2016 U.S. Nationals practice notes

Check back to this page often for updates and full compilations of practice notes from Thursday through Sunday at the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships! Times for the next practice sessions I'm covering are below.

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Rippon: 4Lz<<,fall, 4Lz<? but on one foot, 3Lz, 3Lz, 3Lz

Aaron: 3Lz1/2Lo3S, 4S3T

Miner: 4S<step out, 4S(hangs on)

Chen: 3A, looked decent but not too many jumps that I saw

Dolensky: 3A(fall), 3A2T


Pre-SP Warmup
Fr, 1/22 5:00pm-6:35pm CT

Rippon: 3F, 3Lz2T, 3Lz3T, 3Lz3T

Aaron: 1A, 3Lz, 3A, 4S, 4S3T, 3A

Przepioski: 3S, 3T(2ft), 3F, 3F

Dyer: 2A, 3T, 3F, 3Lz3T

Omori: 3F, 3F3T, 3Lz(e?<<,fall)

Dolensky: 3F3T(stepout), 3F3T, 2A, 3A, 3A, 3A

Rabbitt: 3F, 3F3T, 3Lz(hand), 3Lz, 3A<fall, 3A<fall

Oi: 3Lo, 3Lo, 2A

Kulenkamp: 2A, 3Lo, 3Lz3T, 3F, 3A<<fall, 3A<<stepout

Stinehart: 2A, 3T, 3F, 3Lz<3T<, 

Miner: 2A, 3S, 3F, 3F, 3Lz3T, 1A, 3A, 3A

Hochstein: 2A, 3Lz, 1A, 3A, 4T<?2T, 3Lz3T

Zhou: 2A, 3S, 3F, 3Lz3T, 3A<,fall, 3A, 3A, 3S, 4S<, 4S<fall, 4S<fall, 4S<?

Ma: 3Lz, 3Lz3T, 3F, 3Lz3T, 3Lz, 3Lz

Payannet: 3S(fall), 3S

Johnson: 2A(stepout), 3Lz, 3F(fall), 3F3T, 3A, 3Lz, 3F3T

Chen: 2S, 4S, 4S(stepout), 4T, 3A, 2S(stepout), 4S, 2S, 2S, 4S

Jalovick: 2A, 3Lz

Savary: 3F3T, 3F3T(foot), 2S, 3S, 4S


Regular Practice Session
Th, 1/21 7:45am-10:20am CT

Dolensky: runthrough (2A, 3F3T, 3Lz(hand), 3A, 3A, 3F2T(stepout), 3F3T<step, 3A, 3A(stepout), 3A3T<?

Miner: runthrough (3F, 3A, 3Lz(hand)), 2F, 4S<fall, 4S<step, 3Lz1/2Lo3S

Przepioski: runthrough (3Lz stepout, 3F fall, 2A), 3F (stepout), 3F(2ft), 3Lz2T

Rabbitt: 3S3T, 3F3T, runthrough (3Lz, 3A<fall, 3F(hand)3T<, 3F, 3S2T, 2A, 2A2T2Lo)

Savary: 3S; runthrough (4S<fall, 2A, 3F3RipT), 4S<fall

Aaron: skated through jumps on runthrough; 2A, 3Lz, 3A, 4S, 4S3T, 4S3T, 3A, 4S fall, 4S, 3Lz

Ma: 3F, 3F; runthrough (2A, 3Lz, 1F), 3F3T, 4T<<

Omori: 3F stepout, 3F2T, 3F<?3T, 3Lz; runthrough (2A, 3F (stepout,hand), 3Lz (<,fall)), 2A, 3S

Payannet: 2A, 3S, 3T, 3F, 3Lz; runthrough (3T?(stepout), 3F, 3T, 2T, 2A, 3S)

Dyer: runthrough (3A<<, 1Lz, 3F2T), 3T, 1F, 2Lz, 3F1/2Lo3S

Steinhart: 2A<, 3S; skated through jumps in runthrough; 3S

Oi: 3S, 3F3T, 3Lo; runthrough (2A, not sure about combo, 3Lo)

Rippon: 3F, 3Lz, 3Lz, 3Lz3T, 3A; runthrough (3Lz3T, 3A, 3F); looked to be warming up 4Lz but just triples

Zhou: 2A, 2A, 3RipLz, 3RipLz1/2Lo3S, 3A3T, 4S, 4S; FS runthru(3A3T, 4S(<,fall), 4S2T, 3RipLz(fall), 3Lo, 3F, 2A, 3RipLz1/2Lo3S)

Chen: 4T2T, 3Lo

Hochstein: 3A fall, 3Lz

Johnson: 3Lz1/2Lo3F, 3Lo, 2A3T


Regular Practice Session
Fr, 1/22 12:50pm-3:25pm CT

Nagasu: 3F3T(<,stepout), 3F3T<, 3F3T<, runthrough (3F3T, walked thru Lz, 3S, 2A3T<?2T, walked through the rest), 3F3T, 3Lz<?, 3F<

