2017 NHK Trophy Dance Results

Short Dance

PL. Name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TR PE CO IN Deduction StN.
1 Tessa VIRTUE
Scott MOIR
 CAN 80.92 42.28 38.64 9.57 9.57 9.71 9.61 9.82 0.00 #8
2 Madison HUBBELL
Zachary DONOHUE
 USA 76.31 40.30 36.01 9.04 8.82 9.04 9.04 9.07 0.00 #9
3 Anna CAPPELLINI
Luca LANOTTE
 ITA 75.87 39.45 36.42 8.96 8.93 9.18 9.14 9.32 0.00 #10
4 Victoria SINITSINA
Nikita KATSALAPOV
 RUS 72.49 37.18 35.31 8.75 8.68 8.96 8.89 8.86 0.00 #5
5 Penny COOMES
Nicholas BUCKLAND
 GBR 65.64 33.44 32.20 7.96 7.86 8.07 8.21 8.14 0.00 #2
6 Laurence FOURNIER BEAUDRY
Nikolaj SORENSEN
 DEN 65.34 34.21 31.13 7.79 7.61 7.82 7.82 7.86 0.00 #7
7 Alexandra NAZAROVA
Maxim NIKITIN
 UKR 63.33 32.79 30.54 7.64 7.46 7.68 7.79 7.61 0.00 #3
8 Marie-Jade LAURIAULT
Romain LE GAC
 FRA 62.79 33.67 29.12 7.36 7.04 7.43 7.32 7.25 0.00 #6
9 Kana MURAMOTO
Chris REED
 JPN 61.82 31.44 30.38 7.61 7.36 7.71 7.68 7.61 0.00 #4
10 Misato KOMATSUBARA
Timothy KOLETO
 JPN 53.83 28.06 25.77 6.46 6.25 6.50 6.68 6.32 0.00 #1

Free Dance

PL. Name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TR PE CO IN Deduction StN.
1 Tessa VIRTUE
Scott MOIR
 CAN 117.72 59.86 57.86 9.61 9.50 9.75 9.61 9.75 0.00 #8
2 Madison HUBBELL
Zachary DONOHUE
 USA 112.04 57.64 54.40 9.18 8.89 9.11 9.11 9.04 0.00 #10
3 Anna CAPPELLINI
Luca LANOTTE
 ITA 110.69 56.19 54.50 8.96 8.79 9.21 9.21 9.25 0.00 #9
4 Victoria SINITSINA
Nikita KATSALAPOV
 RUS 104.66 51.69 52.97 8.82 8.64 8.75 9.00 8.93 0.00 #6
5 Laurence FOURNIER BEAUDRY
Nikolaj SORENSEN
 DEN 99.06 51.32 47.74 7.89 7.71 8.11 7.93 8.14 0.00 #3
6 Alexandra NAZAROVA
Maxim NIKITIN
 UKR 97.55 49.26 48.29 8.00 7.86 8.00 8.32 8.07 0.00 #5
7 Marie-Jade LAURIAULT
Romain LE GAC
 FRA 94.83 49.48 45.35 7.43 7.36 7.61 7.68 7.71 0.00 #4
8 Kana MURAMOTO
Chris REED
 JPN 94.59 48.62 45.97 7.54 7.39 7.79 7.79 7.79 0.00 #2
9 Penny COOMES
Nicholas BUCKLAND
 GBR 92.51 45.07 47.44 7.82 7.75 7.93 8.14 7.89 0.00 #7
10 Misato KOMATSUBARA
Timothy KOLETO
 JPN 78.58 41.33 39.25 6.68 6.32 6.75 6.64 6.32 2.00 #1

Total

PL Name Nation SD FD Points
1 Tessa VIRTUE
Scott MOIR
 CAN 1 1 198.64
2 Madison HUBBELL
Zachary DONOHUE
 USA 2 2 188.35
3 Anna CAPPELLINI
Luca LANOTTE
 ITA 3 3 186.56
4 Victoria SINITSINA
Nikita KATSALAPOV
 RUS 4 4 177.15
5 Laurence FOURNIER BEAUDRY
Nikolaj SORENSEN
 DEN 6 5 164.40
6 Alexandra NAZAROVA
Maxim NIKITIN
 UKR 7 6 160.88
7 Penny COOMES
Nicholas BUCKLAND
 GBR 5 9 158.15
8 Marie-Jade LAURIAULT
Romain LE GAC
 FRA 8 7 157.62
9 Kana MURAMOTO
Chris REED
 JPN 9 8 156.41
10 Misato KOMATSUBARA
Timothy KOLETO
 JPN 10 10 132.41

2017 NHK Trophy Dance Preview

Bobrova and Soloviev currently stand in first place in the Grand Prix rankings with 24 points.  Two teams have the chance to earn their tickets to the Final with medals here while one team is just starting their season.

Virtue and Moir won a gold medal at Skate Canada with new personal best short dance and total scores, and briefly held the record for total score, before it was broken by their training mates last week.  Their short dance earned Level 4 on everything with all positive GOEs.  In all, they earned 10 points from GOEs and their program components were in the mid to high 9s, with their performance mark averaging a stunning 9.93.  In all, they received eleven 10.00 marks, with at least one from six of the nine judges.  Their free dance received Level 4 for their lifts, twizzles, and spin, with Level 3 on their step sequences.  They earned nearly 17 points from GOES with program components in the mid to high 9s, receiving an average of 9.96 for interpretation of the music.  They earned eighteen 10.00 marks, receiving at least one from seven of the nine judges.  They need a gold or silver medal to guarantee a spot in the Final, while a bronze would give them a solid chance.  They have the best short dance, 2nd best free dance, and 2nd best total scores.

Hubbell and Donohue won bronze at Skate Canada with personal best free dance and total scores.  Their short dance earned Level 4 on their rhumba, partial step sequence, lift, and twizzles, with a Level 3 on their non touching step sequence.  They earned all positive GOEs, totaling 9 points, and their program components were in the high 8s to mid 9s.  Their free dance received Level 4 for their twizzles, lifts, and spin, with Level 3 on both step sequences.  Their GOE scores earned them 15 points and their program components were in the low to mid 9s.  They need a gold medal to give themselves a strong chance of qualifying for the Final.  They have the 6th best short dance, 3rd best free dance, and 4th best total scores.

