2018 North Atlantic Regionals Senior Ladies Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 20 Katie McBeath, Westminster FSC of Erie 2 47.08 1 88.33 135.41
2 19 Olivia Serafini, SC of New York 1 49.59 5 74.73 124.32
3 24 Jordan Bauth, Buffalo SC 3 46.60 2 77.50 124.10
4 23 Haley Beavers, SC of New York 4 46.25 3 75.96 122.21
5 22 Kimberly Cagnassola, SC of New York 5 39.01 4 75.06 114.07
6 16 Chelsea Mischuk, North Jersey FSC 8 35.52 6 72.01 107.53
7 21 Taylor Doran, Jersey Coast FSC 6 37.56 8 65.04 102.60
8 18 Jessica Guo, SC of New York 7 35.61 10 62.92 98.53
9 13 Sabrina Zayas, SC of New York 11 31.93 7 65.09 97.02
10 17 Darbie Burke, SC of New York 10 32.01 9 62.93 94.94
11 15 Danielle Anzalone, Cantiague FSC 9 32.62 12 60.91 93.53
12 14 Emily McNally, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 12 31.74 11 61.66 93.40
13 9 Emily Schacher, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 15 30.72 14 58.13 88.85
14 11 Kelly Koons, North Jersey FSC 14 31.50 15 55.39 86.89
15 4 Camille Menendez, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 19 24.83 13 60.47 85.30
16 7 Cierra Nelson, SC of Lake Placid 13 31.53 17 53.35 84.88
17 8 Julia Iovino, SC of New York 16 29.54 16 54.08 83.62
18 10 Emily Nesson, Garden State SC 18 24.93 18 52.48 77.41
19 12 Eve Agler, SC of New York 17 27.01 19 48.36 75.37
20 1 Annmary Bouchard, SC of Lake Placid 20 21.54 20 44.20 65.74
21 2 Sarah Kim, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 23 18.71 21 43.90 62.61
22 6 Ariel Guarino, Individual Member 22 18.88 22 40.73 59.61
23 3 Amanda Witkowski, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 21 19.49 23 38.70 58.19
24 5 Megan McEvoy, Jersey Coast FSC 24 13.21 24 36.28 49.49

2017 US Nationals Junior Ladies Preview

As a group these ladies have won 10 nationals medals.  However, no one in this field won a medal on the Junior Grand Prix this season.  The 8th and 11th place finishers from last year’s nationals are back competing here.  The novice 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 6th place finishers have moved up to compete as juniors.  The short program will be held on Wednesday, January 18th with the free skate on Friday, January 20th.

To be competitive internationally, these ladies will need to have triple + triples in their programs, preferably one in the short program and two in the free skate.  The only ladies scoring in the top 10 internationally are from Russia or Japan.  Top scores internationally are 61+ points in the short program, 120+ points in the free skate and 180+ points overall.

Starr Andrews had just the 4th best total score in qualifying competition, but that is not fully representative of her capabilities.  She received an assignment to Golden Bear, an international B event, where she won the gold medal with a score over 170 points.  Her free skate at sectionals had a triple salchow + triple toe + double toe, double axel + triple toe, double axel, triple lutz (singled and edge call), triple flip, triple loop, and triple loop + double toe giving her a base jump value of 46.31.  She received Level 4, Level 4 and Level 3 on her spins with Level 4 on the steps.  She earned 3 points from GOEs and received program components ranging from 5.50-6.13.  Her short program has a triple toe + triple toe, triple loop, and a double axel (singled) giving her a base jump value of 17.84.

Ashley Lin set the 5th highest score during qualifying, although her score was just slightly lower than what she set at JGP Slovenia earlier in the season.  Her free skate includes triple loop, double axel, triple flip + single loop + triple salchow, triple lutz (edge call at sectionals), double axel + triple toe, triple flip, and triple loop (singled and intended combination) giving her a base value of 45.83.  She earned Level 3, Level 4 and Level 3 on her spins and Level 3 on the steps.  She earned an impressive 6.5 points from GOE and had program components ranging from 5.65-6.20.  Her short program includes a double axel, triple flip + triple toe (downgraded and doubled) and a triple loop giving her a base value of 18.51.

Alexia Paganini has the top score from qualifying and finished 6th at JGP France this season.  The reigning Novice Silver Medalist has a double axel, triple toe (doubled at sectionals) + triple toe, triple lutz, triple loop, triple loop + double toe, triple salchow + single loop + triple salchow, and double axel in her free skate giving her a base jump value of 43.90.  She received Level 4 on all of her spins and Level 3 on her steps.  She earned 2.5 points from GOE and 5.10-5.70 on program components.  Her short program includes a triple lutz + triple toe, triple loop and double axel giving her a base jump value of 19.54, the highest of the event.

Nina Ouellette has the 6th best total score from sectionals.  She won the Novice Bronze Medal last season.  Her free skate includes a triple lutz + double toe, triple loop, triple salchow + double toe, double axel, triple lutz (singled), triple salchow and double axel + double loop (singled) + double loop giving her a base value for jumps of 39.99.  She received a Level 4 on all of her spins but only a Level 2 on her steps.  She earned 5 points from GOE and had program components ranging from 5.38-5.94.  Her short program includes a triple lutz + double toe, triple loop and double axel giving her a jump base value of 16.03.

