US Nationals Senior Ladies Free Skate

Group 1
Morgan Bell: 30.65 TES + 40.22 PCS -1.00 = 69.87 Total: 107.65

  • Nice double axel to open the program
  • Triple lutz with a flip out
  • Double axel + double toe
  • Nice feel for the program in her step sequence but she has a tendency to bend at the waist instead of using her knees and edges to get her across the ice
  • Double lutz
  • Traveling a bit on her layback and losing speed in the Biellman
  • Fall on the triple toe
  • Popped salchow
  • Triple toe two footed landing
  • Ok camel spin position but losing speed and centering through through the catchfoot
  • She could be lower in her sit positions in the combination spin and really losing control of the spin in the upright catchfoot

Becky Bereswill: 41.47 TES + 44.64 PCS -1.00 = 85.11 Total: 123.57 and into 1st place

  • Gorgeous triple lutz 
  • Nice triple toe
  • Double axel + double toe 
  • Great layback spin with nice arm variations and good stretch in her Biellman but really losing speed
  • Flip a bit messy on the landing, two footed and likely underrotated
  • Fall on the triple toe and that will count as one of her combos since it’s a repeated jump so she’s going to lose some points for that
  • Triple loop step out on the landing
  • She could have more stretch and toe point in her sit spin and not a lot of speed through the back tuck position
  • Spiral, Ina Bauer into a triple salchow + double toe
  • Nice twisted position in her combo spin but still not a lot of speed and she finished after her music

Sophia Adams: 29.41 TES + 41.55 PCS -1.00 = 69.96 Total: 107.50 and into 3rd place

  • Triple salchow with nice toe point–a bit back on the landing but hangs on
  • Three turns into a triple loop but falls
  • Double toe
  • Great camel spin position with nice twisted variation and excellent transition into the catchfoot and good speed throughout
  • Three turns into a popped loop and no combo–those three turns just seem too choppy and not into the ice enough for her to get over her edge and complete the loop
  • Really nice double axel
  • Triple salchow hand down and leg down on the ice–will have to see if it’s called a fall or not
  • I feel like she could stretch through her upper body and arms more and really finish off the movements in her step sequence
  • Really nice spiral in arabesque on a musical highlight
  • Spiral into a double axel stepping into a combo spin
  • I’m not a fan of her illusion in the combo spin but a nice layback 
  • Flying entry to the last sit spin could use a bit more speed 

Laney Diggs: 34.39 TES + 39.84 PCS = 74.23 Total: 102.80 and into 4th place

  • Double flip + double toe + double toe
  • Double salchow + double toe
  • Nice ride out of her triple toe
  • Good camel spin into an upright catchfoot spin
  • Double salchow
  • Good double axel + double toe
  • Double flip
  • She’s a bit bent over at times in the straight line step sequence and needs to really stretch through her free leg and upper body to get a better line
  • Double axel
  • Good change of edge in her arabesque spiral
  • Nice low sit spin position but losing all speed through the back tuck
  • Not sure what happened because it didn’t look like she was popping her jumps but I don’t think she only had doubles planned in her program

Group 2
Joelle Forte: 39.97 TES + 41.16 PCS -2.00 = 79.13 Total: 124.95 and into 1st place

  • Double lutz and two footed on the landing
  • Triple flip
  • Triple salchow with nice toe point in the air but a fall
  • Losing speed through the tuck variation in her sit spin
  • Ina Bauer into a double axel
  • Unfortunately I think she might have checked out of her program because she’s looking down at the ice through the whole step sequence and really seems to be going through the motions with her choreography
  • Triple lutz + double toe
  • Spiral into a triple toe and a fall
  • She could have a better arm position in her layback but a good haircutter position
  • Nice spiral into a split jump and a spread eagle
  • Triple salchow + double toe
  • Nice camel position with a good twisted variation and a flying change of foot 

