EDIT: I need to finally get my head out of the Russian Nationals! I keep on thinking S/K is Stolbova/Klimov!!!
At the end of a program, when pairs exchange a few quick words and a nod, are they checking to see if the partner tripled the SBS jumps?
Brief Report from the arena: Zhang/Bartlomay and Leng/Leduc were the favorites for me so far. I feel both Denny/Coughlin and Schmica/Kneierm were slightly overscored.
I say slightly because other than their errors the elements done were of highly quality.
I will say that Leng/Leduc are the fastest of all....
They're showing the final pairs waiting by the boards. And here they go. They are on the ice for warmup now.
Mrs P, I hope you have a chance for a fuller report later because frankly these placements are surprising (to say the least!!).
wow. this is crazy! I've never heard of Leng/Leduc before... I should have invested more time in my predictions!
I wonder if some in the last group will be intimidated by the high scores so far (Davis/Brubaker?) and fall
Gretchen Donlan and Andrew Speroff. She is 20 and he is 25.
She is in a sparkly black unitard. He is in black with a sparkly V neck. Hers has a lacy back and lots of spiderwebby type detailing.
They look really relaxed in the warmup, waiting by the boards now.
He is a very elegant skater.
SBS 3T - nice
Big 3twist, teeny bit crashy on landing.
Death spiral, good.
They both look very musical to me and expressive during the step sq. A lot of eye contact between them. Nice.
She has excellent extension and positions in the lift.
Throw 3S - she two foots.
Pair spin - V, change foot, sit, catchfoot.
Wow, you can tell the crowd really like them. Big cheers. They look pleased.
And lots of work for the sweepers!
They're stopping to shake hands with a few people by the boards.
61.70 and they are in 5th.
Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier. She is 18 and he is 21.
She wears back deep V neck halter dress with a split in the skirt and some red ? detailing.
He has red detailing on pants.
3tw - lots of speed going in, nice.
Throw 3L - big and smooth!
Nice choreo in between elements.
SBS 3S - she falls, what a shame. He turns out of his.
Lift looks good.
She gets very low at the end of the death spiral.
She skates with great expression in the step sq. I really like the choreo.
This was a nice program. Really pleasant to watch. I liked it. Solid.
They look pleased in the KnC. She is very pretty.
59.53 and they are in 7th.
Lindsay Davis and Rockne Brubaker. She is 21 and he is 27.
She is in a strapless navy to lilac dip dye dress. Sweetheart neckline.
SBS 3S - she falls.
I don't care much for this music
3tw - little bit crashy
Throw 3Lz - she was really tilted and managed to save it but two footed I think!
Lift looks good.
Music changes and they have a bit more energy now.
Pair spin - sit....catchfoot...change foot...sit...V..not a lot of speed.
Step sq is OK. They could really, really perform this but not a huge amount going on.
A little bit meh for me.
54.14 and they are in 9th.
Castelli Shnapir should get theyre spin invalid, he lifted here right?