2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

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2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships
Type:National championship
Date:January 15 – 24
Season:2015–16
Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota
Venue:Xcel Energy Center
Bloomington Ice Garden
Champions
Men's singles:
Adam Rippon
Ladies' singles:
Gracie Gold
Pair skating:
Tarah Kayne / Daniel O'Shea
Ice dance:
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
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2015 U.S. Championships
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The 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships were held from January 15–24 in Saint Paul, Minnesota at the Xcel Energy Center and Bloomington Ice Garden.[1] Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies singles, pair skating, and ice dancing at the senior, junior, novice, intermediate, and juvenile levels. The results were part of the U.S. selection criteria for the 2016 Four Continents, 2016 World Junior Championships, and the 2016 World Championships.

The host was announced in November 2012.[2]

Qualifying[edit]

Competitors qualified at regional and sectional competitions held from October to November 2015.

Date Event Location Results
October 3–5, 2015 2016 Central Pacific Regionals San Jose, California Results
October 3–5, 2015 2016 North Atlantic Regionals Lake Placid, New York Results
October 3–6, 2015 2016 Southwestern Regionals Independence, Missouri Results
October 10–12, 2015 2016 Northwest Pacific Regionals Montlake, Washington Results
October 10–13, 2015 2016 Southwest Pacific Regionals Pasadena, California Results
October 10–13, 2015 2016 Upper Great Lakes Regionals Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin Results
October 17–20, 2015 2016 South Atlantic Regionals Aston, Pennsylvania Results
October 17–20, 2015 2016 New England Regionals Boxborough, Massachusetts Results
October 17–20, 2015 2016 Eastern Great Lakes Regionals Fort Wayne, Indiana Results
November 17–21, 2015 2016 Eastern Sectionals Simsbury, Connecticut Results
November 17–21, 2015 2016 Midwestern Sectionals Strongsville, Ohio Results
November 17–21, 2015 2016 Pacific Coast Sectionals Burbank, California Results
January 16–24, 2016 2016 U.S. Championships Saint Paul, Minnesota Results

Following sectional competitions, U.S. Figure Skating published a list of skaters who had qualified or earned a bye. Skaters who subsequently withdrew included Jason Brown, Jordan Moeller, Joshua Farris, Richard Dornbush, and Lydia Erdman / Alexey Shchepetov.[3]

Medal summary[edit]

Senior[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze Pewter
Men Adam Rippon Max Aaron Nathan Chen Grant Hochstein
Ladies Gracie Gold Polina Edmunds Ashley Wagner Mirai Nagasu
Pairs Tarah Kayne / Daniel O'Shea Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim Marissa Castelli / Mervin Tran Madeline Aaron / Max Settlage
Ice dancing Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani Madison Chock / Evan Bates Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue Anastasia Cannuscio / Colin McManus

Junior[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze Pewter
Men Tomoki Hiwatashi Kevin Shum Alexei Krasnozhon Paolo Borromeo
Ladies Emily Chan Vivian Le Megan Wessenberg Rebecca Peng
Pairs Joy Weinberg / Maximiliano Fernandez Lindsay Weinstein / Jacob Simon Merilya Findlay / Austin Hale Madeleine Gallagher / Justin Highgate-Brutman
Ice dancing Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons Elliana Pogrebinsky / Alex Benoit Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko

Novice[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze Pewter
Men Eric Sjoberg Peter Liu Maxim Naumov Ryan Dunk
Ladies Haley Beavers Alexia Paganini Sierra Venetta Ashley Lin
Pairs Elli Kopmar / Jonah Barrett Isabella Gamez / Griffin Schwab Sapphire Jaeckel / Matthew Scoralle Emma Coppess / Robert Hennings
Ice dancing Caroline Green / Gordon Green Emma Gunter / Caleb Wein Sophia Elder / Christopher Elder Gianna Buckley / JT Michel

Intermediate[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze Pewter
Men Joseph Kang Alex Wellman Jordan Evans Lucas Altieri
Ladies Alysa Liu Sophia Chouinard Alyssa Rich Angelina Huang
Pairs Jasmine Fendi / Joshua Fendi Eliana Secunda / Blake Eisenach Berit Cummings / Jabe Roberts Isabelle Goldstein / Keyton Berringer
Ice dancing Elizabeth Tkachenko / Alexei Kiliakov Avonley Nguyen / Maxwell Gart Isabella Amoia / Cory Fraiman Jordan Lin / Morgan Sletten

Juvenile[edit]