Tennell: 3S, 3Lo, 3Lz3T, runthrough (3Lz3T, 2A3T, 3Lo, 3F, 3Lz(fall), walked through axel, 3S)

Edmunds: walked through jumps in runthrough

McBeath: 2A, 3Lz(turn)2Lo

Hicks: 2A, 3F3T(stepout), 3F3T, threes into 1/2Lo3S, runthrough (3F3T, 3Lz1/2Lo3S<?, 3Lz(fall), 3Lo, 2A, 3F, 2A), 2Lz, 3Lz2T

Chen: 2A1/2Lo3S, 3T, 2A3T, 3F(e?), 3Lz, runthrough (3Lz<fall, 3F(e?ur?2ft), 2A3T<, 3Lz2T, 3Lo, 2A1/2Lo3S<, 3S), 2A3T

Wang: 3Lo, 2A, 3T2Aseq, 3Lo2T, 1Lz, 1Lz, 3Lz3T2T; runthrough (3Lo(hangs on), 3Lz2T2Lo(foot), 3F(stepout), 3T(fall), 3Lo2T, 1S, 2A), 3S, 3T2Aseq, 3Lo, 3Lz3T(hangs on), 3F, 3Lz3T2T, 3F

CGold: 3S2Lo, 3Lo2T, 3T, 3Lz(e,ur,stepout), 3Lz(e,ur?), runthrough (2A2T2Lo, 3T, 1Lz, 2S, 3Lo<, 3S<<, 1Lo)

Munger: runthrough (3Lz(fall), 3F2T, 3Lz(fall), 3T, 2F2Lo), 2A2T, 1Lo, 3Lz

Kurtz: runthrough (3F1/2Lo2S, 3Lz2T, 3Lz<, 3Lo?<<?, 3Lo<,stept, 2A<, 

Wagner: 2A, 3F, 3Lo, runthrough (2A, 3F3T, 2A3T<, 3Lo1/2Lo3S<, 3F<, 3Lo, 3Lz), 3Lo1/2Lo3S, 3F, 3Lo, 1/2Lo3S drills, 3Lo1/2Lo3S, 2A3T, 2A2A2Aseq drill

Yang: 3S, 3Lo<, 3Lo, runthrough (3F3Lo, 3Lz(e), 3Lo, 3F, 2A? 2A2T, 3S<), 2S, 3S, 2Lz, 3F<, 3F3Lo, 3F3Lo<, 3Lz(e), 3F3Lo

Cain: 1F, runthrough (1Lz, 3Lo<, 3F<fall,  2A<2T2Lo, 1S, 3Lo<<fall), 3S<<, 3S2A, 3Lo2T

Pierce: 3Lo, 3Lz, 3Lz3T, 3Lz3T, runthrough (3Lz3T, 3F, 2A, 3Lz<?, 2A<fall, 3Lo, 3S2T2Lo)

Bell: 2A, 2A1/2lo2S, 2A?3T, 3F2T, runthrough (3F3T<, 2A1/2Lo3S, 1Lo, 3Lz(e)2T, 3Lz, 3F, 2A)

Chiera: 2A, 3T, 3Lz2T2Lo

GGold: 2A, 3S, 3S, 3Lo, 3Lz, 3Lz3T, 3Lz, 3T; runthrough (fluke fall, 3Lz3T, 3Lo(turn), 2A, 2A3T2T, 3F2T, 3Lz, 3S)

Mieskoski: singles through runthrough

Pulkinen: 2A(fall), 1S, 1S, runthrough (3T<<,2ft, 1S, 2F)


Pre-Short Warmups
Th, 1/21 5:20pm-6:55pm CT

Edmunds: 2A, 2A, 3Lo, 3F, 3Lz3T, 3F<?

Gold: 1Lo, 2Lo, 2A, 2A, 3Lz, 3F, 3Lz3T, 3F

McBeath: 3F, 2A

Miller: 2A, 3T2T, 3T3T<<,fall

Wagner: 2A2Aseq, 3Lo, 3F, 3F3T<stepout, 3F3T<2ft, 3F3T, 3F3T

Wang: 2A, 3T3T, 3F, 3Lz(fall), 3Lz(fall)

Cain: 2A, 3Lo(hangs on), 3Lz<<?

Chen: 2A, 1Lz, 3Lz2T(stepout), 3T, 3Lz3T<?, 3Lz3T<?, 3T

Pierce: 3Lo, 3T3T, 3T3T<?

