Skate Detroit, July 19-22, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Here are the Wednesday results for the pair events have been phoned in to me (corrections welcomed), but no reports on the skating, so if anyone who watched would like to share...
SENIOR PAIRS SP:
1. Brooke Castile/Ben Okolski 52.36
2. Kendra Moyle/Andy Seitz 50.56
3. Rachel Kirkland/Eric Radford CAN 47.84
4. Julia Vlassov/Drew Meekins 45.14
WD Elizabeth Putnam/Sean Wirtz CAN
JUNIOR PAIRS SP:
1. Elizaveta Levshina/Konstantin Gavrin RUS 44.60
2. Andrea Best/Trevor Young 38.13
3. Lara Shelton/Neill Shelton 28.44
NOVICE PAIRS SP:
1. Caitlin Yankowskas/Daniyel Cohen 40.15
2. Melissa Bedell/Justin Williams 37.32
3. Emily Glassberg/Kurt Weiss 36.64
4. Brittany Jones/Paul Messner CAN 31.33
5. Angelica Gervasio/Brandon Moore 30.48
WD Marissa Spector/Alex Darnell
1. Jessica Schilkey/Daniel Palmeri
2. Cassie Andrews/Nicholas Anderson
3. Alexandra Lunsford/Andrew Lunsford
4. Jennifer Johnson/Stephen Johnson
5. Stefanie Griffin/Jordon Griffin
1. Carly Powers/David Powers
2. Rachel Cole/Spencer Feller
3. Kaitlin Budd/Constantine Chizakov
This major club competition in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan runs through Saturday, July 22 -- link to schedule and roster:
Senior skaters registered to compete include Japan's Takahiko Kozuka ('06 Jr. World men's champ) and Yukari Nakano, Parker Pennington, Michael Peters, Megan Oster, Megan Hyatt and Canada's Lesley Hawker, Erin Scherrer and Ken Rose. In Junior Men, Jonathan Cassar has a new FS to an interesting cut of "Concierto de Aranjuez" choreographed by David Wilson that was one of the highlights for me at the Liberty competition last week -- watch for his *deep* inside edge spread eagle!
If anyone attends, please report back!
It's a bit of a haul for me to get to Detroit but I would have loved to see those Pairs. very close results. I think Putnam and Wirtz would have won if they had skated. There are a lot of interesting 2nd tier skaters listed too for singles which I would so much like to see.
Jonathan Cassar - Is he Canadian? A choreographed program by David Wilson to Aranjuez is worth a trip to Bloomfield Hills.
Let's hope someone sends in a report on all this.
Cassar placed 8th in junior men at 2006 US Nationals and had some of the best spins (especially camel), choreography and musical interpretation in the field, I thought. His last year's SP was choreographed by Igor Shpilband, and I was glad to see him keep it this season. Cassar is still working on the harder triples, but has a lot of dance experience (both off and on ice) and it shows in his skating.
Originally Posted by Joesitz
Yes, yes. Now I remember. I have notes on him from last year's Nats as being a very musical skater. Musical skaters, imo, have problems with the elements because they don't prepare for the elements before they actually do any. they are too intense on the music.
Joey Votto Fangirl
I LOVED Jonathan Cassar at US Nats this past season and I really hope he can get a handle on those jumps at some point because I think he has a great future!
FYI, here's the Skate Detroit thread at FSU with results and reports (at 4 pages) so far:
P.S. Just heard that Jonathan Cassar won the Junior Men's free skate today in a tightly contested event with Douglas Razzano. Both guys also competed at Liberty last week, so kudos to both of them for doing back-to-back competitions!
Last edited by Sylvia; 07-22-2006 at 04:11 PM.
Those Junior boys take turns beating each other, that is, until one rises to the challenge once and for all.
Check out Tommy Steenberg (now a Senio). Has he gained any weight? Extremely a musical skater but what does he need to take his place among Lysacek, Weir Savoie?
Sexy, smart and sterilized!
