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Bohn squeaks out win in adult gold ladies thriller

Just 1.38 points separate first and fourth place; Finn takes silver, Schmidt bronze

With her husband attending for the first time, Katrina Bohn pulled out the narrow victory.
With her husband attending for the first time, Katrina Bohn pulled out the narrow victory. (Jay Adeff)

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By Barb Reichert, special to icenetwork.com
(04/13/2013) - In one of the closest competitions at the 2013 U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships, Katrina Bohn's consistency helped her earn the gold medal in the championship adult gold ladies event.

Just 1.38 points separated all the ladies on the podium, led by Bohn's 36.31 points. Earning the silver medal was Elizabeth Finn (Sycamore ISC) with 35.72 points, followed by Jennifer Schmidt (DuPage FSC) with 35.33 points. Even pewter medalist Rochelle Revor (Indiana World Skating Academy FSC), who posted the highest program components scores, was within striking distance with 34.93 points.

Bohn, always a solid jumper, said she focused much of her training on improving her spins. It obviously paid off, as she earned strong marks in execution, choreography and interpretation.

"I had the skate of my life out there," Bohn said. "When I finished the program, I thought, 'This is a dream.' I really just skated the way I always envisioned myself skating. It's very exciting."

To add to her delight, husband Cody Bohn was able to slip away from his duties with the Air Force to watch his wife skate.

"This is the first time he's actually been able to make it to one of my competitions," Bohn said shortly after receiving her gold medal. "This is really special."