USA Roller Sports

Final Results - The United States Garner a Total of Eight Medals in the 2003 FIRS Roller Figure Skating World Championships
Kellie Habeeb
November 25, 2003


Team USA brought home a total of eight medals from the 2003 Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) Roller Figure Skating World Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Senior World Team USA garnered three of the eight total medals won by the United States.  Heather Mulkey, of Roseville, Calif., captured the silver medal in the Senior Ladies Freeskating competition.  Tanja Romano, of Italy, dominated the performance and rolled away with the overall freeskating gold. Sonia Traversa, of Italy, took the bronze in the event.

Jason Nelson, of Lantana, Fla., garnered the bronze medal in the Senior Men’s Figures.  Leonardo Pancani, of Italy, placed first, with Frank Albiez, of Germany, taking the silver.

Adam White and Melissa Quinn, of Port Richey, Fla., dazzled the crowd with their dynamic performance, which garnered them the silver in the Senior Dance event.  Italy dominated the competition, with Fabio Grossi and Michela Pizzi taking first place, and Marco and Emanuela Bornati in third.

Please see below for a complete list of the
2003 FIRS Roller Figure Skating World Championships
(Results include top three placements and United States Placements.  Medal winners are in bold).

Junior Ladies Figures
1. Ilenia Baldisser – Italy
2. Mariangeles Mantuano – Argentina
3. Sarah Baldwin – United States
8. Heather Menard – United States

Junior Ladies Freeskating
1.        Noemi Conronel – Argentina
2.        Nuria Lopez Huguet – Spain
3.        Monica Gimeno Coma – Spain
10.     Kathryn Kimura – United States
12.     Rachel Leone – United States

Junior Ladies Combined Figs/Freeskating
1.        Ilenia Baldisser – Italy
2.        Monica Gimeno Coma – Spain
3.        Katherine Steinkamp – Germany

Junior Men’s Figures
1.        Roberto Riva – Italy
2.        Kyle Turley – United States
3.        Albert Trilla – Spain
7.        Tyjuan Kirby – United States
Junior Men’s Freeskating
1.        Roberto Riva – Italy
2.        Albert Trilla – Spain
3.        Marcel Sturmer – Brazil
8.        Derek Leonard – United States
9.        Bryan Kuhn – United States

Junior Men’s Combined Figs/Freeskating
1.     Roberto Riva – Italy
2.     Albert Trilla – Spain
3.     Diego Robles – Argentina

Junior Dance
1.     Kathryn Kimura & Kyle Turley – United States
2.     Heather Menard & Matthew Finlay – United States
3.     Monica Coffele & Michael Bacchiega – Italy

Junior Pairs
1.     Giorgia Moro & Manuel Sarti – Italy
2.        Giulia Merli & Daniele Ragazzi – Italy
3.        Kathryn Kimura & Kyle Turley – United States
6.        Michelle Bruce & Bryan Clary – United States

Inline Ladies Freeskating
1.     Tammy Bryant – Australia
2.        Sylvia Marangoni – Italy
3.        Daniela Rhodas – Argentina
4.     Saralyn Maurer – United States
5.     Aubrey Orcutt – United States

Inline Men’s Freeskating
1.     Walter Iglesias – Argentina
2.     Jayson Sutcliffe – Australia
3.     Lorenzo Ronci – Italy
6.     Sean Arisco – United States
7.     Thomas Donovan – United States

Show Groups
1.     In Memoriam – Italy
2.        Surprise – Argentina
3.        Roots – Spain
10.     MotorCityVanities – United States

Precision
1.        Millenium – Argentina
2.        Skate Attack – Germany
3.        Gruppo Buenos Aires – Argentina
14.     Team Elite – United States
15.     Northern Dynamics – United States

Senior Ladies Figures
1.     Nathalie Heinz – Germany
2.        Cristina Giulianini – Italy
3.        Constanze HoBfeld – Germany
12.   Tracey Wilson – United States
13.   Melissa Davis – United States
14.   Christine Jarrett – United States

Senior Ladies Freeskating
1.     Tanja Romano – Italy
2.     Heather Mulkey – United States
3.     Sonia Traversa – Italy
10.   Jennifer Orcutt – United States
13.   Abagail Burris – United States

Senior Ladies Combined Figs/Freeskating
1.     Tanja Romano – Italy
2.        Patricia Stolzenberg – Germany
3.        Diana Ribeiro – Portugal

Senior Men’s Figures
1.     Leonardo Pancani – Italy
2.        Frank Albiez – Germany
3.        Jason Nelson – United States
8.        Christopher Fairman – United States
10.   David Jacques – United States

Senior Men’s Freeskating
1.     Luca D’Alisera – Italy
2.        Andrea Barbieri – Italy
3.        Daniel Arriola – Argentina
7.     David Jacques – United States
10.   Joshua Rhoads – United States
14.   Henry Elliott – United States

Senior Men’s Combined Figs/Freeskating
1.     Luca D’Alisera – Italy
2.     Leonardo Pancani – Italy
3.     Frank Albiez – Germany
5.     David Jacques – United States

Senior Dance
1.     Fabio Grossi & Michela Pizzi – Italy
2.     Adam White & Melissa Quinn – United States
3.     Marco & Emanuela Bornati – Italy
4.     Kevin Kneeland & Tammy Gummow – United States
6.     David Parker & Marina Hernandez – United States

Senior Pairs
1.     Marika Zanforlin & Federico Degli Esposti – Italy
2.     Gaia Grandi & Giovanni Dallarda – Italy
3.     Michela Ermeti & Enrico Fabbri – Italy
5.     Aubrey Orcutt & Robert Hines – United States
6.     Meghan Burt & Edrick Stewart – United States
9.     Heather Hynes & James Linton – United States

The 2003 FIRS World Roller Figure Skating Championships were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from November 12 through November 23, 2003.  Fore more information regarding the World Championships, please log on to Argentina’s Confederation Web site at www.capatin.com.
USA Roller Sports is recognized by the Federation Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as the National Governing Body for Competitive Roller Sports in the United States.  For more information, log on to www.usarollersports.org or contact the Director of Media and Public Relations, Kellie Habeeb, at 402.483.7551 or via email at khabeeb@usarollersports.org.


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