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Three U.S. synchro teams head to Leon Lurje

Crystallettes, Miami University, Synchroettes to compete Jan. 26-27 in Gothenburg, Sweden

The Crystallettes are eyeing the top of the podium at the 2013 Leon Lurje Trophy.
The Crystallettes are eyeing the top of the podium at the 2013 Leon Lurje Trophy. (Ed Collier Photography)

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By U.S. Figure Skating
(01/23/2013) - Three U.S. synchronized skating teams kick off their international season this week at the Leon Lurje Trophy in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Crystallettes (Dearborn, Mich.), Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and the Synchroettes (West Orange, N.J.) are set to compete Jan. 26-27.

The Crystalettes, six-time U.S. bronze and reigning U.S. silver medalists, opened their 2012 international season with a first-place finish at the Neuchâtel Trophy and finished the year at the World Synchronized Championships, where they finished 11th.

Miami University, seven-time U.S. silver and reigning U.S. bronze medalists, was selected to compete at the 2012 French Cup last year, where it placed fifth.

The Synchroettes, who finished fifth in the junior division at the 2012 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, will make their international debut this week in Sweden. They will compete in the junior event.