Adam Rippon, the reigning U.S. champion, has withdrawn from the 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships due to injury. Rippon broke his left foot and sprained the same ankle during an off‐ice warm up on Friday, Jan. 6.
Polina Edmunds, the reigning U.S. silver medalist, has withdrawn from the 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships Jan. 14‐22, in Kansas City, Missouri, as she continues to recover from a right foot bone bruise.
KANSAS CITY'S HOMETOWN ATHLETES
U.S. champions Ryan Bradley (left) and John Coughlin (right) will serve as honorary co-chairs for the 2017 U.S. Championships. Bradley, originally from St. Joseph, and Coughlin, from Kansas City, relocated to Colorado Springs to train, but grew up and have family and friends in the area.
Coughlin, whose father is a member of the Kansas City Police Department, is a two-time U.S. pairs champion. He won his first title in 2011 with Caitlin Yankowskas and his second the following year with Caydee Denney. Denney and Coughlin last competed in 2014 and currently skate in shows together. Like Bradley, Coughlin coaches and commentates for icenetwork.