Junior Grand Prix Riga Cup 2019 – Preview

The third of the Junior Grand Prix events takes place in Riga, Latvia from the 4th-7th September.

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

There is no Pairs event at JGP Riga Cup.

Table of Contents


* Junior debut

Skater Country Notable Results 18/19 Nationals Program Information Notable Jumps Result from 1st JGP
Olga Mikutina Austria International Halloween Cup - 1st (167.04) 1st SP: Sing Sing Sing / FP: Step Up Tango 3Lz+3T
Beverly Wooden Azebaijan Open ce Mall Cup - 5th (136.94) SP: Tears of an Angel / FP: I Surrender 2A+1Eu+3S (training 4S on harness) 16th (125.05) - JGP Lake Placid
Maria Levushkina Bulgaria Sofia Trophy - 2nd (153.42) 1st SP: Les Moulins de mon Coeur / FP: Hallelujah 3S+1Eu+2S
*Kaiya Ruiter Canada Bavarian Open - 3rd (100.98, N) 1st (N) SP: Oh Heart / FP: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (soundtrack) 3Lo+2T
Ekaterina Luneva Cyprus 31th Coppa Europa - 14th (83.40) 1st 3S
Catharina Victoria Petersen Denmark Nordics Open - 3rd (95.13, N) 1st (N) SP: Gringo / FP: Anna Karenina (soundtrack) 3S+2T 29th (104.86) - JGP Courchevel
Niina Petrokina Estonia Lounakeskus Trophy - 1st (152.31) 4th (S) SP: S'Wonderful / FP: Love of My Life 2A+1Eu+3S
Vera Stolt Finland Egna Spring Trophy - 4th (156.29) 8th (S) SP: Final Light/Rise - Tunes of Fantasy / FP: One Eye Open/Never Tear Us Apart 3Lz+3T
Oceane Piegad France Prague Riedell Ice Cup - 7th (120.38) 6th (J), 6th (S) 3Lo+2T
Elodie Eudine Germany Grand Prix of Bratislava - 3rd (133.36) 2nd SP: Helium / FP: Papa Can You Hear Me (soundtrack) 3T+2T/3S+2T
Genevieve Somerville Great Britain Tirnavia Ice Cup - 2nd (115.37) 6th SP: Moonlight Sonata/The Show Must Go On / FP: Caruso 3Lo+2T
Elisavet Voulgari Greece Skate Victoria - 13th (95.72) SP: Bravo tu as gagne / FP: Carmen
Tsin Nam Nicole Chan Hong Kong JGP Kaunas - 26th (95.93) SP: Back to Black / FP: Don't Cry For Me Argentina
Regina Schermann Hungary 60th Grand Prix of Bratislava - 1st (150.67) SP: In the House / FP: Memoirs of a Geisha (soundtrack) 3T+1Eu+3S 23rd (122.49) - JGP Courchevel
Elizabeth Golding Ireland JGP Linz - 27th - (87.72) 1st SP: Masquerade Waltz / FP: Two Steps from Hell medley
*Ivetta Berkovich Israel 37th Volvo Open Cup - 1st (100.29, N) 3S+2Lo
*Rino Matsuike Japan 8th SP: The Color Purple: Main Theme / FP: Dryades Pan/Variation on an Original Theme Op. 15 3Lz+3T
Rion Sumiyoshi Japan JGP Richmond - 3rd (174.96) 9th SP: The Rose / FP: Les Desmoiselles de Rochefort 3F+3Lo
Alana Toktarova Kazakhstan Golden Spin - 3rd (130.52) SP: Parla piu piano / FP: Nella Fantasia 3Lz+2T
*Anastasija Konga Latvia Silver Skate Cup - 2nd (90.03, N) 2nd (N) SP: No Roots / FP: Alice in Wonderland (soundtrack)/Hey Alice 3S+2T
Anete Lace Latvia 14th European Youth Olympic Winter Festival - 11th (124.82) 1st SP: Dollhouse/Dead Silence / FP: Crazy in Love 3Lz+2T 22nd (124.66) - JGP Courchevel
Arina Somova Latvia Tallink Hotels Cup - 3rd (127.21) 2nd SP: Iron/Black Out the Sun / FP: Restrictus/Summer 78/Preparation for the Last TV Fake 3T+1Eu+2F
Jogaile Aglinskyte Lithuania Silver Skate Cup - 1st (97.98, N) 1st (N) SP: Never Enough / FP: She Is Like the Swallow 3T+2T 14th (141.62) - JGP Courchevel
Lenne Van Gorp Netherlands Kempen Trophy - 1st (143.65) SP: Tango de los Exilados / FP: Bring Me Back to Life 3Lo+2T
Jocelyn Hong New Zealand Skate Celje - 4th (120.13) SP: Danzarin Tango / FP: I Will Find You 3Lz+2T
*Mia Caroline Risa Gomez Norway Egna Spring Trophy - 5th (88.08, N) 1st (N) SP: Unlocking the Mind ("Theory of Everything" soundtrack) / FP: Mary Poppins Returns (soundtrack) 3S+2T
Ekaterina Kurakova Poland Four Nationals Championship - 1st (178.80, S) 1st SP: La vie en rose / FP: Le Corsaire 3Lz+3T (3Lz+1Eu+3F in summer comp, training a 3A and previously a 4S)
Haein Lee South Korea JGP Ljubljana - 3rd (180.48) SP: Nocturne / FP: Firedance 3Lz+3T
Maiia Khromykh Russia Hopes of Russia - 2nd (203.97) SP: Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra / FP: Ghost (soundtrack) 3Lz+3T 3rd (179.32) - JGP Courchevel
*Daria Usacheva Russia Hopes of Russia - 3rd (200.37) 10th SP: Please Don't Make Me Love You / FP: Je Suis Malade 3Lz+3T
Gian-Quen Isaacs South Africa JGP Kaunas - 31st (68.31) 1st SP: Uninvited / FP: My Immortal 3T+2T
Emelie Nordqvist Sweden Nordics Open - 2nd (137.01) 2nd SP: Big Spender/Rich Man's Frug / FP: Hallelujah 3Lo+2Lo
Anastasiia Arkhipova Ukraine Bosporus Cup - 1st (172.53) 1st (S) SP: Aranjuez / FP: Imagine 3Lz+3T (training a 3A)
*Isabelle Inthisone USA Egna Spring Trophy - 1st (109.86, N) 3rd (N) SP: Not About Angels / FP: East of Eden 2A+1Eu+3S (training 4T on harness)
Gabriella Izzo USA Egna Spring Trophy - 1st (182.00, S) 1st SP: I Am Here / FP: Starry Starry Night 3Lz+2T
Darya Svobodina Uzbekistan Bosporus Cup - 10th (103.80)


