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Jason Brown

2018 Winter Olympic Games - Season 2018
Figure Skating USA

Jason Brown

Jason Brown
  • Birth date 12/15/1994
  • Birthplace Los Angeles, CA, California
  • Hometown Highland Park, Illinois
  • Residence Colorado Springs, CO, Colorado
  • Height/Weight 5'6"/
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

Having finished eighth and ninth at his first two senior U.S. championships, Jason Brown stunned the field with his performance at the 2014 U.S. Championships. Not only did his rousing free skate to music from “Riverdance” earn him a silver medal and a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, it quickly went viral—the program was watched over three million times on YouTube. The 19-year-old was the youngest male figure skater to be named to the U.S. Olympic team since 1976. In Sochi, Brown earned a bronze medal with the American figure skaters in the team event, and finished ninth individually.

Brown won his first national title in 2015, and finished fourth at that year’s world championships. His results were even more impressive because he didn’t attempt a quadruple jump – the high-scoring and highly difficult element that’s become vital to men’s skating – in either of his programs. His exemplary spins and footwork partially made up for the scoring deficit left by the lack of quad. A back injury partially derailed his 2015-2016 season, preventing him from defending his title at the 2016 nationals or making the Worlds team. He came back strong for the pre-Olympic season. He landed his first in-competition quad early in the season, at October’s Skate America, and used that momentum to earn a bronze medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships. He was sent to the Four Continents Championships (where he finished sixth) as well as the world championships (where he finished seventh to help secure three quota places for U.S. men at the Olympics in PyeongChang).
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Getting to know Jason Brown

1

Has been with the same coach, Kori Ade, since age 5

2

Launched a YouTube channel in May 2017

3

Tried pairs skating for three years before breaking out into singles skating

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