ADRIAN, Mich.--For the next two weeks, we'll count down the top-10 Adrian College Athletics stories on AdrianBulldogs.com from the 2015-16 academic year. Thanks to our visitors for submitting nominations on our Facebook, Twitter pages and via email. So without further ado, drumroll please....
The No. 9 entry on our countdown is the senior synchronized skating team--led by head coach Ashley Carlson and assistants Bonnie Lynch, Brandon Forsyth--that received an invitation to represent the United States at the 22nd annual Spring Cup in Milan, Italy.
Adrian College was one of two senior teams sent by U.S. Figure Skating’s Synchronized Management Subcommittee to participate in specified events sanctioned by the International Skating Union, such as the Spring Cup.
The Bulldogs made quite an impression in their international debut as Team USA last February, when they finished in seventh place out of 14 teams from 12 different countries. One of many highlights was posting a season-best score of 51.92 in the short program.
And so on the strength of that performance 4,385 air miles from home, the Bulldogs were invited to City Hall where the team was presented with a proclamation by Mayor Jim Berryman before the Adrian City Council on March 8.
And Adrian didn't miss a step after it returned to the States for its first post-Cup competition, as the Bulldogs turned in a top-5 finish at the three-day U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships in Kalamazoo to close February.
No. 9: Senior Synchronized Skating Earns Invitation to Represent the United States in Italy
No. 8: Release on Aug. 17
No. 7: Release on Aug. 18
No. 6: Release on Aug. 19
No. 5: Release on Aug. 22
No. 4: Release on Aug. 23
No. 3: Release on Aug. 24
No. 2: Release on Aug. 25
No. 1: Release on Aug. 26
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