NEWS AND ARTICLES
2015-2016 News and Articles
April 18, 2016: Jason returned to competition by competing in the inaugural Team Challenge Cup in Spokane, Washington. He spoke with IceNetwork before the event: Brown puts injury-shortened season in rearview.
March 2, 2016: Jason met and spoke with with journalism graduate students in late January at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, resulting in this Medill Reports Chicago article: For Olympian Jason Brown, the Ice is Nice but Family Comes First.
January 7, 2016: Jason Brown has withdrawn from the 2016 U.S. Championships of a back strain incurred during training. Jason is expected to make a full recovery after a period of rest.
Jason told the media: “Words cannot describe how deeply disappointed I am to be unable to compete at the U.S. Championships and go for another title. I was trying really hard to push through for nationals, but my back pain flared up again during training. Under my doctors’ orders, I have shut down all training in order to allow my body to heal completely. With rest, treatment and physical therapy, my doctors expect my full recovery. I look forward to competing again as soon as I possibly can.”
November 21, 2015: Jason has withdrawn from the 2015 NHK Trophy due to a back strain incurred during training. In a press release published on the U.S. Figure Skating website, Jason is under the care of Olympic Training Center medical staff. He is continuing to train with restrictions. His doctors expect him to make a full recovery.
Jason released this statement: “I absolutely love competing in Japan and will miss being around the most incredible fans. I look forward to returning to Japan very soon. I’m so disappointed to withdraw from NHK Trophy, but I know how important it is for me to get healthy for the rest of the season and this will give me time to rest and recover.”
2014-2015 News and Articles
April 18, 2015: Jason finished in second in both the short program and free skate in the men’s event to help Team USA win gold at the 2015 World Team Trophy in Tokyo, Japan.
March 27-28: Jason finished in fourth place in his first World Championships in Shanghai, China. His placement, along with the 8th place finish for teammate Adam Rippon, helped Team USA keep their three spots for the 2016 World Championships in Boston, Massachusetts. Click here to read Jason’s Worlds blog for IceNetwork.
February 13-14: Jason attempted his first quadruple jump at competition during the short program at the Four Continents Championships in Seoul, South Korea. After being in ninth place after the short program, Jason finished in sixth place overall.
February 10: Jason blogged from the Four Continents Championships in Seoul, South Korea – click here to read it on IceNetwork.
January 25: Jason won his first U.S. Championship with a free skate score of 181.62 and an overall score of 274.98. He will represent the U.S. at the World Championships and Four Continents Championships.
Jason Brown: ‘It paid off” (Golden Skate, January 28, 2015)
Jason Brown on winning the Men’s U.S. Figure Skating Championship (Video Interview)
Figure skater Jason Brown embracing role as USA favorite
Jason Brown sets modest goal as U.S. Championships favorite
It’s all about ‘pacing’ for Jason Brown
Jason Brown takes Skate America silver in hometown (USA Today/October 26, 2014)
Jason Brown wins Nebelhorn Trophy (NBC Olympics/September 26, 2014)
Jason Brown, Gracie Gold set for international debuts in Germany(NBC Olympics/September 24, 2014)
With season starting, Jason Brown sets sights on 2018(USA Today/September 23, 2014)