Cappellini and Lanotte are starting their 12th season on the Grand Prix, and have won 12 medals total.  They missed the podium as recently as last season, finishing 4th at Skate Canada and have only won gold once, at Cup of China in 2015.  They have qualified for the Final four times, and won the bronze medal in 2015.  They started their season with a gold medal at the Minsk-Arena Ice Star competition.  Their short dance there included Level 4 twizzles and a lift with Level 3 on their three step sequences.  They earned all positive GOEs worth 8 point and had program components in the high 8s to low 9s.  Their free dance received Level 4 for their lifts and twizzles with Level 3 on their spin and serpentine step sequence.  They again earned all positive GOEs, netting 13 points, and had program components in the low to mid 9s.  If they can medal here, they’ll have a chance to qualify for the Final with a strong performance at Skate America.  They have the 7th best short dance, 8th best free dance, and 8th best total scores.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Virtue/Moir

Silver: Hubbell/Donohue

Bronze: Cappellini/Lanotte

 

Bios of the competitors:

Virtue/Moir, CAN: They are the reigning World Champions and reigning Four Continents Champions.  They won gold at Skate Canada.  They are the 2010 Olympic Champions; 2014 Olympic Silver Medalists; 2010 and 2012 World Champions; 2008, 2011, and 2013 World Silver Medalists; 2009 World Bronze Medalists; 2008 and 2012 Four Continents Champions; 2009 and 2013 Four Continents Silver Medalists; 2006 and 2007 Four Continents Bronze Medalists; 2006 World Junior Champions; and 2005 World Junior Silver Medalists.  Their personal best is 199.86.  She is 28 and he is 30.

Fournier Beaudry/Sorensen, DEN: They placed 13th at Worlds and 7th at Europeans.  They finished 7th at Skate Canada and 7th at Rostelecom Cup last season.  Their personal best is 160.68.  She is 25 and he is 28.

Lauriault/Le Gac, FRA: They finished 21st at Worlds and 12th at Europeans.  They placed 8th at Rostelecom Cup.  Their personal best is 154.36.  She is 21 and he is 22.

Coomes/Buckland, GBR: They are the 2014 European Bronze Medalists.  Their personal best is 177.13.  She is 28 and he is 28.

Cappellini/Lanotte, ITA: They finished 6th at Worlds and are the reigning European Silver Medalists.  They placed 4th at Skate Canada and won bronze at NHK Trophy last season.  They are the 2014 World Champions, 2014 European Champions, 2015 and 2016 European Silver Medalists, and 2013 European Bronze Medalists.  Their personal best is 186.84.  She is 30 and he is 32.

Komatsubara/Koleto, JPN: This is their Grand Prix debut.  Their personal best is 128.28.  She is 25 and he is 26.

Muramoto/Reed, JPN: They finished 23rd at Worlds and 9th at Four Continents.  They placed 8th at Skate America last season.  Their personal best is 159.30.  She is 24 and he is 28.

Sinitsina/Katsalapov, RUS: They placed 10th at Europeans.  They finished 4th at Cup of China and 5th at NHK Trophy last season.  Their personal best is 172.65.  She is 22 and he is 26.

Nazarova/Nikitin, UKR: They finished 15th at Worlds and 9th at Europeans.  They placed 7th at Trophee de France last season.  Their personal best is 156.21.  She is 20 and he is 23.

Hubbell/Donohue, USA: They placed 9th at Worlds and 4th at Four Continents.  They won bronze at Skate Canada.  They are the 2014 Four Continents Champions.  Their personal best is 189.43.  She is 26 and he is 26.

2017 Skate Canada Dance Results

Short Dance

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 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 82.68 43.91 38.77 9.50 9.50 9.93 9.68 9.86 0.00 #8
2 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN 77.47 40.69 36.78 9.04 9.00 9.32 9.25 9.36 0.00 #9
3 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE USA 76.08 40.57 36.51 8.96 8.93 9.29 9.14 9.32 1.00 #10
4 Olivia SMART / Adria DIAZ ESP 64.34 34.53 29.81 7.36 7.21 7.61 7.46 7.61 0.00 #2
5 Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER USA 63.10 32.47 30.63 7.57 7.43 7.75 7.68 7.86 0.00 #5
6 Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD RUS 62.60 31.98 30.62 7.68 7.50 7.71 7.71 7.68 0.00 #7
7 Carolane SOUCISSE / Shane FIRUS CAN 57.77 29.23 28.54 7.04 6.96 7.29 7.21 7.18 0.00 #1
8 Kavita LORENZ / Joti POLIZOAKIS GER 56.41 28.41 28.00 6.93 6.75 7.14 7.07 7.11 0.00 #3
9 Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV POL 55.92 28.17 28.75 7.11 7.14 7.07 7.32 7.29 1.00 #6
10 Alisa AGAFONOVA / Alper UCAR TUR 54.74 26.75 27.99 6.93 6.89 7.00 7.18 7.00 0.00 #4

Free Dance

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 117.18 58.48 58.70 9.61 9.57 9.89 9.89 9.96 0.00 #8
2 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE USA 113.35 57.47 55.88 9.11 9.14 9.50 9.32 9.50 0.00 #10
3 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN 112.54 57.90 55.64 9.04 9.11 9.39 9.39 9.43 1.00 #9
4 Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER USA 102.10 53.05 49.05 8.04 7.86 8.43 8.18 8.36 0.00 #7
5 Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD RUS 93.12 46.98 46.14 7.68 7.50 7.79 7.68 7.79 0.00 #3
6 Carolane SOUCISSE / Shane FIRUS CAN 92.50 46.66 45.84 7.50 7.39 7.71 7.71 7.89 0.00 #4
7 Olivia SMART / Adria DIAZ ESP 90.47 43.97 46.50 7.54 7.46 7.89 7.86 8.00 0.00 #6
8 Kavita LORENZ / Joti POLIZOAKIS GER 89.67 45.68 43.99 7.18 7.00 7.50 7.43 7.54 0.00 #5
9 Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV POL 88.86 44.64 44.22 7.21 7.21 7.43 7.46 7.54 0.00 #2
10 Alisa AGAFONOVA / Alper UCAR TUR 86.09 43.61 42.48 6.93 6.96 7.18 7.18 7.14 0.00 #1

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SD FD
1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR
CAN
199.86 1 1
2 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE
CAN
190.01 2 3
3 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE
USA
189.43 3 2
4 Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER
USA
165.20 5 4
5 Alla LOBODA / Pavel DROZD
RUS
155.72 6 5
6 Olivia SMART / Adria DIAZ
ESP
154.81 4 7
7 Carolane SOUCISSE / Shane FIRUS
CAN
150.27 7 6
8 Kavita LORENZ / Joti POLIZOAKIS
GER
146.08 8 8
9 Natalia KALISZEK / Maksym SPODYRIEV
POL
144.78 9 9
10 Alisa AGAFONOVA / Alper UCAR
TUR
140.83 10 10

2017 Skate Canada Dance Preview

Four teams at this event are making their Grand Prix debut, including reigning World Junior Silver Medalists Loboda and Drozd, while two of these teams qualified for the Grand Prix Final last season.  All Loboda is the youngest female competitor at 18, while both Tessa Virtue and Kaitlyn Weaver are 28.  Pavel Drozd is the youngest male competitor at 21, while Alper Ucar is 32.  Three teams have scored over 180 points, while two teams have scored over 190 points.

