Figure skater Max Aaron advances to world championship

NEW YORK (JTA) — Jewish figure skater Max Aaron will represent the United States at the men’s ice skating world championships after winning the U.S. men’s national championship.

Aaron, 20, was a surprise winner at this week’s event in Omaha, Neb., after landing two quads in the free skate program, which vaulted him from fourth place to first.

He and second-place finisher Ross Miner will make their world championships debut on March 10-17 in London, Ontario.

Aaron, a native of Scottsdale, Ariz., moved to Colorado Springs to advance his training after suffering a broken back in 2008. His sister, Madeline, also is a figure skater.

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