By Alice Tarantin and Taylor Kennedy
This weekend, nearly 100 teams gathered at the John Gallo Ice Arena in Bourne, Mass. for the 20th Annual Cape Cod Synchronized Skating Classic, the last major East Coast competition of 2014.
The competition began Friday with open juvenile, which was divided in two groups. Synchroettes claimed the gold in the first group and DC EDGE won the second group. Pre-juvenile skated next and Skyliners came out on top.
In the novice division, Ice Mates claimed first with a score of 56.62, eight points ahead of second-place Synchroettes which scored 48.43. Third place went to Team Image which had a score of 47.09 and DC EDGE took forth with 45.80.
In the intermediate level, Star Mates claimed the top spot, narrowly beating DC Edge’s 52.76 points with a score of 53.60. Team Esprit won the bronze medal and Team Excel won the pewter, scoring 47.52 and 46.75 respectively.
Mini Mates snagged the top spot in the juvenile division with Skyliners, DC Edge and Synchroettes following in second, third and fourth.
Beginner 1 was divided into two groups, with DC EDGE taking the top spot in each. Just one team, Snowflurries, competed in Beginner 3. Beginner 2 was divided into three groups. Saratoga Shining Stars finished first in the first group, DC EDGE Blue claimed gold in the second group, and Icing on the Cape placed first in the third group.
The collegiate division proved interesting as the Metroettes, who are new this year, scored less than a point behind Team Excel, who earned 65.74 and the gold medal. University of New Hampshire claimed third place with a score of 53.11, and Boston University took fourth with 51.28 points.
The junior short program scores were within approximately three points of each other. Les Supremes earned first with 45.61 points, followed by Lexettes with 44.43 points and the Synchroettes with 42.26. The following day, Les Supremes skated a clean long program, which earned it 98.53 points and the gold medal. Lexettes took home the silver medal with a long program score of 82.25, and Synchroettes, the bronze, with 70.67 points.
In the senior division, Les Supremes edged out the Haydenettes by .63 of a point in the short program with a score of 54.66. Team Excel, scoring 41.21 in the short, did not compete their long. In their long programs, both teams had falls, but Les Supremes came out on top with 123.04 points. Haydenettes’ long earned them 106.87 points and the silver medal.
There was only one team in the open collegiate division, SUNY Oswego. In the open adult division, Cutting EDGE took first place, followed by Nor’Easters in second.
With a score of 50.76, Colonials won the adult division. Ocean Blades finished second with a score of 38.67.