Sunday, December 26, 2010

Countdown to US Figure Skating Championships: 27 Days!

Jeremy Abbott (Detroit SC)

  • 2005 Junior National Champion
  • 2008 Grand Prix Final Champion
  • 2009 US National Champion
  • 2010 US National Champion
  • 2010 Olympics 9th
  • 2010 World Championships 5th

Jeremy is the reigning US National Champion and therefore has an edge going into this year's championships. He has all the talent of the World's top men but struggles with his confidence. He was disappointed with his placements at the Olympics and Worlds last season and he is hungering to improve this season. He had some boot issues that caused him some problems on the Grand Prix this season and left him just out of the Final. Jeremy is the only man left from last year's crop of top contenders with Weir and Lysacek not competing at Nationals. If Jeremy skates clean, he should win, but youngsters Adam Rippon and Brandon Mroz will be in the hunt. Luckily, the US has slots to send three men to the World Championships, so barring any major disasters, Jeremy should get a chance to prove himself against Chan, Takahashi, and the rest of the World's best in March.  

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