24 October 2012

Skate America 2012 - Results after FP


Skate America is the first of six events in the ISU Grand Prix series. It is organized by the United States Figure Skating Association. The location changes yearly. This year, the competition was held at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington from October 19–21, 2012.

MEN

  Pl.  NameNationTSS
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TES
+
PCS
+
SSTRPECHINDed.
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StN.
1Takahiko KOZUKAJPN166.1281.8484.288.438.188.578.468.500.00#9
2Tatsuki MACHIDAJPN154.1775.0380.147.937.718.118.148.181.00#7
3Yuzuru HANYUJPN148.6772.1179.568.187.897.688.217.823.00#10
4Michal BREZINACZE140.4169.1173.307.546.937.367.367.462.00#5
5Konstantin MENSHOVRUS139.2167.4371.787.366.967.217.187.180.00#6
6Tomas VERNERCZE138.5764.6373.947.507.007.367.437.680.00#2
7Armin MAHBANOOZADEHUSA135.3868.3868.006.826.646.826.866.861.00#4
8Jeremy ABBOTTUSA133.6455.5081.148.007.937.828.398.433.00#8
9Douglas RAZZANOUSA130.6768.2962.386.435.796.546.186.250.00#1
10Alexander MAJOROVSWE121.9461.0260.926.185.826.146.256.070.00#3

FPl.NameNationPointsSPFS
1Takahiko KOZUKA
JPN
251.4421
2Yuzuru HANYU
JPN
243.7413
3Tatsuki MACHIDA
JPN
229.9542
4Konstantin MENSHOV
RUS
212.5355
5Jeremy ABBOTT
USA
211.3538
6Michal BREZINA
CZE
209.6764
7Armin MAHBANOOZADEH
USA
203.6577
8Tomas VERNER
CZE
197.3696
9Douglas RAZZANO
USA
187.73109
10Alexander MAJOROV
SWE
182.42810

Takahiko Kozuka led a Japanese sweep in the Men's event. Kozuka overtook Yuzuru Hanyu for the gold medal and Tatsuki Machida moved up from fourth to claim the bronze.

Kozuka landed a quad toe and five triple jumps in his routine to “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” by Camille Saint-Saens, but the second quad toe was underrotated and he fell on a triple Salchow.

Overnight leader Hanyu had a rough start into his “Notre Dame de Paris” program, missing his opening quad toeloop and quad Salchow. He hit five triples but went down again on a triple flip towards the end. “Today’s performance was very close to my worst. I haven’t skated that bad even in practice. I know the importance of skating well in both my short and free skate and I have many things to work on for my free skate and in my short program. I will practice hard and prepare for my next competition”, the 17-year-old commented.

Skating to “Firebird”, Machida produced a seven triple jumps but fell on the quad toe to move up one spot to third. “In today’s performance, I was not perfect but I was able to skate quite well due to the spectators’ help. They really pushed me and I was able to get my first Grand Prix medal”, he noted.

Konstantin Menshov was the only skater to nail two clean quadruple toeloops and pulled up from fifth to fourth. Jeremy Abbott dropped from third to fifth after several errors.



PAIRS

  Pl.  NameNationTSS
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TES
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PCS
+
SSTRPECHINDed.
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StN.
1Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR / Maxim TRANKOVRUS129.2962.4767.828.548.218.368.648.641.00#7
2Qing PANG / Jian TONGCHN123.2057.5965.618.297.938.218.368.210.00#6
3Caydee DENNEY / John COUGHLINUSA117.4759.9757.507.186.827.367.297.290.00#5
4Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRESFRA111.9058.8753.036.686.326.866.716.570.00#4
5Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIRUSA108.5256.1052.426.506.256.796.616.610.00#3
6Gretchen DONLAN / Andrew SPEROFFUSA90.7245.5446.185.755.505.825.935.861.00#1
7Danielle MONTALBANO / Evgeni KRASNOPOLSKIISR78.3640.1242.245.365.115.215.465.254.00#2

FPl.NameNationPointsSPFS
1Tatiana VOLOSOZHAR / Maxim TRANKOV
RUS
195.0711
2Qing PANG / Jian TONG
CHN
185.1622
3Caydee DENNEY / John COUGHLIN
USA
178.2233
4Vanessa JAMES / Morgan CIPRES
FRA
167.6644
5Marissa CASTELLI / Simon SHNAPIR
USA
164.1955
6Gretchen DONLAN / Andrew SPEROFF
USA
131.2676
7Danielle MONTALBANO / Evgeni KRASNOPOLSKI
ISR
119.0267

Volosozhar/Trankov's routine to “Violin Muse” was highlighted by a triple twist, a triple Salchow-double toeloop, a triple toe, a throw triple loop and two difficult lifts. The World silver medalists struggled with their reverse lasso lift and she fell on the throw triple Salchow. The Russians' free was dedicated to Japan and to all the people hitted by the tsunami, but I think last year black swan suited them better.

Pang/Tong skated a solid program to “Variations on a Original Theme Enigma” by Edward Elgar, completing a double Axel-double Axel sequence, a triple twist, two triple throws and three level-four lifts. They tried a new position for the death spiral, but their forward outside death spiral received no level.