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Discipline Gold Silver Bronze Pewter
Men Ilia Malinin Samuel Mindra Maxim Zharkov Philip Baker
Ladies Stephanie Ciarochi Hanna Harrell Reagan Scott Jill Heiner
Pairs Isabelle Martins / Ryan Bedard Julia Curran / Franz-Peter Jerosch Cate Fleming / Jedidiah Isbell Jenna Gordon / Ian Meyh
Ice dancing Layla Karnes / Jeffrey Chen Maria Soldatova / Faddey Soldatov Claire Cain / Andrei Davydov Shin Lei Case / Maxim Zharkov

Senior results[edit]

Senior men[edit]

Rank Name Total SP FS
1 Adam Rippon 270.75 3 88.01 1 182.74
2 Max Aaron 269.55 1 91.83 3 177.72
3 Nathan Chen 266.93 4 86.33 2 180.60
4 Grant Hochstein 252.84 6 79.26 4 173.58
5 Ross Miner 248.01 2 90.90 6 157.11
6 Alexander Johnson 241.94 7 73.69 5 168.25
7 Timothy Dolensky 236.13 5 80.01 7 156.12
8 Vincent Zhou 217.23 8 68.10 8 149.13
9 Sean Rabbitt 192.63 9 66.71 10 125.92
10 Daniel Kulenkamp 187.34 13 56.97 9 130.37
11 Scott Dyer 182.10 12 59.67 11 122.43
12 Shotaro Omori 181.49 10 63.82 13 117.67
13 Emmanuel Savary 179.32 11 62.96 15 116.36
14 Sebastien Payannet 172.68 14 56.10 14 116.58
15 Ben Jalovick 167.33 19 48.16 12 119.17
16 Jimmy Ma 161.63 15 51.95 17 109.68
17 Robert Przepioski 160.54 16 49.38 16 111.16
18 Curran Oi 150.06 18 48.66 18 101.40
19 Eric Stinehart 141.50 17 49.11 19 92.39

Senior ladies[edit]

Rank Name Total SP FS
1 Gracie Gold 210.46 2 62.50 1 147.96
2 Polina Edmunds 207.51 1 70.19 2 137.32
3 Ashley Wagner 197.88 4 62.41 3 135.47
4 Mirai Nagasu 188.84 5 59.64 4 129.20
5 Tyler Pierce 188.50 3 62.45 5 126.05
6 Bradie Tennell 181.33 7 58.26 6 123.07
7 Hannah Miller 174.42 9 57.86 7 116.56
8 Karen Chen 168.75 12 54.86 8 113.89
9 Courtney Hicks 168.04 11 54.93 9 113.11
10 Angela Wang 163.17 10 55.23 10 107.94
11 Mariah Bell 160.03 6 58.85 11 101.18
12 Franchesca Chiera 140.38 8 57.94 16 82.44
13 Katie McBeath 133.52 14 46.94 13 86.58
14 Ashley Cain 131.89 13 48.35 15 83.54
15 Heidi Munger 131.46 18 41.48 12 89.98
16 Christina Cleveland 121.81 17 41.49 17 80.32
17 Alexie Mieskoski 121.27 16 41.63 18 79.64
18 Maria Yang 120.20 21 36.34 14 83.86
19 Carly Gold 107.96 15 42.41 21 65.55
20 Avery Kurtz 107.29 19 41.27 20 66.02
21 Alexis Gagnon 105.56 22 33.24 19 72.32
22 Elena Pulkinen 101.65 20 38.22 22 63.43

Senior pairs[edit]

Tarah Kayne / Daniel O'Shea won both segments to win their first national title by nearly 15 points, with a total score of 211.65 points. Defending champions Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim earned silver with a total of 196.80 points. Marissa Castelli / Mervin Tran placed third in both segments to earn bronze, and Madeline Aaron / Max Settlage maintained their fourth-place standing from the short to earn pewter.

Rank Name Total SP FS
1 Tarah Kayne / Daniel O'Shea 211.65 1 69.61 1 142.04
2 Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim 196.80 2 67.35 2 129.45
3 Marissa Castelli / Mervin Tran 179.04 3 64.12 3 114.92
4 Madeline Aaron / Max Settlage 157.81 4 57.47 6 100.34
5 Jessica Calalang / Zack Sidhu 156.77 7 50.53 4 106.24
6 Erika Smith / AJ Reiss 152.18 6 51.09 5 101.09
7 Jessica Pfund / Joshua Santillan 133.79 5 54.20 10 79.59
8 Brianna de la Mora / Maxim Kurdyukov 130.09 9 45.04 9 85.05
9 Alexandria Shaughnessy / James Morgan 129.50 10 42.56 7 86.94
10 Cali Fujimoto / Nicholas Barsi-Rhyne 128.39 11 42.05 8 86.34
11 Caitlin Fields / Ernie Utah Stevens 117.39 8 45.67 11 71.72
12 Elizaveta Usmantseva / Matej Silecky 105.30 12 38.34 12 66.96
13 Alyssa McDougal / Paul Schatz 95.04 13 32.14 13 62.90

Senior ice dance[edit]

Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani overcame a 0.47 point deficit from the short dance to overtake defending champions Madison Chock / Evan Bates and win their first senior national title.

