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U.S. team announced for JGP Poland

14 skaters to represent Team USA in event

Isabella Cannuscio and Ian Lorello will be among the the ice dancing competitors at JGP Poland.
Isabella Cannuscio and Ian Lorello will be among the the ice dancing competitors at JGP Poland. (Karen Terry-Perreault)

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(08/10/2009) - U.S. Figure Skating announced today the athletes that will compete in the third event of the 2009 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series in Torun, Poland, which takes place September 9-13.

The event will be held at the Tor-Tor Ice Rink and will begin Thursday, Sept. 10 with the compulsory dance and the ladies and pairs short programs. Official practice will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Fourteen athletes will represent the United States at the event in four disciplines: ladies, men's, pairs and ice dancing. The U.S. team hails from 10 states: Alaska, California, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

In addition to Torun, Poland, the Junior Grand Prix Series consists of the following events:

• JGP Hungary: Budapest, Hungary. - Aug. 26-30
• JGP Lake Placid: Lake Placid, N.Y. - Sept. 2-6
• JGP Belarus: Minsk, Belarus - Sept. 23-27
• JGP Germany: Dresden, Germany - Sept. 30-Oct. 4
• JGP Croatia: Zagreb, Croatia - Oct. 7-11
• JGP Turkey: Istanbul, Turkey - Oct. 14-18
• JGP Final: Tokyo, Japan - Dec. 3-6

U.S. Entries at the 2009 JGP Poland

Ladies
Laney Diggs
Karen Zhou

Men
Austin Kanallakan
Keegan Messing

Pairs
Cassie Andrews and Nicholas Anderson
Tori Vollmer and Zack Sidhu
Felicia Zhang and Taylor Toth

Ice Dancing
Isabella Cannuscio and Ian Lorello
Anastasia Olson and Jordan Cowan