That is really true. It's a high pressure situation. And with so many competitors, Worlds seems easier in comparision. (Of course it's not). But think about it..Jeremy gives it all in Nationals..then burns up by Worlds.Nationals is a BIG event for American and Canadian skaters; it's like the European Championships for European skaters. It determines World and Olympic berths. Many great American skaters and coaches have long said that the National Championships is the most difficult event for an American skater, even more so than Worlds.