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VIDEO: Nathan Chen Shattered High-Scoring Record at US Nationals 2017

VIDEO: Nathan Chen Shattered High-Scoring Record at US Nationals 2017

Get used to seeing Nathan Chen‘s name everywhere.

The 17-year-old figure skater just shattered records everywhere last night (January 20) at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships — including the high score for the short dance at nationals. He scored 106.39, demolishing Jeremy Abbott‘s score of 99.86 back in 2014.

“Throughout my skating career, nerves have always been there,” Nathan revealed about his nerves going into the performance. “It’s something that I’ve just tried to distract myself from and push that aside as much as I can.”

He adds, “At the same time, where I am now and where I’m pushing to go is what I’ve strived towards my whole life, and I don’t feel like that’s something I should be afraid of. It’s something that I’m really excited for, actually. It’ll bring more energy and more excitement to my skating versus pulling me down.”

Following Nathan on the leaderboard were Ross Miner, Just JaredVincent Zhou, Jason Brown (the 2016 champ), and Max Aaron.


Nathan Chen Short Program US Figure Skating Nationals 2017
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Nathan Chen Injures Hip & Has To Sit Out of World Figure Skating Championships

Nathan Chen Injures Hip & Has To Sit Out of World Figure Skating Championships

Sending all our get well wishes to Nathan Chen.

The 14-year-old US National Bronze medalist injured his hip just after medaling at the 2016 US National Figure Skating Championships last weekend.

According to USA Today, Nathan injured his hip during the exhibition following the medal ceremony and underwent left hip surgery on Wednesday (January 28) for an avulsion injury – when a piece of bone tears away from the main part of the bone.

While he’s expected to return to the ice, his recovery is expected to go beyond the Worlds competition in March.

Grant Hochstein, who finished fourth, will take Nathan‘s place.

Gracie Gold, Adam Rippon, Maia & Alex Shibutani Lead US Team To Worlds Competition in Boston

Gracie Gold, Adam Rippon, Maia & Alex Shibutani Lead US Team To Worlds Competition in Boston

The 2016 U.S. National Figure Skating team for the upcoming Worlds competition is looking insanely good!

The figure skaters, who competed this past weekend at the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota and are headed to Boston for the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships are: Gracie Gold, Polina Edmunds, Ashley Wagner (ladies), Adam Rippon, Max Aaron, Nathan Chen (men), Tarah Kayne and Danny O’Shea and Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim (pairs), Maia and Alex Shibutani, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, and Madison Chock and Evan Bates (ice dance).

“The international scene is so strong and it’s getting stronger every single year and I think that it is never a question of whether or not the U.S. ladies are capable of being on that podium; it’s more a question of when we’re going to step up to that challenge,” Ashley shared about the particularly competitive ladies competition.

She added, “This year is going to be about going out there and nailing those triple-triple combinations, nailing those technical marks, performing the hell out of those programs. That is what’s going to get us onto the world podium, and that is a lot to ask of one person, but I think we’re definitely capable of putting that out.”

The 2016 World Figure Skating Championships will be held from March 28th to April 3rd.

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Figure Skaters Ross Miner & Nathan Chen Continue to Compete in U.S. Figure Skating Championship 2016

Figure Skaters Ross Miner & Nathan Chen Continue to Compete in U.S. Figure Skating Championship 2016

Ross Miner takes the ice during the Men’s Free Skate at the 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championship on Sunday (January 24) at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minn.

The 25-year-old skater competed against Nathan Chen, 16, who made history by landing four quadruple jumps, more than any American skater ever. Congrats to him!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ross Miner

A couple days earlier, both Ross and Nathan both also impressed at the Men’s Short Program competition.

25+ pics inside of Ross Miner and Nathan Chen skating beautifully in the championship… More Here! »

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