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2010 synchro international assignments announced

At least 12 U.S. synchro teams to compete in five different events

The Haydenettes will compete at the U.S. Synchro Championships this week.
The Haydenettes will compete at the U.S. Synchro Championships this week. (Mary Jane Hanlon Rogers)

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(09/10/2009) - At least 12 U.S. synchronized skating teams will compete in five different international competitions this season. The 17-time U.S. champion and reigning U.S. silver medalist Haydenettes will journey to Germany for the Cup of Berlin in January, while reigning U.S. champion Miami University will compete at the Neuchatel Trophy in February.

Joining the Haydenettes in Germany will be Evolution, the fifth-place finishers at the 2009 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, as well as last season's U.S. junior bronze medalists, the Lexettes. The following week, the reigning five-time U.S. bronze medalist Crystallettes (senior) and the Skyliners (junior) will take part in the Prague Cup in Czech Republic.

California Gold, the three-time reigning U.S. pewter medalists, and the Starlights are the senior teams representing the United States at the French Cup, Feb. 5-6 in Rouen, France. The U.S. junior entrant at that competition is Chicago Jazz, the 2009 U.S. junior silver medalist. Western Michigan (senior) and 2009 U.S. junior champion Team Braemar travel to Milan, Italy, Feb. 12-14 for the Spring Cup.

Miami University's junior varsity team will accompany the senior RedHawks to Switzerland Feb. 19-20 for the Neuchatel Trophy.

Qualifying U.S. teams will make their way to Minneapolis, Minn., for the 2010 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, March 3-6. Two senior teams will be selected at this event to compete at the 2010 World Synchronized Skating Championships, April 9-10 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

In January, junior teams compete for the right to participate in the 2010 World Synchronized Skating Challenge Cup for Juniors in Gothenburg, Sweden, March 11-13. The selection event will be held Jan. 9-11 in Lowell, Mass., in conjunction with the 2010 Colonial Classic Synchronized Skating Competition.