Missed my goal by a few hours, but I’ve still got a couple things to mention about Junior Grand Prix Austria (Linz) before it gets any older...
The first thing to know—unlike JGP USA (Lake Placid) a couple weeks ago, it is NOT streaming on Ice Network. But the ISU channel on You Tube (which you can access HERE) will once again feature each athlete’s performance shortly after it is completed.
Or, if you just want to track the results, go HERE.
The other thing(s) to mention, of course, are the U.S. competitors at the event...
BOYS: Nathan Chen & Jay Yastanto. Chen, if memory serves me right, has competed at the Novice level very successfully the past couple of years and is only now old enough to hang at the junior level! You may have seen him on TV a few years back when NBC presented the U.S. Nats exhibition and showcased Chen’s routine (he was dressed like a cowboy... a little bitty cowboy).
GIRLS: Samantha Cesario & Hannah Miller. Cesario was “the other” U.S. skater using Black Swan last season, but injury kept her from competing at Nationals.
PAIRS: Britney Simpson/Matthew Blackmer, Jessica Calalang/ Zach Sidhu, & Brianna De la Mora/ Taylor Wilson.
DANCE: Whitney Miller/Kyle MacMillan & Rachel Parsons/Michael Parsons
Enjoy the double dose of competition this weekend!