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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

U.S. Nationals Junior Pairs Free Skate

Fujimoto/Barsi-Rhyne: 33.79 TES + 35.20 PCS = 68.99 Total: 107.44
  • They are skating to Swan Lake and are currently in 9th place
  • Nice double twist with a clean catch
  • Nice hand to hand lift with a one arm hold but a little bobbly on the one arm exit
  • A little slow on the pairs spin
  • Decent pairs spiral with nice matching positions
  • Hip press lift with him in a spread eagle with a change of edge 
  • Nice throw double loop
  • She steps out of the first jump and does not do the combination
  • A little wobbly on the second jump as well
  • Good timing on their side by side spins
  • Through the legs and into a good double throw
  • Nice death spiral position with a change of hold
Goldberg/Dolkiewicz: 38.91 TES + 33.93 PCS -1.00 = 71.84 Total: 108.99 and into 1st place
  • They are skating to Mulan and are currently in 11th place
  • Really nice death spiral position
  • Nice triple twist
  • One armed entry into the hand to hand lift and one arm exit but she could have more arch in her position in the air
  • Side by side double flips were nice
  • Nice positions in the pairs spiral but her hip is really hiked to the side on the attitude position
  • Throw double was good
  • She could stretch more through the catchfoot camel position in the pairs spin
  • Nice double + double side by side jumps
  • He loses his footing on the side by side spins and can't finish them
  • I'd like to see a more stretched out position from her in the Star lift
Oltmanns/Santillan: 34.77 TES + 38.13 PCS -1.00 = 71.90 Total: 109.30 and into 1st place
  • They are skating to Assassin's Tango and are currently in 10th place
  • I love the intensity in their eyes from the moment they enter the ice
  • Nice entry to the hand to hand lift with a good position change and a somersault exit
  • Nice death spiral position with a really nice exit out of it with a kick over his head
  • Nice entry to the side by side spins with a loss of unison in the middle
  • Nice side by side triple salchows
  • Double twist with a clean catch and good speed
  • Fall on the throw triple salchow but she had a ton of height and distance
  • Throw double toe
  • Nice pairs spiral
  • Good positions in the pairs spin but some loss of speed at the end
  • Feed froze on their side by side jumps but it looks like she stepped out
  • Hip press lift into a nice star position with an exit into a dance lift
  • A little struggle getting situated in the ending pose and a bit after the music
  • If they can clean up some of the solo elements, they have the whole package with really nice transitions and performance quality
Pearce/Norris: 35.08 TES + 41.59 PCS = 76.67 Total: 122.21 and into 1st place
  • They are skating to Rodeo and are currently in 6th place
  • Nice double twist
  • He steps out of the side by side double axels
  • Nice rotation on the star lift with a flip exit
  • She steps out of the throw double loop
  • Good death spiral with a change of hold
  • A little off on the timing of their side by side spins and they start to move away from each other through the sit section
  • She could use more stretch and flexibility through her legs in the pairs spin and not hike her hip so much in the attitude position
  • Good pairs spiral
  • Nice entry to a one handed hand to hand hold with a one arm exit
  • A bit of a struggle for both of them on the double + double toe combo
  • Nice throw double right at the end of the program
Aaron/Settlage: 38.35 TES + 43.73 PCS -3.00 = 79.08 Total: 125.34 and into 1st place
  • They are skating to Romeo and Juliet and are currently in 5th place
  • He bobbles on a transition move right at the beginning
  • Nice side by side triple salchows
  • Nice double twist with a really nice arabesque on the landing
  • Nice height on the throw triple salchow and she almost hangs on to it but sits down at the last second
  • She botches both jumps in their two jump combo
  • Good distance between them on the side by side spins with really nice synchronization
  • It's amazing how much maturity and presence they have for a team that won the Novice title last season
  • Fall on the throw double loop
  • Nice entry to the hand to hip lift with a one hand hold and a twist exit
  • Nice position and one arm hold on the hand to hand lift with a one arm exit
  • I'd like to see her free leg closed in on that death spiral
  • Nice pairs spiral with good change of holds in relation to each other
  • Good positions and speed in the pairs spin
  • I like their nod to classical ballet in the middle with the pas de deux moves
de la Mora/Wilson: 37.55 TES + 38.28 PCS -1.00 = 74.83 Total: 114.27 and into 3rd place
  • They are skating to Transformers and Batman and are currently in 8th place
  • Not really sure if that was supposed to be a throw or a twist but she falls on it
  • Good side by side double + double
  • Double twist with a good catch
  • I'm not sure I'm crazy about both the skirt and the pants for this costume
  • Very nice throw triple salchow
  • Somersault up into a reverse hand to hand lift with a nice change of position and a flip exit
  • Really nice flexibility from both of them in the pairs spiral
  • Nice air position from her in the hand to hand lift with a one arm hold and exit
  • Good side by side doubles
  • Nice unison on their side by side spins but they lose it through the position changes
  • Flat death spiral position with a change of hold and she doesn't seem to know what to do with her free arm
  • Bobble in the middle of their pairs spin and they lose their grip for a second
  • A bit of a struggle getting into the ending pose and a little after the music
