A Southern, hot-blooded temperamental individual
Are you kidding me? They are perfectly matched and I think they have star potential. Have watched Logan for years and Eva is his soulmate on and off the ice. Looking forward to their Riverdance FD this season.not to be the asshole but i was hoping he would try and find a new partner, but he will not
Best wishes to the 2 U.S. teams debuting on JGP tomorrow in Courchevel! 2 videos filmed in Lake Placid (outside of competition) last month:Really nice article on the Peals by @clairecloutier : https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...s-ready-to-take-on-the-junior-grand-prix.aspx
US Junior Ice Dancers and brother and sister team Elliana Peal & Ethan Peal perform their 2023 Free Dance to music from the "Halo" video game and TV series. They are coached and choreographed by their father Rob Peal. Music by Martin O’Donnell & Michael Salvatori. Filmed at the 1932 Jack Shea Arena in Lake Placid, NY, July 2022, by Jordan Cowan of @On Ice Perspectives.
ETA:US Junior Ice Dancers Vanessa Pham & Jonathan Rogers preview their 2022-2023 Free Dance to ‘Scheherazade’ by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. They are coached by Roman Zaretsky in Houston, Texas. Their Free Program choreography is by Igor Shpilband & Pasquale Camerlengo. Filmed on the 1932 Jack Shea Arena in Lake Placid, NY, in July 2022, by Jordan Cowan of @On Ice Perspectives.
Starting the season off this week! Super excited to be here as Champs Camp veterans this week and be surrounded by such new young talent! The future at @usfigureskating is so bright! ️
wonder what a pairing with an uber talented skater like Ian Sommerville would be like? Avonley can match his star power
According to the ISU website, Carhart & Horovyi will debut at the Solidarity Cup in Gdansk. They will be doing the two events in Poland, unless something has changed since the original post.Hauer/Starr finished 5th at JGP Ostrava - however, their score was higher than either Pham/Rogers or Peal/Peal from JGP Courchevel, so they might have set themselves up nicely for a 2nd JGP assignment.
Speaking of JGP assignments - the Gdansk #2 entries are up - https://results.isu.org/events/jgppol2022_JuniorIceDance.htm - Helena CARHART / Volodymyr HOROVYI will make their official Team USA debut (unless we count LPIDI the past two seasons), and Elliana PEAL / Ethan PEAL earned their 2nd assignment.
And the Ondrej Nepela Trophy Challenger in Bratislava SVK we'll have the season debut of Oona BROWN / Gage BROWN and the 2nd Challenger assignment for Eva PATE / Logan BYE. Notably, this is the first time all season that the USFS has listed ALL of their senior teams on last season's SB Top 75 (so presumably eligible for GP selections) as substitutes. https://results.isu.org/events/cssvk2022_IceDance.htm
Top 7 Senior Ice Dance NQS total scores:Challenge Cup Senior Ice Dance final standings/link to protocols: https://ijs.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2022/30712/CAT019SEG038.html
Quite a leap up for Flores/Desyatov from 153.97 in their debut at Silicon Valley Open back in early August
So, Carreira/Ponamarenko don't have a 3rd assignment, however their first GP event is the same week as the NQS Dance Final, so one has to think they'll be granted a bye to Nationals. Cesanek/Yehorov could receive a 3rd assignment to compete at Ice Challenge Austria, which is the same week as the NQS Dance Final. That would put the USFS at the maximum of 10 byes, leaving 5 spots up for Nationals up for grabs at the Final.Dance - 5 spots available at the Dance Final (maximum 10 byes total)
1) Chock/Bates, Hubbell/Donohue, Hawayek/Baker, Green/Parsons, Bratti/Somerville = 5, but 1 team retired, so 4
4) McNamara/Spiridonov (US Classic, Nebelhorn, SkAm), Pate/Bye (US Classic, Nepela, GPdF), Wolfkostin/Chen (US Classic, Budapest, GPdF, NHK), Brown/Brown (Nepela, Budapest, MKJW, Espoo) = 4
Potential byes (teams with 2 Int'l Assignments) - Cesanek/Yehorov (Nebelhorn, SCI), Carreira/Ponomarenko (MKJW, Espoo)
It's entirely possible that the teams italicized above will compete in the Dance Final, but they won't be competing for one of the five spots since they have byes. So, we're looking at the following teams for those five spots:Re-posting from the U.S. Club & NQS Competitions thread in Kiss & Cry:
Top 7 Senior Ice Dance NQS total scores:
Isabella Flores/Ivan Desyatov 179.71 (won Challenge Cup this past weekend)
Angela Ling/Caleb Wein 166.36 (2nd in Challenge Cup in their first full comp. of the season)
Better footwork levels. They got only level ones on the footwork (and he had a 2 on the one-foot in the free), which is abnormal for them; and I would guess they will get to work on it because there are no shortcuts there.What do they need to do to get higher scores?
I am sure there was a reason.I mean, they could have gone to compete at a bunch of summer domestic events. That would certainly have gotten them further along the road in preparation for senior internationals, but I assume there is a reason that they weren't ready to do that this summer.
The Browns also have a great ability to listen to and dance to the beat of their music that's difficult to teach.They are very small people, and the speed & power required to impress in a senior field is a new level relative to a junior one. That said, I'll give them time. Nepela is an away event. It's a hard place to debut. This wasn't a deep field. It was, however, a good learning one. And that's pretty much what this season is likely to be about.
The Browns certainly have great unison. They have that unison which takes years & years to develop and most non-sibling teams don't have that until well into seniors.