Team USA Collects Four Medals at Two International Synchronized Skating Events
(2/10/19) – U.S. synchronized skating teams claimed a total of four medals (three silvers, one bronze) at the 2019 Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy in Zagreb, Croatia, and the 2019 Trophy D’Ecosse in Dumfries, Great Britain. Team USA has now collected eight medals throughout the international season, including one at every competition thus far.
At Zagreb Snowflakes, the Skyliners picked up their first medal of the season, capturing the silver medal in the senior competition with a combined score of 191.38 points. The reigning U.S. silver medalists finished in the second spot for both their short program and free skate, scoring 72.10 and 119.28 points, respectively. The Skyliners won the event back in 2017.
Also competing in the senior division, Miami University finished in fourth place with a 112.12-point free skate and 172.02 total points. The event marked their second international competition of the season since finishing fifth at Leon Lurje Trophy in January.
U.S teams claimed two spots on the podium in the junior competition at Zagreb Snowflakes, with the Starlights winning silver and Fond du Lac Blades earning bronze. The Starlights captured their second straight podium finish of the season, also taking silver at Leon Lurje Trophy last month. They earned 179.04 points en route to their medal victory.
In their international season debut, the Fond du Lac Blades claimed the final spot on the podium, scoring 153.79 total points with a 94.64-point free skate.
The sole U.S. team represented at Trophy D’Ecosse, the Crystallettes won the silver medal in the senior division. The Michigan-based team scored 186.22 total points and were awarded 118.86 points in their free skate. The team was also received the “Most Entertaining Program of the Event” award for their short program to "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven.
Team USA will travel to Milan, Italy, next week for the 2019 Spring Cup, the final event of the international synchronized skating season.