2018 US Nationals Junior Ladies Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 12 Alysa Liu, St. Moritz ISC 1 63.83 1 120.33 184.16
2 10 Pooja Kalyan, Ozark FSC 4 54.55 3 111.98 166.53
3 5 Ting Cui, Baltimore FSC 11 45.55 2 119.96 165.51
4 9 Hanna Harrell, Dallas FSC 5 52.10 4 102.26 154.36
5 8 Emily Zhang, Richmond FSC 2 56.97 8 92.86 149.83
6 11 Gabriella Izzo, SC of Boston 3 55.19 7 93.05 148.24
7 7 Angelina Huang, St. Peters FSA 6 51.27 9 92.57 143.84
8 2 Akari Nakahara, All Year FSC 7 49.12 6 94.29 143.41
9 1 Audrey Shin, SC of New York 10 46.05 5 94.45 140.50
10 4 Emma Coppess, All Year FSC 8 48.08 10 91.22 139.30
11 3 Lily Sun, Peninsula SC 9 47.38 11 90.37 137.75
12 6 Jenna Shi, Arctic FSC 12 44.20 12 70.30 114.50

2018 US Nationals Junior Ladies Preview

As a group these ladies have won 11 nationals medals and every one has qualified for nationals at least once previously.  However, no one in this field won a medal on the Junior Grand Prix this season, and in fact only three of them competed on the JGP.  None of the junior ladies from last year’s nationals are back competing here.  The entire novice podium, along with the 6th and 9th-11th place finishers have moved up to compete at this event.  Emily Zhang, the reigning intermediate pewter medalist has also qualified to compete here.  The short program will be held on Sunday, December 31st with the free skate on Tuesday, January 2nd.

To be competitive internationally, these ladies will need to have triple + triples in their programs, preferably one in the short program and two in the free skate.  Top scores internationally are 63+ points in the short program, 117+ points in the free skate and 181+ points overall.  Because of the number of junior age eligible ladies competing as seniors and the relative international inexperience of this field, it is unlikely there will be many if any spots available for Junior Worlds out of this field, however, a good placement here can put these ladies at the top of the list for Junior Grand Prix assignments next season.

Alysa Liu has the 2nd best total score from qualifying, although it was set at regionals.  She scored seven points higher than Akari Nakahara, who is 3rd on the list.  She has by far the most ambitious technical content, with an over three point advantage over the rest of the field.  She did not compete internationally this season, but she is not old enough to compete internationally as a junior.  Her short program includes a double axel with a triple flip + triple toe and solo triple lutz in the bonus.  Her combination was under-rotated at regionals but not at sectionals.  She earned Level 4 on her spins and had positive GOEs on everything but the combination jump at regionals.  At sectionals, she earned Level 4 on two of her spins and all positive GOEs worth 5 points.  Her program components were in the low to high 5s at regionals, but high 5s to mid 6s at sectionals.  Her free skate is backloaded with only the double axel at the beginning of the program.  All of her other jumping passes are in the bonus, including a triple lutz + triple toe, triple flip + single loop + triple salchow, double axel + double toe, and a solo triple lutz, flip, and loop.  She earned Level 4 on all of her spins with positive GOEs worth over 7 points at regionals.  At sectionals, she under-rotated her triple + triple combination and fell.  Her program components were in the low to high 5s at regionals, and mid 5s to low 6s at sectionals.

Hanna Harrell has the best score from qualifying, 18 points higher than Liu set in her best event.  Her short program includes a triple flip + triple toe and a triple lutz and double axel in the bonus.  She earned Level 4 on her step sequence and two spins.  She had all positive GOEs worth nearly 7 points.  Her program components were in the mid 6s.  Her free skate includes a triple flip + triple toe, triple lutz + double toe, and double axel + single loop + triple salchow.  She only has three jumps in the bonus but she had a very clean program with all positive GOEs worth over 10 points.  She earned all Level 4s and her program components were in the low to high 6s.  She finished 7th at JGP Italy, after falling on her triple lutz in the short program and under-rotating two jumps in her free skate and falling three times.

Audrey Shin’s short program includes a triple flip + triple toe (under-rotated at sectionals) and a triple lutz and double axel in the bonus.  She earned a Level 4 on her layback spin and had program components in the mid to high 5s.  Her free skate has a triple lutz + triple toe, triple flip + double toe + double loop, and a double axel + double toe.  She earned Level 4 on her layback spin and had program components in the mid to high 5s.

Ting Cui had a 6th place finish at JGP Australia this year and has the 4th highest total score from qualifying.  Her short program has a triple toe + triple toe, triple lutz, and a double axel in the bonus.  She had one fall on her step sequence at regionals but otherwise earned all positive GOEs worth nearly 6 points and had program components in the mid to high 5s.  Her free skate at regionals was a bit messy with falls on her opening triple lutz and triple loop along with a popped lutz.  She did hit a clean double axel + triple toe and earned Level 4 on two of her spins with program components in the low to high 5s.  At sectionals, she missed the triple + triple in her short program and fell on her double axel.  At both events she had issues with her levels on the spins and steps.  She only received one Level 4 for her short program, at that was on the Final spin at JGP Australia.  Her program components at sectionals were in the mid to high 5s.  Internationally, she had higher program components, in the high 5s to mid 6s.  Her free skate at sectionals was cleaner with a double axel + triple toe, triple lutz + single loop + triple salchow, and a triple flip + double toe.  She only earned a slight negative GOE on her triple flip  and netted over 8 points.  Her program components were in the high 5s to low 6s.  Again, her program components were higher internationally in the low to mid 6s.

Akari Nakahara has the 3rd best score from qualifying, but all of her top scores came from regionals.  Her placements also indicate how volatile this field is, as her short program score is ranked 8th overall, with her free skate score 5th, yet she still holds the 3rd place overall.  Her short program includes a triple lutz (under-rotated at sectionals) and triple flip + double toe (under-rotated at sectionals) with no jumps in the bonus.  At regionals she earned Level 4 on everything with program components in the mid to high 5s.  She earned Level 4 on two of her spins and the step sequence at sectionals with program components in the high 5s to mid 6s.  Her free skate received an edge call on her opening triple lutz at sectionals and an under-rotation call on her solo triple flip and triple flip + double toe combination.  She also had a double axel + single loop + triple salchow and a triple salchow +double toe in the bonus (singled at sectionals).  She also fell on her solo triple toe at sectionals.  Her program components were in the mid 5s to low 6s.  At regionals, the jumps were fairly clean and she earned over 5 points from GOEs.  Her program components were in the mid 5s to low 6s.

