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U.S. announces 2009-10 Reserve Team envelope

Emily Hughes, Parker Pennington among those in reserve envelope

Parker Pennington, who got back into the national spotlight with his third-place SP at the 2009 AT&T U.S. Championships, is on the reserve team.
Parker Pennington, who got back into the national spotlight with his third-place SP at the 2009 AT&T U.S. Championships, is on the reserve team. (Paul Harvath)

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(05/13/2009) - COLORADO SPRING, Colo. - U.S. Figure Skating announced today the individuals and teams that will compose the Reserve Team envelope for the 2009-10 season.

The envelope level is primarily determined by the athlete's performance in international and U.S. Figure Skating competitions during the previous season and is used to determine funding levels. It is not used as a strict guideline for selections to international competitions.

Further information about the criteria and funding for athletes on the Reserve Team envelope can be found here.

2009-10 U.S. Figure Skating Reserve Team

Ladies
Samantha Cesario
Laney Diggs
Taylor Firth
Joelle Forte
Emily Hughes
Nina Jiang
Molly Oberstar
Karen Zhou

Men
Alexander Aiken
Michael Chau
Andrew Gonzales
Eliot Halverson
Parker Pennington
Dennis Phan
Douglas Razzano
Scott Smith
Tommy Steenberg
Jay Yostanto

Pairs
Kylie Duarte and Colin Grafton
Cali Fujimoto and Nicholas Barsi-Rhyne
Laura Lepzinski and Ethan Burgess
Jessica Rose Paetsch and Drew Meekins
Meredith Pipkin and Brett Dunie-Neustadt
Tori Vollmer and Zack Sidhu

Ice Dancing
Anastasia Cannuscio and Colin McManus
Gabrielle Friedenberg and Benjamin Nykiel
Charlotte Lichtman and Dean Copely
Rachel Tibbetts and Collin Brubaker
Jennifer Wester and Daniil Barantsev