2012 U.S. competitions general news/updates (includes smaller club comps)
News from the Hidden Valley Open in Escondido, CA last night (re-posted from FSU):
Originally Posted by used2skate
A friend who was there last night sent me this mini-report (she wasn't sure about which triples Lam did):
"Vanessa did a triple ?/loop combo. Great double axel, held the landing. I think her solo jump was triple flip (or toe)? Very deep edging in her footwork sequence, very stretched Biellmann.
Caroline landed a triple loop and a triple flip/double toe. She did a gorgeous spread eagle into Ian Bauer into a double axel. Of course her spins were amazing, though she didn't do the Pearl."
Originally Posted by Jarrett
Hearsay update from Hidden Valley Open: Vanessa Lam 114.63 FS & Caroline Zhang 97.33 (debut of new FS to Turandot, choreographed by David Wilson). IF video links become available (not sure yet) they will be posted here.
ETA #2: Thanks to Jarrett for Zhang's FS video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kujbX736a8k
Here's Vanessa Lam's debut of her Senior FS to music from the film soundtrack of The Artist, choreographed by her coach, Dianne DeLeeuw-Chapman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulOIsKDe-Xo
ETA #3: Scroll down this PDF document for the Hidden Valley Open IJS official results/total scores: http://escondidofsc.org/2012HVOAnnoun.pdf
These TES/PCS scores were passed along to me:
Vanessa Lam scored 57.67 in her SP [32.27 TES/25.40 PCS] & 114.63 in her FS [61.57 TES/53.06 PCS].
Caroline Zhang scored 52.54 in her SP [26.60 TES/25.94 PCS] & 97.33 in her FS [52.00 TES/47.33 PCS, -2].
Christopher Caluza (PHI) skated a Senior Men's SP at HVO (he's based in the San Diego area).
Last edited by Sylvia; 07-13-2012 at 01:16 PM.
Doug Mattis ( @DougMattis ) was tweeting from the Los Angeles Open earlier today - Marley/Brubaker debuted a new Senior Pairs SP and the Junior Men's SP event featured a competitive field, including Nathan Chen's season debut. I've compiled Mattis' tweeted info to date here: http://unseenskaters.wordpress.com/2...s-via-twitter/
Senior Men's SP (includes Richard Dornbush, Grant Hochstein, Philip Warren, Sean Rabbitt) and Senior Ladies SP (includes Courtney Hicks) are coming up later tonight.
Glad to hear about Chen's 3axel. I only wish Doug had included the music. I don't think we know what it is, yet. Also glad to hear Marley/Brubaker are looking good.