It has been a milestone week of competition at the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina for Club skaters, Maxim Naumov, Hazel Collier, and Cate Fleming and Jedidiah Isbell.
Notably, Max put together two hard-fought performances. With scores of 70.75 in the short program and 136.17 in the free skate, Max won the event and was crowned the new 2020 U.S. junior men’s champion. Max joins a long list of Club champions, and will soon be representing the United States, as well as the Club, in upcoming international competitions.
On the heels of winning a silver medal in the team event at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland, Cate and Jedidiah’s schedule did not let up. Within days, they were back on the ice in Greensboro and competing in the junior pairs event. Despite their grueling schedule, the team continued their strong season of performances, and finished in fourth place with the pewter medal. More international events are likely in store for this fast-rising team.
At the start of this competitive season, Hazel Collier competed as a novice lady at the front of the pack. After a first-place finish at the New England Regional Singles Challenge and a second-place finish at the Eastern Sectional Singles Final, Hazel Collier was one of the very few who qualified to join the junior ladies competition at this year’s U.S. Championships. In her first appearance competing at the junior level, Hazel fought hard and more than held her own in the highly competitive field. There is no doubt that Hazel’s future continues to be extremely promising.
In what was an action-packed week, all four skaters represented the Club spectacularly, and have made us all very proud that they are part of the Club community. The Club extends its congratulations to Max, Hazel, Cate, and Jedidiah!