2013 International Synchronized Skating Continues with Leon Lurje Trophy

(1/23/13) - Three U.S. synchronized skating teams kick off their international seasons this week at Leon Lurje Trophy in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Crystallettes (Dearborn, Mich.), Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and the Synchroettes (West Orange, N.J.) are set to compete Jan. 26-27.

The Crystallettes, six-time U.S. bronze and reigning U.S. silver medalists, opened their 2012 international season with a first place finish at Neuchatel Trophy and finished the year at the World Synchronized Championships, where they finished 11th.

Miami University, seven-time U.S. silver and reigning U.S. bronze medalists, was selected to compete at the 2012 French Cup last year, where they placed fifth.

The Synchroettes, who finished fifth in the junior division at the 2012 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, will make their international debut this week in Sweden. They will compete in the junior event.

All three teams are also set to compete at the 2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships Feb. 27-March 3 in Plymouth, Mich.

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