Virtue and Moir are the unquestioned favorite at this event, so the real competition will be for silver and bronze and to see how close they can get to Virtue and Moir.  As with any ice dance event, this will come down to levels, especially on the all important step sequences.  By the Olympics, top teams will want Level 4 on all of their elements and some of these teams have even been earning Level 2 on their step sequences.  Given that there can be up to a 1.5 point difference between levels, this can be a huge hit on the technical score.

Virtue and Moir will compete for their 8th season on the Grand Prix and have medaled 13 times, including 10 consecutive gold medals.  They have qualified for the Final six times, winning a medal five times.  Their first gold medal at the Final came last season.  After returning to competition last season, they were undefeated, and only lost a segment of competition once, the free dance at this event.  They won gold at the Autumn Classic International to start this season.  They earned Level 4 for their rhumba, twizzles, and lift in their short dance, with Level 3 on their non touching step sequence and partial step sequence.  They earned all positive GOEs, many of them +3, for a total of 11 points.  Their program components were in the mid 9s, and included two 10.00 scores.  Their free dance received Level 4 for their lifts, twizzles, and spin, with Level 3 on both step sequences.  Their program components were all positive, netting 16 points and their program components were in the mid 9s.  For this program, they earned three 10.00 marks.  They have the best short dance, best free dance, and best total scores.

Hubbell and Donohue are returning for their 7th season the Grand Prix, and have won 7 total medals.  They have qualified for the Grand Prix Final each of the last two seasons.  They won gold at the US Figure Skating Classic to kick off their season.  They earned Level 4 on their rhumba and Level 3 on their non touching step sequence and lift in the short dance.  They had all positive GOEs, earning 9 points, and had program components in the high 8s and low 9s.  Their free dance received Level 4 for their twizzles, spin, and lifts with Level 3 on their diagonal step sequence.  They earned all positive GOEs, earning 14 points, and had program components in the high 8s and low 9s.  They lost one point for an extended lift.  They have the 7th best short dance, 6th best free dance, and 6th best total scores.

Weaver and Poje are competing for the 11th season on the Grand Prix and have medaled 15 times.  The last time they failed to medal at a Grand Prix event was back in 2010 when they finished 4th at Skate America.  They have qualified for the Final five times, including winning gold twice, but they did not make the Final last season.  They won silver at the Autumn Classic International to start their season.  For their free dance, they are returning to Je Suis Malade, the program that put them on the map and was a breakout moment for their careers.  Their short dance featured Level 4 twizzles, and Level 3 partial step sequence, rhumba, non-touching step sequence, and lift.  They earned a slightly negative GOE on their twizzles and had program components in the mid 8s.  Their free dance received Level 4 on their lifts and twizzles with Level 3 on their spin and step sequences.  They had all positive GOEs, totaling 12 points and had program components in the mid 8s.  They have the 10th best short dance, 8th best free dance, and 8th best total scores.

Loboda and Drozd are making their Grand Prix debut after winning two medals at the Junior World Championships.  They competed for four seasons on the Junior Grand Prix, winning 8 medals and qualifying for the Junior Grand Prix Final three times (winning silver each time).  They made their senior debut at Lombardia Trophy where they won the silver medal.  Their short dance earned Level 4 on their twizzles and lift along with a Level 3 on their non touching step sequence.  They earned all positive GOEs and had program components in the mid 7s.  Their free dance received Level 4 for their lifts, twizzles, and spin with all positive GOEs and program components in the mid 7s.

Hawayek and Baker are starting their fourth season on the Grand Prix and have won one medal in their career: a bronze at NHK Trophy in 2014.  They won silver at the US International Figure Skating Classic earlier this season.  They earned Level 4 on their lift in the short dance and had program components in the mid to high 7s.  They also earned a one point deduction for a fall.  Their free dance received Level 4 for the twizzles, lifts and spin.  They had all positive GOEs, worth 10 points, and had program components in the high 7s to low 8s.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Virtue and Moir

Silver: Hubbell and Donohue

Bronze: Weaver and Poje

 

Bios of the competitors:

Soucisse/Firus, CAN: This is their Grand Prix debut.  Their personal best is 154.60.  She is 22 and he is 23.

Virtue/Moir, CAN: They are the reigning World Champions and reigning Four Continents Champions.  They won gold at Skate Canada and gold at NHK Trophy last season to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where they won gold.  They are the 2010 Olympic Champions; 2014 Olympic Silver Medalists; 2010 and 2012 World Champions; 2008, 2011, and 2013 World Silver Medalists; 2009 World Bronze Medalists; 2008 and 2012 Four Continents Champions; 2009 and 2013 Four Continents Silver Medalists; 2006 and 2007 Four Continents Bronze Medalists; 2006 World Junior Champions; and 2005 World Junior Silver Medalists.  Their personal best is 198.62.  She is 28 and he is 30.

Weaver/Poje, CAN: They finished 4th at Worlds and 5th at Four Continents.  They won bronze at Rostelecom Cup and silver at Cup of China last season.  They are the 2014 World Silver Medalists, 2015 World Bronze Medalists, 2010 and 2015 Four Continents Champions, 2012 and 2016 Four Continents Bronze Medalists, and 2007 World Junior Bronze Medalists.  Their personal best is 190.56.  She is 28 and he is 30.

Lorenz/Polizoakis, GER: They placed 19th at Worlds and 14th at Europeans.  This is their Grand Prix debut.  Their personal best is 155.34.  She is 22 and he is 22.