Kaitlyn Nguyen set the 2nd best short program score of the season.  Although she is competing as a junior here, she is not old enough to compete internationally as a junior.  She was assigned to the Golden Bear competition as a novice where she won gold.  Her free skate includes a triple lutz + single loop (under-rotated at sectionals) + triple salchow (under-rotated), triple loop, double axel + triple toe, triple flip + double toe, triple lutz, triple flip (fall), double axel giving her a base jump value of 47.68, the highest of the event.  She earned Level 4, Level 4 and Level 3 on her spins with a rare Level 4 on her step sequence.  She lost 2.5 points from GOE and her program components ranged from 5.00-6.06.  Her short program includes triple lutz + triple toe, triple loop, and a double axel, giving her a base value of 19.54, also the highest of the event.

Emmy Ma hasn’t qualified for nationals since 2013, but she has some of the top qualifying scores this season.  She has the 3rd best overall score set at sectionals, and she improved her score by nearly 4 points over regionals.  Her free skate includes a triple loop + double toe, triple lutz, triple flip (fall at sectionals), double axel, triple loop (under-rotated), double lutz + double loop + double loop, and a double flip + double toe giving her a base jump value of 37.39.  While she has one of the easiest jump layouts of the top competitors, with mostly double jumps at the end of her program, she has backloaded them into the bonus, giving her a few more tenths of a point.  She excels in other areas of her program, earning all Level 4s on her spins and step sequence and 3.5 points from GOEs.  Her program components range from 5.65-6.30, the highest out of any of the ladies here.  Her short program includes a triple loop, triple lutz + double toe (under-rotated), and double axel giving her a base jump value of 16.03.  While there isn’t as much risk in her program and she’s much more likely to skate cleanly, she also doesn’t have a lot of room to make mistakes as her technical score is significantly less than many of the other ladies in this field.  She has been very consistent this season, but hasn’t skated a clean program yet, so there is still room to grow.

Haley Beavers was a bit of a surprise last season, taking home the Novice Ladies title.  She came into the event with no top 10 short program score and was barely in the top 10 for the overall score.  In fact, I didn’t even mention her in my preview for nationals.  While her jump content would make it difficult for her to reach the top of the podium, she’s definitely a dark horse to reach the podium if she can find the same fire in her she showed at nationals last season.

None of these ladies put out a clean free skate at sectionals, so all of them have room for improvement.  With the more difficult technical programs, there is more risk and room for error, however, the US ladies have proved this season that they are falling behind the Russian and Japanese technically.  They need to be going for the most difficult combinations they can muster and still pull off the high level spins and give a compelling performance at the same time.  It is a tall order to ask of such young skaters, but it is required to even have a shot in the top 10 at the international level.

I think what this event is going to come down to is who can skate the most difficult program, the most clean, and it’s likely there will still be some errors as many of these ladies are just moving up from the novice level and have limited international experience.  A lot of this content is new for them and it will take some time for all of the pieces to gel.  But the biggest factor is going to be who has the other pieces of the puzzle to hold their scores up and give themselves the freedom to make a mistake here and there and not give the whole program away.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Alexia Paganini

Silver: Starr Andrews

Bronze: Ashley Lin

Pewter: Kaitlyn Nguyen

 

Bios of the competitors:

Starr Andrews: She is 15 years old and represents the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club.  She finished 6th as a novice last season and is the 2014 Juvenile Girls Pewter Medalist.  She won silver at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 5th best short program, 2nd best free skate and 4th best total scores from qualifying.

Maxine Marie Bautista: She represents the DuPage Figure Skating Club.  She is the 2015 Intermediate Silver Medalist and 2013 Juvenile Silver Medalist.  She won silver at Upper Great Lakes Regionals and pewter at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.

Haley Beavers:  She is 17 years old and represents the Washington Figure Skating Club.  She is the reigning Novice Champion and finished 6th as a novice in 2015.  She won silver at South Atlantic Regionals and pewter at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.

Ashley Kim: She represents the Dallas Figure Skating Club.  She won the silver at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 8th best short program and 10th best total scores.

Elizaveta Kulik: She represents the Glacier Falls Figure Skating Club.  She won the pewter at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 9th best short program, 9th best free skate and 8th best total scores.

Ashley Lin: She is 13 years old and represents the Dallas Figure Skating Club.  She finished 6th at JGP Slovenia.  She is the reigning Novice Pewter Medalist, finished 7th in intermediate ladies in 2015 and 7th in juvenile girls in 2013.  She won gold at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the best free skate and 5th best total scores from qualifying.

Emmy Ma: She represents the Skating Club of Boston.  She is the 2013 Intermediate Bronze Medalist and placed 9th in juvenile in 2012.  She won the silver at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 2nd best short program, 4th best free skate and 3rd best total scores.

Brynne McIsaac: She is 17 years old and represents the Washington Figure Skating Club.  She placed 8th at JGP Russia.  She finished 11th in juniors last season, 7th in juniors in 2015, 10th in novice in 2013 and 11th in juvenile in 2010.  She won bronze at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.

Kaitlyn Nguyen: She is 13 years old and represents the Los Angeles Skating Club.  She withdrew from nationals last season and is the 2014 Juvenile Girls Bronze Medalist.  She won gold at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the best short program, 5th best free skate and 2nd best total scores from qualifying.

Nina Ouellette: She represents the St. Moritz Ice Skating Club.  She is the 2015 Novice Bronze Medalist.  She won bronze at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 6th best short program, 6th best free skate and 6th best total scores.

