Sam McAllister (23) has marked his return to competition with an 11th finish at the Budapest Trophy in Budapest, Hungary today.
McAllister began with the short programme yesterday where he performed to “Good News” by Apashe. He opened with a triple flip before attempting a triple Lutz jump combination. In the second half of his routine, he landed a double Axel and executed a Level 4 flying sit spin. He scored 51.63 points to put himself in 11th overnight.
In the free skating McAllister commenced with a triple Lutz-Euler-double flip jump sequence. Skating to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film soundtrack, he also included a double Axel-triple toe loop combination as well three other triple jumps. All three of his spins were graded Level 4 by the technical panel. He earned a free score of 101.58 to give him a total of 153.21 and remained in 11th place.
“Overall, I’m super happy with how I performed,” McAllister said. “Even though they were not my best skates, it was such a great feeling being back out competing again. I achieved my goal of getting three Level 4 spins which I am really happy about as it’s something I have never done before.”