2018 South Atlantic Regionals Junior Men’s Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 3 Joseph Kang, University of Delaware FSC 1 64.09 2 106.27 170.36
2 4 William Hubbart, Champions Edge SC 2 61.05 1 106.37 167.42
3 2 David Shapiro, SC of Wilmington 3 55.48 4 85.62 141.10
4 1 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington 4 47.76 3 89.08 136.84

2017 Eastern Sectionals Junior Men’s Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 4 William Hubbart, Southwest Florida FSC 2 60.32 1 125.61 185.93
2 5 Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC 1 62.71 2 114.82 177.53
3 2 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington 4 49.31 3 110.36 159.67
4 3 TJ Nyman, Space Coast Ice Plex FSC 3 56.82 4 77.22 134.04
WD Nicholas Huff, Gardens FSC of Maryland 5 17.73

2016 US Nationals Novice Men’s Free Skate

Group 1

Max Lake: 80.51 Total: 122.13 and into 1st place

  • Nice solid opening triple toe
  • Good triple flip
  • Double axel + loop + double flip
  • The opening was a bit of skating between jumps and I’d like to see him work on a few more transitions
  • A little slow on the opening spin
  • Nice sit spin position
  • Triple toe + double toe
  • Triple salchow + double toe
  • Hangs on to the salchow
  • He seems to be skating through his music rather than to it and this piece might be a bit too hard for him to interpret
  • He seems a bit too upright in his step sequence and is looking down at the ice
  • Very nice height on the double axel
  • Good camel position into a donut but just a bit slow
  • His jumps are very nice and he has a lot to work with!

Ryan Dunk: 99.43 Total: 140.94 and into 1st place

  • Love his expression, lines and flow across the ice
  • Nice double axel in the air but brings his chest forward on the landing and two foots it
  • Triple toe + double toe with one arm variation
  • Great donut spin position into a catch foot picking up speed
  • Triple flip + double toe seemed a bit tentative but pulled it off
  • Good speed in the twisted camel spin with a nice change of foot
  • Really nice flow through the step sequence but a bit choppy on some of the one foot turns; arms and upper body complements the movement nicely
  • Nice toe point in the triple loop, a bit forward on the landing
  • Triple lutz, hand down and then fall
  • Triple salchow with a gorgeous landing position
  • Triple flip a bit scratchy on the landing
  • He needs a bit more fire and confidence going into the jumps but his skating is so refined and reminds me of an Abbott or Rippon

Paul Yeung: 78.18 Total: 119.05 and into 3rd place

  • Triple salchow a lot forward on the landing but someone hangs on and adds a double toe
  • A bit slow on the first spin
  • Good speed into the triple lutz but the chest was way down on the landing
  • Double axel + double loop
  • He could use more flexibility though his combination spin positions
  • Triple toe step out
  • A bit slow through the step sequence and some of the edge changes can be smoothed out
  • Double lutz + loop + (feed cut out)
  • Good sit spin position with nice speed
  • He also competes in intermediate pairs, so this is his fourth competitive program in three days

Sasha Lunin: 83.25 Total: 127.34 and into 2nd place

  • + loop + triple salchow
  • Triple flip hand down
  • Triple salchow + double toe messy landing
  • Slow and needs more flexibility in the sit spin
  • Hunched forward a bit on the step sequence but I appreciate that he is taking his time and really making the edges clear
  • Popped salchow with a two foot landing
  • Triple loop
  • He has a weird arm position on his jumps where he pulls his one arm and shoulder higher than the other and I think it’s throwing off his air position and ability to land the jumps
  • Double axel hands down + single toe
  • Triple toe chest a little forward but otherwise nice landing
  • Pretty good camel position
  • Poor thing looks really upset and can barely do his ending pose; he put up a great fight though and really went for all of his jumps

Mark Sadusky: 62.41 Total: 103.44 and into 5th place

  • Axel opened up a bit early
  • Triple toe hands down and step out
  • Popped salchow
  • This is not the way he wanted to start his program and you can see the frustration
  • Spread eagle into a double axel with a fall and he has trouble getting up but the fall wasn’t that hard
  • He just doesn’t seem like the same skater at all as yesterday–he was so light and refreshing with great lines and even the performance aspect is not the same today
  • Triple toe + double toe
  • Triple salchow + loop + double toe
  • A bit more life coming back into him in this step sequence
  • Double toe + single toe
  • I hope he doesn’t get discouraged by this performance because I so enjoyed him yesterday!

