Friday, August 31, 2012

JGP Lake Placid Men's Free Skate

Bryan Christopher Tan, MAS: 51.29 Total: 80.30
Yaroslav Paniot, UKR: 60.47 Total: 100.48
Harry Hau Yin Lee, HKG: 41.79 Total: 116.37
Viktor Zubik, FIN: 31.72 Total: 112.06
James Schetelich, USA: 86.35 Total: 124.22
Conor Stakelum, IRL: 65.96 Total: 97.48
  • Triple toe + double axel sequence a little forward on the landing
  • Triple salchow nicely timed with the music
  • Nice extension in the arabesque spiral transition
  • Good stretch through his sit spin but a little slow
  • He seems to be a very lyrical skater and I fear this music is too heavy for his style
  • Double flip
  • Double axel
  • Triple toe a little forward on the landing
  • He has great lines and use of his arms but he doesn't use them to their fullest in developing transitions between his elements 
  • Tough fight on the landing of that double + double toe
  • Nice flexibility through his catchfoot camel spin
  • Slow through his footwork and not a lot of upper body changes in levels
  • Double loop
  • He finishes his final combo spin after the music

Chih-I Tsao, TPE: Total: 125.46
  • Triple loop with a low landing but he hangs on
  • Single lutz (popped open)
  • Triple flip + double toe + single loop
  • Not a lot of transition between these elements and lots of telegraphing between the jumps
  • Nice speed through his combo spin but I'd like to see him point his toes in the sit spin
  • Triple toe + double toe fall out
  • Nice spread eagle into a very hesitant double flip
  • Triple lutz fall out + double toe
  • Not enough speed in the double axel and he he falls
  • Another double axel and a step out
  • Very slow and a big bobble on the flying sit spin
  • He doesn't quite have the power or the expression to handle Requiem just yet and the intensity of the music is making his footwork seem slower than it likely is
  • Music ends just as he enters his final camel spin
Jordan Dodds, AUS: 68.42 Total: 108.77
  • Triple salchow + double salchow sequence
  • Double axel + double toe with nice spring on the second jump
  • Triple flip
  • Decent positions in his spins but with such long legs I'd love to see him really use them and really stretch through his positions
  • Double loop two footed landing and a fall
  • I think he could have some really great arm variations in his transitions instead of largely having them out at shoulder height--he has a nice floating quality when he uses them
  • Double loop
  • Single salchow--very hesitant going into it
  • Good speed through his combination spin
  • Double flip a little tight but he lands it
  • Single axel + double toe
  • Music ends before he begins his final spin
Vladislav Tarasenko, RUS: 100.63 Total: 151.33
  • He's like a mini Elvis Stojko!
  • Nice triple flip + double toe
  • Triple flip really holding on to the landing
  • Triple lutz
  • Good low broken let sit spin with nice speed 
  • Nice triple salchow
  • He's nailing these jumps but there isn't a lot of transitions and choreography
  • Triple loop + double toe + double loop
  • Not a great position in the broken leg camel but nice flexibility in the donut
  • Some nice choreography into his double loop but he fell
  • Double axel + double toe right on the music
  • Double axel right on the music again
  • He really has a lot going for him and I don't think this program really shows off all he can do choreography wise
  • Nice energy through the step sequence
  • Awful illusion spins but the rest of the spin is nice including a cool variation with his leg tucked over his head
  • Wow he's got a lot of choreography left after his music ends...
Roman Sadovsky, CAN: 107.86 Total: 158.77
  • Triple salchow with a beautiful landing position
  • Nice triple lutz
  • Triple flip + double toe--he's really drilling these landings
  • A little slow on his combination spin
  • He uses his arms really well in some places but I'd like to see him not be so stiff and others and watch for awkward positions
  • Double axel + triple toe with a lot of height on the 2nd jump
  • Hand down on the triple loop
  • Really nice camel position with a great entry and speed in the donut and nice flexibility through the catch foot
  • Nice double axel right on the music
  • Fall on the triple flip 
  • Nice attack on this step sequence with good variety of movement but he could have more stretch through his free leg and pointed toes to really polish and finish off the look
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double toe
  • Final combination spin with nice speed
  • This kid is something else!
Michael Christian Martinez, PHI: 106.52 Total: 158.40
  • Triple axel
  • Triple lutz + double toe very tight on the landing and he has to put his free leg down
  • Triple lutz
  • Great height on the flying entry into his sit spin
  • Double flip two footed landing
  • Ina Bauer into a triple toe but struggles to land the 2nd jump
  • Good flexibility in his camel positions in the combination spin but losing speed
  • He has such long limbs that he really commands a presence on the ice and especially with the intensity of this music I wish he would look up more and interact with the audience and the judges
  • He's a little bit on top of the ice in his step sequences and not really into his knees
  • Triple loop + double toe + double loop really tight on the landing
  • Spiral into a triple salchow
  • He has great height and spring on his jumps
  • Nice flexibility with a beautiful Biellman in his final spin
Jack Newberry, GBR: 87.51 Total: 135.89
  • Nice double axel + double toe
  • Fall on the triple flip
  • Triple loop
  • He needs some more flexibility or creativity to find attractive positions in the camel spin
  • He seems slow and tentative on his footwork and can't really involve his whole body
  • Triple flip + double toe a little wild
  • Triple salchow both hands down but not sure if it will count as a full fall
  • Triple lutz step out
  • Muceh better camel spin position with a labored flying change of foot
  • Double salchow
  • Double axel
  • Good low position in the sit spin but he needs more stretch through his free leg

