2016 Team Challenge Cup

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2016 Team Challenge Cup
Date:April 22 – 24, 2016
Season:2015–16
Location:Spokane, Washington, USA
Host:U.S. Figure Skating
Venue:Spokane Arena
Prize money:$617,000[1]

The 2016 KOSÉ Team Challenge Cup was held April 22–24, 2016 at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington.[2] Skaters competed as part of Team Asia, Team Europe, or Team North America.[1]

The 2016 competition was the first edition of the event. Spokane was named as the host in September 2015.[3]

Entries[edit]

Team Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
Asia[4] Denis Ten
Shoma Uno
Jin Boyang
Satoko Miyahara
Elizabet Tursynbayeva
Rika Hongo
Wang Xuehan / Wang Lei
Sumire Suto / Francis Boudreau-Audet
Rebeka Kim / Kirill Minov
Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu
Europe[5] Sergei Voronov
Michal Březina
Mikhail Kolyada
Evgenia Medvedeva
Roberta Rodeghiero
Elena Radionova
Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov
Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise
Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland
North America[6] Jason Brown
Nam Nguyen
Adam Rippon
Gracie Gold
Gabrielle Daleman
Ashley Wagner
Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford
Madison Chock / Evan Bates
Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

Changes to initial assignments[edit]

Announced Team Discipline Withdrew Added Reason/Other notes
April 8, 2016[7] Asia Singles None Rika Hongo
Jin Boyang
Online fan vote
April 8, 2016[7] Europe Singles None Maxim Kovtun
Elena Radionova
Online fan vote
April 8, 2016[7] North America Singles None Adam Rippon
Ashley Wagner
Online fan vote
April 8, 2016[8] Europe Ladies Elizaveta Tuktamysheva Evgenia Medvedeva Ankle injury
April 8, 2016[7] Asia Pairs Sui Wenjing / Han Cong Wang Xuehan / Wang Lei
April 18, 2016[9] Europe Men Maxim Kovtun Mikhail Kolyada Ear infection
April 18, 2016[10] Europe Ice dance Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland[11] Papadakis suffered minor injury

Results[edit]

Head-to-head competition[edit]

On Friday, April 22, singles skaters competed in a head-to-head competition. There were six rounds, with one skater from each team competing. Each skater earned points for their team based on placement. The team with the most placement points won the head-to-head competition. Also, the top scoring man and woman earned an additional cash prize. The scores from this event do not contribute to Saturday's team competition.[1][12]

Overall results[edit]

Each skater earned points for their team based on placement in their group: 12 points for first place, 10 points for second place, and 8 points for third place.[1] Shoma Uno and Evgenia Medvedeva had the highest scores of the night, earning them an additional cash prize.[13]

Rank Team M-1 M-2 M-3 L-1 L-2 L-3 Total
1 Asia 12 12 12 10 8 10 64
2 North America 10 10 10 8 12 12 62
3 Europe 8 8 8 12 10 8 54

Match-ups[edit]

Men's group 1
Rank Name Team SP
1 Denis Ten Asia 92.63
2 Adam Rippon North America 86.05
3 Mikhail Kolyada Europe 70.60
Men's group 2
Rank Name Team SP
1 Shoma Uno Asia 105.74
2 Nam Nguyen North America 64.91
3 Michal Březina Europe 64.54
Men's group 3
Rank Name Team SP
1 Jin Boyang Asia 93.18
2 Jason Brown North America 87.72
3 Sergei Voronov Europe 62.55
Ladies' group 1
Rank Name Team SP
1 Evgenia Medvedeva Europe 77.56
2 Satoko Miyahara Asia 73.28
3 Gracie Gold North America 71.34
Ladies' group 2
Rank Name Team SP
1 Gabrielle Daleman North America 68.45
2 Roberta Rodeghiero Europe 61.75
3 Rika Hongo Asia 60.43
Ladies' group 3
Rank Name Team SP
1 Ashley Wagner North America 74.54
2 Elizabet Tursynbayeva Asia 65.44
3 Elena Radionova Europe 61.36

Team Challenge competition[edit]

