2016 JGP Estonia Men’s Results

Short Program

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Vincent ZHOU USA 78.10 43.10 36.00 7.07 7.04 7.21 7.25 7.43 1.00 #4
2 Alexander SAMARIN RUS 73.36 37.00 36.36 7.21 7.11 7.25 7.29 7.50 0.00 #19
3 Roman SADOVSKY CAN 71.96 38.75 34.21 6.96 6.50 6.75 6.82 7.18 1.00 #11
4 Koshiro SHIMADA JPN 70.48 37.05 33.43 6.79 6.32 6.68 6.71 6.93 0.00 #13
5 Graham NEWBERRY GBR 68.85 38.78 30.07 5.96 5.68 6.11 6.11 6.21 0.00 #25
6 Petr GUMENNIK RUS 68.27 37.24 31.03 6.07 6.11 6.39 6.14 6.32 0.00 #8
7 Irakli MAYSURADZE GEO 63.86 33.11 30.75 6.14 5.93 6.18 6.07 6.43 0.00 #21
8 Aleksandr SELEVKO EST 62.89 33.07 29.82 5.89 5.64 6.04 6.00 6.25 0.00 #17
9 Camden PULKINEN USA 60.44 30.70 29.74 6.18 5.71 5.96 5.93 5.96 0.00 #5
10 Yuheng LI CHN 55.04 28.82 26.22 5.50 5.00 5.11 5.25 5.36 0.00 #28
11 Samuel TURCOTTE CAN 54.89 28.14 27.75 5.54 5.25 5.57 5.57 5.82 1.00 #9
12 Nikolaj MAJOROV SWE 54.18 27.46 26.72 5.36 4.96 5.54 5.32 5.54 0.00 #18
13 Basar OKTAR TUR 53.63 29.84 24.79 4.93 4.79 5.04 4.96 5.07 1.00 #6
14 Sunghoon PARK KOR 53.47 26.48 26.99 5.68 5.21 5.25 5.39 5.46 0.00 #24
15 Ton CONSUL ESP 51.05 25.73 26.32 5.36 5.18 5.14 5.32 5.32 1.00 #3
16 Adam SIAO HIM FA FRA 51.01 26.76 24.25 4.82 4.61 4.93 4.82 5.07 0.00 #1
17 Daniel TSION DEN 49.48 25.62 23.86 4.96 4.54 4.68 4.82 4.86 0.00 #23
18 Mihhail SELEVKO EST 48.02 26.49 21.53 4.39 4.00 4.32 4.39 4.43 0.00 #14
19 Yan TKALICH UKR 47.65 23.37 24.28 4.82 4.68 4.96 4.89 4.93 0.00 #26
20 Artur PANIKHIN KAZ 46.44 23.16 23.28 4.71 4.57 4.57 4.68 4.75 0.00 #2
21 Jegor ZELENJAK EST 44.88 23.09 22.79 4.64 4.39 4.54 4.54 4.68 1.00 #15
22 Matthew SAMUELS RSA 41.65 19.15 22.50 4.68 4.29 4.50 4.46 4.57 0.00 #7
23 Yauhenii PUZANAU BLR 41.46 19.35 24.11 4.61 4.61 4.86 4.89 5.14 2.00 #27
24 Micah TANG TPE 41.26 19.59 21.67 4.57 4.18 4.21 4.39 4.32 0.00 #10
25 Glebs BASINS LAT 39.29 16.40 24.89 5.04 4.71 4.96 5.04 5.14 2.00 #12
26 Samuel MCALLISTER IRL 37.32 17.18 21.14 4.14 4.11 4.14 4.32 4.43 1.00 #16
27 Harrison BAIN NZL 34.97 15.97 20.00 4.04 3.79 3.96 4.07 4.14 1.00 #22
28 Giuseppe TRIULCIO AUS 31.35 13.49 17.86 3.86 3.50 3.46 3.61 3.43 0.00 #20