Martin Rappe, GER: Total 150.16
  • Hard fall on the opening triple flip 
  • Triple lutz and really has to fight for the landing--it seems like he throws his chin back on the jumps which shifts his center in the spin and pulls him backward
  • Nice twisted sit spin position nice and low with good speed
  • Double flip + double toe
  • Triple loop + double loop nicely done
  • Takes a fall and slides across the ice on some transition steps
  • Nice position in his camel with a good change of foot and nice speed
  • Triple salchow step out double toe + double loop
  • Triple toe
  • Double axel--nice recovery and he makes these jumps look easy
  • Nice edges in his footwork and great fast changes of direction
  • Nice stretched let in the sit spin of his combo spin
Taichi Honda, JPN: 102.24 Total: 154.65
  • He reminds me of Nathan Chen--so tiny his head barely reaches over the boards
  • Triple salchow step out
  • Triple lutz hard fall on his hip and it seems like it's taking him a minute to get back into it
  • Triple flip + double toe
  • He needs more stretch and toe point in his sit spin position
  • I like his step sequence but it's lacking in power and charm to match his music and really sell it to the audience
  • Double axel + triple toe + double toe
  • Double loop two footed on the landing
  • Really slow in his camel spin with an awkward flying change to the sit spin
  • Triple flip
  • Triple toe + double toe
  • Double axel
  • I think he's got potential he just needs more time to grow and develop and work on fine tuning and finishing his elements
Keiji Tanaka, JPN: 123.87 Total: 182.50
  • Triple axel + double toe--nice solid start and that gives him a big technical advantage
  • Triple axel with a fall
  • Nice solid triple flip
  • Hand down on his flying camel spin--not sure if he'll receive credit for it
  • Nice level changes, changes of direction and use of his full body in the step sequence and well timed with the music
  • Nice triple loop out of choreography
  • Triple flip + triple toe--ambitious jump after the halfway mark
  • Triple lutz nicely done
  • Triple salchow + double toe + double loop
  • He has a complete program with nice transitions between the jumps but he just needs to fix some of those little errors to compete with the best
  • Catches his foot on the landing of the double axel and falls
  • Nice upright spin but lots of traveling and he finishes after the music and off balance
Adian Pitkeev, RUS: 97.57 Total: 154.97
  • A lot of attack and spunk from this little guy at the top of his program
  • Great spring on his triple salchow
  • Popped his lutz and popped his 2nd jump
  • Nice triple flip
  • Triple salchow + single toe
  • He has great speed and good height on his jumps it just seems that he has too much power to control the landing and can't tack on the combos cleanly
  • Really slow at the end of his spin
  • Triple lutz--as he's getting tired he's landing his jumps with his torso further and further forward
  • Triple salchow
  • Double axel + double toe + double toe
  • Double axel with a bent free leg on the landing
  • Out of control flying entry to his camel spin and he really has to fight to save it
  • Nice variety in this step sequence but he's not very deep in his edges
  • Good speed and position in his camel spin with a flying change of foot to a sit spin
Joshua Farris, USA: 146.49 Total: 218.69
  • Triple axel + triple toe
  • Quad toe--good for him!  It really is a shame he stayed junior this year but he has a chance to get consistency on the quad in a low pressure environment
  • Triple lutz + double toe
  • Nice sit spin with low positions
  • Good speed and flow across the ice between elements with nice transitional moves
  • Flying camel spin with a good catch foot although he could have a bit more flexibility
  • Double axel did not seem pulled in tight enough in the air but he held on
  • Nice triple lutz
  • Beautiful spread eagle with nice use of his arms
  • Nice lunge into triple flip + double toe + double loop
  • Good triple loop
  • Triple salchow
  • Nice camel spin position with a great stretched out low sit spin and a nice twisted position 
June Hyoung Lee, KOR: 103.07 Total: 156.45
  • Nice triple lutz + double toe
  • Triple flip a little tight but he hangs on
  • He has great musicality and really uses every note in his transitions
  • Triple lutz but he catches an edge and falls on the landing
  • Nice entry to his camel spin and a good position with nice speed into the sit variations
  • Triple flip with hands down
  • Triple loop nice recovery right into a double axel
  • Double axel + single toe + single toe with a step out
  • Triple salchow
  • Nice broken leg sit spin with great low positions and good speed
  • He seems like he's running out of stamina in this footwork but there's a lot of potential here for him to work on over the course of this season
  • Nice final combo spin including a haircutter

