Meet the 2018 U.S. figure skating team

While the spotlight shines bright on a figure skating phenom from Utah and a 20-year-old whose meteoric rise reads like a fairy tale, expect thrilling performances and history-making moments when Team USA takes the ice.

The 2018 U.S. figure skating team includes three women, three men, three ice dancing pairs, and one figure skating pair.  Of the 14-member team, five figure skaters return as two-time Olympians, while the remaining nine make their debut at these Winter Games.

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Meet the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Team

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<p>Nathan Chen is the first skater to land six quadruple jumps in the Olympics. He won a bronze medal with Team USA’s third place finish in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.<br>(Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images) </p>
Nathan Chen, individual figure skating

Nathan Chen is the first skater to land six quadruple jumps in the Olympics. He won a bronze medal with Team USA’s third place finish in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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<p>The rise of Bradie Tennell reads like a Cinderella story on hyperdrive. Her fairy tale includes a surprise win at the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, landing a spot on Team USA, and then winning a bronze medal with Team USA’s third place finish in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.<br> (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) </p>
Bradie Tennell, individual figure skating

The rise of Bradie Tennell reads like a Cinderella story on hyperdrive. Her fairy tale includes a surprise win at the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, landing a spot on Team USA, and then winning a bronze medal with Team USA’s third place finish in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

<p>The Shibutani siblings, Maia and Alex, are the first Asian-American ice dancers to win an Olympic medal, and are three-time World medalists and two-time U.S. national champions. They won bronze medals with Team USA’s third place finish in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.<br>(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) </p>
Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, ice dancing

The Shibutani siblings, Maia and Alex, are the first Asian-American ice dancers to win an Olympic medal, and are three-time World medalists and two-time U.S. national champions. They won bronze medals with Team USA’s third place finish in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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<p>The 2016 U.S. champion makes history even before skating on Olympic ice. At 28 years old, Adam Rippon is the first openly gay American to qualify for a Winter Games. He won a bronze medal with Team USA’s third place finish in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.<br> (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) </p>
Adam Rippon, individual figure skating

The 2016 U.S. champion makes history even before skating on Olympic ice. At 28 years old, Adam Rippon is the first openly gay American to qualify for a Winter Games. He won a bronze medal with Team USA’s third place finish in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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<p>Back for her second Olympic Games, Mirai Nagasu is the first American female skater to land a triple axel at the Olympics. She won a bronze medal with Team USA’s third place finish in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.<br>(Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images) </p>
Mirai Nagasu, individual figure skating

Back for her second Olympic Games, Mirai Nagasu is the first American female skater to land a triple axel at the Olympics. She won a bronze medal with Team USA’s third place finish in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
(Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)

<p>Two-time U.S. national champions Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim are the first married U.S. pair in 20 years to skate at the Olympics since Nagano 1998. They won bronze medals with Team USA’s third place finish in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.<br>(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) </p>
Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim, figure skating pairs

Two-time U.S. national champions Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim are the first married U.S. pair in 20 years to skate at the Olympics since Nagano 1998. They won bronze medals with Team USA’s third place finish in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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<p>The California native is a 2018 U.S. national bronze medalist, and the youngest U.S. Olympian to compete for Team USA at the 2018 Winter Games.<br>(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) </p>
Vincent Zhou, individual figure skating

The California native is a 2018 U.S. national bronze medalist, and the youngest U.S. Olympian to compete for Team USA at the 2018 Winter Games.
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<p>The 18-year-old 2017 U.S. national champion and first-time Olympian aims to make her mark for Team USA at the Winter Games.<br> (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) </p>
Karen Chen, individual figure skating

The 18-year-old 2017 U.S. national champion and first-time Olympian aims to make her mark for Team USA at the Winter Games.
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<p>A couple both on and off the ice, Madison Chock and Evan Bates represented Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics and return for their second Games.<br> (Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images) </p>
Madison Chock and Evan Bates, ice dancing

A couple both on and off the ice, Madison Chock and Evan Bates represented Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympics and return for their second Games.
(Photo by Koki Nagahama/Getty Images)

<p>Hot off their win at the 2018 U.S. championships, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, make their Olympic debut at Pyeongchang.<br>(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) </p>
Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, ice dancing

Hot off their win at the 2018 U.S. championships, Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue, make their Olympic debut at Pyeongchang.
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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