Monday, November 12

American Skaters Added to NHK Trophy Roster

Mirai Nagasu and the pair of Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim were both added to the roster of the final Grand Prix stop, the NHK Trophy. Nagasu competed at Cup of China and finished in 4th place, and remained the only lady in the ISU-published top 24 Seasons Best scores from last season to not have a second event. Scimeca and Knierim won the Cup of Nice competition a few weeks ago, posting an impressive 59.01 points in the short program and besting Cup of China bronze medalists Stolbova and Klimov.

Nagasu replaces Russian Polina Shelepen.

Kaetlyn Osmond, winner of Skate Canada, looks to be stuck at 15 points in the Grand Prix series this season. Her only possibility at a second event would be to replace another lady at NHK Trophy, and the withdrawal would have to happen in the next 4 days.

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