Synchro Freestyle Group Wins Maize and Blue Matchup

Adrian College freestyle synchronized skating team to move onto Nationals.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The synchronized skating team at Adrian College competed at the Maize and Blue Matchup at Yost Ice Arena over the weekend and on Sunday captured the championship. The freestyle group will now advance to the nationals held at Dartmouth College in April.

The Bulldogs won for the second time in the last three competitions also winning the Hoosier Challenge back in January. The combination of three events led to the overall championship. Adrian beat the likes of Miami University (Ohio), University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin and Michigan State University.

The team won the preliminary freeskate, novice freeskate, senior freeskate, novice short program, preliminary solo dance, novice solo dance, gold solo dance, international solo dance and high maneuver team events. The team medaled in most events as the top three skaters in every group were awarded. The team also had 35 starts (skater entries) which was the maximum.

Demi Russo finished second in the intermediate freeskate after joining the team from the club hockey program. Tricia DeFelice scored 21 of 92 points for the team.