Hauer, Starr Win Juvenile Dance

Jenna Hauer and Benjamin Starr finished first in all three phases of the competition on their way to capturing the juvenile dance title with a total score of 83.84. -Jay Adeff

by Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork

Jenna Hauer and Benjamin Starr’s light and charming free dance to the soundtrack of the romantic 2011 French film The Artist won high praise from judges Monday at the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, earning the couple 42.86 points and helping them crush the competition on their way to winning the juvenile dance title.

When added to their scores from the two pattern dances, the Connecticut-based skaters ended with 83.84 points, putting them more than 14 points clear of their closest competitors. [read more]