2013 U.S. Sectionals (Eastern/Midwestern/Pacific Coast), November 8-13, 2012

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  1. Sylvia

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    Mids Senior Ladies top 7:
    1 Ashley Cain, Stars FSC of Texas 55.83 (1) 105.66 (1) 161.49
    2 Becky Bereswill, Detroit SC 51.69 (2) 97.75 (2) 149.44
    3 Kiri Baga, FSC of Bloomington 51.06 (3) 90.36 (3) 141.42
    4 Morgan Bell, Rocky Mountain FSC 49.04 (4) 84.02 (4) 133.06

    5 Carly Gold, Wagon Wheel FSC 46.92 (5) 77.36 (6) 124.28
    6 Nina Jiang, Texas Gulf Coast FSC 41.87 (7) 76.55 (7) 118.42
    7 Chelsea Christopher, Winterhurst FSC 37.10 (10) 79.09 (5) 116.19

    Mids results/protocols: http://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2013/68388/results.html

    (Junior Ladies, Junior Men, Senior Men are the last 3 events.)
     
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  2. Stephanie

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    Triple toe-half loop-triple sal from Bereswill :eek: and in the second half of the program it looks like, too. Good for her after narrowly missing nationals last year.
     
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  3. jlai

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    Bummed for Carly Gold and Jiang. Thrilled for Morgan Bell to make it again! You go girl!
     
  4. ioana

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    Ashley :cheer2:. I love her basic skating. And if we can't find her a worthy pairs partner, then at least I hope she kicks butt in singles. Good for her for getting a 3lutz in the free. I approve of her Lepisto-style jump learning curve, as well.
     
  5. pinky166

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    I wonder what's up with Jiang. She seemed to be back on track last season, getting 3f and 3lz in her arsenal and being more consistent with her jumps and less prone to pops in general. She's only 15 so there's no reason to panic, Gracie was the same age when she got left home after Mids and even on the junior level. I wonder if Nina's been dealing with injuries or had a growth spurt. Or maybe she finally needs to move her training base elsewhere if she wants to get to the next level.
     
  6. Sylvia

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    For some skaters, not making Nationals can turn out positive in the long run. I'm sure Nina Jiang and other skaters who truly are committed to the sport will figure out what they need to do to change and improve. Not everyone can afford to move their training base -- only the skaters and their families know what they are willing and/or able to sacrifice.

    I agree, jlai, Morgan Bell is one determined, tough skater!

    ETA: Morgan's younger sister Mariah is competing soon! She's last to skate in the Junior Ladies FS.
     
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  7. pinky166

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    Well, you are probably right. This is the first time Jiang has been left at home and seeing how skaters like Gracie, Agnes, Leah, and Angela were able to use getting left at Sectionals in previous seasons positively to become tougher competitors and really work on their skills, I do believe that if Nina wants to continue in the sport and is determined to improve, some good will come of this and she might end up a better skater in the long run because of it. She's very talented IMO and 15 is a tough age for most skaters.

    As for Carly, bummed she didn't make it, she's really improved, and had she skated like regionals, she would have made it. Maybe next year.
     
  8. Stephanie

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    Katia Shpilband made it to nationals! :cheer:
     
  9. Sylvia

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    This will be her first trip at the Novice or higher level! :)

    ETA top 6 Junior Ladies at Mids:
    1 Barbie Long, Illinois Valley FSC 51.99 (1) 104.58 (1) 156.57
    2 Mariah Bell, Rocky Mountain FSC 51.31 (2) 93.49 (2) 144.80
    3 Amber Glenn, Dallas FSC 49.28 (3) 92.39 (3) 141.67
    4 Katia Shpilband, Ann Arbor FSC 40.08 (6) 77.57 (4) 117.65

    5 Avery Kurtz, Broadmoor SC 42.07 (4) 71.88 (5) 113.95
    6 Caitlyn Nemastil, Winterhurst FSC 39.88 (7) 67.27 (7) 107.15
     
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  10. Debbie S

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    Yay for her! Doesn't look like her best skate ever but it got the job done. I'm sure the pressure on the skaters at this event is intense. Congratulations to all 4 ladies! Looks like Barbie Long put on quite a show. :)
     
  11. Jayar

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    I'm excited for Katia-- I've never seen her skate live, so I'm looking forward to it. I always love seeing new talent at Nationals-- it's like a late Christmas present to watch them each compete. Sorry for Carly Gold. She was so close to getting there :( I know that her competing in Omaha would have helped Gracie out a bit, but her time will come. I predict that we see her next year at Nationals. So much improvement in one season.
     
  12. Lara

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    Happy for Katia! :cheer2: Tough fight from sixth in the sp but made it.
     
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    Gwendolyn missed by .04 :(

    Congrats to Polina, Karen, Dyllan, and Amanda :)
     
  14. Sylvia

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    Top 6 Junior Ladies at Pacific Coasts:
    1 Polina Edmunds, Peninsula SC 57.72 (1) 108.90 (1) 166.62
    2 Karen Chen, Peninsula SC 56.22 (2) 101.95 (2) 158.17
    3 Dyllan McIntee, SC of Phoenix 42.69 (5) 83.77 (4) 126.46
    4 Amanda Gelb, Los Angeles FSC 48.51 (4) 76.98 (5) 125.49

    5 Gwendolyn Prescott, Peninsula SC 48.58 (3) 76.87 (6) 125.45
    6 Selena Zhao, Highland SC 35.80 (9) 86.49 (3) 122.29 (too bad she dug herself such a hole in the SP :()

    Pacifics results/protocols: http://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2013/68389/results.html
     
  15. pinky166

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    Glad to see Polina Edmunds is back on track with another win and solid score, she seems to have fixed most of her UR issues at least for the time being. Somewhat shocked Zhao and Prescott did not qualify though, I wasn't even familiar with the girls names who came in 3rd and 4th.
     