Free Skate

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Alexander SAMARIN RUS 160.93 88.09 72.84 7.39 7.00 7.39 7.32 7.32 0.00 #26
2 Roman SADOVSKY CAN 149.25 79.19 71.06 7.25 6.89 7.11 7.14 7.14 1.00 #27
3 Vincent ZHOU USA 135.82 67.18 70.64 7.25 6.93 6.89 7.14 7.11 2.00 #28
4 Koshiro SHIMADA JPN 132.81 66.59 67.22 6.82 6.43 6.75 6.79 6.82 1.00 #24
5 Petr GUMENNIK RUS 129.55 66.85 62.70 6.11 6.21 6.36 6.46 6.21 0.00 #23
6 Aleksandr SELEVKO EST 122.04 59.64 62.40 6.18 5.89 6.46 6.21 6.46 0.00 #21
7 Irakli MAYSURADZE GEO 118.32 60.46 57.86 6.11 5.50 5.79 5.82 5.71 0.00 #20
8 Graham NEWBERRY GBR 111.48 51.98 60.50 6.18 5.82 6.00 6.18 6.07 1.00 #25
9 Camden PULKINEN USA 111.25 54.25 58.00 6.11 5.50 5.57 5.96 5.86 1.00 #22
10 Nikolaj MAJOROV SWE 109.13 51.49 57.64 5.64 5.75 5.75 5.82 5.86 0.00 #17
11 Adam SIAO HIM FA FRA 107.96 58.32 49.64 5.25 4.71 4.96 5.04 4.86 0.00 #14
12 Yuheng LI CHN 105.97 54.31 53.66 5.79 5.11 5.25 5.29 5.39 2.00 #19
13 Samuel TURCOTTE CAN 103.93 52.43 53.50 5.61 5.21 5.25 5.32 5.36 2.00 #18
14 Basar OKTAR TUR 99.14 51.20 47.94 4.82 4.57 4.79 4.86 4.93 0.00 #15
15 Artur PANIKHIN KAZ 95.03 49.75 46.28 4.82 4.39 4.61 4.75 4.57 1.00 #8
16 Glebs BASINS LAT 93.29 51.21 42.08 4.54 4.07 4.18 4.25 4.00 0.00 #4
17 Sunghoon PARK KOR 92.54 41.90 50.64 5.39 4.82 5.14 5.04 4.93 0.00 #16
18 Matthew SAMUELS RSA 90.18 48.74 41.44 4.29 3.86 4.21 4.18 4.18 0.00 #6
19 Jegor ZELENJAK EST 89.89 46.37 44.52 4.54 4.39 4.43 4.54 4.36 1.00 #10
20 Yauhenii PUZANAU BLR 87.94 40.08 47.86 4.61 4.54 4.96 4.86 4.96 0.00 #9
21 Yan TKALICH UKR 86.88 46.18 41.70 4.57 3.96 4.14 4.04 4.14 1.00 #7
22 Ton CONSUL ESP 82.73 36.59 48.14 5.14 4.57 4.75 4.93 4.68 2.00 #11
23 Micah TANG TPE 81.28 43.00 39.28 4.39 3.68 3.82 4.04 3.71 1.00 #3
24 Daniel TSION DEN 81.17 36.11 46.06 4.68 4.46 4.54 4.71 4.64 1.00 #12
25 Mihhail SELEVKO EST 80.56 37.70 43.86 4.36 4.32 4.18 4.64 4.43 1.00 #13
26 Samuel MCALLISTER IRL 66.68 29.12 39.56 4.14 3.86 3.96 4.00 3.82 2.00 #2
27 Giuseppe TRIULCIO AUS 65.10 32.52 32.58 3.68 3.11 3.25 3.29 2.96 0.00 #1
28 Harrison BAIN NZL 63.24 29.10 38.14 3.89 3.64 3.61 4.00 3.93 4.00 #5

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Alexander SAMARIN
RUS
234.29 2 1
2 Roman SADOVSKY
CAN
221.21 3 2
3 Vincent ZHOU
USA
213.92 1 3
4 Koshiro SHIMADA
JPN
203.29 4 4
5 Petr GUMENNIK
RUS
197.82 6 5
6 Aleksandr SELEVKO
EST
184.93 8 6
7 Irakli MAYSURADZE
GEO
182.18 7 7
8 Graham NEWBERRY
GBR
180.33 5 8
9 Camden PULKINEN
USA
171.69 9 9
10 Nikolaj MAJOROV
SWE
163.31 12 10
11 Yuheng LI
CHN
161.01 10 12
12 Adam SIAO HIM FA
FRA
158.97 16 11
13 Samuel TURCOTTE
CAN
158.82 11 13
14 Basar OKTAR
TUR
152.77 13 14
15 Sunghoon PARK
KOR
146.01 14 17
16 Artur PANIKHIN
KAZ
141.47 20 15
17 Jegor ZELENJAK
EST
134.77 21 19
18 Yan TKALICH
UKR
134.53 19 21
19 Ton CONSUL
ESP
133.78 15 22
20 Glebs BASINS
LAT
132.58 25 16
21 Matthew SAMUELS
RSA
131.83 22 18
22 Daniel TSION
DEN
130.65 17 24
23 Yauhenii PUZANAU
BLR
129.40 23 20
24 Mihhail SELEVKO
EST
128.58 18 25
25 Micah TANG
TPE
122.54 24 23
26 Samuel MCALLISTER
IRL
104.00 26 26
27 Harrison BAIN
NZL
98.21 27 28
28 Giuseppe TRIULCIO
AUS
96.45 28 27

2016 JGP Estonia Men’s Preview

Alexander Samarin already took a gold home from JGP Russia where he set new personal bests in the free skate and total scores.  He needs a gold, silver or bronze medal to qualify for the Final.  His free skate content is impressive including a quad toe, two triple axels, and a triple lutz + half loop + triple flip in the bonus.  He has the 6th best short program, 3rd best free skate and 3rd best total scores.

Vincent Zhou had a strong free program at JGP Japan but had some problems in his free skate and walked away with the silver medal.  He set new personal bests across the board at that event.  He needs gold medal to guarantee a spot in the Final while a silver would keep him in contention.  His quad salchow in the free skate was under-rotated, plus he under-rotated another jump and had a very messy double axel.  He has the best short program, 5th best free skate and 4th best total scores.

Koshiro Shimada last competed in the first event of the season, JGP France, where he won the bronze medal.  He set new personal bests in the free skate and total score at that event.  He needs a gold medal to qualify for the Final.  He does not have a quad or a triple axel and he is at a technical disadvantage.  He does not have a top 10 score this season and has not broken the 200 point mark.

Petr Gumennik placed 4th in his debut at JGP Russia.  He needs a gold medal to keep himself in the conversation for the Final and without a quad or triple axel, it will be difficult for him to do so.

