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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

U.S. Nationals Junior Pairs Short Program

Fujimoto/Barsi-Rhyne: 20.65 TES + 17.80 PCS = 38.45
  • She is 20 and he is 20 and they are skating to Bohemian Rhapsody
  • They open with a nice death spiral with a change of hold; slow but consistent speed
  • Nice entry to the Group 3 lift and she has both knees bent
  • Good double twist but completely vertical
  • They both need to really reach through their arms and extend these positions in the step sequence; some of their edges are also a little choppy
  • They rotate in different directions but their side by side jumps are nice
  • The feed cut out but the landing of the throw loop looked nice, just not sure of the number of rotations
  • Good positions in the pairs spin but not a lot of speed
Denney/Frazier: 29.46 TES + 24.67 PCS = 54.13 and into 1st place
  • She is 16 and he is 19 and they are skating to Chicago
  • Nice high horizontal double twist with arms overhead and a clean catch
  • Nice throw triple loop
  • Side by side double lutzes were nice
  • She is definitely a showman on the ice!
  • Nice entry to the lift with her hand behind her back and a transition into her on her back and a one arm hold
  • She's a little sideways on the death spiral, but otherwise nice
  • This step sequence is really fun and I think if they sold it just a bit more they could really get the crowd behind them
  • A little slow on their pairs spin but nice positions and transitions between the positions
  • They really skate to the music which I like about them
Simpson/Blackmer: 32.18 TES + 23.34 PCS = 55.52 and into 1st place
  •  Love their dramatic entrance even before they are announced
  • She is 15 and he is 20 and they are skating to Crouching Tiger
  • It's hard to believe she's only 15 but skated on the Senior Grand Prix last season
  • Nice distance and height on the throw triple loop
  • Double twist with a clean catch and nice exit
  • One leg hold in the star lift and she exits still holding the leg
  • A little close together on the side by side double lutzes, but nicely landed
  • She could be more stretched out in the death spiral position
  • Nice fire in their faces in this step sequence but I'd like to see a little more attach through their body as well
  • Nice positions in the pairs spin and I like that they pick up speed as they go
Pfund/Reiss: 23.62 TES + 20.09 PCS = 43.71 and into 3rd place
  • She is 14 and he is 20 and they are skating to Fantasy on Dark Eyes
  • Nice speed in the double twist with a good catch
  • Nice side by side double lutzes
  • Good throw double loop but she doesn't pull her arms all the way in for the rotation
  • Decent death spiral position
  • Good entry to the Lift but she needs more stretch through the split position; into a flip exit
  • Some loss of synchronization in their step sequence at the beginning and end
  • Ugly catch foot position in their pairs spin (he's pulling her leg out awkwardly to the side) but the rest of the positions are better
Calalang/Sidhu: 28.10 TES + 22.74 PCS = 50.84 and into 3rd place
  • She is 16 and he is 20 and they are skating to Elite Syncopations
  • Nice double twist with a clean catch and her arms overhead 
  • Good distance, height and flow out of the throw triple loop
  • Nice backwards entry for him into the group 3 lift with a good change of position and an exit into a dance lift
  • Their transitions are so charming and perfectly fit the music and program
  • Good speed and positions through their pairs spin
  • Nice side by side double lutzes
  • I like that they use their whole bodies through this step sequence but some of their lines don't match up 
  • Nice death spiral position for her and a change of hold
Oltmanns/Santillan: TES + PCS = 37.40 and into 6th place
  • She is 14 and he is 20 and they are skating to Pink Panther
  • It looks like she bobbles on some twizzles at the beginning of the program
  • Nice positions and speed on their pairs spin
  • Nice side by side double lutzes with good flow out
  • Nice star lift with a single stag hold
  • She falls on the throw triple loop--it looks like she never really got her feet underneath her for the takeoff
  • A little crashy on the landing of the double twist
  • Nice death spiral position and good exit
  • I really like their choreography in the step sequence but he bobbles towards the end
Duarte/Grafton: TES + PCS = 48.83 and into 4th place
  • She is 18 and he is 20 and they are skating to Meditation
  • She is one of those people who were just born to wear buns--she looks so stunning in this dress as well
  • Not a lot of height on the double twist but a decent catch
  • Nice solid throw triple loop
  • Nice side by side double lutzes with a nice arm variation and flow out of the jump
  • Nice stretched out star lift with the stag hold and a flip exit
  • Really pretty death spiral position but it looked like his hand slipped a bit on the change of hold 
  • Very nice flow through this step sequence with some interesting patterns between them
  • Gorgeous spiral right into the pairs spin but a bit of awkward transition on the change of direction
  • They are so lovely when they hit their programs!
Goldberg/Dolkiewicz: 19.46 TES + 17.69 PCS = 37.15 and into 8th place
  • Ice Network video issue and none of their program was shown
de la Mora/Wilson: 20.16 TES + 19.28 PCS = 39.44 and into 6th place
  • She is 13 and he is 20 and they are skating to Kalinka
  • Nice double twist with a clean catch
  • Nice throw double loop with a lot of height
  • Interesting sideways stag in the star lift
  • She steps out of the side by side double lutzes
  • Good death spiral position but really flat after the change of hand
  • She's a little hunched over in the first position of their pairs spin but it really gains speed as they go along
Pearce/Norris: 24.97 TES + 20.57 PCS = 45.54 and into 5th place
  • She is 18 and he is 22 and they are skating to Maleguena
  • Decent double twist
  • Nice hip lift with a flip exit
  • Really nice throw triple loop
  • Nice pairs spin but it looks like she almost falls over in the change of foot
  • Good double lutz in opposite directions
  • Good death spiral but really slow at the end
Aaron/Settlage: 23.40 TES + 22.86 PCS = 46.26 and into 5th place
  • She is 17 and he is 19 
  • Good double twist
  • Too much height on the throw triple loop and she can't control the landing
  • Nice side hip to hand hold  with a good flip exit
  • Good double lutzes
  • A big stop in the middle of their pairs spin but good positions throughout
  • Really nice timing with the music through this step sequence, good choreography and relationship with each other; she bobbles on the twizzles at the very end
  • Really pretty death spiral position but he almost lowers her to the ice on the change of hold
PlaceStart No.NameScore
13Britney Simpson, Broadmoor SC
Matthew Blackmer, Detroit SC
55.52
22Haven Denney, Broadmoor SC
Brandon Frazier, All Year FSC
54.13
35Jessica Noelle Calalang, DuPage FSC
Zack Sidhu, Las Vegas FSC
50.84
47Kylie Duarte, Colonial FSC
Colin Grafton, All Year FSC
48.83
511Madeline Aaron, Coyotes SC of AZ
Max Settlage, Broadmoor SC
46.26
610AnnaMarie Pearce, St. Moritz ISC
Craig Norris, St. Moritz ISC
45.54
74Jessica Pfund, Broadmoor SC
AJ Reiss, Los Angeles FSC
43.71
89Brianna de la Mora, TX Gulf Coast FSC
Taylor Wilson, TX Gulf Coast FSC
39.44
91Cali Fujimoto, Peninsula SC
Nicholas Barsi-Rhyne, SC of Lake Placid
38.45
106Olivia Oltmanns, Dakotah FSC
Joshua Santillan, All Year FSC
37.40
118Audrey Goldberg, SC Of Southern NJ
Joseph Dolkiewicz, SC Of Southern NJ
37.15

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