The Nebelhorn Trophy is well under way, and here are some results so far:
Kiira Korpi of Finland leads the ladies after the short program with a 58.45, while American Melissa Bulanhagui is in second with 51.20. The free skate is to come.
The men's portion has wrapped up with Japan's Tatsuki Machida making a name for himself on the win. He was trailed by Konstantin Menshov of Russia and Peter Liebers of Germany. American Armin Mahbanoozadeh finished in fourth. It appears the competition was a disaster for Michal Brezina of the Czech Republic; he finished in 7th place.
In pairs, the Russian up-and-comers Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov lead the field after the short program. Americans Gretchen Donlan and Andrew Speroff are in fourth place and Felicia Zhang and Taylor Toth are in seventh.
And life without compulsory dances kicks off with Italians Anna Cappelini and Luca Lanotte in first place (59.86) following the short dance. They are trailed by over a point by Russians Ekaterina Riazanova and Ilia Tkachenko (58.31), while France's Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat sit in third place with 56.39. American entrants Lynn Kriengkairut and Logan Giuletti-Schmitt are probably happy to see themselves in fifth place (52.71), while fellow Americans Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani are in eight place (46.90).
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