Roman Sadovsky placed 5th at his first event in Japan where he set new personal bests in the free skate and total scores.  Unfortunately, that was a very strong event and he scored over 200 points, better than many of the medalists this season.  Even with a gold medal it is unlikely he can qualify for the Final.  He has a quad salchow and a triple axel, although he under-rotated it in Japan.  He has the 7th best free skate and 8th best total scores.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Alexander Samarin

Silver: Vincent Zhou

Bronze: Roman Sadovsky

 

The competitors:

Giuseppe Triulcio, AUS

Yauhenii Puzanau, BLR

Roman Sadovsky, CAN

Samuel Turcotte, CAN

Yuheng Li, CHN

Micah Tang, TPE

Daniel Tsion, DEN

Aleksandr Selevko, EST

Mihhail Selevko, EST

Jegor Zelenjak, EST

Adam Siao Him Fa, FRA

Irakli Maysuradze, GEO

Graham Newberry, GBR

Samuel McAllister, IRL

Koshiro Shimada, JPN

Artur Panikhin, KAZ

Glebs Basins, LAT

Harrison Bain, NZL

Sunghoon Park, KOR

Petr Gumnennik, RUS

Alexander Samarin, RUS

Matthew Samuels, RSA

Ton Consul, ESP

Nikolaj Majorov, SWE

Basar Oktar, TUR

Yan Tkalich, UKR

Camden Pulkinen, USA

Vincent Zhou, USA

2016 JGP Japan Men’s Results

Short Program

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

Free Skate

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

Total

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

2016 JGP Japan Men’s Preview

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Vincent Zhou

Silver: Jun Hwan Cha

Bronze: Roman Sadovsky

 

Bios of the competitors:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2016 Youth Olympic Games Men’s Results

Short Program

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
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PCS
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SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 YAMAMOTO Sota JPN 73.07 38.22 34.85 7.21 6.68 6.96 7.07 6.93 0.00 #16
2 SADOVSKY Roman CAN 72.61 37.71 34.90 7.04 6.75 7.04 7.07 7.00 0.00 #15
3 VASILJEVS Deniss LAT 70.16 33.70 36.46 7.32 7.18 7.18 7.39 7.39 0.00 #14
4 CHA Jun Hwan KOR 68.76 37.58 32.18 6.64 6.18 6.36 6.54 6.46 1.00 #8
5 ALIEV Dmitri RUS 67.24 33.06 35.18 7.21 6.93 6.93 7.00 7.11 1.00 #12
6 SHIMADA Koshiro JPN 63.18 32.15 31.03 6.39 5.96 6.29 6.18 6.21 0.00 #11
7 PULKINEN Camden USA 57.91 29.30 28.61 5.86 5.39 5.82 5.75 5.79 0.00 #7
8 SIAO HIM FA Adam FRA 49.19 25.44 24.75 4.93 4.75 4.89 5.04 5.14 1.00 #6
9 LI Tangxu CHN 49.19 21.61 28.58 6.04 5.64 5.50 5.86 5.54 1.00 #13
10 BANNISTER Adrien ITA 46.68 20.72 26.96 5.46 5.18 5.14 5.54 5.64 1.00 #9
11 CHEW Kai Xiang MAS 46.53 24.10 22.43 4.64 4.18 4.57 4.54 4.50 0.00 #2
12 GORODNITSKY Mark ISR 44.48 21.99 22.49 4.46 4.32 4.46 4.64 4.61 0.00 #5
13 LU Yunda CHN 44.20 19.66 24.54 5.18 4.79 4.71 5.00 4.86 0.00 #10
14 SHMURATKO Ivan UKR 42.39 21.07 22.32 4.46 4.29 4.36 4.64 4.57 1.00 #3
15 LANKILA Lauri FIN 30.65 13.68 17.97 3.68 3.50 3.39 3.79 3.61 1.00 #1
16 CALCAGNO Mauro ARG 23.92 8.21 17.71 3.57 3.32 3.43 3.64 3.75 2.00 #4

Free Skate

Pl. Name Nation TSS
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TES
+
PCS
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SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 VASILJEVS Deniss LAT 144.27 72.19 74.08 7.50 7.21 7.18 7.54 7.61 2.00 #14
2 ALIEV Dmitri RUS 142.53 72.03 71.50 7.21 6.93 7.04 7.25 7.32 1.00 #15
3 YAMAMOTO Sota JPN 142.45 72.65 70.80 7.39 6.79 7.00 7.11 7.11 1.00 #16
4 SADOVSKY Roman CAN 133.08 62.58 70.50 7.14 6.86 7.00 7.18 7.07 0.00 #11
5 CHA Jun Hwan KOR 130.14 61.56 68.58 6.82 6.75 6.86 7.00 6.86 0.00 #12
6 SHIMADA Koshiro JPN 119.34 57.32 64.02 6.54 6.18 6.36 6.54 6.39 2.00 #13
7 LI Tangxu CHN 116.51 58.67 57.84 6.07 5.57 5.82 5.82 5.64 0.00 #10
8 PULKINEN Camden USA 108.68 53.40 55.28 5.75 5.25 5.71 5.57 5.36 0.00 #6
9 BANNISTER Adrien ITA 106.71 52.49 54.22 5.57 5.04 5.57 5.36 5.57 0.00 #9
10 SIAO HIM FA Adam FRA 101.46 48.26 53.20 5.46 5.04 5.39 5.50 5.21 0.00 #7
11 LU Yunda CHN 93.06 46.04 47.02 5.04 4.50 4.61 4.79 4.57 0.00 #4
12 GORODNITSKY Mark ISR 91.30 45.18 46.12 4.64 4.36 4.71 4.71 4.64 0.00 #5
13 CHEW Kai Xiang MAS 90.94 43.80 48.14 4.93 4.64 4.68 5.00 4.82 1.00 #8
14 SHMURATKO Ivan UKR 83.39 44.69 40.70 4.21 3.89 4.04 4.21 4.00 2.00 #2
15 LANKILA Lauri FIN 61.43 25.29 36.14 3.68 3.61 3.50 3.71 3.57 0.00 #1
16 CALCAGNO Mauro ARG 55.58 20.00 35.58 3.71 3.43 3.61 3.43 3.61 0.00 #3

