2017 NHK Trophy Men’s Results

Short Program

PL. Name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TR PE CO IN Deduction StN.
1 Sergei VORONOV  RUS 90.06 49.18 40.88 8.25 7.89 8.39 8.21 8.14 0.00 #6
2 Alexei BYCHENKO  ISR 85.52 45.84 39.68 7.93 7.57 8.11 8.07 8.00 0.00 #10
3 Jason BROWN  USA 85.36 40.58 44.78 8.82 8.82 8.93 9.07 9.14 0.00 #11
4 Adam RIPPON  USA 84.95 43.16 41.79 8.32 8.11 8.43 8.36 8.57 0.00 #9
5 Keegan MESSING  CAN 80.13 42.37 38.76 7.75 7.50 7.86 7.79 7.86 1.00 #3
6 Kazuki TOMONO  JPN 79.88 43.80 36.08 7.29 6.93 7.39 7.18 7.29 0.00 #2
7 Dmitri ALIEV  RUS 77.51 39.40 39.11 7.96 7.79 7.68 7.93 7.75 1.00 #8
8 Deniss VASILJEVS  LAT 76.51 38.54 38.97 7.86 7.54 7.82 7.82 7.93 1.00 #7
9 Michal BREZINA  CZE 76.24 37.28 39.96 8.07 7.61 8.07 8.00 8.21 1.00 #5
10 Hiroaki SATO  JPN 75.95 40.56 35.39 7.25 6.82 7.14 7.07 7.11 0.00 #1
11 Nam NGUYEN  CAN 65.82 32.76 35.06 7.14 6.75 6.96 7.25 6.96 2.00 #4

Free Skate

PL. Name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TR PE CO IN Deduction StN.
1 Sergei VORONOV  RUS 181.06 94.34 86.72 8.71 8.29 8.89 8.68 8.79 0.00 #9
2 Adam RIPPON  USA 177.04 91.46 85.58 8.54 8.29 8.75 8.46 8.75 0.00 #6
3 Alexei BYCHENKO  ISR 166.55 85.85 80.70 8.14 7.89 8.18 8.07 8.07 0.00 #10
4 Jason BROWN  USA 160.59 72.73 89.86 8.89 8.93 8.79 9.11 9.21 2.00 #11
5 Deniss VASILJEVS  LAT 158.29 76.43 81.86 8.11 7.89 8.21 8.29 8.43 0.00 #4
6 Keegan MESSING  CAN 155.67 74.59 81.08 8.18 7.86 8.18 8.11 8.21 0.00 #7
7 Kazuki TOMONO  JPN 152.05 75.69 77.36 7.71 7.46 7.79 7.86 7.86 1.00 #8
8 Nam NGUYEN  CAN 148.69 78.49 70.20 7.21 6.68 7.00 7.07 7.14 0.00 #1
9 Dmitri ALIEV  RUS 145.94 70.52 77.42 7.89 7.50 7.61 7.89 7.82 2.00 #3
10 Michal BREZINA  CZE 144.21 66.35 79.86 8.07 7.79 7.89 8.11 8.07 2.00 #5
11 Hiroaki SATO  JPN 123.25 55.67 68.58 7.04 6.54 6.75 7.00 6.96 1.00 #2

Total

PL Name Nation SP FS Points
1. Sergei VORONOV  RUS 1 1 271.12
2. Adam RIPPON  USA 4 2 261.99
3. Alexei BYCHENKO  ISR 2 3 252.07
4. Jason BROWN  USA 3 4 245.95
5. Keegan MESSING  CAN 5 6 235.80
6. Deniss VASILJEVS  LAT 8 5 234.80
7. Kazuki TOMONO  JPN 6 7 231.93
8. Dmitri ALIEV  RUS 7 9 223.45
9. Michal BREZINA  CZE 9 10 220.45
10. Nam NGUYEN  CAN 11 8 214.51
11. Hiroaki SATO  JPN 10 11 199.20
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Yuzuru HANYU  JPN

2017 NHK Trophy Men’s Preview

Mikhail Kolyada is the only top competitor done with his Grand Prix events, and he sits at 26 points overall.  Definitely enough to keep him in the running, but there are still six open spots available.

Yuzuru Hanyu will be a quad leader at this event, going for two quads in the short program and at least three quads in the free skate.  This will be a good indicator of how well he is healing from his injury if he can include the quad loop in his program and land it cleanly.  The rest of the top competitors plan quads in both of their programs, but are often sporadic in their success (Aliev, Voronov, Nguyen) or only plan one quad and have not been very successful (Brown, Rippon).

Two of the Japanese competitors are making their Grand Prix debut here.  Dennis Vasiljevs and Dmitri Aliev are the youngest at 18 while Sergei Voronov is the veteran at 30.  Yuzuru Hanyu is the only one in the field to have scored over 300 points, and no one else has even scored above 280.

Yuzuru Hanyu suffered an upset when he lost to Nathan Chen at Rostelecom Cup.  However, he has not been competing at full strength all season.  At the Autumn Classic International, he set the best short program score with a quad salchow and a quad t0e + triple toe.  At Rostelecom Cup, he went for the quad loop but it was under-rotated and he fell on his combo.  His program components were also significantly lower in Russia, in the low to mid 9s and he received no 10.00 marks, compared to 9 for his short program at ACI.  He won the free skate in Russia, even though he was edged out on the technical side.  He landed a quad lutz, quad salchow, and quad toe + double toe.  He popped one quad toe into a double but he also landed two triple axels and he only earned a slight negative GOE on the quad salchow.  Overall, he received 13 points from GOEs and had program components in the low to mid 9s.  He needs a gold medal to guarantee a spot in the Final while a silver would keep him in contention.   He has the best short program, score, 2nd best free skate score, and 3rd best total scores.

Jason Brown won a silver medal at Skate Canada.  He went for a quad toe in his short program at Lombardia Trophy (downgraded and fall), but in Canada he went for the safer triple lutz and triple flip + triple toe combination.  Brown is all about the total package, but one thing he could do to compensate for the lack of quad would be to backload the program and put all of his jumps in the bonus, instead of just one.  His program components at both events were in the high 8s to low 9s.   While his free skate in Italy did not include a quad, he went for the quad toe at Skate Canada, and it was under-rotated and had a fall.  He also under-rotated his triple axel and singled a loop near the end of the program.  His highest value element was his triple axel + triple toe in the bonus that earned him 15.37 points.  At both events he had program components in the high 8s to mid 9s.  He has been playing with his layouts thoughout the season, but hasn’t successfully hit a clean quad in competition, so it is unlikely we will see more than one attempt from him here.  He needs a gold medal to guarantee him a trip to his first ever Grand Prix Final, while a silver will keep him in contention.  He has the 8th best short program, 6th best free skate, and 8th best total scores.

Dmitri Aliev finished 6th in his Grand Prix debut at Rostelecom Cup.  He won’t be able to qualify for the Final, but he could be in the running for his first career Grand Prix medal.  His short program includes a quad toe and a triple lutz + triple toe combination.  He earned all positive GOEs and had program components in the high 7s to low 8s.  He struggled in the free skate at that event and didn’t finish in the top six for that segment.  He has the 9th best short program score.

Sergei Voronov is starting his 12th season on the Grand Prix circuit.  His career has been a bit sporadic, but he has won six career medals, and even qualified for the Final in 2014, winning bronze.  However, he has never won a gold medal.  He won silver at Ondrej Nepela Trophy and gold at Minsk-Arena Ice Star to start his season.  At Ondrej Nepela, he fell on a quad toe in his short program but also landed a triple lutz + triple toe.  His program components were in the low to mid 7s.  He didn’t fall on the quad toe in Minsk, but it did receive a negative GOE.  His program components were slightly better, in the mid to high 7s.  He didn’t have a good free skate at Nepela, but at Ice Star, he landed a quad toe + triple toe and a quad toe with two triple axels.  He even received a Level 4 for his step sequence.  His program components were in the mid 7s to mid 8s.  He has the 10th best free skate score.

Nam Nguyen finished 7th at Rostelecom Cup, so he doesn’t have a shot at the Grand Prix Final, but he can try and win his second career Grand Prix medal.  He has the 10th best short program score, but that was set at Autumn Classic International, where he hit a quad salchow + triple toe and a quad toe.  At Rostelecom Cup, he didn’t place in the top 6 for his short program.  His free skate at that event only included two quads (one under-rotated and a fall and a third one popped), but the rest of the program was better.  His program components are a bit on the low side, with most in the mid 7 range.

Adam Rippon is going into his 10th season on the Grand Prix.  He has medaled five times, and qualified for the Final for the first time last season.  He has never won gold, and has only won a silver medal one time.  He missed US Nationals and the opportunity to compete at Four Continents and Worlds last season due to a foot injury.  He started this season with a bronze medal at Finlandia Trophy.  His short program includes a triple flip + triple toe and a triple lutz.  He earned all positive GOEs and had program components in the low to mid 8s.  His free skate did include a quad lutz but he fell and it was under-rotated, earning just 4.50 points.  He also under-rotated a triple lutz at the end of the program and had a messy landing on a triple axel.  His program components were in the low to mid 8s and he earned Level 4 for his step sequence and spins.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Yuzuru Hanyu

Silver: Jason Brown

Bronze: Adam Rippon

 

Bios of the competitors:

Keegan Messing, CAN: He finished 8th at Skate Canada.  His personal best is 248.30.  He is 25 years old.

