Dornbush headlining collegiate championshipsJunior and senior competitions to take place in Rochester, Michigan
The 2014 U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships, hosted by the Onyx-Suburban Skating Academy, will be held Aug. 14-16 in Rochester, Michigan. Icenetwork will provide free on-demand video of the senior competition for registered users.
Facing off in the senior ladies event will be 2010 U.S. junior silver medalist Yasmin Siraj (Harvard University) and Ola Czyzewski (Marquette University), the reigning U.S. Collegiate silver medalist. Siraj placed 11th at the 2013 World Junior Championships and most recently competed at the 2014 U.S. Championships in her hometown of Boston, where she placed 16th.
Headlining the senior men's event is 2011 U.S. silver medalist Richard Dornbush (University of California San Diego). Dornbush is a six-time competitor in the Grand Prix Series and placed fifth at the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Challenging Dornbush will be Daniel Palmeri (Macomb Community College), who placed third at this event last year.
Vying for the title in the junior ladies event will be Flora Su (University of Vermont) and Crystal Chilcott (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs). The two faced off at last year's championships, with Su earning silver and Chilcott placing fourth.
Leading the junior men's event will be Kevin Wu (Texas A&M University). Wu most recently placed seventh in the novice men's event at the 2014 Midwestern Sectional Championships after earning the novice bronze medal at the 2014 Southwestern Regional Championships.
The U.S. Collegiate Championships are held every summer and are the only figure skating event in the country open solely to high-level, full-time college students.