Corona, CA: The latest news from the USOC

The unlikely podium continued with two 19-year-olds -- Richard Dornbush (Corona, CA) and Ross Miner (Watertown, MA) -- winning silver and bronze. The top three will compete at the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo in March. In a shock, two-time defending champion Jeremy Abbott (Aspen, CO) fell on a downgraded triple Lutz and struggled with a triple loop combination to finish fourth, and was left off of the world team.

The likeable Bradley -- who took the ice last, joking with the crowd and warming up to the strains of "Whatta Man" -- turned out of the first two jumps, a quad toe and a quad toe combination, in his comical program to a Mozart medley. He recovered with a triple Axel and triple Lutz, but his defining moment came in the second half of the program when he gutted out a triple Axel- triple toe combination that earned 14.15 points. Although just fourth in the long, his combined score of 231.90 beat Dornbush by 6.34 points.

Dornbush reeled off eight triples including two fine triple Axels to win the free skate. Miner, who missed the 2010 U.S. Championships with a foot injury, also hit eight triples in his clean performance.

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