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Jason Brown, Polina Edmunds & Pair Skaters Attend Inaugural #BestofUS Awards 2014

Jason Brown, Polina Edmunds & Pair Skaters Attend Inaugural #BestofUS Awards 2014

The U.S. Figure Skating Team is all smiles on the red carpet for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Committee’s Best of U.S. Awards held at Warner Theatre on Wednesday night (April 2) in Washington, D.C.

Polina Edmunds, Jason Brown plus pairs skaters Felicia Zhang, Nate Bartholomay, Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir all hit up the inaugural ceremony, which honored the best of the best of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

During the show, not only did Meryl Davis and Charlie White bring home the Team of the Olympics award, but Jason‘s coach, Kori Ade, was also honored with the USG Building Dream Award.

More Olympians on the way!

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Canada's Meaghan Duhamel & Eric Radford Grab 3rd, Team USA Pairs Place 11th & 14th at Worlds 2014

Canada's Meaghan Duhamel & Eric Radford Grab 3rd, Team USA Pairs Place 11th & 14th at Worlds 2014

Eric Radford and Meaghan Duhamel of Canada stand tall on their place on the podium after the free skate during the 2014 ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena on Thursday afternoon (March 27) in Saitama, Japan.

The pairs figure skaters secured a third place spot, collecting the bronze medal at the ceremony, just behind Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy of Germany and Ksenia Stobova and Fedor Klimov of Russia.

Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch, also of Canada, took the 4th spot while Team USA’s Marissa Castelli and Simon Shanpir placed 11th and Felicia Zhang and Nate Bartholomay placed 14th.

“Wow, what a year it has been! So proud of @NateBartholomay and I for working our butts off all year long and sad to say this year is over,” Felicia tweeted afterwards. “But onto next year! We are looking forward to another year full of experiences and hard work and make it even better than this year! And Thank you Japan & fans for your love and support this week! ??????????! It has been such a great time skating here as it always is!”

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Marissa Castelli, Simon Shnapir & Jeremy Abbott: World Championships 2014 Short Program Pics!

Marissa Castelli, Simon Shnapir & Jeremy Abbott: World Championships 2014 Short Program Pics!

Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir end their short program with some dramatic flair after the Pairs Short Program at the 2014 ISU World Figure Skating Championships held at Saitama Super Arena on Wednesday evening (March 26) in Saitama, Japan.

The pair placed 11th overall with a score of 60.60. Teammates Felicia Zhang and Nate Bartholomay stood strong in 14th place with a season’s best of 57.59.

“Felt really good to go out at our first world championships and throw down a clean short! #proud #trained looking forward to the long :)” Nate, 24, tweeted afterwards.

Later on, Jeremy Abbott and Max Aaron both hit the ice for the Mens Short Program.

Jeremy, who landed in 8th place after a fall on his quad, shared after, “I didn’t let the mistake unravel the rest of the performance,. I got a season’s best with 79 which will keep me close enough to the top. It’s not obviously where I want to be with this performance but it will keep me close enough in the long program that I can climb.”

Max placed 9th with a 78.32. Reigning Olympic champ Yuzuru Hanyu currently sits in third place.

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Marissa Castelli & Felicia Zhang: 'Today' Show Stop at Sochi Olympics

Marissa Castelli & Felicia Zhang: 'Today' Show Stop at Sochi Olympics

Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir join their teammates Felicia Zhang and Nate Batholomay for a group shot after their appearance on The Today Show during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on Thursday morning (February 13) in Sochi, Russia.

The Team USA pairs teams showed off their skills at the competition the day before, were Marissa, 23, and Simon, 26, took 9th place and Felicia, 20, and Nate, 24, placed 12th.

“So happy with our skates this week. Could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you everyone for the support and encouragement!” Marissa wrote on Twitter after the competition.

Felicia added on Instagram, “Such a great event! So proud of the two US teams tonight!! Could not be happier to be a part of such a great competition event and to call them my team mates!! #teamusa #olympics #lovethem!”

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Pairs Skaters Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir Place 9th; Felicia Zhang & Nate Batholomay in 12th at Sochi Olympics

Pairs Skaters Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir Place 9th; Felicia Zhang & Nate Batholomay in 12th at Sochi Olympics

Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir show off their perfect sit spin during the Figure Skating Pairs Free Skating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics held at Iceberg Skating Palace on Wednesday night (February 12) in Sochi, Russia.

The U.S. National champs took 9th place at the games with a score of 187.82. Teammates Felicia Zhang and Nate Batholomay stood strong at 12th with 167.21.

“We weren’t too worried about the placement coming in here because we’re a fairly new team,” Felicia shared with press after their skate. “We just competed in our first Olympic Games and we handled the pressure really well.”

So who took gold? Russia’s Tatiana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov were the clear winners, followed by teammates Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov in second. Third went to Germany’s Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy.

China’s Qing Pang and Jian Tong (who are retiring after Sochi) placed 4th and Canada’s Kirsten Moore-Towers and Dylan Moscovitch had a breathtaking performance, earning them 5th.

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Meryl Davis, Charlie White & Figure Skating Team Grab Bronze for Team Event at Sochi Olympics!

Meryl Davis, Charlie White & Figure Skating Team Grab Bronze for Team Event at Sochi Olympics!

The U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team rejoice on the ice after claiming the bronze medal after the Team Figure Skating Event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Iceberg Skating Palace on Sunday night (February 9) in Sochi, Russia.

Jason Brown hit the ice first for the men’s free skate (placed 4th), followed by Gracie Gold for ladies’ free skate (placed 2nd) and leaders Meryl Davis and Charlie White for the free dance (placed 1st).

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The team secured their third place spot, just behind Russia and Canada.

Captain of the team Charlie tweeted his thoughts after the medal ceremony: “What an amazing and historic moment! So lucky to be part of a team that showed courage, fortitude, and a lot of great skating! We worked really hard to earn that Olympic Medal- something that will be uniting us together as family for the rest of our lives!Go #TeamUSA”

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Team USA In 3rd Overall After Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir Pairs Free Skate in Team Event

Team USA In 3rd Overall After Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir Pairs Free Skate in Team Event

Ashley Wagner and Evan Bates cheer on team mates Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir during the Figure Skating Team Pairs Free Skating Event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics held at Iceberg Skating Palace on Saturday night (February 8) in Sochi, Russia.

The two were joined in the cheer section by Madison Chock, Charlie White and Meryl Davis before hearing the pairs’ scores from their free skate.

Marissa and Simon placed 4th, grabbing 7 total points for Team USA.

After Ashley‘s 4th placement during the Ladie’s Short Program and Meryl and Charlie‘s 1st for Ice Dance Short, this puts Team USA in 3rd place overall with 34 points, after Russia and Canada.

The next team events are happening TOMORROW (Pacific Coast Time listed): Men’s Free Skate @ 7AM, Ladies’ Free Skate @ 8AM and Ice Dance Free Skate @ 9AM. All events are streamed live on NBCOlympics.com.

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