Archive for October, 2012

Oct

15

2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO AJ REISS!

Congratulation to AJ Reiss, who with partner Jessica Pfund, competed in the recent Junior Grand Prix Event in Chemnitz, Germany. This is AJ & Jessica’s second Junior Grand Prix assignment of the year. They finished in 7th place overall. Good luck to AJ & Jessica at Pacific Coast Sectionals!

AJ & Jessica’s Short Program:

AJ & Jessica’s Long Program:

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Oct

14

2012

RESULTS FROM SWP PACIFIC REGIONALS, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2012! QUALIFYING ROUNDS CONTINUE. LAFSC SKATERS CONTINUE TO SHINE.

Competition at the 2013 SWP Regional Figure Skating Competition continued today, with qualifying rounds in Juvenile Ladies and the Short Programs in Junior Men and Novice Men. Congratulations to all our skaters!

Advancing on to the final round in Juvenile Ladies are: Marykate Abad, Ella Ales, Karolina Calhoun, Chelsey Wang & Bria Yanez. Congratulations Ladies! Great job in qualifying for the Championship Round in a very competitive group of skaters! The Juvenile Ladies competition continues with the Championship Round on Tuesday!

In Novice Men, after the conclusion of the Short Program the top five were LAFSC skaters! Congratulations to Daniel Samohin, Paolo Borromeo, Othniel Chan, Sahmaro Rockhold and Darian Weiss. The Novice Men’s competition concludes tomorrow evening. Good luck guys!

In Junior Men, after the conclusion of the Short Program, Spencer Hower is currently in second place and Patrick Leahy is in fourth. The Junior Men’s competition concludes tomorrow evening. Good luck guys!

Complete Results:

Juvenile Girls QR Group A

1. Bria Yanez
2. Chelsey Wang
8. Kelly McNicoll

Juvenile Girls QR Group B

5. Sabrina Cobarrubio

Juvenile Girls QR Group C

1. Marykate Abad
10. Kassidy Ordish

Juvenile Girls QR Group D

1. Karolina Calhoun
2. Ella Ales

Novice Men CR SP

1. Daniel Samohin
2. Paolo Borromeo
3. Othniel Chan
4. Sahmaro Rockhold
5. Darian Weiss

Junior Men CR SP

2. Spencer Howe
4. Patrick Leahy

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Oct

14

2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO SHOTARO OMORI!

Congratulations to Shotaro Omori who competed in his second Junior Grand Prix event of the season in Chemnitz, Germany, this past week. Shotaro finished the competition in fourth place overall, with another nice triple axel combo in his long program! Congratulations Shotaro!

Here’s a link to Shotaro’s short program:

Here’s a link to Shotaro’s long program:

Continued success to Shotaro this year!

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Oct

14

2012

PICTURES FROM LAFSC CLUB RECOGNITION/SENDOFF PARTY! COURTESY OF JOANNE FUNAKOSHI.

Thanks are in order to Joanne Funakoshi for providing us with the following photos from our recent Regionals/Sectionals, Gold Medalist, National Champions and Club Recognition Ceremony held October 6, 2012! If you missed the party this year, we hope you can attend next year’s party! Preparations are already underway to make next year’s party even better! GO TEAM LAFSC!

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Oct

13

2012

LAFSC SKATER’S COMPETITION RESULTS – SWP REGIONALS – QUALIFYING ROUNDS ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012!

Competiton begin today in Peoria, AZ at the 2013 Southwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships with the qualifying rounds in Intermediate and Novice Ladies. A big round of applause for all our skaters. Several of our skaters advanced to the Championship Round! We would like to extend congratulations to the following skaters:

Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group A

3. Tessa Hong – moves on to CR
11. Noelle Munoz

Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group B

3. Selina Pan – moves on to CR
5. Raffaella Koncius – moves on to CR

7. Gwyneth Moore
13. Priscella Chan Ning

Intermediate Ladies Qualifying Group C

2. Isabella Smit – moves on to CR
8. Lauren Mendonsa
13. Audrey Hoang

Novice Ladies QR Group A

2. Cheyenne Taylor – moves on to CR
6. Jasmine Jafarkhani
– moves on to CR

Novice Ladies QR Group B

3. Nadine Orellana – moves on to CR
5. Heidi Han
– moves on to CR

10. Brigitte Gong
12. Kathleen Albert

The competition continues Sunday with qualifying rounds in Juvenile Ladies: (good luck to Marykate Abad, Ella Ales, Karolina Calhoun, Sabrina Cobarrubio, Chandler Kyle, Kelly McNicoll, Kassidy Ordish, Chelsey Wang & Bria Yanez), Novice Men (good luck to: Paolo Borromeo, Othniel Chan, Daniel Samohin, Sahmaro Rockhold & Darian Weiss), and Junior Men (good luck to Spencer Howe & Patrick Leahy)!

Skate great LAFSC skaters, we are rooting for you back home!

