Alexa Scimeca & Chris Knierim have been invited to compete at 2012 NHK Trophy, Nov. 23-25, in Miyagi, Japan. They were invited after Caitlin Yankowskas & Joshua Reagan withdrew to injury.

Scimeca and Knierim announced their partnership in April and made their competitive debut in October when they won the 2012 Cup of Nice title. They are set to compete this weekend at the 2013 Midwestern Sectional Championships in Strongsville, Ohio.
Tweet from Scimeca:

Thank you @USFigureSkating for this opportunity. It's a dream come true!!! @ChrisKnierim
This is really exciting news! I've been really impressed with these two this season and this could be their chance to make their mark!

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