Kaliszek/Spodyriev, POL: They finished 14th at Worlds and 8th at Europeans.  They placed 5th at Cup of China and 7th at NHK Trophy last season.  Their personal best is 157.15.  She is 21 and he is 23.

Loboda/Drozd, RUS: They are the reigning World Junior Silver Medalists.  They won gold at JGP Russia and gold at JGP Estonia last season to qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final where they won silver.  This is their Grand Prix debut.  They are the 2016 World Junior Bronze Medalists.  Their personal best is 164.37.  She is 18 and he is 21.

Smart/Diaz, ESP: They placed 18th at Worlds.  This is their Grand Prix debut.  Their personal best is 155.56.  She is 20 and he is 27.

Agafonova/Ucar, TUR: They finished 17th at Worlds and 11th at Europeans.  They placed 9th at Rostelecom Cup.  Their personal best is 163.00.  She is 26 and he is 32.

Hawayek/Baker, USA: They finished 6th at Skate Canada and 4th at NHK Trophy last season.  They are the 2014 World Junior Champions.  Their personal best is 177.36.  She is 20 and he is 24.

Hubbell/Donohue, USA: They placed 9th at Worlds and 4th at Four Continents.  They won silver at Skate America and silver at Trophee de France last season to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where they finished 5th.  They are the 2014 Four Continents Champions.  Their personal best is 180.82.  She is 26 and he is 26.

2017 US Figure Skating Classic Dance Results

Place Start Name Short Dance Free Dance Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 7 Madison HUBBELL
Zachary DONOHUE, USA
1 71.15 1 107.65 178.80
2 8 Kaitlin HAWAYEK
Jean-Luc BAKER, USA
3 56.65 2 96.90 153.55
3 9 Kana MURAMOTO
Chris REED, JPN
2 60.00 3 91.45 151.45
4 6 Laurence FOURNIER BEAUDRY
Nikolaj SORENSEN, DEN
4 54.23 4 87.48 141.71
5 5 Carolane SOUCISSE
Shane FIRUS, CAN
5 52.16 5 85.27 137.43
6 4 Tina GARABEDIAN
Simon PROULX-SENECAL, ARM
6 51.60 7 81.66 133.26
7 1 Olivia SMART
Adria DIAZ, ESP
8 48.15 6 83.98 132.13
8 3 Julia BIECHLER
Damian DODGE, USA
7 50.36 8 76.76 127.12
9 2 Adel TANKOVA
Ronald ZILBERBERG, ISR
9 40.26 9 62.33 102.59

2017 World Championships Dance Preview

In ice dance, all the teams are attempting the same elements, and what the scores come down to are levels, grades of execution and program components.  Teams are seeking to gain Level 4 for all of their elements, including the high value step sequences.  They are looking for all positive GOEs in the 2s and 3s.  And they are trying to achieve the highest program components possible.  No team has earned all Level 4s in either of their programs this season.  With a difference of 1.5 points between a Level 3 and a Level 4 step sequence and two in the short dance and two in the free dance, levels can make a huge difference in who ends up on the podium.

Virtue and Moir came back to competition this season in preparation for competing in next year’s Olympics.  They won two gold medals on the Grand Prix and won gold at the Grand Prix Final.  They are the reigning Four Continents Champions.  They were beat in the free dance at Skate Canada, but since then, they have been on a roll.  The coaching change they have made seems to agree with their style of movement as they have always been a more understated, lyrical team.  They have the top three technical scores in the short dance, program component scores in the short dance, and technical scores in the free dance.  They also have the top two program components scores in the free dance.  Their personal best came at the Grand Prix Final this season where they scored 197.22.  They earned nine 10.00 marks in their free dance at Four Continents.  They have the best short dance, best free dance, and best total scores.

Papadakis and Cizeron seemed untouchable until Virtue and Moir announced their return.  These two teams now train alongside one another.  They are the two time reigning World Champions and three time reigning European Champions.  They won gold at Trophee de France and lost to Virtue and Moir at both NHK Trophy and the Grand Prix Final.  They’ve been missing levels and that has cost them ground in their programs and they’ve been having to come back from behind.  Their personal best is 194.46, set at last year’s World Championships.  They earned five 10.00 marks in their free dance at Europeans.  They have the 2nd best short dance, 3rd best free dance, and 2nd best total scores.

The Shibutanis had their breakout season last year, landing on the World podium for the first time since 2011.  They are the reigning World Silver Medalists and reigning Four Continents Silver Medalists.  They won two gold medals on the Grand Prix and took home gold from the Final.  They have long been known as technical skaters, but were scoring in the 2s on some of their elements early in the season.  They have resolved many of these issues, but still haven’t hit all 4s.  Their free dance is a very subtle, artistic piece and contrasts their hip hop short program.  Their program components have come up significantly this season, as evidenced by their four 10.00 marks in the free dance at Four Continents.  Their personal best came at Four Continents, where they scored 191.85.  They have the 3rd best short dance, 2nd best free dance, and 3rd best total scores.

Cappellini and Lanotte failed to make the Grand Prix Final this year, after placing 4th at Skate Canada.  They turned their season around, winning the silver medal at Europeans.  Their personal best came at that event, where they scored 186.64.  They are capable of hitting top levels on all of their elements, but they haven’t been able to put together all of those elements in the same event.  They are also slightly behind on program components, and did not receive any 10.00s at Europeans.  They have the 7th best short dance, 6th best free dance, and 6th best total scores.

Bobrova and Soloviev are the reigning European Bronze Medalists.  They won a bronze at Skate America and gold at Rostlecom Cup to qualify for the Final where they placed 4th.  Their personal best was at Rostelecom Cup, where they scored 186.68.  At Europeans, they had a costly Level 2 on one of their step sequences and did not receive any 10.00 marks.  They have the 5th best short dance, 5th best free dance, and 5th best total scores.

Chock and Bates are the only team to beat Virtue and Moir this season, finishing ahead of them in the free dance at Skate Canada.  But their season has been uneven.  Their performance at Skate Canada was a personal best, scoring 188.24.  At the Grand Prix Final, they finished 6th and were beaten by Hubbell and Donohue for the first time.  They took home the bronze medal from Four Continents, but were over 6 points behind the Shibutanis.  Their scores at Skate Canada were so high because they received Level 4s on some of their step sequences, the first team to do so this season.  But they haven’t been able to replicate that since.  They did receive four 10.00 marks for their free dance at Four Continents.  They have the 4th best short dance, 4th best free dance, and 4th best total scores.

