2007–08 ISU Junior Grand Prix
|2007–08 ISU Junior Grand Prix|
|Type:||ISU Junior Grand Prix|
|Date:||August 30 – December 9, 2007|
2006–07 ISU Junior Grand Prix
2008–09 ISU Junior Grand Prix
The 2007–08 ISU Junior Grand Prix was the 11th season of the ISU Junior Grand Prix, a series of international junior level competitions organized by the International Skating Union. It was the Junior-level complement to the 2007–08 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, which is for Senior-level skaters. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singes, pair skating, and ice dancing. The top skaters from the series met at the Junior Grand Prix Final.
The locations of the JGP events change yearly. In the 2007–08 season, the series was composed of the following events:
|Aug. 30 – Sept. 2||2007 JGP Lake Placid||Lake Placid, United States|
|September 6–9||2007 JGP Harghita Cup||Miercurea Ciuc, Romania||No pair competition|
|September 13–16||2007 JGP Vienna Cup||Vienna, Austria||No pair competition|
|September 20–23||2007 JGP Tallinn Cup||Tallinn, Estonia|
|September 27–30||2007 JGP Croatia Cup||Zagreb, Croatia||No pair competition|
|October 4–7||2007 JGP Sofia Cup||Sofia, Bulgaria||No pair competition|
|October 11–14||2007 JGP Pokal der Blauen Schwerter||Chemnitz, Germany|
|October 18–21||2007 JGP John Curry Memorial||Sheffield, United Kingdom|
|December 6–9||2007–08 Junior Grand Prix Final||Gdańsk, Poland|
Pairs champions Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov were later retroactively disqualified from the Junior Grand Prix Final due to a positive test on a doping sample which Larionov gave before that competition. All other teams consequently moved up one spot. This change caused fourth-place finishers Jessica Rose Paetsch / Jon Nuss to earn a spot on the Final.
Skaters who reached the age of 13 by July 1, 2007 but had not turned 19 (singles and females of the other two disciplines) or 21 (male pair skaters and ice dancers) were eligible to compete on the junior circuit. Unlike the senior ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, skaters for the Junior Grand Prix are entered by their national federations rather than seeded by the ISU. The number of entries allotted to each ISU member federation is determined by their skaters' placements at the previous season's World Junior Figure Skating Championships in each respective discipline.
For the 2007–08 season, in singles, the five best placed member nations at the 2007 World Junior Figure Skating Championships could enter two skaters in all eight events. Member nations who placed sixth through tenth could enter one skater in all eight events. Member nations with a skater who had qualified for the free skate at Junior Worlds may enter one skater in seven of the events. Member nations who did not qualify for the free skate but placed 25th through 30th in the short program could enter one skater in six of the events. All other nations could enter one skater in five of the events.
In pair skating, member nations could enter up to three teams per event. The host nation is allowed to enter as many pair teams as it wishes. Pairs were contested at four events out of eight.
In ice dancing, member nations could enter one dance team per event. Member nations who placed in the top five at the 2007 Junior Worlds could enter a second dance team.
The host country was allowed to enter up to three skaters or teams in singles and dance in their event, and there were no limit to the number of pairs teams.
The total prize money for the Junior Grand Prix events in the 2007/2008 season was $22,500. Pairs and dance teams split the money:
|Placement||Prize money (Singles)||Prize money (Pairs/Dance)|
The total prize money for the Junior Grand Prix Final in the 2007–2008 season was $105,000. Pairs and dance teams split the money:
|Placement||Prize Money (Singles)||Prize Money (Pairs/Dance)|
Junior Grand Prix Final qualifiers
|2007–08 Junior Grand Prix|
|United States||Armin Mahbanoozadeh||Austin Kanallakan||Artem Grigoriev|
|Romania||Adam Rippon||Ivan Bariev||Takahito Mura|
|Austria||Brandon Mroz||Guan Jinlin||Artem Borodulin|
|Estonia||Guan Jinlin||Artur Gachinski||Yang Chao|
|Croatia||Austin Kanallakan||Ivan Bariev||Armin Mahbanoozadeh|
|Bulgaria||Artem Borodulin||Adam Rippon||Jeremy Ten|
|Germany||Brandon Mroz||Michal Březina||Takahito Mura|
|Great Britain||Tatsuki Machida||Douglas Razzano||Artem Grigoriev|
|Final||Adam Rippon||Brandon Mroz||Armin Mahbanoozadeh|
|2007–08 Junior Grand Prix|
|United States||Mirai Nagasu||Alexe Gilles||Angela Maxwell|
|Romania||Chrissy Hughes||Alena Leonova||Rumi Suizu|
|Austria||Rachael Flatt||Kristine Musademba||Jenni Vähämaa|
|Estonia||Yuki Nishino||Blake Rosenthal||Svetlana Issakova|
|Croatia||Mirai Nagasu||Jenni Vähämaa||Kim Na-Young|
|Bulgaria||Chrissy Hughes||Satsuki Muramoto||Jana Smekhnova|
|Germany||Sarah Hecken||Rachael Flatt||Rumi Suizu|
|Great Britain||Yuki Nishino||Svetlana Issakova||Sonia Lafuente|
|Final||Mirai Nagasu||Rachael Flatt||Yuki Nishino|
|2007–08 Junior Grand Prix|
|United States||Olivia Jones / Donald Jackson||Carolyn MacCuish / Andrew Evans||Anastasia Khodkova / Pavel Sliusarenko|
|Romania||No pairs competition held|
|Austria||No pairs competition held|
|Estonia||Ekaterina Sheremetieva / Mikhail Kuznetsov||Amanda Velenosi / Mark Fernandez||Zhang Yue / Wang Lei|
|Croatia||No pairs competition held|
|Bulgaria||No pairs competition held|
|Germany||Jessica Rose Paetsch / Jon Nuss||Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov||Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh|
|Great Britain||Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov||Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh||Zhang Yue / Wang Lei|
Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh
|Ekaterina Sheremetieva / Mikhail Kuznetsov||Jessica Rose Paetsch / Jon Nuss|
†Bazarova / Larionov were later disqualified from the competition due to a positive doping sample from Larionov.
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- Junior Grand Prix, United States at the International Skating Union
- Junior Grand Prix, Romania at the International Skating Union
- Junior Grand Prix, Austria at the International Skating Union
- Junior Grand Prix, Estonia at the International Skating Union
- Junior Grand Prix, Croatia at the International Skating Union
- Junior Grand Prix, Bulgaria at the International Skating Union
- Junior Grand Prix, Germany at the International Skating Union
- Junior Grand Prix, Great Britain at the International Skating Union
- 2007–2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final at the International Skating Union
- "2007–08 Announcement" (PDF).
- 2007–08 Results