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 YAMAMOTO Sota
JPN
215.52 1 3
2 VASILJEVS Deniss
LAT
214.43 3 1
3 ALIEV Dmitri
RUS
209.77 5 2
4 SADOVSKY Roman
CAN
205.69 2 4
5 CHA Jun Hwan
KOR
198.90 4 5
6 SHIMADA Koshiro
JPN
182.52 6 6
7 PULKINEN Camden
USA
166.59 7 8
8 LI Tangxu
CHN
165.70 9 7
9 BANNISTER Adrien
ITA
153.39 10 9
10 SIAO HIM FA Adam
FRA
150.65 8 10
11 CHEW Kai Xiang
MAS
137.47 11 13
12 LU Yunda
CHN
137.26 13 11
13 GORODNITSKY Mark
ISR
135.78 12 12
14 SHMURATKO Ivan
UKR
125.78 14 14
15 LANKILA Lauri
FIN
92.08 15 15
16 CALCAGNO Mauro
ARG
79.50 16 16

Junior Grand Prix Final Men’s Results

Short Program

  Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 Nathan CHEN USA 78.59 41.48 37.11 7.36 7.25 7.46 7.43 7.61 0.00 #6
2 Dmitri ALIEV RUS 76.78 40.73 36.05 7.25 7.04 7.29 7.29 7.18 0.00 #5
3 Sota YAMAMOTO JPN 72.85 38.17 34.68 7.25 6.61 7.11 6.96 6.75 0.00 #4
4 Vincent ZHOU USA 70.48 38.19 32.29 6.61 6.21 6.57 6.61 6.29 0.00 #1
5 Daniel SAMOHIN ISR 69.48 34.13 35.35 7.14 6.71 7.14 7.11 7.25 0.00 #2
6 Roman SADOVSKY CAN 59.37 26.30 33.07 6.82 6.46 6.18 6.86 6.75 0.00 #3

Free Skate

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 Nathan CHEN USA 146.45 76.97 71.48 7.43 6.96 7.07 7.21 7.07 2.00 #6
2 Dmitri ALIEV RUS 134.44 64.92 69.52 7.29 6.79 6.64 7.18 6.86 0.00 #5
3 Vincent ZHOU USA 134.08 70.38 64.70 6.64 6.21 6.50 6.64 6.36 1.00 #3
4 Sota YAMAMOTO JPN 132.46 66.30 67.16 7.29 6.43 6.71 6.61 6.54 1.00 #4
5 Daniel SAMOHIN ISR 115.20 59.06 61.14 6.71 6.04 5.50 6.36 5.96 5.00 #2
6 Roman SADOVSKY CAN 109.03 46.53 63.50 6.75 6.07 6.07 6.57 6.29 1.00 #1

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Nathan CHEN
USA
225.04 1 1
2 Dmitri ALIEV
RUS
211.22 2 2
3 Sota YAMAMOTO
JPN
205.31 3 4
4 Vincent ZHOU
USA
204.56 4 3
5 Daniel SAMOHIN
ISR
184.68 5 5
6 Roman SADOVSKY
CAN
168.40 6 6

JGP Poland Men’s Results

Short Program

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 Sota YAMAMOTO JPN 75.16 41.95 33.21 6.96 6.46 6.68 6.61 6.50 0.00 #1
2 Roman SADOVSKY CAN 71.13 37.55 33.58 6.89 6.36 6.68 6.79 6.86 0.00 #4
3 Deniss VASILJEVS LAT 69.40 35.47 33.93 6.82 6.54 6.75 6.82 7.00 0.00 #21
4 Petr GUMENNIK RUS 67.84 37.91 29.93 5.96 5.86 6.04 6.07 6.00 0.00 #17
5 Alexei KRASNOZHON USA 62.44 32.66 29.78 6.07 5.68 5.96 6.00 6.07 0.00 #3
6 Tony LU USA 61.69 34.68 27.01 5.79 5.32 5.36 5.43 5.11 0.00 #9
7 Hidetsugu KAMATA JPN 61.46 31.21 30.25 6.18 5.82 6.11 6.00 6.14 0.00 #2
8 Sondre ODDVOLL BOE NOR 57.53 31.07 26.46 5.25 5.00 5.39 5.43 5.39 0.00 #12
9 Yakau ZENKO BLR 54.82 29.76 25.06 4.89 4.71 5.21 5.07 5.18 0.00 #13
10 Jiri BELOHRADSKY CZE 54.48 29.44 26.04 5.32 4.86 5.29 5.18 5.39 1.00 #10
11 Adrien BANNISTER ITA 52.81 28.27 25.54 5.32 4.79 5.14 5.18 5.11 1.00 #8
12 Irakli MAYSURADZE GEO 51.90 26.32 26.58 5.54 4.93 5.39 5.36 5.36 1.00 #22
13 Adrien TESSON FRA 50.66 26.22 26.44 5.29 5.04 5.29 5.32 5.50 2.00 #23
14 Vladislav TARASENKO RUS 50.39 21.50 29.89 6.21 5.86 5.68 6.14 6.00 1.00 #19
15 Graham NEWBERRY GBR 48.90 23.25 25.65 5.29 4.86 5.07 5.11 5.32 0.00 #20
16 Thomas STOLL GER 48.22 25.07 23.15 4.82 4.54 4.61 4.64 4.54 0.00 #25
17 Roman GALAY FIN 47.76 23.01 25.75 5.46 4.93 5.00 5.18 5.18 1.00 #7
18 Jegor ZELENJAK EST 46.04 24.21 21.83 4.50 4.32 4.29 4.43 4.29 0.00 #5
19 Mikhail MEDUNITSA UKR 45.58 22.86 22.72 4.75 4.32 4.54 4.57 4.54 0.00 #18
20 Marco KLEPOCH SVK 41.47 19.41 22.06 4.61 4.21 4.32 4.46 4.46 0.00 #6
21 Michal WOZNIAK POL 35.49 16.56 18.93 4.07 3.50 3.68 3.82 3.86 0.00 #24
22 Eryk MATUSIAK POL 34.41 17.41 17.00 3.68 3.29 3.43 3.46 3.14 0.00 #16
23 Wayne Wing Yin CHUNG HKG 31.64 14.97 17.67 3.82 3.32 3.43 3.64 3.46 1.00 #14
24 Matthew SAMUELS RSA 30.83 14.43 17.40 3.75 3.29 3.46 3.54 3.36 1.00 #15
25 Ryszard GURTLER POL 30.66 13.01 18.65 4.04 3.54 3.61 3.82 3.64 1.00 #11

