MOSCOW, Russia — Wakefield’s Stephen Carriere finished ninth overall at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2014 Rostelecom Cup which was held from Nov. 14-16 in Moscow, Russia.
Carriere scored 201.24 points for the ninth place overall. Carriere was 10th after the short program (72.20 points) and he finished eighth in the free skate (129.04 points).
Spain’s Javier Fernández struck gold in the men’s event. Russia’s Sergei Voronov earned the silver medal and Michal Březina of the Czech Republic took bronze.
Performing to The Barber of Seville, Fernández nailed a quadruple toe and four triple jumps but his two quad Salchows were not clean. The European champion picked up a Level 4 for two spins and a Level 3 for the footwork to score a season-high 171.09 points. He accumulated 265.01 points overall. With a first and second place in his Grand Prix events, Fernández has booked a ticket to the Grand Prix Final in his home country.
Voronov’s free featured a quadruple-triple loop combination, two triple Axels and three other triples as well as strong spins and footwork. The European silver medalist scored 161.67 points, which added up to a 252.00 total.
Březina pulled off a quad Salchow-double toe combination and five triples, including two triple Axels in his program to The Marriage of Figaro to score a season’s best of 160.34 points. He moved up from fourth to third with 241.23 points.seas
Team U.S.A.’s Jason Brown placed fifth with 235.56 points and his teammate, Max Aaron, came in seventh with 212.60 points.
Carriere, a 25-year-old Boston College student and Wakefield Memorial High School graduate is a member of the Skating Club of Boston and his coach is Suna Murray. He recently placed fourth at the 2014 Skate Canada international.