ryan won the silver medal tonight at the us figure skating nationals in spokane!!! after coming in 3rd in the short with a score of 73.58, he surprised many by beating 3 time national champ johnny weir for 2nd with an overall score of 219.21! ryan received a standing ovation for his performance and celebrated by taking a victory lap, topped off with an enthusiastic back flip on the ice. this was ryans 10th trip to nationals, 7th as a senior, i believe. his best finish prior was 6th in 2004. he came in 8th last year. CONGRATULATIONS RYAN!!! looking forward to worlds!