2017 JGP Poland Men’s Results

Short Program

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Alexey EROKHOV RUS 78.83 43.55 35.28 7.07 6.93 7.21 7.07 7.00 0.00 #2
2 Matteo RIZZO ITA 74.51 40.94 33.57 6.68 6.46 6.75 6.79 6.89 0.00 #11
3 Luc ECONOMIDES FRA 71.04 38.04 33.00 6.50 6.36 6.64 6.71 6.79 0.00 #10
4 Camden PULKINEN USA 68.52 36.23 33.29 6.57 6.54 6.50 6.79 6.89 1.00 #14
5 Igor EFIMCHUK RUS 66.48 35.05 32.43 6.61 6.39 6.50 6.54 6.39 1.00 #25
6 Yan HAO CHN 65.64 33.78 31.86 6.36 6.11 6.50 6.39 6.50 0.00 #17
7 Kai Xiang CHEW MAS 61.81 32.70 29.11 5.86 5.57 5.96 5.79 5.93 0.00 #18
8 Jiri BELOHRADSKY CZE 61.13 31.49 29.64 6.00 5.75 5.96 5.93 6.00 0.00 #12
9 Conrad ORZEL CAN 61.07 31.85 30.22 6.07 6.00 5.93 6.18 6.04 1.00 #22
10 Dinh TRAN USA 60.53 31.86 28.67 5.89 5.39 5.96 5.79 5.64 0.00 #15
11 Ivan SHMURATKO UKR 60.30 31.70 28.60 5.57 5.71 5.64 5.82 5.86 0.00 #23
12 Koshiro SHIMADA JPN 59.47 29.00 30.47 6.25 5.89 6.18 6.04 6.11 0.00 #20
13 Mark GORODNITSKY ISR 56.96 31.46 25.50 5.25 4.93 5.14 5.14 5.04 0.00 #6
14 Larry LOUPOLOVER AZE 55.59 28.99 26.60 5.43 5.07 5.25 5.39 5.46 0.00 #1
15 Aleksandr SELEVKO EST 54.95 26.31 29.64 5.96 5.86 5.82 5.96 6.04 1.00 #8
16 Kims Georgs PAVLOVS LAT 51.84 29.16 22.68 4.71 4.36 4.54 4.64 4.43 0.00 #3
17 Sunghoon PARK KOR 50.34 24.24 27.10 5.64 5.29 5.39 5.46 5.32 1.00 #26
18 Nurullah SAHAKA SUI 50.05 24.91 26.14 5.46 5.07 5.18 5.25 5.18 1.00 #24
19 Denis GURDZHI GER 49.78 24.70 25.08 5.14 4.75 5.11 5.04 5.04 0.00 #27
20 Ryszard GURTLER POL 49.23 26.55 22.68 4.71 4.29 4.75 4.54 4.39 0.00 #9
21 Alexander BOROVOJ HUN 48.20 22.95 25.25 5.14 4.82 5.14 5.11 5.04 0.00 #21
22 Erik MATYSIAK POL 46.88 22.01 24.87 5.11 4.68 5.04 5.04 5.00 0.00 #28
23 Artur PANIKHIN KAZ 42.22 19.82 24.40 5.04 4.68 4.79 5.07 4.82 2.00 #5
24 Jakub KRSNAK SVK 37.85 19.25 20.60 4.14 3.96 4.14 4.18 4.18 2.00 #7
25 Alp Eren OZKAN TUR 36.95 16.56 20.39 4.11 3.82 4.07 4.14 4.25 0.00 #13
26 Mikalai KAZLOU BLR 35.49 17.34 19.15 3.86 3.57 4.04 3.86 3.82 1.00 #16
27 Milosz WITKOWSKI POL 33.63 15.38 20.25 4.25 3.75 3.93 4.14 4.18 2.00 #4
28 Nikhil PINGLE IND 21.91 7.77 14.14 2.93 2.64 2.82 3.00 2.75 0.00 #19

Free Skate

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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StN.
1 Alexey EROKHOV RUS 143.06 73.70 70.36 7.29 6.86 6.96 7.14 6.93 1.00 #28
2 Camden PULKINEN USA 140.83 71.29 69.54 7.04 6.61 7.04 7.04 7.04 0.00 #23
3 Conrad ORZEL CAN 134.98 71.62 64.36 6.64 6.00 6.64 6.54 6.36 1.00 #22
4 Koshiro SHIMADA JPN 130.99 66.27 64.72 6.54 6.11 6.68 6.57 6.46 0.00 #18
5 Igor EFIMCHUK RUS 127.96 61.40 66.56 6.75 6.50 6.71 6.75 6.57 0.00 #25
6 Luc ECONOMIDES FRA 124.92 61.54 66.38 6.61 6.54 6.36 6.79 6.89 3.00 #26
7 Jiri BELOHRADSKY CZE 120.39 59.47 62.92 6.39 6.07 6.46 6.29 6.25 2.00 #20
8 Aleksandr SELEVKO EST 119.32 60.24 59.08 5.89 5.64 6.04 5.93 6.04 0.00 #16
9 Mark GORODNITSKY ISR 118.33 62.25 56.08 5.61 5.36 5.71 5.68 5.68 0.00 #15
10 Matteo RIZZO ITA 118.28 54.14 64.14 6.50 6.21 6.25 6.54 6.57 0.00 #27
11 Yan HAO CHN 116.92 53.06 64.86 6.61 6.32 6.39 6.61 6.50 1.00 #24
12 Dinh TRAN USA 112.38 53.74 58.64 5.96 5.61 5.93 6.00 5.82 0.00 #19
13 Kai Xiang CHEW MAS 110.12 53.62 57.50 5.82 5.57 5.86 5.75 5.75 1.00 #21
14 Nurullah SAHAKA SUI 107.76 54.00 55.76 5.46 5.46 5.61 5.64 5.71 2.00 #11
15 Sunghoon PARK KOR 105.68 54.18 53.50 5.50 5.21 5.36 5.39 5.29 2.00 #14
16 Kims Georgs PAVLOVS LAT 100.20 52.34 47.86 4.79 4.57 4.93 4.82 4.82 0.00 #13
17 Ivan SHMURATKO UKR 96.31 46.87 51.44 5.18 4.93 5.18 5.29 5.14 2.00 #17
18 Erik MATYSIAK POL 95.39 47.23 49.16 5.07 4.61 5.04 5.00 4.86 1.00 #9
19 Artur PANIKHIN KAZ 94.81 50.23 46.58 4.93 4.29 4.71 4.79 4.57 2.00 #7
20 Larry LOUPOLOVER AZE 92.11 42.89 50.22 5.29 4.86 4.93 5.07 4.96 1.00 #12
21 Ryszard GURTLER POL 90.43 45.01 45.42 4.71 4.36 4.64 4.61 4.39 0.00 #10
22 Denis GURDZHI GER 88.14 42.62 47.52 4.89 4.54 4.61 4.86 4.86 2.00 #6
23 Milosz WITKOWSKI POL 83.24 41.60 41.64 4.25 3.82 4.32 4.18 4.25 0.00 #4
24 Alexander BOROVOJ HUN 82.34 38.54 46.80 4.86 4.54 4.54 4.82 4.64 3.00 #8
25 Jakub KRSNAK SVK 69.70 33.48 37.22 3.89 3.61 3.61 3.82 3.68 1.00 #5
26 Alp Eren OZKAN TUR 63.24 27.68 36.56 3.82 3.50 3.68 3.71 3.57 1.00 #2
27 Mikalai KAZLOU BLR 61.91 31.41 34.50 3.64 3.46 3.18 3.54 3.43 4.00 #1
28 Nikhil PINGLE IND 42.20 16.90 26.30 2.75 2.43 2.54 2.82 2.61 1.00 #3

