US Nationals Senior Men’s Free Skate

Group 1
Armin Mahbanoozadeh: 63.28 TES + 67.64 PCS -1.00 = 129.92 Total: 192.77

  • Good opening triple toe–was listed as a quad but didn’t look like a pop, must have changed his mind going into the jump
  • Big triple axel but a little sideways in the air and can’t hang on to the landing
  • Triple lutz + double toe with a slight hesitation between jumps
  • Good triple loop
  • Very quiet step sequence with good quality of motion and flow across the ice
  • Little forward on the triple axel but hangs on and tacks on the double toe
  • Popped lutz
  • Good triple flip
  • Double axle + double toe + double loop
  • Good speed and positions in the combination spin with nice flexibility

Harrison Choate: 63.87 TES + 65.58 PCS = 129.45 Total: 187.11 and into 2nd place

  • Good double axel + triple toe
  • Nice triple lutz
  • I feel like he could commit to the step sequence a bit more
  • Triple lutz + double toe really fighting for the landing
  • Nice triple loop + double toe + double toe
  • Step out of that triple there
  • Nice spread eagles and connection with the music in the choreographic step sequence
  • Good speed in the final spin

Stephen Carriere: 71.61 TES + 67.92 PCS -1.00 = 138.53 Total: 201.30 and into 1st place

  • Good triple salchow
  • Triple axel turnout triple toe
  • Big quad toe but just can’t hold on to the landing and runs out of it
  • A little trouble on his camel spin and can’t quite get the position change and has no speed by the end
  • A little trouble with speed after the position change in the 2nd jump as well
  • Good quality of movement in the step sequence but he could have more power and speed across the ice
  • Triple lutz
  • Big triple axel but can’t hang on to it 
  • Nice triple flip
  • Triple lutz + double toe (one arm up) + double loop (both arms up)
  • Triple loop
  • Nice timing with the music on his final combo spin with good speed

Wesley Campbell: 62.17 TES + 72.34 PCS = 134.51 Total: 191.75 and into 3rd place

  • Good opening triple loop
  • Nice triple flip + triple toe
  • Nice double axel with good flow out of it
  • Good speed through the combo spin but he could be lower in some of the sit positions
  • Nice triple lutz
  • Good stretched free leg and toe point in the sit spin
  • Nice ease in this step seqeuence but I would like for him to loop up a big more
  • Triple lutz + double toe + double loop
  • Triple salchow + double toe
  • Nice triple flip
  • So far everything about this program has been light, elegant and easy
  • Good final camel spin
  • Great skate for him and very enjoyable to watch

William Brewster: 49.07 TES + 62.44 PCS = 111.51 Total: 170.13 and into 5th place

  • Triple salchow + triple toe two footed
  • Triple lutz
  • Nice ease to the double axel
  • Really slow in the camel spin though the change of foot
  • Nice Irish touches to the step sequence
  • Doubled the flip and two foots the landing
  • Triple flip flip out but recovers nicely into a spread eagle
  • He could have a bit more stretch through the free leg in his sit spin
  • Popped the loop
  • I’d like to see him let go a bit in the choreographic step sequence and really go for the movement
  • Good double axel
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double toe
  • Not enough speed in his final sit spin

Group 2
Douglas Razzano: 63.96 TES + 65.72 PCS = 129.68 Total: 192.99 and into 2nd place

  • Quad toe a bit of a two footed squat on the landing
  • Popped his first axel
  • Triple axel + double toe
  • Double lutz
  • Good positions in the sit spin but a little bit of a loss of speed after the change of position
  • Nice camel spin positions and good maintained speed
  • Triple toe + triple toe
  • Great spread eagle into a triple salchow
  • Good triple loop
  • Nice double axel + double toe + double loop
  • A little bit of trouble in his final spin with no speed by the end

Alexander Johnson: 81.35 TES + 77.94 PCS = 159.29 Total: 224.49 and into 1st place