Amanda Hofmann: TES + PCS = 76.89 Total: 119.14 and into 3rd place

  • Nice height in the triple loop but back on the landing and she really fights to hang on to it
  • Triple lutz with a fall
  • Two footed on the triple flip landing
  • Good camel spin position and picking up speed through the catchfoot and really nice extension through the upright catchfoot
  • Popped salchow
  • Nice double axel + double toe
  • Two footed triple loop + double toe
  • On top of her edges and choppy across the ice in the step sequence and there are a few attempts to show off her back flexibility that just bring the whole sequence to a standshill
  • She needs to lower her hip and get her leg behind her in the arabesque spiral
  • Double axel
  • Layback into a haircutter and a really nice Biellman but losing all her speed

Haley Dunne: TES + PCS = 82.77 Total: 127.73 and into 1st place

  • She got sucked into the black hole where Ice Network had to turn off their coverage but NBC is showing repeats 🙁

Kiri Baga: TES + PCS = 91.48 Total: 138.14 and into 1st place

  • She got sucked into the black hole where Ice Network had to turn off their coverage but NBC is showing repeats 🙁

Group 3
Angela Wang: 59.71 TES + 53.99 PCS -1.00 = 112.70 Total: 164.76 and into 1st place

  • Triple lutz + triple toe + double toe
  • Nice triple flip
  • Good triple loop
  • Triple toe + double axel sequence
  • Nice smile on her face after the first few jumping passes
  • She could have better arm positions in her layback spin and more stretch through her Biellman but good speed
  • Triple lutz + double toe step out
  • Good speed and flow out of the sit spin
  • She’s bent at the waist a bit in the step sequence and could stretch through her arms and upper body more in places to really finish off the line
  • Hand down and then a fall forward out of the triple salchow
  • Nice double axel
  • Decent camel spin position but she could use more stretch through the catchfoot
  • She seemed to be running out of steam at the end but she had to add 30 seconds to her program since she’s been competing internationally as a junior 

Caroline Zhang: 58.28 TES + 53.62 PCS = 111.90 Total: 161.89 and into 2nd place

  • Triple flip + double toe with nice flow out 
  • Triple lutz solid
  • Good double axel
  • Good camel spin with a great transition to the catchfoot position
  • Nice triple loop + double toe + double loop and especially impressive that she gets more height on the 3rd jump than the 2nd
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • Good double axel
  • Nice triple loop and a big smile on her face when she landed that
  • Great spiral position with nice change of edge
  • Nice positions in the combination spin but she could have a bit more speed and stepping up into the layback 
  • Standing ovation for that program!

Ashley Cain: 48.94 TES + 53.02 PCS -2.00 = 99.96 Total: 150.79 and into 3rd place

  • Triple loop 
  • Triple lutz down on her edge but hangs on to it
  • She could have more stretch through the Biellman but good speed maintained through the layback spin
  • Good triple salchow + double axel sequence
  • Triple loop just not a lot of speed and sits down on the jump
  • Triple toe and her feet get caught underneath her and a fall
  • She could have a little more speed in the sit spin
  • Nice triple salchow
  • Nice double axel + double toe + double loop
  • Great extension in her spins and a nice camel position above 90 degrees
  • A little choppy in the step sequence so she could use her knees and edges a bit better to really push across the ice
  • She has great expression in this whole program throughout all the elements and no matter how the jumps were going
  • Gorgeous spirals to end the program

Hannah Miller: 55.01 TES + 55.20 PCS = 110.21 Total: 164.28 and into 2nd place

  • Triple loop + double loop to open the program
  • Triple lutz + double toe + double loop
  • Triple lutz two footed on the landing
  • She looks so calm, happy and relaxed 
  • She could have more flow and better edges through the step sequence
  • Really nice Biellman position in her layback
  • Triple toe + double axel sequence was two footed
  • Nice double axel
  • Good triple loop
  • Nice triple salchow
  • Flying camel spin with a good position and a nice catchfoot
  • She also had to add 30 seconds to her program to compete here but she’s not showing any sign of being tired at all
  • She has tears in her eyes after that solid skate in her senior debut

