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Aaron and Settlage, Miller lead USA in Estonia

Eight American athletes to compete at final 2013 JGP event
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Madeline Aaron and Max Settlage, here with coach Larry Ibarra, seek their second medal of the Junior Grand Prix season. -Laurie Johnson

The Junior Grand Prix (JGP) Series concludes Oct. 9-13 in Tallinn, Estonia. The event, which is being held at Škoda Ice Rink, begins Thursday with the ladies, pairs and men's short programs.

Eight athletes will represent the United States at the event in ladies, pairs and ice dance. Icenetwork will provide coverage of the event.

LADIES

Hannah Miller, the 2012 U.S. junior bronze medalist, returns to international competition after winning a trio of silver medals in the 2012 JGP Series. She stood on the podium last fall at JGP events in Austria and Croatia before winning silver at the 2012 JGP Final.

Tyler Pierce will make her international debut this week in Estonia. She is the 2013 U.S. novice champion and the 2012 U.S. intermediate bronze medalist.

PAIRS

This event marks the second JGP of the season for both teams. Madeline Aaron and Max Settlage won silver in Belarus, while Kaitlin Budd and Nikita Cheban finished seventh in Slovakia.

ICE DANCE

Holly Moore and Daniel Klaber hope to return to the podium after winning bronze at JGP Slovakia last month. They are the reigning U.S. junior pewter medalists and the 2012 U.S. novice champions.

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