2020 Nebelhorn Trophy: Rhythm Dance

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The Panel of Officials

FunctionNameNation
RefereeMs. Laimute KRAUZIENE
ISU​
Technical ControllerMs. Christine HURTH
ISU​
Technical SpecialistMr. Benjamin BLUM
ISU​
Assistant Technical SpecialistMs. Marie-Louise GIJTENBEEK
ISU​
Judge No.1Ms. Ekaterina ZABOLOTNAYA
GER​
Judge No.2Ms. Prisca BINZ-MOSER
SUI​
Judge No.3Mr. Miroslav MISUREC
CZE​
Judge No.4Ms. Olena LISOVA
UKR​
Judge No.5Ms. Laimute KRAUZIENE
LTU​
Judge No.6Mr. Jeroen PRINS
NED​
Data OperatorMr. Jakub WOJCIK
ISU​
Replay OperatorMr. Michael WALDVOGEL
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Today is a special day for our commentator, Ria Schwendinger. It's her 22nd birthday!!!

:cheer: :clap: :rock: :party2: :points: :hb:

So, before the live action gets under way this afternoon, let's take this opportuinity to watch her in action in the category that we knew her best for!

We will actually start with the final competition that she and partner Valentin Wunderlich competed in, 2018 Junior Worlds in Sofia:

2018 Junior World Championships SD
2018 Junior World Championships FD

This was where they achieved their absolute PB for the SD. Which is remarkable, considering they had to wait around to do their SD because of ice issues. Their swansong also produced their best positions for Junior Worlds, finishing 10th in each segment, and overall.

Their only international Gold Medal came in their penultimate competition, the 2018 Bavarian Open, which was held here in Oberstdorf. They won the Junior Ice Dance competition by finishing 2nd in the SD, and winning the FD. Unfortunately, there are no videos on YouTube.

Their absolute PB's for the FD and for Total Score came at the previous season's Bavarian Open. They finished 4th in each segment, and overall. Again, there are no videos on YouTube.

However, we do have videos of the competition where their achieved their ISU PB's for the FD and for Total Score, which came a month later at 2017 Junior Worlds in Taiwan:

2017 Junior World Championships SD
2017 Junior World Championships FD

They finished 13th in the SD; 10th in the FD; and 10th overall.

Since Ria is a "be nice" commentator, it would be remiss to not include a video of her being commentated on by the king of this style of commentary, Ted Barton. So, here are the videos from the competition where she and Valentin achieved their GP PB's:

2016 Pokal der Blauen Schwerter SD
2016 Pokal der Blauen Schwerter FD

They finished 7th in the SD; 6th in the FD; and 7th overall.

And to show how far they had come, here is their Junior GP debut (I have linked to their routines within the archived livestreams, as the individual videos were cut to only show the routines):

2014 Czech Skate SD
2014 Czech Skate FD

They finished 14th in each segment, and overall.

For earlier videos of Ria from when she was competing in Singles, see this post in yesterday's Ladies SP thread:

https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/threads/2020-nebelhorn-trophy-ladies-short.86649/post-2637837

I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane.

Happy Birthday, Ria!!!

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I completely missed yesterday, too busy with work to even realize there was a competition going on, lol.

I'm confused to see Stephane Walker on the ice. Did he switch to ice dance? I thought he was a single skater.

Just spotted Mr. Prins among the judges. Nice. He must be excited to see the new 'Dutch' ice dance pair. I'm not even sure if we've ever even had an ice dance pair competing for the Netherlands before, I mean, at this level??
 

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I completely missed yesterday, too busy with work to even realize there was a competition going on, lol.

I'm confused to see Stephane Walker on the ice. Did he switch to ice dance? I thought he was a single skater.

Just spotted Mr. Prins among the judges. Nice. He must be excited to see the new 'Dutch' ice dance pair. I'm not even sure if we've ever even had an ice dance pair competing for the Netherlands before, I mean, at this level??
He has actually! I remember hearing about it. I wonder if he and Dice K exchanged notes on coming back to the ice as dancers :)
 

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I'm a bit sad, as Piper & Paul love to come to Oberstdorf and I wish they could this year. :cry:

Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to Fear/Waddell, who have their UK base very close to where I live, and Taschlerova/Taschler.
Good luck to al!!
 

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i loved the disco swiss! :LOL: what musical was this? anyway hot stuff gets a +10 *insert dancing bananas here*
 

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@elektra blue You're still in the wrong thread. We're over here!!!

EDIT: And by the time I wrote the rest of this post, you found your way here! :p

I know it was slowed down to fit the requirements, but "Hot Stuff" does not suit being slowed down.

Loved Arianna's costume. Stephane's was a bit too out there for my personal taste.

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@elektra blue You're still in the wrong thread. We're over here!!!

I know it was slowed down to fit the requirements, but "Hot Stuff" does not suit being slowed down.

Loved Arianna's costume. Stephane's was a bit too out there for my personal taste.

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no i'm not :LOL: (i'm old, what can we do?)
 

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no i'm not :LOL: (i'm old, what can we do?)

Sorry, I decided to put my comments about the Swiss in the same post, and so it took a while to post it.

By the way, that was my first time tagging somebody in a post. What happened - did you get an alert? Nobody has done it with me yet, so I don't know.

Where did Dolly Parton go to after the first couple of lines?! Really didn't like that second cersion of "9 To 5".

Sorry, Winnie, but I wasn't fussed on their routine (probably influenced by the music choices). But, I do like that we have Dutch representation in Ice Dance! So, hopefully I'll enjoy their FD more.

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Sorry, I decided to put my comments about the Swiss in the same post, and so it took a while to post it.

By the way, that was my first time tagging somebody in a post. What happened - did you get an alert? Nobody has done it with me yet, so I don't know.

Where did Dolly Parton go to after the first couple of lines?! Really didn't like that second cersion of "9 To 5".

Sorry, Winnie, but I wasn't fussed on their routine (probably influenced by the music choices). But, I do like that we have Dutch representation in Ice Dance! So, hopefully I'll enjoy their FD more.

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@CaroLiza_fan why tell you when i can show you? :biggrin:
 

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Hmm this is annoying...the stream was fine for me yesterday, but it's all messed up today.

Grumbles at Australian internet.
 
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