Pfund/Reiss: 43.96 TES + 43.32 PCS -4.00 = 83.28 Total: 126.99 and into 1st place
  • They are skating to Treasure Island and are currently in 7th place
  • Nice double twist
  • He falls on the side by side triple salchows
  • A little forward but she hangs on to the throw triple salchow
  • She could use a more stretched out split position in the hip hold lift
  • The fake corset laces on the backs of the dresses are all the rage this season!
  • Nice death spiral position
  • Not a great position for the spiral but the lines match
  • Nice side by side double axel sequence but they get a little far apart during the jumps
  • Good throw double loop
  • She's spinning much faster than him on the side by side spins
  • I'd like to see more arch in the hand to hand hold but a nice carry feature in their lift
  • Decent speed on their pairs spin but her leg is really out to the side instead of behind her in the catchfoot of the upright spin
  • A bit awkward in the ending pose and they're struggling to hang on to it
Simpson/Blackmer: 46.63 TES + 50.68 PCS = 97.31 Total: 146.43 and into 1st place
  • They are skating to Titanic and currently in 3rd place
  • Nice double twist with one arm up during the rotation
  • Really nice throw triple loop with good ice coverage
  • Nice side by side double axels
  • Hand to hand hold into a nice one arm hip hold in attitude and a flip exit
  • Nice connection and position on their spirals
  • Pretty good unison on their side by side spins but she needs more stretch through her free leg in the sit positions to match his position
  • Nice solid throw triple
  • Double + double toe side by side jumps were nice
  • I like all the nuances in their program like the head roll going into the death spiral
  • I'd like to see a more stretched out death spiral position from her
  • Hip lift in a nice attitude position and she holds on to her blade through the exit
  • Nice expression through the pairs spin with nice arm movements from him and good positions
  • Such an absolutely stunning program
Calalang/Sidhu: 41.01 TES + 44.99 PCS -2.00 = 84.00 Total: 134.84 and into 2nd place
  • They are skating to Miss Saigon and are currently in 2nd place
  • She falls on the opening side by side double axels
  • Nice clean double twist
  • I'd like to see more stretch in the hand to hand lift but a nice one handed exit
  • Nice side by side double lutz + double toe
  • She steps out of the throw triple salchow
  • Nice position in the pairs spiral
  • Good unison on the side by side spins through the beginning section
  • Decent positions in the pairs spin but I'd like to see her be more expressive and soft with her arm
  • Hand down on the throw triple
  • Nice press up into a star lift and a dance lift exit
  • Good death spiral position
  • Finished a bit before the music ended
Denney/Frazier: 47.01 TES + 50.00 PCS -1.00 = 96.01 Total: 148.84 and into 1st place
  • They are skating to Pearl Harbor and are currently in 1st place
  • Really nice triple twist to open their program
  • Nice side by side double axels
  • Nice throw triple salchow
  • Nice roration up to the hand to hand lift and a position chnage to a hip hold
  • I really like the connection and expression they're showing through the middle of this program
  • Nice side by side jump sequence
  • Nice pairs spiral well timed with the music
  • She falls on the throw triple loop
  • Good death spiral position with a nice change of hold
  • I love how genuine Haven's expressions are in this program
  • Nice positions in the pairs spin and good timing but a little slow toward the end
  • Hip lift right into the catchfoot with a cartwheel exit
  • Nice arm positions for her in the pairs spin with nice speed and positions but a little slow after the change of direction
  • Finished a beat before the music
Duarte/Grafton: 46.87 TES + 48.65 PCS = 95.52 Total: 144.35 and into 3rd place
  • They are skating to Dr Zhivago and are currently in 4th place
  • Good double twist
  • This dark cranberry color and short skirt really show off her long legs
  • Nice throw triple loop
  • Triple toes + double toes; he had a small bobble between jumps but otherwise nice
  • Gorgeous air position for her in the hand to hand lift
  • She turns out of the side by side triple salchows
  • Really nice ice coverage of the throw triple salchow but she double foots the landing
  • Nice stretched out positions in the side by side spins with decent timing
  • Good pairs spiral
  • Really nice entry into the star lift with fast rotations
  • Good death spiral position but not very many rotations or change of hold
  • He loses his balance on the pairs spin in the change of foot
PlaceStart No.NameShort ProgramFree SkateTotal Score
PlaceScorePlaceScore
110Haven Denney, Broadmoor SC
Brandon Frazier, All Year FSC
152.83296.01148.84
28Britney Simpson, Broadmoor SC
Matthew Blackmer, Detroit SC
349.12197.31146.43
311Kylie Duarte, Colonial FSC
Colin Grafton, All Year FSC
448.83395.52144.35
49Jessica Noelle Calalang, DuPage FSC
Zack Sidhu, Las Vegas FSC
250.84484.00134.84
57Jessica Pfund, Broadmoor SC
AJ Reiss, Los Angeles FSC
743.71583.28126.99
65Madeline Aaron, Coyotes SC of AZ
Max Settlage, Broadmoor SC
546.26679.08125.34
74AnnaMarie Pearce, St. Moritz ISC
Craig Norris, St. Moritz ISC
645.54776.67122.21
86Brianna de la Mora, TX Gulf Coast FSC
Taylor Wilson, TX Gulf Coast FSC
839.44874.83114.27
93Olivia Oltmanns, Dakotah FSC
Joshua Santillan, All Year FSC
1037.40971.90109.30
102Audrey Goldberg, SC Of Southern NJ
Joseph Dolkiewicz, SC Of Southern NJ
1137.151071.84108.99
111Cali Fujimoto, Peninsula SC
Nicholas Barsi-Rhyne, SC of Lake Placid
938.451168.99107.44

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