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Top 5 favourites from U.S. Nationals

rain

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I like to pick through what performances were my favourites as I digest a competition, so here goes. These will all be from seniors, as I don't follow the younger comps.

1. Carreira/Ponomarenko FD (this will be my most rewatched, I think)
2. Amber Glenn SP
3. Amber Glenn LP and the win
4. Camden Pulkinen LP
5. Jason Brown
 

elbkup

Power without conscience is a savage weapon
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United-States
Neset/Markelov Jr RD FD
Lindsay Thorngren SP FP
Ilia Malinin SP
Jason Brown SP FP
Emily Chan/Spencer Akira Howe SP
C//P FD
 

labgoat

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I have more than 5...
Neset & Markelov RD & FD
Chock & Bates RD - before they got sick, best twizzles ever from them
Andrew Torgashev SP
Ilia Malinin SP
Jimmy Ma FS
Amber Glenn SP
Josephine Lee SP & FS
Kam /O'Shea SP
Chan/Howe SP
Flores/Desyatov RD & FD
Bratti/Somerville RD & FD
Carreira/Ponomarenko RD
 

purplecat

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Jul 27, 2003
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The first five I thought of...

1.Flores/Desyatov FD
2.Josephine Lee FS
3.Chock/Bates RD
4.Ilia Malinin SP
5.Max Naumov SP

Gonna pick five from juniors too....

1.Neset/Markelov RD & FD (cheating here listing both)
2.Flores/Wang Junior FS
3.Cleo Park SP
4.Angela Shao FS
5.Aleksandr Fegan SP
 

ladyjane

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I haven't seen all, but quite a few. My top 6 in random order was (no women, as I hardly follow them):

1. Chock and Bates Rhythm Dance
2. Carreira and Ponomarenko Free Dance
3. Flores and Desyatov Free Dance
4. Jason Brown Free Skate (even if I've seen him do better ones)
5. Andrew Torgashev Short Programme
6. Chan and Howe, Short Programme

Special mention of Maxime Naumov and Camden Pulkinen who both had lovely Free Programmes to Tosca. I also enjoyed the Free Skate by Flores/Wang, juniors or not.
 

el henry

Go have some cake. And come back with jollity.
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1. Andrew Torgashev SP
2. Chock & Bates RD
3. Jimmy Ma FS
4. Chan/Howe SP


and

Jason's programs, the love that the audience showed him, and the fact that he was awarded the Button Salchow Trophy :hap10:

(Salchow➡️Button➡️Petkevich➡️Wylie➡️Brown)
 

el henry

Go have some cake. And come back with jollity.
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Separate post for a completely different point:

The organizers of this event and the people of Columbus Ohio deserve all the flowers:clap::cheer::yahoo:

What a great audience! And I have been searching and scrolling enough to learn that many of them are "casual fans", just residents of the fine city of Columbus who responded to good, well crafted publicity and reasonably priced tickets.

Way to go!
 

skylark

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1. Flores/Desyatov FD
2. Chan/Howe SP
3. Bratti/Somerville FD
4. Carierra/Ponomorenko RD
5. Neset/Markalov FD

Note: 6 weeks past the event, these are the ones I remember (and have re-watched). Surprised myself, too, as the dance category isn't usually my favorite.

Note #2: if anyone hasn't "caught up" and hasn't seen Flores/Desyatov FD, please watch it! It's a classic program with speed, incredible technique and tricks, great music, emotional build-up and resonance. ❤️ And wonderful connection between Isabella and Ivan (which I'd not have believed till I saw it!)
 
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