From the moment four years ago at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships that Jason Brown first showed impressive potential, he talked about following the example of another skater from suburban Chicago.
Sunday, he joined Evan Lysacek as a national champion by emulating what impressed Brown most about his predecessor.
"Something about Evan that was so incredible was his work ethic and the way he was so consistent," Brown said. "Every time he went out to perform, he was a competitor. He was ready to do what it took to do the best he could."
But there is a risk if Brown thinks he can follow in all of Lysacek's footsteps.
Brown, 20, took the title...