The has been quietly making a name for herself over the last year. She earned a bronze medal in her grand prix debut at 2017 Bridgestone Skate America competition, and was the only female U.S. competitor to do so. Her victories are especially impressive considering that she has suffered two stress fractures in her back over the last two years.
Nagasu's journey to the Olympics has been anything but simple. In 2014, she won the bronze medal but was not selected for the Olympic team, as the committee decided to send instead. But Nagasu says it's only made her current victory that much sweeter.
Chen will be the youngest member of the women's Olympic team at only 18 years old, but she's certainly not inexperienced. She earned bronze at her nationals debut at age 15, and then went on to earn a gold medal and an astonishing short program score of 72.82 at the 2017 U.S. Championships.
Chen, who is no relation to fellow Olympian Karen Chen, made history when he became the first skater in history to land five quadruple jumps in a single program, which helped him earn a spot on the Olympic team.
Despite coming in fourth place at the figure skating championships, Rippon was selected to make the Olympic team thanks to his impressive international record. He will also be the first openly gay athlete to compete for the U.S. in the Winter Olympics.
Seventeen-year-old Zhou impressed judges and audiences alike with his qualifying performance, where he landed multiple quadruple jumps.
The talented couple are the only pair figure skaters (pairs figure skating is different than pairs ice dancing) who will represent Team USA at the Olympics this year, after earning an impressive 206.60 combined score. It's just the cherry on top for the happy couple, who were married on July 26, 2016.
Victory is especially sweet for Hubbell and Donohue, who six times, but always finished third or fourth. This time, they barely edged out the competition with a score of 197.1, and are finally headed to the Olympics.
Known as the "Shib Sibs," Maia and Alex have long been a favorite pair in the ice dancing world. They've already and broke a record at their debut in 2011.
This year's competition marks a return to the Olympic ice for Madison and Evan, who placed . The couple say that their amazing performances draw from their real-life connection.