Finlandia Trophy 2019 – Preview

The sixth of the ten Challenger Series events is Finlandia Trophy, which takes place in Espoo, Finland from the 11th-13th October.

Here’s a rundown of who you can expect to see competing at this event and some information about them.

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Pairs

Team Country Notable Results 18/19 Nationals Program Information World Standing
Miriam Ziegler / Severin Kiefer Austria Rostelecom - 4th (187.01) SP: In Your Hands / FP: Broken 11th
Liubov Ilyushechkina / Charlie Bilodeau Canada SP: My Funny Valentine / FP: Je voudrais voir la mer
Evelyn Walsh / Trennt Michaud Canada Worlds - 12th (174.40) 2nd SP: Bennie and The Jets / FP: One 24th
Cleo Hamon / Denys Strekalin France 37th Volvo Open Cup - 1st (142.15) 1st SP: Bang Bang / FP: Notre-Dame de Paris 34th
Ioulia Chtchetinina / Mark Magyar Hungary
Daria Danilova / Michel Tsiba Netherlands Challenge Cup - 1st (117.77, J)
Isabella Gamez / David-Alexandre Paradis Philippines
Alisa Efimova / Alexander Korovin Russia 51st Golden Spin - 1st (183.89) 6th SP: Carmina Burana / FS: The Sound of Silence 18th
Anastasia Mishina / Aleksandr Galliamov Russia Inge Solar Memorial Alpen Trophy - 1st (192.75) 5th SP: Je Suis Malade / FP: The Master anf Margarita 23rd
Alexandra Herbrikova / Nicolas Roulet Switzerland Challenge Cup - 5th (134.92) 1st 62nd
Olivia Serafini / Mervin Tran USA 13th SP: Better Than Yourself / FP: Chasing Cars

Men

Skater Country Notable Results 18/19 Nationals Program Information Notable Jumps World Standing
Yakau Zenko Belarus Tallink Hotels Cup - 4th (190.03) 1st SP: Blue Canary / FP: Blood and Stone 3Lz+3T
Roman Sadovsky Canada Autumn Classic 2018 - 3rd (233.86) 7th SP: Fly Me to the Moon / FP: Schindler's List (soundtrack)/Prelude in C-Sharp Minor 4S+1Eu+3S 89th
Aleksandr Selevko Estonia Tallink Hotels Cup - 2nd (201.08) 3rd SP: I Step Out For A While / FP: Caruso 3Lz+3T / 3A 54th
Roman Galay Finland Nordics Open - 4th (169.62) 1st SP: Never Tear Us Apart / FP: Maybe I Maybe You 3A+1Eu+3S 113th
Valtter Virtanen Finland Inge Solar Memorial Alpen Trophy - 10th (180.96) 2nd SP: Ven a Mi / FP: Robin Williams Medley 3T+3T 66th
Luc Economides France Tallinn Trophy - 7th (190.18) 4th 3F+3T / 3Lz+3T / 3A 72nd
Philip Warren France Egna Spring Trophy - 11th (162.34) 9th 3Lz+3T / 3A+2T 161st
Catalin Dimitrescu Germany Bavarian Open - 5th (183.43) 3rd 3A+2T 117th
Jonathan Hess Germany Junior Worlds - 22nd (175.11, J) SP: L-O-V-E / FP: Three Musketeers (soundtrack) 3A / 3Lz+1Eu+3S 112th
Shoma Uno Japan Four Continents - 1st (289.12) 1st SP: Great Spirit / FP: Dancing On My Own 4F+3T / 3A+1Eu+3F 2nd
Sota Yamamota Japan Challenge Cup - 1st (253.87) 9th SP: East of Eden / FP: In This Shirt 4S+3T 38th​
Christopher Caluza Philippines​ Edu Sport Trophy - 1st (119.29) SP: Clair de Lune / FP: La terre vue de ciel 3Lz+3Lo 124th
Edrian Paul Celestino Philippines SP: Black Magic Woman / FP: You & Me/You (Piano & Strings) 3Lz+3T
Andrei Lazukin Russia World Team Trophy 2019 - 8th (249.33) 4th SP: Mack the Knife / FP: Concierto de Aranjuez 4T+3T 27th
Sergei Voronov Russia NHK Trophy - 2nd (254.28) SP: Somebody To Love / FP: I Belong to You/Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix 4T+3T 18th
Tomas Llorenc Guarino Sabate Switzerland Tallinn Trophy International - 2nd (177.08, J) 3rd 3Lz+3T
Nicola Todeschini Switzerland Egna Spring Trophy - 3rd (191.77) 3T+3T / 3A 83rd
Jimmy Ma USA U.S. International Figure Skating Classic - 3rd (206.10) 10th SP: Harder Better Faster Stronger/ Stronger / FP: Blues for Klook 3A+3T / 4T 78th

