Intermediate Ladies Medalists
 
Intermediate Men Medalists
 
Intermediate Pairs Medalists
 
Intermediate Dance Medalists

2016 U.S. National Championships

16-24 January 2016, St. Paul, MN

Preview

Scimeca and Knierim in Hunt for Second Pairs Title

Chock and Bates Set Eyes on Second U.S. Dance Title

Shibutanis Strive for First Rate Show in St. Paul

Max Aaron in Hunt for Second U.S. Title

Brown Withdraws from U.S. Nationals Due to Back Injury - Jason Brown, the reigning U.S. champion, announced yesterday that he will not be competing at the U.S. Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota later this month due to a back injury that had occurred in November, just several days prior to the NHK Trophy in Japan, which had also caused him to withdraw from that International Skating Union Grand Prix event.

Senior Championships

Senior Ladies Medalists Senior Men Medalists Senior Pairs Medalists Senior Dance Medalists

Rippon Dethrones Aaron for Men's Title

Golden Girl Rises up from Short Program Ashes

Shib-Sibs Take First National Dance Title

Kayne and O'Shea Crush Rivals in Pairs Event

Max Aaron Jumps to Head of Men's Pack

Chock and Bates Hold Slim Lead after Short Dance

Favorites Falter, Polina Edmunds Wins Ladies Short Program

Tarah Kayne and Danny O'Shea Shine in Pairs Short Program

Mirai Nagasu Suffers Major Equipment Failure in Ladies Short Program

Mirai Nagasu's right boot broke in the Ladies Short Program, putting her ability to skate in the Free Skate in doubt.  The composite layer inside the boot snapped, probably on her triple flip landing, and then spit the seam on the boot along the line of hooks.  Somehow, she made it though the Short Program where she ended up fifth, but not far out of the running point-wise.

These were her backup boots, nearly new, replacing her primary pair which suffered a similar failure about one month ago.  According to Coach Tom Zakrajsek the boots are not repairable, and Mirai needs a new pair of boots if she is to continue in the competition.  She has practice scheduled for tomorrow (Friday) with the Free Skate scheduled for Saturday.

Right inside seam at start of program.  Seam appears stretched. Compare to outside seam. Right outside seam at start of program.  Seam is tight. Right inside seam, double toe loop in the air.  A clearer view. Right inside seam, triple flip in the air.  Appears to be stretched further. Right inside seam, landing of the triple flip.  Boot is split open.

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Update, 22 January 2016 - A makeshift repair was effected to Nagasu's boot to get through the competition.  She is currently still entered to compete in the final on Saturday.  Overnight Mark Ladwig and Mike Cuningham arranged to obtain necessary supplies Friday night from a local hardware store that stayed open long past closing time, and lined up a cobbler to come work on the boot first thing this morning.

The boot was dissected, with the composite insert glued back together, and then drilled and stitched in place.  The outer leather was then patched.  After trying the boot, and a final adjustment Mirai skated on the boot during practice, and so far the repair is holding up.

Junior Championships

Junior Ladies Medalists Junior Men Medalists Junior Pairs Medalists Junior Dance Medalists

Emily Chan Dominates Junior Ladies Competition

Tomoki Hiwatachi Charms to Win Junior Men's Title

Joy Weinberg and Maximiliano Fernandez Take Junior Pairs Title

Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter Repeat as Junior Dance Champions

Novice Championships

Novice Ladies Medalists Novice Men Medalists Novice Pairs Medalists Novice Dance Medalists

Bonus Points Raise the Bar in Novice Ladies

Eric Sjoberg Returns to Podium as Novice Men's Champion

Kopmar & Barrett Move up from Intermediate Champions to Novice Pairs Champions in Consecutive Seasons

Caroline Green and Gordon Green Overwhelm Competition in Novice Dance

Juvenile and Intermediate Events Lead off 2016 U.S. National Championships


Estimated Attendance 2016 St. Paul

SLSP
SLFS
SMSP
SMFS
SPSP
SPFS 
SDSD
SDFD
6500
8500
2400
4300
900
1800/6000(*)
1000
2000/6700(*)
JLSP
JLFS
JMSP
JMFS
JPSP
JPFS 
JDSD
JDFD 
400
550
400
550
350
350
350
250
NLSP
NLFS
NMSP
NMFS
NPSP
NPFS 
NDPD
NDFD 
300
400
350
400
400
200
150
175
ILSP

IMSP

IPSP
 
IDPD
 
200

150

350

125
JvGFS
JvBFS
JvPFS
JvDPD 
 
175
150
125
75

  Exhibition:   6500

(*)  First half / Second half

Estimated Attendance 2015 Greensboro

SLSP
SLFS
SMSP
SMFS
SPSP
SPFS 
SDSD
SDFD
1750
9800
2500
5200
1000
2250/6000(*)
1250
1750/6000(*)
JLSP
JLFS
JMSP
JMFS
JPSP
JPFS 
JDSD
JDFD 
400
400
400
400
500
500
350
400
NLSP
NLFS
NMSP
NMFS
NPSP
NPFS 
NDPD
NDFD 
350
500
400
500
400
400
400
400
ILSP
ILFS
IMSP
IMFS
IPSP
IPFS 
IDPD
IDFD 
350
500
350
750
400
350
1000
350
JvGFS
JvBFS
JvPFS
JvDPD 
JvDFD 
400
400
400
1000
1000

  Exhibition:   6200

(*)  First half / Second half

Photos 2016 George Rossano


Juvenile Girls Medalists
Juvenile Boys Medalists
Juvenile Pairs Medalists
 
Juvenile Dance Medalists