This week, I'm fortunate enough to be in San Jose taking photos for Outword Newsmagazine at the Prudential U.S. National Figure Skating Championships men's competition.
By the end of this competition, the organization will have chosen three men to represent the U.S. at the Winter Olympics next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Adam Rippon is the only openly gay male skating at this level, hence Outword's interest in featuring him next month. He's 28, at the top of his game, and it is very likely he will win one of the berths.
As expected, at the conclusion of the short program last night, Adam had placed second to Chen, narrowly edging out Jason Brown. All three skaters put on great shows, and the crowd was electrified.
Here are some images of the top three men from last night, as well as some shots of Jimmy Ma, who gained a ton of social Media presence for his hip hop routine. Due to the nature of my media credential, these editorial images are only available for purchase as such on my Chris Allan Shutterstock Portfolio.