Rank Name Total SP FS
1 Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani 190.14 2 74.67 1 115.47
2 Madison Chock / Evan Bates 186.93 1 75.14 2 111.79
3 Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue 178.81 3 71.10 3 107.71
4 Anastasia Cannuscio / Colin McManus 160.46 4 63.12 4 97.34
5 Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker 158.86 5 63.02 5 95.84
6 Danielle Thomas / Daniel Eaton 145.01 6 57.98 7 87.03
7 Karina Manta / Joseph Johnson 142.70 7 54.57 6 88.13
8 Charlotte Maxwell / Ryan Devereaux 128.98 8 51.18 8 77.80
9 Alexandra Aldridge / Matthew Blackmer 121.16 10 46.16 9 75.00
10 Alissandra Aronow / Collin Brubaker 116.41 9 47.24 10 69.17
11 Kseniya Ponomaryova / Oleg Altukhov 99.86 11 39.66 11 60.20
12 Tory Patsis / Nathaniel Fast 91.88 13 35.59 12 56.29
13 Elicia Reynolds / Stephen Reynolds 85.95 12 35.91 13 50.04
14 Gabriela Morrell Zucker / Andrejs Sitiks 72.60 14 30.20 14 42.40

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Junior results[edit]

Junior men[edit]

Rank Name Total SP FS
1 Tomoki Hiwatashi 202.73 1 65.90 1 136.83
2 Kevin Shum 187.95 3 62.28 2 125.67
3 Alexei Krasnozhon 176.21 7 53.96 3 122.25
4 Paolo Borromeo 170.78 4 57.85 5 112.93
5 Oleksiy Melnyk 168.23 9 50.98 4 117.25
6 Tony Lu 164.39 2 62.50 9 101.89
7 Anthony Boucher 164.01 8 51.42 6 112.59
8 Sean Conlon 157.88 5 54.61 7 103.27
9 Justin Ly 156.85 6 54.45 8 102.40
10 Chase Belmontes 148.58 10 50.78 11 97.80
11 Camden Pulkinen 145.39 11 46.80 10 98.59
12 Yamato Rowe 123.78 12 44.46 12 79.32

Junior ladies[edit]

Rank Name Total SP FS
1 Emily Chan 180.83 1 66.74 1 114.09
2 Vivian Le 166.36 2 57.02 2 109.34
3 Megan Wessenberg 154.21 5 50.81 3 103.40
4 Rebecca Peng 146.14 6 49.20 4 96.94
5 Alice Yang 141.44 4 51.48 5 89.96
6 Vanna Giang 128.54 8 45.20 8 83.34
7 Akari Nakahara 128.33 9 44.10 7 84.23
8 Shannon Porter 127.35 10 42.96 6 84.39
9 Anna Grace Davidson 123.15 7 46.69 11 74.46
10 Paige Rydberg 121.74 11 41.35 9 80.39
11 Brynne McIsaac 120.46 12 40.10 10 80.36
12 Carly Berrios 113.59 3 53.02 12 60.57

Junior pairs[edit]

Rank Name Total SP FS
1 Joy Weinberg / Maximiliano Fernandez 139.24 2 48.80 1 90.44
2 Lindsay Weinstein / Jacob Simon 138.90 1 49.54 2 89.36
3 Meiryla Findley / Austin Hale 129.01 5 44.31 3 84.70
4 Madeleine Gallagher / Justin Highgate-Brutman 120.91 4 45.38 8 75.33
5 Jacquelyn Green / Rique Newby-Estrella 118.95 8 40.06 5 78.89
6 Ai Setoyama / David-Alexandre Paradis 118.84 7 42.03 6 76.81
7 Gabriella Marvaldi / Cody Dolkiewicz 118.64 10 38.26 4 80.38
8 Kay Bergdolt / Miles Addison 117.25 3 46.29 10 70.96
9 Sara Rose / Joseph Goodpaster 114.25 9 38.43 7 75.82
10 Jessica Lee / Brandon Kozlowski 112.40 6 42.77 11 69.63
11 Linde LeChance / Kenneth Anderson 109.91 11 37.56 9 72.35
12 Megan Griffin / Andrew Civiello 97.36 12 33.56 12 63.80

