The 2012 U.S. Figure Skating Championships saw plenty of familiar names, upsets and great performances rule the competition.
In the end, it was a new champion that stole the show. Ashley Wagner, the self-described "Almost Girl" won the women's competition with this flawless performance in the free skate.
Wagner set the tone right off the bat with two flawless combinations to open her "Black Swan" routine. At the conclusion of her routine, she had pulled off six triple jumps and won the competition by just over seven points.
On the men's side, two-time U.S. champ Jeremy Abbot dominated the competition. He ended the short program with the lead and improved on that lead with a great free skate. Check out his short program performance.
Abbot was nearly flawless in his free skate and set the tone early with a wonderful quadruple loop. He ended up winning by almost 38 points to prove, without a doubt, that he is the dominant figure in U.S. men's figure skating.
Here are the top finishers for all four major categories.
|1||Meryl Davis, Charlie White|
|2||Maia Shibutani, Alex Shibutani|
|3||Madison Hubbell, Zachary Donojue|
|1||Caydee Denney, John Coughlin|
|2||Mary Beth Marley, Rockne Brubaker|
|3||Amanda Evora, Mark Ladwig|