National Qualifying Series

The NQS, held June 1 through September 15, is an extension of the U.S. Figure Skating qualifying pipeline.  The series gave juvenile through senior level athletes in singles, pairs and dance the opportunity to compete at official competitions nationwide to earn scores that resulted in national and sectional rankings.  Singles athletes who ranked in the top six in their section secured a spot at their respective Sectional Singles Final, while pairs and dance teams ranking in the top three nationwide earned their spot at the U.S. Pairs or U.S. Dance Final.  More than 230 athletes qualified for their sectional or U.S. Final through this system. The following skaters earned personalized certificates along with a pin showing their level of achievement: Gold Pins:  top 25% at their level; Silver Pins:  top 50% at their level; Multi-Colored:  competed at a contested NQS event, but did not earn a gold or silver distinction.

GOLD PIN WINNERS: Anna Sophia O’Brien, Kirk Haugeto Paige Parlapiano, Robert Yampolsky.

SILVER PIN WINNERS: Adrian Vecchio, Ava Battaglia, Jillian Falletta, Kristina Haviland.

MULTI-COLORED PIN WINNERS: Adelyn Hoo, Amanda Hsu, Anton Fomin, Audrey Steinbach, Sara Neivert, Valeria Gusarova, Victoria Haviland.

Congratulations to our Eastern Sectional Singles Competitors!

Eastern Sectional Singles

GOLD MEDALS : Robert Yampolsky – Novice Short/ Novice Freeskate

BRONZE MEDALS: Tony Lu – Senior Short/Senior Freeskate

OTHER PLACINGS:

5th Place – Kirk Haugeto – Juvenile Boys Freeskate

12th Place – Amanda Hsu – Junior Ladies Freeskate

14th Place – Adrian Vechio – Intermediate Men

16th Place – Anton Fomin – Juvenile Boys Freeskate

Congratulations to our North Atlantic Challenge Competitors! Terrific Skating!

SILVER MEDALS

    Valeria Gusarova – Juvenile Freeskate (QR)

BRONZE MEDALS

    Paige Parlapiano – Juvenile Freeskate (QR)

    Adrian Vecchio – Intermediate Short/Intermediate FS

Pewter Medals

    Amanda Hsu – Junior Ladies Combined (4th in Short) (3rd in Freeskate)

OTHER PLACINGS

         5th Place – Anton Fomin – Juvenile Boys Freeskate

         5th Place – Jillian Falletta – Intermediate FS (QR)

         5th Place – Ava Battaglia – Intermediate FS (QR)

         6th Place – Sara Neivert – Junior Combined FS        

                  (4th in Freeskate – 9th in Short)

         8th Place – Kristina Haviland – Juvenile FS (QR)

         8th Place – Paige Parlapiano – Juvenile FS (FR)

         8th Place – Ava Battaglia – Intermediate Combined FS

                  (7th in Short – 8th in Freeskate)

         9th Place – Victoria Haviland – Juvenile Freeskate

         10th Place – Adelyn Hoo – Juvenile Freeskate (QR)

         10th Place – Jennifer Allan – Intermediate FS (QR)

         11th Place – Audrey Steinbach – Juvenile FS (QR)

         11th Place – Jill Baker – Juvenile FS (QR)

         13th Place – Anastasia Zamsha – Juvenile Freeskate (QR)

         13th Place – Alyssa Lerner – Intermediate FS (QR)

         13th Place – Jillian Falletta – Intermediate Combined FS

                           (11th in Short – 13th in Freeskate)

         14th Place – Wren Cindrich – Intermediate FS (QR)

         19th Place – Valeria Gusarova – Juvenile Freeskate (FR)

SKATERS WHO WERE AWARDED SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Paige Parlapiano – most points for spins in the group

Valeria Gusarova – achieved a clean double axle or triple in their program

Jennifer Allan – most points for spins in the group

Ava Battaglia – achieved a clean double axle or triple in their program

Adrian Vecchio – most points for spins in their group/most points for Performance Component – RECEIVED TWO PINS

NJFSC members having a great time at the 2018-2019 awards party!

Special thanks to Michelle Woodside for your dedicated work on the party.

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 NJFSC Award Recipients!

STATEN ISLAND SKATING PAVILION: EVA VON DER OSTEN; SKYLANDS ICE WORLD: HEIDI GALLAGHER; FLOYD HALL ARENA: CATALINA NARVAEZ; LEARN TO SKATE: Anna De Simone-Kiss; DANCE: Anna Sophia O’Brien; MIF: Amy Rodak and Gabriella Rodek; ADULT: Jedediah Pencinger; FREESKATE: Maliah Utley; JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Catherine Chandler; SENIOR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: ROBERT YAMPOLSKY, VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR AWARD:  Jillian Falletta & Teri Wheeler; PRESIDENT’S AWARD: PAIGE PARLAPIANO

Congratulations to our NJFSC competitors who qualified for the 2019 Excel Series National Festival in Coral Springs, FL!

Good luck!!

Juvenile Plus:

Victoria Haviland

Jill Baker

Audrey Steinbach

Intermediate:

Kristina Haviland

Alden Hogg

Novice:

Cassandra Cavuoto

Junior:

Brooke Tufts

Congratulations to Kathie Imperatore for her Sectional Accountant Appointment!

Congratulations to the New Jersey Black Diamonds Pre-Juvenile Team for their first place performances at the Philadelphia Synchronized Skating Invitational and the Essex Synchro Classic!!

 

Congratulations Malia Utley! 2019 North Atlantic Regional Intermediate Ladies Bronze Medalist!

Congratulations Robert Yampolsky! 2019 North Atlantic Regional Intermediate Men’s Champion!