Alexia Paganini: She is 15 years old and represents the Skating Club of New York.  She finished 6th at JGP France.  She is the reigning Novice Silver Medalist, finished 8th as a novice in 2015 and is the 2014 Intermediate Ladies Silver Medalist.  She won gold at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 3rd best short program, 3rd best free skate and best total scores from qualifying.

Shannon Porter: She is 15 years old and represents the Broadmoor Skating Club.  She placed 8th as a junior last season.  She won gold at Southwestern Regionals and bronze at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 10th best short program and 8th best free skate scores from qualifying.

2017 Eastern Sectionals Junior Ladies Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 10 Alexia Paganini, SC of New York 2 57.36 1 101.04 158.40
2 13 Emmy Ma, SC of Boston 1 57.55 2 99.57 157.12
3 12 Brynne McIsaac, Washington FSC 4 49.59 3 88.21 137.80
4 11 Haley Beavers, Washington FSC 3 50.72 4 82.61 133.33
5 14 Dayoon Chang, SC of Boston 5 46.59 8 79.30 125.89
6 7 Julia Biechler, SC of Wilmington 7 43.72 5 81.55 125.27
7 8 Gabriella Izzo, SC of Boston 6 44.81 7 80.08 124.89
8 3 Cailey Weaver, Panthers FSC 11 38.93 6 80.55 119.48
9 6 Chelsea Mischuk, North Jersey FSC 8 43.12 9 75.05 118.17
10 5 Rena Ikenishi, SC of New York 10 39.50 11 68.28 107.78
11 2 Marietta Atkins, SC of Boston 14 35.80 10 69.92 105.72
12 1 Nadine Wang, SC of New York 12 38.17 12 66.69 104.86
13 9 Mary-Katharine Mulera, Washington FSC 9 41.35 14 55.24 96.59
14 4 Taylor Doran, Jersey Coast FSC 13 36.41 13 59.44 95.85

2016 US Nationals Novice Ladies Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 8 Haley Beavers, Washington FSC 1 52.35 1 98.58 150.93
2 7 Alexia Paganini, SC of New York 2 47.20 2 95.68 142.88
3 9 Sierra Venetta, SC of San Francisco 3 43.53 3 85.51 129.04
4 6 Ashley Lin, Stars FSC of Texas 6 42.28 5 83.81 126.09
5 2 Gabrielle Noullet, Dallas FSC 9 39.61 4 84.72 124.33
6 10 Starr Andrews, All Year FSC 4 42.77 6 80.00 122.77
7 11 Mary-Katharine Mulera, Washington FSC 5 42.68 8 75.47 118.15
8 5 Marina Capatina, Los Angeles FSC 8 39.73 7 76.73 116.46
9 3 Gabriella Izzo, SC of Boston 7 42.15 9 71.79 113.94
10 1 Meiryla Findley, Fort Wayne ISC 10 35.80 10 68.31 104.11
11 4 Nhi Do, All Year FSC 11 32.95 11 55.33 88.28
WD Kaitlyn Nguyen, Broadmoor SC

2016 US Nationals Novice Ladies Short Program

Group 1

Meiryla Findley: 35.80 and into 1st place

  • Triple flip, fall
  • Double axel
  • Triple salchow + double toe
  • Nice flow across the ice
  • Good camel spin position into a sit spin but the leg could be a bit more stretched out into a nice upright catch foot spin
  • I like the spiral into the layback spin with nice speed and a fairly decent Biellman
  • The feed is really choppy right now and keeps jumping in and out
  • A tad slow on the footwork but nice expression

Haley Beavers: 52.35 and into 1st place

  • Triple toe + double toe with an arm variation on the 2nd jump; nice height
  • Triple lutz, two footed on the landing
  • Nice position in her first spin in a twisted layback
  • I love her expression and commitment to her choreography; she extends all the way through her fingers to finish off the line
  • Nice double axel with a good transition out of it
  • Good broken leg camel position with nice speed into the sit and upright spins

Ashley Lin: 42.28 and into 2nd place

  • Good speed into her opening triple toe but not a lot of speed on the exit and she had to turn out of it
  • Triple salchow + double toe
  • Nice extension through her upright catch foot spin but not a lot of speed
  • Great spiral into a solid double axel
  • Nice choreography to the music on her step sequence but I’d like to see her stretch through her legs a little more and to have the same intensity on her face to match the music

Nhi Do: 32.95 and into 4th place

  • Triple toe two footed landing
  • Not a lot of power across the ice in her step sequence and I’d like to see her look up and connect with the audience a bit more
  • Double salchow + double toe
  • Good stretch through her sit spin position into a nice camel and ending with a scratch spin
  • Spread eagle into a double axel
  • Good layback position into a decent Biellman

Mary-Katharine Mulera: 42.68 and into 2nd place

  • Really pretty layback spin but she loses speed into the haircutter
  • Great toe point and height on the triple salchow
  • Nice speed and power in the step sequence and I’m really enjoying this choreography
  • Double axel slightly wonky in the air but a nice landing
  • Really nice illusions in her camel spin but a bit more stretch is needed in her upright catchfoot
  • Overall I really enjoyed her!