Nam Nguyen, CAN: He placed 8th at Four Continents.  He finished 7th at Rostelecom Cup.  He is the 2014 World Junior Champion.  His personal best is 245.21.  He is 19 years old.

Michal Brezina, CZE: He placed 17th at Worlds and 12th at Europeans last season.  He finished 6th at Skate Canada.  He is the 2013 European Bronze Medalist and 2009 World Junior Silver Medalist.  His personal best is 243.52.  He is 27 years old.

Alexei Bychenko, ISR: He finished 10th at Worlds and 5th at Europeans.  He won bronze at Rostelecom Cup and placed 4th at NHK Trophy last season.  He is the 2016 European Silver Medalist.  His personal best is 255.52.  He is 29 years old.

Yuzuru Hanyu, JPN: He is the reigning World Champion and Four Continents Silver Medalist.  He won silver at Rostelecom Cup.  He is the 2014 Olympic Champion; 2014 World Champion; 2015 and 2016 World Silver Medalist; 2012 World Bronze Medalist; 2011 and 2013 Four Continents Silver Medalist; and 2010 World Junior champion.  His personal best is 330.43.  He is 22 years old.

Hiroaki Sato, JPN: This is his Grand Prix debut.  His personal best is 184.78.  He is 21 years old.

Kazuki Tomono, JPN: He finished 9th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 4th at JGP Japan last season and won bronze at JGP Sloevenia.  This is his Grand Prix debut.  His personal best is 225.30.  He is 19 years old.

Deniss Vasiljevs, LAT: He placed 14th at Worlds and 7th at Europeans.  He finished 8th at Rostelecom Cup.  His personal best is 239.00.  He is 18 years old.

Dmitri Aliev, RUS: He is the reigning World Junior Silver Medalist.  He finished 6th at Rostelecom Cup.  His personal best is 247.31.  He is 18 years old.

Sergei Voronov, RUS: He finished 4th at Skate America and won bronze at Cup of China last season.  He is the 2014 European Silver Medalist and 2015 European Bronze Medalist.  His personal best is 252.55.  He is 30 years old.

Jason Brown, USA: He placed 7th at Worlds and 6th at Four Continents.  He won silver at Skate Canada.  He is the 2013 World Junior Silver Medalist and 2012 World Junior Bronze Medalist.  His personal best is 273.67.  He is 22 years old.

Adam Rippon, USA: He won bronze at Skate America and bronze at Trophee de France last season to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where he finished 6th.  He is the 2010 Four Continents Champion and 2008 and 2009 World Junior Champion.  His personal best is 267.53.  He is 27 years old.

2016 Grand Prix Final Men’s Results

Short Program

  Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Yuzuru HANYU JPN 106.53 59.18 47.35 9.39 9.25 9.64 9.50 9.57 0.00 #6
2 Patrick CHAN CAN 99.76 52.66 47.10 9.43 9.36 9.46 9.39 9.46 0.00 #2
3 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 91.76 47.45 45.31 9.07 9.00 8.71 9.21 9.32 1.00 #1
4 Shoma UNO JPN 86.82 44.38 43.44 8.82 8.43 8.61 8.79 8.79 1.00 #3
5 Nathan CHEN USA 85.30 45.62 40.68 8.18 7.96 8.04 8.32 8.18 1.00 #4
6 Adam RIPPON USA 83.93 41.37 42.56 8.39 8.14 8.82 8.46 8.75 0.00 #5

Free Skate

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Nathan CHEN USA 197.55 113.13 84.42 8.46 8.11 8.79 8.46 8.39 0.00 #3
2 Shoma UNO JPN 195.69 104.75 90.94 8.93 8.79 9.32 9.14 9.29 0.00 #1
3 Yuzuru HANYU JPN 187.37 96.01 92.36 9.36 9.11 9.07 9.32 9.32 1.00 #4
4 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 177.01 86.17 91.84 9.14 9.14 8.93 9.39 9.32 1.00 #5
5 Patrick CHAN CAN 166.99 80.21 90.78 9.32 9.11 8.57 9.18 9.21 4.00 #6
6 Adam RIPPON USA 149.17 67.97 83.20 8.32 8.07 8.07 8.50 8.64 2.00 #2

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Yuzuru HANYU
JPN
293.90 1 3
2 Nathan CHEN
USA
282.85 5 1
3 Shoma UNO
JPN
282.51 4 2
4 Javier FERNANDEZ
ESP
268.77 3 4
5 Patrick CHAN
CAN
266.75 2 5
6 Adam RIPPON
USA
233.10 6 6

2016 Trophee de France Men’s Results

Short Program

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 96.57 51.68 45.89 9.07 9.07 9.00 9.32 9.43 1.00 #6
2 Nathan CHEN USA 92.85 51.74 41.11 8.18 7.89 8.43 8.36 8.25 0.00 #10
3 Denis TEN KAZ 89.21 47.40 41.81 8.57 7.96 8.39 8.32 8.57 0.00 #8
4 Adam RIPPON USA 85.25 43.33 41.92 8.39 8.14 8.50 8.39 8.50 0.00 #1
5 Jorik HENDRICKX BEL 80.34 41.30 39.04 7.75 7.57 7.86 7.86 8.00 0.00 #11
6 Takahito MURA JPN 78.38 39.92 39.46 8.25 7.64 7.79 7.89 7.89 1.00 #4
7 Chafik BESSEGHIER FRA 77.00 40.11 36.89 7.43 7.11 7.46 7.46 7.43 0.00 #3
8 Misha GE UZB 72.49 35.32 38.17 7.57 7.36 7.64 7.71 7.89 1.00 #7
9 Brendan KERRY AUS 70.67 35.67 36.00 7.25 6.96 7.11 7.39 7.29 1.00 #2
10 Ivan RIGHINI ITA 68.42 31.32 37.10 7.43 7.14 7.46 7.50 7.57 0.00 #9
11 Artur DMITRIEV RUS 64.48 29.45 35.03 7.29 6.75 6.96 7.07 6.96 0.00 #5

Free Skate

Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 188.81 97.53 92.28 9.18 9.14 9.04 9.39 9.39 1.00 #11
2 Adam RIPPON USA 182.28 94.64 87.64 8.68 8.32 8.96 8.75 9.11 0.00 #6
3 Denis TEN KAZ 180.05 93.39 86.66 8.79 8.07 8.93 8.68 8.86 0.00 #10
4 Nathan CHEN USA 171.95 94.59 79.36 8.11 7.61 7.96 8.07 7.93 2.00 #9
5 Takahito MURA JPN 170.04 89.84 81.20 8.46 7.79 8.21 8.07 8.07 1.00 #7
6 Misha GE UZB 156.57 77.63 79.94 7.79 7.61 8.14 8.11 8.32 1.00 #5
7 Artur DMITRIEV RUS 154.22 84.78 69.44 7.25 6.68 6.86 7.07 6.86 0.00 #1
8 Jorik HENDRICKX BEL 150.13 73.13 78.00 7.79 7.54 7.82 7.96 7.89 1.00 #8
9 Chafik BESSEGHIER FRA 148.02 75.66 72.36 7.39 6.93 7.29 7.25 7.32 0.00 #3
10 Brendan KERRY AUS 128.73 58.53 70.20 7.21 6.82 6.89 7.11 7.07 0.00 #4
11 Ivan RIGHINI ITA 117.39 47.81 71.58 7.36 7.04 6.82 7.18 7.39 2.00 #2

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Javier FERNANDEZ
ESP
285.38 1 1
2 Denis TEN
KAZ
269.26 3 3
3 Adam RIPPON
USA
267.53 4 2
4 Nathan CHEN
USA
264.80 2 4
5 Takahito MURA
JPN
248.42 6 5
6 Jorik HENDRICKX
BEL
230.47 5 8
7 Misha GE
UZB
229.06 8 6
8 Chafik BESSEGHIER
FRA
225.02 7 9
9 Artur DMITRIEV
RUS
218.70 11 7
10 Brendan KERRY
AUS
199.40 9 10
11 Ivan RIGHINI
ITA
185.81 10 11

2016 Skate America Men’s Free Skate

Free Skate

Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Shoma UNO JPN 190.19 100.11 91.08 9.11 8.86 9.21 9.11 9.25 1.00 #9
2 Jason BROWN USA 182.63 92.61 90.02 8.89 8.79 9.11 9.04 9.18 0.00 #10
3 Adam RIPPON USA 174.11 89.25 85.86 8.50 8.21 8.75 8.68 8.79 1.00 #8
4 Boyang JIN CHN 172.15 95.15 78.00 7.82 7.39 7.93 7.93 7.93 1.00 #5
5 Sergei VORONOV RUS 166.60 86.00 80.60 8.18 7.54 8.36 8.11 8.11 0.00 #7
6 Maxim KOVTUN RUS 163.32 88.40 75.92 7.82 7.14 7.71 7.61 7.68 1.00 #1
7 Nam NGUYEN CAN 159.64 82.70 76.94 7.64 7.50 7.79 7.68 7.86 0.00 #6
8 Timothy DOLENSKY USA 148.94 74.24 74.70 7.57 7.25 7.57 7.46 7.50 0.00 #3
9 Jorik HENDRICKX BEL 148.29 72.57 75.72 7.54 7.29 7.64 7.68 7.71 0.00 #4
10 Brendan KERRY AUS 140.14 70.16 71.98 7.29 6.96 7.21 7.32 7.21 2.00 #2