Weaver and Poje have found themselves slipping in the last few seasons.  They nearly won a World Championship in 2014 and medaled again in 2015.  But they finished 5th last season.  They won a silver and bronze on the Grand Prix, and failed to qualify for the Final this year.  They finished 5th at Four Continents, their worst performance ever at that event (tied with 2008 and 2009). At Four Continents they had some program component marks in the 8s, which will not be good enough to get onto the podium at Worlds.  Their levels are what’s giving them the biggest trouble this season.  They have not yet scored a 4 on either step sequence in their short dance or their twizzles.  They are the only top team not to receive a Level 4 on their twizzles this season, which costs them about 1 point per event.  Their personal best was set at the World Team Trophy in 2015 when they scored 182.93.  They have the 9th best short dance, 9th best free dance, and 9th best total scores.

Gilles and Poirier won two bronze medals on the Grand Prix this season.  They finished 6th at Four Continents last month and 8th at Worlds last season.  Their personal best came from Skate Canada this year, when they scored 182.57.  They have the 7th best free dance and 8th best total scores.

Hubbell and Donohue finished 4th at Four Continents, but they were 5 points from the podium.  They did set a personal best at that event, scoring 180.82.  They won a pair of silver medals on the Grand Prix to qualify for the Final where they finished 5th.  They placed 6th at Worlds last season.  They have the 8th best short dance and 10th best total scores.

Other teams looking to crack the top ten include Stepanova and Bukin and Guignard and Fabbri.

Virtue and Moir, the Shibutanis, Chock and Bates, Papadakis and Cizeron, and Cappellini and Lanotte have all scored above 40 points in the short program for their technical score.  Virtue and Moir hold the top mark of 42.16 with the Shibutanis the next closest at 40.85.

Virtue and Moir, Papadakis and Cizeron, the Shibutanis, and Bobrova and Soloviev have scored above 37 points in program components in the short dance.  The top mark was set by Virtue and Moir at 38.37 with Papadakis and Cizeron having the second highest score of 37.83.

For the free dance, Virtue and Moir, the Shibutanis, Papadakis and Cizeron, Chock and Bates, and Gilles and Poirier have scored above 56 points on the technical side.  Virtue and Moir again have the highest mark of 59.25 with the Shibutanis setting the second highest mark of 58.43.

In program components, Virtue and Moir, Papadakis and Cizeron, the Shibutanis, Bobrova and Soloviev, and Cappellini and Lanotte have all scored above 56 points in program components.  Virtue and Moir have the highest score of 58.14 with Papadakis and Cizeron setting the next highest mark of 57.61.

Virtue and Moir have a significant lead in all aspects of competition and that is without hitting the top levels on their step sequences.  Papadakis and Cizeron have the second highest artistic marks while the Shibutanis have the second highest technical marks.  What this podium is going to come down to is who can hit the Level 4s and how close will the gap on the artistic side be between the French and the Americans.

 

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Virtue/Moir

Silver: Papadakis/Cizeron

Bronze: Shibutani/Shibutani

2017 Four Continents Championships Dance 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 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 79.75 41.38 38.37 9.54 9.50 9.50 9.68 9.75 0.00 #9
2 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA 76.59 39.49 37.10 9.32 9.07 9.32 9.29 9.36 0.00 #15
3 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES USA 74.67 38.73 35.94 8.89 8.79 9.07 8.96 9.21 0.00 #14
4 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE USA 73.79 38.56 35.23 8.82 8.57 8.93 8.82 8.89 0.00 #16
5 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN 71.15 34.93 36.22 9.00 8.96 8.96 9.14 9.21 0.00 #13
6 Shiyue WANG / Xinyu LIU CHN 61.45 32.33 29.12 7.25 7.07 7.39 7.36 7.32 0.00 #12
7 Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER CAN 61.21 28.27 33.94 8.39 8.43 8.32 8.68 8.61 1.00 #11
8 Yura MIN / Alexander GAMELIN KOR 59.01 32.75 26.26 6.57 6.32 6.64 6.61 6.68 0.00 #7
9 Kana MURAMOTO / Chris REED JPN 57.80 29.53 28.27 7.11 6.89 7.11 7.11 7.11 0.00 #10
10 Linshu SONG / Zhuoming SUN CHN 51.60 27.48 24.12 6.04 5.71 6.11 6.18 6.11 0.00 #4
11 Hong CHEN / Yan ZHAO CHN 51.34 26.99 24.35 6.25 5.86 6.07 6.25 6.00 0.00 #2
12 Emi HIRAI / Marien DE LA ASUNCION JPN 49.35 25.55 23.80 5.93 5.79 5.89 6.11 6.04 0.00 #5
13 Hojung LEE / Richard Kang In KAM KOR 44.57 22.94 22.63 5.82 5.50 5.50 5.82 5.64 1.00 #8
14 Adele MORRISON / Demid ROKACHEV AUS 37.87 20.07 17.80 4.43 4.21 4.50 4.61 4.50 0.00 #1
15 Kimberley HEW-LOW / Timothy MCKERNAN AUS 33.54 16.97 17.57 4.50 4.21 4.39 4.50 4.36 1.00 #3
16 Matilda FRIEND / William BADAOUI AUS 32.75 17.52 18.23 4.57 4.54 4.46 4.68 4.54 3.00 #6

Free Skate

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 117.20 59.25 57.95 9.54 9.57 9.64 9.79 9.75 0.00 #16
2 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA 115.26 58.43 56.83 9.46 9.32 9.54 9.54 9.50 0.00 #15
3 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES USA 110.91 55.62 55.29 9.11 9.04 9.25 9.36 9.32 0.00 #13
4 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE CAN 108.94 53.53 55.41 9.14 9.07 9.25 9.36 9.36 0.00 #12
5 Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER CAN 108.93 54.93 54.00 8.71 8.89 9.04 9.07 9.29 0.00 #10
6 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE USA 107.03 53.68 53.35 8.75 8.71 8.93 9.07 9.00 0.00 #14
7 Shiyue WANG / Xinyu LIU CHN 92.78 48.21 44.57 7.50 7.29 7.50 7.46 7.39 0.00 #11
8 Yura MIN / Alexander GAMELIN KOR 85.68 44.28 41.40 6.82 6.68 7.00 6.93 7.07 0.00 #9
9 Kana MURAMOTO / Chris REED JPN 82.58 38.86 43.72 7.21 7.04 7.29 7.46 7.43 0.00 #6
10 Hong CHEN / Yan ZHAO CHN 77.21 41.05 36.16 6.11 5.82 6.00 6.14 6.07 0.00 #7
11 Linshu SONG / Zhuoming SUN CHN 72.99 38.26 35.73 5.96 5.75 6.00 6.11 5.96 1.00 #5
12 Emi HIRAI / Marien DE LA ASUNCION JPN 72.36 37.34 35.02 5.89 5.68 5.71 6.04 5.86 0.00 #8
13 Hojung LEE / Richard Kang In KAM KOR 67.85 37.20 32.65 5.57 5.29 5.32 5.64 5.39 2.00 #3
14 Adele MORRISON / Demid ROKACHEV AUS 58.48 33.73 25.75 4.43 4.07 4.36 4.39 4.21 1.00 #2
15 Matilda FRIEND / William BADAOUI AUS 56.54 29.89 26.65 4.46 4.21 4.50 4.54 4.50 0.00 #1
16 Kimberley HEW-LOW / Timothy MCKERNAN AUS 51.43 26.55 25.88 4.43 4.07 4.39 4.36 4.32 1.00 #4