Derek Wagner: 93.37 Total: 128.24 and into 2nd place

  • Triple toe + double toe
  • Good triple flip with nice landing position
  • Triple flip?  Hard to tell on that jump
  • He is skating much better than yesterday and I even feel like his posture has improved a bit
  • Double axel + loop + double salchow
  • Triple toe
  • Not a bad illusion spin into a sit spin but losing speed through the upright catch foot position
  • Double toe a bit hesitant on the landing
  • Spread eagle into a double axel
  • Good twisted sit spin position

 

Group 2

William Hubbart: 92.07 Total: 139.53 and into 2nd place

  • He qualified for novice pairs as well but had to withdraw due to his sister’s injury
  • Triple flip + triple toe nicely done
  • Triple loop flip out
  • Triple lutz right on the music
  • A tad bit stiff through the upper body in the step sequence but I like the content and the effort to work with the music
  • Nice low sit spin position through the changes of position with good speed throughout
  • Triple flip hand down
  • Triple toe turnout double toe
  • Spread eagle into a double axel + double toe
  • Double axel
  • He doesn’t have the best landings with a lot of them slightly forward on the toe pick, but he’s standing up on all of these jumps

Maxim Naumov: 95.36 Total: 148.73 and into 1st place

  • Hard fall on his opening triple lutz
  • Triple loop a little down on one side on the landing but hangs on
  • Triple salchow + double toe + loop
  • Losing his centering and having a hard time hanging on to his first spin
  • Triple toe + double toe
  • Triple salchow
  • Great camel spin position with nice speed into the upright y spin
  • He’s lacking the personality from his short program but I think this is just a very different type of music that is a bit more difficult to relate to
  • Nice triple toe
  • Losing a bit of speed through the footwork
  • Nice double axel + double axel sequence
  • Good speed through the sit spin

Ryan Van Doren: 69.01 Total: 113.13 and into 8th place

  • The feed got choppy and I missed the opening jumps
  • Triple toe + single toe
  • Now the feed is out entirely 🙁

Jun-Hong Chen: 80.48 Total: 126.64 and into 6th place

  • Feed out for entire program

Peter Liu

  • There was an ice resurfacing which delayed the last two skates.  I won’t be able to watch but will post scores later this evening.

Eric Sjoberg

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 12 Eric Sjoberg, Los Angeles FSC 1 54.53 1 117.15 171.68
2 11 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington 3 52.23 2 99.67 151.90
3 8 Maxim Naumov, Charter Oak FSC 2 53.37 4 95.36 148.73
4 2 Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC 9 41.51 3 99.43 140.94
5 7 William Hubbart, Fort Wayne ISC 4 47.46 6 92.07 139.53
6 6 Derek Wagner, Northern Ice SC 12 34.87 5 93.37 128.24
7 4 Sasha Lunin, Fort Wayne ISC 7 44.09 7 83.25 127.34
8 10 Jun-Hong Chen, Broadmoor SC 5 46.16 9 80.48 126.64
9 1 Max Lake, La Jolla FSC 8 41.62 8 80.51 122.13
10 3 Paul Yeung, All Year FSC 11 40.87 10 78.18 119.05
11 9 Ryan VanDoren, Colonial FSC 6 44.12 11 69.01 113.13
12 5 Mark Sadusky, St. Moritz ISC 10 41.03 12 62.41 103.44

2016 US Nationals Novice Men’s Short Program

Group 1

Maxim Naumov: 53.37

  • Love the edge quality and the movement in his skating at the top of the program
  • Triple lutz
  • Nice triple salchow + double toe
  • Good camel spin position into a nice twisted sit spin with good speed throughout
  • Good double axel
  • I love his posture and carriage–very mature style for a novice
  • Nice speed through the final sit spin
  • Very solid and enjoyable program