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Shoma UNO
JPN
279.34 1 1
2 Jason BROWN
USA
268.38 3 2
3 Adam RIPPON
USA
261.43 2 3
4 Sergei VORONOV
RUS
245.28 5 5
5 Boyang JIN
CHN
245.08 8 4
6 Nam NGUYEN
CAN
239.26 4 7
7 Maxim KOVTUN
RUS
230.75 10 6
8 Timothy DOLENSKY
USA
226.53 6 8
9 Jorik HENDRICKX
BEL
224.91 7 9
10 Brendan KERRY
AUS
211.76 9 10

2016 Skate America Men’s Short Program

Group 1

Brendan Kerry, AUS: 37.81 TES + 34.81 PCS -1.00 = 71.62

  • Off in the air on the quad toe and falls
  • Triple lutz + triple toe
  • Singing in the Rain suits his skating so perfectly–he is very light and airy and has the posture and finishing touches that give him the look of a dancer
  • I would like to see him commit a little more to some of the choreographic moments instead of going through the motions
  • Really far forward on the landing of the triple axel but hangs on to it
  • I love the playfulness of this step sequin and that it really plays to the music and character of the program and doesn’t seem so much like an element
  • He has such a gorgeous camel position in his spins

Boyang Jin, CHN: 37.89 TES + 37.04 PCS -2.00 = 72.93 and into 1st place

  • Fall on his opening quad lutz–so uncharacteristic for him; this was his intended combo jump
  • I love seeing him play with the choreography and smile in his choreography–a big step up for him
  • Triple axel step out
  • Quad toe feet get caught up underneath him and he falls–this will really hurt since he loses points for not having a combo
  • Despite the very uncharacteristic jump errors I think this program is a great vehicle for him and you can already see the effort he has put into upping his performance and PCS scores; still not where a Hanyu or a Rippon is but much better than last season where he mostly skated from one end of the rink to the other and jumped

Timothy Dolensky, USA: 39.98 TES + 37.61 PCS = 77.59 and into 1st place

  • Nice triple lutz with one arm variation
  • Very solid triple axel with a great landing position
  • Nice lunge into a camel spin
  • He has such ease to his skating and really makes everything look effortless
  • Triple flip + triple toe toe footed the landing
  • I love the freedom and energy he skates with in his step sequence
  • I’d like to see his sit spin be just a little faster to keep up with the beat of the music but his combo spin is much better
  • I really love this program and Ryan Jahnke did a great job with the choreography

Sergei Voronov, RUS: 42.08 TES + 37.60 PCS -1.00 = 78.68 and into 1st place

  • Quad toe two footed the landing and fell
  • I love the triple axel right as the music is building
  • Triple loop + triple toe a little forward on the landing
  • I find the last half of this music suits his skating more than the first half and it seems to be giving him more power and speed as well

Nam Nguyen, CAN: 42.18 TES + 37.44 PCS = 79.62 and into 1st place

  • Really nice quad salchow + triple toe
  • Solid triple axel
  • I’d like to see some more speed in his camel spin but the positions are nice
  • He skates this choreography almost a little too easy and I’d love to see just a bit more pop in some of his movements
  • Nice triple lutz
  • Such a nice program from him after a disappointing season last year
  • I’m really looking forward to seeing how the performance aspect of this performance grows throughout the year as I think it works really well for him and there’s so much he can do with it

 

Group 2

Maxim Kovtun, RUS: 30.44 TES + 36.99 PCS = 67.43 and into 6th place

  • Really nice quad salchow + triple toe
  • Popped his quad toe into a double
  • Nice side twisting bent leg camel position in his first spin but lacking speed
  • Popped his triple axel into a single
  • Such a shame after hitting the big opening combo that the rest of the jumps in the program didn’t work for him

Jorik Hendrickx, BEL: 38.61 TES + 38.01 PCS = 76.62 and into 4th place

  • Nice opening triple axel
  • Traveling a bit on his second spin combination
  • He has great use of his hands to really express the music
  • Triple lutz + triple toe step out
  • Triple loop a bit of a stilted landing but hangs on
  • I’d like to see this step sequence be just a touch stronger to match the intensity of the music but I absolutely love the choreography
  • This program really has the potential to be something special if he gets just a bit more power and hits the jumps cleanly

Jason Brown, USA: 43.32 TES + 43.43 PCS -1.00 = 85.75 and into 1st place

  • Quad toe looked rotated but he fell
  • Really nice triple axel
  • Nice triple lutz + triple toe
  • His skating is just so effortless and fluid and it’s easy to forget that this is not a show program
  • The one thing I would like to see from him is more connection to the story from a facial expression stand point

Shoma Uno, JPN: 46.87 TES + 43.28 PCS -1.00 = 89.15 and into 1st place

  • Quad flip with a bit of a turnout but nicely done
  • Quad toe + triple toe gets his feet tied up underneath him on the second jump and falls
  • Triple axel just slightly forward on the landing but hangs on
  • Despite the fact that he is breaking new technical ground and is the only man in the world landing quad flips, where he really shines is in the step sequence and the artistic side of skating
  • Gorgeous final upright spin position

Adam Rippon, USA: 44.42 TES + 42.90 PCS = 87.32 and into 2nd place

  • Nice triple flip + triple toe
  • Solid triple axel
  • Nice layback spin into a good camel
  • Rippon lutz
  • He is killing this step sequence and this is a great music selection for him to really show off that fun side of his personality
Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Shoma UNO JPN 89.15 46.87 43.28 8.75 8.39 8.68 8.71 8.75 1.00 #9
2 Adam RIPPON USA 87.32 44.42 42.90 8.43 8.18 8.79 8.61 8.89 0.00 #10
3 Jason BROWN USA 85.75 43.32 43.43 8.50 8.57 8.71 8.79 8.86 1.00 #8
4 Nam NGUYEN CAN 79.62 42.18 37.44 7.32 7.29 7.68 7.54 7.61 0.00 #5
5 Sergei VORONOV RUS 78.68 42.08 37.60 7.71 7.18 7.57 7.57 7.57 1.00 #4
6 Timothy DOLENSKY USA 77.59 39.98 37.61 7.50 7.29 7.71 7.50 7.61 0.00 #3
7 Jorik HENDRICKX BEL 76.62 38.61 38.01 7.54 7.36 7.68 7.64 7.79 0.00 #7
8 Boyang JIN CHN 72.93 37.89 37.04 7.57 7.07 7.32 7.54 7.54 2.00 #2
9 Brendan KERRY AUS 71.62 37.81 34.81 7.07 6.71 6.96 7.07 7.00 1.00 #1
10 Maxim KOVTUN RUS 67.43 30.44 36.99 7.57 7.07 7.21 7.64 7.50 0.00 #6

2016 Skate America Men’s Preview

This is a very accomplished group of skaters and features the reigning World Bronze Medalist along with three of the Grand Prix Final qualifiers from last season.  No one is making their Grand Prix debut at this event.  As a group they have one world medal, two Four Continents medals (including one gold), four Europeans medals, and seven World Junior Championships medals (including 4 gold).

This is a relatively young field with 6 of the competitors age 21 or younger.  They will compete their short program on Saturday, October 22nd and the free skate on Sunday, October 23rd.

The current top men’s short program score is 88.30 with the top ten all in the 80+ range.  For the free skate, the top mark is 174.91 with the top 10 scoring above 155.  In total score, the highest score so far is 260.57 with the top 10 above the 230 point mark.

 

Boyang Jin has yet to compete this season but he is the reigning World Bronze Medalist, making him the favorite entering this event.  He was the first skater to land a quad lutz + triple toe in a program and he is known for his quads and extremely difficult technical content.  The artistic side is not there yet and he has stated that he wants to work on his transitions and performance quality to catch up to the likes of Javier Fernandez and Yuzuru Hanyu.  With Nathan Chen becoming the first man to attempt five quads in a free skate, it will be interesting to see what Jin has done in the off-season and if he chose to focus on the technical or artistic side of his skating.

Shoma Uno won the bronze medal at the Grand Prix Final last season, but did not live up to expectations in the Championship events and was passed by other skaters.  He has all the components to be a top level skater but just can’t seem to put everything together at once.  He started his season with a gold medal at Lombardia Trophy where he was credited with a quad flip in his free skate (although with negative GOEs) in addition to a quad toe.  He has a second quad flip in the bonus but it was downgraded and did not have a combination so it ended up being only 1.98 points.  He has the 5th best short program, 3rd best free skate and 2nd best total scores.

Jason Brown had to sit out most of last season due to a back injury.  He won a silver medal at Lombardia Trophy and a gold medal at the US International Figure Skating Classic to start his season.  He is just starting to add quads to his program, and he fell on his quad toe attempt in the free skate at both events.  Despite only having one quad and not completing it cleanly, he currently holds the highest free skate score of the season, earning Level 4 on all of his steps and spins, positive GOEs on everything except for the quad and program components all in the 8 range.  His biggest problem is not hitting a clean quad in the short program, which hurts him more than in the free skate since there are so many fewer elements.  If he doesn’t get a clean quad, he’ll be attempting to come from behind in the free skate.  He has the 7th best short program, best free skate and 3rd best total scores.

Adam Rippon had the best season of his career last year, winning the US National title and finish 6th at Worlds, matching his performance from 2010.  He has only earned three Grand Prix medals in 8 seasons, last earning a silver in 2013.  He started his season with a bronze at the US International Figure Skating Classic.  He is one of the few skaters in the world attempting the quad lutz but he very rarely earns full credit for it.  His triple axel is also one of his tricky elements and he earned negative GOEs and missed the combo at the US Classic.  He has the 3rd best short program, 7th best free skate and 7th best total scores.

