BC/YT Summerskate Burnaby, BC (Aug 13-16)
The competitors have been posted as well as the schedule:
http://www.skatinginbc.com All of the links are available on the main page.
Katlynn McNab (US N7)
Kaetlyn Osmond (CAN N1)
Kitty Qian (CAN N2)
Kelly Zhou (US J10)
Ronald Lam (CAN J4)
Bela Papp (FIN J1)
Liam Firus (CAN J10)
Nam Nguyen (CAN N1)
Kathryn Kang (CAN 5)
Mira Leung (CAN 6) Short only
Cambria Little (CAN J2)
Vaughn Chipeur (CAN 2)
Jeremy Ten (CAN 3)
Kevin Reynolds (CAN 4) Short only
P Lawrence/R Swiegers (CAN 4)
T Harvey/K Gagnon (CAN J2)
There looked like there will be some strong competition in Novice/Pre-Novice too. I didn't look too closely, so don't be offended if I missed your favourite skater!
I can't believe Nam is already skating Junior! That's crazy.
I know! He'll be there for awhile...considering he's only 10 or 11!
L'art pour l'art
I just watched some of the unknown Canadians on youtube, what is interesting that even if their jumps are really not good - the skating skills are always great. E.g. Cambria Little, her jumps look very iffy, but she has great secure edges and good speed. (But then how exactly did Canada get Kevin Reynolds? Perhaps he was smuggled to Canada from the US. )
What fascinates me about Nam Nguyen is that he was already expressing a feeling for the music, very nice.
EDIT: Who is Beata Papp? She jumps like a female Brezina, incredible height on the Triples! Ah, she is from Finland. The moment I saw the atrocious spiral sequence I knew that she must be from Europe.
Last edited by Medusa; 08-12-2009 at 10:04 AM.
Beata Papp is the younger sister of Bela Papp, age 15 (he competes as a junior internationally for Finland -- link to his ISU bio: http://www.isufs.org/bios/isufs00009575.htm). The family moved to Vancouver in the summer of 2007 and the Papps train in Burnaby.
Originally Posted by Medusa
Beata placed 7th of 18 in the Novice Women's event at Canada's Junior Nationals in Feb. 2009. She landed 2A in her SP and was credited with landing 3S and 3T cleanly in her FS. 2009 Junior Nationals Results/protocols: http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/events_...ults/index.htm
Here are the U.S. Developmental International Team skaters competing at BC/YT Section Summerskate, Aug. 13-16: http://www.usfigureskating.org/Story.asp?id=43330
2009 U.S. Nationals placements are included below (J=Jr, N=Nov, I=Intermediate=Pre-Novice in CAN). The other skaters are all 5th place finishers at one of the 3 Sectionals in November 2008.
Vanessa Lam (J9), Katlynn McNab (N7), Keli Zhou (J10), Joanna Nishimoto
Carol Lin, Allison Timlen (I3)
Scott Dyer, John Lomazzi, Joshua Santillan (N11)
Nathan Chen (I2), Shotaro Omori (I3), Austin Wagner (N5)
Stefanie Griffin & Jordan Griffin
Stephanie Zastrow & Michael Lueck
Gabrielle Friedenberg & Benjamin Nykiel (N4), Natalie Wojton & Michael Soyfer (N11)
Joylyn Yang & Jean Luc Baker (N7)
Last edited by Sylvia; 08-12-2009 at 04:58 PM.
Reason: to add Nationals placements
I was browsing the starting orders and who did I notice registered in SR Women but...
Whether she shows up or not is the question, but since she seems to be a late addition, I think it is more likely that she will come!!! YAY!!
Also, if somebody are able to record the 2 program of Elene Gedevanishvili it would be appreciate.
Originally Posted by coolboogie22
Thank you in advance if somebody take my request
The new improved Vaughn. Cudo's to you Shae, great choreo. Vaughn next time put in the 3 axel!!