Sunday, July 19, 2009

Quick, Though Incomplete Liberty Open Results

I have to go out of town for a day and won’t be able to research/update the blog from where I’m at, so I’m going to post a quick summary-as-I-know-it-thus-far for Liberty Open to carry until I can post more on Tuesday…

+ Easy one first: Amanda Evora / Mark Ladwig won top honors in the Senior Pairs division… they were 4th at U.S. Nationals this past January.
+ The Senior Ladies division was broken out into two groups. In Group A, both the short program and free skate was won by Kristine Musademba, who finished 11th at Nationals. Group B saw Joelle Forte (13th at Nationals) win the short and come in 2nd in the free, while Angela Maxwell (8th at Nationals) did the reverse—came in 2nd in the short, and won the free skate.
+ The other name of note was Alexe Gilles; she was 2nd in the short for Group A, but
this Ice Network report doesn’t tell what happened to her in the free skate… anyone? Perhaps she just chose not to compete it?
+ Ashley Wagner had been expected to compete according to Ice Network reports earlier in the week, but apparently was a no-show. Can’t find anything about her in either event.
+ Over in the Mens division, it appears that Patrick Chan and Stephen Carriere are only competing their free skates and not their shorts—results were only up for the short as I wrote this, and neither were listed. The “surprise winner” of the short was Douglas Razzano (14th at Nationals), followed by Ross Miner (1st at Junior Nationals), with Tommy Steenberg (10th at Nationals) in 4th, Shaun Rogers (12th at Nationals) in 5th, Keegan Messing (2nd at Junior Nationals) in 6th, Armin Mahbanoozadeh (6th at Junior Nationals) in 7th, and Ryan Bradley (with a missed quad and popped axel) down in 8th.

No videos posted on You Tube that I could find yet, so I’ll hold off on a Clip of the Day. I’ll be back Tuesday…

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