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WATCH LIVE: U.S. Figure Skating Championships men’s free skate -- 4 p.m. ET

Jason Brown

GREENSBORO, NC - JANUARY 23: Jason Brown competes in the Championship Men’s Short Program Competition during day 2 of the 2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Greensboro Coliseum on January 23, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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Jason Brown leads the field in the final event of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the men’s free skate live on NBC and NBC Sports Live Extra in Greensboro, N.C., on Sunday afternoon.

Brown, who gained famed for his “Riverdance” program last season, was 2.96 points ahead of 2013 World junior champion Joshua Farris and 3.43 clear of four-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott after the short program Friday.

If Brown, 20, can hang on, he will become the youngest U.S. men’s champion since Johnny Weir won the first of his three straight U.S. titles in 2004.

Both the national championship and three spots on the World Championships team are on the line.

WATCH LIVE -- U.S. Figure Skating Championships, men’s free skate -- 4 p.m. ET

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