Total

Pl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Alexey EROKHOV
RUS
221.89 1 1
2 Camden PULKINEN
USA
209.35 4 2
3 Conrad ORZEL
CAN
196.05 9 3
4 Luc ECONOMIDES
FRA
195.96 3 6
5 Igor EFIMCHUK
RUS
194.44 5 5
6 Matteo RIZZO
ITA
192.79 2 10
7 Koshiro SHIMADA
JPN
190.46 12 4
8 Yan HAO
CHN
182.56 6 11
9 Jiri BELOHRADSKY
CZE
181.52 8 7
10 Mark GORODNITSKY
ISR
175.29 13 9
11 Aleksandr SELEVKO
EST
174.27 15 8
12 Dinh TRAN
USA
172.91 10 12
13 Kai Xiang CHEW
MAS
171.93 7 13
14 Nurullah SAHAKA
SUI
157.81 18 14
15 Ivan SHMURATKO
UKR
156.61 11 17
16 Sunghoon PARK
KOR
156.02 17 15
17 Kims Georgs PAVLOVS
LAT
152.04 16 16
18 Larry LOUPOLOVER
AZE
147.70 14 20
19 Erik MATYSIAK
POL
142.27 22 18
20 Ryszard GURTLER
POL
139.66 20 21
21 Denis GURDZHI
GER
137.92 19 22
22 Artur PANIKHIN
KAZ
137.03 23 19
23 Alexander BOROVOJ
HUN
130.54 21 24
24 Milosz WITKOWSKI
POL
116.87 27 23
25 Jakub KRSNAK
SVK
107.55 24 25
26 Alp Eren OZKAN
TUR
100.19 25 26
27 Mikalai KAZLOU
BLR
97.40 26 27
28 Nikhil PINGLE
IND
64.11 28 28

2017 JGP Poland Men’s Preview

Four men are still in the running for the Junior Grand Prix Final, while one is making his season debut, hoping he can secure his spot in front of the home crowd next week.  Alexei Krasnozhon has already secured his spot in the Final, with 30 points overall.  Mitsuki Sumoto and Makar Ignatov each have 24 points while Roman Savosin and Joseph Phan have 22.

This event also promises lots of quads, and it is likely that we’ll see all the medalists over the 200 point mark.

Alexey Erokhov has set the bar this season, and no one has come close to matching it.  He took home the gold medal from JGP Belarus.  His short program includes a triple flip + triple toe combination with two jumps in the bonus.  He earned all positive GOEs, but he did have one spin that earned Level 2.  His program components all averaged 7s or high 6s.  His free skate included two quads, the salchow and the toe, both which he received full credit for and stood up on.  He even received positive GOEs on the quad salchow.  After GOEs were taken into account, these two elements netted him almost 21 points.  He also has a third quad (toe) in the bonus that he did land, but received less credit because it was not completed in combination.  In addition to the quads, he has two triple + triple combinations.  Two of his spins only earned Level 3, and his program components slightly suffered compared to the short program, so there is still room to grow with this program.  He needs a medal of any color to guarantee a spot in the Junior Grand Prix Final, while a 4th place finish would keep him in the running.  He has the best short program, free skate, and total scores for the season.

Camden Pulkinen won his first career JGP medal, a gold, at JGP Austria.  His short program combination is a triple flip + triple toe and he only has one jump in the bonus.  He had two falls in his program, including on the combination jump.  His free skate does not have a quad, but he has two triple + triple combinations and two triple axels.  He has five jumping passes planned in the bonus.  He could bring his levels up more by upgrading all of his spins to Level 4 and the step sequence to at least a Level 3.  He also had fairly strong program components for this level, with everything in the 6 range, and some individual judges giving him marks as high as 7.50.  He needs to win a medal here to qualify for the Final, but he could stay in the mix with a 4th place finish.  He has the 10th best short program, 4th best free skate, and 4th best total scores.

Luc Economides also won his first JGP medal, a silver, in Austria.  His short program combination is a triple flip + triple toe.  He had one fall on his opening triple axel, but the rest of the program earned positive GOEs.  His free skate at that event was a bit messier, with singled jumps, invalid jumps, and a fall.  He has five jumping passes in the bonus, but had errors on two of them.  He does not have a quad, and did not land a clean triple + triple combination in his program in Austria.  He also had two spins that received Level 2.  He needs a gold or silver medal to qualify for the Final.  He has the 9th best total score.

Igor Efimchuk won a bronze medal at JGP Belarus.  His short program includes a triple loop + triple toe and he has two jumps in the bonus.  He only earned a slight negative GOE on one of his spins.  He fell on his opening quad toe in the free skate and both of his triple axels earned negative GOEs.  He also popped both of his lutzes, one into a single and one into a double.  He only has four jumping passes in the bonus, so he needs to make them all count.  He needs a gold medal to qualify for the Final.  He has the 2nd best short program and 8th best total scores.

Koshiro Shimada is out of the running for the Final after a 5th place finish last week in Croatia.  He only executed a double axel in his short program, and he earned negative GOEs on one of his spin combinations.  His program components were on the lower side, with transitions averaging in the 5 range.  He only has a double axel in his free skate and only one triple + triple combination.  However, he earned all positive GOEs, and had all Level 4 spins and steps.

