Nexxice sync skate teams give strong efforts

ALZBURG, Austria – Les Pirouettes from Laval, Que., won the gold medal in junior competition and Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., took the bronze in the senior event on Saturday (Jan. 25) at the Mozart Cup synchronized skating competition.

Les Pirouettes ranked first in both the short program and long program for 154.00 points. Crystal Ice from Russia was second at 145.36 and Sun City Swing of Finland third at 142.28. The Nexxice junior squad followed in fourth at 139.46. There were 17 entries.

The Nexxice junior squad members were: Katelynn Blowe, Stephanie Collier, Caroline Cusinato, Julianna Fischer, Alycia Gyro, Keara Hertel, Mishka Human, Stephanie Jennings, Laura Lourenco, Caroline Marr, Sarah Monaco, Maria Muje, Laura Nelson, Rachel Ng, Brooklyn Selby, Claudia Smith, Lauren Sperling, Taryn Walker, Erica White and Brooklyn Williamson.

In senior competition, Finland teams were 1-2 with Marigold Ice Unity first at 209.98 and Rockettes second at 201.18. Nexxice followed at 194.64.

The Nexxice squad members were: Shannon Aikman-Jones, Maria Albanese, Ellicia Beaudoin, Kelly Britten, Courtney Broadhurst, Anna Cappuccitti, Lee Chandler, Carla Coveart, Samantha Defino, Yu Hanamoto, Victoria Kwan, Katia Leininger, Kristen Loritz, Kerrin Caitlin McKinnon, Bethany Rees, Renee Richardson, Victoria Smith, Kiersten Tietz, Jillian Becky Tyler, Emily Van Den Akker and Julia Uhlitzsch.

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