Lineup Announced for 2012 JGP Turkey

20 Aug

The ISU announced today the full lineups for the fourth ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) of Figure Skating Series event of the season to be held Sept. 19-23 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The eight-member Team USA will be led by reigning JGP Final champion Jason Brown. Competitors for the remaining events will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ladies

Leah Keiser

  • 2010 U.S. novice champion
  • 2008 U.S. juvenile champion

Nina Jiang

  • 2008 U.S. intermediate champion
  • 2007 U.S. juvenile champion

Men’s

Jason Brown

  • 2012 World Junior bronze medalist
  • 2011 JGP Final champion

Shotaro Omori

  • 2011 Gardena Spring Trophy junior bronze medalist
  • 2009 U.S. intermediate bronze medalist

Ice Dancing

Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter

  • 2012 U.S. junior bronze medalists

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker

Click here to see the full list of entries.

Now in its 16th season, the JGP Series consists of seven international events in a cumulative point-scoring format. Each athlete is eligible to score points in two of the seven scheduled events (pairs can compete in two of four designated events). The top six point-earners in each discipline qualify for the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, Dec. 6-9 in Sochi, Russia.

2012 Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating schedule

  • Courchevel, France (Aug. 22-26)
  • Lake Placid, N.Y. (Aug. 29 – Sept. 2)
  • Linz, Austria (Sept. 12 – 16)
  • Istanbul (Sept. 19 – 23)
  • Bled, Slovenia (Sept. 26 – 30)
  • Zagreb, Croatia (Oct. 3 – 7)
  • Dresden, Germany (Oct. 10 – 13)
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