Eight Americans to Compete at 2013 JGP Poland

(9/18/13) - The 2013 International Skating Union (ISU) Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating (JGP) Series continues Sept. 18-21, 2013, in Gdansk, Poland. The event, being held at Oliwia Arena, begins Thursday with the ladies and men's short programs.

Eight athletes will represent the United States at the event in ladies, men's and ice dance. Icenetwork will provide event coverage including recaps, photos and blogs.

LADIES
Mariah Bell, the 2013 U.S. junior silver medalist, aims to win her second medal of the season after taking home bronze from JGP Mexico two weeks ago. Angela Wang makes her season debut in Poland. After a trip to the 2012 JGP Final, Wang finished ninth as a senior at the 2013 U.S. Championships.

MEN'S
Jordan Moeller will compete for the second time this season. He also went to the season-opening event in Latvia. Brian Krentz most recently finished eighth as a junior at the U.S. Championships.

ICE DANCE
Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker are already gold medalists this season at JGP Mexico. Joining them are Elliana Pogrebinsky and Ross Gudis, who placed fourth at 2013 JGP Latvia.

Now in its 17th season, the JGP Series consists of seven international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Each athlete is eligible to score points in two of the seven scheduled events (pairs can compete in two of five designated events). The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, Dec. 5-8, in Fukuoka, Japan.

The 2013 Junior Grand Prix Series consists of the remaining events:

  • JGP Belarus: Minsk, Belarus - Sept. 25-29 (includes pairs)
  • JGP Czech Republic: Ostrava, Czech Republic - Oct. 2-6 (includes pairs)
  • JGP Estonia: Tallinn, Estonia - Oct. 9-13 (includes pairs)
  • JGP Final: Fukuoka, Japan - Dec. 5-8 (includes pairs)

U.S. ENTRIES AT JGP POLAND

DISCIPLINE

NAME

HOMETOWN

TRAINING TOWN

Ladies

Mariah Bell

Westminster, Colo.

Westminster, Colo.

Angela Wang

Salt Lake City

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Men

Brian Krentz

Glencoe, Ill.

Boston

Jordan Moeller

Oak Lawn, Ill.

Monument, Colo.

Ice Dance

Kaitlin Hawayek
Jean-Luc Baker

East Aurora, N.Y.
Edmonds, Wash.

Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Elliana Pogrebinsky
Ross Gudis

San Jose, Calif.
Chevy Chase, Md.

Rockville, Md.