Posts Tagged ‘2007 Skate America’

Belbin and Agosto win Skate America title

Belbin and Agosto win Skate America title

With nary a challenge from their nearest competitors, Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto ran away with the gold medal with a performance that earned the four-time U.S. champions a partial standing ovation from the crowd…

Meissner takes gold at Skate America

Meissner takes gold at Skate America

For the second day in a row, the winner of the freeskate at 2007 Skate America had to settle for the silver medal overall. Japan’s Miki Ando, who is currently nursing a shoulder injury, bested overnight leader Kimmie Meissner of…

Belbin and Agosto maintain lead in Reading

Belbin and Agosto maintain lead in Reading

Competition continued today at Skate America with the Original Dance (OD), which was a hit with the skaters and the audience alike. The OD for the 2007-08 season is…

Dube and Davison win gold in Reading

Dube and Davison win gold in Reading

With no expectations of placement, Canadians Jessica Dube and Bryce Davison came into the 2007 Skate America competition with simple goals; to earn 60 points in the short program…

Meissner leads ladies at Skate America

Meissner leads ladies at Skate America

The ladies event was a highly anticipated competition that included the debut of current Junior World Champion Caroline Zhang of the United States on the senior circuit, as well as an exciting meeting of current World Champion Miki…

Takahashi takes gold at Skate America

Takahashi takes gold at Skate America

In the men’s competition, it was a case of one skater winning the battle with another winning the war. In what turned out to be a closer competition than expected, USA’s Evan Lysacek won the free skate with an inspired performance to…

Belbin and Agosto waltz to the lead in Reading

Belbin and Agosto waltz to the lead in Reading

Skate America is the first of six events of the International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix (GP) series and is being held at the Sovereign Center, Oct. 26-28, in Reading, Penn.

Approximately 57 skaters from…

Dube and Davison lead pairs at Skate America

Dube and Davison lead pairs at Skate America

In a small field of competitors, Canadians Jessica Dube and Bryce Davison took the lead after the short despite skating an error-laden program. The tandem barely edged out top-seeded Qing Pang and Jian Tong of China, who also had…

Takahashi leads men at Skate America

Takahashi leads men at Skate America

The most anticipated match-up of the first day of men’s competition ended up being closer than expected, but between different competitors.

Initially, it was thought that this event would provide the backdrop for a fantastic show-down between Japan’s Daisuke…