Team USA Announces Grand Prix Series Event Withdrawals
(10/12/16) - U.S. Figure Skating announced today that three athletes have withdrawn from 2016 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series events.
Reigning U.S. silver medalist Polina Edmunds has withdrawn from the 2016 Rostelecom Cup as she continues to recover from a right foot injury. She has resumed full training while continuing rehab and plans to compete at 2016 NHK Trophy.
Tyler Pierce is recovering from a lumbar sprain and has withdrawn from Trophée de France next month. She is slowly resuming training under the guidance of her medical team and coaching staff.
Angela Wang withdrew from 2016 Progressive Skate America due to a right ankle injury. She has resumed light training with support from her medical team and coaching staff.
"I want to represent myself and Team USA to the best of my ability," Wang said. "Unfortunately, I’m not in a position to do that at this time. My team and I are working hard to get back to full training so I can finish the rest of the season strong."
Mariah Bell, who has won a pair of ISU Challenger Series medals this season, has accepted an invitation to compete at 2016 Skate America.
2016 Progressive Skate America is set for Oct. 21-23, 2016, at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. For more information, please visit www.2016skateamerica.com.