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  1. Jason Brown leads U.S. short program; quad debate stoked

    Jan 23, 2015, 11:58 PM EDT

    Jason Brown

    Brown is poised to become the youngest U.S. men’s champion in 11 years.

  2. U.S. Figure Skating Championships men’s preview

    Jan 21, 2015, 5:45 PM EDT

    Jason Brown, Jeremy Abbott, Max Aaron, Joshua Farris

    A mix of youth and experience vying for the title and three World Championships spots.

  3. Takahito Mura wins Skate Canada; Grand Prix analysis

    Nov 1, 2014, 4:12 PM EDT

    Takahito Mura

    How the world’s and America’s best men’s skaters stack up after two events.

  4. Javier Fernandez leads at Skate Canada; surprise American scores

    Oct 31, 2014, 5:58 PM EDT

    Javier Fernandez

    The top U.S. man on Friday finished 10th at the U.S. Championships in January.

  5. Hanyu roars in comeback for world title, U.S. men earn third spot

    Mar 28, 2014, 8:40 AM EDT

    Yuzuru Hanyu. Getty Images.

    Hanyu celebrates alone in Kiss and Cry; first time since 2011 U.S. has earned three Worlds spots.

  6. Worlds: Japan’s Machida tops Hanyu, men’s field after short program

    Mar 26, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT

    Tatsuki Machida. Getty Images.

    A month after compatriot Yuzuru Hanyu won Japan its first-ever Olympic men’s gold, Tatsuki Machida wows the home crowd in the short program at Worlds.

  7. Worlds preview: Hanyu goes for double gold after Sochi

    Mar 24, 2014, 4:17 PM EDT

    Yuzuru Hanyu. AP Photo.

    The Japanese teen tries to become the first man to win the Olympics and Worlds in the same year since 2002.

  8. Jeremy Abbott, Jason Brown named to U.S. Olympic Team

    Jan 12, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT

    Jeremy Abbott

    The U.S. will send something old and something new in men’s figure skating to the Sochi Olympics. U.S. Figure Skating finalized its 15-skater roster by naming Jeremy Abbott and Jason Brown to the Olympic Team on Sunday night, a couple of hours after they went one-two at the U.S. Championships in Boston. Abbott, 28, is the oldest male singles…

  9. Surging Abbott sets U.S. record, skates into first at U.S. Championships

    Jan 10, 2014, 11:27 PM EDT

    Jeremy Abbott

    BOSTON — In a program that was giving Jeremy Abbott nightmares, he delivered a dream come true on Friday night. The three-time national champion was waking up in a cold sweat in the nights leading up to the U.S. Championships in Boston, but skated to a 99.86 at TD Garden to not only set a new…

  10. Olympic men’s spots wide open at U.S. Figure Skating Championships

    Jan 8, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT

    Max Aaron

    Max Aaron and Adam Rippon just missed four years ago. Jason Brown and Jeremy Abbott were champions. The skaters will reconvene as four contenders for two Olympic spots at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston this week. The men’s short program is Friday night, the free skate Sunday and the team announcement Sunday night. The competition is billed as up for…

  11. U.S. men’s figure skaters move on in Evan Lysacek’s absence

    Dec 12, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

    Max Aaron

    The end of Evan Lysacek‘s Olympic comeback leaves a gaping hole for U.S. men’s figure skaters to attempt to fill. Lysacek is an Olympic and world champion with five Four Continents Championships medals and two Grand Prix Final medals. No other active U.S. men’s skater has finished better than fifth at an Olympics or World Championships.…

  12. Home sweep for Japan at NHK Trophy

    Nov 9, 2013, 8:41 AM EDT

    Daisuke Takahashi

    Home favorites Daisuke Takahashi and Mao Asada thrilled the crowd in Tokyo Saturday at the NHK Trophy, winning respective Grand Prix titles. Takahashi, a bronze medalist at the 2010 Olympic Games, used a strong free skate to run away with the title, scoring a 268.31 overall to countryman Nobunari Oda‘s 253.16, who was second. American…

  13. Takahashi, Asada lead at NHK Trophy as Gold skates to fourth

    Nov 8, 2013, 7:46 AM EDT

    Mao Asada

    A pair of Japanese skaters took healthy leads at the NHK Trophy Friday in Tokyo, Daisuke Takahashi and Mao Asada, both medalists at the 2010 Vancouver Games, claiming first place after the short program. It was a particularly strong showing for Takahashi, who had started his season with a disappointing fourth-place finish at Skate America…

