Ilia Malinin won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships for the second year in a row.
In his free skating program he successfully performed a quadruple axel and a quadruple lutz, and then tore off a quadruple rittberger but successfully performed a quadruple salchow.
In the second part of his performance he unsuccessfully completed a quadruple lutz, fell on it, broke off a quadruple tulup and presented a triple lutz – triple axel – triple tulup sequences.
Malinin received 95.10 points for his high level of technique, which led to a total score for the free program of 185.78 points.