has such nice maturity and presence on the ice and she has great lines
  • Hand down on the throw triple salchow
  • Nice extension through the hand to hand lift but it seemed a bit slow
  • Nice synchronization through the beginning of their side by side spins and some nice positions
  • Their footwork seems a little choppy, especially for this music but they are very together and present it nicely
  • A decent position for her on the death spiral

Prolls/Blommaert, GER: 22.51 TES + 19.02 PCS -1.00 = 40.53

  • He was a little off on the side by side double axels but they both landed them
  • She had a hop on the entry into the double twist and not much height
  • Not a lot of speed and power on the throw triple salchow and she sat down on the jump–I think she could have fought for it and held on
  • She has nice extension through the lift but it seems slow with not enough ice coverage
  • I’d like to see them push through this step sequence and be more playful to match the tone of the music
  • A little far apart on the side by side spins and off on their timing; she also seems to be travelling during the spin
  • She has a good arch on her death spiral but needs more stretch through her leg
  • They finished a few seconds after their music

Lavrentieva/Rudik, UKR: 15.19 TES + 17.54 PCS = 31.73

  • A lot of prep into the double twist but not a lot of height
  • Very slow into the throw double salchow and she falls
  • They overall need a lot more speed and intensity to match this music
  • Very slow rotations on their hand to hand lift and she could use more arch in her back
  • I’d like to see more arch from her in the death spiral but overall decent
  • A little far apart on their side by side spins and slow but they are perfectly together
  • Very slow on their step sequence and they tend to drift apart but they’re very together
  • They seemed to finish just after the music

Gainetdinova/Bich, RUS: 19.19 TES + 20.72 PCS = 39.91

  • She’s very tiny but has a lot of presence on the ice
  • Good speed through the opening into a double twist with her arms over her head but not a clean catch
  • Nice ride out on the throw triple salchow
  • Good speed and timing on their side by side spins with some good positions; lose the synchronization and the speed at the end
  • There’s a lot of details in this program and it really goes well with the music
  • She could have a better death spiral position
  • Nice press lift entry with her facing away from him but they can’t hold on to it through the change of position and set it down early
  • Nice choreography in this step sequence but it seems slow for the music and lacking energy
  • Nice side by side double axels right at the end of the program–she really finishes off her jumps
  • Finished after their music

Denney/Frazier, USA: 21.39 TES + 23.19 PCS = 44.58

  • Nice speed into the double twist but crashy landing
  • Small throw triple salchow but she hangs on to it
  • They both struggle on the landing of their side by side double axels but hang on
  • Good timing on their side by side spins and good distance between them but they’re a little slow
  • I’d like to see them really let go and bring some of the fire and intensity of the tango to this program
  • Interesting backward entry into a tuck position and then a hand to hip hold with her arched over his hand
  • Seems slow through the footwork but she’s turning on the intensity here; nice variety in their footwork and good timing with the music
  • They also seemed to finish just after their music

Smyth/Dodds, AUS: 8.32 TES + 12.06 PCS -1.00 = 19.38

  • Tiny double twist, completely vertical and she hits the ice with her feet almost before he can catch her
  • Backwards lift with hand to hand hold, nice stretched position for her but awkward set down on the ice
  • Side by side double flip
  • Very slow side by side spins but they are very together even through the change of foot
  • There aren’t a lot of transitions in this program and there are a few places where they almost seem lost like they don’t know where the other is
  • Very small throw double salchow and she puts a hand down
  • They almost come to a full stop in the middle of their ice during their step sequence
  • Their music ended on the entry into their death spiral–they continued with the program and she fell on the death spiral
  • They seem very new and tentative and they picked a piece of music that overpowered them

Pfund/Reiss, USA: 21.73 TES + 22.64 PCS -1.00 = 43.37

  • I like their postures, attitude and attack at the top of this program
  • Very nice, fast, high double twist with a clean catch
  • Very nice throw triple salchow with a good landing for her
  • She was a little forward on the landing of their side by side double axels but hangs on
  • Good speed on their pairs spin but a little off on the timing
  • Very precise on their foot work and they cover about half the ice in dance hold; nice varied movement but they could use some more expression
  • Stag position in the lift for her with a one arm hold for him
  • I’d like to see her do something better with her arm during the death spiral–it’s stuck in an awkward position
  • They also finished after their music