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SD FD
1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR
CAN
196.95 1 1
2 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI
USA
191.85 2 2
3 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES
USA
185.58 3 3
4 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE
USA
180.82 4 6
5 Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE
CAN
180.09 5 4
6 Piper GILLES / Paul POIRIER
CAN
170.14 7 5
7 Shiyue WANG / Xinyu LIU
CHN
154.23 6 7
8 Yura MIN / Alexander GAMELIN
KOR
144.69 8 8
9 Kana MURAMOTO / Chris REED
JPN
140.38 9 9
10 Hong CHEN / Yan ZHAO
CHN
128.55 11 10
11 Linshu SONG / Zhuoming SUN
CHN
124.59 10 11
12 Emi HIRAI / Marien DE LA ASUNCION
JPN
121.71 12 12
13 Hojung LEE / Richard Kang In KAM
KOR
112.42 13 13
14 Adele MORRISON / Demid ROKACHEV
AUS
96.35 14 14
15 Matilda FRIEND / William BADAOUI
AUS
89.29 16 15
16 Kimberley HEW-LOW / Timothy MCKERNAN
AUS
84.97 15 16

2017 US Nationals Dance Results

Place Start Name Short Dance Free Dance Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 9 Maia Shibutani, SC of New York
Alex Shibutani, SC of New York
1 82.42 2 117.63 200.05
2 11 Madison Chock, All Year FSC
Evan Bates, Ann Arbor FSC
2 79.96 1 119.08 199.04
3 10 Madison Hubbell, Lansing SC
Zachary Donohue, Lansing SC
3 79.72 3 111.70 191.42
4 7 Elliana Pogrebinsky, Peninsula SC
Alex Benoit, Skokie Valley SC
5 67.17 4 103.12 170.29
5 8 Kaitlin Hawayek, Detroit SC
Jean-Luc Baker, Seattle SC
4 72.60 8 87.46 160.06
6 6 Anastasia Cannuscio, University of Delaware FSC
Colin McManus, SC of Boston
8 56.94 5 96.41 153.35
7 5 Julia Biechler, SC of Wilmington
Damian Dodge, Peninsula SC
6 59.15 6 93.04 152.19
8 4 Karina Manta, Coyotes SC of Arizona
Joseph Johnson, Broadmoor SC
7 57.96 7 89.19 147.15
9 1 Charlotte Maxwell, Arctic FSC
Ryan Devereaux, Pittsburgh FSC
9 56.88 9 82.32 139.20
10 3 Elicia Reynolds, SC of Wilmington
Stephen Reynolds, SC of Wilmington
10 40.83 10 62.74 103.57
11 2 Kseniya Ponomaryova, Skokie Valley SC
Oleg Altukhov, North County FSC
11 38.89 11 54.40 93.29

2017 US Nationals Senior Dance Preview

Ice Dance is by far the United States’ most competitive event.  Three teams qualified for the Grand Prix Final for the second year in a row, and these same three teams all placed in the top 6 at Worlds last season.  This is the one discipline where the US is consistently a medal threat and there is the potential of walking away from Worlds with two medals.

As a group, they have 28 national medals (although 12 of them belong to the Shibutanis).  They have won four Worlds medals, seven Four Continents medals, and two World Junior Medals.  They won seven Grand Prix medals and seven Challenger Series medals this season.  The 1st-5th, 7th, 8th, 11th, and 13th place finishers from last season will be competing here.  Only the 3rd and 5th place finishers from last year’s junior event moved up.  The short dance will be held on Friday, January 20th with the free dance on Saturday, January 21st.

