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So long, farewell: Finland bags Mozart Cup golds

Ice'Kateers finish sixth in seniors; Miami University Junior take seventh in juniors

Miami University Junior posted 108.22 total points to finish seventh in Salzburg, Austria.
Miami University Junior posted 108.22 total points to finish seventh in Salzburg, Austria. (Paul Harvath)

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By Kelli Evers, special to icenetwork.com
(01/31/2012) - The international synchronized skating season continued this weekend with the 2012 Mozart Cup coming to a close Sunday evening in Salzburg, Austria. Team USA's representatives the Ice'Kateers (senior division) placed sixth and Miami University Junior (junior division) placed seventh.

In the junior event, Ice Steps of Finland took the gold medal with 137.65 points. Stella Polaris of Finland took the silver medal, and Xcellence of Canada earned the bronze.

Miami University Junior, representing Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, skated two clean programs and earned a total of 108.22 points.

In the senior event, Marigold Ice Unity of Finland came away with the gold medal, and the reigning world champion Rockettes of Finland came in second. Nexxice of Canada took bronze.

The Ice'kateers of Anaheim, Calif., skated a clean short program and had one fall in the long program for a total of 119.84 points.

Athlete blogs from Mozart Cup and all synchronized skating international competitions can be found at the official DREAM blog.

The next stop for Team USA team will be the French Cup, where four teams will compete in Rouen, France.