Free Skate

Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 Sota YAMAMOTO JPN 157.26 86.74 70.52 7.43 6.86 7.00 7.04 6.93 0.00 #22
2 Deniss VASILJEVS LAT 138.43 67.71 70.72 7.07 6.86 7.14 7.11 7.18 0.00 #23
3 Alexei KRASNOZHON USA 132.14 68.42 63.72 6.50 6.18 6.43 6.50 6.25 0.00 #25
4 Petr GUMENNIK RUS 129.70 66.84 62.86 6.14 6.29 6.43 6.32 6.25 0.00 #24
5 Roman SADOVSKY CAN 127.25 59.95 68.30 6.93 6.57 6.82 6.79 7.04 1.00 #21
6 Yakau ZENKO BLR 122.07 64.59 57.48 5.57 5.46 5.82 5.89 6.00 0.00 #18
7 Tony LU USA 120.57 64.65 55.92 6.11 5.46 5.46 5.64 5.29 0.00 #17
8 Vladislav TARASENKO RUS 116.78 57.30 60.48 6.46 5.57 6.07 6.07 6.07 1.00 #11
9 Hidetsugu KAMATA JPN 115.94 54.28 62.66 6.39 6.04 6.25 6.29 6.36 1.00 #20
10 Sondre ODDVOLL BOE NOR 107.68 51.62 57.06 5.71 5.39 5.75 5.75 5.93 1.00 #19
11 Roman GALAY FIN 103.41 50.99 52.42 5.68 4.96 5.21 5.32 5.04 0.00 #10
12 Adrien TESSON FRA 98.46 45.04 55.42 5.32 5.43 5.43 5.71 5.82 2.00 #13
13 Irakli MAYSURADZE GEO 98.44 48.16 52.28 5.46 5.14 5.11 5.29 5.14 2.00 #12
14 Jiri BELOHRADSKY CZE 96.71 49.61 49.10 5.29 4.61 4.86 4.93 4.86 2.00 #16
15 Graham NEWBERRY GBR 94.23 43.71 51.52 5.29 5.04 5.07 5.29 5.07 1.00 #14
16 Jegor ZELENJAK EST 93.68 49.82 44.86 4.68 4.36 4.32 4.64 4.43 1.00 #7
17 Adrien BANNISTER ITA 86.82 41.04 47.78 5.07 4.61 4.71 4.79 4.71 2.00 #15
18 Mikhail MEDUNITSA UKR 85.05 38.07 46.98 4.71 4.43 4.75 4.89 4.71 0.00 #9
19 Marco KLEPOCH SVK 84.14 41.64 43.50 4.57 4.32 4.32 4.29 4.25 1.00 #6
20 Thomas STOLL GER 77.58 34.66 44.92 4.61 4.46 4.39 4.61 4.39 2.00 #8
21 Eryk MATUSIAK POL 74.85 36.85 38.00 4.14 3.82 3.61 3.86 3.57 0.00 #4
22 Matthew SAMUELS RSA 68.63 30.15 38.48 3.96 3.57 3.93 3.96 3.82 0.00 #5
23 Ryszard GURTLER POL 67.19 34.39 34.80 3.86 3.39 3.29 3.61 3.25 2.00 #2
24 Wayne Wing Yin CHUNG HKG 61.05 28.11 33.94 3.79 3.29 3.18 3.46 3.25 1.00 #3
25 Michal WOZNIAK POL 58.42 25.14 35.28 3.75 3.29 3.39 3.71 3.50 2.00 #1

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Sota YAMAMOTO
JPN
232.42 1 1
2 Deniss VASILJEVS
LAT
207.83 3 2
3 Roman SADOVSKY
CAN
198.38 2 5
4 Petr GUMENNIK
RUS
197.54 4 4
5 Alexei KRASNOZHON
USA
194.58 5 3
6 Tony LU
USA
182.26 6 7
7 Hidetsugu KAMATA
JPN
177.40 7 9
8 Yakau ZENKO
BLR
176.89 9 6
9 Vladislav TARASENKO
RUS
167.17 14 8
10 Sondre ODDVOLL BOE
NOR
165.21 8 10
11 Jiri BELOHRADSKY
CZE
151.19 10 14
12 Roman GALAY
FIN
151.17 17 11
13 Irakli MAYSURADZE
GEO
150.34 12 13
14 Adrien TESSON
FRA
149.12 13 12
15 Graham NEWBERRY
GBR
143.13 15 15
16 Jegor ZELENJAK
EST
139.72 18 16
17 Adrien BANNISTER
ITA
139.63 11 17
18 Mikhail MEDUNITSA
UKR
130.63 19 18
19 Thomas STOLL
GER
125.80 16 20
20 Marco KLEPOCH
SVK
125.61 20 19
21 Eryk MATUSIAK
POL
109.26 22 21
22 Matthew SAMUELS
RSA
99.46 24 22
23 Ryszard GURTLER
POL
97.85 25 23
24 Michal WOZNIAK
POL
93.91 21 25
25 Wayne Wing Yin CHUNG
HKG
92.69 23 24