Tennell: 2A, 3F, 3F, 3Lz, 3Lz3T, 3Lz3T

Chiera: 3F, 3Lz

Gagnon: 2A, 3T(2ft,<), 3S(<<)

Hicks: 2T, 2F, 2A, 3F, 2F(turn)3T, 3Lz

Nagasu: 3T, 3F3T<, 2A, 3T, 3Lo, 3S, 3F3T


Pre-FS Warmup Grps 3,4
Sa 1/23 11:39am-12:19pm

Kayne/O'Shea: sbs2A(K 2A), sbs2A2Aseq, thr3S, thr3Lz

Scimeca/Knierim: sbs3T2T, thr3S, thr3S(stepout), thr3F, 4Tw, sbs3S, sbs3T2T(K 3T2T<<)

Castelli/Tran: 3Tw, thr3S, thr3S, thr2A, thr2A, sbs3T2T(C 2T), sbs3T2T

Aaron/Settlage: sbs2A2Aseq(S stepout of first), sbs3S, thr3Lo, thr3S, 3Tw

Smith/Reiss: sbs2A(S stepout), sbs3S(R 2S), 2Tw, 3Tw, thr3F(hand)

Calalang/Sidhu: sbs2A(both stepout), sbs3S, 2Tw, 3Tw, thr3Lz, thr3S

Pfund/Santillan: sbs3S(S fall), sbs3T(S 2T), thr3Lo, 2Tw, sbs3S, sbs3T


Regular Practice Session
Fr, 1/22 10:00am-12:35pm CT

Aaron/Settlage: sbs3S(S foot), thr3S(fall), runthrough (3Tw, sbs3S, thr3S, sbs2A2Aseq, thr3Lo)

Calalang/Sidhu: thr3Lz, runthrough (3Tw, skated through sbs jumps, thr3S(hand), thr3Lz), sbs3S

de la Mora/Kurdukov: 2Tw, runthrough (sbs3S(D fall), thr3S(hand,stepout), 

Kayne/O'Shea: sbs2A, sbs3S(O 2S), sbs3S, thr3S, thr3Lz; runthrough (3Tw, sbs3S(K fall), thr3S, sbs2A2Aseq(K stepout), skated through thr3Lz), sbs2S, sbs3S(K fall), sbs3S

Shaughnessy/Morgan: skated through elements in runthrough, some issues with solo 3S, sbs3S(S fall), sbs3S(S 1S), sbs3S(S fall)

Fields/Stevens: 3Tw(collision), sbs2T2T; runthrough (sbs2T2T, sbs2S, thr3S(hand), skated through twist and 1st throw), thr2Lo, thr2Lo

Smith/Reiss: sbs2A(S stepout), 2Tw, 3Tw; runthrough (3Tw(collision), sbs2A2Tseq, skated through some elements), 3Tw, thr3Lo(2ft), sbs3S(R fall); Reiss iced his left ankle after practice

Castelli/Tran: 3Tw, thr2A, warmed up solo 3Ss separately, issues with 3Ts; runthru (3Tw, sbs3S, thr2A, sbs3T2T(C 2T1T)), thr3S); Castelli lots of troubles with 3T

Scimeca/Knierim: 4Tw; FS runthru (4Tw(messy setdown), sbs3S(S stepout), no throws); sbs3S(K hand), thr3S(2ft), thr3S, thr3S, thr3F(stepout), thr3F(hangs on)

Fujimoto/Barsi-Rhyne: thr3S(2ft), runthru (2Tw, thr3S(2ft), sbs2F, sbs2F2Lo(F <), thr2F)


Pre-Short Warmups
Th, 1/21 12:50pm-2:25pm CT

Fujimoto/Barsi-Rhyne: thr3S(2ft)

Kayne/O'Shea: sbs2S, sbs2S, sbs3S(K fall), sbs3S

Scimeca/Knierim: sbs3S(K 2S), sbs3S, thr3F, 3Tw

Smith/Reiss: sbs3S(S 2S), sbs3S(S <stepout), 

Aaron/Settlage: sbs2S, sbs3S, thr3S, 3Tw(low), fall on death spiral

Calalang/Sidhu: sbs3S(S 2S), Sidhu lots of trouble with solo 3S, 2Tw(-), thr3Lz(fall), thr3Lz

Fields/Stevens: 2Tw(2ft), 3Tw(-), sbs2S, thr2Lo(foot), thr3Lo(foot), thr3Lo(fall), thr3Lo

de la Mora/Kurdukov: 2Tw(stepout), 2Tw, thr2S, thr3S, thr3S

McDougal/Schatz: sbs2F(M stepout), thr3T(stepout), sbs2F

Pfund/Santillan: sbs3S, thr3Lo, 2Tw, thr3Lo(fall)

Castelli/Tran: 3Tw, thr3S, thr3S(foot), thr3S(foot), thr3S(stepout), Castelli solo 3S, sbs3S

Shaughnessy/Morgan: 2Tw, sbs2A, thr3S(2ft), thr3S(foot)

Usmantseva/Silecky: 2Tw, sbs3S(U 2S)