IRVINE, California – Les Suprêmes from St-Léonard, Que., and Nexxice from Burlington, Ont., each won a bronze medal Saturday night at the California Cup synchronized skating competition.

In junior competition, Mystique from Finland won the gold with 185.24, Skyliners from the U.S. were second at 181.17 and Nexxice moved from fourth after the short to third overall with 154.35.

The Nexxice skaters were: Christina Au, Ninna Blom, Savana Bosco, Kayleigh Cheung, Avery Clark, Alice Douplik, Vasiliki Victoria Kiriakou, Cassandra Leung, Natalie Leung, Kathryn Malott, Abbey McMurray, Victoria Morgado, Noora Naatsaari, Mya Napier, Matilda Nilsson, Miriam Pedrozo, Lauren Pollack, Beatrice Sassi and Angela Yang.

“Coming into this we weren’t expecting big things,” said Napier. “We just wanted to focus on our skate and what we could control and it paid off in the end. There are only six returnees from last year so it’s incredible for us to have a result like this.”

In senior competition, the Helsinki Rockettes won the gold medal with 211.57 points. The Haydenettes from the U.S., were second at 203.60 and Les Suprêmes remained in third spot totalling 191.58. Nova, from Brossard, Que., followed in fourth at 187.65.

Les Suprêmes – 2019 California Cup – Bronze medalists

The team members for Les Suprêmes were: Jessica Allaire, Rebecca Allaire, Karianne Bégin, Julia Bernardo, Loriana Cocca, Marie-Ève Comtois, Ariane Conn, Laurie Désilets, Olivia Di Giandomenico, Lisanne Foley, Peter Gerome, Alessia Hart-Lewis, Giulia Hart-Lewis, Grace Carol LeTouzel, Dana Malowany, Agathe Merlier, Andréanne Paradis, Martha Pietrasik, Alessia Polletta and Florence Poulin.

The Nova team members were: Noémie Beaucage, Anouk Begin, Sarah Bousquet-St-Laurent, Maya Cardillo, Laurence Darveau, Laura Derome, Selena Fortin, Audrey Hebert, Maude Héon Grandchamp, Evelynn Janacek, Noémie Julien, Audrey Martel, Elizabeth Morin, Safia Moussaoui, Léonie Nadeau, Alycia O’Leary, Tessa Sarret, Satia Lin Tetreault and Émilie Villeneuve.

Full results: ISU CS SYS California Cup 2019