2015 JGP Poland Men’s Preview

Deniss Vasiljevs had a strong opening to his season, winning silver at JGP Latvia.  He finished first in the short program segment at that event despite under-rotating and falling on his triple axel.  In the free skate his triple axel was downgraded and also had a fall.  He also only completed one triple + triple combination.  He did received Level 4 for his steps and two of his spins.  He can qualify for the Final with a gold medal while a silver medal will keep him in contention.

Roman Sadovsky took home the gold at JGP Slovakia with personal bests in all segments of the competition.  He won the short program despite only competing a double axel in the short program and also receiving an edge warning on his flip.  In the free skate he landed an under-rotated quad salchow but also only attempted double axels.  He received Level 4s on his steps and all his spins.  He needs a gold, silver or bronze medal to qualify for the Final.

Sota Yamamoto nabbed the bronze at JGP USA in a somewhat disappointing finish.  He botched his axel in the short program and received an edge warning on his flip.  He fell on a downgraded triple axel in his free skate but landed a clean quad toe with positive GOEs.  He can qualify for the Final with a gold medal.

Alexei Krasnozhon took home the bronze at his JGP debut in Latvia.  His short program jumps were solid but he lost points on the GOE and levels of his spins.  His free skate had two falls: one on a downgraded quad loop and another on a triple axel.  He needs a gold medal to qualify for the Final.

Vladislav Tarasenko is competing in his first event of the season. He competed in one JGP event per season from 2010-2013 with his best finish of 6th coming in 2011.  If he can find a way to make the podium here he can qualify for the Final against a relatively easy field in Croatia.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Sota Yamamoto

Silver: Deniss Vasiljevs

Bronze: Roman Sadovsky

 

Bios of the competitors:

Yakau Zenko, BLR: He placed 16th at JGP Austria.  His personal best is 139.72.  He is 15 years old.

Roman Sadovsky, CAN: He placed 14th at Junior Worlds.  He won gold at JGP Slovakia.  His personal best is 203.72.  He is 16 years old.

Jiri Belohradsky, CZE: He placed 39th at Junior Worlds.  He finished 18th at JGP Austria.  His personal best is 140.85.  He is 16 years old.

Jegor Zelenjak, EST: He placed 24th at JGP Estonia last season.  His personal best is 106.48.  He is 14 years old.

Roman Galay, FIN: He finished 36th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 6th at JGP Austria.  His personal best is 171.31.  He is 17 years old.

Adrien Tesson, FRA: He placed 6th at JGP France and 13th at JGP Croatia last season.  His personal best is 160.76.  He is 18 years old.

Irakli Maysuradze, GEO: He finished 18th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 13th at JGP Slovenia and 11th at JGP Japan last season.  His personal best is 168.45.  He is 15 years old.

Thomas Stoll, GER: This is his JGP debut.  He is 17 years old.

Graham Newberry, GBR: He placed 21st at Junior Worlds.  He finished 13th at JGP Slovakia.  His personal best is 174.71.  He is 17 years old.

Wayne Wing Yin Chung, HKG: He finished 19th at JGP USA.  His personal best is 104.34.  He is 19 years old.

Adrien Bannister, ITA: His personal best is 121.14.  He is 16 years old.

Hidetsugu Kamata, JPN: He finished 5th at JGP Slovenia and 15th at JGP Croatia last season.  His personal best is 165.46.  He is 18 years old.

Sota Yamamoto, JPN: He is the reigning World Junior silver medalist.  He won bronze at JGP USA.  His personal best is 215.45.  He is 15 years old.

Deniss Vasiljevs, LAT: He placed 7th at Junior Worlds.  He won silver at JGP Latvia.  His personal best is 204.60.  He is 16 years old.

Sondre Oddvoll Boe, NOR: He placed 22nd at Europeans and 26th at Junior Worlds.  He finished 10th at JGP Latvia.  His personal best is 164.40.  He is 17 years old.

Ryszard Gurtler, POL: He placed 21st at JGP Slovenia last season.  His personal best is 97.17.  He is 16 years old.

Eryk Matusiak, POL: This is his international debut.  He is 16 years old.

Michal Wozniak, POL: This is his international debut.  He is 16 years old.

Petr Gumennik, RUS: He placed 6th at JGP Latvia.  His personal best is 182.70.  He is 13 years old.

Vladislav Tarasenko, RUS: His personal best is 161.70.  He is 18 years old.

Marco Klepoch, SVK: He placed 29th at Europeans and 30th at Junior Worlds.  He finished 14th at JGP Slovakia.  His personal best is 125.09.  He is 17 years old.

Matthew Samuels, RSA: He finished 25th at JGP Germany last season.  His personal best is 94.23.  He is 17 years old.

Mikhail Medunitsa, UKR: He finished 17th at JGP Latvia.  His personal best is 123.63.  He is 15 years old.