Yan Hao made his JGP debut last week in Croatia, where he finished 8th overall.  He fell on the triple axel and the triple toe + triple toe combination in his short program and only did a double lutz.  While his program components averaged in the 5 range, he did receive 7 marks from some of the judges.  While he has a bit more difficult technical content than Shimada, his program was on the messier side and his program components were lower.

Jiri Belohradsky cannot qualify for the Final after a 6th place finish in a deep field at JGP Belarus.  However, he does have a shot at a medal here, with a strong performance.  His free skate does not have any particularly difficult content, and several jumps could be upgraded to triples, however, he can skate it very cleanly.  He only received a negative GOE on his final jumping pass, the double axel, and it was very minor.  While he is working on upgrading the difficulty, he could gain higher results this season with improved artistic scores, as his scores were all in the low 6 range, with some marks as low as 5.50.  His combination in the short program is a triple flip + triple toe and he has one jumping pass in the bonus.

Matteo Rizzo is making his JGP season debut.  If he medals here, he has a chance to qualify for the Final next week in Italy.  He has competed on the Junior Grand Prix since 2013, but his highest finish was 5th back in 2015.  He has had a great start to his senior season, however.  He set a personal best score of 227.02 at Lombardia Trophy where he finished 5th overall.  And just last weekend, he placed 4th at Nebelhorn Trophy, earning a spot at the Olympics.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Alexey Erokhov

Silver: Matteo Rizzo

Bronze: Camden Pulkinen

 

Bios of the competitors:

Larry Loupolover, AZE: He finished 36th at Worlds and 31st at Europeans.  He placed 10th at JGP Belarus.  His personal best is 180.22.  He is 18 years old.

Mikalai Kazlou, BLR: He placed 20th at JGP Belarus.  His personal best is 114.52.  He is 13 years old.

Conrad Orzel, CAN: He placed 13th at Junior Worlds.  He finished 7th at JGP Austria.  His personal best is 196.30.  He is 17 years old.

Yan Hao, CHN: He finished 8th at JGP Croatia.  His personal best is 187.48.  He is 14 years old.

Jiri Belohradsky, CZE: He finished 20th at Europeans.  He placed 6th at JGP Belarus.  His personal best is 184.17.  He is 18 years old.

Aleksandr Selevko, EST: He placed 11th at JGP Germany last season.  His personal best is 184.93.  He is 16 years old.

Luc Economides, FRA: He placed 30th at Junior Worlds.  He won silver at JGP Austria.  His personal best is 190.59.  He is 18 years old.

Denis Gurdzhi, GER: He finished 20th at JGP Germany last season.  His personal best is 138.77.  He is 14 years old.

Alexander Borovoj, HUN: He placed 27th at Europeans and 40th at Junior Worlds.  He finished 17th at JGP Latvia.  His personal best is 137.49.  He is 18 years old.

Nikhil Pingle, IND: His personal best is 38.13.  He is 18 years old.

Mark Gorodnitsky, ISR: He placed 30th at Europeans and 22nd at Junior Worlds.  He finished 5th at JGP Austria.  His personal best is 186.02.  He is 16 years old.

Matteo Rizzo, ITA: He placed 30th at Worlds and 11th at Junior Worlds last season.  He finished 12th at JGP Germany last season.  His personal best is 227.02.  He is 19 years old.

Koshiro Shimada, JPN: He finished 14th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 5th at JGP Croatia.  His personal best is 203.29.  He is 16 years old.

Artur Panikhin, KAZ: He placed 32nd at Junior Worlds.  He finished 16th at JGP France and 16th at JGP Estonia last season.  His personal best is 141.47.  He is 17 years old.

Kims Georgs Pavlovs, LAT: He placed 16th at JGP Latvia.  His personal best is 138.80.  He is 14 years old.

Kai Ziang Chew, MAS: He finished 23rd at Europeans and 42nd at Junior Worlds.  He placed 9th at JGP Latvia.  His personal best is 161.41.  He is 18 years old.

Ryszard Gurtler, POL: He finished 41st at Junior Worlds.  He placed 16th at JGP Belarus.  His personal best is 132.00.  He is 18 years old.

Erik Matysiak, POL: His personal best is 109.26.  He is 18 years old.

Milosz Witowski, POL: This is his JGP debut.

Sunghoon Park, KOR: He placed 15th at JGP Estonia last season.  His personal best is 146.01.  He is 14 years old.

Igor Efimchuk, RUS: He won bronze at JGP Belarus.  His personal best is 195.63.  He is 18 years old.

Alexey Erokhov, RUS: He won gold at JGP Austria.  His personal best is 232.79.  He is 18 years old.

Jakub Krsnak, SVK: He placed 36th at Junior Worlds.  He finished 21st at JGP Croatia.  His personal best is 146.89.  He is 18 years old.

Nurullah Sahaka, SUI: He placed 34th at Junior Worlds.  He finished 16th at JGP Austria.  His personal best is 154.55.  He is 17 years old.

Alp Eren Ozkan, TUR: He finished 23rd at JGP Belarus.  His personal best is 96.30.  He is 14 years old.

Ivan Shmuratko, UKR: He finished 15th at JGP Austria.  His personal best is 152.69.  He is 15 years old.

Camden Pulkinen, USA: He won gold at JGP Austria.  His personal best is 203.80.  He is 17 years old.

Dinh Tran, USA:

