All the Winners at the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Maia and Alex Shibutani - 2016 US Ice Dance Champions
Maia and Alex Shibutani - 2016 US Ice Dance Champions. Hannah Foslien / Stringer / Getty Images North America / Getty Images

The 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships were held in St. Paul, Minnesota between Jan. 15 and Jan. 24.  New champions were crowned amid several upsets. 

2016 U.S. Figure Skating Champions: Pairs Competition

Tarah Kayne and Danny O'Shea of the Southwest Florida Figure Skating Club earned 69.61 points in the short program and 142.04 points in the free skate for a combined score of 211.65 to win their first U.S. national pairs skating title.  The pair defeated defending 2015 champions Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim who took the silver. Marissa Castelli and Mervin Tran won the bronze medal.

Championship Pairs Final Results:

  1. Tarah Kayne and Daniel O'Shea - 211.65
  2. Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim - 196.80
  3. Marissa Castelli and Mervin Tran - 179.04
  4. Madeline Aaron and Max Settlage - 157.81
  5. Jessica Calalang and Zack Sidhu - 156.77

2016 U.S. Figure Skating Champions: Ice Dance

Madison Chock and Evan Bates were the favorites to win and were in first place after the short dance, but the Shibutani siblings, who were in second place after the short dance, skated a spectacular free dance which earned 115.47 points and received a standing ovation.  The Shibutanis took the gold, with Chock and Bates taking silver. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue won the bronze.

Championship Ice Dance Final Results:

  1. Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani - 190.14
  2. Madison Chock and Evan Bates - 186.93
  3. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue - 178.81
  4. Anastasia Cannuscio and Colin McManus - 160.46
  5. Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker - 158.86

2016 U.S. Figure Skating Champions: Ladies Singles

Polina Edmunds who competed at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi performed a flawless short program which put her in the lead going into the free skate.  The other two Olympians, defending champion Ashley Wagner and 2014 champion Gracie Gold did not do their best short programs. Going into the free skate, Edmunds had a huge lead; Gold was behind in second place and Wagner was in fourth. 

Gold, who was the last skater to compete, skated what some called "the program of her life" and won the title for a second time with a total of 210.46 points. 

Mirai Nagasu, who won the 2008 US Ladies title in St. Paul and also placed fourth at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, finished in fourth place.  

Championship Ladies Final Results:

  1. Gracie Gold - 210.46
  2. Polina Edmunds - 207.51
  3. Ashley Wagner - 197.88
  4. Mirai Nagasu - 188.84
  5. Tyler Pierce - 188.50

2016 U.S. Figure Skating Champions: Men's Singles

Max Aaron, the 2013 men's champion was in the lead after the short program, but 26-year-old veteran Adam Rippon, who did not land any quadruple jumps, won the free skate portion of the event with an incredible artistic performance. He landed eight triple jumps even though he fell on his opening move, a quadruple Lutz. 

Rippon earned 182.74 points in the free skate and won the event with a total of 270.75.  

Both Max Aaron and Nathan Chen landed quadruple jumps but made errors in their free skate programs.

Rippon, Aaron, and Chen were named to the 2016 U.S. World Figure Skating Team shortly after the competition concluded.

Championship Men Final Results:

  1. Adam Rippon — 270.75
  2. Max Aaron — 269.55
  3. Nathan Chen - 266.93
  4. Grant Hochstein - 252.84
  5. Ross Miner — 248.01