Daisuke Murakami qualified for the Final last season, but has not had the greatest results since.  He finished 7th at Japanese nationals and was not named to any of the Championship teams.  He started his season at Ondrej Nepela where he finished off the podium in 4th and he currently has no top 10 scores for the season.

Sergei Voronov started his season with a gold at Ondrej Nepela. He has the 9th best short program, 8th best free skate and 8th best total scores.

Maxim Kovtun won bronze at Finlandia Trophy.  He has the 2nd best short program score.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Boyang Jin

Silver: Shoma Uno

Bronze: Jason Brown

 

Bios of the competitors:

Brendan Kerry, AUS: He finished 17th at Worlds and 19th at Four Continents.  He finished 8th at Skate America and 12th at NHK Trophy last season.  His personal best is 222.40.  He is 21 years old.

Jorik Hendrickx, BEL: He finished 16th at Worlds and 9th at Europeans.  His personal best is 233.47.  He is 24 years old.

Nam Nguyen, CAN: He placed 27th at Worlds.  He placed 5th at Skate Canada and 7th at Rostelecom Cup last season.  He is the 2014 World Junior Champion.  His personal best is 242.59.  He is 18 years old.

Boyang Jin, CHN: He is the reigning World Bronze Medalist and Four Continents Silver Medalist.  He won silver at Cup of China and silver at NHK Trophy last season to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where he placed 5th.  He is the 2015 World Junior Silver Medalist.  His personal best is 289.83.  He is 19 years old.

Daisuke Murakami, JPN: He won bronze at Skate Canada and bronze at Trophee Eric Bompard last season to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where he placed 6th.  His personal best is 256.47.  He is 25 years old.

Shoma Uno, JPN: He placed 7th at Worlds 4th at Four Continents. He won silver at Skate America and gold at Trophee Eric Bompard last season to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where he won bronze.  He is the 2015 World Junior Champion.  His personal best is 276.79.  He is 18 years old.

Maxim Kovtun, RUS: He placed 18th at Worlds and is the reigning European Bronze Medalist.  He won silver at Trophee Eric Bompard and placed 10th at NHK Trophy last season.  He is the 2015 European Silver Medalist.  His personal best is 247.37.  He is 21 years old.

Sergei Voronov, RUS: He placed 5th at Cup of China and 6th at Rostelcom Cup last season.  He is the 2014 European Silver Medalist and 2015 European Bronze Medalist.  His personal best is 252.55.  He is 29 years old.

Jason Brown, USA: He won bronze at Skate America last season.  He is the 2013 World Junior Silver Medalist and 2012 World Junior Bronze Medalist.  His personal best is 263.17.  He is 21 years old.

Timothy Dolensky, USA: He placed 7th at Skate Canada last season.  His personal best is 219.06.  He is 24 years old.

Adam Rippon, USA: He placed 6th at Worlds.  He placed 4th at Skate Canada and 4th at Rostelecom Cup last season.  He is the 2010 Four Continents Champion and 2008 and 2009 World Junior Champion.  His personal best is 264.44.  He is 26 years old.

 

 

 

2016 World Championships Men’s Free Skate Recap

Javier Fernandez took advantage of his training mate Yuzuru Hanyu leaving the door open and skated the program of his career to earn his second straight World title.  Skating a sophisticated, suave program to Frank Sinatra music, he showcased the best technical and performance marks of the event.  He received over 118 points on the technical side.  His base value was 94.73 including three clean quads, and he received no negative GOE marks from any judge.  His highest scoring element was a quad salchow + triple toe which earned him 17.09 points.  He nearly received perfect program components, earning 26 10.00 marks from the judges.  He received an average of 10.00 on both choreography and interpretation.  He fought though an injury to his right heel that left him unable to practice yesterday and barely allowed him to practice today.  Going into the competition he said “it’s just about yourself to be ready and be focused and to do the best program you can…I just went out and knew I needed to do a clean program.”  He also credited his coach Brian Orser and Hanyu with his success.  He said “to have [Hanyu] here with me is…special because we’re spending every day together training.  We’re doing something good, all of us, together.”

Yuzuru Hanyu had a 12 point lead coming in to the free skate, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Fernandez given the mistakes he made.  He fell on a quad salchow attempt and doubled a triple salchow.  Four of his jumps received negative GOEs.  His total technical score was less than Fernandez’s base value.  His best element was a triple axel + triple toe that earned him 16.79 points.  What was most shocking were his program component scores.  His entire program was off today, and the Hanyu we’re used to seeing didn’t shine through.  He received some PCS marks in the 8s and didn’t receive a single 10.00.  About his performance, an emotional Hanyu said, “I can’t explain…I want to do it again.”

Boyang Jin won the first World men’s medal for China with a somewhat more tentative free skate then we’re used to seeing from him.  He was credited with four fully rotated quads, including a quad lutz, but only two received positive GOEs.  He was the only other skater beside Fernandez to break 100 points on the technical side at this event.  His best element was a triple axel + half loop + triple salchow that earned 14.40 points.  When asked about his history making performance, he immediately broke out into a smile and said through a translator, “I feel very excited to be the first man to get the bronze medal for China…for next season I definitely want to train harder and get better performances and better results.”

Mikhail Kolyada pulled up from 6th to finish 4th overall.  He hit an opening quad toe and received all positive GOEs from the judges.  Despite having lower planned content and only earning a base value of 78.32 points, his final technical score was 93.67 after GOEs were added in.  His best element was a triple axel + triple toe that earned 14.80 points.

Patrick Chan dropped to 5th after a disappointing free skate that included a popped axel and a doubled flip.  He earned less than 80 points on the technical side.

Adam Rippon put out the free skate of his career, to finish 4th in the segment and 6th overall.  He stood up on the quad lutz, but it was judged under-rotated.  Everything else in his program was clean, earning positive GOEs.  He had a base value of 80.87, but earned over 93 points for his technical mark.  I found his program components to be a bit low, earning an average of 8s across the board.  Max Aaron and Grant Hochstein also had personal best skates to give all three US skaters a place in the top 10, but it wasn’t enough to hold on to three spots at Worlds next season.

Hanyu’s silver medal along with Shoma Uno’s 7th place finish makes Japan the only country with three men’s spots at Worlds next season.

 

Javier Fernandez, ESP: 118.05 TES + 98.36 PCS = 216.41 Total: 314.93

  • Gorgeous quad toe to open his program
  • Quad salchow + triple toe
  • Great triple axel + double toe; rotating as fast as the music
  • Great quad salchow
  • Triple flip + half loop + triple salchow
  • Triple axel
  • You would never know that his landing foot is bothering him and had to be iced earlier today
  • Triple lutz
  • Triple loop
  • This is the type of skate that gives other skaters little room for excuses; he nailed three gorgeous quads in an otherwise very ambitious program, while still showcasing great spins and steps and details in the choreography and performance to give a truly complete package
  • No one thought he had a chance of beating Yuzuru Hanyu, but he just threw down the performance of a lifetime and handled the pressure like a true champion.

Yuzuru Hanyu, JPN: 93.59 TES + 92.02 PCS -1.00 = 184.61 Total: 295.17

  • Quad salchow just a little too much speed and a hand down on the landing
  • Quad toe
  • Triple flip seemed to come out of nowhere
  • Quad salchow sat down on the landing
  • Triple axel + triple toe
  • Triple axel back on his heel on the landing + half loop + single salchow
  • Triple loop
  • Triple lutz hand down on the landing
  • Despite all the mistakes he’s not letting the program get away from him and is really turning on the performance in this step sequence.
  • Technically that was a very disappointing performance for him with a TES under 100, but with a 12 point lead and his program components it’s still going to be tough to beat him.

Boyang Jin, CHN: 104.99 TES + 76.14 PCS = 181.13 Total: 270.99

  • Quad lutz step out
  • Quad salchow, perhaps a tad two footed on the landing
  • Triple axel + half loop + triple toe
  • Quad toe, chest down and he hits a weird patch and comes to a complete stop
  • Quad toe + double toe
  • Triple lutz + triple toe
  • Triple axel
  • Triple flip a little tight on the landing
  • Despite all the jump problems I did see more of an attempt for him to commit to the program and the choreography

Mikhail Kolyada, RUS: 93.67 TES + 84.64 PCS = 178.31 Total: 267.97

  • Nice quad toe
  • Triple axel a little down on his landing side but manages to not put the hand down
  • Nice triple axel + triple toe
  • Triple lutz so smooth
  • Triple loop
  • Triple lutz + double toe + double loop with tons of spring on the final jump
  • Triple loop + double axel sequence
  • Double axel
  • His jumps are so spot on and effortless but his skating is still a bit juniorish in the performance quality and I think that this Nightmare Before Christmas works for him in playing to his abilities but also helps solidify that junior feel

Patrick Chan, CAN: 79.31 TES + 92.60 PCS = 171.91 Total: 266.75

  • Triple toe (intended quad)
  • Triple axel a little scratchy on the landing but hangs on
  • Quad toe + double toe and hits the boards
  • Popped his axel into a single
  • Triple lutz slight hesitation + double toe + double loop
  • Triple loop forward on the toe pick on the landing
  • Triple flip
  • Doubled flip
  • With all the mistakes he made, the performance quality just wasn’t there and this really isn’t the performance that he is capable of; not only did he have some big mistakes like popping an axel, but he had lots of little jump errors that will effect his GOE and PCS marks too.

