U.S. sends 17 to Rostelecom Cup, Ice ChallengeChock and Bates, Zawadzki lead Moscow charge; Hicks heads for Graz
Ten U.S. athletes will compete in ladies, men's, pairs and ice dance this week at the 2013 Rostelecom Cup, the sixth and final event of the Grand Prix Series. Seven U.S. athletes will compete at the 2013 Ice Challenge in Graz, Austria.
Rostelecom Cup will take place Nov. 22-23 at Small Sports Arena in Moscow. Icenetwork Season Pass subscribers will have access to live video from Rostelecom Cup. To become a registered user or a Season Pass subscriber, please click here. Event coverage, including news, recaps and photos, will be available on icenetwork to all users.
Agnes Zawadzki, the 2013 U.S. bronze medalist, finished seventh at 2013 Cup of China, while Mirai Nagasu was eighth at NHK Trophy.
Joshua Farris made his Grand Prix debut at Skate Canada and finished fifth. Likewise, Richard Dornbush was fifth at Cup of China.
Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim finished fifth at Cup of China. Lindsay Davis and Rockne Brubaker, who also competed at Skate Canada, were invited to Rostelecom Cup in early October after Britney Simpson and Matthew Blackmer withdrew due to injury.
Madison Chock and Evan Bates, the 2013 U.S. silver medalists, will skate for their second medal after finishing third at Skate Canada.
Courtney Hicks most recently finished sixth at Skate Canada after opening the season with a win at the 2013 U.S. International Classic.
Gretchen Donlan and Andrew Speroff began their season with a gold-medal win at the 2013 Ondrej Nepela Memorial last month. Tarah Kayne and Danny O'Shea won bronze at the 2013 U.S. International Classic.
Anastasia Cannuscio and Colin McManus will compete for the second time this season after also competing at the 2013 U.S. International Classic. Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt were originally slated to compete in Graz. However, they withdrew Monday as Kriengkrairut recovers from a back injury. She is expected to resume training soon.