2017 JGP Belarus Men’s Results

Short Program

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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StN.
1 Alexey EROKHOV RUS 77.52 42.60 34.92 7.00 6.82 7.07 6.96 7.07 0.00 #20
2 Igor EFIMCHUK RUS 76.10 42.13 33.97 6.82 6.64 6.93 6.79 6.79 0.00 #11
3 Andrew TORGASHEV USA 74.34 37.98 36.36 7.14 7.29 7.32 7.25 7.36 0.00 #13
4 Irakli MAYSURADZE GEO 66.67 37.27 29.40 5.93 5.54 6.04 5.93 5.96 0.00 #5
5 Tatsuya TSUBOI JPN 66.49 35.53 30.96 6.11 5.96 6.32 6.25 6.32 0.00 #17
6 Jiri BELOHRADSKY CZE 63.56 34.14 29.42 5.86 5.64 6.00 5.96 5.96 0.00 #14
7 Shuai FANG CHN 61.70 32.53 29.17 5.82 5.64 5.93 5.89 5.89 0.00 #23
8 Sihyeong LEE KOR 60.64 31.63 29.01 5.75 5.61 5.86 5.79 6.00 0.00 #15
9 Julian DONICA FRA 59.20 31.41 27.79 5.54 5.29 5.68 5.64 5.64 0.00 #22
10 Yakau ZENKO BLR 57.80 31.92 25.88 5.25 4.96 5.21 5.25 5.21 0.00 #3
11 Nicholas HSIEH USA 55.10 25.70 30.40 6.04 6.00 6.04 6.11 6.21 1.00 #7
12 Gabriel FOLKESSON SWE 54.99 31.53 24.46 4.93 4.71 5.00 4.89 4.93 1.00 #19
13 Mihhail SELEVKO EST 51.73 28.30 23.43 4.75 4.57 4.75 4.75 4.61 0.00 #9
14 Larry LOUPOLOVER AZE 49.42 24.96 25.46 5.14 4.86 5.14 5.11 5.21 1.00 #10
15 Yan TKALICH UKR 48.30 24.67 24.63 5.07 4.71 5.00 4.89 4.96 1.00 #8
16 James MIN AUS 42.92 19.78 24.14 4.89 4.68 4.61 4.89 5.07 1.00 #4
17 Vassil DIMITROV BUL 41.74 22.31 19.43 4.00 3.79 3.89 3.89 3.86 0.00 #2
18 Daniels ROSCIKS LAT 41.17 19.35 21.82 4.54 4.07 4.39 4.43 4.39 0.00 #21
19 Ryszard GURTLER POL 40.36 19.97 21.39 4.50 4.14 4.25 4.50 4.00 1.00 #1
20 Mikalai KAZLOU BLR 40.17 20.49 19.68 4.04 3.82 3.93 4.00 3.89 0.00 #25
21 Nikolaj Molgaard PEDERSEN DEN 38.50 18.75 19.75 3.96 3.75 4.04 4.00 4.00 0.00 #6
22 Azizmurod SHABAZOV UZB 31.33 13.40 17.93 3.64 3.43 3.68 3.68 3.50 0.00 #24
23 Alp Eren OZKAN TUR 30.41 12.80 18.61 3.82 3.46 3.79 3.79 3.75 1.00 #18
24 Che Yu YEH TPE 22.21 8.04 16.17 3.32 3.07 3.25 3.32 3.21 2.00 #16
WD Rakhat BRALIN KAZ #12

Free Skate

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Alexey EROKHOV RUS 155.27 85.03 70.24 7.18 6.86 7.04 7.11 6.93 0.00 #24
2 Andrew TORGASHEV USA 138.37 66.09 72.28 7.21 7.00 7.29 7.32 7.32 0.00 #23
3 Jiri BELOHRADSKY CZE 120.61 57.75 62.86 6.25 6.14 6.36 6.36 6.32 0.00 #21
4 Igor EFIMCHUK RUS 119.53 55.41 65.12 6.71 6.32 6.39 6.64 6.50 1.00 #22
5 Tatsuya TSUBOI JPN 118.70 59.22 60.48 6.18 5.89 6.07 6.14 5.96 1.00 #19
6 Irakli MAYSURADZE GEO 118.59 58.35 61.24 6.29 5.93 6.04 6.18 6.18 1.00 #20
7 Shuai FANG CHN 118.40 59.54 59.86 6.07 5.79 5.96 6.11 6.00 1.00 #17
8 Gabriel FOLKESSON SWE 110.01 57.93 54.08 5.43 5.18 5.32 5.54 5.57 2.00 #15
9 Larry LOUPOLOVER AZE 104.62 56.48 49.14 5.07 4.68 5.04 4.89 4.89 1.00 #10
10 Sihyeong LEE KOR 96.67 46.87 52.80 5.54 5.29 5.04 5.39 5.14 3.00 #16
11 Julian DONICA FRA 94.02 41.08 54.94 5.64 5.36 5.32 5.61 5.54 2.00 #18
12 Yan TKALICH UKR 93.83 48.91 44.92 4.71 4.21 4.50 4.54 4.50 0.00 #9
13 Yakau ZENKO BLR 92.57 43.93 51.64 5.29 4.82 5.21 5.32 5.18 3.00 #13
14 Ryszard GURTLER POL 91.64 49.34 42.30 4.43 4.11 4.25 4.25 4.11 0.00 #6
15 Nicholas HSIEH USA 91.48 38.14 56.34 5.89 5.57 5.39 5.75 5.57 3.00 #14
16 James MIN AUS 88.13 41.47 47.66 4.75 4.61 4.79 4.82 4.86 1.00 #12
17 Mihhail SELEVKO EST 83.58 41.64 43.94 4.64 4.29 4.29 4.50 4.25 2.00 #11
18 Vassil DIMITROV BUL 82.58 42.44 40.14 4.21 3.86 4.04 4.00 3.96 0.00 #8
19 Daniels ROSCIKS LAT 78.99 33.99 45.00 4.54 4.25 4.46 4.57 4.68 0.00 #7
20 Mikalai KAZLOU BLR 74.35 37.63 38.72 4.04 3.79 3.82 3.89 3.82 2.00 #1
21 Nikolaj Molgaard PEDERSEN DEN 73.67 35.53 39.14 4.07 3.79 3.82 3.96 3.93 1.00 #5
22 Alp Eren OZKAN TUR 65.89 29.41 36.48 3.71 3.50 3.64 3.68 3.71 0.00 #3
23 Azizmurod SHABAZOV UZB 65.74 29.18 36.56 3.64 3.46 3.71 3.79 3.68 0.00 #4
24 Che Yu YEH TPE 49.45 17.73 32.72 3.36 3.18 3.21 3.32 3.29 1.00 #2

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Alexey EROKHOV
RUS
232.79 1 1
2 Andrew TORGASHEV
USA
212.71 3 2
3 Igor EFIMCHUK
RUS
195.63 2 4
4 Irakli MAYSURADZE
GEO
185.26 4 6
5 Tatsuya TSUBOI
JPN
185.19 5 5
6 Jiri BELOHRADSKY
CZE
184.17 6 3
7 Shuai FANG
CHN
180.10 7 7
8 Gabriel FOLKESSON
SWE
165.00 12 8
9 Sihyeong LEE
KOR
157.31 8 10
10 Larry LOUPOLOVER
AZE
154.04 14 9
11 Julian DONICA
FRA
153.22 9 11
12 Yakau ZENKO
BLR
150.37 10 13
13 Nicholas HSIEH
USA
146.58 11 15
14 Yan TKALICH
UKR
142.13 15 12
15 Mihhail SELEVKO
EST
135.31 13 17
16 Ryszard GURTLER
POL
132.00 19 14
17 James MIN
AUS
131.05 16 16
18 Vassil DIMITROV
BUL
124.32 17 18
19 Daniels ROSCIKS
LAT
120.16 18 19
20 Mikalai KAZLOU
BLR
114.52 20 20
21 Nikolaj Molgaard PEDERSEN
DEN
112.17 21 21
22 Azizmurod SHABAZOV
UZB
97.07 22 23
23 Alp Eren OZKAN
TUR
96.30 23 22
24 Che Yu YEH
TPE
71.66 24 24
WD Rakhat BRALIN
KAZ

2017 JGP Belarus Men’s Preview

With seven events in the Junior Grand Prix series, this event falls at the halfway point.  Still, the men competing here either did not score well enough at their first event to be in contention, or this is their first event of the season, so no one has set themselves up to be in contention for the Final.  For being so deep into the season, a large number of the competitors are making their international or JGP debuts, 12 of the 25 entrants.

