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By U.S. Figure Skating
(01/28/2008) - U.S. Figure Skating has named its international selections for ladies, men's, pairs and ice dancing. Those selections include the 2008 World Championships, the 2008 Four Continents Championships and the 2008 World Junior Championships.

LADIES

2008 World Championships; Gothenburg, Sweden
Bebe Liang
Kimberly Meissner
Ashley Wagner
Alternate 1 - Katrina Hacker
Alternate 2 - Melissa Bulanhagui
Alternate 3 - Alissa Czisny

2008 Four Continents Championships; Goyang City, Republic of Korea
Katrina Hacker
Bebe Liang
Ashley Wagner
Alternate 1 - Alexe Gilles
Alternate 2 - Melissa Bulanhagui
Alternate 3 - Alissa Czisny

2008 World Junior Championships; Sofia, Bulgaria
Rachael Flatt
Mirai Nagasu
Caroline Zhang
Alternate 1 - Alexe Gilles
Alternate 2 - Angela Maxwell
Alternate 3 - Melissa Bulanhagui

MEN

2008 World Championships; Gothenburg, Sweden
Stephen Carriere
Evan Lysacek
Johnny Weir
Alternate 1 - Jeremy Abbott
Alternate 2 - Ryan Bradley
Alternate 3 - Scott Smith

2008 Four Continents Championships; Goyang City, Republic of Korea
Stephen Carriere
Evan Lysacek
Johnny Weir
Alternate 1 - Jeremy Abbott
Alternate 2 - Ryan Bradley
Alternate 3 - Scott Smith

2008 World Junior Championships; Sofia, Bulgaria
Brandon Mroz
Adam Rippon
Tommy Steenberg
Alternate 1 - Eliot Halverson
Alternate 2 - Douglas Razzano
Alternate 3 - Andrew Gonzales

PAIRS

2008 World Championships; Gothenburg, Sweden
Brooke Castile and Ben Okolski
Rena Inoue and John Baldwin
Alternate 1 - Tiffany Vise and Derek Trent
Alternate 2 - Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig
Alternate 3 - Caitlin Yankowskas and John Coughlin

2008 Four Continents Championships; Goyang City, Republic of Korea
Brooke Castile and Ben Okolski
Rena Inoue and John Baldwin
Tiffany Vise and Derek Trent
Alternate 1 - Amanda Evora and Mark Ladwig
Alternate 2 - Caitlin Yankowskas and John Coughlin
Alternate 3 - Naomi Nari Nam and Themistocles Leftheris

2008 World Junior Championships; Sofia, Bulgaria
Bianca Butler and Joseph Jacobsen
Chelsi Guliien and Danny Curzon
Jessica Rose Paetsch and Jon Nuss
Alternate 1 - Kaela Pflumm and Christopher Pottenger
Alternate 2 - Meg Byrne and Nathan Bartholomay
Alternate 3 - Arielle Trujillo and Daniyel Cohen

ICE DANCING

2008 World Championships; Gothenburg, Sweden
Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto
Meryl Davis and Charlie White
Kimberly Navarro and Brent Bommentre
Alternate 1 - Jennifer Wester and Daniil Barantsev
Alternate 2 - Jane Summersett and Todd Gilles
Alternate 3 - Charlotte Maxwell and Nick Traxler

2008 Four Continents Championships; Goyang City, Republic of Korea
Meryl Davis and Charlie White
Kimberly Navarro and Brent Bommentre
Jennifer Wester and Daniil Barantsev
Alternate 1 - Jane Summersett and Todd Gilles
Alternate 2 - Charlotte Maxwell and Nick Traxler
Alternate 3 - Mimi Whetstone and Chris Obzansky

2008 World Junior Championships; Sofia, Bulgaria
Madison Hubbell and Keiffer Hubbell
Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates
Alternate 1 - Piper Gilles and Timothy McKernan
Alternate 2 - Madison Chock and Greg Zuerlein
Alternate 3 - Shannon Wingle and Ryan Deveraux