Jenna Shi had a rough outing of her short program at regionals with an edge call on her lutz with a fall and a missed axel.  She did earn Level 4 on all of her elements and had program components in the low to mid 5s.  Her short program at sectionals was better but she did still receive an edge call on her lutz and she didn’t earn a Level 4 on her step sequence.  Her program components were in the high 5s to low 6s.  Her free skate has a triple flip + double toe, double axel + single loop + triple salchow, and a double axel + double toe.  Her only major error was an under-rotated triple loop.  She earned Level 4 on her final spin and had program components in the low to mid 5s.  At sectionals, she had a very clean free skate with all positive GOEs, earning 5 points.  She earned Level 4 on two of her spins and had program components in the high 5s and mid 6s.

Alysa Liu has the highest value for jumps in the short program at 20.46 points and also the highest free skate value at 48.95 points.  Hanna Harrell and Audrey Shin have the second highest short program value at 19.83 points.  Hanna Harrell’s free skate is also the second highest technical value at 46.26 points.  The other big factor will be who can hit Level 4 elements and how many they can get credit for.  The program components will also separate out the top competitors, with the top ladies scoring in the 6s.  Harrell managed to greatly separate herself from the field by skating a clean program and racking up a ton of positive GOE points.  Her free skate only has three jumps in the bonus in contrast to Liu who has all but one jump in the bonus, but it is much easier to land clean jumps on fresh legs.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Hanna Harrell

Silver: Alysa Liu

Bronze: Ting Cui

Pewter: Akari Nakahara

 

Bios of the competitors:

Emma Coppess: She represents the All Year Figure Skating Club.  She finished 10th as a novice last season.  She won bronze at Southwest Pacific Regionals and pewter at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 10th best short program score.

Ting Cui: She is 15 years old and represents the Baltimore Figure Skating Club.  She placed 6th at JGP Australia.  She is the reigning Novice Silver Medalist and 2015 Intermediate Pewter Medalist.  She won gold at South Atlantic Regionals and gold at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 7th best short program, 2nd best free skate, and 4th best total scores.

Hanna Harrell: She is 14 years old and represents the Dallas Figure Skating Club.  She finished 7th at JGP Italy.  She finished 6th as a novice last year, and is the 2016 Juvenile Girls Silver Medalist.  She won gold at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the best short program, best free skate and best total scores.

Angelina Huang: She is 15 years old and represents the St. Peters Figure Skating Association.  She placed 10th at JGP Austria.  She is the reigning Novice Ladies Champion, 2016 Intermediate Pewter Medalist, and finished 5th in juvenile in 2015.  She won pewter at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 8th best free skate and 8th best total scores from qualifying.

Gabriella Izzo: She represents the Skating Club of Boston.  She finished 9th in novice in 2016, 6th in intermediate in 2014, and 9th in juvenile in 2013.  She won bronze at New England Regionals and bronze at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 9th best short program, 9th best free skate, and 9th best total scores from qualifying.

Pooja Kalyan: She is 15 years old and represents the Ozark Figure Skating Club.  She is the reigning Novice Bronze Medalist, finished 9th in novice in 2015, 10th in intermediate in 2014 and 5th in juvenile in 2013.  She won gold at Southwestern Regionals and bronze at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 6th best short program, 6th best free skate, and 6th best total scores from qualifying.

Alysa Liu: She is 12 years old and represents the St. Moritz Ice Skating Club.  She is the reigning Novice Pewter Medalist and 2016 Intermediate Champion.  She won gold at Central Pacific Regionals and gold at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 4th best short program, 3rd best free skate, and 2nd best total scores.

Akari Nakahara: She represents the All Year Figure Skating Club.  She finished 7th in juniors in 2016, is the 2015 Novice Silver Medalist, and 2013 Juvenile Bronze Medalist.  She won gold at Southwest Pacific Regionals and silver at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 8th best short program, 5th best free skate, and 3rd best total scores from qualifying.

Jenna Shi: She represents the Arctic Figure Skating Club.  She finished 6th in intermediate in 2015.  She won gold at Eastern Great Lakes Regionals and silver at Midwestern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 4th best free skate and 5th best total scores from qualifying.

Audrey Shin: She is 13 years old and represents the Skating Club of New York.  She finished 9th as a novice last season and 9th in juvenile in 2014.  She won silver at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 7th best free skate and 7th best total scores from qualifying.

Lily Sun: She represents the Peninsula Skating Club.  She finished 11th as a novice last season.  She won silver at Central Pacific Regionals and bronze at Pacific Coast Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 10th best free skate and 10th best total scores from qualifying.

Emily Zhang: She represents the Richmond Figure Skating Club.  She is the reigning Intermediate Pewter Medalist.  She won silver at South Atlantic Regionals and pewter at Eastern Sectionals to qualify for nationals.  She has the 5th best short program score from qualifying.

2018 Eastern Sectionals Junior Ladies Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 14 Ting Cui, Baltimore FSC 5 48.93 1 114.38 163.31
2 15 Audrey Shin, SC of New York 3 54.21 2 102.76 156.97
3 11 Gabriella Izzo, SC of Boston 2 54.75 3 94.85 149.60
4 13 Emily Zhang, Richmond FSC 1 56.54 4 84.00 140.54
5 12 Julia Biechler, SC of Wilmington 4 52.99 5 81.21 134.20
6 9 Liza Hayes, SC of Boston 6 46.55 6 78.66 125.21
7 7 Analise Gonzalez, SC of Boston 7 44.81 8 72.82 117.63
8 10 Sophie Nye, SC of New York 10 38.53 7 73.81 112.34
9 3 Dayoon Chang, SC of Boston 12 38.25 9 71.89 110.14
10 5 Gabriela Godin, Wissahickon SC 11 38.41 11 70.02 108.43
11 6 Rena Ikenishi, SC of New York 8 39.93 13 67.17 107.10
12 4 Lara Annunziata, SC of Florida 13 35.49 10 70.51 106.00
13 1 Jaclyn Bozzetti, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 14 35.33 12 68.10 103.43
14 8 Imogene Schwarz, SC of New York 9 38.70 14 59.66 98.36
15 2 Jessica Zink, Washington FSC 15 32.15 15 56.29 88.44

