by Grace Leonard
Last weekend, 91 teams competed at the Cape Cod Classic in Bourne, Massachusetts. Programs were debuted, medals were awarded and a lot of great skating took place. Overall, it was very fun weekend of synchro.
The open juvenile competition featured 2 groups of 7 teams. In group A, DC Edge came out on top with a 5/1 majority. CNY Blizzard skated to 2nd and Mirror Images Silver earned 3rd. Mirror Images Purple swept group B with a 7/1 majority to capture the gold medal. NorEasters received silver with a 7/2 majority and Munchkins ended up with the bronze.
The pre-juvenile division also took place across 2 groups of 7 teams. DC Edge Red earned 1s across the board from the judges on their way to victory. The Colonials locked up 2nd place with all 2s and Icing on the Cape skated to 3rd place on home ice. In group B, DC Edge Blue finished out a golden Friday for their organization by placing 1st. Shooting stars and Philadelphia Symmetry followed in 2nd and 3rd places respectively.
The Mini Mates defended their title and won the juvenile division again with a charming Wizard of Oz program. DC Edge juvenile earned silver with a jungle themed skate and Team Ashburn earned bronze skating to a Disney “wishes” theme. Synchroettes skated to Cats and received the pewter medal.
The results of the adult division were extremely close. Only .48 points separated 1st and 2nd place. In the end, it was Team Excel with their Blades of Glory program that narrowly beat out Ocean Blades, skating to Taylor Swift, for the gold.
Metroettes won the collegiate division with a score of 71.87. They delivered a clean skate with a lot of energy to a selection of catchy songs from Smash. The Boston University Terrierettes received the silver medal with a score of 57.95. They seemed very pleased with their clean performance and the crowd’s reaction to the Gloria Estefan theme.
The results from the senior short program competition were also fairly close. Less than 3.5 points separated Meraki of Canada from Team Excel. Meraki gave a sassy and mature performance to “My Discarded Men” by Eartha Kitt to earn a 42.72. Team Excel earned 39.26 points with an emotional skate to the song “Young & Beautiful.”
Les Suprêmes won the junior short program with a score of 61.04. They skated to a dark ballet theme and their dresses included an actual tutu. Lexettes earned the silver medal and 57.16 points skating to a remix of the song “Feeling Good.” Synchroettes came in 3rd for their “Send Me On My Way” program. They earned 46.66 points, the highest score they received this season so far. Meraki rounded out the division with a pewter medal for their sparkly and upbeat “Uptown Funk” program.
Ice Mates won the novice division, despite 2 falls, with a score of 60.49. They skated with a lot sharpness and speed to a Spanish medley. The silver medalists, Team Ashburn, also pushed through 2 falls on their way to wracking up 57.1 points for their “space” program. DC Edge received the bronze medal and 54.95 points for their clean skate and interpretation of their quirky “mad scientist” theme. Team Excel skated to music from the Broadway show Gigi. They earned 47.98 points and were the pewter medalists.
In the preliminary division, DC Edge Blue Bob-sledded their way into first place with an innovative Cool Runnings program and 1 ordinals from every judge. Synchroettes came in 2nd with their fun “Pirate” program. Excel Crystals narrowly bested the Pixies for 3rd place with a darling ballet themed program. The Pixies skated to songs about love and ended up in 4th place.
Both senior teams delivered strong and clean free skates. Meraki debuted their Dance Macabre program and earned a solid 89.35 points for it. Team Excel, wearing eye-catching, purple outfits, earned 75.03 points.
For the third year in a row, Les Suprêmes emerged with the gold in both the junior short program and the free skate events. Despite 1 fall, the team still delivered a fast and spooky performance of their “skeleton” themed long program, earning them 97.53 points. Lexettes received 95.09 points for their Bollywood program. They also had a fall, but were much closer to the top spot than they have been in recent years. Synchroettes delivered another clean skate. They earned 73.31 points for their Man of La Mancha free skate and 3rd place. Meraki junior skated to Moulin Rouge and ended up in 4th place with 68.8 points.
Team Ashburn won the intermediate competition with a score of 63.89. Their A Chorus Line program was a hit with the judges and the crowd. DC Edge skated a solid debut of their “Cruella De Vil” program, which landed them in 2nd place with 59.55 points. Star Mates received the bronze medal and 56.27 points for their cheerful Annie program. The Superettes were the pewter medalists. They earned 50.78 points for an enchanting Cinderella program.
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