Alexey Erokhov won bronze at JGP Japan last season, where he also scored over 200 points.  However, that is his only international competition to date and he finished just 5th at Russian nationals last season as a junior.  Scoring seems to be a little lower this season, and even scores in the 180s can land you on the podium, so if he can get even close to his performance last year, he should take home a medal.

Andrew Torgashev was a bit hot and cold last season.  After winning a silver on the Junior Grand Prix and a bronze medal as a senior on the Challenger Series at the Tallinn Trophy, he did not qualify for the free skate at Junior Worlds and finished 25th overall.  He has a personal best over 200 points as well, set last season in Russia.  He started his season with a 6th place finish at the Philadelphia Summer Classic as a senior, but also scored over 200 points at that event.  This will be his third season on the Junior Grand Prix, where he has only medaled once, but has never finished lower than 5th.

Irakli Maysuradze also had a bit of a rough end to his season, finishing 35th at Junior Worlds.  However, he placed 6th and 7th at his two JGP assignments, a big improvement over the 2015 season.  His best finish at Junior Worlds was 18th, so he definitely was not performing his best at the end of last season.

Jiri Belohradsky had two top ten finishes on the Junior Grand Prix last season and finished 20th at Europeans for each of the last two seasons.

Sihyeong Lee might be a bit of a dark horse at this event.  He had a rough start to his JGP season last year, finishing 17th in France, but rebounded with an 8th place finish in Russia.  While he finished 16th at Four Continents and Junior Worlds, he set new personal best scores at those events and flirted with the 200 point mark at Four Continents.

Igor Efimchuk is on the older side to be making his Junior Grand Prix debut, as he is 18 and in his last season of Junior eligibility.  He has four previous international experiences, competing once each of the last four seasons.  Despite his lack of experience, he did finish 3rd as a junior at Russian nationals last season.

Nicholas Hsieh is perhaps not a contender at this event, but someone to watch for the future.  He won the silver medal as an intermediate at US Nationals last season and has scored well enough at novice club competitions to earn a spot on the Junior Grand Prix, his first junior level event.  This is definitely a show of confidence in a young skater, as the other entrant from the US, Torgashev, competed as a senior last season nationally.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Alexey Erokhov

Silver: Andrew Torgashev

Bronze: Sihyeong Lee

 

Bios of the competitors:

James Min, AUS: He placed 29th at Junior Worlds.  He finished 9th at JGP Australia.  His personal best is 154.80.  He is 17 years old.

Larry Loupolover, AZE: He finished 36th at Worlds and 31st at Europeans.  He placed 17th at JGP Czech Republic last season.  His personal best is 180.22.  He is 18 years old.

Mikalai Kazlou, BLR

Yakau Zenko, BLR: He placed 33rd at Junior Worlds.  He finished 15th at JGP Latvia.  His personal best is 176.89.  He is 17 years old.

Vassil Dimitrov, BUL

Shuai Fang, CHN

Che Yu Yeh, TPE:

Jiri Belohradsky, CZE: He finished 20th at Europeans.  He placed 8th at JGP Czech Republic and 10th at JGP Slovenia last season.  His personal best is 181.62.  He is 18 years old.

Nikolaj Molgaard Pedersen, DEN: He placed 20th at JGP Austria.  His personal best is 111.81.  He is 18 years old.

Mihhail Selevko, EST: He finished 18th at JGP Latvia.  His personal best is 136.54.  He is 14 years old.

Julian Donica, FRA: This is his JGP debut.  He is 18 years old.

Irakli Maysuradze, GEO: He finished 35th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 6th at JGP Russia and 7th at JGP Estonia last season.  His personal best is 182.61.  He is 17 years old.

Tatsuya Tsuboi, JPN: This is his JGP debut.  He is 14 years old.

Rakhat Bralin, KAZ

Daniels Rosciks, LAT: He placed 25th at JGP Latvia.  His personal best is 103.92.  He is 17 years old.

Ryszard Gurtler, POL: He finished 41st at Junior Worlds.  He placed 19th at JGP Czech Republic last season.  His personal best is 129.10.  He is 18 years old.

Sihyeong Lee, KOR: He placed 16th at Four Continents and 16th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 17th at JGP France and 8th at JGP Russia last season.  His personal best is 195.72.  He is 16 years old.

Igor Efimchuk, RUS: This is his JGP debut.  He is 18 years old.

Alexey Erokhov, RUS: He won bronze at JGP Japan last season.  His personal best is 216.91.  He is 18 years old.

Gabriel Folkesson, SWE: This is his JGP debut.  He is 15 years old.

Alp Eren Ozkan, TUR

Yan Tkalich, UKR: He placed 18th at JGP Estonia last season.  His personal best is 134.53.  He is 17 years old.

Nicholas Hsieh, USA

Andrew Torgashev, USA: He finished 25th at Junior Worlds.  He won silver at JGP Russia and placed 4th at JGP Germany last season.  His personal best is 204.91.  He is 16 years old.

Azizmurod Shabazov, UZB

2017 JGP Austria Men’s Preview

The junior men’s event is largely separated into the haves and the have nots.  The quad is becoming much more common at the junior level, but you still might only see a small handful of competitors attempt one at each JGP.  It is not allowed in the short program, so it can make a big difference in moving up in the standings in the free skate.  The second distinguishing factor is the triple axel.  There is a large point difference between the double and triple and with one required in the short program and usually two in the free skate, there is a significant technical advantage to having a triple.  For those who have both, a spot on the podium is almost a guarantee, as long as they don’t see downgrades or other serious errors.

Conrad Orzel is the top finisher from Junior Worlds competing at this event.  He finished 13th at that event.  He placed 10th at his JGP debut last season, but won a silver medal at JGP Germany where he set a new personal best score of 196.30.  His score there was 30 points higher than at his first event and was consistent with his performance at Junior Worlds.

