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Thread: Aaron and Settlage make the jump to Seniors

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    I don't see the "by 20 points" in the article - it must have been an error and removed.

    ETA that the official results have been published for the Colorado Championships that took place in early August - I've posted the link in the thread for the competition.

    The combined (SP+FS) scores for the 3 Senior pairs at the Colorado Championships club competition are:
    Alexa Scimeca/Chris Knierim 160.98 (58.23 SP, 102.75 FS)
    Madeline Aaron/Max Settlage 156.85 (50.43 SP, 106.42 FS)
    Kaitlin Budd/Matthew Blackmer (new) 125.22 (43.43 SP, 81.79 FS)
    WOW even if they didn't beat them outright, pretty amazing that A/S edged S/K in the FS. Of course summer comps aren't incredibly telling but that sounds like a strong start for A/S and a sluggish one for S/K. Considering people have been anointing them the savior of US pairs, this makes things a whole lot more interesting.

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    6th @ Nebelhorn, 3rd @ USFS Classic, and 5th at SA - not a bad start to their first senior season!

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    And their performances at Skam were really well received by the audience!

    Their Coppelia SP was particularly good at Skam!

    They earned personal best scores in both the LP and SP!

    http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00013485.htm

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    I am excited about this team's prospects.

    She is very elegant, and not using Gumby definition of the word, wherein contortion = elegance. They seem reasonably sound with their elements.

    He needs to get stronger. The lifts and the split-twist did not appear light and easy. But the beginnings of an excellent pairing are showing.

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    Good photo showing Maddie and Max's strong connection -- from their FS at Skate America.


    Maddie and Max's post-SP Truth Booth video at Skate America:
    http://web.icenetwork.com/video/topi...9318/v36868591 (0:56 -- viewable without a paid subscription to IN)

    Their SP video is one of IN's Skate America highlights :

    (All the other IN highlights are from Skate America medalists, except for Abbott's SP.)

    Best to Maddie and Max at Skate Canada International.

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    I think they should be happy of how they performed. I love their SP, it's wonderful, cheerful, quite intricate and well suited to the music. I think the biggest problem now are the side by side jumps - she has bad technique and he has problems with landing.

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    I saw them at Skate America. My reaction at the end of their program was, "Wow, we have a pairs team." I was also delighted by the other USA pairs -- I had a little trepidation at the start of the season with all the changes. Not any more.

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    Really like Madeleine and her overall carriage and artistry on the ice. Max seems like a nice guy and maybe they can make it to the top 5 in the US. But I don't see them in the long haul internationally. But, I do think Madeleine would be an excellent ice dancer with her dancing background. Shades of Tessa! Plus with her pairs experience lifts would be no problem. Hate to be a spoiled-sport with this pair but I think Madeleine is the one with the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsk8 View Post
    6th @ Nebelhorn, 3rd @ USFS Classic, and 5th at SA - not a bad start to their first senior season!
    And now fourth at Skate Canada International.

    Maddie and Max also skated a gorgeous exhibition program at the gala for Skate Canada.

    I'm so happy for them that they were included.

    The music was John Legend's "All of Me."

    ETA, nice photo of Maddie and Max in the Kiss and Cry at SCI:

    ETA:
    Maddie and Max currently are #15 in the ISU World Standings:
    And #3 in the ISU Season's World Ranking (behind Denney/Frazier and Scimeca/Knierim):

    ETA, stumbled upon a photo of Max's artistic talent applied to origami :
    http://instagram.com/p/tUdcfTpK3O/ (posted from Nebelhorn by @mariah_bell_)

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