Pl.  NameNationTSS
1Joshua FARRISUSA146.4975.49
2Keiji TANAKAJPN123.8766.37 59.506.185.686.005.965.932.00#15
3Roman SADOVSKYCAN107.8655.56 53.305.615.045.505.295.211.00#10
4Michael Christian MARTINEZPHI106.5256.60 49.925.324.795.074.964.820.00#11
5June Hyoung LEEKOR103.0747.87 57.205.715.545.715.825.822.00#18
6Taichi HONDAJPN102.2451.76 51.485.294.895.
7Vladislav TARASENKORUS100.6351.35
8Adian PITKEEVRUS97.5746.63 50.945.365.
9Martin RAPPEGER95.6844.96 52.725.505.115.255.395.112.00#13
10Jack NEWBERRYGBR87.5144.35 45.164.754.294.614.544.392.00#12
11James SCHETELICHUSA86.3538.41 47.944.754.544.864.825.000.00#5
12Chih-I TSAOTPE83.3038.16 46.144.964.434.644.544.501.00#7
13Harry Hau Yin LEEHKG77.5741.79 35.783.893.393.613.613.390.00#3
14Viktor ZUBIKFIN73.3031.72 42.584.544.074.074.324.291.00#4
15Jordan DODDSAUS68.4230.56 39.864.363.684.144.003.752.00#8
16Conor STAKELUMIRL65.9629.04 36.923.823.543.753.713.640.00#6
17Yaroslav PANIOTUKR60.4721.31
18Bryan Christopher TANMAS51.2918.71 32.583.573.113.143.363.110.00#1
1Joshua FARRIS
4Michael Christian MARTINEZ
5June Hyoung LEE
7Taichi HONDA
8Vladislav TARASENKO
9Martin RAPPE
11Chih-I TSAO
13Harry Hau Yin LEE
14Viktor ZUBIK
15Jordan DODDS
16Yaroslav PANIOT
18Bryan Christopher TAN

