Who Won The 2023 Figure Skating World Team Trophy?
Held every other year, the Team Trophy is traditionally the season-ending event of the respective competitive season, and crowns a champion using cumulative scores across singles, pairs, and ice dancing events. This year's event featured Teams USA, Canada, Italy, South Korea, France and host Japan.
Team USA easily won the 2023 crown, powered by wins by pair skaters Alexa Knierim & Brandon Frazier and ice dancers Madison Chock & Evan Bates, alongside strong performances by singles skaters Isabeau Levito, Amber Glenn, Illia Malinin, and Jason Brown. A medalist in all seven editions, this is the fifth title for the Americans. Teams South Korea and Japan completed the podium in second and third, respectively.
Continued to be held outside of the world championships, the event still has a bit of a gimmick feel to it, but the skaters generally embrace the unique opportunity for team bonding. Should this eventually be made a championship-level event, it'd likely help legitimize the value of the competition to its detractors (self included!).
In the meantime, congrats to the champions! Complete results can be found online at isu.org.