Michelle will always be a legend to me, my favorite of all the female skaters. And, looking on to after she retires, I'd have to give my vote as favorite U.S. amateur to Nikidinov. She has many of the same elements that made Michelle such a wonderful champion. They share alike a strong jump technique, smooth skating and edges, and wonderful presentation. Also, personality wise, Angela seems very down-to-earth and respectful, even in defeat. I also like Sarah for the same reasons, but Angela has the ability to move me more so than Sarah when performances are compared. Sasha is great and I'm excited to see her progress, but she isn't a personal favorite. This may change, though, when I see her put a program together and it seems effortless to me, as if all the movements were instinctive. And for the new up-and-comers, well, I just love Anne-Patrice. Her skill and ability is obvious and I think we'll see more and more of her personality as she climbs higher and higher on the U.S. and World podiums. LOL, anyway, Angela Nikidinov is my fav, until she retires!
I vote for Sarah. She is already my favorite American lady with Michelle still in the ranks. I like her personality. She is a very nice young lady. I like Sasha's skating as well, but of the two, I prefer Sarah.
Angela, she's an angel on and off the ice! :D
AP McDonough. She's already my favorite after Michelle.
Angela is already my second favorite American skater
<span style="colorurple;font-family:georgia;font-size:x-small;">Ye Bin Mok....She was amazing at Nationals.
Sasha, Sasha, and more Sasha. She's already my favorite, with or without michelle.
The way Michelle is skating now she will probably outlast all of the skaters on this list. So for the NEXT world beater we should be looking at youngsters like Bebe Liang and Miki Ando.
I was thinking how Sarah wouldn't be the next because I think Michelle will outlast her by a big margin. I don't know about Sasha or Jenny yet.
I can see Michelle outlasting Angela but I already like Angela.
Mathman - And don't forget Yokina Ota.
Sarah, Sasha, & AP.