The Showman Jason Brown

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After a meek and mild warmup, 19-year-old American figure skater Jason Brown delivered an uproarious, spot-on performance at this past week’s US Figure Skating Championships. From fancy, fast footwork to a climax of sequential leaps and spins, the showcase wowed the crowd to a state of whoops and hollers. His exceptional performance also earned him a silver medal and a trip to the Sochi Olympics on the US team, where he is likely to be just as buoyantly charismatic, artistically driven and bursting with enthusiasm.