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Ten U.S athletes head to Chemnitz for final JGP

Spots in Sochi on the line at last stop in series

Redemption is on the minds of Britney Simpson and Matthew Blackmer after a fifth-place finish at their first JGP of the season.
Redemption is on the minds of Britney Simpson and Matthew Blackmer after a fifth-place finish at their first JGP of the season. (Tom Briglia)

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By U.S. Figure Skating
(10/10/2012) - The final event in the 2012 Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series takes place Oct. 10-14 in Chemnitz, Germany, where 10 U.S. athletes will compete in ladies, men's, pairs and ice dancing.

Icenetwork.com will provide event coverage, including news, photos and recaps.

LADIES

Leah Keiser looks for her second JGP title of the season and a berth at the JGP Final in Sochi, Russia. She won gold last month in Turkey, her first career JGP event. Samantha Cesario is the 2012 JGP Austria bronze medalist and has won bronze at each of her last three JGP events.

MEN

Shotaro Omori placed fourth last month at JGP Turkey in his season debut. Teammate Jay Yostanto will also look to land on the podium after beginning the season with a sixth-place showing at JGP Austria.

PAIRS

Britney Simpson and Matthew Blackmer, the 2011 U.S. junior silver medalists and 2011 JGP Final bronze medalists, opened their year with a fifth-place finish in Linz, Austria. Joining them are Jessica Pfund and AJ Reiss, who also placed fifth at their season-opening competition, JGP Lake Placid.

ICE DANCING

After partnering up in June, Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker made their competitive debut together at JGP Turkey and finished fifth.