2018 South Atlantic Regionals Junior Ladies Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 16 Ting Cui, Baltimore FSC 1 56.27 1 86.86 143.13
2 15 Emily Zhang, Richmond FSC 2 50.12 3 76.77 126.89
3 12 Lara Annunziata, SC of Florida 4 41.03 2 81.68 122.71
4 13 Jessica Zink, Washington FSC 3 41.87 6 67.10 108.97
5 7 Gabriela Godin, Wissahickon SC 7 35.65 4 72.50 108.15
6 11 Katie Ross, FSC of Charleston 5 36.69 7 67.05 103.74
7 14 Jessica Tran, Summit FSC Of NC 6 36.00 8 64.99 100.99
8 8 Grace Knoop, Southwest Florida FSC 11 32.53 5 67.12 99.65
9 9 Tambra Wenger, Southwest Florida FSC 9 34.61 9 63.75 98.36
10 10 Madelyn Crawford, Washington FSC 8 35.21 11 60.03 95.24
11 4 Kyra Hoctor, Carolinas FSC 13 29.26 10 61.02 90.28
12 6 Ainsley Gossett, Palmetto Skate Club 10 33.10 15 48.44 81.54
13 5 Alexandra Hoethke, Carolinas FSC 14 28.58 13 52.85 81.43
14 1 Katrina Jolly, Columbia FSC (MD) 12 30.04 14 49.63 79.67
15 3 Sydney Rose, Southwest Florida FSC 16 24.62 12 53.21 77.83
16 2 Sophie Flatt, FSC of Charleston 15 27.89 16 41.68 69.57
WD Hannah Jo, University of Delaware FSC
WD Dallas Ward, Southwest Florida FSC
WD Nyah Homolka, First Coast FSC
WD Katelyn Mamrick, Greenville FSC

2017 JGP Australia Ladies Results

Short Program

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Alexandra TRUSOVA RUS 65.57 39.46 26.11 6.50 6.39 6.71 6.54 6.50 0.00 #6
2 Anastasiia GULIAKOVA RUS 63.47 36.90 26.57 6.79 6.46 6.82 6.50 6.64 0.00 #23
3 Riko TAKINO JPN 60.55 35.46 25.09 6.29 6.00 6.43 6.36 6.29 0.00 #20
4 Akari MATSUOKA JPN 58.23 33.23 25.00 6.32 6.04 6.39 6.25 6.25 0.00 #12
5 Ting CUI USA 55.34 31.08 24.26 6.29 5.86 6.14 6.07 5.96 0.00 #13
6 Kaitlyn NGUYEN USA 54.27 32.04 23.23 5.89 5.64 5.86 5.86 5.79 1.00 #21
7 Su Been JEON KOR 46.74 27.89 19.85 5.21 4.68 4.96 5.04 4.93 1.00 #9
8 Eun Bi KO KOR 45.60 25.34 21.26 5.54 5.14 5.29 5.36 5.25 1.00 #10
9 Aurora COTOP CAN 43.39 22.56 21.83 5.64 5.18 5.36 5.54 5.57 1.00 #3
10 Amelia Scarlett JACKSON AUS 42.13 23.50 18.63 4.71 4.36 4.82 4.68 4.71 0.00 #5
11 Guzide Irmak BAYIR TUR 41.03 23.26 17.77 4.29 4.36 4.46 4.46 4.64 0.00 #2
12 Yi Christy LEUNG HKG 38.81 19.58 19.23 4.89 4.57 4.82 4.86 4.89 0.00 #18
13 Selma IHR SWE 37.98 21.86 18.12 4.61 4.43 4.50 4.57 4.54 2.00 #19
14 Aleksandra SHLAHOVA LAT 37.70 20.36 17.34 4.39 4.11 4.43 4.46 4.29 0.00 #22
15 Andrea MONTESINOS CANTU MEX 37.66 20.14 18.52 4.75 4.36 4.75 4.61 4.68 1.00 #16
16 Amy LIN TPE 36.50 18.79 19.71 5.18 4.71 4.82 5.00 4.93 2.00 #17
17 Serena XU AUS 35.52 18.66 16.86 4.25 3.96 4.32 4.21 4.32 0.00 #14
18 Jordan LAZARUS AUS 32.41 16.83 15.58 3.86 3.71 4.07 3.82 4.00 0.00 #1
19 Nicola KORCK NZL 28.79 13.78 15.01 3.79 3.50 3.86 3.82 3.79 0.00 #24
20 Ching Ting SU SGP 28.66 14.41 15.25 4.00 3.71 3.89 3.82 3.64 1.00 #8
21 Sophie ABRAMS ISR 27.27 11.73 17.54 4.46 4.21 4.25 4.57 4.43 2.00 #15
22 Bianca Arianne VINARAO PHI 21.88 11.76 10.12 2.68 2.36 2.46 2.61 2.54 0.00 #7
23 Maria BLESSIA INA 14.92 5.63 10.29 2.79 2.39 2.61 2.57 2.50 1.00 #4
24 Arunima VERABELLI IND 6.22 1.31 4.91 1.21 1.00 1.39 1.29 1.25 0.00 #11

