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Jason Brown: The new face of men's figure skating

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Jason Brown has gone viral. Skating to Riverdance's Reel Around the Sun, Jason's free skate has drawn quite a bit of attention.With over three million YouTube hits on his free skate at the U.S. Championships, this skater has gone from athlete to celebrity overnight.

Jason has done exceedingly well on the junior level, winning the silver medal at the 2013 junior world championships, and this season he made his senior debut at the Grand Prix and at the U.S. Championships.

His enthusiasm contagious and his joy continually erupting, this skater has a lot to be excited about. Winning the silver medal at the U.S. Championships, along with the a spot on the Olympic Team, Brown has gone from the shadows into the spotlight.

It seems like one exciting moment is followed by the next for Jason as he was surprised during a USFS interview with a video chat from one of the lead dancers in “Riverdance.” Brown was overwhelmed when he heard that the cast had all stopped and watched his free skate several times over, as even these elite dancers recognize Brown’s unique ability and showmanship.

Jason was also featured on Arsenio Hall’s talkshow as his mom use to work for the Arsenio Hall show and Arsenio has known Jason since birth. What a whirlwind of events for Brown and now comes the Olympic Games.

Jason Brown does not have a quadruple jump in either his short or his free skate, which could definitely be a factor, as most of the top men in the world have a quad in both of their programs. Brown has been working on his quad, but is unwilling to attempt it until he's ready.

At the 2010 Olympic Games, it was believed that the quad would be necessary to medal, yet Evan Lysacek came out with a brilliant performance, sweeping away the audience and the judges earning him the gold medal. Now many more men are performing the quad and the competition is stiff, yet anything is possible, especially at the Olympic Games.

Armed with so many fans and followers, hopefully Jason Brown can harness that exuberant excitement and turn it into the skate of his life at the Olympic Games and give us all yet another moment we will never forget.

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