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James River skaters earn 17 firsts

James River Figure Skating members bottom row, from left: Synneva Sortland, Brooke Graalum, Madison Letherman, Karla Sherfy, Kaitlin Mullowney, Ella Grosulak. Back row, from left: Hannah Jorgenson, McKenna Becker, Terese Kolden, Emma Bennett. Submitted photo

Members of the James River Figure Skating Club amassed 17 first-place finishes at the 28th Annual Magic City International Figure Skating Competition in Minot on Jan. 6-8.

Ten James River figure skaters, coached by Mark Vasarhelyi, competed in the three-day event. The competition featured 155 skaters from nine clubs in North Dakota and Canada.

Seven JRFSC skaters performed winning routines and six skaters had multiple victories.

Hannah Jorgenson (Intermediate), Kaitlin Mullowney (Juvenile) and Synneva Sortland (Beginner) each earned three first-place trophies.

Karla Sherfy (Preliminary), Brooke Graalum (Preliminary) and Terese Kolden (Beginner) each produced two first-place performances. Madison Letherman (Preliminary) also earned top-place honors.

Emma Bennett (Juvenile), McKenna Becker (Beginner) and Ella Grosulak (Beginner) earned three trophies each.

JRFSC skaters competed in 21 events, including artistic, short program, free skate, spins, jumps and compulsory. In all, JRFSC skaters earned 28 trophies.

Magic City International Figure Skating Competition

Jan. 6-8 at Minot

Jamestown River Figure Skating Club Results

Hannah Jorgenson, Intermediate: Artistic 1st; Short Program 1st; Free Skate (Well Balanced) 3rd; Spins 1st; Jumps 1st .

Emma Bennett, Juvenile: Artistic 4th; Compulsory 4th; Free Skate (Well Balanced) 4th.

Kaitlin Mullowney, Juvenile: Artistic 1st; Compulsory 1st; Free Skate (Well Balanced) 1st; Jumps 4th.

Madison Letherman, Preliminary: Artistic 2nd; Compulsory 2nd; Free Skate (Test Track) 1st.

Karla Sherfy, Preliminary: Artistic 1st; Compulsory 1st; Free Skate (Test Track) 2nd.

Brooke Graalum, Pre Preliminary: Artistic 1st; Compulsory 1st; Free Skate (Test Track) 2nd

McKenna Becker, Beginner: Artistic 2nd; Compulsory 2nd; Free Skate (Test Track) 2nd.

Terese Kolden, Beginner: Artistic 3rd; Compulsory 1st; Free Skate (Test Track) 1st.

Ella Grosulak, Beginner: Artistic 4th; Compulsory 2nd; Free Skate (Test Track) 3rd.

Synneva Sortland, Beginner: Artistic 1st; Compulsory 1st; Free Skate (Test Track) 1st.

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