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Rippon, Brown highlight competition in SLC

Hubbell, Donohue to make season debut at U.S. International Classic
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Adam Rippon (left) and Jason Brown highlight the men's field at the 2016 U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. -Jay Adeff/Getty Images

Adam Rippon and Jason Brown, the two most recent U.S. champions, highlight competition this week at the 2016 U.S. International Classic in Salt Lake City, Sept. 14-18.

The competition coincides with the 2016 U.S. Novice and Junior Challenge Skate. Icenetwork will provide live coverage of both events to Season Pass subscribers in addition to articles and photo galleries for all users.


Karen Chen, the 2015 U.S. bronze medalist, will take the ice after last competing at the 2016 Four Continents Championships. Mariah Bell is set to compete at the U.S. International Classic for a second straight season after finishing sixth at this event last year. Emily Chan, the U.S. junior champion, and Paige Rydberg will make their senior debuts in Salt Lake City.


Rippon, who won his first U.S. title in January, will go up against 2015 U.S. champion Jason Brown. Brown opened his season last week at the 2016 Lombardia Trophy, where he won the silver. Ross Miner, the reigning U.S. International Classic bronze medalist, and Sean Rabbitt will also compete.


Jessica Calalang and Zack Sidhu earned their best finish at the U.S. championships in January, placing fifth. The duo competed at this event in 2014, winning silver. Alexandria Shaughnessy and James Morgan, who finished ninth at the 2016 U.S. Championships, will make their international debut. 

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U.S. bronze medalists Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue head to Salt Lake City after placing sixth at the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships. Danielle Thomas and Daniel Eaton will look to improve on their fifth-place finish at this event a year ago. Karina Manta and Joseph Johnson are also set to take the ice.