Friday, March 1, 2013

Winter Games brings skaters to Sun Valley

Skaters also pass their tests

Sun Valley Winter Games participants, front row, from left, Jessica Blackburn, Skylar Runswick, Alex Griffin, Svea Leidecker, Isabella Hattrup, Saba Grossman, Isabelle Thompson, Noelle LaFleur, Anges Kind, Anabel Viesturs, Avery Griffin and Bridgette Silva. Back row, from left, Sheldon Gentling, Bella Maurtua-Cherry, Grace Cleveland, Murphy Kendall, Telar McClure, Caitlin Sholtis, Joyce Chan, Antonia Avery, Prescott Potter, Alex Stuessi, Blake Letourneau and Isabelle Bourret.

The Sun Valley Figure Skating Club (SVFSC) hosted its 2013 Winter Games competition Saturday, Feb. 16 at Sun Valley Skating Center.

The one-day event drew skaters from Jackson Hole (Wyo.), Idaho Falls, Salt Lake City (Utah) and Boise, plus most local competitive skaters.

Here are SVFSC results:


Qualifying levels

Lane Letourneau, Emma Stuessi, Isabella Bourret, Caitlin Sholtis, Joyce Chan and Telar McClure competed at the qualifying levels—Juvenile through Senior.

Skating at Intermediate Free Skate Ladies level, Bourret won gold medals in Intermediate Short and Long Program.

In Intermediate and Novice Artistic, McClure won gold, Joyce Chan silver and Caitlin Sholtis bronze.

In Juvenile Free Skate, Emma Stuessi won gold and Lane Letourneau silver. In Juvenile and Open Juvenile Artistic, Lane Letourneau won gold and Emma Stuessi silver.


Non-qualifying levels

Competing at non-qualifying levels, Pre-Preliminary through Pre-Juvenile were Blake Letourneau, Alex Stuessi, Sheldon Gentling, Aurora Wilkinson, Antonia Avery, Murphy Kendall, Prescott Potter, Tatum Fuller, and Christine DuFur.

In the Pre-Juvenile Girls Freeskate, Letourneau won the gold medal and Alex Stuessi took bronze.

In the Pre-Juvenile Showcase Alex Stuessi won gold and Letourneau took silver. In the Preliminary Girls Free Skate, Wilkinson won the gold medal and Gentling took fourth.

During the Preliminary Artistic program, Gentling won the gold medal. In the Pre-Preliminary and Preliminary Showcase Wilkinson took the gold and Avery won silver.

In the Pre-Preliminary Free Skate competition Potter took the silver and Avery bronze with Fuller fifth and DuFur sixth. In Pre-Preliminary Compulsory Moves, Kendall took the gold medal.


Basic skills

Competing in Basic Skills events were Skylar Runswick, Isabelle Thomson, Alex Friffin, Agnes Kind, Bridgette Silva, Isabella Hattrup, Anabel Viesturs, Svea Leidecker, Avery Griffin, and Noelle LaFleur, Bella Maurtua-Cherry, Jessica Blackburn and Saba Grossman.

In the Free Skate 1 program Maurtua-Cherry took fourth.

In the Freeskate 3 division, Blackburn took gold and Grossman captured bronze.

In the Basic 7 program, LaFleur won first place, and in the Basic 6 program Avery Griffin won the gold medal.

In Basic 4, Agnes Kind won the gold, Silva earned silver, Hattrup was fourth, Viesturs fifth and Leidecker seventh.

In Basic 3, Isabelle Thomson won first place and Alex Griffin fourth. In Basic 2, Skylar Runswick won first.


USFS testing

U.S. Figure Skating (USFS) testing took place following the Feb. 17 competition. The SVFSC had 14 members pass their tests.

Isabella Bourret passed Intermediate Free Skate and Emma Stuessi the Juvenile Free Skate. Alex Stuessi passed Pre Juvenile Free Skate.

Grace Cleveland, Murphy Kendall, and Kenny Pratt all passed Preliminary Free Skate.

Antonia Avery and Miles Fink-Debray passed Pre Preliminary free skate.

Passing Moves in the Field Tests were: Emma Stuessi, Juvenile Moves in the Field; Alex Stuessi Pre-Juvenile Moves in the Field; and Miles Fink-Debray, Pre-Preliminary moves in the Field.

Passing Compulsory Dance Moves tests were: Shayna Moellenberg, The Tango, completing her Silver level Compulsory Dances.

Also, Grace Cleveland the Willow Waltz and Dyllan Millar passed Swing Dance, Cha Cha, and Fiesta Tango completing her Pre-Bronze Level Compulsory dances and she also passed her Hickory Hoedown.

Miles Fink-Debray passed the Dutch Waltz.

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