USA's Denney/Frazier WIN. Canadians Purdy and Marinaro second. Russians Fedorova/Moroshkin third.
Going by the normal placement rules, US gets three spots next year (1+9=10) as does Canada 2+6= 8) and Russia (3+5=8), but not China.
1 Haven DENNEY / Brandon FRAZIER
155.83 3 2
2 Margaret PURDY / Michael MARINARO
154.70 2 3
3 Lina FEDOROVA / Maxim MIROSHKIN
154.57 7 1
4 Xiaoyu YU / Yang JIN
151.47 1 5
5 Evgenia TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV
148.74 4 6
6 Brittany JONES / Ian BEHARRY
147.97 5 7
7 Annabelle PRÖLSS / Ruben BLOMMAERT
147.83 6 4
8 Kamilla GAINETDINOVA / Ivan BICH
135.61 10 8
9 Jessica CALALANG / Zack SIDHU
133.01 8 9
10 Britney SIMPSON / Matthew BLACKMER
121.51 9 11
11 Hayleigh BELL / Alistair SYLVESTER
120.75 14 10
12 Meiyi LI / Bo JIANG
116.92 12 12
13 Giulia FORESTI / Leo Luca SFORZA
113.48 13 13
14 Julia LAVRENTIEVA / Yuri RUDYK
113.00 11 14
15 Marcelina LECH / Jakub TYC
103.64 15 15
16 Rachel EPSTEIN / Dmitry EPSTEIN
91.31 16 16
But even ice dancing is far, far, far less predictable than it once was.
Originally Posted by sky_fly20
Good for Denney and Frasier and Purdy and Marinaro. US and Canada 1-2 in pairs. Whoda thunk?
2 spots for China and Germany.
I really feel for Proelss/Blommaert. They might not have the most impressive technical arsenal yet but they skated two clean, secure very strong programs with well extended movements and I think they deserved to be 5th or 6th at least.
exactly. ice dancing is heavily pcs based
Originally Posted by Ziggy
that only a fall can topple them
Woah, did not expect Denney and Frasier to win! I hope this is an indication of the things to come in U.S. pairs...
Fedorova & Miroshkin gave it away by not skating a good SP. They just had too far to climb being in 7th. But Denney & Frazier had a great performance.
I agree with Ziggy, it's an interesting podium with 3 very different teams. Great job to all of them.
Lina is still a bit headcasey, but they still have 2 more Seasons they are still very young
Originally Posted by gold12345
they will stay in Juniors next season ! she is still only 15 years old
I'm glad that North americans got 1 and 2 It makes the future of their pairs promising. The more good pairs - the better for sport and competition!))congrats
are Purdy/Marinaro aging out ? they looked so seniors already
I can see Pairs next year at US Nationals will be very competitive. Should be a lot more teams and much more depth.
hope none of the golden pairs get the juniors pairs curse
since the mid 2000's the only successful pairs turning seniors were junior silver medalists Bazarova/Larionov
ETA: they almost got the curse they were suspended for about a year after
I think Denney/Frazier and Fedorova/Miroshkin are very promising. Unless Fedorova doesn't survive puberty.
Not sure whether Purdy/Marinaro can successfully transition into Seniors, though, given how little height difference there is between them.
yes height between Denney/Frazier and Fedorova/Miroshkin are very ideal
Originally Posted by Ziggy
the height similarities of Purdy/Marinaro will be troublesome, like what happened this season to Davankova/Deputat when Davankova grew so much and Deputat isnt that tall
are Denney/Frazier moving Seniors ?
Fedorova/Miroshkin will probably stay juniors for 2 more seasons Lina just turned 15 and Maxim is turning 18
PAIRS FREE SKATE - RESULT & VIDEOS
1. Haven DENNEY & Brandon FRAZIER (USA) - 155.83 Free Skate
2. Margaret PURDY & Michael MARINARO (CAN) - 154.70 Free Skate
3. Lina FEDOROVA & Maxim MIROSHKIN (RUS) - 154.57 Free Skate
4. Xiaoyu YU & Yang JIN (CHN) - 151.47 Free Skate
5. Evgenia TARASOVA & Vladimir MOROZOV (RUS) - 148.74
6. Brittany JONES & Ian BEHARRY (CAN) - 147.97
7. Annabelle PRÖLSS & Ruben BLOMMAERT (GER) - 147.83
8. Kamilla GAINETDINOVA & Ivan BICH (RUS) - 135.61
9. Jessica CALALANG & Zack SIDHU (USA) - 133.01
10. Britney SIMPSON & Matthew BLACKMER (USA) - 121.51
11. Hayleigh BELL & Alistair SYLVESTER (CAN) - 120.75
12. Meiyi LI & Bo JIANG (CHN) - 116.92
13. Giulia FORESTI & Leo Luca SFORZA (ITA) - 113.48
14. Julia LAVRENTIEVA & Yuri RUDYK (UKR) - 113.00
15. Marcelina LECH & Jakub TYC (POL) - 103.64
16. Rachel EPSTEIN & Dmitry EPSTEIN (NED) - 91.31
Last edited by Mao88; 02-28-2013 at 07:17 PM.