Gracie Gold: 71.14 TES + 61.35 PCS = 132.49 Total: 186.57 and into 1st place

  • Triple lutz + triple toe looked so easy with great height and ice coverage
  • Double axel + triple toe no problem at all
  • Good triple loop but not a lot of flow out of the jump
  • Nice layback position and a good Biellman
  • I’d like to see her relax and smile a bit more through the change of music where it’s more playful
  • Good combination spin
  • Nice double axel with good presentation on the landing
  • Good triple lutz
  • Triple flip + double toe + double toe
  • She seems to be going through the choreography a bit in the step sequence and I’d like to see her go for it a bit more and really finish everything out and commit to the choreography
  • Great toe point in the triple salchow
  • Nice spiral sequence and she is just lighting up knowing she just skated a clean free skate in her senior debut
  • Good low sit spin position pulling in to a scratch spin

Samantha Cesario: 58.59 TES + 55.82 PCS = 114.41 Total: 170.15 and into 2nd place

  • Great flow on her opening triple lutz
  • Nice triple loop
  • Beautiful toe point in the triple flip + double toe
  • She could use a bit more speed through her sit spin but nicely done
  • Good triple salchow
  • Nice triple flip
  • Losing speed in her Biellman
  • Triple loop + double toe + double loop 
  • Good expression and musical timing through her step sequence; could be down in her edges a bit more in places
  • Gorgeous outside into inside edge spread eagle into a spiral really highlighting hte musicl
  • Nice double axel + double axel sequence
  • She actually has a nice illusion spin but not quite enough speed in her final spin

Group 4
Christina Gao: 59.30 TES + 58.24 PCS = 117.54 Total: 176.28 and into 2nd place

  • Triple flip + double toe with gorgeous air position and nice flow out of the jump
  • Nice double axel
  • Good triple lutz + double toe
  • Nice camel into a broken leg sit spin and a good upright back cross spin
  • She could have better arm positions in her layback but nice speed in the haircutter
  • Nice triple flip
  • Good triple toe
  • Good triple loop
  • Triple toe + double toe + double loop
  • I’d like to see her push through her edges to get more ice coverage and really stretch through her arms to create better lines in her step sequence and show a more controlled look fitting of a tango
  • No speed in this final spin

Yasmin Siraj: 60.24 TES + 56.95 PCS = 117.19 Total: 175.07 and into 3rd place

  • Nice opening triple flip
  • Triple lutz + double toe
  • Doesn’t quite get the leg wrapped in on the triple salchow and two foots the landing
  • Triple toe + double axel and hangs on to the second landing
  • Triple lutz 
  • A little slow in her spins but a change of direction
  • Triple toe and has to really fight for that landing
  • Double axel + double toe + double loop
  • Camel spin into a sit and ending with a haircutter
  • Litle bobble getting into her ending pose

Courtney Hicks: 63.62 TES + 54.58 PCS = 118.20 Total: 177.92 and into 2nd place

  • Triple flip + triple toe so easy
  • Nice triple salchow
  • Triple lutz + double toe
  • Good speed in the combo spin ending with a haircutter
  • Good camel position picking up speed through the donut and into a decent catchfoot
  • Pops her loop but tacks on the double axel for a sequence
  • Nice triple lutz
  • A little bit messy in places in her step sequence and I’d like to see her push through her legs and not her back to get across the ice
  • Good triple flip
  • Nice double axel
  • Ending with her signature Tw-Hicks

Agnes Zawadzki: 54.18 TES + 61.14 PCS -1.00 = 114.32 Total: 179.63 and into 2nd place

  • Huge triple lutz
  • Triple toe + triple toe looked two footed on the 2nd jump
  • Double flip
  • She has such a great Biellman position 
  • Gorgeous lift to side extension and flipping to an arabeseque without once touching her leg–showing strength, control and ballet training
  • Nice double axel with good flow out
  • Good triple salchow
  • Triple lutz two footed the landing, fell and missed her combo
  • Double axel forward on the landing but hangs on for the double toe + double loop
  • Good positions in her camel spin with nice speed
  • I really like her playfulness in this step sequence, she really plays to the crowd but could have more power and speed to really get across the ice
  • Camel spin into a sit and ending with a beautiful upright catch foot with nice toe point

