Davis and White, Gold highlight U.S. entries at NHKStrong men's contingent includes Aaron, Abbott, Rippon
Thirteen U.S. athletes, including two-time world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White and U.S. silver medalist Gracie Gold, will compete at the 2013 NHK Trophy, Nov. 8-10 in Tokyo.
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Gold looks for her second medal of the season after winning bronze at Skate Canada two weeks ago. Mirai Nagasu will compete in her first Grand Prix of the season. Nagasu, a 2010 Olympian, is a three-time U.S. medalist and the 2008 U.S. champion.
Adam Rippon and Max Aaron finished second and third, respectively, at 2013 Skate America to open the Grand Prix Series. Jeremy Abbott finished sixth the following week at Skate Canada.
U.S. champions Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir placed sixth at Skate America, while Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier, the reigning world junior champs, finished fifth at Skate Canada.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White are five-time reigning U.S. champions and the 2013 world champions. They won their 13th straight Grand Prix gold medal at Skate America. Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani have won six Grand Prix medals, including bronze at this year's Skate America.