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U.S. Figure Skating names men's, pairs teams

Abbott, Lysacek, Weir headed to Vancouver

2010 U.S. men's champion Jeremy Abbott hangs out in the green room at <i>The Today Show</i>.
2010 U.S. men's champion Jeremy Abbott hangs out in the green room at The Today Show. (Lynn Rutherford)

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(01/18/2010) - SPOKANE, Wash. -- U.S. Figure Skating announced Sunday the nomination of Jeremy Abbott, Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir to the 2010 U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team, pending United States Olympic Committee (USOC) approval.

At the 2010 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Spokane, Wash., Abbott successfully defended his U.S. title with a record-breaking final score of 263.66 points, while Lysacek and Weir finished second and third, respectively.

The alternates nominated to the team are Ryan Bradley (Alternate No. 1), Adam Rippon (Alternate No. 2) and Brandon Mroz (Alternate No. 3).

Also announced were the men that will represent the United States at the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships March 22-28 in Torino, Italy, the 2010 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships Jan. 25-31 in Jeonju City, Republic of Korea, and the World Junior Championships, March 8-14 in The Hague, Netherlands.

2010 Olympic Winter Games Men's Nominations to the USOC
Jeremy Abbott
Evan Lysacek
Johnny Weir
Alternate No. 1 - Ryan Bradley
Alternate No. 2 - Adam Rippon
Alternate No. 3 - Brandon Mroz

2010 U.S. World Men's Team
Jeremy Abbott
Evan Lysacek
Johnny Weir
Alternate No. 1 - Ryan Bradley
Alternate No. 2 - Adam Rippon
Alternate No. 3 - Brandon Mroz

2010 U.S. Four Continents Men's Team
Ryan Bradley
Brandon Mroz
Adam Rippon
Alternate No. 1 - Armin Mahbanoozadeh
Alternate No. 2 - Douglas Razzano
Alternate No. 3 - Alex Johnson

2010 U.S. World Junior Men's Team
Grant Hochstein
Armin Mahbanoozadeh
Ross Miner
Alternate No. 1 - Keegan Messing
Alternate No. 2 - Richard Dornbush
Alternate No. 3 - Jason Brown

2010 U.S. World Junior Pairs Figure Skating Team
Brynn Carman and A.J. Reiss
Britney Simpson and Nathan Miller
Felicia Zhang and Taylor Toth
Alternate No. 1 - Ashley Cain and Joshua Reagan
Alternate No. 2 - Tori Vollmer and Zack Sidhu
Alternate No. 3 - Kylie Duarte and Colin Grafton