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Murphy wins tantalizing junior-senior men's battle

Holliday lands unprecedented triple Salchow; Grindstaff takes silver, Huang bronze

Joshua Murphy emerged from the pack, posting 58.11 points en route to junior/senior men's victory.
Joshua Murphy emerged from the pack, posting 58.11 points en route to junior/senior men's victory. (Jay Adeff)

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By Allison Manley, special to icenetwork.com
(04/13/2013) - The championship junior-senior men's event at the 2013 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships featured a triple jump for the first time in years, with Larry Holliday landing a triple Salchow.

But the night belonged to Joshua Murphy (individual member), who won the event with a score of 58.11 points. He completed a double Axel, several double jumps and showcased fast speed and interesting spins.

The silver medal went to Davin Grindstaff (Georgia FSC) with 55.16 points. His Lion King program was clean, fast and confident, with jumps through double flip.

Always a crowd favorite, the bronze went to Grant Huang (Kansas City FSC), whose mother flew in all the way from China to watch him compete. His score of 53.65 points was reflective of his great jumps and fantastic audience connection.

Joseph Radomile (Liberty FSC), who chose the "Grand Canyon Suite" for his music in honor of the Arizona location, earned the bronze medal. He completed seven clean jumping passes and had great flow throughout to post a score of 55.16 points.