To be competitive internationally, these teams need at least 72 points in the short dance, 107 points in the free dance and 180 points overall.
While this is the deepest and most competitive discipline in the US it is also fairly predictable.  The Shibutanis, Chock and Bates, and Hubbell and Donohue have dominated the scene for the last 2.5 years and it would be a major upset if any other team were to steal one of the top three spots.  But there are several teams vying for that final spot on the podium and the placement of the top three teams is not set in stone.
The Shibutanis are coming off a World Silver medal and the first US senior title of their career.  They have the 3rd best short dance, 3rd best free dance and 3rd best total scores.  They have struggled a bit with their levels this year, earning a Level 2 in the short dance on their partial step sequence at Skate America and Cup of China and a Level 2 on the non-touching step sequence at Skate America.  However, their GOEs have more than made up for the technical deficits, earning between 8.5 and 9.5 points between events.  Their program components have been strong throughout the season, and their best short dance components came at the Grand Prix Final where they received 9.11-9.36.  They have perhaps the best execution of the combination of Blues and Hip Hop of any team this season.  After last season’s iconic Fix You program, I thought it would be difficult for them to top that free dance, yet they have been successful.  Again, they’ve had Level issues, receiving a Level 2 on one of their step sequences at Cup of China and the Grand Prix Final.  They earned 15.5 points from GOE at all of their events and at Cup of China and the Grand Prix Final their program components ranged from 9.21-9.50, even receving a few 10s from the judges.
Chock and Bates established themselves as the #1 team in the US after Davis and White retired following the 2014 Olympics.  They won a national title, medaled at Worlds and had never lost a competition to any of their US teammates.  However, they were overtaken by the Shibutanis last season at nationals and haven’t been able to catch up.  They have the 4th best short dance, 4th best free dance, and 4th best total scores internationally.  They have done something no other team has done this season, beating Virtue and Moir in the free dance at Skate Canada.  However, their scores have been steadily slipping throughout the season and they finished 6th at the Grand Prix Final behind the Shibutanis and Hubbell and Donohue.  They have consistently dropped Levels in the short dance with all but one of their elements receiveing Level 4 at Skate Canada, while only two received Level 4 at the Grand Prix Final.  They earned 9 points from GOE at Skate Canada, but only 6.5 points and the GPF.  Their best program components for the short came at Rostelecom Cup, where they earned 8.93-9.36.  Their free dance was fairly similar between Skate Canada and the Grand Prix Final with Rostelecom Cup being a bit of a blip in the road.  At their two best events they earned Level 4 on everything but the step sequences (and they earned one Level 4 step sequence at Skate Canada).  They earned between 12.5 and 14 points from GOEs with their best program components ranging from 9.07-9.29.  Interestingly, their best program components came at Rostelecom Cup, which was their weakest technical performance.
Hubbell and Donohue have steadily moved up in the world standings, qualifying for the Grand Prix Final two years in a row, and placing 6th at Worlds last season.  They even bested Chock and Bates for the first time at the Grand Prix Final.  They have they the 8th best short dance score internationally.  They have been improving throughout the season, with their best short dance coming at the Grand Prix Final where they received Level 4 on everything but the partial step sequence and earned 7 points from GOE.  Their best program components were also at that event, scoring 8.61-8.79.  While their free dance had better Levels at Skate America and Trophee de France, their program components were much better at the Grand Prix Final, scoring between 8.75 and 9.14.  They consistently scored around 13 points from GOE in the free dance.
Hawayek and Baker had a bit of a disappointing season last year.  They won the pewter medal in their senior debut in 2015, but fell to 5th place last year.  They had a free dance they were very passionate about and invested in, but they couldn’t find the scores to move them forward.  They have had some Level issues this year, receiving Level 2 on the partial step sequence in their short program at Skate Canada and Level 2 on the non-touching step sequence at NHK Trophy.  They earned between 5 and 6 points from GOE at their two events and their best program components were at Skate Canada where they scored 7.64-8.00.  Their free dance improved throughout the season.  While they earned Level 2 for their twizzles at Skate Canada, they received Level 4 at NHK Trophy.  Their GOE in this segment at that event earned them 13 points and their program components were 8.07-8.43.  However, they may be closer to the top 3 after a strong performance at Golden Spin saw them score only 2 points less than Chock and Bates and Hubbell and Donohue.
Pogrebinsky and Benoit are the reigning US Junior Bronze Medalists and placed 4th at Junior Worlds last season.  They still had junior eligibility but decided to make the jump to the senior ranks where they earned two Grand Prix assignments and won a medal on the Challenger Series.  Their best short program came at Rostelecom Cup where they improved the levels on their twizzles and the non-touching step sequence and earned 4 points from GOE.  Their program components are a bit low, but on par with a first year senior team.  Their best short dance program component marks came at Skate Canada where they scored 7.00-7.29.  For the free dance, their Skate America levels were better, earning 2 and 3 on their step sequences and 4 on everything else.  Their GOE and program components were similar at their two GP events, earning +9-9.5 and 7.21-7.61.
Cannuscio and McManus had a breakout season last year, winning the pewter medal at nationals.  Like many of the teams here, they’ve struggled with some of their levels this season.  Their best short dance came at Cup of China where they earned Level 4 on their lift, Level 3 on their twizzles and Level 2 on the step portions.  Their program components were a little low ranging from 6.57-7.04 at NHK Trophy.  They had similar performances in their free dance, earning Level 4 on everything but the step sequences, which earned Level 2.  They earned between 6 and 7 points from GOE and had program components ranging from 6.57-7.36.
Biechler and Dodge are making their senior debut after placing 5th in juniors last year.  At Eastern Sectionals, their short dance earned Level 4 on the twizzles and Level 3 on everything else.  They received 4.5 points from GOE and their program components scored 6.42-7.00.  They earned Level 4 on the lifts and spin in their free dance and Level 3 on the twizzles and steps.  They earned 11 points from GOE and had program components ranging from 6.42-6.92.
Manta and Johnson also had a strong showing at Sectionals.  Their short dance received Level 4 on the twizzles and lift, Level 3 on the non-touching step sequence, and Level 2 on the Blues and partial step sequence.  They earned 4.5 points from GOE with program components from 6.63-7.31.  They earned Level 4 on the lift, twizzles and spin in their free dance with Level 2 on the step sequences.  They were awarded 7 points from GOE with program components ranging from 6.58-7.25.
What this event is going to come down to is program components.  The Shibutanis were under marked in this category for years and even though they were exceptional technicians, they couldn’t keep pace on the artistic side.  Now, their levels have been holding them down a bit this season, but their GOEs and program components are keeping them on podiums.
Top 5 TES Scores, Short Dance
40.85 Shibutanis, Grand Prix Final
40.61 Chock/Bates, Skate Canada
38.35 Chock/Bates, Rostelecom Cup
37.66 Hubbell/Donohue, Grand Prix Final
36.87 Shibutanis, Cup of China
Top 5 PCS Scores, Short Dance
37.12 Shibutanis, Grand Prix Final
36.83 Shibutanis, Skate America
36.69 Chock/Bates, Rostelecom Cup
36.36 Shibutanis, Cup of China
35.60 Chock/Bates, Skate Canada
Top 5 TES Scores, Free Dance
57.44 Chock/Bates, Skate Canada
56.95 Shibutanis, Skate America
55.59 Shibutanis, Rostelecom Cup
55.45 Shibutanis, Grand Prix Final
54.88 Hubbell/Donohue, Trophee de France
Top 5 PCS Scores, Free Dance
56.31 Shibutanis, Cup of China
56.18 Shibutanis, Grand Prix Final
55.76 Shibutanis, Skate America
55.30 Chock/Bates, Rostelecom Cup
54.59 Chock/Bates, Skate Canada
Note that despite receiving lower levels in the short dance and free dance than their other competitors, the Shibutanis are receiving much higher GOE marks, giving them technical scores equal to or better than the other teams here.  Add on to this the higher program component marks and scores that are trending upward, and they are on the right track to repeat their national title.