Adam Rippon, USA: 93.08 TES + 85.64 PCS = 178.72  Total: 264.44

  • Stood up on the quad lutz!
  • Triple axel + double toe
  • Triple Rippon lutz–he has such a gorgeous landing position with a full arabesque
  • Triple axel
  • Triple flip + triple toe
  • Triple loop
  • Triple ‘Tano lutz + double toe + double loop
  • Now he’s really letting lose and really playing to the crowd and letting the performance shine through; which has always been his strength
  • Triple salchow
  • Standing ovation
  • That was the best program of his career.  This is a moment he has been waiting for for so long and he has had two great back to back performances, skating clean at US Nationals and now at Worlds.

Shoma Uno, JPN: 87.93 TES + 86.58 PCS -1.00 = 173.51 Total: 264.25

  • Quad toe a little down on his landing side and turned out of it
  • Double axel + half loop + triple flip
  • Triple lutz
  • Triple loop
  • Triple salchow
  • Tough fall on the quad toe and it looks like he got the wind knocked out of him a little bit
  • Great recovery with a solid triple axel
  • Triple axel + triple toe a little tight on the landing of the second jump
  • Nessun Dorma is such a great vehicle for his skating and the cantilever on the crescendo of the music is such a great highlight to end the program

Max Aaron, USA: 93.16 TES + 79.70 PCS = 172.86 Total: 254.14

  • Nice quad salchow + triple toe
  • Nice triple axel + double toe
  • Triple loop
  • I’d like to see him have a bit better centering on the spins
  • He seems to be marking through some of this choreography and could be committing to it a bit more and really performing to the top of the arena
  • Great quad salchow
  • Nice triple axel
  • Triple lutz + half loop + triple salchow
  • Double axel
  • Double axel stepped out on the landing
  • He needed to be perfect and that was about as close as he could get

Michal Brezina, CZE: 81.12 TES + 78.58 PCS -1.00 = 158.70 Total: 237.99

  • Quad salchow two footed the landing and fell–very hunched over on the entrance and just not enough speed
  • Triple flip + half loop + double salchow
  • Nice triple axel
  • Triple flip + triple toe
  • Good triple axel + double toe
  • Triple lutz
  • Triple loop
  • I think the biggest problem for him in the quads is that his chest is down so low in his take off–he can pull up to rotate on the triples but it’s too much to get his body up and try and get off four rotations
  • Double axel step out

Grant Hochstein, USA: 85.02 TES + 77.42 PCS = 162.44  Total: 237.25

  • Quad toe nails it!
  • Triple axel + double toe
  • Nice flow out of the triple lutz
  • I love the lunge into the camel spin; this program has so many rich details and great transitions
  • Triple axel a little off in the air and hand down
  • Triple lutz + half loop + triple salchow
  • Triple loop
  • Triple flip
  • This program builds so well and the placement of the elements and the music really gets the crowd involved
  • The best part of this whole program is the choreographic step sequence and it really sings when he has hit all the jumps; great spread eagle highlighted on the music
  • Standing ovation!
  • That is the best he’s skated that program and what a way to close out this breakthrough season for him

Denis Ten, KAZ: 73.86 TES + 78.72 PCS -1.00 = 151.58 Total: 230.13

  • Quad salchow two footed and step out
  • Quad toe fall and slid into the boards
  • Nice triple axel
  • He has gorgeous camel spin positions
  • Quad toe popped into a double
  • Nice triple axel + triple toe
  • Triple flip + half loop + triple salchow a little tight
  • Double lutz
  • Triple loop
  • He is such a talented, beautiful skater, but there is just no life in this program with the jump issues

Ivan Righini, ITA: 73.31 TES + 76.04 PCS -2.00 = 147.35 Total: 228.52

  • Quad toe
  • Triple axel + double toe
  • Triple axel and his landing side slid out from underneath him
  • Triple loop
  • Triple Rippon lutz
  • Fall on a double axel
  • Triple Rippon flip + half loop + double salchow
  • Double Rippon lutz + double toe
  • His program really comes alive in the step sequences and he has such a genuineness about him when he’s performing

Alexei Bychenko, ISR: 82.57 TES + 73.64 PCS = 156.21  Total: 226.07

  • Nice quad toe + double toe combination
  • Triple axel down on his landing side but manages to keep his hand off the ice
  • Really clean, crisp quad toe
  • Triple lutz + half loop + triple salchow–crazy on the third jump and has to two foot the landing
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Triple loop nicely timed with the music
  • Triple flip hangs on to the landing
  • Double axel
  • I find his choreography in the step sequence really works with this Les Miserables theme and it’s nice to see him let the performance out a little bit when the jumps were done

Deniss Vasiljevs, LAT: 66.91 TES + 76.56 PCS = 143.47 Total: 224.54 

  • He had such a nice debut at Worlds after finishing just 8th at Junior Worlds; he left some points on the table and had some jump issues but he really committed to the performance and had the crowd with him the whole program.

Misha Ge, UZB: 72.12 TES + 73.98 PCS = 146.10  Total: 223.53

  • Triple axel
  • Triple axel + half loop + triple salchow–impressive combo, but has to fight for the landing on the third jump
  • Triple flip two footed the landing and then stepped out
  • Really nice change of foot and change of direction camel spin
  • This is such an understated program for him and I feel like it doesn’t really allow his personality and all of his best qualities to shine through
  • Triple loop
  • Triple lutz + triple toe
  • Triple lutz a little back on the heel on the landing
  • Double axel + double toe with one arm variation
  • Double axel

Jorik Hendrickx, BEL: 71.07 TES + 72.64 PCS = 143.71 Total: 221.43

  • Got to love a skater who includes movie lines in his music; setting the scene for Titanic
  • Triple axel + single toe
  • Nice triple axel
  • Triple lutz + triple toe + double loop
  • Feed froze

Brendan Kerry, AUS: 73.96 TES + 65.56 PCS = 139.52  Total: 210.56

  • Nice fight on the quad toe, he has to turn out of it but hangs on
  • Good triple axel + triple toe
  • Nice triple flip with a gorgeous landing position
  • Triple lutz + half loop + double salchow
  • Double axel forward on the toe pick on the landing
  • Triple axel
  • Triple loop
  • He gets great height on the flying entry to his spins
  • He could use more speed and power throughout this program but there are so many nice qualities about his skating
  • Double axel + double toe

Maxim Kovtun, RUS: 58.82 TES + 74.86 PCS -2.00 = 131.68 Total: 210.14

  • So much speed on his quad salchow but he’s off on the air and his legs slide out from underneath him on the landing
  • Huge quad toe off in the air again and has to step out
  • Popped quad
  • Triple axel a little forward on the toe pick on the landing
  • Popped that jump
  • Triple loop
  • This was just really not the program he wanted or is capable of skating
  • Triple salchow
  • It’s a shame because this program has a lot of potential and I think it would showcase very well when he’s on

Michael Christian Martinez, PHI: 71.82 TES + 65.30 PCS = 137.12  Total: 204.10

Chafik Besseghier, FRA: 68.97 TES + 66.00 PCS -1.00 = 133.97  Total: 203.20

  •  Fell on his opening quad toe attempt
  • Triple toe + triple toe
  • Double axel
  • He has some trouble keeping the centering on his spins, but this might be improved with more speed
  • He has some really interesting transitional choreography and I’d like to see it woven throughout the whole program
  • Triple axel + double toe + double loop a little tight
  • Triple lutz–the takeoff looked a little weird but he had great height
  • Triple flip
  • Triple salchow
  • Triple axel
  • He finished just after his music, largely because the last spin was a little slow

Julian Zhi Jie Yee, MAS: 71.54 TES +  63.80 PCS = 135.34  Total: 202.94

  • He opens with a nice triple axel + double toe + double loop
  • Good triple flip + triple toe
  • Triple lutz with great height, a little off on the landing but manages to hang on to it
  • Triple loop a little down on his landing side but hangs on
  • Triple axel down on the landing again but holds on
  • He has really nice jump technique and great spring but there isn’t a lot of in between choreography and transitions and he mostly skates from jump to jump
  • Triple salchow
  • He does have great presence on the ice and really tries to perform to this music
  • Double axel + double axel sequence

Phillip Harris, GBR: 60.75 TES + 62.14 PCS -1.00 = 121.89 Total: 190.42

  • Double axel + triple toe–a little off in the air on the axel
  • Triple lutz hand down + half loop + triple salchow–impressive recovery
  • Triple axel landed almost in a sit position but hangs on to it
  • Double loop
  • He has great sit spin positions with fully stretched free legs and really nice speed
  • I’d like to see him work more on his choreography and transitions and really connecting to his music and the audience
  • Triple lutz crazy in the air but adds the double toe
  • Triple flip hand down
  • Triple loop fall
  • Double axel

Ivan Pavlov, UKR: 54.19 TES + 59.50 PCS = 113.69  Total: 178.89

  • He doubles his planned triple axel and was very tilted in the air
  • Triple axel hand down + double toe
  • Triple flip + triple toe
  • Double axel
  • He has nice spin positions and decent speed, but he has some trouble maintaining his centering
  • Three turns into a triple flip
  • Triple lutz + double toe–looked like it was an intended three jump combo but he did a turnout instead of attempting the final jump
  • Popped loop
  • Double salchow two footed the landing
  • He needs more power and speed and that will really help in getting these jumps off at the end of the program
  • He’s also lacking in performance quality and some of the finishing touches like using his arms and upper body to accentuate his movements

