2014 Junior World Synchronized Team Selection Competition Set for This Weekend in Fond du Lac, Wis.

(1/2/14) - The 2014 Junior World Synchronized Team Selection Competition will be held Jan. 3-4, in Fond du Lac, Wis., in conjunction with the 17th Annual Foot of the Lake Synchronized Skating Classic.

The top two finishers at the competition will earn a trip to the 2014 Junior World Challenge Cup, March 7-9, in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Results and other event coverage will be available by visiting www.icenetwork.com.

The annual U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships are held about a week prior to the Junior World Challenge Cup, which does not allow U.S. Figure Skating to use the event as a qualifier. The 2014 U.S. Synchronized Championships will be held Feb. 26-March 1, in Colorado Springs. As a result, the Junior World Selection Competition is held in January to determine the U.S. representatives at the Junior World Challenge Cup.

The Lexettes (Lexington, Mass.) placed first at the 2013 World Junior Team Selection Competition, while the Skyliners (New York) placed second. The Lexettes finished sixth and the Skyliners seventh at the 2013 World Junior Synchronized Championships.

The Junior World Challenge Cup was first held in 2001 with the World Junior Team Selection Competition starting in 2004.

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