The schedules and starting orders are up for Eastern and Pacific Sectionals.
The Midwesterns are a little slow.
just wonering, why does Caroline Zhang need to compete at sectionals? Doesn't she have a bye from Skate America and winning a Senior B (Ice Challenge)?
Wicked Yankee Girl
She didn't get a bye from Nationals, and her GP event & Senior B events were far enough from away in time from Sectionals that she didn't get a bye from them either. I believe that one or the other did exempt her from Regionals, though.
I went to Coasts today. It will be my only chance this week. The lesson for the day is "Always bring an extra CD". One of the junior men had the wrong music. His coach came to the rescue with an extra CD. Earlier, in the middle of practice, Caroline Zhang's music had a problem. Karen Oppegard came to the rescue with an extra CD.
Missing was Danielle Kahle. I'm assuming she hasn't arrived as yet.
Caroline Zhang looked happy and fit. She didn't have an especially good practice jump wise. The problem with her music disrupted her program but it didn't seem to bother her. She is still kicking that leg on her lutz entry, her loop looks good. The pearl spin always amazes me - the way she lifts up out of it.
Leah Keizer landed a couple of good looking 3Lutz/3toe combinations (not sure about the edge) in practice, but didn't land it in the program.
Angela Wang also looked good and fit. On the strength of today's practice, I would think she could be part of the top 4.
Kristina Struthwolf had a knee brace on and didn't do much jumping. I'm wondering about an injury.
Andrew Gonzalez looked good with a good program run-through. It was good to see Austin Kanallakan again. His jumps look effective except the 3axel, which reminds me of an off balance top. The step sequence is effective. Dennis Phan looks as smooth as ever with those great landings and stretched arms. His jumps are still inconsistent and he still has trouble with the 3axel. Keegan Messing , Johathan Cassar, and Doug Razzano all looked good according to their own strengths. I'm guessing they will be the top three with the 4th spot up for grabs.
Junior Men's Short Program
The story of Jr. Men's is Nathan Chen and Philip Warren, both landing clean triple/triples. Philip has greater flow and power. Nathan has excellent spins and steps. David Wang had an appealing 40's program and Jay Yostanto landed a good 3/axel - the only one of the night.
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
What a great report. Thanks. Sounds an excellent comp is about to take place.
Thanks for the report. I'm looking forward to watching via IN.
Just adding - We did see a couple of quads. Scot Dyer was trying one - doesn't quite have it. I think the other one was Keegan - his was good.
Thanks for your reports, A.H.Black!
Here's my Sectionals information page for Easterns/Midwesterns/Pacific Coasts (includes the scores of all the Regionals qualifiers, the international high scores of the singles competitors, and the known club competition scores for the Sr/Jr men who did not compete at Regionals): http://unseenskaters.wordpress.com/sectionals/
Thanks for the reports. Was Dyer trying triple axel as well?
Originally Posted by A.H.Black
Wicked Yankee Girl
I don't honestly remember. Sorry.
Originally Posted by gkelly
Well, I must have been seeing things. It was Doug Rozzano who had the quad. Looks like he fell on it in the short. Too bad. It looked good in practice.
There is a report over at FSUniverse that there was a problem with the computers at Pacific. But yesterday's results are now up. Keegan won the senior men's short and Caroline won the senior ladies' short.
Senior Men SP Result (All Three Sectionals)
1 Stephen Carriere, SC Of Boston 69.19
2 Alexander Zahradnicek, SC of Wilmington 62.31
3 Alexander Aiken, Atlanta FSC 61.56
4 Wesley Campbell, Colonial FSC 59.48
5 Michael Chau, Southwest Florida FSC 48.60
6 Daniel Raad, Florida Everblades FSC 45.32
7 Brad Vigorito, Colonial FSC 44.70
8 Sam Dafoe, SC of New York 43.25
9 Christopher Wan, North Jersey FSC 41.15
10 Kevin Coppola, SC Of Boston 38.51
1 1 Alexander Johnson, Broadmoor SC 70.16
2 3 Max Aaron, Broadmoor SC 69.71
3 5 Grant Hochstein, St. Clair Shores FSC 69.68
4 4 William Brewster, Detroit SC 57.40
5 2 Steven Evans, Dallas FSC 55.83
6 6 Brian Mueller, DuPage FSC 39.79
Pacific Coast Sectionals
1 6 Keegan Messing, AK Assoc of Figure Skaters 73.56
2 11 Douglas Razzano, Coyotes SC of AZ 73.21
3 10 Jonathan Cassar, All Year FSC 64.17
4 9 Scott Dyer, All Year FSC 61.67
5 4 Sean Rabbitt, Glacier Falls FSC 60.94
6 2 Andrew Gonzales, All Year FSC 55.33
7 3 Robert Przepioski, Peninsula SC 48.13
8 7 Austin Kanallakan, Los Angeles FSC 48.12
9 5 Dennis Phan, All Year FSC 47.62
10 1 Nathan Grundhofer, St. Moritz ISC 31.31
Last edited by CARA; 11-18-2011 at 07:47 PM.