My podium predictions:

Gold: Shibutani/Shibutani

Silver: Chock/Bates

Bronze: Hubbell/Donohue

Pewter: Hawayek/Baker

 

Bios of the competitors:

Biechler/Dodge: She is 18 and represents the Skating Club of Wilmington and he is 22 and represents the Peninsula Skating Club.  They finished 4th at Lombardia Trophy.  They placed 5th as juniors last season, 8th at juniors in 2015, 7th as juniors in 2014 and 9th as juniors in 2013.

Cannuscio/McManus: She is 24 and represents the University of Delaware Figure Skating Club and he is 26 and represents the Skating Club of Boston.  They placed 7th at Cup of China and 8th at NHK Trophy.  They finished 7th at Ondrej Nepela Memorial.  They are the reigning Pewter Medalists, finished 5th in 2015, 7th in 2014, 6th in 2013, 6th in 2012, are the 2011 Junior Bronze Medalists, finished 7th in juniors in 2010 and 10th in juniors in 2009.

Chock/Bates:  She is 24 and represents the All Year Figure Skating Club and he is 27 and represents the Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club.  They are the reigning World Bronze Medalists and reigning Four Continents Silver Medalists.  They won silver at Skate Canada and silver at Rostelecom Cup to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where they placed 6th.  They won silver at Nebelhorn Trophy and silver at Ondrej Nepela Memorial.  They are the 2015 World Silver Medalists, 2015 Four Continents Silver Medalists, and 2013 Four Continents Bronze Medalists.  They are the reigning Silver Medalists, 2015 Champions, 2014 Silver Medalists, 2013 Silver Medalists and finished 5th in 2012.

Hawayek/Baker: She is 20 and represents the Detroit Skating Club and he is 23 and represents the Seattle Skating Club.  They finished 6th at Skate Canada and 4th at NHK Trophy.  They won silver at Autumn Classic International and silver at Golden Spin of Zagreb.  They are the 2014 World Junior Champions.  They finished 5th last season, are the 2015 Pewter Medalists, 2014 Junior Champions and 2013 Junior Silver Medalists.

Hubbell/Donohue: She is 25 and he is 26 and they represent the Lansing Skating Club.  They placed 6th at Worlds and 4th at Four Continents last season.  They won silver at Skate America and silver at Trophee de France to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where they placed 5th.  They won gold at the US International Classic and silver at Finlandia Trophy.  They are the 2014 Four Continents Champions.  They are the reigning Bronze Medalists, 2015 Bronze Medalists, 2014 Pewter Medalists, 2013 Pewter Medalists and 2012 Bronze Medalists.

Manta/Johnson: She is 20 and represents the Coyotes Skating Club of Arizona and he is 22 and represents the Broadmoor Skating Club.  They placed 5th at the US International Figure Skating Classic.  They finished 7th last season and 10th as juniors in 2015.

Maxwell/Devereaux: She is 27 and represents the Arctic Figure Skating Club and he is 27 and represents the Pittsburgh Figure Skating Club.  They placed 6th at the Warsaw Cup.  They finished 8th last season and 9th in 2015.

Pogrebinsky/Benoit: She is 18 represents the Peninsula Skating Club and he is 21 and represents the Skokie Valley Skating Club.  They finished 4th at Junior Worlds last season.  They placed 7th at Skate America and 6th at Rostelecom Cup.  They placed 4th at Nebelhorn Trophy and won bronze at Tallinn Trophy.  They are the reigning Junior Bronze Medalists and 2015 Junior Bronze Medalists.

Ponomaryova/Altukhov: She is 28 and represents the Skokie Valley Skating Club and he is 33 and represents the North County Figure Skating Club.  They placed 11th last season, 12th in 2015, 16th in 2014 and 14th in 2013.

Reynolds/Reynolds: She is 26 and he is 23 and they represent the IceWorks Skating Club.  They finished 13th last season, 11th in 2015, and 14th in 2014.

Shibutani/Shibutani: She is 22 and he is 25 and they represent the Skating Club of New York.  They are the reigning World Silver Medalists and reigning Four Continents Champions.  They won gold at Skate America and gold at Cup of China to qualify for the Grand Prix Final where they won bronze.  They are the 2011 World Bronze Medalists, 2011 Four Continents Silver Medalists, 2015 Four Continents Bronze Medalists, and 2009 World Junior Silver Medalists.  They are the reigning Champions, 2015 Silver Medalists, 2014 Bronze Medalists, 2013 Bronze Medalists, 2012 Silver Medalists, 2011 Silver Medalists, 2010 Junior Champions, 2009 Junior Silver Medalists, 2008 Junior Pewter Medalists, 2007 Novice Champions, 2006 Intermediate Champions and 2005 Juvenile Silver Medalists.

 

2016 Grand Prix Final Dance Results

Short Dance

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 80.50 42.16 38.34 9.50 9.39 9.71 9.54 9.79 0.00 #2
2 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA 77.97 40.85 37.12 9.18 9.11 9.36 9.32 9.43 0.00 #5
3 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON FRA 77.86 40.18 37.68 9.43 9.39 9.32 9.43 9.54 0.00 #3
4 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV RUS 74.04 37.86 36.18 9.00 8.89 9.11 9.11 9.11 0.00 #4
5 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE USA 72.47 37.66 34.81 8.61 8.61 8.79 8.71 8.79 0.00 #6
6 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES USA 70.87 36.47 35.40 8.75 8.82 8.75 8.93 9.00 1.00 #1

Free Dance

  Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR CAN 116.72 58.58 58.14 9.57 9.57 9.71 9.75 9.86 0.00 #6
2 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON FRA 114.95 57.34 57.61 9.54 9.36 9.71 9.61 9.79 0.00 #4
3 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA 111.63 55.45 56.18 9.36 9.21 9.39 9.36 9.50 0.00 #5
4 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES USA 108.45 54.19 54.26 8.96 8.86 9.11 9.11 9.18 0.00 #1
5 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV RUS 107.91 52.92 54.99 9.14 9.04 9.25 9.18 9.21 0.00 #2
6 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE USA 107.12 53.30 53.82 8.82 8.75 9.14 9.00 9.14 0.00 #3

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SD FD
1 Tessa VIRTUE / Scott MOIR
CAN
197.22 1 1
2 Gabriella PAPADAKIS / Guillaume CIZERON
FRA
192.81 3 2
3 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI
USA
189.60 2 3
4 Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV
RUS
181.95 4 5
5 Madison HUBBELL / Zachary DONOHUE
USA
179.59 5 6
6 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES
USA
179.32 6 4