Gabriella Izzo: 42.15 and into 4th place

  • Great speed in her first spin and nice control out of the scratch spin
  • Triple loop nicely landed
  • Nice expression through her step sequence and nice stretch through her lines–she has very long legs and uses them to her advantage
  • Double axel nicely landed
  • Double toe + double loop
  • Great Ina Bauer
  • Gorgeous Biellman position in her layback spin

Group 2

Alexia Paganini: 47.20 and into 2nd place

  • Triple toe + triple toe fall
  • Feed went out and I missed the rest of the program

Starr Andrews: 42.77 and into 3rd place

  • Triple loop + double toe
  • Triple salchow fall
  • Feed is cutting out for most of the program but here are my impressions from what I could see
  • Love her presentation
  • Nice speed in her sit spin
  • Great power through her step sequence, nice lines, connection to the music and performance quality
  • Very nice double axel
  • Great layback position into a really nice Biellman maintaining speed

Kaitlyn Nguyen

  • WD

Marina Capatina: 39.73 and into 7th place

  • Double salchow two footed landing + double toe
  • Double loop turnout on the landing
  • I like the choreography in her step sequence and feel it does a good job of mirroring the modern vibe of Pina; nice facial expressions
  • Double salchow nicely done
  • Fairly decent illusion spin with nice speed into the sit spin and upright y spin

Gabrielle Noullet: 39.61 and into 8th place

  • Popped her opening jump
  • She is such a lovely skater with great expression, speed and lines
  • Triple flip + double toe with one arm variation
  • Great stretch in her Biellman
  • Gorgeous spiral
  • Very nice double axel
  • Great camel spin position into a very stretched sit spin and a nice upright position
  • Great flow in her step sequence with nice expression and movement through the whole body
  • Great program, too bad about the popped jump

Sierra Venetta: 43.53 and into 3rd place

  • Great camel spin position with the leg above 90
  • Nice expression through the step sequence and great lines throughout
  • Nice spiral into a double axel, fall
  • Layback spin into a nice Biellmann
  • The feed cut out and missed most of the jumps
Place Start Name Score
1 2 Haley Beavers, Washington FSC 52.35
2 7 Alexia Paganini, SC of New York 47.20
3 12 Sierra Venetta, SC of San Francisco 43.53
4 8 Starr Andrews, All Year FSC 42.77
5 5 Mary-Katharine Mulera, Washington FSC 42.68
6 3 Ashley Lin, Stars FSC of Texas 42.28
7 6 Gabriella Izzo, SC of Boston 42.15
8 10 Marina Capatina, Los Angeles FSC 39.73
9 11 Gabrielle Noullet, Dallas FSC 39.61
10 1 Meiryla Findley, Fort Wayne ISC 35.80
11 4 Nhi Do, All Year FSC 32.95
WD Kaitlyn Nguyen, Broadmoor SC

Eastern Sectionals Novice Ladies Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 7 Alexia Paganini, SC of New York 1 48.99 1 88.57 137.56
2 9 Haley Beavers, Washington FSC 2 45.09 2 83.62 128.71
3 2 Gabriella Izzo, SC of Boston 7 37.56 3 78.41 115.97
4 11 Mary-Katharine Mulera, Washington FSC 3 43.04 5 68.87 111.91
5 10 Audrey Shin, SC of New York 6 37.58 4 71.82 109.40
6 12 Emmy Ma, SC of Boston 4 40.81 6 65.78 106.59
7 8 Hannah Jo, University of Delaware FSC 5 40.22 7 64.96 105.18
8 6 Sydney Reynders, SC of Boston 9 35.59 8 63.95 99.54
9 5 Paige Conners, SC of New York 8 37.15 10 60.64 97.79
10 4 Chelsea Mischuk, North Jersey FSC 10 34.93 11 57.74 92.67
11 1 Iris Zhao, Colonial FSC 12 29.86 9 60.86 90.72
12 3 Lara Annunziata, SC of Florida 11 32.13 12 54.97 87.10

2016 South Atlantic Regional Results

Juvenile Girls

Place Start Name Score
1 12 Alexa Binder, Panthers FSC 55.86
2 15 Jill Heiner, FSC Of Southern Maryland 54.93
3 16 Reagan Scott, Hershey FSC 54.19
4 21 Aleksandra Novoseltsev, Panthers FSC 52.86
5 19 Danielle Carvella, Tampa Bay SC 48.36
6 1 Elli Kopmar, Southwest Florida FSC 46.57
7 18 Madelyn Jordan, Carolinas FSC 45.08
8 2 Georgia Bolocan, Georgia FSC 44.94
9 5 Lindsey Scurlock, Washington FSC 44.43
10 4 Tatiana Johnson, Frederick FSC 43.78
11 3 Miabella Lovell, Frederick FSC 43.54
12 7 Anna Maria Bella, University of Delaware FSC 43.37
13 20 Olivia Tennant, Frederick FSC 43.36
14 11 Anna Sieron, Palm Beach FSC 43.16
15 8 Deana Torgashev, Panthers FSC 42.54
16 14 Julia Snader, University of Delaware FSC 42.45
17 24 Mariah Mele, City of Palms FSC 41.92
18 17 Anastasia Russ, Florida Goldcoast FSC 40.78
19 22 Maria Wrazen, Palm Beach FSC 38.89
20 9 Lucia Porosnicu Hopinca, Summit FSC Of NC 37.65
21 13 Haley Scott, First Coast FSC 36.68
22 6 Alena Ottley, FSC of Charleston 36.12
23 10 Carlin Trevisan, Washington FSC 34.91
24 23 Megan Mui, Panthers FSC 34.48