Free Skate

 Pl. Name Nation TSS
=
TES
+
PCS
+
SS TR PE CO IN Ded.
StN.
1 Alexandra TRUSOVA RUS 132.12 75.62 56.50 7.07 6.89 7.18 7.14 7.04 0.00 #22
2 Anastasiia GULIAKOVA RUS 117.96 63.05 55.91 6.96 6.57 7.14 7.14 7.14 1.00 #23
3 Riko TAKINO JPN 113.61 59.29 54.32 6.79 6.57 6.89 6.82 6.89 0.00 #24
4 Akari MATSUOKA JPN 109.82 58.59 51.23 6.46 6.14 6.57 6.39 6.46 0.00 #19
5 Kaitlyn NGUYEN USA 107.15 57.78 49.37 6.29 5.93 6.14 6.21 6.29 0.00 #20
6 Aurora COTOP CAN 96.75 48.93 47.82 5.89 5.68 6.11 6.07 6.14 0.00 #18
7 Ting CUI USA 95.61 47.20 49.41 6.39 6.00 6.14 6.29 6.07 1.00 #21
8 Su Been JEON KOR 93.00 48.24 44.76 5.79 5.29 5.75 5.61 5.54 0.00 #16
9 Eun Bi KO KOR 86.33 43.69 43.64 5.64 5.25 5.46 5.54 5.39 1.00 #17
10 Selma IHR SWE 83.99 44.87 40.12 5.21 4.86 5.11 5.00 4.89 1.00 #7
11 Guzide Irmak BAYIR TUR 83.75 43.92 39.83 4.96 4.75 5.18 5.07 4.93 0.00 #13
12 Andrea MONTESINOS CANTU MEX 77.13 39.52 39.61 5.11 4.68 5.00 4.96 5.00 2.00 #12
13 Amelia Scarlett JACKSON AUS 71.73 33.43 39.30 4.71 4.71 5.07 5.00 5.07 1.00 #14
14 Sophie ABRAMS ISR 71.04 34.91 37.13 4.68 4.57 4.64 4.64 4.68 1.00 #1
15 Yi Christy LEUNG HKG 69.07 34.75 38.32 5.14 4.82 4.57 4.79 4.64 4.00 #15
16 Amy LIN TPE 65.41 32.08 37.33 4.86 4.39 4.61 4.68 4.79 4.00 #8
17 Jordan LAZARUS AUS 63.80 29.07 34.73 4.29 4.00 4.57 4.39 4.46 0.00 #10
18 Aleksandra SHLAHOVA LAT 62.01 29.15 33.86 4.46 4.14 4.21 4.21 4.14 1.00 #9
19 Serena XU AUS 59.97 28.41 32.56 4.11 3.82 4.14 4.21 4.07 1.00 #11
20 Nicola KORCK NZL 57.45 27.64 30.81 3.86 3.54 4.04 3.93 3.89 1.00 #3
21 Ching Ting SU SGP 49.72 19.48 30.24 3.75 3.54 3.89 3.86 3.86 0.00 #6
22 Maria BLESSIA INA 36.29 14.55 22.74 2.96 2.71 2.82 2.93 2.79 1.00 #4
23 Bianca Arianne VINARAO PHI 34.49 13.62 22.87 3.04 2.68 2.86 3.00 2.71 2.00 #2
24 Arunima VERABELLI IND 10.11 1.85 9.26 1.25 0.93 1.18 1.29 1.14 1.00 #5

Total

FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Alexandra TRUSOVA
RUS
197.69 1 1
2 Anastasiia GULIAKOVA
RUS
181.43 2 2
3 Riko TAKINO
JPN
174.16 3 3
4 Akari MATSUOKA
JPN
168.05 4 4
5 Kaitlyn NGUYEN
USA
161.42 6 5
6 Ting CUI
USA
150.95 5 7
7 Aurora COTOP
CAN
140.14 9 6
8 Su Been JEON
KOR
139.74 7 8
9 Eun Bi KO
KOR
131.93 8 9
10 Guzide Irmak BAYIR
TUR
124.78 11 11
11 Selma IHR
SWE
121.97 13 10
12 Andrea MONTESINOS CANTU
MEX
114.79 15 12
13 Amelia Scarlett JACKSON
AUS
113.86 10 13
14 Yi Christy LEUNG
HKG
107.88 12 15
15 Amy LIN
TPE
101.91 16 16
16 Aleksandra SHLAHOVA
LAT
99.71 14 18
17 Sophie ABRAMS
ISR
98.31 21 14
18 Jordan LAZARUS
AUS
96.21 18 17
19 Serena XU
AUS
95.49 17 19
20 Nicola KORCK
NZL
86.24 19 20
21 Ching Ting SU
SGP
78.38 20 21
22 Bianca Arianne VINARAO
PHI
56.37 22 23
23 Maria BLESSIA
INA
51.21 23 22
24 Arunima VERABELLI
IND
16.33 24 24

2017 JGP Australia Ladies Preview

This is a very young and inexperienced field, with 16 of the 24 competitors making their international or Junior Grand Prix debut.

The triple + triple is key for the ladies and they’ll want one in their short programs and at least two in their free skates.  The required solo jump for the juniors in the short program this season is the triple lutz.  Top competitors will likely be attempting triple flip + triple toes in their short for the required combination jump.

Yi Christy Leung is the highest ranking competitor from last season at this event.  She placed 9th at Junior Worlds, setting personal bests in all segments of the competition.  It was by far her best competition of the year, as she placed just 10th at JGP Germany.  She has competed once this season, placing a disappointing 6th at the Asian Open, over 20 points lower than her Junior Worlds score but equivalent to the mark she set in Germany.

Riko Takino finished 6th as a junior at Japanese nationals.  She has one prior international assignment, the Bavarian Open, where she finished 2nd in the junior ladies event.

Ting Cui made her international debut earlier this summer at the Philadelphia International Competition where she scored just over 150 points.  She won the silver medal as a novice at US nationals last year, and is competing at the junior level for the first time.

Then there are the ladies who are competing for the first time, hoping to make a name for themselves.  Over the past few seasons Russian and Japanese ladies have absolutely dominated the junior circuit, and there is no indication that this year is going to be any different.

Alexandra Trusova just barely qualified to compete this season, turning 13 just a week before the July 1st deadline.  She finished 4th at Russian Junior Nationals last year, less than 6 points from the medal stand and just behind three ladies who all finished in the top 10 at Junior Worlds.  She is a great jumper, and has landed quad salchows in practice.

Anastasiia Guliakova finished 8th at Russian nationals as a junior last season.  While she was over 10 points back from Trusova, she still put up a respectable score and even placed ahead of Trusova in the short program.

Akari Matsuoka finished 12th at Japanese nationals in the junior event.  Her score was significantly lower than the Russian ladies, however it is difficult to compare nationals scores directly.  She had a much stronger free skate at that event, finishing 10th in that segment.

Kaitlyn Nguyen is the reigning US Junior Ladies champion.  She was not old enough to compete internationally as a junior last season, but was sent to Golden Bear as a novice and took home the gold medal.

 

My podium predictions:

Gold: Alexandra Trusova

Silver: Riko Takino

Bronze: Anastasiia Guliakova

 

Bios of the competitors:

Amelia Scarlett Jackson, AUS: She placed 20th at JGP Estonia last season.  Her personal best is 99.21.  She is 16 years old.

Jordan Lazarus, AUS: This is her international debut.

Serena Xu, AUS: This is her JGP debut.  She is 18 years old.

Aurora Cotop, CAN: This is her JGP debut.  She is 15 years old.

Amy Lin, TPE: She finished 28th at Worlds, 17th at Four Continents, and 21st at Junior Worlds.  Her personal best is 155.61.  She is 17 years old.

