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    Senior Dance Entries

    Senior Ice Dance Entries (alphabetical order)
    Alissandra Aronow & Collin Brubaker
    Anastasia Cannuscio & Colin McManus
    Isabella Cannuscio & Michael Bramant
    Madison Chock & Evan Bates
    Meryl Davis & Charlie White
    Katie Donaldson & Brock Jacobs
    Danielle Gamelin & Alexander Gamelin
    Gina Hoptmann & Pavel Filchenkov
    Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue
    Lynn Kriengkrairut & Logan Giuletti-Schmitt
    Kristen Nardozzi & Nick Traxler
    Anastasia Olson & Kieffer Hubbell
    Kseniya Ponamaryova & Oleg Altukhov
    Alex Shibutani & Maia Shibutani
    Taylor Tran & Sam Kaplun

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    Kseniya Ponomaryova used to represent Uzbekistan IIRC?

    Sam Kaplun used to represent Ukraine at the international Junior level.

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    I think so. Prior to Sectionals, Ponomaryova & partner were listed at Lake Placid IDC without a code that signified a country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    I think so. Prior to Sectionals, Ponomaryova & partner were listed at Lake Placid IDC without a code that signified a country.
    Given she previously competed for one of the former USSR republics and her partner has a Russian sounding name as well, I am surprised they aren't skating for Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan or Azerbeijan where they would be pretty much guaranteed to make the national team.

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    It would be smarter, but also more expensive, given that they are living & training here in the States. They will not be making the US team, nor getting USFS support. Chances are, if they feel they reach an international standard for TES, they will move on next year, I would guess?

    They aren't very good yet...they might not make the KAZ or UZB team. And they wouldn't qualify for Europeans in any case at this point. Their TES in the FD at sectionals was only 28.54, and most of their elements got negative GOE's. In the SD, it was 13.91, and they hit none of the Yankee Polka key points. They were 3rd of 4 teams at Midwesterns, and all 4 automatically qualify for Nationals.

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    Thanks, that makes sense.

    Competing at US Nationals doesn't mean anything internationally so they might as well get competitive experience this way for now (and who knows maybe they really want to represent the US ).

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