Denney/Coughlin reeled off a triple twist, throw triple loop and flip, but underrotated the double Axel-double Axel sequence in their program to “Phantom of the Opera”. Very impressive free program, anyway.



DANCE

  Pl.  NameNationTSS
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TES
+
PCS
+
SSTRPECCITDed.
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StN.
1Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITEUSA104.8948.1656.739.389.339.509.549.630.00#7
2Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEVRUS97.0447.7149.338.177.928.468.388.420.00#5
3Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJECAN91.5341.5949.948.338.048.428.508.540.00#6
4Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT / Logan GIULIETTI-SCHMITTUSA87.5244.1743.357.217.177.297.257.250.00#4
5Nelli ZHIGANSHINA / Alexander GAZSIGER80.2738.2042.076.796.717.177.257.420.00#3
6Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Simone VATURIITA75.3837.6138.776.296.336.586.586.671.00#2
7Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUSUSA74.3938.9336.466.135.886.176.176.171.00#1

FPl.NameNationPointsSDFD
1Meryl DAVIS / Charlie WHITE
USA
176.2811
2Ekaterina BOBROVA / Dmitri SOLOVIEV
RUS
159.9532
3Kaitlyn WEAVER / Andrew POJE
CAN
157.3223
4Lynn KRIENGKRAIRUT / Logan GIULIETTI-SCHMITT
USA
141.4144
5Nelli ZHIGANSHINA / Alexander GAZSI
GER
132.5755
6Lorenza ALESSANDRINI / Simone VATURI
ITA
125.7466
7Anastasia CANNUSCIO / Colin MCMANUS
USA
122.3777

Meryl Davis/Charlie White danced to victory to “Notre Dame de Paris”. They picked up a level four for five elements, but the circular step sequence garnered a level two. They showed fast-paced footwork and innovative lifts.

Bobrova/Soloviev put out a strong performance to “Man with a Harmonica” and “Tosca” as well. The Russian Champions earned a level four for six elements and a level three for the two step sequences. “We are very pleased that in such a high level competition with such strong rivals we were able to control our nerves and finish with a high placement. With each competition so far, we’ve been improving and we’re getting better each time. Today’s program, I think we can still improve a lot”, Soloviev noted.

Weaver/Poje portrayed a sculptor dancing with a come-to-life statue to “Humanity in Motion” by Nathan Lanier. They impressed with their lifts, but the footwork and the combination spin were graded a level two. “Andrew and I are disappointed with our free dance today to say the least. Several of the minor mistakes ended up adding up in the end and we had a low technical score. Luckily, those are the easy things to fix. We are no strangers to going home and reworking little things to make sure we make the most of our technical score”, Weaver told the press.



LADIES

  Pl.  NameNationTSS
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TES
+
PCS
+
SSTRPECHINDed.
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StN.
1Ashley WAGNERUSA127.7663.8363.938.087.678.048.138.040.00#10
2Christina GAOUSA117.6260.6456.987.256.797.297.257.040.00#8
3Adelina SOTNIKOVARUS110.0351.3659.677.677.087.337.587.631.00#9
4Haruka IMAIJPN107.8256.8252.006.636.216.546.586.541.00#4
5Alena LEONOVARUS106.7753.2353.546.886.256.796.836.710.00#2
6Valentina MARCHEIITA104.7850.4654.326.676.426.797.047.040.00#6
7Mae Berenice MEITEFRA101.5452.8149.736.255.836.296.386.331.00#7
8Viktoria HELGESSONSWE94.5643.1552.416.676.216.586.716.581.00#5
9Rachael FLATTUSA92.3747.4444.935.835.255.585.795.630.00#1
10Sarah HECKENGER85.9841.5745.415.885.335.675.755.751.00#3

FPl.NameNationPointsSPFS
1Ashley WAGNER
USA
188.3711
2Christina GAO
USA
174.2532
3Adelina SOTNIKOVA
RUS
168.9623
4Valentina MARCHEI
ITA
158.7956
5Haruka IMAI
JPN
157.7274
6Mae Berenice MEITE
FRA
155.9547
7Alena LEONOVA
RUS
153.4995
8Viktoria HELGESSON
SWE
144.8568
9Rachael FLATT
USA
136.09109
10Sarah HECKEN
GER
134.09810

Performing to “Samson and Delilah”, Wagner produced six triple jumps and a level-four layback spin. She took home her first gold medal on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.”Today went exactly as planned. I really fought for some of those jumps, but I was pleased with what I put out. The quality of the program overall has improved since Japan Open”, Wagner said. “After the short program, I definitely thought that it was plausible to win the whole event. It was a good and bad thing because I started to worry about it. I was happy that I was able to go out there and keep my nerves under control and stay focused on what I wanted to accomplish. For my first Grand Prix gold medal , it’s a good day for me”, she added.

Gao turned in a solid Tango routine, landing six triples and winning her first medal on the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.

Sotnikova opened her program to “At Last” and “Burlesque” with a triple Lutz-triple toe combination and a triple flip, but later missed her second triple flip and did one combination too many. “I’m very pleased that I did the triple-triple combination. I really wanted to do that. I’m completely unhappy about missing that second triple flip and about doing an extra combination”, the 16-year-old noted.





The ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series continues next week with Skate Canada International in Windsor, Ontario (CAN).


Source: ISU

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