  16. haribobo

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    From the sectionals thread-

    "haribobo: Great scores! Hi USFS- can we please send Jordan Moeller to an international so he is eligible Junior Worlds? Thanks!
    pinky: There's not really much of a point. "

    OK so now Moeller won his sectional and has scored about 5 points off Chen's total and 2 points off Choate's total. Still think there's no point in sending him to an international? :p
     
  17. Sylvia

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    USFS thought highly enough of Moeller, who was the 2011 Novice silver medalist but missed qualifying for 2012 Nationals in Junior, to add him to the ISP after his good showing at the Glacier Falls Summer Classic in early August.

    Top 4 Junior Men at Mids:
    1 Jordan Moeller, Northern Ice SC 66.64 (1) 122.06 (1) 188.70
    2 Troy Tomasello, Strongsville SC 59.93 (2) 102.45 (3) 162.38
    3 Brian Krentz, Skokie Valley SC 53.88 (4) 107.12 (2) 161.00
    4 Lukas Kaugars, Broadmoor SC 56.27 (3) 98.24 (4) 154.51

    Tomasello landed 3F+3T in his FS (first time?) -- it's too bad he's aging out of ISU Junior after this season.

    ETA:
    The battle for the Mids Senior men's 4th spot to Nationals has begun - William Brewster scored 116.83 in his FS (171.13 total); Tim Koleto skates last in the 2nd group.

    Also, I was informed earlier today that Fill-Up Rule 2512 does apply to the Easterns Junior Pairs event and so the 5th place team of Brenna Doherty/Craig Norris have qualified for Nationals. Now I'm waiting for confirmation that the 5th place Novice Pairs at both Easterns and Mids have also qualified under this rule.
     
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  18. Sylvia

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    Wow at Alex Johnson's 151.39 FS :eek: & 223.18 total score! He must have landed his 3A and everything else, with high PCS (his strength).
     
  19. jlai

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    Koleto not making it
     
  20. n*ice mom

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    Congrats to William Brewster!
     
  21. Debbie S

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    Yay, good for them! It's only their first year together.

    Glad to see Jordan Moeller do so well at Sectionals and make Nats!
     
  22. pinky166

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    He probably still won't get to JW. There's too much politiking involved. Polina Edmunds put up a huge score and I doubt she'll get sent to JW even if she wins Junior Nats this season. Brown and Farris are likely going to be sent to JW regardless of how they skate at Nats and I'd be really surprised if the final spot wasn't given to Chen or Choate, or if not one of them then Omori or Yostanto. It's really exciting he skated so well, I hope he does well at Nats and I'm sure we'll see him on the JGP next season, but unless he totally kicks butt and wins junior Nats, I doubt USFS will send him to a pre-JW B event to get the needed minimums, and would just send one of the other guys instead.

    Of course, if he does take the title and goes to JW ( because say Chen is still injured, or Choate doesn't skate well, or Josh were to go to 4CC instead, etc) then I will eat my words. I just don't think it's likely.
     
  23. jlai

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    Congrats to Max, Johsnon, Mroz and Brewster! I knew Brewster would make it :)
     
  24. Sylvia

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    Koleto was injured back in July and has been recovering ever since, so I'm not surprised he didn't qualify this year.

    Top 4 Senior Men at Mids:
    1 Max Aaron, Broadmoor SC 75.88 (1) 157.70 (1) 233.58
    2 Alexander Johnson, Broadmoor SC 71.79 (2) 151.39 (2) 223.18
    3 Brandon Mroz, Broadmoor SC 70.76 (3) 129.56 (3) 200.32
    4 William Brewster, Detroit SC 54.30 (5) 116.83 (4) 171.13

    Check out the FS protocol! http://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2013/68388/SEGM029.html
     
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  26. haribobo

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    Not to get too off topic here, but I do agree that Chen is likely to make the Jr Worlds team still with Choate or Moeller as likely first alternate if they continue to skate as they have been. We've seen 2nd alternates make the team in the past a fair amount, so I think it would be smart of USFS to get all their Jr. Worlds alternates score-qualified at a post-Nationals international, and not just take the lazy route out by sending a Yostanto or Omori even if they don't make the podium at Nationals.

    Amazing scores for Max Aaron and Alex Johnson!! Wow! :cheer:
     
  27. n*ice mom

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    Seems like a really high-scoring event in PACS Senior Ladies for the 6-8th place SP skaters....with five to go.
     
  28. Sylvia

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    Pacifics top 8 Senior Ladies:
    1 Vanessa Lam, All Year FSC 59.43 (1) 118.30 (1) 177.73
    2 Courtney Hicks, All Year FSC 57.80 (2) 103.92 (2) 161.72
    3 Sophia Adams, All Year FSC 46.33 (3) 85.16 (3) 131.49
    4 Amanda Hofmann, Portland ISC 44.36 (4) 77.93 (6) 122.29

    5 Laney Diggs, St. Moritz ISC 40.01 (7) 80.77 (4) 120.78
    6 Anna Malkova, All Year FSC 41.53 (6) 76.39 (7) 117.92
    7 Kristina Struthwolf, Utah FSC 37.21 (8) 78.71 (5) 115.92
    8 Carolyn-Ann Alba, All Year FSC 42.24 (5) 73.34 (8) 115.58

    Second group of Senior men warming up now...
    Sean Rabbitt (170.59) leads Scott Dyer (161.19) with Gonzales, Warren, Cassar and Messing to go.

    http://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2013/68389/results.html
     
  29. jlai

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    Things don't look good for Scott Dyer and Sean Rabbit :( Will see how the next three skate
     
  30. Coco

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    Laney :(