Ashley Wagner: 57.45 TES + 65.82 PCS -2.00 = 121.27 Total: 188.84 and into 1st place

  • Triple flip + double toe + double loop with both arms overhead
  • Double axel + double toe
  • Triple salchow two footed
  • Good layback position and I like the accents in the spin positions with the music; nice Biellman as well
  • She seems a bit nervous and tentative tonight and I’m sure this is the most pressure she’s felt all season
  • Triple loop nice with good flow out
  • Triple flip two footed and a fall
  • Triple loop two footed and a fall
  • She needs to really start pulling out all the steps in the performance if she wants to keep her PCS edge
  • Triple flip two footed
  • Nice spiral and she seems to finally have her performance qualities back
  • Good camel spin position, nice change of foot into a good catch foot

Mirai Nagasu: 49.80 TES + 60.56 PCS -1.00 = 109.36 Total: 173.75 and into 7th place

  • Nice triple lutz
  • Double axel + triple toe
  • Triple lutz two footed and fell out of it
  • Good position in the camel spin with leg above 90 degrees and an excellent donut spin but no speed
  • Bobbled on the entrance to the triple flip + double toe + double loop but hangs on to it
  • Triple loop + double toe
  • Double axel with nice flow out
  • Great spiral into a triple loop and really fought for that landing
  • Not great illusion spins and not a lot of speed through her spins but nice positions otherwise
  • Seemed a little tired coming out of that spin and had to take a second to get back in to it
  • This is such a contract from her short program because I feel like she’s not giving a performance at all after the happy carefree short
  • Ending with a nice layback into a Biellman
  • Bobbling a bit in her ending pose
Place Start No. Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 19 Ashley Wagner, SC of Wilmington 1 67.57 2 121.27 188.84
2 13 Gracie Gold, Wagon Wheel FSC 9 54.08 1 132.49 186.57
3 18 Agnes Zawadzki, Broadmoor SC 2 65.31 7 114.32 179.63
4 17 Courtney Hicks, All Year FSC 4 59.72 3 118.20 177.92
5 15 Christina Gao, SC Of Boston 5 58.74 4 117.54 176.28
6 16 Yasmin Siraj, SC Of Boston 6 57.88 5 117.19 175.07
7 20 Mirai Nagasu, Pasadena FSC 3 64.39 11 109.36 173.75
8 14 Samantha Cesario, SC of New York 7 55.74 6 114.41 170.15
9 9 Angela Wang, Salt Lake Figure Skating 10 52.06 8 112.70 164.76
10 12 Hannah Miller, Lansing SC 8 54.47 10 110.21 164.68
11 10 Caroline Zhang, All Year FSC 12 49.99 9 111.90 161.89
12 11 Ashley Cain, Stars FSC of Texas 11 50.83 12 99.96 150.79
13 8 Kiri Baga, FSC of Bloomington 13 46.66 13 91.48 138.14
14 7 Haley Dunne, University of Delaware FSC 15 44.96 15 82.77 127.73
15 5 Joelle Forte, SC of New York 14 45.82 16 79.13 124.95
16 2 Becky Bereswill, Detroit SC 17 38.46 14 85.11 123.57
17 6 Amanda Hofmann, Portland ISC 16 42.25 17 76.89 119.14
18 1 Morgan Bell, Rocky Mountain FSC 18 37.78 20 69.87 107.65
19 3 Sophia Adams, All Year FSC 19 37.54 19 69.96 107.50
20 4 Laney Diggs, St. Moritz ISC 20 28.57 18 74.23 102.80
EW   Alissa Czisny, Detroit SC          
WD   Leah Keiser, All Year FSC          
EW   Vanessa Lam, All Year FSC