The first major senior international skating competition is underway in Germany with the Nebelhorn Trophy. Here are some early results:
American national champion Alissa Czisny is in front after the ladies short, according to Detroit Free Press. She is two points ahead of Kiira Korpi of Finland and six ahead of Julia Sebestyen of Hungary.
No surprise (considering the competitors), Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White are in the lead in the in the ice dancing after the cumpulsory and original dance. Check the standings at Universal Sports.
The pairs competition has a bit higher profile line-up. Former world champions from Germany Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy are in first place after the short. They're trailed by Ukraine's Volosozhar and Morozov, Canada's Langlois and Hay, and Americans Brooke Castile and Benjamin Okolski, although the Americans are trailing the leaders by nearly 20 points.
The men have had their short programs as well. The big news their is former Swiss world champ and comeback kid Stephane Lambiel is back on top, but he's only leading Czech Republic's Michal Brezina by a few points. In third is the United States' Ryan Bradley.