Seven U.S. Athletes to Compete at 2013 Gardena Spring Trophy

(4/1/13) - Seven U.S. athletes will compete across three levels at 2013 Gardena Spring Trophy from April 1-3, in Selva Val Gardena, Italy. Held annually since 1990, Gardena Spring Trophy is a competition for ladies and men's skaters at the novice, junior and senior levels.

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LADIES
Polina Edmunds will compete internationally for the first time after most recently winning the 2013 U.S. junior title. She is set to participate in the junior-level competition. Karen Chen, the 2013 U.S. junior pewter medalist, will make her international debut in the novice competition in Italy. She has also won U.S. titles at the novice (2012) and intermediate ('11) levels.

MEN
Adam Rippon, the 2012 U.S. silver medalist, will compete at Gardena Spring Trophy for the first time in his career. He finished fifth at the 2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January after competing in a pair of Grand Prix Series events last fall. Also representing the U.S. in the senior event is Brandon Mroz, who was ninth at the 2013 U.S. Championships. Mroz will compete internationally for the first time since the fall of 2011. Jimmy Ma and Jordan Moeller will skate in the junior men's event. Ma is the 2013 U.S. junior pewter medalist, while Moeller finished fifth as a junior at the U.S. Championships. Vincent Zhou has won consecutive U.S. titles at the junior (2013), novice ('12) and intermediate ('11) levels. He will compete in Italy as a novice.

U.S. ENTRIES AT 2013 GARDENA SPRING TROPHY

DISCIPLINE

NAME

HOMETOWN

TRAINING TOWN

Ladies

Karen Chen (novice)

Fremont, Calif.

Fremont, Calif.

Polina Edmunds (junior)

San Jose, Calif.

San Jose, Calif.

Men

Jimmy Ma (junior)

Great Neck, N.Y.

Hackensack, N.J.

Jordan Moeller (junior)

Davenport, Iowa

Northbrook/Buffalo Grove, Ill.

Brandon Mroz (senior)

Colorado Springs, Colo.

St. Louis

Adam Rippon (senior)

Clarks Summit, Pa.

Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

Vincent Zhou (novice)

Palo Alto, Calif.

Riverside, Calif.