* Junior debut

Skater Country Notable Results 18/19 Nationals Program Information Notable Jumps Result from 1st JGP
Yauhenii Pazanau Belarus 14th European Youth Olympic Winter Festival - 3rd (175.07) 1st 3Lz+3T
Alexander Zlatkov Bulgaria Skate Victoria - 3rd (179.73) 2nd (S) 3Lz+3T
Eric Liu Canada JGP Kaunas - 17th (46.03) (WD after SP) 11th (S) SP: Beyond the Sea / FP: The Four Seasons Concerto No. 4 3Lz+3T
Joseph Phan Canada Junior Worlds - 12th (209.02) 4th (S) SP: Torn (Redux) / FP: Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" 4T+2T
Lucas Strzelec Denmark Mini Europa - 2nd (116.92) 2nd SP: To Build A Home / FP: Astor Piazzolla 3S+1Eu+2S 19th (115.56) - JGP Courchevel
Aleksandr Selevko Estonia Tallink Hotels Cup - 2nd (201.08) 3rd (S) SP: I Step Out For A While / FP: Caruso 3Lz+3T
Tom Bouvart France Egna Spring Trophy - 8th (170.58, S) 4th (J) 7th (S) SP: Les Copains d'abord / FP: Goodbye/Freedom 3Lz+2T
Edward Appleby Great Britain Sofia Trophy - 4th (138.06) 3rd 3T+3T
*Lev Vinokur Israel Inge Solar Memorial Alpen Trophy - 2nd (119.29, N) SP: Way Down We Go / FP: The Barber of Seville 3Lz+3T (training a 4T)
Nikolaj Memola Italy Skate Victoria - 2nd (169.68) 2nd SP: Fly/Experience (Ludovico Einaudi) / FP: Angels and Demons (soundtrack) 3Lz+2T
*Kao Miura Japan 8th SP: Rise / FP: The Bells of Notre Dame 4T (4S at training camp)
Nikita Manko Kazakhstan Golden Spin - 18th (161.59, S) 1st (S) SP: Gethsemane - I Only Want To Say / FP: Send Me An Angel 3T+3T
Kornel Witkowski Poland Mentor Torun Cup - 8th (139.60) 1st 3Lz+2T (3A in practice)
Sihyeong Lee South Korea Four Continents - 15th (183.98, S) 3rd (S) SP: Elena and Lila/Last Days / FP: Love Never Dies 2A+3T / 3A (training 4s)
Andrei Mozalev Russia JGP Ostrava - 1st (217.12) 11th SP: Juno and Avos (Rock Opera) / FP: Step Up (soundtrack) 3Lz+3T / 4T
Daniil Samsonov Russia 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games - 1st (238.06) 1st SP: Rain, In Your Black Eyes / FP: Per Te 3Lz+3Lo (training 4Lz)
Evan Wrensch South Africa Bosporus Cup - 4th (134.82) 1st SP: Fly Me to the Moon / FP: Secrets 3Lz+2T
Oliver Praetorius Sweden 30th Golden Bear - 7th (147.84) 4th SP: Bohemian Rhapsody / FP: Tango Amore 3Lz+3T
Basar Oktar Turkey Bosporus Cup - 3rd (199.46, S) 1st 3Lz+3T
Andrey Kokura Ukraine Mentor Torun Cup - 1st (163.63) 2nd (S) 3Lz+2T
*Liam Kapeikis USA 5th (N) SP: Never Enough / FP: Les Miserables 2A+3T (3F+3T on IG)
Andrew Torgashev USA Egna Spring Trophy - 2nd (218.43) 7th (S) SP: Bloodstream / FP: Tosca 4T+3T
Azizmurod Shabazov Uzbekistan 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games - 15th (92.01) SP: Menouthis / FP: James Horner medley