Yi Christy Leung, HKG: She finished 9th at Junior Worlds.  She placed 10th at JGP Germany last season.  Her personal best is 156.26.  She is 14 years old.

Arunima Verabelli, IND: This is her international debut.

Maria Blessia, INA: This is her JGP debut.  She is 17 years old.

Sophie Abrams, ISR: She placed 14th at JGP Russia last season.  Her personal best is 106.94.  She is 15 years old.

Akari Matsuoka, JPN: This is her international debut.

Riko Takino, JPN: This is her JGP debut.

Aleksandra Shlahova, LAT: She placed 16th at JGP Japan last season.  Her personal best is 87.57.  She is 15 years old.

Andrea Montesinos Cantu, MEX: She finished 19th at Junior Worlds.  She placed 9th at JGP Japan last season.  Her personal best is 128.55.  She is 14 years old.

Nicola Korck, NZL: This is her JGP debut.  She is 14 years old.

Bianca Arianne Vinarao, PHI: She finished 21st at JGP Japan last season.  Her personal best is 60.94.  She is 18 years old.

Su Been Jeon, KOR: This is her JGP debut.  She is 14 years old.

Eun Bi Ko, KOR: This is her JGP debut.  She is 14 years old.

Anastasiia Guliakova, RUS: This is her international debut.  She is 14 years old.

Alexandra Trusova, RUS: This is her international debut.  She is 13 years old.

Ching Ting Su, SGP: This is her JGP debut.  She is 17 years old.

Selma Ihr, SWE: This is her international debut.

Guzide Irmak Bayir, TUR: She finished 22nd at Junior Worlds.  This is her JGP debut.  Her personal best is 123.23.  She is 15 years old.

Ting Cui, USA: This is her JGP debut.

Kaitlyn Nguyen, USA: This is her international debut.

2017 US Nationals Novice Ladies Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 8 Angelina Huang, St. Peters FSA 2 48.66 2 94.53 143.19
2 9 Ting Cui, Baltimore FSC 3 47.63 1 95.05 142.68
3 7 Pooja Kalyan, Ozark FSC 5 47.35 4 84.42 131.77
4 11 Alysa Liu, St. Moritz ISC 1 48.89 6 82.79 131.68
5 12 Alyssa Rich, Dallas FSC 4 47.47 5 83.42 130.89
6 1 Hanna Harrell, Dallas FSC 10 39.24 3 87.45 126.69
7 4 Isabella Miller, Salt Lake Figure Skating 8 43.26 7 78.19 121.45
8 10 Ilana Sherman, SC of New York 6 45.16 9 72.56 117.72
9 2 Audrey Shin, SC of New York 9 40.12 8 75.80 115.92
10 3 Emma Coppess, All Year FSC 7 43.44 10 67.35 110.79
11 6 Lily Sun, Peninsula SC 12 36.48 11 65.89 102.37
12 5 Analise Gonzalez, SC of Boston 11 37.71 12 59.74 97.45

2017 Eastern Sectionals Novice Ladies Results

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 11 Audrey Shin, SC of New York 2 43.96 1 95.51 139.47
2 9 Ting Cui, Baltimore FSC 1 44.11 2 86.01 130.12
3 10 Ilana Sherman, SC of New York 3 42.01 3 74.90 116.91
4 13 Analise Gonzalez, SC of Boston 4 41.68 4 74.62 116.30
5 12 Paxton James, Panthers FSC 5 40.68 6 71.19 111.87
6 5 Hannah Jo, University of Delaware FSC 7 39.80 5 71.52 111.32
7 8 Kassandra Carpentier, Colonial FSC 8 37.95 7 70.74 108.69
8 2 Sasha Hayes, Washington FSC 11 32.59 8 70.47 103.06
9 7 Iris Zhao, Colonial FSC 6 40.12 9 59.96 100.08
10 3 Ejun Dean, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 10 34.86 10 57.97 92.83
11 6 Sophie Nye, SC of New York 9 34.88 11 56.63 91.51
12 1 Jaclyn Bozzetti, Ice House Of New Jersey FSC 12 31.53 12 56.17 87.70
13 4 Brooke Barrett, SC of Boston 13 29.06 13 54.73 83.79

2017 South Atlantic Regional Results

Juvenile Girls

Place Start Name Score
1 23 Haley Scott, First Coast FSC 59.18
2 25 Gloria Xia, University of Delaware FSC 57.56
3 22 Olivia Tennant, Frederick FSC 49.87
4 18 Olivia Herman, Panthers FSC 48.79
5 24 Tatiana Johnson, Frederick FSC 47.98
6 8 Isabelle Levy, Washington FSC 47.17
7 15 Deana Torgashev, Panthers FSC 46.99
8 17 Aaliyah Devins, Individual member USFS 46.71
9 26 Lindsey Scurlock, Washington FSC 45.92
10 9 Jordan Scott, First Coast FSC 45.63
11 12 Ryan Layton, IceWorks SC 44.17
12 19 Sasha Reardon, Florida Everblades FSC 44.03
13 3 Heleyna Walton, IceWorks SC 43.88
14 5 Jeslyn Choi, Atlanta FSC 43.72
15 20 Mia Eckels, White Rose FSC 43.26
16 10 Ella Chen, Washington FSC 42.01
17 6 Lotus Shen, SC of Wilmington 41.64
18 16 Alexandra Boyd, Orlando FSC 41.63
19 11 Lillian Erwin, Orlando FSC 40.95
20 21 Mariia Alieva, Washington FSC 40.87
21 4 Kylie Barber, University of Delaware FSC 40.75
22 14 Maria Wrazen, Palm Beach FSC 39.77
23 27 Mealy Cronin, Washington FSC 38.80
24 1 Kaitlyn McGarigle, Atlanta FSC 38.53
25 28 Marilena Kitromilis, Washington FSC 38.34
26 13 Olivia Kaloyannides, Broadmoor SC 37.83
27 2 Kristen Marvel, IceWorks SC 37.72
28 7 Allison Murphy, IceWorks SC 37.56

