Pairs skaters Margaret Purdy and Michael Marinaro are in second place with a score of 53.09 after the short program at the ISU Junior World 2013 Championship in Milan Italy.
Chinese Pairs Xiaoyu Yu and Yang Jin are in first with a score of 54.95. In third is the couple from the USA, Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier who scored 52.61.
Canada's Brittany Jones and Ian Beharry placed 5th and Hayleigh Bell and Alistair Sylvester placed 14th.
Competition continues on Thursday when the pairs skate the long program.