Wicked Yankee Girl
And to group them in one place:
1 Matthew PRECIOUS AUS 1
2 Pierre-Luc GAGNON CAN 2
3 Jackson WOOD CAN 2
4 Sebra YEN TPE 3
5 Petr BIDAR CZE 4
6 Marco ZAKOURIL CZE 4
7 Otto-Eemeli LAAMANEN FIN 5
8 Chafik BESSEGHIER FRA 6
9 Romain PONSART FRA 6
10 Daniel DOTZAUER GER 7
11 Elliot HILTON GBR 8
12 Dennies TO HON-LAM HKG 9
13 Saverio GIACOMELLI ITA 10
14 Tatsuki MACHIDA JPN 11
15 Abzal RAKIMGALIEV KAZ 12
16 Boyito MULDER NED 13
17 Sebastian IWASAKI POL 14
18 Andrew HUERTAS PUR 15
19 Oh-Reum CHA KOR 16
20 Artur GACHINSKI RUS 17
21 Artem GRIGORIEV RUS 17
22 Jakub STROBL SVK 18
23 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 19
24 Aritz MAETSU ESP 19
25 Javier RAYA ESP 19
26 Anton TRUVE SWE 20
27 Laurent ALVAREZ SUI 21
28 Noah SCHERER SUI 21
29 Nikolai BONDAR UKR 22
30 Dmitri KUZMENKO UKR 22
31 Eliot HALVERSON USA 23
32 Armin MAHBANOOZADEH USA 23
1 Ariana TARRADO RIBES AND 1
2 Jamiee NOBBS AUS 2
3 Rylie MCCULLOCH-CASARSA CAN 3
4 Erika TISLUCK CAN 3
5 Crystal KIANG TPE 4
6 Signe MAGNUSSEN DEN 5
7 Jasmine Alexandra COSTA EST 6
8 Alisa MIKONSAARI FIN 7
9 Cecilia TÖRN FIN 7
10 Isabel HEINTGES GER 8
11 Nathalie WEINZIERL GER 8
12 Georgia GLASTRIS GRE 9
13 Hiu Tung TO HKG 10
14 Katherine HADFORD HUN 11
15 Clara PETERS IRL 12
16 Jenna SYKEN ISR 13
17 Alice GARLISI ITA 14
18 Kanako MURAKAMI JPN 15
19 Mari SUZUKI JPN 15
20 Loretta HAMUI MEX 16
21 Merovee EPHREM MON 17
22 Manouk GIJSMAN NED 18
23 Anine RABE NOR 19
24 Marta OLCZAK POL 20
25 Hyeon-Jung KIM KOR 21
26 Ekaterina KOZIREVA RUS 22
27 Ksenia MAKAROVA RUS 22
28 Karolina SYKOROVA SVK 23
29 Patricia GLESCIC SLO 24
30 Marta GARCIA ESP 25
31 Sonia LAFUENTE ESP 25
32 Celia ROBLEDO ESP 25
33 Rebecka EMANUELSSON SWE 26
34 Caroline PETERSSON SWE 26
35 Noemie SILBERER SUI 27
36 Mimi Tanasorn CHINDASOOK THA 28
37 Anastasia LISTOPAD UKR 29
38 Becky BERESWILL USA 30
39 Kristine MUSADEMBA USA 30
1 Sonja PAULI / Tobias EISENBAUER AUT 1
2 Aleksandra FRIDRIKH / Sergei PLISHKIN BLR 2
3 Lora SEMOVA / Dimitar LICHEV BUL 3
4 Alexandra PAUL / Jason CHEPERDAK CAN 4
5 Catherine ST. ONGE / Alexander BROWN CAN 4
6 Emili ARM / Rodion BOGDANOV EST 5
7 Pauline HEMMLER / Benjamin ALLAIN FRA 6
8 Juliane HASLINGER / Tom FINKE GER 7
9 Nikki GEORGIADIS / Graham HOCKLEY GRE 8
10 Emese LASZLO / Mate FEJES HUN 9
11 Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Simone VATURI ITA 10
12 Federica TESTA / Andrea MALNATI ITA 10
13 Jekaterina SERGEJEVA / Andrejs SITIKS LAT 11
14 Alissandra ARONOW / Aleksandr PIROGOV LTU 12
15 Anastasia GAVRYLOVYCH / Maciej BERNADOWSKI POL 13
16 Ekaterina RIAZANOVA / Jonathan GUERREIRO RUS 14
17 Angelina TELEGINA / Viktor ADONIEV RUS 14
18 Sara HURTADO / Adria DIAZ ESP 15
19 Xenia CHEPIZHKO / Sergei SHEVCHENKO UKR 16
20 Anastasia VYKHODTSEVA / Alexei SHUMSKI UKR 16
21 Maia SHIBUTANI / Alex SHIBUTANI USA 17
22 Rachel TIBBETTS / Collin BRUBAKER USA 17
Last edited by dorispulaski; 08-30-2008 at 01:02 PM.