JGP Lake Placid Short Dance Results

Pl.  NameNationTSS
1Evgenia KOSIGINA / Nikolai MOROSHKINRUS59.4433.66 25.786.466.296.466.546.460.00#3
2Alexandra ALDRIDGE / Daniel EATONUSA53.4826.67 26.816.756.506.756.836.670.00#6
3Daria MOROZOVA / Mikhail ZHIRNOVRUS47.2224.41 22.815.925.675.635.885.460.00#9
4Andreanne POULIN / Marc-Andre SERVANTCAN45.9522.50 23.455.925.715.925.925.830.00#7
5Elliana POGREBINKSY / Ross GUDISUSA45.4126.84 18.574.834.464.584.754.580.00#2
6Lolita YERMAK / Alexei KHIMICHUKR45.0224.66 20.365.174.925.
7Noa BRUSER / Timothy LUMCAN43.0622.25 20.815.
8Madeline HERITAGE / Nathaniel FASTUSA41.9321.75
9Sara AGHAI / Jussiville PARTANENFIN38.3119.33 18.984.884.544.754.834.710.00#4
10Johanna ALLIK / Paul BELLANTUONOEST37.2418.92 18.324.754.464.584.714.420.00#8
11Jasmine TESSARI / Stefano COLAFATOITA35.0918.92

JGP Lake Placid Ladies Short Program

Tsz Ying Crystal Chik, HKG: TES + PCS = 31.32

  • Triple salchow, turn out, double loop
  • A little tilted in the air on the double axel and she has to step out of it
  • Nice donut position in her camel spin but her wrist breaks her arm line
  • Again in her layback her wrist position distracts from the spin
  • Nice presence throughout this step sequence but she isn't getting much ice coverage and is running out of steam by the end
  • Double flip with both arms over her head
  • I'd like to see a lower sit position in this combination spin but nice flexibility in the upright position
  • She finished after her music
Courtney Hicks, USA: TES + PCS = 51.36
  • She seems very slow and tentative on this opening in her Zorba the Greek program and I'd like to see her commit to the character more
  • Triple loop step out + double toe
  • Good layback but I'm not crazy with the bent arms position and she needs to work on flexibility through the Biellman
  • She needs more stretch through her camel position but nice speed into the donut variation
  • Good height on the triple flip
  • Good double axel--she's landing all the jumps but there seems to be a bit of a fight on each one
  • Good speed through her step sequence and use of her full body with nice ice coverage although she seems to not be completely in control in places
  • Good "Tw-Hicks" spin but she finishes after her music
Nicole Rajicova, SVK: TES + PCS = 38.38
  • Triple lutz fall out and she'll be penalized for not completing a combination 
  • Triple flip-- a little tight on the landing
  • Single axel--looks like she popped it open
  • Interesting hair cutter variation with one arm open but it looks like it might be pulling her off her centering
  • Her step sequence seems unusually short, so she likely won't have enough content for a higher level
  • She needs more arch and extension through her camel position but the other positions in her spin are nice
  • She also finishes after her music
Ji Hyun Byun, KOR: TES + PCS = 35.27
  • You can tell right off the top that she's a young skater as she seems to be going through her choreography rather than really committing to the movement but some of that comes with experience
  • Triple salchow turnout + Double toe
  • Single flip
  • Decent position in her camel but she starts to lose it during the revolutions
  • Overall she seems to be lacking speed and power but she has a nice presence on the ice and good choreography
  • Good double axel
  • Nice layback spin but she could have more stretch through her Biellman
  • I like her musicality and she accentuates all the notes in the music during her footwork
  • Final combination spin finished way after her music
Evgenia Gerasimova, RUS: TES + PCS = 52.30
  • Lots of personality and eas on the ice at the top of her program with good speed into her first jump
  • Triple lutz + double toe--I love the little details she has like the arm sweep immediately preceding her jump
  • Nice triple flip
  • Good position on her camel spin with a good sit and nice flexibility through the upright--loses some of her speed through the change of foot
  • A little scratch on the double axel but she hangs on
  • Rough entry to her flying camel spin and she has almost no speed--might cost her some levels
  • Lots of turns and use of her full body through the step sequence but she seems to be losing a bit of power toward the end but nicely done
  • Good layback into a very nice Biellman with maintained speed

