Grade 5 fencer Jerrica Liao has once again found success, this time in Portland, Ore. In late April, Liao competed at the USFA North American Cup and finished third in Girls Foil. This excellent result is very likely to improve her national ranking, which is currently 10th. She continues to learn from every match and hopes to take her improvement into Y12 and Y14 competitions.
Panny Shan, grade 7, and Carlie Ding, grade 9, skated at the fourth National Theater on Ice Championship in Cape Cod, Mass., in early April. The two compete for the San Francisco Ice Theater team, which finished sixth in Choreographic Exercise and seventh in Free Skate in the Senior Division. They will look to build on their current performances over the course of the year and compete again in 2012 when the competition is held in Ohio.