Alexey Erokhov has the highest personal best score of anyone at this event, setting a 216.91 at JGP Japan, where he won the bronze medal.  He had to withdraw from his second assignment at JGP Germany and finished just 5th at Russian nationals and didn’t have the chance to compete at Junior Worlds.  He dealt with a lot of injuries and illnesses last year, which impeded his ability to put together a full season.  He is capable of doing a variety of quads, and has been working on the quad lutz.

Sena Miyake is definitely a competitor to watch this season.  He recently won gold at the Asian Open, a B event, where he scored 189.70, 20 points better than his personal best.  He last competed on the Junior Grand Prix in 2015, where he finished 8th at JGP Latvia. He finished 9th in the senior event at Japanese nationals last season.

Ryan Dunk is making his JGP debut, but he recently won gold at the Philadelphia Summer Classic with a score of 178.52.  Jumps have been a bit of a tricky area for him in the past, but he really excels in everything else, picking up valuable points and making up for any deficits.

Camden Pulkinen competed at JGP Estonia last season and is the reigning US Junior Men’s Silver Medalist.  Pulkinen was not given a spot on the Junior Worlds team, in favor of a skater who competed in the senior men’s event.  It’s looking like he might employ a similar strategy this season, as he competed as a senior at the Philadelphia Summer Classic earlier this summer.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Alexey Erokhov

Silver: Conrad Orzel

Bronze: Sena Miyake

 

Bios of the competitors: 

Luc Maierhofer, AUT: He placed 19th at JGP Slovenia and 21st at JGP Germany last season.  His personal best is 151.78.  He is 15 years old.

Anton Skoficz, AUT: This is his JGP debut.  He is 16 years old.

Conrad Orzel, CAN: He placed 13th at Junior Worlds.  He finished 10th at JGP France and won silver at JGP Germany last season.  His personal best is 196.30.  He is 17 years old.

Charles Henry Katanovic, CRO

Radek Jakubka, CZE: He placed 16th at JGP Czech Republic and 14th at JGP Germany last season.  His personal best is 153.73.  He is 16 years old.

Nikolaj Molgaard Pedersen, DEN: This is his JGP debut.  He is 18 years old.

Luc Economides, FRA: He placed 30th at Junior Worlds.  He finished 11th at JGP France and 10th at JGP Russia last season.  His personal best is 162.06.  He is 18 years old.

Nika Egadze, GEO: He placed 14th at JGP Slovenia last season.  His personal best is 149.29.  He is 15 years old.

Jonathan Hess, GER: He placed 22nd at JGP Germany last season.  His personal best is 129.81.  He is 17 years old.

Mate Borocz, HUN: He placed 21st at JGP Slovenia last season.  His personal best is 121.53.  He is 18 years old.

Mark Gorodnitsky, ISR: He placed 30th at Europeans and 22nd at Junior Worlds.  He finished 10th at JGP Japan and 15th at JGP Germany last season.  His personal best is 170.59.  He is 16 years old.

Nik Folini, ITA: This is his JGP debut.  He is 17 years old.

Sena Miyake, JPN: He finished 11th at JGP Japan last season.  His personal best is 168.73.  He is 15 years old.

Geon Hyeong An, KOR: His personal best is 150.04.  He is 16 years old.

Alexey Erokhov, RUS: He won bronze at JGP Japan last season.  His personal best is 216.91.  He is 17 years old.

Evgeni Semenenko, RUS: This is his international debut.  He is 14 years old.

Nurullah Sahaka, SUI: He placed 34th at Junior Worlds.  He finished 12th at JGP Slovenia last season.  His personal best is 154.55.  He is 17 years old.

Basar Oktar, TUR: He finished 26th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 18th at JGP France and 14th at JGP Estonia last season.  His personal best is 152.77.  He is 15 years old.

Ivan Shmuratko, UKR: This is his JGP debut.  His personal best is 125.78.  He is 15 years old.

Ryan Dunk, USA: This is his JGP debut.  He is 16 years old.

Camden Pulkinen, USA: He placed 9th at JGP Estonia last season.  His personal best is 171.69.  He is 17 years old.

2016 JGP Germany Men’s Preview

We’ve come to the last Junior Grand Prix event of the season, and three men have already qualified for the Final: Alexander Samarin (30 points), Alexei Krasnozhon (28), and Roman Savosin (26).  Currently sitting in 4th-6th place are Ilia Skirda (26), Dmitri Aliev (24) and Vincent Zhou (24).

Jun Hwan Cha took home the gold medal from his Junior Grand Prix debut in Japan.  He landed a quad salchow in his free skate with positive GOEs and two triple axels.  He needs a gold, silver, or bronze medal to qualify for the Final.  He could also qualify with a 4th place finish if Alexey Erokhov finishes no higher than 2nd or Andrew Torgashev finishes no higher than 3rd and he scores 194.28 or higher.  He has the 2nd best short program, 2nd best free skate and best total scores.

Andrew Torgashev won the silver medal at JGP Russia with personal bests in the free skate and total score.  He landed a quad toe in his free skate, although he received negative GOEs, and he fell on his lone triple axel attempt.  He needs a gold medal to qualify for the Final.  He can also qualify with a silver if Cha places lower than 4th or Erokhov finishes lower than 1st.  If they do not, he can qualify with a silver and a score of 193.92 or higher.  A bronze medal will qualify him if Cha finishes lower than 5th AND Erokhov finishes lower than 2nd AND he scores higher than 234.40.  He has the 9th best free skate score.

Alexey Erokhov won the bronze medal in his JGP debut in Japan.  He fell on both his quad toe and his triple axel in the free skate but did hit a clean triple axel + triple toe to open the program.  He needs a gold medal to qualify for the Final.  He can qualify with a silver if Cha finishes lower than 5th AND Torgashev finishes lower than 3rd and he scores higher than 223.40.  He has the 5th best short program, 8th best free skate and 7th best total scores.