Junior ice dance[edit]

Rank Name Total SP FS
1 Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter 170.04 1 73.42 1 96.62
2 Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons 165.46 2 70.29 2 95.17
3 Elliana Pogrebinsky / Alex Benoit 155.94 3 65.98 3 89.96
4 Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko 152.79 4 64.81 5 87.98
5 Julia Biechler / Damian Dodge 146.38 5 57.82 4 88.56
6 Chloe Lewis / Logan Bye 136.45 7 56.02 6 80.43
7 Eliana Gropman / Ian Somerville 135.44 6 57.69 7 77.75
8 Gigi Becker / Luca Becker 126.34 8 52.78 8 73.56
9 Alina Efimova / Kyle MacMillan 113.99 10 49.76 9 64.23
10 Katherine Grosul / Cameron Colucci 111.97 9 52.53 10 59.44
11 Aya Takai / Alexander Martin 103.37 11 49.03 12 54.34
12 Elizabeth Addas / Jonathan Schultz 95.28 12 37.88 11 57.40
13 Rebecca Lucas / Jacob Schedl 91.08 13 37.73 13 53.35

Novice results[edit]

Novice men[edit]

Rank Name Total SP FS
1 Eric Sjoberg 171.68 1 54.53 1 117.15
2 Peter Liu 151.90 3 52.23 2 99.67
3 Maxim Naumov 148.73 2 53.37 5 95.36
4 William Hubbart 142.83 4 47.46 4 95.37
5 Ryan Dunk 140.94 9 41.51 3 99.43
6 Derek Wagner 128.24 12 34.87 6 93.37
7 Sasha Lunin 127.34 7 44.09 7 83.25
8 Jun-Hong Chen 126.64 5 46.16 9 80.48
9 Max Lake 122.13 8 41.62 8 80.51
10 Paul Yeung 119.05 11 40.87 10 78.18
11 Ryan VanDoren 113.13 6 44.12 11 69.01
12 Mark Sadusky 103.44 10 41.03 12 62.41

Novice ladies[edit]

Rank Name Total SP FS
1 Haley Beavers 150.93 1 52.35 1 98.58
2 Alexia Paganini 142.88 2 47.20 2 95.68
3 Sierra Venetta 129.04 3 43.53 3 85.51
4 Ashley Lin 126.09 6 42.28 5 83.81
5 Gabrielle Noullet 124.33 9 39.61 4 84.72
6 Starr Andrews 122.77 4 42.77 6 80.00
7 Mary-Katharine Mulera 118.15 5 42.68 8 75.47
8 Marina Capatina 116.46 8 39.73 7 76.73
9 Gabriella Izzo 113.94 7 42.15 9 71.79
10 Meiryla Findley 104.11 10 35.80 10 68.31
11 Nhi Do 88.28 11 32.95 11 55.33
WD Kaitlyn Nguyen

Novice pairs[edit]

Rank Name Total SP FS
1 Elli Kopmar / Jonah Barrett 126.13 1 41.66 1 84.47
2 Isabella Gamez / Griffin Schwab 117.70 2 39.89 2 77.81
3 Sapphire Jaeckel / Matthew Scoralle 113.69 6 36.82 4 76.87
4 Emma Coppess / Robert Hennings 112.89 7 35.17 3 77.72
5 Laiken Lockley / Keenan Prochnow 109.96 3 37.74 7 72.22
6 Ashlee Raymond / Misha Mitrofanov 109.56 8 34.61 5 74.95
7 Nica Digerness / Danny Neudecker 108.52 4 37.22 8 71.30
8 Ainsley Peterson / Kristofer Ogren 104.38 9 31.62 6 72.76
9 Katherina Frantz / Nicolas Frantz 102.43 5 36.92 9 65.51
10 Annabel Kim / Jonathan Kim 80.40 11 24.50 10 55.90
11 Sabrina Piliero / Nathaniel Dennler 77.98 10 24.62 11 53.36
12 Cora DeWyre / Jacob Nussle 62.92 12 19.54 12 43.38

Novice ice dance[edit]

