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Highland Park’s Brown Heads to Olympics

Jason Brown named to U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team after second place finish place in National Championships.

Highland Park's Jason Brown clinched a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team Sunday. Patch file photo.
Highland Park's Jason Brown clinched a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team Sunday. Patch file photo.

(Update at 7:30 p.m.) Highland Park’s Jason Brown was named to the United States Olympic Team today as part of the men’s figure skating contingent after finishing second in the U.S. National Championships, according to a report on USA Today

"I couldn't have asked for anything more," Brown said in the USA Today article after today’s effort in the short program. "I went out there. I was so trained, and I was ready to fight for whatever I could. That's what I did. I enjoyed every moment. I enjoyed the crowd. I can't thank them enough."

(Earlier at 5:10 p.m.) Stirring the crowd to a standing ovation with 10 seconds left in his performance, Highland Park’s Jason Brown grabbed second place in the men’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships by winning the free skate performance today in Boston, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Brown must wait a few more hours before if he learns whether he earned a spot on the United States Olympic Team but it looks like he will make it, according to the Tribune. The Games begin Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia.

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Daniel January 12, 2014 at 08:05 PM
He is in.just named to team. Wow.
Steve Sadin (Editor) January 12, 2014 at 08:36 PM
Thanks, Daniel. We just updated the story.
Michael Ioffe January 12, 2014 at 10:23 PM
I wish the best to Jason!!!
forest barbieri January 13, 2014 at 02:04 AM
Congratulations as the time, effort and skill required to be in the Olympics as a World Class athlete is incredible! We thank you for representing your country and wish you all the best! May your hard work continue to catapult you to new achievements and adventures! USA,USA,USA!
Gigi January 13, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Congratulations! What an accomplishment!! I wish Jason luck at the Olympics!

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