The Nebelhorn Trophy took place last weekend in Oberstdorf, Germany. Americans had a pretty good showing at the event.
Mirai Nagasu easily won the competition; her 167.46 points was more than 20 points ahead of Georgia's second-place competitor Elene Gedevanishvili. Sweden's Joshi Helgesson was in third.
Despite Nagasu's great finish, it sounds like she had quite the sloppy showing. According to Golden Skate, she fell on her opening triple/double compbination, and later had two underrotated jumps. Russia's Ksenia Makarova withdrew from the event before the free skate due to an existing hip injury.
Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu had control of both portions of the competition and was in first by more than ten points with a 226.26. Czech Republic's Michal Brezina was in second and America's Stephen Carriere won third place, despite struggling with triple axels in his free skate. Examiner reports that Hanyu won without a clean quad. Brezina's quad was not clean, either.
Unsurprisingly, Russia's Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov handily won the event. Russia's Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov were in second. Although America's Caydee Denney and John Coughlin were in second heading into the free skate, a fourth place finish in the free skate dropped them down to the bronze position - but it was their first international event as a new pair.
Another successful event for America, as new couple Madison Hubbell and Zach Donahue won the gold here. Germany's Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi won the silver and Canadians Kharis Ralph and Asher Hill won the bronze.