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Acton Figure Skater's a National Champion

Iris Zhao, a pre-teen figure skating phenom from Acton, took first place in the Juvenile Girls division at the U.S Figure Skating Championships in Boston.

Acton's Iris Zhao is now a national champion figure skater. Photo by Patrick Ball
Acton's Iris Zhao is now a national champion figure skater. Photo by Patrick Ball
She went. She saw. She conquered. 

Iris Zhao, a pre-teen figure skating phenom from Acton, competed against the nation's best at the U.S Figure Skating Championships in Boston. And she won. 

With a score of 56.36, Iris took first place in the Juvenile Girls Free Skate competition. And now she's a National Champion. 

>>See a breakdown of the scoring here

Iris trains at the  Colonial Figure Skating Club in Boxborough, where Acton Patch caught up with her during a training session this past fall as she prepared for the competition season.

A middle-schooler here in Acton, Iris's National Championship capped off an impressive run which included a second-place finish at New England Regionals and a fourth-place finish at Eastern Sectionals. 

>>Read Acton Patch's profile of Iris Zhao. 

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