Ryan Dunk: 41.51 and into 2nd place

  • Poppped lutz + double toe
  • Triple loop a bit forward on the toe pick on the landing but hangs on
  • Nice catch foot camel position but he could be a tad bit lower in his sit spin positions
  • Good double axel right on a musical accent
  • A bit slow though the footwork, not matching the music and not showing the intensity of this Spanish flair
  • Good speed in the camel spin with a nice change foot

Derek Wagner: 34.87 and into 3rd place

  • Triple flip hand down + double toe
  • Good camel spin but a little more flexibility would help with the catch foot
  • Nice spread eagle into a double axel
  • Illusion into a twisted sit spin and broken leg sit spin
  • The feed was so choppy for his program, it was hard to get any real impressions on his skating
  • His shoulders seem a bit hunched forward in places during the step sequence; he is so tall with long legs that if he stood up a bit more straight, he’d have so much more impact on the ice

Paul Yeung: 40.87 and into 3rd place

  • High triple flip and he can’t quite control the landing and has to step out
  • A bit slow in the sit spin
  • Triple lutz fall
  • He seems a bit stiff in his upper body throughout the step sequence
  • He needs more stretch through both legs in his upright spin, but he has nice sit spin positions
  • Finished just a hair behind his music

Ryan VanDoren: 44.12 and into 2nd place

  • Triple salchow two footed + double toe
  • Nice speed into the double axel
  • Good flexibility in his camel spin positions and nice low sit spin, but could have more stretch through his free leg
  • Nice musicality and flowing quality through his step sequence, but I’d like to see him look up and connect with the audience more
  • Good speed in his broken leg sit spin but losing speed after the change of foot

Max Lake: 41.62 and into 3rd place

  • He seems to be marking a bit though the step sequence and not fully committing–he could stretch more through his arms and legs to really finish off the lines
  • Triple flip two footed on the landing
  • Good broken leg sit spin but losing speed a little bit after the flying change of position
  • Nice double axel out of steps
  • Good camel spin position with a nice donut position
  • Spins just seem a tad bit slow and finished just a beat after his music

 

Group 2

Mark Sadusky: 41.03 and into 5th place

  • Triple toe + double toe step out
  • I love his commitment to the character and choreography
  • Pretty good camel spin position, but a little trouble staying centered after the change of foot
  • Great height on the double axel but a little trouble controlling the landing
  • He has a lot of promise and things going for him, but I think a little more speed throughout will really help him solidify his programs

Eric Sjoberg: 54.53 and into 1st place

  • Nice smooth opening footwork into a double axel
  • I love how easy all of the edges and steps look
  • Nice twisted sit spin position with good speed
  • Loving the cool guy vibe in the step sequence, but it could have a bit more pop in places to correspond with some of the musical accents
  • Triple lutz + triple toe looks so easy
  • Triple flip very solid landing
  • Nice camel spin position with good extension on the catch foot
  • By far one of the most technically difficult programs in this event and he made it look super easy

Peter Liu: 52.23 and into 3rd place

  • Really solid triple toe with a nice ride out and gorgeous landing position
  • This music and costume really reminds me of Yuzuru Hanyu and he’s even going for some of the choreographic style
  • Nice double axel landing
  • Cool choreography in the step sequence and very smooth throughout but could use a bit more power in places
  • Good sit spin positions

Sasha Lunin: 44.09 and into 5th place

  • Triple lutz + double toe a bit off in the air but he hangs on to the landing
  • Popped loop
  • Good speed and position in the camel spin with a good catch foot into a broken leg sit spin
  • Nice double axel landed well on the music
  • He could use a bit more stretch through his free leg on the sit spin and is really losing speed after the change of position
  • I’d love to see him stand a bit taller and really stretch through his lines in this step sequence but he has nice power
  • He still has a very raw quality to his skating: very powerful and doesn’t yet have the finesse of the older skaters, but once he develops that control and focus on the lines he’ll have a lot going for him

