Tracy Wilson: “Brown is not going to the U.S. Championship, but he has something to offer the public. And the audience is waiting for him.”
Tracy Wilson, the coach of American skater Jason Brown, explained why the athlete decided to perform at the U.S. Championships.
“Jason is a figure skater of the highest caliber, and he just loves to perform. For him to have the chance to perform in front of his home crowd at a tournament of this magnitude is priceless. It’s also a professional challenge for him, both technically and artistically. It’s not easy to step out of your comfort zone and get back into a competitive environment.
Jason is an amazing athlete: it’s not just about skating in front of an audience; being on the show is not enough for him. He is invigorated by the competitive drive. He has new competitive programs – he takes these competitions seriously.
He’s not going to the national championship for the title, but he has something to offer the audience. And the audience is waiting for him. And, you know, it’s very important that Brown’s example proves that skaters can and should be different – everyone has their own strengths,” Wilson said.