IMHO, Michelle Kwan is going to walk away with a record-tying ninth National title next weekend. She's been in intensive training the last six weeks or so, and I expect her to come out and show everyone what a great champion she is.
As far as I'm concerned, the only way Kwan will lose her title is for her to fall two times or more in the long program. As wonderful as Cohen, Kirk, and the rest are, they can't hold a candle to Michelle. Again, IMHO!