(10/1/16) – Team USA had a busy weekend, competing at three events, including two Challenger Series competitions and the sixth JGP of the season. The Americans earned eight medals at as the season continued at Nepela Memorial, Autumn Classic International and JGP Estonia.
Chloe Lewis and Logan Bye won their first career JGP medal, the bronze, moving up from fourth place after the short dance to nab a podium spot. Their final score equaled 132.13 points. Vincent Zhou endured a tough free skate but his short program win helped him to a bronze medal finish at 213.92 points. His fate regarding a JGP Final berth is contingent on the outcome of JGP Germany next week.
Madison Chock and Evan Bates, in the midst of a busy two week stretch that saw them win silver last week at Nebelhorn Trophy, also took home silver from Nepela Memorial with 170.72 points. Winning bronze at Nepela, Mariah Bell earned her second medal of the season with 161.72 points.
In Montreal, Mirai Nagasu won her second medal of the season, this time taking home gold with 189.11 points. She is the 2016 Lombardia Trophy bronze medalist. Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker also earned some hardware, grabbing silver with 161.00 points. In addition to their final count, they also set an international personal mark with a 98.30-point free dance score. Marissa Castelli and Mervin Tran won their second career Autumn Classic International medal, winning bronze. Max Aaron moved up from fifth after the short program to third overall as he turned in the second-best free skate of the event.
For the rest of Team USA’s results from the weekend, visit U.S. Figure Skating Fan Zone Team USA Competition Central or icenetwork