  • Beautiful triple axel + double toe
  • Really holds on to the second triple axel 
  • Triple lutz + half loop + triple flip really nicely done
  • Not a lot of speed in the camel spin but maintained throughout
  • Nice spread eagle into a good triple loop
  • Good use of his upper body and timing with the music on the step sequence but some of the edge changes weren’t clean
  • Spiral into a double axel + double toe
  • Triple lutz hangs on to it
  • Nice triple salchow
  • Flying sit spin with good stretch in his free leg and maintaining speed through the back tuck position
  • Great choreography through the choreographic step seqeuence and great flow to his movement
  • Really nice double axel with good flow out of it
  • Decent illusion spins and good speed in the sit spin 

Sean Rabbitt: 58.87 TES + 61.92 PCS -2.00 = 118.79 Total: 181.66 and into 7th place

  • Nice opening triple salchow
  • Off in the air and falls on the triple lutz
  • Tight on the triple loop but hangs on
  • Needs a bit more speed and to stretch through his upper body in the sit spin
  • Nice musicality in his step sequence but he could have more power and speed to get across the ice
  • Good triple flip
  • Triple salchow + triple toe
  • Good double axel
  • Fall on the triple flip
  • Could have a bit more speed in the camel spin
  • Good ice coverage on the double axel + double toe + double loop
  • Good positions in the final combo spin

Grant Hochstein: 59.39 TES + 64.50 PCS -1.00 = 122.89 Total: 188.57 and into 6th place

  • Really nice triple axel + double toe to open the program
  • Good triple flip
  • Triple loop off from the get go and a fall
  • Good speed through the sit spin
  • Nice triple lutz + double toe with both arms up on the 2nd jump
  • Popped the 2nd axel
  • Really difficult entry into the triple salchow from a lunge position and nicely done
  • Good donut position and picking up speed through the catchfoot
  • Nice musicality in the step sequence but he could have a bit more power to play better with the music
  • Triple flip + double toe + double toe
  • Popped lutz out of a spread eagle
  • He had some really great moments in this free skate including the nice triple axel + double toe and just needs to hit the whole program
  • Good speed in the final spin

Keegan Messing: 63.70 TES + 60.58 PCS = 123.28 Total: 187.34 and into 7th place

  • Sits down on his opening triple axel and falls
  • Great quad toe–super fast rotation and he makes them look easy
  • Nice triple lutz + triple toe
  • Losing speed through his camel spin but the positions were good
  • Nice triple loop
  • What I really appreciate about him is that he embraces who he is as a skater and packages himself in a way that shows off all of his best qualities and masks his weak points
  • Nice step sequence with good flow and variety of movement
  • Bobbles into the triple axel, took another turn to try and get into it again but pops it
  • Triple salchow + double toe
  • Step out and hands down on a triple flip
  • Split jump into a triple loop very difficult
  • Great low sit position with lightning fast speed

Group 3
Philip Warren: 57.77 TES + 60.02 PCS = 116.79 Total: 183.27 and into 9th place

  • Nice triple lutz
  • Triple axel down on his side, puts his hand down and then his body slides out from under him
  • Good triple flip
  • Traveling a bit and not a lot of speed through the sit spin
  • A little slow through the footwork, he could really push more through this element
  • Triple axel nice in the air flip out and hand down
  • Popped his lutz but adds on a double toe
  • Hand down on the triple loop
  • A little slow through the camel spin and an awkward jump in the middle with no change of foot or position
  • Good triple loop
  • Triple toe + double toe

Brandon Mroz: 69.44 TES + 67.92 PCS = 136.36 Total: 202.42 and into 2nd place

  • Good quad toe
  • Triple axel + triple toe nicely done
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • A little rough in the transitions in his first spin stepping right into a camel spin with maintained speed on both legs but he could have a much better catchfoot
  • Triple loop
  • Sits down on his triple axel
  • Triple lutz + double toe
  • Triple loop hand down
  • Awkward music cut in the middle of his spin
  • Triple lutz
  • Ended after his music