June Hyoung Lee, KOR: 44.13 TES + 62.70 PCS -2.00 = 104.83  Total: 174.88

  • Fall on his opening triple axel
  • Fall on a quad toe attempt
  • A bit of a step out on that triple
  • He has some speed and centering issues on his spins
  • Triple flip turnout + double toe + single loop
  • Triple flip
  • Triple loop
  • Double salchow just not enough height and step out
  • Popped axel
  • He’s just running out of gas in this program and doesn’t have the speed to get off the ice enough to rotate the jumps
Pl. Name Nation TSS
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PCS
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SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 216.41 118.05 98.36 9.61 9.61 9.96 10.00 10.00 0.00 #22
2 Yuzuru HANYU JPN 184.61 93.59 92.02 9.29 9.18 8.96 9.29 9.29 1.00 #20
3 Boyang JIN CHN 181.13 104.99 76.14 7.86 7.25 7.71 7.61 7.64 0.00 #21
4 Adam RIPPON USA 178.72 93.08 85.64 8.43 8.18 8.82 8.64 8.75 0.00 #18
5 Mikhail KOLYADA RUS 178.31 93.67 84.64 8.54 8.21 8.50 8.57 8.50 0.00 #19
6 Shoma UNO JPN 173.51 87.93 86.58 8.86 8.50 8.61 8.61 8.71 1.00 #23
7 Max AARON USA 172.86 93.16 79.70 8.32 7.57 8.21 7.89 7.86 0.00 #15
8 Patrick CHAN CAN 171.91 79.31 92.60 9.36 9.18 9.04 9.36 9.36 0.00 #24
9 Grant HOCHSTEIN USA 162.44 85.02 77.42 7.75 7.43 7.89 7.82 7.82 0.00 #8
10 Michal BREZINA CZE 158.70 81.12 78.58 8.07 7.61 7.82 7.86 7.93 1.00 #16
11 Alexei BYCHENKO ISR 156.21 82.57 73.64 7.57 7.04 7.50 7.32 7.39 0.00 #5
12 Denis TEN KAZ 151.58 73.86 78.72 8.18 7.54 7.71 8.00 7.93 1.00 #13
13 Ivan RIGHINI ITA 147.35 73.31 76.04 7.57 7.46 7.64 7.64 7.71 2.00 #17
14 Misha GE UZB 146.10 72.12 73.98 7.39 7.14 7.43 7.46 7.57 0.00 #9
15 Jorik HENDRICKX BEL 143.71 71.07 72.64 7.18 7.11 7.32 7.25 7.46 0.00 #10
16 Deniss VASILJEVS LAT 143.47 66.91 76.56 7.68 7.50 7.75 7.64 7.71 0.00 #14
17 Brendan KERRY AUS 139.52 73.96 65.56 6.82 6.21 6.64 6.57 6.54 0.00 #7
18 Michael Christian MARTINEZ PHI 137.12 71.82 65.30 6.64 6.32 6.61 6.54 6.54 0.00 #1
19 Julian Zhi Jie YEE MAS 135.34 71.54 63.80 6.54 6.00 6.61 6.36 6.39 0.00 #2
20 Chafik BESSEGHIER FRA 133.97 68.97 66.00 6.82 6.18 6.61 6.71 6.68 1.00 #6
21 Maxim KOVTUN RUS 131.68 58.82 74.86 7.64 7.32 7.18 7.68 7.61 2.00 #12
22 Phillip HARRIS GBR 121.89 60.75 62.14 6.36 5.96 6.11 6.32 6.32 1.00 #4
23 Ivan PAVLOV UKR 113.69 54.19 59.50 6.21 5.79 5.75 6.04 5.96 0.00 #3
24 June Hyoung LEE KOR 104.83 44.13 62.70 6.39 6.14 6.04 6.39 6.39 2.00 #11

 

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Javier FERNANDEZ
ESP
314.93 2 1
2 Yuzuru HANYU
JPN
295.17 1 2
3 Boyang JIN
CHN
270.99 5 3
4 Mikhail KOLYADA
RUS
267.97 6 5
5 Patrick CHAN
CAN
266.75 3 8
6 Adam RIPPON
USA
264.44 7 4
7 Shoma UNO
JPN
264.25 4 6
8 Max AARON
USA
254.14 8 7
9 Michal BREZINA
CZE
237.99 11 10
10 Grant HOCHSTEIN
USA
237.25 16 9
11 Denis TEN
KAZ
230.13 12 12
12 Ivan RIGHINI
ITA
228.52 9 13
13 Alexei BYCHENKO
ISR
226.07 19 11
14 Deniss VASILJEVS
LAT
224.54 10 16
15 Misha GE
UZB
223.53 15 14
16 Jorik HENDRICKX
BEL
221.43 14 15
17 Brendan KERRY
AUS
210.56 17 17
18 Maxim KOVTUN
RUS
210.14 13 21
19 Michael Christian MARTINEZ
PHI
204.10 23 18
20 Chafik BESSEGHIER
FRA
203.20 20 20
21 Julian Zhi Jie YEE
MAS
202.94 22 19
22 Phillip HARRIS
GBR
190.42 21 22
23 Ivan PAVLOV
UKR
178.89 24 23
24 June Hyoung LEE
KOR
174.88 18 24

2016 World Championships Men’s Preview

This has truly been an exciting season in men’s figure skating with the limits of the sport being pushed.  It is not uncommon to see two quads in the short program and three or four in the free skate.  But more importantly, these difficult jumps are being combined with the artistic side of skating to truly complete the whole package.  There is already talk of revamping the scoring system for next year as the program components can no longer keep up with the technical scores these men are achieving, even when they are virtually perfect.

Since 2011, Patrick Chan, Yuzuru Hanyu or Javier Fernandez have won the World title, and it is fitting that these three are the top contenders going into these Championships.  Despite how gifted all these skaters are, there has still been a clear delineation between them and a good separation between them and the rest of the pack.

No skater had ever passed the 300 point mark in international competition until Yuzuru Hanyu did this season.  Not only did he pass it, he smashed it, twice, setting an astonishing 330 points at the Grand Prix Final.  He hit all of his difficult elements with positive GOEs and nearly perfect program components and truly showed what perfection can look like in an often imperfect sport.  He has scored over 100 in the short program and over 200 in the free skate with over 100 on the technical side.  If he can come even close to the last two marks he set in competition, this should be a cakewalk for him.  However, he did win the silver at Skate Canada with a score of 259 proving that he is indeed human.  He has the best short program, best free skate and best total scores.

Javier Fernandez trains alongside Hanyu and he made history last season when he became the first Spanish skater to win a World title.  He has long been known for his jumps but is really starting to show off the finer side to his skating.  His Guys and Dolls free skate in particular plays into his wheel house and when he’s on with his jumps, the crowd really gets into the program.  He enters this event as the four time reigning European Champion and he crossed the 300 point mark at this years Championships, becoming only the 2nd skater to do so.  Like Hanyu, he can score over 100 in the short program and over 200 in the free skate with over 100 points on the technical side.  He has the 2nd best short program, 3rd best free skate and 2nd best total scores.

Patrick Chan considered retiring after his 4th place finish at the Grand Prix Final, but stuck with it and won the title at Four Continents last month.  His short program has been his nemesis this season and he’s had to dig himself out of a hole in the free skate to try and make it on to the podium.  Even after a stellar overall performance at Four Continents, he still does not have a short program score that even ranks in the top 10.  This could be very dangerous for him, as he’ll want to be in the final warmup group at Worlds and not competing earlier in the free skate.  He is capable of scoring over 200 points in the free skate with 100 on the technical side, and is one of only three skaters this season to do so.  However, his personal best is still a whopping 7 points lower than Chan’s and 35 points below Hanyu.  He has the 2nd best free skate and 3rd best total scores.

Outside of these three veterans, there are several youngsters knocking on the door and hoping to land their way on the podium.

Boyang Jin has some of the most impressive jumps in skating, landing quad lutz + triple toe combinations with ease, something no other man has done before.  He’s also one of only two skaters attempting four quads in his free skate (the other is Nathan Chen who is out for the rest of the season).  His short program has a quad lutz + triple toe plus a quad toe in the bonus.  His free skate has four quads, including two in the bonus.  His focus is mostly on the jumps and he needs to work on developing transitions, choreography and a connection with his music and the audience.  He made up some ground at Four Continents, setting new personal bests in all segments of competition and nearing the 290 mark, putting him within 5 points of Chan.   He can easily score over 100 points on the TES in his free skate, but it’s the program components that are holding him back from reaching the 200 point mark for the program as a whole.  He has the 3rd best short program, 4th best free skate and 4th best total scores.

Shoma Uno had a great start to his senior debut season, winning the bronze medal at the Grand Prix Final, ahead of Patrick Chan.  While he has yet to score 200 points for his free skate, he has scored over 100 on the technical side.  His short program includes a quad toe in the bonus and his free skate includes two quads, one in combination and one in the bonus.  What Uno does really well, especially for a young skater, is balance the artistry with his technical performance.  He’s already shown signs of the dynamic performance style that the Japanese are becoming known for.  He had a bit of a meltdown at Four Continents, finishing 4th, however, he wasn’t far off of his personal best.  He has the 5th best short program, 5th best free skate and 5th best total scores.

