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Initial assignments for JGP announced

Eight events comprise series

Siblings Madison and Keiffer Hubbell.
Siblings Madison and Keiffer Hubbell. (Michelle Harvath)

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(06/13/2008) - U.S. Figure Skating has announced the initial athlete selections for the 2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) of Figure Skating Series, which will begin Aug. 27-31 in Courchevel, France. The series incorporates eight prestigious international figure skating competitions as a unified point-scoring series that awards prize money to eligible skaters.

The JGP Series consists of the following events:

JGP France, Courchevel, France, Aug. 27-31
JGP Italy, Merano, Italy, Sept. 3-7
JGP Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, Sept. 10-14
JGP Czech Republic, Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sept. 17-21
JPG Spain, Madrid, Spain, Sept. 24-27
JGP Belarus, Gomel, Belarus, Oct. 1-5
JGP South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, Oct. 8-12
JGP Great Britain, Sheffield, Great Britain, Oct. 15-18
JGP Final, Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 10-14

The following U.S. athletes have been selected to participate in a JGP event. Official assignments will be named no later than 30 days prior to each competition. This is a preliminary listing of participants and is subject to change.

DISCIPLINE

Ladies
Becky Bereswill
Melissa Bulanhagui
Amanda Dobbs
Alexe Gilles
Angela Maxwell
Kristine Musademba
Brittney Rizo
Marissa Secundy

Men
Richard Dornbush
Andrew Gonzales
Eliot Halverson
Alexander Johnson
Armin Mahbanoozadeh
Keegan Messing
Curran Oi
Daniel O'Shea

Pairs
Kloe Bautista, Galvani Hopson
Brynn Carman, Christopher Knierim
Marissa Castelli, Simon Shnapir
Brittany Chase, Andrew Speroff

Ice Dancing
Sara Bailey, Kyle Herring
Isabella Cannuscio, Ian Lorello
Madison Chock, Greg Zuerlein
Madison Hubbell, Keiffer Hubbell
Maia Shibutani, Alex Shibutani
Rachel Tibbetts, Collin Brubaker