Team USA Finishes Sixth and Seventh at 2013 World Junior Synchronized Championships(3/9/13) - Two U.S. synchronized skating teams competed at the 2013 International Skating Union (ISU) World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships, formerly the Junior World Challenge Cup (JWCC), and earned sixth and seventh place finishes respectively.
The Lexettes (Lexington/Marlborough, Mass.) who made their first appearance at the World Junior Synchronized Championships this week finished with 144.70 points overall and earned a sixth place finish. Earlier this month, the Lexettes placed third at the 2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships.
The Skyliners (New York) earned their fourth consecutive berth to this event by placing second at the 2013 World Junior Team Selection Competition in January. They were fifth after the short program and ended up finishing in seventh with 143.69 points. The team most recently won the junior silver medal at the 2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships.
Held in Helsinki, Finland, it was the hometown country that took home the top two prizes. After a second place finish in the short program, Finland's the Musketeers, edged Team Fintastic overall by .2 points. The Musketeers finished with 183.20 points overall. In third place with 171.56 points was Russia's Spartak-Junost.
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Next up for Team USA is the 2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships in Boston, Mass. The U.S. will be represented by the Haydenettes and Miami University at the event which will run April 2-6. For more information, visit 2013synchroworlds.com.