The top US Junior Ice Dance couples are coming in Sofia to start at the 2014 ISIU Worlds JuniorFigure Skating Championships: Kaitlyn Hawayek/Jean-Luc Baker from Detroit – silver medalists at the ISU Junior Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka (Japan)/ Lorraine McNamara/ Quinn Carpenter, who won the bronze in their ISU JGP Final debut. Both US couples were overtaken in Fukuoka by the Russians Anna Yanovskaya/Sergey Mozgov. So, very soon in Sofia they will resume their great rivalry. The crowd here will really enjoy closed Ice Dance competition with the confirming presence as well of the reigning world junior champions Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin from Russia.
Rachel Parsons and Michael Parsons, in top 6 this season, are also in the main roster of the U.S. IceDance team.
Nathan Chen, the bronze medalist is leading the men squad of USA. The last year’s world bronze medalist Shotaro Omori is also part of the team.
Junior Ladies: Karen Chen, Amber Glenn,Tyler Pierce
Alternate No. 1 – Hannah Miller
Alternate No. 2 – Leah Keiser
Alternate No. 3 – Ashley Cain
Junior Men: Nathan Chen, Jordan Moeller, Shotaro Omori
Alternate No. 1 – Jimmy Ma
Alternate No. 2 – Chase Belmontes
Alternate No. 3 – Nicholas Vrdoljak
Junior Pairs: Madeline Aaron /Max Settlage , Kaitlin Budd/Nikita Cheban, Chelsea Liu / Devin Perini
Alternate No. 1 – Aya Takai/Brian Johnson
Junior Ice Dance: Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker, Lorraine McNamara/ Quinn Carpenter, Rachel Parsons and Michael Parsons.
Alternate No. 1 – Holly Moore/Daniel Klaber
Alternate No. 2 – Elliana Pogrebinsky/ Ross Gudis
Alternate No. 3 – Chloe Lewis / Logan Bye