Alexei Krasnozhon, USA: He won bronze at JGP Latvia.  His personal best is 194.68.  He is 15 years old.

Tony Lu, USA: He finished 9th at JGP Germany last season.  His personal best is 161.17.  He is 16 years old.

JGP Slovakia Men’s Results

Short Program

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 Roman SADOVSKY CAN 68.49 36.66 31.83 6.43 6.11 6.36 6.39 6.54 0.00 #7
2 Vincent ZHOU USA 68.07 37.15 30.92 6.14 5.96 6.29 6.21 6.32 0.00 #6
3 Alexander SAMARIN RUS 67.87 35.01 32.86 6.61 6.43 6.57 6.61 6.64 0.00 #16
4 Denis MARGALIK ARG 63.83 34.89 28.94 5.79 5.54 5.86 5.82 5.93 0.00 #5
5 Daichi MIYATA JPN 59.89 28.65 31.24 6.21 6.18 6.21 6.32 6.32 0.00 #13
6 Kevin SHUM USA 58.74 31.17 27.57 5.57 5.32 5.57 5.50 5.61 0.00 #8
7 Daniil BERNADINER RUS 57.16 31.13 26.03 5.39 5.07 5.21 5.25 5.11 0.00 #4
8 Ivan PAVLOV UKR 56.91 27.88 29.03 5.71 5.57 5.89 5.86 6.00 0.00 #14
9 Graham NEWBERRY GBR 54.14 28.67 26.47 5.50 5.04 5.32 5.29 5.32 1.00 #18
10 Alessandro FADINI ITA 49.40 22.86 26.54 5.25 5.04 5.39 5.32 5.54 0.00 #12
11 Petr KOTLARIK CZE 49.07 23.57 25.50 5.04 4.96 5.18 5.14 5.18 0.00 #15
12 Koshiro SHIMADA JPN 47.77 25.06 23.71 4.93 4.43 4.64 4.89 4.82 1.00 #2
13 Nurullah SAHAKA SUI 46.46 24.71 23.75 4.79 4.64 4.68 4.82 4.82 2.00 #9
14 Geon Hyeong AN KOR 45.96 24.66 21.30 4.61 4.11 4.18 4.29 4.11 0.00 #10
15 Marco KLEPOCH SVK 45.71 22.93 22.78 4.64 4.32 4.71 4.50 4.61 0.00 #3
16 Jakub KRSNAK SVK 35.95 16.45 19.50 4.00 3.64 4.00 3.93 3.93 0.00 #11
17 Luc MAIERHOFER AUT 35.53 17.53 19.00 3.82 3.50 3.86 3.96 3.86 1.00 #1
18 Alexander MASZLJANKO HUN 30.82 14.42 19.40 4.04 3.68 3.75 4.00 3.93 3.00 #17

Free Skate

Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
StN.
1 Roman SADOVSKY CAN 135.23 66.61 68.62 6.89 6.61 6.96 6.96 6.89 0.00 #13
2 Vincent ZHOU USA 132.78 67.14 66.64 6.61 6.46 6.75 6.75 6.75 1.00 #18
3 Denis MARGALIK ARG 127.89 66.49 61.40 6.25 5.96 6.21 6.07 6.21 0.00 #15
4 Koshiro SHIMADA JPN 122.12 64.06 58.06 5.79 5.50 5.96 5.82 5.96 0.00 #12
5 Daniil BERNADINER RUS 118.59 64.07 54.52 5.54 5.36 5.43 5.50 5.43 0.00 #10
6 Alexander SAMARIN RUS 118.38 54.46 64.92 6.64 6.21 6.54 6.57 6.50 1.00 #17
7 Daichi MIYATA JPN 112.01 53.99 58.02 6.04 5.68 5.79 5.79 5.71 0.00 #16
8 Ivan PAVLOV UKR 108.92 55.86 53.06 5.46 5.04 5.25 5.39 5.39 0.00 #8
9 Kevin SHUM USA 104.80 47.92 57.88 5.86 5.54 5.86 5.86 5.82 1.00 #14
10 Geon Hyeong AN KOR 96.96 52.88 44.08 4.75 4.11 4.43 4.50 4.25 0.00 #1
11 Petr KOTLARIK CZE 95.33 45.81 50.52 5.11 4.82 5.11 5.11 5.11 1.00 #9
12 Alessandro FADINI ITA 86.65 34.73 51.92 5.18 5.00 5.14 5.32 5.32 0.00 #11
13 Marco KLEPOCH SVK 79.38 39.24 41.14 4.32 3.89 4.07 4.18 4.11 1.00 #5
14 Luc MAIERHOFER AUT 79.12 41.34 39.78 3.93 3.79 3.96 4.07 4.14 2.00 #2
15 Alexander MASZLJANKO HUN 77.02 36.66 40.36 4.07 3.86 3.93 4.11 4.21 0.00 #3
16 Nurullah SAHAKA SUI 76.17 37.37 42.80 4.54 4.18 4.04 4.43 4.21 4.00 #4
17 Graham NEWBERRY GBR 75.15 35.59 43.56 4.75 4.25 3.96 4.43 4.39 4.00 #7
18 Jakub KRSNAK SVK 71.72 34.30 39.42 3.96 3.68 3.96 4.04 4.07 2.00 #6