Adam Rippon: 75.08 TES + 78.14 PCS = 153.22 Total: 229.87 and into 1st place

  • He hit the boards in warmup and cut his hand and had to be treated by the medics when he came off the ice
  • Triple axel off in the air but he lands it and adds the double toe
  • Rippon triple lutz
  • Double axel
  • I feel like this costumes is a whole lot less Mad Men and a whole lot more Incredibles
  • Good speed in the twisted sit spin losing a little bit of speed in the back tuck position
  • Triple axel has to put the back foot down
  • Triple flip + triple toe
  • Triple lutz down on the side but pulls off the half loop triple salchow
  • Popped his loop
  • Double axel
  • Leg a little too far forward in the twisted camel spin but ending with a nice layback

Jonathan Cassar: 58.90 TES + PCS = 129.46 Total: 196.49 and into 4th place

  • Triple lutz + double toe
  • Double axel flip out
  • Triple flip two footed
  • Good camel positions but could have more speed
  • Some difficult one foot sections in his step sequence but not all of the turns were clean
  • Nice triple loop + double toe
  • Triple lutz
  • Triple salchow forward on the landing but he hangs on to it
  • Double axel + double toe + double loop
  • Losing speed through the sit spin
  • Nice toe point in the triple loop
  • Beautiful spread eagles in the choreographic step sequence
  • Good positions in the final spin but finished a beat behind his music

Jason Brown: 72.40 TES + 78.84 PCS = 149.24 Total: 223.29 and into 3rd place

  • Good double axel
  • Triple axel (two footed) + triple toe
  • Spiral into triple lutz and just sites down on the landing
  • Good positions in the camel spin with a really nice catchfoot picking up speed
  • Good triple loop
  • Triple axel two foots it and falls
  • Great spin combination with a nice arched catchfoot and great speed
  • Ina Bauer into a triple lutz half loop triple salchow
  • Good one foot sequence in his steps
  • Triple toe + double toe just squeaked that one out
  • Nice double axel
  • Losing speed through the change of foot in the final combo spin but interesting positions

Group 4
Max Aaron: 96.39 TES + 79.48 PCS = 175.87 Total: 255.00

  • Nice quad salchow + double toe
  • Nice quad salchow–great way to start his program
  • Sit spin into a scratch spin
  • Nice character in the step sequence, very laid back 
  • Decent camel spin position into an A-frame and a back tuck with speed maintained throughout
  • Insane how he’s backloading this program with so many jumps
  • Huge triple axel turns out of it and tacks on the double toe
  • Nice triple lutz
  • Nice triple axel right on the music
  • A little slow on the sit spin
  • Triple toe half loop triple salchow
  • Triple flip
  • This is a really smart program for him as it suits his personality and really showcases his skating
  • Triple loop
  • Standing ovation for that stellar performance

Richard Dornbush: TES + PCS = 151.15 Total: 228.81 and into 3rd place

  • Hand down and almost sitting on the ice on the quad toe but managed to save it from being a fall
  • Another quad toe same problem on the landing as before
  • Popped the axel
  • Good camel spin into a really nice sit spin grabbing his leg
  • He’s such a great character skater and is a wonderful performer no matter the style
  • Double lutz + double toe with both arms overhead on both jumps (intended to be a triple on both jumps)
  • Nice triple axel + double toe + double loop
  • Triple loop
  • Interesting entry to the sit spin but doesn’t seem to have enough speed going into it
  • Triple flip
  • Triple lutz
  • Camel spin into a good donut and picking up speed through the sit spin

