Although the U.S. women did not take home the Junior World title this year, there was some positive news from the competition which has concluded in Sofia, Bulgaria. Caroline Zhang, who was in 10th place after a disastrous short program, had a major comeback, winning the free skate and coming in 2nd! Ashley Wagner was able to snag the bronze medal despite a free skate fall on a triple salchow. Russian Alena Leonova (who finished fourth in the recent European Championships) won the competition.
On the men's side, American Adam Rippon recaptured his men's title, winning the event by nearly 20 points. If only he can translate that to more success on the senior's circuit next season. Czech Republic's Michal Brezina got the silver, while Russia's Artem Gregoriev took the bronze.
The top two spots in the ice dancing competition went to Americans Madison Chock and Greg Zuerlein and Maia and Alex Shibutani, respectively, continuing the U.S. success in that discipline. Russia's Ekaterina Riazanova and Jonathann Guerreiro won the bronze.
As for pairs, Russians Lubov Iliushechkina and Nodari Maisuradze won the gold, while their countrymates Anastasia Martiusheva and Alexei Rogonov jumped from 11th after the short program to claim the silver, after winning the free skate. American team Maria Castelli and Simon Shnnapir were in third.
Find the full results at Icenetwork.com.