Ice Dance

* Junior debut

Team Country Notable Results 18/19 Nationals Program Information Results from 1st JGP
*Elvira Nikolova / Dane Francis Ayers Bulgaria RD: Dirty Dancing / FD: Young and Beautiful/A Little Party never Killed Nobody
Natalie D'Alessandro / Bruce Waddell Canada JGP Richmond - 6th (138.13) 3rd RD: He Loves and She Loves/Le Jazz Hot / FD: I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
*Isabel McQuilkin / Jacob Portz Canada 3rd (N) RD: Sing Sing Sing/Big Spender / FD: La Foule/Carmen's Story
Angelina Kudryavtseva / Ilia Karankevich Cyprus Open d'Andorra - 1st (124.02, N) RD: Gypsy / FD: Raphael Bea medley 14th (113.75) - JGP Courchevel
Elisabeta Korinkova / Tomas Moravec Czech Republic Bavarian Open - 17th (110.62) 2nd RD: Burlesque / FD: Never Tear Us Apart/River
Darja Netjaga / Marko Jevgeni Gaidajenko Estonia Tallinn Trophy International - 5th (127.73) RD: Puttin' On the Ritz / FD: Love Of My Life/Death On Two Legs
Marie Dupayage / Thomas Nabais France Egna Dance Trophy - 6th (128.78) 3rd
Maria Kazakova / Georgy Reviya Georgia Volvo Open Cup - 1st (167.30) RD: Take Good Care of My Baby/Go Down Moses / FD: In The End
Anne-Marie Wolf / Max Liebers Germany Pavel Roman Memorial - 9th (118.59) 3rd RD: Hello Dolly/Top Hat / FD: You Are the Reason
*Erin Gillies / Joshua Tarry Great Britain RD: Cotton Club/Blues Brothers / FD: Un Giorno Per Noi (Romeo and Juliet)
Katica Kedves / Fedor Sharonov Hungary Open Ice Mall Cup - 4th (104.98, N) 1st (N) RD: Paris Holds The Key (To Your Heart)/Top Hat, White Tie and Tails / FD: I'm Still Loving You 12th (104.33) - JGP Lake Placid
Mariia Nosovitskaya / Mikhail Nosovitskiy Israel Volvo Open Cup - 13th (119.87) 1st RD: Mary Poppns / FD: La Strada (soundtrack) 7th (123.98) - JGP Lake Placid
Jeongeun Jeon / Sungmin Choi South Korea Open d'Andorra - 5th (100.58) 1st RD: Chicago / FD: Limelight (soundtrack) - Charlie Chaplin Medley
*Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva / Andrey Filatov Russia RD: La La Land / FD: Sign of the Times
*Sofya Tyutyunina / Alexander Shustitskiy Russia 8th RD: La La Land / FD: Turning Page
*Martina Rossi / Adriano Rossi Spain
Maria Golubtsova / Kirill Belobrov Ukraine Grand Prix of Bratislava - 2nd (154.95) RD: Top Hat / FD: The Swan/Danse Macabre
*Molly Cesanek / Yehor Yehorov USA 5th RD: My One and Only / FD: Make It Rain/Take Me To Church
Arina Pavlishchuk / Alexandr Kuropatka Uzbekistan Volvo Open Cup - 21st (84.25)

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