I’ve typed much of my own analysis and musings of many moments at the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but I think I’ll let these Top 5 Standing Ovation-Worthy Moments speak for themselves. The roar of the crowd at the end of each of these programs tells the story.
1. Ashley Wagner’s stunning and gutsy long program—her best ever:
2. Maia and Alex Shibutani not only got a standing ovation at the end of the free dance, but their mesmerizing twizzle sequence also got lots of applause from the crowd:
3. Jason Brown brought the crowd to its feet in both the short and long programs with his outstanding performance skills:
4. And the same goes for Adam Rippon, who thrilled the crowd in both segments of the men’s competition:
5. Madison Chock and Evan Bates’ gold medal-wining free dance had a powerful, emotional ending: