Sunday, January 29th – HP Pavilion – San Jose, Calif.
Purchase Official Event Photos (As they become available)
5:40 p.m. – Recap
Sunday was the final day at the 2012 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. and Caydee Denney & John Coughlin and Jeremy Abbott were crowned U.S. champions in the pairs and in the men’s competition.
Denney & Coughlin were the first champions crowned Saturday. Their flawless free skate earned 128.82 points as they earned 189.70 for the competition. Coughlin became the first man in U.S. history to earn back-to-back gold medals with different partners (he was the 2011 champion with former partner Caitlin Yankowskas). Silver went to Mary Beth Marley & Rockne Brubaker, who have skated together for two seasons, while bronze belongs to Amanda Evora & Mark Ladwig
Abbott entered the free skate on Sunday as the leader by more than seven points, and by the end, he had set a new U.S. men’s record as well as capturing his third gold medal. Abbott earned a record 183.35 points on his free skate for a total of 273.58 points. Abbott set new U.S. Championship records in both of his performances. Adam Rippon improved three spots above his previous best performance and finished second, while reigning bronze medalist Ross Miner earned his second straight medal of that color.
The 2012 U.S. Championships have seen three new champions from 2011 as Meryl Davis & Charlie White won their fourth straight ice dancing title on Saturday and Ashley Wagner won her first U.S. ladies gold medal.
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8:30 a.m. – www.USFigureSkatingPhotos.com
Introducing www.USFigureSkatingPhotos.com the official Web site to purchase photos of the 2012 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships! In the days after the event ends, we’ll be filling the galleries with photos from each the short and free performances from your favorite athletes. Prints or specialty items such as a mug, puzzle or playing cards make a great gift to yourself or a loved one. Feel free to check out the site today and we’ll let you know when all the photos have been uploaded!
Today’s Schedule (All times are Pacific)
9:30 a.m. Championship Men Free Skate Early Groups 1 & 2 (Session 19)
11:30 a.m. Championship Pairs Free Skate – Late Groups 3 & 4 (Session 20)
1:00 p.m. Championship Men Free Skate Late Groups 3 & 4 (Session 20)
CHAMPIONSHIP MEN AND PAIRS AWARDS
7:00 p.m. Smucker’s Skating Spectacular (Session 21)
Wagner Wins- After finishing third in the short program, Ashley Wagner grabbed her first U.S. senior championship by stealing the show in the free skate. Alissa Czisny finished second and Agnes Zawadzki finished third
Just Keep Winning – Meryl Davis & Charlie White won their fourth straight U.S. championship after posting personal best scores in all facets of the competition.