Posts Tagged ‘2009 US National Figure Skating Championships’

Abbott take US men’s title with points to spare

Abbott take US men’s title with points to spare

The 2009 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships concluded with the Senior Men’s Long Program.

The perennial also-ran, a newcomer, and a veteran stood on the podium after the Championship…

Davis and White win gold at US Nationals

Davis and White win gold at US Nationals

For the first time since 2004, the United States has new Ice Dancing Champions. Meryl Davis (Arctic FSC) and Charlie White (Arctic FSC)…

McLaughlin and Brubaker bag US pairs title

McLaughlin and Brubaker bag US pairs title

The U.S. Pairs are finally getting somewhere. After many years of having a dismal showing at the National Championships, this year there were several noteworthy and inspired performances that…

Czisny captures ladies US title

It was a crazy night of skating in the championship ladies free skate competition in which Alissa Czisny (Detroit SC, Inc.) held off the rest of the field with an error-laden performance that had many questioning the results.

Leading by more than five points after the short program, the gold medalist opened her Dr. Zhivago routine by nailing her first five elements, including three triple jumps. But heading into the…

Abbott leads at US Nationals

Abbott leads at US Nationals

Two-time and defending champion Evan Lysacek (DuPage FSC) drew first to skate in the short program, and got things started in grand fashion.

Skating to Ravel’s Bolero, Lysacek made quick work…

Miner takes US junior men’s title

Like their female counterparts, the Junior Men struggled to skate their best performances in the free skate today. Most of the skaters made major mistakes, but the leader after the short program, Ross Miner (SC of Boston) was able to hold on to his lead to win the gold medal in his attempt.

“I had a really scary warm up,” admitted Miner, “and I didn’t want to go back out…

Tanovich and Chau capture US junior pairs title

Tanovich and Chau capture US junior pairs title

In the Junior Pairs final, Tracy Tanovich (Southwest Florida FSC) and Michael Chau (Southwest Florida FSC) moved up to win the title in an exciting competition that saw the…

Chock and Zuerlein win Junior dance title at US Nationals

Chock and Zuerlein win Junior dance title at US Nationals

Madison Chock (All Year FSC) and Greg Zuerlein (Arctic FSC) continued their winning ways, making it a clean sweep of all three phases of…

Denney and Barrett lead pairs at US Nationals

Denney and Barrett lead pairs at US Nationals

A stunning afternoon of Championship Pairs short programs left the arena abuzz after a team that has been together for just six months upset the defending champions…

Davis and White maintain lead at US Nationals

Davis and White maintain lead at US Nationals

In the original dance competition, favorites Meryl Davis (Arctic FSC) and Charlie White (Arctic FSC) extended their lead over the field with an impressive program that had the audience eating right…

Czisny leads at US Nationals

Czisny leads at US Nationals

It was a very interesting evening of Championship Ladies short programs. The three ladies who represented the United States at the World Championships last season are: Kimmie…

Davis and White lead at US Nationals

Davis and White lead at US Nationals

The 2009 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships are being held Jan 20-27 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Approximately 263 skaters are competing in the Novice, Junior and Senior…

Leng wins junior title at US Nationals

Leng wins junior title at US Nationals

There is something about Junior Ladies that just makes you smile. Even on a night when the entire field skates somewhere below their abilities, these young ladies can light up a room.

None of the ladies…

Carmen and Knierim lead Junior Pairs at US Nationals

Carmen and Knierim lead Junior Pairs at US Nationals

Earlier in the day in the junior pairs short program, the top four teams were separated by less than two points, making it a dogfight for the…

Miner leads junior men at US Nationals

Miner leads junior men at US Nationals

Earlier in the day, the Junior Men took to the ice with Ross Miner (SC of Boston) earning the top spot with a light-hearted performance…