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Skate America 2014 Entries/Rankings/Start Order


Aug 10, 2012
I know we still have a few weeks to go before this event gets underway but I thought it would be interesting to look at the entries going into Skate America and compare them with their rankings entering the competition. I think it's interesting to look at before there has been some shuffling of world standings and my assumption is it will affect the skating order in the short program yes?

For instance, before the challenger series, Mirai was ranked behind 6 of the other women competing which would have meant skating in the first group in the sp. But after the first challenger events she has moved past Joshi Helgesson and now should likely be skating in the second group. BUT is Samantha gets third or better at Finlandia then she would have more ranking points than either lady and likely she would skate in the second warm up group.

So what I wanted to do was just list all four disciplines here with a likely skating order in reverse along with their world ranking in parenthesis.

We still have two events in the Challenger Series that will happen before Skate America. Those are Finlandia and Skate Canada Classic and any skater who is slated to compete in one of those I have out a start next to their ranking IF they could POTENTIALLY move past someone else competing at SKAM. If they can't pass anyone ahead of them in rankings I've still noted the event but no star next to the name.

I've also written the event and the highest ranks skater they have potential to overtake. Note - Potential does not mean what I think is likely.


1. Gracie Gold (5)
2. Elena Radianova (8)
3. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva (11) * Finlandia (Elena)
4. Haruka Imai (15)
5. Mae Berenice Meite (16)
6. Mirai Nagasu (17)
7. Joshi Helgesson (18)
8. Samantha Cesario (23)* Finlandia (Mirai)
9. Brooklee Han (28)
10. Natalia Popova (35)
11. So Youn Park (49)
12. Elena Gedevanishvili (53)


1. Tatsuki Machida (3)
2. Denis Ten (5)
3. Jason Brown (13)
4. Jeremy Abbott (20)
5. Michael Christian Martinez (23)
6. Chafik Besseghier (26)
7. Adian Pitkeev (31)
8. Jorik Hendrickx (36)
9. Artur Gachinski (38)* Finlandia (Adian)
10. Alexei Bychenko (42)* Finlandia (Jorik)
11. Nam Nguyen (45)* Canada Classic (Jorik)
12. Douglas Razzano (71)


1. Scimeca/Kneiram (5)
2. Peng/Zhang (6)
3. Denney/Frazier (8) Canada Classic
4. Kavaguti/Smirnov (18)
5. Aaron/Settlage (19)
6. Prölss/Blommaert (21)
7. Zeigler/Keifer (31)
8. Grenier/Deschamps (54) Canada Classic

Ice Dance:

1. Chock/Bates (6)
2. Shibutani/Shibutani (7)
3. Guignard/Fabbri (13)
4. Orfrod/Williams (15)* Canada Classic (G/F)
5. Reed/Reed (19)
6. Testa/Csolley (30)
7. Stepanova/Bukin (36)* Finlandia (T/C)
8. Cannuscia/McManus (52) Finlandia

So there you have it!

It's still a shock to me that the US has not one, but TWO pairs teams ranked in the top 10. It sure would be great if they could get finishes like that at worlds. If we did have two teams place 5 and 8 at worlds we'd have three spots for pairs. Just imagine! It looks like pairs is the only event set in stone and ladies especially could have some very interesting shuffling.

I HOPE they still plan on having skaters skate in reverse order of their world ranking this year. Otherwise this was all for not lol!


Wicked Yankee Girl
Jul 26, 2003
Yes, the pairs standings are a shock- and the situation is partially the consequences of the Chinese fed's choice not to send its top 3 teams to Senior B's and partially of post-Olympics team retirements.

What is more shocking is that neither of the two US teams in the top 10 qualified for the Olympics


On the Ice
Nov 13, 2012
Just a note - the Reeds are out. They were replaced by Elizabeth Paradis and Francois Xavier Ouelette.


Wicked Yankee Girl
Jul 26, 2003
This seems to be a "cheat sheet" thread for handicapping skaters. I expect to see people read it and then update their Predictions Game pick.

Some extra help.

Dance Entries
1 Nicole ORFORD / Thomas WILLIAMS CAN 1
Autumn Classic SD Espana Cani and Noche Flamenca (Bulerias); choreo by Wing & Lowe; SCORE 47.90
Autumn Classic FD Titanic soundtrack: The Portrait by James Horner, Jack Dawson's Luck by James Horner, Titanic Suite by James Horner; choreo by Mark Pillay; SCORE 77.20

2 Elisabeth PARADIS / Francois-Xavier OUELLETTE CAN 1
Nebelhorn SD Paso Doble: Marcarenas, Flamenco: Eclipse de Luna; choreo by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon
SCORE 47.62
Nebelhorn FD Un peu plus haut by Jean-Pierre Ferland, Composition by Karl-Hugo van de Kerckhove; choreo by Marie-France Dubreuil, Patrice Lauzon; SCORE 80.43

3 Charlene GUIGNARD / Marco FABBRI ITA 2
Nepela SD Farrucas Baile Completo (Flamenco), Gato Montés (Paso Doble);
SCORE 58.14
Nepela FD Lord of the Dance, Reel Around the Sun, Nocturne by Secret Garden, Warriors by Ronan Hardiman;
SCORE 85.80

4 Alexandra STEPANOVA / Ivan BUKIN RUS 3
Finlandia SD orchestral, paso doble: Espana Cani, choreo by Zhuk;
SCORE 59.46
Finlandia FD Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles, choreo by Zhuk;
SCORE 93.36

5 Federica TESTA / Lukas CSOLLEY SVK 4
Nepela SD Flamenco; Paso Doble: Nerva by Soria 9 Sevilla; Flamenco: Que se ven desde el Conquero by Pepe Romero; choreo by Paola Mezzadri, Corrado Giordani;
SCORE 52.52
Nepela FD Welcome to the Circus, Hurt (Instrumental by Christina Aguilera), Cantus, Song of the Spirit , by Karl Jenkins; choreo by Paola Mezzadri, Corrado Giordani
SCORE 74.70

6 Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS USA 5
Lake Placid SD Hora Zero by Rodrigo y Gabriela and Ameksa by the Taalbi Brothers; choreo by Ludington & Kirsanov;
SCORE 49.28
Finlandia FD Danse Macabre by Arthur Fiedler and Transylvania Lullaby by Gil Shaham; choreo by Ludington & Kirsanov
SCORE 82.48

7 Madison CHOCK / Evan BATES USA 5
Nebelhorn SD Don Quixote; choreo by Shpilband;
SCORE 62.80
Nebelhorn FD An American in Paris; choreo by Shpilband;
SCORE 100.93

Nepela SD Flamenco: Asturias Variations, Paso Doble: The Last Corrida; choreo by Massimo Scali, Marina Zueva, and Corky Ballas;
SCORE 62.72
Nepela FD Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South) by Johann Strauss, The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss; choreo by Massimo Scali, Marina Zueva, and Corky Ballas;
SCORE 100.26
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