Clara Baiwir, BEL: 25.58
  • A little hesitant on the double axel and she falls
  • Fall on the triple toe and no combo so that will cost her points
  • Decent speed on her camel spin but she could use more stretch through her positions
  • A lot of stops and poses through her footwork and not much speed or power--she really needs to get into her knees and push through the edge changes to get her across the ice
  • Big loss of centering in her combination spin 
  • She's looking down at the ice a lot and I'd like to see her really project since this is a fun piece of music
  • Nice double flip
  • She still had about two position variations in her layback spin to complete before her music ended
Melanie Swang, THA: 31.62
  • Awkward music cut right at the beginning of her program
  • Two foots the double axel, stumbles and puts a hand down
  • Nice layback spin with good arm position and a good stretched out Biellman although she loses all her speed
  • A bit of a jarring music cut--it's too bad about these because they distract from the program as a whole
  • Nice speed and changes of position in her sit spin
  • Double loop + double loop a little tight on the landing
  • Double flip 
  • I'd like to see more commitment to this choreography in her footwork because she does have a nice presence on the ice and she could really sell this part of the program
  • Loss of centering on her spin and she loses her foot and has to awkwardly stop the spin
  • She also ended after her music
Brooklee Han, AUS: 44.96
  • She has such balletic arms and it would be nice to see her get into her knees and take some of the choppiness out of her skating
  • Nice triple toe + double toe
  • Tight on the triple flip and a fall
  • Good speed and positions through her camel with good flexibility in the donut variation 
  • Spiral into a nice double axel
  • I'd like to see a straighter skating leg and nicer arm positions in her layback but her Biellman is gorgeous
  • Nice timing with the music on her step sequence with a good variety of music and nice use of her whole body--I'd like to see her really stretch through her free leg in some of these steps though
  • Good positions in her combination spin but she finishes way after her music
Kiri Baga, USA: 47.80
  • Fall on her opening triple flip
  • Triple toe + double toe with tano arm--a little wild on the second jump but she holds on
  • Nice changes of position in her combination spin
  • This is a little nitpicky but her tights are a little too dark for her skin tone and it really draws attention to the leg line
  • Good double axel
  • Very nice camel spin with an excellent opposite arm catch foot
  • Nice expression through her step sequence and good quality and variety of movement
  • Nice layback spin with good arms into a really nice Biellman that picks up speed
Satoko Miyahara, JPN: 54.76
  • She is so tiny it's hard to believe she's already competed on the JGP for one season!
  • Nice triple lutz + triple toe
  • A little tight on the triple flip but she lands it
  • A little rough getting into the flying camel but nice positions in the spin even if they are slow
  • Not a lot of height on the double axel but nice landing
  • Pretty positions in her layback with a nice Bielmann
  • Nice variety in her footwork and she gets into her knees to help with the edge changes
  • Her music ends right in the middle of her final combination spin so she had to complete the whole change of foot sequence without music
  Pl.  NameNationTSS
1Satoko MIYAHARAJPN54.7631.51 23.255.895.645.895.825.820.00#25
2So Youn PARKKOR52.3329.50 22.835.825.505.755.715.750.00#12
3Evgenia GERASIMOVARUS52.3028.74 23.566.005.685.895.965.930.00#20
4Courtney HICKSUSA51.3627.85 23.516.075.645.935.935.820.00#17
5Kiri BAGAUSA47.8025.88 22.925.825.505.755.755.821.00#24
6Kako TOMOTAKIJPN46.8926.09 20.805.395.
7Brooklee HANAUS44.9625.50 20.465.114.965.
8Angela WANGUSA44.7123.34 21.375.505.215.185.465.360.00#2
9Alaine CHARTRANDCAN43.4224.25
10Josefine TALJEGARDSWE42.4221.70 20.725.
11Beata PAPPFIN39.5320.30 19.234.794.544.864.964.890.00#10
12Nicole RAJICOVASVK38.3818.87 19.515.074.684.864.894.890.00#18
13Netta SCHREIBERISR36.3518.76 17.594.434.214.394.544.430.00#1
14Ji Hyun BYUNKOR35.2718.01 17.264.364.114.184.464.460.00#19
15Tina STUERZINGERSUI34.5219.57 16.954.504.
16Madelaine PARKERNZL33.0817.57 16.514.113.934.
17Melanie SWANGTHA31.6217.06 14.563.753.433.683.683.680.00#22
18Tsz Ying Crystal CHIKHKG31.3215.29
19Brittany LAUSIN31.1115.45 15.664.113.683.864.043.890.00#14
20Pernille SORENSENDEN28.9513.15 15.804.183.643.864.074.000.00#8
21Corinna Lijun LINTPE27.6713.82 13.853.683.433.463.433.320.00#5
22Raya M. WILLOUGHBYMAS26.3612.62 14.743.823.543.683.713.681.00#15
23Clara BAIWIRBEL25.5812.52 15.063.793.573.753.893.822.00#21
24Anhelina BOSKOARG22.089.97
25Deirdre FAEGREIRL17.746.82 10.922.862.612.612.892.680.00#7