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Roman SADOVSKY
CAN
203.72 1 1
2 Vincent ZHOU
USA
200.85 2 2
3 Denis MARGALIK
ARG
191.72 4 3
4 Alexander SAMARIN
RUS
186.25 3 6
5 Daniil BERNADINER
RUS
175.75 7 5
6 Daichi MIYATA
JPN
171.90 5 7
7 Koshiro SHIMADA
JPN
169.89 12 4
8 Ivan PAVLOV
UKR
165.83 8 8
9 Kevin SHUM
USA
163.54 6 9
10 Petr KOTLARIK
CZE
144.40 11 11
11 Geon Hyeong AN
KOR
142.92 14 10
12 Alessandro FADINI
ITA
136.05 10 12
13 Graham NEWBERRY
GBR
129.29 9 17
14 Marco KLEPOCH
SVK
125.09 15 13
15 Nurullah SAHAKA
SUI
122.63 13 16
16 Luc MAIERHOFER
AUT
114.65 17 14
17 Alexander MASZLJANKO
HUN
107.84 18 15
18 Jakub KRSNAK
SVK
107.67 16 18

2015 JGP Slovakia Men’s Preview

This is the first event of the season and while this is a relatively small field for a men’s event, there is some new talent who will have a chance to shine.  None of the top 10 finishers from last year’s Junior Worlds are at this event, but there are JGP medal winners here.

Alexander Samarin should be the favorite going in.  He had the highest finish of anyone here at Junior Worlds last year, where he also set personal best scores.  This is his fourth year on the Junior Grand Prix circuit, and he’s only missed the medal podium once.  However, he’s never qualified for the Final.  At Junior Worlds he crossed the 200 point mark, which none of the other men in this field did last season.

Roman Sadovsky is entering his fourth year on the Junior Grand Prix and he’s had some mixed results.  In his debut in 2012, he won the bronze medal.  He didn’t medal again until he won gold last season and qualified for his first Final.  Despite his best JGP results to date, he dropped a place at Junior Worlds and his scores dropped throughout the season.

Denis Margalik had a solid debut last season, placing 4th at JGP Japan.  He split his time between junior and senior events and competed at Four Continents and Junior Worlds.  He is a former Canadian National Junior Champion.  He showed good improvement between his JGP assignment and Junior Worlds and with more competitions under his belt he should be able to continue this trend.

Ivan Pavlov is entering his 5th year on the JGP circuit, and his best finish came last season when he finished 5th.  He dropped a placement at Junior Worlds and did not match his highest score for the season at that event.

Daniil Bernadiner is competing on the JGP scene for the 2nd year.  He finished just 14th at Russian nationals in the senior division, which hasn’t had the strongest field in recent years.  He also finished 10 points lower at his 2nd event last season, but with so few international competitions there isn’t much data to go on.

Graham Newberry is going into his third season on the Junior Grand Prix, and his best finish came in 2013 when he placed 5th.  He had one outlier event last season, where he finished 20 points higher than his other events, so the potential is there for him to be a contender in this group.

Vincent Zhou is making his long awaited Junior Grand Prix debut.  He won the US Junior National title in 2013 when he was just 12 years old.  He was scheduled to make his JGP debut last season, but had to withdraw due to injury.  He wasn’t able to compete at nationals last year.  Since his win, he’s changed coaches and it could be a very different skater who shows up here.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Alexander Samarin

Silver: Denis Margalik

Bronze: Roman Sadovsky

 

Bios of the competitors:

Denis Margalik, ARG: He finished 16th at Four Continents and 12th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 4th at JGP Japan last season.  His personal best is 193.44.  He is 18 years old.

Luc Maierhofer, AUT: This is his international debut.  He is 13 years old.

Roman Sadovsky, CAN: He placed 14th at Junior Worlds.  He won gold at JGP Czech Republic and placed 4th at JGP Germany last season to qualify for the Junior Grand Prix Final where he finished 5th.  His personal best is 192.44.  He is 16 years old.

Petr Kotlarik, CZE: He finished 28th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 8th at JGP Czech Republic and 13th at JGP Germany last season.  His personal best is 155.76.  He is 16 years old.

Graham Newberry, GBR: He placed 21st at Junior Worlds.  He finished 7th at JGP Czech Republic and 6th at JGP Croatia last season.  His personal best is 174.71.  He is 17 years old.

Alexander Maszljanko, HUN: This is his JGP debut.  He is 16 years old.

Alessandro Fadini, ITA: This is his JGP debut.  He is 17 years old.

Daichi Miyata, JPN: This is his JGP debut.  He is 19 years old.

Koshiro Shimada, JPN: This is his international debut.  He is 13 years old.

Geon Hyeong An, KOR: This is his international debut.

Daniil Bernadiner, RUS: He placed 6th at JGP Czech Republic and 8th at JGP Germany last season.  His personal best is 172.04.  He is 15 years old.

Alexander Samarin, RUS: He placed 11th at Junior Worlds.  He won bronze at JGP France and silver at JGP Czech Republic.  His personal best is 201.70.  He is 17 years old.

Marco Klepoch, SVK: He placed 29th at Europeans and 30th at Junior Worlds.  His personal best is 119.84.  He is 17 years old.

Jakub Krsnak, SVK: He placed 18th at JGP Slovenia and 26th at JGP Estonia last season.  His personal best is 112.81.  He is 16 years old.

Nurullah Sahaka, SUI: This is his JGP debut.  He is 15 years old.

Ivan Pavlov, UKR: He placed 16th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 7th at JGP Estonia and 5th at JGP Croatia last season.  His personal best is 177.07.  He is 16 years old.

Kevin Shum, USA: He finished 20th at Junior Worlds.  He placed 7th at JGP Japan last season.  His personal best is 169.84.  He is 18 years old.

Vincent Zhou, USA: This is his international debut.  He is 14 years old.