Posts Tagged ‘2008 US National Figure Skating Championships’

Lysacek edges out Weir for US title

Lysacek edges out Weir for US title

The skate gods were shining down on U.S. Figure Skating this week at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. In recent years, the sport has taken a hit in popularity as…

McLaughlin and Brubaker take second US title

McLaughlin and Brubaker take second US title

Pairs skating at the U.S. Championships has been average at best in the past several years, but there…

Belbin and Agosto win fifth consecutive US title

Belbin and Agosto win fifth consecutive US title

Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto joined an elite group of American ice dancers when they won their fifth consecutive title at the…

Nagasu wins US National title

Nagasu wins US National title

It was a phenomenal competition that included four of the most prolific ladies’ free skating programs in U.S. history. The top four ladies, all podium neophytes, each landed a triple-triple combination en route to knocking three…

Paetsch and Nuss take Junior pairs US title

Paetsch and Nuss take Junior pairs US title

The junior pairs medalists were decided today at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Saint Paul, Minn. Jessica Rose Paetsch and Jon Nuss (Broadmoor SC) moved up from second place after…

Rippon wins Junior men’s US title

Rippon wins Junior men’s US title

The junior men took to the ice this afternoon, and put on a show for the spectators at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Adam Rippon, the leader after the short program, showed why he has been having so much success internationally…

Weir leads men in St. Paul

Weir leads men in St. Paul

Tension was in the air at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota, as the championship men opened their chapter of these championships with their short programs.

The stage was set from the start with both the reigning…

Hubbells win US junior ice dance title

Hubbells win US junior ice dance title

Not knowing if they would even be able to compete this entire season, the brother and sister team of Madison and Keiffer Hubbell…

Guillen and Curzon lead junior pairs in St. Paul

Guillen and Curzon lead junior pairs in St. Paul

It was not a great day for pairs skating at the as the junior teams hit the ice for their short programs. In recent years, U.S. junior pairs were showing promise, but the difficulty…

Nagasu leads ladies at US Nationals

Nagasu leads ladies at US Nationals

It is difficult to explain what it was like to be in the audience for the Championship Ladies short program at the 2008 U.S. Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The reigning silver medalist is out with an injury, the current…

Belbin and Agosto maintain easy lead at US Nationals

Belbin and Agosto maintain easy lead at US Nationals

Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto retained their lead after the Championship Original Dance, but their scores should be raising more than a few eyebrows.

Thus far, the four-time and reigning champions have been…

Rippon leads junior men at US Nationals

Rippon leads junior men at US Nationals

Adam Rippon (The SC of New York Inc.) skated first in the competition, and immediately separated himself from the rest of the pack. Opening with an easy triple flip-triple toe combination, the current Junior Grand Prix Final…

McLaughlin and Brubaker take lead at US Nationals

McLaughlin and Brubaker take lead at US Nationals

Keauna McLaughlin (Los Angeles FSC) and Rockne Brubaker (Broadmoor SC) skated away with the lead after the short program in the Championship Pairs competition.

Skating a romantic program to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, the young team exploded…

Belbin and Agosto lead dance at US Nationals

Belbin and Agosto lead dance at US Nationals

Competition continued on Wednesday afternoon in the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn., as the Championship dancers took to the ice to open the day’s events at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. The…

Hubbells maintain lead at US Nationals

Hubbells maintain lead at US Nationals

The brother-and-sister team of Madison and Keiffer Hubbell (Ann Arbor FSC) stumbled their way to the top of the standings after the junior Original Dance (OD) on the strength of…

Gilles takes national Junior ladies’ title

Gilles takes national Junior ladies’ title

The junior ladies took to center ice as the marquee event in this day at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Saint Paul, Minn. It was a competition that started with ten falls by the first three…

Hubbells lead junior dance at US Nationals

Hubbells lead junior dance at US Nationals

The Compulsory Dance (CD) of the event was the Viennese Waltz, which was created by the Eric van der Weyden and Eva Keats. It was first performed in 1934 at…

Maxwell leads junior ladies in St. Paul

Maxwell leads junior ladies in St. Paul

The 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships are being held Jan 20-27 at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Over 240 skaters are competing in the Novice, Junior and Senior divisions of…