2010 Gardena Spring Trophy, April 1-3 in Italy
I've heard that 7 U.S. singles skaters were selected for a developmental international this spring (it is my understanding that only JGP age-eligible skaters in 2010-11 were considered). Please consider these "unofficial" until posted on USFS' site.
20th Gardena Spring Trophy ( Announcement at: http://isu.sportcentric.net/db//files/serve.php?id=1768 )
April 1-3, 2010, in Selva Val Gardena, Italy
Junior Ladies: Samantha Cesario (S14), Lindsay Davis (J3)
Junior Men: Jason Brown (J1), Max Aaron (J3), Juran Yang (J7)
Novice Ladies: Yasmin Siraj (J2), Nina Jiang (J5)
I am very excited to see how Yasim & Nina fair. Both are charming on and off the ice. And, of course, Jason Brown will be a treat to watch. Fun to get your first overseas assigment, I would imagine. Good luck to all the competitors.
Was Leah Kaiser (sorry I may be spelling her name wrong) not eligible for the novice category?
I don´t understand why the US is sendig their skaters to Gardena Spring and not to Triglav Trophy, which is the far bigger event. Just have a look on the entry list
The skaters had some choice, and given their ages I suspect that their school spring break may have had some influence. Some of these kids are still in public schools.
Originally Posted by euroskate
Just saw the results. Brown won with almost the same score as he had in Nationals. (197). The big surprise was Max Aaron who only scored 158. Any idea what happened?
It is my understanding that both 2010 U.S. Novice national singles champs, Leah Keiser and Nathan Chen, were not assigned as novices because they will not be age-eligible for the JGP next season.
Originally Posted by champs
Found SP scores online at: http://www.eisclubgardena.com/index.php?id=57
NOVICE GIRLS SP top 3:
1 Yasmin Siraj USA 43.82
2 Nina Jiang USA 39.79
3 Giada Russo ITA 37.25
(20 entries total)
NOVICE BOYS SP top 3:
1 Carlo Vittorio Palermo ITA 40.07
2 Alberto Vanz ITA ITA 38.54
3 Alessandro Pezzoli ITA 35.22
(6 total entries)
JUNIOR LADIES SP top 3:
1 Samantha Cesario USA 53.23
2 Lindsay Davis USA 50.44
3 Caterina Andermarcher ITA 41.66
(14 total entries)
JUNIOR MEN SP top 3:
1 Jason Brown USA 68.98
2 TJ Yang USA 59.18
3 Max Aaron USA 53.84
(7 entries total)
Team USA photos from the draw and team dinner: http://web.icenetwork.com/gen/photog...cf9051392.html