Challenger Series

Jason Brown wins gold, Gracie Gold & Scimeca and Knierim take home bronze at Nebelhorn Trophy

2014 U.S. silver medalist and Olympic team bronze medalist Jason Brown will return home from Germany with his first medal of the 2014-2015 season, but more importantly, it is also Brown’s first gold medal of his senior international career.

Jason Brown won gold Friday at Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany. He put aside his famed, “Riverdance” free skate and skated to “Tristan and Isolde” by Maxime Rodriguez. His first skate earned him a total score of 237.17. The Czech Republic’s Michal Brezina took home the silver and Russia’s Konstantin Menshov finished in third. To see Brown’s free skate and short program videos, click here.

Team USA’s Alexander Johnson, who sat out last season after suffering a serious ankle injury, finished in sixth place.

alexa_medal2Just two weeks after winning gold at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City, Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim earned their second international medal of the season. The pair took home the bronze Friday at Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany.  Scimeca and Knierim earned a total score of 166.10.

To see videos of both their free skate and short program performances from Nebelhorn Trophy, click here.

U.S. junior champions Madeline Aaron and Max Settlage, who took home the bronze medal in their senior international debut in Salt Lake, finished in sixth place.

On Saturday, 2014 U.S. champion and Olympic team bronze medalist Gracie Gold took home the bronze medal in her first international competition since the Sochi Olympics and 2014 World Championships. Team USA teammate, Mariah Bell, finished in 5th place. Nebelhorn Trophy was Bell’s first senior international competition. She is coached by Kori Ade and trains alongside Brown.

(Photos are screenshots of German Ice Skating Union’s live streaming coverage)