Rank Name Total PD1 PD2 FD
1 Caroline Green / Gordon Green 144.37 1 30.53 1 31.77 1 82.07
2 Emma Gunter / Caleb Wein 122.10 2 25.62 2 24.45 2 72.03
3 Sophia Elder / Christopher Elder 99.21 3 25.26 3 22.18 7 51.77
4 Gianna Buckley / JT Michel 90.26 5 18.22 5 18.07 4 53.97
5 Molly Cesanek / Edward Jahoda 88.75 6 17.30 4 18.63 6 52.82
6 Jillian Moyer / Jarred Druzynski 88.63 4 18.31 6 17.23 5 53.09
7 Amanda Miller / Nikolay Usanov 86.02 9 15.30 7 16.26 3 54.46
8 Allie Rose / Spencer Emerson 78.88 10 14.50 9 15.28 9 49.10
9 Leah Krauskopf / Caleb Niva 76.99 12 13.38 10 14.27 8 49.34
10 Rachel Gart / Lance Stanley 76.72 7 16.53 8 15.34 12 44.85
11 Claire Purnell / Lucas Purnell 75.09 8 16.02 11 12.73 11 46.34
12 Cherri Chen / YuanShi Jin 74.11 11 14.08 12 12.37 10 47.66

International team selections[edit]

Winter Youth Olympics[edit]

The team for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics was announced in October 2015.[5]

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
1 Camden Pulkinen Vanna Giang Sarah Rose / Joseph Goodpaster Chloe Lewis / Logan Bye
1st alt.
2nd alt.
3rd alt.

Four Continents[edit]

The team for the 2016 Four Continents Championships was announced on January 24, 2016.[6]

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
Max Aaron Polina Edmunds Marissa Castelli / Mervin Tran Madison Chock / Evan Bates
Grant Hochstein Gracie Gold Tarah Kayne / Daniel O'Shea Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue
Adam Rippon Ashley Wagner Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
1st alt. Ross Miner (added) Mirai Nagasu (added) Madeline Aaron / Max Settlage Anastasia Cannuscio / Colin McManus
2nd alt. Alexander Johnson Karen Chen (added) Jessica Calalang / Zack Sidhu Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker
3rd alt. Timothy Dolensky Courtney Hicks Jessica Pfund / Joshua Santillan

World Junior Championships[edit]

The team for the 2016 World Junior Championships was announced on January 24, 2016.[6] Nathan Chen withdrew due to injury and was replaced by first alternate Tomoki Hiwatashi.[7]

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
Nathan Chen Tyler Pierce Chelsea Liu / Brian Johnson Lorraine McNamara / Quinn Carpenter
Vincent Zhou Bradie Tennell Joy Weinberg / Maximiliano Fernandez Rachel Parsons / Michael Parsons
Lindsay Weinstein / Jacob Simon Elliana Pogrebinsky / Alex Benoit
1st alt. Tomoki Hiwatashi (added) Emily Chan Gabriella Marvaldi / Cody Dolkiewicz Christina Carreira / Anthony Ponomarenko
2nd alt. Kevin Shum Vivian Le Jacquelyn Green / Rique Newby-Estrella Julia Biechler / Damian Dodge
3rd alt. Alexei Krasnozhon Megan Wessenberg Ai Setoyama / David-Alexandre Paradis Chloe Lewis / Logan Bye

World Championships[edit]

The team for the 2016 World Championships was announced on January 24, 2016.[6] Nathan Chen withdrew due to injury and was replaced by first alternate Grant Hochstein.[7] On March 23, it was announced that Polina Edmunds withdrew due to an injury and first alternate, Mirai Nagasu will replace her.[8]

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
Max Aaron Polina Edmunds Tarah Kayne / Daniel O'Shea Madison Chock / Evan Bates
Nathan Chen Gracie Gold Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue
Adam Rippon Ashley Wagner Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
1st alt. Grant Hochstein (added) Mirai Nagasu (added) Marissa Castelli / Mervin Tran Anastasia Cannuscio / Colin McManus
2nd alt. Ross Miner Tyler Pierce Madeline Aaron / Max Settlage Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker
3rd alt. Alexander Johnson Hannah Miller Jessica Calalang / Zack Sidhu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships Begin Saturday in Saint Paul, Minnesota". U.S. Figure Skating. January 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "Media Release from Xcel Energy Center". November 28, 2012.
  3. ^ "Qualifiers" (PDF). U.S. Figure Skating. December 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 5, 2015.
  4. ^ a b http://www.usfigureskating.org/leaderboard/results/2016/18516/results.html
  5. ^ "2015-16 International Competition Season Assignments/Results". U.S. Figure Skating. October 13, 2015. Archived from the original on October 14, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "U.S. Figure Skating Announces ISU Championship Event Selections". U.S. Figure Skating. January 24, 2016. Archived from the original on January 25, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Chen Undergoes Left Hip Surgery". U.S. Figure Skating. January 28, 2016.
  8. ^ http://www.usfigureskating.org/story?id=89503

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