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QT Club, Quad Club, & Trixel Club

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A skater becomes a member of the QT Club once she has successfully landed both a quad and triple axel in internationally or nationally recognized competitions, with both jumps having non-negative GOE and being free of any calls whatsoever, including <</</q/e/!. The QT Club was founded on 8/31/19, when Alysa Liu landed a clean 4Lz at JGP Lake Placid in Lake Placid, United States, one year and three months after she had landed her first clean 3A at the CCIA Competition in Dublin, United States. As of late 2021, there were six members of the QT Club.

A skater becomes a prospective member of the QT Club once she has been documented on video landing both a quad and triple axel in any setting, including not only competitions, but also training, runthroughs, warmups, and shows. Note that once a skater becomes a member of the QT Club, she is no longer considered a prospective member. The following rules apply to prospective membership...

  • For jumps from non-competition settings, there cannot be a fall and the jump cannot be so underrotated that it almost certainly would be downgraded in competition, with the skater given the benefit of the doubt when this assessment is close. If a jump occurs during warmups for an event in which the skater lands the same jump, then the jump from the event itself takes precedence.
  • For jumps from competitions, there cannot be a fall and the jump cannot be downgraded. Other calls besides <<, including </q/e/!, are acceptable. Negative GOE is acceptable.
  • For jumps from all settings, stepping out or putting a hand down is often acceptable, but is reviewed on a case by case basis.

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A skater becomes a member of the Trixel Club once she has successfully landed a triple axel in internationally or nationally recognized competition, with the jump having non-negative GOE and being free of any calls whatsoever, including <</</q/e/!. The Trixel Club was founded on 12/15/88, when Midori Ito landed a clean 3A at the NHK Trophy in Tokyo, Japan. (She apparently landed the jump in domestic competitions earlier in the season, as well, though I've been unable to find footage of these events.) As of late 2021, there were 25 members of the Trixel Club.

A skater becomes a prospective member of the Trixel Club once she has been documented on video landing a triple axel in any setting, including not only competitions, but also training, run-throughs, warmups, and shows. For more detail on the jump criteria for prospective membership, please see QT Club: Prospective members above. Note that once a skater becomes a member of the Trixel Club, she is no longer considered a prospective member.

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A skater becomes a member of the Quad Club once she has successfully landed a quad in internationally or nationally recognized competition, with the jump having non-negative GOE and being free of any calls whatsoever, including <</</q/e/!. The Quad Club was founded on 12/14/02, when Miki Ando landed a clean 4S at the JGP Final in the Hague, Netherlands. As of late 2021, there were 16 members of the Quad Club.

A skater becomes a prospective member of the Quad Club once she has been documented on video landing a quad in any setting, including not only competitions, but also training, runthroughs, warmups, and shows. For more detail on the jump criteria for prospective membership, please see QT Club: Prospective members above. Note that once a skater becomes a member of the Quad Club, she is no longer considered a prospective member.

Members by section

These pages show which section or sections of the Quad Club a member is a part of, based on which quad jump or jumps she has successfully landed.

  • 4T Section was established on 3/10/18, when Sasha Trusova landed a clean 4T at the World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. As of late 2021, it includes 10 members.
  • 4S Section was established on 12/14/02, when Miki Ando landed a clean 4S at the Junior Grand Prix Final in the Hague, Netherlands. As of late 2021, it includes eight members.
  • 4Lo Section has yet to be established as of late 2021, as there are no skaters who have successfully landed a 4Lo in internationally or nationally recognized competition.
  • 4F Section was established on 12/7/19, when Sasha Trusova landed a clean 4F at the Grand Prix Final in Turin, Italy. As of late 2021, it includes two members.
  • 4Lz Section was established on 10/6/18, when Anna Shcherbakova landed a clean 4Lz at the Russian Cup Stage 2 in Yoshkar-Ola. As of late 2021, it includes three members.

Prospective members by section

These pages show which section or sections of the Quad Club a prospective member is associated with, based on which quad jump or jumps she has landed. Existing Quad Club members are included, as well, in situations where the existing member has been documented landing the jump in question, but hasn't yet done so successfully in competition.

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The Ultra-C Grid provides a helpful visual overview of every skater who has accomplished one or more ultra-c jumps, showing for each skater which ultra-c jumps she has accomplished, and to what extent. It is a quick way to check which jumps a skater has at her disposal, and also to compare how skaters stack up against each other in the always evolving ultra-c arms race.

In the grid, a green circle indicates that a skater has “member” status for the jump in question, i.e. she has successfully landed the jump in internationally or nationally recognized competition, with the jump having non-negative GOE and being free of any calls whatsoever, including <</</q/e/!. A yellow circle indicates that a skater has “prospective member” status for the jump in question, i.e. she has been documented on video landing the jump, but has not yet achieved member status for the jump.

For each jump for which a skater has achieved status, there is a link on the right side of the grid to video footage of the moment the skater achieved this status.

Note that skaters who are inactive, retired, or who have switched disciplines are listed in their own sections at the bottom of the grid.

The Ultra-C Grid can be viewed in two ways, ranked or alphabetized...

In this view, skaters are ranked by the number of ultra-c jumps for which they have member or prospective member status. Ties between skaters are broken by the number of ultra-c jumps for which each skater has member status. For example, Sasha Trusova and Sofya Samodelkina both have member or prospective member status for every ultra-c jump. However, as of late 2021, Sasha has member status for four of these jumps, whereas Sofya has member status for three of these jumps. Thus, at this point in time, Sasha was ranked higher.

In this view, skaters are simply sorted alphabetically. This view is helpful if you’re looking up one or more skaters, and want to be able to find them quickly.

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