Well Ilia won the technical portion and Jason won PCS, not too shabby.
I really appreciate that Ilia commented in the press conference that he’ll probably scale back on the jumps a little and focus on PCS next season (paraphrasing). I’m sure he’s already gotten that advice anyway, but as a parent, I’m not surprised that a boy his age had to learn from experience on that one. I’m looking forward to seeing him develop other areas of his skating and I’m hopeful that it’ll mean less wear and tear on his body. It’s been fun to watch him grow and I’d hate to see him burn out too fast.
Jason is Jason. It’s always good to see him out there doing things his own way, and I’m happy the U.S. men will have three spots for next year.