Some notable withdrawals from this week's national championships:
-Amanda Dobbs, sixth in last season's nationals, has withdrawn with injury. It's so sad after her promising skate at last year's Four Continents. There is something I really like about Dobbs's skating, although her difficulty levels are still low.
-Felicia Zhang and Taylor Toth, 2010 junior U.S. pairs champs have withdrawn due to injury. Zhang will still compete in the senior women's competition, apparently.
-Kiri Baga, 2009 novice women's champ, has withdrawn with Achilles tendinopathy.