The thing is, Jeremy has skated great under pressure before. Boy, if being in the zone, could be bottled and consumed or injected before a competition, everyone would skate
The struggle and the process seems so often about fully believing in oneself and being able to put it all together on a consistent basis. Guys like Jere and Matt Savoie who possess such great transitions and musicality, and all the jumps, but somehow have lacked the consistency needed to win rep with the judges --- is it their sensitive, thoughtful personalities, or just nerves and thinking too much that has been their greatest challenge to overcome? Who knows? There are other fields of endeavor besides figure skating where luck and self-belief and everything coming together can be the crucial difference between "making it big," becoming a star or being one of the also rans. OTOH, whether he makes it big or not, Jeremy has nothing to hang his head about because he is in the arena, fighting valiantly, and perhaps learning something important about himself that will matter as his life moves forward. He will have his victory, whether it be on top of the podium, or just taking part in the battle and skating his heart out.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”