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Seven U.S. athletes to compete at Challenge Cup

Competition takes place Feb. 21-24 in The Hague, Netherlands

Alexander Johnson finished a career-best seventh at the 2013 U.S. Championships.
Alexander Johnson finished a career-best seventh at the 2013 U.S. Championships. (Jay Adeff)

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By U.S. Figure Skating
(02/20/2013) - Seven U.S. athletes will compete at the 2013 Challenge Cup, Feb. 21-24 in The Hague, Netherlands. Icenetwork.com will provide news, blogs and photos from the event. Senior competition begins Thursday with the ladies short program and concludes Sunday with the pairs free skate.

Men's

Alexander Johnson finished seventh at the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships last month in Omaha, Neb. His only other senior international appearance came in 2009, when he competed at the Finlandia Trophy. Brandon Mroz was originally scheduled to compete at the event but withdrew because of a sprained left ankle.

Pairs

Making their international debuts at the Challenge Cup are a trio of U.S. pairs teams, led by Tarah Kayne and Daniel O'Shea, who finished seventh at the 2013 U.S. Championships. They are joined by Kiri Baga and Taylor Toth (the eighth-place finishers in Omaha) and DeeDee Leng and Timothy LeDuc (ninth in Omaha).