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    2013 US Nationals Junior Ladies

    Go Karen Chen!
    Wow, that score by Mariah Bell is going to be hard to beat.

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    Mariah is all grown up now. She was elegant.

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    Karen Chen 54.34 in 2nd place.

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    I would love to see Mariah and Polina go 1-2. They skated with much more maturity then Karen.

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    polina has a less than 2 point lead. loving the top 3

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    Junior ladies SP results:

    1 Polina Edmunds, Peninsula SC 58.17
    2 Mariah Bell, Rocky Mountain FSC 56.63
    3 Karen Chen, Peninsula SC 54.34
    4 Barbie Long, Illinois Valley FSC 51.05
    5 Maria Yang, Washington FSC 48.75
    6 Katia Shpilband, Ann Arbor FSC 46.04
    7 Amber Glenn, Dallas FSC 45.28
    8 Olivia Serafini, SC of New York 44.15
    9 Amanda Gelb, Los Angeles FSC 43.65
    10 Dyllan McIntee, SC of Phoenix 43.19
    11 Madison Vinci, Washington FSC 42.82
    12 Brianna Laxson, Washington FSC 40.89
    Last edited by vera01; 01-21-2013 at 10:31 PM.

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    I'm hoping Barbie comes back with a strong FS. She did not have the best of days today. I really like her style!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vera01 View Post
    Junior ladies SP results:
    1 Polina Edmunds, Peninsula SC 58.17
    2 Mariah Bell, Rocky Mountain FSC 56.63
    3 Karen Chen, Peninsula SC 54.34
    4 Barbie Long, Illinois Valley FSC 51.05
    All, who writes, write about these four.
    Does it mean that they (all four are known for me) are significantly better, than other competitors (who are all unknown for me)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    I would love to see Mariah and Polina go 1-2. They skated with much more maturity then Karen.
    I disagree about Karen. I think she has a lot of maturity and control for a 13 year old. I really love how she skates to the music, not through it and she really uses the interesting moves to highlight different parts of the music. In particular, I notice her arms. She doesn't flail them all over the place -- rather she is very intentional of how she uses them. I absolutely love the rocker she does into her 2A -- it actually reminds me of a similar move Hanyu does to his 3A in his SP. I seriously watched her do that move like a billion times. She also has a lot of good speed considering she's doing a bunch of transitions. Also her spins are no doubt the best of the field. It sounds like injury has hampered her training, so all things considered she did alright. Also I dig her costume! I love that electric blue color. That lip is a concern, though -- it was not even border line.

    Polina had a ton of speed and good for her for doing the 3-3. I feel she doesn't know what to do with her long limbs, but that will come with time.

    Mariah Bell was a joy to watch. She has actually grown, both physically and artistically, quite a bit. She had some great transitions into her jumps. I love the dark green dress she wore -- very appropriate for the music she skated to.

    Too bad again about Barbie, but I really think she's grown too. She looked quite mature and was very confident despite the mistakes. I hope she gets the 3Z-3T in the long because it was quite lovely in JGP.

    All in all, it's going to be great to see the FS! Can't wait!

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    Seemed like the ice was zam'd slippery side up for the first group last night. Barbie seemed really disappointed (and rightfully so, she's been skating WAY better than that!) with her skate, but she's still in striking distance of the top 3. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Mariah Bell - she's got that indefinable something where you just HAVE to watch like Jason does. I noticed it back in her NOVICE days when I first saw her, so I am thrilled to see her in second.

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