Purdy/Marinaro, CAN: 24.20 TES + 23.64 PCS = 47.84

  • I adore her dress–light pink with ivory flowers on it and it seems the skirt is a slightly different shade than the top giving it almost an ombre effect
  • Decent double twist
  • Nice side by side double axels with good flow out of them
  • Nice transitional dance move into the death spiral but she could really stretch through her leg and foot
  • Nice entry into the lift with a good arch through the change of position and a flip exit
  • Nice lift into a throw triple salchow–a bit forward on the landing but she hangs on
  • I like the variety of dance holds in their step sequence and the nice “dip” moment right in the middle of the ice
  • Nice timing on their side by side spins with good distance between them but off a bit at the end
  • This is such a well put together program with great expression and they complement each other really well
  • She’s almost his height so it will be interesting to see what happens to this team in the future

Rau/Simpson, CAN: 18.90 TES + 18.83 PCS = 37.73

  • She is darling in her ringmaster outfit with colored hair extensions
  • Actually I guess she’s a chimney sweep…
  • Nice double twist with good height and a nice catch
  • There’s a nice ease about this team on the ice–everything seems light and airy
  • Small throw triple salchow but they hang on to it
  • She got absolutely no height on her side by side double flip
  • She needs to really stretch through those legs in her lift but a nice flip exit
  • Completely flat in the death spiral but an interesting toss exit
  • They could work on better matching some of their spin positions and their timing is off
  • Good step sequence but they finish way off their music

Desjardins/Bilodeau, CAN: 19.64 TES + 19.11 PCS = 37.75

  • Her dress might be my favorite of this competition–beautiful shade of blue with a gathered bust and it floats perfectly with her movement
  • Nice side by side double flip
  • Good timing on their side by side spins but they have different arm positions in some of the spins
  • A little tentative on the landing of their double twist
  • She sits and then falls on the landing of her throw triple salchow
  • She needs more extension and flexibility through both positions in the lift
  • Good speed in the death spiral but her position is flat
  • Good connection with the music in their step sequence but a little choppy and I’d like to see more ballet emphasis in their arms
  • Finished after their music

Oltmanns/Santillan, USA: 19.56 TES + 19.54 PCS = 39.10

  • Great opening to this program with excellent choreography and nice expression to really get the audience invested–nice twizzles as well
  • Nice steps into their side by side spins with good unison until the change of foot but they get it back
  • Small double twist but a decent catch
  • She singles her side by side double axel and he has a low landing
  • They have great unison and details in their program
  • Interesting one hand hold with her in a backwards split but close to the boards on the landing and the set down is a little awkward
  • Not a lot of speed going into the throw triple salchow but she hangs on to it
  • Music ends while they’re in their death spiral but they continue to the end
  • They are almost identical in height which makes some of the pair elements very difficult but they complement each other very well and have a nice presence on the ice
Pl. Name Nation TSS
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1 Vasilisa DAVANKOVA / Andrei DEPUTAT RUS 48.97 27.16 21.81 5.57 5.29 5.57 5.46 5.36 0.00 #1
2 Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO CAN 47.84 24.20 23.64 5.86 5.82 6.00 5.86 6.00 0.00 #11
3 Haven DENNEY / Brandon FRAZIER USA 44.58 21.39 23.19 5.75 5.64 5.89 5.79 5.93 0.00 #8
4 Madeline AARON / Max SETTLAGE USA 43.82 20.99 22.83 5.79 5.39 5.79 5.75 5.82 0.00 #4
5 Jessica PFUND / AJ REISS USA 43.37 21.73 22.64 5.61 5.57 5.79 5.75 5.57 1.00 #10
6 Ekaterina KUKLINA / Maxim PETUKHOV RUS 41.90 22.44 19.46 5.00 4.86 4.93 4.93 4.61 0.00 #2
7 Annabelle PRÖLSS / Ruben BLOMMAERT GER 40.53 22.51 19.02 4.75 4.54 4.71 4.89 4.89 1.00 #5
8 Kamilla GAINETDINOVA / Ivan BICH RUS 39.91 19.19 20.72 5.29 5.07 5.11 5.29 5.14 0.00 #7
9 Olivia OLTMANNS / Joshua SANTILLAN USA 39.10 19.56 19.54 4.96 4.68 4.82 4.96 5.00 0.00 #14
10 Krystel DESJARDINS / Charlie BILODEAU CAN 37.75 19.64 19.11 4.93 4.75 4.82 4.71 4.68 1.00 #13
11 Shalena RAU / Phelan SIMPSON CAN 37.73 18.90 18.83 4.64 4.54 4.79 4.82 4.75 0.00 #12
12 Giulia FORESTI / Leo Luca SFORZA ITA 33.86 16.68 18.18 4.36 4.32 4.61 4.71 4.71 1.00 #3
13 Julia LAVRENTIEVA / Yuri RUDIK UKR 31.73 15.19 17.54 4.57 4.21 4.39 4.43 4.32 1.00 #6
14 Eliza SMYTH / Jordan DODDS AUS 19.38 8.32 12.06 3.11 2.96 2.96 3.07 2.96 1.00 #9