Here is a link to Michael Weiss' journal update in which he writes about, among other things, his on tour experiences and the 2005 US Nationals, the latter of which was not a very successful competition for him. I had to say that I was impressed by his comments that "my career has been about perservence". How true. Michael hasn't always won competitions, and he continues to strive to perfect his triple axel and quad lutz, yet the guy just keeps trying. He won't give up, no matter what. Perhaps next year will be his year.
Good luck, Michael.