FYI, all the USA entries are considered provisional at this time and are not official until published on the USFS site.
Since Halverson did not finish in the top 4 in Courchevel, another USA man will likely be sent to Madrid (the 4 listed substitutes without an assignment yet are William Brewster J9 at Nats, Austin Kanallakan J10, Grant Hochstein J11, and Ross Miner N2).
ETA: USFS usually follows most recent Nationals results when it comes to assigning their JGP alternates... we will have to wait and see what happens.
Last edited by Sylvia; 08-30-2008 at 06:58 PM.
Wicked Yankee Girl
I hope they send Ross Miner!
I'm also not confident of Artur Gachinski showing up, since he did not appear at Courcheval.
However, that's the official roster as of now...next week, you can guarantee there will be changes.
Gatchinski is supposed to be the next big thing. I would like to see him skate.
I suppose Borodulin has gone on to Seniors. I think he has the most potential.
btw. Cheers for the French for showing at least the Men Live!! can we expect this from other countries involved with the Junior GPs?
William Brewster got the call as the 1st men's alternate for the USA. USFS published their entries for Madrid today at: http://www.usfigureskating.org/Athletes.asp?id=216
In addition to Courchevel medalists Musademba, Shibutani/Shibutani, Bereswill and Mahbanoozadeh, Brewster, 18, will make his JGP debut (in his last season of ISU junior eligibility) and this will be Tibbetts/Brubaker's first JGP of the season.
Skate Canada updated their JGP assignments for Madrid at: http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/athlete...ignments/#jrgp
Ladies: Rylie McCulloch-Casarsa (her 2nd assignment)
Men: Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Patrick Wong
Dance: Alexandra Paul/Jason Cheperdak, Catherine St. Onge/Alexander Brown
The ISU rosters have been updated as of Sept. 10th with the latest Canadian and USA assignments. Other changes: Mark Vaillant replaces Ponsart for FRA, Erika Tisluck is no longer listed as the second lady for CAN, Royer/Leze replace Hemmler/Allain in dance for FRA, and Plutowska/Pietrzynski replace Gavrylovych/Bernadowski in dance for POL.
I can see Berewill and Musademba vieing for gold and Armin will be on the podium. Don't know anything about Brewster. The Shibutani's should skate away with this. Hoping Tibbets/Brubaker skate really well. I though they were underscored at last Nats.
Sylvia, do you know anything about the Japanese girls at this competition?
love William's skating... is he competing or still just an alternate?
I'm not Sylvia, but I know about Mari and Kanako.
Originally Posted by oleada
I don't think Mari will be contending for a medal - she was 10th at Junior Nationals last year and her personal best score isn't very high. She achieved the amazing feat of having both her lutz and flip score deducted because of a wrong edge take-off in the LP. She seems to have all the triples, but flutz/lip, lack of consistency and lack of combos kept her score low.
Kanako is a very promising skater. She is coached by Machiko Yamada (former coach of Midori Ito and Mao Asada). She used to have all the jumps and even landed an (underrotated, but still) 3A. Recently, however, she had a huge growth spurt. It affected her harder triples - she has problems to rotate them fully. She also had an arm injury last spring.
A montage created before the growth spurt hit:
Her LP, "Tango de los Exilados" skated in March 2008 (after she started growing):
(LP starts at 2:22)
A very recent exhibition (The Ice 2008):
(It looks like she's got a lot of the speed, power and confidence back, but the timing on the jumps is still off.)
She has great musicality and expression for her age, her spins are very nice as well. I'd say she's the one to look out for in the future, but right now underrotations and/or popped jumps might keep her score low.
The Japanese media love her already and there were a few programs about her and her training mate, Sayaka Matsubara. Kanako's favourite skater is Mao Asada, while Sayaka's - YuNa Kim, so the media treat their rivarly as sort of a next coming of Mao/YuNa rivalry.