William Hubbart: 47.46 and into 4th place

  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Spread eagle into a double axel
  • He has great expression and nice finish through all of his movements, really committing to everything
  • His step sequence seems a bit stiff in the upper body and I’d like to see him look up and really connect with the audience more
  • Slow going into the loop and hangs on to a triple
  • Great camel position in his combination spin with a nice upright Y position

Jun-Hong Chen: 46.16 and into 5th place

  • Nice triple lutz
  • Triple toe + double toe
  • Nice stretched legs in the step sequence and I like his quality of movement
  • Good double axel
  • He seems a bit slow on his spins
Place Start Name Score
1 8 Eric Sjoberg, Los Angeles FSC 54.53
2 1 Maxim Naumov, Charter Oak FSC 53.37
3 9 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington 52.23
4 11 William Hubbart, Fort Wayne ISC 47.46
5 12 Jun-Hong Chen, Broadmoor SC 46.16
6 5 Ryan VanDoren, Colonial FSC 44.12
7 10 Sasha Lunin, Fort Wayne ISC 44.09
8 6 Max Lake, La Jolla FSC 41.62
9 2 Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC 41.51
10 7 Mark Sadusky, St. Moritz ISC 41.03
11 4 Paul Yeung, All Year FSC 40.87
12 3 Derek Wagner, Northern Ice SC 34.87

Eastern Sectionals Novice Men’s Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 7 Maxim Naumov, Charter Oak FSC 1 54.28 2 98.35 152.63
2 12 Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC 2 47.36 1 100.93 148.29
3 11 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington 3 43.23 3 72.44 115.67
4 9 Ryan VanDoren, Colonial FSC 5 34.36 4 64.91 99.27
5 10 David Shapiro, SC of Wilmington 4 39.06 5 60.16 99.22
6 8 Seungil ( Rick) Lee, SC of Boston 6 33.08 6 53.57 86.65
7 6 Shiloh Judd, Charlottesville FSC 7 29.99 7 52.54 82.53
8 5 Nathaniel Dennler, Colonial FSC 9 25.13 8 51.01 76.14
9 1 Noah Krupnick, SC of New York 8 26.55 10 47.82 74.37
10 4 Justin Curran, Colonial FSC 11 24.29 9 49.66 73.95
11 2 Alexander Hall, SC of New York 10 24.67 11 43.82 68.49
12 3 Philip Reyman, North Jersey FSC 12 16.89 12 33.33 50.22

US Nationals Novice Men’s Free Skate

Group 1

Peter Liu: 83.69 Total: 122.60

  • Nice double lutz
  • Triple salchow and he managed to get the free leg out on the landing
  • Triple salchow + double toe
  • Good speed in his spin
  • Triple toe and he hangs on to the landing
  • Good triple toe + double toe
  • Nice double axel in the air but just a tiny bit pitched forward on the landing
  • Double axel + single toe + double loop a little tight on the landings
  • Slow on his camel spin but mic positions
  • Nice facial expressions in his step sequence and he has some nice changes of direction in the choreography and use of his arms
  • Good tucked position in his sit spin but losing speed after the change of position

Benjamin Shou: 86.09 Total: 127.15 and into 1st place

  • Good speed and landing position on the triple salchow
  • Double flip with one arm variation
  • A little slow on his step sequence and I’d like to see him perform more
  • Good camel position and nice speed throughout the combination spin
  • Double axel + double toe is nice
  • Triple toe a little two footed on the landing
  • Triple salchow + double toe–he opened up the rotation slightly at the end but got around
  • Double lutz + half loop + double flip
  • Double axel slightly forward on the landing but hangs on
  • Good speed in his last combination spin
  • A little slow on the sit spin but nice position
  • He has nice jumps and skating but needs to bring his performance level up to match and then he’ll see a big bump in his scores

