U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships End With Haydenettes Triumph

(3/2/13) - Competition concluded Saturday from the 2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in Plymouth, Mich. Smiles, encouraging cheers and sparkles came in mass quantities as champions were crowned in the adult, masters, collegiate and senior events.

In the final event of week, the Haydenettes earned their 21st senior title and they will be joined on the World Team by the silver medalists, Miami University. The Haydenettes and Miami University will represent the U.S. at the 2013 World Synchronized Skating Championships in Boston, April 3-6.

Entering the free skate with a comfy lead, the Haydenettes solidified their title bid with a beautiful free skate and earned 206.33 points overall. Miami University, who will compete in their 9th World Championships, came in a solid second place while the Crystallettes and Skyliners placed third and fourth respectively.

In the collegiate event, Miami University continued their winning tradition as they earned their 15th title all-time and their ninth straight gold medal. They earned 92.26 points for their free skate. Joining Miami University on the podium were the University of Delaware, the University of Michigan and Team Excel.

Earlier in the day the adults took to the ice and it was Esprit de Corps who earned 67.23 points to claim the top prize. They narrowly edged out the Crystallettes who finished in second with 66.01 points. DC EDGE and Western University Alumni rounded out the adult podium.

After their adult team earned gold, Esprit de Corps stood atop the podium in the masters event as well. In second was DC EDGE, Denver Synchronicity was third and Allegro! placed fourth.

For complete event coverage on each of the eight events this week, including news, photos and videos, please visit icenetwork.com.

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