Kalamazoo – Open Juvenile A

 Ice Force: pink short skirts, black short sleeved tops. 14.  Grease.  Fall in circle struggling with handholds, circle traveled well. Footwork a bit out of synch. Line straight but almost a fall and break. Swing through. Line intersection- tried turn at poi. Block ok, kept shape. 2 spoke wheel moving strong to three spoke.

 Chicago Radiance: black white trim. 14 with 1 guy. Pop medly Dream?. Diag intersection to 3 spoke – got through. Change direction traveling 3 spoke ok.  Line took long time to form. Uneven. Block trying hard handholds some fumbling. Footwork. Circle trying footwork, travel bit slow. MII sit spins mostly synchronized but shape lopsided. Not sure if they were deliberately lining them up on the judges side.

 Kalamazoo Kinetic Black: Purple silver trim. 12. Swing. Nice swing arms/heads. Circle traveled very short distance. Footwork out of synch. Fall. took much too long to get in. Block big break. Line nice join. Pivot pretty straight. Really nice choreography. Fan intersection good. MII upright spins eagles. Wheel 4 spoke symetric to S to 2 spoke. Too bad about the fall and the long break – really nice choreography and they skated pretty strong and fast in the 2nd half.

 Silver Leafs: sparkle black and silver. 13. Bond. Triangle intersection clean. Circle travel slow but difficult elbow hold. Block strong fast – accurate change handholds. No hold section got out of synch. 3 spoke was asymetric. Wheel travel ok. Parallel wheel not lined up. Line bent, nice fan kick. Back spiral and shoot the ducks. Circle footwork ok. Two falls in center of MII. Pretty fast.

Chicago Skates: Light blue, royal blue trim. 15. Jupiter from the Planets. Big height range. Two falls in setup.  MII camels bit out of synch. Circle took a while to form, spirals, took a while to start traveling but went down ice ok. 3 spoke ok but two falls forming the block. Block really slowed down and lot of fumbling. Line pivot held quite well. Fan intersection got through but fall off the end of the two spoke wheel.

 Cleveland Edges: Black gold trim. 14. Chicago. Swing through to 3 spoke – nice symmetry and travel. Change direction. Parallell was straight and turned quick. Block footwork slowed them down but got through. Circle slow trying to do footwork to music. Travel messy and not very far. Line fast and reasonably straight. Intersection was a back lunge (don’t see that intersection much these days!). MII sit spins.

 Team du Coeur Blue: Peach multi with medieval-type drape on long sleeves. 12. Look older. Medley of songs like Halleluia.  MII – Kind of leg swing over with girls sitting on the ice?  3 spoke to parallel – didn’t travel. Block – tried pivot which got a bit out of line. No hold moved quickly but footwork a bit out of synch. Trying difficult footwork. Line straight. Spirals and catchfoots. Circle kept shape but footwork out of synch. Travel smooth. Intersection one line back lunge, other back upright – got through clean.

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