Didn't see the short program - Notes are free, placement is overall, which exactly matches free placement in this event.
Shantel Jordan and Jeremy Barrett -1
OK - she is in the running for teeniest pair skater ever. They did nutcracker with him as the soldier and her as Clara. Very cute choice. And she had the little "O" surprise mouth down pat. In addition, they delivered the goods. Press lift with a flip out. throw 3? loop. sxs sal (she fell). Twist I thought was a triple. sxs 2 axel - he put his hand down.. carry lift. FIDS. throw 3 sal. bio lift with change of position. Star to reverse star.
Katie Boxwell and Joshua Murphy - 10
Star to an upside down behind the head splits lift. 2 twist was rough. fell on throw 3 sal. sxs jumps I missed. press lift. throw 2 loop. BIDS witha rough entrance. sxs spins off. one hand star with a twist out. sxs 2 flip. stumble in pair spin. End late.
Tanya Bakerman and Chad Brennan - 11
sxs 2 axel - 2 toe. looked like she was short of rotation on both. 2 twist. Throw 3? sal. Back Press. Star to carry lift that went down early. nice entrance to BIDS (he held her by the neck as she reclined. Throw 2 axel seemed off. fall on sxs jumps. Press lift. BODS.
Joanna Canny and Adam Parr - 13
2 tw. 1 axel. sxs spin off. back press. th 2 lp. slow short platter lift. sxs 1 flip. thr 1 sal. sxs 1 sal - he put his hand down.
Brooke Castile and Benjamin Okolski - 2
I had them in first because of their speed and "pairness". I think they were exquisite. I would have had them in first. My first comment is "3t". usually that would mean sxs 3 toes. Hmm... They had a huge twist. Maybe that is what i am referring to? Press lift. Fell on throw 3 sal. BIDS. 2 x. big lift. throw 2 loop. sxs flip-toe. big footwork w/ Russian toepicks and stopping. sxs spins were off and on. star lift with flip out. BODS.
Sydney Schmidt and Christopher Pottenger - 4
Press lift. Element I missed. 2 twist. throw 2 loop. scrapy side star lift. fids. scary lift with him on one foot. jump sequence that had axel - 1/2 something and a 2 toe in it. pair spin ok. They were skating pretty slow.
Lucy Galleher and John Coughlin -6
I really loved this program. Music is "I Believe" from Prince of Egypt" which I don't know why more people don't use, as it is so stirring. Anyway - I just fell in love with this pair. FIDS. 1x-2toe. throw 3 sal. (cheat?). 2 twist. sxs 2 flip. throw loop (fall). I didn't take notes on the rest of the program because I was enjoying it so much. Weep. Bravo, Bravo. etc...
Katelyn Uhlig and Colin Loomis - 7
2 twist. Throw 3 sal (fall with a long recovery) Intersting one hand star lift where she "clapped" her legs together to the music. Rough dismount. sxs 2 flip. 1 hand lift. BIDS. throw axel. sxs somethings. 1 hand lift. BODS. he sort of looks like Plushenko- at least in the hair...
Sheila Harkaway and Cole Davis - 9
BIDS. Press. throw 3 sal (2 footed). sxs 2 axel. 2 twist. A throw which I think was a 2 toe, but got sort of axely and was hard to tell what was going on. lift. sxs 2flip-2toe. press-star and down early. BODS. I liked this team too. they had a really good "Pairness" to them as well. And she wore a beautiful peach dress.
Lindsey Seitz and Andy Seitz - 8
FIDS. 3sal (hand down). 2 Twist (low). th 2 loop (fall). Star to one hand. sxs 1axel. press. Jump Sequence was a mess.
Rhea Sy and Benny Wu - 12
2 twist. th 2 axel. sxs 2x. back press. th 3 sal. lift. sxs 2 lutz?-2t. sxs spin off and on. FIDS very nice. Not sure why they scored so low. They are somewhat slow and their lifts are not strong, but the program was nice, they relate to each other and the music well. I would have knocked up their second mark a lot.
Jenna Yount and Grant Marron - 5
Press lift with a step through. 2 twist where he didn't catch her - she just landed and he held on. 2 lutz? -2 toe. back press to platter. throw 3 sal. sxs 1x. star to one hand. sxs 2? sal (telegraphed very strongly - looong set up). nice diag. footwork. throw 2 loop. Great spiral sequence - interesting positions and movement. Lovely. Skated very fast.
Andrea Varraux and David Pelletier -3
Fell on throw loop. Sxs 2 sal. nice split on the 2 twist. She did a 2x, while he singled. little shaky in slow section. Nice spiral/spread eagle. Throw 2 sal. Press lift with a rough dismount. lift. FIDS.
Last updated: January 8, 2004 5:26 AM