Intermediate Ladies

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 19 Paxton James, Panthers FSC 1 39.18 1 71.15 110.33
2 23 Sophia Chouinard, Panthers FSC 2 36.96 2 67.14 104.10
3 22 Emily Zhang, Richmond FSC 3 33.15 3 60.32 93.47
4 24 Erin Coleman, Panthers FSC 6 30.84 4 60.11 90.95
5 21 Isabella Vanderlaat, Panthers FSC 4 33.12 5 57.01 90.13
6 20 Ivy Liu, Carolinas FSC 5 31.34 7 55.35 86.69
7 18 Grace Stulman, Baltimore FSC 10 28.48 6 56.85 85.33
8 16 Ashley Easterly, City of Palms FSC 7 30.68 9 53.03 83.71
9 15 Gabriela Godin, Wissahickon SC 9 29.00 8 54.05 83.05
10 13 Montana Ignacio, Columbia FSC (MD) 12 27.50 10 52.63 80.13
11 10 Megan Burghdorf, University of Delaware FSC 14 27.27 11 51.62 78.89
12 8 Alexandra Hoethke, Carolinas FSC 16 26.39 12 51.38 77.77
13 14 Ellie McClellan, Carolinas FSC 8 29.04 14 46.89 75.93
14 12 Hannah Rotman, SC of North Carolina 15 26.41 13 49.33 75.74
15 11 Elicia Wang, First Coast FSC 13 27.41 15 46.33 73.74
16 17 Pauka Sy, IceWorks SC 11 28.06 21 43.61 71.67
17 7 Beatrice Neal, SC of New York 18 25.38 16 45.24 70.62
18 3 Kennedy Foster, Tampa Bay SC 21 24.15 17 44.95 69.10
19 1 Alexis Martyn, Pittsburgh FSC 20 24.86 19 44.03 68.89
20 5 Francesca Buchowski, Panthers FSC 24 22.26 18 44.89 67.15
21 2 Michelle Belousova, Colonial SC of Pennsylvania 22 23.04 20 43.75 66.79
22 9 Sydney Horenstein, Philadelphia SC & HS 17 25.56 22 40.92 66.48
23 6 Ava Dimmick, Frederick FSC 19 25.28 24 38.80 64.08
24 4 Emma Ferwerda, SC of Wilmington 23 22.92 23 39.29 62.21

Novice Ladies

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 17 Haley Beavers, Washington FSC 1 40.75 1 76.50 117.25
2 13 Hannah Jo, University of Delaware FSC 3 36.72 2 69.55 106.27
3 16 Lara Annunziata, SC of Florida 2 38.86 3 65.41 104.27
4 12 Mary-Katharine Mulera, Washington FSC 7 32.32 4 65.38 97.70
5 14 Julia Biechler, SC of Wilmington 4 36.11 7 58.37 94.48
6 11 Ting Cui, Baltimore FSC 8 32.20 5 62.23 94.43
7 8 Sasha Hayes, Triangle FSC 10 31.16 6 59.92 91.08
8 15 Abigail Colvin, Central Florida FSC 5 34.05 9 54.64 88.69
9 18 Grace Regan, Triangle FSC 6 33.14 11 53.48 86.62
10 10 Scarlett Granger, Washington FSC 12 30.08 8 54.71 84.79
11 9 Tambra Wenger, Southwest Florida FSC 11 30.44 10 53.87 84.31
12 7 Gabrielle Carl, Central Florida FSC 9 31.22 13 51.77 82.99
13 1 Madelyn Crawford, Washington FSC 13 29.92 12 52.96 82.88
14 6 Katelyn Mamrick, Greenville FSC 16 28.29 14 51.60 79.89
15 3 Gwyneth Collins, Washington FSC 15 29.19 15 50.46 79.65
16 2 Grace Knoop, Southwest Florida FSC 14 29.20 16 49.33 78.53
17 5 Hannah Kim, Individual Member 17 27.82 17 48.45 76.27
18 4 Dania Fernandez, Miami FSC 18 26.24 18 42.32 68.56

Junior Ladies

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 19 Carly Berrios, Greenville FSC 1 51.11 3 77.65 128.76
2 23 Elise Romola, Washington FSC 3 43.38 1 84.49 127.87
3 20 Cailey Weaver, Panthers FSC 5 40.07 2 83.47 123.54
4 22 Lindsay Rosenberg, Panthers FSC 4 42.18 4 73.74 115.92
5 21 Alice Qiao, Atlanta FSC 2 43.43 5 71.99 115.42
6 24 Madisyn Stanley, Washington FSC 6 38.40 6 65.08 103.48
7 16 Cirinia Gillett, Southwest Florida FSC 9 34.02 8 62.34 96.36
8 14 Janie Wu, Washington FSC 7 36.97 9 59.16 96.13
9 18 Emily Monaghan, Washington FSC 11 33.42 7 62.49 95.91
10 15 Morgan Leighow, Washington FSC 8 34.84 10 57.56 92.40
11 11 Taylor Aruanno, University of Delaware FSC 13 32.04 11 55.88 87.92
12 13 Sarah Godwin, Triangle FSC 10 33.91 13 53.82 87.73
13 8 Anna Marie Seifert, IceWorks SC 15 31.44 12 55.73 87.17
14 17 Rachel Metzner, Panthers FSC 12 32.79 14 52.41 85.20
15 10 Nicole Farinella, Delaware County SC 18 26.42 16 49.10 75.52
16 6 Madeleine Stallworth, Washington FSC 19 25.71 15 49.67 75.38
17 7 Phuong Dao, Richmond FSC 16 27.62 17 47.26 74.88
18 12 Anna Teutsch, Washington FSC 17 26.94 19 45.13 72.07
19 4 Cara Murphy, Pittsburgh FSC 20 25.33 18 46.16 71.49
20 9 Mackenzie Garlick, Carolinas FSC 14 31.84 21 38.48 70.32
21 3 Madeline Plank, Central Pennsylvania FSC 21 24.76 20 39.07 63.83
22 1 Sarah Fuller, Tampa Bay SC 22 21.10 22 37.26 58.36
23 5 Christina Hall, SC of Northern Virginia 24 17.00 23 32.46 49.46
WD Lavanya Ramesh, SC of Wilmington 23 19.59
WD Alicia Mitchell, Frederick FSC

