Saturday, October 16, 2010

End of the Junior Grand Prix

The last two weekends brought about the end of the Junior Grand Prix. The last two stops were in Dresden, Germany and nearby Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The big winners included:
Pairs - Sui & Han of China (GER) and Yu & Jin also of China (CZE)
Men - Richard Dornbush of the United States (GER) and Han Yan of China (CZE)
Dance - Kosigina & Moroshkin of Russia (GER) and Pushkash and Guerreiro also of Russia (CZE)
Ladies - Elizaveta Tuktamisheva of Russia (GER) and Vanessa Lam of the United States (CZE)

Other American Medalists at the events included a silver for Christina Gao in Germany, a bronze for Lichthman and Copely in Germany, and a silver for Cain and Reagan in the Czech Republic.

Results for Junior Grand Prix Germany can be seen here and Junior Grand Prix Czech Republic here.

The final field is set for the Junior Grand Prix Final which will take place in Beijing December 9th-12th. Competitors include:

Ice Dance
1.Monko and Khaliavin (RUS)
2.Stepanova and Bukin (RUS)
3.Pushkash and Guerreiro (RUS)
4.Lichtman and Copely (USA)
5.Kosigina and Moroshkin (RUS)
6.Sinitsina and Zhiganshin (RUS)
7.Galyeta and Shumski (UKR)
8.Antipova and Kudashev (RUS)

1.Andrei Rogozine (CAN)
2.Han Yan (CHN)
3.Joshua Farris (USA)
4.Keegan Messing (USA)
5.Richard Dornbush (USA)
6.Max Aaron (USA)
7.Zhan Bush (RUS)
8.Gordei Gorshkov (RUS)

1.Adelina Sotnikova (RUS)
2.Elizaveta Tuktamisheva (RUS)
3.Risa Shoki (JPN)
4.Polina Shelepen (RUS)
5.Christina Gao (USA)
6.Yasmin Siraj (USA)
7.Kristiene Gong (USA)
8.Kiri Baga (USA)

1.Stolbova and Klimov (RUS)
2.Sui and Han (CHN)
3.Yu and Jin (CHN)
4.Takahashi and Tran (JPN)
5.Purich and Schultz (CAN)
6.Silaeva and Minchuk (RUS)
7.Cain and Reagan (USA)
8.Steele and Schultz (CAN)

Russia came up WAY big in Ice Dance qualifying 3/4 of the field! US was the big winners amongst the men and the women with the most entries (but not the top qualifiers) and a smattering of countries qualified in pairs. Should be interesting.

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