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Oct

12

2012

GOOD LUCK LAFSC SKATERS! THANK YOU LAFSC OFFICIALS!

As the 2013 qualifying competitions swing into action, the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club would like to not only wish all our skaters great skates and a great time competing, but we would also like to thank and officially recognize all of our home club officials who have graciously volunteered their time and talents to officiate at these competitions. We are all grateful for your willingness to serve! You are all an awesome group of people!

Please give a round of applause to our officials who have been assigned to officiate at this season’s qualifying competitions:

Lisa-Marie Allen – U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Candice Aylor-Morris – Southwestern Regional Figure Skating Championships

Anthony Bardin – Upper Great Lakes Regional Figure Skating Championships

Thomas Clark – Pacific Coast Sectional Figure Skating Championships

Dawn Eyerly – Southwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships

Dee Goldstein – Southwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships

Carla Golubski – Central Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships & Pacific Coast Sectional Championships

Julie Anne Keen – Southwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships

Paula Trujillo – Southwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships

James Webb – Northwest Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships

We are very fortunate to have such dedicated officials as part of our club. Thank you all!

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Oct

8

2012

LAFSC SKATERS RESULTS FROM THE 2012 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTER-CLUB INVITATIONAL SERIES!

Congratulations are in order to the following LAFSC skaters who won their events at the recent Southern California Inter-Club Invitational Series:

Jasmine & Joshua Fendi (Juvenile Pairs)
Sapphire Jaeckel (Pre-Preliminary Girls)
Devin Perini (Junior Pairs)
Rachel Reynolds (Gold Ladies)
Darian Weiss (Novice Men).
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Results for other LAFSC skaters who qualified and participated in the Invitational Final:

Ella Ales (Juvenile Girls – 6th), Meaghan Baitel (Gold Ladies – 4th), Daphne Bogosian (Open Juvenile Girls – 3rd), Karolina Calhoun (Juvenile Girls – 3rd), Lauren Campbell (Junior Ladies – 7th SP; 4th FS), Lauren Day (Gold Ladies – 5th), Macy Dennison (Pre-Preliminary Girls – 8th), Joshua Fendi (Juvenile Boys – 3rd), Maggie Fritz (Open Juvenile Girls – 10th), Wanda Gelsebach (Gold Ladies – 7th), Kyrene Goh (Preliminary Girls – 6th), Brigitte Gong (Novice Ladies – 7th – SP; 10th FS), Jasmine Jafarkhani (Novice Ladies – 5th SP; 10th FS), Brenda Ji (Junior Ladies – 5th- SP; 5th FS), Patrick Leahy (Junior Men – 2nd SP; 2nd FS), Victoria Malkusz (Pre-Juvenile Girls – 14th), Ellie Masson (Pre-Preliminary – 3rd), Lauren Mendonsa (Intermediate Ladies – 12th SP; 10th – FS), Toni Miano (Preliminary Girls – 5th), Selina Pan (Intermediate Ladies – 11th SP; 12th – FS), Cari Lee Remy (Silver Ladies – 6th), Isabella Smit (Intermediate Ladies – 1st SP; 3rd FS), Charlotte White (Preliminary Girls – 8th), Bria Yanez (Juvenile Girls – 10th).

Congratulations LAFSC Skaters!

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Oct

8

2012

CONGRATULATIONS TO LAUREN CAMPBELL!

At the recent Southern California Inter-Club Invitational Series, LAFSC Home Club Member, Lauren Campbell, was named a receipient of the Betty Sonnhalter Grant. Eleven years ago the Southern California Inter-Club Association initiated a memorial grant program in memory of Betty Sonnhalter to honor her many years of dedication to young ice skaters. These awards are given to worthy skaters who have been recommended by their respective home clubs. Recipients are decided by a majority vote by a panel of representatives chosen by the Southern California Inter-Club Association. Congratulations to Lauren on this very significant recognition!

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Oct

8

2012

GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR SKATERS AS THEY HEAD TO REGIONALS AND SECTIONALS!

As expressed by Jan Soo Hoo on our FB page: “We had a lot to celebrate at the Club’s annual awards/sendoff party today! Congratulations to everyone who was awarded their gold medal and to our national champions from the past season. Congratulations to Lauren Campbell, who is a recipient of the 2012 Betty Sonnhalter Award, to Darian Weiss who was awarded the Christopher Bowman Trophy and to Phyllis McCain who was named Volunteer of the Year! We also presented our 2012-2013 Junior Council! Good luck to all our Regionals and Sectionals competitors and to those of you who will advance to Nationals. Your Club is behind you all the way!”

The above is a montage of candid photos from our LAFSC luncheon taken by Jodi Levinson. Stay tuned for more photos from our club’s official photographer, and LAFSC life member, Joanne Funakoshi, who graciously comes to our party every year to take our team and club photos! If you want a team picture, please contact Joanne!

GO TEAM LAFSC!

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