Thursday, August 30, 2012

JGP Lake Placid Men's Short Program Results

 Pl.  NameNationTSS
1Joshua FARRISUSA72.2039.00 33.206.646.216.716.756.890.00#6
2Keiji TANAKAJPN58.6330.41 28.225.865.615.575.505.680.00#14
3Adian PITKEEVRUS57.4032.26
4Martin RAPPEGER54.4828.37 26.115.435.185.325.115.070.00#4
5June Hyoung LEEKOR53.3826.60 26.785.395.145.365.395.500.00#17
6Taichi HONDAJPN52.4126.70 25.714.964.895.215.295.360.00#5
7Michael Christian MARTINEZPHI51.8825.71 26.175.325.075.325.215.250.00#8
8Roman SADOVSKYCAN50.9125.26 26.655.365.185.395.365.361.00#12
9Vladislav TARASENKORUS50.7025.02 26.685.545.115.325.465.251.00#16
10Jack NEWBERRYGBR48.3825.92 22.464.644.294.614.464.460.00#18
11Chih-I TSAOTPE42.1619.94 23.224.794.504.644.684.611.00#13
12Jordan DODDSAUS40.3521.24
13Yaroslav PANIOTUKR40.0118.98 21.034.394.004.184.394.070.00#1
14Harry Hau Yin LEEHKG38.8019.76
15Viktor ZUBIKFIN38.7617.66 23.104.894.394.644.614.572.00#11
16James SCHETELICHUSA37.8715.73 24.144.794.644.794.964.962.00#9
17Conor STAKELUMIRL31.5214.06 17.463.643.323.433.613.460.00#7
18Bryan Christopher TANMAS29.0111.39 18.624.043.543.753.753.541.00#10

JGP Lake Placid Pairs Short Program

Aaron/Settlage, USA: 20.99 TES + 22.83 PCS = 43.82
  • Very nice footwork into a double twist but I'd like to see them get more height
  • Nice side by side double axels
  • This team has such nice maturity and presence on the ice and she has great lines
  • Hand down on the throw triple salchow
  • Nice extension through the hand to hand lift but it seemed a bit slow
  • Nice synchronization through the beginning of their side by side spins and some nice positions
  • Their footwork seems a little choppy, especially for this music but they are very together and present it nicely
  • A decent position for her on the death spiral
Prolls/Blommaert, GER: 22.51 TES + 19.02 PCS -1.00 = 40.53
  • He was a little off on the side by side double axels but they both landed them
  • She had a hop on the entry into the double twist and not much height
  • Not a lot of speed and power on the throw triple salchow and she sat down on the jump--I think she could have fought for it and held on
  • She has nice extension through the lift but it seems slow with not enough ice coverage
  • I'd like to see them push through this step sequence and be more playful to match the tone of the music 
  • A little far apart on the side by side spins and off on their timing; she also seems to be travelling during the spin
  • She has a good arch on her death spiral but needs more stretch through her leg
  • They finished a few seconds after their music
Lavrentieva/Rudik, UKR: 15.19 TES + 17.54 PCS = 31.73
  • A lot of prep into the double twist but not a lot of height
  • Very slow into the throw double salchow and she falls
  • They overall need a lot more speed and intensity to match this music
  • Very slow rotations on their hand to hand lift and she could use more arch in her back
  • I'd like to see more arch from her in the death spiral but overall decent
  • A little far apart on their side by side spins and slow but they are perfectly together
  • Very slow on their step sequence and they tend to drift apart but they're very together
  • They seemed to finish just after the music

