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    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)

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    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.

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    Was Leah Kaiser (sorry I may be spelling her name wrong) not eligible for the novice category?

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    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

    http://www.dkjesenice.si/index.php?o...d=38&Itemid=51

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    Entries are online and US Team is compeeting

    http://www.valgardena.it/gardenaspri...hy/porgram.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by champs View Post
    Was Leah Kaiser (sorry I may be spelling her name wrong) not eligible for the novice category?
    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by euroskate View Post
    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

    http://www.dkjesenice.si/index.php?o...d=38&Itemid=51
    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.

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    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?

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    The U.S. skaters did not have a choice of competitions -- Gardena was the only spring developmental international on USFS' calendar this season. Here are the final results for the 7 U.S. skaters:

    Junior Men:
    1 Jason BROWN USA 197.30 1 1 (128.32 in FS)
    2 Max AARON USA 158,87 3 2 (105.03)
    3 TJ YANG USA 147,67 2 3 (88.49)

    Junior Ladies:
    1 Samantha CESARIO USA 141,09 1 1 (87.86)
    2 Lindsay DAVIS USA 128,24 2 2 (77.80)

    Novice Ladies:
    1 Nina JIANG USA 121,68 2 1 (81.89)
    2 Yasmin SIRAJ USA 118,48 1 2 (74.66)

    "npavel" has posted a summary of the FS protocols for Brown, Aaron, Cesario and Davis in the Gardena thread at FSU: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=71498

    The detailed protocols don't seem to be published online yet, but hopefully a link will become available to be posted here in the near future.

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    Thanks to the person from Eisclub Gardena who directed me to the page where the detailed protocols are published -- link is: http://www.eisclubgardena.com/index.php?id=50

    Good to see both Nina Jiang and Yasmin Siraj attempting 3Lo in their programs that they didn't try at Nationals (Jiang successfully landed 3Lo+2T as her SP combo) because the required solo jump out of steps in the Junior SP/JGP next season is 2 or 3Lo.

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    Team USA backstage photos:
    http://web.icenetwork.com/gen/photog...cf9051392.html

    I can't believe how tall Nina Jiang looks! She's not even 13-years-old! (She's turning 13 on April 17.) She looks amazingly tall and mature for her age. It's great that she got 3R-2T with +GOE in the SP. She's just old enough to compete in the JGP in the fall. Perhaps she'll get sent given her gold medal here. She'll be up against all the Russian jumping beans in the fall, who have much harder jumps than her. But I think she has more polish and speed compared to most of them, so maybe she'll have some advantage in PCS. Can't wait to see her on the JGP circuit!

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    Here's the link to Nina Jiang's 1st place Novice FS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLuDnmwqANE

    The Eisclub Gardena has informed me that they did not film any of the short programs but are in the process of uploading the free skate videos for which they have received permission to share online (more coming -- the link to check is: http://www.youtube.com/user/EisClubGardena#p/u ).

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    Jason Brown Junior FS (1st): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6P-EycfmS0
    (Was his final change spin combination not counted because he didn't have a required spin in only one position?)

    Max Aaron Junior FS (2nd): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoewmAMGg4A

    Juran (TJ) Yang Junior FS (3rd): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA6fKbQz53I

    Samantha Cesario Junior FS (1st): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bYKmAhpgsU

    Lindsay Davis Junior FS (2nd): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t652oSEcWsw

    Caterina Andermarcher (ITA) Junior FS (3rd): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQU5RP756YI

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