Artem Kovalev finished 6th in a very strong field at JGP Japan.  While, he cannot qualify for the Final, he does have the ability to play spoiler.  He didn’t attempt a triple axel or a quad in his free skate, yet still finished over 200 points with all positive GOEs, Level 4 spins and Level 3 steps.  He has the 9th best total score.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Jun Hwan Cha

Silver: Alexey Erokhov

Bronze: Andrew Torgashev

 

The competitors:

Charlton Doherty, AUS

Luc Maierhofer, AUT

Iliya Kovler, CAN

Conrad Orzel, CAN

Yuheng Li, CHN

Radek Jakuba, CZE

Kum Chol Han, PRK

Aleksandr Selevko, ET

Denis Gurdzhi, GER

Jonathan Hess, GER

Thomas Stoll, GER

Josh Brown, GBR

Mark Gorodnitsky, ISR

Matteo, Rizzo, ITA

Mitsuki Sumoto, JPN

Kai Xiang Chew, MAS

Donovan Carrillo, MEX

Michel Tsiba, NED

Jun Hwan Cha, KOR

Alexey Erokhov, RUS

Artem Kovalev, RUS

Marco Klepoch, SVK

Matthew Samuels, RSA

Aleix Gabara, ESP

Lukas Britschgi, SUI

Yaroslav Paniot

Peter Liu

Andrew Torgashev

2016 JGP Japan Men’s Results

Short Program

Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Vincent ZHOU USA 80.53 44.60 35.93 7.11 7.00 7.32 7.18 7.32 0.00 #15
2 Jun Hwan CHA KOR 79.34 44.20 35.14 7.00 6.79 7.21 7.07 7.07 0.00 #17
3 Alexey EROKHOV RUS 74.90 41.69 33.21 6.75 6.43 6.68 6.71 6.64 0.00 #20
4 Artem KOVALEV RUS 70.19 37.23 32.96 6.43 6.39 6.82 6.68 6.64 0.00 #10
5 Roman SADOVSKY CAN 67.94 33.95 33.99 6.89 6.68 6.71 6.89 6.82 0.00 #1
6 Kazuki TOMONO JPN 66.47 34.60 31.87 6.61 6.04 6.36 6.43 6.43 0.00 #22
7 Yuto KISHINA JPN 61.67 29.78 31.89 6.46 6.29 6.39 6.32 6.43 0.00 #3
8 Emmanuel SAVARY USA 61.44 30.76 30.68 6.14 6.11 6.18 6.11 6.14 0.00 #4
9 Chih-I TSAO TPE 60.71 31.63 30.08 6.11 5.75 6.04 6.07 6.11 1.00 #16
10 Daniel GRASSL ITA 56.10 32.11 23.99 4.71 4.61 4.96 4.82 4.89 0.00 #11
11 Mark GORODNITSKY ISR 55.19 29.83 25.36 5.04 4.82 5.14 5.18 5.18 0.00 #8
12 Donovan CARRILLO MEX 53.64 27.75 25.89 5.00 4.89 5.43 5.18 5.39 0.00 #12
13 James MIN AUS 53.48 27.12 26.36 5.07 5.14 5.36 5.29 5.50 0.00 #18
14 Sena MIYAKE JPN 48.90 22.96 27.94 5.50 5.36 5.54 5.79 5.75 2.00 #7
15 Eric LIU CAN 48.49 24.50 23.99 5.00 4.71 4.71 4.86 4.71 0.00 #19
16 Harrison Jon-Yen WONG HKG 45.82 23.18 22.64 4.71 4.43 4.50 4.57 4.43 0.00 #6
17 Kai Xiang CHEW MAS 42.42 22.06 20.36 4.32 3.79 4.07 4.14 4.04 0.00 #2
18 Michael DURHAM NZL 33.36 16.71 18.65 3.79 3.64 3.54 3.89 3.79 2.00 #5
19 Chadwick WANG SIN 31.66 15.30 17.36 3.43 3.25 3.50 3.64 3.54 1.00 #13
20 Mauro CALCAGNO ARG 24.64 8.43 17.21 3.32 3.32 3.39 3.50 3.68 1.00 #9
21 Calvin PRATAMA INA 20.72 7.04 13.68 2.82 2.39 2.75 2.86 2.86 0.00 #14
22 Krishna Sai Rahul ELURI IND 3.02 0.77 4.25 0.64 0.61 1.04 0.82 1.14 2.00 #21

Free Skate

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Jun Hwan CHA KOR 160.13 85.13 75.00 7.54 7.29 7.64 7.46 7.57 0.00 #22
2 Vincent ZHOU USA 145.86 75.52 70.34 7.21 6.82 7.07 7.11 6.96 0.00 #20
3 Kazuki TOMONO JPN 145.57 76.57 69.00 7.00 6.61 7.07 6.86 6.96 0.00 #19
4 Roman SADOVSKY CAN 143.61 74.39 70.22 7.18 6.71 7.04 7.11 7.07 1.00 #18
5 Alexey EROKHOV RUS 142.01 76.73 67.28 6.89 6.50 6.75 6.79 6.71 2.00 #21
6 Artem KOVALEV RUS 138.82 70.22 68.60 6.71 6.71 6.96 6.96 6.96 0.00 #17
7 Daniel GRASSL ITA 121.26 64.96 56.30 5.18 5.36 5.96 5.79 5.86 0.00 #11
8 Chih-I TSAO TPE 115.96 57.66 60.30 6.25 5.79 5.93 6.07 6.11 2.00 #15
9 Sena MIYAKE JPN 113.19 58.69 56.50 5.86 5.43 5.57 5.57 5.82 2.00 #10
10 Yuto KISHINA JPN 112.99 54.13 59.86 6.29 5.57 5.96 6.07 6.04 1.00 #14
11 Mark GORODNITSKY ISR 109.86 58.16 52.70 5.46 5.07 5.36 5.25 5.21 1.00 #12
12 Donovan CARRILLO MEX 102.04 48.92 54.12 5.21 5.21 5.64 5.50 5.50 1.00 #13
13 Eric LIU CAN 100.33 53.25 47.08 5.00 4.50 4.79 4.68 4.57 0.00 #8
14 Emmanuel SAVARY USA 98.89 45.61 58.28 6.07 5.68 5.54 5.96 5.89 5.00 #16
15 James MIN AUS 91.95 48.17 46.78 4.75 4.64 4.43 4.86 4.71 3.00 #7
16 Harrison Jon-Yen WONG HKG 83.12 38.12 46.00 4.86 4.61 4.46 4.61 4.46 1.00 #9
17 Michael DURHAM NZL 68.64 33.74 34.90 3.89 3.21 3.50 3.46 3.39 0.00 #1
18 Kai Xiang CHEW MAS 67.56 30.08 38.48 4.21 3.68 3.82 3.82 3.71 1.00 #6
19 Mauro CALCAGNO ARG 58.25 21.55 36.70 3.96 3.46 3.68 3.61 3.64 0.00 #5
20 Chadwick WANG SIN 55.27 25.99 32.28 3.57 2.93 3.14 3.32 3.18 3.00 #4
21 Calvin PRATAMA INA 43.22 17.92 27.30 2.96 2.29 2.86 2.86 2.68 2.00 #3
22 Krishna Sai Rahul ELURI IND 10.07 2.71 9.36 0.82 0.75 1.11 0.96 1.04 2.00 #2