Eric Sjoberg: 65.85 Total: 102.50 and into 3rd place

  • Feed cut out and missed first two jumps
  • Triple flip + double toe had a lot of height and was nicely done
  • Good speed in his combination spin with nice positions
  • Popped a lutz
  • Nice float across the ice in the step sequence
  • Triple flip and a fall
  • Popped lutz
  • Great speed and nice positions on his final two spins
  • He had some really difficult content planned and has so much potential but the jumps were just not there the last two days
  • He is only 13 years old and has a great coach so I think he’ll bounce back from this and be better from the experience

William Hubbart: 41.03 Total: 122.08 and into 3rd place

  • Great triple lutz with a nice landing position
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Triple loop solid
  • A little slow and stiff on his combination spin
  • Triple flip a little tipped on the landing but hangs on
  • Huge triple toe + double toe
  • Double axel + half loop + double flip
  • Good positions in the combination spin but a little slow
  • I’d like to see him pay more attention to his arms in the step sequence as he holds them very stiffly and doesn’t fully extend–it cuts off the line and seems to be affecting his balance
  • Nice triple toe
  • He has great height and fast rotation on his jumps
  • Nice skate from him

Andrew Uhrig: 64.77 Total: 95.91 and into 5th place

  • Nice opening double axel
  • Double lutz + double loop nicely done
  • Triple salchow and a fall
  • His upright spin needs more stretch through both his working and free leg and I would consider a different position for him
  • Nice timing with the music in his step sequence but this music is very light and airy and I’d like to see him portray that with his facial expressions
  • double flip
  • Triple salchow two footed and a fall and looked to be under as well
  • Double axel _ half loop + single salchow
  • Double lutz two footed
  • He didn’t have the same technical content as the top men in this field and he made a few large and a few small jump errors that will cost him
  • While he works on the jumps I’d like to see him work on his program component scores which would give him an extra boost

Kelvin Li: 85.55 Total: 122.11 and into 3rd place

  • Triple loop
  • Triple salchow + double toe
  • Triple toe + double axel sequence
  • Nice stretch through his upright position in the combination spin
  • Good double flip
  • This is a big, intense piece of music and he doesn’t seem to have any connection to it in his step sequence with his movements or his expression
  • Triple toe + double toe + double loop
  • Triple salchow hand down and turnout
  • He seems to be getting very tired and is just sort of skating through the program without much of anything behind it–he’s also showing it in his face
  • Double axel
  • Biellman a bit slow in his final combination spin
  • Huge reaction from him at the end of the program and I’d have loved to see that excitement while he was skating

 

Group 2

Ivan Mokhov: 63.74 Total: 105.66 and into 5th place

  • Nice opening sit spin
  • Triple toe off in the air and a fall
  • Triple toe + half loop + double flip was messy and two footed–they’ll be checking it for under-rotation
  • He has nice knee bend in his step sequence but not a lot of push across the ice
  • Triple salchow forward on the landing
  • Double loop and his feet get tied up on the landing with a fall
  • Double axel + double toe
  • Double flip
  • He’s really staring to show fatigue as well
  • Double axel nice landing position
  • Slow on the camel spin and he needs more stretch through the camel position

Kendrick Weston: 86.33 Total: 133.20 and into 1st place

  • Nice high double axel
  • Triple lutz
  • Nice camel position into a stretched catch foot position
  • Big triple toe
  • Triple toe + double toe nicely done
  • Triple salchow
  • His jumps are nice but he has a lot of skating around from element to element without much in between and he looks down at the ice and doesn’t connect to the audience
  • Nice edges in his step sequence and I like all the changed of direction
  • Triple salchow + double toe
  • Double axel + single loop + double loop
  • Really slow on the camel portion of his final spin

Jonah Barrett: 95.76 Total: 142.48 and into 1st place

  • Solid opening triple toe
  • Good triple loop
  • Nice positions in his combination spin with good speed maintained throughout
  • The step sequence seems to be an area of weakness for him and doesn’t carry the same confidence
  • Triple salchow turnout + double toe
  • Triple salchow nicely done
  • Great Biellman position and upright spin
  • Double axel + double toe nicely done
  • Double flip turnout + double loop + single loop last jump a little messy
  • Nice double axel
  • Great low stretched out sit spin position
  • This is easily the skate of the season for him and he performed the whole way through; very strong performance

