The 2017 U.S. National Championships are just around the corner. In most cases there is a clear front-runner...unfortunately, that ain't the case this year. Everyone seems to be struggling in some way which means this could be a very interesting competition, especially if someone has a breakout performance. I'll take a look at where the skaters are coming in and give them a bottom line for these championships.
Late Happy New Year everyone! I'm still playing catch up after the holidays and being sick with the flu but I definitely wanted to get my review in before U.S. Nationals kick off. I'll take a quick look at the two major national championship competitions from December (Russia and Japan) and give some updates on a few of the other countries.