I was impressed with Tommy Steenberg at Nats too. We saw some of his practices as well. I agree he needs a little extra something to get right up there with the top ranked men at Nats, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it either.
Originally Posted by Joesitz
I saw Steenberg at Liberty and what he needed most there was a haircut! I don't know how he could tell where he was on the ice through that unruly mop hanging in his eyes!
BTW, Steenberg wasn't at Skate Detroit but he is working on putting a triple axel in his programs this year (he fell on his 3axel attempt in the Senior Men's SP at Liberty and popped it in the FS). I also think he interprets his music well even though his new SP is pretty much all drums and percussion (it says "Drumline" in his USFS bio) and is quite a departure for him! Since he's 17 (18 in November), he'll be back on the JGP this fall and is scheduled for the fourth one in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania, Sept. 21-24.
Originally Posted by Joesitz
Last edited by Sylvia; 07-24-2006 at 12:30 PM.
sk8stuff doesn't have results yet. Do you know the results for the Senior Men SP and LP?
Since FSU is down, here are the Senior and Junior results from Skate Detroit (with some jump notes from people at the event):
SENIOR MEN SP
1. Takahiko Kozuka (JPN) 65.98 - 3A, 3F-2T, 3Z
2. Parker Pennington 60.32 - 3A and 3Z-2T, fall on 3F
3. Ken Rose (CAN) 57.39 - 3Z-3T, 2A, 3F? fall out
4. Michael Peters 52.11 - 3Z-3T, 3A fall, 1F
5. Ben Woolwine 42.28
6. R.J. Westfall 37.15
SENIOR MEN'S Final results (SP+FS)
1. Parker Pennington 188.64 - 6 triples landed, including two 3A
2. Takahiko Kozuka (JPN) 187.64 6 or 7 triples landed, including one 3A
3. Ken Rose (CAN) 164.97 - 4 triples landed, including lutz-toe, and two 2A
4. Michael Peters 143.44
5. R.J. Westfall 110.78
6. Ben Woolwine 103.22
SENIOR LADIES Final round (FS only)
1. Megan Oster 105.81 - 5 triples landed through flip
2. Yukari Nakano (JPN) 104.67 - 4 triples landed
3. Megan Hyatt 85.37
4. Ameena Sheikh 84.86
5. Maria Papas 71.84
6. Danielle Leong 71.84
7. Caroline Miller 71. 51
8. Kendra Keenan 70.50
9. Lauren Roman 65.18
10. Theresa LoRusso 62.31
11. Danielle Lazenby 56.16
12. Lane Walker 53.63
JUNIOR MEN SP
1. Jonathan Cassar 48.78
2. Grant Hochstein 48.12
3. Douglas Razzano 41.49
4. William Brewster 39.00
5. Evan Gammon CAN 38.29
6. Trevor Young 31.79
JUNIOR MEN Final results (SP+FS)
1. Jonathan Cassar 156.62 (FS total was 101.84=45.96+55.88)
2. Douglas Razzano 142.24 (FS was 100.75=55.37+45.38)
3. Grant Hochstein 140.85
4. William Brewster 116.01
5. Evan Gammon (CAN) 111.49
6. Trevor Young 92.49
JUNIOR LADIES Final round (FS only)
1. Jane Ruan 77.28
2. Christina-Maria Sperduto 67.87
3. Sameena Sheikh 60.28
4. Brittney Westdorp 60.25
5. Laura Lepzinski 59.05
6. Jenna Syken (ISR) 54.94
7. Shanda DeWitt 52.84
8. Cara Kinney 52.38
9. Courtney Mueller 47.89
10. Andrea Best 47.52
11. Sae Onishi (JPN) 47.02
12. Yuki Aoki (JPN) 39.95
Last edited by Sylvia; 07-24-2006 at 12:25 PM.
Thanks for the info on Steenberg. He does have a mop of hair. I think of him as dropping the wrench while working on a car, and then skating his routine without changing. He is a big scholar though.
I'll look for the results from Romania when they come in.