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U.S. team named for JGP in Mexico City

Madison Hubbell and Keiffer Hubbell won Group B in the junior division at the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships.
Madison Hubbell and Keiffer Hubbell won Group B in the junior division at the Lake Placid Ice Dance Championships. (Katie Weigel/IDC)

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(08/13/2008) - U.S. Figure Skating announced today the skaters it will send to compete in the third event of the 2008 Junior Grand Prix (JGP) of Figure Skating Series, which takes place Sept. 10-14 in Mexico City, Mexico.

The event will be held at Icentral and will begin Thursday, Sept. 11, with the compulsory dance and the pairs and men's short programs. Official practice will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Fourteen athletes will represent the United States at the event in four disciplines: ladies, men's, pairs and ice dancing. The U.S. team hails from seven states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Ohio and Virginia.

In addition to Mexico City, Mexico, the Junior Grand Prix Series consists of the following events:
JGP France: Courchevel, France - Aug. 28-31
JGP Italy: Merano, Italy - Sept. 3-7
JGP Czech Republic: Ostrava, Czech Republic - Sept. 17-21
JGP Spain: Madrid, Spain - Sept. 24-28
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: Goyang City, South Korea - Dec. 10-14

U.S. ENTRIES AT JGP MEXICO

Ladies
Amanda Dobbs
Alexe Gilles

Men
Richard Dornbush
Andrew Gonzales

Pairs
Brynn Carman and Chris Knierim
Brittany Chase and Andrew Speroff
Molly Aaron and Daniyel Cohen

Ice Dancing
Sara Bailey and Kyle Herring
Madison Hubbell and Keiffer Hubbell