Ross Miner: 86.08 TES + PCS = 170.30 Total: 251.29 and into 2nd place

  • Nice quad salchow
  • Good triple axel + double toe
  • Singles the axel
  • A little slow on the change of position in the sit spin
  • He has such speed and power across the ice it’s rare to see him miss a jump
  • Triple lutz + triple toe tight but he hangs on to it
  • There is a nice gentleness to his step sequences and they really blend into the program as a whole
  • Triple lutz + half loop + triple salchow
  • Good positions in the combination spin with nice toe point in his sit position
  • Triple loop
  • Triple flip
  • Great to see him let lose in this final step sequence
  • Spread eagle into a double axel
  • Good changes of position in the final spin but losing centering through the scratch spin

Jeremy Abbott: 78.03 TES + 88.20 PCS = 165.23 Total: 249.33 and into 3rd place

  • Quad toe and a fall
  • Triple lutz
  • Great back cross upright spin into a nice upright catch foot spin right on the music
  • Triple axel + double toe with a slight hesitation in between
  • There is just so much in his skating and he uses every muscle in his body to tell a story
  • Nice transition in that spin from the sitting position to the upright with good positions and maintained speed throughout
  • Big triple axel right on the music
  • Triple flip nice stepping right up into a flying sit spin with a good twisted variation
  • Triple lutz + triple toe 
  • Doubled the loop but added a double toe
  • Popped the salchow
  • The choreography and transitions in this program are just exquisite, shame about the jumps

Joshua Farris: TES + PCS = 165.04 Total: 244.82 and into 4th place

  • Really nice triple axel + triple toe
  • Quad toe toe footed landing and a fall
  • Triple lutz + double toe
  • Difficult entry to the sit spin but he could use a bit more speed 
  • Flying camel spin with a catchfoot nicely done
  • Really great height and nice landing on the triple axel
  • Great choreography in his step sequence and nice quality of movement but I’d like to see a bit more facial expression from him to really carry off the feeling of the program
  • Triple flip
  • Triple loop
  • Triple flip + double toe + double loop nicely done
  • Triple salchow nicely done
  • Good camel spin position into a nice sit spin and catchfoot upright spin
Place Start No. Name Short Program Free Skate Total Score
Place Score Place Score
1 16 Max Aaron, Broadmoor SC 4 79.13 1 175.87 255.00
2 18 Ross Miner, SC Of Boston 2 80.99 2 170.30 251.29
3 19 Jeremy Abbott, Detroit SC 1 84.10 3 165.23 249.33
4 20 Joshua Farris, Broadmoor SC 3 79.78 4 165.04 244.82
5 13 Adam Rippon, SC of New York 6 76.65 6 153.22 229.87
6 17 Richard Dornbush, All Year FSC 5 77.66 7 151.15 228.81
7 7 Alexander Johnson, Broadmoor SC 12 65.20 5 159.29 224.49
8 15 Jason Brown, Skokie Valley SC 7 74.05 8 149.24 223.29
9 12 Brandon Mroz, Broadmoor SC 10 66.06 10 136.36 202.42
10 3 Stephen Carriere, SC Of Boston 17 62.77 9 138.53 201.30
11 14 Jonathan Cassar, All Year FSC 8 67.03 14 129.46 196.49
12 6 Douglas Razzano, Coyotes SC of Arizona 14 63.31 13 129.68 192.99
13 1 Armin Mahbanoozadeh, Washington FSC 16 62.85 12 129.92 192.77
14 4 Wesley Campbell, Colonial FSC 20 57.24 11 134.51 191.75
15 9 Grant Hochstein, SC of New York 11 65.68 17 122.89 188.57
16 10 Keegan Messing, Alaska Assoc of Figure Skaters 13 64.06 16 123.28 187.34
17 2 Harrison Choate, SC Of Boston 19 57.66 15 129.45 187.11
18 11 Philip Warren, All Year FSC 9 66.48 19 116.79 183.27
19 8 Sean Rabbitt, Glacier Falls FSC 15 62.87 18 118.79 181.66
20 5 William Brewster, Detroit SC 18 58.62 20 111.51 170.13
EW   Evan Lysacek, DuPage FSC