Senior Ladies

lace Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 12 Franchesca Chiera, Panthers FSC 1 50.02 1 85.83 135.85
2 11 Kathryn Wen, Washington FSC 3 41.53 2 81.68 123.21
3 13 Kristine Levitina, Pines FSC 2 42.58 5 70.23 112.81
4 10 Kendal Buckalew, Carolinas FSC 4 39.12 3 73.67 112.79
5 14 Stefanie Page, Washington FSC 5 35.04 4 71.12 106.16
6 8 Camilla Zhang, SC of Northern Virginia 7 34.01 6 64.93 98.94
7 7 Victoria Williams, Atlanta FSC 6 34.44 8 61.54 95.98
8 5 Grace Moyer, Penguin FSC 8 31.53 7 63.00 94.53
9 9 Ana Shimeall, Columbia FSC (MD) 10 28.26 9 58.21 86.47
10 6 Irina Gonzalez-Sigler, Orlando FSC 9 30.49 10 55.85 86.34
11 4 Naomi Ghebremichael, SC of North Carolina 11 26.29 12 53.15 79.44
12 3 Rebecca Chan, Washington FSC 12 23.20 11 55.24 78.44
13 2 Gabrielle Bargoot, Palm Beach FSC 13 23.18 13 50.10 73.28
14 1 Lindsay Sudbrink, Red Rose FSC 14 19.30 14 46.24 65.54
WD Hannah Kimberly, University of Delaware FSC

Juvenile Boys

Place Start Name Score
1 7 Nicholas Hsieh, SC of Wilmington 53.59
2 1 Ilia Malinin, Washington FSC 51.54
3 5 Zachary Yaninek, Hershey FSC 41.20
4 9 Ian Kang, SC of North Carolina 31.99
5 8 Antonio Maravilla, SC of Northern Virginia 28.75
6 2 Llewelyn Sannajust, Philadelphia SC & HS 27.76
7 4 Luke Wang, Columbia FSC (MD) 23.37
8 3 Christopher Shields, Palm Beach FSC 21.90
9 6 Maxwell Demsky, Penguin FSC 16.98

 

Intermediate Men

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 11 Lucas Altieri, Panthers FSC 4 34.79 1 65.02 99.81
2 10 Joseph Kang, University of Delaware FSC 1 39.86 3 59.54 99.40
3 13 Eric Prober, Panthers FSC 3 35.00 2 62.05 97.05
4 12 Jordan Evans, University of Delaware FSC 2 39.26 5 55.38 94.64
5 14 Dylan Varghese, Washington FSC 5 33.27 4 57.63 90.90
6 6 Chase Donelson, University of Delaware FSC 6 28.92 6 52.21 81.13
7 9 Collin Motley, DuPage FSC 7 27.98 7 46.28 74.26
8 7 Matthew Kennedy, IceWorks SC 8 24.15 9 41.13 65.28
9 5 Timmy Chapman, Central Florida FSC 10 20.47 8 41.94 62.41
10 8 Benjamin McLemore, Pittsburgh FSC 9 20.74 11 35.49 56.23
11 3 Jacob Fitzpatrick, Pond FSC 11 19.52 12 35.22 54.74
12 2 Charles Liu, Georgia FSC 13 15.58 10 36.77 52.35
13 4 Ken Thomsen, Tidewater FSC 12 18.00 13 30.47 48.47
14 1 Seiji Urano, Washington FSC 14 11.43 14 23.54 34.97

Novice Men

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 5 Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC 1 50.58 1 101.90 152.48
2 3 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington 3 44.45 2 90.09 134.54
3 4 TJ Nyman, Space Coast Ice Plex FSC 2 45.60 3 76.07 121.67
4 2 David Shapiro, SC of Wilmington 4 40.24 4 69.47 109.71
5 1 Shiloh Judd, Charlottesville FSC 5 30.92 5 52.96 83.88

2016 Top Novice Ladies US Qualifying Scores

Short Program

  1. Haley Beavers: 52.35 (US Nationals)
  2. Maxine Marie Bautista: 51.56 (Upper Great Lakes Regionals)
  3. Sierra Venetta: 51.43 (Central Pacific Regionals)
  4. Gabrielle Noullet: 50.39 (Southwestern Regionals)
  5. Starr Andrews: 49.68 (Pacific Coast Sectionals)
  6. Alexia Paganini: 48.99 (Eastern Sectionals)
  7. Kaitlyn Nguyen: 47.05 (Midwestern Sectionals)
  8. Ashley Lin: 46.60 (Southwestern Regionals)
  9. Nhi Do: 46.17 (Southwest Pacific Regionals)
  10. Paige Conners: 45.98 (North Atlantic Regionals)