On Saturday, April 23, skaters competed with their free skating/dance programs. The team with the highest aggregate score won this segment of the Team Challenge Cup. Also, the top scoring pairs and dance couple earned an additional cash prize. The scores from Friday's event do not contribute to the event's final results.[1][12]

Overall results[edit]

For each team, the highest dance score, the highest pair score, the two highest ladies scores, and the two highest men scores were combined.[1] Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford and Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje earned an additional cash prize for being the highest scoring pair and dance couple.[13] Team North America was the overall winner of the competition.[14]

Rank Team P D M-1 M-2 L-1 L-2 Total
1 North America 147.48 111.56 181.50 166.68 143.20 142.00 892.42
2 Europe 130.46 108.96 165.48 158.30 151.55 133.31 848.06
3 Asia 118.78 83.18 192.92 156.71 145.02 123.61 820.22

Discipline results[edit]

Pairs
Rank Name Team FS TT?
1 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford North America 147.48 x
2 Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov Europe 130.46 x
3 Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim North America 122.15
4 Wang Xuehan / Wang Lei Asia 118.78 x
5 Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise Europe 105.88
6 Sumire Suto / Francis Boudreau-Audet Asia 100.78
Ice dancing
Rank Name Team FD TT?
1 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje North America 111.56 x
2 Madison Chock / Evan Bates North America 111.30
3 Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte Europe 108.96 x
4 Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland Europe 100.90
5 Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu Asia 83.18 x
6 Rebeka Kim / Kirill Minov Asia 82.18
Men's singles
Rank Name Team FS TT?
1 Shoma Uno Asia 192.92 x
2 Jason Brown North America 181.50 x
3 Adam Rippon North America 166.68 x
4 Mikhail Kolyada Europe 165.48 x
5 Michal Březina Europe 158.30 x
6 Jin Boyang Asia 156.71 x
7 Denis Ten Asia 147.77
8 Sergei Voronov Europe 132.79
9 Nam Nguyen North America 127.10
Ladies' singles
Rank Name Team FS TT?
1 Evgenia Medvedeva Europe 151.55 x
2 Satoko Miyahara Asia 145.02 x
3 Ashley Wagner North America 143.20 x
4 Gracie Gold North America 142.00 x
5 Elena Radionova Europe 133.31 x
6 Elizabet Tursynbayeva Asia 123.61 x
7 Rika Hongo Asia 122.15
8 Gabrielle Daleman North America 115.93
9 Roberta Rodeghiero Europe 105.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Announcement" (PDF). International Skating Union. February 19, 2016.
  2. ^ Clouse, Thomas (February 19, 2016). "Spokane Arena a good TV fit for Team Challenge Cup". The Spokesman-Review.
  3. ^ "Spokane Announced as Host City for Inaugural Team Challenge Cup". U.S. Figure Skating. September 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "2016 KOSE Team Challenge Cup Announces Team Asia". U.S. Figure Skating. March 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "2016 KOSE Team Challenge Cup Announces Team Europe". U.S. Figure Skating. March 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "2016 KOSE Team Challenge Cup Announces Team North America". U.S. Figure Skating. February 29, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d "Wagner, Radionova highlight TCC captain's picks". Ice Network. 8 April 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  8. ^ "Елизавета Туктамышева не примет участия в Team Challenge Cup" [Elizaveta Tuktamysheva won't compete at the Team Challenge Cup] (in Russian). Figure Skating Federation of Russia. April 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "Фигурист Ковтун не выступит на командном КМ из-за сильнейшего отита - Буянова" [Figure skater won't compete at Team Challenge Cup due to ear infection - Buianova]. rsport.ru (in Russian). April 18, 2016.
  10. ^ "Communiqué de Presse de la FFSG". Fédération Française des Sports de Glace. April 18, 2016.
  11. ^ "Team Europe". Team Challenge Cup. U.S. Figure Skating. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Format". Team Challenge Cup. U.S. Figure Skating. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Team Results" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  14. ^ "Gracie Gold bounces back as North America wins Team Challenge Cup". ESPN. Associated Press. April 24, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2016.

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