I always think that is is interesting how some skaters are billed as the nest Michelle Kwan, and then turn out to nothing.
Ann-Patrice McDonough, Bebe Liang, Naomi Nari Nam.
Ann-Patrice McDonough kinda reached her apex after she won Junior Worlds in 2002 (after winning a silver the year before). Everone thought that she would suceed Michelle Kwan (especially since Michelle was not supposed to be competing in the fall 2002 GP series).
Bebe Liang had her biggest hype at the 2003 Nationals. She was so young and so promising. Yet, she never finished higher than fourth at US nationals.
Naomi Nari Nam was thoight by many to be the next champion. Everybody was like "watch her." If you were a casual skating fan who watched in 1999 and came back in 2004, you might have tuned in and expect NNN to be the top US Ladies skater. Not so.
Any other examples of busts in American Ladies singles?