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American Skaters Claim 13 Berths at Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

The eight events that comprise the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series have now been completed and the line-up for the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final has been determined.

The American squad secured 13 of the 32 spots in the four disciplines contested.

The U.S. ladies were a force to contend with this season, ultimately capturing five of the eight Grand Prix Final berths headlined by Kristine Musademba who skated into first place in the rankings.

California native Richard Dornbush topped the standings in the men’s event over Czech star Michal Brezina.

The Russian pairs teams were unbeatable throughout the series, securing the top five placements for the final.

American ice dancers captured four of the top five positions in the standings at the end of the series. Madison Hubbell and Keiffer Hubbell from Sylvania, Ohio danced to the top of the podium at their two Grand Prix events and ranked first overall in their discipline.

THE LADIES

Kristine MUSADEMBA USA
Yukiko FUJISAWA JPN
Alexe GILLES USA
Kanako MURAKAMI JPN
Amanda DOBBS USA
Becky BERESWILL USA
Angela MAXWELL USA
Diane SZMIETT CAN

THE MEN

Richard DORNBUSH USA
Michal BREZINA CZE
Armin MAHBANOOZADEH USA
Alexander JOHNSON USA
Florent AMODIO FRA
Ivan BARIEV RUS
Denis TEN KAZ
Elladj BALDE CAN

THE PAIRS

Lubov ILIUSHECHKINA/Nodari MAISURADZE RUS
Anastasia MARTIUSHEVA/Alexei ROGONOV RUS
Sabina IMAIKINA/Andrei NOVOSELOV RUS
Ksenia KRASILNIKOVA/Konstantin BEZMATERNIKH RUS
Ksenia OZEROVA/Alexander ENBERT RUS
Narumi TAKAHASHI/Mervin TRAN JPN
Yue ZHANG/Lei WANG CHN
Marissa CASTELLI/Simon SHNAPIR USA

ICE DANCE

Madison HUBBELL/Keiffer HUBBELL USA
Madison CHOCK/Greg ZUERLEIN USA
Maia SHIBUTANI/Alex SHIBUTANI USA
Ekaterina RIAZANOVA/Jonathan GUERREIRO RUS
Piper GILLES/Zachary DONOHUE USA
Alisa AGAFONOVA/Dmitri DUN UKR
Kharis RALPH/Asher HILL CAN
Ekaterina PUSHKASH/Dmitri KISELEV RUS

To see our past articles on the Junior Grand Prix Series, go to our NEWS FORUM and scroll down.


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