Chock and Bates top Hubbell and Donohue for US title
Madison Chock and Evan Bates answered a passionate, near-flawless performance by Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue with a mesmerizing, out-of-this-world show of their own Saturday night to win their third ice dance title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Nathan Chen wins fifth straight US Figure Skating title
Even with an error at the beginning of his free skate, Chen was unbeatable Sunday, winning his fifth straight U.S. Not since Button won each title from 1946-52 has any American man had such a streak of success. Throw in two world championships and being unbeaten since not medaling at the 2018 Olympics, and Chen already has a resume for the ages. “It’s incredible to try to follow in his footsteps,” Chen said of Button. Only at Skate America in October was Chen able to strut his stuff.
Four-time champ Chen wins short program with ease
“I’m thrilled with the short program today," said the two-time world gold medalist. "At the beginning of this year at a small, local competition, in Colorado, I scored 103 with a clean program. WOMENNational champion Bradie Tennell and third-place finisher Karen Chen were selected for the world championships team. Tennell won her second U.S. title Friday night; she also finished first in 2018. The 2021 world championships are set for March 22-28 in Stockholm.
Bradie Tennell captures second US Figure Skating title
Bradie Tennell performs during the women's free skate at the U.S. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS – Bradie Tennell is back on top of American figure skating. They sure missed an edge-of-your seat women's free skate. Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier have a six-point lead over Jessica Calalang and Brian Johnson headed into the pairs free skate, and the free dance wraps up the evening session. “We're really confident in our free dance,” Hubbell said after watching Chock and Bates perform Friday, “and it's not over till it's over.