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Jun Hwan CHA
KOR
239.47 2 1
2 Vincent ZHOU
USA
226.39 1 2
3 Alexey EROKHOV
RUS
216.91 3 5
4 Kazuki TOMONO
JPN
212.04 6 3
5 Roman SADOVSKY
CAN
211.55 5 4
6 Artem KOVALEV
RUS
209.01 4 6
7 Daniel GRASSL
ITA
177.36 10 7
8 Chih-I TSAO
TPE
176.67 9 8
9 Yuto KISHINA
JPN
174.66 7 10
10 Mark GORODNITSKY
ISR
165.05 11 11
11 Sena MIYAKE
JPN
162.09 14 9
12 Emmanuel SAVARY
USA
160.33 8 14
13 Donovan CARRILLO
MEX
155.68 12 12
14 Eric LIU
CAN
148.82 15 13
15 James MIN
AUS
145.43 13 15
16 Harrison Jon-Yen WONG
HKG
128.94 16 16
17 Kai Xiang CHEW
MAS
109.98 17 18
18 Michael DURHAM
NZL
102.00 18 17
19 Chadwick WANG
SIN
86.93 19 20
20 Mauro CALCAGNO
ARG
82.89 20 19
21 Calvin PRATAMA
INA
63.94 21 21
22 Krishna Sai Rahul ELURI
IND
13.09 22 22

2016 JGP Japan Men’s Preview

Vincent Zhou won two silver medals in his first JGP season last year to qualify for his first Final.  With Nathan Chen out of Junior Worlds he was a favorite for a medal, but finished 5th overall, despite setting new personal bests (he missed the podium by less than 1.5 points).  He is capable of landing two quads in his free skate, which would give him a huge technical advantage over the field.  Despite his young age, he has a well developed sense of artistry compared to the rest of the field.  If he can stand up on his jumps, he should have no problem walking away with a gold medal here.

Jun Hwan Cha is competing in his first JGP event after taking 7th at the World Junior Championships.  This will only be his 4th international competition.  While he finished only two spots behind Zhou at Junior Worlds, there was a 14 point gap between them and he doesn’t have the same technical firepower to make up those points.  Unless Zhou makes a mistake, it will be hard for him to overtake him for gold, but he stands a good chance of medaling in his first event.

Roman Sadovsky looked like he was going to be the next big thing when he won a bronze medal in his Junior Grand Prix debut.  Now going into his 5th season, he is a very different skater.  He’s been up and down with his results but has gained consistency recently.  He has won four medals on the JGP and qualified for his first Final last season.  He is capable of breaking the 200 point mark, but he also scored as low as 168 last season.

Emmanuel Savary last competed on the JGP circuit in 2011.  He didn’t compete again internationally until last season and took home the gold medal as a junior at Triglav Trophy.  He should be able to improve his personal best significantly and even contend for a medal here, but he didn’t get anywhere near the 200 point mark last season so he definitely has some catching up to do in the technical department.

In the hunt are Daniel Grassl who finished 7th at JGP France earlier this season and Kazuki Tomono who despite placing 15th at Junior Worlds, has a score that makes him competitive in this field.

A pair of Russians are making their debuts and hoping to contend for the podium.  Alexey Erokhov and Artem Kovalev finished 12th and 14th respectively as juniors at Russian nationals last season, and while national scores tend to be inflated, it would put them among the medal contenders in this field.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Vincent Zhou

Silver: Jun Hwan Cha

Bronze: Roman Sadovsky

 

Bios of the competitors:

Mauro Calcagno, ARG: This is his JGP debut.  His personal best is 79.50.  He is 16 years old.

James Min, AUS: He finished 27th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 18th at JGP USA and 12th at JGP Croatia last season.  His personal best is 131.48.  He is 15 years old.

Eric Liu, CAN: He finished 15th at JGP France.  His personal best is 135.35.  He is 15 years old.

Roman Sadovsky, CAN: He won gold at JGP Slovakia and bronze at JGP Poland last season to qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final where he finished 6th.  His personal best is 205.69.  He is 17 years old.

Chih-I Tsao, TPE: He finished 21st at Four Continents and 20th at Junior Worlds.  His personal best is 178.46.  He is 18 years old.

Harrison Jon-Yen Wong, HKG: This is his JGP debut.  He is 18 years old.

Krishna Sai Rahul Eluri, IND: This is his international debut.  He is 14 years old.

Calvin Pratama, INA: He placed 23rd at JGP France.  His personal best is 51.29.  He is 15 years old.

Mark Gorodnitsky, ISR: He finished 34th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 20th at JGP Croatia last season.  His personal best is 135.78.  He is 15 years old.

Daniel Grassl, ITA: He placed 7th at JGP France.  His personal best is 171.12.  He is 14 years old.

Yuto Kishina, JPN: He placed 12th at JGP Spain last season.  His personal best is 149.81.  He is 14 years old.

Sena Miyake, JPN: He placed 8th at JGP Latvia last season.  His personal best is 168.73.  He is 14 years old.

Kazuki Tomono, JPN: He placed 15th at Junior Worlds.  He finished 13th at JGP Latvia last season.  His personal best is 179.61.  He is 18 years old.

Kai Xiang Chew, MAS: He finished 37th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 19th at JGP Austria and 15th at JGP Croatia last season.  His personal best is 137.47.  He is 17 years old.

Donovan Carrillo, MEX: His personal best is 109.17.  He is 16 years old.

Michael Durham, NZL: He placed 18th at JGP Croatia last season.  His personal best is 117.67.  He is 18 years old.

Jun Hwan Cha, KOR: He placed 7th at Junior Worlds.  This is his JGP debut.  His personal best is 207.11.  He is 14 years old.

Alexey Erokhov, RUS: This is his international debut.  He is 17 years old.

Artem Kovalev, RUS: This is his international debut.  He is 14 years old.

Chadwick Wang, SIN: This is his international debut.  He is 16 years old.

Emmanuel Savary, USA: His personal best is 136.33.  He is 18 years old.

Vincent Zhou, USA: He placed 5th at Junior Worlds.  He won silver at JGP Slovakia and silver at JGP Austria last season to qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final where he finished 4th.  His personal best is 221.19.  He is 15 years old.