Gainetdinova/Bich, RUS: 19.19 TES + 20.72 PCS = 39.91
  • She's very tiny but has a lot of presence on the ice
  • Good speed through the opening into a double twist with her arms over her head but not a clean catch
  • Nice ride out on the throw triple salchow
  • Good speed and timing on their side by side spins with some good positions; lose the synchronization and the speed at the end
  • There's a lot of details in this program and it really goes well with the music
  • She could have a better death spiral position
  • Nice press lift entry with her facing away from him but they can't hold on to it through the change of position and set it down early
  • Nice choreography in this step sequence but it seems slow for the music and lacking energy
  • Nice side by side double axels right at the end of the program--she really finishes off her jumps
  • Finished after their music
Denney/Frazier, USA: 21.39 TES + 23.19 PCS = 44.58
  • Nice speed into the double twist but crashy landing
  • Small throw triple salchow but she hangs on to it
  • They both struggle on the landing of their side by side double axels but hang on
  • Good timing on their side by side spins and good distance between them but they're a little slow
  • I'd like to see them really let go and bring some of the fire and intensity of the tango to this program 
  • Interesting backward entry into a tuck position and then a hand to hip hold with her arched over his hand
  • Seems slow through the footwork but she's turning on the intensity here; nice variety in their footwork and good timing with the music
  • They also seemed to finish just after their music
Smyth/Dodds, AUS: 8.32 TES + 12.06 PCS -1.00 = 19.38
  • Tiny double twist, completely vertical and she hits the ice with her feet almost before he can catch her
  • Backwards lift with hand to hand hold, nice stretched position for her but awkward set down on the ice
  • Side by side double flip
  • Very slow side by side spins but they are very together even through the change of foot
  • There aren't a lot of transitions in this program and there are a few places where they almost seem lost like they don't know where the other is
  • Very small throw double salchow and she puts a hand down
  • They almost come to a full stop in the middle of their ice during their step sequence
  • Their music ended on the entry into their death spiral--they continued with the program and she fell on the death spiral
  • They seem very new and tentative and they picked a piece of music that overpowered them
Pfund/Reiss, USA: 21.73 TES + 22.64 PCS -1.00 = 43.37
  • I like their postures, attitude and attack at the top of this program
  • Very nice, fast, high double twist with a clean catch
  • Very nice throw triple salchow with a good landing for her
  • She was a little forward on the landing of their side by side double axels but hangs on
  • Good speed on their pairs spin but a little off on the timing 
  • Very precise on their foot work and they cover about half the ice in dance hold; nice varied movement but they could use some more expression
  • Stag position in the lift for her with a one arm hold for him
  • I'd like to see her do something better with her arm during the death spiral--it's stuck in an awkward position
  • They also finished after their music

