Canadian teams fourth and fifth at ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships


Louis Daignault

March 9, 2013, Helsinki (ISN) – Nexxice junior from Burlington, Ont., and Les Suprêmes from St-Leonard, Que., placed fourth and fifth at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships.

Finland’s teams grabbed the top-two spots earning 183.20 and 183.00 points. Russia was third at 171. 56.

Nexxice delivered the sixth best free skate but remained fourth overall at 149.84. Les Supremes improved by two spots with the fourth best long program totalling 145.45. Twenty teams were entered in the competition.

The Nexxice skaters were: Caroline Cusinato, Bethany Rees, Caroline Marr, Stephanie Jennings, Brooklyn Williamson, Mishka Human, Laura Richardson, Laura Lourenco, Sawyer Buchanan, Laura Nelson, Julianna Fischer, Emily Van den Akker, Keara Hertel, Emily Napper, Renee Richardson, Julia Burcher, Heesoo Ko, Sarah Monaco and Claudia Smith. They are coached by Trish Perdue-Mills.

Team members for Les Suprêmes were: Rebecca Allaire, Alexandra Bernardo, Jessica Bernardo, Emma Maria Corona, Alessandra Criscuolo, Sara Gilbert, Sophie-Anne Lemay, Dana Malowany, Christina Margiotta, Anne-Louise Normand, Cassandra Pietrantonio, Patricia Alexandra Ruivo Batista, Stefa Saddi, Emily Santella, Adrianna Rose Spatari, Sofya Squalli, Ashley Stendel, Shavaun Stendel, Daphné Valade, Stephanie Vu Tuyet Mai. They are coached by Marilyn Langlois.

Nexxice and Les Suprêmes qualified for the world championships last month by placing 1-2 at the Winterfest competition in Mississauga, Ont.

Both Nexxice junior and Les Suprêmes junior have previously competed at the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships® (formerly called ISU Junior World Challenge Cup). In 2012, Les Suprêmes junior won bronze and Nexxice junior placed sixth.

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