From Amber Gibson, FSO
Heading to Greensboro, Adam Rippon feels 'really good'
My hope for Adam is that he stays on his feet this year and finally wins a medal at nationals. He's given some really fantastic performances but then he's also given some really "lackluster" (as the author says) skates. Jeremy and Ryan have a similar problem -- could make for an interesting competition.“I’m feeling really good and really healthy going into nationals,” he said. Rippon will be tweaking a few spins to maximize points, but otherwise he expects no changes to his programs.
While some predict that he will rival Jeremy Abbott for the gold, Rippon’s goal is to skate two strong programs and not worry about placements. “Jeremy is a fantastic skater and two time and reigning national champion but the only thing I’m focusing on is my own skating,” he demurred.