Purdy/Marinaro, CAN: 24.20 TES + 23.64 PCS = 47.84
  • I adore her dress--light pink with ivory flowers on it and it seems the skirt is a slightly different shade than the top giving it almost an ombre effect
  • Decent double twist
  • Nice side by side double axels with good flow out of them
  • Nice transitional dance move into the death spiral but she could really stretch through her leg and foot 
  • Nice entry into the lift with a good arch through the change of position and a flip exit
  • Nice lift into a throw triple salchow--a bit forward on the landing but she hangs on
  • I like the variety of dance holds in their step sequence and the nice "dip" moment right in the middle of the ice
  • Nice timing on their side by side spins with good distance between them but off a bit at the end
  • This is such a well put together program with great expression and they complement each other really well
  • She's almost his height so it will be interesting to see what happens to this team in the future
Rau/Simpson, CAN: 18.90 TES + 18.83 PCS = 37.73
  • She is darling in her ringmaster outfit with colored hair extensions
  • Actually I guess she's a chimney sweep...
  • Nice double twist with good height and a nice catch
  • There's a nice ease about this team on the ice--everything seems light and airy
  • Small throw triple salchow but they hang on to it
  • She got absolutely no height on her side by side double flip
  • She needs to really stretch through those legs in her lift but a nice flip exit
  • Completely flat in the death spiral but an interesting toss exit
  • They could work on better matching some of their spin positions and their timing is off
  • Good step sequence but they finish way off their music
Desjardins/Bilodeau, CAN: 19.64 TES + 19.11 PCS = 37.75
  • Her dress might be my favorite of this competition--beautiful shade of blue with a gathered bust and it floats perfectly with her movement
  • Nice side by side double flip
  • Good timing on their side by side spins but they have different arm positions in some of the spins
  • A little tentative on the landing of their double twist
  • She sits and then falls on the landing of her throw triple salchow
  • She needs more extension and flexibility through both positions in the lift
  • Good speed in the death spiral but her position is flat
  • Good connection with the music in their step sequence but a little choppy and I'd like to see more ballet emphasis in their arms
  • Finished after their music
Oltmanns/Santillan, USA: 19.56 TES + 19.54 PCS = 39.10
  • Great opening to this program with excellent choreography and nice expression to really get the audience invested--nice twizzles as well
  • Nice steps into their side by side spins with good unison until the change of foot but they get it back
  • Small double twist but a decent catch
  • She singles her side by side double axel and he has a low landing
  • They have great unison and details in their program
  • Interesting one hand hold with her in a backwards split but close to the boards on the landing and the set down is a little awkward
  • Not a lot of speed going into the throw triple salchow but she hangs on to it
  • Music ends while they're in their death spiral but they continue to the end
  • They are almost identical in height which makes some of the pair elements very difficult but they complement each other very well and have a nice presence on the ice
Pl.  NameNationTSS
1Vasilisa DAVANKOVA / Andrei DEPUTATRUS48.9727.16 21.815.575.295.575.465.360.00#1
2Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINAROCAN47.8424.20 23.645.865.826.005.866.000.00#11
3Haven DENNEY / Brandon FRAZIERUSA44.5821.39 23.195.755.645.895.795.930.00#8
4Madeline AARON / Max SETTLAGEUSA43.8220.99 22.835.795.395.795.755.820.00#4
5Jessica PFUND / AJ REISSUSA43.3721.73 22.645.615.575.795.755.571.00#10
6Ekaterina KUKLINA / Maxim PETUKHOVRUS41.9022.44 19.465.004.864.934.934.610.00#2
7Annabelle PRÖLSS / Ruben BLOMMAERTGER40.5322.51 19.024.754.544.714.894.891.00#5
8Kamilla GAINETDINOVA / Ivan BICHRUS39.9119.19 20.725.
9Olivia OLTMANNS / Joshua SANTILLANUSA39.1019.56 19.544.964.684.824.965.000.00#14
10Krystel DESJARDINS / Charlie BILODEAUCAN37.7519.64 19.114.934.754.824.714.681.00#13
11Shalena RAU / Phelan SIMPSONCAN37.7318.90 18.834.644.544.794.824.750.00#12
12Giulia FORESTI / Leo Luca SFORZAITA33.8616.68 18.184.364.324.614.714.711.00#3
13Julia LAVRENTIEVA / Yuri RUDIKUKR31.7315.19 17.544.574.214.394.434.321.00#6
14Eliza SMYTH / Jordan DODDSAUS19.388.32