2021 US Nationals Junior Ladies

Sylvia

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Unofficial scoring has Isabeau's second half 3-3 combos as 3F+3T< & 3Lz!+1Eu+3Sq

ETA:

Levito 121.82 (2nd to Kanon in FS), 187.48 1st overall to Kanon's 185.88.

I REALLY like Adele Zheng's deep knees in her stroking. Lots of potential there!
 
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I appreciate Levito’s musicality, line, and performance quality, she’s definitely the best so far IMO in these areas. But, not sure about her jump technique (the “lastability” of it) and she could definitely skate faster. Very enjoyable to watch, though!
 

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I think Isabeau has bigger and yet more graceful jumps and general skating than Kanon, and she points her toes, she just edges her out.
Kanon skates with a lot more speed then Isabeau and her jump entries are a bit weird and she seems to muscle her jumps. I'm not sure she will survive her growth spurts.
 

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I appreciate Levito’s musicality, line, and performance quality, she’s definitely the best so far IMO in these areas. But, not sure about her jump technique (the “lastability” of it) and she could definitely skate faster. Very enjoyable to watch, though!
What gets me is her chutzpah. She is skating not just to win but to announce her ambition. I like it! Maybe she and Kanon will have a great rivalry. They are both true
competitors.
 

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GOLD Isabeau Levito, SC Of Southern New Jersey 1 65.66 2 121.82 187.48
SILVER Kanon Smith, All Year FSC 2 62.52 1 123.36 185.88
BRONZE Clare Seo, Broadmoor SC 3 60.27 3 113.24 173.51
PEWTER Ava Ziegler, SC of New York 8 53.73 4 107.04 160.77
5 Elsa Cheng, Skokie Valley SC 7 53.75 5 105.10 158.85
6 Kate Wang, SC of San Francisco 4 58.28 6 99.73 158.01
7 Adele Zheng, DuPage FSC 6 55.83 10 94.06 149.89
8 Mia Kalin, St. Moritz ISC 10 51.92 8 96.25 148.17
9 Jessica Lin, Dallas FSC 11 51.55 9 96.02 147.57
10 Abigail Ross, Wasatch FSC 9 53.35 11 90.54 143.89
11 Tamnhi Huynh, Dallas FSC 5 57.94 12 82.23 140.17
12 Maryn Pierce, Broadmoor SC 12 41.05 7 97.87 138.92

FS protocols: https://ijs.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2021/27989/SEGM010.html
 

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Isabeau Levito impressive (jumps & hiking legs) here but is brittle, machine-like and faked in delivery (faces...smile instantly gone when music ended). Still, lots of potential. Let’s see her in two years.

I would’ve given the win to little Kanon Smith (2nd here...1st FS), based on elements performed today, although my overall fave - the skater of substance, despite small errors - remains Clare Seo (3rd here). Love her edges, musicality, etc.

In 4th was my 2nd personal fave, Ava Ziegler, who really moved up from 8th in the SP. Another skater of substance.

Good for Mia Kaylin trying a quad but, like Levito, rather brittle at this stage. Auditioning for Sambo-70?

Loved both of Kate Wang’s programs- each so different. Natural performer. Another young lady of substance.

Finally, there was something so beautiful and comforting about Maryn Pierce...despite her placement, her type of skating (as Seo’s) is why I fell in love with skating.

A fine event, overall.
 
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