Free Skate

  1. Haley Beavers: 98.58 (US Nationals)
  2. Alexia Paganini: 95.68 (US Nationals)
  3. Maxine Marie Bautista: 92.65 (Upper Great Lakes Regionals)
  4. Kaitlyn Nguyen: 89.62 (Southwestern)
  5. Gabrielle Noullet: 88.12 (Southwestern)
  6. Ashley Lin: 87.54 (Southwestern)
  7. Star Andrews: 86.27 (Southwest Pacific Regionals)
  8. Sierra Venetta: 85.69 (Central Pacific)
  9. Emmy Ma: 83.90 (New England Regionals)
  10. Emma Wolak: 83.21 (Eastern Great Lakes Regionals)

Total (one score per skater listed)

  1. Haley Beavers: 150.93 (US Nationals)
  2. Maxine Marie Bautista: 144.21 (Upper Great Lakes Regionals)
  3. Alexia Paganini: 142.88 (US Nationals)
  4. Gabrielle Noullet: 138.51 (Southwestern)
  5. Sierra Venetta: 137.12 (Central Pacific)
  6. Ashley Lin: 134.14 (Southwestern)
  7. Kaitlyn Nguyen: 133.74 (Midwestern Sectionals)
  8. Starr Andrews: 132.61 (Southwest Pacific Regionals)
  9. Emma Wolak: 128.93 (Eastern Great Lakes Regionals)
  10. Nhi Do: 127.21 (Southwest Pacific Regionals)

Total (multiple scores per skater listed)

  1. Haley Beavers: 150.93 (US Nationals)
  2. Maxine Marie Bautista: 144.21 (Upper Great Lakes Regionals)
  3. Alexia Paganini: 142.88 (US Nationals)
  4. Gabrielle Noullet: 138.51 (Southwestern)
  5. Alexia Paganini: 137.56 (Eastern Sectionals)
  6. Sierra Venetta: 137.12 (Central Pacific)
  7. Gabrielle Noullet: 134.89 (Midwestern Sectionals)
  8. Ashley Lin: 134.14 (Southwestern)
  9. Kaitlyn Nguyen: 133.74 (Midwestern Sectionals)
  10. Starr Andrews: 132.61 (Southwest Pacific Regionals)
  11. Kaitlyn Nguyen: 132.40 (Southwestern Regionals)
  12. Sierra Venetta: 130.14 (Pacific Coast Sectionals)
  13. Sierra Venetta: 129.04 (US Nationals)
  14. Emma Wolak: 128.93 (Eastern Great Lakes Regionals)
  15. Starr Andrews: 128.81 (Pacific Coast Sectionals)
  16. Haley Beavers: 128.71 (Eastern Sectionals)
  17. Nhi Do: 127.21 (Southwest Pacific Regionals)
  18. Ashley Lin: 126.09 (US Nationals)
  19. Pooja Kalyan: 125.50 (Southwestern)
  20. Gabrielle Noullet: 124.33 (US Nationals)

2015 US Nationals: Novice Ladies Free Skate Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 8 Emily Chan, Dallas FSC 1 50.97 1 98.28 149.25
2 12 Akari Nakahara, All Year FSC 3 43.98 2 90.65 134.63
3 7 Nina Ouellette, St. Moritz ISC 2 47.23 3 81.32 128.55
4 11 Anna Grace Davidson, Salt Lake Figure Skating 4 40.82 4 78.00 118.82
5 9 Jin Baseman, SC of Boston 5 40.71 6 68.33 109.04
6 2 Haley Beavers, Washington FSC 8 37.56 5 70.88 108.44
7 10 Sarah Nunez, DuPage FSC 6 39.12 7 66.66 105.78
8 3 Alexia Paganini, SC of New York 7 38.06 8 65.97 104.03
9 5 Pooja Kalyan, Ozark FSC 11 32.60 10 65.50 98.10
10 1 Lindsay Rosenberg, Panthers FSC 12 32.21 9 65.77 97.98
11 6 Ashlee Raymond, Dallas FSC 10 33.80 11 61.99 95.79
12 4 Meiryla Findley, Everett FSC 9 36.47 12 47.26 83.73

2015 US Nationals Novice Ladies Preview

This is an accomplished group with eight ladies having attended nationals before, although only one has competed as a novice before.  Four have won medals at nationals before and several have difficult elements planned not normally seen at the novice level.

Emily Chan holds the top score from qualifying by 6 points.  Her short program largely remained the same, but she showed significant improvement in her free skate to lift her to the top of the pack.  She executed a Triple Toe + Double Toe + Double Loop combination worth 7.20 points and received level 3s and 4s on her spins and steps.  She also has the triple salchow in her arsenal.  She had lots of jump troubles at regionals with her salchow being a major issue, but she did receive all level 4s on her spins and steps.  She doesn’t have the same technical content as some of the other ladies here but when she hits her elements cleanly, she gets mainly positive GOEs and has more maturity then some of the younger skaters.  She’s also the veteran of the pack, competing as a novice for the third season.  Her previous best performance was 6th.  She is also competing at this nationals in novice pairs.  Her biggest challenge will come during the ladies free skate as she’ll have already competed in the novice pairs short program earlier that day.

Nina Ouellette holds the 2nd best total score and the best free skate score so far this season.  She also showed great improvement in her free skate between regionals and sectionals.  She has the triple lutz, triple toe and triple salchow in her repertoire.  She also completed a Double Axel + Double Loop + Double Toe combination worth 7.04 points.  At sectionals she only received a Level 2 on her step sequence while she received a Level 3 at regionals, so this can be an easy area of improvement for her.  At regionals her lower score was due to a salchow that was singled and intended to be a part of a combination.