Colton Johnson: 68.47 Total: 110.87 and into 7th place

  • Triple toe really off in the air but he lands it
  • Popped salchow
  • Double loop and sat down on the landing for a fall
  • Spread eagle into triple salchow and he sits down on the landing again
  • I love the way he skates and the ease about him but he seems to just not have the speed or confidence to stand up on the jumps
  • Triple saclhow fall
  • He needs more stretch through his free leg in his combination spin positions
  • Triple toe + double toe and he saves the landing
  • Double axel + half loop + double flip
  • Good speed in his final spin
  • Tough time on the jumps today but he has so much going for him

Daniil Shamis: 86.21 Total: 131.16 and into 3rd place

  • Nice triple salchow + double loop
  • Great triple toe
  • Triple loop a little tight and messy on the landing
  • Nice donut spin in the camel but very slow
  • Double axel + double toe + double loop with all three jumps nicely timed with the music
  • He needs more stretch through his free leg in the sit spin position
  • I love the quality of movement in his step sequence but he could have more power across the ice and performance
  • Good double axel with a really nice landing position but might have been slightly two footed
  • Triple toe two footed, caught an edge and fell
  • Triple salchow + double toe–he has such nice toe point and fast rotation in his spins
  • Nice final spin
  • A very solid skate from the youngest skater in the field and that should be enough to put him on the podium

Justin Ly: 92.09 Total: 139.56 and into 2nd place

  • Double axel solid
  • Triple lutz + double toe
  • Triple loop sat down and put his hands down
  • Good donut position into a nice stretched catchfoot
  • Triple salchow
  • Double lutz and a fall
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double loop
  • Nice speed in the combination spin
  • I like the intensity of his movement to match the music in the step sequence
  • Nice illusion spin into a tight tucked sit spin
  • Solid effort but those mistakes will likely cost him the gold
Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 9 Jonah Barrett, Southwest Florida FSC 3 46.72 1 95.76 142.48
2 12 Justin Ly, Salt Lake Figure Skating 1 47.47 2 92.09 139.56
3 8 Kendrick Weston, Salt Lake Figure Skating 2 46.87 3 86.33 133.20
4 11 Daniil Shamis, All Year FSC 4 44.95 4 86.21 131.16
5 2 Benjamin Shou, Memorial FSC Of Houston 7 41.06 5 86.09 127.15
6 1 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington 9 38.91 7 83.69 122.60
7 6 Kelvin Li, Northern Ice SC 11 36.56 6 85.55 122.11
8 4 William Hubbart, Tampa Bay SC 8 41.03 8 81.05 122.08
9 10 Colton Johnson, FSC of Bloomington 5 42.40 9 68.47 110.87
10 7 Ivan Mokhov, Lansing SC 6 41.92 12 63.74 105.66
11 3 Eric Sjoberg, Los Angeles FSC 10 36.65 10 65.85 102.50
12 5 Andrew Uhrig, Washington FSC 12 35.14 11 64.77 99.91

2015 US Nationals Novice Men’s Preview

This is one of the most talented novice men’s pools with 10 of the 12 having previous nationals experience.  Three are returning to compete at the novice level.  As a group they have 5 national medals including the reigning Novice Silver Medalist and Intermediate Pewter Medalist.  One of the competitors, William Hubbart is the reigning Juvenile Pairs Champion and will also be competing in intermediate pairs at this nationals.

Eric Sjoberg won the silver medal as a novice at nationals last season.  He has an extremely ambitious free skate planned and hit it cleanly at regionals.  He has the top score so far this season by nearly 10 points, however that mark was set at regionals.  Despite an error filled free-skate at sectionals, he still would have the 4th highest score of the season for that outing.  Six of his seven jump passes include a triple jump, including all three combinations.  He has a Double Axel + Triple Toe worth 7.40 points, a Triple Flip + Double Toe worth 6.60 points and a Triple Lutz + Double Toe + Double Loop worth 9.10 points, the highest of the event.  His solo Triple Lutz is also worth 6.60 points.  He has two triple flips and two triple lutzes planned.  At regionals his only error was doubling one of his flips.  He received a Level 1 on one spin and Level 2 on his step sequence.  At sectionals he under-rotated 4 of his jumps, had one fall and one edge call.  He received a Level 1 on one spin and a Level 2 on the step sequence.  The steps and spins are an area where he can show improvement to bring his scores up even more.  With this level of content, he’s shown that he has room to make errors and still be competitive for the podium.  At only 13 years old, he’s also the youngster of the event and will be looking to set himself up for Junior Grand Prix assignments next season.

