And the winners are...
The Medalists: Mirai Nagasu (silver), Bradie Tennell (gold), Karen Chen (bronze), and Ashley Wagner (pewter)
Newcomer Starr Andrews showed her determination and star power to finish 6th in her senior debut.
Caroline Zhang finished 11th.
Kaitlyn Nguyen finished in 14th place.
Karen Chen hung on for 3rd place and her first trip to the Olympics.
Things are Looking Up
Angela Wang delivered two solid performances in San Jose and finished 7th.
Ashley Wagner skated very well but missed a key jump combination to finish 4th, just barely missing out on her chance to return to the Olympics.
Veteran Courtney Hicks finished in 9th place in San Jose.
Bradie Tennell skated cleanly in the long program to win the gold medal.
Mariah Bell, always fun to watch, finished 6th.
Franchesca Chiera appears pleased with her efforts in the free skate. She finished the event in 12th place.
Crowd favorite Mirai Nagasu couldn't hang on to her triple Axel landing, but she did win the silver medal, a trip to the Olympics, and probably the most stuffed animals of the night.
I even got her skate on top of the painted skate. :-)
Look at that smile...
Tessa Hong rounded out the top 10 ladies in San Jose.
Hanna Miller flies through the air mid-spin. She finished 13th.