Sixteen U.S. Athletes to Compete at Two International Events this Week

(9/21/16) - Sixteen U.S. athletes will compete this weekend at 2016 Nebelhorn Trophy and 2016 JGP Slovenia, the fifth stop in the 2016 International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix (JGP) of Figure Skating Series. Icenetwork will provide coverage of both events.

NEBELHORN TROPHY
Eleven athletes will represent Team USA at Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany, Sept. 22-24. The event marks the third in a series of 10 competitions that make up the 2016 ISU Challenger Series.

Ladies
Amber Glenn is the 2014 U.S. junior champion. She returns to international competition for the first time since finishing sixth at the 2015 Autumn Classic International.

Men
Grant Hochstein will compete at his second Challenger Series event of the season, having finished fifth at Lombardia Trophy earlier this month. Hochstein will be joined by Timothy Dolensky, who will open his international season in Germany.

Pairs
Erika Smith and AJ Reiss will make their international debut. They most recently placed sixth at the 2016 U.S. Championships in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Joining Smith and Reiss are Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc, who will also make their international debut.

Ice Dance
Madison Chock and Evan Bates begin the season as 2016 World bronze and U.S. silver medalists. They are joined by two-time U.S. junior bronze medalists Elliana Pogrebinsky and Alex Benoit, who will make their senior international debut.

JGP SLOVENIA
Five athletes will represent Team USA at JGP Slovenia, Sept. 21-25 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Now in its 20th season, the JGP Series consists of seven international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Each athlete is eligible to score points in two of the seven scheduled events (pairs can compete in two of four designated events). The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, Dec. 8-11, in Marseille, France.

Ladies
Ashley Lin, the 2016 U.S. novice silver medalist, will make her international debut.

Men
Reigning U.S. junior bronze medalist Aleksei Krasnozhon earned a silver medal at JGP Czech Republic earlier this season. Joining Krasnozhon is William Hubbart, who will make his international debut. Hubbart most recently won the U.S. novice pewter medal in January.

Ice Dance
Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter won gold at 2016 JGP Czech Republic. They are the reigning U.S. junior, Junior Grand Prix Final and World Junior champions.


U.S. ENTRIES AT 2016 NEBELHORN TROPHY


DISCIPLINE

NAME

HOMETOWN

TRAINING TOWN

Ladies

Amber Glenn

Plano, Texas

Euless, Texas

Men

Timothy Dolensky

Kennesaw, Georgia

Kennesaw/Alpharetta, Georgia

Grant Hochstein

Artesia, California

Artesia, California

Pairs

Ashley Cain
Timothy LeDuc

Coppell, Texas
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Euless, Texas

Erika Smith
AJ Reiss

Newark, Delaware
Franklin Park, New Jersey

Boxborough, Massachusetts

Ice Dance

Madison Chock
Evan Bates

Novi, Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Elliana Pogrebinsky
Alex Benoit

San Jose, California
Lisle, Illinois

Novi, Michigan


U.S. ENTRIES AT 2016 JPG SLOVENIA


DISCIPLINE

NAME

HOMETOWN

TRAINING TOWN

Ladies

Ashley Lin

Frisco, Texas

Frisco, Texas

Men

Aleksei Krasnozhon

Dallas

Euless, Texas

William Hubbart

Ruskin, Florida

Ellenton, Florida

Ice Dance

Lorraine McNamara
Quinn Carpenter

Germantown, Maryland
Wheaton, Maryland

Rockville/Wheaton, Maryland