Three U.S. Senior teams kicked off their season at the Diamond Classic
The team Crystallettes from Michigan finished 2nd. (Credits: Crystallettes - 2021)
The 15th Diamond Classic Synchronized Skating Competition took place last Friday and Saturday in Mentor, Ohio. Three senior teams from the United States made their return to competition.
Getting back to competition strengthened their team bond and gave them the fire they need to attack training headed into the Boston Classic. "We are not satisfied with our short program score, so we will be back to work to strategize how to maximize points moving forward. We were very pleased with our free skate and are excited to add detail and the special touches needed to take it to the next level," continued the team, also called the Bulldogs.
"The Butterfly Effect"
Our coach took inspiration for the theme from our veteran team member, Nikki. She then took suggestions for music to fit her ideas. Although we started the season with two other free skate concepts, we decided a few weeks ago to finish the program we had abandoned halfway through due to Covid-19. This was the best decision we could have possibly made," Adrian College explained.
With a total score of 136.64, Adrian earned the bronze medal in Mentor.
"Our short program, You Are Not Alone from Dear Evan Hansen, has all the feels. It means so much to each and every one of us on this team, and most definitely to every person in the audience who has ever been ostracized.
Our long program is the ultimate get up story… Using the new movie, Cruella, to showcase the individual strength to overcome in one’s own unique, quirky, and Devilish way."
There is much work to be done with both programs, said the team. "Our plan is to increase our score at each competition reaching our peak at our National Championships!"
Five junior teams also competed at Mentor last weekend, and the victory went to Teams Elite.
Other divisions (Collegiate, Novice, Masters, Intermediate, Preliminary, Open Juvenile, Juvenile and Pre-Juvenile) were represented, as well as competitions for younger skaters.
Results - TOP 3
Diamond Classic 2021
Mentor, OH (USA)
NOV 05, 2021 - NOV 06, 2021
|1||Miami University (USA)||175.75|
|3||Adrian College (USA)||136.64|
|1||Teams Elite (USA)||163.18|
|2||Fond du Lac Blades (USA)||138.08|
|1||Miami University (USA)||88.15|
|3||Cleveland Ice Storm (USA)||56.51|