Here's a link to an interesting USA Today article on Michelle Kwan, who at the age of 24 is aiming to win a record-tying 9th United States championship.
IMHO, Michelle will win this championship very convincingly. She will win this year and next year and set a new record for ten (!!) United States women's championships. This is a record that will probably never be broken. How many figure skaters have Michelle's longevity and standard of excellence?
You go, girl!
Michelle is half-way there!