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Miner in control at Autumn International Classic

Wang in second after ladies short; Calalang, Sidhu sit second in pairs
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Short program leader Ross Miner with coach Mark Mitchell. -Kitty DeLio LaForte

The 2014 Autumn International Classic opened in Barrie, Ontario, on Wednesday, with competitions from each of the four disciplines getting underway.


Canada's Gabrielle Daleman set the pace in the ladies short program. Skating to "Winter" from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi and "Art on Ice" by Edvin Marton, the two-time Canadian silver medalist notched 59.38 points behind an excellent triple toe-triple toe combination that earned her 9.88 points. Each of her spins were Level 4, as was her step sequence.

American Angela Wang is in second place with 56.38 points. Coming off a bronze-medal finish at the Lombardia Trophy, Wang opened her "Paint It Black" short with a triple lutz-double toe combination. She fell on her triple loop but immediately rebounded by landing a double Axel.

Julianne Séguin rounded out the short program's top-three finishers with 54.18 points. Skating to "Gypsy Tango" and "Tanguera," Séguin opened with a triple flip-double toe combination and landed a clean double Axel in the middle of her short.

American Barbie Long is in fourth after falling on her loop.


Team USA's Ross Miner leads the men's competition after an 80.24-point short program. Skating to "The Way We Were" by Marvin Hamlisch, Miner was buoyed by a 38.75-point program components score, the highest of the short. His quadruple Salchow was deemed under-rotated, but he landed a strong triple Axel and got credit for a triple Lutz-triple toe combination.

Hong Kong's Ronald Lam came in second with 73.75 points. Lam started his short with a quadruple toe-triple toe combination, and immediately following that with a clean triple Axel.

Canada's Jeremy Ten skated into third after falling on his opening triple Axel. Performing to "Dance For Me Wallis" from the W.E. soundtrack, Ten scored 69.22 points behind a triple Lutz-triple toe combination and a triple flip.

American Alexander Johnson is in medal contention after his fourth-place short. Scoring 66.99 points for his "Trio Élégiaque No. 2" program, Johnson opened with a triple Axel and followed it with a triple Lutz-triple toe combination.

Team USA's Timothy Dolensky sits in eighth place with 63.69 points.


Reigning Canadian champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford lead the pairs competition by almost 10 points after a 68.92-point short program. Skating to "Un peu plus haut" by Ginette Reno, the duo executed a throw triple Lutz and finished the programs with four Level 4 elements. 

Team USA's Jessica Noelle Calalang and Zack Sidhu are in second place with 59.02 points. The pair skated to selections from My One and Only by George and Ira Gershwin, starting off with side-by-side triple Salchows and a triple twist. The duo also landed a clean throw triple Lutz.

Canada's Natasha Purich and Andrew Wolfe sit in third with 54.84 points. The pair's highest-scoring element was its throw triple Lutz (6.06 points).

Team USA's Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier, winners at the Lombardia Trophy, are in fourth place with 51.66 points.

Ice Dance

French ice dance team Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron lead after turning in a 59.74-point short dance that featured a Level 4 twizzle sequence (0.72 GOE). The duo capped off its performance with its highest-scoring element, a midline step sequence that notched 8.86 points.

Canada's Alexandra Paul and Mitchell Islam skated their short dance to "Nocturno" by Guido Luciani and "Farruca y Rumba" by Pepe Romero, and sit in second with 55.30 points. The reigning Canadian bronze medalists opened with a Level 3 twizzle sequence and also pulled off a Level 3 step sequence worth 8.42 points. 

Spain's Sara Hurtado and Adrià Díaz sit in third with 54.12 points. Skating to "Tercio de Quites" by Rafael Torres, music from Almoraima by Paco de Lucía and "Alfileres de Colores" by Miguel Poveda, the reigning Spanish champions led off with a Level 4 straight line lift and also turned in a Level 3 step sequence.

Team USA's Anastasia Olson and Ian Lorello are in seventh place with 47.48 points, while teammates Alissandra Aronow and Collin Brubaker sit in ninth with 42.48 points.