Intermediate Ladies

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 25 Emily Zhang, Richmond FSC 1 46.65 1 84.06 130.71
2 23 Alexa Binder, Panthers FSC 5 34.68 2 73.42 108.10
3 27 Reagan Scott, Hershey FSC 2 38.13 3 66.62 104.75
4 26 Anastasia Russ, Panthers FSC 4 35.10 5 62.26 97.36
5 18 Aleksandra Novoseltsev, Panthers FSC 12 30.99 4 62.82 93.81
6 28 Jill Heiner, FSC Of Southern Maryland 3 37.27 9 56.34 93.61
7 21 Danielle Carvella, Tampa Bay SC 9 31.26 6 58.21 89.47
8 19 Anna Maria Bella, University of Delaware FSC 8 31.44 8 57.52 88.96
9 11 Katelyn Lien, Washington FSC 14 30.24 7 57.67 87.91
10 20 Ashley Easterly, City of Palms FSC 10 31.09 10 55.12 86.21
11 24 Isabella Rongione, Frederick FSC 6 33.23 13 50.80 84.03
12 22 Sydney Horenstein, Philadelphia SC & HS 11 31.01 12 51.16 82.17
13 16 Katherine Xing, Triangle FSC 13 30.47 11 51.69 82.16
14 17 Elicia Wang, First Coast FSC 7 32.57 17 49.17 81.74
15 15 Ashley Merrills, SC of North Carolina 16 29.26 18 49.05 78.31
16 12 Madelyn Jordan, Carolinas FSC 17 27.62 14 49.94 77.56
17 14 Delia Hughes, Washington FSC 18 27.42 16 49.54 76.96
18 6 Mariah Mele, City of Palms FSC 19 26.92 15 49.72 76.64
19 9 Jessica Horner, Washington FSC 21 26.22 19 48.95 75.17
20 13 Lucia Porosnicu Hopinca, Summit FSC of NC 15 30.24 22 44.87 75.11
21 4 Alexis Martyn, Pittsburgh FSC 24 24.77 20 47.42 72.19
22 5 Grace Walton, Philadelphia SC & HS 25 24.65 21 46.67 71.32
23 8 Claudia Mills, IceWorks SC 22 25.76 23 43.94 69.70
24 10 Sara Feminella, Florida Everblades FSC 20 26.81 27 40.57 67.38
25 3 Grace Prince, Panthers FSC 26 23.76 25 43.01 66.77
26 1 Hannah Abercrombie, SC of Mt Lebanon 27 23.24 24 43.06 66.30
27 7 Miabella Lovell, Frederick FSC 23 25.12 28 40.47 65.59
28 2 Joi Cooper, Triangle FSC 28 23.12 26 41.16 64.28

Novice Ladies

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 11 Ting Cui, Baltimore FSC 3 40.01 1 79.31 119.32
2 14 Hannah Jo, University of Delaware FSC 5 38.40 2 75.68 114.08
3 16 Sasha Hayes, Washington FSC 4 39.14 4 73.82 112.96
4 6 Paxton James, Panthers FSC 8 35.29 3 75.11 110.40
5 12 Sophia Chouinard, Panthers FSC 6 38.03 5 70.33 108.36
6 13 Joanna Hubbart, Southwest Florida FSC 1 41.20 7 65.71 106.91
7 7 Gabriela Godin, Wissahickon SC 10 31.42 6 70.14 101.56
8 8 Elle Vaske, Southwest Florida FSC 7 37.26 10 61.02 98.28
9 15 Isabella Vanderlaat, Panthers FSC 2 41.08 14 56.01 97.09
10 10 Ivy Liu, Carolinas FSC 9 33.56 9 62.93 96.49
11 3 Grace Stulman, Baltimore FSC 16 24.39 8 64.33 88.72
12 2 Sarah Jung, Columbia FSC (MD) 12 30.87 12 56.52 87.39
13 9 Alexandra Hoethke, Carolinas FSC 11 31.19 13 56.12 87.31
14 5 Hannah Rotman, SC of North Carolina 14 29.80 11 57.37 87.17
15 4 Dallas Ward, Southwest Florida FSC 15 28.72 15 47.60 76.32
WD Krystal Edwards, Washington FSC 13 30.72

Junior Ladies

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 23 Julia Biechler, SC of Wilmington 1 44.86 2 84.37 129.23
2 25 Haley Beavers, Washington FSC 2 43.06 1 85.25 128.31
3 15 Mary-Katharine Mulera, Washington FSC 13 32.83 3 82.33 115.16
4 24 Cailey Weaver, Panthers FSC 3 42.10 5 72.35 114.45
5 28 Sarah Godwin, Triangle FSC 4 38.39 6 71.78 110.17
6 18 Lara Annunziata, SC of Florida 8 35.83 4 73.15 108.98
7 26 Gabrielle Carl, Central Florida FSC 6 36.74 11 63.13 99.87
8 21 Lauren Brown, Panthers FSC 7 36.09 10 63.59 99.68
9 27 Jessica Zink, Washington FSC 5 37.85 12 61.34 99.19
10 11 Tambra Wenger, Southwest Florida FSC 16 31.91 7 66.82 98.73
11 14 Ashley Young, Washington FSC 14 32.32 8 65.43 97.75
12 7 Katie Ross, FSC of Charleston 19 31.68 9 63.69 95.37
13 17 Alice Qiao, Atlanta FSC 9 35.29 14 59.17 94.46
14 22 Abigail Colvin, Central Florida FSC 12 34.23 13 59.24 93.47
15 19 Madelyn Crawford, Washington FSC 11 34.65 15 57.47 92.12
16 10 Taylor Aruanno, University of Delaware FSC 20 31.49 16 56.91 88.40
17 20 Mackenzie Garlick, Carolinas FSC 10 34.66 19 52.66 87.32
18 13 Gwyneth Tate Collins, Washington FSC 15 32.09 18 53.50 85.59
19 9 Cara Murphy, Pittsburgh FSC 21 30.61 20 51.59 82.20
20 2 Lauren Salzlechner, Palm Beach FSC 25 25.68 17 56.18 81.86
21 12 Caitlin Colsia, SC of Northern Virginia 17 31.82 22 49.14 80.96
22 16 Janie Wu, Washington FSC 18 31.76 23 47.87 79.63
23 8 Nicole Farinella, Delaware County SC 23 28.16 21 49.58 77.74
24 6 Sydney Rose, Southwest Florida FSC 22 29.12 27 42.11 71.23
25 4 Dominique Mickiewicz, Washington FSC 24 26.12 24 43.81 69.93
26 3 Isabel Torres, FSC of Charleston 26 25.63 26 42.70 68.33
27 5 Elspeth Cunningham, Pittsburgh FSC 27 22.62 25 43.71 66.33
28 1 Christina Hall, SC of Northern Virginia 28 20.21 28 39.74 59.95