Han Yan is in his third senior season, but has experienced some ups and downs in his career.  He had a solid if unimpressive Grand Prix campaign, finishing 4th and winning bronze.  He was a surprise bronze medal finisher at Four Continents where he set new personal bests in the free skate and total score.  He still has a ways to go to catch the top tier of men at this event, but he could put out another set of strong performances to finish in the top 6 here.  He has the 6th best short program, 7th best free skate and 7th best total scores.

Two Americans will be looking to hold on to the US’s three spots at Worlds for next season in front of their home crowd.

Max Aaron put out two relatively clean programs at US nationals but still settled for a silver medal.  He showed at Skate America that he has all the goods to be a top contender with lightning speed, great jumps and a focus on artistry and performance.  However, he has been chasing that performance all season and hasn’t quite lived up to it again.  He has the 10th best short program, 9th best free skate and 9th best total scores.

Adam Rippon is all artistry all the time and his spins and edges along with his choreography and well renowned in the sport.  However, he took home the US title in January despite not attempting a quad in the short program and botching the quad attempt in his free skate.  He is capable of landing a quad lutz, but it is wildly inconsistent and in his case, not worth the risk.  He doesn’t attempt any other quad jump so he’s banking on that one jump going well to get the points he needs.  His triple axel can also be a bit shaky but he is known for his signature Rippon triple lutz.

The wild card in this event is Denis Ten.  He is the skater most often counted out, but who comes through at the end of the season. He is on the season’s best list, although these scores come from a Challenger Series event which are often slightly overscored.  He withdrew from Four Continents and had a disappointing showing at a Senior B last week.  While it’s hard to count him out, since he’s pulled through so many times in the past, I think this might be the year that he can’t rebound in time to be in top shape for Worlds.  He has the 4th best short program, 6th best free skate and 6th best total scores.

Other skaters looking to factor into the top 10 are European medalists Alexei Bychenko and Maxim Kovtun (who also has the 8th best short program score).  Nam Nguyen was 5th at this event last season, but hasn’t been able to have the same results this year.  He didn’t even qualify to compete here, but another Canadian skater turned down his spot in favor of Nguyen in hopes of Canada being able to earn three spots for next year’s Worlds.

With only two spots available for the Japanese men at this event, two top ten finishers are staying at home. Takahito Mura has the 8th best score of the season, while Daisuke Murakami currently holds the 10th best score of the season.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Yuzuru Hanyu

Silver: Javier Fernandez

Bronze: Patrick Chan

 

Bios of the competitors:

Denis Margalik, ARG: He finished 17th at Four Continents.  He won bronze at JGP Slovakia and placed 8th at JGP Spain.  His personal best is 193.44.  He is 18 years old.

Slavik Hayrapetyan, ARM: He finished 31st at Europeans.  His personal best is 164.03.  He is 20 years old.

Brendan Kerry, AUS: He finished 20th at Worlds last season.  He placed 19th at Four Continents.  He finished 8th at Skate America and 12th at NHK Trophy.  His personal best is 203.48.  He is 21 years old.

Jorik Hendrickx, BEL: He finished 9th at Europeans.  His personal best is 233.47.  He is 23 years old.

Patrick Chan, CAN: He is the reigning Four Continents Champion.  He won gold at Skate Canada and placed 5th at Trophee Eric Bompard to qualify for the Grand Prix Final were he finished 4th.  He is the 2014 Olympic Silver Medalist; 2011, 2012 and 2013 World Champion; 2009 and 2010 World silver medalist; 2009 and 2012 Four Continents Champion and 2007 World Junior silver medalist.  His personal best is 295.27.  He is 25 years old.

Nam Nguyen, CAN: He placed 5th at Worlds last season.  He placed 5th at Skate Canada and 7th at Rostelecom Cup.  He is the 2014 World Junior Champion.  His personal best is 242.59.  He is 17 years old.

Boyang Jin, CHN: He is the reigning Four Continents Silver Medalist.  He won silver at Cup of China and silver at NHK Trophy to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where he placed 5th.  He is the 2015 World Junior Silver Medalist.  His personal best is 289.83.  He is 18 years old.

Han Yan, CHN: He finished 10th at Worlds last season.  He is the reigning Four Continents Bronze Medalist.  He placed 4th at Skate America and won bronze at Cup of China.  He is the 2013 and 2015 Four Continents Bronze Medalist and 2012 World Junior Champion.  His personal best is 271.55.  He is 20 years old.

Michal Brezina, CZE: He placed 15th at Worlds last season.  He placed 10th at Europeans.   He placed 7th at Skate Canada and won bronze at Rostelecom last season.  He is the 2013 European Bronze Medalist and 2009 World Junior Silver Medalist.  His personal best is 243.52.  He is 25 years old.

Chafik Besseghier, FRA: He placed 18th at Worlds last season.  He finished 10th at Trophee Eric Bompard and 9th at NHK Trophy.  His personal best is 224.19.  He is 26 years old.

Franz Streubel, GER: He finished 14th at Europeans.  His personal best is 196.17.  He is 24 years old.

Phillip Harris, GBR: He placed 18th at Europeans.  His personal best is 184.51.  He is 26 years old.

Alexei Bychenko, ISR: He placed 17th at Worlds last season.  He is the reigning European Silver Medalist.  He placed 12th at Skate America and 10th at Rostelecom Cup.  His personal best is 242.56.  He is 28 years old.

Ivan Righini, ITA: He placed 25th at Worlds last season.  He placed 6th at Europeans.  He finished 10th at Cup of China and 8th at Rostelcom Cup.  His personal best is 236.36.  He is 24 years old.

Yuzuru Hanyu, JPN: He is the reigning World Silver Medalist.  He won silver at Skate Canada and gold at NHK Trophy to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where he won gold.  He is the 2014 Olympic Champion, 2014 World Champion, 2012 World Bronze Medalist, 2011 and 2013 Four Continents Silver Medalist and 2010 World Junior Champion.  His personal best is 330.43.  He is 21 years old.

Shoma Uno, JPN: He placed 4th at Four Continents. He won silver at Skate America and gold at Trophee Eric Bompard to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where he won bronze.  He is the 2015 World Junior Champion.  His personal best is 276.79.  He is 18 years old.

Denis Ten, KAZ: He is the reigning World Bronze Medalist.  He placed 9th at Skate America and 4th at Trophee Eric Bompard.  He is the 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 2013 World Silver Medalist and 2015 Four Continents Champion.  His personal best is 289.46.  He is 22 years old.

Deniss Vasiljevs, LAT: He finished 12th at Europeans and 8th at Junior Worlds.  He won silver at JGP Latvia and silver at JGP Poland.  His personal best is 214.43.  He is 16 years old.

Julian Zhi Jie Yee, MAS: He placed 15th at Four Continents.  He finished 7th at JGP Latvia and 4th at JGP Spain.  His personal best is 197.42.  He is 18 years old.

Michael Christian Martinez, PHI: He placed 21st at Worlds last season.  He finished 9th at Four Continents.  He placed 6th at Cup of China.  His personal best is 220.36.  He is 19 years old.

June Hyoung Lee, KOR: He placed 19th at Worlds last season.  He finished 16th at Four Continents.  He placed 12th at Skate Canada.  His personal best is 203.92.  He is 19 years old.

Mikhail Kolyada, RUS: He finished 5th at Europeans.  He placed 5th at Rostelecom Cup.  His personal best is 247.97.  He is 21 years old.

Maxim Kovtun, RUS: He placed 7th at Worlds last season and is the reigning European Bronze Medalist.  He won silver at Trophee Eric Bompard and placed 10th at NHK Trophy.  He is the 2015 European Silver Medalist.  His personal best is 247.37.  He is 20 years old.

Javier Fernandez, ESP: He is the reigning World and European Champion.  He won gold at Cup of China and gold at Rostelecom Cup to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where he won silver.  He is the 2013 and 2014 World Bronze Medalist; and 2013, 2014 and 2015 European Champion.  His personal best is 302.77.  He is 24 years old.

Javier Raya, ESP: His personal best is 179.37.  He is 24 years old.

Ivan Pavlov, UKR: He placed 15th at Europeans.  He placed 8th at JGP Slovakia and won bronze at JGP Austria.  His personal best is 202.32.  He is 17 years old.

Max Aaron, USA: He placed 7th at Four Continents.  He won gold at Skate America and placed 7th at Trophee Eric Bompard.  His personal best is 258.95.  He is 24 years old.

Grant Hochstein, USA: He placed 8th at Four Continents.  He placed 4th at Cup of China and 4th at NHK Trophy.  His personal best is 235.63.  He is 25 years old.

Adam Rippon, USA: He placed 8th at Worlds last season.  He placed 4th at Skate Canada and 4th at Rostelecom Cup.  He is the 2010 Four Continents Champion and 2008 and 2009 World Junior Champion.  His personal best is 248.63.  He is 26 years old.

Misha Ge, UZB: He finished 8th at Cup of China.  His personal best is 238.05.  He is 24 years old.

