The 2015 Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships concluded Sunday, November 23rd in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Eighteen SCNY skaters qualified to compete January 17-25, 2015 at the 2015 United States Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina. In addition, five SCNY skaters earned byes. Congratulations, all participants!


  • Juvenile Girls' Champions (left-to-right)

    ● Madeleine Weiler (silver, SC Of Boston)
    ● Nikolett Albrechtovics (gold, No. Jersey FSC)
    ● Sophia Chouinard (bronze, Panthers FSC)
    Emilia Murdock (pewter, SCNY)

  • Novice Pairs' Champions

    Darbie Burke and Griffin Schwab (gold, SCNY)

  • Junior Ladies' Champions

    Olivia Serafini (gold, SCNY)
    Brianna Brazee (pewter, SCNY)

  • Senior Men's Champions

    Grant Hochstein (gold, SCNY)
    Jimmy Ma (pewter, SCNY)

  • Senior Dance Champions

    Danielle and Alexander Gamelin (gold, SCNY)

  • Pacific Sectionals
    Junior Dance Champions (left-to-right)

    ● Head Coach Igor Shpilband
    Logan Bye (SCNY) & Chloe Lewis (All Year FSC) - gold
    Christina Carreira (SCNY) & Anthony Ponomarenko (SC San Francisco) - bronze

  • Novice Ladies Champions (left-to-right)

    ● Jin Baseman (silver, SC Boston)
    Alexia Paganini (gold, SCNY
    ● Haley Beavers (bronze, Washington FSC)
    ● Lindsay Rosenberg (pewter, Panthers FSC)

  • Juvenile Dance Champions

    Howard and Sara Zhao (silver, SCNY)

Grant Hochstein Senior Men Gold
Jimmy Ma Senior Men Pewter
Danielle and Alexander Gamelin Senior Dance Gold
Olivia Serafini Junior Ladies Gold
Brianna Brazee Junior Ladies Pewter
Logan Bye (SCNY) and Chloe Lewis (All Year FSC) Junior Dance - Pacific Sectionals Gold
Christina Carreira (SCNY) and Anthony Ponomarenko (SC San Francisco) Junior Dance - Pacific Sectionals Bronze
Alexia Paganini Novice Ladies Gold
Darbie Burke and Griffin Schwab Novice Pairs Gold
Sabrina Piliero and Davis Tong Intermediate Pairs Sixth
Carlie Quesada and Adrian Shin Intermediate Pairs Seventh
Emilia Murdock Juvenile Girls Pewter
Sara and Howard Zhao Juvenile Dance Silver

Complete results are posted here. Congratulations to our medal winners and each of our 30 registered competitors!

The following five SCNY skaters received byes to Nationals:
Ashley Cain - Senior Ladies Samantha Cesario - Senior Ladies
Adam Rippon - Senior Men Maia Shibutani (and Alex Shibutani) - Senior Dance
Anthony Evans (and Elise Middleton) - Junior Pairs