Kelvin Li set the second best score of the season at Sectionals, relying heavily on the strength of his free skate.  He has triple loops, salchows and toes in his arsenal and five out of his seven jumping passes have a triple jump, including all three combinations.  At sectionals he even received all positive GOEs on his elements.  He has a Triple Toe + Double Toe + Double Loop combination worth 7.92 points.  He also received Level 3s and and 4s on his spins and steps.  He has fairly difficult content even though he isn’t including the more difficult triple flips and lutzes yet, but everything he does is done with quality which gains him extra points.  At regionals he had a Level 2 on his steps and singled two jumps.

Justin Ly currently holds the third best total score of the season.  He has a triple lutz, triple loop and triple salchow in his program.  He has a Triple Loop + Double Toe worth 6.40 points and a Double Axel + Double Toe + Double Loop also worth 6.40 points.  At sectionals, he had his lutz downgraded and fell twice.  He also received a Level 1 on two spins and a Level 2 on the step sequence.  He has lots of room for improvement in these areas and can rack up even more points.  At regionals he did not attempt the lutz and skated a mostly clean program but only attempted three triples.  He received a Level 2 on one spin.  He received virtually the same score at both events so he can do well with an easier clean program as well as a more difficult program with mistakes.

Kendrick Weston has a triple flip, triple toe, triple salchow and the 4th best total score of the season, even though it was set at regionals.  Five of his seven jumping passes include a triple, including two of the combinations.  He received a Level 2 on his step sequence and one spin at sectionals.  He also singled two double jumps and had a fall.  At regionals he scored nearly 10 points higher with a mostly clean program with only one fall.  He also had better levels with a Level 2 on only one spin.

William Hubbart had a strong showing at sectionals to claim the sixth best total score of the season.  He has a triple lutz, triple flip, triple loop and triple toe in his repertoire.  Six of the seven jumping passes in his free skate have triples, including two of the combinations.  He has a Triple Flip + Double Toe combination worth 6.60 points as well as a Double Axel + Half Loop + Double Flip worth 6.27 points.  He received a Level 1 on his step sequence and a Level 2 on one spin.  He improved upon his regionals performance in which he had a fall and a Level 1 spin.

Peter Liu set the seventh best total score of the season at sectionals.  He has a planned triple lutz, triple salchow and triple toe.  He doubled the lutz at both regionals and sectionals so this element may not have been ready yet, but could be ready by nationals and give him a nice point boost.  He received a Level 2 on two spins and the step sequence at sectionals and can work on these elements to see improvement in his scores.  He only has four out of seven jump combinations including a triple and only one combination.  He scored 20 points less at regionals with lots of jump issues and a spin that received no level.  He did, however, have two Level 4 spins.  He needs a clean program to be able to compete with less difficult jumps and to have more consistency in his spins.

Ivan Mokhov had a good regional event to take home the eight best total score of the season, and only finished a tad below at sectionals.  He only has a triple toe and triple salchow and only three out of seven jumping passes include triples, but two of his combinations have a triple.  He has a Triple Toe + Half Loop + Double Flip combination worth 6.50 points.  He received mostly Level 3s on his spins and step sequences.

Daniil Shamis is right behind Mokhov with the ninth best total score of the season.  He also only has a triple salchow and triple toe.  However he has four planned triples in his program including two combinations.  He has a Double Axel + Double Toe + Double Loop worth 6.40 points.  He had a fall and missed combination at sectionals and a Level 1 on one of his spins.

