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Cancer.Net Skate America Results: Ice Dance Original Dance and Pairs Finals

FIrst and most important, I'd like to extend best wishes to Meagan Duhamel of Canada's Duhamel and Buntin. She hurt her leg on a warmup fall, looked unbalanced the whole program, and took a horrifying spill during a throw. The team could not continue, and we hope that she's doing ok.

On a more positive note, there was some really nice skating out there today. Although the US pairs did not medal, there were several positive moments, particularly for Evora and Ladwig and McLaughlin and Brubaker, who finished in fifth and fourth places, respectively.

Final Results:

Skaters Nat. Score
Shen/Zhao China 201.4
Volosozhar/Morozov Ukraine 171.82
Zhang/Zhang China 168.19
McLaughlin/Brubaker USA 165.37
Evora/Ladwig USA 148.33
Castile/Okolski USA 139.58
Kemp/King GBR 130.8

As for the ice dancing, Belbin and Agosto looked great - they are getting better. I see a lot of room for improvement and I'm sure they will be even crisper by nationals but I really think they made a great choice for their original dance. I am also quite impressed by Navarro and Bommentre. They've taken a chance with their music and I think it's paying off - another improved pair.

Russia's Khokhlova and Novitski had their fair share of troubles, but remain in second place overall, despite finishing in fifth in the OD.

Standings after Original Dance:

Pl. Name Nat. Points CD OD
1 Tanith BELBIN
Benjamin AGOSTO
USA 100.23 1 1
2 Jana KHOKHLOVA
Sergei NOVITSKI
RUS 86.47 2 5
3 Anna CAPPELLINI
Luca LANOTTE
ITA 86.13 3 2
4 Alexandra ZARETSKI
Roman ZARETSKI
ISR 83.83 4 3
5 Kimberly NAVARRO
Brent BOMMENTRE
USA 81.47 5 4
6 Kristina GORSHKOVA
Vitali BUTIKOV
RUS 75.96 6 6
7 Madison CHOCK
Greg ZUERLEIN
USA 73.43 7 8
8 Xiaoyang YU
Chen WANG
CHN 71.58 8 9
9 Caitlin MALLORY
Kristjan RAND
EST 71.47 9 7
10 Zoe BLANC
Pierre-Loup BOUQUET
FRA 67.05 10 10