Posts Tagged ‘2011 US National Figure Skating Championships’

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Entertaining as ever, Bradley finally takes U.S. title

Entertaining as ever, Bradley finally takes U.S. title

It wasn’t the skate that twenty-seven-yea- old Ryan Bradley had in mind when he decided to return to competitive ice three months ago, but the result was exactly what he had hoped to do. With just the fourth…

Czisny dazzles; captures second U.S. title

Czisny dazzles; captures second U.S. title

Thursday’s ladies short program gave no real clue as to which skater was to be the 2011 US Champion. In a virtual tie heading into the free skate, three former US Champions held all of…

Bradley boogies to lead at U.S. Nationals

Bradley boogies to lead at U.S. Nationals

If ever there were a case study in the power of positive thinking, twenty-seven-year-old Ryan Bradley might be the poster child.

The two-time World Team member has been surrounding himself with positive thoughts, often…

Yankowskas and Coughlin win U.S. title with stirring tribute

Yankowskas and Coughlin win U.S. title with stirring tribute

In a moving tribute to his mother Stacy, twenty-five-year-old John Coughlin and his twenty-year-old partner Caitlin Yankowskas captured the 2011 US Pairs title. Coughlin’s mother, a huge inspiration in his skating…

Davis and White win third U.S. National title

Davis and White win third U.S. National title

Olympians Meryl Davis and Charlie White won their third US title as expected today in Greensboro, N.C. with a flawless performance that earned them near-perfect component scores. Skating to…

Yankowskas and Coughlin lead pairs at U.S. Nationals

Yankowskas and Coughlin lead pairs at U.S. Nationals

The year after an Olympic Games is typically a time of rebuilding for the US Figure Skating Team. Skaters who have been around for a while move…

No clear cut leader after ladies short at U.S. Nationals

No clear cut leader after ladies short at U.S. Nationals

It was a great night for US Figure Skating with the top four ladies skating lights out, each one fighting for a chance to become the 2011 US National…

Cain and Reagan accomplish rare feat at U.S. Nationals

Cain and Reagan accomplish rare feat at U.S. Nationals

Continuing with their strong performances at the US Championships, fifteen-year-old Ashley Cain and twenty-one-year-old Joshua Reagan made the rare jump from novice pairs champions to junior pair champions in…

Davis and White chase perfection at U.S. Nationals

Davis and White chase perfection at U.S. Nationals

In searching for their third consecutive US Championships title, Olympic silver medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White are coming dangerously close to perfection. This afternoon in the short dance…

Hicks turns heads with winning performance at U.S. Nationals

Hicks turns heads with winning performance at U.S. Nationals

The question on everyone’s mind is this: Can Courtney Hicks be the skater that we’ve all been waiting for? No disrespect to the USA’s crop of senior ladies who have achieved quite a…

Max Aaron wins U.S. junior men’s title

Max Aaron wins U.S. junior men’s title

Two nights ago, Madeline Aaron won the novice pairs title with her partner Max Settlage. Last night, her big brother Max won the junior men’s title in front of a supportive crowd in Greensboro, N.C.

The…

Cain and Reagan take the lead in junior pairs short program

Cain and Reagan take the lead in junior pairs short program

The junior pairs short program did not give a clear indication of which teams are truly in the hunt for the title, as the top…

Copely takes Lichtman to the dark side and to a U.S. gold medal

Copely takes Lichtman to the dark side and to a U.S. gold medal

Charlotte Lichtman learned today that being lured into the twisted world of Michael Keaton’s Beetlejuice isn’t always a bad thing. Her ice dance partner, Dean Copely, appropriately…

Aaron and Settlage win U.S. novice pairs title

Aaron and Settlage win U.S. novice pairs title

Madeline Aaron and her eighteen-year-old partner Max Settlage won both portions of the novice pairs competition to run away with the title in Greensboro, N.C. on Monday. The fifteen year-old…

Hicks dominates junior ladies short at U.S. Nationals

Hicks dominates junior ladies short at U.S. Nationals

The junior ladies short program competition had to wait until the very last competitor to find its leader, as fifteen year-old Courtney Hicks from Chino Hills, Calif., skated twelfth in starting…

Yang and Baker surprise leaders after junior short dance

Yang and Baker surprise leaders after junior short dance

They train in relative obscurity far from any of the major United States ice dance centers, but somehow fifteen-year-old Joylyn Yang and seventeen-year-old Jean-Luc Baker make it…

Zahradnicek leads junior men after short program at US Nats

Alexander Zahradnicek (SC of Wilmington) is currently first after the short program, followed by Max Aaron (Broadmoor SC) and Alexander Aiken (Atlanta FSC).

Performing to Libertango, Zahradnicek opened with a solid triple flip-triple toeloop combination which earned +1.20 positive Grades of Execution (GOE). He followed up with a clean triple loop and double Axel, and earned a level 4 on two of his spins. He scored 63.81 points.

“It’s a great…

Parsons siblings capture first U.S. title

Parsons siblings capture first U.S. title

The brother and sister team of Rachel Parsons and Michael Parsons used a big lead from yesterday’s compulsory dance competition to win the novice dance title at the 2011…

Hannah Miller wins U.S. novice ladies title

Hannah Miller wins U.S. novice ladies title

A precocious fourteen year-old with roots in the skating rink moved up from third after the short program to capture the novice ladies title today in Greensboro, N.C.

Hannah Miller, representing the Lansing Skating Club, won…

Nathan Chen makes history in Greensboro

Nathan Chen makes history in Greensboro

At just eleven years old, Nathan Chen has accomplished something that no other US men’s figure skater has ever done: won two U.S. men’s novice titles. 

Last season, Chen arrived at the U.S. Championships as an…

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