  14. U.S. men’s figure skaters mired in quad quandary

    Oct 21, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Max Aaron

    DETROIT — Down went Max Aaron. Down went Adam Rippon. It’s the hardest puzzle piece to snap into place in men’s figure skating leading up to the Sochi Olympics: the quadruple jump. And after the season’s first Grand Prix event, it continues to be an elusive element for the top U.S. men. Only Skate America’s…

  15. Meryl Davis/Charlie White dominate at Skate America; Japanese wins men’s title

    Oct 19, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

    Charlie White, Meryl Davis

    World champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White continued their march toward the Sochi Olympics by easily winning Skate America, while a Japanese man was untouchable in the free skate in Detroit on Saturday night. Davis and White, the 2010 Olympic silver medalists, extended their ice dancing lead after Friday’s short program at Joe Louis Arena, posting the highest free…

  16. Meryl Davis/Charlie White lead at Skate America; surprising U.S. men’s results

    Oct 18, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Meryl Davis, Charlie White

    Michigan ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White were stellar in their first performance in Detroit in over 10 years, while an American shakeup highlighted the men’s short program at Skate America on Friday night. Davis and White, the reigning Olympic silver medalists and world champions, scored a first-place 75.70 points in the short dance at Joe Louis Arena…

  17. U.S. men’s race for Olympic figure skating spots wide open

    Oct 18, 2013, 9:41 PM EDT

    Jason Brown

    DETROIT — Already a mystery not to be solved until January, the road to Sochi for the American men got even more clouded with the short program at Skate America on Friday night. In the first Grand Prix of the Olympic season, reigning national champion Max Aaron fell (literally) to sixth place out of eight…

  18. Skate America preview: U.S. champions to be tested in Grand Prix opener

    Oct 16, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Ashley Wagner

    The Grand Prix figure skating season gets underway this weekend in Detroit with Skate America, which features all six reigning U.S. national champions. Two-time world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White lead the ice dancing field, and Max Aaron and Ashley Wagner will be in medal contention in singles. While Americans are led by Marissa Castelli…

  19. Max Aaron wins U.S. International Figure Skating Classic

    Sep 13, 2013, 11:03 PM EDT

    Max Aaron

    U.S. champion Max Aaron began his season with a win, but he has plenty of work ahead of him. Aaron, 21, posted a total score of 239.21 to take the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City on Friday night. But his planned free skate with three quadruple jumps didn’t go smoothly. Aaron popped his…

  20. Gold, Davis/White lead after short programs at U.S. International Figure Skating Classic

    Sep 13, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

    Meryl Davis, Charlie White

    Gracie Gold fell, but so did the other top Americans in the women’s short program at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic. Gold, 18, the U.S. silver medalist, scored a 58.49, good enough for a two-point lead despite losing her landing on a double axel and looking a little off on triple jumps. “I think that…

  21. Max Aaron, Canadian pair lead after first day of U.S. International Figure Skating Classic

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT

    Max Aaron

    U.S. figure skating champion Max Aaron‘s Olympic season is off to a personal-best start. Aaron, 21, scored an 81.49 to take the lead at the U.S. International Classic in Salt Lake City on Thursday night, bettering his 78.20 from the World Championships in March, where he finished seventh overall. Aaron’s short program highlight was a quad…

  22. Key information for U.S. International Figure Skating Classic

    Sep 11, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

    Meryl Davis, Charlie White

    The figure skating season starts to ramp up in Salt Lake City on Thursday. will have live coverage of the U.S. International Classic. Here’s an event-by-event rundown: Men U.S. skaters: Max Aaron (2013 U.S. champion), Josh Farris (2013 World Junior Champion), Stephen Carriere (10th place, 2013 U.S. Championships), Grant Hochstein (15th place, 2013 U.S. Championships) International threat: Andrei…

  23. Evan Lysacek set for first competition since 2010 Olympics

    Jul 23, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT


    2010 Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek‘s long-awaited return is less than two months away. U.S. Figure Skating announced Lysacek as one of the entries for the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic in Salt Lake City from Sept. 11-15. Other U.S. skaters in the event include 2010 Olympic silver medalists and world champions in ice dancing…