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U.S. Figure Skating announces world teams

Mroz gets the nod for worlds; Weir left as the first alternate

Brandon Mroz finished a surprise second at the 2009 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Brandon Mroz finished a surprise second at the 2009 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships. (Getty Images)

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(01/26/2009) - CLEVELAND - U.S. Figure Skating has named its international selections for ladies, men's, pairs and ice dancing for the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships, the 2009 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships and the 2009 World Junior Figure Skating Championships.

2009 World Figure Skating Championships; Los Angeles

Ladies
Alissa Czisny
Rachael Flatt
Alternate 1 - Caroline Zhang
Alternate 2 - Ashley Wagner
Alternate 3 - Mirai Nagasu

Men
Jeremy Abbott
Evan Lysacek
Brandon Mroz
Alternate 1 - Johnny Weir
Alternate 2 - Ryan Bradley
Alternate 3 - Stephen Carriere

Pairs
Caydee Denney / Jeremy Barrett
Keauna McLaughlin / Rockne Brubaker
Alternate 1 - Rena Inoue / John Baldwin
Alternate 2 - Amanda Evora / Mark Ladwig
Alternate 3 - Brooke Castile / Ben Okolski

Ice Dancing
Meryl Davis / Charlie White
Emily Samuelson / Evan Bates
Tanith Belbin / Ben Agosto
Alternate 1 - Kimberly Navarro / Brent Bommentre
Alternate 2 - Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell
Alternate 3 - Jane Summersett / Todd Gilles
Alternate 4 - Trina Pratt / Chris Obzansky

2009 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships; Vancouver, Canada

Ladies
• Czisny
• Flatt
• Zhang
Alternate 1 - Wagner
Alternate 2 - Nagasu
Alternate 3 - Katrina Hacker

Men
• Abbott
• Mroz
• Lysacek
Alternate 1 - Bradley
Alternate 2 - Weir
Alternate 3 - Curran Oi

Pairs
• Denney / Barrett
• Inoue / Baldwin
• McLaughlin / Brubaker
Alternate 1 - Evora / Ladwig
Alternate 2 - Brooke Castile / Ben Okolski
Alternate 3 - Chloe Katz / Joseph Lynch

Ice Dancing
• Davis / White
• Navarro / Bommentre
• Bates / Samuelson
Alternate 1 - Summersett / Gilles
Alternate 2 - Pratt / Obzansky
Alternate 3 - Lynn Kriengkrairut / Logan Giulietti-Schmitt

2009 World Junior Figure Skating Championships; Sofia, Bulgaria

Ladies
• Nagasu
• Wagner
• Zhang
Alternate 1 - Hacker
Alternate 2 - Alexe Gilles
Alternate 3 - Brittney Rizo
Alternate 4 - Angela Maxwell

Men
• Oi
Adam Rippon
Ross Miner
Alternate 1 - Armin Mahbanoozadeh
Alternate 2 - Alexander Johnson
Alternate 3 - Richard Dornbush

Pairs
Brynn Carman / Chris Knierim
Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir
Alternate 1 - Molly Aaron / Daniyel Cohen
Alternate 2 - Brittany Chase / Andrew Speroff
Alternate 3 - Kloe Bautista / Galvani Hopson

Ice Dancing
Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein
• Hubbell / Hubbell
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
Alternate 1 - Piper Gilles / Zach Donohue
Alternate 2 - Shannon Wingle / Timothy McKernan
Alternate 3 - Isabella Cannuscio / Ian Lorello