Brown, who had just recovered from a car accident in August, took the silver medal at 255.09 while Russian skater Dmitri Aliev finished with a score of 253.55 to take third.
The 20-year-old two-time world champion held a healthy lead from the short program. He opened with a triple Lutz-triple toe loop combination, which he followed up with a quad flip. He also ended a quad toe loop-Euler-triple flip combination with a double flip, and a quad toe loop near the end of the skate became a double toe loop.
“I’m stepping on the right foot right now,” he tells Olympic Channel after the event. “Of course, things always change as the season goes on but I can use this as a confidence booster for the rest of the season.”
Chen’s third Skate America title win is historic as he is only the second person to complete such a feat in history. The first was 1996 world champion Todd Eldredge, who won four-in-a-row from 1994 to 1997.
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