Sarah Nunez improved both her short program and free skate scores at sectionals and holds the number 3 spot for total score.  She has two difficult elements planned in her free skate giving her a big point advantage.  She landed a triple lutz + double toe and a triple flip + double toe at sectionals worth a combined 13.90 points.  She is one of the only novice ladies attempting the triple flip and one of only a handful attempting the lutz.  She also has the triple loop and triple toe.  Her steps and spins are an area that needs improvement as she had Level 1s and 2s in qualifying.  She had a fall at sectionals and some negative GOEs but if she can land her ambitious program cleanly she should score a lot of points.

Alexia Paganini had a ten point improvement in both programs between qualifying events and is currently ranked 4th for total score.  She has a triple loop + triple salchow and triple toe.  She also has a Double Axel + Half Loop + Double Salchow combination worth 5.61 points.  She received Level 4s on all her spins at sectionals with positive GOEs and this is one of her biggest strengths as her jump content is not as difficult as some of the other ladies.  At regionals she struggled with her salchow.

Akari Nakahara is one of the most consistent skaters from qualifying, with only .31 difference between events in her scores.  She also has an ambitious program planned and didn’t skate it cleanly at either event, but is still in the top 5 for scores this season.  If she can hit the program cleanly, she should do very well, but even with mistakes she can contend for a medal.  She has the triple lutz, triple flip, triple salchow and triple toe in her arsenal.  She is attempting the highest value combination of the event: Tripe Salchow + Double Toe + Double Loop worth 8.03 points.  She also has a Triple Salchow + Double Axel sequence worth 6.00 points.  She doubled an intended triple, received several downgrades and an edge call at sectionals.  She did receive a Level 4 on all her spins but just a Level 2 on her steps.

Jin Baseman was also very consistent between events with just over a point difference.  She has the 7th best total score so far this season.  She has a triple toe and triple salchow.  She also has a high value combination with a Triple Toe + Double Toe + Double Loop worth 7.92 points.

Lindsay Rosenberg saw a decline in her score between events, but had to battle back from an 8th place short program at sectionals to claim her spot at nationals.  She has the 8th best total score so far this season.  She had a Triple Salchow + Double Toe combination along with a Triple Lutz + Double Loop + Double Loop worth 6.27 points.  She received a Level 3 or 4 on all of her spins and steps.

Also in the mix is Haley Beavers who had an 8 point improvement from regionals to sectionals and has the 10th best total score from qualifying.

With so many ladies attempting difficult elements there are several scenarios for getting to the podium.  Skate an easier program cleanly while those skating difficult programs falter (which for novices enduring the nerves of skating at big nationals for the first time can be a good strategy), skate a difficult program cleanly, or skate a difficult program with errors but still have enough points to out skate those with lesser content.  The latter two have higher risks but the payoff can be great as they have more wiggle room to make mistakes.  Those with less difficult programs must skate clean as they have less points to start with.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Emily Chan

Silver: Akari Nakahara

Bronze: Nina Ouellette

Pewter: Sarah Nunez

 

Bios of the competitors:

Jin Baseman: She is 15 years old and represents the Skating Club of Boston.  She finished 7th as an intermediate in 2013.  She won silver at New England Regionals and silver at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 4th best short program.

Haley Beavers: She is 15 years old and represents the Washington Figure Skating Club.  She won silver at South Atlantic Regionals and bronze at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 10th best total score.

Emily Chan: She is 17 years old and represents the Dallas Figure Skating Club.  She finished 9th as a novice last season.  She finished 6th as a novice in 2013.  She won gold at Southwestern Regionals and gold at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the best short program, 2nd best free skate and best total scores.

Anna Grace Davidson: She is 13 years old and represents Salt Lake Figure Skating.  She is the 2013 Intermediate Ladies Champion and finished 6th as an intermediate in 2012.  She won silver at Central Pacific Regionals and bronze at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 10th best short program score.

Meiryla Findley: She represents the Everett Figure Skating Club.  She won gold at Northwest Pacific Regionals and pewter at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 8th best free skate score.

Pooja Kalyan: She represents the Ozark Figure Skating Club.  She finished 10th as an intermediate last season and 5th in juvenile in 2013.  She won bronze at Southwestern Regionals and bronze at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.

Akari Nakahara: She is 12 years old and represents the All Year Figure Skating Club.  She is the 2013 Juvenile Ladies Bronze Medalist.  She won gold at Southwest Pacific Regionals and silver at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 7th best short program, 4th best free skate and 5th best total scores.

Sarah Nunez: She represents the DuPage Figure Skating Club.  She won silver at Upper Great Lakes Regionals and silver at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 5th best short program, 3rd best free skate and 3rd best total scores.

Nina Ouellette: She represents the St. Oritz Ice Skating Club.  She won bronze at Central Pacific Regionals and gold at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 8th best short program, best free skate and 2nd best total scores.

Alexia Paganini: She represents the Skating Club of New York.  She is the reigning Intermediate Silver Medalist.  She won silver at North Atlantic Regionals and gold at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 3rd best short program, 5th best free skate and 4th best total scores.

Ashlee Raymond: She represents the Dallas Figure Skating Club.  She is the 2012 Juvenile Girls Bronze Medalist.  She won pewter at Southwestern Regionals and pewter at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.

Lindsay Rosenberg: She is 14 years old and represents the Panthers Figure Skating Club.  She finished 5th as an intermediate last season and 8th as a juvenile in 2012.  She won gold at South Atlantic Regionals and pewter at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 6th best short program, 6th best free skate and 8th best total scores.