Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
I think the biggest similarity between Ashley and Michelle is their attention to detail. Leave nothing to chance. Take each element as it comes. Never let your focus lapse.
The biggest difference is that Ashley is a late bloomer, while Michelle was a young prodigy. Ashley won her first U.S. championship at age 20. At 20 Michelle won her fifth U.S. championship and her fourth world championship.
Another connection -- Ashley won the 2012 Michelle Kwan Trophy for the most popular U.S. skater among readers of the USFSA's Skating Magazine.