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Skating fans, it's time to cast your vote for SKATING magazine's Readers' Choice Skater(s) of the Year Award (Michelle Kwan Trophy). Select the skater or team you believe is most deserving of the award based on accomplishments from the 2016-17 season.

Voting for the 2017 Readers' Choice Award will be conducted exclusively via icenetwork. Voting will be open from June 26-July 2.

Eligible skaters are:
  • The top five senior-level skaters/teams at the 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships
  • U.S. medalists at the 2017 World Junior Figure Skating Championships
  • The top three senior teams at the 2017 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships
  • U.S. medalists at the 2017 World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships

The winner will be presented the Michelle Kwan Trophy at the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships or 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships.

Mariah Bell

Claimed the silver medal at 2016 Skate America. Earned the bronze medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Placed sixth at the 2017 Four Continents Championships and 12th at the 2017 World Championships.

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Karen Chen

Won the 2017 U.S. title. Placed fourth at the 2017 World Championships. Helped Team USA capture the bronze medal at the 2017 World Team Trophy.

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Mirai Nagasu

Earned the bronze medal at the 2017 Four Continents Championships. Won the pewter medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships.

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Ashley Wagner

Won the title at 2016 Skate America. Earned the silver medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Placed seventh at the 2017 World Championships. Helped Team USA capture the bronze medal at the 2017 World Team Trophy.

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Caroline Zhang

Placed fifth at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Finished second at the 2017 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships.

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Jason Brown

Won the bronze medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Earned the silver medal at 2016 Skate America. Helped Team USA capture the bronze medal at the 2017 World Team Trophy. Placed sixth at the 2017 Four Continents Championships and seventh at the 2017 World Championships.

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Nathan Chen

Won the 2017 U.S. title. Earned the gold medal at the 2017 Four Continents Championships. Claimed the silver medal at the 2017 Grand Prix Final. Secured the silver medal at the 2016 NHK Trophy. Helped Team USA capture the bronze medal at the 2017 World Team Trophy. Finished sixth at the 2017 World Championships.

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Grant Hochstein

Won the pewter medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Earned the bronze medal at the 2016 Nebelhorn Trophy. Placed ninth at the 2017 Four Continents Championships.

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Ross Miner

Finished fifth at the 2017 U.S. Championships, where he was second after the short program.

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Vincent Zhou

Won the 2017 World Junior title. Earned the silver medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Claimed the silver at the 2016 Junior Grand Prix in Yokohama, Japan. Took the bronze medal at the 2016 Junior Grand Prix in Tallinn, Estonia.

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Ashley Cain & Timothy LeDuc

Secured the bronze medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Helped Team USA capture the bronze medal at the 2017 World Team Trophy. Placed ninth at the 2017 Four Continents Championships.

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Marissa Castelli & Mervin Tran

Earned the silver medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Finished fifth at 2016 Trophee de France and seventh at 2016 Skate America.

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Haven Denney & Brandon Frazier

Won the 2017 U.S. title. Earned the silver medal at 2016 Skate America. Finished fourth at 2016 Skate Canada. Placed eighth at the 2017 Four Continents Championships.

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Jessica Pfund & Joshua Santillan

Finished fifth at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Placed eighth at 2016 Cup of China.

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Deanna Stellato-Dudek & Nathan Bartholomay

Won the pewter medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Earned the gold medal at the 2017 Eastern Sectional Championships.

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Madison Chock & Evan Bates

Earned the silver medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Helped Team USA capture the bronze medal at the 2017 World Team Trophy. Secured the bronze medal at the 2017 Four Continents Championships. Claimed the silver medal at 2016 Skate Canada and the 2016 Rostelecom Cup. Placed sixth at the 2016 Grand Prix Final. Finished seventh at the 2017 World Championships.

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Kaitlin Hawayek & Jean-Luc Baker

Placed fifth at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Took fourth at the 2016 NHK Trophy and sixth at 2016 Skate Canada.

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Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue

Won the bronze medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Earned the silver medal at 2016 Trophee de France and 2016 Skate America. Placed fourth at the 2017 Four Continents Championships. Finished fifth at the 2016 Grand Prix Final. Came in ninth at the 2017 World Championships.

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Elliana Pogrebinsky & Alex Benoit

Earned the pewter medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Finished sixth at the 2016 Rostelecom Cup and seventh at 2017 Skate America.

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Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani

Won the 2017 U.S. title. Earned the bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships. Claimed the silver medal at the 2017 Four Continents Championships. Secured the bronze medal at the 2016 Grand Prix Final. Won the gold medal at 2016 Cup of China and 2016 Skate America.

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Christina Carreira & Anthony Ponomarenko

Earned the bronze medal at the 2017 World Junior Championships. Claimed the junior silver medal at the 2017 U.S. Championships. Placed fourth at the 2016 Junior Grand Prix Final. Won the silver medal at both of their 2016 Junior Grand Prix events.

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Rachel Parsons & Michael Parsons

Won the 2017 World Junior title. Earned the 2017 U.S. junior title. Topped the podium at the 2016 Junior Grand Prix Final. Secured the gold medal at both of their 2016 Junior Grand Prix events.

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Crystallettes

Won the silver medal at the 2017 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Placed ninth at the 2017 World Synchronized Championships. Earned the bronze medal at the 2017 Cup of Berlin.

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Haydenettes

Won the title at the 2017 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Placed fourth at the 2017 World Synchronized Championships. Earned the silver medal at the 2017 Leon Lurje Trophy and the 2017 Cup of Berlin.

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Skyliners

Earned the bronze medal at the 2017 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Won the gold medal at the 2017 Zagreb Snowflakes Trophy and the bronze at the 2017 Mozart Cup.

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