Ladies

Skater Country Notable Results 18/19 Nationals Program Information Notable Jumps World Standing
Gabrielle Daleman Canada Worlds - 11th (192.67) 5th SP: Jazz Man / FP: It's All Coming Back To Me Now 3Lz+3T 28th
Nikola Rychtarikova Czech Republic Prague Riedell Ice Cup - 6th (124.86) 1st (J) SP: Something's Got a Hold On Me / FP: Hernando's Hideaway/Yo Soy Maria 3S+2T
Eva Lotta Kiibus Estonia 14th European Youth Olympic Winter Festival - 4th (155.93) 2nd SP: House of the Rising Sun / FP: Historia de un amor 3T+1Eu+3S 60th
Linnea Ceder Finland Mentor Torun Cup - 3rd (146.81) 5th SP: Cinema Paradiso (soundtrack) / FP: Romeo and Juliet 3S+3T 150th
Jenni Saarinen Finland Nordics Open 2019 - 1st (162.63) 3rd SP: Differente / FP: I'll Take Care Of You 3T+3T 88th
Vera Stolt Finland Egna Spring Trophy - 4th (156.29) 8th SP: Final Light/Rise - Tunes of Fantasy / FP: One Eye Open/Never Tear Us Apart 3Lz+3T 110th
Sofia Sula Finland Nordics Open - 6th (140.79) SP: Nothing Else Matters / FP: Soul Stories 3Lz+3T 229th
Alizée Crozet France Ice Star - 2nd (147.34, J) 5th 3T+3T
Kristina Isaev Germany Cup of Tyrol - 13th (116.62) 5th 3F+2T
Nina Povey Great Britain 37th Volvo Open Cup - 4th (150.64) 5th SP: True Colours / FP: Tango to Evora/Tanos 3F+2T 114th
Yuhana Yokoi Japan JGP Yerevan - 3rd (184.09, J) 7th SP: Black Ten Woman / FP: Phantom Of The Opera 3S+3T+2T / 3Lz+3T 55th
Maral-Erdene Gansukh Mongolia Winter Universiade - 30th (24.75, WD after SP) SP: Swan Lake / FP: Eternal Light
Niki Wories Netherlands Challenge Cup - 7th (143.40) 3Lz+2T 133rd
Alisson Krystle Perticheto Philippines Bosporus Cup - 1st (153.25) SP: Milonga del Angel / FP: Galicia Flamenco 3Lo+2T 86th
Sara Hong South Korea Inge Solar Memorial Alpen Trophy - 10th (92.42, J) 17th (J) SP: Oblivion / FP: La La Land (soundtrack)
Alena Kostornaia Russia Junior Grand Prix Final - 1st (217.98, J) 3rd SP: Departure (Lullaby)/November / FP: Twilight (soundtrack) 3Lz+3T (3A and 3A+2T during practice) 32nd
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva Russia World Team Trophy 2019- 1st (234.43) SP: Oblivion / FP: Caravan/Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen 3Lz+3T / 3A+2T 14th
Josefin Taljegard Sweden Egna Spring Trophy 2019 - 5th (150.33) 3rd 3F+2T 76th
Tanja Odermatt Switzerland Egna Spring Trophy - 8th (134.46) 5th SP: I Don't Mean a Thing/Straight to Memphis / FP: Torn 3Lo+1Eu+2S 168th
Starr Andrews USA Challenge Cup 2019 - 2nd (187.69) 8th SP: You Lost Me / FP: Dance of the Seven 3F+3T 31st
Megan Wessenberg USA Skate America - 6th (170.33) 6th SP: Tainted Love / FP: The Friends of Mr Cairo 3T+3T 97th

Ice Dance

Team Country Notable Results 18/19 Nationals Program Information World Standing
Marjorie Lajoie / Zachary Lagha Canada World Junior Championship 2019 - 1st (176.10, J) 1st (J) RD: West Side Story / FD: Bohemian Rhapsody 21st
Shiyue Wang / Xinyu Liu China Worlds - 15th (173.89) 1st RD: Charlie Chaplin / FD: Black Swan (soundtrack) 9th
Yuka Orihara / Juho Pirinen Finland RD: Mary Poppins Returns / FD: Near Light/Waves 97th
Jennifer Urban / Benjamin Steffan Germany Bavarian Open - 2nd (172.45) 3rd RD: Cabaret / FD: Paint It Black 52nd
Leia Dozzi / Michael Albert Valdez Hungary RD: La La Land / FD: Coldplay Medley
Emily Monaghan / Ilias Fourati Hungary 1.st Christmas Cup - 2nd (153.30) 2nd RD: Dancing Queen/Bad Girls / FD: Freddie Mercury medley 81st
Chiara Calderone / Pietro Papetti Italy Egna Dance Trophy 2019 - 1st (152.70) 4th 64th
Allison Reed / Saulius Ambrulevicius Lithuania Worlds - 17th (168.06) 1st RD: Bandstand / FD: Aurora medley 36th
Betina Popova / Sergey Mozgov Russia Winter Universiade - 1st (183.01) 4th RD: Cabaret / FD: Bohemian Rhapsody 26th
Anastasia Shpilevaya / Grigory Smirnov Russia Bavarian Open 2019 - 1st (173.55) 6th RD: Grease / FD: How to Steal a Diamond (soundtrack) 45th
Madison Chock / Evan Bates USA Worlds - 6th (204.92) 2nd RD: Too Darn Hot / FD: Yearning/Sahara Nights/Layali Al-Sharq 8th

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