Senior Ladies

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 16 Elise Romola, Washington FSC 2 45.35 1 81.54 126.89
2 17 Carly Berrios, Greenville FSC 1 49.84 2 73.12 122.96
3 18 Leslieann Alasagas, Individual member USFS 4 42.15 4 69.52 111.67
4 19 Morgan Leighow, Washington FSC 5 40.08 6 66.39 106.47
5 15 Kristine Levitina, Pines FSC 3 42.20 8 62.97 105.17
6 7 Kendal Buckalew, Carolinas FSC 11 31.39 3 71.26 102.65
7 10 Kathryn Wen, Washington FSC 6 38.88 10 62.56 101.44
8 13 Emily Monaghan, Washington FSC 8 35.90 7 63.79 99.69
9 8 Camilla Zhang, SC of Northern Virginia 12 30.34 5 69.10 99.44
10 5 Naomi Ghebremichael, SC of North Carolina 13 30.17 9 62.88 93.05
11 14 Grace Moyer, Penguin FSC 10 32.08 12 59.85 91.93
12 11 Irina Gonzalez-Sigler, Orlando FSC 7 38.72 15 52.87 91.59
13 6 Victoria Williams, Atlanta FSC 15 27.68 11 61.86 89.54
14 12 Stefanie Page, Washington FSC 9 32.99 14 56.04 89.03
15 4 Danielle Olney, Washington FSC 16 27.06 13 57.79 84.85
16 9 Phuong Dao, Richmond FSC 14 29.83 16 50.93 80.76
17 2 Hana Mahle, SC of Northern Virginia 17 23.44 18 48.60 72.04
18 3 Allison Hall, Washington FSC 18 22.44 17 49.29 71.73
19 1 Rebecca Chan, Washington FSC 19 22.37 19 45.39 67.76
WD Anna Marie Seifert, IceWorks SC

Juvenile Boys

Place Start Name Score
1 2 Ethan Kohn, Pines FSC 46.79
2 3 Luke Wang, Columbia FSC (MD) 36.60
3 1 Haydn Gock, Princeton SC 35.93
4 7 Jon Maravilla, SC of Northern Virginia 33.46
5 6 Andrew Zhang, Washington FSC 31.51
6 5 Stefan Stalker, Summit FSC of NC 26.00
7 4 Robert Polcz, Palm Beach FSC 20.85

Intermediate Men

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 12 Ilia Malinin, Washington FSC 1 44.00 1 71.54 115.54
2 11 Nicholas Hsieh, SC of Wilmington 2 38.29 2 68.87 107.16
3 15 Zachary Yaninek, Hershey FSC 3 36.56 3 62.04 98.60
4 13 John Reichard, Panthers FSC 5 30.01 4 58.77 88.78
5 14 Antonio Maravilla, SC of Northern Virginia 4 31.38 5 53.74 85.12
6 7 Jacob Fitzpatrick, University of Delaware FSC 7 25.88 7 44.74 70.62
7 9 Kenneth Thomsen, Tidewater FSC 8 24.06 6 46.15 70.21
8 8 Ian Kang, SC of North Carolina 6 26.76 10 41.59 68.35
9 10 Llewelyn Sannajust, SC of Wilmington 9 23.93 9 42.39 66.32
10 5 Ocean Shen, SC of Wilmington 13 19.96 8 42.79 62.75
11 6 Benjamin McLemore, Pittsburgh FSC 10 22.73 11 34.93 57.66
12 3 Charles Liu, Georgia FSC 11 22.02 14 30.49 52.51
13 4 Seiji Urano, Washington FSC 12 21.41 15 30.34 51.75
14 1 Maxwell Demsky, Penguin FSC 14 16.98 12 31.36 48.34
15 2 Nathan Fehrs, Port City SC 15 15.64 13 31.33 46.97

Novice Men

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 7 Joseph Kang, University of Delaware FSC 2 48.91 1 110.96 159.87
2 6 Lucas Altieri, Panthers FSC 1 50.05 2 94.03 144.08
3 2 Jordan Evans, University of Delaware FSC 5 39.21 3 87.97 127.18
4 5 David Shapiro, SC of Wilmington 3 44.38 4 74.89 119.27
5 3 Eric Prober, Panthers FSC 6 38.80 6 69.95 108.75
6 1 Nick Hubbart, Southwest Florida FSC 7 34.85 5 71.19 106.04
7 4 Dylan Varghese, Washington FSC 4 43.63 7 60.47 104.10

Junior Men

Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 2 Ryan Dunk, Baltimore FSC 1 54.98 1 103.80 158.78
2 1 Nicholas Huff, Gardens FSC of Maryland 2 24.64 2 43.71 68.35

2015 US Nationals: Intermediate Ladies Free Skate

Group 1

Ashley Lin: 61.88 Total: 90.81

  • She has nice timing and musicality along with personality at the top of her program
  • Nice solid triple toe
  • Good height on the double salchow but a little too close to the boards and she had to put her hand down
  • Nice layback position and picking up speed through the Biellman
  • Very solid double axel with nice ride out
  • Triple toe + double toe (a little tight on the second jump)
  • She has good speed and a nice light quality in her arms
  • Double axel + single toe + single loop
  • Double flip + double loop
  • I really like the spring in her jumps and she gets great height
  • Nice final spin
  • That was a very enjoyable, solid program and she kept her energy and performance levels up the entire time

Cheyenne King: 56.61 Total: 85.94 and into 2nd place

  • Single axel with one arm variation
  • Nice speed on sit spin with good timing with the music
  • Nice performance quality in the step sequence with good speed across the ice
  • Double lutz with both arms up + double loop a little two footed on the landing
  • Double flip with one arm + double loop a little two footed again
  • Double toe
  • Double lutz with one arm
  • Double flip + half loop + double salchow
  • She could have a bit more flexibility on her final spin
  • Another very good performance with good energy and performance quality

Diana Zhu: 52.16 Total: 80.31 and into 3rd place

  • Great height on the triple toe
  • Good double axel
  • Really nice position in her camel spin into a nice upright catch foot spin but losing speed toward the end
  • She could use a bit more speed through her footwork to match the tempo of the music but I like the choreographic details
  • Double toe hand down + toe
  • Double axel pitched forward + toe
  • Double lutz
  • Double salchow + loop
  • She could have more stretch through her sit spin position
  • She has great lines but her jumps don’t get a lot of height and can be difficult to identify