My podium predictions:

Gold: Eric Sjoberg

Silver: Kelvin Li

Bronze: Justin Ly

Pewter: William Hubbart

 

Bios of the competitors:

Jonah Barrett: He is 17 years old and represents the Southwest Florida Figure Skating Club.  He finished 7th in intermediate in 2012.  He won gold at South Atlantic Regionals and bronze at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  He has the 2nd best short program score.

William Hubbart: He is 16 years old and represents the Tampa Bay Skating Club.  He finished 9th as an intermediate last season, 9th as an intermediate in 2013 and 17th as a juvenile in 2012.  He won silver at South Atlantic Regionals and gold at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  He has the 9th best free skate and 6th best total scores.

Colton Johnson:  He represents the Figure Skating Club of Bloomington.  He finished 11th as a novice last season and 15th in juvenile in 2009.  He won silver at Upper Great Lakes Regionals and silver at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.

Kelvin Li: He represents the Northern Ice Skating Club.  He finished 12th in juvenile in 2012.  He won gold at Upper Great Lakes Regionals and gold at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  He has the 2nd best free skate and 2nd best total scores.

Peter Liu: He is 14 year sold and represents the Skating Club of Wilmington.  He is the reigning Intermediate Pewter Medalist.  He won bronze at South Atlantic Regionals and silver at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  He has the 7th best short program, 7th best free skate and 7th best total scores.

Justin Ly: He is 17 years old and represents the Salt Lake Figure Skating Club.  He finished 12th as a novice last season and 7th as an intermediate in 2013.  He won silver at Central Pacific Regionals and gold at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  He has the best short program, 5th best free skate and 3rd best total scores.

Ivan Mokhov: He represents the Lansing Skating Club.  He finished 10th as an intermediate last season, 12th as an intermediate in 2013, 5th as a juvenile in 2012 and 20th as a juvenile in 2011.  He won gold at Eastern Great Lakes Regionals and bronze at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  He has the 6th best free skate and 8th best total scores.

Daniil Shamis: He represents the All Year Figure Skating Club.  He won bronze at Southwest Pacific Regionals and bronze at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  He has the 6th best short program, 10th best free skate and 9th best total scores.

Benjamin Shou: He is 16 years old and represents the Memorial Figure Skating Club of Houston.  He finished 8th in intermediate last season, 6th as a juvenile in 2012 and 14th as a juvenile in 2011.  He won gold at Southwestern Regionals and pewter at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.

Eric Sjoberg: He is 13 years old and represents the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club.  He is the reigning Novice Silver Medalist, 2013 Intermediate Men’s Pewter Medalist, 2012 Juvenile Boys Pewter Medalist and finished 11th as a juvenile in 2011.  He won gold at Southwest Pacific Regionals and silver at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  He has the 3rd best short program, best free skate and best total scores.

Andrew Uhrig: He represents the Washington Figure Skating Club.  He won pewter at South Atlantic Regionals and pewter at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.

Kendrick Weston: He is 14 years old and represents Salt Lake Figure Skating.  He finished 7th in intermediate last season, is the 2013 Juvenile Boys Silver Medalist and finished 8th in juvenile in 2012.  He won gold at Central Pacific Regionals and pewter at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  He has the 4th best short program, 8th best free skate and 4th best total scores.

Eastern Sectionals Novice Men’s Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 6 William Hubbart, Tampa Bay SC 3 41.01 1 85.35 126.36
2 8 Peter Liu, SC of Wilmington 2 42.96 2 82.99 125.95
3 9 Jonah Barrett, Southwest Florida FSC 1 47.41 3 69.04 116.45
4 5 Andrew Uhrig, Washington FSC 5 36.80 4 67.24 104.04
5 7 Yamato Rowe, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 4 40.97 5 59.35 100.32
6 4 Shiloh Judd, Charlottesville FSC 6 32.43 6 51.91 84.34
7 1 Noah Krupnick, SC of New York 7 27.01 7 49.35 76.36
8 3 Justin Curran, Colonial FSC 8 23.54 8 45.41 68.95
9 2 Benjamin Anderson, Yarmouth Ice Club 9 20.74 9 35.51 56.25