Scimeca Knierim and Knierim Withdraw from 2017 U.S. Championships

(1/11/17) Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim, the 2015 U.S. pairs champions, announced today they have withdrawn from the 2017 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Scimeca Knierim underwent stomach surgery in September. While the team has resumed full training, the timeline of their return to play did not allow them to train to the level necessary for the U.S. Championships.

"From both the medical and skating standpoints, things are going great for Chris and me," Scimeca Knierim said. "We are training and working hard and continue to improve as a team. I’m happy to have my health back. We are disappointed to miss the U.S. Championships but will continue to work hard and wish everyone good luck in Kansas City."

The 2017 U.S. Championships are set for Jan. 14-22, in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information, click here.