Castelli, Shnapir lead after pairs short program

The Sports NetworkJanuary 10, 2014 

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Defending national champions Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir easily won the pairs short program Thursday at the U.S. figure skating championships.

They were awarded 73.13 points by the judges.

Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay were second with 66.50 points. DeeDee Lang and Timothy LeDuc finished third with 66.40 points.

Caydee Denney and John Coughlin, the 2012 champs, returned after missing last year's nationals as he recovered from hip surgery. They took fourth place with 65.40 points.

The pairs free skate is Saturday.

Anchorage Daily News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service