I was pleased as punch that Jeremy proved me wrong...coming through at a clutch moment to not only win HomeSense Skate Canada but also earn another trip to the Grand Prix Final. He enters next weeks' competition in Tokyo as the defending champion.
Now comes the hard part; for the first time in his career he will attempt to defend a major title. Good practice I think for U.S. Nationals where he'll be in the same boat again...defending.
Looking forward to Vancouver, it's an exciting prospect that the U.S. might send three U.S. National Champions to compete. The U.S. did so in 2002 (Goebel, Eldredge, Weiss) and had a very good result. This time I get the feeling the U.S. could do even better.