2016 US Nationals Men’s Free Skate

Group 3

Shotaro Omori: 56.59 TES + 62.08 PCS -1.00 = 117.67 Total: 181.49 and into 3rd place

  • Triple axel too far down into his knees in the first jump + single toe
  • Triple flip (intended combo)
  • Triple salchow pretty nice
  • Nice ice coverage on the double axel
  • A little slow on the step sequence–Level 3
  • Nice positions in the sit spin–Level 2
  • Triple lutz + double toe (intended triple + triple) in the bonus
  • Triple flip + triple toe hand down and messy (under-rotated)
  • Double axel
  • Triple loop awkward fall (under-rotated)
  • Ok positions on the camel spin–Level 2
  • Good sit spin positions with nice speed ending with an upright position–Level 4

Sean Rabbitt: 61.08 TES + 65.84 PCS -1.00 = 125.92 Total: 192.63 and into 1st place

  • Spiral into a double lutz (intended triple)
  • Triple axel fall (under-rotated)
  • Popped his flip into a double (intended triple + triple)
  • Nice camel spin into a twisted position and a nice catchfoot–Level 4
  • Nice expression in the step sequence but I’d like to see him even more into his edges–Level 3
  • Good triple flip + double toe in the bonus
  • Nice triple loop
  • A little slow on the sit spin after the change to the back tuck position–Level 4
  • Triple salchow + triple toe really nice
  • Nice change of edge spread eagles in the choreographic sequence
  • Double axel
  • Doubla axel + double toe + double loop
  • This program really got stronger and built as it went along
  • Good speed and decent positions in the final combination spin–Level 4

Vincent Zhou: 80.51 TES + 68.62 PCS = 149.13 Total: 217.23 and into 1st place

  • Nice triple axel + triple toe
  • Quad salchow a little bit leaning on the landing and has to step out (under-rotated)
  • Level 4 flying combination spin
  • Good emotion in the step sequence and some nice edge work but he really needs more speed and power and stretch through the lines–Level
  • Really nice quad salchow
  • Triple Rippon lutz in the bonus has to fight for the landing a bit
  • Good speed in his sit spin–Level 4
  • Nice triple loop
  • Good triple flip
  • Double axel
  • Cantilever into triple Rippon lutz + loop + triple salchow with almost no speed not sure how he pulled that off
  • Finishing off with a Level 4 camel spin
  • A program like that will make him a medal threat at Junior Worlds
  • He only received negative GOEs on his two quad attempts

Grant Hochstein: 87.52 TES +86.06 PCS = 173.58 Total: 252.84 and into 1st place

  • Really nice quad toe attempt has to two foot the landing
  • Triple axel + double toe nicely done
  • Good triple lutz
  • Nice flow in the step sequence and pretty good edges most of the time–Level 4
  • Lunge into a camel and a nice donut spin and a catch foot–Level 3
  • Good triple axel in the bonus
  • Flying sit spin–Level 4
  • Triple lutz + half loop + triple salchow on a nice build in the music
  • Nice triple loop
  • Doubled the flip
  • Triple toe + double toe with both arms overhead on the 2nd jump
  • I love how free he’s being in this choreographic step sequence changing edge spread eagles
  • Camel spin with really nice speed into a sit spin and ending with a twisted upright
  • Partial standing ovation!
  • Really nice skate for him and the kind of skate he’s been waiting for at nationals for several years
  • He only received negative GOEs on the quad and the doubled flip

Alexander Johnson: 83.47 TES + 84.78 PCS = 168.25  Total: 241.94 and into 2nd place

  • Really nice triple axel + double toe
  • Another good triple axel
  • Triple lutz + half loop + triple flip–very difficult
  • Camel spin gorgeous position and a nice catchfoot–Level 4
  • Nice triple loop
  • Great choreography, speed, flow and quality of movement in the step sequence–Level 4
  • Double axel + triple toe in the bonus
  • Triple flip
  • Triple salchow flip out and hand down
  • Slow on the sit spin–Level 4
  • Good double axel
  • Good speed in the combination spin with nice positions–Level 4

 

Group 4

Timothy Dolensky: 79.34 TES + 76.78 PCS = 156.12 Total: 256.13 and into 3rd place

  • Big triple axel + triple toe two footed and a little tight on the landing
  • Pretty good triple salchow
  • Really having trouble finding the centering on the combination spin–Level 4
  • Really solid triple lutz
  • Nice camel spin with good speed–Level 3
  • Level 4 step sequence
  • Good triple axel in the bonus
  • Triple lutz + double toe a little hesitation between and not a lot of flow out
  • Nice triple loop + double axel sequence
  • Great landing position on the triple flip
  • Good double axel
  • Great positions and speed in the final combination spin–Level 4
  • Pretty nice program for him

Nathan Chen: 100.24 TES + 81.36 PCS -1.00 = 180.60 Total: 266.93 and into 1st place

  • Quad salchow + double toe + double loop
  • Nice quad salchow
  • Quad toe + double toe
  • Nice speed at the beginning of his combination spin –Level 4
  • He did not have that third quad on his planned elements , but he has another listed in the bonus
  • Choreo sequence could have more speed and power across the ice but he has nice arms and lines
  • Quad toe in the bonus
  • Triple axel off in the air and falls
  • Nice camel spin position but he could have more speed–Level 3
  • Nice triple flip + triple toe
  • Good triple loop
  • Nice triple lutz
  • HE is finally starting to sell the program and is really pushing through the step sequence and emoting–Level 4
  • Great positions in the final combination spin with nice stretch–Level 3
  • He only received negative GOEs on his triple axel with the fall
  • He is the first man to land four quads in a free skate

Max Aaron: 92.52 TES + 85.20 PCS = 177.72 Total: 269.55 and into 1st place

  • Quad salchow + triple toe nicely done
  • Triple axel + double toe
  • Nice triple loop
  • Not a bad camel spin into a bit slow sit spin–Level 4
  • The one thing I would nitpick him on is he tends to put his hands into fists on his jump entrances and if ruins the lines
  • Level 3 step sequence
  • Not bad speed on his sit spin–Level 4
  • Not a bad quad salchow in the bonus
  • Triple axel really far forward on the landing and someone hangs on to it
  • Triple lutz + half loop + double salchow just looked like he popped the loop too early
  • Double axel
  • A little slow in the choreographic sequence
  • Double axel
  • Level 4 combination spin
  • He earned positive GOEs on all of his elements
  • He earned Level 4 on his spins in both programs

Adam Rippon: 93.30 TES + 90.66 PCS -1.00 = 182.96 Total: 270.75 and into 1st place

  • Quad lutz two footed the landing and fell (under-rotated)
  • Not a bad triple axel + double toe
  • Good positions in the camel spin–Level 4
  • Nice triple Rippon lutz
  • Nice enjoyable step sequence but it could have more speed and power across the ice–Level 4
  • Nice flow in and out of the triple axel in the bonus and very good with the music
  • Triple lutz + triple toe pretty good
  • Nice easy, light triple loop
  • Triple flip + double toe + double loop
  • Good upright position into a nice camel spin and a sit–Level 4
  • Nice choreographic sequence but I still want a little more speed and power
  • Triple salchow
  • Good speed in his sit positions ending with a scratch spin–Level 4
  • Standing ovation
  • He received positive GOEs on all of his elements except for the opening lutz

Ross Miner: 71.83 TES + 85.28 PCS = 157.11 Total: 248.01 and into 5th place

  • Quad salchow super fast rotation but hand down on the landing
  • Popped his axel + double toe
  • Triple lutz + triple toe really fought for the landing
  • Nice positions with good speed in the sit spin–Level 4
  • Nice triple axel in the bonus
  • Triple lutz two footed landing (planned three jump combo) down graded
  • Double axel
  • Good triple loop
  • I love this step sequence but it could have some more speed–Level 4
  • Nice triple flip
  • Level 4 flying combination spin
  • HE doesn’t have the same finesse of a Jeremy Abbott but there is something so unique and genuine and likable about his skating
Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 18 Adam Rippon, SC of New York 3 88.01 1 182.74 270.75
2 17 Max Aaron, Broadmoor SC 1 91.83 3 177.72 269.55
3 16 Nathan Chen, Salt Lake Figure Skating 4 86.33 2 180.60 266.93
4 13 Grant Hochstein, SC of New York 6 79.26 4 173.58 252.84
5 19 Ross Miner, SC of Boston 2 90.90 6 157.11 248.01
6 14 Alexander Johnson, Broadmoor SC 7 73.69 5 168.25 241.94
7 15 Timothy Dolensky, Atlanta FSC 5 80.01 7 156.12 236.13
8 12 Vincent Zhou, Broadmoor SC 8 68.10 8 149.13 217.23
9 11 Sean Rabbitt, Glacier Falls FSC 9 66.71 10 125.92 192.63
10 8 Daniel Kulenkamp, Coyotes SC of Arizona 13 56.97 9 130.37 187.34
11 7 Scott Dyer, All Year FSC 12 59.67 11 122.43 182.10
12 10 Shotaro Omori, Los Angeles FSC 10 63.82 13 117.67 181.49
13 9 Emmanuel Savary, University of Delaware FSC 11 62.96 15 116.36 179.32
14 5 Sebastien Payannet, Rocky Mountain FSC 14 56.10 14 116.58 172.68
15 4 Ben Jalovick, University of Delaware FSC 19 48.16 12 119.17 167.33
16 6 Jimmy Ma, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 15 51.95 17 109.68 161.63
17 3 Robert Przepioski, Rochester FSC 16 49.38 16 111.16 160.54
18 2 Curran Oi, Yale FSC 18 48.66 18 101.40 150.06
19 1 Eric Stinehart, Skokie Valley SC 17 49.11 19 92.39 141.50