Liza Hayes: 57.80 Total: 88.05 and into 2nd place

  • Double lutz
  • I love her facial expression in her step sequences and her use of her head and arms is really well done
  • single axel
  • Good speed on the sit spin
  • Double flip + half loop + double loop
  • Double lutz + double loop
  • Double salchow
  • Double flip + double toe
  • Traveling a bit on her final spin
  • I found this program to be really enjoyable with lots of transitions and attention to detail

Sierra Venetta: 53.68 Total: 84.14 and into 4th place

  • Triple loop with nice height but hd to squeak the free leg back
  • Great double axel + single toe with both arms up
  • Beautiful catch foot camel spin, picking up speed
  • Nice triple salchow + double toe a little wild
  • Triple salchow
  • Her jumps have so much height and a nice air position but she doesn’t seem to have the soft knees on the landing to allow her to ride the jumps out
  • Double axel flip out and hands down
  • Double lutz + single loop + double loop
  • Nice stretch through her final upright catch foot spin

Maxine Marie Bautista: 75.10 Total: 105.84 and into 1st place

  • Triple salchow + double toe nicely done
  • Good position on her sit spin with nice speed throughout
  • She has a lovely expression and soft hands and arms in her step sequence
  • Good double axel
  • Double lutz + half loop + double flip really well done
  • Really nice triple salchow
  • Double axel + double toe with nice landing position
  • Double loop
  • She could have a bit more stretch in her combo spin and was a little scratchy on the change of positions
  • Overall this was an extremely solid program and very enjoyable to watch with mature performance qualities

 

Group 2

Nhi Do: 52.55 Total: 84.12 and into 6th place

  • Double axel + double toe out of a spread eagle with a step out and fall
  • Nice positions in the layback spin but losing speed in the Biellman
  • Double salchow
  • Double axel out of a spread eagle back on the landing and hand down
  • Double lutz + double loop with both arms up very close to the boards
  • Double flip + double loop both arms up + single loop
  • Double lutz
  • She could have more stretch through her feet in the spin but otherwise nicely done
  • This music might have been a bit too big for her and she didn’t really perform the way the other ladies have done

Jenna Shi: 58.75 Total: 91.59 and into 2nd place

  • Nice double loop with good ride out
  • Double flip with both arms up + double toe
  • Double axel + double toe
  • Her jumps get off the ground and rotate quickly with nice air position but she doesn’t have a lot of height
  • Lovely positions on her combination spin
  • Double lutz with a good ride out of the jump
  • Really nice height on that double axel with a good landing position
  • Double flip + half loop + double axel
  • Her program seemed to get stronger toward the second half and she started to perform as well
  • Nice speed in her final spin with a good twisted position in the sit but losing speed in the tuck position

Lara Annuziata: 59.09 Total: 92.84 and into 2nd place

  • Double salchow
  • Good positions in her camel spin with speed maintained throughout and nice flexibility in her upright position
  • She took a weird skid stop into  her double axel + half loop + double loop but landed it
  • Double flip + double loop
  • Double axel with another weird skid stop before it
  • Double flip + double toe
  • Double lutz
  • Weird random fall on a transition step
  • She has a high kick into her lutz and not a lot of height on the jumps even though she has fast rotation
  • Her layback spin was really nice with good speed and a stretched Biellman
  • Her performance could be stronger as it looked like she was going from element to element with a lot of focus

Kassandra Carpentier: 72.04 Total: 112.24 and into 1st place

  • Double flip with hands on hips
  • Really nice double axel with good height
  • Good sit spin positions with nice speed
  • Double flip with hands on hips + double toe
  • Double axel + single loop + double loop
  • Triple salchow
  • Her jumps have so much height but some of her finishing touches could be worked on like softer arms and more stretch through her legs
  • Double lutz + double loop nicely done
  • Good speed on her final spin with nice positions
  • She had a 5 point lead after the short program and that was a clean skate so she’s going to be tough to catch

Gia Kokotakis: 63.50 Total: 99.43 and into 3rd place

  • Double flip with one arm over the head
  • Single axel
  • Really nice positions in her camel spin with good flexibility and nice speed
  • Double lutz + double toe
  • Double salchow with arms up + single axel sequence
  • Double flip + double loop + double loop
  • Double lutz with one arm up
  • She has great lines and a ton of emotion on the ice and her choreographic details look genuine and not like they were placed in there
  • She had a gorgeous unique position in her layback spin
  • I don’t think it will be enough to catch Carpentier, but that was a very solid program and I loved her skating

Ting Cui: 61.45 Total: 95.30 and into 4th place

  •  I love her criss-crossed rhinestone tights
  • Double axel + double toe
  • Triple salchow
  • Fall going into her choreographic step sequence, but it might have been before it started so it will be a 1 point deduction but shouldn’t effect levels
  • Single axel–looked like she popped it open a bit
  • Nice donut spin position into a catch foot in her camel spin
  • Double flip with arms up and double toe with hands on hips
  • Double lutz
  • Double lutz + single loop + double loop
  • Great positions in her final spin including a really nice illusion
  • There is so much to like about her but she seemed to lose a little bit of the spark after her fall
Place Start Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 10 Kassandra Carpentier, Colonial FSC 1 40.20 2 72.04 112.24
2 6 Maxine Marie Bautista, DuPage FSC 7 30.74 1 75.10 105.84
3 11 Gia Kokotakis, All Year FSC 2 35.93 3 63.50 99.43
4 12 Ting Cui, Baltimore FSC 3 33.85 5 61.45 95.30
5 9 Lara Annunziata, Panthers FSC 4 33.75 6 59.09 92.84
6 8 Jenna Shi, Arctic FSC 5 32.84 7 58.75 91.59
7 1 Ashley Lin, Stars FSC of Texas 11 28.93 4 61.88 90.81
8 4 Liza Hayes, SC of Boston 9 30.25 8 57.80 88.05
9 2 Cheyenne King, Lilac City FSC 10 29.33 9 56.61 85.94
10 5 Sierra Venetta, SC of San Francisco 8 30.46 10 53.68 84.14
11 7 Nhi Do, All Year FSC 6 31.57 11 52.55 84.12
12 3 Diana Zhu, St. Paul FSC 12 28.15 12 52.16 80.31