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Two U.S. synchro teams headed to junior worlds

Skyliners, Team Braemar competing at event March 16-17 in Gothenburg, Sweden

Team Braemar hopes for another podium finish at the Junior World Challenge Cup.
Team Braemar hopes for another podium finish at the Junior World Challenge Cup. (Ed Collier Photography)

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By U.S. Figure Skating
(03/14/2012) - Two U.S. synchronized skating teams will compete at the 2012 Synchronized Skating Junior World Challenge Cup (JWCC). The event takes place March 16-17 at the Frölundaborg Ice Rink in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Skyliners (New York, N.Y.) earned their third consecutive berth to the JWCC by winning the 2012 World Junior Team Selection Competition in January. They placed fifth at the JWCC in 2011 and 2010. The team, which represents the SC of New York, most recently placed second at the 2012 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. They are coached by Josh Babb.

Team Braemar (Edina, Minn.) will make its fourth consecutive appearance at the JWCC this week after placing second at the 2012 World Junior Team Selection Competition. They placed third at the JWCC last year. Earlier this month, Braemar won the junior title at the 2012 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. They represent the Braemar-City of Lakes Figure Skating Club and are coached by Pamela May.

The field at the 2012 Synchronized Skating Junior World Challenge Cup consists of 18 teams representing 13 countries: Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.